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  • The Night Feed

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    Academy Awards: Best Visual Effects Oscar Winners from Nelson Carvajal on Vimeo.


    This a great supercut of every Best Visual Effects Oscar winner ever.  Majestic.  Inspiring.  Life-affirming.  Visual.  A good watch to be sure!  Happy Tuesday!

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  • Murderfist

    Oscar Fever: Henry Zebrowski!

    Now that the Academy Award nominations have been announced, we'd like to honor members of the My Damn Channel family who are connected to films in contention for Oscar glory!


    And who better to start with then the great Henry Zebrowski.  Henry is a founding member of one of New York City's oldest and funniest sketch groups, Murderfist, and recently had a primo role in Martin Scorsese's best picture nom, The Wolf of Wall Street.  If you haven't seen Wolf yet, get on it.  Not only is Henry awesome in it (see picture above), but it's also my personal favorite film of 2013.


    Also, make sure you watch the entire Murderfist series Huffin' It, a crazy web series that features Henry and the rest of the Murderfist gang in all of their demented glory.


    Henry, we salute you!


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  • The Night Feed

    Oscar Fever

    I woke up this morning all sweaty and clammy.  My brow was on fire.  I went to the bathroom cabinet to get my thermometer, stuck it up my ass, and a few minutes later discovered that I had a fever.  Oh boy, I thought, I have a fever!  I am feverish.  I have a fever...


    …FOR OSCAR SEASON, BABY!  The Academy Award nominations were announced yesterday, and it's now appropriate to talk about all of the nominated movies with very big opinions, even if you've only seen two of the movies nominated for best picture and one of the movies niminated for best sound mixing.


    Time Magazine also released this fun little "Oscar Winner Generator" that you can check out here.  It's neat!



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  • The Night Feed

    Ben Affleck's Diary - OSCAR NIGHT!

    I lost my Oscar.


    I don't know where it is! I'm so embarrassed I don't know what to say.  I mean, here I am winning an Oscar for Best Picture of the year, and then the next thing I know Clooney's giving me my eighth shot of anisette and my mother's calling Jenny because Vi shit the bed again or something and bingo-bango my Oscar is missing and the Los Angeles police doesn't seem to give a damn.  


    When I realized it was gone last night I cried a little bit, though I don't really remember it.  I do remember that f***ing little princess Anne Hathaway yelling in my face about how she was picked most likely to succeed in high school and how it is totally coming true, and also how Devito was cracking me up talking about his penis but I can't - remember - where - my - Oscar - is.  This sucks.  I earned that Oscar!  It's mine!


    Oh well, maybe the Academy will get me another one.  I still have the one I won for writing with Matt, but this one is cooler - I mean, would you rather win an Oscar with Matt Damon or George Clooney?   Kind of a no brainer, though Matt's cool, don't get me wrong, but he only has a single Oscar and I have two - well, I've won two but like I said, I lost the one last night.  


    That doesn't change the fact that I didn't win it, though!  And that's enough.  Jenny says that's enough.  And I think it is, I just wouldn't mind having the Oscar, the actual thing, but whatever.  I had a fun night.  Maybe it'll turn up.  Regardless, I am truly blessed.  I have to call and thank everyone for making last night so special and maybe throw a brick through Anne Hathaway's window because she sucks.


    Bye bye, diary!


    Sincerely, with love,

    Two-time Academy Award Winner,

    Benjamin Affleck

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  • The Night Feed

    Ben Affleck's Diary - Golden Globes Edition

    1/14/13


    Dear Diary,


    So. Hung. Over.  


    Haha, OMG, last night was one of the best, craziest nights of my life!  I didn't just win one Golden Globe, I won two!  How amazing is that?


    So the night started pretty much like you'd expect.  A little blow in the limo just to get the feeling right; I only do that kind of thing before big awards shows nowadays, unless of course I'm hanging out with Damon.  They don't call him "China White" for nothing.


    The red carpet is always the same.  I hate it.  I know I'm an actor and I should be used to the attention but I don't, I just don't.  Too many eyes on me.  I get uncomfortable.  I sweat.  I have dark thoughts.  Thank god I have Jenny with me.  I don't think I could have bared the prying eyes any longer if not for my beautiful angel protecting me on that red carpet.  I love you, baby.


    But once I'm inside the hotel, I come alive!  All my friends are there, the Mike's Hard Lemonade is flowing, and I'm feeling groovy!  Not worried about winning or losing at this point, just looking to have a good time and catch up with friends I haven't seen in a long time.  I mean, how often do I get to make fun of Anne Hathaway with Jennifer Lawrence?  Hathaway's mouth is freakin' huge, LOL!


    And then the ceremony starts and Tina and Amy totally are killing it and next thing you know Jodie's speech is totally confusing me and I'm hoisting a best director statue!  So thrilling.  Like, of course I said that winning doesn't mean as much as being mentioned in the same breath as the other directors nominated but we all know that's a load of bullshit.  You play to win the game, simple as that.  Maybe DeNiro will start taking my calls now that I've finally won a globe.  


    More Mike's Hard and kisses with Jenny and then Argo wins best picture.  The best.  Night.  Ever.  Standing onstage with all of those talented people looking at all of the drunk A-listers applauding me is like standing atop Mount Olympus as Zeus bathes you in the golden tear drops of Helen of Troy.  Boner city, LOL.


