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Oscars® 91st Film Celebration

Oscars® 91st Film Celebration

The Oscars® celebration is 91 years old. This year is the year without a host. Award season closes out with the top fashion, talent, and entertainment.

Red Carpet Fashion Oscars® Celebration

The best in talent and fashion hit the red carpet for a few interviews and photos. Style and fashion are colorful. Big bows on the back are in with long trains. The tulle and feminity appear to be an honor to Karl Lagerfeld. Men step up the color and look fabulous.

Lady Gaga arrives understated wearing an Alexander McQueen black gown. Audrey Hepburn last wears her $30 million diamond from Tiffany Co. that Lady Gaga is wearing.

Constance Wu is wearing a flowing yellow Versace gown with jewels by Neil J. Rodgers Swarovski.

Spike Lee brought a little bit of “Do The Right Thing” to the Oscars He posts on Instagram “Brother Prince Is Watching Tonight, Singin’ “IT’S GONNA BE A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT’ Ozwald Boateng designer of his purple suit. Congrats on the Oscar.

Billy Porter is wearing custom Christian Siriano couture. The jewels created by Oscar Heyman.

Regina King slays in a white Oscar De La Renta with Chopard jewels and Christian Louboutin shoes for accessories.

Glenn Close styling is a beautiful gold Carolina Herrea with a long train. The gown has 4 Million Beads and Weighs 42 Pounds.

Ashley Graham at the 2019 Oscars is wearing a Zac Posen gown. Accessories include Martin Katz jewels, Gianvito Rossi shoes, and a Roger Vivier clutch.

Michelle Yeoh at the 2019 Oscars Wearing an Elie Saab dress with Chopard jewels.

Richard E. Grant Suit by Brunell Ocucinelli. The touch of color down the front of the shirt is nice.

Laura Harrier at the 2019 Oscars Wearing a sustainably sourced Louis Vuitton dress as part of the green carpet initiative and Bulgari jewels.

Amandla Stenberg at the 2019 Oscars Wearing a fringed column dress.

Awkwafina is wearing a DSquared2 suit with Chopard jewels.

Danielle Macdonald is wearing a sustainable Christian Siriano dress made with cotton crepe vegetable dyed fabric and recycled tulle with Stella Luna shoes.

Brad Goreski is wearing a Brunello Cucinelli suit with Garrett Leight glasses, Cartier jewels, and Christian Louboutin shoe.

Stephan James is wearing an Etro suit with David Yurman jewels.

Adam Lambert is very traditional by wearing Tom Ford with a beautiful white flower on the jacket. Great performance.

See the full red carpet coverage here.

Entertainment Oscars® Celebration

Presenters Oscars® Celebration

This year the star-studded presenters include Elsie Fisher, Danai Gurira, Brian Tyree Henry, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Keaton,
Helen Mirren, John Mulaney, Tyler Perry, Pharrell Williams, Krysten Ritter,
Paul Rudd and Michelle YeohAwkwafina, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Allison Janney, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez, Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Amy Poehler, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson, Constance Wu, Javier Bardem, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Emilia Clarke, Laura Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Stephan James, Keegan-Michael Key, KiKi Layne, James McAvoy, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Momoa and Sarah Paulson.

Performances Oscars® Celebration

Queen opens the Oscars® with Adam Lambert. The performance of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper much anticipated left the audience breathless. They perform Shallow from A Star Is Born. Other performances: Jennifer Hudson, I’ll Fight from RBG; nominees Gillian Welch and David Rawlings welcomed to the stage to sing When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs; Oscar nominee Bette Midler is a special guest performing The Place Where Lost Things Go from Mary Poppins Returns.

Oscars’ Week Celebration

The week prior to Oscars is a celebration of the nominees and preparations for the Sunday event.

The symposiums present makeup and hairstyling, foreign film directors, shorts, documentaries, and animation nominees. This is a great time to get the insight to the creation of the top films.

The red carpet and Dolby Theatre undergo a creation to welcome the nominees and press for this night. The Hollywood Blvd. transforms into an elegant reception.

