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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood ~ Manson Family

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood ~ Manson Family

Quentin Tarantino’s latest screenplay, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is his new project, with a few hiccups in the beginning. This is about the Manson Family murders.

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 Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio star in Columbia Pictures “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Screenplay Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

This screenplay looks at the Mason family cult and commune formed in California in the late 1960s. The notorious killing of Sharon Tate and four others August 9, 1969. The film release is the 50-year anniversary of the murders. They were involved in several other murders, thefts, and other crimes. The film’s budget $100,000,000.

IMBD synopsis states, “A faded TV actor and his stunt double embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry during the Helter Skelter reign of terror in 1969 Los Angeles.”

Actors Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

This film has top list actors including:

  • Sharon Tate actor Margot Robbie 
  • Rick Dalton actor Leonardo DiCaprio (took a pay cut to work with Tarantino)
  • Cliff Booth actor Brad Pitt (scheduling conflict prevented him from playing Rick Dalton)
  • Squeaky Fromme actor Dakota Fanning 
  • Marvin Shwarz actor Al Pacino 
  • George Spahn actor Burt Reynolds
  • Steve McQueen actor Damian Lewis
  • Kurt Russell 

Margot Robbie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

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Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time in Hollywood. 

Margot Robbie brings her talent to portray this living character as the character in this role. She took on Tony Harding in I, Tonya and brilliantly performed that role even the skating routines. The first look photos, she is Sharon Tate. You forget that this is Robbie. She presents the 1960s style in boots, mini-skirt, and black turtleneck. The blowout of the long blond hair the final touch, she looks more like Sharon Tate than herself. 

Filming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Tarantino’s film meets a few hiccups during production. The film was set to have distribution with The Weinstein Company. This posed an issue once the charges against Harvey Weinstein. Tarantino looked for a new distributor for the film to have several offers.

The casting meets with struggles with Brad Pitt having scheduling conflicts for the original role he was too play. Pitt is co-starring with Leonardo DiCaprio for the first time will co-star together. Al Pacino’s role, Marvin Shwarz, was specifically written for him to play. This is the first collaboration between Pacino and DiCaprio.

This film with top actors, director. and writer is sure to entertain. 

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Party of the Year ~ 90th Oscars® Governors Ball

Party of the Year ~ 90th Oscars® Governors Ball

This year The Oscars® is celebrating 90 years. The Governors Ball is pulling out the very best for the years celebrity party.

Wolfgang Puck and his catering company will bring the best in food, entertainment, and ascetics for the best in the film industry at Oscars®. His goal with each event he caters to is, “revolutionized the dining landscape with a singular focus: to exceed expectations whenever our guests gather for a meal.”

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Lois Burwell and Master Chef Wolfgang Puck

This year’s menu brings some favorites back and new experiences. His Oscars® menu is set to meet everyone’s pallet and needs. The menu includes:

Amuse Bouche

  • Parmesan Bread Sticks
  • Everything Bagel Pretzel Bite, Scamorza Cream Cheese, Tomato Confit
  • Aged Vermont Cheddar Cheese
  • Aged Parmesan Cheese
  • Candied Spiced Mixed Nuts, Pineapple
  • Dried Fruit
  • Apricot Macadamia Nut Lavosh
  • Passed Hors d’Oeuvre
  • Edamame and Black Truffle Pot Stickers (V)
  • Miyazaki Wagyu Beef Tartare, Puffed Black Rice, Togarashi
  • * Of the 28,000 Japanese Black cattle handled by JA Miyazaki, only 18,000 meet the criteria to become Miyazaki Wagyu.
  • Tiny Taro Taco, Spiced Eggplant, Lime Pickle (V)
  • Smoked Salmon Oscars®
  • Miniature Wagyu Burger with Sharp Cheddar and Remoulade
  • Signature Pizzas
  • Spicy Tuna Tartare in Sesame Miso Cones
  • Crab Stuffed Hibiscus, Lemon, Pomegranate
  • Explosion of Rhubarb, Thai Flavors (V)
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The Academy’s® Governors Ball

Small Plates

  • Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Pea Shoots, Mezze Flavors (V)
  • Frozen Beets, Ginger Milk Curd, Yuzu, Ice Lettuce
  • Asparagus, Shiro Miso, Watercress, Cherry Tomatoes, Sancho Pepper (V)
  • White Asparagus Soup, Caviar, Yukon Potato Croutons
  • Potato Caviar 2.0
  • Black Truffle Chicken Pot Pie
  • Winter Truffle Baked Cavatappi and Cheese
  • Mini Pea and Carrot Ravioli, Black Truffle, Cipollini Onions
  • Miyazaki Wagyu Beef, Forbidden Black Rice, Crunchy Red Beets, Char Siu Cabbage
  • Black Bass, Eggplant, Salsa Verde, Teardrop Peppers
  • Housemade Spinach Campanelle, English Peas, Cipollini Onions, Roasted Tomatoes (V)

(V) – Vegan

Raw Bar

  • Spicy Tuna, California, and Vegetable Rolls
  • Made-to-Order Nigiri
  • Scallop Crudo, Blood Orange, Finger Lime, Lovage
  • Sea Urchin, Egg, Dashi Ikura
  • Caviar Parfait with 24k Gold
  • Oysters on the Half Shell
  • Snow Crab Claws
  • King Crab Legs
  • Lobster
  • Mussels
  • Clams
  • Shrimp

Pastries & Chocolate

  • Caramel-Passion Fruit Oscars® Lollipops
  • Mango-Lime Pate a Fruit with Tajin Pop
  • Marjolaine Cake Pop
  • Passion Fruit Meringue Lollipop
  • Pistachio Raspberry Cookies
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Dark Chocolate Brownies
  • Coconut Macaroons
  • Cocktail Inspired Macarons
  • Negroni-Orange, Campari, Vermouth,
  • Gin Mojito-Lime, White Rum
  • Piña Colada-Pineapple, Malibu Rum
  • Individual Blueberry-Violet Entremets Cake
  • Vegan Carrot Cupcake with Vegan Cream Cheese
  • Gianduja Cupcake
  • Lychee-Rose-Raspberry Tart
  • Pineapple Upside-Down Verrine
  • Housemade Chocolate Bonbons
  • Lemon Cheesecake
  • Pecan Pie
  • Raspberry Pate a Fruit, Vanilla Ganache
  • York Peppermint
  • Kumquat Pimm’s

Vegan Items (without Gluten)

