2012: what a year it's been! Long, strange, creepy, hilarious, warm-fuzzy, smelly, sweet, victorious 2012, you and your stars have really outdone yourselves. There was so much that happened! Chris Brown and Rihanna maybe or maybe not got back together. Taylor Swift wrote a bunch of songs about her celebrity ex-boyfriends. Jennifer Aniston got engaged! Some good shows came out on TV! The Olympics reminded some of us about sports and patriotism! We elected a President to these United States, which polarized the nation. All-in-all, it's sort of incredible that the world hasn't ended yet, but I suppose we still have a few weeks for that (thanks, Mayans!) nonsense still.
Thanks to all the break-ups, engagements, babies, movies, television shows, and music to come out this year, we've been able to spend hours pouring over popular culture in the name of research, to round up all the best and worst from 2012's path towards eventual destruction. Everything ends! But memories are forever (aw shucks), so here are Hollywood's—from the last 12 months of living.
So with 2013 knocking on our doors, we felt it was only fair to present to you 2012's best, worst, funniest, adorable, awkward, and exciting moments in our Superlatives list. Let's get to it!
Sexiest Sex Stuff: Pretty much any scene involving two people on Game of Thrones
Biggest D-Bag of 2012: Donald Trump.
Most Lovable D-Bag of 2012: New Girl's Schmidt.
Best Use of Drugs: Shoshanna from Girls in The Crackcident
Most Likely to Always Be On All Superlatives Lists Just For Exisiting: Tom Hanks
Thanx for the B'Day wishes.! Born in '56, turning 56.That mean anything?Not bad looking for 56, eh?Hanx say.ly/yVt3Ifl
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) July 9, 2012
Judgiest Controversy: Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey
Most Unfortunately-Nicknamed Celeb Couple: Kimye
Best Fake Celebrity Boyfriend: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Comeback We're Most Relieved to See: Britney Spears on The X-Factor
Most Disturbing Movie Cross-Dressing Moment: Ron Perlman as Phyllis in 3, 2, 1...Frankie Go Boom
Top Faux-Twitter Account We Wish Was Real: Zooey Deschanel Asks Siri (Because those iPhone commercials just weren't filled with enough dumb questions.)
Siri, are Wes Anderson films shot in Instagram?
— Zooey Asks Siri (@ZooeySiri) June 28, 2012
Most Athletic Sex Idiot: Ryan Lochte
Most Meme-able Pop Culture Moment: Carly Rae Jepsen, Maybe
...aaaand the video for reference (or maybe because you just like the song, whatever!)
Best Taylor Swift Breakup: Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy.
Worst Celebrity Scandal: Any time Lindsay Lohan was in the news.
Biggest Pop Culture Break-Out: Honey Boo Boo
Celeb Most Likely to Be Next Ryan Gosling:Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker
No, I won't personally perform them until everyone can get married. RT @bfraz2: do you do the marriage ceremonies?
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) November 16, 2012
Celebrity Baby Most Likely To Take Over The World:
Blue Ivy Carter
Honey Boo-Boo in Training:Pretty much any of the children on Teen Mom.
Reality Star We're Not Entirely Convinced Isn't Just a Figment of Our Imagination: Kim Richards from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Terrorist We're Most Confused About, Sexually: Nicholas Brody
Celeb You'd Most Want to Be Your Best Friend: Jujubee from RuPaul's Drag Race: All-Stars
Best Returning TV Show: Homeland
Best New TV Show: Girls
Zing!-iest: The Mindy Project
Best, Most Unexpected TV Engagement:Ben and Leslie on Parks and Recreation
Most Eyeroll-Inducing Reunion: Chris Brown and Rihanna
Most Incoherent Movie Characters: Bane and Batman
Cattiest and Scoopiest TV Host: Watch What Happens Live's Andy Cohen
Most Magical Movie Moment: ...needs only video evidence:
Viral Tenacity Award: McKayla Maroney (though we doubt she's all that impressed by it.)
