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I spend a lot of time at either the cinema or theatre. You will then find reviews from these films and shows!

Posts tagged “Oscars

Musical Moments – La La Land

It’s Oscars week, plenty of build up and related posts coming on Let’s Go To The Movies so let’s kick it off with the haunting City of Stars!

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Musical Moments – Whoopi Goldberg

On Saturday I will be at the London Palladium watching Whoopi Goldberg on the stage in her first ever UK stand up act, as well as a 30 minute question and answer session. Very excited as she has always been one of my favourites and in so many memorable films from growing up in the 90s! I am very excited about sitting in the fourth row and seeing the legend on stage so close up.

I guess I have seen her before though when she hosted the Tony Awards the year I was lucky enough to attend she even came on as Mary Poppins!


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City of Stars . . . Are you shining just for me?

Following the Oscar 2017 nominations being announced yesterday and La La Land being nominated for an impressive 14, I felt like I had to gush (even more) about the film. Have I mentioned that I totally loved it? Maybe you missed my review, read it here.

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Are you shining just for me?
City of stars
There’s so much that I can’t see
Who knows?
I felt it from the first embrace I shared with you
That now our dreams
They’ve finally come true

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Oscars 2017 – Nominations!

Here we go the moment we have been waiting for since hitting 2017! The films that have been nominated for this years Academy Awards, regarded as the most prestigious to receive in cinema.

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

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Oscars: My Favorite Hosts

Something that everyone always talks about when it comes to the Oscars is who the host or hosts are. It seems to be important to really get the viewer engaged from the opening monologue. I will admit that in terms of watching the Oscars I am pretty new at it. I guess I have this blog to thank for that as probably 2009 was when I started paying more attention to it. The reason? Well because I had started watching more films, and seen a lot that had been nominated.

Therefore my favourite Oscar hosts are from the more recent years, I just thought I had to set that straight before people asked why I had not mentioned some of the older ones.

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I thought I would start by mentioning Chris Rock who had the pleasure of hosting this years Oscars. His opening monologue well pretty much poked fun at everyone addressing the Oscars so white situation which had been brewing since the nominations came out. He was as everyone expected in all honesty.

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Oscars 2016: Acting Winners!

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I always totally love these photos of the four winners in the acting categories mainly because they are always organised in exactly the same way and look great!

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Oscars 2016: Best Actor Winner!

He did it! Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant

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By no means his best work but still massively deserved for Leo!

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Oscars 2016: Best Actress Winner!

Brie Larson for Room

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I was really hoping for an upset with this one as didn’t think Larson was anything special in Room massively overrated performance.


Oscars 2016: Best Supporting Actor Winner!

Mark Rylance for Bridge of Spies!

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Will be seen as an upset but I am pleased with this one as he was one of my choices for wanting to win. Superb performance in Bridge of Spies!

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Oscars 2016: Best Supporting Actress Winner!

Alicia Vikander for The Danish Girl

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