Thursday, 29 December 2011

Xcite! X-Men First Class Awards (& Nominations) News!

Okay so I've posted updates about the various award nominations X-Men First Class has been raking in lately but it just struck me that I should have a dedicated post to this that will fill you guys on all the awards the movie has been nominated for or won! Cos let's face it- haters will hate, but the movie was AWESOME & it's run of garnering award nominations has only just begun!

UPDATE (8/1/2012): XFC is now part of the Academy's 10 choices for the eventual 5 contenders for the Best Visual Effects award.
UPDATE (20/1/2012): Sammy Sheldon's costumes have been nominated for a Costume Designers Guild Award!

X-Men First Class' first & biggest triumph so far was it's whopping 14 nominations at the Scream Awards 2011! XFC thus led the noms along with Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows– Part 2 with 14 each! And then came the Scream Awards wins which were announced on October 18.

Then arrived the news of the Oscar Award consideration & Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for the work done by the film's VFX & stunt teams respectively! Click the pic below to read the post about it! (Note: Scrolling down required).

Besides this, Michael Fassbender also bagged the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, recognizing his work not only in XFC but also A Dangerous Method, Shame & Jane Eyre.

AND after that recap, I come to the news I wanted to reveal to you guys in the first place! X-Men First Class has received not one, nor two nominations, but a total of four nods from the People's Choice Awards 2012(!) for the following categories:
1) Favorite Action Movie
2) Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast
3) Favorite Movie Superhero: James McAvoy (Professor X)
4) Favorite Movie Superhero: Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique)
^Jennifer Lawrence seems REALLY keen on winning! LOL (A lil LOLx for you guys... :D

AND as X-fans I think we oughta do our bit & vote for the flick! Cast your votes out here & keep your fingers (& toes) crossed till January 11, 2012 as that's when the event is gonna be telecast.

UPDATE (8/1/2012): Good news X-fans! After appearing in their top 15 choices for their Best Visual Effects prize, the Academy has now narrowed down to 10 contenders AND X-Men First Class has made that list! The following are the remaining 9 in alphabetical order:
* Captain America: The First Avenger
* Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
* Hugo
* Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
* Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
* Real Steel
* Rise of the Planet of the Apes
* Transformers: Dark of the Moon
* The Tree of Life
The official Academy Awards 2012 poster >

These 10 films have beat off competition from Cowboys & Aliens, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Sucker Punch, Super 8 & Thor. Let's keep our fingers crossed that XFC gets to the final 5...

UPDATE (20/1/2012): It's about time! Sammy Sheldon's AMAZING costumes for X-Men First Class are finally being recognized! He's garnered a nomination for Excellence in Fantasy Film from the Costume Designers Guild Awards! XFC goes against Harry Potter 7 Pt. 2, Pirates 4, Red Riding Hood & Thor. The winners will be announced on Feb 21. Sammy, we wish you luck!

Stay tuned on this post itself for more updates on the latest awards & nominations that the film may collect in the future!

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