2012's Swan Song:
What do you think of our superlatives? Miss any? Sound off in the comments!
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The film and television nominations for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards have been released, recognizing achievements in both individual performances and the strengths of ensemble casts. This year's television award nominations are listed below, including many worthy recipients, but there are also a few surprising absences. Among the hard-hitters listed below are dramas like HBO's Mildred Pierce and Boardwalk Empire, AMC's Breaking Bad and comedies such as ABC's Modern Family (which swept the Emmys this year) and NBC's 30 Rock. However, some might be surprised not to find the new Showtime drama Homeland or NBC's secret weapon Parks and Recreation.
The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will air live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Jan. 29, 2012 on TNT and TBS.
Click here to read the list of this year's film nominees.
18th ANNUAL SAG AWARDS NOMINATIONS: PRIMETIME TELEVISION
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Laurence Fishburne - Thurgood (HBO)
Paul Giamatti - Too Big to Fail (HBO)
Greg Kinnear - The Kennedy (Reelz Channel)
Guy Pearce - Mildred Pierce (HBO)
James Woods - Too Big to Fail (HBO
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Diane Lane - Cinema Verite (HBO)
Maggie Smith - Downton Abbey (PBS)
Emily Watson - Appropriate Adult (Sundance Channel)
Betty White - Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Lost Valentine (CBS)
Kate Winslet - Mildred Pierce (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Patrick J. Adams - Suits (USA)
Steve Buscemi - Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Kyle Chandler - Friday Night Lights (DirecTV)
Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad (AMC)
Michael C. Hall - Dexter (Showtime)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Kathy Bates - Harry's Law (NBC)
Glenn Close - Damages (DirecTV)
Jessica Lange - American Horror Story (FX)
Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife (CBS)
Kyra Sedgwick - The Closer (TNT)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock (NBC)
Ty Burrell - Modern Family (ABC)
Steve Carell - The Office (NBC)
Jon Cryer - Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Eric Stonestreet - Modern Family (ABC)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Julia Bowen - Modern Family (ABC)
Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Tina Fey - 30 Rock (NBC)
Sofia Vergara - Modern Family (ABC)
Betty White - Hot in Cleveland (TV Land)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire (HBO) - Steve Buscemi, Dominic Chianese, Robert Clohessy, Dabney Coleman, Charlie Cox, Jose & Lucy Gallina, Stephen Graham, Jack Huston, Anthony Laciura, Heather Lind, Kelly Macdonald, Rory & Declan McTigue, Gretchen Mol, Brady & Connor Noon, Kevin O'Rourke, Aleksa Palladino, Jacqueline Pennewill, Vincent Piazza, Michael Pitt, Michael Shannon, Paul Sparks, Michael Stuhlbarg, Peter Van Wagner, Shea Whigham, Michael Kenneth Williams, Anatol Yusef
Breaking Bad (AMC) - Jonathan Banks, Betsy Brandt, Ray Campbell, Bryan Cranston, Giancarlo Esposito, Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte, Dean Norris, Bob Odenkirk, Aaron Paul
Dexter (Showtime) - Billy Brown, Jennifer Carpenter, Josh Cooke, Aimee Garcia, Michael C. Hall, Colin Hanks, Desmond Harrington, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Rya Kihlstedt, C.S. Lee, Edward James Olmos, James Remar, Lauren Velez, Peter Weller, David Zayas
Game of Thrones (HBO) - Amrita Acharia, Mark Addy, Alfie Allen, Josef Altin, Sean Bean, Susan Brown, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Ron Donachie, Michelle Farley, Jerome Flynn, Elyes Gabel, Aiden Gillen, Jack Gleeson Iain Glen, Julian Glover, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Conleth Hill, Richard Madden, Jason Mamoa, Rory McCann, Ian McElhinney, Luke McEwan, Roxanne McKee, Dar Salim, Mark Stanley, Donald Sumpter, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams
The Good Wife (CBS) - Christine Baranski, Josh Charles, Alan Cumming, Matt Czuchry, Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips, Makenzie Vega
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
