This month’s posts have taken a different direction and are geared towards highlighting important issues during Women’s History Month. This week I decided to shine the spotlight on some wonderful women I know who are making history in their own right.
But none of this would be possible without the actions of the history makers who came before.
Last night the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists honored the last year’s most outstanding performances in film and prime time television at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.
Unlike the Academy Awards, the SAG Awards was an all-inclusive affair leaving no one out.
A bit of a quick history lesson, the SAG Awards was the first televised awards show to acknowledge the work of union members and the first to present awards to motion picture casts and television ensembles. And as one of the top industry honors presented to actors, only the SAG Awards are selected entirely by performers’ peers – with two nominating panels — one for television and one for film — each composed of 2,200 randomly selected union members from across the United States – in SAG-AFTRA. Hence there were no *cough*cough* (diversity issues).LOL.
But before we get into all the highlights from last night’s festivities, here are some of the hottest looks from the red carpet.
Ladies like Anna Faris in Naeem Khan, Tina Fey in Prabal Gurung, Melissa Rauch in Romona Keveza, Katie Lowes and Stephanie Drake brightened the evening with stunning shades of red. No blending in either with fabrication and cut-outs to up the wow factor on these gorgeous stunners.
Orange is the New Black‘s (Netflix) Laverne Cox served nothing but glamour in a Prabal Gurung cutout gown and the elegance of the rich wine tones were echoed by fellow ladies of the evening, Neha Kapur, wife of The Big Bang Theory‘s Kunal Nayyar; and Joanne Froggart.
Stunning gowns in every shade and fabric added much needed character to the typical LBDs and washes of white. Lady of the night Viola David wowed in Zac Posen, actress Tracey Lysette followed suit with a long-sleeved gown with a killer split. Also gracing the red carpet were sisters Kate and Rooney Mara, both in Valentino, Helen Mirren in Jenny Packham seen here with Michael Shannon, Sarah Silverman in a shimmering silver Vivienne Westwood fishtail gown and Carrie Brownstein of Transparent (Netflix) in Akris.
Pops of Magenta
Added personality to the evening as seen on Diane Guerrero, Sofia Vergara in VeraWang with hubby Joe Manganiello, and Game of Thrones’ (HBO), Emilia Clark in Dior Haute Couture.
Brought the sunshine and and early spring fever with amazing pieces like the Lela Rose gown worn by Lily Rabe. I could not keep my eyes of Hannah Murray and Sola Bamis either.
Shades of Blue
From Brie Larson’s unique masterpiece from Atelier Versace, and Briane of Gwendoline Christie’s powder blue to Maisie Williams Cobalt gown, Naomi Watts’ Burberry lace sheet and Sarah Hyland’s J. Mendel piece I could not help but be spell bound by the many shades of blue – leaving me anything but.
Glitz and Embellishments
And for what was lacking in some regard for those who unfortunately made some of the fashion blogosphere’s worst dressed lists – there were these pieces that left nothing lacking – well maybe- Nicole Kidman’s Gucci gown which left me a bit underwhelmed. However, Alicia Vikander looked amazing in her sequined Louis Vuitton, Eva Longoria left little to the imagination in Julien MacDonald, glowing mommy to be Hannah Bagshawe styled her growing bump flawlessly while joining hubby Eddie Redmayne in Dior Homme and Julianne Moore was regal in Givenchy Couture.
Touches of Pastel
Girly pastels in a simple, delicate cuts and fabrics were amazing, from Soairse Ronan’s Michael Kors sheath, seen alongside Jon Hamm, Christina Ricci’s Christopher Kane pleated lace and chiffon masterpiece to Sophia McShera’s simple caped gown. Priyanka Chopra normally does not disappoint however this gown did nothing to compliment her gorgeous complexion.
Splashes of White
Mixing up the usual sea of colors and traditional reds and black were a few beauties in masterfully crafted ivory and white gowns. Take Amanda Peet in Narciso Rodriguez or Amy Landecker in SAFiYAA, seen here with Bradley Whitford, Laura Preporn in Carmen Marc Valcvo, alongside Dascha Polanco or Julianna Margiullies in Berardi – just stunning. I wish I knew the designer of Extra‘s Charissa Thompson’s gown because it.is. SPECTACULAR!
