Will You Go to School With this "X-Men: First Class?" See First Image! 


Our friends at Collider posted this first image of the cast of "X-Men: First Class." Are you interested in this Matthew Vaughn-directed film? I enjoyed "Kick-Ass" so I have faith that Vaughn will take this franchise higher!

"X-Men: First Class" arrives in theaters June 3rd from Fox. So what is the film about? Here you go:

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.


Here's more info on the film from Yahoo:

The teenage years of the mutants are explored at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning.

Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release
Genres: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Adaptation and Sequel
Release Date: June 3rd, 2011 (wide)
Distributors: 20th Century Fox
Production Co.: Donners Company, Marvel Studios, Donners Company
Studios: 20th Century Fox
Filming Locations: London, England, United Kingdom
Georgia, USA
Produced in: United States

Cast and Credits
Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Caleb Landry Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Lucas Till
Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
Produced by: Gregory Goodman, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg

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"I Am Love," "Glee" Win Big at Dorian Awards! 


The Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (of which I'm a proud voting member :wink) has announced the winners of the 2nd Annual Dorian Awards, the best and brightest in film and television.

"I Am Love" starring Academy Award-winner Tilda Swinton won the big prize, the Film of the Year! Annette Bening won for Film Performance of the Year for the fantastic "The Kids Are All Right" and "I Love You Phillip Morris" won the LBGT-Themed Film of the Year.

TV Comedy Performance of the Year brought us two Golden Globe winners, "Glee's" Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer tied in this category. "Glee" also won the LGBT-Themed Show of the Year.

Angela Lansbury received the Timeless Award given to a living actor or performer with an exemplary career marked by smarts, character, and wit!

Oh, and my favorite, Rachel Maddow of MSNBC, won the Wilde Wit of the Year, because she is extremely witty!

Here's the complete list of Dorian Award winners and nominees (Check our Awards Avenue for complete winners/nominees for all award-giving bodies):

FILM OF THE YEAR
Black Swan
I Am Love (WINNER)
The Kids Are All Right
The Social Network
Toy Story 3

FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Christian Bale — The Fighter
Annette Bening — The Kids Are All Right (WINNER)
Colin Firth — The King’s Speech
James Franco — 127 Hours and Howl
Lesley Manville — Another Year
Natalie Portman — Black Swan

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR (Film, DVD or TV)
Catfish
Client 9: the Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Inside Job
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (WINNER)
Restrepo
Waking Sleeping Beauty
Waiting for Superman

LGBT-THEMED FILM OF THE YEAR
A Marine Story
Howl
I Love You Phillip Morris (WINNER)
La Mission
The Kids Are All Right
Undertow

LGBT-THEMED DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
8: The Mormon Proposition (WINNER)

Prodigal Sons
Stonewall Uprising
Strange Powers: Stephen Merritt and the Magnetic Fields
Leslie Jordan: My Trip Down the Pink Carpet

CAMPY — INTENTIONAL OR NOT — FILM OF THE YEAR
Burlesque (UM, WINNER)

Charlie St. Cloud
I’m Still Here
Piranha 3-D
Sex and the City 2

TV DRAMA OF THE YEAR
Boardwalk Empire
Damages
Dexter
Mad Men
The Good Wife (WINNER)
The Walking Dead
True Blood

TV MUSICAL OR COMEDY OF THE YEAR
Glee (WINNER)

Modern Family
Nurse Jackie
The Big Bang Theory
30 Rock

TV DRAMA PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Claire Danes — Temple Grandin
Michael C. Hall — Dexter (WINNER)
Juliana Margulies — The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss — Mad Men
Edgar Ramirez — Carlos

TV COMEDY PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
(TIE)

Louis C.K. — Louis
Chris Colfer — Glee (WINNER)
Laura Linney — The Big C
Jane Lynch — Glee (WINNER)
Jim Parsons — The Big Bang Theory

LGBT-THEMED TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
Glee (WINNER)

Modern Family
Nip/Tuck
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Ugly Betty

CAMPY — INTENTIONAL OR NOT — TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
Hot in Cleveland (WINNER)

Sarah Palin’s Alaska
The A List
The Colbert Report
The Real Housewives franchise

THE WE’RE WILDE ABOUT YOU RISING STAR AWARD
Darren Criss — Glee (WINNER)

Andrew Garfield — The Social Network and Never Let Me Go
Mila Kunis — Black Swan
Chloe Grace Moretz — Kick Ass, etc.
Sarah Steele — Please Give

UNSUNG FILM OF THE YEAR
Easy A (WINNER)

Mother and Child
Please Give
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World
The Dissappearance of Alice Creed

UNSUNG TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
Archer
Bored to Death
Hung (WINNER)
Lone Star
Louie
Ugly Betty

WILDE WIT OF THE YEAR
Stephen Colbert and the writers of The Colbert Report
Tina Fey and the writers of 30 Rock
Rachel Maddow (WINNER)
Joel McHale
Aaron Sorkin
Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show

TIMELESS AWARD
Given to a living actor or performer with an exemplary career of marked by smarts, character and wit. This year's recipient is:
Angela Lansbury

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Drama with "King's Speech" Composer, Alexandre Desplat's, BAFTA Nomination! PLUS, What He Really Thinks of the Movie! 


