Wednesday, April 6, 2011

30 Before 30- # 15: Academy Award Nominees

30 Before 30

*- Denotes the First Movie Watched from That Year's Nominees
+- Denotes the Last Movie Watched from That Year's Nominees

The Kids Are All Right
Toy Story 3*

2009 (COMPLETE 5/08/11)
The Blind Side
District 9+
An Education
The Hurt Locker (WINNER)
Inglorious Basterds
Precious- Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire
A Serious Man
Up in the Air*

2008 (COMPLETE 3/08/11)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader*
Slumdog Millionaire (WINNER)

2007 (COMPLETE 4/12/11)
Michael Clayton+
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

The Departed (WINNER)
Little Miss Sunshine*
The Queen

Brokeback Mountain
Crash (WINNER)*
Good Night and Good Luck

Finding Neverland
Million Dollar Baby (WINNER)*

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (WINNER)*

Chicago (WINNER)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers*

A Beautiful Mind (WINNER)
Gosford Park
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring*
Moulin Rouge

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Gladiator (WINNER)*

American Beauty (WINNER)*
The Cider House Rules

Life is Beautiful
Saving Private Ryan*

As Good As It Gets
The Full Monty+
Good Will Hunting
L.A. Confidential
Titanic (WINNER)*

Jerry Maguire

Braveheart (WINNER)*
Il Postino (The Postman)

Forrest Gump (WINNER)*
Pulp Fiction
Shawshank Redemption

The Fugitive
Remains of the Day*

Unforgiven (WINNER)*

Beauty and the Beast*
The Silence of the Lambs (WINNER)


Dead Poets Society*
My Left Foot

Mississippi Burning
Rain Man (WINNER)*
Working Girl

Broadcast News*
The Last Emperor (WINNER)

Hannah and Her Sisters
Platoon (WINNER)*
A Room With a View

The Color Purple*

Amadeus (WINNER)*
Places of the Heart

The Big Chill
Terms of Endearment (WINNER)*

E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial
Gandhi (WINNER)*
The Verdict

1981 (COMPLETED on May 7, 2011)
Atlantic City+
Chariots of Fire (WINNER)*
On Golden Pond
Raiders of the Lost Ark

The Elephant Man*
Ordinary People (WINNER)
Raging Bull

All That Jazz
Apocalypse Now*
Kramer vs. Kramer (WINNER)

The Deer Hunter (WINNER)*
Heaven Can Wait

Annie Hall (WINNER)
Star Wars*
The Turning Point

1976 (COMPLETE 3/21/11)
All The President's Men
Bound For Glory+
Rocky (WINNER)
Taxi Driver

1975 (COMPLETE 6/12/11)
Barry Lyndon
Dog Day Afternoon+
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest* (WINNER)

The Godfather, Part II (WINNER)

American Graffiti*
The Sting (WINNER)
A Touch of Class

The Godfather (WINNER)*

A Clockwork Orange*
The French Connection (WINNER)
The Last Picture Show

Five Easy Pieces
Love Story
Patton (WINNER)

Anne of the Thousand Days
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Hello, Dolly!+
Midnight Cowboy (WINNER)*

1968 (Semi-Completed on May 12/13, 2011)
Funny Girl+
The Lion in Winter
Oliver!+ (WINNER)
Rachel, Rachel
Romeo & Juliet*

The Graduate*
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
In the Heat of the Night (WINNER)

A Man for All Seasons (WINNER)*
The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming
The Sand Pebbles

Ship of Fools*
The Sound of Music (WINNER)

1964 (COMPLETE 3/19/11)
Dr. Strangelove+
Mary Poppins
My Fair Lady (WINNER)*
Zorba the Greek

America, America
How the West Was Won*
Lilies of the Field
Tom Jones (WINNER)

Lawrence of Arabia (WINNER)
The Music Man*

The Hustler
West Side Story (WINNER)*

The Alamo
The Apartment (WINNER)*
The Sundowners

Ben-Hur (WINNER)*
The Diary of Anne Frank
The Nun's Story

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Gigi (WINNER)*

Peyton Place
Twelve Angry Men*
Witness for the Prosecution

Around the World in 80 Days (WINNER)
The King and I
The Ten Commandments*

Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
Marty (WINNER)*

The Caine Mutiny*
Three Coins In The Fountain

From Here To Eternity (WINNER)*
The Robe
Roman Holiday

The Greatest Show on Earth (WINNER)
High Noon*
The Quiet Man

An American In Paris (WINNER)
A Place in the Sun*
Quo Vadis

King Solomon's Mines
Sunset Boulevard*

All the King's Men (WINNER)
The Heiress*

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre*

Gentleman's Agreement (WINNER)*

The Best Years of Our Lives (WINNER)
It's a Wonderful Life*
The Razor's Edge

Anchors Aweigh
The Lost Weekend (WINNER)*

Double Indemnity*
Going My Way (WINNER)

