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Academy Awards ~ Winners, Fun, & Fashion

Academy Awards ~ Winners, Fun, & Fashion

Academy Awards brings back the red carpet and the award show in person. The night is filled with winners, fun, and fashion. This is different and strange from the traditional Oscars®. The locations is at Union Station not the Dolby Theatre and only 200 guests in appearance.

Academy Award Red Carpet

The men rocked this red carpet this year. Many took the traditional black tux but some took a non-tradtional look with colorful suits including one set of nominees wearing similar gold and black suits.

There is a lot of large puffy sleeves on the red carpet fashion. This is such a joyous time after a year of very little fashion shows and red carpet. The looks are personal and styled for a dramatic look. This was a great time to get dressed up in glam after a year of leisure wear and masks. Yeah for the lipstick, missed seeing lipstick this last year.

Academy Awards Red Carpet

Vanessa Kirby
  • Gucci
  • Cartier
  • Skincare ~ La Mer
  • Makeup ~ Gucci Beauty
  • Kit essential tools ~ Tweezerman
  • The fab lip created by Gucci’s Rouge à Lèvres Mat Matte Lipstick in 502 Eadie Scarlet and Crayon Contour Des Lévres Lip Line in Bordeaux.
  • Hair @hairbyadir
Zendaya
  • Valentino Haute Couture
  • Bulgari jewelry
  • Makeup Lancôme Makeup by Sheika Daley
  • Hair by Larry Sims
Martin Desmond Roe and Travon Free
  • Dolce & Gabbana Suits stitched inside is the names those killed by killed by police brutality in the US
  • Sneakers Nike Air designed by Mache
  • Watches Watches of Switzerland
  • Rings David Yurman and Raven Fine Jewelers
  • Cufflinks Tiffany Company
  • Shades David Beckham
Viola Davis
  • Alexander McQueen (floral motif cut-out design on the bodice and a floor length skirt)
  • Jimmy Choo clutch
  • Petal-pink lipstick and L’Oréal Voluminous Original Mascara. Makeup by Autumn Moultrie
  • Hair by Jamika Wilson
Leslie Odom Jr.
  • Brioni Tailoring
  • Cartier jewelry
  • Stylist Avo Yermagyan
  • Grooming E l i V E N Q
  • Hair by Anittria
H.E.R. (Prince Inspired)
  • Peter Dundas jumpsuit designer
  • Giuseppi Zanotti Platform pumps
  • Chopard Jewels round shaped sapphire ring and a cushion shaped purple spinel ring.  
  • Makeup metallic purple winged liner and matte fuchsia lipstick Makeup by Marissa Vossen
  • Hair by Nina Monique
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Glenn Close Da Butt

Academy Awards Show

Bring Your Movie Love, theme for the 93rd Oscars®. The show had a step back in Oscar® time feel. The show was moved to the Union Station in Los Angeles.

The show had one great moment when Glenn Close during Name That Tune did the Da Butt dance. She topped the evening off with knowledge about of Spike Lee’s School Daze.

Presenters include:

  • Angela Bassett
  • Halle Berry
  • Bong Joon Ho
  • Don Cheadle
  • Bryan Cranston
  • Laura Dern
  • Harrison Ford
  • Regina King
  • Marlee Matlin
  • Rita Moreno
  • Joaquin Phoenix
  • Brad Pitt
  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Renée Zellweger
  • Riz Ahmed
  • Viola Davis  
  • Zendaya

Academy Award Winners

Best Motion Picture of the Year

  • Nomadland Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey and Chloé Zhao, Producers *Winner*
  • The Father David Parfitt, Jean-Louis Livi and Philippe Carcassonne, Producers
  • Judas and the Black Messiah Shaka King, Charles D. King and Ryan Coogler, Producers
  • Mank Ceán Chaffin, Eric Roth and Douglas Urbanski, Producers
  • Minari Christina Oh, Producer
  • Promising Young Woman Ben Browning, Ashley Fox, Emerald Fennell and Josey McNamara, Producers
  • Sound of Metal Bert Hamelinck and Sacha Ben Harroche, Producers
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 Marc Platt and Stuart Besser, Producers

