The past year was a tough one for Hollywood when it came to saying goodbye to all the great talents who passed away. While pop star Sara Bareilles sang a touching rendition of the Charlie Chaplin classic “Smile,” the Emmy Awards acknowledged James Avery, Maya Angelou, Lauren Bacall, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Casey Kasem, Don Pardo, Harold Ramis, Mickey Rooney, Elaine Stritch, Shirley Temple and many more before ending with a special tribute to Robin Williams from the late actor’s friend Billy Crystal.
“He was the greatest friend you could ever imagine,” Crystal said in the tribute. “It’s very hard to talk about him in the past because he was so present in all of our lives.”
Above, watch the Emmys’ heartfelt tribute, which certainly improves upon the unexpectedly brief 23-second tribute the MTV Video Music Awards threw together last night.
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The first hint that something’s not exactly honest about this “Capitol TV” spot: President Snow’s insistence that Panem has known only peace. Then again, any Hunger Games fan won’t be surprised that everyone’s least favorite fictional world leader is acting creepy.
Anyone who’s seen the first two Hunger Games movies knows it’s far from true that the region is a peaceful one—but as Lionsgate ramps up the countdown to Mockingjay Part 1, the penultimate installment, the studio is leaning hard on the propaganda angle, which they’ve also used for the posters. And it’s easy to see why that’s the teaser format of choice: even though the PSA-style spot starring President Snow is all shiny and white, the promise of peace also contains a threat, a not-so-veiled indication of what will happen to those who don’t go along with the plan. (Not-so-veiled = “It is you who will bleed.”)…
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