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich
  • Coconut Vegan Cupcake
  • Walnut Chocolate Cookies

Passed Small Desserts

  • Ruby Chocolate Strawberry and Cream
  • strawberry-hibiscus mousse, strawberry compote, vanilla sponge,
  • mascarpone cream, Callebaut Ruby chocolate
  • *Wolfgang Puck Catering is the first company in the U.S. to utilize and serve this new, fully sustainable, naturally colored, varietal of chocolate
  • Key Lime Meringue Cheesecake Taco
  • key lime cheesecake, graham cracker, white chocolate shell, toasted meringue
  • Mocha Beehive
  • salted sable Breton, dark chocolate Rocher shell, liquid honey ganache, mocha mascarpone mousse
  • Tropical Halo-Halo
  • coconut tapioca pudding, exotic fresh fruits, acai granita
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Master chef Wolfgang Puck

Made to Order

  • Mille Crepe Cake, Caramel, Chocolate, Raspberry Filling
  • Cinnamon Sugar Beignets Topped with Caramel
  • Hibiscus Kombucha Carbonated to Order

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Right Side of History BlacKkKlansman

Right Side of History BlacKkKlansman

BlacKkKlansman is a film that is on the right side of history. The film debuted at Cannes De Festival to a standing ovation. This Spike Lee film brings the present day events to their historical ties with this film of Ron Stallworth’s real-life story.

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BlacKkKlansman Spike Lee Film

Film Synopsis:

Director Spike Lee presents BlacKkKlansman, an incendiary film inspired by the life of Ron Stallworth, the first police officer African-American to have infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan. Against all odds, the agent Stallworth (John David Washington) and his partner (Adam Driver) Flip Zimmerman will infiltrate the highest echelons of the Klan, to stop him from taking control of the city.

Actors at Festival De Cannes:

  • Spike Lee ~ Director/Writer
  • Adam Driver ~ Flip Zimmerman
  • Topher Grace ~ David Duke
  • Laura Harrier ~ Patrice
  • John David Washington ~ Ron Stallworth

BlacKkKlansman Current History

Spike Lee discusses how surreal the tragedy of Heather Higher being murdered at Charlottesville Virginia protests brings coda to this film. Her death took place after filming completion. Lee put it in the film to see what happened. When he saw what happened he knew this was the final scene.

He states, “I had to do something first. I was given Susan Bro’s, Higher’s mother, phone number. I was not going to put that murder scene in that film without her blessing. Mrs. Bro said, ‘Spike I give you permission to put that in.'” They collected footage and photos from those at the time of Higher’s murder to get the best coverage of this horrific unnecessary murder. Higher should be alive today. The President of the United States could not stand up to the world to say we are about love, not about hate, we are better than murdering a young woman.

Lee goes on to speak about the building of the United States of America (USA) from the genocide of Native Americans and slavery. This is the fabric of the USA. This scene had to go in to show that our leaders are giving us a direction that is not moral. This is a worldwide problem. It is not a black, brown, and white world. We all live on this planet. We have to stand up and stop being silent.

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BlacKkKlansman Spike Lee Cannes Red Carpet

BlacKkKlansman Screenplay

Jordan Peele, the film’s producer, pitched the story of Ron Stallworth. Lee thought it was a comedy skit. When he realized it was a true story he brought Kevin Willmott in to assist with writing the screenplay. There was one thing that Lee understood in making the film it had to tie to the current climate. The situations today did not just pop up but they have been around for decades.

The focus of the story was to tell this period piece while connecting to present day. The movie needed to end in the present day. Lee says, “I did not have the crystal ball, even though my friends call me negrodamus. The film’s ending was not written it was true life. Lee continues with Spike Lee joiners you got to flow, cannot be rigid, got to be hip, on it. There is no way in the world he could not make that the end of the film. The screenplay is based on the book by Stallworth, Black Klansman. 

Chaz Ebert asks about the language in the film and if it is necessary to use the tone and word choice.  Lee answers “words are hateful. Words can be hateful and I do not think I was elaborating on how the Klan not only hates blacks they hate Jews, they are number two on the list. They do not speak lovely terms and those words are harmful. The way we had them speaking in the film is the way they speak every day. It was my decision to hear those words. I wanted the hate to be verbalized.”

BlacKkKlansman Cast and Crew

Lee states, “This is very simple we tell the story.  That is what we do. I do not do this shit alone. I am a general manager of a sport’s team. Put the best players out there. Filmmaking is a collaborating effort.  It is some hard shit. Filmmaking is hard shit. You got to go to work. Learn your craft and do your research.” You want to put the best people behind the camera to make the best film you can.

Barry Alexander Brown, a film editor,  is able to create the final scene from footage taken from people’s phone. He was able to prove the needless death of Higher and that she should be alive now.

Chayse Irvin, the cinematographer, is amazing. He shot this on film, not digital. We really wanted to have the look of seventies films split screens. I forgot shooting with film takes a lot of time because it has been so long since working with film.

John David Washington (son of Denzel Washington) plays Ron Stallworth in the movie.  Washington was able to learn from Stallworth about what he was going through he is like the Jackie Robinson of police. It took a lot to get the position in the police department.  While Stallworth was protecting and servicing Colorado Springs, he prevented terrorist violence. There were no violent acts during this time on the police force. One black man, that is very well supported.

He wanted to inhabit his spirit. Setting up the environment was a great collaborating environment. Your abilities become unlimited in this environment. He felt very blessed to have this experience glad to be a part of this experience.

Adam Drive, his character Flip Zimmerman, we had a week or two to talk about it before. The research helps but you have to let that go when you get on set. Pay attention to what is being said by you and cast. Playing music on my iPod assisted. Spike creates a very that best idea wins very familial. Best ideas win, a very egoless set. Everyone had a life outside the filming and we got home at a decent hour. Spike sets the tone that it is easy that you feel free to fail.

Topher Grace, his character is David Duke, KKK Grand Wizard put in a lot of time for his part.  He read My Awaking by David Duke,  watched The Donahue Show when the KKK was on the show, and listened to his radio show. Grace recalls being asked to play in a Lee film, “This is one of the happiest times in my life followed by one of the worst times when I realized the character I was going portray.” He felt the responsibility to get it right, but no did not feel the responsibility to Duke.

Grace capture this character through the script, it did a really good job of creating the KKK and David as a leader. Lee is a great coach. There was a day I had to something that was really evil. Spike said, “Try this a Nazi salute and said white power. I am rarely affected by filming but I was in a very bad space.” Lee assisted him by explaining that this is a message that you agree with even though you don’t agree with the character you are playing.

