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In honor of Rei Kawakobo/Commes des Garcons

Monday night’s annual celebration of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute’s Met Gala 2017 marked one of the highlights of New York City’s spring time festivities.

Often marked by some of the most daring and albeit stunning gowns and silhouettes; everyone remembers Rihanna at the 2015 Gala, Beyonce’s latex gown at last year’s red carpet and who could forget Kim K at 2013’s event; the annual Gala serves as one of the museum’s biggest fundraising events and is typically the grand opening of the annual design exhibit.

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All the interweb is abuzz with the talk of the 2016 Met Ball, and like everyone else I was all too excited to see the red carpet looks. Manus x Machina is an interesting theme given the growing influence of technology on how most of the world’s fashions are created – with the dawn of 3-D printing, and print productions. etc.

Weekly Rewind

Hey again guys,

Can you believe we’re already half-way through the first month of 2016!? Geesh where does the time go.

So getting back to one of my original features of the blog, I thought it would be a good time for a Weekly Rewind to catch up on all the happenings of the past week and some.

So, here we go.

Instagram

I haven’t been to busy on the ‘gram lately as my life has not been all that crazy with my least favorite season in full swing.

The Blog

As promised I have made a conscious effort to be more active on the blog and to work on building this experience into one worthwhile.

il_340x270.896902427_gk3pCan you believe it has been one year since I decided to take the plunge and begin this blog!?! I celebrated this milestone with an extra special #FunFactFriday by sharing a few personal fun facts.

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  • An important #FunFactFriday about the importance of Blood Donation in honor of Blood Donation Awareness Month and sharing a few interesting facts for any of you who would be interested in getting involved.

TV

  • On Demand Tv is In – with streaming services killing the nominations at the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards. Ratings numbers are through the roof and Netflix, with a line-up of more than 20+ original shows due out this year alone, and let’s not forget Hulu and Amazon Tv doing their thing, cable may soon be obsolete. Hint, HBO has already gotten onboard with the idea of being a solely streaming service.504412260-actress-taraji-p-henson-poses-with-the-award-for-best.jpg.CROP.rtstoryvar-medium
  • Taraji P. Henson’s won big at the Golden Globes becoming the third African American Woman to win the Award for BEst Actress in a TV Drama;
  • Shameless is back and well – more shameless than ever with more crazy off the wall antics and plot lines than one can even begin to imagine!
  • Elle‘s Women in Television honors some of the hottest names on the small screen right now, Taraji, Viola, Priyanka, Olivia (Wilde), Julia.

Music

  • Sam Smith won the Golden Globe award for Best at the 73rd Annual award show celebration.coa16_thumb.jpg
  • For all you Music Festival fans the official Coachella Artist List is out and tickets are already on sale!govball2016_content-block.jpg
  • Festival junkies rejoice as the 2016 Governor’s Ball artist list is out!
  • Music Superstar David Bowie passed away this week at the age of 69 after a battle with liver cancer. May his talents and music will always live on. bowie_aladin_sane_1000px

Media

  • The Revenant finally took up speed at the top of the box office list last weekend beating out Star Wars: The Force Awakens which had sat at the top since it’s December 18th release. This momentum could only see improvements after Leonardo Di Caprio’s win at the Golden Globes – and now 12 Oscar nods, including Best Picture, Best Director (Alejandro González Iñárritu), Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), and Best Supporting Actor (Tom Hardy), but this is an exceptional hold.2015-12-16-1450300622-8118374-Star_Wars.png
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens has fallen to the third place in this weekends box office listing but this comes after 5 weeks running strong and in the wake of The Revenant‘s big wins and nods. That however has no effect on it’s earnings though as the film has hit $1 billion overseas and is aimed at grossing ~ $2 billion worldwide, so no worries!Jennifer-Lopez---InStyle-Cover-2016--01-662x903.jpg
  • JLo keeps it young and fresh on the February cover of Instyle magazine and tells of some of her secrets to her continued youth, happiness and success.
  • With all the controversy and debate around #BlackGirlMagic – from Elle‘s (maybe ill-advised feauture article “Here’s My Problem with #BlackGirlMagic” by Dr. Linda Chavers and Ashley Ford’s rebuttal “There is Nothing Wrong with Black Girl Magic” for the same publication), to the twitter comments and “conversations”, Essence magazine chose to emphasize the hashtag’s significance to Black culture by highlighting some of the awesome black girls who are currently being great!

