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Monday, 27 February 2017

WINNERS AND SURPRISE MISHAP AT 2017 OSCARS

At the 89th Academy Awards last night, veteran actor and actress Warren Beatty and  Faye Dunaway pulled a 'Steve Harvey' by announcing the wrong winner for Best Picture; naming  La La Land but it turned out  was beaten by  Moonlight instead. Talk about a cringe worthy moment! 


But that embarrassing mishap aside, Emma Stone did win the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in La La Land, however her handsome co-star Ryan Gosling was beaten by
Casey Affleck for the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, for his performance in Manchester By The Sea.














The Oscar for the Best Supporting Actress went to Denzel Washington's Fences co-star Viola Davis, while Best Supporting Actor was won by Moonlight's Mahershala Ali- making him the first Muslim ever to win an Oscar in a major category. 





The rest of the winners are as follows: 



Best Director-Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester By The Sea)

Best Original Screenplay-Manchester By The Sea

 

Best Adapted Screenplay-Moonlight 



Best Make-up and Hairstyling-Suicide Squad
 

Best Costume Design- Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them



Best Documentary- O.J: Made In America




Best Sound Editing- Arrival 


Best Sound Mixing-Hacksaw Ridge 



Best Foreign Film- The Salesman


Best Animated Feature- Zootopia


Best Animated Short- Piper 


Best Production Design- La La Land 

Best Visual Effects- The Jungle Book


Best Film Editing- Hacksaw Ridge 

Best Documentary Short- The White Helmets 


Best Live-Action Short- Sing 

Best Score- La La Land 

Best Song- City of Stars (La La Land) 



                          Congratulations to all the winners! 

Thursday, 16 February 2017

CLASSIC REEL THURSDAY: To Kill A Mockingbird




Cast: Gregory Peck, Mary Bradham, John Megna, Brock Peters, Phillip Alford

Directed By: Robert Mulligan


Year of Release: 1962


Plot: When a lawyer defends an African American man wrongly accused of beating up and raping a white woman during the Great Depression era ; his children are gradually exposed to the ugly truth of racial injustice and inequality.


'NEW EDITION' T.V BIOPIC ON BET CHANNEL THIS MONTH


Directed by  Chris Robinson, the 3 part mini-series follows the story of Michael Bivins, Ricky Bell, Ronnie Devoe, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill's journey  to on their epic journey to fame, establishing their mark in the world forever as the R&B 'New Edition'.
Formed in the '70s, 'New Edition' is best known for the Hot 100 hits "Candy Girl," "Cool It Now" and  "Mr. Telephone Man". The mini-series was officially released on January 24th 2017.

Monday, 13 February 2017

JAZZ AND BLUES LEGEND AL JARREAU GONE AT 76




On a sad note, Jazz and Blues legend and seven time Grammy Award winner Al Jarreau has died. He passed away yesterday surrounded by his family and friends; two days after announcing his retirement and a month away from his 77th birthday. No cause of death is yet to be reported but on the 8th of this month, Jarreau had been hospitalised for exhaustion, which forced him to cancel his tour dates.
Jarreau began his career in the Jazz genre, performing in popular night clubs and getting television exposure. After getting signed on by Warner Bros. Records in 1975, Jarreau performed on Saturday Night Live on Valentine's Day and released his debut album We Go By which catapulted him to international fame. In 1978, Jarreau won his first Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for his album, Look To The Rainbow and in 1982 for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for Breakin' Away.

Al Jarreau was among the all star performers of the 'USA FOR AFRICA' charity song, We Are The World and will be forever remembered for writing and performing the hit theme song of 1980s comedy-drama mystery ABC T.V series Moonlighting; which launched the careers of Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd.





                                         


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ADELE, CHANCE THE RAPPER, BEYONCE WIN BIG AT 2017 GRAMMY AWARDS

During the countdown  of days to the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, the two top contenders for the top  wins were former Destiny’s Child lead singer Beyonce Knowles  for her album “Lemonade” and English pop star, Adele for her album “25”.



Last night in Los Angeles, Adele beat Beyonce hands down by winning Album of the Year, her memorable track “Hello” bagging her Record of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. The modest winner however insisted the Album of the Year Grammy belonged to Beyonce’s “Lemonade” and not her “25”.
“I can’t possibly accept this award... the Lemonade album was just monumental, Beyonce. It was so monumental and well thought out and beautiful and soul bearing...we appreciate that. All of us artistes adore you. You are our light.”After which, she stunned everyone present by breaking the coveted prize in two and presented one to Beyonce.

Beyonce, who was nominated 9 times and gave a spectacular live performance despite her pregnancy, did not go empty handed as “Lemonade” won Best Urban Contemporary Album and bagged a Best Music Video Grammy for her music video, “Formation”. “My intention for the Lemonade album was to create a body of work that would give a voice to our pain, our struggles, our darkness and our history. To confront issues that make us uncomfortable,” she explained after accepting her win.



Newcomer Chance the Rapper bagged Grammys for  Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance for his track “No Problem” and his album “Coloring Book” won Best Rap Album; his Best New Artist win making him the first black hip-hop artist to win since Lauryn Hill in 1999.
Other winners included Beyonce’s little sister Solange, whose “Cranes In The Sky” bagged her a Grammy for Best R&B Performance, late David Bowie posthumously won Best Rock Song, Best Recoding Package , Best Engineered Album, Non Classical and Best Alternative Music Album for “Blackstar”, Best R&B Song went to Maxwell for his “Lake ByThe Ocean”, Drake shared Best Rap song and Best Rap/Sung Performance with Hotline Bling and Lalah Hathaway’s “Lalah Hathaway Live” won Best R&B Album.
In other music genres; Best Country Duo/Group Performance went to Pentatonix featuring legendary country star Dolly Parton for “Jolene” while Best County Song was won by Tim McGraw for his song, “Humble and Kind”.
Even gospel maestro Kirk Franklin was not left out that night as he bagged Best Gospel Performance/Song for his track “God Provides”, his album “Losing My Religion” wining Best Gospel Album.
Son of  late reggae legend Bob Marley Ziggy’s self named album won him a  Best Reggae Album Grammy, comedienne Carol Burnet won Best Spoken Word Album for her “In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox”, Best Music Theatre Album went to the Broadway adaptation of Alice Walker’s classic “The Color Purple” with the movie  Star Wars: The Force Awakens winning Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media.

To see the full list of winners, visit the Grammy’s Official site

Friday, 3 February 2017

"THE GUEST" MAKES ITS DEBUT IN NIGERIAN CINEMAS




Rita Dominic takes on a very dark role in her latest movie; The Guest, which was slated to make its debut nationwide today. The popular actress had this to say about it on Twitter:
The Guest opens in Cinemas on Friday, Do Check it out #Fakefriends- @ritaUdominic


REEL SUM UP: A happily married couple takes in a friend in need. Despite the husband’s initial misgivings about their beautiful house guest, he falls under her seductive spell and an affair between them is inevitable. This become deadly when his obsessive  mistress starts  killing  off members of her lover’s family who get in her way... 
                                                                
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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

BEYONCE AND JAY-Z ARE GOING TO BE PARENTS AGAIN... THIS TIME IT'S A DOUBLE HEADER!

R&B Grammy award winner and Destiny's Child former lead singer, Beyonce  today took to Instagram to happily announce she and husband Rapper/Producer Jay Z are going to be parents again... but this time, they are expecting twins! 




Posting a photograph of herself proudly showing off her baby bump, the expecting mama said; 
"We would like to share our love and happiness.
 "We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes."


 Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z (Shawn Carter) got married in 2008 and are already parents to a 5 year old daughter, Blue Ivy.

Wishing them both the very best of luck!