Skyfall nominated for 2013 Toscar

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The awards season is upon us, the Golden Globes, Oscars, SAG Awards and the 6th annual Toscars. Skyfall is a firm favorite with movie-goers and critics alike, but once again this iconic film was snubbed by the Oscars for Best Picture. It’s a big year for Bond, as it’s reached its 50th birthday and Brits In LA’s 6th annual Toscars have nominated Skyfall for a 2013 Toscar.

The Toscars

More fun than the actual Oscars.

The awards season is upon us, the Golden Globes, Oscars, SAG Awards and the 6th annual Toscars. Skyfall is a firm favorite with movie-goers and critics alike, but once again this iconic film was snubbed by the Oscars for Best Picture. It’s a big year for Bond, as it’s reached its 50th birthday and Brits In LA’s 6th annual Toscars have nominated Skyfall for a 2013 Toscar.

Every year after the Oscars are announced, the Toscars participants have only three weeks to make a short parody of the films, which are played live in Hollywood and judged by celebrity judges. Last year celebrity judge, iconic comedian and writer for the Academy Awards telecast, Bruce Vilanch called the Toscars, "More fun than the actual Oscars". It is a chance for the entertainment industry to have a good old-fashioned giggle.

Some of the Toscars 2013 celebrity judges have just been announced; beautiful actress and True Blood Star Janina Gavankar (Luna Garza in True Blood), Bruce Vilanch is back for the second year in a row and Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight).

Awards include 'Best Whactor', 'Best Whactress', 'Best Film' and more. Last years Toscars were hosted by British comedian Jim Tavaré. Last years judges included film and TV actor Skeet Ulrich and iconic comedian and writer for the Academy Awards telecast Bruce Vilanch. This red carpet awards ceremony is a black tie affair, which is attended by celebrities, the media and ‘Brits in LA’ members. Also starring in the Parody of Argo, is real life Argo actress Tehmina Sunny.
Brits in LA is a membership based website and group for Brits living and working in Los Angeles. With close to 5000 members and a weekly newsletter that has a reach of over 30,000, they are considered to be one of the largest British ex-pat groups in the world. Named one of the top twelve websites for ex-pats - by BBC America.

The Toscars have predicted the Academy Winner for best film for the past three years, with The Con Artist (The Artist, 2012) and The Kings Speak (The Kings Speech, 2011) taking home the golden fist. But will Skyfall win the 2013 Toscar for Best Film? Who will win a Toscar for Best Whactress or Best Whactor? All will be revealed live at the Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian in Hollywood on February 19th.

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