Joe Mantegna Named Grand Marshal of The 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting The Marine Toys for Tots on Nov. 25th
DEAN CAIN TO HOST MUSICAL PORTION OF PARADE TELECAST.
Grandstand Parade Tickets Are On Sale Now!!!
Hollywood, CA – (November 1, 2012) – Film/Television/Stage Star, Tony Award and Emmy Award -Winning and Golden Globe Award-Nominated Actor, JOE MANTEGNA (“Glengarry Glen Ross” – Broadway, “Bleacher Bums” – PBS, “Criminal Minds,” “The Rat Pack,” “The Godfather: Part III,” “The Simpsons Movie,” “Joan of Arcadia,” “The Starter Wife,” “The Last Don,” National Spokesperson for The U.S. Army Museum) will serve as Grand Marshal of The 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Marine Toys for Tots. The parade will be presented live by The City of Los Angeles and Associated Television International in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, November 25, 2012 starting with a Pre-Parade Show Spectacular at 5:30 p.m., with the Parade commencing at 6:30 p.m.
Erik Estrada (“World’s Funniest Moments,” “CHiPS”) and Laura McKenzie (“World’s Funniest Moments,” “Laura McKenzie’s Traveler”) will serve as Broadcast Hosts of the parade and Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!”) will serve as Host of the music portion of the nationally televised special of the parade airing on the Hallmark Channel on Monday, December 10, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time/Pacific Standard Time) and 5:00 p.m. (Central Time) and on the Hallmark Movie Channel on Friday, December 21, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time/Pacific Standard Time) and 5:00 p.m. (Central Time). The parade is then scheduled to air in syndication across the country and internationally via the American Forces Network, reaching 177 military bases and embassies globally. For exact air dates and times, please check local television listings. Elizabeth Stanton (“Elizabeth Stanton’s Great Big World”) and Rob Pinkston (“Punk’d,” “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide”) will serve as Parade Roving Reporters.
Presenting Sponsors of The 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Marine Toys for Tots include The City of Los Angeles, the Hallmark Channel and Associated Television International, which is executive producing the live parade and the telecast of it. Hollywood’s Santa Parade, LLC serves as a producer of the live parade. Community Sponsors include: Author Services, Metro, Twin America and Sister Cities.
Joe Mantegna said: “I am honored to serve as the Grand Marshal of this year’s 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Marine Toys for Tots. It means a great deal to me to part of this fine American tradition that has brought wonderful holiday cheer to millions over its 80-year history. In my family Christmas is one of most joyous times of the year. Let’s celebrate together in the streets of Hollywood on November 25th. See you then!”
Jim Romanovich and David Martin, Executive Producers for Associated Television International and Hollywood Christmas Television Parade, LLC, will oversee the live and televised national broadcasts of The 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade. Romanovich said: “We’re delighted to have the multi-faceted consummate film and television star, Joe Mantegna, serve as our Grand Marshal. We’re also proud to welcome back the Marine Toys for Tots as part of this year’s celebration. The exceptional work they do in bringing the joy of Christmas to less fortunate children is a cause that has been embraced by communities throughout the nation.”
Bill Lomas, producer of the live parade and president of Hollywood’s Santa Parade, LLC, said: “This year’s parade will be a visual and aural feast for parade attendees. The parade will feature the best bands in United States, along with live performers, celebrities, equestrians, balloons, floats, specialty characters and novelties and the man of the hour, Santa Claus.”
“Angelenos have always had a tremendous sense of community. The Hollywood Christmas Parade is a festive event that truly embodies the holiday spirit and giving back,” said Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa. “It is a fun way to bring the community together every year and I am pleased to share in the Hollywood holiday magic.”
View Diversity News team photos of last year 2011 Hollywood Hollywood Christmas Parade coverage.
“The Hollywood Christmas Parade is one of L.A.’s favorite holiday traditions and a great way for us to showcase this dynamic neighborhood. I encourage everyone to bring their family to this free, fun event,” said Councilmember Eric Garcetti (Thirteenth District), who represents Hollywood Boulevard where the parade will take place.
Councilmember Tom LaBonge (Fourth District) added: “This is the greatest parade in the city. Nowhere else can you see so many families and so many smiles. Come for the fun and leave on the Red Line!”
Bill Abbott, President & CEO, Crown Media Family Networks (Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel) said: “Hallmark Channel’s COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS is all about celebrating timeless traditions. One of the greatest holiday traditions is giving to others. That’s why Hallmark Channel is proud to be the official cable television partner for Marine Toys for Tots, an organization dedicated to bringing children Christmas joy for more than 60 years. We are grateful to have our networks, Toys for Tots and the Parade come together to help kids, and we are proud to have The 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Marine Toys for Tots on our air.”
Lieutenant General Pete Osman, USMC (Ret), President and CEO of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation said: “Toys for Tots truly appreciates being selected as the charity partner of The 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade. We believe our presence in the parade will offer a reminder to families across the nation to think of those less fortunate this holiday season. By donating a new unwrapped toy or by making a cash contribution to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, we will be able to bring smiles to children on Christmas morning who otherwise might be forgotten.”
A Pre-Parade Show Spectacular, commencing at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 25th, will take place on the Red Carpet Grandstand area of the parade featuring the talents of “American Idol” finalist, singer Kimberley Locke; magician Joel Ward of Masters of Illusion; performers from Cirque de Soleil’s “IRIS;” the performance artists, Jabowakeez; singer Ashlee Keating; performers from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and the gay and lesbian choir, West Coast Singers.
The 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Marine Toys for Tots will feature over 100 celebrities from film, television and stage; 20 Award-Winning Bands (including 12 from the state of California and 8 from out of state – Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Tennessee, and the United States Marine Corps Color Guard; 9 Colorful Equestrians; 6 Ornate Floats; 7 Spectacular Live Performers; 15 Festive Balloons and 27 Popular Characters/Novelties.
The parade will travel on a U-shaped 3.2 mile route throughout Hollywood, CA starting at Orange Street and Hollywood Boulevard, traveling East onto Hollywood Boulevard turning South onto Vine Street, and then traveling West onto Sunset Boulevard back to Orange Street. 5,000 plus people will participate in this year’s parade. 10,000 square feet of Red Carpet will blanket Hollywood Boulevard in front of the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (the official starting point for the parade) on a lavishly holiday adorned “live set” where Associated Television International will tape the parade for national televised broadcasts on the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel to be aired during the holiday season.
Watch Diversity News TV coverage of the 2011 Hollywood Christmas Parade
Grandstand tickets for The 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Marine Toys for Tots are now on sale!!! Parade attendees can view the event in style and comfort. Reserved Grandstand Seating for The 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Marine Toys for Tots are now available for purchase within Associated Television International’s “live set” area located on Hollywood Boulevard between Orange Street and Highland Avenue.
