OSCARS 2018!!!!

This is almost two weeks late, but I don’t care! The Oscars have come and gone, but that does not stop me from celebrating and reliving one of the best nights of the year.

So without further ado, welcome to Ticket Stub Love’s Oscar Mega Post for 2018! For new readers, in our mega post we will be discussing the show, the winners, seeing how my predictions lined up, and of course the red carpet. As usual, joining us for red carpet coverage will be Amanda A. so a special thank you to her again.

This year’s Academy Awards were special for the 90th show. Jimmy Kimmel hosted again, and I can say with full force that I am just not a fan of his hosting. I was not crazy about him last year and for some godforsaken reason, the Academy invited him back to host. After Envelopegate (check out my post from last year for a summary), the Academy was obviously trying to right their wrongs, from redesigned envelopes to even inviting Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty to present Best Picture again.

Kimmel does not strike the right chord with me though. He played it safe this time and was able to deftly discuss the Me Too movement, but overall his hosting lagged. The visiting theater bit was unnecessary (how many times will we bring in the “commoners” and laugh) and he can never handle a Best Picture moment without it being awkward (like not allowing the winners to fully speak). The show itself, on the other hand, was great. The stages were gorgeous and I appreciated the well placed montages here and there to honor film history. What’s not a great show without deserving and history making winners too!

After The Shape of Water’s Best Picture win

Be sure to check out TSL’s twitter page for more play by plays of the night’s biggest moments as well. Let’s move on to the winners!  (✓ if my prediction was right, ✗ if I was wrong)

Best Picture: The Shape of Water ✗

So I wanted Shape to win this whole time, but I was scared off by Three Billboards‘ streak and the many predictions for a Get Out win. I should have went with my gut though, and I am thrilled by this win!

Director: Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water ✓  (Perhaps my favorite win)

Actor in a Leading Role: Gary Oldman for The Darkest Hour ✓

Actress in a Leading Role: Frances McDormand for Three Billboards ✓  (One of the best speeches, see: inclusion rider)

Actor in a Supporting Role: Sam Rockwell for Three Billboards ✓

Actress in a Supporting Role: Allison Janney for I,Tonya ✓

Original Screenplay: Get Out ✓  (So happy for Jordan Peele!)

Adapted Screenplay: Call Me by Your Name ✓

Animated Feature Film: Coco ✓

Foreign Film: A Fantastic Woman  ✓

Best Music (original song): “Remember Me”, Coco 

Music (original score): The Shape of Water ✓

Cinematography: Blade Runner 2049 ✓  (Important to note that Roger Deakins has been nominated 14 times and this was his first win!)

Costume Design: Phantom Thread ✓

Documentary Feature: Icarus ✗

Film Editing: Dunkirk ✓

Makeup and Hair styling:  Darkest Hour ✓

Production Design: The Shape of Water ✓

Visual Effects: Blade Runner 2049 ✗

Sound Mixing: Dunkirk ✗

Sound Editing:  Dunkirk ✓

Short Film, live action: The Silent Child 

Short Film, animated:  Dear Basketball   (Kobe Bryant is an Oscar winner?)

Documentary Short: Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405 ✗

I got a 19/24, which might be the best I’ve done in a while so I’m proud of myself!

On to the Red Carpet! I’ll give my picks first, then Amanda A.

Amy’s Choices

BEST

Greta Gerwig in Rodarte

As the fifth woman to ever be nominated for Best Director, Greta killed it this year with her film Lady Bird and she killed it in this dress! I absolutely love this yellow!

Lupita Nyong’o in custom Atelier Versace

I love everything about dress, from the gold to the details. It gives me serious Wakanda vibes and I’m here for it!

Jennifer Garner in Atelier Versace

JEN! That cobalt blue! The side swept hair! The cut and flow of that dress! This is glamour and this is a look.

Allison Janney in Reem Acra

Now this is a dress you win an Oscar in! I love the color and the flow of the sleeves.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Sandra Bullock in Louis Vuitton

Not my favorite dress, but I like it the more I look at it. Gotta love Sandy.

WORST

Emily Blunt in Schiaparelli Haute Couture

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Zendaya in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture

This would be fine if it didn’t look like a curtain falling off the rod. 

 

Amanda’s Picks

BEST

Lupita Nyong’o in custom Atelier Versace

Lupita managed to look like a more perfect version of the Oscars statue. I love the gold and the sash detail which invoked the Black Panther. Wakanda forever!

Sandra Bullock in Louis Vuitton

She is looking radiant in this metallic dress

Adam Rippon in Moschino

Loved how Adam showed off his personality in this well cut suit. Also he has fierce face down!

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Viola Davis in Michael Kors Collection

Shout out to Viola for daring to wear such a bold color among all the neutral dresses. Hot pink looks great on her! Unfortunately the neckline is kind of awkward and doesn’t flatter her.

WORST

Salma Hayek in custom Gucci

I love bling but this looks cheap and is a bit of an overload.

Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein By Appointment

It looks a bit like a prom dress. That pale pink does nothing for her and the fit is weird.

Thanks again Amanda A! Looks like another Oscars has come and gone. As always, it was wonderful to see deserving films honored. The fashion never hurts either! Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, and thank you for tuning into awards season coverage here at Ticket Stub Love!

images from: https://www.vanityfair.com/style/photos/2018/03/oscars-2018-red-carpet-looks-dresses

 

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Oscar Predictions 2018

Happy Oscar Sunday! Before the best night of the year begins, here are my prediction’s for tonight’s winners

full list of nominees here

Best Picture: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ? (Possibly Get Out?)

