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Did you watch the Oscars the other night? OMG what happened?

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What happened was Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, better known as Bonnie and Clyde from the 1967 movie was supposed to announce the best picture for 2017. Apparently, they got the wrong envelope, he did pause for the moment, he could have paused for more asked for the right envelope and presented the right winner, but she blurted out “La La Land”, which did not win it was “Moonlight,” I prefer La La land.

La La Land won 6 out of 14 Oscars, and they were best director, actress, production design, cinematography, score and original song.

Moonlight, tells a story of a black man by following him through the episodes: as a young boy, as a teenager, and as an adult.

And La La Land tells a story Mia who is a struggling actress and wanted to be noticed while Sebastian is a struggling Jazz singer and wanted to be noticed too, And it was a musical dance drama,

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The Visual Effects went to The Jungle Book, which beat out Star Wars: The Rogue One, in which they recreated dead actors and made Carrie Fisher younger again. I agree in which it went to the Jungle Book, the visual effects of the Jungle Book were incredible and very creative and complexity of creating animals to interact with humans and making them talk with CGI. Jon Favreau who directed Iron Man directed The Jungle Book.

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Emma Stone won for best performance by an actress in a leading role for La La Land. Ryan Gosling did not win for leading man it was Casey Affleck for Manchester By the Sea, produced by Matt Damon.

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Jimmy Kimmel was a great host for the show, I hope he comes back.  Jimmy Kimmel surprises a group of tourist who was on the tour bus to see celebrities houses, but it took a detour to the Oscar ceremony and saw real celebrities, and took a selfie with them.

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When Matt Damon was presenting with Ben Affleck, the music was getting louder and louder and find out that Jimmy Kimmel was conducting the orchestra.

In the Memoriam section, they put the wrong picture with the deceased name, in other words, she’s alive. The lady on the left is alive.

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The two ladies worked together on 1993’s The Piano, alongside director Jane Campion. Pictured (from left): Jan Chapman, Janet Patterson (the Center, she died), Jane Campion.

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Since the actors were getting hungry, Jimmy drop balloons of food, arranging from candies to donuts.

 

Actor Chan is congratulated by fellow actor Stallone after accepting his Honorary Award at the 8th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles

Jackie Chan Finally Wins Honorary Oscar After 56 Years And 200 Films.

And he got one, I hope this helps with all the medical bills, he has broken more bones and been to many rehabs to get his strength back for he can fight again. Jackie, please use a stunt guy.

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Haille Steinfeld looked Marvelous!

The Winners

 

Notes:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4263132/The-Oscars-bungle-tribute-late-Janet-Patterson.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jackie-chan-wins-oscar_us_582a2057e4b02d21bbca1bae

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Winners For Oscars

Best Picture: “Moonlight”

Actor: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”

Actress: Emma Stone, “La La Land”

Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”

Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, “Fences”

Animated Feature: “Zootopia”

Cinematography: “La La Land”

Costume Design: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Direction: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”

Documentary Feature: “O.J.: Made in America”

Documentary Short: “The White Helmets”

Film Editing: “Hacksaw Ridge”

Foreign Language Film: “The Salesman”

Makeup and Hairstyling: “Suicide Squad”

Score: “La La Land”

Song: “City of Stars” from “La La Land”

Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Production Design: “La La Land”

Animated Short: “Piper”

Live Action Short: “Sing”

Sound Editing: “Arrival”

Sound Mixing: “Hacksaw Ridge”

Visual Effects: “The Jungle Book”

Adapted Screenplay: “Moonlight”

Original Screenplay: “Manchester by the Sea”

Grammys 2017: Adele Flintstone Oswalt

adele-mainSomething in the air at the Grammys, first of all, Adele won five Grammys which includes, an album of the year, song of the year, record of the year, pop vocal album, and pop solo performance.  While Beyonce won for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Music Video for her song Formation, which was taken from the album Lemonade.

