Feb 272012
 

The Muppets are back in the movies, and appreciated by the Silver Lenas Movie Awards nominators with a notable 7 nominations.  These include two songs (although not the one that won this year’s Oscar - but there is a definite reference to ‘Man or Muppet’ in another of the film’s Silver Lenas nominations.)

The Muppets’s nominations are listed below:

Best Player With <=2 Scenes Jim Parsons  [muppet Walter's reflection in the "Man or Muppet" song]

Best Original Song “Life’s a Happy Song”

Best Original Song “Let’s Talk About Me”,  Tex Richman rap

Most Obtrusive Product Placement

The “Jon Bunnyman” Award For Artistic Excellence Through The Intentional And Judicious Use Of Bad Writing

“Companiero” Award For When Somebody Plays Themselves As a Fictional Character
Jack Black

The “Jackie Chan” Award For Happiest Movie Goodness The Muppets are back in the movies!

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

Feb 152012
 

Canadian indie film You Are Here and The Muppets are tied leading in this section with 3 nominations.

Snowboarder Shaun White matches last years winner Paulo Roberto (of both Companiero and Andre The Giant Awards) with nominations for both categories for his performance in Friends With Benefits.

THE “JON BUNNYMAN” AWARD FOR ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE THROUGH THE INTENTIONAL AND JUDICIOUS USE OF BAD WRITING

Captain America: the First Avenger  [esp. USO Tour]

The Muppets 

Super 8  [Zombie film made by kids and shown at end]

You Are Here

Young Adult  [Charlize's horrible young-adult fiction]

 

THE “DEATH MACHINE” AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN NO-BUDGET FILMMAKING

Attack the Block

Hobo With a Shotgun

POM Presents the Greatest Movie Ever Sold

Trollhunter

You Are Here

 

THE “DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE” AWARD FOR REALLY MESSING WITH YOUR BRAIN

The Adjustment Bureau

The Butcher, The Chef, & the Swordsman

Rango

Source Code

You Are Here

 

“COMPANIERO” AWARD FOR WHEN SOMEBODY PLAYS THEMSELVES AS A FICTIONAL CHARACTER

Jack Black  The Muppets

Neil Patrick Harris  Harold & Kumar XMas

David Hasselhoff  Hop

Matt Lauer  The Beaver

Shaun White  Friends With Benefits

 

“ANDRE THE GIANT” AWARD FOR USE OF ATHLETES IN FILM

Casey Bond  Moneyball  [played Chad Bradford]

Royce Clayton  Moneyball  [played Miguel Tejada]

Mike Tyson  The Hangover II

Various wrestlers & MMA  Warrior

Shaun White  Friends With Benefits

 

THE “STEVEY SEAGULL” AWARD FOR GREATEST MOVIE MONSTROSITY

Errol Morris’s “Tabloid” unreleased despite strong reaction on festival circuit

Glee 3D takes theatre space away from real movies (I thought the Five Minute Hate was only upposed to last five minutes!  Orwell was wrong!)

Interactive smartphone ads before movies, a new level of aggravation

James Franco & Anne Hathaway: REALLY Terrible Oscar hosts (even worse than last year’s Seagull nominees Baldwin/Martin!)

Transformers 3 is bullcrap, makes bazillions, and we’re too weary to even bother nominating it for Worst Film

 

THE “JACKIE CHAN” AWARD FOR HAPPIEST MOVIE GOODNESS

Bridesmaids proves there can be female-driven blockbuster hits!

The Comedy Stylings of Alex:  Providing last year’s award trivia, and saving The Editing Room!

Marvel Studios releases three good movies (Thor, X-Men, CaptainAmerica)!

The Muppets are back in the movies!

Tributes to silent film dominate year-end kudos while 3D struggles at box office!

 

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 The Critic’s Eye Categories Nominees

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