Sunday, March 16, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
OK, get ready, here is the first Award:
Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi in “Captain Phillips”
Bradley Cooper in “American Hustle”
Michael Fassbender in “12 Years a Slave”
Jonah Hill in “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club”
and what about those two boys who were such scene stealers in Mud???
Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland! Matthew McConaughey may have been the star but we aren't forgetting these guys! Have a look at the trailer:
And the winner is... or shall we say the winners ARE, yes, the Kitty goes to the Mud boys! They clean up real good, too:
A kitty for each of you, Tye and Jacob! Congratulations! Truly a night to remember!
Now, on to:
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
June Squibb, “Nebraska”
Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County”
Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine”
And the winner... Jennifer Lawrence!!! Is there ANYTHING Jennifer can't do? Topping off her amazing Catching Fire Katniss role with her over the top crazy Jersey housewife in American Hustle performance she disappears into her characters and makes them real, real, real! We LOVE you Jennifer! Congratulations! The Kitty is YOURS to treasure!
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers ClubAcademy Nominators... didn't you forget someone? How about James Franco in Spring Breakers??? He is pretty unforgettable in that role. In fact, he becomes the creepy yet charming Alien so perfectly it's like a documentary about his life! So, James, who is often over looked for his amazingness, This is the End, anyone? is NOT overlooked by the Kittys! Check out this clip:
Get ready, folks...and the winner is James Franco!!
Yay! James is actually speechless at receiving his well deserved award!
And here the award for:
Amy Adams, “American Hustle”
Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”
Judi Dench, “Philomena”
Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County”
Don't feel bad, George. Your turn for a Kitty Award will come.
David O. Russell, “American Hustle”
Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”
Alexander Payne, “Nebraska”
Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”
Martin Scorsese, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Since the judges only saw Gravity and American Hustle... and Gravity WAS in 3D as we mentioned, and was riveting, edge of your seat suspenseful and well worth the ticket price to see on the big screen, the Kitty will have to go to Alfonso Cuaron for the best depiction of outer space since 2001! See for yourself:
Best Foreign Film of the Year
“The Broken Circle Breakdown” Belgium
“The Great Beauty” Italy
“The Hunt” Denmark
“The Missing Picture” Cambodia
The Kitty Academy judges didn't see any new Foreign Language pictures in the movies this year so, instead we are nominating Frances Ha which we DID see in the movies and it takes place in New York and as everyone knows, New York is like a whole country unto itself , and has a lovely, lovely performance by Greta Gerwig, and why isn't there an indy category, anyway, Academy?
Here's a look at this great film:
And the winner... Frances Ha!!!! Yay! We've made your day, Greta!
Best Animated Feature Film
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
The Wind Rises
And the winner: Despicable Me 2! The judges just love Gru and the minions!
John Williams, The Book Thief
Steven Price, Gravity
William Butler and Owen Pallett, Her Alexandre Desplat, Philomena
Thomas Newman, Saving Mr. Banks
The Bling Ring
Best Original Song
Alone Yet Not Alone from Alone Yet Not Alone
Happy from Despicable Me 2
Let It Go from Frozen
And what about:
Do You Want to Build A Snowman also from Frozen? The judge has heard that for weeks! Actually ALL the songs from Frozen are pretty great!
The Moon Song from Her
Ordinary Love from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
And...the winner is the movie with the best song, (or songs!) at least the ones you can remember...
The winner is ALL the songs from FROZEN!!!! Good work, judges!
Now, for the 2nd year in a row, a very special award!!! It's time for the Kitty Lifetime Achievement Award! The award honoring a star's fabulous accomplishments in the arts or what have you and our amazing winner is...Gwyneth (needs no last name but has one) Paltrow!!! The judge (s) was thinking about Duets and Sliding Doors and Goop and...so many other artistic, well dressed and varied roles! Here is a look at her fabulousness in a few clips:
Sliding Doors, which gives us TWO Gwyneths, even better than one!!:
And from Duets
And from Country Strong!
Look how radiant Gwyneth looks holding her Kitty.
And now... the BIGGEST award of the night. Get ready, here are the nominees. Which picture will get the Kitty? It's exciting, yes...as it all comes down to this.
Best Picture12 Years a Slave
Dallas Buyers Club
The Wolf of Wall Street
One thing is missing from this line-up. Anyone who saw Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring knows it was a perfect movie! Her very best! Mostly because, besides being a great story, almost as documentary like as Springbreakers, it has an actual ending! So, the judges LOVED Her and Gravity and American Hustle but we know those will be getting recognition from main stream awards. Here's a look:
So, the Kitty Judges have spoken and the Best Film Award goes to The Bling Ring!
Way to go, Sofia!
The excitement is coming to a close for this, the 5th Annual Kitty Awards probably the best ever! We can hardly wait for next year! If you haven't made it to the theater to see our incredible winners they are all or mostly available on DVD (and probably coming to a Library near YOU!). Thanks, again, to our host, that ginormous talent, a word that seems like it was made up JUST for him, Neil Patrick Harris! See you next year and good luck with Hedwig! We may not only see you hosting that Tonys but taking one home, too, although not quite as prestigious as a Kitty!