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Other winners of the show that weren’t broadcast, because music is a huge category and the show is only 3 hours and some minutes long. They were announced early during the broadcast. If they have broadcast the whole event it would be either 5 to 6 hours and the expectance speech will be longer and boring too. Bathroom break! Or even better a nap break!

Carol Brunette she won for Best Spoken Word Album: Carol Burnett, In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem and Fun in the Sandbox. Previous winner was Obama.

If you wondering Star Wars: The Force Awakens won for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: John Williams.

This is strange, The Flintstone won for Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: Jacob Collier.  Watch it below.

I know what you doing now is humming to the theme song of the Flintstone in your office.

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And for Comedy Album Patton Oswalt, he visited Seth Myers a couple of weeks ago to talk about her comedy album, and he is hysterically funny to watch.

Did you know during the commercial break, they were showing highlights of previous winners of the past for the audience members? Highlights included Beyoncé and Prince covering “Purple Rain” in 2004; Elton John singing “Stan” with Eminem in 2001, and Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus duetting on “Fifteen” back in 2009, that was interesting. I hope they do the same thing for the Oscars in 2017, show old movie clips from the past or even better the complete longer version of the people who died within the year and added the lasted person who died in the recent hours.

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After winning the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their hit song “Stressed Out,” Twenty One Pilots members Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun immediately got up and removed their pants, choosing to walk up to the podium in their underwear.

Of course, you can remove your pants when watching the Grammys in your home.  We can’t see you, but at the Grammys, everyone can see you, that would be embarrassing. Feel free to do anything at home. But don’t do it in the office or workplace, they are rules.

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James Corden followed it up by stripping down to his underwear to introduce Ed Sheeran.

Keep your pants on.

Before the show start, the executive producer told, if you win let your voices heard or stick what you wanted to say. They only have either one minute or a minute and forty-five second. As long they keep it short and to the point. And always thank the people who helped them to further their career.

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And the winners are:  Winners

 

Notes

http://ew.com/music/2017/02/13/grammys-2017-things-you-didnt-see/

http://www.eonline.com/news/828800/twenty-one-pilots-goes-pantsless-to-accept-the-award-for-best-pop-duo-group-performance-at-the-2017-grammys

Grammys Winners 2017

The winners for 59th Grammys

Album of the Year: 25, Adele

Record of the Year: “Hello,” Adele

Song of the Year: “Hello,” Adele

Best Rap Album: The Coloring Book, Chance the Rapper

Best Urban Contemporary Album: Lemonade, Beyonce

Best Country Solo Performance: “My Church,” Maren Morris

Best Rock Song: “Blackstar,” David Bowie

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Stressed Out,” Twenty One Pilots

Best New Artist: Chance the Rapper

Best Pop Solo Performance: “Hello,” Adele

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin,” Willie Nelson

Best Pop Vocal Album: 25, Adele

Best Dance Recording: “Don’t Let Me Down,” The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya

Best Dance/Electronic Album: Skin, Flume

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Culcha Vulcha, Snarky Puppy

Best Rock Performance: “Blackstar,” David Bowie

Best Metal Performance: “Dystopia,” Megadeth

Best Rock Album: Tell Me I’m Pretty, Cage the Elephant

Best Alternative Music Album: Blackstar, David Bowie

Best R&B Performance: “Cranes in the Sky,” Solange

Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Angel,” Lalah Hathaway

Best R&B Song: “Lake By the Ocean,” Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)

Best R&B Album: Lalah Hathaway Live, Lalah Hathaway

Best Rap Performance: “No Problem,” Chance the Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz

Best Rap/Sung Performance: “Hotline Bling,” Drake

Best Rap Song: “Hotline Bling,” Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake)

Best Latin Pop Album: Jesse & Joy, Un Besito Mas

Best Country Album: Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth

Best Country Song: Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Pentatonix, “Jolene (feat. Dolly Parton)”

Best Roots Gospel Album: Joey+Rory, Hymns

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Ted Nash Big Band, Presidential Suite: Eight Variations on Freedom