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

  • Anthony Hopkins in The Father *Winner*
  • Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal
  • Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Gary Oldman in Mank
  • Steven Yeun in Minari

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Daniel Kaluuya in Judas and the Black Messiah *Winner*
  • Sacha Baron Cohen in The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Leslie Odom, Jr. in One Night in Miami…
  • Paul Raci in Sound of Metal
  • Lakeith Stanfield in Judas and the Black Messiah

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

  • Frances McDormand in Nomadland *Winner*
  • Viola Davis in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Andra Day in The United States vs. Billie Holiday
  • Vanessa Kirby in Pieces of a Woman
  • Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Yuh-Jung Youn in Minari *Winner*
  • Maria Bakalova in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
  • Glenn Close in Hillbilly Elegy
  • Olivia Colman in The Father
  • Amanda Seyfried in Mank

Best animated feature film of the year

  • Soul Pete Docter and Dana Murray *Winner*
  • Onward Dan Scanlon and Kori Rae
  • Over the Moon Glen Keane, Gennie Rim and Peilin Chou
  • A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Richard Phelan, Will Becher and Paul Kewley
  • Wolfwalkers Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart, Paul Young and Stéphan Roelants

Achievement in Cinematography

  • Mank Erik Messerschmidt *Winner*
  • Judas and the Black Messiah Sean Bobbitt
  • News of the World Dariusz Wolski
  • Nomadland Joshua James Richards
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 Phedon Papamichael

Achievement in Costume Design

  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Ann Roth *Winner*
  • Emma Alexandra Byrne
  • Mank Trish Summerville
  • Mulan Bina Daigeler
  • Pinocchio Massimo Cantini Parrini

Achievement in Directing

  • Nomadland Chloé Zhao *Winner*
  • Another Round Thomas Vinterberg
  • Mank David Fincher
  • Minari Lee Isaac Chung
  • Promising Young Woman Emerald Fennell

Best Documentary Feature

  • My Octopus Teacher Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed, and Craig Foster *Winner*
  • Collective Alexander Nanau and Bianca Oana
  • Crip Camp Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht and Sara Bolder
  • The Mole Agent Maite Alberdi and Marcela Santibáñez
  • Time Garrett Bradley, Lauren Domino and Kellen Quinn

Best Documentary Short Subject

  • Colette Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard *Winner*
  • A Concerto Is a Conversation Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers
  • Do Not Split Anders Hammer and Charlotte Cook
  • Hunger Ward Skye Fitzgerald and Michael Scheuerman
  • A Love Song for Latasha Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan


Achievement in Film Editing

  • Sound of Metal Mikkel E. G. Nielsen *Winner*
  • The Father Yorgos Lamprinos
  • Nomadland Chloé Zhao
  • Promising Young Woman Frédéric Thoraval
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 Alan Baumgarten

Best International Feature Film of the Year

  • Another Round Denmark *Winner*
  • Better Days Hong Kong
  • Collective Romania
  • The Man Who Sold His Skin Tunisia
  • Quo Vadis, Aida? Bosnia and Herzegovina

Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson *Winner*
  • Emma Marese Langan, Laura Allen and Claudia Stolze
  • Hillbilly Elegy Eryn Krueger Mekash, Matthew Mungle and Patricia Dehaney
  • Mank Gigi Williams, Kimberley Spiteri and Colleen LaBaff
  • Pinocchio Mark Coulier, Dalia Colli and Francesco Pegoretti

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original score)

  • Soul Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste *Winner*
  • Da 5 Bloods Terence Blanchard
  • Mank Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
  • Minari Emile Mosseri
  • News of the World James Newton Howard

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original song)

  • Fight For You from Judas and the Black Messiah Music by H.E.R. and Dernst Emile II; Lyric by H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas *Winner*
  • Hear My Voice from The Trial of the Chicago 7 Music by Daniel Pemberton; Lyric by Daniel Pemberton and Celeste Waite
  • Husavik from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga Music and Lyric by Savan Kotecha, Fat Max Gsus and Rickard Göransson
  • Io Sì (Seen) from The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se) Music by Diane Warren; Lyric by Diane Warren and Laura Pausini
  • Speak Now from One Night in Miami… Music and Lyric by Leslie Odom, Jr. and Sam Ashworth

