Considerations for the 2013 Robert Downey, Jr. Entertainer of the Year Award

Originally I didn’t want to list considerations for either Entertainer of the Year Award or Neutron Star Award. The reasoning behind this was that these awards being for a body of work should’ve had their winners be rather apparent. However, owing to previous memory lapses, I reconsidered this philosophy.

Therefore, any and all eligible, worthy candidates for either award will be kept on this list. It will be one of the running lists that I update on a biweekly basis.

In essence, this will give those who stand out in these categories their due. For example, last year I felt remiss in not mentioning Matthew McConaughey in my explication for the Entertainer of the Year Award for 2013. In my reasoning behind Samuel L. Jackson’s win I had to talk about his year and how great it was and why Jackson’s superseded it. With this list, at year’s end I will be able to discuss each of the prospective candidates works.

Please note that while this award only requires two ‘participations,’ no “eggs will be counted before they’re hatched,” meaning if I have yet to see a second title, though I may expect to, that person will not be listed yet.

Without further ado, the candidates…

Candidates

Nicholas Hoult
Dwayne Johnson
Ryan Simpkins
Ty Simpkins
Rebecca Hall
James Franco
Spencer Treat Clark
Michael Shannon
Bruce Willis
Chloe Grace Moretz
James Wan
Hailee Steinfeld
Sandra Bullock
Abigail Breslin
Ben Kingsley

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Commentary: Chris Massoglia – Sandlot to Silver Screen

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It is not unusual for an athlete to either be an actor, or to become one at some point in their career. In this age of social media, and of the multi-taskers and multi-talented, it is not unusual at all. One hardly needs to list former athletes turned actors, for those who watch films frequently will likely know of at least one. However, one hardly hears of an athlete turned actor with a tale such as that of Chris Massoglia.

In the summer of 2004, Chris and the Robbinsdale Little League of Robbinsdale, MN, were one game away from a trip to Williamsport, PA and the Little League World Series. Playing the Regional final meant an appearance on ESPN for all the players. By that time Chris Massoglia had already appeared on TV. He was on an episode of Law and Order: Criminal Intent the year before and had just recently appeared in two episodes of Criminal Investigation, using the stage name Chris Kelly.

The commentators talked about Chris and his acting pursuits because on the ESPN questionnaire all the players get, so that the broadcast team can get a sense of who they are, Chris listed his nickname as “Hollywood.” He was dubbed so by his teammates due to his acting pursuits and now it seems that the moniker is quite prophetic and not the simplistic ribbing initially intended.
After a few more TV stints he appeared in the independent film A Plumm Summer, which can be viewed in its entirety on YouTube. However, his big break is still ahead with two upcoming lead roles. Now going by his given name, Massoglia has landed two huge roles.

First, he played Darren Shan in The Vampire’s Assistant. The film, was an anticipated potential franchise, featured a star-studded cast.

Chris also co-starred in Joe Dante’s Venice Film Festival Award-Winner The Hole.

One if not both of these films should be the launching pad for Massoglia’s stardom, and have him become one of the more unconventional athlete-turned actor-tales we’ve seen.

2011 BAM Considerations

This is where I will track, throughout the year, what films and performers I am considering for my year end awards. Most qualifiers will be listed here so there are no real spoilers here. Just an inside view of the process.

Eligible Titles

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
The Green Hornet
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 3D
The Rite
I Am Number Four
Unknown
Battle: Los Angeles
The Adjustment Bureau
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Winter in Wartime
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Insidious
Source Code
Hanna
Soul Surfer
Hop
The Wrong Ferrari
Scream 4
Win Win
Rio
African Cats
Paul
Prom
Fast Five
Thor
Meek’s Cutoff
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Bridesmaids
Alabama Moon
That’s What I Am
The Hangover Part II
The First Beautiful Thing
X-Men: First Class
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
The Human Resources Manager
Brotherhood
Super 8
Even the Rain
I Saw the Devil
In a Better World
Toast
The Tree of Life
Hobo with a Shotgun
Trollhunter
The Other Woman
Green Lantern
The Art of Getting By
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Midnight in Paris
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Kaboom
Bad Teacher
White Lion
Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes
NEDs
The Way Back
On the Shoulders of Giants
The Fab Five
Bob Dylan: Revealed
Big Mama’s House: Like Father, Like Son
Olhos Azuis
As Melhores Coisas do Mundo
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Winnie the Pooh
Rubber
Zookeeper
Horrible Bosses
The Resident
The Ward
Heartbeats
Cowboys & Aliens
Captain America: The First Avenger
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
13 Assassins
The Suite Life Movie
Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure
Terri
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
The Inheritance
Stake Land
Senna
Final Destination 5
Dream Home
The Reef
Fright Flick
The Help
Fright Night
Conan the Barbarian
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
Our Idiot Brother
The Hole
Shark Night 3D
Creature
Dolphin Tale
The Tree
Children of the Corn: Genesis
The Beaver
Super
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
Red State
Bereavement
Le Quattro Volte
Potiche
The Music Never Stopped
Housemaid
Exorcismus
The Colors of the Mountain
Drive
Contagion
Hesher
Abduction
50/50
The Guard
Brighton Rock
Real Steel
The Dotted Line
The Thing
Renée
Paranormal Activity 3
The Three Musketeers
Fireflies in the Garden
Martha May Marcy Marlene
Take Shelter
White Irish Drinkers
The Real Rocky
Atrocious
Puss in Boots
Unguarded
Tower Heist
Anonymous
11-11-11
Mozart’s Sister
Roll Tide/War Eagle
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part
Into the Abyss
Hugo
The Muppets
Melancholia
Bill Cunningham New York
Beginners
Fire in Babylon
Chillerama
Deadtime Stories 2
Turtle: The Incredible Journey
Limitless
Take Me Home Tonight
Life in a Day
Le Havre
A Borrowed Life
“Master Harold”…and the Boys
The Arbor
Poetry
Neverland
Deadtime Sories: Volume 2
Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas
Phineas & Ferb Across the 2nd Dimension
Buck
The Chameleon
Snowmen
A Better Life
The Sitter
New Year’s Eve
The Skin I Live In
The Sleeping Beauty
Gnomeo & Juliet
Page One: Inside the New York Times
Adrift
In Their Sleep
Myth of the American Sleepover
The Last Circus
Lemonade Mouth
Mask Maker
The Descendants
The Artist
The Countess
Incendies
A Screaming Man
If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle
Beautiful Boy
Some Dogs Bite
The Entitled
Weekend
Illegal
The Adventures of Tintin
Phase 7
Chillar Party
Cold Fish
Circo
L’arbre et la forêt
War Horse
Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora e Outro
A Boy Called Dad
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
The Family Tree
Certified Copy
Margin Call
Cherrybomb
Antes Que O Mundo Acabe
Rammbock

Best Picture

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 3D
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
The Green Hornet
The Rite
Battle Los Angeles
The Adjustment Bureau
Winter in Wartime
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Insidious
Hanna
Soul Surfer
Hop
Scream 4
Win Win
Rio
Paul
Thor
Bridesmaids
Alabama Moon
That’s What I Am
The First Beautiful Thing
X-Men: First Class
Brotherhood
Super 8
Even the Rain
In a Better World
The Tree of Life
Toast
Midnight in Paris
Olhos Azuis
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Winnie the Pooh
Rubber
Horrible Bosses
Crazy, Stupid, Love
The Suite Life Movie
Terri
Senna
The Help
Fright Night
The Hole
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
Bereavement
50/50
Take Shelter
Fireflies in the Garden
Hugo
In Their Sleep
The Artist
Incindies
A Screaming Man
The Adventures of Tintin
War Horse
Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora e Outro
Rammbock

