Sunday, 31 January 2016

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Screen Actors Guild Awards 2016 Winners

Here are the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards WINNERS! Take a look...

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Beasts of No Nation
The Big Short
Straight Outta Compton

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant as Hugh Glass
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo as Dalton Trumbo
Johnny Depp – Black Mass as James “Whitey” Bulger
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs as Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl as Lili Elbe / Einar Wegener

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Brie Larson – Room as Joy “Ma” Newsome
Cate Blanchett – Carol as Carol Aird
Helen Mirren – Woman in Gold as Maria Altmann
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn as Eilis Lacey
Sarah Silverman – I Smile Back as Laney Brooks

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation as The Commandant
Christian Bale – The Big Short as Michael Burry
Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies as Rudolf Abel
Michael Shannon – 99 Homes as Rick Carver
Jacob Tremblay – Room as Jack Newsome

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl as Gerda Wegener
Rooney Mara – Carol as Therese Belivet
Rachel McAdams – Spotlight as Sacha Pfeiffer
Helen Mirren – Trumbo as Hedda Hopper
Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs as Joanna Hoffman

Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award - Carol Burnett

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Idris Elba – Luther as Detective Chief Inspector John Luther
Ben Kingsley – Tut as Ay
Ray Liotta – Texas Rising as Lorca / Tom Mitchell
Bill Murray – A Very Murray Christmas as Himself
Mark Rylance – Wolf Hall as Thomas Cromwell

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Queen Latifah – Bessie as Bessie Smith
Nicole Kidman – Grace of Monaco as Grace Kelly
Christina Ricci – The Lizzie Borden Chronicles as Lizzie Borden
Susan Sarandon – The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe as Gladys Mortenson
Kristen Wiig – The Spoils Before Dying as Delores DeWinter

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Downton Abbey  
Game of Thrones
House of Cards 
Mad Men

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Orange Is the New Black
The Big Bang Theory 
Key & Peele 
Modern Family 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Kevin Spacey – House of Cards as Francis Underwood
Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones as Tyrion Lannister
Jon Hamm – Mad Men as Don Draper
Rami Malek – Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul as Jimmy McGill

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder as Annalise Keating
Claire Danes – Homeland as Carrie Mathison
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife as Alicia Florrick
Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
Robin Wright – House of Cards as Claire Underwood

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent as Maura Pfefferman
Ty Burrell – Modern Family as Phil Dunphy
Louis C.K. – Louie as Louie
William H. Macy – Shameless as Frank Gallagher
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory as Dr. Sheldon Cooper

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba – Orange Is the New Black as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie as Jackie Peyton
Ellie Kemper – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep as Selina Meyer
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation as Leslie Knope

All winners here. Next up recap and my favorite red carpet looks...

Friday, 22 January 2016

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Movie review - Sisters (2015)

Sisters (2015) / comedy

Directed by Jason Moore
Written by Paula Pell
Produced by Tina Fey and Jay Roach
Starring: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz , Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, John Leguizamo,
Trailer: click.

Friday flick!

Two sisters, Maura (Amy Poehler) and Kate (Tina Fey) decide to throw one last house party before their parents sell their family home.

For me first half of this comedy felt a bit forced but than got more relaxed and fun. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler just have this cool crazy dynamic chemistry and make sure you will have a laugh or two. Otherwise is a pretty average film but one of those when you can just seat and relax. 3/5

Thursday, 21 January 2016

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Last week's favorite looks (January 11-17)

Yeeey! I'm back with weekly posts called last week's favorite looks! Here are three looks that I noticed last week (January 11-17).

Jessica Biel attended the inaugural Marie Claire Image Maker Awards at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, California. She looked beautiful in a Dolce&Gabbana dress and bag, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and Jennifer Meyer jewelry. What a cool dress!

Saoirse Ronan joined MoMa’s Celeste Bartos Chief Curator, Rajendra Roy, at the screening of Brooklyn held at Museum of Modern Art in New York City. She wore a Laura Basci ensemble with Christian Louboutin heels and David Webb jewels.

Allison Williams at the Vandal Restaurant Grand Opening in New York City. Casual yet chic.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

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Movie review - Carol (2015)

Carol (2015) / drama, romance

Directed by Todd Haynes
Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy
Based on The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley and Christine Vachon
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy
Trailer: click.

One of the most overrated movies in 2015!

Set in 1952 in New York City, the film tells the story of a young aspiring photographer Therese (Rooney Mara) and her relationship with an older woman Carol (Cate Blanchett) going through a difficult divorce.