Recipients Oscars® Celebration

Best Picture
  • Black Panther Kevin Feige, Producer
  • BlacKkKlansman  Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele, and Spike Lee, Producers.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody Graham King, Producer
  • The Favourite Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, and Yorgos Lanthimos, Producers.
  • Green Book Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, and Nick Vallelonga, Producers Winner
  • Roma Gabriela Rodríguez and Alfonso Cuarón, Producers
  • A Star is Born  Bill Gerber, Bradley Cooper, and Lynette Howell Taylor, Producers
  • VICE Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay, and Kevin Messick, Producers.
Directing
  • Cold War Paweł Pawlikowski
  • BlacKkKlansman Spike Lee
  • The Favourite Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Roma Alfonso Cuarón Winner
  • Vice Adam McKay
Actor in a Leading Role
  • Christian Bale Vice
  • Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born
  • Willem Dafoe  At Eternity’s Gate
  • Rami Makek Bohemian Rhapsody Winner
  • Viggo Mortensen Green Book
Actress in a Leading Role
  • Yalitza Aparicio Roma
  • Glenn Close The Wife
  • Olivia Colman The Favourite Winner
  • Lady Gaga A Star Is Born
  • Melissa McCarthy Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Mahershala Ali Green Book Winner
  • Adam Driver BlacKkKlansman
  • Sam Elliott  A Star Is Born
  • Richard E. Grant Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Sam Rockwell Vice
Actress in a Supporting Rold
  • Amy Adams Vice
  • Marina De Tavira Roma
  • Regina King If Beale Street Could Talk Winner
  • Emma Stone The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz The Favourite
Animated Featured Film
  • Incredibles 2  Brad Bird, John Walker, and Nicole Paradis Grindle
  • Isle of Dogs  Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson
  • Mirai Mamoru Hosoda and Yuichiro Saito
  • Ralph Breaks The Internet ALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET Rich Moore, Phil Johnston, and Clark Spencer
  • SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller Winner
Cinematography
  •  Cold War  Łukasz Żal
  • The Favourite Robbie Ryan
  • Never Look Away  Caleb Deschanel
  • Roma Alfonso Cuarón Winner
  • A Star is Born Matthew Libatique
Adapted Screenplay
  • The Ballad of Buster ScruggsJoel Coen & Ethan Coen
  • BlacKkKlansman Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee Wnner
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me? Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
  • If Beale Street Could Talk Barry Jenkins
  • A Star Is Born Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters
Costume Design
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Mary Zophres
  • BLACK PANTHER Ruth Carter Winnter
  • The Favourite  Sandy Powell
  • Mary Poppins Returns Sandy Powell
  • Mary Queen Of Scots Alexandra Byrne
Musical Orignal Score
  • Black Panther Ludwig Goransson Winner
  • BlacKkKlansman Terence Blanchard
  • If Beale Street Could Talk Nicholas Britell
  • Isle of Dogs Alexandre Desplat
  • Mary Poppins Returns Marc Shaiman
Musical Orignal Song
  • All The Stars Black Panther Music By Ludwig Goransson
  • I’ll Fight RBG Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
  • The Place Where Lost Thing Go Mary Poppins Returns
  • Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyric by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman Shallow A Star Is Born Winner
  • Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt
  • When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Winges The Ballad of Buster Scruggs “
  • Music and Lyric by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
Sound Editing
  • Black Panther Benjamin A. Burtt and Steve Boeddeker
  • Bohemian Rhapsody John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone Winner
  • First Man Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan
  • A Quiet Place Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
  • Roma Sergio Díaz and Skip Lievsay

Other Winners

Sound Mixing Bohemian Rhapsody

Film Editing Bohemian Rhapsody

Production Design Black Panther

Animated Short Film Bao

Documentary Short Subject Period. End of Sentence.

Visual Effects First Man

Live Action Short Film Skin

Original Screenplay Green Book

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Breakfast Time

Breakfast Time

Breakfast is the best meal of the day. You can enjoy it all day savory or sweet. Breatkfast time is a great time to gather and enjoy.

Cameron Trading Post

The food made from scratch daily and is a fusion of the three food cultures. This place is perfect for travelers with their lodging, restaurant, art gallery, garden with fountains, and a massive gift shop. The trading post opened in 1916 and welcomes everyone like a guest in their homes. Prior to being a trading post, the place served as an apothecary.

  • Navajo pancake this is a blue corn pancake
  • Prickly pear stuffed french toast this is French toast served sandwich style with a prickly pear jam and cream cheese
  • Warrior Surprise is a mini-Navajo Taco topped with one egg
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Ranch House Grille

Ranch House Grille

This is a great place to meet with a high school friend and his beautiful wife. We enjoyed breakfast at Ranch House Grille. It is a very local place. Many entering the grill knew other patrons and shared stories of their families and community. It is a wonderful meal. Large portions, good café coffee, and great hash browns are found here.

