19TH ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS (2014) – BEST PICTURE: 12 YEARS A SLAVE

NEWLY-MINTED 2014 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED ACTRESSES, ACTORS AND DIRECTORS WON BIG

“12 YEARS A SLAVE” NAMED BEST PICTURE AT 19TH ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS

“GRAVITY” ROCKETS TO A RECORD SEVEN WINS

“AMERICAN HUSTLE” FOLLOWS WITH FOUR

Glamorous Porsche Vehicles Displayed at Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

Porsche 911 and Panamera S E-Hybrid make red carpet appearance at Los Angeles awards show

Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts arrives at the 19th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts arrives at the 19th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the winners for the 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards last night, live from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. The show aired on The CW Network at 8:00PM ET/PT and was hosted by Aisha Tyler. A live pre-show aired in various local markets before the awards ceremony. Stars walking the red carpet mingled with the Porsche 911 and Panamera S E-Hybrid, debuted by Porsche Cars North America, Inc., the exclusive importer of Porsche vehicles in the U.S. and the official sponsor of the 2014 ceremony.

Since its inception in 1995, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards has been a star-studded bellwether event of the movie awards season. Among the night’s attendees were Barkhad Abdi, Jensen Ackles, Amy Adams, Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell, Cate Blanchett, Abigail Breslin, Daniel Bruhl, Sandra Bullock, Jessica Chastain, Kristin Chenoweth, Steve Coogan, Bradley Cooper, Chris Cooper, Alfonso Cuarón, Julie Delpy, Will Forte, Bruce Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Chiwetel Ejiofor,  Adele Exarchopoulos, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bill Hader, Tom Hanks, Ethan Hawke, Jonah Hill, Liam James, Spike Jonze, Sir Ben Kingsley, Brie Larson, Jared Leto, Juliette Lewis, Richard Linklater, Nia Long, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kellan Lutz, James Marsden, Melissa McCarthy, Matthew McConaughey, Steve McQueen, Dermot Mulroney, Sophie Nelisse, Lupita Nyong’o, Bob Odenkirk, David O’Russell, Jared Padalecki, Jeremy Renner, Margot Robbie, Julia Roberts, Sam Rockwell, Julia Roberts, Seth Rogen, Martin Scorsese, Tye Sheridan, Ian Somerhalder, Kevin Spacey, June Squibb, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mark Wahlberg, Isaiah Washington, Marlon Wayans, Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey. Continue reading

Matthew McConaughey Presents Esteemed Critics’ Choice Louis XIII® Genius Award to Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater

LOUIS XIII & Broadcast Film Critics Association Honor the ‘Before’ Trio at the 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

Photo credit: Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for LOUIS XIII

SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 16:  (L-R) Actors-screenwriters Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy and director-screenwriter Richard Linklater, winners of the Critics' Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award during the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for LOUIS XIII)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 16: (L-R) Actors-screenwriters Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy and director-screenwriter Richard Linklater, winners of the Critics’ Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award during the 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for LOUIS XIII)

LOUIS XIII Cognac from the House of Rémy Martin(R), and the Broadcast Film Critics Association bestowed the second annual “Critics’ Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award” to Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater presented by Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated actor Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) at the 19th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony. The writer-actor-director trio received the honor for demonstrating unprecedented excellence in the cinematic arts. LOUIS XIII is celebrated globally as a genius blend of superb cognacs and is committed to recognizing genius in other creative areas.

SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 16:  Actors-screenwriters Ethan Hawke (L) and Julie Delpy, winners of the Critics' Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award during the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for LOUIS XIII)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 16: Actors-screenwriters Ethan Hawke (L) and Julie Delpy, winners of the Critics’ Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award during the 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for LOUIS XIII)

SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 16:  Actor Matthew McConaughey (2nd from L) poses with actors-screenwriters Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and director-screenwriter Richard Linklater, winners of the Critics' Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award during the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for LOUIS XIII)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 16: Actor Matthew McConaughey (2nd from L) poses with actors-screenwriters Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and director-screenwriter Richard Linklater, winners of the Critics’ Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award during the 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for LOUIS XIII)

