Oscar Fashion 2016

Alicia Vixkander

Alicia Vikander

Looking very much like Belle from Beauty And The Beast, Vikander’s olive complexion perfectly complemented her yellow gown. Her second outfit, though, looks absolutely fantastic on her. Her necklace is a louis Vuitton.

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Jennifer Lawrence

From Dior lace to a more relaxed two-piece, including a highly stylish crop top and leg-flashing skirt. It’s in! She looks stunning in this outfit and she did not trip.

Kerry Washingtion

Kerry Washington

Washington’s first Versace gown is gorgeous, but at the after-party she chose to show off that sexy back instead, complete with a hint of yellow to make it pop. Gorgeous.

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen

Teigen’s baby bump is most definitely the accessory of the night, and her princess-like Marchesa gown showed it off in the best way possible. At the Vanity Fair party, she decided to go with this Talbot Runhof black gown, which sparkles so. Her Cheeks are glowing.

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Rachel McAdams

The slits are really doing it for her! McAdams’ first dress of the night is an August Getty Atelier number. She ended the evening with this flirty pink confection complete with beads and sequins. My eyes love her look.

Brie Larson

 

Brei Larson

The Best Actress winner was a true vision in in this Gucci flowing fantasy, but decided to rock out in girlie pink velvet by Monse, which was probably very comfortable for dancing the night away. With sneakers and eating a burger. Congrats to Larson!

Kate Upton

Kate Upton looked flawless at the Oscars after party!

Golden Globes Awards 2016

Sunday night was the Golden Globes who won? Your Favorites.

 

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Here are the Highlights

Stallone narrowly avoided criticism when he initially forgot to thank director Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan in his acceptance speech for the Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture award for his role in “Creed”. It’s been 40 years that he was nominated for Golden Globe, but this time he won. Best comeback movie ever made.

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“I wanna thank Rocky, the best friend I ever had!” he got emotional and wanted to thank his family but forgot to mention the actor and director of the movie.

Jamie-Foxx

Jamie Foxx won in so many ways at the Golden Globes. While presenting the award for Best Original Score, Foxx made fun of Steve Harvey’s “Miss Universe” fail, announcing “Straight Out of Compton” as the winner, which obviously wasn’t nominated (shade).

“I’m sorry Folks. I made a mistake it’s right here on the card. I take full responsibility,” Foxx said in his best Harvey imitation.

In this image released by NBC, Denzel Washington, left, stands with his wife Pauletta, second left, and his family as he accepts the Cecil B. Demille Award at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)
In this image released by NBC, Denzel Washington, left, stands with his wife Pauletta, second left, and his family as he accepts the Cecil B. Demille Award at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)

Denzel Washington, this year’s recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, kept his remarks short. “I forgot my speech,” he laughed. Then he had trouble reading it. “I need my glasses,” he laughed. “I’m speechless.” He had in his pocket early that evening, but forgot his glasses. He should have memorize it, he is an actor.

Lady Gaga

Okay, I’m going to just sound a little excited on this one: Lady Gaga just won the Golden Globe for best actress in a limited television series for her work in American Horror Story: Hotel. That’s not even the full name of the category (it’s much more convoluted than that), but the fact is that Lady Gaga won for her TV series debut playing a vampiric bloodthirsty character known as The Countess. And there’s a reason she won: she’s been fantastic, fearless, and heartfelt since the very first episode aired.

Taraji P. Henson won “Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Drama” for her role as Cookie on FOX “Empire” beating out Viola Davis, Robin Wright, Caltriona Balfe, and Eva Green. She passed out Cookies to her friends.

“Who knew that playing an ex-convict would take me all around the globe?” Henson said in her acceptance speech. She went on about how she thought it would be another one of her other roles that landed her a golden globe, but “it’s cookie who spent 17 years in jail for selling crack, so the world loves real.”