Tickets are available at Ticketmaster, including Ticketmaster.com (search for Hollywood Christmas Parade), select Walmart locations, select Simon Mall locations, Curacao locations or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000. Here is a direct link for buying tickets online: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0900495F637E1D4D?artistid=1796731&majorcatid=10003&minorcatid=54. All seats are reserved at the time the order is placed. There are no refunds or exchanges. Group Discounts are available. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
For Information Only about the parade, please the 24/7 Parade Hotline toll fee at 1-866-PARADE1 (866-727-2331).
Free Curbside Seating will be available along the entire parade route, starting East of the Grandstand Seating area on Hollywood Boulevard. One of the easiest ways to get to the parade is to take Metro. There are two stations located on the parade route, one at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, and another at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. For further information or to plan the best route, use the Metro Trip Planner at www.metro.net.
There are numerous Parking Lots in close proximity to the parade route, including Grant Parking lots located throughout Hollywood, as well as at the Hollywood & Highland Shopping Complex accessible from Highland Avenue, near Hollywood Boulevard. Most lots are paid parking. Please contact individual parking lots for pricing.
For updates and further information about The 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Marine Toys for Tots, please call 1-866-PARADE1
(1-866-727-2331) and visit www.facebook.com/xmasparade.
The 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Marine Toys for Tots Participants Will Include:
20 Bands (including 12 from the state of California; 8 from out of state – Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Tennessee, and the United States Marine Corps Color Guard: Banning High School Mighty Marching Pilots (Wilmington, CA); Beckman High School Band (Tustin, CA); Bellflower High School (Bellflower, CA); Cherry Creek High School Band (Greenwood Village, CO); Columbus North High School (Columbus, IN); Dana Middle School Band (Pico Rivera, CA); Fountain Valley High School Band (Fountain Valley, AZ); Guatemala Marching Band (Republic of Guatemala in Central America); Golden Valley High School (Merced, CA); Indiana Area Senior High School Band (Indiana, PA); James F. Byrnes High School Band (Duncan, S.C.); Long Beach Junior Concert Band (Long Beach, CA); Loso High School Band (Rancho Cucamungo, CA); McQueen High School (Reno, NV); Monache High School Band (Porterville, CA); Norwalk High School Band (Norwalk, CA); Penn High School Band (Misgawaka, IN); Santa Ana High School Band (Orange County, CA); Science Hills High School (Johnson City, TN); Villa Park High School Band (Villa Park, CA) and United States Marine Corps Band (San Diego, CA).
9 Equestrians: Broken Horn Ropers; C-Star Pleasure Riders; Charros De La Puente; Mario’s Andalusians; Painted Ladies Drill Team; Rancho La Laguna; San Diego Farms; Victorian Roses Ladies Riding Society and The War Horse Foundation.
6 Floats: Knott’s Berry Farms (Charlie Brown Characters); LA City Tours; Santa Claus; Sparks Ole Skool Dance Crew with Sparks The Dog; United States Mini Jets with a Three Star General and Wells Fargo Stagecoach.
15 Balloons: Astronaut; Cowboy; Two Ginger Bread Kids; The Grinch; Horton The Elephant; Oscar The Grouch; Black Flag; Pirate; Treasure Chest; Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer; Santa Elmo; Santa Kermit The Frog; Toy Soldier and Lorax.
27 Characters/Novelties: Archibald Mouse; Cool Cat; Hoops & Yo Yo (Hallmark Channel); Loara High School Cheerleaders (Anaheim, CA); Mountain Fife and Drums; San Diego Zoo Safari Park (Cheetah and Lizard); Sparks Ole Skool Dance Crew with Sparks The Dog; and Nate Truman’s Star Car Central (Vintage Hollywood Cars): “A-Team;” “Adam 12” Mark; “Back To The Future;” “Batman” Batmobile 1966; “Batman” Batmobile 1992; “Blues Brother” Cop Car; “Bullitt” Mustang; Bumblee Transformations; General Lee; “Herbie;” “James Bond” DB5; “Jurassic Park” Jeep; “Jurassic Park” SUV; “Knight Rider” Kitt; “Knight Rider” Kitt (Shelby Mustang); “Magnum P.I.;” “Pee Wee Herman” Bike; “Shaguar;” “Smokey and the Bandit;” “Starsky and Hutch” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Van.
Over 100 Celebrity participants in the parade will soon be announced.
PARADE ROAD CLOSURES:
Saturday, November 24, 2012 (Day Before The Parade):
- 12:01 a.m. Saturday morning Hollywood Boulevard from Orange Street to Highland Avenue
- Orange Street from Hollywood Boulevard South to the alley North of Hawthorne Street
- Re-opening Monday, November 26, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 25, 2012 (Parade Day):
- Hollywood Boulevard from LaBrea Avenue to Orange Street 6:00 a.m.
Re-opening at 10:00 p.m.
- Hawthorne Avenue, DeLongpre Avenue, Fountain Avenue from LaBrea Avenue to Highland Avenue at 1:00 p.m. Re-opening at 9:00 p.m.
- El Cerrito Place from Hollywood Boulevard to Franklin Avenue at 1:00 p.m.
Re-opening at 8:00 p.m.
- Sycamore Street, Orange Street from Franklin Avenue to Fountain Avenue at
1:00 p.m. Re-opening at 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 25, 2012 (Parade Day)
- Sunset Boulevard from LaBrea Avenue to Highland Avenue at 1:00 p.m.
Re-opening at 10:00 p.m.
- East side of LaBrea Avenue from Hollywood Boulevard to Sunset Boulevard at 4:00 p.m. Re-opening at 7:00 p.m.
- Highland Avenue from Franklin Avenue to Santa Monica Boulevard at 4:00 p.m. Re-opening at 9:00 p.m.
- Hollywood Boulevard from Highland Avenue to Gower Street at 4:00 p.m.
Re-opening at 9:00 p.m.
- Vine Street from Franklin Avenue to Santa Monica Boulevard at 4:00 p.m.
Re-opening 9:00 p.m.
- Sunset Boulevard from Highland Avenue to Gower Street at 4:00 p.m.
Re-opening at 9:00 p.m.
- Sunset Boulevard from Highland Avenue to LaBrea Avenue at 3:00 p.m.
Re-opening at 10:00 p.m.
Freeway Closures: Hollywood Freeway, Highway 101
- Northbound and Southbound off ramps from Cahuenga Boulevard and Highland Avenue will be closed at 3:00 p.m. Re-opening at 10:00 p.m.
No Parking Posting:
- On Thursday, November 22, 2012 posting will begin on those streets that will be designated NO PARKING for Saturday, November 24, 2012, Sunday, November 25, 2012 through Monday morning, November 26, 2012.