Achievement in Production Design

  • Mank Production Design: Donald Graham Burt; Set Decoration: Jan Pascale *Winner*
  • The Father Production Design: Peter Francis; Set Decoration: Cathy Featherstone
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Production Design: Mark Ricker; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara and Diana Stoughton
  • News of the World Production Design: David Crank; Set Decoration: Elizabeth Keenan
  • Tenet Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Kathy Lucas

Best Animated Short Film

  • If Anything Happens I Love You Will McCormack and Michael Govier *Winner*
  • Burrow Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat
  • Genius Loci Adrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise
  • Opera Erick Oh
  • Yes-People Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson

Best Live Action Short Film

  • Two Distant Strangers Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe *Winner*
  • Feeling Through Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski
  • The Letter Room Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan
  • The Present Farah Nabulsi
  • White Eye Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman

Achievement in Sound

  • Sound of Metal Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh *Winner*
  • Greyhound Warren Shaw, Michael Minkler, Beau Borders and David Wyman
  • Mank Ren Klyce, Jeremy Molod, David Parker, Nathan Nance and Drew Kunin
  • News of the World Oliver Tarney, Mike Prestwood Smith, William Miller and John Pritchett
  • Soul Ren Klyce, Coya Elliott and David Parker

Achievement in Visual Effects

  • Tenet Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher *Winner*
  • Love and Monsters Matt Sloan, Genevieve Camilleri, Matt Everitt and Brian Cox
  • The Midnight Sky Matthew Kasmir, Christopher Lawrence, Max Solomon and David Watkins
  • Mulan Sean Faden, Anders Langlands, Seth Maury and Steve Ingram
  • The One and Only Ivan Nick Davis, Greg Fisher, Ben Jones and Santiago Colomo Martinez

Adapted Screenplay

  • The Father Screenplay by Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller *Winner*
  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Peter Baynham & Erica Rivinoja & Dan Mazer & Jena Friedman & Lee Kern; Story by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Nina Pedrad
  • Nomadland Written for the screen by Chloé Zhao
  • One Night in Miami… Screenplay by Kemp Powers
  • The White Tigers Written for the screen by Ramin Bahrani

Original Screenplay

  • Promising Young Woman Written by Emerald Fennell *Winner*
  • Judas and the Black Messiah Screenplay by Will Berson & Shaka King; Story by Will Berson & Shaka King and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas
  • Minari Written by Lee Isaac Chung
  • Sound of Metal Screenplay by Darius Marder & Abraham Marder; Story by Darius Marder & Derek Cianfrance
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 Written by Aaron Sorkin

The Oscars® this year was a bit off and different from tradition. The times have changes and shifted since COVID-19. Film was an industry struck down but The Academy Awards took on the challenge and created an event that was elegant and entertaining in a time where it is much needed. My favorite films this year was The Octopus Teacher and The United States vs. Billie Holiday. What was your favorite film from the last year? Post your answer here.

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Party Like An Oscar® Nominee

Party Like An Oscar® Nominee

Party Like an Oscar® nominee. Party Like an Oscar® nominee. Here are your dinner party ideas and recipes for a spectacular evening. Brining normalcy back after this year. The evening is at the Union Station Los Angeles and the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

Party Ideas For Oscars®

You can celebrate this time with a great dinner party much like the nominees celebrities. Here are a few recipes for your dinner guests.

  • Smoked Salmon Oscar® with Iranian Osetra Caviar on Brioche
  • Baked Macaroni and Cheese
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • The Protagonist Cocktail

Party Recipes For Oscars®

Smoked Salmon Oscar with Iranian Osetra Caviar on Brioche

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Ingredients
  • Oscar® Brioche
  • 1 loaf brioche
  • 1 cup dill cream (recipe below)
  • 1 lb. smoked salmon
  • 2 oz. Iranian Osetra caviar
  • Dill Cream
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 2 T shallots, chopped
  • 1 T fresh dill, chopped
Instructions
  1. Cut the brioche into the shape of an Oscar statuette.
  2. Toast until golden.
  3. Spoon small amount of dill cream on the brioche (see below).
  4. Layer smoked salmon on top and garnish with caviar.
  5. Dill Cream
  6. Whisk ingredients together thoroughly. Pinch of salt and white ground pepper.
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Chicken Pot Pie

