The 20th annual SAG Awards were unveiled this morning, but you’ll have to wait until January 18 to find out which films win what. Or, you could wait just minutes after the SAG noms were announced, when public service-minded MTV cut to the chase, naming The Best Movie of 2013. According to the experts at MTV, the No. 1 Best Movie of 2013 is:
MTV’s picks are pragmatic, based on “buzz and consideration of the Awards Season horse races” as well as box office success — oh yeah, and “overall quality.” Gravity was not on SAG’s best-ensemble list this morning (though Sandra Bullock was, for female actress in a leading role). But MTV didn’t stop there — it named the Top 10 Best Movies of 2013:
2. This Is The End
3. Wolf Of Wall Street
4. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
5. Iron Man 3
6. 12 Years A Slave
7. American Hustle
8. Spring Breakers
9. World War Z
10. The World’s End
SAG Award pundits were of like mind on only two: 12 Years A Slave and American Hustle are on the best-ensemble nominees list.
Earlier this week, MTV announced Miley Cyrus was the Best Artist of 2013, noting modestly that her twerky medley of “We Can’t Stop”/”Blurred Lines” with Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards was the most-watched video of 2013. MTV also announced its 2013 Man and Woman of the Year: Pope Francis and Lorde. MTV described them as “an established dignitary at the pinnacle of his career and a young woman on the brink of superstardom” and explained that they made the perfect couple because both have made “bold and unexpected declarations” that “went against the status quo of their respective communities.” In so doing, MTV also managed to preempt Time magazine which, this morning agreed with MTV — in re the whole Pope Francis thing that is, if not Lorde; this morning Time revealed him as its Person Of The Year, on NBC’s Today show:
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