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

Jordan Peele

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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Golden Globes 2018

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It was the 75th annual Golden Globes last weekend, and the celebrities were happy to the first awards of the new year of 2018. Seth Meyers, Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC, got great reviews of his hosting, he reminded me of Bob Hope when he hosted the Oscars and other awards shows.

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The actors and actress wore black for sexual harassment, and the actresses looked gorgeous in black gowns and dresses.

75th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA - 07 Jan 2018

People are still talking about it, Oprah Winfrey, gave an inspiring and inspirational speech when she received the Cecil B. DeMille award. Her speech was moving. The news media wanted her to be next president for 2020. Does she have her own network to run? She has several movies coming out this year.  What’s the qualification for being the president? Isn’t that peer pressure and fake news to stir up that she wants to be president. The news media is stirring up controversy again. Get your facts straight!

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When Ron Howard and Natalie Portman presented for Best Director, she said “And here are the all-male nominees,” before reading out the list.

Guillermo Del Toro

And then Guillermo del Toro won the category for “The Shape of Water.”

If they want women directors to be nominated for an Oscars or Golden Globes, why is the Golden Globe board members overlooking women directors? Is it the story of the film or the actors in characters in the film? It’s the subject matter and the story.

Kathryn Bigelow did win for best director for directing The Hurt Locker at the Oscars in 2010.  She was nominated for a Golden Globe that year, but she won the Oscar instead. So, if you don’t win the Golden Globe, the Oscars are much better.

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In 1984, Barbra Streisand won a Golden Globe for directing Yentl, not the Oscar that year. I saw that movie; it was very good.

They have women directors; however, they are not nominated.

Three Billboards

The offbeat Martin McDonagh film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri pulled off a decisive win with four awards including Best Picture Drama, Actress in a Drama for Frances McDormand, Supporting Actor for Sam Rockwell, and Screenplay.  And it was filmed in Sylva, NC near the mountains of Asheville, NC. It’s a small town.

Saoirse-Ronan

The Director, Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, grabbed Best Picture in that category as well as an Actress prize for Saoirse Ronan (above), for Oscar.

Little Big Lies

HBO Big Little Lies Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern won for the series.

 

 

Notes

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/08/movies/golden-globes-best-worst.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

Christmas Wars in the family

Family. We love them. But do they really love you when they leave the house early — before the Christmas dinner? What was going through their heads? Is the roast chicken cooked done or over done. It does look brownish black. What just happen here?

It’s not the next war zone, I have seen wars before, in the movies, but those wars are make believe in the movies, but each family should have a clairvoyant, like the one in Breaking Dawn part 2, if  you have already seen the movie that’s great. But it tells the battle of two families, the vampires and the wolves, the same thing in your family – the in laws. No one wants to beheaded in the family, that was in the movie, he lost the battle and he surrender before the real battle begins.  Do we need another war in the house?

We don’t care who was first born or the middle child, or the black sheep in the family. Can we all get along together and help each other out.  Parents are getting older and please do not give them heart attack during the dinner time. Some could choke on a wish bone. And no wish!

Communicate properly, one could be Dr. Phil as the monitor or Oprah Winfrey – yep someone could get a prize.  Be positive when communicate, never put people down. People self-esteem will be ruin and once it is ruin their lives would change. Drugs, alcohol, homelessness, depression and suicide will follow.  Just because you said something negative to that person and you will be responsible and probably that person will haunt you – the ghosts of Christmas.

Be positive to your family members and listen to them, if they have certain skill or talent help them out. Do not neglect one another. By the way, remember you are in your parents will.