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Depth in Foreign Films ~ Oscars’ Week

Depth in Foreign Films ~ Oscars’ Week

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Host Academy Governor Mark Johnson and directors

Oscars presents foreign film Foreign Films symposiums. Providing insight into the directors’ Oscar-nominated films.

Foreign Film Theatre

Gathering Saturday to attend the evening Nominees Symposium we found ourselves surrounded by many who attend every year. One family is attending for the 24th year, they did miss the first symposium.

Sitting in the theatre the white screen where the top films in history screened. Today the top foreign film directors surround me. The stories fill the sound of people’s stories and lives. Taking in all the emotions that the directors have developed. It is a true honor.

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Host Academy Governor Mark Johnson during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Oscar Week: Foreign Language Films 

This is the 60th year for the Foreign Film category; La Strada states, “It took The Academy 27 years to realize that not all great filmmaking is American.” Mark Johnson, Academy governor representing the Producers Branch and the chair of the Foreign Language Film Award Executive Committee, stated, “there is a depth in this category, foreign films, they are becoming more accessible. It is not necessary to make an American film.” This year the Academy nominated 5 films from 85 submitted foreign films. The nominted films are Tanna, Land Of Mine, Tori Erdmann, The Salesman, and A Man Called Ove.

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Hannes Holm A Man Called Ove Foreign Language Film Oscars

Foreign Film A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove brings the sense of losing a lifelong partner to reality. This may be something many will experience in their lifetime, but not understand until that time. Hannes Holm, The Director, talks about taking a novel to the film he says, “He felt like a thief taking the book story to film. The version is his not the author’s version of the book. Frederick Morheden, the novelist, told him yes!”

The story is of a husband losing his wife. The struggle with disorder and absence of her presence he becomes desperate with the struggle. He turns to enforcing association rules and gives up on life. He develops a most unlikely relationship.

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Holm’s discussed the film with us after the symposium. He feels that each time the movie is different. He believes that he is only fifty percent of a film. The audience is the other fifty percent. Holms is htrilled to be theatre where some of the world’s greatest films are screened.

This film’s nomination and awards also include: “Nominated – Best Foreign Language Film and Best Achievement for Makeup & Hairstyling (Love Larson & Eva von Bahr), 89th Academy Awards® Winner – Best European Comedy, 29th European Film Awards Winner – Best Actor (Rolf Lassgård), 2016 Seattle International Film Festival Golden Space Needle Award, Winner – Audience Award, Best Actor (Rolf Lassgård), Best Makeup (Love Larson & Eva Von Bahr), 2016 Guldbagge Awards, Winner – Audience Award, 2016 Mill Valley Film Festival & 2016 Traverse City Film Festival Winner – Audience Award for Best Film, 2016 Scottsdale International Film Festival.” This film may be viewed here Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft, and ViaPlay.

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Academy Governor Mark Johnson with directors of the Oscar® nominated foreign film “Tanna,” Bentley Dean and Martin Butler 

Foreign Film Tanna

Tanna, a South Pacific island, is a story about the Yakel Tribe. The love interest of Wawa may change the tribe’s world for generations to come. The film is cast by the tribe leaders. Its presentation is in their native language. Martin Butler and Bentley Dean, film directors, state, “This was a collaboration film.” JJ acted as the language and cultural interpreter for the film.

The film did present many hurdles. The island has no electricity. The filming and editing with solar power. Casting was done by tribal leaders. They did have a few issues the almost imploded the film. The tribe members had never seen a film. The crew created a natural warm. the environment for a cast that did not even have a sense of filmmaking to be comfortable and present their best acting. They filmed a lot to ensure a good presence. The story had no written script. The story is a collaborated dialog based on each day shooting best. There were no rehearsals.

The world primer was with tribe. The chief said, “This is our Movie.” This film’s awards also include: Awards: AACTA Award for Best Original Music Score, Special Mention for Feature-length Fiction Film Nominations: AACTA Award for Best Direction. You can view the film on Amazon.

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Director of the Oscar® nominated foreign film “Land of Mine”, Martin Zandvliet

Foreign Film Land of Mine

Land Of Mine, Under Sandet original title, is based on actual events after World War II German prisoners of war. They are ordered to clear over 2 million land mines on the Denmark shoreline.

Director, Martin Zandvloet, “This film is about how we view human beings. We need to be more aware of viewing human being’s as individuals. I am grateful to the editor for his insightful talent. The bricklayer he finds walking on set with a cup of coffee is the best job.”

This film awarded Best Canadian Film at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015. It won Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. The film also won Best Danish Film at the Bodil Award plus more. You can view this film here iTunes, GooglePlay, MicroSoft, & Via Play.

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Director of the Oscar® nominated foreign film “Toni Erdmann”, Maren Ade

Foreign Film Toni Erdmannthe

Toni Erdmannthe, a film about a jokester father and his very busy CEO daughter. He hires someone to play his daughter. He wonders who is going to pay that bill.

The film has received criticism regarding the length. Director, Maren Ade,states, “Took notes after premiere and was afraid to make those changes. She stewed a few days but left it.” The comedy is character driven. The play with the dentures developed from a set that was a gift while the director was a waitress.

Foreign Film The Salesman

The Salesman is about a couple begins performing Death of A Salesman their relationship begins to change. Asghar Farhadi, from Iran, was not in attendance at the symposium. He made a choice to stay away after the recent ban by the US President put in place a travel ban. He did send a message that he was honored to be nominated and had a lot of respect for the Academy. All directors present signed a letter in solidarity with Farhadi.

We had the honor of meeting actor Brian Avery after the event. He is thrilled for Oscars week. He found the films to be inspirational in talent and film. You can learn more about Avery’s acting career here.

The symposium provides a great insight to the processes of filmmaking and how it works world wide. Many film makers receive funding from their governments. Looking forward to the announcement at the 89th Oscars for Foreign Language Film 60th winner.

The Oscars® will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood, CA and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

See the full pictures form the event here.

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Grammy® Winners, Fashion, and Parties

Grammy® Winners, Fashion, and Parties

Grammy® musicians gathered at the Staple Center. The winners, presenters, and performers enjoy a party weekend.

Grammy® Fashion

The Grammy® fashion on the red carpet this year was a little more modest, daring, and sexy.

Jeannie Mai brings the sexy back with a full body wax and a Balmain cut out jumpsuit.

