2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards: ‘Adele: One Night Only,’ ‘The Beatles: Get Back,’ ‘Euphoria,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘The White Lotus’ are the top winners

September 4, 2022

by Carla Hay

With five awards each, CBS’s “Adele: One Night Only,” Disney+’s “The Beatles: Get Back,” HBO’s “Euphoria,” Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and HBO’s “The White Lotus” were the top winners at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards (the technical categories of the Primetime Emmys), which were presented in a two-part ceremony on September 3 and September 4 on Emmys.com. FXX will televise highlights from the ceremony on September 10, 2022, while Hulu will stream this ceremony from September 11 to September 27, 2022. Other big winners at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards included Netflix’s “Arcane” and Netflix’s “Squid Game,” which won four awards each.

The biggest categories at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented September 12, 2022, in a ceremony hosted by Kenan Thompson. NBC will telecast the show in the U.S. at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Peacock will livestream the ceremony. HBO’s Succession” has the most nominations (25) in all categories.

First-time Emmy winners at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards included Adele, an executive producer and star of “Adele: One Night Only,” which won for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded). NBC’s “Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show Starring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent” won for Outstanding Variety Special (Live). This prize resulted in first-time Emmy wins for executive producer Jay-Z (whose real name is Shawn Carter), Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Enimen, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent.

“The Beatles: Get Back” had several first-time Emmy winners, such as executive producers Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Olivia Harrison and Peter Jackson. For “The Beatles: Get Back,” Jackson also won Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing of a Documentary/Nonfiction Program.

Other first-time Emmy winners were Colman Domingo (Outstanding Guest Actor in Drama Series, for “Euphoria”); Lee You-mi (Outstanding Guest Actress in Drama Series, for “Squid Game”); and Nathan Lane (Outstanding Guest Actor in Comedy Series, for Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building”). It was Lane’s seventh Emmy nomination.

Here is the complete list of winners for the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards:

Outstanding Television Movie: “Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers”
Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program: “Love on the Spectrum U.S.”
Outstanding Structured Reality Program: “Queer Eye”
Outstanding Hosted Non-Fiction Series or Special: “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy”
Outstanding Short-Form Non-Fiction or Reality: “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents: Once Upon a Time in Late Night”
Outstanding Short-Form Comedy, Drama, or Variety Series: “Carpool Karaoke: The Series”
Outstanding Short-Form Animated Program: “Love, Death + Robots”
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation: “Arcane” – Anne-Laure To (color script artist); “Arcane” – Julien Georgel (art direction); “Arcane” – Bruno Couchinho (background designer); “The Boys Presents: Diabolical” – Lexy Naugt (storyboard artist); “The House” – Kecy Salangad (animator); “Love, Death + Robots” – Alberto Mielgo (character designer)
Outstanding Animated Program: “Arcane”
Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction Series: “The Beatles: Get Back”
Outstanding Documentary/Non-Fiction Special: “George Carlin’s American Dream”
Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking: “When Claude Got Shot”
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Nathan Lane, “Only Murders in the Building”
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Laurie Metcalf, “Hacks”
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Colman Domingo, “Euphoria”
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Lee You-mi, “Squid Game”
Outstanding Host for a Reality Competition Program: RuPaul Charles, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance: Chadwick Boseman, “What If…?”
Outstanding Narrator: Barack Obama, “Our Great National Parks”
Outstanding Actor in a Short-Form Comedy or Drama Series: Tim Robinson, “I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson”
Outstanding Actress in a Short-Form Comedy or Drama Series: Patricia Clarkson, “State of the Union”
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series: Bridget Stokes, “A Black Lady Sketch Show”
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special: Paul Dugdale, “Adele: One Night Only”
Outstanding Directing for a Reality Program: Nneka Onuorah, “Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls”
Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Non-Fiction Special: Peter Jackson, “The Beatles: Get Back”
Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Limited Series, Movie or Special: “Adele: One Night Only”
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
Outstanding Writing for a Non-Fiction Program: “Lucy and Desi”
Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (half-hour): “Atlanta”
Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (one hour): “Euphoria”
Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series: “How I Met Your Father”
Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie: “Dopesick”
Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program: “Life Below Zero”
Outstanding Cinematography for a Non-Fiction Program: “100 Foot Wave”
Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Series: “The Voice”
Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special: “Adele: One Night Only”
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series: “Euphoria”
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series: “Barry”
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie: “The White Lotus”
Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series: “How I Met Your Father”
Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured or Competition Reality Program: “Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls”
Outstanding Picture Editing for an Unstructured Reality Program: “Love on the Spectrum U.S.”
Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Program: “A Black Lady Sketch Show”
Outstanding Picture Editing for a Non-Fiction Program: “The Beatles: Get Back”
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama series (half-hour) and Animation: “Barry”
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama (one hour): “Stranger Things”
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special: “The Queen’s Gambit”
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Non-Fiction Program (single- or multi-camera): “The Beatles: Get Back”
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama series (half-hour) and Animation: “Only Murders in the Building”
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama series (one hour): “Stranger Things”
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie: “The White Lotus”
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Non-Fiction Program (single- or multi-camera): “The Beatles: Get Back”
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special: “Adele: One Night Only”
Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (half-hour or less): “Only Murders in the Building”
Outstanding Production Design for Narrative Contemporary Program: “Squid Game”
Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program: “The Gilded Age”
Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Reality or Reality Competition Series: “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
Outstanding Production Design for a Variety Special: “Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show Starring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent”
Outstanding Period and/or Character Hairstyling: “Bridgerton”
Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling: “Impeachment: American Crime Story”
Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling for a Variety, Non-Fiction or Reality Program: “Annie Live!”
Outstanding Contemporary Makeup: “Euphoria”
Outstanding Contemporary Makeup for a Variety, Non-Fiction or Reality Program: “Legendary”
Outstanding Period and/or Character Makeup (non-prosthetic): “Pam & Tommy”
Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special:  “Stranger Things”
Outstanding Contemporary Costumes: “Hacks”
Outstanding Period Costumes: “The Great”
Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes: “What We Do in the Shadows”
Outstanding Costumes for Variety, Non-Fiction or Reality Programming: “We’re Here”
Outstanding Stunt Coordination for Comedy Series or Variety Program: “Barry”
Outstanding Stunt Coordination for Drama Series, Limited Anthology Series or Movie: “Stranger Things”
Outstanding Stunt Performance: “Squid Game”
Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (original dramatic score): Theordore Shapiro, “Severance”
Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special (original dramatic score): Cristobal Tapia De Veer, “The White Lotus”
Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary Series or Special (original dramatic score):  David Schwartz, “Lucy and Desi”
Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music: Cristobal Tapia De Veer, “The White Lotus”
Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics: Cinco Paul, “Corn Puddin’” from “Schmigadoon!”
Outstanding Music Direction: “Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show Starring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent”
Outstanding Music Supervision: “Stranger Things”
Outstanding Choreography for Variety or Reality Programming: Parris Goebel, “Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 3”
Outstanding Choreography for Scripted Programming: Ryan Heffington, “Euphoria”
Outstanding Main Title Design: “Severance”
Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode: “Squid Game”
Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Season or a Movie: “The Book of Boba Fett”
Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series: “Abbott Elementary”
Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series: “Succession”
Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series: “The White Lotus”
Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program: “Love on the Spectrum U.S.”
Outstanding Commercial: “Teenage Dream,” Sandy Hook Promise
Outstanding Motion Design: “Home Before Dark”

