Ninetieth Oscars: The Shape of Ebbing Missouri

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Did you watch the Ninetieth Oscar on Sunday night? The big winner was Shape of Water winning four awards which include Best Picture, Director, Production Design and best score.

Jimmy Kimmel was the perfect host. Unfortunately, the ratings were down, not because of Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the correct best picture with big fonts on the card. Will they come back again for the third time? Who knows?

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Jimmy Kimmel and his actor friends that included Armie Hammer, Mark Hamill, Lupita Nyong’o, Emily Blunt, Gal Gadot, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Margot Robbie left their seats in the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles Sunday night to surprise the audience at the TCL Chinese Theatre, watching a preview of Wrinkle of Time coming out March 9, 2018, that was fun a surprise.

According to Deadline the highest ratings for the Oscars was back in 2014 when Ellen DeGeneres hosted. Will she do it again? Can she pull off surprise pranks as Jimmy Kimmel did?  Why do actors have to be hypocritical with the politics?

Sexual harassment is a big issue in the workplace and they waited for 10 to 20 years to tell?  And they ruin lives of other actors.

And women are not being recognized in the entertainment business. It’s a harsh world out there just to be recognized for what they do for a living. They sacrificed everything to tell a story just to be accepted. Even actors they worked so hard to study their craft of acting and end up with sexual harassment. It’s a tough job; nothing is easy these days. Actors have to be careful these days. It’s a new world out there.

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Big winners such as Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell for leading actress and actor for Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri, which was filmed in Sylvia, North Carolina. Frances McDormand lost her Oscar award, she put a billboard sign and got it back. Apparently, some craze fans wanted a prize too.

Visual effects and Cinematography went to Blade Runner2049.

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Kobey Bryant won for Best Animated Short Film for Dear Basketball with Glen Keane.

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Allison Janney won an Oscar for best-supporting actress for I Tonya and a Golden Globe. Won two Emmys for CBS Mom. And four Emmys for West Wing and she likes rap music.

Best Adapted Screenplay went to James Ivory for Call Me by Your Name

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Jordan Peele won for Best Original Screenplay for Get Out.

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Gary Oldman for best actor in the Darkest Hour the story of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. And it won for make-up too.

Here’s the list of the winners

If you like awards shows like I do, It’s fun to see our favorites to win. Maybe people tune out awards show because they do not want to hear actors talk about politics. Awards show needs to be fun and entertaining. More like a three-ring circus.

Will the Emmys be fun and entertaining?

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Oscars Nominations 2018

Oscars 2018

The Shape of Water leads with 13 nominations which include Directing, Best Picture, female leading role Sally Hawkins, male supporting role Richard Jenkins, female supporting Octavia Spencer, original score, original screenplay, cinematography, costumes designs, sound editing, sound mixing, film editing and production design. It may win a few, but we have to wait and see. The Shape of Water

Ladybird is an interesting movie, and it’s a dark comedy about a teenager who’s nickname is Lady Bird, and no she’s not a ladybird. Or a bird, but a teenager. Laura Marano from the Disney’s Austin and Ally stars in the Oscar Nominated film.  Saoirse Ronan is an interesting and fascinating actor you may recognize her from Hanna (2011) and The Lovely Bones (2009). Since Ladybird won the Globes for the lead actress, it did not win for best director by Greta Gerwig. However, she is nominated for the Oscar which is better. Watch the review Lady Bird

Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri. After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, Officer Dixon — an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence — gets involved, the battle is only exacerbated. If you go to Ebbing Missouri and find out there’s no Ebbing Missouri then you are lost.  Ebbing Missouri does not exist, but they did film it in Asheville, NC and near the mountains. Road trip. The trailer for Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri

The DC movies that have won Oscars are:

Superman 1978 won for special achievement award for visual effects.

Batman 1989 won for set decorations

Batman: The Dark Knight (2008) won for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Heath Ledger (Posthumously. The award was accepted by his father, mother, and sister.) And in Sound Editing.

Suicide Squad (2016) won for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

For Wonder Woman it could have been nominated. The ironic part Star Wars: The Last Jedi is nominated for Visual effects, original score, sound editing, and sound mixing.

Beauty and The Beast is nominated for Costume and production design.

Here are the nominees HERE

Black Lightning

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As you may know the CW’s The Black Lightning premiere this week. It is based on DC comic that premiere in 1970’s. Black Lightning is DC Comics’ first African American superhero and the first to star in their own series for the DC imprint. It is not part of the Arrowverse.

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Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning: A retired superhero with the ability to harness and control electricity who becomes a headmaster to a prep school called Garfield High School. He returns to fighting crime thanks to his daughter and the threat of a star student being recruited by a local gang.

His children got superheroes too.

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China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce: Jefferson’s younger daughter who is an independent, outspoken scholar-athlete with a wild streak of her own. She too possesses powers.  A former Disney stars.

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Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce / Thunder: Jefferson’s older daughter who is in medical school and teaches part-time at Jefferson’s school.  She is a metahuman like her father, and eventually fights crime as Thunder.

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Christine Adams as Lynn Pierce: Jefferson’s ex-wife.

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Damon Gupton as William Henderson: A veteran detective inspector with the police, who becomes an unlikely ally to Jefferson, despite his role in the community.

Be sure to watch Black Lightning on the CW on Tuesday night right after the Flash and check out the other superheroes on the CW too. Be a hero be a superhero before you do that you need powers.

 

A New Superhero is in town Phoenix Jones!

Being a superhero is no easy task, just asked Phoenix Jones, who is this guy?  He needs a better name like Phoenix Jones. How about just plain Phoenix and with wings, if he can fly.

He’s a superhero in Seattle. In order to be a hero they have to have powers, for him nothing, the costume is bright and colorful. He should have worn protective gear like a bulletproof outfit, underneath his costume, or on top of it and painted with different colors to make it pretty. How about sparkles?

I thought superhero was not supposed to be injured on the job. He got a broken nose from a fight. He did hold a person down. He should have called 911 first and then catch the crook. When he held him down the other person pointed the gun at him and the crooks got away. He should have a utility belt like the one batman would have and all the gadgets he need to fight crime, a taser gun and a cell phone. Did batman have these gadgets when he was fighting crime? Maybe, but not sure.

Watch The Cape on  NBC Monday nights  at 9pm right after Chuck.