Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Gerard Butler after Jimmy Kimmel

Yes, that's me : )

Just in case you're curious, this is the picture I gave to Gerard to give to his mum.

The pictures Gerard autographed for me : )

This one is to replace the "Gerryhol" I donated for the raffle.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon Premiere

What a fun day! Pictures from our fun day!

After lunch we headed to Starbucks, we needed our caffeine. Some of us found a table outside where we waited. Annette came out a minute later to tell us Simon was inside! We ran into Simon... What are the odds!

In front to Starbucks

The Gibson Amphitheater

We had our cameras so took pictures in front of the huge posters they had all over the amphitheater for photo ops and got free drinks, candy, and popcorn.

Baylee and Jill

The girls: Annette, me, Lois, and Maree
Baylee and Jill lent us their helmets : )

We were able to see the red carpet from the inside. We spotted Alan first so we knew Gerard Butler was close by. We looked around and finally realized he was on the other side of the poster when Alan started taking pictures! LOL!

Our view of the red carpet. Alan taking pictures of Gerard and Lynn

Gerard giving interviews

After the movie, Gerard greeting fans.

We spotted Cressida Cowell, the author of How to Train Your Dragon, in the lobby also. Cressida was so great to autograph pictures and to take pictures.

The girls just said that their favorite character was Gerry. Cressida was stumped.
She said, "I don't recall naming a character Gerry." LOL!
Lois had to tell Cressida that the girls meant Stoick.

After the movie Baylee and Jill were so thrilled to meet Gerard! I asked him if the girls could take a picture with him and he of course said yes.

Gerard with Baylee and Jill (from another view)

Bounty & Dragons & Shin Oh My ~ Pictures!!

Pictures were just emailed to me!

Whitney, our bartender, created a special drink menu for us!

These raffle prizes made it to a loving home!
Congratulations Lori and Martha!

More to follow!

Bounty & Dragon & Shin Oh My!!

Hi Everyone!

Sorry for not posting until now. It was a long busy weekend and then I had that work thing yesterday (don’t you hate when real life gets in the way!). I was so exhausted by the time I came home last night, but I had grading to finish up. No rest for the wicked!

I had such a wonderful time! We had an incredibly successful night! Annette and I spoke to Simon the next morning. He was thrilled and thanked us for bringing the party to Shin BBQ. He's excited for next time!

Congratulations to everyone who won prizes! I hope everyone enjoys them!
Annette and I put aside the prizes for the people who didn't make it to the party.
To name a few winners: Bridget Jones, Lady Macbeth, Emily Bronte, and Punkin. We will be contacting you soon to make arrangements to send you your prizes.

We were so honored to have Marcy be our event photographer. I can't wait to see the photos! As soon as she sends the photos I will post them!

With all the events, the premiere and talk shows, Annette and I won't have our meeting until Thursday where we will be totally up the raffle money. No rest, I tell you! LOL!

I'd like to thank everyone for all their help to make the event a success!

Everyone who donated prizes,
Lois and Maree, for helping with the raffle and organizing, and driving,
Lori, for helping to get the word out about the party,
Marcy, for photographing the wonderful night,
Annette, for helping me with the party (I would have never been able to do it without you),
Simon, for welcoming us to your wonderful restaurant,

And most of all... everyone who attended the party and everyone who bought raffle tickets even though some of you weren't able to attend.

All of you made the party a huge success!

Thank you,

PS I will be adding more pictures as soon as I upload them... I have to get ready to go to Burbank for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Jill at the party. Starting them young : )

Friday, March 19, 2010

Bounty & Dragons & Shin OH MY!

We received a lot of goodies yesterday to add to the raffle! It's so exciting!!

We met with Simon last night to finalize preparations.
Simon says, "We are at capacity for dinner!"
If you haven't made your reservations yet, he has room for a few more spots. Make your reservations today!
Don't be left out!

