Oscar Winner 2015: Best Picture & Director

via Oscar Winner 2015: Best Picture & Director.

And the following after recipients are right here as follows:

Best Supporting Actor:
Winner: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Costume Design:
Winner: Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Makeup and Hairstyling:
Winner: Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Foreign Language Film:
Winner: Ida

Live Action Short Film:
Winner: The Phone Call

Documentary Short Subject:
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Best Sound Mixing:
Winner: Whiplash

Sound Editing:
Winner: American Sniper

Best Supporting Actress:
Winner: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Animated Short Film:
Winner: Feast

Visual Effects:
Winner: Interstellar

Animated Feature Film:
Winner: Big Hero 6

Production Design:
Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Cinematography:
Winner: Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman

Documentary Feature:
Winner: Citizenfour

Film Editing:
Winner: Whiplash

Original Song:
Winner: “Glory,” Selma

Original Score
Winner: Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Original Screenplay:
Winner: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, & Nicolas Giacobone, Birdman

Adapted Screenplay:
Winner: Graham Moore, The Imitation Game

Directing:
Winner: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman

Best Actor:
Winner: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Actress:
Winner: Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Best Picture:
Winner: Birdman

2014 Entertainment Review

So, in the sense that we have this review blog, I say that we’re going to review some of the things that I have put on the end-of-the-year report…

Best movies:

  1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1
  3. Interstellar
  4. Big Hero 6
  5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  6. Divergent
  7. Guardians of the Galaxy
  8. X-Men: Days of Future Past
  9. The Maze Runner / The Giver
  10. The Fault in Our Stars

 

Worst Movies:

  1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  2. Transformers: Age of Extinction
  3. Lucy
  4. Godzilla
  5. Hercules
  6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  7. Into the Storm
  8. Noah
  9. The Muppets: Most Wanted
  10. A Million Ways to Die in The West

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Best books to read:

  1. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  2. The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
  3. Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
  4. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
  5. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
  6. The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  7. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  8. Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor
  9. Cress by Marissa Meyer
  10. Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead

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Pop Culture

Out of everyone, I say that these people had had a great year. They are as follows:

  1. Peter Jackson (thank you for the Hobbit movies)
  2. Kim Kardashian (thank you for breaking the Internet)
  3. Ellen Degeneres (thank you for the biggest selfie that brokeTwitter)
  4. Taylor Swift
  5. Jennifer Lawrence

 

Honorable mention: Benedict Cumberbatch. (Nuff said)

 

And yet, some of us weren’t so lucky. Those on my Wall of Shame in 2014:

  • Kris Jenner: for being a world-class jerkface towards her entire family.
  • Miley Cyrus: at least she’s cleaning up her act…albeit very slowly.

For 2015, I’d like to see one of them clean up their act.

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Songs of the Year

  1. Happy by Pharrell Williams
  2. All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor
  3. Animals by Maroon 5
  4. The Hanging Tree by James Newton Howard Featuring Jennifer Lawrence
  5. Bang Bang by Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
  6. Stay With Me by Sam Smith
  7. Rude by MAGIC!
  8. Counting Stars – OneRepublic

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Big Events: And some big events for all of us to NEVER forget…

  1. 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia
  2. 2014 World Cup
  3. Ebola
  4. Riots in my hometown of St. Louis, MO
  5. MH370 disappears
  6. Comet landing
  7. Hoverboards

And now for a list of things I just didn’t like this year:

  1. “Nae Nae” (dance)
  2. Sharknado 2 (even better than Sharknado)
  3. Submarine the Shark
  4. Bill Cosby gets Shut Down
  5. Unarmed Black Teen Shot/Killed Near St. Louis
  6. Flappy Bird (that stupid game returns)
  7. “Weird Al” returns

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Yeah, we never saw this coming…

  1. Grumpy Cat movie
  2. Barbara Walters Retires
  3. Michael Jackson’s hologram performance
  4. Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson, and David Letterman retire from Late Night TV
  5. Ice Water Bucket Challenge
  6. George Clooney Gets Married (FINALLY!!!)
  7. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunite at the Grammy’s

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And yes, we have to say goodbye to some notable people who decided to leave us in 2014. And some of them are on this list:

  1. Robin Williams
  2. Joan Rivers
  3. James Garner
  4. Ann B. Davis
  5. Casey Kasem
  6. James Avery
  7. Russell Johnson (Professor on “Gilligan’s Island”)
  8. Ariel Sharon
  9. Philip Seymour Hoffman
  10. Mickey Rooney
  11. Maya Angelou
  12. Shirley Temple Black
  13. John Henson (son of Jim Henson)
  14. Harold Ramis (director of Ghostbusters and other films)
  15. Lauren Bacall
  16. Don Pardo (voice of SNL)
  17. Brittany Maynard (fought for right-to-die)
  18. Norman Bridwell (creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog)
  19. And as always, the brave soldiers who died defending our country and everything it stood for.

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2014 is over…bring on 2015! (also, be on the lookout for hoverboards, hovercars, automatic lace-up sneakers, and the new Jaws movie. Back to the Future II is now.)

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Sources used:

  • Mr. PopCulture
  • Goodreads.com
  • Billboard.com

Oscars 2014 Awards

This year, I was smart enough to record who actually won the awards.

And the winners are as follows:

  1. Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
  2. Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
  3. Best Actress: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
  4. Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
  5. Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
  6. Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
  7. Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave
  8. Original Screenplay: Her
  9. Film Editing: Gravity
  10. Animated Feature Film: Frozen
  11. Production Design: The Great Gatsby
  12. Cinematography: Gravity
  13. Costume Design: The Great Gatsby
  14. Feature Documentary: 20 Feet from Stardom
  15. Short Subject Documentary: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
  16. Foreign Language Film: The Great Beauty (Italy)
  17. Makeup & Hairstyling: Dallas Buyers Club)
  18. Original Score: Gravity
  19. Original Song: Let It Go (Frozen)
  20. Animated Short Film: Mr. Hublot
  21. Live Action Short Film: Helium
  22. Sound Editing: Gravity
  23. Sound Mixing: Gravity
  24. Visual Effects: Gravity
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So, What happened at the Grammy’s?