The reason I have so many question marks is because this is one of the closest races for Best Picture that I have seen in years! There really is no clear front runner. While I would love to see The Shape of Water win big, it might be the safe choice. Three Billboards has had a good run this awards season, but Get Out might be the dark horse here. When I first saw Get Out in numerous predictions, I was baffled. The preferential ballot system would favor a Get Out win though, so the logic makes sense and honestly the film is well deserving.

Director: Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water

Actor in a Leading Role: Gary Oldman for The Darkest Hour

Actress in a Leading Role: Frances McDormand for Three Billboards

Actor in a Supporting Role: Sam Rockwell for Three Billboards

Actress in a Supporting Role: Allison Janney for I,Tonya

Original Screenplay: Get Out

Adapted Screenplay: Call Me by Your Name

Animated Feature Film: Coco

Foreign Film: A Fantastic Woman 

Best Music (original song): “Remember Me”, Coco

Music (original score): The Shape of Water

Cinematography: Blade Runner 2049

Costume Design: Phantom Thread

Documentary Feature: Faces Places

Film Editing: Dunkirk

Makeup and Hair styling:  Darkest Hour

Production Design: The Shape of Water

Visual Effects: War for the Planet of the Apes

Sound Mixing: Baby Driver

Sound Editing:  Dunkirk

Short Film, live action: The Silent Child

Short Film, animated:  Dear Basketball

Documentary Short: Heroin(e)

Make sure to tune in to the Oscars tonight at 8 pm EST on ABC! Red carpet coverage starts at 7 pm. Jimmy Kimmel is hosting again year (why), but it should be a good show with a lot of great winners. I will also be live tweeting so check out our Twitter page as well!

GOLDEN GLOBES 2018!!!!!

Awards season is finally here people! The Golden Globes were this past Sunday and the resounding theme of the night was TIME’S UP! From actresses wearing black on the red carpet to riveting speeches calling for change in response to the major sexual harassment issues in the workplace, the Golden Globes this year definitely had a more serious, but hopeful tone. Seth Meyers to me was a forgettable host because in the end, it was not about the jokes but more about the message being put forth by the winners and those in attendance. There were some great winners and surprises though! Perhaps my, and maybe everyone else’s, favorite moment of the night was Oprah’s incredible speech as she accepted the Cecille B. DeMille award. I believe everyone should take the time to watch or read her words so please do!

Also, for more of my opinions and live reactions to the show, make sure to check out TSL’s live twitter feed from yesterday!

Some highlights:

  • Best Motion Picture Drama: 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, This one took me by surprise. I really thought it was going to be The Shape of Water so let us see where the rest of awards season takes us.
  • Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical: Ladybird, So thrilled for Greta Gerwig (who was majorly snubbed for a directing nom). Get Out deserved more recognition though.
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama: Frances McDormand for 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Again I was not expecting this, but I really like Frances and she had a great speech.
  • Best Director: Guillero Del Toro for The Shape of Water, I had to report on this because I love Del Toro and was truly so happy for him! It was unacceptable, however, to try to play him off the stage. Like he said, give him a moment! It took 25 years to get there!
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama: Gary Oldman for The Darkest Hour, such a legendary actor who also should not have been played off
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical: James Franco for The Disaster Artist, Thought it was kind of rude when he pushed Tommy Wiseau (the man he played in the movie) away from the mic though
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical: Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Sam Rockwell for 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Allison Janney for I, Tonya, well deserved!
  • Best TV Series DramaThe Handmaid’s Tale
  • Best TV Series Comedy: The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselRise Amy Sherman-Palladino, rise!
  • Best Actor in a TV Series Drama: Sterling K. Brown for This is Us, YES!
  • Best Actress in a TV Series Drama: Elisabeth Moss for The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Best Actor in a TV Series Comedy: Aziz Ansari for Master of None, Represent! Him and Brown were the first black and Asian actors to win in their respective categories.
  • Best Actress in a TV Series Comedy: Rachel Brosnahan for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Best Actor, Limited Series or Motion Picture for TV: Ewan McGregor for Fargo
  • Best Actress, Limited Series or Motion Picture for TV: Nicole Kidman for Big Little Lies, an incredible performance and speech! Big Little Lies was a major winner of the night.

Typing out all the winners is a lot of work, so check out the full list here!

So I actually considered not doing a Red Carpet segment for this year’s post just because I figured the red carpet was not meant to be the focus of the evening. Then I realized how wrong I was. By wearing black, actresses brought even more attention to what they were wearing and united under a common front. This year’s fashion was more important than ever! So joining us again is Amanda A. highlighting a few of our favorite looks.

Amy’s Choices

Reese Witherspoon

Simple, clean, elegant

Angelina Jolie

So classy with the feathered sleeves and sheer overlay. I feel the need to pull her chair out for her and call her madam.

Dakota Johnson

Liked the front and then she turned around and I loved the back!

Penelope Cruz

That lace! What a bombshell

Mariah Carey

Mariah is flawless and I don’t know anyone else.

Amanda’s Choices

Issa Rae

That train! And that slit!