p.s. don’t miss Amandla Stenberg with her #BlackGirlMagic on the cover of Teen Vogue.

Health

  • January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Get Educated. Get checked. Know your family history. Protect your eyes.

Tech

  • Twitter users now able to view periscope videos without leaving app. So yea for catching up on all the cute videos in the world you love to see.

Fashion

  • So finally those Hedi Slimane rumors can be put to rest – earlier this year the rumor mill was abuzz with news that Creative Director for the Fashion Houe, Saint laurent was leaving the company – however that has since been debunked.
  • Stella Mcartney celebrated with her Pre-Fall 2016 bash where celebrities were out in their numbers, and featured live performances by Pink and even Johnny Depp, showing off his musical chops;

News

  •  There was a new twitter movement trying to convince all French individuals to wear yamakas in a show of solidarity against anti-semitism. _87717939_rabbibel
  • Jason-3, a U.S. – European Satellite has launched from California and will measure the shape of the global sea surface to an accuracy of better than 4cm. It will also track currents, tides, winds, wave heights, and will help forecast the intensity of storms. But with a new mission of also maintaining the reference data-set on sea-level rise as a response to continued Global warming. Thus far it shows the world’s oceans to be rising at more than 3mm per year!

Around the Web

  • This week, January 11th marked the recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Day. This day served as a reminder to the world about the statistics surrounding one of the most notorious illegal trades. 12400921_1028972977124708_2089694580176667454_n
  • You can now fly to Europe for less than $200 using Icelandic airliner Wow Air. Created by a former Silicon Valley techie all flights connecting to several major European cities go through Iceland. You can now take that Euro trip without breaking the bank. Your options for flying out of the U.S. and Canada are still pretty limited as flights only leave from Boston, Washington, Toronto and Montreal, and now Los Angeles and San Francisco.
  • Happy 52nd to First Lady Michelle Obama!michelle-collage

Shopping/Sales

Neiman Marcus Last Call – ectra 20% off all sale prices

Express – $20 off every $80 you spend, with code :1030

Forever21 – Extra 30% off sale with code: EXTRA30

Gap – 40% off your entire purchase with code: LNGWKND

The Limited – 40% off full price items and extra 60-70% off sale

J. Crew Factory – extra 50% off clearance with code: EXTRA50

A Look Ahead

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Tomorrow, January 18th marks the commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s 87th birthday. The federal holiday is marked as a day of remembrance of the late religious and civil rights leader’s legacy and contributions to American History.

Hope you guys are enjoying the long weekend, and hope you have a fulfilling and productive week.

Hugs and Sunshine,

Livi.

Golden Globes 2016

Award season is officially here!

Last night, marked the celebration of the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards. The award show held at the The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California was broadcast live and honored the best in film and American television for the year 2015. Hosted by British comedian Ricky Gervais nominees and their guests were entertained by uncanny and witty – sometimes albeit crass humor by the entertainer as well as many of the presenters.

But before the nominees got to enjoy their evening of dining and hob-knobbing with their industry counterparts they took to the red carpet in their numbers and in awesome splendor. Here are some of my favorites of the evening.