2019 E! People’s Choice Awards: ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ BLACKPINK win big

November 10, 2019

by Carla Hay

Robert Downey Jr. at the 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Alberto Rodriguez/E! Entertainment)

With three awards each, the blockbuster superhero movie “Avengers: Endgame,” the Netflix horror-mystery series “Stranger Things” and the K-Pop group BLACKPINK were the biggest winners at the 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards, which took place at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, on November 10. The show was televised on E!, which acquired the People’s Choice Awards and rebranded it as the E! People’s Choice Awards in 2018. The People’s Choice Awards celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2019.

“Avengers: Endgame” took the prizes for Movie of 2019, Action Movie of 2019 and Male Movie Star of 2019, which went to Robert Downey Jr. “Stranger Things” was named TV Show of 2019 and Drama TV Show of 2019, while “Stranger Things” cast member Millie Bobby Brown was named Female TV Star of 2019. Meanwhile, BLACKPINK won the awards for Group of 2019, Music Video of 2019 (“Kill This Love”) and Tour of 2019.

Other multiple winners were Zendaya, who won for her roles in the superhero movie “Spider-Man: Far From Home” (Female Movie Star of 2019) and the TV series “Euphoria” (Drama TV Star of 2019); Cole Sprouse, who won for his roles in “Riverdale” (Male TV Star of 2019) and “Five Feet Apart” (Drama Movie Star of 2019); and Shawn Mendes, who won the prizes for Song of 2019 (for his “Señorita” duet with Camila Cabello) and Male Artist of 2019.

Special awards were given to Jennifer Aniston (People’s Icon of 2019) and Gwen Stefani (Fashion Icon Award) and Pink (People’s Champion Award).

Musical performances at the award show were by Kelsea Ballerini (who sang “Club”) and Alessia Cara, who performed “Rooting for You.”

Here is the complete list of winners and nominees for the 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards:

*=winner

MOVIES

The Movie of 2019
“Avengers: Endgame”*
“Toy Story 4”
“Captain Marvel”
“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”
“The Lion King”
“John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum”
“Us”
“Spider-Man: Far From Home”

The Comedy Movie of 2019
“The Upside”
“Yesterday”
“The Hustle”
“Men in Black: International”
“Long Shot”
“Little”
“Good Boys”
“Murder Mystery”*

The Action Movie of 2019
“Avengers: Endgame”*
“Spider-Man: Far From Home”
“Captain Marvel”
“John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum”
“Shazam!”
“Godzilla: King of the Monsters”
“Dark Phoenix”
“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”

The Drama Movie of 2019
“Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood”
“Rocketman”
“Five Feet Apart”
“Glass”
“Us”
“Triple Frontier”
“After”*
“Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile”

The Family Movie of 2019
“Toy Story 4”
“The Lion King”
“Aladdin”*
“The Secret Life of Pets 2”
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
“The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”
“Pokémon Detective Pikachu”
“The Angry Birds Movie 2”

The Male Movie Star of 2019
Robert Downey Jr., “Avengers: Endgame”*
Chris Hemsworth, “Avengers: Endgame”
Tom Holland, “Spider-Man: Far From Home”
Will Smith, “Aladdin”
Keanu Reeves, “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum”
Samuel L. Jackson, “Captain Marvel”
Dwayne Johnson, “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”
Adam Sandler, “Murder Mystery”

The Female Movie Star of 2019
Millie Bobby Brown, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”
Scarlett Johansson, “Avengers: Endgame”
Zendaya, “Spider-Man: Far From Home”*
Sophie Turner, “Dark Phoenix”
Jennifer Aniston, “Murder Mystery”
Brie Larson, “Captain Marvel”
Lupita Nyong’o, “Us”
Tessa Thompson, “Men in Black: International”

The Drama Movie Star of 2019
Taron Egerton, “Rocketman”
Cole Sprouse, “Five Feet Apart”*
Zac Efron, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile”
Lupita Nyong’o, “Us”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood”
Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood”
Sarah Paulson, “Glass”
Samuel L. Jackson, “Glass”

The Comedy Movie Star of 2019
Ali Wong, “Always Be My Maybe”
Kevin Hart, “The Upside”
Rebel Wilson, “Isn’t It Romantic”
Adam Sandler, “Murder Mystery”
Liam Hemsworth, “Isn’t It Romantic”
Dwayne Johnson, “Fighting With My Family”
Mindy Kaling, “Late Night”
Noah Centineo, “The Perfect Date”*

The Action Movie Star of 2019
Robert Downey Jr., “Avengers: Endgame”
Chris Evans, “Avengers: Endgame”
Tom Holland, “Spider-Man: Far From Home”*
Halle Berry, “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum”
Keanu Reeves, “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum”
Sophie Turner, “Dark Phoenix”
Brie Larson, “Captain Marvel”
Dwayne Johnson, “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”

The Animated Movie Star of 2019
America Ferrera, “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
Tom Hanks, “Toy Story 4”
Kevin Hart, “The Secret Life of Pets 2”
Beyoncé, “The Lion King”*
Ryan Reynolds, “Pokémon Detective Pikachu”
Chris Pratt, “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”
Tiffany Haddish, “The Secret Life of Pets 2”
Awkwafina, “The Angry Birds Movie 2”

TV

The Show of 2019
“Game of Thrones”
“WWE Raw”
“Stranger Things”*
“The Walking Dead”
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Riverdale”
“This Is Us”
“Grey’s Anatomy”

