Mar 042012
 

While the latest X-Men film did score the most nominations for the 31st Silver Lenas Awards, it faced very stiff competition throughout.  First Class still managed to earn a second place tie, however (with Attack The Block, Bridesmaids and Green Lantern.) Oddly enough for a superhero film, all the awards came for some memorable (and not so memorable) performances of three of it’s actors.  As such, the film was entirely shut out of the several ‘technical and artistic’ categories it was  nominated for.  On the other hand, it didn’t manage to win its nomination for Worst History (both real and X-Men), so that is something positive to consider.

X-Men First Class’ Awards are listed below:

Best Player With <= 2 Scenes – Hugh Jackman
Best Buddy Act – Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy
The “Sexiest Sexiness” Award Michael Fassbender
Worst Actress – January Jones
Worst Villain – January Jones

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Check out X-Men:First Class’s full list of nominations

Mar 042012
 

 In a year where no one film or group of films were totally dominant where it came to nominations (this year had no films nominated for 20 or more awards) when It came to the final tally, one film dominated with three more awards than it’s closest competitors, and that film was of course, The Artist, the french silent film that charmed critics and filmgoers around the world.  The nominators of the Silver Lenas Movie Awards were no execption, handing out 8 Awards to The Artist including many of the major ‘Best’ categories.  After The Artist, 4 movies tied for second place, ranging from the lauded (Attack the Block, Bridesmaid) to the decidedly mixed impressions (X-Men:First Class) to the despised (Green Lantern).

After a number of years where animated (well, Pixar to be precise) films challenged and won top honors, this year only two animated films won awards, The Adventures of Tintin (1) and Rango (1).

Two Canadian films also made it into the winners category, Hobo With A Shotgun (2 awards) and You Are Here (1)

 Finally, individual awards were spread out this year with only X-Men:First Class Actors Michael Fassbinder and January Jones (with 2 awards each) winning more than a single Silver Lena.

This Years Big Winnere (for films shown in Toronto, Canada in 2011):

8 Awards – The Artist

Like elsewhere, the silent film of the century was lauded by the nominators here with Best Film/Director/Actor and Best Actress Awards.  Quite a haul.  It also managed to score awards in lesser categories like Best Animal, Best History and Best Original Music. Of note, Michel Hazanavicius is the first French Director to win a Silver Lena

5 Awards – Yes, there was a four way ties for the second most awards.  And with the wide range of categories, these films ranged from beloved by the nominators to despised.
Attack The Block

The little alien invasion that could, sweeping up 5 Awards including Coolest Film.  It also turned out to be the first film in the history of the Silver Lenas to win Best Monstercraft, The “Dario” Award and the “Death Machine” Award.

Bridesmaids

The comedy smash hit also gained praise from the nominators.  Not only did its actor win Coolest Lead and Supporting Actress, but it won more esoteric awards like Best Vehicle and Best Food to boot.

Green Lantern (Biggest Loser)

The most despised of award winners here, none of Green Lantern’s Awards could be called ‘positive’.  With A Worst Film/Director and Actress combination, one hopes that those involved can recover from such a mess.

X-Men:First Class

The Silver Lenas nominators had decidedly mixed feelings about the X-Men prequel.  They loved Michael Fassbender (1 solo+1 shared award) but the didn’t think much of January Jones, giver her a Worst Actress and Worst Villain nod.

Other 2010 notable winners:


4 Awards – Drive

Drive earned the second most nominations this year (after X-Men: First Class) and did finish with a respectable total, including Best Supporting Actress, Best Villain and Coolest Actor (for multi-nominated Ryan Gosling.)

4 Awards – Thor

The nominator loved Tom Hiddleson’s performance (He earned a Coolest Villain Award) and the costuming in the film, but they didn’t care much for the romance between Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman (who received a Least Convincing Screen Couple Award.)

