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Who is the Lebanese Guest who made it to the Top List of our Best Dressed Men at the 2016 Golden Globes?

While ladies get the major spotlight at red carpets, we cannot ignore the fact that some men know what to choose to seduce the audience. The 2016 Golden Globes were dominated by black tuxedos. Nonetheless, some men were more distinguished than others. So who are they?

 

Sam SMITH

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In his Dior Homme tuxedo and this contemporary black tie, Smith was a perfect gentleman.

Ryan GOSLING

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We loved the classical look of Gosling who chose a beautiful white Ralph Lauren jacket. 

Chady MATTAR

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Lebanese Hollywood producer Chady Mattar made it to the top of our list. He chose a blue Bar III suit which he perfectly matched with CK shoes.

Gerard BUTLER

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Butler looked perfect with his Salvatore Ferragamo navy tuxedo and his amazing smile.

Michael FASSBENDER

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Fassbender nailed it despite the choice of a traditional tuxedo.

Leonardo DICAPRIO

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He is solo and amazing in a midnight blue Armani suit.

Dwayne JOHNSON

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The Rock rocked the Globes with his daring red velvet jacket.

Michael B. JORDAN

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A three-piece suit suits perfectly Jordan.

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The Golden Globes: Who Shined (Most) on the Red Carpet in 2016?

The Golden Globes is, along with the Oscars and Cannes Film Festival, one of the most glamorous times of the year! In 2016, some nailed it overall, while some others did not. Dior and Prada didn’t make it to our list… surprisingly? So who did?

Our time to examine the looks and exhibit the best has finally come… Check our best dressed at the 2016 GG!

  1. Eva Longoria in Georges HobeikaEva-Longoria Georges hobeika
    Eva Longoria is to die for in a magnificent white sleeveless Georges Hobeika FW 2015/16 white gown featuring on the hips beautiful colorful floral designs and a gold waist bow. Hats off for what is the classiest look of the evening!
  1. Jenna Dewan Tatum in Zuhair MuradJenna-Dewan-Tatum Zuhair murad
    “Starry night” could qualify this amazing fully embellished dress signed by Zuhair Murad Jenna Dewan Tatum successfully chose for her red carpet appearance. Perfection at its best!
  1. Gina Rodriguez in Zac PosenGina-Rodriguez zac posen
    Rodriguez looks just stunning in this off-the-shoulder Zac Posen gem. She looks like a princess in the navy blue gown. Thumbs up!
  1. Lady Gaga in GivenchyLady-Gaga versace
    Lady Gaga comes right from a classic movie with her off-the-shoulder custom Givenchy. Her entire look is just stunning… Marilyn till the very end!
  1. Jennifer Lopez in Giambattista ValliJennifer-Lopez giambattista valli
    In her Giambattista Valli Couture gown, JLo is a radiant sun. Just ravishing and glowing… We love the cut, the marvelous cape and the color… not to mention the Harry Winston’s diamonds that shined bright on Lopez’ neck!
  1. Lily James in MarchesaLily-James marchesaJames looks like a fairy in her backless sleeveless tulle dress. It flows like a flawless and angelic fairy in the asymmetric neckline gown.
  2. Eva Green in Elie Saab
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    The actress shined in her lace overlay Couture gown. The perfection of her dress contrasted with her makeup and hairstyle … Still, the former Bond girl was a vision in Elie Saab!

  3. Laverne Cox in Elizabeth KennedyLaverne-Cox elizabeth kennedy
    For her first Golden Globe appearance, Cox donned a white dress. She is a vision in this simple yet elegant piece whose best part is the sexy low-plunge back which goes perfectly with the high-neckline, and the flowing train.
  4. Saoirse Ronan in Hedi Selman’s creation for YSLSaoirse-Ronan Yves Saint Laurent Couture by Hedi Slimane
    The look might be safe, but still, when we see a roman style, we cannot pass by indifferently, especially when it is handmade, silky and draped.

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Golden Globes 2016 Winners… And The Revenant Wins Big!