Laura Harrier, her character Patrice, she tried to inhabit the spirit and time period. Meeting her real-life character helped her embrace the character’s life, relationships, and spirit. She watched Black Panther footage and listened to the music. Having a great team and taking Spike’s guidance.

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BlacKkKlansman Spike Lee Cannes Image Credit Antonin Thuillier

BlacKkKlansman Message

Lee talks about the message as being believing in hope. Many of his films are hope like Do the Right thing is a hopeful film. He is not blind or deaf, he thinks you can be hopeful but be aware. This film will be seen around the world. This is a global problem. I do hope that other people from other countries will see that this is happening where they live. Lee says, “I have hope that this film shakes people from their slumber. This is a very important film. People are having a hard time coping. In our hearts, we know what is right and wrong. When you have wrong staring you dead in your face and mums the word, you are supporting the opposing causes.”orting the opposing causes.”

The film will release on the one-year anniversary of Charlottesville demonstration August 10, 2018.

This is truly an incredible film one that is gut wrenching, funny, honest, and real. It brings this issues full circle and to the present day. @officialspikelee @jordanpeele thank you

See the trailer here

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Festival de Cannes® 2018 ~ Palme d’or Jury

Festival de Cannes® 2018 ~ Palme d’or Jury

Festival De Cannes® will present the Palme d’or film award, the top award at Cannes. This year marks the 71st year this film festival continues to influence film worldwide. There are 22 films official selected for Palme d’or film award.

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The Jury of the 71st Festival de Cannes®

Jury Palme D’Or Festival De Cannes®

Palme d’or film award jury is presided over by Cate BlanchettAustralian actress, and producer. She fields lots of questions about gender and the festival during the opening press conference. Festival De Cannes® chose only 3 women directors to present this year. She says, “Three female directors in the competition earned their spots.” She goes on to say, “Being attractive does not preclude being intelligent.”  Five women and four men from seven nationalities and four continents join her:

  • Chang Chen (Chinese Actor)
    • Chang Chen made his film debut in the late Edward Yang’s A Brighter Summer Day. He rose to fame in the Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 2000.
  • Ava DuVernay (American writer, director, producer)
    • Nominated for the Academy Award and Golden Globe and winner of the BAFTA and EMMY, Ava DuVernay is a writer, director, producer and film distributor known for the historical drama Selma(2014)
  • Robert Guédiguian (French director, writer, producer)
    • The work of Robert Guédiguian, an activist filmmaker, celebrates the city of Marseille where he grew up. Acclaimed by critics when he first started directing in the 80s, he met public success with Marius and Jeannette, which won the Prix Louis-Delluc in 1997.
  • Khadja Nin (Burundian songwriter, composer, singer)
    • Youngest of a family of eight Khadja Nin studied music at an early age, before leaving Africa to go to Europe. Her albums are a mix of occidental pop music, African and afro-cuban rhythms.
  • Léa Seydoux (French actress)
    • Rising to fame with Christophe Honoré’s The Beautiful Personin 2008, Léa Seydoux is an award-winning actress, notably the Palme d’or for Abdelatif Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Colour in 2013.
  • Kristen Stewart (American actress)
    • Kristen Stewart has been playing roles since an early age and received widespread recognition in 2008 for The TwilightSaga film series (2008–12).
  • Denis Villeneuve (Canadian director, writer)
    • Internationally renowned and recently two-time Academy Award winner for Blade Runner 2049, Denis Villeneuve made his debut at the National Film Board of Canada in the early 90’s.
  • Andrey Zvyagintsev (Russian director, writer)
    • Multi-award winning filmmaker Andreï Zvyagintsev has already become one of the most respected directors in Russian and international cinema. He directed his first feature film in 2003 The Return, which won him a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

Palme d’or In Competition Festival De Cannes®

This year’s official Festival De Cannes® selection for the Palme d’or is highly anticipated and exceptional films. Films come from all over the world representing top directing and actors. Jury members bring a strong influence from their careers, strong backgrounds, and talent that is an asset to this choice of the best film.

This year’s Festival De Cannes® official choice for the Palme d’or is highly anticipated and exceptional films. These nominated films come from all over the world representing top directing and actors include:

  • Asghar FARHADI TODOS LO SABEN (EVERYBODY KNOWS)
  • Stéphane BRIZÉ AT WAR
  • Nuri Bilge CEYLAN AHLAT AGACI (THE WILD PEAR TREE)
  • Sergey DVORTSEVOY AYKA
  • Matteo GARRONE DOGMAN
  • Jean-Luc GODARD LE LIVRE D’IMAGE (THE IMAGE BOOK)
  • Yann GONZALEZ KNIFE + HEART
  • Ryusuke HAMAGUCHI  NETEMO SAMETEMO (ASAKO I & II) (ASAKO I & II)
  • Christophe HONORÉ SORRY ANGEL
  • Eva HUSSON GIRLS OF THE SUN
  • JIA Zhang-Ke JIANG HU ER NV (ASH IS PUREST WHITE)
  • KORE-EDA Hirokazu MANBIKI KAZOKU (SHOPLIFTERS)
  • Nadine LABAKI CAPERNAUM
  • LEE Chang-Dong BURNING
  • Spike LEE BLACKKKLANSMAN 
  • David Robert MITCHELL UNDER THE SILVER LAKE
  • Jafar PANAHI SE ROKH (THREE FACES)
  • Pawel PAWLIKOWSKI ZIMNA WOJNA (COLD WAR)
  • Alice ROHRWACHER LAZZARO FELICE (HAPPY AS LAZZARO)
  • Kirill SEREBRENNIKOV LETO
  • A.B. SHAWKY YOMEDDINE 1st film
  • Terry GILLIAM THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE

You can see the screening guide here. This award is announced May 19 at the film festival closing ceremony.

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Unacceptance to Self-Acceptance ~ Belle A Film

Unacceptance to Self-Acceptance ~ Belle A Film

Belle is a film about growing from un-acceptance to self-acceptance. Dido Elizabeth Belle, actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw, is a true story of a high society young African-American mixed English during the 18th century. Belle finds herself in high society but has a hard time finding herself anywhere.

She struggles to balance things every day. She is the daughter of a slave and Sir John Lindsay, a navy ship captain. Her grandparents become her caregiver, Mansfield Her status as aristocrats provides her a lifestyle that is of class and comfort. This story looks at gender, race, and class.