Can't join us? We will be tweeting during the party, so you can join the fun!

Follow me: http://twitter.com/joysomerville
Follow Shin BBQ: http://twitter.com/shinbbq

In theaters today!

In theaters March 26, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Bounty & Dragons & Shin Oh My!! ~ More Raffle Prizes!

Less than one week!!!

Simon says -- We're almost to capacity!
Make sure to make your reservations today! Space is limited!

Can't join us? We will be tweeting during the party, so you can join the fun!

Follow me: http://twitter.com/joysomerville
Follow Shin BBQ: http://twitter.com/shinbbq

Look who has been to Shin BBQ!

More raffle prizes added!

Framed (5) 4 X 6 SNL photos

Framed 8 X 10 Phantom of the Opera photo
(THIS A COPY OF AN AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO) with mask and frame stand)

Framed Mini "Gerryhol" photos

Monday, March 8, 2010

Bounty & Dragons & Shin OH MY!

12 more days!!!

Planning to join us?
Make sure to make your reservations ASAP!
Space is limited!

Can't join us?
We will be tweeting during the party,
so you can join the fun!


Double the premieres! Double the fun!

Join us for dinner to celebrate

the opening of Gerard Butler’s two back to back films

The Bounty Hunter
In theaters March 19


How to Train Your Dragon
In theaters March 26

@ Shin BBQ

Date: Saturday, March 20, 2010
Time: 7pm - Midnight
Raffle: Raffle drawing will be held after 10 pm

Shin BBQ
1600 N. Wilcox
Los Angeles, CA

**Reservations recommended**
Ask for Simon and mention you are coming for the Bounty & Dragons Party

Raffle Tickets and Prizes:

A raffle will be held at the end of the evening. So after dinner relax, enjoy the music, have some dessert (the Shin Pancake is to die for!), and have a drink at the bar.

100% of the raffle profits will be given to Artists for Peace and Justice in honor of Gerard Butler who is very much involved in this charity.

Raffle tickets are available for $5 each or 5 for $20.

While we would love everyone to attend the party at Shin BBQ, we know some of you may not be able to make it. If you cannot attend and are interested in purchasing raffle tickets please email: joysomerville.blogspot@gmail.com

Raffle prizes are being collected and will be added to the list.

Raffle Prizes:

1. Autographed & framed "Gerryhol" pictures

* If you would like to donate raffle prizes please contact Joy Somerville


Artists for Peace and Justice
Artists for Peace and Justice

For additional information or questions please contact:
Joy Somerville

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The 82nd Academy Awards

The Oscars are just hours away! I'm getting ready to head towards Hollywood to an Ocar party. I will try to Tweet about the experience, but I might be too star stuck.

Here is a list and my pick for the winners. Good luck to all the nominees!

Actor in a Leading Role

Jeff Bridges in “Crazy Heart”
George Clooney in “Up in the Air”
Colin Firth in “A Single Man”
Morgan Freeman in “Invictus”
Jeremy Renner in “The Hurt Locker”

Actor in a Supporting Role

Matt Damon in “Invictus”
Woody Harrelson in “The Messenger”
Christopher Plummer in “The Last Station”
Stanley Tucci in “The Lovely Bones”
Christoph Waltz in “Inglourious Basterds”

Actress in a Leading Role

Sandra Bullock in “The Blind Side”
Helen Mirren in “The Last Station”
Carey Mulligan in “An Education”
Gabourey Sidibe in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
Meryl Streep in “Julie & Julia”

Actress in a Supporting Role

Penélope Cruz in “Nine”
Vera Farmiga in “Up in the Air”
Maggie Gyllenhaal in “Crazy Heart”
Anna Kendrick in “Up in the Air”
Mo’Nique in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

Animated Feature Film
“Coraline” Henry Selick
“Fantastic Mr. Fox” Wes Anderson
“The Princess and the Frog” John Musker and Ron Clements
“The Secret of Kells” Tomm Moore
“Up” Pete Docter

