Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Rihanna's "We Found Love" was nominated for Video of the Year, Best Female Video and Best Pop Video. "Where Have You Been" was nominated for Best Choreography and Best Visual Effects. In addition, she is featured on Drake's "Take Care" which received four nominations, and on Coldplay's "Princess of China" which was nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Direction.
The nominations for Drake's "Take Care" were for Video of the Year, Best Male Video, Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography. His fifth nomination was for "HYFR" featuring Lil Wayne, which picked up a Best Hip-Hop Video mention.
Slate includes latest films from Ken Burns, Alex Gibney and Julien Temple as well as fresh perspectives on high profile figures including Jared Leto and Thirty Seconds to Mars, Olympic runner Ben Johnson, playwright Sam Shepard, Snoop Dogg and Iceberg Slim
Toronto – The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced its 2012 slate of documentaries. The TIFF Docs lineup includes Moon lovers, extreme surfers and disco dancers; films that offer insight into known figures and the art of show business as well as sensitive and eye-opening spotlights on big issues and current events. Canadian documentaries include highly anticipated projects from Canadian directors Denis Côté, Barry Avrich and Peter Mettler.
Films exploring pressing, hot button issues include Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing, Matthew Cooke’s How to Make Money Selling Drugs, Marina Zenovich’s Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out, and a number of powerful films dealing with the conflict in the Middle East: Dror Moreh’s The Gatekeepers, Dan Setton’s State 194 and Mahdi Fleifel’s A World Not Ours.
Monday, July 30, 2012
DTCC free documentary ia a screening and public discussion series that utilizes documentary film as a tool for community engagement and activism.
Filmmakers must be from the GTA or members of DOC Toronto. All screenings will be followed by a moderated audience discussion forum with the filmmaker, participants from the film, and other experts.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Eli Roth was the writer and director of Cabin Fever, Hostel and Hostel: Part II. He also acted in those films as well as others such as Inglourious Basterds and Piranha 3-D. Roth has been in Toronto shooting the the werewolf series Hemlock Grove for Netflix.
Roth says, "I love the Italian cannibal sub-genre from the late seventies and early eighties. The two undisputed maestros of the genre, Ruggero Deodato and Umberto Lenzi, battled back and forth to reign supreme as the Cannibal King. I've shown Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust lots of love in the past (Deodato even did a cameo as a cannibal in Hostel: Part II), but I also want to show my appreciation for the great Lenzi and see how grisly and visceral his work looks projected in 35mm. I've never seen this film projected, so for me it will be like seeing it for the first time as it was meant to be seen, in a theatre with an audience full of horror fans, in all its uncut Italian glory."
Saturday, July 28, 2012
The accept films of every genre including: experimental, animated, personal, handmade, diary/essay, documentaries. They may be done with live performance and music mixed with film. They accept any film made within the last five years, although some exceptions can be made if you arrange it in advance.
Friday, July 27, 2012
They will not only feature orchestral strings, but all manner of stringed instruments from around the world – "from cellos to ouds, koras to harps, burus to hurdy gurdys to pipa, quanun to double bass."
"Come explore the dramatically different aural soundscapes created by stringed instruments from across the world, played by virtuosi from home and abroad. Be prepared to open your ears, drop your preconceptions and discover new and ancient heartwarming resonances."
Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Super 8 led with three awards each. Rise of the Planet of the Apes beat out Super 8 to win the Best Science Fiction Film and also won for Supporting Actor (Andy Serkis) and Special Effects. J.J. Abrams won Best Director for Super 8, as well as Best Music and Best Performance by a Younger Actor which somewhat surprisingly went to Joel Courtney over Elle Fanning.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 by David Yates was named Best Fantasy Film. That was its only award, however, even though it had led the nominations with ten along with Martin Scorsese's Hugo. The only win for Hugo was for Production Design, though director Martin Scorsese had previously been announced as the recipient of the George Pal Memorial Award.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The show began with him (or what sounded like him) announcing over the loudspeakers the usual no recording, etc. policies in his usual hilarious manner, before introducing the opening act Chelsea Peretti. She proved to be an apt choice to open. Not only has she written for Parks and Recreation, but she shared a similar comedic sensibility – raunchy, but not too much so. She ventured into tricky territory when she addressed the issue of rape jokes, but showed that rape jokes can indeed be funny.