Cardi B makes a red carpet statement with a vintage Thierry Mugler Venus dress with bluPRint diamonds and pearls. This dress has been restyled and Instagrammed by many.

Lady Gaga is wearing classic strapless metallic dress with Tiffany diamonds.

Heidi Klum wears a white mini-dress by Stepahne Rolland with statement sleeves and textured silver clutch.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez strut the red carpet wearing Ralph and Russon. She is wearing a great sun hat and he has a printed tuxedo jacket.

Amber Mark looks stunning in a red the Merlin Castell‘s Manhattan Dress.

Dolly Parton wore the same red shoes during her performance and the red carpet. This was in honor of the Netflix movie Dumplin. 

Grammy® Winners

Record of the Year

This Is America — Childish Gambino

Album of the Year

Golden Hour — Kacey Musgraves

Song of the Year

This Is America — Donald Glover and Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)

Best New Artist

Dua Lipa

Best Pop Solo Performance

Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?) — Lady Gaga

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Shallow — Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Best Pop Vocal Album

Sweetener — Ariana Grande

Best Rock Performance

When Bad Does Good — Chris Cornell

Best Rock Song

Masseduction — Jack Antonoff and Annie Clark, songwriters (St. Vincent)

Best Rock Album

From the Fires — Greta Van Fleet

Best Alternative Music Album

Colors — Beck

Best R&B Performance

Best Part — H.E.R. featuring Daniel Caesar

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Everything Is Love — The Carters

Best R&B Album

H.E.R. — H.E.R.

Best Rap Performance

“King’s Dead” — Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake and

Bubblin — Anderson Paak

Best Rap Song

God’s Plan — Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels, and Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)

Best Rap Album

Invasion of Privacy — Cardi B

Best Country Solo Performance

Butterflies — Kacey Musgraves

Best Country Album

Golden Hour — Kacey Musgraves

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Emanon — The Wayne Shorter Quartet

Best Latin Pop Album

Sincera — Claudia Brant

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

Aztlán — Zoé

Best Americana Album

By the Way, I Forgive You — Brandi Carlile

Best Song Written for Visual Media

Shallow — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper)

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Pharrell Williams

Best Music Video

This Is America — Childish Gambino

Best Comedy Album

Equanimity & the Bird Revelation — Dave Chappelle

Best Musical Theater Album

The Band’s Visit — Etai Benson, Adam Kantor, Katrina Lenk, and Ari’el Stachel, principal soloists; Dean Sharenow and David Yazbek, producers; David Yazbek, composer and lyricist.

Best Instrumental Composition

Blut Und Boden (Blood and Soil) — Terence Blanchard

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

Stars and Stripes Forever — John Daversa

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

Spiderman Theme — Mark Kibble, Randy Waldman and Justin Wilson, arrangers

Best Recording Package

Masseduction — Willo Perron, art director

Grammy® Parties

Grammy® Parties fill the weekend from Clives Davis’ party, brunch, and after parties. It is a time for celebrities to gather eat, drink, and let loose. There is a lot of fashion for the weekend. Stylists are busy making sure each detail is in place for each event.

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25th SAG Awards

25th SAG Awards

25th SAG Awards is a celebration of the silver anniversary. The night fills with entertainment, fashion, drinks, and food. The night starts with a toast on the silver carpet.

25th SAG Red Carpet

The red carpet at Shrine Expo Hall kicks off with an official toast with nominee Jon Huertas (This Is Us) and Vitalie Taittinger, Global Spokesperson and Artistic Director for Champagne Taittinger on a silver carpet for the 25th SAG. Stunt nominees receive their SAG Award prior to the start of the evening. The awards announced by ambassadors Harry Shum Jr. and Yara Shahidi (see below for details).

25th SAG Red Carpet Fashion

This year the sea of gold, Feathers, fringe, embellishment, trains, and trumpet gowns. Men took to adding flairs with lining, colors, and even prints tuxedos. The carpet fills with the top actors and actress of television and movie.

Lady Gaga wears an all white Dior gown (taken right from last week’s runway). It has a sense of Marilyn Monroe’s famous white dress. The slit goes to her waist she is wearing a white bodice suit.

Fiona Xi is wearing the playful gown of the evening. It is a Schiaparelli haute couture gown. The gown is colorful tulle.

The classic couple of the night celebrates their recent marriage. They meet at an EW Party three years ago. They are truly couple goals looking classic on the red carpet. Jessica Blair Herman is wearing beautiful red gown and Allen Leech in a classic black tux.

Rachel Bloom loved the slit in her gold gown to cool her ankles. Cristina Ottaviano designed the gown.

Miriam Shor made sure to wear her spanx, but did wear a beautiful white gown by Narciso Rodriguez instead of just her spanx.

Glenn Close wears her grandmother’s wedding ring in honor of her. The grandmother dreamed of being an actress. Her grandmother dedicated her life to her family (similar to the character she is nominated this evening).

Jon Chu, Crazy Rich Asian director, has Crazy Rich Asian printed on green statin inside jacket and on his handkerchief that has the film name on green statin need actor’s name and designer. His tuxedo designer is ESQ Clothing.

Alison Brie brings the bow on the dresses to a new height. It took four people to get her into it the dress. She is also sewn into the dress.

25th Annual SAG Awards

This year’s show hosted by hosted by Megan Mullally, Karen on Will and Grace.  She bought her gowns online having a difficult time getting designers to dress her. Presenters include: Tom Hanks Life Achievement ,Robin Wright, Anthony Ramos, Rachel Weisz, Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, Hugh Grant, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Gabrielle Carteris, Antonio Banderas, Scott Bakula, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Bradley Cooper, Adam Driver, Sam Elliott, Lady Gaga, Henry Golding, Ben Hardy, Ken Jeong, Gwilym Lee, Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, John David Washington, Awkwafina, Alec Baldwin, Matt Bomer, Laverne Cox, Richard Madden, Ricky Martin, Keri Russell, Tracy Morgan, Ricky Martin, and Chris Pine. They enjoyed dinner (click link for recipes and details)while the “actors” (name of SAG Awards) are presented.

Alan Alda received the Lifetime Achievement award. Many remember this actor from M.A.S.H. He is also a writer, director, producer, polymath and advocate for science communication. He is one of only six people to receive Oscar®, Tony® and Emmy® nominations in the same year.

