2008 choice

Some of the Best Brobecks Performances

If You Like It Or Not, 2008, Salt Lake City, Utah

Bang, Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down), 2010, Salt Lake City, Utah

Visitation of the Ghost, 2013, LA, California

Die Alone, 2013, LA, California 

Le Velo Pour Deux, 2007, Hollywood, California

C’mon Vietnam, 2010, Layton, Utah

Small Cuts, 2009, Taylorsville, Utah

Bike Ride, 2099, Taylorsville, Utah

Boring, 2013, LA, California

If You Like It Or Not, 2008, Hollywood, California

Bike Ride, 2006, Provo, Utah

I’ll Be Fine, Really, 2006, Riverside, California

You Stole My Head, 2008, Riverside, California 

Better Than Me, 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah

Small Cuts, 2008, Unknown Location

Goodnight, Socialite, 2008, Unknown Location (the famous hands thing)

I’d Be A Punk If My Mom Would Let Me, 2010, Orem, Utah

The Nerve, 2010, Orem, Utah

Why I Don’t Smile, 2007, El Paso, Texas

Second Boys Will Be First Choice, 2008, Provo, Utah

Small Cuts, Le Velo Pour Deux and Visitation of the Ghost, 2008, Hollywood, California

“ There are a million little strings attached to every choice you make, you can destroy your life every time you choose”

“ في كل خيار تختاره هناك ملايين القيود المتصله به, تستطيع تدمير حياتك في كل مره تختار “

Synecdoche, New York (2008) - Dir: Charlie Kaufman

shimanami tasogare is getting extremely popular all of a sudden and i just wanted to say that i read the series in japanese and am up-to-date with all published chapters and i’m also (being humble here) damn near an expert on the author and what sort of culture theyre writing from and ALL of their works so BASICALLY if i see any Shitty Discourse i’m gonna Fuck Shit Up

also feel free to ask me things abt kamatani and their series

MOVIES & SHOWS

A while ago I made a list of movies that I’ve seen or heard about and compiled them into a list, some of the links are broken because the websites have been taken down and if I could not find the movie online I put a trailer. Tip: When watching/searching for movies online, when another page/window pops up (no matter how many times), click out of it! Don’t click on anything on that page, just close it and nothing will happen further. This list is a work in progress and I will try to update it when I learn of new movies/shows that are of interest.

Shows —

•Orange is the New Black [X]

•The Get Down [X]

•Chewing Gum [X]

•Fargo [X]

•The Path [X]

•The Mindy Project [X]

•Harlots [X]

•Bob’s Burgers [X]

•Scandal [X]

•How to Get Away with Murder [X]

•Black-ish [X]

•Pretty Little Liars [X]

•Game of Thrones [X]

•Parks and Recreation [X] [X]

•National Treasure [X]

•Superstore [X]

•ANTM [X]

•Narcos [X]

•Project Runway

•Luke Cage [X]

•West World [X]

•Insecure [X]

•Breaking Bad [X] [X]

•Stranger Things [X]

•Drop Dead Diva [X]

•Making a Murderer [X]

•Better Call Saul [X]

•The Young Pope [X]

•Prison Break [X]

•Roots [X]

•Underground [X]

•Blind spot [X] [X]

•Being Mary Jane [X]

•New Girl [X]

•Homeland [X]

•Quantico [X]

•DareDevil [X]

•Walking Dead [X]

•13 Reasons Why [X]

•House of Cards [X]

•Jane the Virgin [X]

•Shameless [X]

•Brooklyn Nine Nine [X]

•Chance [X]

•Shut eye [X]

•The Wire [X]

•Ballers [X]

•The Flash [X]

•Scrubs [X]

•Grey’s Anatomy [X]

•Law & Order Special Victims Unit [X]

•Criminal Minds [X]

•The Office [X]

•Pablo Escobar [X]

•Marco Polo [X]

•The People V. O.J. Simpson [X]

•Lost [X]

•Daredevil [X]

•The Carmichael Show [X]

•Moesha [X]

Documentaries —

•Inside Job (dir. Charles Ferguson | 2010) [X]