Daft Punk

Cover of Daft Punk

As we all know, the Grammy’s were on last night and as a champion awards show, watcher, i feel that it is my solemn duty to recall everything that wnt down last night.

And here’s what I can recall (as I’m getting over a sudden headache):

  1. Daft Punk‘s wins
  2. What is up with Pharrell‘s hats?
  3. Mackelmore “Same Love” Marriage ceremony (not too impressed with that one)
  4. The reunion of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr
  5. Major music legends on stage (Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson)
  6. Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons lighting up the stage

Well, that’s some of the biggest highlights of the evening. And for the complete list of winners (I don’t watch the Grammy‘s for the winners, I only watch the Grammy’s for the show), then click this link here: 2014 Grammy winners

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2014 Golden Globes

Woody Allen

Cover of Woody Allen

And once again, we have the Golden Globes. Let’s go over the highlights, shall we?

  1. Tina Fey and Amy Poheler ham it up once again.
  2. Woody Allen a no-show (he took home a Cecil B. DeMille award for his many works)
  3. 12 Years a Slave,” “American Hustle,” “Breaking Bad,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” slam the competition
  4. Robert Redford (FINALLY) gets nominated
  5. Plus, I’m glad that that song from Frozen didn’t win. Bono deserved the win that he got.

And the winners can be seen here: Golden Globes: Complete Winners List

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2013 Entertainment Review

So, in the sense that we have this review blog, I say that we’re going to review some of the things that I have put on the end-of-the-year report…

Best movies:

  1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  3. Star Trek: Into Darkness
  4. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (because if you can’t laugh at a joke about leeks, you can’t watch this movie!)
  5. Man of Steel
  6. Turbo
  7. Epic
  8. Thor: The Dark World
  9. Iron Man 3

Worst Movies:

  1. Warm Bodies
  2. The Lone Ranger
  3. Monsters University
  4. Despicable Me 2
  5. Grown Ups 2
  6. Planes
  7. The Croods
  8. Free Birds

Best books to read:

  1. The House of Hades
  2. The Divergent Trilogy
  3. The Fault in Our Stars
  4. Gone Girl
  5. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
  6. The Great Gatsby
  7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  8. Inferno
  9. World War Z
  10. The Hunger Games Trilogy

The book written by me that I have been touting all year:

  • Harry Moffer & the Dumbest Story Ever!

Pop Culture

  1. 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who
  2. The Harlem Shake
  3. Grumpy Cat
  4. Duck Dynasty
  5. Google Glass
  6. “Selfies”
  7. “Twerking”
  8. Sharknado (don’t ask)
  9. Cool Ranch Tacos
  10. Rainbow loom bracelets

Out of everyone, I say that these people had had a great year. They are as follows:

  1. Lady Gaga: Congrats on making the fourth year on my list.
  2. Peter Jackson
  3. Pope Francis I
  4. Jennifer Lawrence
  5. Phil Robertson

Honorable mention: Ben Affleck (because he’s now the “old damn Batman”)

And yet, some of us weren’t so lucky. Those on my Wall of Shame in 2013:

  1. Miley Cyrus: Miley, we know you love to twerk, but please stop!!!
  2. Lamar Odom: How dare you break the heart of Khloe Kardashian!
  3. Paula Deen: Her racist ways cost her EVERYTHING!!

For 2014, I’d like to see some of them clean up their act.

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Songs of the Year

  1. Robin Thicke‘s Blurred Lines
  2. Thrift Shop and Can’t Hold Us – Mackemore & Ryan Lewis
  3. Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  4. Justin Timberlake‘s album
  5. Reunited Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees, and BoyzIIMen

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Big Events: And some big events for all of us to NEVER forget…

  1. Kanye West vs. Jimmy Kimmel
  2. Argo wins an Oscar
  3. Baby Prince George, son of Prince William and Kate Middleton (newest heir to the throne)
  4. Boston Marathon bombing
  5. Diana Nyad‘s swim
  6. sign up for Obamacare

And now for a list of things I just didn’t like this year:

  1. Glee (still can’t stand the show!)
  2. family friendly movies (are they even necessary anymore?)
  3. Goyte’s Somebody That I Used to Know (WORST BREAKUP SONG EVER!!!)

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Yeah, we never saw this coming…

  1. Ylvis’ What Does the Fox Say
  2. Government shut down
  3. Teen Beach Movie
  4. Jonas Brothers pull the plus on their tour
  5. 30 Rock ends snowglobe style
  6. Google Glass
  7. Ben Affleck as Batman
  8. Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug (we all knew that he was Smaug, but this was just too much!)

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And yes, we have to say goodbye to some notable people who decided to leave us in 2013. And some of them are on this list:

  1. Nelson Mandela
  2. Film Critic Robert Ebert
  3. James Gandolfini
  4. Cory Monteith a.k.a. Finn from “Glee”
  5. Mindy McCready
  6. Annette Funicello (Mouseketteer)
  7. Richie Havens
  8. David Cassidy
  9. Tom Clancy
  10. Paul Walker
  11. Margaret Thatcher
  12. Everyone killed at the Red Wedding on “Game of Thrones
  13. People who were killed during the Boston Marathon bombing
  14. And as always, the brave soldiers who died defending our country and everything it stood for.

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2013 is over…bring on 2014!