(recipe courtesy Wolfgang Puck, adapted from “Wolfgang Puck Makes it Easy,” Rutledge Hill Press, 2004)

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken, cut into 1-inch chunks

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

4 tablespoons vegetable oil

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

1/2 pound organic red-skinned potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1/2 pound organic carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 medium yellow onion, peeled and diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

1 sprig thyme

1 bay leaf

1 cup white wine

2 cups organic chicken stock

1 cup plus 1 tablespoon heavy cream

1/4 cup dry sherry

1/2 cup shelled or frozen peas

Approximately 1/2 pound frozen puff pastry, defrosted following package instructions

1 cage-free egg

Ingredients

Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper, and toss in a mixing bowl with 2 tablespoons of the flour until evenly coated. In a large skillet over high heat, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the chicken pieces, reduce the heat slightly, and sauté, turning them occasionally, until light golden and thoroughly cooked, about 5 to 10 minutes. sing a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside. Add the remaining oil and 2 tablespoons of the butter to the pan, then add the potatoes, carrots, and onions and sauté until they begin to look glossy and bright, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium, stir in the garlic, red pepper flakes, thyme, and bay leaf, and sauté, just until the vegetables begin to color slightly, 2 to 3 minutes more.

Add the wine, turn up the heat, stir and scrape with a wooden spoon to deglaze the pan deposits, and simmer until the liquid reduces by about half, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the chicken stock and the 1 cup of cream. Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce the heat slightly, and simmer briskly until the liquid reduces by about half again and is thick and creamy about 15 minutes. Remove the sprig of thyme and the bay leaf. Stir in the reserved chicken pieces and the sherry. Stir together the butter and remaining flour and stir this paste into the mixture. Season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper.

Transfer to 4 large individual ovenproof 2-cup soup bowls, 4 ramekins of the same size, or a 2-quart baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the filling is cold, at least 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Make sure the puff pastry is no thicker than 1/4 inch. With the tip of a sharp knife cut the pastry into 4 circles that will overhang the rim of the serving bowls or ramekins by about half an inch; for a single large baking dish, cut 4 circles that will cover its top, or use one large sheet.

In a small bowl, beat together the egg and the remaining 1 tablespoon cream to make an egg wash. Brush the tops and outsides of the rims of the bowls. Place the bowls, ramekins, or baking dish on a baking tray and place the puff pastry circles on top, pressing them gently over the sides of the dishes. Pierce the tops with the tip of a paring knife. Brush the top of the pastry with egg wash. Carefully transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake until the filling is bubbling hot and the pastry is a deep golden brown, 25 to 35 minutes. Serve hot.

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese (recipe courtesy Wolfgang Puck)

Ingredients

8 ounces elbow macaroni

6 tablespoons unsalted butter

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3 1/2 cups milk

3 tablespoons finely chopped black truffle (optional)

1/2 medium white onion

1 bay leaf

10 ounces sharp aged white Cheddar, shredded

3 ounces Gruyère cheese, shredded

1 ounce freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Pinch cayenne

2 drops black winter truffle oil (optional)

1 cup fresh brioche or challah bread crumbs

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh Italian parsley

Thinly sliced fresh black truffles, for garnish (optional)

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add macaroni and cook until al dente, tender but still chewy, about 7 minutes. Drain and transfer to lightly oiled baking pan. Set aside.
  2. While macaroni cooks, melt 3 tablespoons butter in a separate pot over low heat. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 4 minutes.
  3. Add milk, chopped truffle, onion, and bay leaf to butter-flour mixture. Raise heat slightly and simmer for 10 minutes, until creamy, stirring regularly. Discard onion and bay leaf. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in 3/4 of aged Cheddar along with other cheeses. Season with salt, black pepper, cayenne, and truffle oil if desired. Fold in macaroni. Pour into 2-quart casserole. Top with remaining Cheddar.
  5. Melt remaining butter in sauté pan. Add breadcrumbs and parsley. Toss to coat. Spread crumb mixture evenly over top of macaroni.
  6. Step Six: Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven let stand for about 5 minutes. Top with shaved truffle, if desired, before serving.
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The Protagonist

Ingredients

1/2 ounce Pimm’s The Original No. 1 Cup

3/4 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice

1/4 ounce Simple Syrup

2 ounces Tonic Water

Sliced Cucumber and Borage Flowers for Garnish

Instructions

Combine Don Julio Blanco, Pimm’s, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Gently shake and roll in tonic water.