Best Director

Jon Chu Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 3D
Jonathan Liebesman Battle: Los Angeles
George Nolfi The Adjustment Bureau
Martin Koolhoven Winter in Wartime
James Wan Insidious
Joe Wright Hanna
Sean McNamara Soul Surfer
Wes Craven Scream 4
Michael McCarthy Win Win
Carlos Saldanha Rio
Greg Mottola Paul
Kenneth Branagh Thor
Kelly Reichert Meek’s Cutoff
Rob Marshall Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Paul Feig Bridesmaids
Tim McCanlies Alabama Moon
Paolo Virzi The First Beautiful Thing
Matthew Vaughn X-Men: First Class
Werner Herzog Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Eran Riklis The Human Resources Manager
J.J. Abrams Super 8
Will Canon Brotherhood
Iciar Bollain Even the Rain
Susanne Bier In a Better World
S.J. Clarkson Toast
Terrence Malick The Tree of Life
Jason Eisener Hobo with a Shotgun
Woody Allen Midnight in Paris
Olhos Azuis
David Yates Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Stephen J. Andersen & John Hall Winnie the Pooh
Quentin Dupieux Rubber
Seth Gordon Horrible Bosses
John Carpenter The Ward
Xavier Dolan Heartbeats
Glenn Ficara & John Requa Crazy, Stupid, Love
Takashi Miike 13 Assassins
Sean McNamara The Suite Life Movie
Azazel Jacobs Terri
Aasif Kapadia Senna
Craig Gillespie Fright Night
Robert Rodriguez Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D
Joe Dante The Hole
Jodie Foster The Beaver
Eli Craig Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
Kevin Smith Red State
Stevan Mena Bereavement
Nicholas Winding Refn Drive
Shawn Levy Real Steel
Take Shelter
Fireflies in the Garden
Werner Herzog Into the Abyss
Martin Scorsese Hugo
Pedro Almodóvar The Skin I Live In
Michel Hanzavicius The Artist
Maxime Gaudette Incindies
A Screaming Man
Steven Spielberg The Adventures of Tintin
Steven Spielberg War Horse
José Padilha Tropa de Elite 2
Marvin Kren Rammbock

Best Actress

Emily Blunt The Adjustment Bureau
Rose Byrne Insidious
Vera Farmiga Source Code
Saoirse Ronan Hanna
AnnaSophia Robb Soul Surfer
Emma Roberts Scream 4
Amy Ryan Win Win
Kristen Wiig Paul
Aimee Teegarden Prom
Danielle Campbell Prom
Jordana Brewster Fast Five
Natalie Portman Thor
Michelle Williams Meek’s Cutoff
Penélope Cruz Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Kristen Wiig Bridesmaids
Micaela Ramazzotti The First Beautiful Thing
Jennifer Lawrence X-Men: First Class
Elle Fanning Super 8
Trine Dyrholm In a Better World
Helena Bonham Carter Toast
Jessica Chastain The Tree of Life
Molly Dunsworth Hobo with a Shotgun
Johanna Mørck Trollhunter
Emma Roberts The Art of Getting By
Jordana Beatty Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Marion Cotillard Midnight in Paris
Carla Gugino Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Haley Bennett <em<Kaboom
Cameron Diaz Bad Teacher
Saoirse Ronan The Way Back
Gabriela Rocha As Melhores Coisas do Mundo
Erica Gimpel Olhos Azuis
Emma Watson Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Kristen Anderson-Lopez Winnie the Pooh
Roxane Mesquida Rubber
Rosario Dawson Zookeeper
Jennifer Aniston Horrible Bosses
Hilary Swank The Resident
Amber Heard The Ward
Monia Chokri Heartbeats
Hayley Atwell Captain America: The First Avenger
Julianne Moore Crazy, Stupid, Love
Freida Pinto Rise of the Planet of Apes
Ashley Tisdale Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure
Olivia Crocicchia Terri
Rochelle Aytes The Inheritance
Danielle Harris Stake Land
Josie Ho Dream Home
Adrienne Pickering The Reef
Emma Stone The Help
Viola Davis The Help
Imogen Poots Fright Night
Rachel Nichols Conan the Barbarian
Rowan Blanchard Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D
Bailee Madison Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
Haley Bennett The Hole
Sara Paxton Shark Night 3D
Cozi Zuehlsdorff Dolphin Tale
Charlotte Gainsbourgh The Tree
Kelen Coleman Children of the Corn: Genesis
Jodie Foster The Beaver
Ellen Page Super
Katrina Bowden Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
Kaylee DeFer Red State
Alexandra Daddario Bereavement
Catherine Deneuve Potiche
Tammy Blanchard The Music Never Stopped
Sophie Vavasseur Exorcismus
Do-yeon Jeon Housemaid
Carey Mulligan Drive
Kate Winslet Contagion
Piper Laurie Hesher
Lily Collins Abduction
Anna Kendrick 50/50
Andrea Riseborough Brighton Rock
Evangeline Lilly Real Steel
Mary Elizabeth Winstead The Thing
Lauren Bittner Paranormal Activity 3
Milla Jovovich The Three Msuketeers
Emily Watson Fireflies in the Garden
Elizabeth Olsen Martha May Marcy Marlene
Jessica Chastain Take Shelter
Karen Allen White Irish Drinkers
Clara Moreleda Atrocious
Vanessa Redgrave Anonymous
Marie Féret Mozart’s Sister
Chloë Grace Moretz Hugo
Amy Adams The Muppets
Kirsten Dunst Melancholia
Mélanie Laurent Beginners
Teresa Palmer Take Me Home Tonight
Kati Outinen Le Havre
Jeong-hin Yin Poetry
Anna Friel Neverland
Leigh Allyn Baker Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas
Ellen Barkin The Chameleon
Elena Anaya The Skin I Live In
Carla Besnaïnou The Sleeping Beauty
Laura Neiva Adrift
Anne Parillaud In Their Sleep
Shailene Woodley The Descendants
Bérénice Bejo The Artist
Lubna Azabal Incendies
Julie Delpy The Countess
Maria Bello Beautiful Boy
Anne Coesens Illegal
Jazmin Stuart Phase 7
Asuka Kurosawa Cold Fish
Françoise Fabien L’arbre et la forêt
Hope Davis The Family Tree
Juliette Binoche Certified Copy
Kimberley Morgan Cherrybomb

Best Actor

Andy Serkis Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
Liam Neeson Unknown
Aaron Eckhart Battle: Los Angeles
Matt Damon The Adjustment Bureau
Martijn Lakemeir Winter in Wartime
Zachary Gordon Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Patrick Wilson Insidious
Jake Gyllenhaal Source Code
Eric Bana Hanna
Dennis Quaid Soul Surfer
Russell Brand Hop
David Arquette Scream 4
Paul Giamatti Win Win
Simon Pegg Paul
Thomas McDonnell Prom
Vin Diesel Fast Five
Chris Hemsworth Thor
Bruce Greenwood Meek’s Cutoff
Johnny Depp Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Chris O’Dowd Bridesmaids
Jimmy Bennett Alabama Moon
Chase Ellison That’s What I Am
Zach Galiafanakis The Hangover Part II
Valerio Mastandrea The First Beautiful Thing
James McAvoy X-Men: First Class
Michael Fassbender X-Men: First Class
Mark Ivanir The Human Resources Manager
Joel Courtney Super 8
Trevor Morgan Brotherhood
Luis Tosar Even the Rain
Byun-hun Lee I Saw the Devil
William Jøhnk Nielsen In a Better World
Oliver Kennedy Toast
Brad Pitt The Tree of Life
Rutger Hauer Hobo with a Shotgun
Otto Jespersen Trollhunter
Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern
Freddie Highmore The Art of Getting By
Owen Wilson Midnight in Paris
Jim Carrey Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Thomas Dekker <em<Kaboom

Justin Timberlake Bad Teacher
John Kani White Lion
Conor McCarron NEDs
Jim Sturgess The Way Back
David Rasch Olhos Azuis
Francisco Miguez As Melhores Coisas do Mundo
Daniel Radcliffe Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Jim Cummings Winnie the Pooh
Stephen Spinella Rubber
Kevin James Zookeeper
Jason Bateman Horrible Bosses
Charlie Day Horrible Bosses
Jason Sudeikis Horrible Bosses
Jeffrey Dean Morgan The Resident
Jared Harris The Ward
Xavier Dolan Heartbeats
Daniel Craig Cowboys & Aliens
Chris Evans Captain America: The First Avenger
Steve Carell Crazy, Stupid, Love
James Franco Rise of the Planet of Apes
Takayuki Yamada 13 Assassins
Cole Sprouse The Suite Life Movie
Austin Butler Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure
Jacob Wysocki Terri
Darrin DeWitt Henson The Inheritance
Connor Paolo Stake Land
Damian Walshe-Howling The Reef
Anton Yelchin Fright Night
Jason Momoa Conan the Barbarian
Mason Cook Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D
Paul Rudd Our Idiot Brother
Chris Massoglia The Hole
Dustin Milligan Shark Night 3D
Nathan Gamble Dolphin Tale
Marton Csokas The Tree
JJ Banicki Children of the Corn: Genesis
Mel Gibson The Beaver
Rainn Wilson Super
Tyler Labine Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
Michael Parks Red State
Michael Biehn Bereavement
Gérard Depardieu Potiche
Lou Taylor Pucci The Music Never Stopped
Stephen Billington Exorcismus
Jung-Jae Lee Housemaid
Hernán Mauricio Ocampo The Colors of the Mountain

