One month ago Fox announced the first batch of Teen Choice Award nominees, and now a second round has been revealed.

These latest categories include more film, television, and music subjects.

The show airs Sunday, July 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

Choice Movie: Romance

The Lucky One
Think Like A Man
This Means War
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
The Vow

Choice Movie Actor: Romance

Michael Ealy, Think Like A Man
Zac Efron, The Lucky One
Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Chris Pine, This Means War
Channing Tatum, The Vow

Choice Movie Actress: Romance

Miley Cyrus, LOL
Meagan Good, Think Like A Man
Rachel McAdams, The Vow
Taylor Schilling, The Lucky One
Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

Choice Movie Voice

Zac Efron as Ted, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
Seth MacFarlane as Ted, Ted
Jesse McCartney as Theodore, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Chris Rock as Marty, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
Taylor Swift as Audrey, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

Choice Movie Chemistry

Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell, Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Jennifer Lawrence and Amandla Stenberg, The Hunger Games
Will Smith and Josh Brolin, Men In Black 3
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, 21 Jump Street
Mark Wahlberg and Ted (voice of Seth MacFarlane), Ted

Choice Movie Liplock

Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling, The Lucky One
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, The Vow

Choice Movie Hissy Fit

Steve Carell, Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Kevin Hart, Think Like A Man
Mark Ruffalo, The Avengers
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, 21 Jump Street
Charlize Theron, Snow White & The Huntsman

Choice Movie Villain

Jemaine Clement, Men In Black 3
Tom Hiddleston, The Avengers
Rhys Ifans, The Amazing Spider-Man
Alexander Ludwig, The Hunger Games
Charlize Theron, Snow White & The Huntsman

Choice Movie Scene Stealer: Male

Chace Crawford, What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Chris Evans, The Avengers
Kevin Hart, Think Like A Man
Liam Hemsworth, The Hunger Games
Kellan Lutz, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

Choice Movie Scene Stealer: Female

Elizabeth Banks, The Hunger Games
Ashley Greene, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Lea Michele, New Year’s Eve
Nikki Reed, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Nicole Scherzinger, Men In Black 3

Choice Movie Breakout

Sam Claflin, Snow White & The Huntsman
Julianne Hough, Rock of Ages
Joe Manganiello, What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Noomi Rapace, Prometheus
Rihanna, Battleship

Choice Summer Movie: Action

The Amazing Spider-Man
The Avengers
Men In Black 3
Prometheus
Snow White & The Huntsman

Choice Summer Movie: Comedy/Music

Katy Perry: Part of Me
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
Rock of Ages
Ted
That’s My Boy

Choice Summer Movie Star: Male

Robert Downey Jr., The Avengers
Andrew Garfield, The Amazing Spider-Man
Chris Hemsworth, Snow White & The Huntsman and The Avengers
Adam Sandler, That’s My Boy
Will Smith, Men In Black 3

Choice Summer Movie Star: Female

Scarlett Johansson, The Avengers
Leighton Meester, That’s My Boy
Kristen Stewart, Snow White & The Huntsman
Emma Stone, The Amazing Spider-Man
Charlize Theron, Snow White & The Huntsman and Prometheus

TELEVISION

Choice Summer TV Show

America’s Got Talent
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
So You Think You Can Dance
Teen Wolf
Workaholics

Choice Summer TV Star: Female

Troian Bellisario, Pretty Little Liars
Chelsea Kane, Baby Daddy
Crystal Reed, Teen Wolf
Ashley Rickards, Awkward
Shailene Woodley, The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Choice Summer TV Star: Male

Ken Baumann, The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Baby Daddy
Michael Ealy, Common Law
Daren Kagasoff, The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Tyler Posey, Teen Wolf

Choice TV Villain

Joseph Morgan, The Vampire Diaries
Lana Parrilla, Once Upon a Time
Janel Parrish, Pretty Little Liars
Krysten Ritter, Don’t Trust the B— in Apt. 23
Michelle Trachtenberg, Gossip Girl

Choice TV Female Scene Stealer

Candice Accola, The Vampire Dairies
Dianna Agron, Glee
Sarah Hyland, Modern Family
Francia Raisa, The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Casey Wilson, Happy Endings

Choice TV Male Scene Stealer

Max Greenfield, New Girl
Gabriel Mann, Revenge
Michael Trevino, The Vampire Diaries
James Van Der Beek, Don’t Trust the B— in Apt. 23
Damon Wayans Jr., Happy Endings

Choice TV Breakout Show

Don’t Trust the B— in Apt. 23
New Girl
Revenge
Smash
The X Factor

Choice TV Breakout Star: Female

Beth Behrs, 2 Broke Girls
Sutton Foster, Bunheads
Katharine McPhee, Smash
Hannah Simone, New Girl
Dreama Walker, Don’t Trust the B— in Apt. 23