Last night was the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hotel in Los Angeles and hosted by Ricky Gervais. It was huge success for The Revenant receiving 3 awards . So here’s the full list of winners:


Best Motion Picture, Drama
Carol

Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Big Short

Joy
The Martian
Spy
Trainwreck

Best Director – Motion Picture
Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott, The Martian

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Will Smith, Concussion

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Maggie Smith, Lady in the Van
Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Steve Carell, The Big Short
Matt Damon, The Martian
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Jane Fonda, Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Animated Feature Film
Anomalisa
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Emma Donoghue, Room
Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, Spotlight
Charles Randolph, Adam McKay, The Big Short
Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs
Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Love Me Like You Do (50 Shades of Grey)
One Kind of Love (Love and Mercy)
See You Again (Furious 7)
Simple Song No. 3 (Youth)
Writing’s on the Wall (Spectre)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Carter Burwell, Carol

Alexandre Desplat, The Danish Girl
Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Daniel Pemberton, Steve Jobs
Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto, The Revenant

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
The Brand New Testament (Belgium, France, Luxembourg)
The Club (Chile)
The Fencer (Finland, Germany, Estonia)
Mustang (France)
Son of Saul (Hungary)

Cecil B. DeMille Award
Denzel Washington

Best TV Series, Drama
Empire (Fox)

Game of Thrones (HBO)
Mr. Robot (USA Network)
Narcos (Netflix)
Outlander (Starz)

Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Casual (Hulu)

Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon Video)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Transparent (Amazon Video)
Veep (HBO)

Best TV Limited Series or Movie
American Crime (ABC)

American Horror Story: Hotel (FX)
Fargo (FX)
Flesh and Bone (Starz)
Wolf Hall (PBS)

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Eva Green, Penny Dreadful
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Wagner Moura, Narcos
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Lily Tomlin, Grace & Frankie

Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Rob Lowe, The Grinder
Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel
Sarah Hay, Flesh and Bone
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Queen Latifah, Bessie

Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Idris Elba, Luther

Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero
David Oyelowo, Nightingale
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall
Patrick Wilson, Fargo

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie
Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black

Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Regina King, American Crime
Judith Light, Transparent
Maura Tierney, The Affair

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife

Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall
Ben Mendelson, Bloodline
Tobias Menzies, Outlander
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

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The Revenant: Realism, Bravery and Spirituality!

It’s hard to know where to start writing a review when the film is really powerful and influential. So let’s begin to talk about the story of Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s new masterpiece “The Revenant”, based on Michael Punke’s 2002 novel and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. The film is set in the 19th century and tells the true story of the American legendary explorer Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) who was injured after having a horrifying encounter with a bear, and then was left all alone by two members of his own haunting team who were supposed to take care of him. They left him supposing that he won’t last long and that he will die immediately, but he didn’t. He crossed over 200 miles in very bad health conditions in order to return to his men, and especially to find the two who betrayed him and left him behind. Moreover, he wanted to take revenge of John Fitzgerald (Hardy) after seeing him kill his son Hawk (Forrest Goodluck) from his dead Indian wife.

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The film presents a wide difference of opinions between the characters regarding the meaning of God and each one’s spirituality. For example, for Hugh Glass, it’s his wife and his son, but for John Fitzgerald, it’s the future in Texas. All of these interpretations and many others, not only for the American hunters, but also for the Indians, meet at only one point and one idea: what you believe in is what keeps you alive, nothing more. Although Glass is attached to his son, the film doesn’t show the relationship between them. DiCaprio also doesn’t have a lot of dialogue scenes, he talks a lot through his facial expressions, his body movement and the sounds of his screaming  and heavy breathing.

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Iñárritu succeeded once again in breaking the usual style of framing and camera movement: he kept the camera close to his actors and in a constant smooth but quick movement during the fight scenes, without following the style of a classical fight scene, maintaining the camera alive following the characters of the film in a lively way that makes the spectator feel like he’s completely involved in the scene. For 2 hours and a half, you’re freezing, you’re expecting an attack at any minute, your eyes are covering the whole place and sometimes you’re afraid that our legendary explorer Glass might die at any minute, as his path was full of fights and very tough situations.