The evening began with the Ernst & Young representatives attend the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards with the winners envelopes (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
The evening began with the Ernst & Young representatives arriving with the winners envelopes. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Golden Ladies - (from left to right) Eva Green in Elie Saab, Brie Larson in Ralph Lauren Collection and Rosie Huntington-Whitely in Atelier Versace with Jason Stratham
Golden Girls – One of the dominating colors on the red carpet. (from left to right) Eva Green in Elie Saab, Brie Larson in Ralph Lauren Collection and Rosie Huntington-Whitely in Atelier Versace with Jason Stratham
Ladies in Red - Tara Lynne Barr, Jane Fallon - host Ricky Gervais' partner, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior, Michelle Schumacher with J.K. Simmons, and Emmy Rossum in Armani Prive with fiance Sam Esmail
Ladies in Red – Not failing to be noticed. (from left to right) Tara Lynne Barr, Jane Fallon – host Ricky Gervais’ partner, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior, Michelle Schumacher with J.K. Simmons, and Emmy Rossum in Armani Prive with fiance Sam Esmail
And shades of wine - Zendaya Coleman in Marchesa, Natalie Dormer in J. Mendel, Olivia Wilde in Michael Kors Collection with Jason Sudeikis, Felcity Huffman in Loreana Sarbu, and Bernadette Peters
And shades of wine – (from left to right) Zendaya Coleman in Marchesa, Natalie Dormer in J. Mendel, Olivia Wilde in Michael Kors Collection with Jason Sudeikis, Felcity Huffman in Loreana Sarbu, and Bernadette Peters
And variants of Tangerine - Angela Bassett in Safiyaa, Amy Adams in Versace, Kasia Ostlun with Jefferey Tambor, and Amber Heard in Gucci
Pops of Tangerine – (from left to right) Angela Bassett in Safiyaa, Amy Adams in Versace, Kasia Ostlun with Jefferey Tambor, and Amber Heard in Gucci
All that glittered wasn't gold - Viola Davis in Marchesa, Regina King in Krikor Jabotian, Maggie Gyllenhaal in Marc Jacobs, Louis Ro, Kate Hudson in a Michael Kors Collection two piece, Julianne Moore in Tom Ford, Heidi Klum in shimmering silver Marchesa feathered gown, Jenna Dewan Tatum in Zuhair Murad Couture with Channing Tatum, Carly Chaikin in oil slick sequin number
And all that glittered wasn’t gold – (left to right) Viola Davis in Marchesa, Regina King in Krikor Jabotian, Maggie Gyllenhaal in Marc Jacobs, Louis Ro, Kate Hudson in a Michael Kors Collection two piece, Julianne Moore in Tom Ford, Heidi Klum in shimmering silver Marchesa feathered gown, Jenna Dewan Tatum in Zuhair Murad Couture with Channing Tatum, Carly Chaikin in oil slick sequin number
Jane Wu sparkled in Theia
Jane Wu sparkled in Theia
Emeralds were dazzling - Debbie Matenopoulos, Jada Pinkett-Smith in Versace with Will Smith, Rachel Bloom, Jaimie Alexander in Genny
Emeralds were dazzling – (from left to right) Debbie Matenopoulos, Jada Pinkett-Smith in Versace with Will Smith, Rachel Bloom, Jaimie Alexander in Genny
Maura Tierney in Elizabeth Kennedy set the tone,
Maura Tierney in Elizabeth Kennedy set the tone in cool Blues anchored with a dark colored skirt