Kerry Washington

Love the shimmer and the shoes

Allison Janney

Sunning and so unique!

Also: Penelope Cruz

Angelina Jolie

Claire Foy

Jessica Biel

Thanks for joining us Amanda A! That’s the end of our Golden Globe coverage for this year! Next stop: SAG Awards on January 21st.

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OSCARS 2017!!!!!!

Welcome to Ticket Stub Love’s official Oscar mega post! Award season may be over but in this post we’re gonna cover everything about Sunday night’s ceremony: from the winners, to the red carpet, to even the biggest Oscar mix up of all time. So without further ado, I give you the 89th Academy Awards!

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Jimmy Kimmel was our host last night and I gotta say, I was less than impressed. Sure he had a few funny bits with Matt Damon such as his “inspirational” segment about Damon’s 2011 film We Bought a Zoo to even playing Damon off the stage when he came to present a few moments later but even those got old. Kimmel often opted to repeat the same jokes about no one watching the nominated films as well as rudely making fun of a few minority names. Kimmel tried hard at Oscar comedy gold with a bit that had unsuspecting tourists brought into the Dolby Theater but even that went on too long and was saved by a hilarious man named Gary from Chicago. Overall Kimmel was a bust as a host and not one I am likely to remember in future Oscars.

For more live action play by plays of the night, check out TSL’s twitter page. Now onto the winners! (check mark ✓ and x mark ✗for my predictions being right or not)

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  • Best picture: Moonlight ✗  We’ll get more into the Best Picture mix up later on in the post!
  • Director: Damien Chazelle- La La Land ✓  
  • Actor in a leading role: Casey Affleck- Manchester by the Sea ✓  This one really could have gone 50/50 to Denzel Washington for Fences. Not a huge fan of Casey and personally I was rooting for Denzel but if Casey’s performance was better, ok then.
  • Actress in a leading role: Emma Stone- La La Land ✓  I’ve said it before but I do not think Emma Stone’s performance was Oscar worthy. However I really like her in general so I’m still happy for her.
  • Actor in a supporting role: Mahershala Ali- Moonlight ✓  Great speech, great performance, great man. Also the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar!
  • Actress in a supporting role: Viola Davis- Fences ✓  So well deserving and another great speech.
  • Writing (adapted screenplay): Manchester by the Sea 
  • Writing (original screenplay) : Moonlight ✓
  • Animated feature film: Zootopia ✓  YES!
  • Animated Short: Piper 
  • Foreign language film: The Salesman   Very important to note that The Salesman‘s director Asghar Farhadi chose not to attend the ceremony after being previously affected by the Muslim ban.
  • Music (original song): “City of Stars” – La La Land ✓  
  • Music (original score): La La Land ✓  
  • Cinematography: La La Land ✓  
  • Costume design: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ✗  So I was rooting for Jackie in this category and really hoping La La Land would not win since the only “costumes” were Emma Stone’s pretty dresses. Didn’t expect Fantastic Beasts but I can attest that the costumes are great in the film thus well deserved.
  • Documentary (feature): OJ: Made in America ✓ 
  • Film editing: Hacksaw Ridge ✗  This one was a tough category! I was expecting La La Land but very happy Hacksaw Ridge got some recognition! Arrival could have won in this one as well.
  • Makeup and hairstyling: Suicide Squad ✗  The fact that Suicide Squad is an Oscar winning film still blows my mind.
  • Production design: La La Land ✓  
  • Visual effects: Jungle Book ✓  
  • Sound mixing: Hacksaw Ridge ✗  Probably shouldn’t have bet so much on La La Land but again, so happy for Hacksaw.
  • Sound editing: Arrival ✗  YES! Arrival actually won something!
  • Short film (live action): Sing ✗  
  • Best Documentary Short: The White Helmets ✓  

In the end, La La Land did not sweep as much as I expected it to (won 6 Oscars though). I’m actually so happy about that because I feel other deserving films were recognized as well. Overall I got a 17/24 for my predictions. Not the best but I’ll take it!

Now before we move onto Red Carpet, we have to talk about the Best Picture mix up! Wow. What a moment. So for those of you who did not hear about the biggest surprise of the night, here is what happened. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway came on stage to present the final award for Best Picture. As Beatty opened the envelope, there was clear confusion on his face as later on it was revealed that he was given the envelope for Best Actress instead, which read Emma Stone for La La Land. After pausing, Beatty showed the envelope to Dunaway who immediately announced La La Land as the winner after a quick glance at the envelope.

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Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway presenting Best Picture

It’s interesting to note that before their mics were cut off, Beatty can be heard saying “..but it said Emma Stone” and Dunaway replying “What?” as the cameras show the La La Land crew celebrating and making their way onto the stage. Two of the producers for La La Land had already given their acceptance speeches when something was revealed to clearly amiss on stage. A show producer hurriedly came and checked the envelope as those on stage began to realize the mistake. Jordan Horowitz then went to the mic and revealed that there had been a mistake and that Moonlight had actually won Best Picture. The shocked Moonlight cast and crew went up on stage to accept their award after Beatty explained the mishap.

La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz revealing Moonlight as the winner.

