imwithkanye:

Year In Review: The 54 Best Tumblrs Started In 2012.
entertainmentweekly:

This week in EW: It’s our annual Entertainers of the Year issue, starring Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lawrence, Joss Whedon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and even more of the people you love.

entertainmentweekly:

This week in EW: It’s our annual Entertainers of the Year issue, starring Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lawrence, Joss Whedon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and even more of the people you love.

doctorwho:

NEW Doctor Who Series 7 Trailer: Premieres Saturday September 1 on BBC America!

Every story has a beginning, a middle, and an end … But not always in that order.

Seems a little late to just be announcing a premiere date two weeks out, but it’s going to do great ratings regardless so what does it matter.

Best Play 

Clybourne Park
Other Desert Cities
Peter and the Starcatcher
Venus in Fur

Best Musical
Leap of Faith
Newsies
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Once

Best Revival of a Play
Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
Gore Vidal’s The Best Man
Master Class
Wit

Best Revival of a Musical
Evita
Follies
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Book of a Musical

Lysistrata Jones
Douglas Carter Beane

Newsies
Harvey Fierstein

Nice Work If You Can Get It
Joe DiPietro

Once
Enda Walsh

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Bonnie & Clyde
Music: Frank Wildhorn
Lyrics: Don Black

Newsies
Music: Alan Menken
Lyrics: Jack Feldman

One Man, Two Guvnors
Music & Lyrics: Grant Olding

Peter and the Starcatcher
Music: Wayne Barker
Lyrics: Rick Elice

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

James Corden, One Man, Two Guvnors
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
James Earl Jones, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man
Frank Langella, Man and Boy
John Lithgow, The Columnist

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Nina Arianda, Venus in Fur
Tracie Bennett, End of the Rainbow
Stockard Channing, Other Desert Cities
Linda Lavin, The Lyons
Cynthia Nixon, Wit

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Danny Burstein, Follies
Jeremy Jordan, Newsies
Steve Kazee, Once
Norm Lewis, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Ron Raines, Follies

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Jan Maxwell, Follies
Audra McDonald, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Cristin Milioti, Once
Kelli O’Hara, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Laura Osnes, Bonnie & Clyde

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Christian Borle, Peter and the Starcatcher
Michael Cumpsty, End of the Rainbow
Tom Edden, One Man, Two Guvnors
Andrew Garfield, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
Jeremy Shamos, Clybourne Park

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Linda Emond, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
Spencer Kayden, Don’t Dress for Dinner
Celia Keenan-Bolger, Peter and the Starcatcher
Judith Light, Other Desert Cities
Condola Rashad, Stick Fly

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Phillip Boykin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Michael Cerveris, Evita
David Alan Grier, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Michael McGrath, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Josh Young, Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Elizabeth A. Davis, Once
Jayne Houdyshell, Follies
Judy Kaye, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Jessie Mueller, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever
Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Ghost the Musical

Best Scenic Design of a Play
John Lee Beatty, Other Desert Cities
Daniel Ostling, Clybourne Park
Mark Thompson, One Man, Two Guvnors
Donyale Werle, Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Bob Crowley, Once
Rob Howell and Jon Driscoll, Ghost the Musical
Tobin Ost and Sven Ortel, Newsies
George Tsypin, Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark

Best Costume Design of a Play
William Ivey Long, Don’t Dress for Dinner
Paul Tazewell, A Streetcar Named Desire
Mark Thompson, One Man, Two Guvnors
Paloma Young, Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Gregg Barnes, Follies
ESosa, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Eiko Ishioka, Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark
Martin Pakledinaz, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Jeff Croiter, Peter and the Starcatcher
Peter Kaczorowski, The Road to Mecca
Brian MacDevitt, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
Kenneth Posner, Other Desert Cities

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Christopher Akerlind, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Natasha Katz, Follies
Natasha Katz, Once
Hugh Vanstone, Ghost the Musical

Best Sound Design of a Play
Paul Arditti, One Man, Two Guvnors
Scott Lehrer, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
Gareth Owen, End of the Rainbow
Darron L. West, Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Acme Sound Partners, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Clive Goodwin, Once
Kai Harada, Follies
Brian Ronan, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Best Choreography
Rob Ashford, Evita
Christopher Gattelli, Newsies
Steven Hoggett, Once
Kathleen Marshall, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Best Direction of a Play
Nicholas Hytner, One Man, Two Guvnors
Pam MacKinnon, Clybourne Park
Mike Nichols, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Direction of a Musical
Jeff Calhoun, Newsies
Kathleen Marshall, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Diane Paulus, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
John Tiffany, Once