Pour over fresh ice in a Collins glass.

Garnish: Wrap thin cucumber slice around inside of glass and top with borage flowers.

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Oscars® Nominations ~ Getting Back to Film

Oscars® Nominations ~ Getting Back to Film

Oscars® nominations is the start to getting back to film and life. Oscars® will be live with no Zoom available for nominees to accept the Academy Award. The year in film is one of pandemic lock down and shut down from production to film festivals, and screening. This year theme is “Bring Your Movie Love.”

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas announce the nominees for the 93rd Oscars®

Oscars® Nomination

Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas and singer, songwriter, and actor Nick Jonas announce the 93rd Oscars® nominations in all 23 Academy Award® categories. The Oscars® nomination announcements presented via streaming and YouTube. They announced from London, England.

Oscars® Art Work

This year the art work for the Oscars® is a representation of the 2021 campaign illustrates this year’s tagline, “Bring Your Movie Love. The artist are world known for their great talent and art. They include:

  • Temi Coker a multidisciplinary artist
  • Petra Eriksson took a journey via Dublin and Malta on her way to becoming an illustrator.
  • Magnus Voll Mathiassen Norwegian graphic designer and illustrator.
  • Michelle Robinson explores bold contrasts, color palettes, patterns and the female form.
  • Karan Singh distinctive work is a contemporary and playful combination of op-art and mid-century graphic design.
  • Victoria Villasana  textile artist interested in history, culture and how people relate to each other.
  • Shawna X vibrant, visceral and graphical image-making across mediums in digital, motion and physical spaces.

Oscars® Nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards

Best Motion Picture of the Year

  • The Father David Parfitt, Jean-Louis Livi and Philippe Carcassonne, Producers
  • Judas and the Black Messiah Shaka King, Charles D. King and Ryan Coogler, Producers
  • Mank Ceán Chaffin, Eric Roth and Douglas Urbanski, Producers
  • Minari Christina Oh, Producer
  • Nomadland Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey and Chloé Zhao, Producers
  • Promising Young Woman Ben Browning, Ashley Fox, Emerald Fennell and Josey McNamara, Producers
  • Sound of Metal Bert Hamelinck and Sacha Ben Harroche, Producers
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 Marc Platt and Stuart Besser, Producers
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ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI…

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

  • Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal
  • Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Anthony Hopkins in The Father
  • Gary Oldman in Mank
  • Steven Yeun in Minari

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Sacha Baron Cohen in The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Daniel Kaluuya in Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Leslie Odom, Jr. in One Night in Miami…
  • Paul Raci in Sound of Metal
  • Lakeith Stanfield in Judas and the Black Messiah
The Trial  of the Chicago 7 4Chion Lifestyle Oscars® Nominee
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

  • Viola Davis in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Andra Day in The United States vs. Billie Holiday
  • Vanessa Kirby in Pieces of a Woman
  • Frances McDormand in Nomadland
  • Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Maria Bakalova in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
  • Glenn Close in Hillbilly Elegy
  • Olivia Colman in The Father
  • Amanda Seyfried in Mank
  • Yuh-Jung Youn in Minari
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HILLBILLY ELEGY

Best animated feature film of the year

  • Onward Dan Scanlon and Kori Rae
  • Over the Moon Glen Keane, Gennie Rim and Peilin Chou
  • A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Richard Phelan, Will Becher and Paul Kewley
  • Soul Pete Docter and Dana Murray
  • Wolfwalkers Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart, Paul Young and Stéphan Roelants

Achievement in Cinematography

  • Judas and the Black Messiah Sean Bobbitt
  • Mank Erik Messerschmidt
  • News of the World Dariusz Wolski
  • Nomadland Joshua James Richards
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 Phedon Papamichael
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Searchlight’s Nomadland Telluride from Los Angeles Drive In Premiere