Art Direction

“Avatar” Art Direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Kim Sinclair
“The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” Art Direction: Dave Warren and Anastasia Masaro; Set Decoration: Caroline Smith
“Nine” Art Direction: John Myhre; Set Decoration: Gordon Sim
“Sherlock Holmes” Art Direction: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
“The Young Victoria” Art Direction: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Maggie Gray


“Avatar” Mauro Fiore
“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” Bruno Delbonnel
“The Hurt Locker” Barry Ackroyd
“Inglourious Basterds” Robert Richardson
“The White Ribbon” Christian Berger

Costume Design

“Bright Star” Janet Patterson
“Coco before Chanel” Catherine Leterrier
“The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” Monique Prudhomme
“Nine” Colleen Atwood
“The Young Victoria” Sandy Powell


“Avatar” James Cameron
“The Hurt Locker” Kathryn Bigelow
“Inglourious Basterds” Quentin Tarantino
“Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Lee Daniels
“Up in the Air” Jason Reitman

Film Editing

“Avatar” Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua and James Cameron
“District 9” Julian Clarke
“The Hurt Locker” Bob Murawski and Chris Innis
“Inglourious Basterds” Sally Menke
“Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Joe Klotz
Foreign Language Film
“Ajami” Israel
“The Milk of Sorrow (La Teta Asustada)” Peru
“A Prophet (Un Prophète)” France
“The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos)” Argentina
“The White Ribbon (Das Weisse Band)” Germany


“Il Divo” Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano
“Star Trek” Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow
“The Young Victoria” Jon Henry Gordon and Jenny Shircore

Music (Original Score)
“Avatar” James Horner
“Fantastic Mr. Fox” Alexandre Desplat
“The Hurt Locker” Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders
“Sherlock Holmes” Hans Zimmer
“Up” Michael Giacchino

Music (Original Song)

“Almost There” from “The Princess and the Frog” Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
“Down in New Orleans” from “The Princess and the Frog” Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
“Loin de Paname” from “Paris 36” Music by Reinhardt Wagner Lyric by Frank Thomas
“Take It All” from “Nine” Music and Lyric by Maury Yeston
“The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)” from “Crazy Heart” Music and Lyric by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

Best Picture

“Avatar” James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers
“The Blind Side” Gil Netter, Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson, Producers
“District 9” Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham, Producers
“An Education” Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers
“The Hurt Locker” Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro, Producers
“Inglourious Basterds” Lawrence Bender, Producer
“Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness, Producers
“A Serious Man” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Producers
“Up” Jonas Rivera, Producer
“Up in the Air” Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman and Jason Reitman, Producers

Sound Editing

“Avatar” Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle
“The Hurt Locker” Paul N.J. Ottosson
“Inglourious Basterds” Wylie Stateman
“Star Trek” Mark Stoeckinger and Alan Rankin
“Up” Michael Silvers and Tom Myers

Sound Mixing
“Avatar” Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson and Tony Johnson
“The Hurt Locker” Paul N.J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett
“Inglourious Basterds” Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti and Mark Ulano
“Star Trek” Anna Behlmer, Andy Nelson and Peter J. Devlin
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers and Geoffrey

Visual Effects

“Avatar” Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones
“District 9” Dan Kaufman, Peter Muyzers, Robert Habros and Matt Aitken
“Star Trek” Roger Guyett, Russell Earl, Paul Kavanagh and Burt Dalton

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

“District 9” Written by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell
“An Education” Screenplay by Nick Hornby
“In the Loop” Screenplay by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
“Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher
“Up in the Air” Screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

Writing (Original Screenplay)

“The Hurt Locker” Written by Mark Boal
“Inglourious Basterds” Written by Quentin Tarantino
“The Messenger” Written by Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman
“A Serious Man” Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
“Up” Screenplay by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy