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?
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!
Eva Longoria in 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!
Jenna Dewan Tatum in 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!
Gina Rodriguez in 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!
Lady Gaga in Givenchy 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!
Jennifer Lopez in 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!
Lily JamesinMarchesaJames looks like a fairy in her backless sleeveless tulle dress. It flows like a flawless and angelic fairy in the asymmetric neckline gown.
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!
Laverne Cox inElizabeth 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.
Saoirse RonaninHedi Selman’s creation forYSL 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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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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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.
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.
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.
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 orThe 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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).
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).