Emma Stone claimed she had her Best Actress envelope with her the whole time and PwC, the accounting firm that calculates the votes for the awards, admitted their mistake. There are two sets of envelopes and somehow the wrong one found its way into Warren Beatty’s hands. Beatty is not at fault here at all. It’s terrible for both films as well. La La Land had a victory cut short and had to give their awards away while the groundbreaking Moonlight did not receive the moment it deserved. Kudos to Horowitz for handling such a sticky situation with class. While I am sad for La La Land, Moonlight also very much deserved Best Picture so congrats are in order for both.

That’s an Oscar moment that will go down in history for sure. I think it’s finally time to move onto the other best part of the Oscars: THE RED CARPET!

We also have our special co-red carpet correspondent Amanda A joining us again with her picks!

Amy’s Choices

BEST

Emma Stone in Givenchy

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A perfect Oscar winning gown! Love the vintage feel and the gold. I actually really like the fringe too!

Taraji P Henson in Alberta Ferretti

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Wow she looks AH-MAZING! Looking like a million bucks and accentuating her great figure.

Brie Larson in Oscar de la Renta

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Another black dress killing it! Love the cut, Brie looks great!

Viola Davis in Armani Privé

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The color, the cut, the woman in it, all amazing.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Nicole Kidman in Armani Privé

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Honestly I’m not a huge fan of some of Nicole Kidman’s red carpet looks so I was thrilled when I found myself liking this dress. 

Amy Adams in Tom Ford

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I wish she walked the carpet because she looks so great in this dress! Love the metallic.

WORST

Dakota Johnson in Gucci

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What was going on in her head as she convinced herself that this was the dress to wear? Is she trying to be an actual Golden Girl?

Jessica Biel in Tom Ford

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Lots of gold on the red carpet! This dress actually isn’t terrible (except for the neckline) but something is off with the look as a whole.

Amanda’s Choices

BEST

Viola Davis in Armani Privé

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The color, the cut, the star!

Emma Stone in Givenchy

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Love the gold color and although I’m wary of fringe, it looks right on this dress.

Mahershala Ali in Ermenegildo Zegna Couture

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This might be the first time a man is in my best-dressed. Is it because the cut of the suit is so perfect on him or because he is so dang guapo?

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Taraji P Henson in Alberta Ferretti

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I actually said WOW (in a good way) when I saw that dress. Hot!

Brie Larson in Oscar de la Renta

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So classy and elegant in that black dress.

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I think this dress is getting more crap than it deserves. I love it, except for the neckline.

WORST

Halle Berry in Atelier Versace

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I actually liked her dress, but when your hair gets its own twitter account, you know.

Felicity Jones in Dior

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This dress was so plain!

Salma Hayek in Alexander McQueen

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She is gorgeous, but the dress is kind of vampy. 

Thanks to Amanda A for her great red carpet picks as always! Another awards season has come and gone. This year’s Oscars had more surprises than I would have expected, but I’m still looking forward to the next ceremony just as much. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! The films this year were great and deserving of the many accolades. Once again, thank you for checking out Ticket Stub Love for all your awards season coverage and we will see you again soon!

 

GOLDEN GLOBES 2017!!!

Yay awards season is finally here! First up we had the Golden Globes Sunday night hosted by Jimmy Fallon. The show as a whole was OK. There were not a lot of funny moments so to say, but more so memorable ones with some great winners and some amazing speeches (Meryl!!). Jimmy Fallon I thought was an alright host. I loved the opening La La Land inspired sequence but other than that and Questlove, he really did not bring anything new to the table.

Make sure to check out TSL’s live twitter feed from yesterday’s show for more of my reactions and opinions about the show!

Some highlights:

  • Best Motion Picture Drama: Moonlight, I’m excited to see this film but I feel like it is being majorly swept under the rug.
  • Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical: La La Land, the film swept the Globes with a record-breaking 7 wins.
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama: Isabelle Hupert for Elle, I was not expecting this!
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama: Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical: Ryan Gosling for La La Land, yup I had a feeling it would go to either of the Ryans (the other being Ryan Reynolds for Deadpool).
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical: Emma Stone for La La Land, yup predicted that.
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Aaron Taylor-Johnson for Nocturnal Animals, I love him so I was really happy with his win! Though I think Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) might have been robbed.
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Viola Davis for Fences, one of the best wins of the night and her speech was great.
  • Best TV Series DramaThe Crown, happy to say I predicted it!
  • Best TV Series ComedyAtlanta, did not see this one coming but I am so happy it won. It’s a great show!
  • Best Actor in a TV Series Drama: Billy Bob Thornton for Goliath, yup predicted it.
  • Best Actress in a TV Series Drama: Claire Foy for The Crown, yup predicted this one too!
  • Best Actor in a TV Series Comedy: Donald Glover for Atlanta, another one of my favorite wins of the night! Love him!
  • Best Actress in a TV Series Comedy: Tracee Ellis Ross for Black-ish, she made history as the first black woman to win in this category since Debbie Allen in 1983!
  • Best Actor, Limited Series or Motion Picture for TV: Tom Hiddleston for The Night Manager, his speech was probably one of the low moments of night for me. It’s nice to talk about humanitarian work but not when it’s all about your show in the end.
  • Best Actress, Limited Series or Motion Picture for TV: Sarah Paulson for The People v. OJ, yup predicted her!

Typing all this out is a lot of work so check out the full list of winners here.

Now onto my other favorite part of awards season: THE RED CARPET!