25th SAG Recipients

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

A Star Is Born (4 nominations)
Black Panther (2 nominations) Recipient
BlacKkKlansman (3 nominations)
Bohemian Rhapsody (2 nominations)
Crazy Rich Asians (1 nominations)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Christian Bale, Vice
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody Recipient
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns
Glenn Close, The Wife Recipient
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born

25th SAG Awards is a celebration of the silver anniversary. The night fills with entertainment, fashion, drinks, and food. The night starts with a toast on the silver carpet.

25th SAG Red Carpet

The red carpet at Shrine Expo Hall kicks off with an official toast with nominee Jon Huertas (This Is Us) and Vitalie Taittinger, Global Spokesperson and Artistic Director for Champagne Taittinger on a silver carpet for the 25th SAG. Stunt nominees receive their SAG Award prior to the start of the evening. The awards announced by ambassadors Harry Shum Jr. and Yara Shahidi (see below for details).

25th SAG Red Carpet Fashion

This year the sea of gold, Feathers, fringe, embellishment, trains, slits, and trumpet gowns. Men took to adding flairs with lining, colors, and even prints tuxedos. The carpet fills with the top actors and actress of television and movie.

Lady Gaga wears an all white Dior gown (taken right from last week’s runway). It has a sense of Marilyn Monroe’s famous white dress. The slit goes to her waist she is wearing a white bodice suit.

Fiona Xi is wearing the playful gown of the evening. It is a Schiaparelli haute couture gown. The gown is colorful tulle.

The classic couple of the night celebrates their recent marriage. They meet at an EW Party three years ago. They are truly couple goals looking classic on the red carpet. Jessica Blair Herman is wearing beautiful red gown and Allen Leech in a classic black tux.

Rachel Bloom loved the slit in her gold gown to cool her ankles. Cristina Ottaviano designed the gown.

Miriam Shor made sure to wear her spanx, but did wear a beautiful white gown by Narciso Rodriguez instead of just her spanx.

Glenn Close wears her grandmother’s wedding ring in honor of her. The grandmother dreamed of being an actress. Her grandmother dedicated her life to her family (similar to the character she is nominated this evening).

Jon Chu, Crazy Rich Asian director, has Crazy Rich Asian printed on green statin inside jacket and on his handkerchief that has the film name on green statin need actor’s name and designer. His tuxedo designer is ESQ Clothing.

Alison Brie brings the bow on the dresses to a new height. It took four people to get her into it the dress. She is also sewn into the dress.

25th Annual Celebrity Styling

Jane is wearing Maison Valentino dress, Gismondi 1754 jewels, Roger Vivier bag, and Sarah Flint shoes. Lily is wearing a Ralph Lauren jacket, Oscar de la Renta pants, and Neil Lane & Ivan Tufenkjian diamond necklace & bracelet.

Melissa Tang is wearing Thai Nguyen is wearing Atelier Gown, Smashbox Cosmetics Le Vian & Narcisa Pheres jewelry.

Laverne Cox is wearing a custom gown Zac Posen, custom necklace Marianna Harutunian Collection, other jewelry Yvan Tufenkjian, clutch Judith Leiber, shoes Kenneth Cole.

Holly Taylor is wearing a sheer black embellished gown with a sweetheart back. Accessories include Narcisa Pheres earrings, rings by Djula and Marli New York.

Melanie Liburd is wearing a strapless embroidered gown. Accessories include Kallati earrings, Le Vian and Ruwaya rings.

Samira Wiley is wearing George Schakra gown, Sophia Webster heels, Tadashi Shoji clutch, A29 and Le Vian jewelry.

Nina Kiri is wearing Paolo Sebastian gown, Amwaj diamond earrings, and ring.

Susan Kelechi Watson is wearing Christian Siriano gown and Kallati jewelry.

Sofia Hublitz is wearing Marchesa gown, Djula earrings, bracelets, Le Vian and Shee’s rings.

25th Annual SAG Awards

This year’s show hosted by hosted by Megan Mullally, Karen on Will and Grace.  She bought her gowns online having a difficult time getting designers to dress her. Presenters include: Tom Hanks Life Achievement ,Robin Wright, Anthony Ramos, Rachel Weisz, Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, Hugh Grant, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Gabrielle Carteris, Antonio Banderas, Scott Bakula, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Bradley Cooper, Adam Driver, Sam Elliott, Lady Gaga, Henry Golding, Ben Hardy, Ken Jeong, Gwilym Lee, Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, John David Washington, Awkwafina, Alec Baldwin, Matt Bomer, Laverne Cox, Richard Madden, Ricky Martin, Keri Russell, Tracy Morgan, Ricky Martin, and Chris Pine. They enjoyed dinner (click link for recipes and details)while the “actors” (name of SAG Awards) are presented.

Alan Alda received the Lifetime Achievement award. Many remember this actor from M.A.S.H. He is also a writer, director, producer, polymath and advocate for science communication. He is one of only six people to receive Oscar®, Tony® and Emmy® nominations in the same year.

25th SAG Recipients

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

A Star Is Born (4 nominations)
Black Panther (2 nominations) Recipient
BlacKkKlansman (3 nominations)
Bohemian Rhapsody (2 nominations)
Crazy Rich Asians (1 nominations)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Christian Bale, Vice
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody Recipient
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns
Glenn Close, The Wife Recipient
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali, Green Book Recipient
Timothee Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams, Vice
Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place Recipient
Margot Robbie, Mary Queen of Scots (not nominated for Golden Globes)
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Ant-Man and the Wasp
Avengers: Infinity War
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Black Panther Recipient
Mission: Impossible – Fallout

TELEVISION
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

The Americans
Better Call Saul
The Handmaid’s Tale
Ozark
This Is Us Recipient

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, Ozark Recipient
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale
John Krasinski, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Julia Garner, Ozark
Laura Linney, Ozark
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve Recipient
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

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The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Recipient

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader, Barry
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Marsel Recipient
Henry Winkler, Barry

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Recipient
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss, Assassination of Gianni Versace Recipient
Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal
Anthony Hopkins, King Lear
Bill Pullman, The Sinner

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Amy Adams, Sharp Objects
Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora Reciepent
Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects
Penelope Cruz, Assassination of Gianni Versace
Emma Stone, Maniac

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

Daredevil
GLOW Recipient
Jack Ryan
The Walking Dead
Westworld

The evening ends with a great after party or two, including the People’s Screen Actors Guild Gala. What is your favorite of the evening?

