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The Con-Artist Wins Big at this years Brits in LA’s Toscars

In Awards, British Actor on February 24, 2012 at 1:21 am

On February 21st at the Supperclub in Hollywood the much-anticipated awards ceremony Brits in LA’s ‘Toscars’ was opened by Royal favorite and BAFTA winner ‘Jim Tavaré’, this wonderful British comic entertained the glamorous crowd of guests and celebrities.

The Toscars celebrates parodies of each of the Academy nominated films, which are produced in only three weeks and the names of the films changed.  This years films kept the audience laughing and were judged and awarded by special celebrity guests.  During deliberations ‘America’s Got Talent’s’ Michael Lipari wowed the crowd with his breath taking ariel performance to Whitney Houston’s ‘One Moment in Time’.

The prestigious golden fist award for Best Whactor was presented by Skeet Ulrich to Ewan Chung for ‘Extremely Jittery and Incredibly Obnoxious’  (Ewan is a three time Toscar winner), Bradley Walsh presented the Best Whactress award to Laura Waddell for her role as Rachel McAdams in ‘Midnight in Parody’ and Oscar writer Bruce Vilanch presented Best Film ‘The Con-Artist’.  Other celebrity judges sharing their expertise were Banarama’s Siobhan Fahey, Drew Droege as Chloe Sevigny and BAFTA’s Sandro Monetti.

The full list of winners for Brits in LA’s 2012 Toscars

Best Film Con-Artist

Best Costumes Con-Artist

Best Film Con-Artist

Best Editing Con-Artist

Best Make-up and Hair The Chelp

Best Supporting Whactress Larry Shaw as baby girl in The Chelp

Best Supporting Whactor Adam wood as Michael Caine in Midnight in Parody

Best Whactor Ewan Chung as Toskar in Extremely Jittery and Incredibly Obnoxious

Best Whactress Laura Waddell as Rachel McAdams in Midnight in Parody

Best screenplay Michael Di Girolamo and Craig Robert Young for Midnight in Parody

Celebrities who came out to support the event included: Bai Ling, Eastenders Ace Bhatti, Anne Jeffreys, True Blood’s Janina Gavankar, Adria Tennor and Ken Davitan from The Artist, Twilight’s Amadou Ly, Craig Robert Young from NCIS LA, Desperate Housewive’s Emrhys Cooper, The Hunger Games Nelson Ascenio and many more.

This wonderful event was sponsored by Bernard Sidman Immigration, Blue Ice Vodka and Insert Music and Geek Eyewear.  For more information or to get to involved next year please visit www.thetoscars.com.  This glamorous event is now in it’s 5th year and kicked off Oscar award week, will the Oscars follow suit?  We will know this very weekend.

Photo left (Laura Waddell – Best Whactress & Bradley Walsh)

Photo right (Michael Lipari)

Photo credit: Kerstin Alm (www.mamarazzi.us.com)

Tehmina Sunny featured in Asian Women Magazine

In British Actor, Tehmina Sunny on February 17, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Tehmina Sunny is featured in Asian Women Magazine, read the interview here:

TS Asian Woman Feb 12

Brits in LA Presents The 5th Annual Toscars

In Awards on February 14, 2012 at 7:34 pm

On the 21st February the much-awaited award ceremony ‘The Toscars’ will be held at Hollywood’s premier venue The Supperclub.  Non other than the Queen’s favorite British comedian and BAFTA winner Jim Tavare will host this fun filled event, which has been rumored to be the most fun attendees will have during the awards season!  A panel of celebrity experts will judge the short parodies of the 9 Oscar nominated films including multiple EMMY winner and Oscar writer Bruce Vilanch, one of Hollywood’s favorite TV and Film stars Skeet Ulrich, 80’s icon Siobhan Fahey from Bananarama and Perez Hilton’s favorite Drew Droege.

The glamorous red carpet awards ceremony ‘The Toscars’ is now in it’s 5th year and will benefit The Actors Fund.  As soon as the 2012 Oscar nominees for best picture were announced, plots were written, actors were cast and it was time for ‘lights, camera, action’ to film these humorous parodies.  Last year ‘The King Speak’ took the Toscar.  Other coveted awards are given to the best ‘Whactress’ or ‘Whactor’ of the night.  Actors starring in the films are from hits like True Blood, NCIS:LA, Fringe, Desperate Housewives and a special aerial Performance by cirque artist  Michael Lipari is set to wow the audience.

Previous years have seen British celebrities Michael Sheen, Luke Evans and Chris O’Dowd enjoy in the festivities.   This year will be bigger and better then ever.  Who will win the 2012 Toscar and be gifted the golden fist?  We will find out on February 21st.

For more information and last years winners www.thetoscars.com