The Comic Book Awards – 2012 Eisner Winners from Comic-Con

  Best Short Story “The Seventh,” by Darwyn Cooke, in Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition (IDW) Best Single Issue (or One-Shot) Daredevil #7, by Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera, and Joe Rivera (Marvel) Best Continuing Series Daredevil, by Mark Waid, Marcos Martin, Paolo Rivera, and Joe Rivera (Marvel) Best Limited Series Criminal: The Last of the Innocent, by …

Top 5 girl surfers charging the world’s heaviest waves

The five finalists for the Billabong Girls Overall Performance category of the 2012 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards. The rides depicted are just examples — the performance award acknowledges overall excellence over the entire year.  – BillabongXXL   The 2nd girl in the video, Maya Gabeira, won the 2012 Overall Performance Award.

United Nations has gone mobile – so many apps for world peace and development

The United Nations has gone mobile…in a big way. In just a few clicks I found more than 10 iPhone apps covering everything from news to statistics to global photos. Plus, a very cool short video about the apps from Jess3:   I’ve just downloaded all these apps and haven’t yet played with them, so …

Wanna join the Academy Awards? Well don't be a female and pray if you're not white…

About 37 million people tuned in to the Academy Awards last year, and a great deal rides on the show’s outcome…Yet the roster of all 5,765 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a closely guarded secret. The organization does not publish a membership list. A Los Angeles Times study …

Wanna join the Academy Awards? Well don’t be a female and pray if you’re not white…

About 37 million people tuned in to the Academy Awards last year, and a great deal rides on the show’s outcome…Yet the roster of all 5,765 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a closely guarded secret. The organization does not publish a membership list. A Los Angeles Times study …

Fun facts of the Oscars…nineteen nominations for playing the king/queen of England?

19 Nominations for actors playing kings and queens of England   $325,000 – Cost of It Happened One Night (Best Picture, 1935)   $237 million – Cost of Avatar (Best Picture nomination, 2010—it lost)   23 – Best Picture nominees in which Bess Flowers appeared, the most of any actor (and she was an extra in all 23 …

What to watch this month – the 17 movies and their Oscars nominations

Now that the Super Bowl is over our next big entertainment event is the 84th Academy Awards on February 26th. Which means we have 17 movies to catch up on. Below are the movies and their nominations.   If you’re really a movie buff you can also check out the other awards shows leading up …

The Oscars trailer from Funny or Die – Billy Crystal in Mongolia as Shukshin

I’m proud to say that my good friend, over at Cr8impact, is also good friends with “Nick Corirossi and Charles Ingram, at Funny Or Die, who wrote and directed the new Oscars Trailer featuring Billy Crystal and Robin Williams! I’m only two degrees of Kevin Bacon/separation away from all this!     That’s Robin Williams as …

And the Oscar goes to…Researchers, computer scientists, and photographers

Just a few days ago the Academy Awards for Scientific and Technical Achievements were announced. The 8 awards go to a wide range of professionals in areas such as computer software, high-speed cameras, aerial cameras, and laser film preservation. In many ways these descriptions are beyond our understanding, but they do, at the very least, …

2012 Awards Seasons for movies – dates for the oscars, razzies, baftas, and more

There really are a lot of awards…   December 2011 Dec 15 – Golden Globe Nominations   January 2012 Jan 5 – Writers Guild of America (WGA) Nominations Jan 12 – Critics Choice Awards Jan 15 – Golden Globe Awards Jan 17 – BAFTA Nominations (British Oscars) Jan 21 – Producers Guild Awards Jan 23 …