Below are links to the section listings of all Categories for Award Nominations and Winners

 

The 31st SILVER LENAS Movie Awards

Go To The Bestest and Coolest Awards Winners  Nominees

Go To The Technical, Artistic and Not Quite Human Awards Winners  Nominees

Go To The  Worst, Least and Sometimes Most Awards Winners  Nominees

Go To The Critic’s Eye Awards Winners  Nominees

Go To The Categoria Esoterica Awards Winners  Nominees

Go to the Nominees Main Page (listing the most nominated films/actors and othere notable nominees for the 31st Silver Lenas)

 

Go to the 30th Silver Lenas Movie Awards Nominees  Winners

 

Mar 042012
 

WORST FILM

Green Lantern

WORST DIRECTOR

Martin Campbell  Green Lantern

[The last superhero movie to win this was Joel Schumacher for Batman & Robin in 1997]

WORST ACTOR

Adam Sandler  Jack & Jill

WORST ACTRESS

Blake Lively  Green Lantern

WORST VILLAIN  
January Jones  Men: First Class

[First woman to ever win in this category.]

MOST OVERPLAYED ROLE

Brian Downey  Hobo With a Shotgun

MOST UNDERPLAYED ROLE

January Jones  X-Men: First Class

LEAST CONVINCING SCREEN COUPLE

Chris Hemsworth & Natalie Portman  Thor

WORST MUSIC
Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

WORST SONG

“One Night in Bangkok” (M.Tyson cover), Hangover 2

Go To The Bestest and Coolest Awards Winners Nominees

Go To The Technical, Artistic and Not Quite Human Awards Winners Nominees

Go To The  Worst, Least and Sometimes Most Awards Winners Nominees

Go To The Critic’s Eye Awards Winners Nominees

Go To The Categoria Esoterica Awards Winners Nominees

Go to the 31st Annual Silver Lenas Movie Awards Main Postings Winners Nominees

 

Mar 042012
 

THE “WRATH OF KAEL” AWARD FOR SLOPPIEST SCREENPLAY

Green Lantern

MOST MISUSED PLAYER

Rene Russo  Thor

MOST OBTRUSIVE PRODUCT PLACEMENT

Green Lantern [silly hotwheels scene]

THE “BIG MALLET THAT GOES BOK BOK” AWARD

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

[ 9/11 WAS BAD!!! ]

MOST SEXIST SEXISM

I Don’t Know How She (Is Allowed To Keep Perpetuating Gender Stereotypes) Does It Sarah Jessica Parker

“SHORT CIRCUIT 2″ AWARD FOR MOST INEPT DISGUISING OF TORONTO

No Award

MOST UNDERRATED FILM

Source Code

MOST OVERRATED FILM

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

BEST HISTORY

The Artist

WORST HISTORY

Anonymous

[presenting utter bullshit Shakespeare theories as though they deserve any consideration]

BEST TRAILER

The Dark Knight Rises

WORST TRAILER

Jack and Jill

Go To The Bestest and Coolest Awards Winners Nominees

Go To The Technical, Artistic and Not Quite Human Awards Winners Nominees

Go To The  Worst, Least and Sometimes Most Awards Winners Nominees

Go To The Critic’s Eye Awards Nominees

Go To The Categoria Esoterica Awards Winners Nominees

Go to the 31st Annual Silver Lenas Movie Awards Main Postings Winners Nominees

 

Mar 032012
 

In this section Awards are handed out to the films and performers who generally caused the most cinematic pain to the Silver Lena’s nominators.  Included are the understandable Worst/Film/Director/Actor etc.  But also include Most Overplayed/Underplayed Role (although sometimes these turn out to be positive awards) and Least Convincing Screen Couple (often, but not always the opposite of the Sexiest Sexiness Award.)

Highlights from the winners of awards in this section:

Green Lantern adds 3 more awards to it’s total (now 5):

Worst Film

Worst Director Martin Campbell

Worst Actress Blake Lively

January Jones wins 2 of her 3 nominations:

Worst Villain X-Men:First Class (the first time an Actress has won this award!)

Most Underplayed Role X-Men:First Class (if she can underplay that outfit, she deserves an award!)