And Oceans were blue - Bryce Dallas Howard in Jenny Packham, Melissa McCarthy in a personal design, Gina Rodriguez in Zac Posen, Joanne Froggart in Reem Accra, Kate Winslet in Ralph Lauren, Sarah Hay, Malin Ackerman in Reem Accra, Queen Latifah in Badgley Mischka
And Oceans were blue – (from left to right) Bryce Dallas Howard in Jenny Packham, Melissa McCarthy in a personal design, Gina Rodriguez in Zac Posen, Joanne Froggart in Reem Accra, Kate Winslet in Ralph Lauren, Sarah Hay, Malin Ackerman in Reem Accra, Queen Latifah in Badgley Mischka
Standout stars - Michaela Watkins
Standout star Michaela Watkins broke the mold by not fighting neatly into any trend pockets and looked damn good at it
Pastels Abound - Amanda Peet in alexander McQueen, Cate Blanchett in Givenchy, Katy Perry in Prada, Leslie Mann in Monique L'Huilier with Judd Apatow, Rooney Mara in Alexander McQueen, Zoe Kazan with Paul Dano
Pastels Abound – (from left to right) Amanda Peet in alexander McQueen, Cate Blanchett in Givenchy, Katy Perry in Prada, Leslie Mann in Monique L’Huilier with Judd Apatow, Rooney Mara in Alexander McQueen, Zoe Kazan with Paul Dano
Canary was the call - Lola Kirke, sister to Girls' Jemima Kirke in Monique L'Huilier, Jennifer Lopez in Giambattista Valli, America Ferrera in Jenny Packham
Canary was the call – (from left to right) Lola Kirke, sister to Girls’ Jemima Kirke in Monique L’Huilier, Jennifer Lopez in Giambattista Valli, America Ferrera in Jenny Packham
Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Lanvin with Brad Hall, Emilia Clarke in a Valentino gown and cape befitting of a Khaleesi, Kirsten Dunst in Valentino Haute Couture with Garrett Hedlund, Sunrise Coigney with hubby Mark Ruffalo, Sunny Ozell with Patrick Stewart, Sophia Bush in Narciso Rodriguez, Orange is the New Black's Taylor Schilling Thakoon's black bugle beaded evening suit, Co-star Uzo Aduba in a black sequined number and Nancy Carell with comedian hubby Steve Carell
Classics never failed – (from left to right) Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Lanvin with Brad Hall, Emilia Clarke in a Valentino gown and cape befitting of a Khaleesi, Kirsten Dunst in Valentino Haute Couture with Garrett Hedlund, Sunrise Coigney with hubby Mark Ruffalo, Sunny Ozell with Patrick Stewart, Sophia Bush in Narciso Rodriguez, Orange is the New Black’s Taylor Schilling Thakoon’s black bugle beaded evening suit, Co-star Uzo Aduba in a black sequined number and Nancy Carell with comedian hubby Steve Carell
White Stole the Night - Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton, Eva Longoria in Goerges Hobeika, Jane Fonda in Yves Saint Laurent Couture by Hedi Slimane, Judith Light in an off-white pantsuit, OITNB starlet Laverne Cox was regal in Elizabeth Kennedy, Lily James in Marchesa, Soairse Ronan in Yves Saint Laurent Couture and Taraji was simply magical in Stella McCartney
White Stole the Night – (from left to right) Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton, Eva Longoria in Georges Hobeika, Jane Fonda in Yves Saint Laurent Couture by Hedi Slimane, Judith Light in an off-white pantsuit, OITNB starlet Laverne Cox was regal in Elizabeth Kennedy, Lily James in Marchesa, Soairse Ronan in Yves Saint Laurent Couture and Taraji was simply magical in Stella McCartney