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Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali, Green Book Recipient
Timothee Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams, Vice
Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place Recipient
Margot Robbie, Mary Queen of Scots (not nominated for Golden Globes)
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Ant-Man and the Wasp
Avengers: Infinity War
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Black Panther Recipient
Mission: Impossible – Fallout

TELEVISION
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

The Americans
Better Call Saul
The Handmaid’s Tale
Ozark
This Is Us Recipient

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, Ozark Recipient
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale
John Krasinski, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Julia Garner, Ozark
Laura Linney, Ozark
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve Recipient
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Atlanta
Barry
GLOW
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Recipient

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader, Barry
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Marsel Recipient
Henry Winkler, Barry

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Recipient
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss, Assassination of Gianni Versace Recipient
Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal
Anthony Hopkins, King Lear
Bill Pullman, The Sinner

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Amy Adams, Sharp Objects
Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora Reciepent
Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects
Penelope Cruz, Assassination of Gianni Versace
Emma Stone, Maniac

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

Daredevil
GLOW Recipient
Jack Ryan
The Walking Dead
Westworld

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Screen Actors Guild 25th Celebrity Dinner

Screen Actors Guild 25th Celebrity Dinner

Screen Actors Guild (SAGS) 25th annual awards is just a few hours away. This year the celebrity filled party starts off with a toast on the red carpet, continues with the best in entertainment, and a finishes with a star studded dinner catered by Wolfgang Puck.

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Red Carpet Toast Screen Actors Guild 2018

Screen Actors Guild Red Carpet Toast

SAG Award® nominee Jon Huertas (This Is Us) will join Vitalie Taittinger, Global Spokesperson and Artistic Director for Champagne Taittinger, for a toast that will herald the start of arrivals for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®.

The Champagne Taittinger Toast will kick-off the SAG Awards arrivals as it has every year since 2001. The family-owned Champagne House will ask actors entering the SAG Awards showroom to sign a Nebuchadnezzar (15 liter) bottle of Champagne Taittinger. For every signature, Taittinger will contribute additional funds for the Foundation’s critical Emergency Assistance program.

Screen Actors Guild Beautiful Decor

The Silver Anniversary arrangements, created by CJ Matsumoto & Sons, inspiration is the harmony of a much-loved garden, expressed with a simple monochromatic palette of burgundies. Green highlights accentuate the marriage of burgundies with their silver containers.

The event flowers after the event they will deliver over 100 petite arrangements to victims of sexual violence and domestic abuse at local women’s shelters and emergency treatment centers.  

Screen Actors Guild Viewing Party Ideas

This is a great list of ideas for your guest to enjoy viewing the SAGS together. There is a viewing party at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants (recipes included below).

Selfie Props

You will want to take selfies for the evening for sure. Here is a link for great props and one for the SAG statue for the evening. You can create your own silver carpet with Reynolds Wrap®.

Have the opportunity to gather your guests together before the show starts to fill in their own ballots. You can provide a great award for the winner.

The show starts hand out the bingo cards and have a set of prizes for the first bingo, filling in a t, creating an x, and blackout.

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Screen Actors Guild Cocktails 2018

Screen Actors Guild Menu

This year Wolfgang Puck brings out the best for the silver anniversary celebration. The celebrities will dine and toast on:

  • Squash and endive salad with dried cherries, mustard greens, and maple vinaigrette
  • Maple and soy glazed salmon with sesame cauliflower and crispy shiso leaf
  • Grilled chicken with Meyer lemon salsa and lemon scented fingerling potato.
  • The “Happy 25th!”
  • “The Silver Anniversary”
  • “The Silver Screen”
  • A Classic Martini will also be available, featuring Chopin Wheat Vodka and gourmet blue cheese olives.

The sponsors have stepped up to celebrate the SAG Awards®, the first televised awards show to acknowledge the work of union members and the first to present awards to motion picture casts and television ensembles. These sponsors include FIJI® Water, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Lindt Chocolates, Reynolds Wrap® and Extra® Gum. Excludsive for the celebration cocktails are Chopin Vodka® and Dorda Liqueur®.

Screen Actors Guild by the Numbers

This evening is tops for entertainment, celebrities, food, and fun. The evening will use:

  • 17,100 square feet of carpet, the traditional red being replaced this year with plush silver to commemorate the SAG Awards Silver Anniversary
  • 3,500 stems of roses
  • 1,500 stems of miniature calla lilies
  • 1,800 blossoms of cymbidium orchids
  • 1,600 Jidori chicken breasts
  • 450 pounds of Scottish farm salmon
  • 3000 endive leaves
  • 240 pounds of Meyer lemons
  • 3 gallons of Vermont maple syrup
  • 2,000 Wolfgang Puck Signature Tuna Cones
  • 3,000 crab claws
  • 3,000 cocktail-flavored macarons
  • 300 pounds of chocolate
  • 26 bottles of Chopin Wheat Vodka
  • 42 bottles of Portobello Road Gin
  • 20 bottles of Dorda Sea Salt Carmel Liqueur
  • 36 bottles of Bourbon
  • 25 bottles of Scotch Whisky
  • 25 bottles of Light Rum
  •  102,000,000 grapes to create the Artist’s Red Blend wine
  • 160 magnums of Champagne Taittinger Brut La Française at the official Post-Awards Gala

Screen Actors Guild Recipes

These recipes are servied at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants viewing parties nationwide.

Arugula, Honeycomb, Pear & Blue Cheese Salad with Warm Vinaigrette

4 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
2 tsp Dijon mustard
4 one-inch x one-inch square pieces of Savannah Bee Honeycomb with 1 tsp honey
8 Tbsp Sky Organics extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
8 large handfuls arugula (about 24 ounces)
1 barely ripe pear, cored and sliced thin
6 ounces soft blue cheese
Directions

  1. Whisk together the balsamic vinegar, mustard, and 1 teaspoon honey in a small
    saucepan over low heat. Gradually pour in the olive oil and continue whisking until the
    dressing has emulsified. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Divide the arugula between four plates. Top each salad with a honeycomb square and
    equally divide sliced pear and blue cheese, then drizzle with warm vinaigrette.
Classic Tomato Bruschetta