About The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots Program:
The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Now in its 65th year, Toys for Tots provides joy and a message of hope to less fortunate children through the gift of a new toy or book during the holiday season. Their gifts offer these children hope, recognition, and a positive memory they will cherish for a lifetime. Many of the books, games, and sports equipment that we provide as gifts make a significant contribution to the educational, social and recreational development of these children. In 2011, Marines distributed 15.6 million toys to more than 7.2 million children who might not have otherwise experienced the magic of the Christmas holiday season. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation relies on individual donations from the American public as well as support from corporate sponsors. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.
Become a fan of Marine Toys for Tots on Facebook at www.facebook.com/#!/toysfriends and donate online to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation at www.toysfortots.org/donate/default.asp.
About Associated Television International:
Associated Television International (ATI) is an Emmy Award-winning company that has been successfully producing and distributing television series, specials and feature films for over three decades. ATI’s programs have aired on all U.S. broadcast networks, major cable channels and with television partners all over the world. Current series in production include: “Elizabeth Stanton’s Great Big World,” “World’s Funniest Moments,” and the Emmy Award-nominated “Laura McKenzie’s Traveler.” ATI is also producing Marie Osmond’s new daily talk program “Marie,” on Hallmark Channel. Recent television specials include “Inside Story: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance” for the A&E Television Networks. ATI has also been Emmy Award-nominated for its socially conscious programming and won for “America’s Invisible Children: The Homeless Education in America” and “On the Edge: The Poverty Crisis in Africa.” For more information, please visit www.associatedtelevision.com.
About Hallmark Channel:
Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a
24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming available in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to a national audience of nearly 87 million subscribers. Hallmark Channel is the nation’s leading destination for quality family programming with an ambitious slate of original TV movies and specials, as well as some of television’s most beloved sitcoms and series, including “The Golden Girls,” “Frasier,” “Little House on the Prairie,” and “The Waltons.” The channel is also home to a diverse range of lifestyle programming, including the newly-launched “Home & Family,” a daily two-hour live show shot in a fully functional house located on the Universal Studios lot and “Marie,” a one-hour talk show hosted by iconic entertainer, Marie Osmond. Hallmark Channel’s sibling network, Hallmark Movie Channel, also available in HD and SD, focuses on family-friendly movies with a mix of classic theatrical films, presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library, original Hallmark Channel movies, and special events. For more information, please visit www.hallmarkchannel.com. Become a fan of Hallmark Channel on www.facebook.com/hallmarkchannel. Follow us @HallmarkChannel on www.twitter.com/#!/hallmarkchannel. Check in on www.getglue.com/hallmarkchannel.
Source: The Hollywood Christmas Parade
Photo credit to: The Hollywood Christmas Parade
XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards Nominations Announced To Air Nov. 15 from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT on Univision Network
JUAN LUIS GUERRA LEADS LATIN GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS WITH SIX; JESSE & JOY GARNER FIVE NODS; RICARDO ARJONA, EDGAR BARRERA, JUANES, CARLA MORRISON, ARTURO SANDOVAL, IVETE SANGALO AND 2012 LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY PERSON OF THE YEAR CAETANO VELOSO EACH RECEIVE FOUR NOMINATIONS. RICARDO ARJONA, BEBE, CHICO BUARQUE, CHOCQUIBTOWN, JESSE & JOY, JUANES, CARLA MORRISON, REIK, ARTURO SANDOVAL, AND CAETANO VELOSO, GILBERTO GIL & IVETE SANGALO ALL VIE FOR ALBUM OF THE YEAR AT THE XIII ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS®, NOV. 15, LIVE ON UNIVISION.
Nominations Once Again Reflect a Diverse Blend of Established and Rising Talent from Across the Latin Music World, and This Year Include 10 Nominees in Each of the Four General Categories.
On Tuesday, September 25, 2012 the nominations for the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® (www.latingrammy.com) were announced today at a press conference attended by national and international media at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The event was streamed live on LatinGRAMMY.com (and is now available as video on demand) and was hosted by The Latin Recording Academy® President/CEO Gabriel Abaroa Jr., and Univision television personality Giselle Blondet. Artists reading nominations this morning included: Maria Barracuda of pop/rock group Jotdog; Miguel “Slow” Martinez and Carlos “Tostao” Valencia of hip-hop/funk trio ChocQuibTown; pop vocalist Shaila Durcal; singer/songwriter Kany Garcia; pop duo Jesse & Joy; international superstar Juanes; singer/songwriter Gian Marco; Latin pop group Reik; Norteno band Los Tucanes de Tijuana; and pop/rock artist Ana Victoria. The XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, set for Nov. 15 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, will be broadcast live on the Univision Network (www.univision.com) from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). For a complete list of nominees, media credentialing instructions and more information, please visit www.latingrammy.com. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Latin Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter (www.twitter.com/latingrammys) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/latingrammys).
Juan Luis Guerra tops the nominations with six; Jesse & Joy garner five nods; Ricardo Arjona, Edgar Barrera, Juanes, Carla Morrison, Arturo Sandoval, Ivete Sangalo, and 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Caetano Veloso are up for four awards; Chico Buarque, ChocQuibTown, Don Omar, Rafael Dragaud, Gregg Field, Javier Garza, Gilberto Gil, Ulises Hadjis, Roberto Talma, and Martin Terefe are among those who each received three nominations.
“The Latin GRAMMY nominations continue to highlight a varied and wide-ranging group of Latin music makers that reflects emerging talent as well as established artists,” said Abaroa. “It is always encouraging to see creative professionals across the worldwide Latin music community acknowledging their peers and recognizing excellence in recorded Latin music. We look forward to another year of celebrating the best and brightest in Latin music, and to presenting another stellar telecast in Las Vegas on Nov. 15 with our friends and partners at Univision and Mandalay Bay.”
As announced earlier this year, each of the four categories in the General Field (Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best New Artist) now include 10 nominations; the three categories in the Pop Field (Best Female Pop Vocal Album, Best Male Pop Vocal Album, and Best Pop Album By A Duo Or Group With Vocal) are now combined into two categories: Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album; Best Pop/Rock Album has been added in the Rock Field; and Best Tropical Fusion Album has been added to the Tropical Field.