When Ansari came out, he began by getting a some business out of the way, including noting that the venue didn't seem to be stopping anyone from taking photos as they should, so he asked people to take them then and there to get it out of the way. He helpfully struck some poses before riffing on people showing off the photos afterwards but not knowing what was being said since they were too busy taking pictures.
ANNOUNCING THE TELEFILM CANADA FEATURE COMEDY EXCHANGE
A CFC North South Marketplace Initiative in collaboration with Just For Laughs
Montreal, July 26, 2012 – The CFC (Canadian Film Centre) today announced the launch of the Comedy Exchange, which replaces the acclaimed 3-year-old Telefilm Canada Features Comedy Lab. This new initiative will raise the profile of Canadian filmmakers and their film projects internationally while continuing to build interest and business relationships within the Hollywood and North American independent film and comedy communities.
“The Comedy Exchange builds upon the strengths and traction of the previous program, while even more closely aligning itself with Telefilm's mandate to increase the packaging and promotion of exciting Canadian talent and features to the international marketplace,” says Sheila De La Varende, Director Industry Promotion, Telefilm Canada.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
"STUDIO will consist of interactive sessions throughout the coming year (September 2012 to August 2013). These sessions will offer candidates the opportunity to cultivate their knowledge in a challenging environment. The sessions will also offer expert insights into the business of film production, by providing in-depth views on relevant topics ranging from screenwriting to film financing to the new age of movie marketing.
"This programme will allow chosen candidates to interact with internationally acclaimed industry professionals — including acclaimed filmmakers, experienced producers and other experts in both the Canadian and international film industry. Some sessions will be offered exclusively for the programme's chosen candidates, while others will be open to all industry professionals."
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Those who wish to participate should go to The €co Series Facebook page and click on the "like" button. After that, you can post your movie logline (story idea expressed as a sentence) on the page. Then you need to try to get as many "likes" as possible. The three candidates with the most likes will be asked to send more information on their film. A panel of judges will choose the winner who then will be able to pitch it to a roundtable of producers
Call for submissions: 2012 Sommets du cinéma d’animation de Montréal (Montréal Animated Film Summit)
Every year, the Sommets du cinéma d’animation de Montréal presents the best animated films from Quebec, Canada and elsewhere. The program includes a selection of international titles, a solid line-up of student films directed by young artists representing the future of animation cinema, an overview of Canadian and Quebec production, retrospectives, and activities for young audiences. Part of the program is also presented in the city of Québec.
In addition to screenings, the Sommets du cinéma d’animation de Montréal offers a range of special activities. The Cinémathèque québécoise hosts a series of original and eclectic events: exhibits, performances, discussion forums with directors and artisans, workshops, film classes, entertaining and rewarding sessions with animation professionals and renowned guests, and festive evening activities.
Toronto – Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, made the first announcement of films to premiere at the 37thToronto International Film Festival. Films announced include titles in the Galas and Special Presentations programmes. The announced films include 17 Galas and 45 Special Presentations, including 38 world premieres.
Toronto audiences will be the first to see the world premieres of films from directors Andrew Adamson, Ben Affleck, David Ayer, Maiken Baird, Noah Baumbach, J.A. Bayona, Stuart Blumberg, Josh Boone, Laurent Cantet, Sergio Castellitto, Stephen Chbosky, Lu Chuan, Derek Cianfrance, Nenad Cicin-Sain, Costa-Gavras, Ziad Doueiri, Liz Garbus, Dustin Hoffman, Rian Johnson, Neil Jordan, Baltasar Kormákur, Shola Lynch, Deepa Mehta, Roger Michell, Nishikawa Miwa, Ruba Nadda, Mike Newell, François Ozon, Sally Potter, Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman, Eran Riklis, David O. Russell, Gauri Shinde, Ben Timlett & Bill Jones & Jeff Simpson, Tom Tykwer & Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski, Margarethe von Trotta, Joss Whedon and Yaron Zilberman.