Attention to Details
Kristen Wiig broke the mold of typical gowns by opting for an amazing Roland Mouret jumpsuit that left me speechless. Paired with the simple accessories and makeup, I was taken by the entire look. Rachel McAdams in black lace Elie Saab was everything, and Ellie Kemper in Peter Pilotto was truly refreshing.
Uzo Aduba dazzled in sequined emerald Zac Posen, while Kate Winslet in Giorgio Armani, Carol Burnett in Bob Mackie and Marisa Tomei in Zuhair Murad Couture were breath taking.
Black & White
Nothing beats a mix of the classics like they did it.
Ever dapper, and oh so amazingly talented how could we not take a gander at some of the handsome faces gracing the red carpet.
The evening was a star studded affair with a line-up of presenters including Idris Elba, Anna Faris, Corey Hawkins, SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard, O’Shea Jackson, Jr., Michael Keaton, Anthony Mackie, Rachel McAdams, Jason Mitchell, Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon, Kristen Wiig, Priyanka Chopra, Tina Fey, Brie Larson, Eva Longoria, Julianne Moore, Amy Poehler, Eddie Redmayne, Sarah Silverman and Jacob Tremblay.
And here are the nominees and the nights big winners.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
BRYAN CRANSTON / Dalton Trumbo – “TRUMBO” (Bleecker Street)
JOHNNY DEPP / James “Whitey” Bulger – “BLACK MASS” (Warner Bros. Pictures) LEONARDO DiCAPRIO / Hugh Glass – “THE REVENANT” (20th Century Fox)
MICHAEL FASSBENDER / Steve Jobs – “STEVE JOBS” (Universal Pictures)
EDDIE REDMAYNE / Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe – “THE DANISH GIRL” (Focus Features)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
CATE BLANCHETT / Carol Aird – “CAROL” (The Weinstein Company) BRIE LARSON / Ma – “ROOM” (A24)
HELEN MIRREN / Maria Altmann – “WOMAN IN GOLD” (The Weinstein Company)
SAOIRSE RONAN / Eilis – “BROOKLYN” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
SARAH SILVERMAN / Laney Brooks – “I SMILE BACK” (Broad Green Pictures)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
CHRISTIAN BALE / Michael Burry – “THE BIG SHORT” (Paramount Pictures) IDRIS ELBA / Commandant – “BEASTS OF NO NATION” (Netflix)
MARK RYLANCE / Abel Rudolph – “BRIDGE OF SPIES” (DreamWorks)
MICHAEL SHANNON / Rick Carver – “99 HOMES” (Broad Green Pictures)
JACOB TREMBLAY / Jack – “ROOM” (A24)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
ROONEY MARA / Therese Belivet – “CAROL” (The Weinstein Company)
RACHEL McADAMS / Sacha Pfeiffer – “SPOTLIGHT” (Open Road Films)
HELEN MIRREN / Hedda Hopper – “TRUMBO” (Bleecker Street) ALICIA VIKANDER / Gerda Wegener – “THE DANISH GIRL”(Focus Features)
KATE WINSLET / Joanna Hoffman – “STEVE JOBS” (Universal Pictures)
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
BEASTS OF NO NATION (Netflix)
THE BIG SHORT (Paramount Pictures) SPOTLIGHT (Open Road Films)
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (Universal Pictures)
TRUMBO (Bleecker Street)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries IDRIS ELBA / DCI John Luther – “LUTHER” (BBC America)
BEN KINGSLEY / Grand Vizier Ay – “TUT” (Spike)
RAY LIOTTA / Lorca/Tom Mitchell – “TEXAS RISING” (History)
BILL MURRAY / Himself – “A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS” (Netflix)
MARK RYLANCE / Thomas Cromwell – “WOLF HALL” (Masterpiece/PBS)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
NICOLE KIDMAN / Grace – “GRACE OF MONACO” (Lifetime) QUEEN LATIFAH / Bessie Smith – “BESSIE” (HBO)
CHRISTINA RICCI / Lizzie Borden – “THE LIZZIE BORDEN CHRONICLES” (Lifetime)
SUSAN SARANDON / Gladys Mortenson – “THE SECRET LIFE OF MARILYN MONROE” (Lifetime)
KRISTEN WIIG / Delores DeWinter – “THE SPOILS BEFORE DYING” (IFC)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
PETER DINKLAGE / Tyrion Lannister – “GAME OF THRONES” (HBO)
JON HAMM / Don Draper – “MAD MEN” (AMC)
RAMI MALEK / Elliot – “MR. ROBOT” (USA Network)
BOB ODENKIRK / Jimmy McGill – “BETTER CALL SAUL” (AMC) KEVIN SPACEY / Francis Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS” (Netflix)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
CLAIRE DANES / Carrie Mathison – “HOMELAND” (Showtime) VIOLA DAVIS / Annalise Keating – “HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER” (ABC)