3 pieces soft Italian bread
3 oz burrata
3 oz grape tomatoes, cut in ¼’s
1 pinch kosher salt
1 tbl white balsamic vinegar
1⁄8 tsp garlic, finely chopped
¾ tsp shallot, finely minced
1 ½ tsp basil, freshly chopped
2 tbl extra virgin olive oil
1 cup baby arugula
½ each fresh lemon
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp Maldon flaky sea salt
fresh cracked black pepper
butter
Directions

  1. Slice bread approximately ½” thick. Brush both sides with soft butter and grill on
    both sides to make crispy and create grill marks.
  2. In a small bowl, mix grape tomatoes with 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and set
    aside.
  3. Gather bruschettas and cut evenly in half.
  4. With a small spatula or spoon, place an even, thin layer of strachiatella on each
    piece of bread.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the baby arugula, lemon, and extra virgin olive oil with
    half the Maldon flaky sea salt and a grind of fresh black pepper. Mix well until evenly
    coated. Spread evenly over the plate.
  6. Mix the tomatoes and sauce one more time and place even amounts on each
    piece of bruschetta.
  7. Arrange them over the arugula.
  8. Garnish each piece of bruschetta with the remaining Maldon flaky sea salt.
The Silver Anniversary

• Chopin Potato Vodka
• Blue Curaçao
• Fresh Lime Juice
• Club Soda
• Gold Dusted Eatable rose

Start with Chopin Potato Vodka and Blue Curaçao, and then add fresh lime juice and sparkling club soda. Topping it off is a show-stopper – a gold-dusted edible rose.

The Silver Screen

• Dorda Sea Salt Carmel
Liqueur
• Amaretto
• Half-and-Half Cream

The spotlight is on Dorda Sea Salt Caramel Liqueur, blending it with the perfect amount of Amaretto and half-and-half, then poured on the rocks with a caramel wedge garnish.

The 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, hosted by Megan Mullally and presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC will be produced by Avalon Harbor Entertainment, Inc. andnationally simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, 

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Party at the Golden Globes

Party at the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes (presented by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association) is Hollywood’s Party continues to bring the message for women to the forefront. The red carpet was glamorous with the Time Is Up movement and an evening full of entertainment.

Time Is Up

This evening the celebrities wear black bracelets with “Time Is Up.” The bracelets bring attention to the clock is running out on sexual assault, harassment, and inequality in the workplace. Ryan Seacrest wears the bracelet while being under accusations for sexual harassment.

Sandra Oh brings this message to the forefront as the first Asian to host the Golden Globes. She says, “I said yes to the fear of being on this stage tonight because I wanted to be here and look out onto this audience and witness this moment of change. I’m not fooling myself. Next year could be different and probably will be. But right now, this moment is real.” Equality is stepping forward one historic moment at a time.

Carol Bernette is honored as one person who is a barrier breaker throughout her career. This evening she is the first recipient of the Achievement in Television, the Carol Burnett Award. She was the first woman to host a variety show, awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and Kennedy Center Honors.

Red Carpet Glamour

This evening is the first red carpet of the new year. We are honored to cover presenter Jamie Lee Curtis. She brings the most amazing transformation look. She is all monochromatic ice white head to toe. She is wearing Alexander McQueen gown with glitzy silver, Perrin Paris clutch, Cathy Waterman jewelry, Camille Clark beautiful makeup complimenting the styling, and her new all white coif hair styling.

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Sean James, the hairstylist to the stars, presents the top look of the evening’s red carpet. James states, “I used Fhi heats “Stylus” products for root lift, “high altitude” on towel dried hair, and then went through the hair section by section. I continued applying heat and letting it cool in the small round brush, this creates the volume. My favorite blow dryer to use is the FHI HEAT Platform Nano Salon Pro 2000. It’s Powerful Tourmaline Ceramic core helps control the heat without burning. This comes with a great cool button. Once I’ve created the lift and shape I go into the hair, pulling, shaping and separating the hair with “stylus “ hairspray “stay put .” I like to step back and look at it from all angles making sure that the hair is complementary to the face, ears, nose, eyes, and chin. I go over and give it one final spray with the stylus “Stay Styled. ” This makes hair flexible, Jaime can run her hands through it anytime she likes. When I bleached Jamie’s hair I used Neo bond. To protect and strengthen the bonds of the hair.” See below James has provided our readers with a special offer on the FHI Heat products.

The red carpet is known for its fun party atmosphere. This year the glamour was top and fabulous. The men looking all dapper in a great variety of tuxedos and great ties. Timothée Chalamet brings a new look for men to the red carpet with a sequin harness that has black iridescent and purple beads, seven different shades of sequin and a hidden pocket, with an embroidered bib, paired with a shirt, pants, and boots from Louis Vuitton.

The individuality of the women was very present this evening on the red carpet. The glamour is present with exceptional looks with personalized styling and fashion. Regina King wears an Alberta Ferretti floor-length dress features pink sequins with detailing along the sides. Lady Gaga pays homage to Judy Garland in a Valentino seven foot train gown. Judy Garland is the first actress to star in A Star Is Born and an influence for Lady Gaga. See the red carpet looks below.

Golden Globe Party Presenters and Ceremonoy

Brian May, Rami Malek, and Roger Taylor Photo Credit HFPA

This year’s awards were presented by an all-star list of celebrities including: Antonio Banderas, Kristen Bell, Halle Berry, Emily Blunt,Chadwick Boseman, Sterling K. Brown, Steve Carell,Jessica Chastain, Olivia Colman, Bradley Cooper, Kaley Cuoco, Jamie Lee Curtis, Taron Egerton, Idris Elba, Harrison Ford, Johnny Galecki, Richard Gere, Danai Gurira, Justin Hartley, Taraji P. Henson, Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney, Michael B. Jordan, Nicole Kidman, Lady Gaga, Lucy Liu, William H. Macy, Chrissy Metz, Julianne Moore, Megan Mullally, Mike Myers, Lupita Nyong’o, Gary Oldman, Jim Parsons, Tyler Perry, Chris Pine, Amy Poehler, Sam Rockwell, Gina Rodriguez, Saoirse Ronan, Maya Rudolph, Octavia Spencer, Ben Stiller, Emma Stone, Taylor Swift, Dick Van Dyke, Lena Waithe Rachel Weisz, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Melissa Mccarthy knew that dinner would not last through the three and half hour show. She provided 30 ham and cheese sandwiches for sharing.

We Say congratulations to Rami Malek on his best actor award. He was the top actor this year! It was a joy of a lifetime watching Malek performance.

