Bruce Vilanch, Eric Roberts, Rex Lee and Janina Gavankar to Judge 6th Annual Toscars
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by Movies News Desk
The hugely anticipated list of celebrity judges for the 6th Annual Toscars, has been confirmed; iconic comedian and six time Emmy Award winner Bruce Vilanch, True Blood Star Janina Gavankar, Entourage and Suburgatory star Rex Lee and the Oscar nominated actor Eric Roberts. Every year after the Oscars are announced, the Toscars participants have only three weeks to make a short parody of the films, which are played live in Hollywood and judged by celebrity judges. It is a chance for the entertainment industry to have a good old-fashioned giggle.
Previous celebrity judge and the ever popular American comedian, Bruce Vilanch was such a great addition to last year's event that he has been invited back to judge for the second year running as the 'Head Judge'. The six-time Emmy Award winner and head writer for the Oscars calls the Toscars, "More fun than the actual Oscars".
Musician and True Blood Star, Janina Gavankar has also confirmed as a celebrity Judge for the 6th annual Toscars event. The American beauty is also known for her notable roles in The L word, The Gates and The League and has returned to music with a rethinking of Kanye West's song Love Lockdown.
Oscar nominated Eric Roberts will also be joining in the fun and sharing his expert opinions. Eric is known for his work in the Hollywood blockbuster The Dark Night and The Expendables. His TV work includes three seasons with the sitcom Less than Perfect and a recurring role on the NBC drama Heroes and earned both a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination for his supporting role in Runaway Train(1985).
The final judge confirmed for the 2013 annual Toscars, is Suburgatory Actor Rex Lee; the Korean American actor, who is best known for his starring role in the HBO hit series Entourage as Lloyd Lee and in the ABC high rating comedy as Mr Wolfe in Suburgatory.
The Awards the judges will decide upon include 'Best Whactor', 'Best Whactress', 'Best Film' and more. This red carpet awards ceremony is a black tie affair, which is attended by celebrities, the media and 'Brits in LA' members. Also starring in the Parody of Argo, is real life Argo actress Tehmina Sunny. Who will win the Toscar for best film? The celebrity judges will decide and all will be revealed on February 19th at the Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian in Hollywood.