Monday, July 23, 2012
The festival will also be screening Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk with Me, Cannes selection La Fée, Neil Berkeley’s Beauty is Embarrassing, plus Oscar-nominated short Wild Life and the multiple-award-winning Mr. Foley.
They will also be screening films for free under the stars at Scène Vidéotron in Place des Festivals at 9pm for the next several nights. Tonight's opening free film is Singin' In The Rain – appropriate, given the forecast. Tomorrow night, they will screen the Oscar-winner The Artist, and on Thursday night, they will screen The Muppets.
The Hunger Games led the award-winners taking eight prizes. The movie won for Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (Josh Hutcherson), Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (Jennifer Lawrence), Movie Chemistry, Villain and Scene Stealer: Male, while the The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins was named Choice Book.
Although the The Twilight Saga didn't maintain its usual domination, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 managed four awards with Movie: Romance, Romance Actress (Kristen Stewart) and Scene Stealer: Female (Ashley Greene) and the Ultimate Choice Award. The brings the series total to 41 wins. In addition, Stewart came away with the award for Summer Movie Star: Female for Snow White & The Huntsman.
Friday, July 20, 2012
The top prize of Best Movie went to Indian Rupee by Ranjith and produced by Prithviraj. However, that was its only trophy.
Ivan Megharoopan by P. Balachandran took the biggest haul with four prizes. It won for Best Second Movie, Music Director, Editing and Dubbing (Female). Next with three awards was Vellaripravinte Changathi by Akku Akbar, winner for Best Actor (Dileep), Makeup and Choreography.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The nominees for the Feature Film category were the Oscar-winning screenplay The Descendants by Alexander Payne, Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, as well as the films/screenplays Hugo, The Conspirator and Shame. As with most categories, the award comes with a cash prize of $10,000.
The opening party takes place at Club 1234 at 1234 Rue de la Montagne. There will be music provided by Sibian & Faun (live) and DJ Mini. Doors open at 9pm and admission is free for everyone.
Other film highlights during the festival include Juan of the Dead, Toad Road, The Sorcerer and the White Snake, Nameless Gangster, Beast, The Sword Identity, and Black’s Game.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
NSI Features First is a feature film development training course for teams of first or second time writers, directors and producers. Successful teams receive group training and a cash award to put towards a story editor and further project development.
“It’s been 15 years since NSI Features First was launched,” said new program manager Brandice Vivier. “Its longevity is a tribute to great Canadian stories, committed industry resources ready to mentor and train our students, and of course an abundance of talented emerging filmmakers ready to take their career to the next level.”
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Eminent critic Roger Ebert complained that reviews for the film were embargoed until Sunday at midnight when press screenings were not even going to take place until Tuesday morning. He discovered that critics in Los Angeles and New York received early screenings, while others accepted being flown in to a press junket. Based in Chicago, he was not pleased.
Late Saturday night, a troll named Adrian Chen who apparently writes for Gawker and edits for The New Inquiry tweeted a supposed major spoiler. He followed it up with a disguised tweet claiming to be a picture of something else but in fact was a picture of the spoiler written as text. He followed this up with retweets of angry responses and repeats of the picture. More likely than not, he didn't see the film and was just being a dick. He delighted in the aggravation he caused, tweeting "lololol I think I reached peak troll with that. It was a good day."
their long list.
Those eliminated from the short list included Patrick Watson (the first time an album of his wasn't shortlisted), The Weeknd, Leaonard Cohen, Coeur de pirate, Joel Plaskett Emergency and Yukon Blonde.
The 200+ writers, editors, producers and media figures who make up the Polaris Music Prize jury pool chose the Short List by submitting ballots listing their Top 5 albums from the previously announced Long List of 40 eligible albums.