Alexandre Desplat, the fantastic composer who gave us the haunting scores for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Twilight Saga: New Moon," and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1" among others, has been deservingly nominated for a BAFTA award for his work in "The King's Speech."

But apparently, there was an error!

According to Desplat's publicist, the voting members were sent out wrong information. The film's cinematographer, Danny Cohen, was listed as the composer and NOT Desplat! Uh-oh...

Here's what his publicist sent me:

Alexandre Desplat just received a BAFTA nom for the score to The King's Speech, BUT AN ERROR WAS sent out to voting members that listed Cinematographer Danny Cohen as the composer of the King's Speech. Cohen is nominated for cinematography. In addition to any stories regarding The King's speech and/or BAFTA awards. PLEASE PRINT THE CORRECT information..Here is what appeared to online BAFTA voters..

This award is presented to the composer(s) of the original score, responsible for the overall conception, design and execution of the work as a whole. Where the composer created less than 50% of the original music in a film, additional contributors may be listed. The nominees in the Original Music category are:

127 HOURS AR Rahman
ALICE IN WONDERLAND Danny Elfman
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON John Powell
INCEPTION Hans Zimmer
THE KING'S SPEECH Danny Cohen


But Desplat was very happy with his nomination, here's what he says about the nod:

When I saw the first cut of the King’s Speech, I was struck by Tom Hooper’s incredible talent and his gift for using the best cinematic language for the storyline. The way he places the actors in the frame, Bertie on the edge, as if he were on the edge of reality, his use of “wide” and “fish-eye” lenses showing Bertie as a distorted man, the production design as well as a prodigious and very well-directed cast make his film a pure cinematic delight.

Now this was quite a challenge for me.
How would I be able to find a way through the film and enhance it?
A film in which a man is struggling to express himself in words, to show his emotions and relate his difficult childhood….a man who cannot speak. A man with long, very silent, moments.

I suggested to Tom that the music should mirror the fact that, when Bertie tries to speak he is “stuck”.
A theme based upon on one, repeated, single note; on and in a rhythm i.e., a pattern of a funeral march. It is a melody which tries desperately to evolve, to find a way out, like a bird with broken wings trying to fly. It is the theme we hear as Bertie tries futilely to deliver his speech at Wembley Stadium, when he shares his pain with his wife, and when he tries to delve into his sad memories during therapy.

But the score could not just be introspective.
The opening title shows a light, bittersweet, Mozart-esque mood; and, there again, it is a theme that struggles to find its own completion.
As the menace of war is surrounding the protagonists, the music gets more solemn and dark.
The moment of joy will only appear in the score when Bertie and Lionel finally reach a rapport during the rehearsal scene at Westminster Abbey.

To convey the sense of restrained emotion and to capture the sound of the period, we found in the archives of EMI, the very microphones which belonged to and were used exclusively by George V, George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary.

And we used them at Abbey Road Studios to record the orchestra. A very moving experience thinking that the very microphone in which King George VI delivered his speeches was right there in front of the podium from which I was conducting. It was also a very touching moment for the English musicians, as well, who were sending the sounds of their instruments through these very special microphones.


Good Luck Mr. Desplat!

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"The King's Speech" Leads BAFTA Nominations! 


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards! And as expected, the fantastic "The King's Speech" dominated the nominations with 14 nods including Best Picture!

"The King's Speech" will duke it out with "The Social Network," "Black Swan," "Inception," and "True Grit" for the Best Picture award.

We will know the winners on Feb. 13 for the Orange British Academy Film Awards.

Here's the complete list of Orange British Academy Awards (BAFTA) nominees (Check our Awards Avenue for complete winners/nominees for all award-giving bodies):

BEST FILM
BLACK SWAN Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin
INCEPTION Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan
THE KING’S SPEECH Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
THE SOCIAL NETWORK Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Cean Chaffin
TRUE GRIT Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
127 HOURS Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, Christian Colson, John Smithson
ANOTHER YEAR Mike Leigh, Georgina Lowe
FOUR LIONS Chris Morris, Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Mark Herbert, Derrin Schlesinger
THE KING’S SPEECH Tom Hooper, David Seidler, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
MADE IN DAGENHAM Nigel Cole, William Ivory, Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
THE ARBOR Clio Barnard (Director), Tracy O’Riordan (Producer)
EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP Banksy (Director), Jaimie D’Cruz (Producer)
FOUR LIONS Chris Morris (Director/Writer)
MONSTERS Gareth Edwards (Director/Writer)
SKELETONS Nick Whitfield (Director/Writer)