Achievement in Costume Design

  • Emma Alexandra Byrne
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Ann Roth
  • Mank Trish Summerville
  • Mulan Bina Daigeler
  • Pinocchio Massimo Cantini Parrini

Achievement in Directing

  • Another Round Thomas Vinterberg
  • Mank David Fincher
  • Minari Lee Isaac Chung
  • Nomadland Chloé Zhao
  • Promising Young Woman Emerald Fennell

Best Documentary Feature

  • Collective Alexander Nanau and Bianca Oana
  • Crip Camp Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht and Sara Bolder
  • The Mole Agent Maite Alberdi and Marcela Santibáñez
  • My Octopus Teacher Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed and Craig Foster
  • Time Garrett Bradley, Lauren Domino and Kellen Quinn

Best Documentary Short Subject

  • Colette Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard
  • A Concerto Is a Conversation Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers
  • Do Not Split Anders Hammer and Charlotte Cook
  • Hunger Ward Skye Fitzgerald and Michael Scheuerman
  • A Love Song for Latasha Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan


Achievement in Film Editing

  • The Father Yorgos Lamprinos
  • Nomadland Chloé Zhao
  • Promising Young Woman Frédéric Thoraval
  • Sound of Metal Mikkel E. G. Nielsen
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 Alan Baumgarten

Best International Feature Film of the Year

  • Another Round Denmark
  • Better Days Hong Kong
  • Collective Romania
  • The Man Who Sold His Skin Tunisia
  • Quo Vadis, Aida? Bosnia and Herzegovina

Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Emma Marese Langan, Laura Allen and Claudia Stolze
  • Hillbilly Elegy Eryn Krueger Mekash, Matthew Mungle and Patricia Dehaney
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson
  • Mank Gigi Williams, Kimberley Spiteri and Colleen LaBaff
  • Pinocchio Mark Coulier, Dalia Colli and Francesco Pegoretti
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MANK (2020) Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies and Gary Oldman as Herman Mankiewicz. Cr: NETFLIX

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original score)

  • Da 5 Bloods Terence Blanchard
  • Mank Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
  • Minari Emile Mosseri
  • News of the World James Newton Howard
  • Soul Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original song)

  • Fight For You from Judas and the Black Messiah Music by H.E.R. and Dernst Emile II; Lyric by H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas
  • Hear My Voice from The Trial of the Chicago 7 Music by Daniel Pemberton; Lyric by Daniel Pemberton and Celeste Waite
  • Husavik from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga Music and Lyric by Savan Kotecha, Fat Max Gsus and Rickard Göransson
  • Io Sì (Seen) from The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se) Music by Diane Warren; Lyric by Diane Warren and Laura Pausini
  • Speak Now from One Night in Miami… Music and Lyric by Leslie Odom, Jr. and Sam Ashworth

Achievement in Production Design

  • The Father Production Design: Peter Francis; Set Decoration: Cathy Featherstone
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Production Design: Mark Ricker; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara and Diana Stoughton
  • Mank Production Design: Donald Graham Burt; Set Decoration: Jan Pascale
  • News of the World Production Design: David Crank; Set Decoration: Elizabeth Keenan
  • Tenet Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Kathy Lucas

Best Animated Short Film

  • Burrow Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat
  • Genius Loci Adrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise
  • If Anything Happens I Love You Will McCormack and Michael Govier
  • Opera Erick Oh
  • Yes-People Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson

Best Live Action Short Film

  • Feeling Through Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski
  • The Letter Room Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan
  • The Present Farah Nabulsi
  • Two Distant Strangers Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe
  • White Eye Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman

Achievement in Sound

  • Greyhound Warren Shaw, Michael Minkler, Beau Borders and David Wyman
  • Mank Ren Klyce, Jeremy Molod, David Parker, Nathan Nance and Drew Kunin
  • News of the World Oliver Tarney, Mike Prestwood Smith, William Miller and John Pritchett
  • Soul Ren Klyce, Coya Elliott and David Parker
  • Sound of Metal Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh

Achievement in Visual Effects

  • Love and Monsters Matt Sloan, Genevieve Camilleri, Matt Everitt and Brian Cox
  • The Midnight Sky Matthew Kasmir, Christopher Lawrence, Max Solomon and David Watkins
  • Mulan Sean Faden, Anders Langlands, Seth Maury and Steve Ingram
  • The One and Only Ivan Nick Davis, Greg Fisher, Ben Jones and Santiago Colomo Martinez
  • Tenet Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher
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Adapted Screenplay

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Peter Baynham & Erica Rivinoja & Dan Mazer & Jena Friedman & Lee Kern; Story by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Nina Pedrad
  • The Father Screenplay by Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller
  • Nomadland Written for the screen by Chloé Zhao
  • One Night in Miami… Screenplay by Kemp Powers
  • The White Tigers Written for the screen by Ramin Bahrani

Original Screenplay

  • Judas and the Black Messiah Screenplay by Will Berson & Shaka King; Story by Will Berson & Shaka King and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas
  • Minari Written by Lee Isaac Chung
  • Promising Young Woman Written by Emerald Fennell
  • Sound of Metal Screenplay by Darius Marder & Abraham Marder; Story by Darius Marder & Derek Cianfrance
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 Written by Aaron Sorkin

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Best Picture Green Book Oscars®

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Best Picture

The Best Picture at the 91st Oscars® is Green Book. This story brings forward the fact that we need to sit down and discuss racism in a safe environment.

Green Book Producers

Jim Burke is a producer and actor, known for Green Book (2018), The Descendants(2011) and Election (1999). This film took many puns and knocks during production. Burke responds to this time, “I’ll just say, yes, it was discouraging; but we always went back to the film.  And when we had a bad day, we’d pop in the movie, and we were reminded that we’re all really proud of this film, all of us and all of the over 500 people who helped make it.”

Peter Farrell is a producer and writer, known for Green Book (2018), There’s Something About Mary (1998) and Dumb and Dumber (1994). Farrell talks about his approach to winning, “It’s like if I watch a football game and I need my team to score, I just leave the room, and they will.  If I’m watching them, they won’t.  So I just kind of thought about everything but winning this thing, and it worked.”

Charles B. Wessler is known for his work on There’s Something About Mary (1998), Dumb and Dumber (1994) and It’s Pat: The Movie (1994). Wessler talks about the moment Julia Roberts (he did forget her name) announced Green Book for Best Picture, “I just want to say one thing.  These guys may or may not agree with me, but when I’m forgetting the name of the actress who gave us the award.  I don’t know why.”
Burke states, “Julia Roberts.”
Wessler continues, “Julia Roberts. She opened up thank you.  She opened up the thing, and I’m not kidding, I started to talk to my friend sitting next to me; and she said GREEN BOOK, and I so just to let you know, were we thinking we could win?  I kind of forgot that we could, and, you know.” 

Film Synopsis

The title and subject matter are a reference to “The Negro Motorist Green Book,” also known as “The Negro Travelers’ Green Book.” Published from 1936-1966, the guide helped African-American travelers find lodging, restaurants, and other businesses that would serve them. It eventually covered most of North America, plus Bermuda and the Caribbean. (IMDB)

Film Fun Facts

The real Tony Lip is best known for playing Carmine Lupertazzi on The Sopranos.

The film is dedicated to “Larry the Crow,” a bird that hung around the shooting location. Viggo Mortensen cared for the animal after it was hit by a car.

The film is about “Tony Lip” Viggo Mortensen and Dr. Don Shirley’s relationship and how they changed each other in a time when it was crazy, obviously.

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Bohemian Rhapsody Oscar® Sound Mixing

Bohemian Rhapsody Oscar® Sound Mixing

Paul Massy, John Casali, and Tim Cavagin bring an Oscar® sound mixing winning performance. This film is an honor to Queen’s Freddy Mercury.

Sound Mixing

Paul Massey

Paul Massey work includes Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), The Greatest Showman (2017) and Deadpool (2016). He took the time to say, “Thank you so much for your music and for your collaboration and your support. This is a project of a lifetime. We had great resources, we had great collaboration from all of the Queen production team and our producers, and it was a wonderful project. And actually, I think we all wished it hadn’t finished. ” 

John Casali


John Casali work includes Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Into the Woods (2014), and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. He says,  “All of my team, and for this, really, for Chris Murphy, my boom operator, that’s put up with me for 14 years. Thanks, mate. When we shot those sequences making Bohemian Rhapsody, all the things that we shot came from Brian May.”

