Gabriel "Gabe" Jones is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist and co-plotter Jack Kirby, he made his first appearance in World War II war comics series Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #1. Derek Luke portrays Gabriel Jones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Captain America: The First Avenger. Gabe Jones appeared as a regular cast-member in every issue and annual of Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos. In present-day stories in the feature "Nick Fury, Agent of S. H. I. E. L. D." in Strange Tales, he appears as an agent of that fictional espionage organization — inexplicably aged little, like fellow World War II vet and agent Dum Dum Dugan, despite a retcon explanation for agency head Nick Fury's youthfulness. As a S. H. I. E. L. D. Agent, Jones has appeared in issues of The Avengers, Iron Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, the first two volumes of Nick Fury, Agent of S. H. I. E. L. D. and the 1988 miniseries Nick Fury vs. S.
H. I. E. L. D. Although colorist Stan Goldberg knew that Jones was African American, the company that made the engraving plates for Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #1 thought a mistake had been made and colored him the same color as the rest of the Howling Commandos. Gabriel "Gabe" Jones was born in New York City, he is an original member of the fictional, elite Howling Commandos combat squad of World War II. The squad's senior officer, Samuel "Happy Sam" Sawyer, was given virtual carte blanche in choosing its members, including the African-American Jones, despite the fact that, at the time, integrated units were unheard of, he is one of the close confidantes of his sergeant. He served under Fury in reunion missions during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Fury became the head of the international espionage organization S. H. I. E. L. D. Which Jones joined at some unspecified point after the World War II. During the war the Howling Commandos travel to Wakanda to combat a Nazi invasion of that land.
Jones helps out the ruling family by directly killing a Nazi agent who had taken one of the babies hostage. In 1959, he is shown hunting down and executing Nazis. In the same year, Gabe assisted Nicholas Fury and Dugan in creating the first team of Avengers, they stopped a Nazi splinter group from gaining a version of the Super-Soldier formula. This team includes, but is not limited to, Kraven the Hunter and Ulysses Bloodstone. Jones retired from S. H. I. E. L. D. After the events of the Nick Fury vs. S. H. I. E. L. D. Six-issue returned to help train a new corps of recruits; this new class is slain by the terrorist organization HYDRA, S. H. I. E. L. D.'s primary nemesis. Gabe spends time trying to bring down the evil Secret Empire from within. Following the events of Secret Invasion both he and Dum Dum Dugan quit S. H. I. E. L. D. and recreate the Howling Commandos with ex-S. H. I. E. L. D. Agents. Gabriel Jones is seen commanding the murder scene investigation of his old friend Clay Quartermain. Jones and fellow Commando Eric Koenig are killed by Gorgon during a battle with HYDRA, while both were fighting a holding action against enemy forces in order to give time for allies to retreat.
In the alternate future of "Earth X", Jones has a cameo as one of the dozens of deceased heroes attempting to stop the plans of Mephisto and Thanos. Gabe Jones appeared in The Incredible Hulk 1996 animated series, voiced by Thom Barry, he is portrayed as a ruthless S. H. I. E. L. D. Agent working with General Thunderbolt Ross's "Hulkbusters" team in order to hunt the Hulk. Gabriel Jones appeared in the 1998 live-action TV movie Nick Fury: Agent of S. H. I. E. L. D. Portrayed by Ron Canada; this version is S. H. I. E. L. D.'s top scientist. Gabe Jones appears in The Super Hero Squad Show. In the episode "Wrath of the Red Skull", he is in a flashback alongside Dum Dum Dugan and Izzy Cohen. Gabe Jones appears in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. In the episode "Meet Captain America", he is seen as a member of the Howling Commandos. Derek Luke portrays Gabriel Jones in the 2011 film Captain America: The First Avenger. He's an alumnus of Howard University where he first studied German but switched to French because the girls taking those classes were cuter.
Along with other members of the Howling Commandos, he accompanies Steve Rogers on raids against Hydra bases during the film's version of World War II. Gabe Jones has a cameo appearance in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. List of S. H. I. E. L. D. Members Gabriel'Gabe' Jones at the Comic Book DB
Sean John Combs known by the stage names Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Puffy and Love is an American rapper, record executive, record producer, entrepreneur. Combs was born in New York City but raised in Mount Vernon, New York, he worked as a talent director at Uptown Records before founding his own record label, Bad Boy Entertainment, in 1993. Combs' debut album, No Way Out has been certified seven times platinum. No Way Out was followed by successful albums such as The Saga Continues... and Press Play. In 2009, Combs formed the musical group Diddy – Dirty Money and released the critically well-reviewed and commercially successful album Last Train to Paris. Combs has won three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards, is the producer of MTV's Making the Band. In 2018, Forbes estimated his net worth at $825 million, making him the second-richest hip hop recording artist. Sean John Combs was born on November 4, 1969 in Manhattan's Harlem in New York City and was raised in Mount Vernon, New York, his mother, was a model and teacher's assistant and his father, Melvin Earl Combs, served in the U.
