MTV Movie & TV Awards
The MTV Movie & TV Awards is a film and television awards show presented annually on MTV. The nominees are decided by producers and executives at MTV, winners are decided online by the general public. Presently voting is done through MTVs official website through a special Movie Awards link at movieawards. mtv. com, the most recent award show took place on April 9,2016. Winners are presented with the golden statue, made by New York firm. Unlike its sister event MTV Video Music Awards, the MTV Movie Awards were taped, the entire production was taped in a completely different order than what the MTV viewing audience saw. For example, the shows host would tape all his/her monologues and introductions at one time, celebrities would often only appear at the live taping for the announcement of their award category, and members of the general audience fill their vacant seats during the other times. Through editing, MTV was able to present to its audience a awards show which appears to be taped in live sequence.
This method of production allowed profanity to be edited from the show, the actual live taping aired same-day on pay-per-view channels in most metropolitan cities around the world. Some awards telecasts had shown in television syndication. However, in 2007, this changed, as MTV and Survivor producer Mark Burnett announced that the 2007 edition would be broadcast live on MTV for the first time on June 3,2007 in Los Angeles. The 2016 broadcast was the first show since 2006 not to air live as the event was taped on April 9,2016 before airing on Viacoms MTV networks the following day on April 10. Since 2007, polls for several awards were voted by users on MTVs official website. Prior to announcing the winner MTV would air testimonials from major Hollywood celebrities praising the winners greatness while only offering a slight tease as to who the winner was, following Clint Howards win and emotional reaction the award was discontinued. The MTV Generation Award is the successor to the MTV Lifetime Achievement Award, the recipient of the award is celebrated for great achievement in movies.
The distinction is given to an artist who has shown us a variety of roles, a personal and professional flair and of course. 2016, Will Smith The Silver Bucket of Excellence is an award that was given to a film that has made lasting impact on moviegoers and it was further defined in 2006 as honoring a film of the past that resonates with even more meaning today. The award is given to an actor of young age that managed to inspire others with a portfolio of work. Emma Stone was awarded the first MTV Trailblazer Award on 2012,2013, Will Ferrell 2015, Kevin Hart 2016, Melissa McCarthy Since 1993, scenes are spoofed, mostly from that years most popular films, although television shows and older movies have been chosen
Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson is an English actor, producer and musician. Pattinson started his career by playing Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Twilight brought Pattinson worldwide fame, and established him among the highest paid, in 2009, he portrayed Salvador Dalí in Little Ashes. That same year, a film, about the actors fame. He appeared as a young man in Remember Me and starred in a romantic drama. His performance as a tough, cold-hearted and calculating billionaire in David Cronenbergs Cosmopolis, Pattinson started his career as a model at the age of 12. In 2013 Dior Homme signed him as the face of their Fragrances, in 2016, he became the first brand ambassador of their Menswear collection. Pattinson composes and plays his own music and he has sang songs for Twilight film series and the 2008 independent comedy-drama film How to Be. He became ambassador of the latter in 2015 to help raise awareness of it. He is a member of International Medical Corps and has promoted and shared details about cancer through PSAs to raise awareness about the disease and his father, imported vintage cars from the United States, and his mother, worked for a modelling agency.
Pattinson has two sisters and singer Elizabeth Lizzy Pattinson. Growing up in Barnes, London, he attended Tower House School until he was 12 and he became involved in amateur theatre at the Barnes Theatre Company. He auditioned and was cast in a role in Guys. He next auditioned for Thornton Wilders Our Town, and was cast as George Gibbs and he appeared in Anything Goes and Macbeth. He caught the attention of an agent in a production of Tess of the dUrbervilles. In May 2005, he was scheduled to appear in the UK premiere of The Woman Before at the Royal Court Theatre, that year he played Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. For this role he was named that years British Star of Tomorrow by The Times and had more than once been hailed as the next Jude Law. In 2006, Pattinson appeared in The Haunted Airman a psychological thriller, aired on BBC Four on 31 October, the Stage praised his performance by saying that played the airman of the title with a perfect combination of youthful terror and world weary cynicism
Cinema of the United States
The cinema of the United States, often metonymously referred to as Hollywood, has had a profound effect on cinema across the world since the early 20th century. The dominant style of American cinema is Classical Hollywood Cinema, which developed from 1917-1960, while the French Lumière Brothers are generally credited with the birth of modern cinema, it is American cinema that soon became the most dominant force in an emerging industry. Since the 1920s, the American film industry has grossed more money every year than that of any other country, in 1878, Eadweard Muybridge demonstrated the power of photography to capture motion. In 1894, the worlds first commercial motion picture exhibition was given in New York City, the United States was in the forefront of sound film development in the following decades. Since the early 20th century, the U. S. film industry has largely been based in and around Hollywood, Los Angeles, director D. W. Griffith was central to the development of film grammar. Orson Welless Citizen Kane is frequently cited in critics polls as the greatest film of all time.