•Travel Notes of a Geechee Girl (Julie Dash | 2016) [X]

•I am not your Negro (dir. Raoul Peck | 2017) [X]

•Vice Network has some awesome documentaries [X]

•13th (dir. Ava DuVernay | 2016) [X]

•Slavery by Another Name (dir. Samuel D. Pollard | 2012) [X]

•Freedom Riders (dir. Stanley Nelson Jr. | 2010) — Starring Benjamin Bratt [X] [X]

•The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (dir. Goran Hugo Olsson | 2011) [X]

•Eyes on the Prize (dir. Tim Burton | 2008) [X]

•Soundtrack for a Revolution (dir. Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman | 2009) [X]

•Dark Girls (D. Channsin Berry/Bill Duke | 2011) [X] /Light Girls (dir. Bill Duke | 2015) [X]

•Five Broken Cameras (dir. Emad Burnat/Guy Davidi | 2011) [X]

•When we were Kings (dir. Leon Gast | 1996) — Starring Muhammad Ali & George Forman [X]

•Midwife (dir. Allison Kuznia | 2013) [X]

•Food Inc. (dir. Robert Kenner | 2008) [X]

•Food Choices (dir. Michal Siewierski | 2016) [X] [X]

•Fed Up (dir. Stephanie Soechtig | 2014) [X] [X]

The Healing Years (2010) [X]

•The Invisible War (dir. Kirby Dick | 2012) [X] [X]

•The Hunting Ground (dir. Kirby Dick | 2015) [X] [X]

•Dirty Wars (dir. Rick Rowley | 2013) [X]

•The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (dir. Stanley Nelson | 2015) [X]

•Saudi Arabia Uncovered (Frontline | 2016) [X]

•Sicko (dir. Michael Moore | 2007) [X]

•The Square (dir. Jehane Noujaim | 2013) [X]

•Taboo (National Geographic) [X]

•Darfur Diaries (dir. Aisha Bain/Jen Marlowe | 2006) [X]

•Scottsboro: An American Tragedy (dir. Daniel Anker/Barak Goodman | 2000) [X]

•The Interrupters (dir. Steve James | 2011) [X]

•Shaykh Zakzaky (Pure Stream Media | 2016) [X]

•Trapped in Yemen (Al-Jazeera | 2015) [X]

•Fault Lines – Baltimore: Anatomy of an American (Al-Jazeera | 2012) [X]

•Inside Mecca (dir. Anisa Mehhi; National Geographic | 2003) [X] [X]

•Eyes of the Rainbow (dir. Gloria Rolando | 1997) — Assata Shakur [X]

•Africa’s Great Civilizations (PBS) [X]

•What Happened, Miss Simone? (dir. Liz Garbus | 2015) [X]

•Maya Angelou and Still I Rise (dir. Rita Coburn Whack | 2016) [X]

Movies —

•The Green Inferno (dir. Eli Roth | 2013) [X]

•To Kill a Mocking Bird (dir. Robert Mulligan | 1962) Based on novel “To Kill a Mocking Bird) [X]

•Gubagude Ko (dir. Philiane Phang | 2016) — Starring Mahershala Ali

•The Huntsman: Winters War (dir. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan | 2016) [X]

•The Legend of Tarzan (dir. David Yates | 2016) [X]

•A little Princess (Carol Wiseman | 1986) [X]

•Powder (dir. Victor Salva | 1995) [X]

•Simon Birch (dir. Mark Steven Johnson | 1998) [X]

•The Quest (dir. Jean-Claude Van Damme | 1996) [X]

•Blood in Blood Out (dir. Taylor Hackford | 1993) — Starring Benjamin Bratt [X]

•The Secret Life of Bees (dir. Gina Prince-Bythewood | 2008) [X]

•Sometimes in April (dir. Raoul Peck | 2005) — Starring Idris Elba [X]

•Unbreakable (dir. M. Night Shyamalan | 2000) — Starring Samel L. Jackson [X]

•Maze Runner (dir. Wes Ball | (1) 2014 (2) 2015) [X] [X]

•Salt (dir. Phillip Noyce | 2010) [X]

