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

Academy Awards 2015

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As you may know “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” or “Birdman”, that’s what I would called it, won for Best Picture.  Other nominees in this category were “Boyhood”, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, “The Imitation Game”, “Selma”, “The Theory of Everything”, “Whiplash” and “Fifty Shades of Grey”. What?  Probably for best use of sex toys in the movie.

Birdman won three awards, Best Director went to Alejandro G. Inarritu, Best Cinematography went to Emmanuel Lubezki, he won last year for “Gravity” in 2014. I have got to watch this when it comes on DVD and see the photo techniques that he used and apply it for taking pictures. I am photographer and like the cinematography in the movies.  And it won for best original screenplay. As long, it won for technical stuff. Working behind the scenes is always important in the film making process.  Got to get it right, the visionary aspect of what to see and how to put it together.

Eddie Redmayne won for best actor for “The Theory Everything” bio film of Stephen hawking. He is best known as Jupiter Ascending 2015.  On television, he was in the Doctors (2003). Les Misérables (2012).

Julianne Moore won for Best Actress for Still Alice. She is best known as Sarah Palin in the Game Change (2012) and received the Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award, all for Best Actress. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997). From 1985 to 1988, she was a regular in the soap opera As the World Turns, earning a Daytime Emmy for her performance.  Her first screen role came in 1984, in an episode of the soap opera The Edge of Night.

Patricia Arquette won for Boyhood for Best Supporting Actress. You may remember her in NBC’s Medium, she played fictionalized version of psychic medium Allison DuBios. In other words, she saw dead people. She won awards for her role. She won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in 2005, as well as nominations for a Golden Globe in 2005, 2006 and 2007. While making Boyhood.

J.K. Simmons won for best supporting actor for Whiplash. You may recognize him in the Farmer Insurance ads. Also the short live and cancel show of NBC’s Growing Up Fisher, he played a blind lawyer. I like that show. Watch on Netflix. He was in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man. He played Jonah Jameson, newspaper chief editor. And he also does the voice for the animated series in the Ultimate Spider-Man, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and Avengers Assemble.

“Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” tied for the most nominations. The Grand Budapest Hotel took home Best Original Score for Alexandre Desplat, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hair styling.

Poland’s “Ida” won Best Foreign Language Film, the first film from Poland to ever win the Oscar in the category. “Big Hero 6” won Best Animated Film. Laura Poitras’ “Citizenfour” won Best Documentary.

Graham Moore Acceptance Speech

Common and John Legend won Best Original Song for “Glory” from “Selma.”

Lady Gaga did a fantastic job in singing the medley of the Sound of Music 50th Anniversary of the movie. It is celebrate and love by all America.

Other Winners are:

Best Picture

“Birdman”

 

Best Director

Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman”

 

Best Actress

Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

 

Best Actor

Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

 

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

 

Best Supporting Actor

J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

Graham Moore, “The Imitation Game”

 

Best Original Screenplay

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo, “Birdman”

 

Best Foreign Language Film

“Ida”

 

Best Documentary Feature

“CITIZENFOUR”

 

Best Animated Feature

“Big Hero 6”

 

Best Film Editing

“Whiplash”

 

Best Original Song

“Glory” from “Selma” (written by Common and John Legend)

 

Best Original Score

Alexandre Desplat, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

 

Best Cinematography

Emmanuel Lubezki, “Birdman”

 

Best Costume Design

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

 

Best Production Design

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

 

Best Sound Editing

“American Sniper”

 

Best Sound Mixing

“Whiplash”

 

Best Visual Effects

“Interstellar”

 

Best Short Film, Live Action

“The Phone Call”

 

Best Short Film, Animated

“Feast”

 

Best Documentary, Short Subject

“Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1”

Tessanne Chin won The Voice

Tessanne Chin

Congratulations to Jamaican Tessanne Chin for winning The Voice.  She was surprised, she hugged her parents when they came to the stage. With all the excitement she had to sing the final song for the night. It was a One Republic’s Ryan Tedder song which was sung by the winner.

Her mentor Adam Levine came on stage and presented her with the trophy.  If The Voice gives out award to the winner the X-factor and American Idol does not give out awards, they should give an award to the winners.

Jacquie Lee

Anyway, Jacquie Lee from New Jersey was the second, Christina Aguilera was proud that she made this far in the competition. She even won a car and she’s not old enough to drive it yet. Probably the parents would get a chauffer for her and she will be able to fun with the car.  She would get a record deal and her album will come out next Spring in 2014.

Other highlights for the night:

The boy band Matthew Schuler, Nic Hawk, Ray Boudreaux, Josh Logan, and Preston Pohl sang Bruno Mar’s “Treasure”

Will Champlin, Cole Vosbury, Caroline Pennell, Jonny Gray, and Austin Jenckes  sang Lumineerian cover of “Wagon Wheel”;

The ladies sang My Life Would Suck Without You” by Kat Robichaud, Shelbie Z., Stephanie Anne Johnson, Amber Nicole, Grey, and Tamara Chauniece;

Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera sang “Do What U want” with champagne glasses in their hands.

