Actress Shailene Woodley took a few more steps toward owning the MTV demographic that Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart have had a stranglehold on the last few years Sunday by claiming a pair of awards at the top of the 2015 MTV Movie Awards: Best Actress for her work in "The Fault in Our Stars" and the Trailblazer Award for forging her own path in the industry.
O.K., so the producers of the MTV Movie Awards and the network itself got quite lucky. The red carpet for the 2015 show was verging on the worst ever. How weak was it? The red carpet for the last Teen Choice Awards was close to blowing it away.
Meryl Streep has three Oscars and 19 nominations. Something she didn't have coming into this weekend? An MTV Movie Award. Well, she can cross that one off the ole' bucket list.
The 2015 MTV Movie Awards were handed out Sunday, April 12 in a telecast held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Here is a complete list of all the winners and nominees.
Oscar Isaac has delivered another superb performance in Alex Garland's "Ex Machina." It follows a National Board of Review-winning turn in "A Most Violent Year" which, frankly, should have earned him an Academy Award nomination this past January. Of course, you could also say he should have received more recognition for his work in "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "Drive," but Isaac's time will come. Potentially with whatever projects he chooses after shooting "X-Men: Apocalypse" this summer. But, before we get to Isaac's blueprint or building his character in "Machina" let's get to the subject you probably really want him to hear about, "Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens."
The MTV Movie Awards have been touch and go for years, but there's one thing we feel fairly confident about regarding the 2015 edition: Amy Schumer will rule.
For a man whose directorial debut has earned almost uniformly stellar reviews, Alex Garland seems slightly pessimistic about what might come next. It's likely because of his experiences writing "Sunshine," "Never Let Me Go" and "Dredd." All three earned some heaping of critical praise, but either disappointed or had middling success at the box office. "Ex Machina," which has already had success on the other side of the Atlantic, may break that trend.
The Academy got some scheduling news out of the way today announcing the timetable for the 88th Academy Awards as well as broadcast dates for the 2017 and 2018 Oscars.
Vin Diesel is jumping back into the prestige movie world. And, yes, that's "back." Diesel has made his name in the "Fast and Furious" and Riddick franchises, but many forget he actually has a Steven Spielberg movie on his resume ("Saving Private Ryan"). He also starred in the cult drama "Boiler Room" and voiced the title character in the classic animated film "The Iron Giant." What many have already forgotten, however, is that Diesel earned the best reviews of his career in Sidney Lumet's 2006 courtroom drama "Find Me Guilty." Now, Diesel is getting serious again by teaming up with another cinematic master, Ang Lee.
One of the amazing things about the Sundance Film Festival is it attracts people from all walks of life from all over the globe. As one of the world’s preeminent film festivals that might seem obvious, but my experience during the world premiere of “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” may surprise even the most callous industry observers.