Best Motion Picture (Drama) Argo Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) Les Miserables Best Director Ben Affleck,Argo Best Actor (Drama) Daniel Day-Lewis,Lincoln Best Actress (Drama) Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook Best Supporting Actor (Motion Picture) Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained Best Supporting Actress (Motion Picture) Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables Best Foreign Language Film Amour Best Animated Feature Brave Best TV Series (Drama) Homeland Best TV Series (Comedy) Girls
BEST PICTURE Amour Argo Beasts of the Southern Wild Django Unchained Les Misérables Life of Pi Lincoln Silver Linings Playbook Zero Dark Thirty
BEST DIRECTOR Amour - Michael Haneke Beasts of the Southern Wild -Benh Zeitlin Life of Pi - Ang Lee Lincoln - Steven Spielberg Silver Linings Playbook - David O. Russell
BEST ACTOR Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln Hugh Jackman - Les Misérables Joaquin Phoenix - The Master Denzel Washington - Flight
BEST ACTRESS Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook Emmanuelle Riva - Amour Quvenzhané Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild Naomi Watts - The Impossible
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Alan Arkin - Argo Robert De Niro - Silver Linings Playbook Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Amy Adams - The Master Sally Field - Lincoln Anne Hathaway - Les Misérables Helen Hunt - The Sessions Jacki Weaver - Silver Linings Playbook
Matt Bomer Talks Growing Up Gay When Accepting GLSEN Award
The Huffington Post reports:
Matt Bomer says he had to “cover his tracks” in order to survive high school as a gay teenager. Honored with an “Inspiration Award” alongside partner Simon Halls at the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s(GLSEN) Respect Awards, the “White Collar” hunk told the crowd, “When I was in high school, there was no safe haven, there was no outlet for you to speak your mind. So I did what any self-preserving 14-year-old would do—I signed up for the school play and also the football team to cover my tracks.” As E Online is reporting, the 34-year-old actor — who was praised by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocates forsubtly acknowledging his sexuality in February— went on to note, “When that happens, when you aren’t allowed to speak about who you are, one of the most authentic parts of who you are, which is who you love or who you’re attracted to, feels invisible. GLSEN gives visibility and authenticity to kids all across the country.” Pink News reportsthat Joe Manganiello presented his “Magic Mike” co-star with the award. “You are the example that the rest of our country needs to wake up and see in terms of equality and putting an end to the bullying epidemic and making sure that every family is respected in our schools and our society,” Manganiello, who also reportedly attended college with Bomer, is quoted as saying. Perez Hilton notesthat Halls also chimed in, noting, “Having kids teaches you so many things, and one of the things we both have learned in our parenting journey is how loving and accepting and open children’s minds and hearts are.” Not everyone has been so supportive of Bomer’s career. In August, “American Psycho” scribeBret Easton Ellis slammed the possible casting of Bomer as Christian Greyin the highly-anticipated movie version of “Fifty Shades of Grey” as “absolutely ludicrous” because the actor is openly gay. “I am NOT discriminating against Matt Bomer,” Ellis tweeted. “Fifty Shades of Grey demands an actor who is genuinely into women.”
Seth MacFarlane, the mastermind behind ”Family Guy” and the 2012 comedy hit “Ted,” will host the 85th Academy Awards in 2013. ABC made the announcement in a press release today. “We are thrilled to have Seth MacFarlane host the Oscars. His performing skills blend perfectly with our ideas for making the show entertaining and fresh,” producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in the release. “He will be the consummate host, and we are so happy to be working with him.” “It’s truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars,” MacFarlane said in the release. “My thoughts upon hearing the news were, one, I will do my utmost to live up to the high standards set forth by my predecessors; and two, I hope they don’t find out I hosted the Charlie Sheen roast.” MacFarlane’s hosting gig will mark his first appearance on the Oscar stage. Recently, he hosted the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live,” showing off his versatility as he sang and did voices during his opening routine. MacFarlane made his feature directorial debut this past summer with the box office hit “Ted,” which he co-wrote and produced, while voicing the title character. In addition to “Family Guy,” MacFarlane is also the co-creator of “American Dad!” and “The Cleveland Show.” The 85th Annual Academy Awards will broadcast live on Feb. 24, 2013 on ABC.
The Tony Awards: Neil Patrick Harris’ Opening & Closing Number
Here’s the list of the winners:
Best Musical:Once Best Actress (Musical): Audra McDonald, Porgy And Bess Best Actor (Musical): Steve Kazee, Once Best Featured Actress (Musical): Judy Kaye, Nice Work… Best Featured Actor (Musical): Mike McGrath, Nice Work... Best Direction (Musical): John Tiffany, Once Best Revival (Musical):Porgy And Bess Best Score:Newsies Best Choreography: Christopher Gattelli, Newsies
Best Play:Clybourne Park Best Actor (Play): James Cordon, One Man, Two Guvnors Best Actress (Play): Nina Arianda, Venus In Fur Best Featured Actress (Play): Judith Light Best Featured Actor (Play): Christian Borle Best Revival (Play): Death Of A Salesman Best Direction (Play): Mike Nichols, Death Of A Salesman
USA: Hillary Clinton To Be Honoured With The “World LGBT Award” In London
The Advocate reports:
Hillary Rodham Clinton will be honored with the World LGBT Award at the upcoming World Pride in London, this following the secretary of state’s speech on global gay and transgender rights before the United Nations in December. Also receiving an award at the event in July is the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Association (IGLA). Via Pink News: The award will be presented at the World Pride Gala Dinner, ‘Dine-with-Pride’, a black-tie fundraiser for Pride London. The event is due to be held on Thursday 5 July 2012 at a five-star hotel in London, Mrs Clinton’s presence at the fundraiser is unconfirmed. World Pride will follow on 7 July. The fundraiser will support Pride London’s newly created ‘Solidarity Fund’. This will support organisations in the Commonwealth that work with and for the LGBT community to tackle homophobia and transphobia. The evening will be attended by politicians, celebrities and leading figures from the LGBT community. Read the full article here.
Cher & Rep. Mary Bono Mack Present Award To Chaz Bono At GLAAD Awards
The Advocate reports:
Facebook and Twitter are still buzzing after Chaz Bono’s mother and stepmother made sappearances at Saturday night’s GLAAD Media Awards in Downtown Los Angeles. Cher, sporting a large afro, joined Republican California congresswoman Mary Bono Mack, the widow of Sonny Bono, in presenting the Stephen F. Kolzak Award to Chaz, who was honored for his contributions to transgender visibility and promotion of LGBT equality. Also honored at the event, sponsored by LGBT supportive companies like Ketel One, Wells Fargo, and Delta Airlines, wasHunger Games and The Kids Are All Rright star Josh Hutcherson. The actor advocates for pro-LGBT efforts and spoke recently about having two uncles who passed away from AIDS-related complications. Read more about last night’s event here.
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