Belle finds herself eating alone when guests arrive she is not allowed to dine with the staff at this time either. This reality is her status is not high enough to eat with guests but too high to eat with the servants. She is kept hidden from society, during a time that many young women traditionally come out to society for formal courtship.

Her cousin, Elizabeth groomed and readied for her coming out, even though she has no dowry to offer. Belle being an heiress to her father’s fortune after his untimely death provides her dowry, but does not have social standing for courtship. The custom at this time is a black woman is not seen in white circles.

She finds herself struggling with the fact that she is not fully accepted because of her skin color. The complexity love from her family but the burden of being unaccepted becomes a climactic moment where she is clawing at her skin and face in anguish. A strong demonstration of what is going on inside Belle as she struggles with being the daughter of a slave and a navy captain.

This struggle is one that many faces in life. They take on the social standards for beauty and how we each place expectations on ourselves wanting acceptance by others.  The film demonstrates Belle bringing her to self-acceptance. Self-acceptance is a great health Releasing that she is more than her skin color. She embraces the love of her life leaving behind her status in high society.The director, Amma Asante,  brings the story from the inside of Belle to the outside makes it authentic and real.

The director addresses the realization of the time period issues of race, class, and gender. She uses layers to present her story. The complexity being African-American woman who is learning gain acceptance of herself in her place in life. This layering brings this very relatable struggle for many even today.  Belle’s journey of self-acceptance brings the audience full circle from unacceptance to self-acceptance.

The story based on a painting of Elizabeth and Belle that hung in the Kenwood house for decades. The painting shows Belle slightly elevated in the painting to her white cousin. They are touching in this painting. It demonstrating that Elizabeth is accepting of Belle and her new self-acceptance in life. Belle finds empowerment, freedom, and happiness with her self-acceptance. The film brings love, change, and equality to the forefront while showing the development of self-assurance.

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Amma Asante Belle Director at Ebertfest

Roger Ebert created Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival or better known as Ebertfest. Ebert was a TV and Chicago Sun-Times film critic. This festival is held at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign IL. This place is near Ebert’s hometown, Urbana. This year celebrates 20 years of Ebertfest. Chaz Ebert, Ebert’s wife keeps his traditions returning each year. The film festival brings back some great films and panels.

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This film has 14 wins and 27 nominations on the film festival circuit.

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A Woman’s World, The Beguiled ~ Cannes

A Woman’s World, The Beguiled ~ Cannes

The Beguiled Red Carpet Cannes Film Festival
The Beguiled Red Carpet Cannes Film Festival

The Beguiled is one of the most anticipated films at Cannes Film Festival. Director, Sofia Coppola, brings the woman’s point of view and how it was for these women during this time period. The original film was from the man’s point of view. This point of view brings a new dynamic to the melodramatic remake.

Film synopsis At a girls’ school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women are sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events.

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The Beguiled Courtesy of Cannes Film Festival

This film is a remake of (The Beguiled (1971).  Both films are based on the novel The Beguiled by Thomas Cullinan. The first film brings the male perspective of a wounded Union soldier. Coppola brings the story back with the perspective of the women in the boarding school.

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The Beguiled Movie

The revisiting of this film creates its own dynamics. Coppola says, “I never tried to remake the film, go back and tell my story. I wanted to forget that and to imagine how I would make this film.” She brings the women’s stories and perspective to the forefront.

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The Beguiled Courtesy of Cannes Film Festival

Coppola discusses the film being a feminist film, she states, “It is up to the audience to determine how they want to take it. I put my thoughts into film and you can determine how it affects you. I was making the film from the female point of view. The core of the story is the power struggle between the male and female.” The story brings this struggle to the center of the film.

Living in a boarding school atmosphere where they are all women who are functioning well, until the new dynamic, Farrell enters the school. Kidman states about Farrell’s character, “I think he comes in an ruins everything. We were fine. We only could not procreate. Good riddance to him.” The dynamic changes for each person in the film.

Kirsten Dunst, plays Edwina Dabney in the film, says “all these people pent-up together no matter male, female, or a mixture. There will always be something that comes out it is a survivalist technique. Colin just happens to be what all our aggression, energy, and emotions corseted up, lets say. They get unleashed because this new dynamic comes in.” This does bring a change for the girls attending the boarding school.

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The Beguiled Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman recalls Martha Farnsworth, her character in the film, “is very maternal. Kidman states, “She is there to protect these girls in a very treacherous difficult time. Her motivation is to protect them, to guide them, to bring them, so when the war ends they are capable.” Farrell’s character makes it difficult for the continued protection.

Colin Farrell, John McBurney character in the film, states “It has been a journeyman to get here. Many miles of roads and many corsets. It was an amazing experience shooting this film. Coppola sets a particular mood, one that is of comfort, of ease, trust, and an environment that allows you as an actor to explore and play. It was my favorite experience and shoot. Sophia is a creative beast of an engine with tenderness, elegance, and a gentility.”  Looking forward to this film? It will be in theaters June 20, 2017.

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Just a few fun notes from the press conference Kidman and Coppola often swiped their hair from the left side of their faces at the same time. Kidman discusses working through mistakes, “I try to focus on the positive. Sometimes you fail and sometimes you succeed.  That is the journey. You just get back up. . . You fall over you brush off your knees and get back up. It is a really hard thing to do. You cry and you feel. It is not saying don’t feel, but experience it navigates and get move through it. . . I’ll learn from everything.”

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Colin FARRELL – McBurney

Nicole KIDMAN – Miss Martha

Kirsten DUNST – Edwina

Elle FANNING – Alicia

Oona LAURENCE – Amy

Angourie RICE – Jane

Addison RIECKE – Marie

Emma HOWARD – Emily

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Cannes Film Festival ~ Seventy Years Influencing Film

Cannes Film Festival ~ Seventy Years Influencing Film

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Festival De Cannes seventy years of influencing the film industry. The top international film festival worldwide. This festival, held in the beautiful resort town on the French Riviera, is the top publicized event from the films presented to celebrities on the red carpet.

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The Cannes® Film Festival started in 1947 by, Jean Zay, Minister for Education and Fine Arts, who was keen to establish an international cultural event in France to rival the Venice Film Festival.” This festival received international recognition for the films and celebrities in the mid-1950s. The first time the festival top award, Palme d’or, went to the film Marty.  Today the film festival recognizes short and medium length films (Caméra d’Or), student films (Cinéfondation),  best first film presentation (Un Certain Regard), and best film (Palme d’or).