•Good Will Hunting (dir. Gus Van Sant | 1997) — Starring Matt Damon [X]

•Under Siege (dir. Andrew Davis | 1992) — Starring Steven Seagal [X]

•Walkout (dir. Edward James Olmos | 2006) [X]

•Panic Room (dir. David Fincher | 2002) [X]

•Witness Protection (dir. Richard Pearce | 1999) [X]

•X-Men movies [X]

•Yesterday (dir. Darrell James | 2004) [X]

•Taken 1, 2, 3 (dir. Pierre Morel | 2008) (dir. Olivier Megaton | 2012) (dir. Olivier Megaton | 2014) [X] [X] [X]

•Unknown (dir. Jaume Collet-Serra | 2011) — Starring Liam Neeson [X]

•Run All Night (dir. Jaume Collet-Serra | 2014) — Starring Liam Neeson [X]

•Queen of Katwe (dir. Mira Nair | 2016) — Starring Lupita Nyong’o [X]

•Sleepless (dir. Baran bo Odar | 2017) — Starring Jamie Foxx [X]

•Moonlight (dir. Barry Jenkins | 2016) [X]

•The Gift (dir. Joel Edgerton | 2015) [X]

•Sicario (dir. Denis Villeneuve | 2015) [X]

•Soldado (dir. Stefano Sollima | 2017) [X]

•Silver Linings Playbook (dir. David O. Russell | 2012) [X]

•Non-Stop (dir. Jaume Collet-Serra | 2014) [X]

•Jason Bourne 1, 2, 3 (dir. Paul Greengrass | 2007) (dir. Tony Gilroy | 2012) (dir. Paul Greengrass | 2016) [X] [X] [X]

•Take the Lead (dir. Liz Friedlander | 2006) [X]

•Save the Last Dance (dir. Thomas Carter | 2001) [X]

•Gone Girl (dir. David Fincher | 2014) [X]

•Blood Diamond (dir. Edward Zwick | 2006) — Starring Djimon Housou [X]

•Their Eyes were Watching God [X]

•Don’t Breathe (dir. Fede Alvarez | 2016) [X]

•Gothika (dir. Mathieu Kassovitz) — Starring Halle Berry [X]

•Carrie *The oldest one is the Best* (dir. Brian De Palma | 1976) [X]

•Deception (dir. Marcel Langenegger | 2008) — Starring Hugh Jackman [X]

•American Beauty (dir. Sam Mendes |1999) — Starring Kevin Spacey [X]

•Pay It Forward (dir. Mimi Leder | 2000) — Starring Kevin Spacey & Haley Joel Osment) [X]

•Blackhat (dir. Michael Mann | 2015) — Starring Chris Hemsworth [X]

•The Next Three Days (dir. Paul Haggis | 2010) — Starring Russell Crowe [X]

•La Mission (dir. Peter Bratt | 2009) — Starring Benjamin Bratt [X]

•Ghost (dir. Jerry Zucker | 1990) — Starring Whoopi Goldberg [X]

•Poetic Justice (dir. John Singleton | 1993) — Starring Janet Jackson & Tupac [X]

•Million Dollar Baby (dir. Clint Eastwood | 2004) [X]

•Perfect Stranger (dir. James Foley | 2007) — Starring Halle Berry [X]

•Dope (dir. Rick Famuyiwa | 2015) — Starring Shameik Moore [X]

•Carmen: A Hip Hopera (dir. Robert Townsend | 2001) — Starring Beyoncé [X]

•The Perfect Host (dir. Nick Tomnay | 2010) [X]

•The Manchuria Camdidate (dir. Jonathan Demme | 2004) — Starring Denzel Washington [X]

•Money Monster (dir. Jodie Foster | 2016) — Starring George Clooney [X]

•John Q (dir. James Kearns | 2002) — Starring Denzel Washington & Kimberly Elise [X]

•Set it Off (dir. F. Gary Gray | 1996) — Starring Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vicica A. Fox [X]

•American Gangster (dir. Ridley Scott | 2007) — Starring Denzel Washington [X]

•Antwone Fisher (dir. Denzel Washington | 2002) — Starring Denzel Washington & Derek Luke [X]

•Harlem Nights (dir. Eddie Murphy | 1989) — Starring Eddie Murphy/Richard Pryor [X]

•A Raisin in the Sun (dir. Daniel Petrie | 1961) — Starring Sidney Poitier [X]

•Juice (dir. Ernest R. Dickerson |1992) — Starring Tupac/Omar Epps [X]

•Dead Presidents (dirs. Albert Hughes/Allen Hughes | 1995) [X]

•Mississippi Masala (dir. Mira Nair | 1991) — Starring Denzel Washington [X]

•Fist of Legend (dir. Gordon Chan | 1994) — Starring Jet Li [X]

•Beyond the Lights (dir. Gina Prince-Bythewood | 2014) [X]

•Creed (dir. Ryan Coogler | 2015) [X]

•Kite Runner (dir. David Benioff | 2007) [X]

•The Color Purple (dir. Steven Spielberg | 1985) — Starring Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover [X]

•The Last Dragon (dir. Michael Schultz | 1985) [X]

•The God Father 1, 2, 3 (dir. Francis Ford Coppola |1972 | 1974 | 1990) [X]

•Romeo Must Die (dir. Andrzej Bartkowiak | 2000) — Starring Aaliyah & Jet Li [X]

• Breaking the Bough (dir. Jon Cassar | 2006)— Starring Morris Chestnut, Ragina Hall & Jaz Sinclair [X]

•The Silence of the Lambs (dir. Jonathan Demme | 1991) — Starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins [X]

•No Country for Old Men (dir. Ethan Coen & Joel Coen | 2007) — Starring Javier Bardem [X]

•Reservoir dogs (dir. Quentin Tarantino | 1992) — Starring Quentin Tarantino [X]

•Good Fellas (dir. Martin Scorsese | 1990) — Starring Robert De Niro [X] [X]

•Taxi Driver (dir. Martin Scorsese | 1976) — Starring Robert De Niro) [X]

•No Good Deed (dir. Sam Miller | 2014) — Starring Idris Elba & Taraji P. Henson) [X]

•Crooklyn (dir. Spike Lee | 1994) — Starring Spike Lee, Zelda Harris & Alfre Woodard) [X]

•Chained (dir. Jennifer Lynch | 2013) — Starring Vincent D’Onofrio [X]

•Life of Pi (dir. Ang Lee | 2012) — Starring Suraj Sharma & Irrfan Khan) [X]

•Brown Sugar (dir. Rick Famuyiwa | 2002) — Starring Sanaa Lathan, Mos Def & Tay Gidds) [X] [X]

The Reader (dir. Stephen Daldry | 2008) — Starring Kate Winslet, David Kross & Ralph Fiennes [X]

•Annie (dir. Will Gluck | 2014) — Starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Fox & Cameron Diaz [X]

•Desert Dancer (dir. Richard Raymond | 2014 John Madden | 2014) — Starring Freida Pinto & Reece Ritchie) [X] [X]

•Sister Act (1 & 2) (dir. Emile Ardolino | 1992 Bill Duke | 1993) — Starring Whoopi Goldberg [X] [X]

•The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (1 & 2) (dir. John Madden | 2012 & 2015 — Starring Dev Patel [X] [X]

•The Notebook (dir. Nick Cassavetes | 2014) — Starring Ryan Gosling [X]

•The Other Sister (dir. Garry Marshall | 1999) — Starring Juliette Lewis & Giovanni Ribisi [X]

•Dream Girls (dir. Bill Condon | 2006) — Starring Beyoncé Knowles, Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy [X]

•The Golden Child (dir. Michael Ritchie | 1986) — Starring Eddie Murphy [X]

•Scarface (dir. Brian De Palma | 1983) — Starring Al Pacino & Michelle Pfeiffer) [X]

•Rush Hour (1, 2, 3) (dir. Brett Ratner | 1998; 2001; 2007) — Starring Jackie Chan & Chris Tucker) [X] [X] [X]

•The Best Man 1 & 2 (dir. Malcolm D. Lee | 1999/2013) [X] [X]

•Coming to America (dir. John Landis | 1988) [X]