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Joe’s Cafe Breakfast

Orem Utah Reunion Breakfast

Meeting up with my dear friend Lisa Sherman is like we never missed even one day, even though it had been a few decades. Lisa and I have known each other since we were three. We ran the neighborhood streets as two determined little girls could. We enjoy breakfast at Joe’s Cafe. The food is so delish. Lisa even enjoyed the grits. A dish she is convinced she did not like. Joe said, “You will love them. Nothing comes between your lips and my grits.” It is so wonderful catching up with Lisa after all these years.

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3 Sisters Cafe Breakfast

3 Sisters Cafe

The first food stop of the trip is 3 Sisters Cafe in Indianapolis, Indiana, in business for 20 years. They serve a large choice of elegant breakfasts from sweet to savory and great lunch menu as well.

They have great beverages (no alcohol) with flair. I enjoyed the turmeric and ginger iced tea. It is a great flavor not too sweet or sugary. The brunch is perfect a great hollandaise sauce over Scottish lox, poached eggs, fresh tomato, and locally made English muffins with caviar on top. The English muffin is fresh with a nice sourdough flavor. The hollandaise sauce is perfect with just a little heat. The porridge is a new experience. It is creamy with a hint of cinnamon.

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Courier Café

The Courier Café Urbana

The Courier Café brings Champaign history and old Victorian styling in the decor. The main dining room has:

  • A large palace chandelier from the Opera House in Erie Pennsylvania
  • The cash register is  the first electric cash register
  •  The courier clock pendulum filled with mercury makes the time keeping right
  • The stained glass comes from a Danville church predating the Civil War
  • The Pullman lamps light the aisle for passengers on the Pullman railroad cars
  • The brass chimes a gift from George Malford, a Nickelodeon Maker, they are steamed powered

The Café’s name is for the Courier newspaper that operated for decades in the building. The building is almost lost to fire and remained empty for decades. In 1980, the current owners began remodeling and opened for business on November 10, 1980. They are a farm to table restaurant with the garden and bees on the property for the freshest ingredients.

The menu is a hearty all American menu with breakfast served daily until 11 AM then lunch and dinner menu until closing. The breakfast is traditional eggs, omelets, fantastic pancakes, and hash browns. Their coffee is fresh ground daily and they have special blends. The lunch/dinner menu is hearty with a ribeye sandwich, fries, soups, and steak. The food has that home cooked look and feel. They do have a few items for vegetarians including breakfast sausage. They do have one special treat “Courier water this is sparkling water from deep below the café. It is a great place for large parties and a sense of the community in Champaign.

Scone City

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Scone City located in Wicker Park is wonderful for a morning after bar hopping or late night in Chicago. Jessica and Tim Canning along with chef Laurie McNamara took on the endeavor in a specialized sweet and savory scone menu. This place is a perfect stop as my sister Cherie is heading to the airport to return to her family in Idaho. It is so wonderful sharing this experience with here. Seeing places and enjoying the cross-country journey. I truly miss her every day. She enjoyed a sweet blueberry w/ lemon glaze scone she says, “It is delicious!! Sweet. Soft. Perfection!!! Soooo tasty.” They have savory scones as well. I enjoyed a hot Vanilla Bean Latte with the house-made vanilla syrup. It is a perfect start to a day of exploring Chicago..

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Kanela Breakfast in Chicago

The last morning of the road trip in the Midwest is brunch at Kanela, the Greek name for Cinnamon. This restaurant place is Wicker Park neighborhood on a street with many older shops. It is a great place, voted best in Chicago by USA Today,  for a Sunday morning brunch. The coffee tops and wonderful after an evening at Bangers and Lace.

Brunch includes California Benedict and Fried Egg Sandwich this is an exceptional meal. The hollandaise sauce perfection with a nice touch of heat, the poach egg picture perfect. The sandwich is fabulous with the chili aioli brings the flavors together. The seasoned potatoes nicely cooked not too soft or undercooked. It is a nice brunch with my sister. We do agree that this is a great place for brunch.