Is it just me or this film is a bit overrated? I agree that Cate was excellent and Rooney was solid as well, coustumes were on point and they captured the time period (beautiful old-fashioned) but I was just not that impressed. The thing I was missing most was the emotional connection between the characters. Main actresses are amazing in their own role but their chemistry fails. Also the story is not compelling enough and you don't really care what happenes to characters. Beautiful film in some ways but forgettable and quite dull. 3/5

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

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Critics’ Choice Awards 2016 Recap + Blue carpet favorite looks

Here are my two pennies on 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards.

I care what critics write even though I don't always agree. For me the biggest surprise was that Mad Max: Fury Road won so many awards. Also tv series Fargo. I expected they would won some, not that many...

Moving forward to red/blue carpet and the outfits I like.

Rachel McAdams was sexy beautiful in a spaghetti-strapped ombre bordeau Elie Saab with a Bavna diamond ring and red lips.

Jennifer Jason Leigh opted for a black-and-white off-the-shoulder dress.

Aya Cash looked sophisticated in a Sandro tux, Sylva & Cie earrings and Jerome C. Rousseau shoes.

Krysten Ritter in a maroon Zuhair Murad Couture dress with silver beading, Jimmy Choo clutch and H. Stern earrings. Nice.

Liv Tyler showed off her baby bump in Cushnie et Ochs paired with Nicholas Kirkwood shoes and a Jimmy Choo clutch. She's still such a beauty.

Another sweet gal, Saoirse Ronan wore a stunning Antonio Berardi dress, Stephen Webster earrings and Brian Atwood heels.

Last but not least, two couples. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham. Rosie wore Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane accessorized with Anita Ko earrings.

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux. Jennifer also in a Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane dress & purse and Jimmy Choo shoes. I'm not a fan of the dress this time but I love them ;)

Are you happy about the winner? What stood out for you?

Monday, 18 January 2016

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Critics’ Choice Awards 2016 Winners

Here are also the winners for the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards, held at the Barker Hangar on Sunday (January 17) in Santa Monica, California.


BEST ACTOR: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant

BEST ACTRESS: Brie Larson – Room

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Sylvester Stallone – Creed

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl



BEST DIRECTOR: George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Charles Randolph and Adam McKay – The Big Short

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: Mad Max: Fury Road – Colin Gibson

BEST EDITING: Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel

BEST COSTUME DESIGN: Mad Max: Fury Road – Jenny Beavan

BEST HAIR & MAKEUP: Mad Max: Fury Road




BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE: Tom Hardy – Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE: Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST COMEDY: The Big Short

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY: Christian Bale – The Big Short

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY: Amy Schumer – Trainwreck




BEST SONG: Furious 7 – “See You Again”

BEST SCORE: The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone

All winners here.

Friday, 15 January 2016

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Movie review - Danny Collins (2015)

Danny Collins (2015) / drama, comedy

Directed by Dan Fogelman
Written by Dan Fogelman
Produced by Nimitt Mankad, Jessie Nelson, Denise Di Novi, Shivani Rawat
Starring: Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale, Christopher Plummer, Nick Offerman, Josh Peck, Katarina Čas, Melissa Benoist
Trailer: click.

Surprisingly good!

Based on a true story. Aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins (Al Pacino) cannot give up his hard-living ways but then his manager, Frank Grubman (Christopher Plummer), uncovers a 40-year-old undelivered letter to him from John Lennon. After reading the letter, Danny decides to change his way of life.

This is such a cool charming film. Al Pacino is just great and supporting cast did they job nice as well. It's a film about redemption but it's a heartfelt tale despite heavy moments. This movie is definitely one of the most underrated movies from last year. I love the story, the humor, the cast. It's not a cinematic perfection but it just works. Watch it! 4/5

Thursday, 14 January 2016

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The 2016 Academy Award nominees

The 2016 Academy Award nominations have just been revealed!

Best Picture 
The Big Short
Bridge Of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Best Actor
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Micheal Fassbender, Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Sioarse Ronan, Brooklyn

The Big Short, Adam McKay
Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller
The Revenant, Alejandro González Iñárritu
Room, Lenny Abrahamson
Spotlight, Tom McCarthy

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, Jobs

Animated Feature Film
Boy And The World
Inside Out
Shaun The Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short

Original Screenplay
Bridge Of Spies
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Straight Outta Compton

All nominees here. CONGRATS! I will write about my opinion about nominees soon.