As the collaborators responsible for one of cinema’s most compelling and unique romantic sagas, Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke created a trilogy that captures the passage of time and the legacy of romance. The genius of their approach to
this extended love story lies in its unvarnished honesty. Nearly 20 years ago in the film “Before Sunrise,” a romance ignited between two soul mates on a train to Vienna and defined a generation. In the decades that followed, that generation grew up and the complicated characters played by Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke matured right along with them. In 2004’s “Before Sunset” and 2013’s “Before Midnight,” the conversation between the French Céline and American Jesse continued to unfold in real time – a special cinematic effect which has long fascinated Richard Linklater.

The ‘Before’ films are more than a love story, they’ve evolved into a cinematic project about life itself, about maturing, making decisions and living with the consequences,” said Joey Berlin, president of the Broadcast Film Critics Association which gives out the Critics’ Choice Awards. “It is a filmmaking experiment that captures the passage of time in its own unique way. At this moment in time, Linklater, Delpy and Hawke have created a peerless trilogy. We cannot wait to see how it matures into a quadrilogy and beyond.Continue reading

GBK and Pilot Pen Kicked Off Golden Globes Weekend With A Glamorous Luxury Gift Lounge– The GBK/Pilot Pen Luxury Gift Lounge Presented by airweave

EVENT HONORED THE 2014 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINEES & PRESENTERS – JANUARY 10TH AND 11TH – BEVERLY HILLS

GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, and Pilot Pen hosted a stunning pool-side celebration honoring the Nominees and Presenters of one of Hollywood’s most glamorous award shows – The 2014 Golden Globe Awards. The event took place on the rooftop of the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills, a true first-class celebrity destination. Guests were pampered with gifts from participating lifestyle sponsors and enjoyed music by celebrity DJ, DJ Don P, and food from the event’s many gourmet sponsors.

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Fred Willard

Among the luxury and must-have lifestyle brands including gifts from Title Sponsor, Pilot Pen. Pilot Pen offers superlative writing instruments renowned for quality, performance, cutting-edge technology and consumer satisfaction. Award Nominees and Presenters received an assortment of their fine writing instruments including the Black Matte Vanishing Point, the Pilot MR Metropolitan Collection Silver Ballpoint Pen, and the FriXion Clicker Erasable Gel Ink 8 Pack Pouch.

Other great gifts include some unique luxury items like premium bedding toppers from Presenting Sponsor, airweave. airweave is the number one super-premium bedding topper in Japan and is celebrating its launch in the United States in January of 2014. Lavish destinations have become a signature GBK Lounge gift, and this year the celebrities received certificates from some of the most luxurious destinations like The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, gifting a destination package to include 3 nights in a Deluxe Overwater Villa, daily breakfast and 20% discount to Miri Miri Spa by Clarins and Caribbean Living Magazine / Hard Rock Hotels, International, who gifted an all-inclusive trip to the Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana. Continue reading

ACTRESS EMILIA CLARKE GETS 
GOLDEN GLOBE READY WITH SALLY HANSEN

Emilia Clarke, the British actress and 2014 Golden Globes presenter who is featured on the hit television series Game of Thrones, got red carpet ready for the Golden Globes with a custom nail look created with Sally Hansen nail color. The talented and gorgeous starlet, who has recently been cast to appear in the next Terminator, has quickly become one to watch in Hollywood and a red carpet favorite.

Celebrity nail artist Lisa Postma created a sophisticated look for Clarke using Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Wine Not to complement her custom embroidered lace and black accented Proenza Schouler gown. To create the nail look, Postma used two coats of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Wine Not on Emilia’s natural nail shape. For a smooth, flawless finish, Postma used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Dry + Go Drops to seal the manicure.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure ($7.99) is an all-in-one formula that combines all the 7 benefits of a professional salon manicure—a base coat, a strengthener, a growth treatment, rich color, top coat, gel-like shine and chip resistance —in a single multi-tasking polish.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Dry + Go Drops ($6.99) is a quick dry formula packed with Vitamin E and jojoba to help hydrate and nourish dry cuticles. With just a few drops, nails are dry to the touch in 60 seconds and completely dry in less than 2 minutes. Sally Hansen products are available at chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide

And The Winners Are…..