S. Air Force and was an associate of convicted New York drug dealer Frank Lucas. At age 33, Melvin was shot to death while sitting in his car on Central Park West, when Combs was 2 years old. Combs graduated from the Roman Catholic Mount Saint Michael Academy in 1987, he played football for the academy and his team won a division title in 1986. Combs said that he was given the nickname Puff as a child, because he would "huff and puff" when he was angry. Combs left after his sophomore year. In 2014, he returned to Howard University to receive an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities and deliver the University's 146th Commencement Address. Combs became an intern at New York's Uptown Records. While talent director at Uptown, he helped develop Mary J. Blige. In his college days Combs had a reputation for throwing parties, some of which attracted up to a thousand participants. In 1991, Combs promoted an AIDS fundraiser with Heavy D held at the City College of New York gymnasium, following a charity basketball game.
The event was oversold, a stampede occurred in which nine people died. In 1993, after being fired from Uptown, Combs established his new label Bad Boy Entertainment as a joint venture with Arista Records, taking then-newcomer The Notorious B. I. G. with him. Both The Notorious B. I. G. and Craig Mack released hit singles, followed by successful LPs Notorious B. I. G.'s Ready to Die. Combs signed more acts to Bad Boy, including Carl Thomas, Faith Evans, 112, Father MC; the Hitmen, his in-house production team, worked with Jodeci, Mary J. Blige, Lil' Kim, TLC, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, SWV, Aretha Franklin, others. Mase and the Lox joined Bad Boy just as a publicized rivalry with the West Coast's Death Row Records was beginning. Combs and Notorious B. I. G. were criticized and parodied by Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight in songs and interviews during the mid-1990s. During 1994–1995, Combs produced several songs for TLC's CrazySexyCool, which finished the decade as number 25 on Billboard's list of top pop albums of the decade.
In 1997, under the name Puff Daddy, Combs recorded his first commercial vocal work as a rapper. His debut single, "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down", spent 28 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number one, his debut album, No Way Out, was released on July 1997, through Bad Boy Records. Titled Hell up in Harlem, the album underwent several changes after The Notorious B. I. G. was killed on March 9, 1997. Several of the label's artists made guest appearances on the album. No Way Out was a significant success in the United States, where it reached number one on the Billboard 200 in its first week of release, selling 561,000 copies; the album produced five singles: "I'll Be Missing You", a tribute to The Notorious B. I. G. was the first rap song to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Four other singles. Combs collaborated with Jimmy Page on the song "Come with Me" for the 1998 film Godzilla; the album earned Combs five nominations at the 40th Grammy Awards in 1998, winning the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.
On September 7, 2000, the album was certified septuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of over 7 million copies. In 1997, Combs was sued for landlord neglect by Inge Bongo. Combs denied the charges. By the late 1990s, he was being criticized for watering down and overly commercializing hip hop, for using too many guest appearances and interpolations of past hits in his new songs. In April 1999 Combs was charged with assault as a result of an incident with Steve Stoute of Interscope Records. Stoute was the manager for Nas, with whom Combs had filmed a video earlier that year for the song "Hate Me Now". Combs was concerned that the video, which featured a shot of Nas and Combs being crucified, was blasphemous, he asked for his scenes on the cross to be pulled, but after it aired unedited on MTV on April 15, Combs visited Stoute's offices and injured Stoute. Combs was charged with second-degree assault and criminal mischief, was sentenced to attend a one-day anger management class.