•Love & Basketball (dir. Gina Prince-Bythewood | 2000) [X]

•For Colored Girls (dir. Tyler Perry | 2010) [X]

•The Shawshank Redemption (dir. Frank Darabont | 1994) — Starring Morgan Freeman [X]

•Beasts of no Nation (dir. Cary Joji Fukunaga | 2015) [X]

•City of God (dir. Fernando Meirelles/Katia Lund | 2002) [X]

•The Last Dragon (dir. Michael Schultz | 1985) — Starring Taimak & Vanity [X]

•Beat Street (dir. Stan Lathan | 1984) [X]

Based on a True Story —

•Desert Flower (dir. Sherry Hormann | 2009) — Starring Liya Kebede [X]

•Kill the Messenger (dir. Michael Cuesta | 2014) [X]

•Lion (dir. Garth Davis | 2016) [X]

•Hidden Figures (dir. Theodore Melfi | 2016) [X]

•Hotel Rwanda (dir. Terry George | 2004) — Starring Don Cheadle [X]

•Ray (dir. Taylor Hackford | 2004) — Starring Jamie Foxx [X]

•Get Rich or Die Trying (dir. Jim Sheridan | 2005) [X]

•Concussion (dir. Peter Landesman | 2015) — Starring Will Smith [X]

•Freedom Writers (dir. Richard LaGravenese | 2007) — Starring Hilary S. [X]

•Piñero (dir. Leon Ichaso | 2001) — Starring Benjamin Bratt [X]

•Belle (dir. Amma Asante | 2013) — Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw [X]

•Race (dir. Stephen Hopkins | 2016) [X]

•The Great Debaters (dir. Denzel Washington | 2007) [X]

•The Danish Girl (dir. Tom Hooper | 2015) [X]

•Skins (dir. Anthony Fabian | 2008) — Starring Sophie Okonedo [X]

•Rabbit Proof Fence (dir. Phillip Noyce | 2002) [X]

•Selma (dir. Ava DuVernay | 2014) [X]

•Half a Yellow Sun (dir. Biyi Bandele | 2013) — Starring Thandie Newton [X]

•Fruitvale Station (dir. Ryan Coogler | 2013) — Starring Michael B. Jordan [X]

•American Hustle (dir. David O. Russell | 2013) [X]

•American Gangster (dir. Ridley Scott | 2007) — Starring Denzel Washington [X]

•A Beautiful Mind (dir. Ron Howard | 2001) [X]

•Black Hawk Down (dir. Ridley Scott | 2001) [X]

•Straight out of Compton (dir. F. Gary Gray | 2015) [X]

•Unbroken (dir. Angelina Jolie) | 2014) [X]

•Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (dir. Justin Chadwick | 2013) [X]

•Invictus (dir. Clint Eastwood | 2009) [X]

•Sarafina (dir. Darrell Roodt | 1992 [X]

•The Soloist (dir. Joe Wright | 2009) [X]

•Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (dir. Rob Cohen | 1993) [X]

•Ruby Bridges (dir. Euzhan Palcy | 1998) [X]

•Malcolm X (dir. Spike Lee | 1992) — Starring Denzel Washington [X]

•What’s Love Got to Do with It (dir. Brian Gibson | 1993) — Starring Angela Bassett & Laurence Fishburne [X] [X]

•A United Kingdom (dir. Amma Sante | 2016) [X]

•Frida (dir. Julie Taymor | 2002) — Starring Salma Hayek [X]

•The Insider (dir. Michael Mann | 1999) — Starring Al Pacino [X]

•Radio (dir. Michael Tollin | 2003) — Starring Cuba Gooding Jr. [X]

•Serpico (dir. Sidney Lumet | 1973) — Starring Al Pacino [X]

•Cadillac Records (dir. Darnell Martin | 2008) — Starring Beyonce & Adrien Brody [X]

•Ali (dir. Michael Mann | 2001) — Starring Will Smith [X]

•A Woman Called Moses (dir. Paul Wendkos | 1978) [X]

•The Vow (dir. Michael Sucsy | 2012) — Starring Channing Tatum [X]