T, the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, Avatar, The Avengers, Furious 7, Jurassic World, and Star Wars, The Force Awakens. Today, American film studios collectively generate several hundred movies every year, muybridges accomplishment led inventors everywhere to attempt to make similar devices that would capture such motion. In the United States, Thomas Edison was among the first to produce such a device, the history of cinema in the United States can trace its roots to the East Coast where, at one time, Fort Lee, New Jersey was the motion picture capital of America. The industry got its start at the end of the 19th century with the construction of Thomas Edisons Black Maria, in 1909, a forerunner of Universal Studios, the Champion Film Company, built the first studio. They were quickly followed by others who either built new studios or who leased facilities in Fort Lee, such notables as Mary Pickford got their start at Biograph Studios. In New York, the Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, was built during the silent film era, was used by the Marx Brothers, the Edison Studios were located in the Bronx.
Chelsea, Manhattan was frequently used, other major centers of film production included Chicago, Texas and Cuba. The film patents wars of the early 20th century led to the spread of film companies across the U. S and they started filming on a vacant lot near Georgia Street in downtown Los Angeles. While there, the decided to explore new territories, traveling several miles north to Hollywood. Griffith filmed the first movie shot in Hollywood, In Old California, a Biograph melodrama about California in the 19th century. Griffith stayed there for months and made several films before returning to New York, after hearing about Griffiths success in Hollywood, in 1913, many movie-makers headed west to avoid the fees imposed by Thomas Edison, who owned patents on the movie-making process. Nestor Studios of Bayonne, New Jersey, built the first studio in Hollywood in 1911, Californias more hospitable and cost-effective climate led to the eventual shift of virtually all filmmaking to the West Coast by the 1930s.
In Los Angeles, the studios and Hollywood grew, before World War I, movies were made in several U. S. cities, but filmmakers gravitated to southern California as the industry developed
Washington Irving was an American short story writer, biographer and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Irving served as the U. S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846. He made his debut in 1802 with a series of observational letters to the Morning Chronicle. After moving to England for the business in 1815, he achieved international fame with the publication of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon. He continued to publish regularly—and almost always successfully—throughout his life, and just eight months before his death, Irving was admired by some European writers, including Walter Scott, Lord Byron, Thomas Campbell, Francis Jeffrey, and Charles Dickens. Washington Irvings parents were William Irving, Sr. originally of Quholm, Shapinsay and they married in 1761 while William was serving as a petty officer in the British Navy. They had eleven children, eight of whom survived to adulthood and their first two sons, each named William, died in infancy, as did their fourth child, John.
Their surviving children were, William, Jr. Ann, Catherine, John Treat and Washington. At age six, with the help of a nanny, Irving met his namesake, the president blessed young Irving, an encounter Irving commemorated in a small watercolor painting, which still hangs in his home today. The Irvings lived at 131 William Street at the time of Washington Irvings birth, the family moved across the street to 128 William St. An uninterested student, Irving preferred adventure stories and drama and and it was in Tarrytown that Irving became familiar with the nearby town of Sleepy Hollow, with its quaint Dutch customs and local ghost stories. Irving made several trips up the Hudson as a teenager, including an extended visit to Johnstown, New York, where he passed through the Catskill mountain region. F all the scenery of the Hudson, Irving wrote later, the 19-year-old Irving began writing letters to the New York Morning Chronicle in 1802, submitting commentaries on the citys social and theater scene under the name of Jonathan Oldstyle.