Forever, Combs' second solo studio album, was released by Bad Boy Records on August 24, 1999, in North America, in the UK on the following day. It reached number two on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, where it remained for one
Wesley Trent Snipes is an American actor, film producer, martial artist, author. His prominent film roles include New Jack City, White Men Can't Jump, Passenger 57, Demolition Man, the Marvel Comics character Blade in the Blade film trilogy, he formed a production company, Amen-Ra Films, in 1991, a subsidiary, Black Dot Media, to develop projects for film and television. He has been training in martial arts since the age of 12, earning a 5th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate and 2nd dan black belt in Hapkido. In 2010, Snipes began serving a three-year prison sentence in McKean County, Pennsylvania for misdemeanor failure to file U. S. federal income tax returns. He was released from prison in 2013. Snipes was born in Orlando, the son of Marian, a teacher's assistant, Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer, he grew up in the New York. He attended the High School of Performing Arts of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts but moved back to Florida before he could graduate.
After graduating from Jones High School in Orlando, Snipes returned to New York and attended the State University of New York at Purchase. He attended Southwest College in Los Angeles, California. At the age of 23, Snipes was discovered by an agent while performing in a competition, he made his film debut in the 1986 Goldie Hawn vehicle Wildcats. That year, he appeared on the TV show Miami Vice as a drug-dealing pimp in the episode "Streetwise". In 1987, he appeared as Michael Jackson's nemesis in the Martin Scorsese–directed music video "Bad" and the feature film Streets of Gold; that same year, Snipes was considered for the role of Geordi La Forge in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation, but the role went to LeVar Burton. Snipes's performance in the music video "Bad" caught the eye of director Spike Lee. Snipes turned down a small role in Lee's Do the Right Thing for the larger part of Willie Mays Hayes in Major League, beginning a succession of box-office hits for Snipes. Lee would cast Snipes as the jazz saxophonist Shadow Henderson in Mo' Better Blues and as the lead in the interracial romance drama Jungle Fever.
He played Thomas Flanagan in King of New York opposite Christopher Walken. He played the drug lord Nino Brown in New Jack City, written for him by Barry Michael Cooper, he played a drug dealer in the 1994 film Sugar Hill. Snipes has played a number of roles in action films like Passenger 57, Demolition Man, Money Train, The Fan, U. S. Marshals and Rising Sun, as well as comedies like White Men Can't Jump, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar where he played a drag queen. Snipes has appeared in dramas like The Disappearing Acts. In 1997, he won the Best Actor Volpi Cup at the 54th Venice Film Festival for his performance in New Line Cinema's One Night Stand. In 1998, Snipes had his largest commercial success with Blade, which has grossed over $150 million worldwide; the film turned into a series. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and an honorary doctorate in humanities and fine arts from his alma mater, SUNY/Purchase. In 2004, Snipes reprised his role in the third film, Blade: Trinity, which he produced.
In 2005, he sued the film's studio and director, respectively. He claimed that the studio did not pay his full salary, that he was intentionally cut out of casting decisions, that his character's screen time was reduced in favor of co-stars Ryan Reynolds and Jessica Biel; the suit was settled, but no details were released. He has discussed reprising the role of Blade as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Trinity was his last theatrical release in the U. S. until 2010. He appeared in The Contractor, filmed in Bulgaria and the UK, released in 2012, Game of Death. Snipes was slated to play one of the four leads in Spike Lee's 2008 war film Miracle at St. Anna but had to leave the film due to tax problems. Snipes made a comeback performance in Brooklyn's Finest as Casanova "Caz" Phillips, a supporting character, it was his first theatrical release film since 2004, he had to turn down the part of Hale Caesar in The Expendables because he was not allowed to leave the United States without the court's approval.
In 2014, he appeared in the sequel The Expendables 3. In the late 1990s, Snipes and his brother started a security firm called the Royal Guard of Amen-Ra, dedicated to providing VIPs with bodyguards trained in law enforcement and martial arts. Amen-Ra is the name of his film company. In 1996, the first film produced by Amen-Ra was A Mighty Walk -- Dr. John Henrik Clarke. In 2000, the business was investigated for alleged ties to the United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors, it emerged that Snipes had spotted 200 acres of land near their Tama-Re compound in Putnam County, intending to buy and use it for his business academy. Both Snipes's business and the groups used Egyptian motifs as their symbols. Snipes and his brother did not buy the land, instead establishing their company in Florida and Africa. In 2005, Snipes was in negotiations to fight Fear Factor host Joe Rogan. Snipes began training in martial arts, he has a 2nd degree black belt in Hapkido. He has trained in Capoeira under Mestre Jelon Vieira and in a number of other disciplines including kung fu at the USA Shaolin Temple and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing.
