Tuesday, 28 February 2017

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Oscars 2017 Recap and Top 10 moments

My thoughts on the 89th Academy Awards show and top 10 moments.

I will get to the point right away.

POSITIVE
- Jimmy Kimmel as a host: I like his humor and energy but maybe a tweet to the new president was a bit too much? :)
- beautiful stage decore
- clips about why actors love movies were nice

NEGATIVE
- Is it so hard to do one mix of last year's movies? I really miss that.
- Why can Viola have such a long speach while some are literally rushed off stage?
- Now Oscars are not all white but they are black and white right? They became too political for me. Next year the best would be to nominate one white actress, one black, one latina, one asian or? Come on! I thought it's about performances! 

TOP 10 MOMENTS
1. Jimmy Kimmel did a great job.Watch his opening monologue here. Of course he was political but I think it was just the right amount of it.


2. Spontaneous standing ovation for Meryl Streep was so nice <3


3. Justin Timberlake started the night off right with his Can't Stop the Feeling, John Legend and Sting were also good but my favourite were Lin-Manuel Miranda and Auli'l Cravahlo perform How Far I'll Go from Moana. Amazing performance!


I also loved magical stage during La La Land songs City of Stars and Audition. You can see John Legend's performance here.


4. Candy falling from the 'sky'. Yes please. And it happened more than once!


5. Michael J. Fox and Back to the Future superfan Seth Rogen, who was wearing laceless Nikes, presented Best Film Editing after a clip where Rogen exalts his favorite childhood movie. The two arrived in a DeLorean. How cool is that?


6. We also got mean tweets Oscars edition! :)


7. Surprise for people on bus tour was nice. I would be in a shock also!


 

8. My favourite presenting duo were Jason Bateman and Kate McKinnon. Mark Rylance was great too.


9. As is tradition, those who passed away last year were honored. Sara Bareilles performed In Memoriam beautifly. But... there was a mistake in the video! They showed Australian producer who is alive! Read more about it here.


10. And the biggest fail, sorry, Oscar for Best Picture goes to... La La Land! Oh no, wait... Moonlight! In a stunning scene, the wrong Best Picture winner was announced by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway onstage. La La Land crew accepted the award, was in the middle of their speech and then a crewmember came onstage to say the wrong winner was announced. Moonlight actually won. Surprise it was. Double actually. Yes it can happend. Even at Oscars. I'm just a bit sad there is so much talk about that and not other things/winners.



My favourite winner was Emma Stone and this hug was so nice. I commented on movies already here. I manage to see all films in biggest categories, yey!


I enjoyed the show! Bravo Jimmy! Did you also kind of loved Nicole Kidman's clapping? ;)


Coming up: best of the red carpet (and later Vanity Fair party).

Monday, 27 February 2017

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Oscars Winners 2017

Here they are: Oscars WINNERS 2017!

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony honored the best films of 2016, and took place on February 26, 2017 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The ceremony was hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel for the first time.


It was all quite predictable but at the very end. Suprise! Mix up and celebration of Moonlight. I will review the show in my next post, but first winners...

Best Picture
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Best Actress
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins



Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea



Best Actor
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences



Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals



Best Director
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight



Best Documentary Feature
Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life Animated
O.J.: Made in America
13th


Best Foreign Language Film
Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Tanna
Toni Erdmann


Best Original Score
Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers


Best Original Song
Audition (The Fools Who Dream), La La Land
Can’t Stop the Feeling, Trolls
City of Stars, La La Land
The Empty Chair, Jim: The James Foley Story
How Far I’ll Go, Moana


Best Cinematography
Arrival
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence


Best Adapted Screenplay

Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight


Best Original Screenplay
Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women


Best Animated Feature
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia

All winners here


Friday, 24 February 2017

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Oscars 2017: predictions, snubs and my favourites

Oscars 2017 are getting closer and closer!

Here are my favourites, snubs and predictions.

Best Picture
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Oscar prediction: Huh, I'm not sure. A few weeks back I would say La La Land but now I'm not so sure.
My favorite: Hacksaw Ridge or Hidden Figures. La La Land would also be ok. Moonlight was also good but other ones I don't see as best picture.


Best Actress
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Oscar prediction: Emma Stone
My favorite: Emma Stone
Snubs: Amy Adams (Arrival) and Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures). I would replace them with Isabelle and Ruth. Don't get me wrong: they were also good but not as much as Amy and Taraji.


Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Oscar prediction: Viola Davis
My favorite: Viola was the most powerful I guess but Octavia was my fav.
Snub: Janelle MonĂ¡e (Hidden Figures) in Michelle out.



Best Actor
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Oscar prediction: Casey Affleck
My favorite: Viggo Mortensen
Andrew and Ryan were good but I'm not sure I would nominate them even.



Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Oscar prediction: This is the most tricky category and I'm really not sure who Academy favours?
My favorite: was snubbed.
Snub: Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals). His performance was so sick and good it's scary.



Best Director
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Oscar prediction: Damien Chazelle
My favorite: Damien Chazelle really did a nice job! I would also be happy for Mel!




Best Original Score
Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

Oscar prediction: La La Land
My favorite: La La Land. I listen to OST so much. That hasen't happened in a while...



Best Original Song
Audition (The Fools Who Dream), La La Land
Can’t Stop the Feeling, Trolls
City of Stars, La La LAnd
The Empty Chair, Jim: The James Foley Story
How Far I’ll Go, Moana

Oscar prediction: not sure to be honest
My favorite: City of Stars is just so catchy! ❤



Best Cinematography
Arrival
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence

Oscar prediction: La La Land
My favorite: La La Land


Best Adapted Screenplay

Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight

Oscar prediction: Hidden Figures
My favorite: Hidden Figures


Best Original Screenplay
Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women

Oscar prediction: La La Land
My favorite: still need to see 2 of them



Best Animated Feature
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia

Oscar prediction: Kubo and the Two Strings
My favorite: I still need to see My life as a Zucchini and The Ref Turtle but all other 3 were really nice



Who do you think will won? Are you excited?

Thursday, 23 February 2017

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Lake Garda getaway, part III

On our Lake Garda trip we also explored the charming south towns like Torri del Benaco, Garda, Bardolino and Lazise. There were more people there for sure and more restaurantes open but I like north better. Yes, despite I had my first ice cream this year in Bardolino :)

















Every day finished with beautiful sunset over the lake. I could get use to this. It's so funny to think we live in this everyday routine but there's so much out there. Just a few hours drive and you feel like you are in a different space and time.


On our way back we also stopped by in Verona. We wanted to check if our names were stil there from the first time we were in the city but unfortunately that part was closed.







I loved it and can't wait for the next adventure!
In case you missed first two posts: part I and part II.