Casablanca (WINNER)*
Heaven Can Wait

Mrs. Miniver (WINNER)*

Citizen Kane
Here Comes Mr. Jordan
How Green Was My Valley (WINNER)
Sergeant York*

The Grapes of Wrath
The Philadelphia Story*

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington*
The Wizard of Oz

You Can't Take It With You (WINNER)*

Captains Courageous
The Good Earth*
In Old Chicago
The Life of Emile Zola (WINNER)
A Star is Born

A Tale of Two Cities
The Great Ziegfeld (WINNER)*

Mutiny on the Bounty (WINNER)
Top Hat*

The Gay Divorcee
It Happened One Night (WINNER)*

42nd Street*

Grand Hotel (WINNER)*

Cimarron (WINNER)*

All Quiet on the Western Front (WINNER)*

The Broadway Melody (WINNER)*


30 Before 30: The Revised List

The last one won't edit properly, so here goes again.

30 Before 30 What is 30 Before 30? It is 30 Things You Want to Get Accomplished Before Your 30th Birthday.

1) Get my driver's license

2) Move out of my dad's house

3) "The personal one" (I refuse to give out any details, and will not spill any beans)

4) Planning an event, using all of the skills and experience (and lessons) that I learned from CPB, Jonda, The CYP Club, WCRS, and WOBN.

5) Do some art and get shown at Gallery Hop (or somewhere), and now I have fewer July 4th 2010 pictures :o(

6) If # 2 happens, I should host an art show in my house (kind of like the original location of 83 Gallery)

7) If # 2 happens, I'm definitely hosting a movie night (and if I move to OTE, I might even consider The Tour)

8] Host my own radio show on a radio station (sorry, WOBN) NOTE: This is 95% a done deal.

9) TBA

10) Go to a Columbus Blue Jackets or Columbus Crew Game (ACCOMPLISHED on April 1, 2011- Not an April Fool's Joke: The Crew beat FC Dallas 2-0)

11) Guest Host a Trivia Night

12) Jog for a mile, non-stop, and then jog nonstop throughout a park trail (i.e. Franklin, Schiller, Goodale, Whetstone, Jeffrey, Northam, or Driving; NOT i.e. English, Alum Creek, Deaf School/Topiary, or Moeller)

13) Lose 100 pounds (at last weigh-in, I tipped the scale at 337, yikes!)

14) Go to a Mardi Gras Party (ACCOMPLISHED on March 8, 2011)

15) Watch Every Single Academy Award Nominee for Best Picture (Update: As of 4/20/11, I have watched three years of nominees- 1964, 1976, 2008, and 2007; and several years- 1952, 1953, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1981, 2001, and 2005, there is one nominee missing [1952- Moulin Rouge, 1968- Funny Girl, 1969- keeping the Streisand theme-> Hello Dolly!, 1970- Airport, 1981- Atlantic City, 2001- In the Bedroom, although I'm sure I watched it, but don't remember, 2005- Munich {which robbed Walk the Line}, 2007- don't remember off the top of my head)

16) Watch Every Single Golden Raspberry Award Winner for Worst Picture (Update: As of 4/05/11- I watched Rambo II [1985], Howard the Duck [co-1986], Cocktail [1988], Hudson Hawk [1991], Indecent Exposure [1993], Showgirls [1995], The Postman [1997], Wild Wild West [1999], Battlefield Earth [2000], Swept Away [2002], Gigli [2003], Catwoman [2004], I Know Who Killed Men [2007], The Love Guru [2008], Transformers 2 [2009], and The Last Airbender [2010]).

17) I'm skipping this one

18) Take part in a 5K race (I don't know if I can do the full 26.2 marathon, although I'll give myself extra credit if I do in '12.)

19) Save up some $$$ and get DJ equipment, so I can DJ weddings, corporate events, bar mitzvahs or confirmations, class reunions, networking events, parties, etc.

20) Write a couple of screenplays and get one produced, such as the one that I wrote for ENGL 264 my final quarter at Otterbein- "Convention".

21) Get my credit card issues resolved

22) Walk all the way up High Street, starting at Broad and High, walking all the way up to the High & Wilson Bridge/270, and then walking down High Street to I-270/Great Southern, and then walking all the way back up High Street to Broad and High. (and I'd have to pick a day in which it will be sunny, and light out for 15-16 hours)

23) Watch Michigan beat Ohio State up in football, with or without Jim Tressel.

24) Go to New York City

25) Go back to Washington DC, and come back with a photo spread of the White House, Capitol, National Mall, Adam's Morgan, Dupont Circle, and Arlington

26) Go to Ann Arbor, Michigan (especially for # 23) to make a pilgrimage to the University of Michigan and The Big House

27) Take part in a charity date auction

28) Watch all 123 movies from both the original 1998 and revised 2007 AFI Top 100 list.