Choice TV Breakout Star: Male

Josh Bowman, Revenge
Josh Dallas, Once Upon a Time
Jake Johnson, New Girl
Beau Mirchoff, Awkward
Lamorne Morris, New Girl

MUSIC

Choice Summer Song

“All Around the World,” Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris
“Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen
“Give Your Heart a Break,” Demi Lovato
“Glad You Came,” The Wanted
“Scream,” Usher

Choice Love Song

“Die In Your Arms,” Justin Bieber
“Give Your Heart a Break,” Demi Lovato
“Home,” Phillip Phillips
“I Won’t Give Up,” Jason Mraz
“What Makes You Beautiful,” One Direction

Choice Break-Up Song

“Climax,” Usher
“Payphone,” Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa
“Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Kelly Clarkson
“Wide Awake,” Katy Perry

Choice Summer Music Star: Female

Carly Rae Jepsen
Jennifer Lopez
Demi Lovato
Katy Perry
Rihanna

Choice Summer Music Star: Male

Justin Bieber
Flo Rida
David Guetta
Pitbull
Usher

Choice Summer Music Star: Group

Coldplay
Gym Class Heroes
Maroon 5
One Direction
The Wanted

Choice Music: Breakout Artist

Ellie Goulding
Gotye
Carly Rae Jepsen
Kimbra
Phillip Phillips

Choice Music: Breakout Group

Eli Young Band
fun.
Karmin
One Direction
The Wanted

OTHER

Choice Web Star

Ryan Beatty
Cimorelli
Elle and Blair Fowler
Sophia Grace and Rosie
Karmin

Choice Video Game

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Just Dance 3
Mass Effect 3
NBA 2K12
The Sims 3: Showtime – Katy Perry

Choice Social Network

Facebook
Instagram
Pinterest
Tumblr
Twitter

Dan Aykroyd loves the new ‘Ghostbusters’ movie

As the "originator of the original," let's listen to him.

6:31 am EDT, May 31, 2016

Dan Aykroyd, star and creator of the original Ghostbusters, has seen the 2016 reboot. And he liked it.

“As originator of the original: Saw test screening of new movie. Apart from brilliant, genuine performances from the cast both female and male, it has more laughs and more scares than the first 2 films plus Bill Murray is in it! As one of millions of man-fans and Ray Stantz, I’m paying to see that and bringing all my friends!”

This is what Dan Aykroyd wrote on his Facebook page. Evidently, he is very pleased with Paul Feig’s re-imagining of his 1980s comedy classic.

And this isn’t the first time he’s offered endorsement of the contentious reboot (which Aykroyd is also producing and cameoing in). Earlier this year, he wrote on Twitter:

Despite everyone and their father already having made up their minds about this particular reboot, all we’ve actually had to go on so far have been a few trailers, Paul Feig and the cast’s infectious enthusiasm, and generalized opinions about Hollywood reboots/the cast.

But now that test screenings are beginning to roll out, we can finally begin to get a real sense of what this movie is actually gonna be like.

And if anyone’s opinion should hold some clout, it’s Dan Aykroyd’s. He not only starred as one of the original Ghostbusters, but came up with the concept and co-wrote both of the previous films.

Of course his comments haven’t gone over well with everyone. When he says it has “more laughs and more scares” than Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 combined, many people have taken that to mean that he thinks the new one is better than the original — but it’s worth noting that that’s not actually what he said.

Related: New Ghostbusters trailer updates the title to Ghostbusters: Answer the Call

The original Ghostbusters (if not its sequel) was a masterpiece, and Aykroyd isn’t suggesting anything different. He’s merely suggesting that there’s a higher quantity of funny and scary scenes in the reboot. Which, knowing Paul Feig (who blew us away with Bridesmaids and Spy), makes a lot of sense.

The important takeaway here is that Aykroyd seems to genuinely enjoy the new Ghostbusters movie. Regardless of your feelings on the original, the new one can still be fantastic, and if anyone would know, it’d be Aykroyd.

At the end of the day, the new movie really is a win-win for fans — it’s an excuse to dust off our old merchandise, and we’ll get to see an exciting new team take on the iconic monsters. July can’t come soon enough!

‘Ghostbusters’ premieres July 15, 2016

Major changes coming to ‘Sense8’ season 2

And I'm excited about what happens next.

11:00 am EDT, May 30, 2016

Sense8 is currently in production for their second season, and they’ve gotten pretty far. Here are some important things you need to know about what’s to come for your favorite cluster!

Ever since Sense8 debuted on Netflix a year ago I’ve been obsessed. Not only because it was such a fantastic premise of connecting eight people, but because it was so immensely diverse and represented so many people from all over the world. Now that we’ve got a season 2, it’s about time to start learning what it’ll be about.