•The Experiment (dir. Paul Scheuring | 2010) — Starring Adrien Brody & Forest Whitaker [X]

Foreign/Independent/Indie Films —

•Difret (dir. Zeresenay Mehari | 2014) [X]

•I am Slave (dir. Gabriel Range | 2010) [X] [X]

•Sand Storm (dir. Elite Zexer | 2016) [X]

•Mal de Ojo (dir. Solange Morales | 2015) [X]

•The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (dir. Djibril Diop Mambéty | 1999) [X]

•Njinga Rainha de Angola *Nzinga, Queen of Angola* (dir. Sergio Graciano | 2013) [X]

•Under the Moonlight (dir. Reza Mir-Karimi | 2001) [X]

•Emitaï (dir. Ousmane Sembène | 1971) [X]

•Frontline Sex Slaves (dir. Esther Bienstock) [X]

•Xala (dir. Ousmane Sembène | 1975) [X]

•Ocean of Pearls (dir. Sarab Neelam | 2008) [X]

•Ceddo (dir. Ousmane Sembene | 1977) [X]

•The Falling (dir. Carol Morley | 2014) — Starring Maisie Williams [X]

•Unleashed (dir. Louis Leterrier | 2005) — Starring Jet Li [X]

•Angel-A (dir. Luc Besson | 2005) [X]

•The Forbidden Kingdom (dir. Rob Minkoff | 2008) [X]

•Memoirs of a Geisha (dir. Rob Marshall | 2005) [X]

•IP Man (dir. Wilson Yip | 2008) [X]

•La folie Almayer (dir. Chantal Akerman | 2011) [X]

•La Peccatrice (dir. Pier Ludovico Pavoni | 1975) [X]

•Wadjda (dir. Haifaa Al-Mansour | 2012) [X]

•Anwar (dir. Manish Jha 2007) [X]

•Black Orpheus (dir. Marcel Camus | 1959) [X]

•Abouna (dir. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun | 2002) [X]

•Africa, I Will Fleece You (dir. Jean-Marie Téno | 1992) [X]

Bollywood —

Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Huch Huch Hota Hai (1998), Devdas (2002), Ghajini (2008), Lagaan (2001), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Mohabbatein (2000), Veer-Zaara (2004), Asoka (2001), Billu (2009), Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000), Kahaani (2012/2016), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), Kahbi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), Guzaarish (2010), Om Shanti Om (2007), Yes Boss (1997), Raavan (2010), Umrao Jaan (2006), Guru (2007), Dhoom 1, 2, 3 (2004/2006/2016) (I’d be forever if I listed all the Bollywood movies I’ve seen in my life, just search SRK, Kajol Devgan, Aishwarya Rai, Kareena Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Amitabh Bachchan, Rani, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif)

Taylor Swift + Every Award She’s Ever Won

A very long and comprehensive list of every award she’s won with pictures.

Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMs)

  1. New Female Vocalist of the Year (2008)
  2. Album of the Year (2009)
  3. Crystal Milestone Award (2009)
  4. Jim Reeves International Award (2011)
  5. Entertainer of the Year (2011, 2012)
  6. Video of the Year (2014)
  7. 50th Anniversary Milestone Award (2015)

American Country Awards (ACAs)

  1. Worldwide Artist (2013)
  2. Collaborative Single of the Year (2013)
  3. Collaborative Video of the Year (2013)
  4. Song of the Year (2013)

American Music Awards

  1. Favorite Country Female Artist (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  2. Artist of the Year (2009, 2011, 2013)
  3. Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist (2009, 2013)
  4. Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist (2009, 2015)
  5. Favorite Country Album (2009, 2011, 2013)
  6. Dick Clark Award for Excellence (2014)
  7. Favorite Pop/Rock Album (2015)
  8. Song of the Year (2015) 