DIRECTOR
127 HOURS Danny Boyle
BLACK SWAN Darren Aronofsky
INCEPTION Christopher Nolan
THE KING’S SPEECH Tom Hooper
THE SOCIAL NETWORK David Fincher

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
BLACK SWAN Mark Heyman, Andrés Heinz, John McLaughlin
THE FIGHTER Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson
INCEPTION Christopher Nolan
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg
THE KING’S SPEECH David Seidler

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
127 HOURS Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel
THE SOCIAL NETWORK Aaron Sorkin
TOY STORY 3 Michael Arndt
TRUE GRIT Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
BIUTIFUL Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Jon Kilik, Fernando Bovaira
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Soren Staermose, Niels Arden Oplev
I AM LOVE Luca Guadagnino, Francesco Melzi D’Eril, Marco Morabito, Massimiliano Violante
OF GODS AND MEN Xavier Beauvois
THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES Mariela Besuievsky, Juan Jose Campanella

ANIMATED FILM
DESPICABLE ME Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
TOY STORY 3 Lee Unkrich

LEADING ACTOR
JAVIER BARDEM Biutiful
JEFF BRIDGES True Grit
JESSE EISENBERG The Social Network
COLIN FIRTH The King’s Speech
JAMES FRANCO 127 Hours

LEADING ACTRESS
ANNETTE BENING The Kids Are All Right
JULIANNE MOORE The Kids Are All Right
NATALIE PORTMAN Black Swan
NOOMI RAPACE The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
HAILEE STEINFELD True Grit

SUPPORTING ACTOR
CHRISTIAN BALE The Fighter
ANDREW GARFIELD The Social Network
PETE POSTLETHWAITE The Town
MARK RUFFALO The Kids Are All Right
GEOFFREY RUSH The King’s Speech

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
AMY ADAMS The Fighter
HELENA BONHAM CARTER The King’s Speech
BARBARA HERSHEY Black Swan
LESLEY MANVILLE Another Year
MIRANDA RICHARDSON Made in Dagenham

ORIGINAL MUSIC
127 HOURS AR Rahman
ALICE IN WONDERLAND Danny Elfman
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON John Powell
INCEPTION Hans Zimmer
THE KING’S SPEECH Alexandre Desplat

CINEMATOGRAPHY
127 HOURS Anthony Dod Mantle, Enrique Chediak
BLACK SWAN Matthew Libatique
INCEPTION Wally Pfister
THE KING’S SPEECH Danny Cohen
TRUE GRIT Roger Deakins

EDITING
127 HOURS Jon Harris
BLACK SWAN Andrew Weisblum
INCEPTION Lee Smith
THE KING’S SPEECH Tariq Anwar
THE SOCIAL NETWORK Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter

PRODUCTION DESIGN
ALICE IN WONDERLAND Robert Stromberg, Karen O’Hara
BLACK SWAN Thérèse DePrez, Tora Peterson
INCEPTION Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Doug Mowat
THE KING’S SPEECH Eve Stewart, Judy Farr
TRUE GRIT Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh

COSTUME DESIGN
ALICE IN WONDERLAND Colleen Atwood
BLACK SWAN Amy Westcott
THE KING’S SPEECH Jenny Beavan
MADE IN DAGENHAM Louise Stjernsward
TRUE GRIT Mary Zophres

SOUND
127 HOURS Glenn Freemantle, Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, Steven C Laneri, Douglas Cameron
BLACK SWAN Ken Ishii, Craig Henighan, Dominick Tavella
INCEPTION Richard King, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A Rizzo, Ed Novick
THE KING’S SPEECH John Midgley, Lee Walpole, Paul Hamblin
TRUE GRIT Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff, Peter F Kurland, Douglas Axtell

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
ALICE IN WONDERLAND Nominees TBC
BLACK SWAN Dan Schrecker
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 Tim Burke, John Richardson, Nicolas Ait'Hadi, Christian Manz
INCEPTION Chris Corbould, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Peter Bebb
TOY STORY 3 Nominees TBC

MAKE UP & HAIR
ALICE IN WONDERLAND Nominees TBC
BLACK SWAN Judy Chin, Geordie Sheffer
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 Amanda Knight, Lisa Tomblin
THE KING’S SPEECH Frances Hannon
MADE IN DAGENHAM Lizzie Yianni Georgiou

SHORT ANIMATION
THE EAGLEMAN STAG Michael Please
MATTER FISHER David Prosser
THURSDAY Matthias Hoegg

SHORT FILM
CONNECT Samuel Abrahams, Beau Gordon
LIN Piers Thompson, Simon Hessel
RITE Michael Pearce, Ross McKenzie
TURNING Karni Arieli, Saul Freed, Alison Sterling, Kat Armour-Brown
UNTIL THE RIVER RUNS RED Paul Wright, Poss Kondeatis

THE ORANGE WEDNESDAYS RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)
GEMMA ARTERTON
ANDREW GARFIELD
TOM HARDY
AARON JOHNSON
EMMA STONE

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"The Social Network," "Glee" Dominate Golden Globes! "The Kids Are All Right," Annette Bening Also Big Winners! 