Following is a sampling of nominations in 47 categories from the Latin GRAMMY Awards’ 18 Fields, featuring a diverse array of musical styles and artists, and some of the most prominent names and brightest newcomers in Latin music:
Album Of The Year
Independiente — Ricardo Arjona
Un Pokito De Rocanrol — Bebe
Chico — Chico Buarque
Eso Es Lo Que Hay — ChocQuibTown
Con Quien Se Queda El Perro? — Jesse & Joy
MTV Unplugged — Juanes
Dejenme Llorar — Carla Morrison
Peligro — Reik
Dear Diz (Everyday I Think Of You) — Arturo Sandoval
Especial Ivete, Gil e Caetano — Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil & Ivete Sangalo
Record Of The Year
“Fuiste Tu” — Ricardo Arjona con Gaby Moreno
“Calentura” — ChocQuibTown Featuring Tego Calderon & Zully Murillo
“Que Te Vaya Mal” — Kany Garcia
“En El Cielo No Hay Hospital” — Juan Luis Guerra
“Corre!” — Jesse & Joy
“Azul Sabina” — Juanes Featuring Joaquin Sabina
“Hasta Que Te Conoci” — Manaa
“Atras Da Porta” — Ivete Sangalo
“No Me Compares” — Alejandro Sanz
“Besame Mucho” — Zoe
Song Of The Year
“Azul Sabina” — Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes & Joaquin Sabina, songwriters
(Juanes Featuring Joaquin Sabina)
“Corre!” — Jesse & Joy & Tommy Torres, songwriters (Jesse & Joy)
“Creo En Ti” — Kiko Cibrian, Gilberto Marin, Julio Ramirez & Monica Velez, songwriters (Reik)
“Dejenme Llorar — Carla Morrison, songwriter (Carla Morrison)
“En El Cielo No Hay Hospital” — Juan Luis Guerra, songwriter (Juan Luis Guerra)
“Estoy Hecho De Pedacitos De Ti” — Jose Luis Latorre, Antonio Orozco & Xavi Perez, songwriters
(Antonio Orozco Featuring Alejandro Fernandez)
“Extranjero” — Maycon Ananias & Cassyano Correr, songwriters (Maria Gadu)
“Fuiste Tu” — Ricardo Arjona, songwriter (Ricardo Arjona con Gaby Moreno)
“Invisible” — Amaury Gutierrez & Gian Marco, songwriters (Gian Marco)
“No Me Compares” — Alejandro Sanz, songwriter (Alejandro Sanz)
Best New Artist
Deborah De Corral
Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album
En Acustico — Pablo Alboran
Chambao — Chambao
Con Quien Se Queda El Perro? — Jesse & Joy
Bela y Sus Moskitas Muertas — Beatriz Luengo
Reconocer — Pamela Rodriguez
Best Urban Music Album
Otro Nivel De Musica Reloaded — J. Alvarez
The Original Gallo Del Pais — Tego Calderon
The Most Powerful Rookie — Farruko
MT02 New Generation — Don Omar
La Bala — Ana Tijoux
Best Pop/Rock Album
Porfiado — El Cuarteto De Nos
Turista Del Amor — Jotdog
Diciembre — Leiva
Camino A Encontrarte — Los Claxons
La Cuenta Atras — Vega
Best Alternative Music Album
Mundo Anfibio — Lisandro Aristimuno
Eso Es Lo Que Hay — ChocQuibTown
Cosas Perdidas — Ulises Hadjis
Sueno De La Maquina — Kinky
Dejenme Llorar — Carla Morrison
Best Salsa Album
Eba Say Aja — Ruben Blades & Cheo Feliciano
Soy y Sere — Luis Enrique
Watch Out! Ten Cuidado! — Mambo Legends Orchestra
Busco En Pueblo — Victor Manuelle
Mi Ultima Grabacion — Tito Nieves
Best Tropical Fusion Album
Afronauta — Caseroloops
Ilusion+ — Fonseca
Una y Otra Vez — Sergent Garcia
The King Of Dance — Juan Magan
Phase II — Prince Royce
REGIONAL MEXICAN FIELD
Best Ranchero Album
Mas De Un Camino — Pepe Aguilar
Asi — Shaila Durcal
No Que No… — Pedro Fernandez
Aqui En El Rancho — Miguel y Miguel
Trio Ellas — Trio Ellas
Best Regional Mexican Song
“Ay Mi Mexico” — Ismael Gallegos & Alberto “Beto” Jimenez Maeda, songwriters
(Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea)
“Como Me Acuerdo De Ti” — Charlie Corona & Jesse Turner, songwriters (Siggno)
“El Dia Que Me Fui” — Luis Carlos Monroy & Adrian Pieragostino, songwriters (Shaila Durcal)
“El Mejor Perfume” — Luis Carlos Monroy & Adrian Pieragostino, songwriters
(La Original Banda El Limon De Salvador Lizarraga)
“Vivo Contenta” — Manuel Eduardo Toscano, songwriter (Paquita La Del Barrio)
Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album
Oasis De Bethania — Maria Bethania
Joao Bosco 40 Anos Depois — Joao Bosco
Amoragio — Ivan Lins
O Que Voce Quer Saber De Verdade — Marisa Monte
Raiz — Leila Pinheiro
Elo — Maria Rita
Especial Ivete, Gil e Caetano — Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil & Ivete Sangalo
Best Brazilian Song (Portuguese Language)
“A Doida” — Pretinho Da Serrinha, Leandro Fab & Seu Jorge, songwriters (Seu Jorge)
“Ai Se Eu Te Pego” — Antonio Dyggs & Sharon Axe Moi, songwriters (Michel Telo)
“Ainda Bem” — Arnaldo Antunes & Marisa Monte, songwriters (Marisa Monte)
“Amor E Pra Quem Ama” — Lenine & Ivan Santos, songwriters (Lenine)
“Querido Diario” — Chico Buarque, songwriter (Chico Buarque)
Producer Of The Year nominations go to Moogie Canazio, Gregg Field & Arturo Sandoval, Sergio George, Juan Luis Guerra, and Martin Terefe.
This year’s Latin GRAMMY Awards process registered a record-breaking more than 7,500 submissions over a 12-month eligibility period (Jul. 1, 2011 – June. 30, 2012), and all members of The Latin Recording Academy were able to submit entries for consideration through an online entry process for the first time. Latin GRAMMY ballots for the final round of voting will be mailed on Oct. 2 to the voting members of The Latin Recording Academy. They are due back to the accounting firm Deloitte by Oct. 23, when they will be tabulated and the results kept secret until the XIII Latin GRAMMY telecast. This year, for the first time, The Latin Recording Academy and Spotify will be working together to offer voting members and all music fans the opportunity to listen to nominated music for the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. More details to be announced shortly.
The XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be supported on radio via Univision Radio (the official Spanish-language radio network of the Latin GRAMMY Awards), and highlighted on the Internet at www.latingrammy.com andwww.univisionmusica.com, featuring video interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from today’s nominations announcement. Additionally, the telecast will be distributed internationally to more than 100 countries.
A limited number of tickets to the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be available for sale to the public, and may be purchased at the Mandalay Bay Events Center box office (877.632.7400; www.mandalaybay.com) or through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com). On-sale date and further information will be announced soon.
About The Latin Recording Academy: is an International, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit www.latingrammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/latingrammys, and a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/latingrammys.
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Editor’s Note: Photos and story coverage of today’s nominations announcement by our photographer/reporter Stella Gomez will be posted soon, please come back for more.