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Milk Bar NYC

Super excited to try crack pie and coffee for breakfast. This is a planned find in NYC. Watching Chef’s Table on Netflix. I knew I needed to try Milk Bar. This is Christine Tosi’s and is part of the Manhattan-based Momofuku restaurant. This is my first stop in the morning. The little shop has great cookies, cakes, pies, and bagel bombs. I order an iced coffee, bagel bomb with spinach, and crack pie. The bagel bomb is warm and filled with spinach and cheese. It is a nice bite for the start of touring NYC.  I save the crack pie for a little later, but it is delicious. The filling is something like a custard, but buttery. The oat crust is light and flaky. This is a must stop and see.

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The RealReal: Selling Authentic Luxury Products Online

The RealReal: Selling Authentic Luxury Products Online

The internet is a great resource for people who are looking for pre-owned items that are being sold for a lower price. However, the risk of buying fakes is high, especially if someone is looking at a pre-owned luxury item. This dilemma of people who do not want to buy fakes online gave Julie Wainwright the idea to establish a different kind of retail business. In 2011, she founded The RealReal, which has become the largest pre-owned luxury online retailer in the world. Through her efforts, the company became known around the world, and they managed to increase their market size to serve millions of people who are looking to buy pre-owned luxury items. Julie Wainwright’s decision to create that kind of business allowed her to become a successful entrepreneur.

Company

The company owns a huge warehouse situated in Brisbane, California, and most of the items obtained from their consignors are being brought here for further authentication and testing. Once the item managed to get through the meticulous eyes of the authenticating experts, it will be photographed and uploaded to their website. Julie Wainwright said that the company is able to upload between 2,000 to 4,000 new items daily, and they are expecting these items to be shipped within 72 hours. With more than 10,000 consignors on their list, the company would never run out of supply. More people are also approaching them to become their consignors, which has become a great opportunity for those who own luxury items.

Co-Signor

There are two ways on how to become a consignor. According to Julie Wainwright, they can send a luxury manager to a location where the consignor lives if there are 10 or more luxury items to be presented. This program, called the White Glove service, will pick up the items from the consignor’s home and ship it to their warehouse without any cost. On the other hand, if there are less than 10 items presented, the consignor can ship it to the company’s warehouse without any cost. They can ask for a free consignment kit that will be provided by the company. At the warehouse, the items will be authenticated, and once it is approved, it will be uploaded to their online store.

About the Brand

Julie Wainwright welcomes all luxury brands, but she highlighted that there are some which outperform the others. Gucci, for example, is one of their best-selling brands in the warehouse. The management of Gucci embraced the business structure of The RealReal and has welcomed the reselling of Gucci branded items on their website. On the other hand, there are brands who have been vocal against the business structure established by Julie Wainwright. Take Chanel for example, which has recently filed a case against the company. Chanel has been accusing Julie Wainwright and her company of selling fake products, and Chanel also wanted the company to stop selling their brands because they are not an official retailer. Julie Wainwright dismissed the lawsuit filed against her company and stated that she can face them in court without the fear of having her business closed down. She was backed with those who love the service from the company, saying that the fiasco means that Chanel does not want people from buying their products at a lower price.

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Despite the lawsuit filed against The RealReal, Julie Wainwright is still optimistic that the company will continue to operate. More people are becoming interested in the business structure of the company, and they are signing in as an official consignor. Julie Wainwright is also happy to announce that their consignors who are sending items for their online store kept on supporting the luxury retail industry by buying new luxury items.

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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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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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What are the Elite Eating at Governor’s Ball

What are the Elite Eating at Governor’s Ball

This year the Governor’s Ball is the after party for the elite. They will enjoy an evening at The Ray Dolby Ballroom Hollywood & Highland Center®. The evening is shaping up to be a magical transformation.

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Governor’s Ball Menu

Wolfgang Puck Catering is preparing the Governor’s Ball. They will set the stage for Hollywood’s biggest night with a menu pairing glamour with innovation. The menu includes some of the classics and a few new dishes. There are vegan gluten-free desserts.