David Fincher's "The Social Network" was the big winner at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards winning Best Picture, Best Director for Fincher, and Best Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin.

In the acting category, Colin Firth took home the Best Actor Drama trophy for "The King's Speech" while Natalie Portman received the Best Actress Drama trophy for "Black Swan."

Annette Bening won Best Actress Comedy for "The Kids Are All Right" and Paul Giamatti won Best Actor Comedy for "Barney's Version."

David O. Russell's "The Fighter" yielded supporting acting trophies for Christian Bale for Best Supporting Actor and Melissa Leo for Best Supporting Actress.

"Glee" was the big TV winner, winning Best TV Series Comedy, Best Supporting Actress for Jane Lynch, and Best Supporting Actor for Chris Colfer.

Matt Damon presented the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award to Robert De Niro.

Here's the complete list of winners (bolded and highlighted) and nominees of the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards (Check our Awards Avenue for complete winners/nominees for all award-giving bodies):

Best Supporting Actress in a series, mini-series or TV movie
Hope Davis, The Special Relationship
Jane Lynch, Glee
Kelly MacDonald, Boardwalk Empire
Julia Stiles, Dexter
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Best Actress in a TV series, comedy
Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Lea Michele, Glee

Best TV movie or mini-series
Carlos

The Pacific
Pillars of the Earth
Temple Grandin
You Don't Know Jack

Best original song – motion picture
Bound to You - Burlesque
Coming Home - Country Strong
I See the Light - Tangled
There's a Place for Us - Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
You Haven't Seen the Last of Me - Burlesque

Best Actor, TV series comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matthew Morrison, Glee
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Actress in a TV series, drama
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Piper Perabo, Covert Affairs
Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy
Kyra Sedgwick, the Closer

Best original score – motion picture
Alexandre Desplot, The King's Speech
Danny Elfman, Alice in Wonderland
A.R. Rahmin, 127 Hours
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, The Social Network
Hans Zimmer, Inception

Best screenplay – motion picture
Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, 127 Hours
Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, Kids are All Right
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David Seidler, The Kings Speech
Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Best Supporting Actor in a series, mini-series, or TV movie
Scott Caan, Hawaii Five-0
Chris Colfer, Glee
Chris Noth, The Good Wife
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
David Strathern, Temple Grandin

Best TV Series, comedy
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
The Big C
Glee
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie

Best foreign language film
Biutiful, Mexico, Spain
The Concert, France
The Edge, Russia
I Am Love, Italy
In a Better World, Denmark

Best animated feature film
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Tangled
Toy Story 3

Best Actor in a mini-series or TV movie
Idris Elba, Luther
Ian McShane, Pillars of the Earth
Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack
Dennis Quaid, The Speicla Relationship
Edgar Ramirez, Carlos

Best Actress in a mini-series or TV movie
Hayley Atwell, Pillars of the Earth
Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
Judi Dench, Return to Cranford
Romola Garai, Emma
Jennifer Love Hewitt, The Client List

Best Actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right

Anne Hathaway, Love and Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie, The Tourist
Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right
Emma Stone, Easy A

Best Actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy
Johnny Depp - Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp - The Tourist
Paul Giamatti - Barney's Version
Jake Gyllenhaal - Love and Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey - Casino Jack

Best supporting Actor in a motion picture
Christian Bale, The Fighter

Michael Douglas, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech

Best supporting Actress in a motion picture
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Actor in a TV series, drama
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie - House

Best Director – motion picture
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
David Fincher, Social Network
Tom Hooper - King's Speech
Christopher Nolan Inception
David O. Russell - The Fighter

Best motion picture, musical or comedy
Alice in Wonderland
Burlesque
The Kids Are All Right
Red
The Tourist

Best TV series, drama
Broadwalk Empire

Dexter
The Good Wife
Mad Men
The Walking Dead

Best Actress in a motion picture, drama
Halle Berry, Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Best Actor in a motion picture, drama
Jesse Eisenberg - Social Network
Colin Firth - The King's Speech
James Franco - 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling - Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg - The Fighter

Best motion picture, drama
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King's Speech
The Social Network

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