Ryan Gosling Drive
Laurence Fishburne Contagion
Devin Brochu Hesher
Taylor Lautner Abduction
Joseph Gordon-Levitt 50/50
Brendan Gleeson The Guard
Sam Riley Brighton Rock
Hugh Jackman Real Steel
Joel Edgerton The Thing
Christopher Nicholas Smith Paranormal Activity 3
Logan Lerman The Three Musketeers
Ryan Reynolds Fireflies in the Garden
Michael Shannon Take Shelter
Nick Thurston White Irish Drinkers
Antonio Banderas Puss in Boots
Ben Stiller Tower Heist
Rhys Ifans Anonymous
Michele Barbé Mozart’s Sister
Asa Butterfield Hugo
Jason Segel The Muppets
Kiefer Sutherland Melancholia
Ewan MacGregor Beginners
Bradley Cooper Limitless
Topher Grace Take Me Home Tonight
André Wilms Le Havre
Freddie Highmore “Master Harold”…and the Boys
Charlie Rowe Neverland
Jason Dolley Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas
Marc-André Grondin The Chameleon
Bobby Coleman Snowmen
Démian Bichir A Better Life
Jonah Hill The Sitter
Antonio Banderas The Skin I Live In
Davide Chausse The Sleeping Beauty
Vincent Cassell Adrift
Brett Jacobson The Myth of the American Sleepover
Arthur Dupont In Their Sleep
George Clooney The Descendants
Carlos Areces The Last Circus
Jean Dujardin The Artist
Youssouf Djoaro A Screaming Man
Maxime Gaudette Incendies
George Pistereanu If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle
Michael Sheen Beautiful Boy
Aaron Taylor Some Dogs Bite
Kevin Zegers The Entitled
Thomas Cullen Weekend
Daniel Hendler Phase 7
Mitsuru Fukikoahi Cold Fish
Guy Marchand L’arbre et la forêt
Jeremy Irvine War Horse
Wagner Moura Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora e Outro
Kyle Ward A Boy Called Dad
Andy Lau Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
Dermot Mulrooney The Family Tree
William Shimell Certified Copy
Kevin Spacey Margin Call
Robert Sheehan Cherrybomb
Pedro Tergolina Antes Que O Mundo Acabe
Michael Fuith Rammbock

Best Supporting Actress

Michelle Rodriguez Battle: Los Angeles
Melody Klaver Winter in Wartime
Rachael Harris Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Lin Shaye Insidious
Michelle Monaghan Source Code
Cate Blanchett Hanna
Helen Hunt Soul Surfer
Lorraine Nicholson Soul Surfer
Neve Campbell Scream 4
Hayden Panettiere Scream 4
Courteney Cox Scream 4
Melanie Lynsky Win Win
Blythe Danner Paul
Danielle Campbell Prom
Raini Rodriguez Prom
Elsa Pataky Fast Five
Gal Godot Fast Five
Kat Dannings Thor
Shirley Henderson Meek’s Cutoff
Maya Rudolph Bridesmaids
Melissa McCarthy Bridesmaids
Rebel Wilson Bridesmaids
Molly Parker That’s What I Am
Stefania Sandrelli The First Beautiful Thing
Claudia Pandolfi The First Beautiful Thing
Rose Byrne X-Men: First Class
Irina Petrescu The Human Resources Manager
Fiona Shaw The Tree of Life
Rita Wilson The Art of Getting By
Heather Graham Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Rachael McAdams Midnight in Paris
Kathy Bates Midnight in Paris
Madeline Carroll Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Angela Lansbury Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Juno Temple <em<Kaboom
Lucy Punch Bad Teacher
Helena Bonham Carter Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Maggie Smith Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Kelly Macdonald Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Leslie Bibb Zookeeper
Mamie Gummer The Ward
Danielle Panabaker The Ward
Laura-Leigh The Ward
Lyndsy Fonseca The Ward
Anne Dorval Heartbeats
Emma Stone Crazy, Stupid, Love
Brenda Song The Suite Life Movie
Mary Anne McGarry Terri
Golden Brooks The Inheritance
Kelly McGillis Stake Land
Zoe Naylor The Reef
Jessica Chastain The Help
Bryce Dallas Howard The Help
Sissy Spacek The Help
Allison Janney The Help
Octavia Spencer The Help
Cicely Tyson The Help
Toni Collette Fright Night
Rose McGowan Conan the Barbarian
Jessica Alba Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D
Kathryn Hahn Our Idiot Brother
Teri Polo The Hole
Ashley Judd Dolphin Tale
Morgana Davies The Tree
Jennifer Lawrence The Beaver
Liv Tyler Super
Melissa Leo Red State
Judith Godrèche Potiche
Julia Ormond The Music Never Stopped
Jo-Ann Stockham Exorcismus
Seo Woo Housemaid
Jennifer Ehle Contagion
Gwyneth Paltrow Contagion
Natalie Portman Hesher
Sigourney Weaver Abduction
Anjelica Huston 50/50
Bryce Dallas Howard 50/50
Fionnula Flanagan The Guard
Katarina Cas The Guard
Helen Mirren Brighton Rock
Kim Bubbs The Thing
Hayden Pannetierre Fireflies in the Garden
Julia Roberts Fireflies in the Garden
Sarah Paulson Martha May Marcy Marlene
Téa Leoni Tower Heist
Joely Richardson Anonymous
Lisa Féret Mozart’s Sister
Helen McCrory Hugo
Charlotte Gainsbourg Melancholia
Evelyn Didi Le Havre
Q’orionka Kilcher Neverland
Bridget Mendler Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas
Famke Janssen The Chameleon
Chelsea Rendon A Better Life
Demi Peterson Snowmen
Ari Gaynor The Sitter
Marisa Paredes The Skin I Live In
Luna Charpentier The Sleeping Beauty
Déborah Bloch Adrift
Amanda Bauer Myth of the American Sleepover
Haley Kiyoko Lemonade Mouth
Judy Greer The Descendants
Missi Pyle The Artist
Ada Condeescu If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle
Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin Incindies
Djénéba Koné A Screaming Man
Moon Bloodgood Beautiful Boy
Michelle Asante Some Dogs Bite
Olga Zhdanova Illegal
Megumi Kegurizaka Cold Fish
Sabrina Seyvecou L’arbre et la forêt
Emily Watson War Horse
Maira Ribeiro Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora e Outro
Tainá Müller Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora e Outro
Bingbing Li Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
Britt Robinson The Family Tree
Demi Moore Margin Call
Caroline Guedes Antes Que O Mundo Acabe
Anna Graczyck Rammbock

Best Supporting Actor

Anthony Hopkins The Rite
Bill Milner Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
Callan McAuliffe I am Number Four
James Chou The Green Hornet
Bruno Ganz Unknown
Anthony Mackie The Adjustment Bureau
Yorick van Wageningen Winter in Wartime
Steve Zahn Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Devon Bostick Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Ty Simpkins Insidious
Jeffrey Wright Source Code
Tom Hollander Hanna
Jeremy Sumpter Soul Surfer
James Marsden Hop
Gary Cole Hop
Macaulay Culkin The Wrong Ferrari
Rory Culkin Scream 4
Alex Shaffer Win Win
Jeffrey Tambor Win Win
Bobby Cannavale Win Win
Burt Young Win Win
Nick Frost Paul
Nolan Sotillo Prom
Cameron Monaghan Prom
Nicholas Braun Prom
Paul Walker Fast Five
Tego Calderon Fast Five
Don Omar Fast Five
Ludacris Fast Five
Tyrese Gibson Fast Five
Anthony Hopkins Thor
Tom Hiddleston Thor
Will Patton Meek’s Cutoff
Paul Dano Meek’s Cutoff
Ian McShane Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Geoffrey Rush Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Matt Lucas Bridesmaids
Ed Harris That’s What I Am
Bradley Cooper The Hangover Part II
Ed Helms The Hangover Part II
Mason Lee The Hangover Part II
Marco Meseri The First Beautiful Thing
John Goodman Alabama Moon
Kevin Bacon X-Men: First Class
Nicholas Hoult X-Men: First Class
Noah Silver The Human Resources Manager
Ryan Lee Super 8
Riley Griffiths Super 8
Gabriel Basso Super 8
Kyle Chandler Super 8
Jon Foster Brotherhood
Arlen Escarpeta Brotherhood
Gael Garcia Bernal Even the Rain
Juan Carlos Aduviri Even the Rain
Min-sik Choi I Saw the Devil
Mikael Persbrandt In a Better World
Markus Rygaard In a Better World
Ken Stott Toast
Freddie Highmore Toast
Hunter McCracken The Tree of Life
David Gallagher Super 8
Gregory Smith Hobo with a Shotgun
Jonathan Akerman Hobo with a Shotgun
Glenn Erland Tosterud Trollhunter
Peter Sarsgaard Green Lantern
Sam Robards The Art of Getting By
Michael Sheen Midnight in Paris
Cory Stoll Midnight in Paris
Tom Hiddleston Midnight in Paris
Adrien Brody Midnight in Paris
Maxwell Perry Cotton Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Chris Zylka <em<Kaboom