Joining us again this year with her red carpet picks is Amanda A!

Amy’s Choices

BEST

Lily Collins in Zuhair Murad

My favorite look of the night. I dream about this dress, I am obsessed with this dress. It is absolutely gorgeous!

Reese Witherspoon in Atelier Versace

 Love the light yellow color and elegant fit

Viola Davis in Michael Kors

YELLOWWWW, it’s bright and it’s a risk but Viola pulls it off exceptionally

Brie Larson in Rodarte

Classic and gorgeous Brie

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Emma Stone in Valentino Haute Couture

I thought the color was kind of drab on this one actually. The stars make up for it though.

Mandy Moore in Naeem Khan

Liked the cape and cut

THE WORST

Jessica Chastain in Prada

Was not a fan of the color, cut, or design at all

Zoe Saldana in Gucci Premiere

Get those ruffles out of here! Zoe Saldana’s looks are often hit or miss with me.

Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen

Those sleeves though..I’m not sure if the dress would be much better without them though.

Felicity Jones in Gucci

Sorry Amanda A, I know you like this dress but it just didn’t cut it for me. I like the black details the more I look at it, but the dress as a whole disappointed me.

Amanda’s Choices

Surprising number of great dresses on the carpet last night! It was extremely hard to narrow them down this time. Loved to see some of these ladies taking risks with their fashion choices that paid off. 

BEST

Viola Davis in Michael Kors

Tell me who else pulls off highlighter yellow like that? 

Felicity Jones in Gucci

This dress is getting a lot of undeserved hate, but I love the different colors and the detail. 
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Such a pretty color on her and I love the stars! 
Issa Rae in Christian Siriano
She looked like a goddess! 
Lily Collins in Zuhair Murad
A perfect princess dress
HONORABLE MENTIONS
Brie Larson in Rodarte
A classic and elegant look
Ruth Negga in Louis Vuitton
So unique and she pulled it off.
Evan Rachel Wood in custom Altuzarra
The fit of this suit is amazing.
WORST

Jessica Biel in Elie Saab Haute Couture

A bit too low cut and she doesn’t have much to show for it.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Vera Wang

Was she trying to pay homage to Princess Leia? Idk

Jessica Chastain in Prada

Looked kinda like a bedspread. Not feeling the color, cut, or details 

Sofia Vergara in Zuhair Murad

Eh a bit much 

That’s the end of our Golden Globes coverage! Special thanks to Amanda A for her red carpet picks and to Asha A for watching the show with me again! We’ll be back for the SAG awards Saturday, January 29th.

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OSCARS 2016!!!!

This is little late but whatever, any time is Oscar time! What did everyone think of this past Sunday’s Oscar ceremony? I personally was not a huge fan of Chris Rock’s hosting. He was funny but all of his jokes were about the Oscars So White issue, which is definitely important to highlight upon but it got old after a while (What even was that Stacey Dash bit?). I did like the Girl Scout cookie bit and seeing what types of cookies people got. Also, Louis C.K. should host next year because his little introduction was much funnier than all of Chris Rock’s attempts. Aside from the show, the best part about this year’s Oscars was by far the winners. Let’s go over them!

THE WINNERS (check mark ✓  and x mark ✗for my predictions being right or not)

    • Best picture: Spotlight ✗ I was actually very surprised Spotlight won since it really hasn’t won many awards this season. I was rooting for The Revenant.
    • Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant ✓  Yes! I love him and his work for this film.  It’s also his second Best Director win in a row!
    • Actor in a leading role: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant. YES YES YES ONE OF THE BEST MOMENTS OF MY LIFE

Just for your own personal pleasure, here was my reaction to Leo winning:

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He is my favorite actor and he deserves this award so much. Being able to see him win that Oscar was amazing. His win also surpassed Ellen’s 2014 seflie as the most tweeted about Oscar moment!

    • Actress in a leading role: Brie Larson- Room 
    • Actor in a supporting role: Mark Rylance- Bridge of Spies  This was probably the biggest upset of the night for me. I was rooting for Stallone so hard and if not Sly then definitely Mark Ruffalo. I actually thought they said Ruffalo at first with the whole Mark R-, but sadly no.
    • Actress in a supporting role: Alicia Vikander- The Danish Girl  I had a strong feeling Alicia would win, but I still hoped for Kate Winslet anyway.
    • Writing (adapted screenplay): The Big Short 
    • Writing (original screenplay) : Spotlight ✓
    • Animated feature filmInside Out ✓
    • Animated Short: Bear Story ✗
    • Foreign language film: Son of Saul 
    • Music (original song): “Writing’s On The Wall” – Spectre ✓  Lady Gaga’s performance of “Till It Happens To You” was one of the best moments of the night and her song is absolutely beautiful, but I still predicted Sam Smith would win. Bond songs have a tendency to do so.
    • Music (original score): Ennio Moriccone- The Hateful Eight  ✗
    • Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki- The Revenant✓  So well deserved, the cinematography was one of the best aspects of the film. It’s also Chivo’s third consecutive Oscar!
    • Costume designMad Max: Fury Road ✗ Mad Max dominated the Oscars this year (6 wins overall)!
    • Documentary (feature): Amy ✓ 
    • Film editing: Mad Max: Fury Road ✗
    • Makeup and hairstyling: Mad Max: Fury Road ✓ 
    • Production design: Mad Max: Fury Road ✓ 
    • Visual effects: Ex Machina ✗ Actually happy Mad Max didn’t win this one.
    • Sound mixing: Mad Max: Fury Road ✓ 
    • Sound editing: Mad Max: Fury Road ✗
    • Short film (live action): Stutterer 
    • Best Documentary Short: A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness ✗

In the end, I got a 15/24, 63%…yikes! My predictions were not on point this year. I am happy with most of the winners though!

