A little bit addicted to the Toscars, Craig appeared last year in 7 parodies out of 10… For this year’s edition, he chose to appear in only one of them : “12 Days a Stripper“. And what a hilarious appearance, check it out !
Rehearsals for the play “The Vortex” (Noel Coward) have started from Feb. 22nd. til the Preview on April 9th. The cast’s photoshooting will take place on March 13th.
You can watch some extracts from a past performance from “The Dead Writers” Theatre College in Chicago.
Elton John’s annual Academy Awards Viewing Party held on March 2nd in L.A. was another success, raising $5.1 million for his AIDS Foundation.
It was the 22nd year that Elton has hosted the event and this year’s star-studded crowd included Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Heidi Klum, Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Sheryl Crow, Steven Tyler, Taylor Swift, Josh Groban, Neil Patrick Harris, Jane Seymour, Robert De Niro, and Craig Robert Young.
Guests dined on a lavish five-course dinner from a menu created by Gordon Ramsay and participated in a silent auction for which the premiums included a piano signed by Elton and Bernie Taupin, a print of Elton and John Lennon taken in 1974 and signed by the photographer, five days at Steven Tyler’s home in Hawaii and both tickets to and a backstage tour of the upcoming Broadway musical Hedwig & the Angry Inch, starring Neil Patrick Harris.
Check out the first pics of Craig R.Young at the last night’s Toscars event !
Here are all the winners of the night , congratulations to all the talents
BEST TOSCAR FILM presented by DORIS ROBERTS
Terminate Her - Parody of Her – Producer Matt Crabtree
BEST WHACTRESS presented by JOSHUA JACKSON
Elizabeth Arends - Shaving Mr. Hanks – Parody of Saving Mr Banks
BEST WHACTOR presented by JAIME WINSTONE
Matt Crabtree - Terminate Her - Parody of Her
BEST SUPP. WHACTRESS presented by last years toscar winner – MICHAEL ENRIGHT
Sarah Farooqui - British Hustle – Parody of American Hustle
BEST SUPP. WHACTOR presented by JENNIFER ELISE COX
Joh Capbell Mac - British Hustle – Parody of American Hustle
JAGUAR BEST CHOONS AWARD presented by PAUL OAKENFOLD
Guy Ross - Captain Phillips & The horn of Africa – Parody of Captain Phillips
BEST CUTTER (*editing) presented by ADAM WOOD
Laura Harbron - Dallas Biters Club – Parody of Dallas Buyers Club
BEST SCRIBBLE (*writing) presented by JIM PIDDOCK
Ben Stanley - Captain Phillips & The horn of Africa - Parody of Captain Phillips
BEST BANG FOR BUCK (Production design)
Kerry & Evan Marlowe - Pheelaweena -Parody of Philomeena
BEST DICTATOR presented by OSCAR-NOMINATED PRODUCER BRUNSON GREEN
Check out this interview of Craig, founder of The Toscars for ‘Just Celebrity‘.
1. What are the Toscars about?
It’s an event, that starts on the same date the nominees for that other big ceremony announced, teams, chosen at random have three weeks to make a parody of the nominated films. We celebrate with a red-carpet event at the egyptian theatre with celeb judges who hand out the awards to our winners in categories such as best whactor, best choons, best bang for buck.)
2. What inspired you to make this award ceremony?
The movie be Kind rewind with Mos def and Jack Black, after me and my Partner in Brits in LA, Eileen Lee saw thew movie we thought it would be great to recreate the oscar movies with our friends and have a little fun.
3.How has the award ceremony expanded since it started 7 years ago?
On a crazy level – what started with a handful of friends, perhaps 25 of us in a bar that had football playing on the other screen – 2 of our dvd’s wouldn’t play, sound was terrible and our movies were all over 20 minutes long. Voting was decided by who made the loudest noise. Our red carpet was a red bath-mat. It has now become a very polished event with many rules and guidelines in place for the filmmakers. We now have 100 participants and the films can only be up to 5 minutes long. We have been housed in the egyptian theatre for the last 2 years. The awards are all custom made and we have real celebrities and over 600 people attend.
Source : Just Celebrity (full article HERE)
It’s the Award season again in Hollywood and Craig R. Young & his Brits are back with the Toscars ! The golden fists are shining bright again for the 7th season. Ten short movies are in competition – all parodies of the ten nominated Oscars films.
The Egyptian Theater in LA will welcome for the second time the sold-out awards ceremony on February, 26th. The red carpet event with all the Hollywood glamour and glitter will start at 7.30 pm.
Celebrity judges DJ Paul Oakenfold, Jim Piddock, Jennifer Elise Cox & Joshua Jackson (‘Fringe’, ‘Dawson’) will debate to reward the best Whactor, best Whactress, best Boss, best Tunes, best Scribbler, best Cutter and best Production Design (costumes, hair, makeup, set). A Honorary Award will also be given.
Alex Newell (Glee) and Little Miss Toscar Tehmina Sunny (Argo) will be hosting the events sponsored by Brits In LA, Jaguar, Geek Eyewear, Beltran Brito, Pollutions Studios and the Camera House LA.
Camera, lights, whaction… And all you have to do is to find your inner parody…
Rehearsals begin this weekend for Noel Coward’s “The Vortex”, which opens April 11th at the Malibu Playhouse. Although Coward wrote “The Vortex” in 1924, the play’s topical subject matter is shockingly contemporary. Gene Franklin Smith will be directing the production, he’s updating the play to swinging London of 1965.
The Noel Coward Estate and the Noel Coward Society have already begun promoting the production nationally since this remarkable play (and one of the favorites of both organizations) is rarely produced.
“It’s so LA” powered by Google + was covering the Premiere of Craig‘s latest movie “Return to the Hiding Place” at the Sundance Film Festival last month.
Listen to Craig explaining how he got prepared for the role of Piet Hartog.
And for all the aspiring actors out there, here is a good advice : “Take everyday as it comes and don’t give up. Because when you’re feeling at your lowest, remember that something good is around the corner. Just keep pushing forward with your dreams”.
Check out the other interviews with the cast and director Peter Spencer !
Check out this video of Craig interviewed by Real TV Films at the Park City Red Carpet Premiere of ‘Return to the Hiding Place‘ during the Sundance Film Festival.
For the lucky people who have already seen the movie, here is a little treat for you : a short video of Craig from the set of ‘Return to the Hiding Place‘…
Craig Robert Young and singer Keaton Simons were invited to the Starkey Hearing Foundation Lounge, as part of the Grammy Week in Los Angeles on Jan. 22nd.
The Foundation’s mission : “So the World May Hear,” is about bringing understanding between people through caring and sharing. By growing engagement in this cause, people can increase tolerance and respect for life.
Their goal is to pursue their mission with commitment so that future generations can live in a world with more caring and Peace. Check out Starkey Hearing Foundation for more info !