Let’s not forget the evening’s gentlemen who were mighty dapper themselves;

H8tful Eight Director Quentin Tarantino, Mr. Robot's Rami Malek, Sam Heughan, and Singer Sam Smith were all in attendance
(from left to right) Hateful Eight Director Quentin Tarantino, Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek, Sam Heughan, and Singer Sam Smith in Dior were all in attendance
Alan Cumming, Brad Goreski, Empire's Bryshere Y. Gray, Damian Lewis, Eddie Redmayne in Gucci, cutie-ie Jacob Tremblay who was only matched by his very own father, John Krasinski, John Hill and Jon Hamm wowed in the tailored pieces
(from left to right) Alan Cumming, Brad Goreski, Empire‘s Bryshere Y. Gray, Damian Lewis, Eddie Redmayne in Gucci, cutie-pie Jacob Tremblay who was only matched by his very own father, John Krasinski, Jonah Hill and Jon Hamm wowed in the tailored pieces
Revnant's Leonardo Di Caprio, Ray's Liev Schreiber, Martin Wallstrom, Paul Feig, Creed's Michael B. Jordan were also in attendance
(from left to right) Revnant‘s Leonardo Di Caprio, Ray‘s Liev Schreiber, Martin Wallstrom, Paul Feig, Creed‘s Michael B. Jordan were also in attendance
Denis O'Hare surprised everyone with his red carpet antics, Michael Shannon, Michael Fassbender, Orlando Bloom and Oscar Issacs were also present in fine style
(from left to right) Denis O’Hare surprised everyone with his red carpet antics, Michael Shannon, Michael Fassbender, Orlando Bloom and Oscar Issacs were also present in fine style.

For some it was a family affair;

Jaimie Foxx was joined by his daughter Miss Golden Globe Corrine Bishop, Creed star Sylvester Stalone graced the carpet with his lovely wife and daughters in tow, Dwayne "Rock" Johnson was also joined by his eldest daughter Simone Alexandra Johnson
(from left to right) Jaimie Foxx was joined by his daughter Miss Golden Globe Corrine Bishop, Creed star Sylvester Stalone graced the carpet with his lovely wife and daughters in tow, Dwayne “Rock” Johnson was also joined by his eldest daughter Simone Alexandra Johnson.

Or a glitzy date night;

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Adorable couple Chicago Fire‘s Taylor Kinney and his pop-star fiance Lady Gaga
Melissa Benoist, left, and Blake Jenner arrive at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Melissa Benoist, left, and Blake Jenner (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Matt Damon, left, and Luciana Barroso arrive at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Matt Damon, left, and Luciana Barroso (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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(from left to right) Dr. Ken Jeong and his wife Tran Jeong, gal pals Amy Schumer in Prabal Gurung and Kim Caramele, Patricia Arquette and beau Eric Hall – who all donned black and white outfits for the evening
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Funnyman and Ride Along star Kevin Hart was joined by fiance Eniko Parrish
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David Oyelowo in Dolce & Gabbana aslo graced the carpet with the Mrs. Jessica Oyelowo
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Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu was also present joined by Maria Eladia Hagerman
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Former Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston and the lovely Robin Dearden made an evening of it
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Christian Bale and Sibi Bale attend the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) 596862121 (Jason Merritt / Getty Images)
Actor Christian Bale and Sibi Bale (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) 596862121 (Jason Merritt / Getty Images)
Robe Lowe and his wife Sheryl Berkoff
Robe Lowe and his wife Sheryl Berkoff

And then the evening began, but not without some shockers:

 Rosie Huntington-Whitely is engaged to British actor – official hulligan, bad guy – Jason Stratham. Take a peak at the sparkler that sparked all the buzz;

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The sparkler that sparked them all…

Google+_IconOn Demand Tv Dominated -Three out of four nominations in the Best Drama Series category are from on-line streaming services Netflix (Mr Robot and Narcos) and Amazon Prime,  (Outlander).

Returning online returning favorites across the various categories; Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Transparent; was also markedly increased. (not really a shocker)

America Ferrera and Eva Longoria started some hollywood buzz of their own – the ladies had a little fun with the media mixing up their names during their presenters’ speech:

Presenters America Ferrera and Eva Longoria
Presenters America Ferrera and Eva Longoria

Hi, I’m Eva Longoria, not Eva Mendes.

And hi, I’m America Ferrera, not Gina Rodriguez.