Now *drumroll please*, onto the other best part of the Oscars: THE RED CARPET!

We also have our special co-red carpet correspondent Amanda A joining us again with her picks!

Amy’s Choices

BEST

Naomi Watts in Armani Prive

Gorgeous colors and I love the sparkle!

Saoirse Ronan in custom Calvin Klein

She killed it this award season with her fabulous looks! The sparkle and cut of this green dress fit her perfectly.

Brie Larson in Gucci

Love the royal blue on her! 

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

Okay so I have very mixed feelings about this dress. On one hand, I absolutely love the yellow (my favorite color) and how it channels Belle (my favorite Disney princess), but something about the bottom of the dress throws me off.

Rachel McAdams in August Getty Atelier

It’s simple but I like the cut. 

Jennifer Garner in Atelier Versace

My favorite of the many black dresses on the red carpet this year

WORST

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Drab 

Olivia Wilde in Valentino

Not a huge fan of the cut and those pleats

Heidi Klum in Marchesa

No

Amanda’s Choices

BEST

Chrissy Tiegen in Marchessa and John Legend in Paul Smith

One of the prettiest maternity looks I’ve seen. John looks dapper as always.

Brie Larson in Gucci

Besides winning best actress, Brie also wins for being one of the best-dressed of the night. The color looks regal on her, and I love her waist bling.

Naomi Watts in Armani Prive

Saoirse Ronan in custom Calvin Klein

Love the sparkle and colors of these glam dresses! Both ladies pull the look off without looking too flashy. 

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Julianne Moore in Chanel

Jennifer Garner in Atelier Versace

Kate Winslet could learn from them. This is how to do a black dress!

Olivia Munn in Stella McCartney

We don’t see a lot of orange on the red carpet, but the cut of this dress makes the look work!

Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso in Versace

Matt always looks great, and I love the color and cut of Luciana’s dress!

WORST

Kate Winslet in Ralph Lauren

Kate is beautiful, but this was one of the worst dresses of the night. It looks like a garbage bag.

Emily Blunt in Prada

Looks like a cross between a prom dress and a fancy nightgown.

Kerry Washington in Atelier Versace

Is she trying out for the Tomb Raider remake? Smh

Thanks Amanda A! Well that’s it for this year’s Oscars! The 2016 award season has sadly come to an end. Thanks for joining us on our coverage and let’s start looking forward to next year!

Oscar Predictions 2016

Happy Oscar Day everyone! To start off this glorious day right, here are my prediction’s for tonight’s winners

full list of nominees here

Best Picture: The RevenantA lot of people are saying The Big Short or even Spotlight could steal the award, but I’m betting on my favorite film of the year instead.

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu for The Revenant

Actor in  Leading Role: Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant, hands down

Actress in a Leading Role: Brie Larson for Room

Actor in a Supporting Role: Sylvester Stallone for Creed. Mark Ruffalo is also a strong contender here for Spotlight, but I love Sly so let’s hope for him!

Actress in a Supporting Role: Kate Winslet for Steve Jobs. I have a feeling Alicia Vikander could definitely win for The Danish Girl but Kate is my home girl and I would love to see her win again.

Original Screenplay: Spotlight

Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short

Animated Feature Film: Inside Out

Foreign Film: Son of Saul

Best Music (original song): Writing’s On The Wall”, Spectre

Music (original score): The Hateful Eight, Morricone!

Cinematography: The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki, (could be his third win in a row!)

Costume Design: Cinderella

Documentary Feature:  Amy

Film Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road. I’m betting on Mad Max for a lot of the more technical categories.

Makeup and Hair styling:  Mad Max: Fury Road

Production Design: Mad Max: Fury Road

Visual Effects: Mad Max: Fury Road. I also could see Ex Machina winning here too.

Sound Mixing: Mad Max: Fury Road (The next two are really down to either Mad Max or The Revenant so it’s pretty much a guessing game at this point.)

Sound Editing:  The Revenant

Short Film, live action: Day One

Short Film, animated:  Sanjay’s Super Team

Documentary Short: Body Team 12

Make sure to tune in to the Oscars tonight 8:30 pm EST on ABC! Chris Rock is our host and I have feeling that it’s going to be a good show with a lot of great winners. I will also be live tweeting so check out our Twitter page as well!

SAG Awards 2016

Sorry this is a pretty late post but I can’t miss out on covering the SAG Awards! There were some pretty surprising winners that may or may not carry onto the upcoming Oscars. Also, the great diversity in the winners and nominees was fantastic, just saying!