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This year Uma Thurman  is serving as the president of the Un Certain Regard Jury.  Uma Thurman brings her 20 year experience as an actress and director in the film industry. The prize list of films will be presented May 27, 2017.

Palme d’or film award jury is presided by Pedro Almodóvar, scriptwriter, director, and states,  “‘I am very happy to be able to celebrate the Festival de Cannes 70th anniversary from such a privileged position. I am grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed. I am aware of the responsibility that entails being the president of the jury and I hope to be up to the job.” He is joined by 4 men and 4 women:

Each jury member brings a strong influence with their career backgrounds and talent. This award is announced May 28 at the film festival closing ceremony.

Jane Campion heading up Cinéfondation. Campion is not new to Cannes. Her film, The Piano, awarded the Palme d’or in 1993. The jury is made up of five eminent film and literature . This jury selects their three prize winners from among the Cinéfondation’s selection of film school entrants.  This film award is presented at the closing ceremonies.

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Caméra d’O jury presided by Sandrine Kiberlain, French actress. This is awarded to the first film in all categories combined. Kiberlain states, “I am honoured and excited to discover new directors.” She will present this award at the closing ceremony

This year’s film festival presents many anticipated films.

Palme d’or Official Selection

  • A Gentle Creature (Director Sergei Loznitsa)
  • (BPM) Beats Per Minute (Director Robin Campillo)
  • Good Time (Directors Benny & Josh Safdie)
  • Happy End (Director Michael Haneke)
  • In the Fade (Director Fatih Akin)
  • Jupiter’s Moon (Director Kornél Mundruczó)
  • Loveless (Director Andrey Zvyagintsev)
  • Okja (DirectorBong Joon-ho)
  • Radiance (DirectorNaomi Kawase)
  • Redoubtable (Director Michel Hazanavicius)
  • The Beguiled (Director Sofia Coppola)
  • The Day After (Director Hong Sang-soo)
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer (dir: Yorgos Lanthimos)
  • The Meyerowitz Stories (Director Noah Baumbach)
  • The Square (Director Ruben Ostlund)
  • Wonderstruck (Director Todd Haynes)
  • You Were Never Really Here (Director Lynne Ramsay)

Un Certain Regard Official Selection

  • April’s Daughter (Director Michel Franco)
  • Barbara (Director Mathieu Amalric)
  • Beauty and the Dogs (Director Kaouther Ben Hania)
  • Before We Vanish (Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
  • Closeness (Director Kantemir Balagov)
  • Directions (Director Stephan Komandarev)
  • Dregs (Director Mohammad Rasoulof)
  • Jeune Femme (Director Léonor Serraille)
  • L’Atelier (Director Laurent Cantet)
  • La Cordillera (Director Santiago Mitre)
  • Lucky (DirectorSergio Castellitto)
  • Out (DirectorGyörgy Kristóf)
  • The Desert Bride (Directors Cecilia Atan and Valeria Pivato)
  • The Nature of Time (Director Karim Moussaoui)
  • Walking Past the Future (Director Li Ruijun)
  • Western (Director Valeska Grisebach)
  • Wind River (Director Taylor Sheridan)

Palme d’or Official Selection

  • A Drowning Man (Director Mahdi Fleifel)
  • Across My Land (Director Fiona Godivier)
  • Damana (Director Andrés Ramirez Pulido)
  • Katto (The Ceiling) (Director Teppo Airaksinen)
  • Koniec Widzenia (Time To Go) (Director Grzegorz Molda)
  • Lunch Time (Director Alireza Ghasemi)
  • Pépé Le Morse animation (Grandpa Walrus) (Director Lucrèce Andreae)
  • Push It (Director Julia Thelin)
  • Xiao Cheng Er Yue (A Gentle Night) (Director Qiu Yang)

Cinéfondation Official Selection

  • Afternoon Clouds (Director Payal Kapadia)
  • A Perdre Haleine (Director Léa Krawczyk)
  • Atlantîda, 2003 (Atlantis, 2003) (Director Michal Blasko)
  • Ben Mamshich (Heritage) (Director Yuval Aharoni)
  • Camouflage (Director Imge Özbilge)
  • Deux Égarés Sont Morts (Director Tommaso Usberti)
  • Give Up The Ghost (Director Marian Mathias)
  • Heyvan (Animal) (Director Bahman Ark)
  • Láthatatlanul (Invisibility) (Director Áron Szentéteri)
  • Lejla (Director Stijn Bouma)
  • Paul Est Lá (Paul Is Here) (Director Valentina Maurel)
  • Pequeno Manifiesto En Contra Del Cine Solemne (Little Manifesto Against Solemn Cinema) (Director Roberto Porta)
  • Tokeru (Director Aya Igashi)
  • Vazio Do Lado De Fora (Empty On The Outside) (Director Eduardo Brandao Pinto)
  • Wild Horses (Director Rory Stewart)
  • Yin Shian Bien Jlan Gon Lu (Towards The Sun) (Director Wang Yi-Ling)
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Oscars® Class Photo Luncheon ~ Nominees Celebration and Reinventing

Oscars® Class Photo Luncheon ~ Nominees Celebration and Reinventing

The 90th Oscars® nominees gathered for a reinventing celebration and class photo at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. The atmosphere for The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® is one of fun, celebration, connecting, and making new friends.

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Oscar® nominees Meryl Streep, Greta Gerwig and JR

The beautiful ballroom at the Hilton is an exceptional location for this day. The best-celebrated nominee was Agnes Varda. She was not in attendance, but J.R. nominated for Faces Places carried around a cutout of his co-nominee. The cutout was placed in the class photo between Meryl Streep and Greta Gerwig.  The top to nominees includes 21 nominations for Streep and 17 nominations for Steven Spielberg.  Congrats to Rachel Morrison (Mudbound), the first female nominee for cinematography.  Netflix continues to bring a change to the world of entertainment. This year the streaming network celebrates 8 nominations.

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Academy President John Bailey

The nominees enjoyed a day of celebrating with a luncheon including:

  • Chilean Sea Bass with mango, red and white quinoa
  • Roasted asparagus, crispy shallots, and oven-roasted tomatoes
  • Mini lemon tart, mini tiramisu cup, and fresh berries for dessert.
  • Wines Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc, La Crema Pinot Noir
  • Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Brut

Academy President John Bailey welcomed guests at the start of the luncheon and took the time to have photos with the nominees during the afternoon event.  Baily states, “We are witnessing this venerable motion picture academy reinvent itself before our very eyes, noting that the Oscars® are at ‘the crossroads of change and tradition.’”

