It shouldn't come as a surprise to famished "Hunger Games" fans that when "Catching Fire" blazes into theaters on November 22, we'll be treated to a few changes from the franchise's first installment. And that's not simply due to a new tale being told but also to the direction of helmer Francis Lawrence, who took over from Gary Ross.
Over the weekend, MTV News caught up with series star Toby Jones (a.k.a. announcer Claudius Templesmith) and asked him to delineate a few of the differences between the two auteurs.
"It's a very different rhythm he works at. A whole different visual sense that people will be excited about," Toby said on the Golden Globes red carpet. "There's a whole different way of showing the film that I can't really talk about. There's a very interesting way that they're going to dramatize the Games themselves."
He wasn't in the official running at this year's Golden Globes—for some reason, playing a glittery emo vampire never seems to net those coveted nominations; we smell an elitist conspiracy!—but Robert Pattinson still made a command appearance on the stage at last night's ceremony. The actor was at the podium to present the award for Best Adapted Screenplay alongside Amanda Seyfried, where he looked confident and handsome in a slim suit and skinny tie, and hey wait a minute. Haven't we seen this before?
AHA. It's deja vu, all right; this is the same setup we saw four years ago, when Robert's up-and-coming Hollywood star status was officially cemented with a presenter's spot (also with Amanda) at the Academy Awards. Aww! Memories! And man, what a difference four years makes; where 2009 saw the actor fumbling for words on the red carpet and fretting over his responsibilities, his appearance last night was the very definition of poised. Even his hair looked more relaxed.
Who run the world? "Girls"! ...And girls!
It was a veritable ladies' night during the 2013 Golden Globe Awards, where many of our favorite females took home statuettes for their work on screens big and small.
Could it just be coincidence that on the same night as its second-season premiere, HBO's "Girls" garnered two wins, one for Best Actress Lena Dunham and the other for Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical? All we know for sure is that Robyn's "Dancing On My Own" should be played at any and every awards show ever.
Fresh on the heels of yesterday's SAG Award nominations, another Hollywood honors event dropped its big list of contenders this morning: the actors and films and TV series that'll duke it out early next year for the beautiful, gleaming Golden Globes. And while there aren't many surprises on this list for awards season bracket filler-outers, there's a whole lot to love for squealing fangirls who want to see their favorites get some well-deserved accolades and a pretty pretty trophy for their efforts. Who are we psyched to see on the list?
For starters, a half dozen of our favorite ladies scored nominations for Best Actress in various categories. On the cinema side: Emily Blunt for "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," Jennifer Lawrence for "Silver Linings Playbook," and Anne Hathaway for "Les Miserables." And on TV: Claire Danes got the nod again for "Homeland," Zooey Deschanel is up for Best Comedy Actress for "New Girl," and Lena Dunham is on the list for her performance in "Girls." Plus, more evidence supporting our case that everyone, everywhere, is a "Downton Abbey" fan: Michelle Dockery and Maggie Smith are in the running for their performances as Crawley family members, and the show itself is up for Best TV Drama.