Other notable winners in this section include:

Most Overplayed Role Brian Downey, Hobo With A Shotgun

(A highly deserved award from the former star of LEXX.  Note – apparently not related to the oft-nominated and awarded Robert Downey Jr.)

Worst Actor (record Razzie nominee) Adam Sandler, Jack and Jill

The second award for J&J (it earlier won for Worst Trailer.  Note: Adam won this despite splitting the votes with his performance in just Go With It)

 

After handing out awards in this section, the attendees were treated to a reading of Green Lantern:The Abridged Script from the-editing-room.com, which includes the likes of:

 

Suddenly, RYAN is engulfed in a GIANT SNOT BUBBLE and transported to the CRASHED SHIP of TEMUERA MORRISON.

TEMUERA MORRISON

I am an alien in the Green Lantern corps.  I’m dying, so I sent my magical ring to find your planet’s bravest inhabitant and it chose you.

(dies)

RYAN REYNOLDS

(smirking)

Dude, I live like 10 miles away.  Your ring is lazy as fuck.

 

and

 

RYAN wakes up in a SKINTIGHT GREEN CGI UNITARD.  He is greeted by CGI GEOFFREY RUSH.

CGI RYAN REYNOLDS

(smirking)

What is this place?  It looks so… fake.  Seriously, how far does a live-action movie have to go before it’s considered a cartoon?  Did someone paste my face into a Pixar movie?

CGI GEOFFREY RUSH

Welcome to Oa, home of the Green Lantern Corps.  You see, the universe is divided into 3,600 sectors, each with its own Green Lantern.

CGI RYAN REYNOLDS

(smirking)

The universe has over 100 billion galaxies in it, so is each Green Lantern responsible for 27 million galaxies apiece?

CGI GEOFFREY RUSH

I guess.  Anyway, your ring allows you to conjure up any object you desire.  The only limit to a Green Lantern’s power is his imagination.

CGI RYAN REYNOLDS

(smirking)

Okay, I imagine a world without evil.

CGI GEOFFREY RUSH

The only limit to a Green Lantern’s power is the screenwriter’s imagination.

CGI RYAN REYNOLDS

(smirking)

Oh.  Look, I made swords and guns!

Go here to read the whole LOL hilarious and so-true script.

 

The full list of winner for the 31st Silver Lenas Movie Awards will be posted no later than Tomorrow (march 4th, 2012) Afternoon.

Further thanks to Dorothy Birtalan for the feed.

Feb 152012
 

Green Lantern earns its 3 other nominations here.  The Help is also notable with nominations for both Best and Worst History.

THE “WRATH OF KAEL” AWARD FOR SLOPPIEST SCREENPLAY

Green Lantern

I Am Number Four

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Source Code

Tower Heist

 

MOST MISUSED PLAYER

Angela Bassett  Green Lantern

Neil Patrick Harris  The Smurfs

Noomi Rapace  Sherlock Holmes 2

Rene Russo  Thor

Donald Sutherland  The Mechanic

 

MOST OBTRUSIVE PRODUCT PLACEMENT

Green Lantern

The Muppets

POM Presents the Greatest Movie Ever Sold

Real Steel

Zookeeper

 

LEAST CONVINCING SCREEN COUPLE

M.Fassbender & J.Lawrence  X-Men: First Class

T.Hanks & J.Roberts  Larry Crowne

C.Hemsworth & N.Portman  Thor

R.Huntington-Whitley & S.Laboeuf  Transformers 3

B.Lively & R.Reynolds  Green Lantern

 

THE “BIG MALLET THAT GOES BOK BOK” AWARD

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Sucker Punch

Super 8

War Horse

We Bought a Zoo

 

MOST SEXIST SEXISM

I Don’t Know How She Is Allowed To Keep Perpetuating Gender Stereotypes

Just Go With It

Sucker Punch

Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part One

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

 

“SHORT CIRCUIT 2″ AWARD FOR MOST INEPT DISGUISING OF TORONTO

No nominees! If a movie is later discovered we can retro-add it though. 