The fashion for the afternoon affair is more casual with suits and dresses. The event is the one that brings the entertainment industry together for a nice casual celebration of the top in film for the year.

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The 90th Oscars®, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.

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Chilean Sea Bass with mangoand quinoa

1 mango, diced
1/4 purple onion, diced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
1 Jalapeño, finely chopped and deveined
Juice from 2 limes
Pink Himalayan Salt, to taste
4 4.0 oz Sea Base filets
1 1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin or coconut oil
salt, to taste
1 sprig of fresh thyme
1 cup dried quinoa
2 cups water

Chilean Sea Bass with mangoand quinoa

1 mango, diced
1/4 purple onion, diced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
1 Jalapeño, finely chopped and deveined
Juice from 2 limes
Pink Himalayan Salt, to taste
4 4.0 oz Sea Base filets
1 1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin or coconut oil
salt, to taste
1 sprig of fresh thyme
1 cup dried quinoa
2 cups water

What You’ll Need To Know

Combine 1 cup quinoa with 2 cups water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until quinoa is tender, about 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat and let is sit for 5 minutes. After it has cooked and rested, use a fork to fluff and separate the grains.

Season the sea bass with salt and pepper.

In a large saute pan over medium heat, add the coconut oil and heat the oil to a slight smoke. Add 1 sprig of fresh thyme to the saute pan and sear the sea bass skin side down for 3/4 of the cooking time about 7 minutes. This will give the fish a nice crisp skin and golden color. Carefully turn the fish over, to finish the other side. Remove the sea bass and hold in a warm place.

In a mixing bowl, add the diced mango, purple onion, cilantro, tomatoes, jalapeño, lime juice and salt and mix together.

Plate your ingredients with 1/2 cup cooked quinoa, sea bass and mango salsa on top (roughly, 1/4 cup.)

Plate your ingredients with 1/2 cup cooked quinoa, sea bass and mango salsa on top (roughly, 1/4 cup.)

 

Oscars®  Celebrate 90 Years with Nomination Announcements

Oscars®  Celebrate 90 Years with Nomination Announcements

This year the Oscars®  will celebrate 90 years. The much-anticipated nomination announcement begins honoring the best talent and film for the last year. Actress-comedian Tiffany Haddish and actor-director Andy Serkis, joined by Academy President John Bailey, announced the 90th Academy Awards.®

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90th Oscars®

The nomination announcement includes 24 categories for The Oscars’® nomination. Priyanka Chopra, Rosario Dawson, Gal Gadot, Salma Hayek, Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana, Molly Shannon, Rebel Wilson and Michelle Yeoh presented each Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’® category in pre-taped segments.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, comprised of 8,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. The mission of the Academy is to recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.” This is the most prestigious award ceremony of the year.

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Andy Serkis (left) and Tiffany Haddish announce the nominees for the 90th Annual Academy Awards® in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

There are a few interesting facts in this year’s nominations:

  • Lady Bird is the 13th film directed by a woman to be nominated for Best Picture. It is the fourth film written and directed solely by women to receive nominations for Best Picture and Writing.
  • Mary H. Ellis, nominated for Baby Driver, is the sixth woman to be nominated for Sound Mixing.
  • Meryl Streep increases her lead as the most nominated performer with her 21st nomination.
  • Greta Gerwig is the fifth woman nominated for Directing.
  • Rachel Morrison, nominated for Mudbound, is the first woman to receive a nomination for Cinematography.
  • In the acting categories, eight individuals are first-time nominees.*

The nominations include:

Performance by an actor in a leading role

  • Timothée Chalamet* in “Call Me by Your Name”
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in “Phantom Thread”
  • Daniel Kaluuya* in “Get Out”
  • Gary Oldman in “Darkest Hour”
  • Denzel Washington in “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

  • Willem Dafoe in “The Florida Project”
  • Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri”
  • Richard Jenkins in “The Shape of Water”
  • Christopher Plummer in “All the Money in the World”
  • Sam Rockwell in “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Performance by an actress in a leading role

  • Sally Hawkins in “The Shape of Water”
  • Frances McDormand in “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri”
  • Margot Robbie in “I, Tonya”
  • Saoirse Ronan in “Lady Bird”
  • Meryl Streep in “The Post”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

  • Mary J. Blige* in “Mudbound”
  • Allison Janney* in “I, Tonya”
  • Lesley Manville* in “Phantom Thread”
  • Laurie Metcalf* in “Lady Bird”
  • Octavia Spencer in “The Shape of Water”

Best animated feature film of the year

  • “The Boss Baby” Tom McGrath and Ramsey Naito
  • “The Breadwinner” Nora Twomey and Anthony Leo
  • “Coco” Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson
  • “Ferdinand” Carlos Saldanha
  • “Loving Vincent” Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman and Ivan Mactaggart

Achievement in cinematography

  • “Blade Runner 2049” Roger A. Deakins
  • “Darkest Hour” Bruno Delbonnel
  • “Dunkirk” Hoyte van Hoytema
  • “Mudbound” Rachel Morrison
  • “The Shape of Water” Dan Laustsen

Achievement in costume design

  • “Beauty and the Beast” Jacqueline Durran
  • “Darkest Hour” Jacqueline Durran
  • “Phantom Thread” Mark Bridges
  • “The Shape of Water” Luis Sequeira
  • “Victoria & Abdul” Consolata Boyle

Achievement in directing

  • “Dunkirk” Christopher Nolan
  • “Get Out” Jordan Peele
  • “Lady Bird” Greta Gerwig
  • “Phantom Thread” Paul Thomas Anderson
  • “The Shape of Water” Guillermo del Toro

Best documentary feature

  • “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” Steve James, Mark Mitten and Julie Goldman
  • “Faces Places” Agnès Varda, JR and Rosalie Varda
  • “Icarus” Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan
  • “Last Men in Aleppo” Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed and Søren Steen Jespersen
  • “Strong Island” Yance Ford and Joslyn Barnes

Best documentary short subject

  • “Edith+Eddie” Laura Checkoway and Thomas Lee Wright
  • “Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405” Frank Stiefel
  • “Heroin(e)” Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon
  • “Knife Skills” Thomas Lennon
  • “Traffic Stop” Kate Davis and David Heilbroner