The Drama Show of 2019
“Grey’s Anatomy”
“This Is Us”
“Chicago P.D.”
“Game of Thrones”
“Stranger Things”*
“Big Little Lies”
“Riverdale”
“The Walking Dead”

The Comedy Show of 2019
“The Big Bang Theory”*
“Saturday Night Live”
“Modern Family”
“The Good Place”
“Grown-ish”
“Veep”
“Orange Is the New Black”
“Schitt’s Creek”

The Reality Show of 2019
“Keeping Up with the Kardashians”*
“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta”
“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”
“Queer Eye”
“Bachelor in Paradise”
“Vanderpump Rules”
“Jersey Shore: Family Vacation”

The Competition Show of 2019
“American Idol”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race”
“America’s Got Talent”*
“The Masked Singer”
“The Bachelor”
“The Voice”
“The Bachelorette”
“The Challenge: War of the Worlds”

The Male TV Star of 2019
Kit Harington, “Game of Thrones”
Cole Sprouse, “Riverdale”*
Norman Reedus, “The Walking Dead”
Finn Wolfhard, “Stranger Things”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Milo Ventimiglia, “This Is Us”
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”
KJ Apa, “Riverdale”

The Female TV Star of 2019
Mandy Moore, “This Is Us”
Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things”*
Sophie Turner, “Game of Thrones”
Danai Gurira, “The Walking Dead”
Camila Mendes, “Riverdale”
Lili Reinhart, “Riverdale”
Maisie Williams, “Game of Thrones”
Reese Witherspoon, “Big Little Lies”

The Drama TV Star of 2019
Zendaya, “Euphoria”*
Norman Reedus, “The Walking Dead”
Sophie Turner, “Game of Thrones”
Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things”
Reese Witherspoon, “Big Little Lies”
Maisie Williams, “Game of Thrones”
Lili Reinhart, “Riverdale”
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”

The Comedy TV Star of 2019
Leslie Jones, “Saturday Night Live”
Kristen Bell, “The Good Place”*
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Tiffany Haddish, “The Last O.G.”
Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”
Jameela Jamil, “The Good Place”
Yara Shahidi, “Grown-ish”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

The Daytime Talk Show of 2019
“The View”
“Red Table Talk”
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show”*
“The Wendy Williams Show”
“Live with Kelly and Ryan”
“Today”
“Good Morning America”
“The Real”

The Nighttime Talk Show of 2019
“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”*
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”
“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
“Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen”

The Competition Contestant 2019
Buddy Valastro, “Buddy Vs. Duff”
Hannah Brown, “The Bachelorette”*
Kodi Lee, “America’s Got Talent”
T-Pain, “The Masked Singer”
Colton Underwood, “The Bachelor”
Tyler Cameron, “The Bachelorette”
Tyler Oakley, “The Amazing Race”
Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

The Reality Star of 2019
Khloé Kardashian, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”*
Kyle Richards, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”
Lisa Vanderpump, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”
NeNe Leakes, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”
Jonathan Van Ness, “Queer Eye”
Kandi Burruss, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”
Kylie Jenner, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”
Antoni Porowski, “Queer Eye”

The Bingeworthy Show of 2019
“Game of Thrones”
“Orange Is the New Black”
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
“The Umbrella Academy”
“Queer Eye”
“Outlander”*
“13 Reasons Why”
“Stranger Things”

The Sci-Fi Fantasy Show of 2019
“Stranger Things”
“Shadowhunters”*
“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”
“Supernatural”
“The Flash”
“The Umbrella Academy”
“Arrow”
“The 100”

MUSIC

The Male Artist of 2019
Shawn Mendes*
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran
Drake
Travis Scott
Khalid
Lil Nas X
Bad Bunny

The Female Artist of 2019
Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift
Cardi B
Halsey
Billie Eilish*
Miley Cyrus
Camila Cabello
Pink

The Group of 2019
Jonas Brothers
BTS
5 Seconds Of Summer
Panic! At The Disco
CNCO
Imagine Dragons
The Chainsmokers
BLACKPINK*

The Song of 2019
Jonas Brothers, “Sucker”
Ariana Grande, “7 Rings”
Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road”
Khalid, “Talk”
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber, “I Don’t Care”
Sam Smith, Normani, “Dancing with a Stranger”
Billie Eilish, “Bad Guy”
Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, “Señorita”*

The Album of 2019
Ariana Grande, “Thank U, Next”
Khalid, “Free Spirit”
Billie Eilish, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”
Lizzo, “Cuz I Love You”
Jonas Brothers, “Happiness Begins”
Ed Sheeran, “No. 6 Collaborations Project”
Juice Wrld, “Death Race for Love”
Taylor Swift, “Lover”*

The Country Artist of 2019
Luke Combs
Blake Shelton*
Carrie Underwood
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett
Kane Brown
Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris

The Latin Artist of 2019
Daddy Yankee
Anuel AA
Maluma
Karol G
Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Natti Natasha
Becky G*

The Music Video of 2019
Daddy Yankee & Snow, “Con Calma”
Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco, “ME!”
BLACKPINK, “Kill This Love”*
Ariana Grande, “7 Rings”
Billie Eilish, “Bad Guy”
BTS featuring Halsey, “Boy With Luv”
Sam Smith & Normani, “Dancing With a Stranger”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, “Señorita”

The Concert Tour of 2019
BTS, Love Yourself, Speak Yourself
Lady Gaga, Enigma
Ariana Grande, Sweetener
P!nk, Beautiful Trauma
Justin Timberlake, Man of the Woods
Jennifer Lopez, It’s My Party
Cher, Here We Go Again Tour
BLACKPINK, BLACKPINK 2019 World*

POP CULTURE

The Social Star of 2019
Emma Chamberlain
The Dolan Twins
David Dobrik*
Rickey Thompson
The Ace Family
Shane Dawson
Liza Koshy
Tana Mongeau

The Beauty Influencer of 2019
James Charles
Nikita Dragun
NikkieTutorials – Nikkie de Jager
Jeffree Star
RCL Beauty – Rachel Levin
Desi Perkins
Jackie Aina
Bretman Rock*

The Social Celebrity of 2019
Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift
Ellen DeGeneres*
Miley Cyrus
Kim Kardashian West
Cardi B
Shawn Mendes
Justin Bieber

The Animal Star of 2019
Jiffpom
Doug the Pug*
Nala Cat
Tuna The Chiweenie
Juniper The Fox
Marutaro
tecuaniventura
Lil BUB

The Comedy Act of 2019
Kevin Hart*
Joe Rogan
Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias
Trevor Noah
Ken Jeong
Amy Schumer
Colleen Ballinger
Wanda Sykes