During his time in New York, Snipes was trained in fighting by mentor Brooke Ellis. Snipes has been
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
Notorious (2009 film)
Notorious is a 2009 American biographical drama film directed by George Tillman Jr. that follows the life and murder of Christopher Wallace, an American rapper better known by the stage name "The Notorious B. I. G." The film stars Jamal Woolard, Angela Bassett, Derek Luke, Anthony Mackie, was released by Fox Searchlight Pictures. The film opens at a party in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997. Just as The Notorious B. I. G. is about to be killed in a shooting, the film flashes back to Biggie's childhood in Brooklyn, New York, where he lived during his childhood years as a hard-working school student before he begins dealing drugs. Chris, now older, sells drugs at the height of the crack epidemic, hustling with his friends "D-Roc" and Lil' Cease; when his girlfriend, Jan Jackson, tells him that she is pregnant, he takes drug dealing more so he can earn more money to support his growing family. Christopher participates in a rap battle, where he wins, but his mother, Voletta Wallace, kicks him out of the house after finding drugs underneath his bed and because of the fact letters were sent home about him not attending school.
Chris gets caught with guns and drugs, he serves nine months in jail before being bailed out. Christopher meets Kim Jones, but Kim refuses to pursue a relationship with him due to her abusive past. After reconciling with his mother and visiting his newborn daughter, T'yanna, he records a demo under the name "Biggie Smalls", which catches the attention of Puff, an ambitious record producer working for Uptown. Puffy promises him a record deal, but Puffy tells Biggie that he was fired by Uptown, to their mutually shared disappointment. Soon afterwards, he and D-Roc are again arrested for possessing a gun, but D-Roc takes the blame to allow Biggie to pursue his music career. Biggie becomes depressed when he finds out his mother has been diagnosed with breast cancer, but is cheered up when Puffy signs him to his newly established record label, Bad Boy, he records his debut album, Ready to Die. At a Bad Boy photoshoot, Biggie meets R&B singer Faith Evans; the pair begin a relationship and get married on August 9, 1994, after only knowing each other for eight days.
The two reconcile, but the tensions between Biggie, Faith and Kim continue to grow. Biggie meets Tupac Shakur at a party celebrating the release of Ready to Die. Biggie admires 2Pac, but questions people he associates with, telling him to watch the company he keeps while he's in New York; when 2Pac is robbed and shot five times at Quad Studios, he blames Bad Boy. At The Source Awards in 1995, Suge Knight makes a speech dissing Bad Boy Records. After altercations between the two rappers, the disagreement escalates into the media, who capitalize on the tension and stoke the flames of an "East Coast–West Coast rivalry", attacks are made on both sides. At the 1996 Soul Train Awards in Los Angeles, Biggie receives a death threat from an unknown caller. At the afterparty, 2Pac and Suge Knight verbally assault Biggie, but they leave when Biggie's security detail threatens them. A song called "Who Shot Ya?" is released by Biggie, interpreted as a diss track by 2Pac. Biggie and Puffy claim that "Who Shot Ya?" was recorded before 2Pac was shot, but 2Pac responds with "Hit'Em Up" where he disses Biggie, Junior Mafia and the rest of the Bad Boy entourage.
2Pac claims he had sex with Faith. After seeing a magazine photo of 2Pac and Faith together, Biggie accuses Faith of infidelity, but she insists nothing happened between her and 2Pac. Biggie and Faith attempt to reconcile after she tells him that she is pregnant with his son, CJ Wallace, on October 29, 1996; the rivalry between the East and West Coast continues to escalate. At a concert in Sacramento, Biggie gets booed. After this, Biggie performs "Who Shot Ya?". The rivalry between Biggie and 2Pac continues until 2Pac is killed in Las Vegas, Nevada. Voletta tells Biggie that 2Pac was killed as a result of their feud, which shakes him up. Biggie attempts to ease the tensions in his life by visiting Jan and T'Yanna more often. Biggie and D-Roc renew their friendship after D-Roc is released from prison, Biggie confides to him that he wants out of the rap game. However, Biggie decides to go to Los Angeles to promote his upcoming album, Life After Death, bringing D-Roc and Lil' Cease with him, along with Puff Daddy and Faith.