29) TBA

30) Go to a Cincinnati Bengals football game (preferably at Cleveland Browns Stadium vs. the Cleveland Clowns or Heinz Field vs. the Pittsburgh Stealers)

Ones that Did Not Make the List:

- Make a Columbus Bicentennial Documentary (# 1 would have to happen first, and so would # 21)

Friday, September 10, 2010

The BC Bulletin- Bryan Awards Recap

The Bryan Awards- 'Glee' Sings a High Note of 14 Bryan Award Wins

Glee won 14 Bryan Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series, at this year’s Bryan Awards.

Glee, Fox’s smash hit musical comedy series, led all shows with a record 42 Nominations this year, breaking the record of 40 set by CBS soap opera As the World Turns in the inaugural Bryan Awards in 2001.

Glee won prizes for Younger Actor (Chris Colfer), Supporting Actress (Jane Lynch), and two prizes for directing, among its accolades.

“The thing about ‘Glee’ is that it was able to resonate through the television viewing audience in song. In the complete history of the television world, no show has been able to do that, until now,” said Bryan Awards Creator Bryan Curtiss.

The romp by Glee led to a complete sweep over rival freshman comedy, Modern Family, ABC’s multi-layered family skein, which had 24 nominations. The show only won for Supporting Actor in a New Series for co-star Eric Stonestreet and Comedy Series Supporting Actor for Ty Burrell.

Also with 24 nominations, The Young and the Restless, the top-rated daytime soap for over the last 23 years, only won one Bryan Award, Best Supporting Actress honors for Stacy Haiduk, who left the show last month for her dual-role as a madwoman and a psychiatrist.

As the World Turns
, which is ending its 54-year run on September 17, won eight Bryan Awards this year, including Best Daytime Soap for the first time since 2002. The show swept the Lead Acting races with wins for recent Daytime Emmy winners Michael Park and Maura West. Park and West’s on-screen son, Mick Hazen won for Younger Actor. The show also won for Guest Actor (Stuart Damon), makeup, costumes, and casting.

“There will never be another soap like (As the World Turns) in the
history of the Bryan Awards.”

"There will never be another soap like (As the World Turns) in the history of the Bryan Awards," Curtiss remarked about the departing soap. “The loss of both ‘World Turns’ and ‘Guiding Light’ is a huge wake-up call to daytime television and the already slowly dying soap opera industry, telling them that it’s time to completely revamp.”

Also winning eight Bryan Awards was the soap which will take over as the longest-running soap after ATWT wraps, and Damon’s long-time home for over 30 years, General Hospital, which won awards for Supporting Actor (Jonathan Jackson), Younger Actress (recent Daytime Emmy champ Julie Berman), Episode of the Year (Carnival), and five craft prizes.

Another show that left the airwaves in 2010 picked up eight Bryan Awards, and it was the Best Drama of the year, Lost. ABC’s suspense drama about castaways from a plane crash picked up writing, directing, and Episode of the Year laurels for the show’s swan song.

At the Bryan Awards, Lost soared over two-time defending champion Mad Men, which only won three Bryan Awards, including Ensemble Cast and Supporting Actress for Christina Hendricks, who plays an administrative assistant in a 1960s advertising agency.

In Miniseries and Movie races, Temple Grandin and You Don’t Know Jack shared the honor for top TV Movie, while HBO’s ten-part World War II drama The Pacific took home nine Bryan Awards, including Best Miniseries, plus kudos for directing, casting, editing, cinematography, sound editing, sound editing, music, and visual effects..

If Glee was the biggest sensation of the past television season, actress Betty White would have been a clear and distant second biggest sensation.

The veteran Emmy-winning actress hosted Saturday Night Live, in part due to a large Facebook campaign to get White to host the show. The campaign paid off, and SNL reaped it’s third straight Variety Series win. White was named Best Guest Actress for her hosting duties on the show, and won for Performance of the Year. In addition to all of the accolades for hosting Saturday Night Live, White also won for her guest stint on Daytime

Emmy victor The Bold and the Beautiful. White, at 88 years young, is currently on the TVLand sitcom Hot in Cleveland and could might as well be back for more at next year’s Bryan Awards.

“At 88, Betty White is having a renaissance, and is still getting work, and not dropping a beat,” Curtiss said.

THE POWER OF GLEE: Fox's "Glee" has crossed over in both the music and television industry, as the show has hit both the Neilsen ratings and the Billboard Charts, as the show has recorded albums in addition to the weekly show. "Glee" won 14 Bryan Awards and four Emmys last month. (Photo by Bryan Curtiss)

Bryan Curtiss contributed to portions of this story.

Bryan Award Recap of Winners:

Comedy Series: Glee (Fox)
Drama Series: Lost (ABC)
Daytime Soap: As the World Turns (CBS)
Miniseries: The Pacific (HBO)
Made for TV Movie: (TIE) Temple Grandin (HBO) and You Don't Know Jack (HBO)
Variety Series: Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Variety Special: Hope for Haiti Now- A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief (Various)
New Series: Glee (Fox)
Actor, Comedy: Tony Shalhoub, Monk (USA)
Actress, Comedy: Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Jane Lynch, Glee (Fox)
Cast, Comedy: Glee (Fox)
Actor, Drama: Michael C. Hall, Dexter (Showtime)
Actress, Drama: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Drama: John Lithgow, Dexter (Showtime)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Christina Hendricks, Mad Men (AMC)
Cast, Drama: Mad Men (AMC)
Younger Actor: Chris Colfer, Glee (Fox)
Younger Actress: Tamzin Merchant, The Tudors (Showtime)
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack (HBO)
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Claire Danes, Temple Grandin (HBO)
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Jim Caviezel, The Prisoner (AMC)
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Brenda Vaccaro, You Don't Know Jack (HBO)
Cast, Miniseries or Movie: You Don't Know Jack (HBO)
Actor, Daytime: Michael Park, As the World Turns (CBS)
Actress, Daytime: Maura West, As the World Turns (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Daytime: Jonathan Jackson, General Hospital (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Daytime: Stacy Haiduk, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Younger Actor, Daytime: Mick Hazen, As the World Turns (CBS)
Younger Actress, Daytime: Julie Berman, General Hospital (ABC)
Cast, Daytime: Guiding Light (CBS)

Reality Competition Series: Survivor (CBS)
Actor, New Series: Thomas Jane, Hung (HBO)
Actress, New Series: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Supporting Actor, New Series: Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Supporting Actress, New Series: Jane Lynch, Glee (Fox)
Writing, Comedy: 30 Rock- "Dealbreakers Talk Show # 0001" (NBC)
Directing, Comedy: Glee- "Pilot- Director's Cut" (Fox)
Guest Actor, Comedy: Jon Hamm, Saturday Night Live (NBC) & 30 Rock (NBC)
Guest Actress, Comedy: Betty White, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Guest Actor, New: Mike O'Malley, Glee (Fox) & Parenthood (NBC)
Guest Actress, New: Kristin Chenoweth, Glee (Fox)
Writing, New: The Good Wife- "Pilot" (CBS)
Directing, New: Glee- "Pilot- Director's Cut" (Fox)
Guest Actor, Drama: Gregory Itzin, 24 (Fox)
Guest Actress, Drama: Lily Tomlin, Damages (F/X)
Writing, Drama: Lost, "The End" (ABC)
Directing, Drama: Lost, "The End" (ABC)
Writing, Miniseries or Movie: Temple Grandin (HBO)
Directing, Miniseries or Movie: The Pacific (HBO)
Writing, Daytime: The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Directing, Daytime: General Hospital (ABC)
Talk Show Host: Bonnie Hunt, The Bonnie Hunt Show (Syndicated)
Late Night Host: Conan O'Brien, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (NBC)
Comedy Episode of the Year: Saturday Night Live- "Betty White/Jay-Z" (NBC)
Drama Episode of the Year: Lost- "The End" (ABC)
Daytime Episode of the Year (TIE): General Hospital- "The Carnival" (ABC) & Guiding Light- "Series Finale" (CBS)
Reality Episode of the Year: American Idol- Season 9 Finale (Fox)
Animated Episode of the Year: South Park- "You Have 0 Friends" (Comedy Central)

The BC Bulletin- Silver Garbage Awards Recap

Silver Garbage Awards Recap- 'Brothers', 'TBL', and 'Melrose' Big Winners as Team Leno Gets the Last Laugh

MENAGE A FAILURE: The CW's failed attempt at resurrecting 1990s primetime soap Melrose Place earned the failed remake honors for Worst Drama Series at the Silver Garbage Awards. (photo taken by Bryan Curtiss)

NBC’s experiment by putting late night into primetime was a complete and total disaster. However, it proved to come up with the big upset on Silver Garbage award night as The Jay Leno Show won for Worst Comedy Series at this summer’s Silver Garbage Awards.

The Silver Garbage Awards are an awards show created by Bryan Curtiss to counteract with both his best of television awards show, The Bryan Awards, and with the Emmy Awards. The nominees for the Silver Garbage Awards are usually announced the day before the Emmy nominees are, and the winners were announced on the morning of August 28, the day before the Primetime Emmy telecast.

Brothers, Fox’s failed sitcom about a retired football player and his wheelchair bound brother, led all shows with 14 nominations.

"It was the worst show imaginable," Curtiss said. "Fox has had a string of stinkcoms in recent years, with Happy Hour, Til Death, Do Not Disturb, The Return of Jezebel James, and now Brothers."

The Jay Leno Show was NBC’s attempt to put Jay Leno into primetime, which was a disaster that NBC would like to forget.

"NBC totally missed the boat by keeping Jay Leno after he wanted to give up The Tonight Show. The Jay Leno Show just wasn’t appointment TV, and especially for an hour a night in which we’re expected to see the action-packed dramas," Curtiss said. "However, when NBC realized they were wrong, they wanted to put Leno back on The Tonight Show and kick Conan O’Brien to the curb, leading to the Team Leno versus Team Coco war."

Brothers did not go home empty-handed, as it won six Silver Garbage awards, including Best Actor for former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan, as a former NFL player, Best Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress, respectively for veteran actors Carl Weathers and CCH Pounder, Guest Actress (Kim Kardashian), Ensemble Cast, and Writing.

Another show with six Silver Garbage awards was the worst new show of the year, TBL: The Beautiful Life, which had 11 nominations.

“The writing was on the wall, the moment that the CW decided to give this show a chance,” Curtiss said about the failed supermodel drama, which was the first network show to be axed last fall (after only two episodes).

TBL won for Worst Actress (Mischa Barton), Supporting Actor (Corbin Bleu), Writing, Ensemble Cast, New Series, and Screen Couple.

TBL star Barton also won for Worst Guest Actress for her appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which garnered a long overdue Emmy for actress Ann-Margret the week before, making it the first time that a show won an Emmy and Silver Garbage Award in the same calendar year.

In the Guest Actress race, Barton bested out four actresses from the worst Drama Series of the year, Melrose Place, which was an updated remake of the 1990s “appointment” show.

“When Melrose was updated, nobody cared,” Curtiss said. “It was just a shell of its former self.”

Melrose Place also won for Worst Remake or Spin-off, and Worst Supporting Actress for actress-singer Ashlee Simpson-Wentz.

Other big winners included Jenna Elfman as Worst Comedy Actress for her role as a pregnant woman on Accidentally on Purpose, Spencer Pratt as Worst Drama Actor for The Hills, and the directing team of Guiding Light.


Worst Comedy Series: The Jay Leno Show (NBC)
Worst Actor: Michael Strahan, Brothers (Fox)
Worst Actress: Jenna Elfman, Accidentally on Purpose (CBS)
Worst Supporting Actor: Carl Weathers, Brothers (Fox)
Worst Supporting Actress: CCH Pounder, Brothers (Fox)
Worst Guest Actor: Kanye West, The Cleveland Show (Fox) and The Jay Leno Show (NBC)
Worst Guest Actress: Kim Kardashian, Brothers (Fox)
Worst Cast: Brothers (Fox)

Worst Drama Series: Melrose Place (CW)
Worst Actor: Spencer Pratt, The Hills (MTV)
Worst Actress: Mischa Barton, The Beautiful Life: TBL (CW)
Worst Supporting Actor: Corbin Bleu, The Beautiful Life: TBL (CW)
Worst Supporting Actress: Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, Melrose Place (CW)
Worst Guest Actor: Tim Curry, Criminal Minds (CBS)
Worst Guest Actress: Mischa Barton, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)
Worst Cast: The Beautiful Life: TBL (CW)

Worst Reality Show: Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!)
Worst New Show: The Beautiful Life: TBL (CW)

The BC Bulletin- Job Fairs 101

Due to an unforeseen problem with the September BC Bulletin webpage, almost the entire issue was deleted. I am re-posting the Job Fairs 101 story on the BC Bulletin Blog.

- BC

Things You Need To Know Before Going To That Job Fair

THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINE: Long lines like this one, outside of a Columbus, Ohio job fair have been not uncommon all over the country, in this economic recession, as there are so many people applying for the very few jobs that were made available at job fairs. (Photo by Bryan Curtiss)
by Bryan Curtiss

They are advertised in the paper- telling you that "you can find work today", but what is it about job fairs that people should know before heading to the actual job fair itself? Welcome, class, to Job Fairs 101.

In this economy, job fairs are becoming more of a regular thing. But, when people pick up the paper and see the ad for the job fair, they don't do all of the prep work that goes along with attending the job fair itself.

Despite being called a job fair, job fairs are not completely about landing the job, they are about networking as well.

According to job company Local Hires, the job fair also gives you the opportunity to network with the recruiters, as job fairs are about making connections with any and everyone, including people in the line with you, because there may be a person in line that may know someone that knows someone that can help you out. Even if you don't find the right job at a table, you could still give the job recruiter/hiring manager your resume and open up the conversation for other opportunities with that company.

The first step is to research all of the companies that will be present at the job fair. Why? You don't want to sound like you don't know anything about the job. You want to impress the hiring managers with your knowledge and expertise.

The second step is to, if you haven't already, to fine-tone your resume. Make sure that you resume is error-free and that it sounds correct.

The third step is to make sure that you are properly dressed for a job fair. Just what is properly dressed for a job fair anyway? Properly dressed is not a t-shirt and jeans. In fact, that is the biggest mistake that most people make at a job fair. This is not a come as you are party. This is an opportunity for you to meet with several employers, and your wardrobe should reflect that.