Henson thanked “Empire” creator Lee Daniels and her co-stars Terrence Howard, Jussie Smollet, Trai Bayers, and Bryshere Gray. And when they sent her the signal to wrap up her speech? She hilariously snapped back, “I’ve waited 20 years for this! You gon wait” – in true Cookie fashion.

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The Winners

Best motion picture, drama

* “The Revenant”

Best motion picture, musical or comedy

* “The Martian”

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, drama

* Brie Larson, “Room”

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy

* Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, drama

* Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture

* Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”

Best performance by actress in a supporting role in a motion picture

* Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”

Best director, motion picture

* Alejandro González, “The Revenant”

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy

* Matt Damon, “The Martian”

Best screenplay, motion picture

* Aaron Sorkin, “Steve Jobs”

Best original score, motion picture

* Ennio Morricone, “The Hateful Eight”

Best motion picture, animated

* “Inside Out”

Best original song, motion picture

* “Writing’s on the Wall,” “Spectre”

Best motion picture, foreign language

* “Son of Saul”

Best television series, drama

* “Mr. Robot,” USA

Best television series, musical or comedy

* “Mozart in the Jungle,” Amazon Video

Best television limited series or motion picture made for television

* “Wolf Hall,” PBS

Best performance by an actor in a television series, drama

* Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”

Best performance by an actor in a television series, musical or comedy

* Gael García Bernal, “Mozart in the Jungle”

Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

 

* Oscar Isaac, “Show Me a Hero”

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

* Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”

Best performance by an actress in a TV series, drama

* Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

* Maura Tierney, “The Affair”

 

Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

* Lady Gaga, “American Horror Story: Hotel”

Best performance by an actress in a television series, musical or comedy

* Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

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Okay, what just happened. Coin and Primrose! Who cares about Coin not my Primrose. Nooo! Move it kitty cat!

From the last Mockingjay part 1 we see Peeta Mellark being strapped to a bed, he was brain washed by the Capitol and wanted to kill Katniss Everdeen. To break the spell Katniss kissed him doing an epic battle scene in a parking garage in which the floor was coming alive!

There were some great epic battle scenes. There were mole creatures in the sewers it attacking the crew. Another epic battle scene, when they were trapped inside around a building because of the black blob of glob was chasing them across the field, it ate one of the members, and they ran inside some kind of store. And I really wanted a hologram TV, it look so cool. That would be impossible. Some of the locations were shot in abandons buildings in Atlanta, GA.

Katniss killed Coin, because she did not wanted to be control by her. For Snow, she wanted to kill him for destruction and chaos, and killing her sister in air raid of trick bombs near the capitol. She let people of Capitol killing Snow while he was strapped to a pillar.

Philip Seymour Hoffman had some few lines and made his final appearances in the movie when he died over a year ago.

There were some few funny moments in it, but it was dramatic in a way. Maybe the audience did not read the books and seem to be funny in way – teenagers! Read the book!

The books of the Hunger Games series are one of the best and the best adaptations to the screen. Peter Craig and Danny Strong wrote the screenplay for Mockingjay 1 & 2 from the Suzanne Collins books. They capture the essence of the Mockingjay 1 & 2. Danny was best known from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996 – 2003) as an actor and guest actor in many TV shows. He is best known as a screenwriter, without him they will be no Mockingjay 1 & 2. He has have written a good screenplays and it should be nominate either for a Golden Globes or an Oscar for his work. He wrote for Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013) Game Change (2012), The Rooster (2010), and Recount (2008).

 

Overall, the movie was fantastic to watch and the final conclusion of Mockingjay franchise. Will there be another movie? They can called it – blue jay? But you have to see it, Jennifer Aniston was terrific, I meant Jennifer Lawrence. Will she get another Oscar for this performance or for Joy coming out in December?

The only humor was Donald Sutherland in the gallows variety and his levity into his role as the big bad.

Remember the movie is two hours and seventeen minutes long. Go to the restroom early, don’t drink caffeinated soda it may trigger your bladder. And don’t miss a minute of the action.

It almost got an “R” rated for intense bloody battle scenes but it was cut down for PG-13.