Don Mischer Productions Returns for Fourth Show.
Beverly Hills, CA (July 9, 2012) – Marketing executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs will produce the 4th Annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President Tom Sherak announced. She will share the duties with the Don Mischer Production team led by Don Mischer, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare. One or more of the Academy’s highest honors – the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and the Honorary Award – will be presented at the event on Saturday, December 1, in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland Center®.
“Cheryl’s vision, creativity and her love of movies and our Academy are the perfect foundation for honoring those who have given so much to our industry,” said Sherak. “It’s also a pleasure to welcome back Don and his team, some of the most capable professionals in the business, who will give our honorees and guests an exciting and unforgettable evening.”
Boone Isaacs, a member of the Academy’s Board of Governors representing the Public Relations Branch, currently heads CBI Enterprises, Inc. where she has consulted on such films as “The Artist,” “The King’s Speech,” “Precious,” “Spiderman 2″ and “Tupac: Resurrection.“ Boone Isaacs served as president of theatrical marketing for New Line Cinema, where she oversaw box offices successes including “The Spy who Shagged Me” and “Rush Hour.” Prior to joining New Line Cinema in 1997, Boone Isaacs served as executive vice president of worldwide publicity for Paramount Pictures. She orchestrated publicity campaigns for “Forrest Gump” and “Braveheart,” each of which won multiple Academy Awards®, including Best Picture.
Mischer is a veteran television producer and director who has been recognized with 15 Emmy® Awards and a record 10 Directors Guild of America Awards. With a career spanning more than three decades, his credits include producing and directing the 83rd and 84th Academy Awards; opening and closing ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City; the 2004 Democratic National Convention; Super Bowl halftime shows starring Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and Prince; and “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial.”
Haykel and Hare most recently executive produced “Oscars® Red Carpet Live,” the 90-minute red carpet arrivals show that immediately preceded the 84th Academy Awards telecast in February. They were also consulting producers for the Oscar® telecast.
The 2012 honorees will be selected at a specially convened meeting of the Academy’s Board in August.
The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and the Honorary Award are Oscar statuettes; the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award is a bust of its namesake.
Photo credit to: (C) Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
DeAndre Brackensick eliminated on American Idol, Jennifer Hudson with Ne-Yo and Rick Ross to Perform Thursday, April 12 on FOX
TOP SEVEN FINALISTS PERFORM LIVE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, ON FOX. Jennifer Hudson with Ne-Yo and Rick Ross Plus Season 10 Finalist James Durbin to Perform on Next Results Show Thursday, April 12.
On Thursday, April 5, 2012 Fox announced that DeAndre Brackensick was eliminated on AMERICAN IDOL after he received the fewest votes among the finalists. On tonight’s results show, The Wanted sang their latest hit “Glad You Came,” and Kellie Pickler returned to the IDOL stage to perform her newest single, “Where’s Tammy Wynette.” In addition, superstar and AMERICAN IDOL judge Jennifer Lopez premiered her new music video for “Dance Again.”
Next week, on Wednesday, April 11 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top Seven – Hollie Cavanagh, Colton Dixon, Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez and Elise Testone – return to the IDOL stage to perform for America’s votes.
Tune in the following night, Thursday, April 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), to the live results show to find out which Top Seven finalist is sent home. In addition, AMERICAN IDOL Season Three finalist and Academy Award and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Hudson along with Ne-Yo and Rick Ross perform their new single, “Think Like a Man,” and AMERICAN IDOL Season 10 finalist James Durbin performs his new song, “Higher Than Heaven.”
“Like” AMERICAN IDOL on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmericanIdol. Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion at #Idol. Also, follow host Ryan Seacrest at@RyanSeacrest, and follow the judges: @yo_randyjackson; @JLo; and @iamstevent.
About American Idol: American Idol is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of CKX, Inc. and FremantleMedia North America, Inc. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment, and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions.
Graphic credit to: FOX
Photo credit to: Michael Becker / FOX.
Movies biggest night came to a conclusion when the 84th Annual Academy Awards Oscar Ceremony presented Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Hollywood & Highland Center and broadcast by ABC Television Network. The 84th Annual Academy Awards Oscar Ceremony was hosted by Billy Crystal.
As you may see Hugo and The Artist takes the most awards and like they say at the show. And the Oscar goes to…
The 84th Annual Academy Awards Oscar Full List of Winners:
Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson, “Hugo”
Best Art Direction: Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schavo, “Hugo”
Best Costume Design: Mark Bridges, “The Artist”
Best Makeup: Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland, “The Iron Lady”
Best Foreign Language Film: “A Separation”
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
Best Editing: Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
Best Sound Editing: Phillip Stockton and Eugene Gearty, “Hugo”
Best Sound Mixing: Tom Fleischman and John Midgley, “Hugo”
Best Documentary: “Undefeated”
Best Animated Feature: “Rango”
Best Visual Effects: “Hugo”
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
Best Original Score: Ludovic Bource, “The Artist”
Best Original Song: Bret McKenzie, “Man or Muppet”
Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, “The Descendants”
Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
Best Live Action Short: “The Shore”
Best Documentary Short: “Saving Face”
Best Animated Short: “The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore”
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Best Actress: Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Best Picture: “The Artist”
About The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards—in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners—the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies. For more information visit http://www.oscars.org/
Photos credit to: Matt Brown & Richard D. Salyer / ©A.M.P.A.S.
Confirmed Talent Includes LL Cool J, Paula Patton, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams, Jordin Sparks, Corey Reynolds, Judge Greg Mathis, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Holly Robinson Peete, Regina King, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Samuel L. Jackson, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Archie Panjabi and Hill Harper with Performances by Lenny Kravitz, Jill Scott, Kirk Franklin and Ne-Yo and More. The Founding Members of the Black Stuntmen’s Association Will Receive the NAACP President’s Award.
An all-star line-up is set for the “43RD NAACP Image Awards,” broadcast live from Los Angeles’ historic Shrine Auditorium on Friday, February 17 (8-10 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed) on NBC.
The two-hour live special will be hosted by Sanaa Latham (“Contagion”) and Anthony Mackie (“Hurt Locker,” “Adjustment Bureau”). Some of the biggest names in film, television and music are schedule to appear including LL Cool J, Paula Patton, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams, Jordin Sparks, Corey Reynolds, Judge Greg Mathis, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Holly Robinson Peete, Regina King, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Samuel L. Jackson, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Archie Panjabi and Hill Harper with performances by Lenny Kravitz, Jill Scott, Kirk Franklin, Ne-Yo and more.
In addition, the Founding Members of the Black Stuntmen’s Association will receive the NAACP President’s Award. The NAACP President’s Award, chosen by NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous, is bestowed in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service. Past honorees include President Bill Clinton, Soledad O’Brien, Ruby Dee, Muhammad Ali, and most recently, Van Jones.