The Style Star of 2019
Kim Kardashian West
Rihanna
Celine Dion
Lady Gaga
Gigi Hadid
Cardi B
Jennifer Lopez
Harry Styles*

The Game Changer of 2019
LeBron James
Megan Rapinoe
Coco Gauff
Drew Brees
Alex Morgan
Stephen Curry
Serena Williams
Simone Biles*

The Pop Podcast of 2019
“Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness”
“Armchair Expert Podcast with Dax Shepard”
“Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe”
“Whine Down with Jana Kramer”
“Bitch Sesh: A Real Housewives Breakdown with Casey Wilson and Danielle Schneider”
“Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley and Tanya Rad”*
“WTF with Marc Maron”
“The Joe Rogan Experience”

2019 Teen Choice Awards: ‘Stranger Things’ leads in second wave of nominations

July 8, 2019

 

The following is a press release from Fox:

The second and final wave of Teen Choice 2019 nominees have been announced and “Stranger Things” leads with six nominations. “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” “Murder Mystery” and “The Last Summer” are the front-runners in film with three nominations each. Music artist Shawn Mendes tops the music category with three nominations.

Celebrate the year’s hottest stars in television, music, film, sports, comedy, digital and social media when the star-studded two-hour LIVE event airs, for the first time in Teen Choice history, from Hermosa Beach, CA, on Sunday, Aug. 11 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

Voting is officially open as of 9:00 AM PT today through Monday, July 15 at 9:00 AM PT via https://fox.tv/TCA19 and Twitter. Fans are allowed ten votes per category, per day, per platform user ID, for their favorite Teen Choice 2019 Wave Two nominees. Vote via Twitter by tweeting a category hashtag (please see below) with the nominee’s name (either @nominee, or if the nominee does not have a Twitter account, use #nominee). You may only vote for one Teen Choice 2019 nominee per Tweet. For voting rules and more information, visit fox.com/teenchoice/rules and FAQs at fox.com/teen-choice/faqs.

Following are “Wave Two” categories and nominees for Teen Choice 2019:

MOVIES

Choice Summer Movie (#ChoiceSummerMovie)
“Late Night”
“Murder Mystery”
“Spider-Man: Far From Home”
“The Last Summer”
“Toy Story 4”
“Yesterday”

Choice Summer Movie Actor (#ChoiceSummerMovieActor)
Adam Sandler – “Murder Mystery”
Charles Melton – “The Sun Is Also a Star”
Corey Fogelmanis – “Ma”
Himesh Patel – “Yesterday”
K.J. Apa – “The Last Summer”
Tom Holland – “Spider-Man: Far From Home”

Choice Summer Movie Actress (#ChoiceSummerMovieActress)
Jennifer Aniston – “Murder Mystery”
Maia Mitchell – “The Last Summer”
Mindy Kaling – “Late Night”
Selena Gomez – “The Dead Don’t Die”
Yara Shahidi – “The Sun Is Also a Star”
Zendaya – “Spider-Man: Far From Home”

TV

Choice Summer TV Show (#ChoiceSummerTVShow)
“Cobra Kai”
“Nailed It!”
“So You Think You Can Dance”
“Stranger Things”
“The Bold Type”
“Younger”

Choice Summer TV Actor (#ChoiceSummerTVActor)
Caleb McLaughlin – “Stranger Things”
Diego Tinoco – “On My Block”
Finn Wolfhard – “Stranger Things”
Gaten Matarazzo – “Stranger Things”
Luka Sabbat – “grown-ish”
Noah Schnapp – “Stranger Things”

Choice Summer TV Actress (#ChoiceSummerTVActress)
Chloe Bennet – “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Hilary Duff – “Younger”
Jessica Marie Garcia – “On My Block”
Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things”
Rose McIver – “iZombie”
Yara Shahidi – “grown-ish”

MUSIC

Choice Summer Song (#ChoiceSummerSong)
“Cool” – Jonas Brothers
“Easier” – 5 Seconds of Summer
“Señorita” – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
“Summer Days” – Martin Garrix (feat. Macklemore & Patrick Stump)
“Truth Hurts” – Lizzo
“You Need To Calm Down” – Taylor Swift

Choice Summer Female Artist (#ChoiceSummerFemaleArtist)
Ava Max
Halsey
Julia Michaels
Katy Perry
Lizzo
Taylor Swift

Choice Summer Male Artist (#ChoiceSummerMaleArtist)
Daddy Yankee
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Universal Studios Hollywood announces its first Halloween party, opens ‘Stranger Things’ maze during the day

October 23, 2018

Halloween children party

The following is a press release from Universal Studios Hollywood:

Universal Studios Hollywood hosts its first-ever kid-friendly Halloween celebration, inviting all children 12 years of age and under to don creative costumes to Trick-or-Treat at the theme park along with some of their favorite characters on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Halloween-themed characters located throughout the theme park include Hello Kitty as The Bride of Frankenstein, Illumination’s Minion Monsters, SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star, Scooby Doo and the gang, Curious George, Woody Woodpecker, Dracula, Frankenstein and The Mummy.

Other entertaining activities include a Halloween Party in the Plaza with a live DJ, music, games and costume showcase. Also, Halloween treat decorating will be available for purchase. All children 12 years of age and under will receive a free carnival game voucher redeemable at Super Silly Fun Land, located adjacent to the “Despicable Minion Mayhem” ride or Krustyland’s Carnival Games, located adjacent to “The Simpsons™ Ride.”

The Halloween celebration is included in the price of theme park admission to Universal Studios Hollywood. A specially-designed activity map will be provided complementary to help navigate the many memorably-ghoulish moments.

The at-a-glance schedule of events features:

10am – 4pm: Trick-or-Treat and Character meet and greets at select theme park locations

11am – 2pm: Halloween Party in the Plaza

1 – 2pm: Costume Showcase at Universal Plaza

For the first time, Universal Studios Hollywood offers guests a “lights on” walk-through experience of the all-new “Stranger Things” maze during the day, providing an authentic, behind-the-scenes look at how the Upside Down comes to life at “Halloween Horror Nights” from Monday, October 29 through Friday, November 2. The self-guided tour of the movie-quality sets featured in the “Stranger Things” maze is included in the price of daytime admission to the theme park.

“Halloween Horror Nights” continues select nights now through Sunday, November 4, adding one more terrifying night due to popular demand.