Two big face offs between some of Hollywood’s greatsHelen Mirren vs. Kate Winslet – two of Britain’s best-loved actresses have been nominated in the Best Actress: Motion Picture category for their performances of characters based on real people, whilst Eddie Redmayne vs. Leonardo Di Caprio went head to head in the Best Actor: Motion Picture category. Other nominees in the categories are: for Best Actress: Motion Picture – Jane Fonda, for Youth, Jennifer Jason Lee, for The Hateful Eight and The Danish Girl’s Alicia Vikander; and for Best Actor: Motion Picture – Bryan Cranston, for Trumbo; Michael Fassbender, for Jobs; and Will Smith, for the forthcoming The American Can.

BFFs Amy Schumer and J-Law were reunited on stage as presenters, some what disappointed not identically styled by Dior. Lol.

Presenters Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence
Presenters Amy Schumer in Prabal Gurung and Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Denzel Washington receives Cecil B. DeMille Award which honors extraordinary contributions to the entertainment world. He was joined on stage by his wife and 3 of his 4 kids. Making him the third black actor to receive the prestigious DeMille Award.

Denzel Washington receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award on stage with his wife and 3 of his 4 kids
Denzel Washington receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award on stage with his wife and 3 of his 4 kids

Taraji P Henson becomes third woman to win the award for Best Actress in a TV Drama – and in true Cookie fashion she gave cookies to everyone – her treat. After waiting 20 years for the honor she was not going to be rushed in her acceptance speech either.

Taraji P Henson with her Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Drama
Taraji P Henson with her Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Drama

And now, the full round up of all of the night’s winners:

Best actor in a TV series, comedy
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent” (Amazon)
Aziz Ansari, “Master of None” (Netflix)
Rob Lowe, “The Grinder” (Fox)
Patrick Stewart, “Blunt Talk” (Starz)
Gael Garcia Bernal, “Mozart in the Jungle” (Amazon)

Best screenplay — motion picture
“Spotlight”
Aaron Sorkin, “Steve Jobs”
“The Hateful Eight”
“Room”
“The Big Short”

Best supporting actor in a motion picture
Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”
Idris Elba, “Beasts of No Nation”
Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”
Michael Shannon, “99 Homes”
Paul Dano, “Love and Mercy”

Best animated feature film
“Anomalisa”
“Inside Out”
“The Good Dinosaur”
“Shaun the Sheep Movie”
“The Peanuts Movie”

Best actor in a motion picture comedy/musical
Matt Damon, “The Martian”
Steve Carell, “The Big Short”
Al Pacino, “Danny Collins”
Mark Ruffalo, “Infinitely Polar Bear”
Christian Bale, “The Big Short”

Best actor in a TV series, drama
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan” (Showtime)
Wagner Moura, “Narcos” (Netflix)
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul” (AMC)
Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot” (USA)
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men” (AMC)

Best original score — motion picture
“Carol”
“The Danish Girl”
“The Revenant”
Ennio Morricone, “The Hateful Eight”
“Steve Jobs”

Best supporting actor in a series, limited series or TV movie
Damian Lewis, “Wolf Hall” (CBS)
Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot” (USA)
Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline” (Netflix)
Tobias Menzies, “Outlander” (Starz)

Best actor in a TV movie or limited series
Oscar Isaac, “Show Me a Hero” (HBO)
Patrick Wilson, “Fargo” (FX)
Idris Elba, “Luther” (BBC America)
David Oyelowo, “Nightingale” (HBO)
Mark Rylance, “Wolf Hall” (PBS)

Best TV movie or limited series
“Fargo” (FX)
“American Crime” (ABC)
“American Horror Story: Hotel” (FX)
“Wolf Hall” (PBS)
“Flesh and Bone” (Starz)

Best TV series, comedy
“Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“Transparent” (Amazon)
“Veep” (HBO”
“Casual” (Hulu)
“Mozart in the Jungle” (Amazon)

Best actress in a TV series, comedy
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO)
Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin” (CW)
Lily Tomlin, “Grace & Frankie” (Netflix)
Jamie Lee Curtis, “Scream Queens” (Fox)
Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (CW)

