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!

 

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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.

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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!