Working collaboratively with Netflix, along with the creators and executive producer of the blockbuster series—Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer and Shawn Levy, the maze is an authentic representation of “Stranger Things,” designed to transport guests into artfully recreated scenes and storylines in season one. From the menacing Hawkins National Laboratory, under the U.S. Department of Energy, to the Byers home adorned with an erratic display of flashing Christmas lights and the eerie Upside Down woods oozing a shower of floating orb-like spores, guests will discover how the chilling new maze offers surprising twists and unexpected turns around every corner – in the light of day.

Each night at “Halloween Horror Nights,” the parallel universe, referred to as the Upside Down, that terrorized the small town of Hawkins, Indiana in “Stranger Things,” brings the chittering, predatory Demogorgon to stalk unwitting guests as they encounter iconic scenes, characters and environments from the mesmerizing season one of the critically-acclaimed series.

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” to become victims inside their own horror film. Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror television shows, films and original stories come to life season after season, while the streets of each park’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones with menacing scare-actors lunging from every darkened corner.

For the first time ever, Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Singapore are partnering with Netflix to bring “Stranger Things” to life at this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” events. For more information and to purchase tickets for “Halloween Horror Nights,” visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.

Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”. Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and the “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction and the all-new DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest.” The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such authentic thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

2018 Halloween Horror Nights: Menu inspired by ‘Stranger Things’ debuts at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort

September 12, 2018

Eleven’s Waffle Extravaganza (Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood)

The following is a press release from Universal Studios:

This year, “Halloween Horror Nights” brings a taste of Hawkins, Indiana to Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, inviting guests to enjoy foods inspired by Netflix’s “Stranger Things” that also complement the terrifying “Stranger Things” mazes debuting at both parks.

“Halloween Horror Nights” begins on Friday, September 14, 2018.

The specialized foods were created by the executive chef and culinary teams at each park to further enhance the already immersive “Halloween Horror Nights” experience.

Here’s what guests can expect to feast on during “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood:

  • Benny’s Burgers: This classic burger, aptly named after the show’s family-owned diner, features a juicy beef burger served on a potato roll and a side of Tater Tots®.
  • The Upside Down Burger: served “upside down,” this signature burger features spicy queso and Flamin’ Hot® Cheetos® served on a potato roll with lettuce, tomatoes and a side of Tater Tots.
  • Benny’s Chicken & Waffle Sandwich: Drizzled with sage-maple aioli and topped with sweet and sour onions, lettuce and tomatoes, this grilled chicken sandwich is served on iconic Kellogg’s® Eggo® waffles with a side of Tater Tots.
  • Demogorgon’s Totcho: A twist on the classic nacho, this dangerously delicious snack piles up Tater Tots, doused in spicy queso, chili, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, sour cream and scallions.
  • Eleven’s Waffle Extravaganza: Inspired by the lead protagonist’s favorite food, this tasty treat mixes Reese’s Pieces, jelly beans, chocolate chips and whipped cream stacked high on three Kellogg’s Eggo waffles.

Additional treats will be served throughout the theme park, including Mini Meatball Subs, Loaded Mac ‘n’ Cheese and Stir Fry Noodles as well as Voodoo Doughnuts.

Here’s what guests can expect to dine on at Universal Orlando Resort:

  • Waffles Galore!: All inspired by Eleven’s favorite food, guests can enjoy a variety of waffle treats at “Halloween Horror Nights,” including Fudge Dipped Waffle on a Stick topped with peanuts and sprinkles; Waffle Ice Cream Pocket Sundae which features two chocolate chip waffles stuffed with strawberry ice cream and topped with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, sprinkles, chopped peanuts and a cherry; Triple Decker Extravaganza, which is Orlando’s version of Eleven’s Waffle Extravaganza – and more.
  • Syrup & Waffles: Enjoy Eleven’s favorite food…beverage-style! This non-alcoholic frozen drink is a delicious blend of syrup flavors with tiny waffles on top.
  • Christmas Tree Light Cupcakes: Inspired by the iconic scene from ”Stranger Things” where Joyce uses Christmas lights to communicate with Will, guests can choose from chocolate or red velvet cupcakes, each topped with whipped cream frosting and covered with jelly beans to resemble the colorful lights.
  • 11 Mini Donuts: These donuts are covered in powdered sugar or cinnamon and topped with red frosting – inspired by the nosebleed Eleven typically has when she uses her telekinesis powers.
  • Pepperoni & Sausage Pizza: Inspired by the slice of pizza Dustin offers his crush, Nancy, in the first episode of Season One.
  • Benny’s Burgers: Universal Orlando will also feature a Benny’s Burgers food location, where guests can grab a variety of burgers, chicken sandwiches and more.

Universal Orlando’s “Halloween Horror Nights” will feature additional highly-themed food and beverages inspired by this year’s ‘80s theme and Halloween overall, including a unique Candy Corn frozen drink, a sweet and sour drink called “Gnarly Twist,” a special HHN Tombstone Doughnut at Voodoo Doughnut, and more. For a complete list of the highly-themed food and drinks available at Universal Orlando’s “Halloween Horror Nights,” click here.

For the first time ever, Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Singapore are partnering with Netflix to bring “Stranger Things” to life at this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” events. Fans of the series will get the chance to brave the Upside Down and confront the supernatural as each park debuts all-new mazes inspired by season one of the critically-acclaimed series.

For more information and to purchase tickets for “Halloween Horror Nights “at Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort or Universal Studios Singapore, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

2018 Halloween Horror Nights: Universal Studios Hollywood unveils full lineup, R.I.P. package

September 6, 2018

The following is a press release from Universal Studios Hollywood:

The all-new R.I.P. Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s first-class ticket to terror this “Halloween Horror Nights,” featuring a private guided tour with trolley access, a gourmet buffet dinner, unlimited Universal Express line privileges and exclusive access to a specially-themed “Stranger Things” lounge.

A premium experience that will sell out, the R.I.P. Tour is a must for guests who prefer to scare in style. This year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” dates are: September 14-16, 20-22, 26-30, October 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, 31, and November 1-3, 2018. Tickets are available for purchase at Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

Each R.I.P. Tour accommodates groups of 12, making it ideal for large parties or smaller mix-in groups. Highlights include:

  • Exclusive “Stranger Things” experience featuring themed photo ops, props from the popular Netflix series and scare-actor make-up demonstrations
  • Unlimited line privileges via Universal Express access to all mazes, Terror Tram and available rides
  • Private VIP trolley transportation to backlot mazes and Terror Tram
  • Reserved VIP seating at the Jabbawockeez live show
  • Gourmet buffet dinner, featuring specially-themed “Stranger Things” foods, including appropriately named Upside Down Sliders at exclusive VIP Dining Room
  • Two complimentary drinks
  • Access to the two Lounges, including the “Stranger Things” themed lounge and lounge on the theme park’s lower lot
  • Commemorative R.I.P. Tour credentials
  • Complimentary valet parking

“Halloween Horror Nights” brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror inspired by TV and film’s most compelling horror properties.