Governor’s Ball Amuse Bouche
  • Crostini of Compressed Watermelon with Citrus Feta Cheese
  • Crab Deviled Eggs
  • Avocado Tostadas with Crunch Cabbage and Chipotle Glaze (V)
  • Mini Taro Root Taco with Miso Glazed Eggplant and Smoked Soy Mushrooms (V)
  • Crostini with New York Steak, Classic Chimichurri
  • Spicy Ranch Popcorn
  • Housemade Potato Chips
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The Academy’s® Governors Ball will be held in the Ray Dolby Ballroom
Governor’s Ball Tray Passed Hors d’Oeuvres
Governor’s Ball Small Plates
  • Caramelized Cauliflower, Golden Raisin, Lime, Labneh, Pinenut, Shiso-Za’atar
  • Frozen Golden Beets, Almond Custard, Meyer Lemon, Ice Lettuce (V)
  • Snap Peas, Asian Pear, Pomelo Salad, Cacik Cheese, Mint, Walnut
  • Compressed Persimmon, Cinco Jotas Jamón Ibérico, Burrata, Wild Arugula
  • Sunchoke and Fennel Soup, Chips, Truffle Gremolata
  • Potato and Caviar 2.0
  • Black Truffle Chicken Pot Pie
  • Winter Truffle Baked Cavatappi and Cheese
  • Pea Agnolotti, Black Truffle, Peas Shoot, Parmesan Reggiano Brittle
  • Miyazaki Wagyu Beef Ny, Carrot Vichy, Spigarello, Yuzu Kotcho Ponzu
  • Loup De Mer, Calçot Onions, Artichokes, Fennel, Romesco Salsa, Espelette
  • Nashville Hot Fried Quail, House Made Pickles, Red Velvet Waffle
  • Torchio Pasta, Arugula, Tomato, Caper Berries, Aleppo Pepper, Black Olive Oil, Basil Flower (V)
  • Austrian Ricotta Dumpling, Watercress-Pea Pesto, Lemon Brown Butter
Governor’s Ball Raw Bar

  • Served on Hand Carved Ice Bar
  • Spicy Tuna Rolls
  • California Rolls
  • Vegetable Rolls
  • Made To Order Nigiri
  • Scallop Ceviche, Black Garlic, Satsuma Tangerine Miso, Micro Herbs
  • Sea Urchin with Eggless Custard, Dashi, Unagi Glaze, Finger Lime
  • Albacore Tataki, Sweet Onions, Ginger, Momiji Chili, Ponzu
  • Oysters
  • Snow Crab Claws
  • King Crab Legs
  • Lobster
  • Shrimp
Governor’s Ball Individual & Plated Sweets
  • 24 Karat Dusted Valrhona Illanka Chocolate Oscars®
  • Ombre Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
  • Pillow Cake with Coconut Mango and Passion Fruit
  • Coconut – Chocolate Bar (V)
  • Yuzu Religieuse
  • Passion Fruit Cookie with Chocolate Chunks
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies.
  • Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Milk Chocolate and Caramelized Pecan Cookies
  • Strawberry Cookies
  • Hazelnut and Almond Brownies
  • Espresso Macaron
  • Matcha Cherry Macaron
  • Hibiscus Orange Pate De Fruit
  • Piper Heidsieck Golden Champagne Strawberry Push Pop
  • Mini Wolfgang Puck Dark Chocolate Bars
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The Academy’s® Governors Ball will be held in the Ray Dolby Ballroom
Governor’s Ball Passed Small Plates
  • Black Forest “Cherry”
  • Butterscotch Verrine with Dark Chocolate Nest
  • Tropical Pavlova with Macerated Jackfruit and Dragon Fruit (V)
  • Strawberry Ginger Cheesecake with Jasmine Gelee
Governor’s Ball Lollipops
  • Passion Fruit Cheesecake
  • Praline Almond Chocolate
  • Chocolate Oscars® with Strawberry Valrhona Chocolate
Governor’s Ball Chocolate Bon Bons
  • Chai Latte
  • Thai Tea with Young Coconut
  • Honey Jasmine
  • Earl Grey Tea Biscuit
  • Espresso Triple Shot
  • Praline Roasted Coffee Bean
Governor’s Ball Chef Stations
  • Air Bread “Sea Urchin” with Passion Fruit Caviar
  • Affogato with Housemade Ice Creams and Stumptown Nitro Cold-Brew
Governor’s Ball Vegan Sweets (made without gluten)
  • Hawaiian Superfood Spheres
  • Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
  • Cashew Vanilla Tiramisu
  • Tropical Halo-Halo
  • Sunflower Raspberry Macaron
  • Chocolate and Sea Salt Cookies
Governor’s Ball Local, ORganic AND Sustainablty