The name, which evoked the writers Federalist leanings, was the first of many pseudonyms Irving would employ throughout his career. The letters brought Irving some early fame and moderate notoriety, concerned for his health, Irvings brothers financed an extended tour of Europe from 1804 to 1806. Irving bypassed most of the sites and locations considered essential for the development of an upwardly mobile young man, William wrote that, though he was pleased his brothers health was improving, he did not like the choice to gallop through Italy. Leaving Florence on your left and Venice on your right, Irving honed the social and conversational skills that would make him one of the worlds most in-demand guests. I endeavor to take things as they come with cheerfulness, Irving wrote, while visiting Rome in 1805, Irving struck up a friendship with the American painter Washington Allston, and nearly allowed himself to be persuaded into following Allston into a career as a painter
Maps to the Stars
The screenplay was written by Bruce Wagner, who had written a novel entitled Dead Stars based on the Maps to the Stars script, after initial plans for making the film with Cronenberg fell through. This is the third Cronenberg film made with Canadian actress Sarah Gadon and it is the first Cronenberg film shot partially in the United States, although most of it was shot, like his other films, in his native city of Toronto, Canada. The film concerns the plight of a star and a washed up actress while commenting on the entertainment industrys relationship with Western civilization as a whole. The film premiered in competition for the Palme dOr at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival on May 19,2014, Moore won the festivals Best Actress Award. Following its premiere at Cannes, the film had a release in France on May 21,2014. Agatha arrives in Los Angeles and employs limousine driver Jerome to take her to the site of the house of child star Benjie Weiss. Agatha has severe burns to her face and body, and takes an amount of medication.
Benjie visits a child suffering from lymphoma in the hospital, however. Benjie’s father, Dr. Stafford Weiss, is a TV psychologist who is treating aging actress Havana Segrand for abuse she suffered at the hands of her deceased mother, Havana’s agent struggles to get Havana a role in a remake of her mother’s film Stolen Waters. Havana routinely hallucinates about the younger version of her mother. Benjie and his mother, negotiate a role for Benjie in a film as his comeback after drug rehabilitation, at the suggestion of Carrie Fisher, Havana hires Agatha, whom she had met on Twitter, as a personal assistant. Agatha continues to see Jerome, and a romance forms, though Jerome appears resistant at first, using Havana’s role in Stolen Waters to gain access to the production lot, Agatha visits Benjie on set. A schizophrenic, Agatha tells him that she has returned from a sanatorium to make amends for setting the fire that burned her and nearly killed him when he was seven. When Stafford learns Agatha visited Benjie, he visits her in a rage and warns her to leave L. A.
Benjie breaks his sobriety, getting high on GHB, Agatha visits her mother, Cristina, to make amends. Cristina reveals that she and Stafford are brother and sister, making Agatha, Stafford comes home, and when Agatha tells him she knows about their familial relations, Stafford violently beats her, until Cristina intervenes. During the altercation, Agatha steals Cristina’s wedding ring, on set, Benjie is haunted by the girl from the hospital, during a hallucination, he strangles his young co-star. The child survives, though Benjie is now to be replaced in the film, Havana requests Jerome as a driver and seduces him in the backseat of his parked limo in the driveway of her home, as Agatha watches from the window. Havana enters the house and berates Agatha for her performance at work
The Twilight Saga (film series)
The Twilight Saga is a series of five romance fantasy films from Summit Entertainment based on the four novels by American author Stephenie Meyer. The films star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, the series has grossed over $3.3 billion in worldwide receipts and consists, to date, of five motion pictures. The first installment, was released on November 21,2008, the second installment, New Moon, followed on November 20,2009, breaking box office records as the biggest midnight screening and opening day in history, grossing an estimated $72.7 million. The third installment, was released on June 30,2010, the series was in development since 2004 at Paramount Pictures, during which time a screen adaptation of Twilight that differed significantly from the novel was written. Three years later, Summit Entertainment acquired the rights to the film, a two-part adaptation of Breaking Dawn began shooting in November 2010 with November 18,2011, and November 16,2012, release dates. Twilight was in development for three years at Paramount Picturess MTV Films, during which time a screen adaptation differing significantly from the novel was written.