The After Party

The evening concludes with a fantastic after party at the Beverly Hilton. They recipients are able to engrave their statues, celebrate, and enjoy great music.

Golden Globe Recipients Party

Best film – drama
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

Best actress – drama
Glenn Close – 
The Wife  Recipient
Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born
Nicole Kidman – Destroyer
Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me? 
Rosamund Pike – A Private War

Best actor – drama
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe – At Eternity’s Gate
Lucas Hedges – Boy Erased
Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
John David Washington – BlacKkKlansman

Best supporting actress
Amy Adams – Vice Claire Foy – First Man
Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk Recipient
Emma Stone – The Favourite
Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

Best supporting actor
Mahershala Ali – 
Green Book Recipient
Timothée Chalamet – Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
Richard E Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me? 
Sam Rockwell – Vice

Best film – musical or comedy
Crazy Rich Asians
The Favourite
Green Book R
ecipient
Mary Poppins Returns
Vice

Best actress – musical or comedy
Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins Returns
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade
Charlize Theron – Tully
Constance Wu – Crazy Rich Asians

Best actor – musical or comedy
Christian Bale –
Vice Recipient
Lin-Manuel Miranda – Mary Poppins Returns
Viggo Mortensen – Green Book
Robert Redford – The Old Man & the Gun
John C Reilly – Stan & Ollie

Best actor – musical or comedy
Christian Bale – Vice
Lin-Manuel Miranda – Mary Poppins Returns
Viggo Mortensen – Green Book
Robert Redford – The Old Man & the Gun
John C Reilly – Stan & Ollie

Best director
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Alfonso Cuarón – Roma Recipient
Peter Farrelly – Green Book
Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman
Adam McKay – Vice

Best song
All the Stars – Black Panther
Girl in the Movies – Dumplin’
Requiem for a Private War – A Private War
Revelation – Boy Erased
Shallow – A Star Is Born Recipient

Best screenplay
Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara – The Favourite
Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk
Adam McKay – Vice
Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly – Green Book Recipient

Best foreign language film
Capernaum
Girl
Never Look Away
Roma R
ecipient
Shoplifters

Best score
Marco Beltrami – A Quiet Place
Alexandre Desplat – Isle of Dogs
Ludwig Göransson – Black Panther
Justin Hurwitz – First Man Recipient
Marc Shaiman – Mary Poppins Returns

Best animation
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Mirai
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Recipient

Television Golden Globes

Best limited series or TV movie
The Alienist
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story R
ecipient
Escape at Dannemora
Sharp Objects
A Very English Scandal

Best actress in a limited series or TV movie
Amy Adams – Sharp Objects
Patricia Arquette – Escape at Dannemora Recipient
Connie Britton – Dirty John
Laura Dern – The Tale
Regina King – Seven Seconds R

Best actor in a limited series or TV movie
Antonio Banderas – Genius: Picasso
Daniel Bruhl – The Alienist
Darren Criss – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story Recipient
Benedict Cumberbatch – Patrick Melrose
Hugh Grant – A Very English Scandal

Best supporting actress in a limited series or TV movie
Alex Bornstein – The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Patricia Clarkson – Sharp Objects Recipient
Penelope Cruz – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Thandie Newton – Westworld
Yvonne Strahovski – The Handmaid’s Tale

Best supporting actor in a limited series or TV movie
Alan Arkin – The Kominsky Method
Kieran Culkin – Succession
Edgar Ramirez – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Ben Whishaw – A Very English Scandal Recipient
Henry Winkler – Barry

Best TV series – musical or comedy
Barry
The Good Place
Kidding
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

Best actress in a TV series – musical or comedy
Kristen Bell – The Good Place
Candice Bergen – Murphy Brown
Alison Brie – Glow
Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Debra Messing – Will and Grace

Best actor in a TV series – musical or comedy
Sasha Baron Cohen – Who Is America?
Jim Carrey – Kidding
Michael Douglas – The Kominsky Method Recipient
Donald Glover – Atlanta
Bill Hader – Barry

Best TV series – drama
The Americans Recipient
Bodyguard
Homecoming
Killing Eve
Pose

Best actress in a TV series – drama
Caitriona Balfe – Outlander
Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh – Killing Eve Recipient
Julia Roberts – Homecoming
Keri Russell – The Americans

Best actor in a TV series – drama
Jason Bateman – Ozark
Stephan James – Homecoming
Billy Porter – Pose
Richard Madden – Bodyguard Recipient
Matthew Rhys – The Americans
Julia Roberts – Homecoming
Keri Russell – The Americans

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Elevate Your New Year’s Party with a Crowd-Pleasing Grazing Table

Elevate Your New Year’s Party with a Crowd-Pleasing Grazing Table

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and the last holiday party. What a great time of the year. The best New Year’s Eve celebration is perfect for a grazing table with little work. This will be a great way to let the chef enjoy the evening events too. Kristen Seymour presents a step-by-step guide to the perfect party.

If you want the food at your holiday party or corporate event to be opulent and impressive—but still inviting—a grazing table just might be the answer to your culinary conundrum. And as a bonus, you probably won’t even have to cook.

This hot trend in entertaining isn’t exactly new. In medieval times, palace feasts often featured tables piled high with layers of food for guests to sample at their leisure. These days, grazing tables are more likely to feature local cheeses than, say, roasted peacock. But a year or two ago, a modern take on the grazing table began to take hold in Australia and New Zealand. Now it’s taking the U.S. by storm.

What, exactly, is a grazing table?

Typically, it’s a table (although it can also be a platter, a counter, a board, or any large, flat surface) with lots of visually appealing and accessible food. Most items aren’t contained within bowls or baskets but are instead arranged in piles that lavishly spill into each other. It’s artfully disheveled. Decadent, but relaxed. It’s a really flexible concept that can work for a wide variety of events, numbers of guests, locations, themes, and budgets. In a work setting, for instance, a grazing table is a great way to incorporate office snacks you already have on hand without the need to bring in or buy a ton of serveware and utensils.

Grazing Table New Year's Menu
New Year’s Grazing Table Menu

And if all that isn’t enough, one of the best aspects of a grazing table is the low maintenance set up, which allows the host to spend time with their guests. After all, parties are much more fun to throw when you actually get to join them. Interested in giving a grazing table a go? Here’s how to build your own for your next office party or gathering at home.