“I am proud to honor the men and women of the Black Stuntmen’s Association with the NAACP President’s Award,” said Jealous. “The efforts of these pioneers helped to chip away at the racial barriers that divided not only stuntmen, but the entire entertainment/media industry.”
Founded in 1967, the Black Stuntmen’s Association was created to combat practices that denied black stuntmen the opportunity to perform in Hollywood productions. Prior to their advocacy and activism, stunts for black actors were done by white performers “painted down” to a darker complexion. The organization filed lawsuits against several major movie studios to help bring an end to the discriminatory practice and to ensure equal opportunity and access to the stunt roles for all races.
Members of the Black Stuntmen’s Association went on to redefine the profession, performing in iconic films and television programs such as “Dirty Harry,” “I Spy,” “Uptown Saturday Night” and “Buck and the Preacher.” Last year at the NAACP 102nd Annual Convention in Los Angeles, representatives of the Black Stuntmen’s Association participated in a panel discussion about the intersection of entertainment professionals and activism. (Watch the panel at http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/300734-2).
The Smithsonian Institute is currently planning to curate an exhibit to honor the Coalition and the Black Stuntmen’s Association in Washington, D.C.
As previously announced, The Vanguard Award will be presented to George Lucas and Radio One/TV One Founder Cathy Hughes will receive the NAACP Chairman’s Award.
The awards event is a production of Vicangelo Films. The executive producer is Vicangelo Bulluck.
Event sponsors include UAW/Chrysler, AARP, FedEx, Hyundai, Wells Fargo, Ford Motor Company, Walgreens, Bank of America, AT&T, American Airlines and Cadillac.
About The NAACP Image Awards:
The NAACP Image Awards is the premier multicultural awards show. It celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. For all information, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website at http://www.naacpimageawards.net
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. For more information to join or become involved visit http://www.naacp.org/
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On Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment announced that NBC will broadcast the 43rd “NAACP Image Awards,” a live, two-hour special on Friday, February 17 (8-10 p.m. ET) that will showcase the best achievements and performances of people of color in the arts featuring a star-studded lineup of performers, winners and presenters.
“We are happy to be coming home to NBC this year,” said NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous. ”The NAACP Image Awards is the nation’s premier event that spotlights the outstanding achievements of people of color in the arts as well as those who promote social justice through their creative endeavors. We are excited to honor their efforts this year.”
The nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 19, and will include contributions in television, film, music and literature.
The awards event is a production of Vicangelo Films. The executive producer is Vicangelo Bulluck.
The event sponsors for the 43rd NAACP Image Awards include UAW/Chrysler, Hyundai, FedEx, Wells Fargo, Ford Motor Company and Bank of America.
Founded on February 12, 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its one-half million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their
communities, and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. For more information on the NAACP Image Awards, please visit www.naacpimageawards.net.
George Clooney, Jane Fonda, Angelina Jolie, Jane Lynch, Madonna, Brad Pitt Named Presenters of the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Jessica Alba, Kate Beckinsale, Emily Blunt (2007 Golden Globe winner; 2007 and 2010 Golden Globe nominee), Pierce Brosnan (1985 and 2006 Golden Globe nominee),Gerard Butler, George Clooney (2001 and 2006 Golden Globe winner; 1996, 1997, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012 Golden Globe nominee), Bradley Cooper, Johnny Depp (2008 Golden Globe winner; 1991, 1994 1995, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2011 Golden Globe nominee), Colin Firth (2011 Golden Globe winner; 2010 Golden Globe nominee), Jane Fonda (1962, 1972, 1973, 1978, 1979, 1980 Golden Globe winner; 1963, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1980 1982 and 1985 Golden Globe nominee), Harrison Ford (1986, 1987, 1994, 1996 Golden Globe nominee), Sarah Michelle Gellar (2001 Golden Globe nominee), Dustin Hoffman(1968,1980, 1983, 1986, 1989 and 1997 Golden Globe winner; 1968, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1992, 1998 and 2009 Golden Globe nominee), Felicity Huffman (2006 Golden Globe winner; 2005, 2006 and 2007 Golden Globe nominee), Angelina Jolie (1998, 1999 and 2000 Golden Globe winner; 2008, 2009 and 2011 Golden Globe nominee), Nicole Kidman (1996, 2002, 2003 Golden Globe winner; 1992, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2011 Golden Globe Nominee) Queen Latifah (2008 Golden Globe winner; 2003 Golden Globe nominee), Jane Lynch(2011 Golden Globe winner; 2010 Golden Globe nominee), Elle Macpherson, William H. Macy (2003, 2004 and 2005 Golden Globe nominee), Madonna (1997 Golden Globe winner; 1988, 1993, 1995, 2000, 2003 and 2012 Golden Globe nominee), Ewan McGregor (2002 Golden Globe nominee), Debra Messing (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 Golden Globe nominee) Helen Mirren (1997 and 2007 Golden Globe winner; 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2010 Golden Globe nominee), Julianne Moore (1998, 2000, 2003 and 2011 Golden Globenominee), Paula Patton, Piper Perabo (2011 Golden Globe nominee), Brad Pitt (1996 Golden Globe winner; 1995, 2007, 2009 and 2012 Golden Globe nominee), Seth Rogan and Channing Tatum in an already stellar list of presenters at the 69th Annual Golden Globe® Awards on Sunday, January 15, 2012, with host Ricky Gervais. Directed by Emmy® Award winning director, Louis J. Horvitz for the second year in a row, the show will air LIVE coast-to-coast on NBC; pre-show from 4:00-5:00 p.m. (PST)/7:00-8:00 p.m. (EST), and main telecast from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST)/8:00-11:00 p.m. (EST) from The Beverly Hilton.
Previously announced presenters include Antonio Banderas (1997, 1999 and 2004 Golden Globe nominee),Jessica Biel, Robert Downey Jr. (2001 and 2010 Golden Globe winner; 1993 and 2009 Golden Globe nominee), Jimmy Fallon, Jake Gyllenhaal (2011 Golden Globe nominee), Salma Hayek (2003 Golden Globe nominee), Nicole Kidman (1996, 2002 and 2003 Golden Globe winner; 1992, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2011 Golden Globe nominee), Mila Kunis (2011 Golden Globe nominee), Ashton Kutcher, Adam Levine,Rob Lowe (2001 Golden Globe winner; 1984, 1988, 2000 and 2001 Golden Globe nominee), Melissa McCarthy, Katharine McPhee, Clive Owen (2005 Golden Globe winner), Michelle Pfeiffer (1990 Golden Globe winner; 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994 Golden Globe nominee), Freida Pinto and Natalie Portman(2005 and 2011 Golden Globe winner; 2000 Golden Globe nominee), Mark Wahlberg (2011 Golden Globe winner; 2007 Golden Globe nominee) and and Reese Witherspoon (2006 Golden Globe winner; 2000 and 2002 Golden Globe nominee).
