And The Oscar Goes To…..  

We as humans of society work so hard to achieve our goals and become the best and most successful person we can be. The 91stAcademy Awards are presenting the most prestige Oscar nominations, and I must say, some of my favorite actors, actresses and movies from 2018! Every person that has been nominated this prestigious event has poured their entire lives work into their careers and deserve these awards!

Performances

Adam Lambert opened the show with Queen and he definitely would have made Freddy Mercury proud. The notes he hit were unreachable and he was truly extraordinary and had the crowd on their feet singing “We Will Rock You,” and “We Are The Champions.”

An amazing “non-host” entrance by Tina Fey, Maya Rudolf and Amy Poehler! The three of these wonderful female actresses are not only hilarious on the big screen, but they sure knew how to make the crowd get excited for this amazing evening.

Jennifer Hudson took the stage in a gorgeous tuxedo with a black and white train. She stood up to take a stand for the Basis of Sex.

Bette Midler surprised the crowd singing “The Place Where Lost Things Go,” from Mary Poppins Returns.

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings wore matching white cowboy outfits with beautiful brown and red beading while singing “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings.”

My favorite performance of the night, which won Best Original Song, was Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga singing, “Shallow.” The chemistry these two brought together on the big screen doesn’t even compare to their live performance in front of the entire Academy and the best of Hollywood! This is the first time that Bradley Cooper has ever sang live!

The memoriam is always a sad moment during the Oscar’s, but it was an honor to have had all of these amazing artists in our lives. They edited, directed, produced, acted, wrote, and so much more to create memorable movies and experiences for us thought out the years and we thank them for their hard work and dedication.

Fashion

Now let’s talk about the gorgeous looks we saw on the Red Carpet. Lady Gaga, who lets me honest, we knew she would show up in a stunning, over the top gown and of course designed by Alexander McQueen. Her Black gown, black evening gloves, side swept up-do and gorgeous yellow sapphire and diamond necklace was inspired by none only then Audrey Hephburn. I have to say this was one of my favorite looks because I recently just styled my own Maison Valentino look for a Hollywood Glam Event!

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Glenn Close wore a shimmering light gold gown with a connected cape that wrapped into a beautiful train designed by Carolina Herrera.

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Shades of pink were worn by many celebrities including: Julia Roberts, Sarah Paulson, Linda Cardellini, Kacey Musgraves, Maya Rudolph, Gemma Chan, Helen Mirren, Kiki Layne and my favorite Angela Bassett. She wore a pink, vibrant, one large shoulder dress featuring a slit up the center of the dress, leading into a magnificent train.

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Spike Lee showed up in shades of purple in a fiddler’s hat, tuxedo and of course Jordan sneakers! His outfit was a tribute to Prince.

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Billy Porter, all I can say is, YOU GO GIRL! He walked the red carpet in a velour tuxedo gown designed by Christian Siriano

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Awards

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Outstanding Supporting Actress: If Beale Street Could Talk Regina King

Documentary Film Maker: Free Solo Elizabeth Chai Vasarheyli, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes and Shannon Dill

Make Up + Hairstyling: Vice Greg Cannom, Katie Biscoe, and Patricia Dehaney

Costume Design: Black Panther Ruth Carter

Production Design: Black Panther Hannah Beachler

Cinematography: Roma Alfonso Cuaron

Sound Editing: Bohemian Rhapsody John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone

Sound Mixing:  Bohemian Rhapsody Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali

Foreign Language Film: Roma Mexico Alfonso Curaon

Film Editing: Bohemian Rhapsody John Ottman

Actor In A Supporting Role: Green Book Mahershala Ali

Animated Featured Film: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

Best Animated Short Film: BAO Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb

Documentary Short Subject: Period. End of Sentence Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton

Visual Effects: First Man Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm

Live Action Short Film: Skin Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman

Writing Original Screen Play: Green Book Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly

Writing Adaptive Screenplay: BlacKkKlansman Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee

Music Original Score: Black Panther Ludwig Goransson

Music Original Song: A Star Is Born “Shallow” by Lady Gaga, Mark Ranson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt

Actor In A Leading Role: Bohemian Rhapsody Rami Malek

Actress In A Leading Role: The Favourite Olivia Colman

Directing: Roma Alfonso Cuaron

Best Picture: Green Book

Congratulations to every single person who was nominated for the 2019 Oscars and a huge congratulation to all of the winners, including Bohemian Rhapsody, who Swept the Oscars taking home four awards, Black Panther and Roma won three awards and Green Book who won two awards. I have to say my top three favorite nominated movies include: “A Star is Born,” “Vice,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

“Don’t give up, don’t take anything personally, and don’t take no for an answer.” –Lady Gaga American Actress Quote From: A Star is Born

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