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.
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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.
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.
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.
Can 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.
- People’s Choice Awards and Golden Globes red carpet and award reviews
- Return of one of my TV faves- TvLand’s younger in one of my newest blog additions, Ready. Set. Record.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sam Smith won the Golden Globe award for Best at the 73rd Annual award show celebration.
- For all you Music Festival fans the official Coachella Artist List is out and tickets are already on sale!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Get Educated. Get checked. Know your family history. Protect your eyes.
- 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.
- 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;
- There was a new twitter movement trying to convince all French individuals to wear yamakas in a show of solidarity against anti-semitism.
- 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.
- 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!
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A Look Ahead
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,
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.
Let’s not forget the evening’s gentlemen who were mighty dapper themselves;
For some it was a family affair;
Or a glitzy date night;
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;
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:
“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 greats – Helen 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.
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.
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.
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
Aaron Sorkin, “Steve Jobs”
“The Hateful Eight”
“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
“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
“The Danish Girl”
Ennio Morricone, “The Hateful Eight”
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
“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)
“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
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
Best motion picture comedy/musical
“The Big Short”
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”
“Brand New Testament”
Best TV series, drama
“Mr. Robot” (USA)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
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,