Other featured performers and ensembles performing during the festival include The Borodin String Quartet; Gerald Finley & Stephen Ralls; The Zukerman Chamber Players featuring Pinchas Zukerman; The Gryphon Trio; National Youth Orchestra of Canada; Cecilia String Quartet with Georgy Tchaidze; and The Nash Ensemble with Colin Ainsworth.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Rail City Media will accept short films of up to ten minutes in length made in 2011-2012. They must be in English or have English subtitles. There is no submission fee for this pilot tour.
The pilot tour will take place in September in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. The full tour will take the films coast-to-coast.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Kathryn Fasegha's Treacherous Heart led the field with eighteen nominations. Nine went to Fasegha herself including Best Film, Drama, Screenplay and Director. The film is about a young girl Ngozi who is sent to Canada to live with her mother's best friend, but then at the age of 26 her parents arrange a marriage for her.
Next with eleven nominations was Lonzo Nzekwe's Anchor Baby, including Best Film. The other nominees for Best Film were Joe Obed's The Professor, Uche Jombo's Damaged and GuGu E. Michael's Unge's War.
The series kicks off with several films from Jean Renoir, the son of painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir and one of the all-time filmmaking greats. Tonight, La Grande Illusion plays at 6pm, then NOW Magazine critic Norm Wilner introduces the 9pm screening of La Règle du jeu (The Rules of the Game). Both films are often cited as among the greatest films ever made.
From there, the series presents some unjustly-neglected masters such as Georges Franju and Jean Grémillon, as well as well-known figures, particularly those from La Nouvelle Vague (the French New Wave) such as François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Éric Rohmer, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Rivette, Jacques Demy, Chris Marker, Alain Resnais and Agnès Varda.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The opening night film will be 劇場版 神聖かまってちゃん ロックンロールは鳴り止まないっ (Ringing in Their Ears) by 入江悠 (Yu Irie). The film is about the lives of various people in the week leading up to a concert by the red-hot rock band "Shinsei Kamatte." The movie opens with a music video Back.
This will be followed by Takashi Makino's Enter the Cosmos: Takashi Makino Special. The program is a collection of experimental works.
One of the nominees is Franck Dion's Edmond était un âne (Edmond Was a Donkey), a recent prize-winner for Best Canadian Short at the Worldwide Short Film Festival. The film is a France-Canada co-production that was made with the National Film Board of Canada.
The five finalists of the Cartoon d'Or 2012 are:
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The film section was free of suspense, with Shoaib Mansoor’s Bol (Speak) winning for Best Film, Actor (Manzar Sehbhai) and Actress (Humaima Malik) because they were the only nominees in their respective categories. Sehbhai, however, wasn't at the ceremony and castmate Mahira Khan accepted on his behalf. Sehbai later said from Germany that he hadn't been invited and feeling insulted, he rejected the award.
The only other multiple prize-winner was the song Woh Humsafar Tha by Qurat-ul-Ain Baloch. It won for Song of the Year and Best Original Sound Track.
Leading the feature film nominees with five nods was David Cronenberg's period drama A Dangerous Method. It was nominated for Best Direction, Feature Film, Production Design, Picture Editing and Sound Editing.
Sarah Polley's sophomore film Take This Waltz came next with four mentions including Best Direction. The other nominees for Best Direction were Michael Dowse for Goon , and David Weaver for The Samaritan. Only The Samaritan was also nominated for Best Feature Film, however, as Nathan Morlando's Edwin Boyd and Donald Shebib's Down the Road Again edged out Take This Waltz and Goon.
Selected pitch contestants will be given an opportunity to sell their short film idea to a panel of judges from the film industry during the Reel Asian Festival. They will also be awarded with a Festival Pass, with access to festival screenings and Industry Series sessions. There are categories for Emerging and Established filmmakers. One winner in each category will receive a prize package worth thousands to help make their short film.
They will accept submissions for films up to 30 minutes in length, in any form, whether dramatic, documentary, musical or experimental. An Asian must, however, play a key creative role, either in front or behind the camera.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 7. This includes both general submissions as well as submissions to the one-to-one performance category and mobile works.