Jason Segel Bad Teacher
Thabo Malema White Lion
Christopher Karl Johnson Annelise: The Exorcist Tapes
Gregg Forrest NEDs
Peter Mullan NEDs
Ed Harris The Way Back
Colin Farrell The Way Back
Dragos Bucur The Way Back
Frank Grillo Olhos Azuis
Rupert Grint Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Alan Rickman Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Michael Gambon Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Ralph Fiennes Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Matthew Lewis Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
John Hurt Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Craig Ferguson Winnie the Pooh
John Cleese Winnie the Pooh
Wings Hauser Rubber
Jack Plotnick Rubber
Joe Rogan Zookeeper
Kevin Spacey Horrible Bosses
Colin Farrell Horrible Bosses
Jamie Foxx Horrible Bosses
Christopher Lee The Resident
Ciarán Hinds Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Niels Schneider Heartbeats
Harrison Ford Cowboys & Aliens
Hugo Weaving Captain America: The First Avenger
Tommy Lee Jones Captain America: The First Avenger
Ryan Gosling Crazy, Stupid, Love
Jonah Bobo Crazy, Stupid, Love
Andy Serkis Rise of the Planet of Apes
John Lithgow Rise of the Planet of Apes
Tom Felton Rise of the Planet of Apes
Kôji Yakusho 13 Assassins
Dylan Sprouse The Suite Life Movie
Bradley Steven Perry Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure
John C. Reilly Terri
Bridger Zadina Terri
Shawn Michael Howard The Inheritance
Nick Damici Stake Land
Tony Todd Final Destination 5
Gyton Grantley The Reef
David Tennant Fright Night
Colin Farrell Fright Night
Ron Perlman Conan the Barbarian
Leo Howard Conan the Barbarian
Jeremy Piven Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D
Steve Coogan Our Idiot Brother
Nathan Gamble The Hole
Chris Zylka Shark Night 3D
Sinqua Walls Shark Night 3D
Joel David Moore Shark Night 3D
Donal Logue Shark Night 3D
Harry Connick, Jr.Dolphin Tale
Billy Drago Children of the Corn: Genesis
Anton Yelchin The Beaver
Kevin Bacon Super
Alan Tudyk Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
John Goodman Red State
Kyle Gallner Red State
Michael Angarano Red State
Brett Rickaby Bereavement
Fabrice Luchini Potiche
Jérèmie Renier Potiche
J.K. Simmons The Music Never Stopped
Richard Felix Exorcismus
Nolberto Sanchez The Colors of the Mountain
Albert Brooks Drive
Matt Damon Contagion
Jude Law Contagion
Joseph Gordon-Leavitt Hesher
Rainn Wilson Hesher
Alfred Molina Abduction
Seth Rogen 50/50
Don Cheadle The Guard
John Hurt Brighton Rock
Dakota Goyo Real Steel
Ulrich Thomsen The Thing
Dustin Ingram Paranormal Activity 3
Willem Defoe Fireflies in the Garden
Chase Ellison Fireflies in the Garden
Cayden Boyd Fireflies in the Garden
John Hawkes Martha May Marcy Marlene
Geoffrey Wigdor White Irish Drinkers
Eddie Murphy Tower Heist
Sebastian Armesto Anonymous
Jamie Campbell Bower Anonymous
Clovis Flouin Mozart’s Sister
Taylor Lautner The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 1
Ben Kingsley Hugo
Sacha Baron Cohen Hugo
Chris Cooper The Muppets
Udo Kier Melancholia
John Hurt Melancholia
Christopher Plummer Beginners
Dan Fogler Take Me Home Tonight
Demetri Martin Take Me Home Tonight
Robert DeNiro Limitless
Jean-Pierre Daroussin Le Havre
Ving Rhames “Master Harold”…and the Boys
Rhys Ifans Neverland
Bradley Steven Perry Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas
Nick Stahl The Chameleon
Ray Liotta Snowmen
Christopher Lloyd Snowmen
Christian Martin Snowmen
José Julián A Better Life
Max Records The Sitter
Sam Rockwell The Sitter
Jan Cornet The Skin I Live In
Kerian Mayan The Sleeping Beauty
Marlon Morton The Myth of the American Sleepover
Adam Hicks Lemonade Mouth
Robert Forster The Descendants
Nick Krause The Descendants
John Goodman The Artist
Dioucounda Koma A Screaming Man
Kyle Gallner Beautiful Boy
Chris New Weekend
Thomas Sangster Some Dogs Bite
Devon Bostick The Entitled
Denden Cold Fish
François Négret L’arbre et la forêt
David Kross War Horse
Niels Arestrup War Horse
Rainer Bock War Horse
Irandhir Santos Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora e Outro
Andre Ramiro Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora e Outro
André Mattos Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora e Outro
Ian Holm A Boy Called Dad
Max Thieriot The Family Tree
Zachary Quinto Margin Call
Jeremy Irons Margin Call
Rupert Grint Cherrybomb
Theo Trebs Rammbock

Best Cinematography

Ben Davis The Rite
Lukas Ettlin Battle: Los Angeles
Guido van Gennep Winter in Wartime
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
David M. Brewer & John R. Leonetti Insidious
Don Burgess Source Code
Alwin H. Kuchler Hanna
John R. Leonetti Soul Surfer
African Cats
Zarbia Hambarloukos Thor
Chris Blauvelt Meek’s Cutoff
Dariusz Wolski Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Nicola Pecorini The First Beautiful Thing
John Mathieson X-Men: First Class
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Larry Fong Super 8
Michael Fimognari Brotherhood
Alex Catalan Even the Rain
I Saw the Devil
Balasz Bolygo Toast
Karim Hussein Hobo with a Shotgun
Darius Khondji Midnight in Paris
<em<Kaboom

White Lion
NEDs
The Way Back
Eduardo Serra Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
The Resident
The Ward
Stephanie Anne Weber-Biron Heartbeats
Captain America: The First Avenger
13 Assassins
Stake Land
Dream Home
Fright Night
Conan the Barbarian
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
The Hole
The Tree
The Beaver
Bereavement
Le Quattro Volte
Potiche
Housemaid
The Colors of the Mountain
Drive
50/50
Brighton Rock
Real Steel
Fireflies in the Garden
Take Shelter
Anna Forester Anonymous
Mozart’s Sister
Robert Richardson Hugo
Melancholia
Beginners
Limitless
Life in a Day
Neverland
The Skin I Live In
Adrift
In Their Sleep
The Artist
A Screaming Man
Incendies
The Adventures of Tintin
War Horse
Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora e Outro
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
Rammbock

Best Makeup

Katalin Jakots The Rite
Kim Ayers Battle: Los Angeles
Diana Dreesen Winter in Wartime
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Insidious
Scream 4
Meek’s Cutoff
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
X-Men: First Class
Super 8
Brotherhood
Even the Rain
I Saw the Devil
In a Better World
Hobo with a Shotgun
NEDs
The Way Back
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Horrible Bosses
The Ward
Captain America: The First Avenger
13 Assassins
Stake Land
Dream House
Fright Night
Conan the Barbarian
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
Bereavement
Potiche
The Music Never Stopped
Exorcismus
Contagion
Hesher
50/50
Brighton Rock
Atrocious
Anonymous
Mozart’s Sister
Hugo
Neverland
The Skin I Live In
The Sleeping Beauty
In Their Sleep
The Artist
Beautiful Boy
Cold Fish
Cherrybomb
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
Rammbock

Most Overrated Picture

I Saw the Devil
Trollhunter
13 Assassins
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
The Thing
Martha May Marcy Marlene
Melancholia
Cold Fish