BBC Music Awards

  1. International Artist of the Year (2015)

Billboard Music Awards

  1. Artist of the Year (Female) (2009)
  2. Woman of the Year (2011, 2014)
  3. Top Billboard 200 Artist (2011, 2013, 2015)
  4. Top Country Artist (2011, 2013)
  5. Top Country Album (2011, 2013)
  6. Top Artist (2013)
  7. Top Female Artist (2013, 2015)
  8. Top Digital Songs Artist (2013, 2015)
  9. Top Billboard 200 Album (2013, 2015)
  10. Top Country Song (2013)
  11. Top Artist (2015)
  12. Top Hot 100 Artist (2015)
  13. Billboard Chart Achievement Award (2015)
  14. Top Streaming Song (Video) (2015)

Billboard Touring Awards

  1. Top Package (2010, 2013)
  2. Concert Marketing and Promotion Award (2011) 

BMI Country Awards

  1. Award Winning Songs (2007 x 1, 2008 x1, 2009 x3, 2010 x3, 2011 x3)
  2. Song of the year (2008, 2009, 2010)
  3. Publisher of the Year (2009 x3, 2010 x3, 2011 x3, 2012 x2, 2013 x1, 2014 x2) 
  4. Songwriter of the Year (2010)
  5. Top 50 Songs (2012 x2)
  6. Country Awards Top 50 Songs (2013 x2, 2014 x2) 

BMI London Awards

  1. Award Winning Songs (2014)

BMI Pop Awards

  1. BMI President’s Award (2009)
  2. Award Winning Songs (2009, 2010 x2, 2011 x2, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 x3, 2016 x4)
  3. Song of the Year (2010)
  4. Publisher of the Year (2011 x2, 2014, 2015 x3, 2016 x4)
  5. Songwriters of the Year (2015, 2016)
  6. Taylor Swift Award (2016) 

Bravo Otto

  1. Super Singer Female (bronze) (2012)

Brit Awards

  1. International Female Solo Artist (2015)

Canadian Country Music Association (CCMAs)

  1. Top Selling Album (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
  2. Generation Award (2012)

Channel V Thailand Music Video Awards

  1. Popular New Artist (2009)

Country Music Association Awards (CMAs)

  1. Horizon Award (2007)
  2. Entertainer of the Year (2009, 2011)
  3. Female Vocalist of the Year (2009)
  4. International Artist Achievement (2009, 2013)
  5. Album of the Year (2009)
  6. Music Video of the Year (2009, 2013)
  7. Pinnacle Award (2013)
  8. Musical Event of the Year (2013) 

Country Music Awards of Australia

  1. Top Selling International Album of the Year (2014)

CMT Music Awards

  1. Breakthrough Video of the Year (2007)
  2. Female Video of the Year (2008, 2009)
  3. Video of the Year (2008, 2009, 2011)

Elle Style Awards

  1. Woman of the Year (2015)

Emmy Awards

  1. Original Interactive Program (2015)

Fifi Awards

  1. Fragrance Celebrity of the Year (2013)
  2. Fragrance of the Year: Women’s Popular (2015)

Glamour Awards

  1. International Solo Artist (2014)

Grammy Awards

  1. Album of the Year (2010, 2016)
  2. Best Country Album (2010)
  3. Best Female Country Vocal Performance (2010)
  4. Best Country Song (2010, 2012)
  5. Best Country Solo Performance (2012)
  6. Best Song Written for Visual Media (2013)
  7. Best Pop Vocal Album (2016)
  8. Best Music Video (2016) 

Guinness World Records

  1. Guinness Book of World Records 2010 (2010 x2)
  2. Guinness Book of World Records 2012 (2012 x2)
  3. Guinness Book of World Records 2014 (2014 x1)
  4. Guinness Book of World Records 2016 (2016 x1)

IFPI Global Recording Artist Award

  1. Global Recording Artist of 2014 (2015)

iHeartRadio Music Awards

  1. Artist of the Year (2015)
  2. Song of the Year (2015)
  3. Best Lyrics (2015)
  4. Female Artist of the Year (2016)
  5. Best Tour (2016)
  6. Most Meme-able Moment (2016)
  7. Album of the Year (2016)

Japan Gold Disc Awards

  1. Albums of the Year (Western) (2015)
  2. Best 3 Albums (Western) (2015) 

MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs)

  1. Best Female (2012)
  2. Best Live Act (2012)
  3. Best Look (2012)
  4. Best Song (2015)
  5. Best US Act (2015)

MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs)