JULIANNA MARGULIES / Alicia Florrick – “THE GOOD WIFE” (CBS)
MAGGIE SMITH / Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham – “DOWNTON ABBEY” (Masterpiece/PBS)
ROBIN WRIGHT / Claire Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS” (Netflix)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy – “MODERN FAMILY” (ABC)
LOUIS C.K. / Louie – “LOUIE” (FX Networks)
WILLIAM H. MACY / Frank – “SHAMELESS” (Showtime)
JIM PARSONS / Sheldon Cooper – “THE BIG BANG THEORY” (CBS) JEFFREY TAMBOR / Maura Pfefferman – “TRANSPARENT” (Amazon)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series UZO ADUBA / Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren – “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” (Netflix)
EDIE FALCO / Jackie Peyton – “NURSE JACKIE” (Showtime)
ELLIE KEMPER / Kimmy Schmidt – “UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT” (Netflix)
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / President Selina Meyer – “VEEP” (HBO)
AMY POEHLER / Leslie Knope – “PARKS AND RECREATION” (NBC)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
DOWNTON ABBEY (Masterpiece/PBS)
GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
HOUSE OF CARDS (Netflix)
MAD MEN (AMC)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS)
KEY & PEELE (Comedy Central)
MODERN FAMILY (ABC) ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix)
SAG AWARDS® HONORS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
“EVEREST” (Universal Pictures)
“FURIOUS 7” (Universal Pictures)
“JURASSIC WORLD” (Universal Pictures) “MAD MAX: FURY ROAD”(Warner Bros. Pictures)
“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION” (Paramount Pictures)
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
“THE BLACKLIST” (NBC) “GAME OF THRONES” (HBO)
“MARVEL’S DAREDEVIL” (Netflix)
“THE WALKING DEAD” (AMC)
Comediennes Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will bestowed the night’s highest honor of the SAG’s Life Achievement Award to fellow comedian Carol Burnett. Former recipients include Karl Malden, Clint Eastwood, Edward Asner, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, Kirk Douglas, Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury and Robert Redford.
52nd Annual SAG Life Achievement Award Recipient
I hope you guys enjoyed my review of the 2016 SAG Awards. Have a great day.
Just dropping you all a reminder that it’s still award season!
Tonight the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists will honor the year’s most outstanding performances in film and prime time television at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Broadcasting live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, it will air simultaneously on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m.
The evening is sure to be a star studded event with a line-up of presenters including Idris Elba, Anna Faris, Corey Hawkins, SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard, O’Shea Jackson, Jr., Michael Keaton, Anthony Mackie, Rachel McAdams, Jason Mitchell, Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon, Kristen Wiig, Priyanka Chopra, Tina Fey, Brie Larson, Eva Longoria, Julianne Moore, Amy Poehler, Eddie Redmayne, Sarah Silverman and Jacob Tremblay.
Also being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award is comedian Carol Burnett. Comediennes Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will present her with the SAG’s Life Achievement Award. Former recipients include Karl Malden, Clint Eastwood, Edward Asner, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, Kirk Douglas, Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury and Robert Redford.
Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for my review of the awards and red carpet looks! Have a great weekend guys!
Last night the marked the 42nd annual People’s Choice Awards, hosted by comedian Jane Lynch, broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Dubbed an award show for the people…of the industry, by the people – us, the fans, it was of course a night marked with several entertaining moments. As always everyone also enjoyed seeing the gorgeous looks of some of their celeb favorites as they made their arrivals on the red carpet.
Today’s post recaps some of those as well as the night’s most memorable happenings.