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What’s also impressive in the film is the sequence shots that dominate every scene, which brings us back to Iñárritu’s previous Academy Award-winning film Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance which is also based on consecutive sequence shots. Even the cinematographer of The Revenant, Emmanuel Lubezki, contributed a lot in making the film closer to reality by choosing to shoot the film with natural light, which made the schedule of the shooting very punctual and precise (also difficult in addition to the bad filming conditions in the snow) in order to catch the right mood and the amount of light needed for every scene.

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In addition, DiCaprio was a very powerful stunt as he broke some of his lifetime rules to give the role all of his strength: he’s a vegetarian, but he ate real raw meat in the scene that shows Glass surviving from the liver of a wild bison. He actually slept naked in a horse’s carcass. And what could seem unbelievable is that Leonardo “was never injured for real during the shoot”, said the source itself.

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Even Tom Hardy had a lot of stunts in the film but was actually concerned about his own safety, but then it all went well. All of the violent and fight scenes with all the characters of the film were perfectly shot, showing the reality without any addition that makes any of the situation unbelievable. The film shows the total realism of what a man does in the wild.

At last, we cannot forget to talk about the brilliant music score of the talented Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto in collaboration with musicians Bryce Dessner and Casten Nicolai. This amazing music mixed with the ambiance of the place captures the whole mood of the scenes and completes the process of “the spectator becoming part of the situation”.

The Revenant is already nominated for 4 Golden Globe Awards and is expected to be a very hard competitor at this year’s Academy Awards (facing Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, Hooper’s The Danish Girl and Haynes’ Carol), meeting our expectations of seeing Leonardo DiCaprio grab his first Oscar at last!

In cinemas starting January 8, 2016

Post written by Nadine Asmar

 

Leonardo DiCaprio in Iñárritu’s The Revenant | January 8

Plot: Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT captures one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption.

Nominated for 4 Golden Globe Awards

Attending the biggest Award Shows: Allowed or Banned?

As it’s the Oscars week, and the since Awards season is coming to an end, we have thought of giving you another type of throwbacks and highlights. So we decided to talk today about the Award show tickets that allow the general audience to attend and watch the annual Award ceremonies.

Academy-Awards

Let’s start with the Oscars: while preparing for the 14th edition which was held on February 26, 1942 at the Biltmore Bowl at the Biltmore Hotel, two major events took place: the first one was the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941, and the second one was the death of the famous actress Carole Lombard, who was killed during an airplane crash while returning to the US on January 1942. Because of these two tragic events, the Academy decided to cancel the awards ceremony. But the new Academy president then, Bette Davis, suggested to have the event at a large auditorium where the public will be invited to buy tickets to watch the ceremony under several modified conditions. The proceeds of the tickets were given to the Red Cross. Then in the 19th edition of the Academy Awards, the general public was allowed for the first time to buy their tickets in order to watch the ceremony. Nowadays, the Academy is making sure to have all the guests and invited public figures sign a release which is a promise not to resell or give away their seats to the show, but unfortunately some companies were trying to hawk the tickets for high costs starting $85,000 for a ticket, and the academy accused several companies especially in 2008. in 2009 they accused an Arizona-based firm that offered a trip for seven days to Hollywood including the accommodations at the Bel Air hotel and a ticket to the Oscars for $175,000 (according to The Fiscal Times).

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There’s another type of Award shows that are dedicated for the support of independent filmmaking. Let’s take the example of the Spirit Awards which allows to buy tickets in two different seating groups: – the first group is reserved for the purchase of a Spirit Awards table which has ten seats. the prices vary according to the position of the table and its proximity to the stage, so the prices range is from $20,000 to $50,000, and the seating is extremely limited. – the second group is reserved for the ones who join the Spirit’s Arts Circle to support the Film Independent, enjoying various meaningful benefits throughout the year, including receiving individual tickets to attend the Awards show.

There are many Award shows which allow the public to buy their tickets and attend the show, such as the Critics Choice Movie Awards who have for example the Table style seating for $4450 a ticket. As for the Golden Globe Awards, it’s one of the most difficult events to gain access to (for the general audience and the celebrities) especially that it’s an “A-List only” event. But some ticket providers offer the audience tickets to gain access to view parties and after parties, especially the ones given by “InStyle” and Warner Brothers (according to ehow.com).