Archive for the ‘Academy Awards’ Category

a_gentlemens_guide_to_love_and_murderLast night we went to see A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder which was as fun to watch as it must be to be a part of the cast. Monty Navarro finds out he is a distant heir to the D’Ysquith family fortune and realizes there must be a way for him to quickly become Earl. The eight doomed heirs who meet their ends are all played by the brilliant Jefferson Mays. He will certainly be nominated for a Tony this year. The other cast members are equally as enjoyable and the show is paced very well and never drags. I’m curious to know if there is spitting written into the play. There is a lot of saliva being exchanged in this show, between characters and between the characters and the audience. Spit was flying every which way. Mays’ tongue was noticeably red during certain scenes which makes me believe that there were lozenges involved. Looking for a fun night out at the theater, this may not be a bad choice. They even have rush tickets for those 35 years and younger. So why not check it out?

In a few hours, LA will light up the sky with red carpet flashes as our favorite stars make their way to Academy Awards Ceremony. This year I was able to see a majority of the films nominated and I feel it’s a difficult year to predict who the winners will be. I always have fun with it so here are my predictions who will win, not necessarily those who I think should win.

Best Picture: 12 Years A Slave

Actor in a Leading Role: Matthew McConaughey

Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett

Actor in a Supporting Role: Jared Leto

Actress in a Supporting Role: Lupita Nyong’o

Animated Feature: Frozen

Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity)

Costume Design: Michael Wilkinson (American Hustle)

Directing: Alfonso Curon (Gravity)

Documentary Feature: 20 Feet from Stardom

Documentary Short Subject: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

Film Editing: Gravity

Foreign Language Film: The Great Beauty

Makeup and Hairstyling: American Hustle

Music – Original Score: Philomena

Music – Original Song: “Let It Go”

Production Design: The Great Gatsby

Short Film – Animated: Feral

Short Film – Live Action: Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)

Sound Editing: Gravity

Sound Mixing: Captain Phillips

Visual Effects: Gravity

Writing – Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave

Writing – Original Screenplay: American Hustle