There’s some major things about Sense8 season 2 that are going to be dramatically different, and we’ve gotten an update on what our favorite characters will be up to this season thanks to BuzzFeed.

There’s only 1 Wachowski left

One of the biggest draws of Sense8 was the fact that it was a Wachowski sister production. These sisters have brought us The Matrix and Cloud Atlas so we knew when we heard that last name that this was going to be an epic series.

This year, only Lana Wachowski is staying on to direct the show. Lilly Wachowski is taking the much-deserved time off after having just come out as transgender in March, and is using the time to focus on herself. Should the show return to Netflix for a third season then she’ll probably return.

The return of only one sister isn’t something that should affect the show too much, and I’m sure if it does then any changes will be welcome and give the show a fresh vibe — not that it needs it.

Sense8 Nomi Amanita

Capheus has been re-cast

For those who enjoyed Capheus’ story in Kenya the most prepare yourselves for a major change. Due to disagreements between Lana and Aml Ameen, who portrays Capheus in season 1, Ameen left the show before production began.

Capheus’ story isn’t one you can just replace and end so suddenly, so instead of writing him out Wachowski opted instead to re-cast him. Toby Onwumere will now play the part.

For those of you concerned with any disagreement between Ameen and Wachowski being over her being transgender, Jamie Clayton, who plays Nomi, was adamant about stopping that rumor.


The good news is that Onwumere has been completely welcomed by the cast and he felt immediately connected to them upon meeting them at dinner for the first time. This makes me more confident that his chemistry with the actors will show on screen, which is one of the reasons I love Sense8 so much – the chemistry has been fantastic in every episode with all 8 actors.

But these changes can be amazing!

Even though they’re major changes from how the show operated last year, I feel like the new single director and the new actor is going to bring a welcome fresh take for the new season.

Every show can use something new in each season they come back just to keep it interesting and unique every year. I feel like, thanks to these changes made to the cast and crew, the story isn’t going to have to change too drastically just for the sake of change. Obviously it’s going to probably take to places we don’t expect, but that will be because the story is naturally progressing, instead of them trying to change actors and plots already set.

Are you excited for season 2 of ‘Sense8’

Hollywood reacts to ‘Begin Again’ director’s candid criticism of Keira Knightley’s acting skills

Should the trust between actors and directors ever be broken?

10:33 am EDT, May 30, 2016

After Begin Again director John Carney’s candid comments about Keira Knightley’s acting went viral, Hollywood has taken to Twitter to defend the British actress.

In case you’ve somehow not heard the story, here’s the sitch:

Over the weekend, The Independent released an interview with Irish director John Carney, in which he had some harsh words for former colleague Keira Knightley.

The pair worked together on the 2013 musical rom-com Begin Again, where Knightley starred opposite Mark Ruffalo as a promising young folk singer recovering from a broken heart.

Carney evidently wasn’t satisfied with Knightley’s performance, claiming she “always has an entourage that follow her everywhere so it’s very hard to get any real work done.”

Related: Exclusive: Keira Knightley, Joe Wright talk Anna Karenina and the choice to set it in the world of theater

Going on to praise both Ruffalo and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine’s performances, Carney said, “I think that that’s what you need as an actor; you need to not be afraid to find out who you really are when the camera’s rolling. Keira’s thing is to hide who you are and I don’t think you can be an actor and do that.”

“I like to work with curious, proper film actors as opposed to movie stars,” he continued. “I don’t want to rubbish Keira, but you know it’s hard being a film actor and it requires a certain level of honesty and self-analysis that I don’t think she’s ready for yet and I certainly don’t think she was ready for on that film.”

Carney concluded, “I learned that I’ll never make a film with supermodels again.”

Now, Carney clearly had a frustrating experience working with Knightley on this film, and his distinction between ‘proper film actors’ and ‘movie stars’ may be legitimate in theory. Begin Again certainly wasn’t the great critical hit that Carney’s Once had been, and at the time of the movie’s release, Keira Knightley herself admitted that she struggled with the material, not being a singer-songwriter herself and having no great appreciation for music.

“It’s terrible. I know nothing about music whatsoever,” she told The Guardian. “I was always more into reading and drama. I was such a geek. … There’s often a huge link between music and memory. And I’ve got such a bad memory.”

But the issue Hollywood professionals have with Carney’s comments seem to have less to do with Knightley’s specific performance, and more about the fact that Carney made these comments at all.

Ava DuVernay certainly makes a great point about why Carney should have stayed silent:

Both industry professionals and notable journalists have joined DuVernay in speaking out against Carney. Here are some of their reactions:

All the same, there are some that find Carney’s candidness refreshing.

What do you think? Should John Carney have held back his criticism of Keira Knightley out of professional courtesy? Or was he right to share his negative experience?

John Carney rose to international fame with Once in 2007, and this year he’s coming out with a musical drama titled Sing Street.