Best supporting actress in a series, limited series or TV movie
Regina King, “American Crime” (ABC)
Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Maura Tierney, “The Affair” (Showtime)
Judith Light, “Transparent” (Amazon)

Best supporting actress in a motion picture
Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”
Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight”
Jane Fonda, “Youth”
Alicia Vikander, “Ex Machina”
Helen Mirren, “Trumbo”

Best motion picture, drama
“Spotlight”
“Carol”
“The Revenant”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“Room”

Best motion picture comedy/musical
“Joy”
“The Martian”
“Trainwreck”
“The Big Short”
“Spy”

Best actor in a motion picture, drama
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”
Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”
Will Smith, “Concussion”
Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”

Best actress in a motion picture, drama
Brie Larson, “Room”
Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”
Cate Blanchett, “Carol”
Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”
Rooney Mara, “Carol”

Best actress in a motion picture comedy/musical
Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”
Amy Schumer, “Trainwreck”
Lily Tomlin, “Grandma”
Melissa McCarthy, “Spy”
Maggie Smith, “The Lady in the Van”

 

Best director — motion picture
Ridley Scott, “The Martian”
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “The Revenant”
Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight”
Todd Haynes, “Carol”
George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Best original song
“One Kind of Love,” “Love & Mercy”
“Simple Song #3,” “Youth”
“See You Again,” “Furious 7” -Wiz Khalifa
“Love Me Like You Do,” “50 Shades of Grey”
“Writing’s on the Wall,” “Spectre” – Sam Smith

Best foreign language film
“Son of Saul”
“Mustang”
“The Fencer”
“Brand New Testament”
“The Club”

Best TV series, drama
“Empire” (Fox)
“Mr. Robot” (USA)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Outlander” (Starz)
“Narcos” (Netflix)

Best actress in a TV series, drama
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire” (Fox)
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder” (ABC)
Robin Wright, “House of Cards” (Netflix)
Caitriona Balfe, “Outlander” (Starz)
Eva Green, “Penny Dreadful” (Showtime)

Best actress in a TV movie or limited series
Queen Latifah, “Bessie” (HBO)
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime” (ABC)
Lady Gaga, “American Horror Story: Hotel” (FX)
Sarah Hay, “Flesh and Bone” (Starz)
Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo” (FX)

Hope you guys enjoyed this recap. Are you looking for the SAG Awards later on this month? I know I am.

Hugs and Sunshine,

Livi.

Weekly Rewind

     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.

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     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.

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     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.

Through The Looking Glass

     Last night celebrities and donors alike flocked to the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2015 charity Met Gala, one of the most epic nights in fashion.

     The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. It marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. Each year’s event celebrates the theme of that year’s Costume Institute exhibition, which sets the tone for the formal dress guest are expected to choose for the evening as their fashion to match the theme of the exhibit. Following the event, the exhibition runs for several months. Attended by personalities from the arts, fashion, high-society, film and music, the Gala is widely regarded as one of the most exclusive social events in New York and one of the biggest fundraising nights in the city. The affair has been held at the Met since 1946 and is considered to be the fashion industry’s premier annual red carpet event. 

     Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine and chair of the event since 1995, oversees both the benefit committee and the guest list. 

Gown on Exhibit at the Metropoliatn Museum of Art Costume Institute's "China: Through the Looking Glass" 2015 exhibit
 Gown on Exhibit at the Metropoliatn Museum of Art Costume Institute’s “China: Through the Looking Glass” 2015 exhibit

     This year’s theme, “China: Through the Looking Glass” is dedicated to Chinese fashion. The inspiration for this year’s theme was drawn from the spring 2015 Costume Institute of the same name. It showcases Chinese art and rare artifacts as well as garments (dresses interpreting Chinese designs) from Western designers like John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Laurence Xu, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Tom Ford. The exhibit which incorporates paintings, decorative arts, and filmic representations of China is quite possibly the biggest the museum has ever put together!