First, The night’s red carpet arrivals:
Then, some of the night’s highlights:
And let’s not forget the most important part—the complete winners list:
Favorite Movie: Furious 7 Favorite Movie Actor: Channing Tatum Favorite Movie Actress: Sandra Bullock Favorite Action Movie: Furious 7 Favorite Action Movie Actor: Chris Hemsworth Favorite Action Movie Actress: Shailene Woodley Favorite Animated Movie Voice: Selena Gomez, Hotel Transylvania Favorite Comedic Movie: Pitch Perfect 2 Favorite Comedic Movie Actor: Kevin Hart Favorite Comedic Movie Actress: Melissa McCarthy Favorite Dramatic Movie: The Martian Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor: Johnny Depp Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress: Dakota Johnson Favorite Family Movie: Minions Favorite Thriller movie: Taken 3 Favorite TV Show: The Big Bang Theory Favorite Network TV Comedy: The Big Bang Theory Favorite Comedic TV Actor: Jim Parsons Favorite Comedic TV Actress: Melissa McCarthy Favorite Network TV Drama: Grey’s Anatomy Favorite Dramatic TV Actor: Taylor Kinney Favorite Dramatic TV Actress: Ellen Pompeo Favorite Cable TV Comedy: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Favorite Cable TV Drama: Pretty Little Liars Favorite Cable TV Actor: Kevin Hart Favorite Cable TV Actress: Sasha Alexander Favorite Premium Cable TV Show: Homeland Favorite Premium Cable TV Actor: Dwayne Johnson Favorite Premium Cable TV Actress: Kristen Bell Favorite TV Crime Drama: Person of Interest Favorite TV Crime Drama Actor: Nathan Fillion Favorite TV Crime Drama Actress: Stana Katic Favorite Network TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show: Beauty and the Beast Favorite Cable TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show: Outlander Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor: Jensen Ackles Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress: Caitriona Balfe Favorite Competition TV Show: The Voice Favorite Daytime TV Host: Ellen DeGeneres Favorite Daytime TV Hosting Team: The Talk Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host: Jimmy Fallon Favorite Streaming Series: Orange is the New Black Favorite Actor in a New TV Series: John Stamos Favorite Actress in a New TV Series: Priyanka Chopra Favorite Animated TV Show: The Simpsons Favorite New TV Comedy: Scream Queens Favorite New TV Drama: Supergirl Favorite Male Artist: Ed Sheeran Favorite Female Artist: Taylor Swift Favorite Group: Fifth Harmony Favorite Breakout Artist: Shawn Mendes Favorite Male Country Artist: Blake Shelton Favorite Female Country Artist: Carrie Underwood Favorite Country Group: Lady Antebellum Favorite Pop Artist: Taylor Swift Favorite Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj Favorite R&B Artist: The Weeknd Favorite Album: Meghan Trainor Favorite Song: “What Do You Mean?,” Justin Bieber Favorite Music Icon: Madonna Favorite Social Media Celebrity: Britney Spears Favorite Social Media Star: Matt Bellassai Favorite Mobile Game: Candy Crush Saga Favorite Video Game: Super Smash Bros. Favorite YouTube Star: Connor Franta Seriously Popular Award: Maddie Ziegler Favorite Humanitarian: Ellen DeGeneres
Did any if your favorites win? Hope you guys enjoyed this fun recap.
This past week has zoomed by and it’s already mid week-again. I apologize again for the late weekly rewinds but it’s just been super hectic. So let’s just get right on in.
American Odyssey gets the boot after struggling to gain or maintain traction, the show which was already on the shortlist to be shelved has finally been nixed. Unable to gain the right momentum, NBC has decided to end the season. No word yet on if there will be a mid season replacement or any changes to the line up.
Chasing Life, an ABC Family original is set to return for it’s second season this month and one can only anticipate the drama and twists this season will hold for young April.
I know I usually focus my monthly recognition on the multiple Health Awareness initiatives but one of this month’s initiatives rings home for me so I wanted to something a little different.
The month of June is dedicated in part to Caribbean American Heritage. This year marks the 10th year running that the month has been dedicate to recognizing Caribbean American culture. Although as a people we differ in cultural and linguistic elements, we are united in the fact that we are all children of the diaspora with roots firmly planted in the history of the archipelago.