Archive for the ‘Awards Shows’ Category

A Case For Throwing Out The Oscar’s Script

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

New York Times
Academy Awards 25 Years Ago: Not So Different From Today
By Bruce Fretts
Feb. 24, 2017

From the moment the host Billy Crystal was wheeled onstage wearing a straitjacket and a face mask à la Hannibal Lecter in “The Silence of the Lambs,” viewers knew the 1992 Oscars were not going to be normal.

“It was a bit like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride,” Jodie Foster, the “Silence” star who won best actress that year, recalled in a telephone interview. “You were being catapulted from one surreal experience to the next.” Read More

Video: Bruce Vilanch Honored Toni Basil April 2018 at the Professional Dancers Society annual luncheon in Beverly Hills

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

Bruce Vilanch, Toni Basil

Bruce Vilanch Honors Toni Basil At PDS’s Gypsy Award Ceremony

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Broadway World
BWW Feature: PDS’s Star-Studded Luncheon and Gypsy Award Ceremony at The Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom
Valerie-Jean Miller May. 5, 2018

Bruce Vilanch, Toni Basil

There’s a certain feeling that invades my consciousness when I attend a Dancer’s Event…

It is a deep, passionate, all-encompassing love amongst it’s members. And that is what I was feeling, attending a most prestigious (in my opinion) Event; The Professional Dancer’s Society 2018 Annual Luncheon & “Gypsy” Award Ceremony, held in the International Room at the Beverly Hilton. Read More

Bruce Vilanch Will Be A Finale Guest At The Fifth Annual Key West Cocktail Classic June 5 – 11 in Key West

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Stoli® Vodka Announces Fifth Annual Key West Cocktail Classic – The World’s Largest LGBT Bartending Competition and Celebration

14-City Tour Kicked Off Last Night in Dallas as Top LGBT and LGBT-Ally Bartenders Compete to win $20,000 for their chosen Charity and to be Crowned 2018 Stoli Key West Cocktail Championship

Stoli Vodka kicked off the fifth annual Key West Cocktail Classic last night, hosting the first of 14 stops in Dallas. The world’s largest LGBT bartending competition brings together the most inventive LGBT and LGBT-ally bartenders to compete to win $20,000 for their chosen charity and to be Crowned 2018 Stoli Key West Cocktail Champion. Read More

Bruce Vilanch To Help IMDb to Celebrate the 90th Annual Academy Awards with Its Second Live-Streaming Companion Show and Industry Viewing Party

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IMDb (www.imdb.com), the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content, today announced the second annual “IMDb LIVE Viewing Party,” a live streaming companion show celebrating the Academy Awards that in its first year provided millions of fans and industry insiders with unique, entertaining and informative coverage of Hollywood’s biggest night. The live broadcast co-hosted by Dave Karger (IMDb Special Correspondent) and The IMDb Show co-hosts Tim Kash and Kerri Doherty will stream live on IMDb.com, IMDb’s mobile apps, Twitter and Twitch, and will be produced on site at an invitation-only industry viewing party at Neuehouse (formerly the historic CBS Radio Studio) in Hollywood, California. Read More

Oscar funnyman to show: play up envelope mess, not harassers

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

WRAL
Oscar funnyman to show: play up envelope mess, not harassers
February 15, 2018
By LYNN ELBER

LOS ANGELES — Put comedy writer Bruce Vilanch on the spot by asking if he has a political gag suitable for the Oscars, and he makes a game try.

“There’s probably a joke in Trump buying three billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Vilanch said, “because that’s all he does is publicize himself. So it seems to me you have a nice, clean shot on the ninth hole.”

He doesn’t have to sweat polishing the riff on best-picture nominee “Three Billboards.” While he’s crafted one-liners for hosts and presenters for 23 Oscar shows, he’ll be watching comfortably at home and with Koosh balls at the ready. Read More