The nominations for the 2012 Empire Awards have been released, with Drive, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Rise of the Planet of the Apes all receiving several nods each. The biggest surprise, however, comes in the form of no less than 5 nominations for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Potter received noms in Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Daniel Radcliffe), Best 3D Film and Best Newcomer for Bonnie Wright. Unfortunately, there are no supporting actor categories at these awards, so many people’s favourite Potter star Alan Rickman has not been recognized for his fantastic turn as Severus Snape. Here is the full shortlist for the awards:

Best Male Newcomer
John Boyega (‘Attack The Block’)
Asa Butterfield (‘Hugo’)
Sam Claflin (‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’)
Tom Hiddleston (‘Thor’)
Jeremy Irvine (‘War Horse’)
Craig Roberts (‘Submarine’)

Best Female Newcomer
Celine Buckens (‘War Horse’)
Elle Fanning (‘Super 8’)
Laura Haddock (‘The Inbetweeners Movie’)
Felicity Jones (‘Like Crazy’)
Hailee Steinfeld (‘True Grit’)
Bonnie Wright (‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows — Part 2’)

Best Comedy
‘Attack The Block’
‘Crazy Stupid Love’
‘The Inbetweeners Movie’
‘Midnight In Paris’

Best Horror
‘Attack The Block’
‘Kill List’
‘Paranormal Activity 3’
‘Troll Hunter’

Best Thriller Presented by Café de Paris
‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’
‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows’
‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy
‘Captain America: The First Avenger’
‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’
‘Super 8’
‘X-Men: First Class’

The Art Of 3D Presented by RealD
‘The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn’
‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows — Part 2’
‘Transformers: Dark Of The Moon’

Jameson Best Actor
Daniel Craig (‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’)
Ryan Gosling (‘Drive’)
Gary Oldman (‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’)
Daniel Radcliffe (‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows — Part 2’)
Andy Serkis (‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’)

Best Actress Presented by Citroën
Olivia Colman (‘Tyrannosaur’)
Rooney Mara (‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’)
Carey Mulligan (‘Drive’)
Meryl Streep (‘The Iron Lady’)
Michelle Williams (‘My Week With Marilyn’)

Best Director
Tomas Alfredson (‘Tinker Tailor Solider Spy’)
Nicolas Winding Refn (‘Drive’)
Steven Spielberg (‘War Horse’)
Rupert Wyatt (‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’)
David Yates (‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows — Part 2’)

Best British Film Presented by Sky Movies
‘Attack The Block’
‘The Inbetweeners Movie’
‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’

Best Film
‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’
‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows — Part 2’
‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’
‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’

You can vote in the awards now over on Empire.

The three biggest contenders at the Academy Awards, ‘The Artist’, ‘The Help’ and ‘The Descendants’ are nowhere to be seen, which identifies these awards as quite different to most of the other major ceremonies.

The film adaptation of Wicked is currently in production and Stephen Schwartz revealed at Comic Con that the film will feature plenty of new songs!

Warm up those vocal pipes and get your best “Defying Gravity” cape dry cleaned, the Wicked film is gearing up for production at long last! The Broadway hit, currently in its 13th year, has had audiences clamoring for a filmed production since Idina Menzel Kristin Chenoweth brought Elphba and Glinda to life. Now, that dream is becoming a reality, but probably not with the original cast.

At the CW3PR’s 8th Annual Behind-The-Music: Crime, Death and Resurrection Panel at Comic Con, Stephen Schwartz the man behind the music of Wicked appeared to announce that the film will feature songs both old and new. The “old” of course includes songs from the stage production such as “Defying Gravity,” “Popular,” and most likely, “One Fine Day.” But it also includes songs that were written and cut from the production before its Broadway opening.

Winnie Holzman will be writing the screenplay as she also wrote the book to the stage show based on Gregory Maguire’s novel. Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) is attached to direct.

You can watch Schwartz’s announcement from the panel below!

Now its time to start some casting speculations! It is my hope that the casting director sticks with strong Broadway talent to carry the roles. The musical has enough of a following to garner a strong viewership, but it also wouldn’t hurt to throw Menzel and Chenoweth in for a cameo or two!

Wicked is expected to hit theaters in December 2019.

U! S! A! U! S! A! A new Fantastic Beasts poster debuting at San Diego Comic-Con has American pride peppered into the design, giving us a hint at the film’s plot.

The film’s official social media channels unveiled Fantastic Beasts’ SDCC poster on Friday morning, just a day before the movie hosts a panel at the conference with the cast and crew. Presumably these posters will be handed out on the show floor, and/or at the Fantastic Beasts event.


There’s a lot to unpack in this poster, which features Newt and a brightly lit “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” sign.

Newt is looking over his shoulder in the middle, holding a wand in one hand and a suitcase (with a beast trying to get out!) in the other. Supporting characters Graves, Jacob, Queenie, and Tina appear in the wings. Also here: Our very first looks at two female characters. We believe the one in the bottom left is Mary Lou, played by Samantha Morton. The guy on the right is Credence played by Ezra Miller.

So what’s with the American flags? They’re not only to remind fans that the movie is set in New York — We believe they’re teasing an election of some sort. The last Fantastic Beasts trailer briefly depicted a political event (See a screenshot below). We’re guessing an election will be taking place over the course of the movie with possible ramifications for the well-being of the North American Wizarding World.


Fantastic Beasts opens this November. Return to Hypable on Saturday to check out our coverage of everything that happens during the movie’s panel!

Have a round, or two, with Lin-Manuel Miranda when he steps in to tell the story of Alexander Hamilton on Drunk History.

Comedy Central is keeping Lin-Manuel Miranda connected to Hamilton for a little while longer by setting the scribe up on the next season of Drunk History to spin another verse about the founding father. The show will concentrate on the rivalry between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton duel that resulted in SPOILER Hamilton’s death.

Hamilton was the first subject that the series took on in season one. With the rising success of the Broadway hit, fans clamored for Lin-Manuel Miranda to give Alexander Hamilton a reprise on the series.

Miranda is not throwing away his shot at telling another version of Hamilton’s decision to throw away his on the shores of New Jersey in 1804. Even though Miranda stepped away from the show on July 9, we expect to see him sticking close to the production for quite a while, especially as the show begins performances across the nation.

Miranda was not the only guest announced for Drunk History‘s fourth season. Joining him will be Aubrey Plaza, Ben Folds, Billie Joe Armstrong, Busy Phillips, Dave Grohl, Ed Helms, Elizabeth Olsen, Josh Charles, Mae Whitman, Michael Cera, Rachel Bilson, and Tony Hale, to name a few.

Raise a glass!


Drunk History returns for its fourth season on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 10:30 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.