Should You Read “Go Set a Watchman”?

When Harper Lee wrote “To Kill a Mockingbird”, no it did star Jennifer Lawrence in the movie, that was Mockingjay, not mockingbird. Gregory Peck stared in the 1962 film adaptation. The book itself was global hit, it taught us about the civil rights, the court system, and the morality of the south.  It’s been read in the public school system from Middle School through High School.  She won a Pulitzer Prize for her work in 1961 and a year later the film.

The new book of Harper Lee called  “Go Set a Watchman” will  be published on July 14, 2015, this is not a sequel to the book  but a prequel of the book and not to be confused of the themes. Go Set a Watchman was written in the mid-1950s, before she wrote To Kill a Mockingbird, which was published in 1960. It was set aside when her editor suggested that she write another novel from the young Scout Finch’s perspective. The manuscript was then lost for many years, until being rediscovered by her lawyer in the fall of 2014. It will be published as originally written, with no revisions.

The novel, which was completed in the 1950s, is set 20 years after the  events in To Kill a Mockingbird and follows an adult Scout Finch who travels from New York to Maycomb, Alabama, to visit her father, Atticus Finch where she reflects on the events of her youth.

Harper Lee said that she had originally written Go Set A Watchman first, but it was rejected by her editors who were more interested in the flashbacks contained in the novel. They persuaded her to write another novel from the point of view of the young Scout, which became To Kill A Mockingbird. The manuscript was believed to have been lost until Lee’s lawyer Tonja Carter discovered it. The novel contains some of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird.

Would you read it?

Divergent

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If you read the books and follow the movie, the story for Divergent is about surviving. Shailene Woodley as Tris, a young woman in a society where people are classified based on virtues such as bravery and intelligence. Woodley, whose credits include “The Descendants,” learns she’s part of a group seen as dangerous and targeted for annihilation. Theo James is her male co-star Four.

Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley is an American actress, best known for portraying Amy Juergens in the ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008–2013). Co-starring alongside George Clooney in the critically acclaimed 2011 film The Descendants, for which she won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture. For her performance in the film The Spectacular Now, she won the Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. In 2014, Woodley starred as Beatrice Prior in the film adaptation of Veronica Roth’s novel Divergent. And will play Hazel Grace Lancaster in the film adaptation of John Green’s novel The Fault in Our Stars.  Did you know she audition for The Hunger Games? Well the lead went to Jennifer Lawrence.  And did you know she was in The Amazing Spider Man 2? Well she did some scenes and then got replace with another actress. But it’s okay, she got a better role in Divergent. Shailene Woody is an incredible actress and one she will win an Oscar for her performance.

Theo James

Theo James is an English actor known for portraying Jed Harper in Bedlam. In 2013, James played the lead as a rookie detective and future New York City police commissioner Walter William Clark, Jr., in the CBS crime drama Golden Boy. In 2014, he played “Four” in the film adaptation of Veronica Roth’s novel, Divergent.

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet is an English actress and singer. She was the youngest person to acquire six Academy Award nominations, and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Reader (2008). She has won awards from the Screen Actors Guild, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association among others, and has been nominated twice for an Emmy Award for television acting, winning once for her performance in the 2011 miniseries Mildred Pierce, in which she played the title role. In 2012 she received the Honorary César Award. She is one of the few actresses to have won three of the four major American entertainment awards (EGOT), with her Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.

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Maggie Q is an American actress, animal rights activist and former fashion model. She achieved international fame starring as the title role on The CW’s action-thriller series Nikita that aired in 2010-2013. In 2014, she began portraying Tori Wu in the film adaption of Veronica Roth’s bestselling novel, Divergent. And soon star in a CBS untitled drama as Detective Beth Davis. With her outfit she knows how to grab attention, she looked stunningly beautiful, I hope she wore something underneath. She’s definitely one to watch.