Achievement in film editing

  • “Baby Driver” Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos
  • “Dunkirk” Lee Smith
  • “I, Tonya” Tatiana S. Riegel
  • “The Shape of Water” Sidney Wolinsky
  • “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri” Jon Gregory

Best foreign language film of the year

  • “A Fantastic Woman” Chile
  • “The Insult” Lebanon
  • “Loveless” Russia
  • “On Body and Soul” Hungary
  • “The Square” Sweden

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

  • “Darkest Hour” Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick
  • “Victoria & Abdul” Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard
  • “Wonder” Arjen Tuiten

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

  • “Dunkirk” Hans Zimmer
  • “Phantom Thread” Jonny Greenwood
  • “The Shape of Water” Alexandre Desplat
  • “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” John Williams
  • “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri” Carter Burwell

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

  • “Mighty River” from “Mudbound”
    Music and Lyric by Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson
  • “Mystery Of Love” from “Call Me by Your Name”
    Music and Lyric by Sufjan Stevens
  • “Remember Me” from “Coco”
    Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
  • “Stand Up For Something” from “Marshall”
    Music by Diane Warren; Lyric by Lonnie R. Lynn and Diane Warren
  • “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman”
    Music and Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Best motion picture of the year

  • “Call Me by Your Name” Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges and Marco Morabito, Producers
  • “Darkest Hour” Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten and Douglas Urbanski, Producers
  • “Dunkirk” Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
  • “Get Out” Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr. and Jordan Peele, Producers
  • “Lady Bird” Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and Evelyn O’Neill, Producers
  • “Phantom Thread” JoAnne Sellar, Paul Thomas Anderson, Megan Ellison and Daniel Lupi, Producers
  • “The Post” Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers
  • “The Shape of Water” Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale, Producers
  • “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri” Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh, Producers

Achievement in production design

  • “Beauty and the Beast” Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
  • “Blade Runner 2049” Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Alessandra Querzola
  • “Darkest Hour” Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
  • “Dunkirk” Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
  • “The Shape of Water” Production Design: Paul Denham Austerberry; Set Decoration: Shane Vieau and Jeff Melvin

Best animated short film

  • “Dear Basketball” Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant
  • “Garden Party” Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon
  • “Lou” Dave Mullins and Dana Murray
  • “Negative Space” Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata
  • “Revolting Rhymes” Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer

Best live action short film

  • “DeKalb Elementary” Reed Van Dyk
  • “The Eleven O’Clock” Derin Seale and Josh Lawson
  • “My Nephew Emmett” Kevin Wilson, Jr.
  • “The Silent Child” Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton
  • “Watu Wote/All of Us” Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen

Achievement in sound mixing

  • “Baby Driver” Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin and Mary H. Ellis
  • “Blade Runner 2049” Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill and Mac Ruth
  • “Dunkirk” Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker and Gary A. Rizzo
  • “The Shape of Water” Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern and Glen Gauthier
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Stuart Wilson

Original screenplay

  • “The Big Sick” Written by Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
  • “Get Out” Written by Jordan Peele
  • “Lady Bird” Written by Greta Gerwig
  • “The Shape of Water” Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor; Story by Guillermo del Toro
  • “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri” Written by Martin McDonagh
  • Willem Dafoe in “The Florida Project”
  • Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri”
  • Richard Jenkins in “The Shape of Water”
  • Christopher Plummer in “All the Money in the World”
  • Sam Rockwell* in “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Performance by an actress in a leading role

  • Sally Hawkins in “The Shape of Water”
  • Frances McDormand in “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri”
  • Margot Robbie* in “I, Tonya”
  • Saoirse Ronan in “Lady Bird”
  • Meryl Streep in “The Post”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

  • Mary J. Blige in “Mudbound”
  • Allison Janney in “I, Tonya”
  • Lesley Manville in “Phantom Thread”
  • Laurie Metcalf in “Lady Bird”
  • Octavia Spencer in “The Shape of Water”

Best animated feature film of the year

  • “The Boss Baby” Tom McGrath and Ramsey Naito
  • “The Breadwinner” Nora Twomey and Anthony Leo
  • “Coco” Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson
  • “Ferdinand” Carlos Saldanha
  • “Loving Vincent” Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman and Ivan Mactaggart

Achievement in cinematography

  • “Blade Runner 2049” Roger A. Deakins
  • “Darkest Hour” Bruno Delbonnel
  • “Dunkirk” Hoyte van Hoytema
  • “Mudbound” Rachel Morrison
  • “The Shape of Water” Dan Laustsen

Achievement in costume design

  • “Beauty and the Beast” Jacqueline Durran
  • “Darkest Hour” Jacqueline Durran
  • “Phantom Thread” Mark Bridges
  • “The Shape of Water” Luis Sequeira
  • “Victoria & Abdul” Consolata Boyle

Achievement in directing

  • “Dunkirk” Christopher Nolan
  • “Get Out” Jordan Peele
  • “Lady Bird” Greta Gerwig
  • “Phantom Thread” Paul Thomas Anderson
  • “The Shape of Water” Guillermo del Toro

Best documentary feature

  • “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” Steve James, Mark Mitten and Julie Goldman
  • “Faces Places” Agnès Varda, JR and Rosalie Varda
  • “Icarus” Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan
  • “Last Men in Aleppo” Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed and Søren Steen Jespersen
  • “Strong Island” Yance Ford and Joslyn Barnes

Best documentary short subject

  • “Edith+Eddie” Laura Checkoway and Thomas Lee Wright
  • “Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405” Frank Stiefel
  • “Heroin(e)” Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon
  • “Knife Skills” Thomas Lennon
  • “Traffic Stop” Kate Davis and David Heilbroner

Achievement in film editing

  • “Baby Driver” Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos
  • “Dunkirk” Lee Smith
  • “I, Tonya” Tatiana S. Riegel
  • “The Shape of Water” Sidney Wolinsky
  • Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri Jon Gregory

Best foreign language film of the year

  • “A Fantastic Woman” Chile
  • “The Insult” Lebanon
  • “Loveless” Russia
  • “On Body and Soul” Hungary
  • “The Square” Sweden

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

  • “Darkest Hour” Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick
  • “Victoria & Abdul” Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard
  • “Wonder” Arjen Tuiten

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

  • “Dunkirk” Hans Zimmer
  • “Phantom Thread” Jonny Greenwood
  • “The Shape of Water” Alexandre Desplat
  • “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” John Williams
  • “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri” Carter Burwell