Full list of winners here

The highlights:

  • Outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture: Spotlight, called that and I’m leaning towards it for my pick for Best Picture
  • Outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant; YES! Did anyone else see that epic Leo and Kate hug?? GIF below!
  • Outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role: Brie Larson, Room; yup
  • Outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role: Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation; Yes I love Idris! Why was he not nominated for an Oscar?
  • Outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl; Interesting, I did not see that coming. This category is really down to anyone for the Oscar.
  • Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series: Downton Abbey; wow second year in a row!
  • Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series: Orange is the New Black; another win second year in a row!
  • Outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series: Kevin Spacey, House of Cards; Again, another win second year in a row!
  • Outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series: Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder; Wait what is this, another win second year in a row?! Many repeated winners!
  • Outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent; okay back to some new winners.
  • Outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series: Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black; Sike! We have another win two years in a row.

Just for fun and my own personal pleasure, here is Leo and Kate hugging after Leo won his SAG.

LEO + KATE 4EVER

Now onto the RED CARPET!

My favorites:

  • Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab

  • Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

  • Saoirse Ronan in Michael Kors; I’ve been loving her looks all award season!

  • Ellie Kemper in Peter Pilotto; I normally don’t go for prints, but I really liked this dress for some reason!

 

Not So Good

  • Brie Larson in Versace; I love Brie but not this dress.

  • Kate Mara in Valentino

  • January Jones in Schiaparelli; It just looks a little too gauzy and not put together.

Okay, that’s it for now! Our next award show will be the Oscars, but first I will put out my Oscar Predictions soon!

images from: http://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/red-carpet-dresses/g6789/the-best-of-the-2016-screen-actors-guild-awards-arrivals/

 

 

GOLDEN GLOBES 2016!!!

Hellooooo!!!!! It is finally my favorite time of the year: AWARD SEASON! To start us off was yesterday’s Golden Globes, hosted by Ricky Gervais. Ricky…well..uh…let’s see…he was Ricky to say the least. I honestly do not understand why the HFPA asked him to come back for the fourth time to host the Globes because he was not necessarily that funny and was more cringe worthy if anything. That aside, the Globes yesterday were fantastic because of all the amazing winners!

Make sure to check out TSL’s live twitter feed from yesterday’s show for more of my reactions and opinions about the show!
Some highlights:

  • Best Motion Picture DramaThe Revenant YES! I am so excited to see this movie, well deserved!
  • Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical: The Martian, I agree with the director Ridley Scott’s comment, was this really a comedy though?
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama: Brie Larson for Room. Yup, predicted that but I honestly didn’t realize how young she was until I heard her voice in her speech.
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama: Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant, YES YES YES YES YES! For those who know me, Leo is my all time favorite actor so this was a big moment for me.
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical: Matt Damon for The Martian, yup predicted that
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical: Jennifer Lawrence for Joy, yup predicted that, but the girl just has so many awards already.
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Sylvester Stallone for Creed, I honestly did not see that coming but it was so deserved! The standing ovation and Sly’s great speech were among the best moments of the night. Shoutout to Asha A and her favorite win!
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Kate Winslet for Steve Jobs, the Globes just love Kate so I predicted right! (Also Leo and Kate both won last night guys, eek!)
  • Best TV Series Drama: Mr. Robot, did not see that coming!!
  • Best TV Series Comedy: Mozart in the Jungle, did not see that coming either!
  • Best Actor in a TV Series Drama: Jon Hamm for Mad Men, yup predicted that.
  • Best Actress in a TV Series Drama: Taraji P. Henson for Empire, I thought it was going to be Viola Davis but I love Taraji and Cookie so much!! Her speech was simply so Cookie and perfect!
  • Best Actor in a TV Series Comedy: Gael G. Bernal for Mozart in the Jungle, did not see that coming..going to have to look more into this show!
  • Best Actress in a TV Series Comedy: Rachel Bloom for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, did not see that coming either! Wow these CW actresses (Bloom this year, Gina Rodriguez last year) are really sweeping these Globes.
  • Best Actor, Limited Series or Motion Picture for TV: Oscar Isaac for Show Me a Hero, yup predicted that because I just love Oscar Isaac!
  • Best Actress, Limited Series or Motion Picture for TV: Lady Gaga for American Horror Story: Hotel, uhh no did not see that coming and I don’t think anyone else did either because that room was just awkward when she won…Also Leo was not throwing shade at Gaga people, she just bumped into him accidentally and he was reacting to that! Chill!

Okay so I do not really feel like typing out the rest so check out the full list of winners here.

On to my other favorite part of award season: THE RED CARPET!

This time around we have a very special guest Amanda A joining us with her Red Carpet picks as well so let’s see if any of ours overlap!

Amy’s Choices

BEST

Brie Larson in Calvin Klein

My favorite! I love the cut of the dress and the shine, she looks like a Golden Globe.

Saoirse Ronan in Yves Saint Laurent Couture by Hedi Slimane

Simple and elegant, like a Greek Goddess.

Amy Adams in Atelier Versace

Love that color on her, matches her hair!

Taraji P. Henson in Stella McCartney

Another white dress that I loved, mainly because of the fierce lady rocking it!

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Kate Hudson in Michael Kors

Okay I’m sorry, I know not everyone loved this look but I surprisingly like it for some reason. It just seems like something Kate Hudson would wear and you know, if I had a bod like hers, I would show it off too!

Lady Gaga in Versace

Very classy! Even though I am still a bit surprised by her win, I do appreciate how much her style has evolved. 

Laverne Cox in Elizabeth Kennedy

More white! I love the flow of this dress though.