Buddies in Bad Times has also put out a call for submissions for their Young Creators Unit (YCU). The program provides training and mentorship for four queer-identified artists (age 25 and under) to develop and perform their own original, 25-minute, solo performance piece. Participants will present their finished works at The Rhubarb Festival.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Dean Wright's For Greater Glory led the field with five nominations. Its nods were for Favorite Movie, Movie Actor (Andy Garcia), Movie Actress—Drama/Adventure (Eva Longoria), and Movie Actor—Supporting Role (Rubén Blades, Oscar Isaac)
Oliver Stone's Savages picked up four awards. All were for acting, with mentions given to Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Demián Bichir and Mia Maestro.
Tonight is the opening night for the 30th Anniversary Festival Juste pour rire de Montréal (Just For Laughs Festival). Tonight's offerings are only in French, and include Les Papas, Les Nanas Coustiques, Isabelle Gauthier "Prête, pas prête, j'y vais!", Kheiron - Libre éducation, Cardio Thai Russ, Chantons sous la pluie, 60 minutes avec... Neev, Autant s'emportent les gens, Les Souverains du Désir "La première tournée d'adieu", Olivier Martineau "Du coq à l'âne", and Péckel et Roffel "une histoire d'amour all dresss".
English offerings begin tomorrow with The Nasty Show, Scottish Sperm and Phone Whore. Phone Whore actually began last Thursday but is connected to the festival, as are some shows that have already begun such Forever Crazy - Crazy Horse.
This year's Gala presentations are The Muppets All Star Comedy Gala; John Pinette Gala; Bill Hader Gala; The American Dream? Gala hosted by Lewis Black; JFL XXX, hosted by Bob Saget; Howie Mandel Gala and the Joel McHale Gala.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Sreenu Vaitla'a Dookudu topped the award winners on the night. It won a total of six awards in the Telugu section including Best Film. The others were for Best Director, Best Actor Male (Mahesh Babu), Best Supporting Actor Male (M S Narayana), Best Music Director and Best Playback Singer Male. Dookudu recently led the winners at the South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA).
Not far behind was Vetrimaran's Aadukalam with five awards in the Tamil section. It won Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor Male (Dhanush) and Best Music Director, plus a Special Award for Best Cinematography.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Among the highlights will be a number of Beethoven-themed concerts by The New Orford Quartet, pianist Stewart Goodyear and the Orchestre Métropolitain led by conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The Pittsburgh Symphony returns for two concerts, and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal led by Maestro Kent Nagano performs a concert with pianist André Laplante as well as a concert of Russian works Pictures at an Exhibition and Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring).
Friday, July 6, 2012
The film winners were led by Rise of the Planet of the Apes. It won Best Science Fiction Film, TV Movie, or Mini-Series of 2011 while motion-capture actor Andy Serkis won for Best Male Performance.
Best Female Performance went to Olivia Wilde for her turn in Cowboys & Aliens.
This year, the Green Pitch competition will take place at the historic Distillery District, 15 Case Goods Lane, Suite 402, Toronto.
The opening film tonight will be the North American premiere of Winter Butterfly by Gyu-min Kim. It is based on a true story of a mother and her son and their struggles due to the food shortage. The screening will be followed by a discussion by Randall Baran-Chong and Erica Kim of HanVoice.
Tickets for the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI), celebrating the best of animation arts from around the world, go on sale June 1, 2012. Widely supported by the Toronto animation industry, the threeday festival features screenings of shorts and full-length features, plus intimate and exclusive workshops and master classes. The exciting new festival that showcases the local and international animation industry comes to the TIFF Bell Lightbox, July 6-8, 2012.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Producer: Jeff Dupre, Maro Chermayeff
Featuring: Marina Abramović, Ulay and Klaus Biesenbach
Biographical Art Documentary
1 hour, 46 minutes
I am a performance art skeptic. As with the question as to whether or not video games are art, I don't see any connection with other art forms. Or at least I didn't, until now.
