Here comes another festival year for “Kiss me, kill me” with Craig R. Young !
Craig and a bunch of closed friends were the guests of Elton John’s Oscar viewing party in Los Angeles. A British tradition now !
On this night, the event would go on to raise $6.2 million by evening’s end. The main draw for guests was John, who served not only as host but also as the entertainment, performing with his band at the bash for the first time in nearly a decade.
Have you ever been invited to a mushroom-party ? Watch this year’s Toscars parody of “Room“, called “Shroom” with Craig R. Young, Nadia Wit, Ewan Chung & Eileen Lee.
Here is the winners’ list from this year’s edition :
Best Parody Film – “Mad Mex : Churro Road” (Kim Morgan Greene & Ewan Chung)
Best Whactress (actress) – Kim Morgan Greene – “Mad Mex”
Best Dicktator – Marc Cleary – “Mad Mex”
Best Looking (DP) – Jimmy Page – “Mad Mex”
Best Cutter (Editor) – Adam Wood – “Mad Mex”
Best Tunes (score) – Jonathan Mille – “Mad Mex”
Best scribblers (writter) – Martin Lee White & Serena Lorien for The Short (short)
Best supporting whactor (supporting actor) – Wyatt Bunce – The Short (short)
Best whactor (actor) – Harry Van Gorvan – The Short (short)
Right after the Oscar nominations, The Toscars teams have just been selected, next step is now on with the writing…
The Toscars, now in its 9th year, are a group of comedians, writers, directors and producers who create 5-mn parody films of the nominated films for best picture at that sound-a-like award show ! Teams have 3 weeks to write, direct, cast, shoot, edit and score their masterpieces. This year’s show will be MC’d by Emmy award winner Jai Rodriguez from Queer Eye For The straight Guy.
The 8 teams of up to 10 members will be judged by the newly formed Whacademy, made up of 40 former winners and participants of years past, in 10 categories including Best Whacting (acting), Best Cutter (editor), Best Tunes (score), Best Looking (DP), and others.
The night will start with a red carpet and cocktail reception in the courtyard of the Renberg Theatre in West Hollywood, followed by the screening of the 8 films which will segue straight into the awards (full list of presenters to be announced soon).
Afterwards, the winners will be celebrated with a dessert reception. One thing that is guaranteed – a lot of fun will be had.
Toscars rules: teams of a maximum of 10 people are given $250 to create their parody film. The films can be no longer than 5 mn, and the title must be different from the original.
Check out some pictures from the UKares Awards evening on December 10th.
UKares is pleased to be honoring Lisa Vanderpump with this year’s’ “Positive Impact Award” in recognition of her wonderful philanthropy work. on Thursday Dec 10th.
An advocate for the local and national LGBT community, Lisa is a spokesperson for GLAAD, plays an active role in the Trevor Project and led this year’s 31st annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles. And has supported dozens of other charities too. She will be honored alongside Joan Collins and Audley Harrison.
Tickets available HERE.
“Kiss me, kill me” plays on November 14th at 6:30 pm at the Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival. Casper Andreas will be in attendance for a Q&A after the movie, along with actor Craig Robert Young.
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