Worst Picture

I am Number Four (score: 4/10)
Unknown (score: 4/10)
Beastly
The Wrong Ferrari
I Saw the Devil
Trollhunter
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Annelise: The Exorcist Tapes
Big Momma’s House: Like Father, Like Son
Final Destination 5
Fright Flick
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
Creature
Children of the Corn: Genesis
The Thing
The Three Musketeers
11-11-11

Most Underrated Picture

Soul Surfer
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Battle: Los Angeles
Winter in Wartime
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Alabama Moon
That’s What I Am
The First Beautiful Thing
Toast
Green Lantern
The Art of Getting By
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Winnie the Pooh
Rubber
Horrible Bosses
The Ward
Crazy, Stupid, Love
The Suite Life Movie
Terri
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D
The Hole
Red State
Bereavement
Brighton Rock
Real Steel
Fireflies in the Garden
Atrocious
Take Me Home Tonight
Snowmen
The Sitter
A Screaming Man
L’arbre et la forêt
Rammbock

Best Original Screenplay

Chris Bertolini Battle: Los Angeles
Leigh Whannell Insidious
Ben Ripley Source Code
Seth Lochead & David Farr Hanna
Kevin Williamson Scream 4
Thomas McCarthy & Joe Tiboni Win Win
Carlos Saldanha and Earl Richey Jones & Todd Jones (story), Don Rhymer and Joshua Sternin & Jeffrey Ventimilia and Sam Harper (screenplay) Rio
African Cats
Paul
Meek’s Cutoff
Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo Bridesmaids
That’s What I Am
The First Beautiful Thing
Werner Herzog Cave of Forgotten Dreams
J.J. Abrams Super 8
Will Canon and Douglas Simon Brotherhood
Paul Laverty Even the Rain
In a Better World
Terence Malick The Tree of Life
Hobo with a Shotgun
Trollhunter
The Art of Getting By
Woody Allen Midnight in Paris
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Bad Teacher
NEDs
The Way Back
Olhos Azuis
Rubber
Horrible Bosses
The Ward
Xavier Dolan Heartbeats
Dan Fogelman Crazy, Stupid, Love
Terri
Stake Land
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D
Our Idiot Brother
The Hole
Dolphin Tale
The Beaver
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
Kevin Smith Red State
Stevan Mena Bereavement
Le Quattro Volte
Potiche
The Colors of the Mountain
50/50
The Guard
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Take Shelter
Puss in Boots
Rene Féret Mozart’s Sister
The Muppets
Beginners
Take Me Home Tonight
Le Havre
Poetry
Neverland
The Sitter
The Skin I Live In
The Myth of the American Sleepover
In Their Sleep
The Artist
A Screaming Man
Incendies
Weekend
Chillar Party
L’arbre et la forêt
Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora e Outro
A Boy Called Dad
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
The Family Tree
Certified Copy
Margin Call
Antes Que O Mundo Acabe
Rammbock

Adapted Screenplay

The Rite
The Green Hornet
The Adjustment Bureau
Winter in Wartime
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Sean McNamara, Deborah & Douglas Schwartz, Michael Berk, Matt Allen, Caleb Wilson, Brad Gann, Bethany Hamilton, Sheryl Berk and Richard Bundschuh Soul Surfer
8 members Thor
9 members Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
James Whittaker and Watt Kay Alabama Moon
X-Men: First Class
The Human Resources Manager
Toast
Green Lantern
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Steve Kloves & JK Rowling Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Winnie the Pooh
Captain America: The First Avenger
Rise of the Planet of Apes
13 Assassins
The Help
Fright Night
Housemaid
Drive
Brighton Rock
Real Steel
Fireflies in the Garden
Hugo
Master Harold”…and the Boys
The Descendants
The Adventures of Tintin
War Horse

Best Editing

Christian Wagner Battle: Los Angeles
Jay Cassidy, Jillian Twigger Moul, Avi Youabian Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Jay Rabinowitz The Adjustment Bureau
Job ter Berg Winter in Wartime
Troy Takaki Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Kirk M. Morri & James Wan Insidious
Jeff Canavan Soul Surfer
Harry Hinter Rio
African Cats
Prom
Fast Five
Paul Rubell Thor
Michael Kahn, etc. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides</em
The First Beautiful Thing
X-Men: First Class
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
The Human Resources Manager
Super 8
Josh SchaefferBrotherhood
Liana Del Giudice Toast
The Tree of Life
Hobo with a Shotgun
Kaboom
Olhos Azuis
Mark Day Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Winnie the Pooh
Horrible Bosses
The Resident
The Ward
Xavier Dolan Heartbeats
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Rise of the Planet of Apes
Terri
Senna
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
Red State
Bereavement
Le Quattro Volte
Exorcismus
Drive
Contagion
Brighton Rock
Real Steel
Fireflies in the Garden
Martha May Marcy Marlene
Take Shelter
Atrocious
Anonymous
Hugo
Beginners
Life in a Day
Le Havre
The Skin I Live In
The Descendants
In Their Sleep
The Artist
A Screaming Man
Incendies
The Countess
The Adventures of Tintin
Rambock

Best Score

Brian Tyler “Battle: Los Angeles”
Pino Donaggio Winter in Wartime
Chris Bacon Source Code
The Chemical Brothers Hanna
Marco Beltrami Soul Surfer
Marco Beltrami Scream 4
Lyle Workman Win Win
John Powell Rio
African Cats
Patrick Doyle Thor
Hans Zimmer Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Ludek Drizhal Alabama Moon
X-Men: First Class
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Michael Giacchino Super 8
Dan Marocco Brotherhood
I Saw the Devil
In a Better World
Ruth Barrett Toast
The Tree of Life
Hobo with a Shotgun
Green Lantern
Olhos Azuis
Alexandre Desplat Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Mark Kilian The Ward
13 Assassins
Terri
Senna
Stake Land
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
Stevan Mena Bereavement
Drive
Brighton Rock
Real Steel
The Three Musketeers
Fireflies in the Garden
Take Shelter
Puss in Boots
Mozart’s Soster
Into the Abyss
Hugo
Life in a Day
Le Havre
Neverland
The Skin I Live In
Adrift
The Artist
The Adventures of Tintin
War Horse
Tropa de Elite 2
Margin Call
Rammbock

Best Sound Editing/Mixing

Battle: Los Angeles
Winter in Wartime
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Insidious
Source Code
Hanna
Soul Surfer
Scream 4
Rio
African Cats
Paul
Fast Five
Thor
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
X-Men: First Class
Super 8
The Tree of Life
Hobo with a Shotgun
Green Lantern
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
The Ward
Cowboys & Aliens
Captain America: The First Avenger
Rise of the Planet of Apes
Fright Night
Conan the Barbarian
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D
Shark Night 3D
Bereavement
Real Steel
The Thing
Take Shelter
Fireflies in the Garden
Mozart’s Sister
Hugo
Life in a Day
The Chameleon
The Adventures of Tintin
War Horse
Tropa de Elite 2
Rammbock

Best Visual Effects

Battle: Los Angeles
The Adjustment Bureau
Insidious
Source Code
Soul Surfer
Hop
Rio
Paul
Thor
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
X-Men: First Class
Super 8
The Tree of Life
Trollhunter
Green Lantern
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Rubber
Zookeeper
The Ward
Cowboys & Aliens
Captain America: The First Avenger
Rise of the Planet of Apes
Dream House
Fright Night
Conan the Barbarian
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
The Hole
Shark Night 3D
Dolphin Tale
Super
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
Real Steel
The Thing
Take Shelter
Anonymous
Hugo
Melancholia
The Adventures of Tintin
Rammbock

Best Cast

Winter in Wartime
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Insidious
Source Code
Hanna
Soul Surfer
Hop
Scream 4
Win Win
Paul
Prom
Fast Five
Thor
Meek’s Cutoff
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Bridesmaids
That’s What I Am
The Hangover Part II
The First Beautiful Thing
X-Men: First Class
The Human Resources Manager
Super 8
Brotherhood
Even the Rain
In a Better World
Toast
The Tree of Life
Hobo with a Shotgun
Trollhunter
The Art of Getting By
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
NEDs
The Way Back
Olhos Azuis
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Winnie the Pooh
Horrible Bosses
The Ward
Heartbeats
Captain America: The First Avenger
Crazy, Stupid, Love
The Suite Life Movie
Terri
Stake Land
The Reef
The Help
Fright Night
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D</em
Our Idiot Brother
The Hole
Shark Night 3D
Dolphin Tale
The Tree
The Beaver
Super
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
Red State
Bereavement
Potiche
The Music Never Stopped
Drive
Contagion
Hesher
50/50
The Guard
Brighton Rock
Real Steel
Fireflies in the Garden
Take Sheltet
Martha May Marcy Marlene
Tower Heist
Anonymous
Mozart’s Siste
Hugo
The Muppets
Melancholia
Beginners
Le Havre
Master Harold”…and the Boys
Neverland
Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas
Snowmen
The Sitter
Adrift
The Descendants
The Artist
Incendies
A Screaming Man
Beautiful Boy
Weekend
Chillar Party
L’arbre et la forêt
War Horse
Margin Call
Rammbock