Marina Abramović, The Artist is Present is a new film by Matthew Akers that explores the forty-year career of the trailblazing performance artist Abramović as she mounts a career retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). It requires training a whole crew of younger performance artists to reproduce some of her earlier works, many of which involved being motionless while nude.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
In 2011, RIDM joined forces with the SAT and Quartier des Spectacles to organize what turned out to be a highly successful evening: an outdoor screening of El Bulli: Cooking in Progress. The three organizations are collaborating again this year to kick off RIDM’s summer screening series this Thursday, July 5, when Matthew Akers’ film Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present will be shown for free in Place de la Paix, on St. Laurent Blvd. between St. Catherine and René-Lévesque. The screening will be preceded by a barbecue, from 7 to 9 p.m., where the SAT FoodLab chefs will serve grilled dishes for guests and DJ Alexis Bowles will set the mood. The public is welcome to bring blankets and folding chairs to the screening.
This year’s festival presents twelve days with 155 shows produced by national and international artists who will delight and entertain with musicals, comedy, drama, dance, visual art, site-specific shows, and theatre for young people. The Fringe Club behind Honest Ed’s is a large, fully-licensed, open-air patio featuring some of Toronto’s hottest indie visual artists at the Fringe Artist Alley, and the Fringe Club daily programming includes live concerts like a free Jack Grunsky concert on Saturday, July 14th, as well as lively debate with theatre movers and shakers like Sky Gilbert, Daniel Brooks, Natasha Mytnowych, and many more.
Their choice for the number one Canadian film was the directorial debut of actress Sarah Polley Away From Her. The film earned Polley an Oscar nomination for Adapted Screenplay and a Best Actress nomination for Julie Christie. It also topped Playback Magazine's 2010 list of top Canadian films of the decade.
The rest of the top ten from the list consisted of The Sweet Hereafter, Last Night, Incendies, Jesus of Montreal, My Winnipeg, The Barbarian Invasions, Videodrome, Exotica and My Life Without Me.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Giuliano Montaldo's L'industriale (The Industrialist) came out on top, winning Best Film. It also won for Cinematography and Music. It had led with five nominations.
Winning more prizes, however, was Ferzan Ozpetek's Magnifica presenza (Magnificent Presence). It won for Best Director as well as Actor (Elio Germano), a Special Globo d'Oro for actress Anna Proclemer, and Supporting Acting awards for Beppe Fiorello (shared with Terraferma) and Paola Minaccioni.
SHANGRI-LA HOTEL TORONTO ASIAN FILM SUMMIT
Tokyo – Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, today announced the Shangri-La Hotel Toronto Asian Film Summit will take place during the 2012 Festival, on Monday, September 10 at the Shangri-La Hotel.
“As both a key launch pad for films in North America and home to huge audiences for Asian cinema, we think Toronto can be a prime meeting place for the Asian and western film industries,” said Bailey. “The Shangri-La Hotel Toronto Asian Film Summit is our humble attempt to offer a platform where industry leaders can foster deeper relationships, generate new ideas and find new business opportunities.”
The Slaight Music Residency is aimed at composers and songwriters looking to break into the onscreen world, and will support four musical artists (two composers & two songwriters) per session. Applicants must be nominated by an established songwriter, a Professional or Gold Member of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada, established film/television/documentary director/producer/showrunner, music supervisor, or music executive.
Monday, July 2, 2012
After registering, filmmakers will have a month to make a film of sixty seconds running time on a topic that will be revealed on that night. All levels of filmmaking expertise are welcome to participate.
The party will feature performances by Cat Kidd, storytellers from Confabulation, musician Tom Mennier, their popular screen-test booth, and door-prizes from local artists.
The screening of the finished films will take place at the Cinéma Excentris from September 13-15.
In the film section, the Best Movie Award went to The Help. Its star Viola Davis won for Best Actress.
Best Actor went to comedian Kevin Hart, who starred as Cedric in Think Like a Man.
Several artists were double winners in the music categories. Beyoncé won for Best Female R&B Artist and was co-winner for Video Director of the Year. Chris Brown won Best Male R&B Artist and the FANdemonium Award. The Throne (Jay-Z and Kanye West) won for Best Group and Video of the Year.