30 Rock (NBC) - Scott Adsit, Alec Baldwin, Katrina Bowden, Kevin Brown, Grizz Chapman, Tina Fey, Judah Friedlander, Jane Krakowski, John Lutz, Jack McBrayer, Tracy Morgan, Maulik Pancholy, Keith Powell
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - Mayim Bialik, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Jim Parsons, Melissa Rauch
Glee (Fox) - Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Ashley Fink, Dot Marie Jones, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison, Mike O'Malley, Chord Overstreet, Lauren Potter, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, Mark Salling, Harry Shum Jr., Iqbal Theba, Jenna Ushkowitz
Modern Family (ABC) - Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Julia Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nolan Gould, Sarah Hyland, Ed O'Neill, Rico Rodriguez, Eric Stonestreet, Sofia Vergara, Ariel Winter
The Office (NBC) - Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Creed Bratton, Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, Kate Flannery, Ed Helms, Mindy Kaling, Ellie Kemper, Angela Kinsey, John Krasinski, Paul Lieberstein, B.J. Novak, Oscar Nunez, Craig Robinson, James Spader, Phyllis Smith, Rainn Wilson, Zach Woods
Peters has already signed on to play Sally Durant Plummer in the Kennedy Center production of the show at the Eisenhower Theater next summer (11) and Cattrall is close to joining her in the role of Phyllis.
Peters recently replaced Catherine Zeta-Jones in Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music revival on Broadway.
Attempting to delve into one of Tinseltown’s most curious scandals--the mysterious suicide (or was it?) of the original TV Superman actor George Reeves--the story begins after Reeves (Ben Affleck) is found dead of a seemingly self-inflicted gunshot wound during a late night party in his Benedict Canyon home. The case then unfolds through the eyes of Louis Simo (Adrien Brody) a street-smart publicity hungry private dick hired by Reeves’ grieving mother. As Simo slowly peels back the layers of Reeves’ seemingly glamorous life he discovers an actor of charm talent and sophistication whose every opportunity for a big break fizzled forcing him to lead a frustrated existence slumming in the superhero show he deemed beneath him. Gradually identifying with Reeves’ failed expectations for himself Simo discovers a host of candidates who may have actually pulled the trigger on the actor including his young party girl paramour (Robin Tunney) his longtime lover and patron (Diane Lane) and his lover’s husband a powerfully connected studio “fixer” (Bob Hoskins). It is Brody not Affleck who carries the bulk of the film on his shoulders and the Oscar winner delivers a finely etched turn as Simo who’s fractured potential mirrors Reeves’ but quite simply Simo’s story isn’t nearly as dark or engaging as Reeves’ life or the mystery surrounding his death. Affleck an actor who has had his share of ups downs duds and disappointments in Hollywood delivers one of his most charming and fully realized performances to date even if his spot-on recreation of Reeves’ speech pattern is a bit distracting. The luminous Lane’s acting talents remain in full blossom in a character she’s well-suited to play—the aging beauty fearing the road ahead—and she commands every scene she’s in. Unfortunately there should have been many many more of them. She’s almost criminally underused. Hoskins more menacing then ever and the reliable stable of supporting players like Joe Spano are all top-notch as well; only Tunney apparently trying to channel both Betty Boop and Bette Davis simultaneously seems a bit off her game as the wannabe femme fatale. Best known for his strong turns helming many of the best episodes of television series such as The Sopranos Sex and the City and Six Feet Under first time feature director Allen Coulter’s cool assured hand and meticulous recreation of Cold War Los Angeles are major bonuses here. Even when Simo’s story sags in comparison to Reeves’ Coulter keeps us interested particularly when staging the Rashomon-like sequences depicting the various theories behind Reeves’ demise. But by skimping on Reeves’ story in favor of a less compelling fictional framework built around a private detective investigating the case we never see one key suspect’s possible murder scenario enacted visually and it comes off as a glaring omission.