Best Jazz Instrumental Album: John Scofield, Country for Old Men

Best Jazz Vocal Album: Gregory Porter, Take Me to the Alley

Best Improvised Jazz Solo: John Scofield, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Third Coast Percussion, “Steve Reich”

Best Dance Recording: The Chainsmokers, “Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya)”

Best New Age Album: White Sun, White Sun II

Best Gospel Performance/Song: Tamela Mann, “God Provides”

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, “Thy Will”

Best Gospel Album: Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, Love Remains

Best World Music Album: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble, Sing Me Home

Best Children’s Album: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Infinity Plus One

Best Spoken Word Album: Carol Burnett, In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem and Fun in the Sandbox

Best Musical Theater Album: The Color Purple

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Miles Ahead

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Song Written for Visual Media: Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”

Best Instrumental Composition: Ted Nash, “Spoken at Midnight”

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella: Jacob Collier, “You and I”

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: Jacob Collier, “Flintstones”

Best Recording Package: David Bowie, Blackstar

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Edith Piaf, Edith Piaf 1915-2015

Best Album Notes: Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle, Sissle and Blake Sing Shuffle Along

Best Historical Album: Bob Dylan, The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol.12 (Collector’s Edition)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: David Bowie, Blackstar

Best Remixed Recording: Bob Moses, “Tearing Me Up (RAC Remix)”

Best Surround Sound Album: Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony, Dutilleux: Sur Le Même Accord; Les Citations; Mystère De L’instant & Timbres, Espace, Mouvement

Best Engineered Album, Classical: Mark Donahue and Fred Vogler, Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles

Producer of the Year, Classical: David Frost

Best Orchestral Performance: Boston Symphony Orchestra, “Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9”

Best Music Video: Beyoncé, “Formation”

Best Music Film: The Beatles, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week the Touring Years

MusiCares Person of the Year: Tom Petty

Golden Globes 2017

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It was a great opening number, Jimmy Fallon had the cast of La La land stuck in traffic on the red carpet going to the Golden Globes, in which it wasn’t that far away.

He had Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, Rami Malick. The cast of Stranger Things from Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things were the scene-stealers: Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) unleashed a visceral rap, backed by her kid cast mates, and Shannon Purser (Barb) arose from a pool to prove she’s “still alive.” If you haven’t seen it, you are missing it.

The tone shifted when Fallon hit the piano to perform “Room Full of Stars,” a parody of the melancholy La La Land tune “City of Stars,” that featured guest spots from Tina Fey and Justin Timberlake.

It looked like Jimmy Fallon wasn’t prepared when his teleprompter malfunctioned seconds before his monolog. He’s a comedian he should have memorized his speech before relying on the teleprompter.  He did his impressions of Chris Rock to kill time until it was working. True professional comedian at work.

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Meryl Streep received The Cecil B. DeMille Award for being a critic acclaimed actress. She won eight Golden Globes, three Oscars, and two Emmys, other times she was nominated but did not win.  She’s America’s sweet heart and everybody likes her.  She won Oscars for Kramer vs. Kramer (1980), Sophie’s Choice (1982), and The Iron Lady (2011).

Her speech was powerful and political; and she took a stand against actors who immigrant to the United States before this ever happened, actors such as Ryan Gosling from Canada, Ruth Negga from Ireland (by way of Ethiopia) and others. I hope she get’s facts straight.

Streep used her speech to highlight the importance to American culture of outsiders and foreigners, whom she said were among the “most vilified segments in American society right now.” She said. “Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners and if we kick them all out, you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts,” Streep said to huge applause from the room.

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Does Mixed Martial Arts have the word arts at the end of the phrase? I see it, but does she? She should do a biopic about Ronda Rousey.

She even got a tribute to her friend Carrie Fisher, she had worked with her in Post Cards from the Edge (1990), at the end, she said “As my friend, the dear departed Princess Leia said to me, ‘Take your broken heart and turn it into art.’” Preach, Meryl.

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Hailee Steinfeld did not win for Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, for The Edge of Seventeen, but it was okay. She looked beautiful.

The Winners are:

Film

Best motion picture (drama) – Moonlight

Best motion picture – (musical or comedy) – La La Land

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – Casey Affleck – Manchester By The Sea

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture – Isabelle Huppert – Elle

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – (musical or comedy) – Ryan Gosling – La La Land

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture – (musical or comedy) – Emma Stone – La La Land

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture – Aaron Taylor-Johnson – Nocturnal Animals

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture – Viola Davis – Fences

Best director – Damien Chazelle – La La Land

Best original screenplay – La La Land

Best motion picture – foreign language – Elle – France

Best motion picture – animated – Zootopia

Best original song – City Of Stars – La La Land

Best original score – Justin Hurwitz – La La Land

Television

Best television series – drama – The Crown

Best television series – musical or comedy – Atlanta

Best performance by an actor in a television series – Billy Bob Thornton – Goliath

Best performance by an actress in a television series – Claire Foy – The Crown

Best performance by an actor in a television series – musical or comedy – Donald Glover – Atlanta

Best performance by an actress in a television series – musical or comedy – Tracee Ellis-Ross – Black-ish

Best performance by an actor in a limited series or motion picture made for television – Tom Hiddleston – The Night Manager

Best performance by an actress in a limited series or motion picture made for television – Sarah Paulson – The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television – Olivia Colman – The Night Manager

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television – Hugh Laurie – The Night Manager.

Overall, it was a good show.

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The Emmys: O. J. Simpson did it

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As you may know last weekend, it was the 68th Emmys started great with the host Jimmy Kimmel he kick things off with a montage that goofed on O.J. Simpson, “Veep,” Jeb Bush and Wham!, before he arrived onstage and acknowledged the night’s big favorites, “Game of Thrones” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson.” “If your show doesn’t have a dragon or a white Bronco, go home now,” he said.

Here are the highlights what happened:

Maggie Smith won the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Emmy tonight. This is the third time Smith has taken the statue for Downton Abbey, and the fifth time she was nominated for what has become an iconic role. This makes it four Emmys overall for the two-time Oscar winner.

Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel took great pains to point out early in the show, however, that this was Smith’s ninth nomination and the ninth time she is not at the ceremony. Calling her “Downton absent,” he wondered, “What is wrong with us? Why do we keep nominating this woman?” He didn’t let up, ribbing, “Lame Maggie Smith, if you want an Emmy, you better hop on a plane right now and get your Dowager Count-ass over here.” When Smith ultimately did win, Kimmel stepped in, grabbed the trophy and said, “If you want this, it will be in the lost and found.” The next day, she claimed her award.

Game of Thrones got 38 Emmys wins which won for Best Writing, Best Directing and Best Drama on Sunday night, first tying Frasier with 37 wins then taking the title with a total of 38. The series won 12 Emmys in total this year. It includes for Best Visual and Best Stunts during the creative arts awards that was broad cast Saturday before the Emmys.

Game of Thrones” and “Veep” repeated as best drama and comedy at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards. The twin triumphs had been widely predicted, but other winners were more surprising. Tatiana Maslany, the star of the cult favorite “Orphan Black,” on BBC, was named best actress in a drama. She played multiple characters, on the show she is one incredible actress. These are the characters that she played Sarah Manning / Elizabeth Childs / Alison Hendrix / Cosima Niehaus / Helena / Rachel Duncan / Tony Sawicki / Jennifer Fitzsimmons / Katja Obinger / Pupok (Scorpion, voice) / Krystal Goderitch / Veera Suominen (MK). Incredible actress.

Rami Malek won best actor in a drama for “Mr. Robot,” another highly regarded but scantly watched series – one character, I think.

The comedy acting wins were more predictable. Julia Louis-Dreyfus was named best actress in a comedy, for “Veep,” for the fifth time in a row. In her speech she both mocked Donald J. Trump and honored her father, Gérard Louis-Dreyfus, who died Friday before the Emmys.