While out in L. A. Biggie receives more death threats. After calling Lil' Kim to apologize and arrange a meeting with her, he leaves the party; the film returns to the opening scene, where Biggie is killed by an unknown assailant. His funeral is held a few days where friends and colleagues mourn, along with thousands of fans, who line the streets to pay their respects. A member of the crowd turns on a ghetto blaster which plays Biggie's song "Hypnotize", the crowd dances as Biggie's casket is driven down the city's streets. Antoine Fuqua was set to direct before director George Tillman, Jr. signed on to direct the project. The film was distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures. Producers on Notorious include Sean Combs, Voletta Wallace and Biggie's former managers Wayne Barrow and Mark Pitts. In early October 2007, open casting calls for the role of The Notorious B. I. G. Began. Actors and members of the public all participated. Rapper Beanie Sigel auditioned for the role but was not picked, it was announced that rapper Jamal Woolard was cast as Biggie.
Other cast members include Angela Bassett as Voletta Wallace, Derek Luke as Sean Combs, Antonique Smith as Faith Evans, Naturi Naughton of 3LW as Lil' Kim, Dennis L. A
MTV Movie & TV Awards
The MTV Movie & TV Awards is a film and television awards show presented annually on MTV. The nominees are decided by producers and executives at MTV. Winners are decided online by the general public. Presently voting is done through MTV's official website through a TV Awards voting website; the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards took place on May 7, 2017 and featured the first time men and women competing jointly in the acting categories. Winners are presented with the "golden popcorn" statue, made by Society Awards. Unlike its sister event MTV Video Music Awards, the MTV Movie Awards were taped and broadcast a few days later; the entire production was taped in a different order than what the MTV viewing audience saw. For example, the show's host would tape all his/her monologues and introductions at one time, all the musical acts would perform one after the other. Celebrities would only appear at the live taping for the announcement of their award category, members of the general audience fill-in their vacant seats during the other times.
Through editing, MTV was able to present to its viewing audience an awards show which appears to be taped in live sequence, with celebrities remaining for the entire show. This method of production allowed profanity to be edited from the show and is more convenient for the celebrities; the actual live taping aired same-day on pay-per-view channels in most metropolitan cities around the world. Some awards telecasts had been shown in television syndication. However, in 2007, this changed, as MTV and Survivor producer Mark Burnett announced that the 2007 edition would be broadcast live on MTV for the first time on June 3, 2007 in Los Angeles; the 2016 broadcast was the first show since 2006 not to air live as the event was taped on April 9, 2016 before airing on Viacom's MTV networks the following day on April 10. Since 2007, polls for several awards were voted by online users on MTV's official website. Best Movie Best Show Best Performance in a Movie Best Performance in a Show Best Comedic Performance Best Scared-As-Shit Performance Best Villain Best Hero Best Kiss Best Fight Best On-Screen Team Best Reality Series Best Music Documentary Best Scene Stealer The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to movie personalities, including fictional characters, who made an impact on popular culture.
Prior to announcing the winner MTV would air testimonials from major Hollywood celebrities praising the winners greatness while only offering a slight tease as to who the winner was. Following Clint Howard's win and emotional reception speech, the award was discontinued. 1992: Jason Voorhees 1993: The Three Stooges 1994: John Shaft 1995: Jackie Chan 1996: Godzilla 1997: Chewbacca 1998: Clint Howard The Silver Bucket of Excellence is an award, given to a film that has made lasting impact on moviegoers and the MTV audience. It was further defined in 2006 as honoring a "film of the past that resonates with more meaning today." 2005: The Breakfast Club – awarded to Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy 2006: Do the Right Thing – awarded to Spike Lee The MTV Generation Award is the successor to the MTV Lifetime Achievement Award, though it is more serious than its predecessor. The recipient of the award is celebrated for great achievement in movies; the distinction "is given to an artist who has shown us a variety of impressive roles, a personal and professional flair and of course, an awesome level of talent."
The MTV Trailblazer Award recipient spearheads the way for others. The award is given to an actor of young age that managed to inspire others with a diverse portfolio of work and a transcendent reputation in the public eye. 2013: Will Ferrell 2015: Kevin Hart 2016: Melissa McCarthy Since 1993, scenes are spoofed from that year's most popular films, although television shows and older movies have been chosen. This may include sound and video montages, replacing some of the original cast with other actors mocking the scenes of that film; the diversity of the spoofs can vary from one dialogue to several long scenes, including fighting and action sequences. Steve Hochman, Awards as American as'Pie' and Other Silliness. A. Times, June 7, 2000, Calendar page 3.
Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The First Avenger is a 2011 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is the fifth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; the film was directed by Joe Johnston, written by the writing team of Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, stars Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America, alongside Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke, Stanley Tucci. Set predominantly during World War II, the film tells the story of Steve Rogers, a sickly man from Brooklyn, transformed into the super-soldier Captain America and must stop the Red Skull, who intends to use an artifact called the "Tesseract" as an energy-source for world domination; the film was scheduled for distribution by Artisan Entertainment. However, a lawsuit not settled until September 2003 disrupted the project. In 2005, Marvel Studios received a loan from Merrill Lynch, planned to finance and release it through Paramount Pictures.
Directors Jon Favreau and Louis Leterrier were interested in directing the project before Johnston was approached in 2008. The principal characters were cast between March and June 2010. Production began in June 2010, filming took place in London, Caerwent and Los Angeles. Captain America: The First Avenger premiered at the El Capitan Theatre on July 19, 2011, was released in the United States on July 22, 2011; the film was commercially successful. Critics praised Evans' performance, the film's depiction of its 1940s time period, Johnston's direction. A sequel titled Captain America: The Winter Soldier was released on April 4, 2014, a third film titled Captain America: Civil War was released on May 6, 2016. In the present day, scientists in the Arctic uncover an frozen aircraft. In March 1942, Nazi officer Johann Schmidt and his men steal a mysterious relic called the Tesseract, which possesses untold powers, from the town of Tønsberg in German-occupied Norway. In New York City, Steve Rogers is rejected for World War II military recruitment because of various health and physical problems.
While attending an exhibition of future technologies with his friend, Sgt. James "Bucky" Barnes, Rogers again attempts to enlist. Overhearing Rogers' conversation with Barnes about wanting to help in the war, Dr. Abraham Erskine allows Rogers to enlist, he is recruited into the Strategic Scientific Reserve as part of a "super-soldier" experiment under Erskine, Col. Chester Phillips, British agent Peggy Carter. Phillips is unconvinced by Erskine's claims that Rogers is the right person for the procedure but relents after seeing Rogers commit an act of self-sacrificing bravery; the night before the treatment, Erskine reveals to Rogers that Schmidt underwent an imperfect version of the procedure and suffered permanent side-effects. Schmidt and Dr. Arnim Zola harness the energies of the Tesseract, intending to use the power to fuel Zola's inventions, mounting an offensive that will change the world. Schmidt dispatches assassin Heinz Kruger to kill him. Erskine subjects Rogers to the super-soldier treatment, injecting him with a special serum and dosing him with "vita-rays".
After Rogers emerges from the experiment taller and more muscular, an undercover Kruger kills Erskine and flees. Rogers pursues and captures Kruger, but the assassin avoids interrogation by committing suicide with a cyanide capsule. With Erskine dead and his super-soldier formula lost, U. S. Senator Brandt has Rogers tour the nation in a colorful costume as "Captain America" to promote war bonds while scientists study him and attempt to reverse-engineer the formula. In 1943, while on tour in Italy performing for active servicemen, Rogers learns that Barnes' unit was MIA in a battle against Schmidt's forces. Refusing to believe that Barnes is dead, Rogers has Carter and engineer Howard Stark fly him behind enemy lines to mount a solo rescue attempt. Rogers infiltrates the fortress of Schmidt's Nazi division Hydra, freeing Barnes and the other prisoners. Rogers confronts Schmidt, who removes a mask to reveal a red, skull-like visage that earned him the sobriquet "the Red Skull". Schmidt escapes and Rogers returns to base with the freed soldiers.
Rogers recruits Barnes, Dum Dum Dugan, Gabe Jones, Jim Morita, James Montgomery Falsworth, Jacques Dernier to attack other known Hydra bases. Stark outfits Rogers with advanced equipment, most notably a circular shield made of vibranium, a rare, nearly indestructible metal. Rogers and his team sabotage various Hydra operations. In 1945 the team assaults a train carrying Zola. Rogers and Jones succeed in capturing Zola. Using information extracted from Zola, the final Hydra stronghold is located, Rogers leads an attack to stop Schmidt from using weapons of mass destruction on major American cities. Rogers climbs aboard Schmidt's aircraft. During the subsequent fight, the Tesseract's container is damaged. Schmidt physically handles the Tesseract; the Tesseract is lost in the ocean. Seeing no way to land the plane without the risk of detonating its weapons, Rogers crashes it in the Arctic. Stark recovers the Tesseract from the ocean floor but is unable to locate Rogers or the aircraft, presuming him dead.
Rogers awakens in a 1940s-style hospital room. Deducing from an anachronistic radio broadcast that something is wrong, he flees outside and finds himself in present-day Times Square, where S. H. I. E. L. D. Director Nick Fury informs him. In a po