The fourth step is to go to many of the tables present at the job fair, preferably all of the tables, and ask how you can help them.

At one recent job fair in Columbus, Ohio, the job fair recruiter at the door, who does job fairs like this all across the country told the jobseekers, "When you walk inside those doors, go to every table. There are so many trees of opportunity out there, but there are too many bushes in the way.”

The recruiter added by saying that some people approach a job fair the wrong way. “When some people go to job fairs, and come out, they say, 'Oh, it's a waste of time.' When you take two seconds to look around the room, read the signs, go to a couple of tables, and grab a pen or souvenir, then yeah, it was a sure waste of time. People think that it’s like window shopping. This isn’t the mall.” The recruiter added by saying that people need to go out to job fairs to network, and ask questions. “That’s how it goes.”

Also, do not be afraid to show pride in yourself by promoting you. Don't be afraid to brag about your achievements, in a positive way.

Now that you know what to do at a job fair, the best of luck to you on your job search.

HIRING MANAGERS: They are the make or break of any job search. (Photo by Bryan Curtiss)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

LIVE Emmy Nominations Reactions

It's 8:35 in the morning, and right now, the Emmy nominations are going to be announced in a couple of minutes.

What records could fall? Who will be the nominations leader?

Can the newbies break through or will it be same old, same old. We're about to find out from Joel McHale of Community and Sofia Vergara of Modern Family.

UPDATE: 8:38AM- E! broke into broadcast.

Academy CEO John Schaffner introduces McHale & Vergara to announce the lucky nominees. "What a great year," Schaffner said, and he also said it was also difficult this year (to choose, I guess).

Curb Your Enthusiasm, Glee, Modern Family, Nurse Jackie, The Office, 30 Rock

Lea Michele, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Edie Falco, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Toni Collette

Jim Parsons, Larry David, Matthew Morrison, Tony Shalhoub, Steve Carell, Alec Baldwin

Endgame, Georgia O'Keeffe, Moonshot, The Special Relationship, Temple Grandin, You Don't Know Jack

MINISERIES: The Pacific, Return to Cranford

Dame Maggie Smith, Joan Allen, Dame Judi Dench, Hope Davis, Claire Danes

Jeff Bridges, Sir Ian McKellen, Dennis Quaid, Michael Sheen, Al Pacino

The Amazing Race, American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, Project Runway, Top Chef

The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Real Time with Bill Maher, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien

Bryan Cranston, Michael C. Hall, Kyle Chandler, Hugh Laurie, Matthew Fox, Jon Hamm

Kyra Sedgwick, Glenn Close, Connie Britton, Julianna Margulies, Mariska Hargitay, January Jones

Breaking Bad, Dexter, The Good Wife, Lost, Mad Men, True Blood

Vergara is also nominated for Modern Family.

19 Nominations for Glee!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The BC Bulletin's Final Emmy Predictions

With the nominees to the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards being announced tomorrow, the BC Bulletin has made their final predictions as to whom the nominees for the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Family Guy (Fox)
Glee (Fox)
Modern Family (ABC)
30 Rock (NBC)
The 7th Man: The Office (NBC)

ALTERNATES: How I Met Your Mother (CBS), Entourage (HBO)

Breaking Bad (AMC)
Dexter (Showtime)
The Good Wife (CBS)
House (Fox)
Lost (ABC)
Mad Men (AMC)
The 7th Man: Damages (F/X)

ALTERNATES: Damages (F/X), 24 (Fox)

Endgame (PBS)
Georgia O'Keeffe (Lifetime)
The Special Relationship (HBO)
Temple Grandin (HBO)
You Don't Know Jack (HBO)
6th Man: When Love is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story- Hallmark Hall of Fame (CBS)


Emma- Masterpiece Classic (PBS)
The Pacific (HBO)
3rd Man: The Prisoner (AMC)

ALTERNATES: Alice (SyFy), Return to Cranford (PBS)

The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (NBC)
6th Man: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC)

ALTERNATE: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

The Amazing Race (CBS)
American Idol (Fox)
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Survivor (CBS)
Top Chef (Bravo)
6th Man: Project Runway (Lifetime)

Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory, CBS)
Joel McHale as Jeff Winger (Community, NBC)
Larry David as Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO)
Matthew Morrison as Will Schuester (Glee, Fox)
Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk (Monk, USA)
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy (30 Rock, NBC)
7th Man: Steve Carell as Michael Scott (The Office, NBC)

ALTERNATES: Thomas Jane as Ray Drecker (Hung, HBO), David Duchovny as Hank Moody (Californication, Showtime)