Jeffrey Tambor won for the second consecutive year for “Transparent.” He waved off the play-off music to urge Hollywood to give more opportunities to transgender actors. “I would not be unhappy were I the last male to play a female transgender on television,” he said. “We have work to do.”

The night’s other big winner was “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” claiming the award for best limited series, in a crowded category. John Travolta produced it and also won awards for lead actress (Sarah Paulson) and actor (Courtney B. Vance), supporting actor (Sterling K. Brown) and writing (D.V. DeVincentis).

“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” won best variety talk show, a category that has been dominated for years. Matt Damon humiliated Jimmy Kimmel asking him who won while eating an apple.

Additional surprises came in the comedy supporting acting category. Louis Anderson won for “Baskets,” in which he played a version of his mother, if you haven’t seen it, it’s on FX.  Kate McKinnon won for her performance on “Saturday Night Live.” In her acceptance speech, Ms. McKinnon thanked her cast and crew.

Here are the winners:

Drama Series: “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Comedy Series: “Veep” (HBO)

Mini-Series or Movie: “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)

TV Movie: “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece)” (PBS)

Variety Talk Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)

Variety Sketch Series: “Key & Peele” (Comedy Central)

Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

Actor in a Drama Series: Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”

Actress in a Drama Series: Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”

Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie: Courtney B. Vance, “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie: Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Supporting Actor in a Drama: Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”

Supporting Actress in a Drama: Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”

Supporting Actor in a Comedy: Louie Anderson, “Baskets”

Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie: Regina King, “American Crime”

*Reality Host: RuPaul Charles, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (Logo)

Reality Competition Program: “The Voice” (NBC)

Writing for a Comedy Series: Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, “Master of None” (“Parents”)

Writing for a Drama Series: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, “Game of Thrones” (“Battle of the Bastards”)

Writing for a Mini-Series or Movie: D.V. DeVincentis, “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (“Marcia, Marcia, Marcia”)

*Writing for a Variety Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”

Writing for a Variety Special: Patton Oswalt, “Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping”

Directing for a Comedy Series: Jill Soloway, “Transparent” (“Man on the Land”)

Directing for a Drama Series: Miguel Sapochnik, “Game of Thrones” (“Battle of the Bastards”)

Directing for a Mini-Series or Movie: Susanne Bier, “The Night Manager”

*Directing for a Variety Series: Ryan McFaul, “Inside Amy Schumer”

Directing for a Variety Special: Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski, “Grease: Live”

*Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Hank Azaria, “Ray Donovan”

*Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Margo Martindale, “The Americans”

*Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Peter Scolari, “Girls”

*Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, “Saturday Night Live”

*Awards presented during the Creative Arts Emmy ceremony Sept. 10-11.

Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields won Miss America

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Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields won the Miss America pageant Sunday night in Atlantic City.

She topped a field of 52 contestants to win the crown and the title of Miss America 2017, succeeding the outgoing Miss America Betty Cantrell.

Shields performed a jazz dance to a song from the TV show “Smash,” for which she won a preliminary competition earlier in the week.

During the onstage interview portion of the competition, she was asked what she thought of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, one of several political questions asked of the contestants.

“Both of the contestants have done a good job, but they also need to watch what they’re doing,” she said.

The runners-up were as follows: Fourth runner-up, Miss Mississippi Laura Lee Lewis; third runner-up, Miss Washington Alicia Cooper; second runner-up Miss New York Camille Sims (she should have won); first runner up Miss South Carolina Rachel Wyatt.

During the swimsuits competition all the ladies were bouncy, I stayed awake.

The top 15 finalists were: Kentucky; Washington; Massachusetts; Arkansas; South Carolina; Idaho; Iowa; Texas; California; Oklahoma; Maryland; New York; Tennessee; Louisiana, and Mississippi.

The pageant from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall included contestants from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

The pageant began in Atlantic City in 1921 as a way to extend the summer tourist season beyond Labor Day weekend.