For example, the script transformed Bella into a star athlete, the idea of seeing a scene converted correctly, specifically the meadow scene, convinced Meyer to sell the rights. In seeing the script, she was frightened that she had made the wrong decision, when Summit Entertainment reinvented itself as a full-service studio in April 2007, it successfully acquired the rights to the novel. Erik Feig, President of Production at Summit Entertainment, guaranteed a close adaptation to the book, the company perceived the film as an opportunity to launch a franchise based on the success of Meyers book and its sequels. Meyer felt that Summit was open to letting her be a part of the film, Catherine Hardwicke was hired to direct the film, and soon afterward, Melissa Rosenberg was selected to be the films structural base as the writer of the film. Rosenberg developed an outline by the end of August and collaborated with Hardwicke on writing the screenplay during the following month, was a great sounding board and had all sorts of brilliant ideas.
Id finish off scenes and send them to her, and get back her notes, because of the impending WGA strike, Rosenberg worked full-time to finish the screenplay before October 31. In adapting the novel for the screen, she had to condense a great deal, some characters were left out, and others were combined. Meyer, the author, and Hardwicke, the director, had a relationship while developing Twilight. Hardwicke wanted to embrace the experience and make the characters in the come to life. She would call Meyer after changing a scene slightly, which surprised the author because, Meyer, a natural pessimist, was waiting for the worst but, called her experience in the books film adaptation the best I could have hoped for. Kristen Stewart was on the set of Adventureland when Hardwicke visited her for a screen test. Hardwicke did not initially choose Robert Pattinson for the role of Edward Cullen, Meyer allowed Pattinson to view a manuscript of the unfinished Midnight Sun, which chronicles the events in Twilight from Edwards point of view
It is based on the novel of the same name by Don DeLillo. On 25 May 2012, the film premiered in competition for the Palme dOr at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, the film was released in Canada on 8 June 2012, and began a limited release in the United States on 17 August 2012 by eOne Films. It is Cronenbergs first foray into script writing since 1999s eXistenZ, various visitors discuss the meaning of life and inconsequential trivia. The traffic jams are caused by a visit of the President of the United States and the funeral of Erics favorite musician, despite devastating currency speculation losses over the course of the day, Packer fantasizes about buying the Rothko Chapel. He meets his wife, Elise, in her taxi, for coffee, in a bookstore, Packer has sex with two other women. When after a day of poor trading he destroys a large part of his wealth, anti-capitalist activists demonstrate on the street. They wave rats and declare A spectre is haunting the world and they spray-paint Packers limo and one subjects him to a pieing.
Packer learns that an assassin is out to him. In his car, his doctor performs his daily medical checkup, Eric worries about the doctors finding that he has an asymmetrical prostate. As the currency speculation wipes out most of his fortune, Erics world begins to disintegrate, at the destination, the barber, who knew his father, cuts Erics hair on one side. The barber and limo driver discuss their respective careers driving cabs, the barber gives Eric his gun because he had thrown away the bodyguards gun. Eric follows a path of further self-destruction, visiting his potential murderer, former employee Richard Sheets a. k. a, Eric seems ready to commit suicide, but instead deliberately shoots himself in the hand. The film ends with the potential murderer holding a gun to Erics head threatening to kill him, Brancos Alfama Films is producing the film about a day in the life of a young billionaire financier who, over the course of a traumatic day, loses all his wealth. A director will be named shortly and DeLillo is on board to collaborate, on 26 July 2009, it was announced that Canadian director David Cronenberg had become involved in the project and would now bring the novel to the screen.
The film was scheduled to begin filming in 2010, with Paulo Brancos Paris-based production house Alfama Films co-producing with Cronenbergs Toronto Antenna Ltd. On 3 September 2009, Paulo Branco officially confirmed to Screendaily. com that Cronenberg has now finished his screenplay and is now looking to cast the film. On 13 January 2010, it was reported that Cronenberg was still committed to the film, although a cast, Cronenberg said that everyone was happy with the script and he was very fond of the project. Principal photography took place in Toronto and was completed in July 2011, colin Farrell was initially cast in the main role but left due to scheduling difficulties with Total Recall
Deauville American Film Festival
The Deauville American Film Festival is a yearly film festival devoted to American cinema, taking place since 1975 in Deauville, France. It was established by Lionel Chouchan, André Halimi, and Mayor of Deauville Michel dOrnano, although not competitive at its origin, the festival began to award prizes in 1995, for feature films, and 1998 for short films. This award was named Grand Prix spécial Deauville from 1995 to 2007,1989, Torch Song Trilogy by Paul Bogart 1990, Pump Up the Volume by Allan Moyle Tune in Tomorrow by Jon Amiel 1991, Trust by Hal Hartley Hangin with the Homeboys by Joseph B. It carries a grant of 3,000 euros for the awarded director-writer,3,000 euros for the films producer, and 10,000 euros for the French distributor to help promote the film. The award, which is named in honour of the former Mayor of Deauville and co-founder of the festival, thomas for Willy 1er The Revelation Prize is awarded by a Revelation jury composed of up-and-coming actors and filmmakers. 1996, Charlotte Rampling, Sabine Azéma, René Cleitman, Dominique Farrugia, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni, Laura Morante, Ornella Muti, Melvil Poupaud and Alain Rocca.
