Posted: 14 Apr 2013 09:04 PM PDT
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Harry Potter star Emma Watson won the Trailblazer Award and Bradley Cooper was chosen best male performer for playing a bipolar man in Silver Linings Playbook as the MTV Movie Awards kicked off the summer movie-going season on Sunday with an irreverent ceremony.
Hosted by Pitch Perfect comedy star Rebel Wilson, the annual youth-oriented show also handed out early prizes to Cooper and his co-star Jennifer Lawrence for best kiss for their clinch at the end of the comedy romance.
Django Unchained actors Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson took home popcorn-shaped trophies for best "WTF moment" for the scene in which Foxx's vengeful slave berates and unleashes a volley of gunshots at Jackson's servile black manservant.
The MTV Movie Awards, one of Hollywood's biggest youth-friendly ceremonies, rewards movie performances from the past year as well as promoting upcoming blockbusters and new music.
Fans will be treated later to the first sneak peek of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ahead of the release in November of the sequel to the young adult hit movie.
Watson, 22, (pic) found fame as brainy schoolgirl Hermione Granger in the first Harry Potter movie in 2001. She has gone on to make some 15 movies, including lead roles in all eight Potter films.
"I look back at all of the work I have done over the past 14 years and many things come to mind, notably how bad my hair was in the first Harry Potter film!" the British actress joked, accepting her award.
"Becoming yourself is really hard and confusing," she added.
Django Unchained and raunchy comedy Ted went into Sunday's ceremony with a leading seven nominations apiece, including the top prize, movie of the year.
Winners are chosen by fans and voting for the movie of the year continues throughout the two-hour ceremony broadcast live on MTV around the world from Los Angeles.
The comic book superheroes of The Avengers won the best fight category, with popular, tongue-in-cheek awards like best shirtless performance and best villain to be presented later.
Foxx is also being honored on Sunday with the MTV Generation Award, while Will Ferrell won the Comedic Genius Award for his long career on film and television including Elf, Saturday Night Live and Anchorman.
Posted: 14 Apr 2013 04:08 PM PDT
Michael Wong stars in the re-adaptation of radio drama Ju Lang.
OVER the past few years, 988 has been producing quality radio dramas. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, radio drama Ju Lang 2013 will be aired on April 17 at noon.
The re-adaptation and enhanced version of Ju Lang 2013 is performed by the talented Michael Wong. This is his first time being involved in a radio drama production.
Wong was introduced to radio drama production years ago by 988 DJ Chan Fong. Now, the singer gets a chance to participate in a production.
Though he is "new", Wong has performed way above expectation. His recordings were smooth and the final result is amazing.
Though there have been many changes in the Drama Team (transforming from Rediffusion Malaysia to 988 today) in the past 40 years, programme director Lim Tock Peng said the improvement only enhances the quality of production. "The Drama Team is at its prime at 40 (years old). And with all the experiences, we are now a much more stable and mature team," Lim said.
The dramas on 988 (which airs from Monday to Friday at noon) have always been popular with the listeners. With that in mind, voice talents, actors and others who are involved in the production, work hard to ensure top notch dramas.
Lim wanted the new adaptation of Ju Lang to be as memorable as the original. To help do that, he pushed the team to think outside the box. Fans will be delighted to know that the new version of Ju Lang has 27 episodes compared to 26 in the original one which was aired back in 2004.
"The production team as well as Michael Wong have put in a lot of effort in the making of Ju Lang 2013 and we are confident that this production will bring the audience a whole new level of entertainment."
Don't worry if you can't listen to the show when it airs as 988 will upload it to its website, so that more listeners can enjoy this production.
Also on 988 this week
Morning Up (Monday-Friday, 6am–10am)
Even though the general election is around the corner, don't forget your other civic duty – paying your taxes.
988's Morning Up Cases will zero in on this topic. There will be a special guest from the Inland Revenue Board, and a lawyer to share their thoughts on tax matters. Listeners are welcome to call in and share their opinion.
Morning Up VIP
This week on Morning Up VIP, an announcer from Taiwan, Xu Nai Ling (also known as Nai Ge), will be featured on the show. He will talk on the infamous kissing scene, and his hosting stint in Taiwan.
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