Planning for Your Party

The first decision to make is the shape and size of the table. Will it be large enough to hold everything you want to include? According to New Zealand caterer Sarah Jones, who was at the forefront of this trend, you can expect a table that’s one square meter (which is about three feet by three feet) to fully feed around 15 people and allow around 30 to graze. However, you can use layers to fit more food or add decorative elements to take up more surface area if the table you have is too large.

And don’t forget about location. Your grazing table should be situated in a way that makes it easy for multiple guests to access it at once, encouraging mingling while snacking. But you don’t want it to be in the way of traffic (or dancing!). If you’ll have small children or pets at the party, you might also want to use an elevated surface to keep snacks away from little hands and curious noses.

Now, onto the food!

With a grazing table, you don’t want to choose food only for its tastiness, although, that’s an important factor. You should also think about the aesthetics. Brightly colored fruit and veggies, breads and crackers with different textures and shapes, meat slices that can be folded artfully, and vibrant dips and sauces all add to the visual appeal of the table.

Be sure to pick up a variety of each type of food. For instance, when it comes to cheese, consider a soft Brie, a hard and nutty Manchego, and a sharp Cheddar—and then think about what would pair well with each type. This planning isn’t just for your shopping list, but also for your layout because you will want to make it easy for your guests to distinguish which cracker and spread complements the cheese they just sliced.

How To Create A Grazing Table New Year's
New Year’s Grazing Table Creation

And remember, this can be whatever you want it to be, so although the cheese, charcuterie, and crudités route is a common one, you can branch out in any way you’d like. Make big, brightly hued exotic fruits the main feature, layer your table with cakes and candies, or pick a sampling of easy-to-eat snacks from your favorite tapas restaurant. Living a healthy life? You can keep it vegan, paleo, or sugar-free, no problem. As long as you fill the space with food your guests can easily enjoy, the sky is the limit.

Creating Your Grazing Table

While it may look haphazard, a well-curated grazing table is anything but. It’s vital that you leave yourself plenty of time for the set-up process alone. Rushing to add the finishing touches as your guests arrive is no way to enhance that effortlessly chic atmosphere that a grazing table provides.

Step 1: Write out a list of all the foods you want to put out

You’d be surprised at how easy it is to forget what you’ve purchased until the party is over. A list will help you in step two. Consider whether you’ll be buying and preparing each item, or if you’ll go the corporate catering route instead.

Step 2: Plot your table

Time to decide what platters and other surfaces to put your food on. In keeping with the casually decadent feel, leave your linen tablecloth in the closet and, instead, stick with the surface of a nice, clean table, or cover it with kraft or butcher-block paper.

You can use baskets and cutting boards to organize more unruly foods, and of course, you’ll need bowls for dips or spreads. Adding a big, beautiful bowl of punch is a great way to take up space and add a pop of color, and now is the time to decide where any larger containers will go. That said, resist the urge to separate everything too precisely. You’re going for organized chaos, so just this once go ahead and let the grapes mingle with the prosciutto.

If you opt to decorate with non-food items, this is also a good opportunity to set out larger embellishments. Get creative with greenery and flowers, fresh herbs, whole fruits and veggies, unscented candles, framed art or signs, vases—anything that works with your theme and adds a bit of visual interest will increase the appeal of your grazing table.

Step 3: Use layers to create height

You can use cake stands, wine boxes, or just about anything else you have handy to add dimension to your table, but don’t use everything you have. Just a couple elements should do the trick. Place larger, more eye-catching foods—such as large cheese wheels or a pile of big brownies—on raised surfaces, and spread them out around your table. If you have large amounts of one item, such as salami slices, arrange them in two or three places around the table to break things up.

Step 4: Fill it in

Add your remaining foods to the empty spaces, making a point to separate similar items from one another. Place foods people may want to pair in close proximity (you could surround a wheel of Brie with pear slices, a crusty baguette, and a jar of fig jam, for example). The ideal grazing table will encourage people to move from one end to the other, sampling bits and bites from all areas.

Once you add your main foods, fill in the remaining spaces with handfuls of nuts, dried fruit, berries, pieces of dark chocolate, or any other small foods you’d like to sprinkle throughout. You can also scatter flowers or other decorations if you have room. Though the design is completely up to you, a traditional grazing table leaves very little bare space, so don’t be shy about adding more. Abundance is a theme that’s hard to overdo.

Step 5: Take a tour

Approach the table as if you were a guest and make sure everything is accessible (can you reach for that biscuit behind the candle without burning your hand?) and inviting. Slice a corner of each block of cheese and tear off a few chunks of the baguette to encourage guests to dig right in.

Step 6: Snap a picture before your guests dig in!

The photogenic nature of the grazing table is inversely proportional to the amount of noshing that’s been done, so ‘gram it for posterity’s sake right away.

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New Year’s Grazing Table Savings

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Golden Globes Winter Garden Dinner

Golden Globes Winter Garden Dinner

The Winter Garden is the Golden Globes theme for this dinner party. This year’s dinner brings a new Executive Chef and first ever gluten-free dessert.

Menu

Matthew Morgan, first time as the Executive Chef for Golden Globes, creates a menu using fresh ingredients from his own garden. The evening will have 10,000 meals served. The menu includes:

  • Sweet potato vichyssoise with micro chives Chef Morgan planted.
  • Chilean sea bass, forbidden rice black rice, roasted globe carrots, green and white asparagus.
  • A vegan alternative of honey nut roasted squash stuffed with rainbow Swiss rainbow chard, crisp chickpeas, golden raisins a piquillo pepper hummus and quinoa.

Thomas Henzi, the Pastry Chef, creates the first ever gluten-free dessert. This is a flourless chocolate cake with a white chocolate cheesecake, cherry, blackberry, pistachio cream, and Amaretto.

Moët & Chandon champagne, the official champagne of the Golden Globes, is serving a champagne cocktail that transports guests to South America. The cocktail created by actress Camilla Belle from her Brazilian heritage. They will serve over 500 cocktails.

Michael Uncapher, from Mark’s Garden, talks about the decor and flowers. They are doing a Golden Globe statue out of flowers, a great option for celebrity selfies. The color and flower for the night are yellow tulips and roses with a modern clean look.

Recipes

Moet Belle
  • 1oz Cachaça
  • 0.75oz mango juice
  • 0.5oz ginger syrup
  • 0.25oz fresh lime juice
  • 2.5oz Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial
  • Edible flower to garnish
  1. Shake the first four ingredients together with ice.
  2. Strain into a coupe and top with Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut.
  3. Garnish with an edible tropical flower or tropical flower decoration and serve.