1997, Sophie Marceau, Élodie Bouchez, Philippe Carcassonne, Étienne Chatiliez, Alain Finkielkraut, John Hurt, Michèle Laroque, Inés Sastre, Nathalie Quintane and Lambert Wilson. 1998, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Michèle Halberstadt, Sandrine Kiberlain, Virginie Ledoyen, Russell Banks, Maurice Bernart, Alessandro Gassman, Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Éric Serra and Christian Vincent. 1999, Régis Wargnier, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Humbert Balsan, Richard Berry, Gabriel Byrne, Jean-Pierre Dionnet, Marie Gillain, Michel Houellebecq, Marie-France Pisier and Elsa Zylberstein. 2000, Neil Jordan, Guillaume Canet, Clotilde Courau, Tchéky Karyo, Philippe Labro, Samuel Le Bihan, François Ozon, Vincent Perez, Danièle Thompson and Marie Trintignant. 2001, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Sandrine Bonnaire, Marion Cotillard, Arielle Dombasle, Gérard Darmon, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Darius Khondji, Benoît Poelvoorde and Gabriel Yared. 2002, Pierre Lescure, Chantal Akerman, Richard Anconina, Jean-Marc Barr, Charles Berling, Amira Casar, Julie Gayet, Irène Jacob, Cédric Kahn and Bruno Wolkowitch.
2003, Roman Polanski, Claudia Cardinale, Pawel Edelman, Jacques Fieschi, Ben Kingsley, Anne Parillaud, Zbigniew Preisner, Ludivine Sagnier, Fernando Trueba and Tom Tykwer. 2004, Claude Lelouch, Anouk Aimée, Marie-Josée Croze, Danièle Heymann, Diane Kurys, Jeanne Labrune, Claudie Ossard, Bettina Rheims and Mathilde Seigner. 2005, Alain Corneau, Enki Bilal, Dominique Blanc, Romane Bohringer, Rachida Brakni, Dominik Moll, Melvil Poupaud and Brigitte Roüan. 2006, Nicole Garcia, Maurice Barthélémy, Guillaume Canet, Amira Casar, Emmanuelle Castro, Antoine de Caunes, Julien Clerc, Philippe Djian and Marthe Keller. 2007, André Téchiné, Odile Barski, Xavier Beauvois, Nicolas Cazalé, Charlélie Couture, Émilie Deleuze, Anouk Grinberg,2008, Carole Bouquet, Édouard Baer, Ronit Elkabetz, Diane Fleri, Pierre Jolivet, Cédric Kahn, Cristian Mungiu, Leonor Silveira and Dean Tavoularis. 2009, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Hiam Abbass, Dany Boon, Jean-Loup Dabadie, Émilie Dequenne, Déborah François, Sandrine Kiberlain, Patrice Leconte, Géraldine Pailhas and Bruno Podalydès
Salmagundi, or The Whim-whams and Opinions of Launcelot Langstaff, Esq. & Others, commonly referred to as Salmagundi, was a 19th-century satirical periodical created and written by American writer Washington Irving, his oldest brother, the collaborators produced twenty issues at irregular intervals between January 24,1807 and January 15,1808. Salmagundi lampooned New York City culture and politics in a manner much like todays Mad magazine and it was in the November 11,1807, issue that Irving first attached the name Gotham to New York City, based on the alleged stupidity of the people of Gotham, Nottinghamshire. Irving and his collaborators published the periodical using a variety of pseudonyms, including Will Wizard, Launcelot Langstaff, Pindar Cockloft. Irving and Paulding discontinued Salmagundi in January 1808, following a disagreement with publisher David Longworth over profits, the Complete Works of Washington Irving, Volume 6. Edited by Bruce Granger & Martha Hartzog
Twilight (2008 film)
Twilight is a 2008 American romantic fantasy film based on Stephenie Meyers popular novel of the same name. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, the film stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and it is the first film in The Twilight Saga film series. This film focuses on the development of the relationship between Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, and the subsequent efforts of Edward and his family to keep Bella safe from a coven of evil vampires. The project was in development for three years at Paramount Pictures, during which time a screen adaptation that differed significantly from the novel was written. Summit Entertainment acquired the rights to the novel after three years of the projects stagnant development, Melissa Rosenberg wrote a new adaptation of the novel shortly before the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike and sought to be faithful to the novels storyline. Principal photography took 44 days and completed on May 2,2008, Twilight was theatrically released on November 21,2008, it grossed over US$393 million worldwide.
