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'Glee' and Adam Lambert hit high notes at GLAAD Awards

April 19, 2010 | 12:29 pm

Following up on its recent victories at the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards, Fox TV mega-hit "Glee" won best comedy series at the GLAAD Awards, bestowed at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

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Accepting the prize, "Glee" series writer and co-creator Ryan Murphy hailed cast member Chris Colfer, who portrays gay character Kurt Hummel: “We have so much love for our own Chris Colfer, who at age 19 when the media came calling, Chris was true to who he is instead of waiting to announce (he’s gay) at 40 when it doesn’t matter ... Chris' character will never be the victim. (Next year he) will have a boyfriend, and they are going to be prom kings and be popular.”

Constance McMillen, the Mississippi high school student barred from attending her prom because she's a lesbian, was greeted by a standing ovation when she appeared to bestow an honorary award upon comic Wanda Sykes. Accepting the kudo, Sykes said, "I want to thank the Fox network or allowing me to do the show I’m doing. It's like Rupert Murdoch buying back all the hate — like I'm saving him from going to hell."

Tom Ford's "A Single Man" won best film, which was accepted by partner Richard Buckley, who noted that Ford couldn't attend due to the flights grounded by Iceland's volcano.

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Golden Globes hike Woody Harrelson, snub 'Astro Boy,' trumpet Miley Cyrus and Adam Lambert songs

December 2, 2009 | 11:47 am

Bad news for "The Messenger" star Ben Foster. Yes, he's made it onto the Golden Globe eligibility list for best lead drama actor, but so did costar Woody Harrelson. Woody was upped to lead status by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. qualification committee after being submitted for the supporting race.

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A press rep for the film insists that Woody will continue to aim for the supporting slot at the Oscars and Screen Actors Guild Awards, but such category confusion can cause a problem. Ask Jack Nicholson, who certainly would've been nominated for best supporting actor in 2006 best picture champ "The Departed" if he focused specifically on one race instead of straddling lead and supporting. Furthermore, he probably would've won and today would be ranked with Katharine Hepburn as Oscar's biggest winner (four victories).

Fifteen films qualify for best animated feature at the Globes: "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel," "Battle for Terra," "A Christmas Carol," "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," "Coraline," "Fantastic Mr. Fox," "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs," "Mary and Max," "The Missing Lynx," "Monsters vs. Aliens," "9," "Planet 51," "Ponyo," "The Princess and the Frog," "Up." That means five animated films submitted for Oscar consideration did not make the Globes' list: "Astro Boy," "The Dolphin – Story of a Dreamer," "The Secret of Kells," "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure," "A Town Called Panic." They were not officially entered for competition.

Cheer up, Miley Cyrus and Adam Lambert fans! While those mean ole Oscars have disqualified most songs from Miley's "Hannah Montana" and Lambert's "Time for Miracles" from "2012," the Golden Globes will be much more accommodating. Two "Hannah Montana" songs are on the Globes' official eligibility list: "The Climb" and "Butterfly Fly Away." The latter is the only song that qualifies at the Oscars because it was written specifically for the film. "Time for Miracles" is also on the Globes' list, but not on the Oscars' rundown because it wasn't penned for the flick.

Now the bad news for Miley and Adam fans: Neither star will actually win the Globe if their song triumphs because they don't share songwriter credit.

Another curious entry on the Globes' list: While "London River" was disqualified from the race for best foreign film at the Oscars, it's been OKd for that race at the Globes – along with 68 other films.

Golden Globe nominations will be announced on Dec. 15.

Photo: Oscilloscope Pictures

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Oscars snub Miley Cyrus again, plus Adam Lambert

December 1, 2009 |  6:46 pm

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On the Oscars' red carpet in 2008, Miley Cyrus shared a secret dream with Ryan Seacrest while they chatted on E!: "One day I'll be here with my own movie!"

Ridiculous, you say? Bite your tongue. Last year, Miley actually came close to nabbing an Oscar nomination in the race for best song as co-writer of "I Thought I Lost You," the tune from "Bolt." It was nominated at the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards, but, alas, got snubbed by the academy.

Now, more bad Oscar news for Miley fans. Even though she may appear to be in the running for "Don't Walk Away" — a song that she co-wrote, which appears in the film version of "Hannah Montana" — it's not eligible because it wasn't written specifically for the movie. One song from "Hannah Montana" is being submitted for the Oscars' best-song race, "Butterfly Fly Away," but she doesn't share composition credit with Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri. Pity. Both were nominated for penning "Believe," sung by Josh Groban in "Polar Express" (2004). The song lost to "Al otro lado del rio" from "The Motorcycle Diaries."

Groban didn't share the nomination for "Believe" because singers don't count at the Oscars, just the writers. Thus Miley can't be nominated for "Butterfly Fly Away," which she croons with her poppa, Billy Ray Cyrus.

That means Adam Lambert can't be nominated for crooning "Time for Miracles," which he sings in "2012." He doesn't share co-writing credit. But that doesn't matter anyway because "Time for Miracles" isn't eligible for Oscar consideration — it wasn't written specifically for the film.



Photo of Miley Cyrus by WireImage; photo of Adam Lambert by Fox TV

NOTE: An earlier version of this blog item incorrectly stated that Miley Cyrus was co-writer of "The Climb," which also is featured in "Hannah Montana." While "The Climb" is not eligible at the Oscars, it is being submitted for nomination consideration at the Golden Globes.

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People's Choice Awards go Gaga!

October 20, 2009 |  9:32 am

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Uh-oh. Adam Lambert and Kris Allen are clashing again — worse, they're in a diva smackdown with Lady Gaga! Has Hollywood no shame?

Correct answer: No, of course. But this time we can blame the rest of America, the ones who pick the People's Choice Awards. Voting began today online to choose nominees who'll compete for kudos to be bestowed next January and Lambert, Allen and Her Gaga-ness are among the choices for favorite breakout star.

Never mind that "The Hurt Locker" is the most critically acclaimed film of the year, scoring 94 at Metacritic. It's not listed among the choices as fave flick. Instead, options to click on include "Fast & Furious," "GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra" and, even though viewers haven't seen it yet, "Twilight: New Moon." However, there is a place on these Web pages to write in your choices if it's not listed and you're not lazy.

Photo credit: Christopher Polk / Getty Images

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