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

  • “Mighty River” from “Mudbound”
    Music and Lyric by Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson
  • “Mystery Of Love” from “Call Me by Your Name”
    Music and Lyric by Sufjan Stevens
  • “Remember Me” from “Coco”
    Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
  • “Stand Up For Something” from “Marshall”
    Music by Diane Warren; Lyric by Lonnie R. Lynn and Diane Warren
  • “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman”
    Music and Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
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Andy Serkis (left) and Tiffany Haddish announce the nominees for the 90th Annual Academy Awards® in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Best motion picture of the year

  • “Call Me by Your Name” Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges and Marco Morabito, Producers
  • “Darkest Hour” Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten and Douglas Urbanski, Producers
  • “Dunkirk” Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
  • “Get Out” Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr. and Jordan Peele, Producers
  • “Lady Bird” Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and Evelyn O’Neill, Producers
  • “Phantom Thread” JoAnne Sellar, Paul Thomas Anderson, Megan Ellison and Daniel Lupi, Producers
  • “The Post” Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers
  • “The Shape of Water” Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale, Producers
  • “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri” Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh, Producers

Achievement in production design

  • “Beauty and the Beast” Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
  • “Blade Runner 2049” Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Alessandra Querzola
  • “Darkest Hour” Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
  • “Dunkirk” Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
  • “The Shape of Water” Production Design: Paul Denham Austerberry; Set Decoration: Shane Vieau and Jeff Melvin

Best animated short film

  • “Dear Basketball” Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant
  • “Garden Party” Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon
  • “Lou” Dave Mullins and Dana Murray
  • “Negative Space” Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata
  • “Revolting Rhymes” Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer

Best live action short film

  • “DeKalb Elementary” Reed Van Dyk
  • “The Eleven O’Clock” Derin Seale and Josh Lawson
  • “My Nephew Emmett” Kevin Wilson, Jr.
  • “The Silent Child” Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton
  • “Watu Wote/All of Us” Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen

Achievement in sound editing

  • Baby Driver Julian Slater
  • “Blade Runner 2049” Mark Mangini and Theo Green
  • “Dunkirk” Richard King and Alex Gibson
  • “The Shape of Water” Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira
  • “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Matthew Wood and Ren Klyce

Adapted screenplay

  • “Call Me by Your Name” Screenplay by James Ivory
  • “The Disaster Artist” Screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
  • “Logan” Screenplay by Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green; Story by James Mangold
  • “Molly’s Game” Written for the screen by Aaron Sorkin
  • Mudbound Screenplay by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

It will be an evening of great celebration and honor. What is your predictions for the 90th Oscars®? Post your response @4ChionLifestyle on Twitter #4ChionStyle.

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Jimmy Kimmel 90th Oscars® Host

The 90th Oscars®, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.

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Great Triumphs at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Great Triumphs at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

The Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAGs) hit the night with exceptional to a night of triumphs. SAGs bring beautiful style, grace, and presents 13 awards for acting in film and television.

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Mackenzie Hancsicsak red carpet SAG Awards

The SAGs begins the red carpet with a toast. This toast dates back to 2001. This year Betty Gilpin (GLOW, Masters of Sex, Nurse Jackie) will join Vitalie Taittinger, Global Spokesperson and Artistic Director for Champagne Taittinger on the red carpet for this tradition. Post your favorite red carpet look from the night at @4ChionLifestyle on Instagram using #4ChionStyle.

The evening red carpet brought back muted color and bold prints. The black and pins from the Golden Globes missing on this night. Mackenzie Hancsiczak from This is Us wore a beautiful drop waist A-line with box pleats tail.The gown designed by Pol Atteu Couture with Patrik Simpson and Snow White 90201 in Beverly Hills. You can follow his designs on YouTube at Gown and Out in Beverly Hills channel.  The fabric is a metallic french brocade imported from Paris. The color purple is her grandmother’s favorite color. Her necklace created from her grandparents’ wedding rings.

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Mackenzie Hancsicsak (L) and Chrissy Metz red carpet SAG Awards

Samira Wiley brought the night sky to the red carpet in a gorgeous Tadashi Shoji gown, Jimmy Choo shoes and clutch,  diamond drop earrings L’Dezen by Payal Shah and tanzanite and diamond ring Le Vian. Her hair was slicked back. She walked the red carpet with her wife, Lauren Morelli, American writer, she wore a beautiful black gown complimenting the night sky.

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Samira Wiley Red Carpet Styling SAG Awards

The fashion colors of the evening were greens and blues with beads, embellishments, feathers, and trains. Each woman presented a fierce look. The men wore more tradition black suits and ties or tuxedos. The young actors brought a round of spontaneity and fun to the red carpet.

Mandy Moore, Susan Kelechi Watson and Chrissy Metz SAG Awards 4Chion Lifestyle
Mandy Moore, Susan Kelechi Watson and Chrissy Metz SAG Awards
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Lonnie Chavis red carpet SAG Awards
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Sterling K. Brown red carpet SAG Awards
Morgan Freeman Lifetime Achievement recipient SAG Awards 4Chion Lifestyle a
Morgan Freeman Lifetime Achievement recipient SAG Awards

The night continued with honoring top film and television for 2017. Kristen Bell hosted the night and took the time to roast the all-female presenters. The evening could be counted as a predictor for the Academy Awards, with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri taking home four statues. Morgan Freeman took home the Lifetime Achievement Award From Rita Moreno. The dinner catered by Wolfgang Puck was Middle Eastern foods and African spices.  A night of great triumphs.

The recipients for the evening include:

  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
    • FRANCES McDORMAND / Mildred – THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (Fox Searchlight)
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
    • GARY OLDMAN / Winston Churchill – DARKEST HOUR (Focus Features)
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
    • ALLISON JANNEY / LaVona Golden – I, TONYA (Neon)
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
    • SAM ROCKWELL / Dixon – THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (Fox Searchlight)
  • Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
    • THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (Fox Searchlight)
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
    • NICOLE KIDMAN / Celeste Wright – BIG LITTLE LIES (HBO)
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
    • ALEXANDER SKARSGÅRD / Perry Wright – BIG LITTLE LIES (HBO)
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
    • CLAIRE FOY / Queen Elizabeth II – THE CROWN (Netflix)
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
    • STERLING K. BROWN / Randall Pearson – THIS IS US (NBC)
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
    • JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / Selina Meyer – VEEP (HBO)
  • Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
    • WILLIAM H. MACY / Frank Gallagher – SHAMELESS (Showtime)
  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
    • THIS IS US (NBC)ERIS BAKER / Tess Pearson
  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
    • VEEP (HBO)

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