This year’s terrifying line-up includes:

  • “Stranger Things” gives fans a chance to brace the Upside Down in this new maze inspired by Netflix’s critically-acclaimed television series
  • “Poltergeist” brings guests into the light based on the iconic supernatural horror film, directed by Tobe Hooper and produced by Steven Spielberg
  • “The First Purge,” based on Universal Picture’s blockbuster thriller, bears witness to the tradition that unleashed the anarchy
  • “Trick ‘r Treat” brings director Michael Dougherty’s cult Halloween classic to life daring guests to live the rules or suffer the consequences
  • “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers” unmasks Haddonfield’s infamous serial killer based on the fourth installment in the classic slasher series created by John Carpenter
  • “The Horrors of Blumhouse,” makes an encore performance at this year’s event, bringing leading producer of horror Jason Blum’s Truth or Dare and Unfriended blockbusters movies to life in an all new maze
  • “Universal Monsters” is inspired by Universal’s original cinematic Monsters and the studio that invented the horror film and featuring an original score produced and composed by celebrated Grammy Award-winning musician, Slash, long hailed as one of the 10-best electric guitar-players of all time
  • “The Walking Dead,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s permanent attraction inspired by AMC’s record-breaking television series, adds to the evening’s carnage
  • The Jabbawockeez award-winning hip hop dance crew returns by popular demand with an all-new, high-energy performance created exclusively for “Halloween Horror Nights”
  • The return of serial killer clown, Hollywood Harry takes a stab at the Terror Tram while guests amble about a portion of the world-famous backlot

For exciting updates and exclusive “Halloween Horror Nights” content, visit Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com, like Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood on Facebook; follow @HorrorNights #UniversalHHN on InstagramTwitter and Snapchat; and watch the terror come to life on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube.

 

2018 Halloween Horror Nights: Sneak-preview images of ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Slaughter Sinemia’

September 6, 2018

“Stranger Things” at Halloween Horror Nights 2018 (Photo courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort)

The following is a press release from Universal Orlando Resort:

Universal Studios reveals first look images from the “Stranger Things” haunted mazes coming to “Halloween Horror Nights” 2018.

For the first time ever, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Singapore are partnering with Netflix to bring “Stranger Things” to life at their “Halloween Horror Nights” events. Each park will feature its very own maze that will give guests the chance to brave the Upside Down and encounter iconic scenes, characters and environments from season one of the critically-acclaimed series.

The images showcase some of the eerily-authentic environments guests will encounter at “Halloween Horror Nights” 2018 – including the Byers’ living room adorned with an erratic display of flashing Christmas lights, Hawkins National Laboratory in the Upside Down, Will’s makeshift fort called Castle Byers and more.

“Halloween Horror Nights” begins Friday, September 14 in Hollywood and Orlando, and on Thursday, September 27 in Singapore. Tickets and vacation packages are on sale now. For more information about “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort or Universal Studios Singapore, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

Universal Orlando Resort is giving guests a sneak peek at the horror that awaits in Slaughter Sinema – an all-new original haunted house at Halloween Horror Nights 2018.

In the haunted house, guests will enter a decrepit drive-in movie theater and jump through the screens of original storylines filled with monsters and nightmares inspired by 80s horror B-movies. They will come face-to-face with terrifying creatures with razor-sharp teeth in Midnight Snacks 2: The House Swarming; deadly werewolf bikers in Devil Dogs; a lethal barber in Barber Chop and more.

For an up-close look at Slaughter Sinema, including photos and video, check out the Universal Orlando Blog. And to download the images, click here.

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2018 will run for a record-breaking 36 select nights from September 14 to November 3 and feature the most haunted houses in event history. Cinematic greats, slasher films, cult classics and original nightmares inspired by the past will come to life as guests face 10 disturbingly real haunted houses, five sinister scare zones and more.

For more information about “Halloween Horror Nights,” visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

“Slaughterhouse Sinemia” at Halloween Horror Nights 2018 (Photo by Ken Kinzie/Universal Studios Hollywood)

“Slaughterhouse Sinemia” at Halloween Horror Nights 2018 (Photo by Ken Kinzie/Universal Studios Hollywood)

2018 Halloween Horror Nights: Universal Orlando Resort adds haunted house Scary Tales: Deadly Ever After, unveils final lineup

August 21, 2018

Scary Tales: Deadly Ever After
 (Photo courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort)

The following is a press release from Universal Orlando Resort:

Universal Orlando Resort has added two event dates to Halloween Horror Nights 2018 due to popular demand – giving guests more chances to brave the most intense event in history, featuring more haunted houses than ever before. The added dates – Wednesday , September 19 and Wednesday, September 26 – make this year’s event the longest in history with a total of 36 nights.

Universal also revealed details about the final haunted house that will be featured at Halloween Horror Nights 2018 – ScaryTales: Deadly Ever After.

The twisted minds of Universal Orlando’s Entertainment team are bringing back a fan-favorite with a whole new twist in ScaryTales: Deadly Ever After. Guests will encounter The Wicked Witch of the West, who has seized control of the fairytale realm and is tormenting treasured storybook characters in hideous and cruel alternate storylines. As guests venture through this nightmarish bedtime story, they’ll see familiar characters now turned evil including Hansel and Gretel salivating for human flesh, a splattered Humpty Dumpty and more.

For more information about ScaryTales: Deadly Ever After, check out the Universal Orlando Blog.

Halloween Horror Nights 2018 will run for a record-breaking 36 select nights from September 14 to November 3 and feature the most haunted houses in event history. Cinematic greats, slasher films, cult classics and original nightmares inspired by the past will come to life as guests face 10 disturbingly real haunted houses, five sinister scare zones and more. See below for the full lineup of experiences at this year’s event.

Due to the event’s popularity, tickets for this year’s highly-anticipated Halloween Horror Nights should be purchased in advance. For more information and to purchase tickets and packages, click here.

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2018 – Content Overview

HAUNTED HOUSES

  • Stranger Things

Halloween Horror Nights takes you deep inside the twisted world of STRANGER THINGS. From a vile, secret lab to the terrifying Void to the monstrous reality of the Upside Down, you try to escape—but The Demogorgon is moving closer.