• Babe Farms
• Rising C Ranch
• County Line
• J Marchini
• Coke Farms
• Weiser Family Farms
• Pudwill Farms
Polito Family Farms
• Troy Regier
• DiStefano Cheese
• Laura Chenel
• Marin French Cheese
• Rustic Bakery
• La Quercia
• Cremenelli
• Garcia Organics
• Cuyama Farms
Heriloom Organics

Governor’s Ball By the Numbers

Governor’s Ball Numbers in the Kitchen
  • 100 pounds housemade bread and butter pickles
  • 6,500 wood-fired Oscar®-shaped flatbread
  • 3,500 sesame miso cones
  • 350 pounds Atlantic bigeye tuna
  • 300 pounds eggplant
Governor’s Ball Numbers in the Dinning Room
  • 1,500 guests
  • Team of 10 maitre d’ staff
  • 850 service and support staff
  • 13,000 glasses for beverages
  • 2,000 yards of Wine Royal Velvet and sleek Wine Satins, Textured Gold and Champagne Gold fabrics
  • • Beautiful Black and Gold Deco Dot with Black Velvet Border
  • • Ten thousand blooms from all over the world

Governor’s Ball Decor

Mark’s Garden will be overseeing the floral arrangements this year. Mark Held is creating a room of deep color and elegance for the elite diners at the event.

Held’s designs this year will feature unique floral compositions in saturated shades of deep red accented with bright gold, evoking memories of the grand movie palaces of the past. Thousands of brilliant red tulips, velvety burgundy roses, mauve orchids and dark purple calla lilies packed into a medley of mixed gold containers will line the guest tables.

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Governor’s Ball Recipes

Eat and drink like the celebrities for you Oscar’s viewing party with these recipes.

Ancho Old Fashioned – Created by Mixologist Charles Joly

Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz Tequila Don Julio Reposado
Barspoon of Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
3 drops Bittered Sling Arabica Coffee Bitters
1/3 oz Rich Demerara Syrup (2 parts sugar:1 part water)
Orange Oil for Mist
Orange Twist for Garnish

Preparation:
1. Stir Tequila Don Julio Reposado, chile liqueur, coffee bitters, and demerara syrup over ice.
2. Pour into an Old Fashioned glass over one large cube.
3. Mist with orange oil and place orange twist decoratively.

Smoked Salmon Oscar with Iranian Osetra Caviar on Brioche

1 loaf brioche
1 cup dill cream (recipe below)
1 lb. smoked salmon
2 oz. Iranian Osetra caviar

  1. Cut the brioche into the shape of an Oscar statuette and toast until golden.
  2. Spoon small amount of dill cream on the brioche.
  3. Layer smoked salmon on top and garnish with caviar.

Dill Cream
1 cup sour cream
1 T lemon juice
2 T shallots, chopped
1 T fresh dill, chopped

Whisk ingredients together thoroughly. Pinch of salt and white ground pepper

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Grammys® Winners, Fashion, and Parties

Grammys® Winners, Fashion, and Parties

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

Grammys® Fashion

The Grammys® 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

Grammys® Parties

Grammys® 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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Lunch is Served 85th Oscar Nominee Luncheon

Lunch is Served 85th Oscar Nominee Luncheon

Oscar nominees gather for the annual lunch and class photo. The day fills with nominees reminiscing, meeting new people (seating is not by film or category), and enjoying an elegant lunch.

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Oscar Luncheon Class Photo

Luncheon Red Carpet and Connecting

Luncheon Red Carpet

The Oscar® luncheon starts with a great red carpet moment for the nominees to show off their great fashion.

Lady Gaga arrival is much anticipated. She arrives in her great personal style. She is wearing a custom Louis Vuitton floor-length, statement sleeves, and high-neck gown. She accessroes with Giuseppe Zanotti lace-up booties and a sparkling engagement ring (she is engaged to Christian Carino).

Regina King looks stunning for the afternoon lunch. She is wearing a pink satin mid-length embellished Parda dress. She adds a pair of silver sandals.

Luncheon Connecting

Amy Adams and Spike Lee are seen hugging during the afternoon. Lee is wearing a great pair of custom gold Air Jordans. The shoes had “Truth to Power,” “Speak on It,” “Resist,” and the 40 Acres & A Mule Flimworks logo on them. Adams is wearing an Oscar De La Renta dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Azza Fahmy jewelry.