About the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
Founded in the 1940s during World War II, the HFPA was originally comprised of a handful of LA based overseas journalists who sought to bridge the international community with Hollywood, and to provide distraction from the hardships of war through film. Sixty-eight years later, members of the HFPA represent 55 countries with a combined readership of 250 million in some of the world’s most respected publications. Each year, the organization holds the third most watched awards show on television, the Golden Globe Awards, which have enabled the organization to donate more than $12 million to entertainment related charities and scholarship programs. For more information, please visit www.goldenglobes.org.
Produced by dick clark productions in association with the HFPA, the Golden Globe® Awards are viewed in more than 160 countries worldwide and are one of the few awards ceremonies to include both motion picture and television achievements. For more information visit www.dickclarkproductions.com
HONORING AMERICA’S COMEDY SWEETHEART IN “BETTY WHITE’S 90TH BIRTHDAY: A TRIBUTE TO AMERICA’S GOLDEN GIRL”.
January 6, 2012 – Ellen DeGeneres, Morgan Freeman, Tina Fey, Ray Romano, Seth Meyers and Tracy Morgan have joined the star-studded line-up paying tribute to one of the world’s most beloved entertainers in “Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl” on Monday, January 16 (8:00-9:30 p.m. ET).
Also saluting White will be Carl Reiner, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Vicki Lawrence and John O’Hurley. Previously announced stars paying tribute to the seven-time Emmy winner include Mary Tyler Moore and White’s “Mary Tyler Moore” co-stars Ed Asner, Valerie Harper and Gavin MacLeod, as well as Hugh Jackman, Carol Burnett, Jay Leno and Amy Poehler. White’s “Hot in Cleveland” co-stars Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves will also be on hand to deliver birthday wishes along with Joel McHale and William Shatner.
Immediately following the birthday special will be a sneak preview of “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” (9:30-10 p.m.), an outrageously funny hidden-camera season unlike anything viewers have ever seen. The show takes senior stereotypes and blows them out of the water as fearless senior citizens take to the streets to pull shocking, unexpected and hilarious pranks on the younger generation. The birthday special, taping at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, will include special musical performances, surprise appearances and comedy, featuring the irreverent tone, spirit and energy that is the hallmark of Betty’s six-decade career in show business. White will take the stage to share some memories and give thanks to those who’ve come to honor her.
From her first words on radio in 1947, to her current TV series “Hot In Cleveland,” viewers will be taken on an unprecedented journey through Betty’s storied career. Her work on game shows, talk shows, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Golden Girls” will be featured, along with her work in movies and commercials. And most importantly, Betty will be saluted for her favorite role: making the world a better place for animals. The special is produced by Brad Lachman Productions and Universal Television, with Brad Lachman, Jon Macks and Steve Ridgeway serving as executive producers. For embeddable clips and full episodes from “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers,” please visit NBC.com’s official show site: http://www.nbc.com/betty-whites-off-their-rockers/
Photos credit to: Trae Patton & Chris Haston/NBC
Video for distribution to Diversity News TV on YouTube and Blip TV courtesy EPK.TV/NBC Media Village.
Very early morning to be exact at 5:00 am on Thursday, November 15, 2011 Gerard Butler, Woody Harrelson, Rashida Jones and Sofia Vergara joined Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) President Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly to announce the nominees for the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. They announced the nominations in 25 categories.
The 69th Annual Golden Globe® Awards, will be hosted by Ricky Gervais for the third year in a row, and will air on Sunday, January 15, 2012, LIVE coast-to-coast on NBC with the pre-show from 4:00-5:00 p.m. (PST)/7:00-8:00 p.m. (EST), and main telecast from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST)/8:00-11:00 p.m. (EST) from the Beverly Hilton.
The 69th Annual Golden Globe® Awards will be seen in more than 160 countries and is produced by dick clark productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION
2012 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS
FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2011 Complete Nominations List:
1. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a. THE DESCENDANTS
Ad Hominem Enterprises; Fox Searchlight Pictures
b. THE HELP
DreamWorks Pictures, Participant Media; Touchstone Pictures
Paramount Pictures presents a GK Films Production; Paramount Pictures
d. THE IDES OF MARCH
Columbia Pictures, Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media Group, Crystal City
Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing
Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing International
f. WAR HORSE
DreamWorks Pictures; Touchstone Pictures
2. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a. GLENN CLOSE ALBERT NOBBS
b. VIOLA DAVIS THE HELP
c. ROONEY MARA THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON
d. MERYL STREEP THE IRON LADY
e. TILDA SWINTON WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
3. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a. GEORGE CLOONEY THE DESCENDANTS
b. LEONARDO DICAPRIO J. EDGAR
c. MICHAEL FASSBENDER SHAME
d. RYAN GOSLING THE IDES OF MARCH
e. BRAD PITT MONEYBALL
4. BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Summit Entertainment and Mandate Pictures; Summit Entertainment
b. THE ARTIST
a La Petite Reine – Studio 37 – La Classe Americaine – JD Prod- France3 Cinema -
Jouror Production-uFilms coproduction; The Weinstein Company
Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Apatow Productions; Universal Pictures
d. MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
A Mediapro, Versatil Cinema & Gravier Production; Sony Pictures Classics
e. MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
The Weinstein Company; The Weinstein Company
5. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a. JODIE FOSTER CARNAGE
b. CHARLIZE THERON YOUNG ADULT
c. KRISTEN WIIG BRIDESMAIDS
d. MICHELLE WILLIAMS MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
e. KATE WINSLET CARNAGE
6. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a. JEAN DUJARDIN THE ARTIST
b. BRENDAN GLEESON THE GUARD
c. JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT 50/50
d. RYAN GOSLING CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE.