WORST

Katy Perry in Prada

The dress is horrid, the color is horrid, her hair is horrid. No honey, just no. 

Rooney Mara in Alexander McQueen

This dress is horrid, the color is horrid, her hair is horrid. No honey, just no. 

Amanda’s Choices

BEST

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Unique silhouette and a great color on her.

Julianne Moore in Tom Ford

Beautiful color on her and a great neckline. She looks like the night sky.

Jennifer Lopez in Giambattista Valli

Got to give it up for J.Lo. She looks classy for once. Her dress is a great color and the shape is unique and interesting.

Amy Adams in Atelier Versace

Simple yet sparkly…my favorite. Actually reminds me of my prom dress which was the same color as my hair too.

Laverne Cox in Elizabeth Kennedy

Love Laverne and love the way this dress flows on her. So chic!

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Lady Gaga in Versace

That look is so classy! How dare Leo laugh at her for winning an award! She still looks kinda scary though.

Melissa McCarthy in a dress of her own design

Props to her for designing her own dress. It’s flattering and I like its shine. It kinda looks like a trash bag though.

WORST

Katy Perry in Prada

Looks like a nightgown and her hair is too retro.

Kate Hudson in Michael Kors

What was she thinking? She is at the Golden Globes not the club!

Eva Longoria in Georges Hobeika

This dress looks like a tablecloth or a sofa covering. Sorry I just thought it wasn’t glam enough.

Ok so that’s the end of our Golden Globes coverage! Special thanks to Amanda A for her red carpet picks and to Asha A for watching the show with me! We’ll be back for the SAG awards Saturday, January 30th.

All images from:

https://www.yahoo.com/style/golden-globes-2016-best-worst-231521958.html

OSCARS 2015!!

This is late and I know the Oscars are probably off your mind by now, but oh well! How were the Oscars everyone? I for one was pretty satisfied with the winners. I was not a huge fan of Neil Patrick Harris though. He just was not that funny to me but you have to give the guy props because hosting the Oscars is no easy job. There were some great music performances too (“Glory” by Common and John Legend, The Sound of Music tribute by Lady Gaga).Let’s go over the winners, shall we?

THE WINNERS (check mark ✓  and x mark ✗for my predictions being right or not)

    • Best picture: Birdman ✗ Wow I was totally expecting Boyhood but I am psyched Birdman won!!
    • Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu – Birdman ✗ I was rooting for him though! He’s such a cool guy
    • Actor in a leading role: Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything ✓   I wanted Michael Keaton, but Redmayne was so excited when he won!
    • Actress in a leading role: Julianne Moore – Still Alice 
    • Actor in a supporting role: J.K. Simmons- Whiplash 
    • Actress in a supporting role: Patricia Arquette- Boyhood ✓
    • Writing (adapted screenplay): Graham Moore– The Imitation Game He had such an inspiring speech!
    • Writing (original screenplay) : Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo- Birdman ✓
    • Animated feature film: Big Hero Six ✗ (I thought How to Train Your Dragon 2)
    • Animated Short: Feast ✗
    • Foreign language film: Ida – Poland✗
    • Music (original song): “Glory” – Selma 
    • Music (original score): Alexandre Desplat – The Grand Budapest Hotel  ✗
    • Cinematography: Birdman✓ A shoe-in, the film was made to like one single shot!
    • Costume designThe Grand Budapest Hotel✓ 
    • Documentary (feature): CITIZENFOUR ✓ 
    • Film editing:  Whiplash 
    • Makeup and hairstyling: The Grand Budapest Hotel 
    • Production design:  The Grand Budapest Hotel✓
    • Visual effects: Interstellar ✓
    • Sound mixing: Whiplash
    • Sound editing:  American Sniper ✓
    • Short film (live action)L: The Phone Call 
    • Best Documentary Short: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 

So I got 16/24 = 66% like last year! Man, I got to step up my game!

Now onto the RED CARPET! I was very pleased this year with all the dresses and also the #AskHerMore campaign!

My Favorites:

  • Anna Kendrick in Thakoon (for some reason, it looked a lot brighter on my TV screen, but I still love the color)

  • Rosamund Pike in Givenchy Haute Couture

Rosamund Pike may have found herself on the worst dressed list time and time again this awards season, but the "Gone Girl" star had arguably one of the best looks of the evening when she donned an absolutely ravishing red Givenchy gown at the 87th Academy Awards on Feb. 22, 2015.

  • Oprah Winfrey in Vera Wang. She looked FAB!

Oprah Winfrey

  • Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford (This is for Asha A, who has been in love with Reese’s looks all awards season)

Reese Witherspoon

  • Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein (It looked so good it got stolen for a bit!)

Lupita Nyong’o

  • Emma Stone in Elie Saab

Emma Stone

Not-S0-Good:

  • Felicity Jones in Alexander McQueen

Felicity Jones

  • Scarlett Johansson in Versace

WORST: Scarlett Johansson in Versace

  • Julianne Moore in Chanel Haute Couture. Okay so honestly this dress was not terrible at all, just not my favorite

BEST: Julianne Moore in Chanel Haute Couture

Wait. That was it? Awards season is over?? I’m heartbroken but it was fun guys! Congrats to all the winners and nominees!

pics:

https://www.yahoo.com/style/the-best-and-worst-dressed-c1424655806625.html

http://oscar.go.com/red-carpet