Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Neil Patrick Harris to host the 85th Annual Academy Award ceremony.

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Today it was announced that Neil Patrick Harris, most famous for his four-time Emmy-nominated portrayal of Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother and playing the titular character in Doogie Howzer, M.D., is going to be the host of the 85th Academy Awards. He is a talented actor and a wonderful showman as he hosted the Tony Awards before and has a career on the stage.

This of course is kind of not really a surprise since he has a supporting role in Gone Girl this year, a film that is highly in Oscar contention ever since it has been released. Also, ever since doubling down on the unconventional choice of Seth MacFarlane being host at the telecast two years ago, the Oscars definitely seem to be playing it safe since then, what with Ellen DeGeneres hosting the previous year and had hosted again previously back in 2007 to strong reviews. Again, with Harris being the host of the Tony Awards for several years now, it seems to me that the Oscars don't want another potential "stinker" like MacFarlane to happen again (though I thought MacFarlane did a pretty decent job hosting the ceremony). Needless to say, he is an interesting choice and will probably most certainly make this telecast a fun one, especially since they will likely give him an elaborate musical number a la "It's Not Just for Gays Anymore" at the 65th Tony Awards.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

2014 Tyler's Choice Music Awards ~ OFFICIAL NOMINATIONS!!1!

Here they are. After much deliberation, and many crucial cuts, another Tyler's Choice Music Awards is here with these as the official nominees. Of course, these are all in my opinions and may or may not reflect your own. Thanks and enjoy reading!

Best Song by a Male Vocalist

  • "All of Me" - John Legend
  • "Happy" - Pharrell Williams
  • "Raging Fire" - Phillip Phillips
  • "Sing" - Ed Sheeran
  • "Stay With Me" - Sam Smith

Best Song by a Female Vocalist

  • "Chandelier" - Sia
  • "Human" - Christina Perri
  • "Let it Go" - Idina Menzel
  • "Team" - Lorde
  • "Unconditionally" - Katy Perry

Best Song by a Duo, Group or Band

  • "Fancy" - Iggy Azalea, ft. Charli XCX
  • "Maps" - Maroon 5
  • "The Monster" - Eminem, ft. Rihanna
  • "Say Something" - A Great Big World, ft. Christina Aguilera
  • "Story of My Life" - One Direction

Best Album

  • Frozen - various artists
  • Mandatory Fun - "Weird Al" Yankovic
  • The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem
  • Platinum - Miranda Lambert
  • Reflektor - Arcade Fire

Best Music Video

  • "Chandelier" - Sia
  • "Happy" - Pharrell Williams
  • "Problem" - Ariana Grande, ft. Iggy Azalea
  • "Say Something" - A Great Big World, ft. Christina Aguilera
  • "Tacky" - "Weird Al" Yankovic

Best Country Song

  • "Automatic" - Miranda Lambert
  • "Bartender" - Lady Antebellum
  • "Give Me Back My Hometown" - Eric Church
  • "Invisible" - Hunter Hayes
  • "Something Bad" - Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood

Best Pop Song

  • "Counting Stars" - OneRepublic
  • "Maps" - Maroon 5
  • "Not a Bad Thing'' - Justin Timberlake
  • "Say Something" - A Great Big World, ft. Christina Aguilera
  • "Stay With Me" - Sam Smith

Best Rap Song

  • "Drunk in Love" - Beyonce, ft. Jay-Z
  • "Fancy" - Iggy Azalea, ft. Charli XCX
  • "Headlights" - Eminem, ft. Nate Reuss
  • "The Monster" - Eminem, ft. Rihanna
  • "Rap God" - Eminem

Best Rock Song

  • "The Chamber" - Lenny Kravitz
  • "Lazaretto" - Jack White
  • "Pompeii" - Bastille
  • "Raging Fire" - Phillip Phillips
  • "West Coast" - Lana Del Rey

Best Songwriting

  • "The Monster" - Eminem, ft. Rihanna
  • "Raging Fire" - Phillip Phillips
  • "Say Something" - A Great Big World, ft. Christina Aguilera
  • "Stay With Me" - Sam Smith
  • "Team" - Lorde

Best Original Score

  • Frozen - Christophe Beck
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel - Alexandre Desplat
  • Her - Arcade Fire
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Howard Shore
  • Saving Mr. Banks - Thomas Newman

Best Song Written for Visual Media

  • "Boom Clap" - The Fault in Our Stars
  • "Everything is Awesome!" - The LEGO Movie
  • "Happy" - Pharrell Williams
  • "Let it Go" - Frozen
  • "Lost Stars" - Begin Again

Best New Artist

  • Aloe Blacc
  • Bastille
  • A Great Big World
  • Iggy Azalea
  • Sam Smith