 

MOST UNDERRATED FILM

Cowboys & Aliens

Source Code

The Thing

Win Win

You Are Here

 

MOST OVERRATED FILM

The Descendants

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Harry Potter & Deathly Hallows Part 2

Moneyball

War Horse

 

BEST HISTORY

The Artist

The Cave of Forgotten Dreams

The Help

Hugo

Super 8

 

WORST HISTORY

Anonymous  [presenting utter bullshit Shakespeare theories as though they deserve any consideration]

The Help

Moneyball  [for details see http://www.the-editing-room.com/moneyball.html]

Sherlock Holmes: a Game of Shadows

X-Men: First Class  [both real history and X-Men history]

 

BEST TRAILER

The Avengers

Cowboys & Aliens

The Dark Knight Rises

The Darkest Hour

Harry Potter & Deathly Hallows Part 2

 

 

WORST TRAILER

The Change-Up

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Jack and Jill

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

The Smurfs

 

See The Bestest and Coolest Categories Nominees
See The Technical, Artistic and Not Quite Human Categories Nominees
See The Worst, Least and Sometimes Most Categories Nominees
See Catagoria Esoterica Categories Nominees

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Feb 152012
 

This section is most painfully lead by Green Lantern with a dominating 7 nominations. X-Men:First Class is second with 4Sucker Punch, The Green Hornet and  Thor are tied in third with 3 nominations each.

Most notable individual award nominees are January Jones (who earned 3 of X-Men: First Class’ nominations here. Ouch!). Adam Sandler who is nominated twice for Worst Actor.  Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Natalie Portman are each nominated for a ‘Worst’ Acting nod, as well as half of a Least Convincing Screen Couple nom.

WORST FILM

Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Arthur

The Green Hornet

Green Lantern

Sucker Punch

 

WORST DIRECTOR

Martin Campbell  Green Lantern

D.J. Caruso  I Am Number Four

Michael Gondry  The Green Hornet

Tom Hanks  Larry Crowne

Zack Snyder  Sucker Punch

 


WORST ACTOR

Russell Brand  Arthur

Ryan Reynolds  Green Lantern

Seth Rogen  The Green Hornet

Adam Sandler  Jack & Jill

Adam Sandler  Just Go With It

 

WORST ACTRESS

Vanessa Hudgens  Beastly

January Jones  X-Men: First Class

Blake Lively  Green Lantern

Sarah Jessica Parker  I Don’t Know How She Does It

Natalie Portman  Thor

 

WORST VILLAIN

Orlando Bloom  The Three Musketeers

Cameron Diaz  Bad Teacher

January Jones  X-Men: First Class

Danny McBride  30 Minutes or Less

Peter Sarsgaard  Green Lantern

 

MOST OVERPLAYED ROLE

Sasha Baron Cohen  Hugo

Johnny Depp  Pirates of theCaribbean 4

Brian Downey  Hobo With a Shotgun  [Main villain]

Sir Anthony Hopkins  Thor

Seth Rogen  The Green Hornet

 

MOST UNDERPLAYED ROLE

Emily Browning  Sucker Punch

Daniel Craig  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

David Fincher  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

January Jones  X-Men: First Class

Gwyneth Paltrow  Contagion

 

LEAST CONVINCING SCREEN COUPLE

M.Fassbender & J.Lawrence  X-Men: First Class

T.Hanks & J.Roberts  Larry Crowne

C.Hemsworth & N.Portman  Thor

R.Huntington-Whitley & S.Laboeuf  Transformers 3

B.Lively & R.Reynolds  Green Lantern

 

WORST MUSIC

Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Green Lantern

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

 

WORST SONG

“Hot Wings”, Will.I.Am. feat. Jamie Foxx,Rio

“One Night in Bangkok (M.Tyson cover), Hangover 2

 

See The Bestest and Coolest Categories Nominees
See The Technical, Artistic and Not Quite Human Categories Nominees
See The Critic’s Eye Categories Nominees
See Catagoria Esoterica Categories Nominees

Go to the 31st Annual Silver Lenas Movie Awards Nominations Announcement Posting