January 19, 2017

“The Twilight Saga: New Moon” National Movie Awards

By Kim Palacios

In April, I wrote about how “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” and its principal actors swept nominations for the U.K.-based National Movie Awards. Weeks later, voting has been conducted and the show itself is almost ready to air.

At stake for “New Moon” are nominations the film received for Best Fantasy and Most Anticipated Movie of the Summer. Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, and Kristen Stewart are each contenders for Performance of the Year (which is awarded in two categories: male and female).

Though winners are decided by public vote, and not limited to voters living in the U.K., if you haven’t voted by now, you’re too late–the voting window closed on April 30th.

The awards themselves are relatively new, with the 2008 season having been its first. Despite its fan-driven nature and its recent arrival on the scene, it has cultivated impressive attendance by nominees and presenters, which have included stateside stars such as Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as British glitterati such as Dames Helen Mirren and Judi Dench, Roger Moore, and Rupert Everett.

So, how many awards will go to “New Moon”? U.K viewers will find out first at 8:00PM on Wednesday, May 26th. If you’re not in the U.K., look out for broadcasts online, and stay tuned here–we’ll blog about the awards and the winners!

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About Kim Palacios

Kim Palacios is a San Francisco Bay Area transplant whose epicurean tendencies are matched only by her wanderlust. While not covering food, wine, and luxury travel for her column on Examiner.com, she guest writes for Travel Writers Exchange and a number of other varied-topic blogs. She is quadrilingual and holds an M.B.A. in Finance (neither of which she uses much these days). While not mourning the death of free markets and grumbling about the tax treatment of Californians, she enjoys film, and all things Twilight.

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