 

Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on stage during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, January 12, 2014.

Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on stage during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, January 12, 2014.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and producer dick clark productions (dcp) presented “The 71st Annual Golden Globe® Awards” live on Sunday, January 12, 2014. Hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the ceremony, with its loosy-goosey atmosphere has been deemed a major success. Poehler and Fey will be back next year as co-hosts, news that thrilled the stars, critics and audience alike.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2014 WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN STAR-STUDDED LIVE EVENT

Winners Include The Big Bang Theory, Sandra Bullock, Ellen DeGeneres, Iron Man 3, Jennifer Hudson, Justin Timberlake and More

Winners for PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2014 were announced during a live broadcast hosted by Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Wednesday, January 8th (9:00 PM-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. To determine the winners, fans cast a record-breaking 700+ million votes.

Sandra Bullock was the night’s big winner taking home four awards including “Favorite Movie Actress” while Iron Man 3 took home the awards for “Favorite Movie” and “Favorite Action Movie.Justin Timberlake nabbed three awards for “Favorite Male Artist,” “Favorite R&B Artist” and “Favorite Album” for The 20/20 Experience. With her win tonight for “Favorite Daytime TV Host,” Ellen DeGeneres has become the most decorated female in People’s Choice Award history, with a total of 14 crystal trophies. The Big Bang Theory took home “Favorite Network TV Comedy,” while its star, Kaley Cuoco, nabbed “Favorite Comedic TV Actress.” The night also featured performances of “Brave” by Sara Bareilles, “Counting Stars” by OneRepublic and “The Mona Lisa” by Brad Paisley.

Brad Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, who has earned three Grammys, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, as well as three awards from ASCAP as Country Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year. He is also a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry, having been inducted in 2001.  Since his first #1 single in 1999, Paisley has placed 22 singles at the top of the charts.  His current single is “The Mona Lisa,” from his album, Wheelhouse, – which also includes the back-to-back #1 hits, “Southern Comfort Zone” and “Beat This Summer.”  Wheelhouse is Paisley’s first self- produced project, on which he wrote or co-wrote all of the tracks. He will kick-off his 2014 Beat This Winter Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® on January 10. Continue reading

Pilot Pen Celebrates “Signature Style” and the 2014 Golden Globes

Pilot brings the Power of the Elegantly Written Word to the GBK Golden Globes Celebrity Gift Lounge

It’s a bright start to the New Year, with some of Hollywood’s brightest stars helping to light the way.”

Pilot Corporation of America (Pilot Pen) is kicking off 2014 by celebrating self-expression, high-end signature style, and doing good for others, through a partnership with the GBK Golden Globes Celebrity Gift Lounge hosted at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills.  Given that the written word plays such an important role in the Arts being honored at the Golden Globes, Pilot

Pilot Corporation of America Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Pilot Corporation of America)

Pilot Corporation of America Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Pilot Corporation of America)

will be introducing celebrities and award nominees to its finely crafted writing instruments.

Pilot Pens to be featured at the 2014 GBK Golden Globes Gift Lounge include: 

Vanishing Point

Vanishing Point is the world’s first and favorite retractable fountain pen.  It combines the expressive, luxurious writing experience of a high end fountain pen with a truly innovative retractable design.  With a striking black matte finish, and rhodium plated 18K gold nib, the Vanishing Point by Pilot enables you to effortlessly express your words and style every time you write.

MR Metropolitan Collection

The new Pilot MR Collections include exceptional pens designed for everyday use.  They combine premium matte finishes enhanced with a ‘middle ring’ design, stainless steel accents, and a smooth writing experience.  Available in Fountain Pen, Gel Ink and Ballpoint options, they are an affordable luxury.

FriXion Clicker

The FriXion Clicker is an entirely new kind of erasable pen.  It’s retractable, has striking good looks, and has a new kind of ink that has been formulated to write smoothly and erase cleanly.  Join the ‘mistake free writing revolution’; with FriXion Clicker you will never write a mistake again, guaranteed!