e. OWEN WILSON MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
7. BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
a. THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN
Paramount Pictures/Columbia Pictures/ Hemisphere Capital/Amblin
Entertainment/Wingnut Films Production/ Kennedy/Marshall Production A Steven
Spielberg Film; Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures
b. ARTHUR CHRISTMAS
Columbia Pictures & Sony Pictures Animation; Sony Pictures Releasing
c. CARS 2
Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures
d. PUSS IN BOOTS
DreamWorks Animation; Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies present A Blind Wink / GK Films
Production; Paramount Pictures
8. BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
a. THE FLOWERS OF WAR (CHINA)
(Jing Ling Shi San Chai)
New Pictures Film Company; New Pictures Film Company
b. IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY (USA)
GK Films; FilmDistrict
c. THE KID WITH A BIKE (BELGIUM)
(Le Gamin au Velo)
Les Films du Fleuve; Sundance Selects
d. A SEPARATION (IRAN)
(Jodaeiye Nader az Simin)
Asghar Farhadi; Sony Pictures Classics
e. THE SKIN I LIVE IN (SPAIN)
(La piel que habito)
El Deseo D.A., S.L.U.; Sony Pictures Classics
9. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
a. BERENICE BEJO THE ARTIST
b. JESSICA CHASTAIN THE HELP
c. JANET MCTEER ALBERT NOBBS
d. OCTAVIA SPENCER THE HELP
e. SHAILENE WOODLEY THE DESCENDANTS
10. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
a. KENNETH BRANAGH MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
b. ALBERT BROOKS DRIVE
c. JONAH HILL MONEYBALL
d. VIGGO MORTENSEN A DANGEROUS METHOD
e. CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER BEGINNERS
11. BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
a. WOODY ALLEN MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
b. GEORGE CLOONEY THE IDES OF MARCH
c. MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS THE ARTIST
d. ALEXANDER PAYNE THE DESCENDANTS
e. MARTIN SCORSESE HUGO
12. BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
a. WOODY ALLEN MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
b. GEORGE CLOONEY, GRANT THE IDES OF MARCH
HESLOV, BEAU WILLIMON
c. MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS THE ARTIST
d. ALEXANDER PAYNE, THE DESCENDANTS
NAT FAXON, JIM RASH
e. STEVEN ZAILLIAN, MONEYBALL
13. BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
a. LUDOVIC BOURCE THE ARTIST
b. ABEL KORZENIOWSKI W.E.
c. TRENT REZNOR, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON
ATTICUS ROSS TATTOO
d. HOWARD SHORE HUGO
e. JOHN WILLIAMS WAR HORSE
14. BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
a. “HELLO HELLO” — GNOMEO & JULIET
Music by: Elton John
Lyrics by: Bernie Taupin
b. “THE KEEPER” — MACHINE GUN PREACHER
Music & Lyrics by: Chris Cornell
c. “LAY YOUR HEAD DOWN” — ALBERT NOBBS
Music by: Brian Byrne
Lyrics by: Glenn Close
d. “THE LIVING PROOF” — THE HELP
Music by: Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, Harvey Mason, Jr.
Lyrics by: Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason, Jr., Damon Thomas
e. “MASTERPIECE” — W.E.
Music & Lyrics by: Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry
15. BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
a. AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX
Twentieth Century Fox Television
b. BOARDWALK EMPIRE HBO
Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front
Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
c. BOSS STARZ
Lionsgate Television in association with Grammnet NH Productions, Roya
Productions and Old Friends Productions
d. GAME OF THRONES HBO
Bighead, Littlehead, 360 Television, Grok and Generator Productions in
association with HBO Entertainment
e. HOMELAND SHOWTIME
SHOWTIME Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions,
Keshet, Fox 21
16. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
a. CLAIRE DANES HOMELAND
b. MIREILLE ENOS THE KILLING
c. JULIANNA MARGULIES THE GOOD WIFE
d. MADELEINE STOWE REVENGE
e. CALLIE THORNE NECESSARY ROUGHNESS
17. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
a. STEVE BUSCEMI BOARDWALK EMPIRE
b. BRYAN CRANSTON BREAKING BAD
c. KELSEY GRAMMER BOSS
d. JEREMY IRONS THE BORGIAS
e. DAMIAN LEWIS HOMELAND
18. BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a. ENLIGHTENED HBO
Ripcord Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
b. EPISODES SHOWTIME
SHOWTIME Presents, Hat Trick Productions, Crane Klarik Productions
c. GLEE FOX
Ryan Murphy Television in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
d. MODERN FAMILY ABC
Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
e. NEW GIRL FOX
Chernin Entertainment in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
19. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a. LAURA DERN ENLIGHTENED
b. ZOOEY DESCHANEL NEW GIRL
c. TINA FEY 30 ROCK
d. LAURA LINNEY THE BIG C
e. AMY POEHLER PARKS AND RECREATION
20. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES –
COMEDY OR MUSICAL
a. ALEC BALDWIN 30 ROCK
b. DAVID DUCHOVNY CALIFORNICATION
c. JOHNNY GALECKI THE BIG BANG THEORY
d. THOMAS JANE HUNG
e. MATT LEBLANC EPISODES
21. BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
a. CINEMA VERITE HBO
A Pariah Production in association with HBO Films
b. DOWNTON ABBEY (MASTERPIECE) PBS
A Carnival/Masterpiece Co-production
c. THE HOUR BBC AMERICA
Kudos Film and Television/BBC America co-production.
d. MILDRED PIERCE HBO
A Killer Films/John Wells Production in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
and HBO Miniseries
e. TOO BIG TO FAIL HBO
A Spring Creek and A Deuce Three Production in association with HBO Films
22. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
a. ROMOLA GARAI THE HOUR
b. DIANE LANE CINEMA VERITE
c. ELIZABETH MCGOVERN DOWNTON ABBEY (MASTERPIECE)
d. EMILY WATSON APPROPRIATE ADULT
e. KATE WINSLET MILDRED PIERCE
23. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
a. HUGH BONNEVILLE DOWNTON ABBEY (MASTERPIECE)
b. IDRIS ELBA LUTHER
c. WILLIAM HURT TOO BIG TO FAIL
d. BILL NIGHY PAGE EIGHT (MASTERPIECE)
e. DOMINIC WEST THE HOUR
24. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
a. JESSICA LANGE AMERICAN HORROR STORY
b. KELLY MACDONALD BOARDWALK EMPIRE
c. MAGGIE SMITH DOWNTON ABBEY (MASTERPIECE)
d. SOFIA VERGARA MODERN FAMILY
e. EVAN RACHEL WOOD MILDRED PIERCE
25. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
a. PETER DINKLAGE GAME OF THRONES
b. PAUL GIAMATTI TOO BIG TO FAIL
c. GUY PEARCE MILDRED PIERCE
d. TIM ROBBINS CINEMA VERITE
e. ERIC STONESTREET MODERN FAMILY
About the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: Founded in the 1940s during World War II, the HFPA was originally comprised of a handful of LA based overseas journalists who sought to bridge the international community with Hollywood, and to provide distraction from the hardships of war through film. Sixty-eight years later, members of the HFPA represent 55 countries with a combined readership of 250 million in some of the world’s most respected publications. Each year, the organization holds the third most watched awards show on television, the Golden Globe® Awards, which have enabled the organization to donate more than $12 million to entertainment related charities and scholarship programs. For more information, please visit www.goldenglobes.org.
About dick clark productions, inc.: Founded in 1957, dick clark productions, inc. (dcp) is a leading independent producer of television programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including “So You Think You Can Dance,” and owns and maintains one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment libraries, which includes more than 30 years of “American Bandstand” footage. For additional information about dcp, please visit www.dickclarkproductions.com.
Sources: Sunshine Sachs, www.goldenglobes.org
Photo credit to: HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION
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