American Idol 2012: Houston Did Have a Problem

American Idol was inTexas, that is when some of the contestants did good and some of them went to space and never coming back, they were the bad performers –Houstondid have a problem.

First was Phong Vu and he loves the camera action in his face, is he really 25 or 52? He should be a model, and he is good-looking and chubby. Stay away from Paula Dean recipes it could fatten him up – no offenses. Anyway, he sang “Unbreak My heart” and it was broken by the judges when one of them “Not ready.”

Then they were a montage of guys who audition, and they were trying to imitate Scotty McCreery, deep voice, not deep enough, deep enough to go to the black hole in space! Why imitate the singer who already won last year? It’s not going to happen… They were some wacky auditions.  Be yourself and sing.

Skylar Laine was the cute little girl with an accent and working at the struggling family store. She’s adorable, and her voice is fantastic, a great tone. Her friend is obsessed with Steven Tyler, apparently – which makes me wonder if anyone’s friend is obsessed with Randy? Come on. Just, someone be a huge Randy Jackson fan. He needs the love too.

Some of the contestants think they are really good and determine to goHollywood, only if they have talent and some of them don’t.

Baylie Brown was turned down five years ago, when she auditioned for American Idol, the reason, she forgot the lyrics. Stage fright happens to everyone.  She was 16 back then, by now she’s all grown up, and she’s 22 years old. She auditioned again and she off to Hollywood all those karaoke bar’s lesson really pulled it off.

Kristina Osorio, it’s her first and last opportunity to make it – which would make things sad enough, but she’s a single mom of three! She’s struggling to find work, so shouldn’t she be sending resumes out? Instead of paying her divorce lawyer, she bought a plane ticket to audition. She’s a great singer. However, someone who shirks her financial responsibilities to be on TV can never have my full respect.

Jennifer vs. the boys! Sometime, the men don’t agree with Jennifer, even though the contestants sing good, but Randy see something else and that will save elimination time. Is Randy Jackson reading people when they are singing, if so who trained Randy Jackson in reading potential contestants? Simon Cowell?

Linda Williams was selected by Jenifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. She sang great and everything. Linda was happy that she was selected.

Alejandro Cazares wants to revolt against … the production schedule? The revolution was here. And the revolution left without a ticket toHollywood.  Why was his tongue blue? Too many blue raspberry jolly ranchers whilst planning the revolution? Beside that his song wasn’t a revolution. Good for that security guard for making him leave.

Cortez Shaw sang Adele’s “Someone like you,” he sang it good and definitely he will go places. Very far in the competition.

Julie Shuman, singing with stretch gold pants, did not make it. When she stretch, it ripped, that wasn’t pretty.

Ramiro Garcia, is a worship leader who has undeniably zen his way to win for the day for the final day of audition. He was born without ears and doctors told his parents he would be deaf and mute. But Ramiro’s defied the odds and performs an inspirational rendition of “Amazing Grace” for the judges. “You’re a power of example, to say the least,” says Steven. Off toHollywoodRamiro goes! And his father cries and hearts melt because watching a grown man cry is just gut wrenching. Even I shed a tear. And my tear drop fell on my food and taste good on my hot dog too.

So You Think You Can Dance: Melanie Moore wins Favorite Dancer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melanie Moore, 19-year-old dancer from Marietta,Ga, won the seven season of “So You Think You Dance” on Thursday night. It’s really the dance that won and also by a popularity vote too for the fans who watch the show. Their routines of dance numbers were incredible to watch. So, many creativity in dance to watch and their choreographers taught them the different type of hip-hop, the edgy kind. So wonder this show wins awards for best choreography in a variety show.

When they reveal that the men were cut, Tadd and Marko, this left Melanie and Sasha in the running. These two women were both strong dancers and different in styles.

Every single week the judges have to pick one out of the three person of who will stay in the competition. The top three were chosen by the people, and the judges have to pick which they like.  American Idol will do this in Spring of 2012. They will change the voting procedures. They had a wide selection of judges such as Lady Gaga, Kristin Chenoweth, Megan Mullally, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Christina Applegate and — hello — Katie Holmes, all of whom actually added to our appreciation of the art.Fergusonwas back for the finale — the only non-dancy person behind the judges’ table. They had a surprise guest to come to the dance studio.  It was the cast of Glee, Rivera, Heather Morris and Harry Shum Jr. They gave the four nominees to see a sneak preview to see “Glee 3D.”

During the pass two hours, they showed the judges favorite dance routine, and they were incredible dancers to watch. Over 11.5 million people either watch or voted for their favorite. It was like getting a free preview of  “So You Think You Can Dance”  tour coming soon in arenas across theUnited States. It can’t wait to see them in arenas.