Amy Adams, Richard E. Grant, and Regina King enjoy taking a selfie together. Bradley Cooper and Sam Elliot are seen connecting during the lunch.  Lady Gaga gives Sam Elliot a family size hug. Glenn Weiss and Donna Gigliotti stop for a photo with Oscar® nominee Diane Warren. The luncheon is a warm and wonderful tradition to connect with friends.

Luncheon Menu

The luncheon at the Beverly Hilton is a conscious menu. It includes the produce from farms close to the Los Angeles area and local fish. The menu includes:

  • Cocktails
    • Chambord Kir Royale Piper Sonoma Brut with a splash of Chambord, raspberry garnish.
    • Ultimat Blue Sunrise Ultra-premium Ultimat vodka, Patrón Citronge Orange Liqueur, fresh blueberry and mango juices, blueberry garnish, silver sugar rim.
  • Tray Passed Hors D’Oeuvres
    • Cilantro Chili Gravlax with Avacado Fritto
    • Burrata with Wild Arugula and Honey Date on Herb Canapé
    • Sesame Beef with Horseradish-Chive Mousse and Cucumber Salsa on French Bread.
  • Entrée
    • Orange Olive Miso Marinated, Pistachio-Crusted Pacific Fillet of Sea Bass with Rhubarb Fennel Ragout and Yellow Beets.
  • Desserts California -Themed Desserts Served on Platters
    • Redwood tree slab and sugar crystal Oscar® logo cheesecake pops, fudge pops, orange sanguine tart, Viennese Transchen confections, assorted truffles and pralines, Almond Cake (chocolate and vanilla).
    • Mini fruit tart, mini ganache cones, tuxedo strawberries, and macaroons.

What are your prediction for the 91st Oscars®?

91st Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST.

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Oscar Nominations Snubs and Surprises

Oscar Nominations Snubs and Surprises

The Oscar® nominations announced by Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani on Good Morning America. It is an entertaining announcement for the 91st Oscars.

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Oscar® Nominations Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani

This year leading the nominations with ten each is The Favourite and Roma. The Black PantherA Star Is Born, and Vice close second with eight nominations.

Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born actor, was snubbed in the Best Director category. If Beale Street Could Talk is snubbed in many film categories, but did get a nomination for Regina King’s performance as Best Actress. First Man completely eliminated for all top categories.

Black Panther is the first superhero to be nominated as Best Picture. Roma, a Foreign Film, is the biggest surprise in the nominations. This film is nominated for Best Picture and Best Foreign Film. This is a Netflix production and their first Best Film nomination. This film is also nominated for two acting categories. This includes first-time actress Yalitza Aparicio and Marina De Tavira for Best Supporting Actress. It also nominated for another Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron.

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Best Picture

BLACK PANTHER Kevin Feige, Producer
BLACKKKLANSMAN Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele, and Spike Lee, Producers.
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Graham King, Producer
THE FAVOURITE Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, and Yorgos Lanthimos, Producers.
GREEN BOOK Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, and Nick Vallelonga, Producers
ROMA Gabriela Rodríguez and Alfonso Cuarón, Producers
A STAR IS BORN Bill Gerber, Bradley Cooper, and Lynette Howell Taylor, Producers
VICE Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay, and Kevin Messick, Producers.

Actor in a Leading Role

CHRISTIAN BALE Vice
BRADLEY COOPER A Star Is Born
WILLEM DAFOE At Eternity’s Gate
RAMI MALEK Bohemian Rhapsody
VIGGO MORTENSEN Green Book

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Lady Gaga A Star Is Born

Actress in a Leading Role

YALITZA APARICIO Roma
GLENN CLOSE The Wife
OLIVIA COLMAN The Favourite
LADY GAGA A Star Is Born
MELISSA MCCARTHY Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

MAHERSHALA ALI Green Book
ADAM DRIVER BlacKkKlansman
SAM ELLIOTT A Star Is Born
RICHARD E. GRANT Can You Ever Forgive Me?
SAM ROCKWELL Vice

Actress in a Supporting Rold

AMY ADAMS Vice
MARINA DE TAVIRA Roma
REGINA KING If Beale Street Could Talk
EMMA STONE The Favourite
RACHEL WEISZ The Favourite

Animated Featured Film

INCREDIBLES 2 Brad Bird, John Walker, and Nicole Paradis Grindle
ISLE OF DOGS Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson
MIRAI Mamoru Hosoda and Yuichiro Saito
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNETRich Moore, Phil Johnston, and Clark Spencer
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller

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Cinematography

 COLD WAR  Łukasz Żal
THE FAVOURITE Robbie Ryan
NEVER LOOK AWAY Caleb Deschanel
ROMA Alfonso Cuarón
A STAR IS BORN Matthew Libatique

Adapted Screenplay

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • A Star Is Born

Costume Design

THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGSMary Zophres
BLACK PANTHERRuth Carter
THE FAVOURITE Sandy Powell
MARY POPPINS RETURNS Sandy Powell
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS Alexandra Byrne

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Being True ~ Kevin Willmott Screenwriter

Being True ~ Kevin Willmott Screenwriter


Kevin Willmott, Oscar® winner screenwriter, brings his insight into screenwriting adaptation, being true to self, and BlacKkKlansman to the Prochnow Auditorium in Flagstaff AZ.

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Kevin Willmott Screenwriting

Willmott discusses creating stories that Stallworth tells from Willmott’s own life experience. This is one part of the screenplay he owns. He states, “Telling a character’s story you have to fictionalize the stories. Often as a writer, you do that with your own life experiences.”

His adapting from the book he takes as much as he can from the source. A screenwriter’s job is to create a movie. Willmott tries to remain as loyal to the book as possible. He tries to connect to the spirit of the story when writing the film. The addition of Flip Zimmerman being Jewish brings the spirit of the film. This adds to the story with the KKK suppressing and victimizing not only African Americans but also others.

Willmott takes a lot of his writing to the awareness of human behavior. The ability to find the darkness in human behavior comes from life experience and observations. His ability to bring the real enemy provides an insight to the audience to think their own human behavior. He states, “we need to remain true to ourselves.”

Kevin Willmott Film Ending

The KKK burning cross scene was the end of the film and brought to the front that there are still issues in our country today. The addition of Charlottesville to the movie is the true events. This moment in history wrote this scene in the film of that day. They had to bring this moment to the completed film. “The characters, President Donald Trump and David Duke, wrote themselves right into the film,” he says. The narrative in this present day event fit with the completed film. The screening of the film completed with a standing ovation. 

Willmott takes time after the film to discuss the screenwriting, production, and how he has fought against racism his entire life.  “America First” is a Nazi slogan from the 1930s used in this country at rallies across the US. “Make America Great Again” is from the 1970s. David Duke started this propaganda on the Donahue show. They did not have to reach to tie the past to the current political rhetoric.  Willmott says, “The past is living in us today right now. It is what is making it a dangerous time.”

Kevin Willmott Twoness

The main theme of the film as well as life in America is twoness. That happens to anyone who has to deal with a majority that does not understand who you are. Willmott explains, “that the film has 2 Ron Stallworths in the film. The real Ron Stallworth faces being black and blue. The other being white and being Jewish. Throughout the film, there is often twoness with Ron Stallworth character and life in America.

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The language in the film and racism is something that Spike Lee, director, and Willmott decided to not apologize for it, didn’t tone it down, didn’t make it palpable, didn’t make it better than it is, and show it for everything it is. This creates the absurdity that makes the humor and lets the audience deal with uncomfortable feelings.

Harry Belafonte’s scene runs between the KKK initiation scenes. This is a powerful moment in the film that takes me to something I learned as a young child. Not everyone sees the world or people the same. There are times in our life that we are asked to stop and think about our own stance and view. The value of finding your own voice to stand and speaking up is important. Willmott explains, “it is not always easy to do this but you teach those around you that it is wrong.”

Willmott brings a strong statement to the audience when discussing racism. He says, “We would like to believe that they are a different creature than we are. In reality they look like everyday folks like we are.” The ability for the screenwriting to portray this in film brings the darkness of racism.

He greatest message is that we need to understand what I means to be American, our complex history, and living in American. We need to understand more about each other and eliminate the ignorance. 

Kevin Willmott Side Note

David Duke did call Ron Stallworth when the film finished. He asked, “How am I portrayed in the film?” 

This is a film that brings the circle of life in America clearly. We have times in this country where we are good and flowing forward and then step back in time. Traveling the US this past year I often stopped at many locations for Underground Railroad. The feeling standing where thousands risked their lives to be understood by the majority is a true insight into the human spirit. We need to eliminate the ignorance and misgivings by standing true.

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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

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

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

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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