The Golden Globes hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg Jan. 6, 2019 at 8 PM EST on NBC from the Beverly Hills Hilton. Stay tuned here for complete Golden Globes coverage. See the list of nominees here.

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Golden Globes Nominations Shocks and Surprises

Golden Globes Nominations Shocks and Surprises

The Golden Globes, Hollywood Foreign Press, present the nominations for the 76th annual award show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. This year presents great surprises and a few snubs.

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Leslie Mann, Terry Crews, lden Danai Gurira, Christian Slater Golden Globe Awards nominations 

 Surprises and Snubs Golden Globes

Snubs Golden Globes

This year female directors were not included in the nominations. There is a number of great films this year by female directors. 

  • Karyn Kusama Destroyer
  • Marielle Heller Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Tamara Jenkins Private Life
  • Josie Rourke Mary Queen of Scots

Network television did not receive a lot of nominations this year. This may be the time for television to reevaluate the future shows. 

The big film snub is Mary Poppins for the best original song. This was expected to top the nomination. Paddington film did not receive one nomination. Ryan Gosling’s performance in First Man was not recognized with a nomination for best actor. First Man left out of best director and best drama. Highly acclaimed film Widows received no nominations. 

Surprises Golden Globes

Vice took home the top number of nominations with six. 

  • Best Musical/Comedy
  • Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy 
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Director
  • Best Screenplay

A Star Is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody films about music took on drama nominations instead of musical. Green Book brought in nominations even their critics agree they are a strong duo. The Handmaids Tale is a nice surprise for Hulu. 

Nominees Golden Globes

FilmGolden Globes

Best film – drama
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

The Wife Golden GLobes Movies
The Wife

Best actress – drama
Glenn Close – The Wife
Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born
Nicole Kidman – Destroyer
Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me? 
Rosamund Pike – A Private War

Best actor – drama
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe – At Eternity’s Gate
Lucas Hedges – Boy Erased
Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
John David Washington – BlacKkKlansman

Best supporting actress
Amy Adams – Vice Claire Foy – First Man
Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone – The Favourite
Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

Best supporting actor
Mahershala Ali – Green Book
Timothée Chalamet – Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
Richard E Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me? 
Sam Rockwell – Vice

Best film – musical or comedy
Crazy Rich Asians
The Favourite
Green Book
Mary Poppins Returns
Vice

Best actress – musical or comedy
Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins Returns
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade
Charlize Theron – Tully
Constance Wu – Crazy Rich Asians

Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Poppins Returns

Best actor – musical or comedy
Christian Bale – Vice
Lin-Manuel Miranda – Mary Poppins Returns
Viggo Mortensen – Green Book
Robert Redford – The Old Man & the Gun
John C Reilly – Stan & Ollie

Best director
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
Peter Farrelly – Green Book
Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman
Adam McKay – Vice

Best song
All the Stars – Black Panther
Girl in the Movies – Dumplin’
Requiem for a Private War – A Private War
Revelation – Boy Erased
Shallow – A Star Is Born

Best screenplay
Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara – The Favourite
Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk
Adam McKay – Vice
Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly – Green Book

Best foreign language film
Capernaum
Girl
Never Look Away
Roma
Shoplifters

Best score
Marco Beltrami – A Quiet Place
Alexandre Desplat – Isle of Dogs
Ludwig Göransson – Black Panther
Justin Hurwitz – First Man
Marc Shaiman – Mary Poppins Returns

Best animation
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Mirai
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Television Golden Globes

Best limited series or TV movie
The Alienist
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Escape at Dannemora
Sharp Objects
A Very English Scandal

Best actress in a limited series or TV movie
Amy Adams – Sharp Objects
Patricia Arquette – Escape at Dannemora
Connie Britton – Dirty John
Laura Dern – The Tale
Regina King – Seven Seconds

Best actor in a limited series or TV movie
Antonio Banderas – Genius: Picasso
Daniel Bruhl – The Alienist
Darren Criss – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch – Patrick Melrose
Hugh Grant – A Very English Scandal

Best supporting actress in a limited series or TV movie
Alex Bornstein – The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Patricia Clarkson – Sharp Objects
Penelope Cruz – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Thandie Newton – Westworld
Yvonne Strahovski – The Handmaid’s Tale

Best supporting actor in a limited series or TV movie
Alan Arkin – The Kominsky Method
Kieran Culkin – Succession
Edgar Ramirez – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Ben Whishaw – A Very English Scandal
Henry Winkler – Barry

Best TV series – musical or comedy
Barry
The Good Place
Kidding
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

Best actress in a TV series – musical or comedy
Kristen Bell – The Good Place
Candice Bergen – Murphy Brown
Alison Brie – Glow
Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Debra Messing – Will and Grace

Donald Glover Gucci Golden Globes Award 4Chion Lifestyle
Donald Glover

Best actor in a TV series – musical or comedy
Sasha Baron Cohen – Who Is America?
Jim Carrey – Kidding
Michael Douglas – The Kominsky Method
Donald Glover – Atlanta
Bill Hader – Barry

Best TV series – drama
The Americans
Bodyguard
Homecoming
Killing Eve
Pose

Elisabeth Moss attends the 75th Annual Golden Globes Awards 4chion lifestyle
Elisabeth Moss attends the 75th Annual Golden Globes Awards

Best actress in a TV series – drama
Caitriona Balfe – Outlander
Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh – Killing Eve
Julia Roberts – Homecoming
Keri Russell – The Americans

Best actor in a TV series – drama
Jason Bateman – Ozark
Stephan James – Homecoming
Billy Porter – Pose
Richard Madden – Bodyguard
Matthew Rhys – The Americans

Nominations Golden Globes

Golden Globe Nomiations 4chion Lifestyle
Executive Producer and Executive VP of Television at Dick Clark productions, Barry Adelman, Golden Globe Ambassador Isan Elba, Leslie Mann, Danai Gurira, Terry Crews, Christian Slater Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) President, Meher Tatna 

Golden Globes ambassador Isan Elba, Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Meher Tatna and Dick Clark Productions executive VP of television Barry Adelman with Terry Crews, Danai Gurira, Leslie Mann, and Christian Slater to reveal the nominees for television and film. 

The Golden Globes hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg Jan. 6, 2019 at 8 PM EST on NBC. Stay tuned here for complete Golden Globes coverage. 

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