It was released on DVD March 21,2009 and became the most purchased DVD of the year, the soundtrack was released on November 4,2008. Following the films success, New Moon and Eclipse, the two novels in the series, were produced as films the following year. Seventeen-year-old Isabella Bella Swan moves to Forks, a town on Washingtons Olympic Peninsula, to live with her father. Her mother, Renée, is remarried to a minor league baseball player, Bella makes several friends at her new high school, but she is intrigued by the mysterious and aloof Cullen siblings. Bella sits next to Edward Cullen in biology class on her first day of school, after a week of absence from school, Edward comes back and talks to Bella normally. A few days later, Bella is nearly struck by a van in the parking lot. Edward saves her by covering a distance of over 30 feet. He subsequently refuses to explain his actions to Bella and warns her against befriending him, after much research, Bella concludes that Edward is a vampire.
He eventually confirms this but says he and the other Cullens only consume animal blood, the pair fall in love, and Edward introduces Bella to his vampire family. Carlisle Cullen, the patriarch, is a doctor working in Forks. His wife is Esme, and Alice, Emmett and Bellas relationship is soon put in jeopardy, when three nomadic vampires—James and Laurent—arrive in Forks. James, a vampire with incredible hunting instincts, is instantly intrigued by Edwards protectiveness over a human
Independent Spirit Awards
The Film Independent Spirit Awards, founded in 1984, are awards dedicated to independent filmmakers. Winners were typically presented with acrylic glass pyramids containing suspended shoestrings representing the paltry budgets of independent films, in 1986, the event was renamed the Independent Spirit Awards. Since 2006, winners have received a trophy depicting a bird with its wings spread sitting atop of a pole with the shoestrings from the previous design wrapped around the pole, Film Independent Members vote to determine the winners of the Spirit Awards. The awards show is held inside a tent on the beach in Santa Monica, the show is broadcast live on the IFC network, as well as Hollywood Suite in Canada and A&E Latin America. The 32nd Independent Spirit Awards ceremony, hosted by Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, was broadcast live on IFC on Saturday, official website Film Independent Film Independents channel on YouTube Film Independent at the Internet Movie Database Independent Spirit Awards at the Internet Movie Database
14th Empire Awards
The 14th Empire Awards ceremony, presented by the British film magazine Empire, honored the best films of 2008 and took place on 29 March 2009 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, England. During the ceremony, Empire presented Empire Awards in 12 categories as well as four honorary awards, the Sony Ericsson Soundtrack Award was renamed to Best Soundtrack and the Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy award was renamed this year only to Best Sci-Fi/Superhero. The Best Newcomer and Best Soundtrack awards were presented for the last time, Irish comedian Dara Ó Briain hosted the show for the first time. The awards were sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey for the first time, the Dark Knight won the most awards with three including Best Film and Best Director for Christopher Nolan. Other winners included Eden Lake, Mamma Mia, quantum of Solace, RocknRolla, Son of Rambow, Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Wanted with one. Stephen Power and Conal OMeara from the United Kingdom won the Done In 60 Seconds Award for their 60-second film version of Jerry Maguire, winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
The shortlisted nominees were revealed on 2 March 2009 and finale voting ended on 12 March 2009