Best Orchestrations
William David Brohn and Christopher Jahnke, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Bill Elliott, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Martin Lowe, Once
Danny Troob, Newsies

2012 Academy Award Nominees

Best Picture

  • The Artist
  • The Descendants
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • The Help
  • Hugo 
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Moneyball
  • The Tree of Life
  • War Horse 

Best Director

  • Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
  • Alexander Payne, The Descendants
  • Martin Scorsese, Hugo
  • Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris 
  • Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life 

Best Actor

  • Demián Bichir, A Better Life
  • George Clooney, The Descendants
  • Jean Dujardin, The Artist
  • Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Best Actress

  • Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
  • Viola Davis, The Help
  • Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  • Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
  • Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

Best Supporting Actor 

  • Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
  • Jonah Hill, Moneyball
  • Nick Nolte, Warrior
  • Christopher Plummer, Beginners 
  • Max Von Sydow, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Best Supporting Actress

  • Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
  • Jessica Chastain, The Help
  • Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
  • Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
  • Octavia Spencer, The Help 

Best Original Screenplay

  • Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
  • Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
  • J.C. Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
  • Asghar Farhadi, A Separation
  • Margin Call

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Alexander Payne, Jim Rash & Nat Faxon, The Descendants
  • John Logan, Hugo 
  • George Clooney, Grant Heslov & Beau Willimon, The Ides of March
  • Aaron Sorkin & Steven Zaillian, Moneyball 
  • Peter Straughan & Bridget O’Connor, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Animated Film

  • A Cat in Paris
  • Chico & Rita
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Puss in Boots
  • Rango 

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Bullhead (Belgium)
  • Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)
  • A Separation (Iran)
  • Footnote (Israel)
  • In Darkness (Poland)

Most egregious snubs as I’m concerned are Spielberg for directing, 50/50 for original screenplay, Andy Serkis for supporitng, and Tintin for animation.

Nick Nolte for supporting actor and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Tree of Life for Best Picture are definitely surprises. 

Things to be excited about: Bridesmaids and that’s about it. The Artist is going to win Best Pictures anyway.

Stray thought: The again exclusion of crowd favorites and big money makers in the Best Pic category (Harry Potter, Bridemaids) is further proof that the oft-changing nomination system isn’t totally worked out. Ratings are going to suffer because of it.

Following yesterday’s news of the tour moving up for months, now comes word that Chicago will get its own production of the riotous Matt Stone, Trey Parker musical.

awards-season:

The Hollywood Reporter has a piece on the 2012 Academy Awards, and the article details several key contenders. It’s definitely worth a read - check it out here.

Including Harry Potter's chances, the return of Spielberg, and how the animation category is pretty much wide open.

Two big names have just been tossed into the mix for the 2012 presidential election — the fictional one, at least. Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis are teaming up for for an untitled movie pitch where the two will play candidates for the presidency; directed by Jay Roach (who just worked with Galifianakis on Dinner for Schmucks), it’s hoped that a studio will pick up the film soon and position it for release near to the real-life 2012 election. No word yet on who’s writing, or whether Ferrell’s most frequent partner, Adam McKay — a political junkie who contributes quite a bit to the Huffington Post — will be involved. [Deadline]

See Man of the Year, Head of State.

The Oscars are not moving off of their current late February date on the calendar — at least not in 2012.

The pop culture gods are smiling down upon us today.

If this isn’t modern day Hollywood in a nut shell, I don’t know what is. This is probably one of the more brilliant things I’ve seen in a while. Right click, save as.

If this isn’t modern day Hollywood in a nut shell, I don’t know what is. This is probably one of the more brilliant things I’ve seen in a while. Right click, save as.

The weekend box office numbers are in and…

ohnopleasedont:

Congratulations America (and the rest of the world), it’s a Tidal Wave of Money for 2012: Breaks $200 Million Worldwide! You have just solidified a 2012 franchise and a future of disaster porn flicks from Roland Emmerich. Just when we thought this was all over with - thanks to his spectacular flop 10,000 BC - you all have to go and make this one a hit. No please, keep shelling out $65 million dollars a weekend on garbage like this, at least you’re helping the economy.

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by Alex Rabinowitz

This is my first piece for Oh No. Please Don’t - which is a new tumblr featuring “all the very bad, no good, horrible and awful ideas in Hollywood according to Andrew Richards (indieandyy), Alex Rabinowitz (popculturebrain), and Mike Davis (mcdavis).”

If you feel that Hollywood is robbing your childhood and your wallet, please follow.

NO! If this thing makes $60 million this weekend I swear to god. We cannot have a 2013 TV show. Please.