02 Jun 2010
Spike’s Guys Choice To Induct Academy Award Winning GoodFellas Into Guy Movie Hall Of Fame
SPIKE TV’S “GUYS CHOICE” TO INDUCT ACADEMY AWARD WINNING “GOODFELLAS” INTOTHE GUY MOVIE HALL OF FAME MARKING 20th ANNIVERSARY
Robert De Niro And Ray Liotta To Be Honored
Premieres Sunday, June 20th At 10 PM, ET/PT
New York, NY, June 1, 2010 — Spike TV will induct quintessential mob classic and iconic movie “GoodFellas” into the Guy Movie Hall of Fame during the fourth annual “Guys Choice,” taping Saturday, June 5 at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA. Film stars Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta will reunite on stage to be honored, celebrating the 1990 cinematic masterpiece. This appearance at “Guys Choice” marks the first time the Hollywood heavyweights will come together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the six time Academy Award-nominated “GoodFellas.” The award will be presented by Emmy and Golden Globe winner James Gandolfini.
“’GoodFellas’ exploded into the culture, and with time we only appreciate it more. The film, the actors and the characters endure as part of one of the most important movies of all-time for our audience. I can’t imagine anything our guys would like to see more than this reunion,” says Guys Choice executive producer Casey Patterson.
Based on the true-life best seller “Wiseguy” by Nicholas Pileggi, the film follows the rise and fall of a trio of gangsters from a blue-collar Italian section of Brooklyn, NY, Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), Jimmy Conway (Robert De Niro) and Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci),over the course of 30 years.
“GoodFellas” is the fourth movie to earn this prestigious honor. Previous winners include comedies “Swingers” (Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau) and “There’s Something About Mary,” (Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz) as well as last year’s inductee “Fight Club” with Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and director David Fincher all on-hand to accept.
Additional honors previously announced include ‘Funniest M.F.’ to be presented to Chris Rock, ‘Decade of Hotness’ to Charlize Theron, ‘Chairman of the Board’ to Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, and a special tribute to Sylvester Stallone.
The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “Guys Choice” are AT&T, AXE Hair, Captain Morgan, Corona, and Pizza Hut.
Casey Patterson, Carol Donovan, and Beth McCarthy-Miller will serve as Executive Producers.
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