    After that we went to the after party and I don't even think I can even write down an account of the debauchery that transpired.  Let me just say Clooney doesn't always get naked, but when he does, you KNOW it's a good night.  And then let me say John Goodman doesn't always get naked, but when he does you know we're heading to White Castle sooner than later.  I know, so Hollywood, right? ;)


    Okay I need to take some Advil and get in the hot tob with my Golden Globes.  It's been so amazing.  I love the me that I am.  I love Jenny.  I love movies!!!!  Haha, ok, ok, bye for now diary.


    Yours,

    Ben


    PS - Arkin's head isn't the only thing that's bald :-p

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  • The Night Feed

    Ben Affleck's Diary

    1/10/13


    Dear Diary,


    Jennifer tells me not to worry but I am mad.  The Oscar nominations came out today and I didn't get nominated for Best Director!  Snubbed.  I mean, Argo was nominated for Best Picture and I'm proud of that - but I wanted to be nominated for Best Director!  It just kind of hurts that the Academy didn't think my work was worthy of a nomination - and also, I dunno what they're playing at, but that guy Michael Haneke was nominated and he isn't even an American - and neither is Ang Lee!  What's up with that?  I'm American, born and raised.  I'm from BOSTON, damnit!  I think the Academy should show some respect - Jenny agrees with me on this, too.  She's the best :) Hi, baby! I know you're reading this!


    Damon came over with some Mike's Hard.  We sat in the den and talked about the Oscars and then Matt popped in Good Will Hunting again…Always the bridesmaid, never the bride, I guess.  I mean, we both wrote the script, but I wasn't "Will"; I wasn't the star, I didn't get nominated for Best Actor, Matt did.  It's OK though, he means well.  Jenny reminded me that Matt's new movie Promised Land got bad reviews and that made me feel a little better.  I know he's my friend, but sometimes I can't help but smile when a movie of his tanks a little, LOL. 


    After that I kinda just hung out around the house for a while.  I'm trying to learn how to play "Hold On Loosely" on the guitar but I just can't get it.  The chords hurt my fingers and I got frustrated so I just stopped and went to the computer and played Bejeweled while a "Cheers" re-run played on a tv in the background.  Eventually Jenny came in and gave me a hug and that made me feel better, so I got up and the two of us went to an ice cream parlor to get sundaes.  Unfortunately a dude with a camera was there trying to get pictures of us so I had to pull a knife on him (don't worry, I didn't have to stab him).



    Somehow, Jenny and I were able to sneak out the back and we drove up to our favorite lookout spot in Malibu. As the sun set, I held my likable and charming yet still-able-to-kick-some-a** actress wife and couldn't help but wish I were holding a best director academy award statue instead. Sorry, baby. I know you're reading this :(


    After about 40 minutes we were ready to head home and now here I am writing this entry.  All and all it was an OK day.  I didn't get nominated for Best Director but there's always next time.  And who knows, maybe we'll win Best Picture!  I have to count my blessings. 


    Your friend,

    Ben


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  • Daily Grace

    Congratulations Grace

    Did you guys watch the IAWTV Awards last night?!? Of course you did! And since you did, you already know, it's time to congratulate Daily Grace for winning TWO awards last night!

    Best Host (Taped)
    Best Taped Hosted Series for Daily Grace!

    Read the full list of winners on Variety and on The Daily Dot.

    If you missed the IAWTV Awards, you can watch the recorded version on Dailymotion.

    Congratulations Grace! And congratulations to ALL the winners!

    (Image via Tumblr user havelogicwilltravel)

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  • The Night Feed

    The 56th Annual Grammy Awards

    Did you get a chance to catch the 56th Grammy Awards last night? If not, here are some highlights of the awards show so you have something to talk about with everyone else in the world who watched it.

    Daft Punk won four awards, including Album of the Year. Royals by Lorde won Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. Kacey Musgraves beat out Taylor Swift for Best Country Song, which I must say that I am shocked! Relieved, but still shocked.

    There were so many great performances last night like Pink and Nate Ruess' song "Try" as she flew above the audience doing aerial tricks. I can't even walk and talk at the same time, but she's just spinning and singing like that's a normal thing. I'm convinced Pink is not human.

    Speaking of inhuman, Beyonce and her hubby, Jay Z preformed "Drunk In Love" which had the audience on their feet of course, but one of the biggest highlights of last nights award show was Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' performance. Not only did they win 4 Grammys, including best new artist, they also sang their song "Same Love" while Queen Latifah conducted 34 weddings at once, both gay and straight. And if that wasn't amazing enough, towards the end of the song after Latifah pronounced the 34 couples married, Madonna showed up in a white suit with a pimp cane? She performed her song "Open Your Heart" as the newlyweds had their first dance. There were tears of joy from everywhere, and now all those couples have the coolest wedding story ever! Not going to lie, I'm kind of jealous.

    I think that's all you need to know to survive human interaction today. Oh wait. Did I mention Paul McCartney not only won a Grammy for best rock song, but him and Ringo Starr preformed "Queenie Eye?" That was pretty iconic.

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