And the Toscar goes to …. Terminate Her

The Toscars

Brits in LA, with presenting partner Jaguar North America‘s 7th Annual “Toscars” at The Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood, CA, took place on the evening of Feb 26, 2014, benefiting the UKares Foundation charity.  The night was a roaring success, keeping celebrities and attendees alike giggling all evening!

The Toscars is a live event that parodies the biggest award show of the year. Ten teams of ten people have 3 weeks in which to make spoofs upon the nominated films for Best Feature at the Academy Awards. The Whacademy made up of a team of experts in their field, hand selected from the Entertainment industry, decide the winners in ten categories including Best Whactor and Whactress. This year’s comedy event will be hosted by Glee’s Alex Newell, who plays Unique on the show. “I’m excited to host this year’s event. It’s for a great cause and it’s a chance for the celebs to let their hair down and have a lot of fun during an intense awards season.” —

Winners announced:

BEST TOSCAR FILM presented by DORIS ROBERTS

Terminate Her – Parody of Her – Producer Matt Crabtree

BEST WHACTRESS presented by JOSHUA JACKSON

Elizabeth Arends – Shaving Mr. Hanks – Parody of Saving Mr Banks

BEST WHACTOR presented by JAIME WINSTONE

Matt Crabtree – Terminate Her  – Parody of Her

BEST SUPP. WHACTRESS presented by last years toscar winner – MICHAEL ENRIGHT

Sarah Farooqui – British Hustle – Parody of American Hustle

BEST SUPP. WHACTOR presented by JENNIFER ELISE COX

John Campbell-Mac – British Hustle – Parody of American Hustle

JAGUAR BEST CHOONS AWARD presented by PAUL OAKENFOLD

Guy Ross – Captain Phillips & The Horn of Africa – Parody of Captain Phillips

BEST CUTTER (*editing) presented by ADAM WOOD

Laura Harbron – Dallas Biters Club – Parody of Dallas buyers Club

BEST SCRIBBLE (Writing) presented by JIM PIDDOCK

Ben Stanley – Captain Phillips & The Horn of Africa – Parody of Captain Phillips

BEST BANG FOR BUCK (Production design) presented by MICHAEL WHETSTONE

Kerry & Evan Marlowe – Pheelaweena  -Parody of Philomeena

BEST DICTATOR presented by OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER BRUSNSON GRE

Laura Harbron – Dallas Biters Club – Parody of Dallas buyers Club

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Little Miss Toscar, Tehmina Sunny

Past celebrities have included Bruce Vilanch, Janina Gavankar, Siobhan Fahey, Skeet Ulrich, Entourage Rex Lee and Academy award nominee, Eric Roberts, who stated “It was more fun than the real show.” As The Toscars grows so has the talent who get involved. This year Tim Russ who plays the Vulcan, Tuvok on the popular TV series “Star Trek: Voyager” got to direct the parody of Gravity called “Cavity” and retired adult-film actor Ron Jeremy gets to star in his first ever PG -13 movie in “British Hustle”: The Parody of “American Hustle”. Mr. Jeremy who has most recently had a whopping 2 million youtube hits of his parody of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking ball” is nominated for best Whactor. Other well-known names who have starred in previous Toscar films are Luke Evans (Fast and the furious 6, Dracula),Tehmina Sunny (Argo, The Following), Jennifer Page (The Master) and British TV star Dawn Porter.

This year’s panel of celebrity judges were: Jim Piddock (Best in Show, Epic Movie) The very handsome British actor, Owain Yeomans (The Mentalist) Funny Lady Jennifer Elise Cox, World renowned DJ, Paul Oakenfold will be judging the original scores of the films and many others to be added.

The Toscars was inspired by the Michel Gondry movie ‘Be Kind, Rewind” starring Jack Black and Mos Def, in which they have to recreate blockbuster movies on a shoestring budget. Actor and Co-creator Craig Robert Young said “It just seemed like a great way to have some fun with other people in the industry and raise some money for a good cause. We aren’t poking fun at the Oscars, so much as we are paying respect with a cheeky nudge and a wink in our very British humourous way. We are also delighted that Jaguar North America are presenting partners this year, especially as they recently debuted their first ever Super Bowl ad “Rendezvous” starring three iconic British actors, as part of their “British Villains” campaign,  – a partnership with Brits in LA seemed like a perfect fit. We look forward to a fruitful long-lasting relationship with Jaguar and thank them for their support” —

Last year the Parody of Les Miserables renamed Miserable Lesbians took home the big prize and went on to become a stage show which toured London’s West End, Off Broadway and the Edinburgh Fringe.

To find out more go to www.thetoscars.com or twitter @thetoscars

 

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