I did two serious movie posts in a row (in two days no less!) I deserve a treat.
Tonight, Monday July 11, Gerard Butler received the Actor of the Year Award from the 9th Annual Ischia Global Film & Music Fest during the Casamicciola Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony. Why this year, I have no idea. In 2004, G was given Ischia’s ‘Special Fashion Award’, which is roughly the equivalent of ‘Best New Actor’, for the big screen version of Phantom of the Opera, and it hadn’t even been released yet. These Italians must be prescient lot. Maybe they’re anticipating the success of Machine Gun Preacher and Coriolanus! Yeah! That’s it!
It might also have something to do with the fact that the "host country" this year is the United Kingdom and will include the participation of actors, musicians and assorted industry types from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. I have no idea what exactly they mean by "host" since obviously it’s taking place in ITALY, but apparently India, China, Russia, Germany, Brazil, Japan, South Africa and Mexico were "hosts" in the previous eight incarnations of the festival. Good excuse for a party, in any case!
The poor thing. Must be hell to have to travel all the way to attend some boring festival* set on a sun soaked island in the Tyrrhenian Sea and wait for them to hand you an award and say nice things about you; nothing to do but hang around lolling on yachts, yakking to other celebrities, maybe take the occasional dip in the ocean or the pool at your luxury hotel while a parade of bikini clad beauties saunters by like a moveable feast… sucks to be you G.
In any case, I offer my heartfelt congratulations.
Oh and one more thing, I know they must have a gift shop or Quickie Mart or something on that island so next time you’re out for a pack of smokes, pick up some damn SUNSCREEN! *shakes fist*
*actually it must be a blast if my bff, Ryan Kavanaugh is spending his honeymoon there. Damn, who did I piss off in my previous life?