Best Youth Ensemble

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Insidious
The Rite
Hanna
Prom
Alabama Moon
That’s What I Am
The First Beautiful Thing
X-Men: First Class
Super 8
In a Better World
Toast
The Tree of Life
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
NEDs
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
As Melhores Coisas do Mundo
Rubber
Terri
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D
Dolphin Tale
The Tree
Children of the Corn: Genesis
Super
Bereavement
The Colors of the Mountain
Real Steel
Fireflies in the Garden
Anonymous
Mozart’s Sister
Hugo
Neverland
Snowmen
The Sitter
The Sleeping Beauty
Adrift
The Myth of the American Sleepover
Chillar Party
War Horse
Antes Que O Mundo Acabe

Best Performance by a Child Actor in a Supporting Role

Ben Cheetham The Rite
Bill Milner Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
Callan McAuliffe I am Number Four
Bryce Cass Battle: Los Angeles
Robert Capron Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Ty SimpkinsInsidious
Aldo Maland Hanna
Coleton Ray Hop
David W. Thompson Win Win
Jake T. Austin Rio
Brett Michael Jones Paul
Nolan Sotillo Prom
Cameron Monaghan Prom
Robbie Tucker Prom
Dakota Goyo Thor
Ted Allpress Thor
Tommy Nelson Meek’s Cutoff
Robbie Kaye Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Uriah Shelton Alabama Moon
Gabriel Basso Alabama Moon
Daniel Yelsky That’s What I Am
Alexander Walters That’s What I Am
Tanner Maguire The Hangover Part II
William A. Johnson The Hangover Part II
Aedin Mincks The Hangover Part II
Dylan Boyack The Hangover Part II
William Jiang The Hangover Part II
Giacomo Bibbiani The First Beautiful Thing
Laurence Belcher X-Men: First Class
Bill Milner X-Men: First Class
Noah Silver The Human Resources Manager
Riley Griffiths Super 8
Ryan Lee Super 8
Gabriel Basso Super 8
Zach Mills Super 8
Markus Nygaard In a Better World
Frasier Huckle Toast
Laramie Eppler The Tree of Life
Tye Sheridan The Tree of Life
Gattlin Griffith Green Lantern
Dylan James Green Lantern
Preston Bailey Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Parris Mosteller Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Garrett Ryan Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Toke Lars Bjarke In a Better World
Maxwell Cotton Perry Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Matthew J. Evans Bad Teacher
Ayrton Perreira White Lion
Gregg Forrest NEDs
Benedict Clark Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Robbie Jarvis Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Arthur Bowen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Will Turner Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Rohan Gotobed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Bertie Gilbert Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Jack Boulter Winnie the Pooh
Wyatt Dean Hall Winnie the Pooh
Devin Brochu Rubber
Remy Thorne Rubber
Bertie Gilbert Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Noah Ringer Cowboys & Aliens
Maxwell Newman Captain America: The First Avenger
Jonah Bobo Crazy, Stupid, Love
Bradley Steven Perry Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure
Bridger Zadina Terri
Leo Howard Conan the Barbarian
Matthew Mindler Our Idiot Brother
Nathan Gamble The Hole
Christian Byers The Tree
Tom Russell The Tree
Gabriel Gotting The Tree
Dusty Burwell Children of the Corn: Genesis
Riley Thomas Stewart The Beaver
Mario Jimenez Super
Connor Day Super
Grant Goodman Super
Spencer List Bereavement
Chase Pechacek Bereavement
Noam Charlier Potiche
Martin De Myttanaere Potiche
Max Antisell The Music Never Stopped
Lazzaro E. Ortili Ortiz Exorcismus
Nolberto Sanchez The Colors of the Mountain
Kaden Leos Drive
Griffin Kane Contagion
Michéal Óg Lane The Guard
Chase Ellison Fireflies in the Garden
Regan Mizrahi White Irish Drinkers
Anthony Amorim White Irish Drinkers
Sergi Martin Atrocious
Luke Thomas Taylor Anonymous
Isaiah Michalski Anonymous
Timo Huber Anonymous
David Moreau Mozart’s Sister
Gulliver McGrath Hugo
Shaun Aylward Hugo
Cameron Spurr Melancholia
Keegan Boos Beginners
Blondin Miguel Le Havre
Patrick Gibson Neverland
Bradley Steven Perry Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas
Christian Martyn Snowmen
Josh Flitter Snowmen
Bobb’e J. Thompson Snowmen
Max Records The Sitter
Kevin Hernandez The Sitter
Alex Wolff The Sitter
Kerian Mayan The Sleeping Beauty
Max Huszar Adrift
Marlon Morton The Myth of the American Sleepover
Milo Masset-Depasse Illegal
Alexandre Gontcharov Illegal
Vishesh Tiwari Chillar Party
Rohan Grover Chillar Party
Sanath Menon Chillar Party
Naman Jain Chillar Party
Chinmai Chandranshuh Chillar Party
Leonard Carow War Horse
Pedro Van-Held Tropa de Elite 2
Marco Túlio Fernandes Filho Tropa de Elite 2
Adrian Moore Certified Copy
Theo Trebs Rammbock

Best Performance by a Child Actress in a Supporting Role

Joey King Battle: Los Angeles
Peyton List Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jessica Barden Hanna
Tiffany Espensen Hop
Mia Stallard Paul
Raini Rodriguez Prom
Mia Rose Frampton Bridesmaids
Elizabeth Jackson Alabama Moon
Mia Rose Frampton That’s What I Am
Aurora Frasca The First Beautiful Thing
Morgan Lily X-Men: First Class
Milena Soliz Even the Rain
Madeline Carroll Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Katheryn Newton Bad Teacher
Daphne de Berguisti
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Sydney Sweeney The Ward
Ellie Darcey-Alden Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Jade Gordon Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Joey King Crazy, Stupid, Love
Olivia Crocicchia Terri
Eleanore & Emma Henry The Help
Peyton List Bereavement
Seo Hyeon-Ahn Housemaid
Jessica Tyler Brown Paranormal Activity 3
Chloe Csnegery Paranormal Activity 3
Demi Peterson Snowmen
Landry Bender The Sitter
Luna Charpentier The Sleeping Beauty
Isadora Armelin Adrift
Amara Miller The Descendants
Shriya Sharma Chillar Party
Celine Buckens War Horse

Best Performance by a Child Actor in a Leading Role

Martijn Lakemeir Winter in Wartime
Zachary Gordon Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jimmy Bennett Alabama Moon
Chase Ellison That’s What I Am
Joel Courtney Super 8
William Jøhnk Nielsen In a Better World
Oliver Kennedy Toast
Hunter McCracken The Tree of Life
Conor McCarron NEDs
Jacob Wysocki Terri
Mason Cook Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D
Nathan Gamble Dolphin Tale
Hernán Mauricio Ocampo The Colors of the Mountain
Devin Brochu Hesher
Dakota Goyo Real Steel
Cayden Boyd Fireflies in the Garden
Asa Butterfield Hugo
Charlie Rowe Neverland
Bobby Coleman Snowmen
Ifran Khan Chillar Party
Kyle Ward A Boy Called Dad
Pedro Tergolina Antes Que o Mundo Acabe

Best Performance by a Child Actress in a Leading Role

Saoirse Ronan Hanna
AnnaSophia Robb Soul Surfer
Danielle Campbell Prom
Elle Fanning Super 8
Jordana Beatty Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Saoirse Ronan The Way Back
Rowan Blanchard Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D
Bailee Madison Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
Cozi Zuehlsdorff Dolphin Tale
Morgana Davies The Tree
Chloë Grace Moretz Hugo
Carla Besnaïnou The Sleeping Beauty
Laura Neiva Adrift