  • Poltergeist

Restless spirits have overrun the infamous house atop a cemetery, and they’re drawn to your light. You’ll be lured up into the house by the TV’s glowing whisper and cross into the light. Enter a surreal landscape, where your brief sense of wonder will soon shift to horror as you’re menaced by the Beast. Don’t get lost in the light.

  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Evil has returned in an all-new house. The infamous Michael Myers has escaped, and he’s out for blood. Wherever you turn, he’s moving in for the kill, ‘til your heart is screaming out of your chest. Your only hope is Dr. Loomis, Myers’ fire-scarred former psychiatrist, but will he get there in time? This masked maniac is unstoppable, and there’s nowhere to hide.

  • Horrors of Blumhouse

The haunted minds behind Happy Death Day and The First Purge have spawned another horror house. Your shock shifts to alarm as you go from a campy thriller to a brutal world. It’s the last day of the rest of your life as you witness a college student try to break a murderous cycle. Then enter the testing ground for a barbaric experiment, where all crime is legal for twelve hours. Will you live to see tomorrow?

  • Trick ‘r Treat

It’s Trick ‘r Treat time. In this maze you have play by the rules or pay the ultimate price. Your dread will grow as Sam, the vengeful trick-or-treater, waits for the moment he can treat rule-breakers to his favorite Halloween surprises: razor lollipops and sweet revenge. As you find your way through the five twisted stories of Trick ‘r Treat, you’ll recoil in terror when you witness the fate of those who didn’t honor the tradition. Don’t be caught dead breaking the rules.

  • Dead Exposure: Patient Zero

The world doesn’t get any darker. The planet has been infected with the ultimate pandemic. A ghoulish biological outbreak is turning swaths of humanity into a plague of vicious, swarming zombies. In a flash, you’re lost in darkness—but the zombies can still see you, and soon your growing unease will turn to screams and despair. If you’re not already afraid of the dark, you will be.

  • Carnival Graveyard: Rust in Pieces

The caramel-coated carnivals of yesteryear have long died, but something sinister has festered within the decay, waiting to torment trespassers. Enter a dilapidated salvage yard, a maze of rides, games and carnival parts tainted with rust and blood. Gleefully vicious performers stalk you from the shadows as your panic rises. You’ll be overwhelmed with disgust and terror as you encounter gory games a-plenty, brutal automatons that ensnare you and a grotesque tunnel of love. You’re in for a show-stopper.

  • Slaughter Sinema

It’s showtime at the local drive-in, where you don’t just catch a movie; the movie catches you. Fear flickers on the screen, filling you with a mixture of dread and delight. As each 80s B movie screams to life, you’ll shriek with terror as you try to escape werewolf bikers, alien cannibals and a ravenous swamp yeti. When the credits roll, heads roll.

  • Seeds of Extinction

Humanity is extinct, wiped out by a cataclysmic meteor. In its wake, something monstrous has taken root. You’ll be unnerved by familiar sights that have been overtaken by invasive vegetation. But soon your horror will ripen as you realize these plants are predatory, and you’re easy pickings. Fear is fertile in this gruesome garden.

  • ScaryTales: Deadly Ever After

The realm of the fairies was once peaceful, but the Wicked Witch of the West has seized control and afflicted the land with a dreadful curse, twisting beloved fairytales beyond recognition. You’ll shudder as you discover the horrific new reality of the stories you thought you knew. There are no fairytale endings here.

SCARE ZONES

  • Revenge of Chucky

Chucky, the world’s deadliest doll, is back for more after 30 years of mayhem. Chucky has brought a toy fair to gruesome life on the streets of Hollywood and twisted your favorite childhood toys into nightmares. You’ll be dying to play.

  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space

An interstellar circus tent has landed and a madcap invasion has begun on South Street. Step right up to the big top, where the sweet smell of cotton candy delights you. You soon realize this grotesque treat is not spun with sugar but from victims like you. Otherworldly clowns giggle madly as they zap people into cotton candy pods with ray guns and devour every grisly strand. At this circus of fear, the joke’s always on you.

  • Vamp 85: New Year’s Eve

It’s December 31, 1984. As the ball drops in New York City, this New Year’s Eve bash is about to bite. Literally. A blood-sucking DJ counts down the biggest hits of the 80s as fanged punks, big-haired blood-suckers and lace-gloved vampires hunt down partygoers. The howl of synthesizers masks your growing screams. When this year ends, so will you.

  • Twisted Tradition

An ancient evil has been reawakened in Central Park and transformed Halloween into an abomination. Vines coil like vipers around iron fences. Rotting pumpkins molder upon the cursed ground. You’re horrified to discover the larger ones hold human victims whose decayed flesh has mingled with pumpkin guts. You cringe in horror, but the worst is yet to come. Beings of blood and vine seek out human sacrifices. And you’re ripe for the taking.

  • The Harvest

An old barn is the setting of every kind of horror, its walls decorated with objects from each house. Pose at this foreboding photo op along the Avenue of the Stars, but be wary. This barn is not as abandoned as it seems. Foul creatures lurk between the hay bales, ready for a harvest of flesh. Will you survive the reaping?

LIVE SHOW

  • Academy of Villains: Cyberpunk

With a wicked mix of dance, acrobatics and theatrics, Academy of Villains is back with an all-new performance. Prepare for maximum overload in this test of humanity versus technology. Set in a dark and distant city of the future, Academy of Villains hack into a world of pounding synths and neon lights.

2018 Halloween Horror Nights: Universal Studios releases first image of ‘Stranger Things’ maze

July 30, 2018

Stranger Things - Halloween Horror Nights
(Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood)

The following is a press release from Universal Studios:

Things are about to get turned upside down at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights’ with the first look reveal of the “Stranger Things” maze key art designed exclusively by Kyle Lambert, the official illustrator of the mega-hit Netflix original series.

Featuring the series’ cast standing adjacent to the predatory Demogorgon, the ominous image depicts a nearly palpable account of what guests can expect to experience when the “Stranger Things” maze debuts as part of “Halloween Horror Nights” this fall.

The “Stranger Thing” maze, inspired by season one of the Netflix series, will come to life at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, beginning, Friday, September 14, and at Universal Studios Singapore, beginning Thursday, September 27, 2018.

The parallel universe, referred to as the Upside Down, that terrorized the small town of Hawkins, Indiana in “Stranger Things,” will bring the chittering, predatory Demogorgon to “Halloween Horror Nights” to stalk unwitting guests as they encounter iconic scenes, characters and environments from the mesmerizing series.