Tim Cavagin

Tim Cavagin work includes Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Baby Driver (2017),  and The Others (2001). He thanks, “The team Twickenham, everyone else who worked on the sound of this incredible movie.”

Film Synopsis

This film’s story is the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985). (IMDb)

Film Facts

Ben Whishaw was linked in the media to playing Freddie Mercury before casting Remi Malek.

Queen engineers gave the sound team full access to their archives of music, all their live material and studio material.

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Regina King Supporting Actress

Regina King Supporting Actress

This film is a celebration of love and a reminder of the struggles facing many African American women in this country. Regina King envelopes this struggle and love to win the Oscar® for Best Supporting Actress.

Actress in a Supporting Role

Regina King brings her mother to the Oscars®. She says about her mother being there, “I feel like kind of like one of those full circle moments because so much of the character Sharon Rivers was mapped or inspired by my mother and my grandmother.” She gets teary-eyed as she reflects and says thanks to these women.

She goes on to say, ” James Baldwin birthed this baby and Barry, you nurtured her, you surrounded her with so much love and support, so it’s appropriate for me to be standing here because I’m an example of what it looks like when support and love is poured into someone.” That is truly was. She is wearing an Oscar® winning Oscar De La Renta white gown.

This film is important in the narrative that there remains a divide in this country. We have moved forward and backward throughout the 400 years since the first slave being brought to this country. King states about winning, “But it’s just a reminder of when Hattie McDaniel won.  She didn’t win just because black people voted for her.  She won because she gave an amazing performance.”

King did present a strong woman fighting for her family and her dreams. Kings said about working on the film, “When you have men and women working together, pretty amazing things happen.”

She continues with, “I feel like I’ve had so many women that have paved the way, are paving the way, and I feel like I walk in their light, and I also am creating my own light.”

Film Synopsis

A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime. (IMdB)

Film Facts

The film’s release date was the novelist James Baldwin’s 94th birthday.

Beale Street is in Memphis not New Orleans.

The author is director’s Barry Jenkins favorite.

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Right Side of History Adapted Screenplay Oscars®

Right Side of History Adapted Screenplay Oscars®

Best Adapted Screenplay

BlacKkKlansman wins for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 91st Oscars. The screenplay is adapted from Ron Stallworth’s book BlacKkKlansman.

Film synopsis

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events. (IMdB)

Writers

Spike Lee is truly thrilled to win this first Oscar® for Best Adapted Screenplay. He states, “My grandma who saved 50 years of Social Security checks to put her first grandchild – she called me Spikie Poo – she put me through Morehouse College and NYU Grad Film. NYU!” This is a long time in coming for Spike Lee. The screenplay writers include David Rabinowitz, Charles Wachtel, and Kevin Willmott.

Willmott states, at Northern Arizona University, “Telling a character’s story you have to fictionalize the stories. Often as a writer, you do that with your own life experiences.” The story does reflect some personal experiences in his life.

Lee concludes the acceptance speech saying, “Let’s all be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love versus hate. Let’s do the right thing! You know I had to get that in there!”

BlacKkKlansman Fun Facts

The film is one of only four US films to win the Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival. The film receive a standing ovation at Cannes Film Festival.

John David Washington did not audition for the role. He was offered the role from Spike Lee.

The final scene is edited using hundreds of cell phone camera footage taken in Virginia.

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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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Depth in Foreign Films ~ Oscars’ Week

Depth in Foreign Films ~ Oscars’ Week

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Host Academy Governor Mark Johnson and directors

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

Foreign Film Theatre

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

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

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

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

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Hannes Holm A Man Called Ove Foreign Language Film Oscars

Foreign Film A Man Called Ove

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

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

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

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

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

Foreign Film Tanna

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

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

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

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

Foreign Film Land of Mine

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

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

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

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

Foreign Film Toni Erdmannthe

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

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

Foreign Film The Salesman

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

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

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

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

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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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Oscars® Governor’s Bars Menu

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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The 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 5:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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