Best Art Direction

Winter in Wartime
The Adjustment Bureau Hanna
Hop
Win Win
Rio
Fast Five
Hobo with a Shotgun
Thor
Meek’s Cutoff
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
The First Beautiful Thing
X-Men: First Class
The Human Resources Manager
Super 8
Brotherhood
Toast
The Tree of Life
The Art of Getting By
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Midnight in Paris
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
NEDs
Winnie the Pooh
Horrible Bosses
The Resident
The Ward
Heartbeats
Cowboys & Aliens
Captain America: The First Avenger
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Rise of the Planet of Apes
13 Assassins
Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure
Terri
Stake Land
Dream House
The Help
Fright Night
Conan the Barbarian
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D
Dolphin Tale
The Tree
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
Bereavement
Le Quattro Volte
Housemaid
The Colors of the Mountain
Drive
The Guard
Brighton Rock
Real Steel
Fireflies in the Garden
Martha May Marcy Marlene
Atrocious
Tower Heist
Anonymous
Hugo
The Muppets
Melancholia
Beginners
Neverland
The Skin I Live In
The Sleeping Beauty
The Artist
The Countess
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
Rammbock

Best Costumes

The Adjustment Bureau
Winter in Wartime
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Insidious
Soul Surfer
Hop
Win Win
Paul
Prom
Thor
Meek’s Cutoff
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
That’s What I Am
The First Beautiful Thing
X-Men: First Class
The Human Resources Manager
Super 8
Toast
The Tree of Life
Hobo with a Shotgun
The Art of Getting By
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Midnight in Paris
The Way Back
Heartbeats
Cowboys & Aliens
Captain America: The First Avenger
Crazy, Stupid, Love
13 Assassins
Terri
The Inheritance
Stake Land
The Help
Conan the Barbarian
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D
Super
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
Bereavement
Potiche
Drive
Brighton Rock
Real Steel
Fireflies in the Garden
Anonymous
Hugo
Take Me Home Tonight
Neverland
Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas
Snowmen
The Sitter
The Sleeping Beauty
Adrift
The Artist
The Countess
War Horse
Detective Dee and the Mystery of The Phantom Flame
Antes Que o Mundo Acabe
Rammbock

Best Foreign Film

Winter in Wartime
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
The First Beautiful Thing
The Human Resources Manager
I Saw the Devil
In a Better World
Trollhunter
Olhos Azuis
As Melhores Coisas do Mundo
Heartbeats
13 Assassins
Dream House
Le Quattro Volte
Potiche
Housemaid
The Colors of the Mountain
Atrocious
Le Havre
Poetry
The Skin I Live In
The Sleeping Beauty
Adrift
In Their Sleep
The Last Circus
Incendies
If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle
A Screaming Man
Illegal
Chillar Party
Phase 7
Cold Fish
Circo
L’arbre et la forêt
Tropa de Elite 2
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
Antes Que o Mundo Acabe
Certified Copy
Rammbock

Best Documentary

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 3D
African Cats
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
On the Shoulders of Giants
The Fab Five
Bob Dylan: Revealed
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
Senna
Catching Hell
Renée
The Dotted Line
Charismatic
The Real Rocky
Unguarded</em
Roll Tide/War Eagle
Into the Abyss
Bill Cunningham New York
Turtle: The Incredible Journey
Fire in Babylon
Life in a Day
The Arbor
Buck
The Marinovich Project
Page One: Inside the New York Times
Circo

Best (Original) Song

“Born to be Somebody” Justin Bieber Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 3D
“Exploded Diaper” Löded Diper Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
“Na Wewe” Na Wewe
“I Want Candy” Cody Simpson Hop
“Set the World on Fire” Britt Nicole Soul Surfer
“Real In Rio” Jesse Eisenberg, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez, Will i Am and The Rio Singers
 Rio
“Let Me Take You to Rio (Blu’s Arrival)” Ester Dean & Carlinhos Brown Rio
“Take You To Rio” Ester Dean Rio
“Hot Wings (I Wanna Party)” Performed by Will.i.Am, Jamie Foxx and Anne Hathaway Rio
“Pretty Bird” Performed by Jemaine Clement Rio
“Fly Love” Performed by Jamie Foxx Rio
“Telling the World” Taio Cruz Rio
“Balanço Carioca” Mikael Mutti Rio
“Sapo Cai” Carlinhos Brown and Mikael Mutti Rio
“Samba de Orly” Bebel Gilberto Rio
“Valsa Carioca” Sergio Mendes Rio
“Mas Que Nada (2011 Rio Version) Sergio Mendes, The Rio Singers Rio
“Forró da Fruta” Carlinhos Brown and Mikael Mutti Rio
“We Could Be Anything” Nolan Sotillo Prom
“Go Ahead and Dream” Alexander Walters That’s What I Am
“Alan Town” Ed Helms The Hangover Part II
“One Night in Bangkok” Mike Tyson One Night in Bangkok
“Simpatico” Justin Timberlake Bad Teacher
“So Long” Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward Winnie the Pooh
“Winnie the Pooh” Zooey Deschanel Winnie the Pooh
“The Winner Song” the cast Winnie the Pooh
“Everything is Honey” Winnie the Pooh
“A Very Important Thing to Do” Winnie the Pooh
“A Pooh Takes Care of His Tummy” Winnie the Pooh
“Gonna Shine” Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure Ashley Tisdale
“My Boi and Me” Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure Ashley Tisdale
“The Rest of My Life” Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure Ashley Tisdale
“New York’s Best Kept Secret” Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure Ashley Tisdale
“My Girl and Me” Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure Ashley Tisdale and Stephen Molko
“Where Did You Sleep Last Night?” Danielle Harris Stake Land
“Sharks in a Lake” The Cast Shark Night 3D
“C’est Beau La Vie” Catherine Deneuve Potiche
“Marcy’s Song” John HawkesMartha May Marcy Marlene
“Couer Volant” Zaz Hugo
“Pictures in My Head” The Muppets
“Rainbow Connection” The Muppets
“Let’s Talk Me” The Muppets
Man or Muppet The Muppets
“The Whistling Caruso” The Muppets
“Hello, Hello” Lady Gaga & Elton John Gnomeo & Juliet
“Aevin ENdar” Jónsi We Bought a Zoo
“Boy Lilikoi” Jónsi We Bought a Zoo
“Sinking Friendships” Jónsi We Bought a Zoo
“Hoppipolla” Sigur Rós We Bought a Zoo
“Go Do” Jónsi We Bought a Zoo
“Gathering Stories” Jónsi We Bought a Zoo
“Between the Bars” Chris Garneau The Skin I Live In
“Shades of Marbel” Trentmoller Por The Skin I Live In
“El Amor de amar” Concha Buika The Skin I Live In
Se me hizo facil Concha Buika The Skin I Live In
“Breakthrough” Lemonade Mouth
“Determinate” Lemonade Mouth
“Don’t You Wish U Were Us” Lemonade Mouth
“Here We Go” Lemonade Mouth
“More Than A Band” Lemonade Mouth
“She’s So Gone” Lemonade Mouth
“Somebody” Lemonade Mouth
“Turn Up The Music” Lemonade Mouth
“Marz” WeekendJohn Graham
“Aa Rela Hai Apun” Chillar Party
“Behla Do” Chillar Party
“Chatte Batte” Chillar Party
“Ek School Banana Hai” Chillar Party
“Liar Liar” Chillar Party
“Ziddi Piddi” Chillar Party
“Chatte Batte – Sad Version” Chillar Party

Robert Downey, Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year

Contenders:

Justin Bieber
Alex Pettyfer
Seth Rogen
Aimee Teegarden
Nolan Sotillo
Anthony Hopkins
Kristen Wiig
Mia Rose Frampton
Alexander Walters
Paul Giamatti
Sean Michael Cunningham
Jeffrey Tambor
Mike Tyson
Ed Helms
Bill Milner
Werner Herzog
Gabriel Basso
Terrence Malick
Freddie Highmore
Emma Roberts
Woody Allen
Cameron Diaz
Justin Timberlake
Ed Harris
Saoirse Ronan
Xavier Dolan
Steven Spielberg
David Bradley
Joey King
Andy Serkis
Tom Felton
Kevin Bacon
Emma Stone
Chris Zylka
Anton Yelchin
Kevin Bacon
Colin Farrell
Catherine Deneuve
Ryan Gosling
Matt Damon
Natalie Portman
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Hugh Jackman
Dakota Goyo
Jamie Campbell Bower
Chloë Grace Moretz
John Hurt
Rupert Grint

The Ingmar Bergman Lifetime Achievement Award

TBA

Special Jury Prize

TBA

61 Days of Halloween: Children of the Corn II- The Final Sacrifice

Ryan Bollman in Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (Dimension Films)

When dealing with a series, like I am currently or have in the past, I will tend to lean towards something akin to Franchise Criticism. I will focus on the continuous narrative thread and other things pertaining to the franchise. My opinion of each individual film I will try and compartmentalize but there will be commentary along the lines mentioned above because it is necessary to gauge the franchise as a whole which I will do later on.