Working collaboratively with Netflix, along with the creators and executive producer of the blockbuster series—Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer and Shawn Levy, the mazes will be authentic representations of “Stranger Things,” designed to transport guests into artfully recreated scenes and storylines. From the menacing Hawkins National Laboratory, under the U.S. Department of Energy, to the Byers home adorned with an erratic display of flashing Christmas lights and the eerie Upside Down woods oozing a shower of floating orb-like spores, the chilling new mazes will offer surprising twists and unexpected turns around every corner.

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” to become victims inside their own horror film. Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror television shows, films and original stories come to life season after season, while the streets of each park’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones with menacing scare-actors lunging from every darkened corner.

For more information about “Halloween Horror Nights” visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards: ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Stranger Things’ are the top winners

June 18, 2018

by Carla Hay

MTV Movie and TV Awards

With four prizes each, the superhero movie “Black Panther” and the Netflix horror series “Stranger Things” were the top winners at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, hosted by Tiffany Haddish. The show was taped June 16 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, and aired on MTV on June 18.

“Black Panther” was the leading contender going into the ceremony, with seven nominations. The movie received the awards for Best Movie,  Best Best Villain (for Michael B. Jordan), while “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman won for Best Performance in a Movie and Best Hero.

“Stranger Things” scored a total of six nominations, and won for Best Show,  Best Performance in a Show (for Millie Bobby Brown), Best Musical Performance and Most Frightened Performance (for Noah Schnapp).

The award show’s performers were Nick Jonas with Mustard (who performed “Anywhere”) and Chloe X Halle, who performed the “Warrior” medley with “The Kids Are Alright.”

Presenters included Michael B. Jordan, Seth Rogen, Zendaya, Gina Rodriguez, Kristen Bell, Common, Mila Kunis, Lady Gaga, Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Bryce Dallas Howard, Aubrey Plaza, Olivia Munn, Tessa Thompson, Lakeith Stanfield, Francia Raisa, Yara Shahidi, “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” cast members and “13 Reasons Why” cast members Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Alisha Boe and Miles Heizer.

Emmy Award-winning producer and director Joel Gallen executive produced and directed the 2018 “Movie & TV Awards,” returning to the show which he helped create at MTV and produced for 14 years. Throughout Gallen’s career, he helmed a vast array of iconic shows in the live event and variety space.

Here is the complete list of nominees and winners for the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards:

*=winner

BEST MOVIE (Presented by Toyota)
Avengers: Infinity War (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Black Panther (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)*
Girls Trip (Universal Pictures)
IT (New Line Cinema)
Wonder Woman (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST SHOW
13 Reasons Why (Netflix)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
grown-ish (Freeform)
Riverdale (The CW)
Stranger Things (Netflix)*

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE
Chadwick Boseman – Black Panther*

Timothée Chalamet – Call Me by Your Name
Ansel Elgort – Baby Driver
Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHOW
Millie Bobby Brown – Stranger Things*

Darren Criss – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Katherine Langford – 13 Reasons Why
Issa Rae – Insecure
Maisie Williams – Game of Thrones

BEST HERO
Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther) – Black Panther*

Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) – Game of Thrones
Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman) – Wonder Woman
Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash) – The Flash
Daisy Ridley (Rey) – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

BEST VILLAIN
Josh Brolin (Thanos) – Avengers: Infinity War
Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Michael B. Jordan (N’Jadaka/Erik Killmonger) – Black Panther*
Aubrey Plaza (Lenny Busker) – Legion
Bill Skarsgard (Pennywise) – IT

BEST KISS
Jane the Virgin – Gina Rodriguez (Jane) and Justin Baldoni (Rafael)
Love, Simon – Nick Robinson (Simon) and Keiynan Lonsdale (Bram)*
Ready Player One – Olivia Cooke (Sam) and Tye Sheridan (Wade)
Riverdale – KJ Apa (Archie) and Camila Mendes (Veronica)
Stranger Things – Finn Wolfhard (Mike) and Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven)

MOST FRIGHTENED PERFORMANCE
Talitha Bateman (Janice) – Annabelle: Creation
Emily Blunt (Evelyn Abbott) – A Quiet Place
Sophia Lillis (Beverly Marsh) – IT
Cristin Milioti (Nanette Cole) – Black Mirror
Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) – Stranger Things*

BEST ON-SCREEN TEAM
Black Panther – Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/ Black Panther), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Letitia Wright (Shuri)
IT – Finn Wolfhard (Richie), Sophia Lillis (Beverly), Jaeden Lieberher (Bill), Jack Dylan Grazer (Eddie), Wyatt Oleff (Stanley), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ben), Chosen Jacobs (Mike)*
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – Dwayne Johnson (Smolder), Kevin Hart (Mouse), Jack Black (Shelly), Karen Gillan (Ruby), Nick Jonas (Seaplane)
Ready Player One –  Tye Sheridan (Wade), Olivia Cooke (Samantha), Philip Zhao (Sho), Win Morisaki (Daito), Lena Waithe (Aech)
Stranger Things – Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Noah Schnapp (Will), Sadie Sink (Max)

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
Jack Black – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Tiffany Haddish – Girls Trip*
Dan Levy – Schitt’s Creek
Kate McKinnon – SNL
Amy Schumer – I Feel Pretty

SCENE STEALER
Tiffany Haddish (Dina) – Girls Trip
Dacre Montgomery (Billy Hargrove) – Stranger Things
Madelaine Petsch (Cheryl Blossom) – Riverdale*
Taika Waititi (Korg) – Thor: Ragnarok
Letitia Wright (Shuri) – Black Panther

BEST FIGHT
Atomic Blonde – Charlize Theron (Lorraine) vs. Daniel Hargrave (Sniper), Greg Rementer (Spotter)
Avengers: Infinity War – Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch) vs. Carrie Coon (Proxima Midnight)
Black Panther – Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) vs. Winston Duke (M’Baku)
Thor: Ragnarok – Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) vs. Chris Hemsworth (Thor)
Wonder Woman – Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) vs. German Soldiers*

BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story
Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated
Gaga: Five Foot Two*
Jay-Z’s “Footnotes for 4:44”
The Defiant Ones

BEST REALITY SERIES / FRANCHISE
Keeping Up with the Kardashians*

Love & Hip Hop
Real Housewives
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Vanderpump Rules

MTV GENERATION AWARD
Chris Pratt

MTV TRAILBLAZER AWARD
Lena Waithe

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