Neil Norman Burger is an American film director who has filmed the pseudo-documentary Interview with the Assassin (2002), the period drama The Illusionist, and the 2011 thriller Limitless. Burger directed Divergent (2014), based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth.

So please check out Divergent in your local theaters playing now.

12 Years a slave and Gravity tops Awards

Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong’o

12 years a slave wins for best picture while Gravity wins seven for technical awards in achievement in film.

Steve McQueen’s slavery odyssey, based on Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir, has been hailed as a landmark corrective to the movie industry’s long omission of slavery stories and years of whiter tales like 1940 best-picture winner “Gone With the Wind.”

Steve McQueen accepted the award for best picture, even though he did not get Best Director. His producer partner and actor was Brad Pitt was involved and one of the producer team.

Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen

“Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live,” said McQueen, who promptly bounced into the arms of his cast. “This is the most important legacy of Solomon Northup.”

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“Gravity” cleaned up in technical categories, earning seven Oscars including best director for Alfonso Cuaron. The Mexican filmmaker is the category’s first Latino winner.

Good, we need diversity in the film industry. We have great directors out there willing to produce some great entertaining movies for us to watch and make us think. We do have a lot of junk in space and the race to clean space takes time and money. So that’s where our money is going. Cleaning up space, that’s a good thing.

“It was a transformative experience,” said Cuaron, who spent some five years making the film and developing its visual effects. “For a lot of people, that transformation was wisdom. For me, it was the color of my hair.”

Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey

The awards for best actor and actress went to Matthew McConaughey, for his role as a desperate and determined AIDS patient in “Dallas Buyers Club,” and Cate Blanchett for playing a fragile socialite experiencing a meltdown in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine.”

Lupita Nyong’o, the breakout star of “12 Years a Slave,” accepted the award for best supporting actress. In her feature film debut, the 31-year-old actress made an indelible impression as the tortured slave Patsey.

“It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s, and so I want to salute the spirit of Patsey for her guidance,” said Nyong’o. She also thanked director Steve McQueen: “I’m certain that the dead are standing about you and they are watching and they are grateful, and so am I.”

She added, “When I look down at this golden statue may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”

Jared Letto
Jared Letto

Jared Leto won best supporting actor for his acclaimed performance as a transgender woman with AIDS in “Dallas Buyers Club.” He dedicated the award to his mother, his date for the evening. “Thank you for teaching me to dream,” he said.

Other winners included “The Great Gatsby” for best costume design and production design, and best makeup and hairstyling for the low-budget “Dallas Buyers Club.” “The Great Beauty,” an Italian film hailed as an ode to Federico Fellini’s 1960 film “La Dolce Vita,” won best foreign language film.

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Ellen DeGeneres  was an excellent host tonight, she kept it moving. I hope she host it again or have Jay Leno to host it, he needs a job.

The talk-show host quickly circulated in the audience, delivering pizza and appealing to Harvey Weinstein to pitch in on the bill. She also crowded in as many stars as she could in hopes of generating the most-tweeted photo ever. Meryl Streep giddily exclaimed: “I’ve never tweeted before!” The resulting image had been retweeted more than 1.5 million times — and counting. I couldn’t see it. Twitter crashed.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence stumbled over a cone while walking out of her limousine at the 86th Academy Awards, marking the second year the “Hunger Games” star has had a slip-up at the Oscars. She needs a guy with her to hold her up, where was her brother at?

During her opening monologue, this year’s host Ellen DeGeneres made light of Lawrence’s stumbles.

“If you win tonight, I think we should bring you the Oscar,” DeGeneres joked.

Lawrence was up for an Academy Award at this year’s ceremony in the best supporting actress category, for her portrayal of a New Jersey housewife in “American Hustle,” also directed by Russell and co-starring Cooper. She lost out to “12 Years A Slave” star Lupita Nyong’o.