One thing to note with the Children of the Corn films is that there is a very distinct aspect about them which acts as a double-edged sword; it is that many times in the sequels you will see a new wrinkle, fact or other bit of information added to the mythos and you’ll think to yourself “God, I hope they don’t continue this strain.” The double-edged sword part is that they usually don’t. The good of that is that stupid subplot never rears their head anew, however, that does hurt the continuity of the series. With each installment you need really only know the basics and can walk in cold, which by my definition makes it a bad series. While there are a few occasional highlights be it a moment, performance or a whole film I cannot contradict myself there. Most of these films will receive failing grades yet it was oddly enjoyable to watch them all for two reasons: one, the basic premise is one I love and I am addicted to series. I can’t help it.

As for Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice not only does it hold the distinction of being the most premature false ending to a horror franchise but it’s also pretty darn lousy. It’s not the worse but but perhaps runner-up in the franchise pecking order.

Firstly, the film lets the cat out of the bag so to speak; the massacre in Gatlin has been discovered and it’s now on the news. This in and of itself isn’t an issue, however, the way it’s handled is. The focus of the narrative is bifurcated between reporter John Garrett (Terence Knox) and his annoyingly dysfunctional relationship with his equally annoying and whiny son Danny (Paul Scherrer) and his relationship with Lacey (Christie Clark).

Oh yeah, there’s also Micah (Ryan Bollman). He’s the new preacher and how Danny nearly gets lured into the cult is one of the few things that comes close to working in this film. The acting is terrible all around in this film it is without doubt the worst in the series. Micah is good for some random evil glares and when he gets a chance to finally be mean it’s fine but many sequels in the series put the antagonist (read the Preacher Boy) too far away from the center of it all.

The film plays at love story for quite a while and despite the fact that Lacey is in with the cult the tension surrounding their relationship is never really elevated. Michah’s involvement only increases when he’s actively trying to get Danny involved. It’s also one of the sequels that seemed to feel uncomfortable in its own skin meaning that instead of trying to lay a good foundation of drama there were times it tries too hard to be something it’s not, in this case, a star-crossed romance.

This also marks the beginning of the shifting of location of this series. The horrors in Gatlin were discovered. Many children, presumed innocent, are now orphaned and in need of foster care. Many people in Hemingford, the closest town up the road, offer to take them in. Here’s where bad writing and acting combine to really take the film down another notch: several times they refer to the orphans as a whole as “the sweet, innocent children of Gatlin, (or some such rot) there is not a time this line is uttered where it doesn’t sound insincere. I’m not speaking about audience omniscience, meaning we know they’re really evil so we chuckle, I mean the line reading itself sounds like the actor is being sarcastic or comedic so suspension of disbelief is most difficult.

One thread that does develop hear that dies hard is the notion of disease, mental or physical, is brought into the equation as a possibility, which is unforgivable because it changes the nature of the films. Essentially the film is in not so many words is trying to play the psychotic, cultist, religious zealot children off as victims. However, one thing I do appreciate later on is that it is treated as a white elephant, meaning it’s a concept so big it can’t just be dropped from the series but needs to be gradually written out. Franchises would benefit from story editors because not many changes were handled that smoothly.

Then you have the characters, yeah, those guys. Despite the efforts to develop them I don’t like them. If the audience is going to identify with anyone it’s the kids trying to run away not the father, not the way he’s written. So here you have it again the most annoying permutation of horror film you don’t really like anyone and you know that in all likelihood they’re gonna walk away at the end and you’d rather they be dead.

Few horror films, as a franchise, really survive in their most earnest form: if the villain wasn’t the protagonist to start eventually they become them because they’re who the movie is named after and the characters seem to get dumber, more disposable less identifiable, therefore what do you want to happen to them in a horror film, a piece of entertainment designed to feed on your baser instincts? Kill them. All I’m saying is few far between are the effective, affable protagonists later on in horror series. The constant gives you comfort and a twisted ending gives you pleasure from time to time.

There’s none of that here. After I saw this film I lamented on Twitter about deciding to place the original film last in my viewing order thinking it’d be all downhill until got there. This series like so many has its peaks and valleys. This is a chasm, not quite an abyss, we will get their but its rather painful to endure.

2/10

The Importance of Being Joel Courtney

Joel Courtney (Photo: Mark Brennan)

The way Variety tells it Joel Courtney headed to Los Angeles seeking to take some acting lessons and maybe land some commercial work if he was lucky. However, he not only landed a lead in a major motion picture but has also parlayed it into three more jobs within a month of his screen debut’s release.

Things worked out much better for him than he could’ve expected as he got into the Super 8 after an extended, elaborate and at times secretive casting process. One in which Spielberg and Abrams gambled on a few newcomers (and won big time) likely in spite of studio pressure to err on the side of experience.

The casting process started with an open call.
and what can be learned on both sides of the camera in this portion of the story is that open calls can lead to something good.

Courtney’s case is one of a natural talent being discovered and it benefited not only the film but, as recent stories have shown, Courtney as well.

While some were getting tired of the glut of Taylor Lautner news a while back, as he seemed to be signing deals at a record pace, I saw it as expected and good for him. It’s always been my contention that an actor has to strike while the iron is hot especially if he/she is being offered work they want to do. Fear of over-exposure ought not be a deterrent as it is a high class problem to have. Talent will win out over perception in most cases especially when an actor fits a part perfectly.

Courtney had already shot a two-episode stint on R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour, a series on The Hub Network, when it was announced that he was attached not only to a new Tom Sawyer/Huckleberry Finn film but also to an indie horror/sci-fi tale called The Healer. The films’ principal photography will occur in consecutive months (August & September) and shoot in Bulgaria and North Carolina respectively.

From being a cinematic debutant to suddenly in demand has taken about a month. Of course, as with most overnight successes, it hasn’t truly been that fast. There was a long audition process, principal photography and the worldwide press junkets and after all that one might expect Joel and the kids of Super 8 to be wary of taking on new commitments, however, many of them seem to think as I do and are seeking to keep working while there’s demand. Gabriel Basso is still a regular on The Big C and Zach Mills has signed on to be a regular on The Hub Network’s new series Clue.

In closing, I just want to address the fact that Joel is a child actor, which is for the most part virtually irrelevant. The bottom line is he’s a working actor who’s taking advantage of opportunities earned and should serve as a template for future actors who knock it out of the park upon getting their big break and that’s the importance of being Joel Courtney: not being content with or being disoriented by newfound stature but immediately seizing other great opportunities as they come along.

In Memoriam- Frank Coghlan, Jr.

Frank Coghlan, Jr.

Frank Coghlan Jr., who was a child actor in the silent film era passed away quietly last month (September 2009) of natural causes at the ripe old age of 93. He was the actor who brought the phrase “Shazam!” into the American consciousness and played Billy Batson in a serial, the pre-transformation Captain Marvel.

He started at the age of three appearing in a Western serial called Daredevil Jack. He was typically credited as Junior Coghlan and left his mark indelibly in The Adventures of Captain Marvel. Bruce Goldstein, Director of Repertory Programming at New York’s world famous Film Forum lauds it “It’s considered by many aficionados as the best cliffhanger serial of all time,” and continues saying “What a great fantasy for kids: a kid who turns into a superhero.”

Leonard Maltin puts Coghlan’s place in history further in perspective by saying “If you went to the movies in those days, you couldn’t help but know him, even though he was never a major star,” which, of course, indicates his importance in as much as he made up the tapestry of cinema when films and movie stars, whether A-List or not, were a part of American culture and something everyone was well-versed in.

In 1925 legendary director/producer Cecil B. DeMille signed him to a five-year deal on the strength of his publicity stills. Another small yet important role he had was as the young James Cagney in The Public Enemy.

Yet it is Captain Marvel and “Shazam!” for which he is most remembered. For many who toil and seek a serious dramatic career a singular, ubiquitous role, one to which they are always associated can be a burden and later on even a regret and something they seek to forget. Coghlan frequented conventions and seminars in his later years and was always pleased when people recognized him or came to see him. So appreciative was he that according to Leonard Maltin he even personalized his license plate to read “SHAZAM.”

Some people in entertainment don’t realize their good fortune and look a gift horse in the mouth. Frank Coghlan, Jr. was not one of those people and now left with only memories of classic film moments it is we, the film fans, who didn’t know how lucky we were.