TV Junkie: Red Carpet Interviews & Photos from Critics' Choice Movie Awards
Before we went to that crazy thing called the Golden Globes we went to the Hollywood Palladium for the slightly more mellow 16th Critics' Choice Movie Awards last Friday. As a journalist covering the event, this was a frustrating one as 90+% of the nominees and associated talent stopped at a couple places on the front side of the line to stop at the VH1 booth and then proceeded to walk by (at high speed) the remaining 100 yards of reporters. Somehow the red carpet was done early which is something that we've never seen happen, ever, and it's to the detriment of the event that this occurred. Less interviews mean less press for an event that is routinely greeted with a "Critics' Choice what?" We talked with a couple of the Critics' Choice members who also weren't happy with the way the event was run both on the red carpet as well as inside the venue.
Despite this disappointment we were extremely pleased to speak with: Katie Aselton from FX's "The League" (
) who was at the CCMAs to talk about her directorial debut, The Freebie, which starred Dax Shepard. Near Aselton was her "League" co-star and husband, Mark Duplass and his brother Jay, who were there to represent their film, Cyrus. TV icon Rip Taylor ("Hollywood Squares", etc.) was there to talk up his cameos in the Jackass movies, including a stint as the Black Swan. Speaking of The Black Swan, we spoke with the screenplay collaborators Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz. Rounding out our interviews was the funny and charming film score composing legend, Hans Zimmer who was nominated for his soundtrack to Inception.
We also snapped some photos: