Oscars 2019: The Queen is in the Building

The Oscar opened with Adam Lambert, American Idol alumni, singing a medley of Queen ’s hit songs from Bohemian Rhapsody. Adam Lambert and the Queen band will be touring this summer. Plus, Adam Lambert is a fantastic singer.

Since there was no host for the show, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Maya Rudolph lighten up the mood, more like Bob Hope, and Johnny Carson would do make them laugh. Comedians make a good host. Next year, would you please get James Corden he is funny please check him out on CBS Late, Late Show with James Corden. Or Tina Fey?

The top winner for the night was Bohemian Rhapsody with four awards for sound mixing, sound editing, and film editing, While Rami Maleck got for best actor.

Roma got three awards, including best director, Best foreign film, and best cinematography.

Mahershala Ali

Green Book won for Best Picture and best supporting actor for Marhershala Ali.

Best Visual went to First Man

For the category for best costume, Melissa McCarthy and Tyree Henry strolled on to the stage wearing their costumes. Melissa McCarthy dressed in bunnies on her gown from the Favourite and her red hair from Mary Queen of Scots, while Henry dressed as Mary Poppins. The puppet rabbit was having difficulty opening the envelope. So the Oscar goes to Ruth E. Carter for Black Panther, and also Black Panther won for the best music score and production design.

Dana Carvey and Mike Myers present Bohemian Rhapsody. They reunite together on stage and present Bohemian Rhapsody as best picture nominee.

Oh, by the way, the Oscar Fashion on the red carpet was incredible.

Here are the winners ….

Best Picture

WINNER: Green Book

Actor in a Leading Role

WINNER: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Actress in a Leading Role

WINNER: Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Actor in a Supporting Role

WINNER: Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Actress in a Supporting Role

WINNER: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Directing

WINNER: Roma, Alfonso Cuarón

Adapted Screenplay

WINNER: BlacKkKlansman, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, and Spike Lee

Original Screenplay

WINNER: Green Book, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, and Peter Farrelly

Animated Feature Film

WINNER: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Documentary Feature

WINNER: Free Solo

Film Editing

WINNER: Bohemian Rhapsody

Original Score

WINNER: Black Panther

Original Song

WINNER: “Shallow,” A Star Is Born

Cinematography

WINNER: Roma

Costume Design

WINNER: Black Panther

Animated Short Film

WINNER: Bao

Live Action Short Film

WINNER: Skin

Sound Mixing

WINNER: Bohemian Rhapsody

Sound Editing

WINNER: Bohemian Rhapsody

Documentary Short Subject

WINNER: Period. End of Sentence.

Foreign Language Film

WINNER: Roma, Mexico

Makeup and Hairstyling

WINNER: Vice

Visual Effects

WINNER: First Man

Production Design

WINNER: Black Panther

Golden Globes 2019: A Golden Rhapsody

Sunday night was the Golden Globes, and I was a surprise of the winners.  Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, best-animated film; Roma for best foreign film, Regina King for If Streets Could Talk; Mahershala Ali for Green Book;  Christian Bale for Vice; Glenn Close The Wife (2017), while Bohemian Rhapsody won for best film and Rami Malek for best actor.

It was an incredible night for all the winners. Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh were incredibly funny, they remind me of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, hosting the Golden Globes. Bob Hope did the same thing poking fun at the celebrities in a good way. These actors and writers study the greats of how to write comedy, and they were funny.

Carol Burnett

Speaking of comedy writing, we have to praise Carol Burnett, a legendary and pioneer of sketch comedy. She had the best comedy writing team and the ensemble of actors and singers to perform on her show in the 1970s. The show won multiple awards — Golden Globes and Emmys.

So they gave Carol Burnett a Lifetime Achievement Award in Television, the Carol Burnett Award. She deserved it.

Plus, the ratings for the show was up from last year.  Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh should host the Oscars in 2019.

Taylor Swift will be in Cats on Broadway this summer of 2019

Even though Lady Gaga did not win for a Golden Globe for Best actress, but she got an award for best song presented by my girlfriend, Taylor Swift.

And here are the winners ….

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Bohemian Rhapsody

Twentieth Century Fox / Regency Enterprises; Twentieth Century Fox

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Glenn Close, The Wife

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Green Book

Participant Media / DreamWorks Pictures; Universal Pictures

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

The Assassination of Gianni Versace (FX Networks)

Fox 21 Television Studios / FX Productions

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

The Kominsky Method (Netflix)

Warner Bros. Television

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Best Director – Motion Picture

Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

Roma (Mexico)

Netflix / Participant Media / Esperanto-Filmoj; Netflix

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Christian Bale, Vice

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Green Book

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Shallow,” A Star Is Born

Music by: Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt

Lyrics by: Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Justin Hurwitz, First Man

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal

Best Television Series – Drama

The Americans (FX Networks)

Fox 21 Television Studios / FX Productions

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama

Richard Madden, Bodyguard

Best Motion Picture – Animated

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Columbia Pictures / Sony Pictures Animation; Sony Pictures Releasing

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

A ghost Audition for the X-Factor

What could scare a Simon Cowell? A ghost. The place they were staying at was The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa in Dallas,Texas for their audition for the X-factor, a new reality talent show coming soon on FOX.  Who ever book him to this place did not know this place was haunted. But this place is absolutely beautiful and luxury rooms and it was built in 1923, the year should have given the PR a clue.

Designed by architect F.J. Woerner in the Beaux Arts style and predominantly built by local contractors, the 11-story concrete fireproof structure adorned with stone, terra cotta, and brick marked the beginning of modern, luxury high rise living in Dallas. At the time, it was the tallest hotel west of the Mississippi offering “fine” views of the city from its prominent suburban address inOak Lawn–“out of the turmoil and dirt of the city.”

Guests socialized in the elegant lobby, women’s sun parlor, and men’s smoking lounge on the first floor. The eleventh floor was a magnificent ballroom/solarium for special functions and a dining room serving the finest continental cuisine overlooking the city. Building amenities included a children’s gymnasium, beauty shop and barbershop, a grocery store in the basement, and The Stoneleigh Court’s own refrigerating plant, radio station, and 40-car parking garage.

Highlighting The Stoneleigh’s long list of notable guests have been such luminaries as Frank Lloyd Wright, Lauren Bacall, Jack Benny, Judy Garland, Bob Hope, The Metropolitan Opera Company, Carol Burnett, Carol Channing, Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Darrell Royal, Paul Simon, LeAnn Rimes, and Oliver Stone. The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa is also member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “Historic Hotels of America”.

And I think the celebrities who stayed there have their share of ghost stories too. Simon Cowell was the first to notice when he entered the building, and he was about to be checked into his room. He felt someone was watching him, a presence in the room, like the owner of the place was staring at him and trying to find out who was Simon Cowell and what he was doing in the room and his hotel. Simon Cowell had a weird feeling about this, and his co-worker thought he was a diva and wanted to change hotels. So they did, they change hotels.

This old creepy hotel had renovations done to make it exquisite and beautiful with a lot of features included. It sure is a one stop place one can do anything without leaving the place.