Friday, February 25, 2011

Countdown To The A(cat)emy Awards!

Just because Oscar statuettes are only given out to human actors, it doesn't mean feline thespians can't get in on the action. Here's a quick rundown of all the kitty related Academy Awards news you need to know before the big show on Sunday night!


This Saturday in Eatontown, NJ, participating groups with Best Friends Network Charities will "rock the aCATdemy Awards, an exclusive and star-studded celebration that will spotlight over 200 adoptable VIP cats and kittens!"


More from the official press release:

"This red-carpet event will honor up-for-adoption feline celebrities and recognize superstar adopters with Oscar statuettes.

In preparation for this day of high fashion, select celeb kitties will receive the full-makeover treatment: fur styling, claw pedicures, glitzy glamour wear and all-around primping. These four-pawed Hollywood stars will then be chauffeured to the event in a luxurious limo to make their grand entrance.

In addition to being awarded aCATemy awards, adopters will receive free cat food and litter, and a new family photo taken by a professional photographer and other goodies."


To help promote the event, Liberty Humane Society created these cat-centric movie posters featuring some of their adoptable feline stars. I've included just a few, but be sure to check out the rest, and find out more about the event by clicking here!

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The Kitten's Speech (Click image to enlarge)

Next up, premiere feline webcomic artisan Paisley the Cat has been presenting "Hey Pais Best Picture Nominee Theatre" on her site, with comics such as The Kitten's Speech, Black Mouse, The Kitten's All Right, 127 Minutes, Winter's Bowl, The Biter, Mouse Story, Kittenception, True Litter, and The Social Petwork.

She's also having a fun contest, where if you pre-order the "Hey Pais Best Picture Nominee Theatre" mini-comic book for six bucks, you'll also get to guess which movie will win best picture. If you're right, she'll refund your money and you'll get the book for free!

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You probably already know that the American Humane Association recognizes films by giving them the “No Animals Were Harmed” certification, but did you also know they annually award "Pawscar" Awards too? Well, they do, and this year the lone feline winner was in the category of "Best Villian."

KHOU.com reports:

"Forget Hannibal Lecter and Darth Vader. For a portrait of pure evil, look no further than the diabolical villain Kitty Galore in “Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore.” Although Kitty Galore herself was created by computer-generated imagery (CGI), props and special effects, she was real enough to give you nightmares for weeks after seeing the movie. Don’t be fooled though — this project was a mixture of CGI and live action and, therefore, called for American Humane Association’s Certified Animal Safety Representatives to ensure the safety and well-being of all the animals involved."

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And finally, let's not forget to send good wishes to real life animal loving Best Actor and Actress nominees like:

Natalie Portman for Black Swan

Jesse Eisenberg for The Social Network

And James Franco for 127 Hours (Seen here recovering from his laser cats attack earlier this week.)

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5 comments:

Batu said...

Catsparella, you are too much! Funniest post ever.

Amin said...

Hello!Very interesting post!

Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food said...

What a fun post! I totally want that dress...

Marcia said...

I want that dress!! Thanks for all the up to the moment news!! My favorite one stop for Cat NewS with a side of humor!

KokoroPurrs said...

Love this stuff! I also agree with Marcia ~^..^~

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