Lea Michele as Rachel Berry (Glee, Fox)
Edie Falco as Nurse Jackie Peyton (Nurse Jackie, Showtime)
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation, NBC)
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon (30 Rock, NBC)
Tracey Ullman as Various Characters (Tracey Ullman's State of the Union, Showtime)
Toni Collette as Tara Gregson (The United States of Tara, Showtime)
7th Woman: Courteney Cox as Jules Cobb (Cougar Town, ABC)

ALTERNATES: Mary Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin (Weeds, Showtime)

Chevy Chase as Pierce Hawthorne (Community, NBC)
Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother, CBS)
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy (Modern Family, ABC)
Ed O'Neill as Jay Pritchett (Modern Family, ABC)
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker (Modern Family, ABC)
Tracy Morgan as Tracy Jordan (30 Rock, NBC)
7th Man: Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold (Entourage, HBO)

ALTERNATES: John Krasinski as Jim Halpert (The Office, NBC), Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute (The Office, NBC), Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel (Glee, Fox), Jon Cryer as Alan Harper (Two and a Half Men, CBS), Fred Armisen as Various Characters (Saturday Night Live, NBC), Jack McBrayer as Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock, NBC)

Cheryl Hines as Cheryl David (Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO)
Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester (Glee, Fox)
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy (Modern Family, ABC)
Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett (Modern Family, ABC)
Kristen Wiig as Various Characters (Saturday Night Live, NBC)
Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney (30 Rock, NBC)
7th Woman: Jenna Fischer as Pam Halpert (The Office, NBC)

ALTERNATES: Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater (Ugly Betty, ABC), Elizabeth Perkins as Celia Hodes (Weeds, Showtime), Dianna Agron as Quinn Fabray (Glee, Fox), Jane Adams as Tanya Skagle (Hung, HBO)

Neil Patrick Harris as Bryan Ryan (Glee, Fox)
Ed Asner as Commandant Von Reichtenstein (The Sarah Silverman Program, Comedy Central)
Jon Hamm as Host (Saturday Night Live, NBC)
Matt Damon as Carol (30 Rock, NBC)
Michael Sheen as Wesley Snipes (30 Rock, NBC)
Carl Reiner as Marty Pepper (Two and a Half Men, CBS)
7th Man: Mike O'Malley as Burt Hummel (Glee, Fox)

ALTERNATES: Eli Wallach as Bernard Zimberg (Nurse Jackie, Showtime), Jason Alexander as Himself (Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO)

Catherine O'Hara as Bam Bam Funkhouser (Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO)
Kristin Chenoweth as April Rhodes (Glee, Fox)
Kathy Bates as Jo (The Office, NBC)
Tina Fey as Host (Saturday Night Live, NBC)
Betty White as Host (Saturday Night Live, NBC)
Julianne Moore as Nancy Donovan (30 Rock, NBC)
7th Woman: Christine Baranski as Beverly Hofstadter (The Big Bang Theory, NBC)

ALTERNATES: Jan Hooks as Verna (30 Rock, NBC), Elaine Stritch as Colleen Donaghy (30 Rock, NBC), Betty White as Mrs. Nethercott (The Middle, ABC)

Bryan Cranston as Walter White (Breaking Bad, AMC)
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan (Dexter, Showtime)
Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House (House, Fox)
Matthew Fox as Dr. Jack Shepard (Lost, ABC)
Jon Hamm as Don Draper (Mad Men, AMC)
Simon Baker as Patrick Jane (The Mentalist, CBS)
7th Man: Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer (24, Fox)

ALTERNATES: Peter Krause as Adam Braverman (Parenthood, NBC), Timothy Olyphant as U.S. Marshal Rayland Givens (Justified, F/X), Wendell Pierce as Antoine Batiste (Treme, HBO)

Sally Field as Nora Walker (Brothers and Sisters, ABC)
Kyra Sedgwick as Det. Brenda Leigh Johnson (The Closer, TNT)
Glenn Close as Patty Hewes (Damages, F/X)
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick (The Good Wife, CBS)
Mariska Hargitay as Det. Olivia Benson (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC)
January Jones as Betty Draper (Mad Men, AMC)
7th Woman: Anna Gunn as XX White (Breaking Bad, AMC)

ALTERNATES: Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood, HBO), Holly Hunter as Lt. Grace Hanadarko (Saving Grace, TNT), Lauren Graham as Sarah Braverman (Parenthood, NBC), Katey Sagal as Gemma Teller Morrow (Sons of Anarchy, F/X)

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman (Breaking Bad, AMC)
Martin Short as Leonard Winstone (Damages, F/X)
Michael Emerson as Benjamin Linus (Lost, ABC)
Terry O'Quinn as John Locke (Lost, ABC)
John Slattery as Roger Sterling (Mad Men, AMC)
John Goodman as Creighton Bernette (Treme, HBO)
7th Man: Chris Noth as Peter Florrick (The Good Wife, CBS)

ALTERNATES: Vincent Kartheiser as Pete Campbell (Mad Men, AMC)