G2 Fashion

America’s #1 selling gel ink pen announces a striking new addition, the G2 Fashion Collection.  The smooth writing G2 Fashion pen is available with brilliant floral designs in a range of colors so you can show off your signature style.  Now your smooth writing Go-2 pen can be stylishly dressed, just like you.

Pilot Pen is kicking off 2014 by celebrating self-expression, high-end signature style, and doing good for others, through a partnership with the GBK Golden Globes Celebrity Gift Lounge hosted at L'Ermitage Beverly Hills.  (PRNewsFoto/Pilot Corporation of America)

Pilot Pen is kicking off 2014 by celebrating self-expression, high-end signature style, and doing good for others, through a partnership with the GBK Golden Globes Celebrity Gift Lounge hosted at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills. (PRNewsFoto/Pilot Corporation of America)

We are thrilled to be even a small part of the energy and excitement leading up to the Golden Globes,” said Ariann Langsam, Director of Consumer Marketing.  “The written word plays such an important role in acting and directing, and in screen and song writing, that there really is a unique fit between Pilot’s luxury writing instruments and the Golden Globe Awards.  What better way to celebrate the power of the best written words than with fine writing instruments that express your style and words effortlessly.”

In addition, Pilot has partnered with Project Runway Season 12 finalist Helen Castillo to bring to life the beauty and power of writing instruments through the creation of a one-of-a-kind pen adorned evening gown. The stunning midnight navy and black Balmain inspired gown features a fit-and-flare silhouette appliqued with an intricate pattern of more than 300 Pilot pens, and weighs over 25 pounds.  It took roughly 60 hours of handwork – nearly nine work days, to complete the gown.

The pen dress is adorned with the elegant MR Metropolitan Collection pens in rich matte silver and gold finishes, and the G2 Fashion and FriXion Clicker pens which deliver more subtle tonal detailing. The striking gown will be displayed at the GBK Golden Globes Luxury Gift Lounge honoring the Golden Globes nominees at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills Friday, January 10 th through Saturday, January 11 th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. PT.

Handwriting and personal style are unique to each of us, so Pilot will feature a range of writing instruments to suit different writing styles and design preferences.  The featured pens will include the luxurious, innovative, retractable Vanishing Point Fountain Pen and the new, MR Animal Collection, extraordinary gel ink, ballpoint and fountain pens with a touch of the exotic, designed and priced for everyday use. Guests will experience these fine writing instruments along with more casual Pilot favorites including the smooth and erasable FriXion Clicker and the striking G2 Fashion, all set against the backdrop of Old Hollywood glamour and style.

Power to the Pen‘ has been Pilot’s mantra for years now, and to kick 2014 off right, the company is working hard to promote the power of the written word, and what it can do for others, by bringing it to the digital space. Through an initiative that has been dubbed #Hollywords, Pilot will be asking the celebrities attending the GBK Golden Globes Gift Lounge to jot down and share words that have inspired them. These inspirational messages will be featured in a short #Hollywords video to help encourage fans and followers from coast to coast. Each time this video is shared or retweeted, Pilot will donate $1 to the Kids in Need Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need.

During the Golden Globes broadcast on Sunday, January 12th, Pilot will be sharing the Kids in Need Foundation #Hollywords video and hosting a “ReTweet to Win” contest on Twitter where followers can win a MR Metropolitan Collection pen and other prizes. The Kids In Need Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1995 whose mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need. Through a national network of Resource Centers, teachers can get free supplies for their students who are in need. The organization do not donate supplies directly to other organizations or families. The supplies must be acquired through teachers who have shopping privileges at the Resource Centers. All supplies donated to the Kids In Need Foundation  by manufacturers and retailers go immediately to the Resource Centers.

Follow Pilot Pens’ adventures at the Golden Globes on Facebook.com/PilotPen, Twitter and Instagram @PilotPenUSA using #HollyWords.  For more visit www.pilotpen.us.