In Memoriam, again still the Oscars has left some great actors that passed away between 2013 – 2014, and they were:  Marcia Wallace, Lisa Robin Kelly, Lee Thompson Young, Phil Everly, Phil Ramone, Lou Reed, Pete Seeger, Dennis Farina, Gary David Goldberg, Alicia Rhett, Alain Resnais, Jim Jacks, Clive Burr, Cory Monteith,  James Avery and Wizard of Oz’s Ruth Robinson Duccini (which is ironic given the film’s tribute earlier on in the evening). Maybe they have time restrains and put only recognizable people in the acting and entertainment community.

Since, the Oscar was broadcast at eight thirty, eastern time, they could have started early like eight. And the Thank you speech could be cut in half.

Golden Globes: Speechless

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Everybody was shocked tonight when first time nominee were the winners, and they were speechless to what they were going to say. They could not say a simple two words like “Thank you” they were shock and surprise that they were recognize by their peers.

I wonder what they were thinking when they were invited to go to this prestige event, just have a free dinner and wine to drink. I am in!

Jacqueline Bisset, who was nominated five times for Golden Globes and did not win, She was invited to the Golden Globes and won for her performance for “Dancing on the Edge” and she was dancing around her acceptant speech, in which her acceptant speech was very awkward. She was happy and very emotional when she won.

I don’t know how many minutes the celebrities have to give for an acceptant speech when they win, they should have be prepared a short speech even though they do not win.  Maybe Jacqueline Bisset was drunk? And she cursed in the middle of her speech. It was bleep out.  

Jennifer Lawrence wins her second Golden Globe, for America Hustle for best supporting actress. She is a critical claim actress and the critics love her performances in any movies she performed, from the “The Burning Plane” to “Winter’s Bone”, she wasn’t recognize for the Hunger Games Franchises but one of these day she will.  Her acceptance speech sounds like working actress should say thanking her cast, director, her agent and her parents.

I need to be an extra in one of her movies. 

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were both gorgeous and funny for their second time and the most wanted hosts to host the show. One of these days, Tina Fey will have her own show, Amy Poehler wins an award for best actress in a TV series for “Parks and Recreation”, and she was speechless too and she made out with Bono, her boyfriend got jealous, it was all in good fun.

A comedy sketch with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler was funny Amy Poehler was Mr. Golden Globe and Tina Fey played the mother. It was hysterical they made Ms. Golden Globe laugh.

The one-liners jokes were:

She described the mini-series “Masters of Sex” as “the degree I got from Boston College.” Amy Poehler said.

“‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ is a big nominee tonight, and yes, I really love the film, but some of it was too graphic. If I want to see Jonah Hill masturbate at a pool party, I’d go to one of Jonah Hill’s pool parties.” Amy Poehler said.

Tina Fey quip a joke for a space drama:  “Gravity”: “It’s the story of how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age.”

I hope Tina Fey and Amy Poehler come back next year, they know how to entertain the crowd.

Here are the winners:

— Picture, Drama: “12 Years a Slave.”

— Picture, Musical or Comedy: “American Hustle.”

— Actor, Drama: Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club.”

— Actress, Drama: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine.”

— Director: Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity.”

— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams, “American Hustle.”

— Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club.”

— Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle.”

— Foreign Language: “The Great Beauty.”

— Animated Film: “Frozen.”

— Screenplay: Spike Jonze, “Her.”

— Original Score: Alex Ebert, “All Is Lost.”

— Original Song: “Ordinary Love” (music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. and Brian Burton, lyrics by Bono), “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”

— Series, Drama: “Breaking Bad.”

— Actor, Drama: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad.”

— Actress, Drama: Robin Wright, “House of Cards.”

— Series, Musical or Comedy: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation.”

— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Andy Samberg, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

— Miniseries or Movie: “Behind the Candelabra.”

— Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake.”

— Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra.”

— Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jacqueline Bisset, “Dancing on the Edge.”

— Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan.”

Previously announced:

Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Woody Allen.

Notes:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/moviesnow/la-et-mn-golden-globe-awards-2014-main,0,7139675,print.story

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/tina-fey-amy-poehler-golden-hosts-article-1.1577413