Chloe Sevigny as Nicki Grant (Big Love, HBO)
Rose Byrne as Ellen Parsons (Damages, F/X)
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart (The Good Wife, CBS)
Sandra Oh as Dr. Cristina Yang (Grey's Anatomy, ABC)
Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey (Grey's Anatomy, ABC)
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson (Mad Men, AMC)
7th Woman: Khandi Alexander as LaDonna Batiste (Treme, HBO)

ALTERNATES: Katherine Heigl as Dr. Izzie Stevens (Grey's Anatomy, ABC), S. Epatha Merkerson as Lt. Anita Van Buren (Law & Order, NBC), Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris (Mad Men, AMC)

Beau Bridges as Det. George Andrews (The Closer, TNT)
Len Cariou as Louis Tobin (Damages, F/X)
Ted Danson as Arthur Frobisher (Damages, F/X)
John Lithgow as Arthur Mitchell (Dexter, Showtime)
Andre Braugher as Dr. Darryl Nolan (House, Fox)
James Earl Jones as Dibala (House, Fox)
7th Man: Gregory Itzin as Charles Logan (24, Fox)

ALTERNATES: Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond (Lost, ABC), Keith Carradine as Frank Lundy (Dexter, Showtime), Alan Cumming as Eli Gold (The Good Wife, CBS), Robert Morse as Bertram Cooper (Mad Men, AMC)

Sissy Spacek as Marilyn Densham (Big Love, HBO)
Lily Tomlin as Marilyn Tobin (Damages, F/X)
Debra Winger as Mrs. Woodside (Law & Order, NBC)
Isabelle Huppert as Sophie Gerard (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC)
Sharon Stone as ADA Jo Marlowe (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC)
Allison Janney as Mother (Lost, ABC)
7th Woman: Tyne Daly as Tina (Burn Notice, USA)

ALTERNATES: Christine Lahti as ADA Sonya Paxton (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC), Marion Ross as Ida Holden (Brothers and Sisters, ABC), Maura Tierney as Kelly McPhee (Rescue Me, F/X), Vanessa Redgrave as Dr. Erica Noughton (Nip/Tuck, F/X)

Jeff Bridges as Jon Katz (A Dog Year, HBO)
Jeremy Irons as Alfred Steiglitz (Georgia O'Keeffe, Lifetime)
Dennis Quaid as President Bill Clinton (The Special Relationship, HBO)
Michael Sheen as Prime Minister Tony Blair (The Special Relationship, HBO)
Al Pacino as Dr. Jack Kevorkian (You Don't Know Jack, HBO)
6th Man: Sir Ian McKellen as Number Two (The Prisoner, AMC)

ALTERNATES: Chiwetel Efiojor as Thabo Mbeki (Endgame, PBS), James Badge Dale as Sgt. Robert Leckie (The Pacific, HBO)

Dame Maggie Smith as Mary Gilbert (Capturing Mary, HBO)
Joan Allen as Georgia O'Keeffe (Georgia O'Keeffe, Lifetime)
Dame Judi Dench as Miss Matty Jenkins (Return to Cranford, PBS)
Hope Davis as Hillary Clinton (The Special Relationship, HBO)
Claire Danes as Temple Grandin (Temple Grandin, HBO)
6th Woman: Helen McCrory as Cherie Blair (The Special Relationship, HBO)

ALTERNATES: Caterina Scorsone as Alice (Alice, SyFy), Winona Ryder as Lois Wilson (When Love is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story- Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS), Romola Garai as Emma (Emma- Masterpiece Classic, PBS)

Sir Michael Gambon as Mr. Woodhouse (Emma- Masterpiece Classic, PBS)
Sir Patrick Stewart as Ghost (Hamlet- Great Performances, PBS)
David Strathairn as Dr. Carlock (Temple Grandin, HBO)
John Goodman as Neal Nicol (You Don't Know Jack, HBO)
Danny Huston as Geoffrey Feiger (You Don't Know Jack, HBO)
6th Man: Jim Caviezel as Number Six (The Prisoner, AMC)

Kathy Bates as The Queen of Hearts (Alice, SyFy)
Tyne Daly as Mabel Dodge Stern (Georgia O'Keeffe, Lifetime)
Julia Ormond as Eustacia Grandin (Temple Grandin, HBO)
Susan Sarandon as Janet Good (You Don't Know Jack, HBO)
Brenda Vaccaro as Margo Janus (You Don't Know Jack, HBO)
6th Woman: Catherine O'Hara as Aunt Anne (Temple Grandin, HBO)

ALTERNATES: Imelda Staunton as Miss Octavia Pole (Return to Cranford, PBS), Tammy Blanchard as Amy Roberts (Amish Grace, Lifetime)

Community's Joel McHale and Modern Family's Sofia Vergara will be announcing the nominees LIVE.

Tomorrow, The BC Bulletin will be blogging LIVE on the reactions of the Primetime Emmy Nominations starting at 8:15AM.