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. 
Emma Stone in Valentino Haute Couture
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

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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!

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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

 

 

SAG AWARDS 2015

Yay! The Screen Actor’s Guild awards were on Sunday and we have some awesome and surprising winners!

full list of winners: click here

The highlights:

  • Outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture: Birdman, wow Boyhood better watch out
  • Outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything, Is Eddie going to win the Oscar? Man I really want Michael Keaton though!
  • Outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
  • Outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role: Alan Arkin, Whiplash. yup
  • Outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role : Patricia Arquette, Boyhood. yup
  • Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series: Downton Abbey, wow!
  • Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series: Orange is the New Black, wow!
  • Outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series: Kevin Spacey, House of Cards. yup
  • Outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series: Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder, YAS! I loved her speech
  • Outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series: William H. Macy, Shameless, wow!
  • Outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series: Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black, YAS! I loved her speech too

Now onto the RED CARPET!

My favorites:

  • Julianne Moore in Ricardo Tisci (great color on her)

JULIANNE MOORE photo | Julianne Moore

  • Reese Witherspoon: Giorgio Armani (She’s been great all award season!)

REESE WITHERSPOON photo | Reese Witherspoon

  • Rashida Jones in Emanuel Ungaro (I don’t know, I liked it)

RASHIDA JONES photo | Rashida Jones

  • Viola Davis in Max Mara (lots of white on the red carpet!)

VIOLA DAVIS photo | Viola Davis

Not So Good

  • Jennifer Aniston in Galliano

JENNIFER ANISTON photo | Jennifer Aniston

  • Lorelei Linklater in Honor

Lorelei Linklater in Honor

That’s all for now folks! Join us next time for our Oscar predictions and all that jazz.

images from: http://www.peoplestylewatch.com/people/stylewatch/package/gallery/0,,20881791_20895795,00.html

GOLDEN GLOBES 2015

THIS IS SO LATE BUT I DON’T CARE…HERE WE GO……AWARD SEASON 2015!!!! woo

How’s everyone doing? Long time, no see! So I’m going to get right down to the point here, before this award season, I had very to little interest in the movies nominated. It definitely seemed like a lackluster award season, but now I am actually getting pretty excited. There are some pretty good movies out right now (my challenge: see all Oscar best pic nominated before the show on 2/22)!

So I Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the show for the 3rd and last time. Overall I thought it was a pretty good show. The duo was funny but I felt like they really played those North Korea and Bill Cosby jokes to the point where it got cringe-worthy but hey Tina and Amy rock so…

Some highlights:

  • Best Motion Picture Drama: Boyhood, (yup = called it)
  • Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical: The Grand Budapest Hotel, what. Where did Wes Anderson come from, also how did this get 9 Oscar nominations??
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama: Julianne Moore for Still Alice, not expecting that! Still rooting for Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl or Reese Witherspoon for Wild
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama: Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything, not expecting this either but good for him!
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical: Michael Keaton for Birdman, yup and I love his speech, best one of the night
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical: Amy Adams for Big Eyes, yup
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Alan Arkin for Whiplash, yup and btw Whiplash looks great!
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Patricia Arquette for Boyhood, yup
  • Best TV Series Drama: The Affair, not expecting that
  • Best TV Series Comedy: Transparent, not expecting that either, all the TV winners were new winners too
  • Best Actor in a TV Series Drama: Kevin Spacey for House of Cards, yup
  • Best Actress in a TV Series Drama: Ruth Wilson for The Affair, not expecting that
  • Best Actor in a TV Series Comedy: Jeffrey Tambor for Transparent, again I was so bad at predicting the TV winners!
  • Best Actress in a TV Series Comedy: Gina Rodrguez for Jane the Virgin, yay I loved her speech too! She really deserved it!

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

Yes so let us finally get down to the best part….THE RED CARPET!

Here are favorites:

  • Jenna Dewan Tatum in Carolina Herrera

  • Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein

  • Jessica Chastain in Atelier Versace

Jessica Chastain | All The Looks On The 2015 Golden Globes Red Carpet

Honestly, there were’t too many looks that I really loved this year.

The Not-So-Good

  • Kiera Knightley in Chanel

  • Patricia Arquette in Escada

  • Lana del Rey in Travilla

That concludes our Golden Globe coverage, join us next time for the SAG awards on January 25th!

images from:

http://www.elle.com/fashion/celebrity-style/news/g14804/all-the-looks-from-the-golden-globes/?thumbnails

Oscars 2014!!!

Yes sadly award season is over :(, but now we can relive the biggest night in Hollywood: THE OSCARS! I thought the show overall was pretty good. Ellen was a great host and though the opening monologue was a bit lackluster, she kept the ball rolling with the infamous selfie, the pizza delivery, etc. If you want to hear more of my thoughts about the show, performances, and winners, check out my Post Oscars podcast with Aimee J : http://aimeej21.com/2014/03/post-oscar-snow-day/

full list of winners and nominees: http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/02/showbiz/oscars-2014-winners-list/

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

    •  Best picture: 12 Years a Slave ✓
    • Director: Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity ✓ 
    • Actor in a leading role: Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club ✓  Yes I wanted Leo so badly, but McConaughey did work hard for his role and his acceptance speech was pretty awesome.
    • Actress in a leading role: Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine 
    • Actor in a supporting role: Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club 
    • Actress in a supporting role: Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave ✓  My favorite moment of the night was when she won! Loved her speech and she deserved the win!
    • Writing (adapted screenplay)12 Years A Slave – John Ridley
    • Writing (original screenplay) : Her – Spike Jonze 
    • Animated feature filmFrozen 
    • Foreign language filmThe Great Beauty – Italy 
    • Music (original song): “Let it Go” – Frozen – Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez 
    • Music (original score)Gravity – Steven Price 
    • CinematographyGravity 
    • Costume designThe Great Gatsby ✗
    • Documentary (feature): 20 Feet From Stardom ✗
    • Film editing:  Gravity Cuaron got this award first, can’t believe this was his first Oscar!
    • Makeup and hairstyling: Dallas Buyers Club 
    • Production design:  The Great Gatsby ✗
    • Visual effects: Gravity 
    • Sound mixing: Gravity ✗
    • Sound editing:  Gravity ✗
    • Short film (live action): Helium ✗

So I got 16/24 = 66% I mainly got stuck in some of the documentary and technical categories. Wow Gravity swept those up with a total of 7 wins. Sadly American Hustle got shut out of all 10 of its nominations. Overall I’m happy with all the winners

Now onto the RED CARPET!

My Favorites:

  • Lupita N’yongo in Prada. I understand how the cut can be viewed as unflattering for her, but I think overall she looked beautiful.

  • Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen. great color, draping, and hair

  • Amy Adams in Gucci. Another Navy blue, but the fit is perfect and looks exquisite. The earrings are also a nice touch.
  • Camila Alves in Gabriela Cadena

Not So Good:

  • Elsa Pataky in Elie Saab. No you don’t wear that kind of dress when you are pregnant! Something flowy is the best option (see Olivia Wilde and Kerry Washington)

  • Sally Hawkins in Valentino. Pretty but not age-appropriate

  • Margot Robbie in Gucci. Okay so while it’s not thaaat bad, she looks unrecognizable as a brunette! I know she had to do it for a role, but the hair is too harsh on her and the dress is not fitted well. She was one of favs at the Golden Globes too!

I guess this is where we part for award season. 😦  Though I am sad it is all over, it was fun so…. until next year!!!

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