  1. Best Female Video (2009, 2013, 2015)
  2. Best Pop Video (2015)
  3. Video of the Year (2015)
  4. Best Collaboration (2015)

MTV Millennial Awards

  1. Hit Chicle del Año (2013)

mtvU Woodie Awards

  1. Best Cover Woodie (2015)

Much Music Video Awards

  1. Your Fave International Artist/Group (2013) 

Music Business Association

  1. Artist of the Year (2010)

Myx Music Awards

  1. Favorite international Video (2010, 2015, 2016) 

Nashville Songwriters Association International Award (NSAI)

  1. Songwriter/Artist of the Year (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015)
  2. Ten Songs I wish I’d Written (2015)

Nashville Symphony Ball

  1. Harmony Award (2011)

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards (KCAs)

  1. Favorite Female Singer (2010)
  2. Favorite Song (2010)
  3. The Big Help Award (2012) 

NME Awards

  1. Best International Solo Artist (2016)

NRJ Music Awards

  1. International Female Artist of the Year (2015)
  2. Video of the Year (2015) 

People’s Choice Awards

  1. Favorite Female Artist (2010, 2015, 2016)
  2. Favorite Country Artist (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  3. Favorite Song (2015)
  4. Favorite Pop Artist (2015, 2016)

Los Premios 40 Principales

  1. Best International Artist (2012)

Radio Disney Music Awards

  1. Song of the Year (2013, 2016)
  2. Best Break Up Song (2013, 2016)
  3. Best Musical Collaboration (2014)
  4. Fiercest Fans (2014)
  5. Best Song to Dance To (2015)
  6. Most Talked About Artist (2016)

Ripple of Hope Gala

  1. Ripple of Hope Award (2012)

SESAC Nashville Music Awards

  1. Recurrent Country Performance Activity Awards (2008)
  2. Country Performance Activity Awards (2008, 2009 x2) 

Shorty Awards

  1. Best Singer (2015)

SiriusXM Indies Awards

  1. International Artist of the Year (2013)

Songwriters Hall of Fame

  1. Hal David Starlight Award (2010)

Teen Choice Awards

  1. Choice Breakout Artist (2008)
  2. Choice Female Artist (2009, 2011, 2012)
  3. Choice Female Album (2009)
  4. Choice Breakout Female (2010)
  5. Choice Female Country Artist (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  6. Choice Country Song (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  7. Choice Country Album (2010)
  8. Red Carpet Hot Icon – Female (2011)
  9. Ultimate Choice (2011)
  10. Choice Break-Up Song (2011, 2015)
  11. Choice Voice (2012)
  12. Choice Single by a Female Artist (2012)
  13. Choice Summer Music Star: Female (2015)
  14. Choice Twit (2015)
  15. Choice Music Collaboration (2015) 

Telehit Awards

  1. Album Pop Femenino (2013)
  2. Best Female Artist (2015)
  3. Video of the Year (2015) 

Young Hollywood Awards

  1. Superstar of Tomorrow (2008)

YouTube Music Awards

  1. YouTube Phenomenon (2013)
  2. 50 Artists to Watch (2015)

Total Number of Awards Won: 270
Total Types of Awards Won: 154

**This took me forever, so if you steal this I will not be happy

Mitch McConnell and the triumph of scorched-earth opportunism

Last year, at the start of the presidential nominating process, I was surprised at the lack of any real unifying or visionary leaders among the Republican contenders. None of the candidates had much following within the party, and several were actively despised. The strongest candidate was seen as a joke and a conman, even though he eventually won. Mitch McConnell takes much of the blame for that. 

I thought that then, and still think that now. Great leadership cannot rise from pure obstruction and blockage, and it was McConnell’s top priority to keep President Obama from succeeding and to end his presidency in four years. His stated goal was to punish the President and the nation for their choices in 2008, and decidedly not to find any common ground that might have benefited the country. His intent was to campaign, not to govern. Yet work in the trenches of compromise and cajoling, true politicking, builds the skills and the followers that leaders in a democracy need, not temper tantrums and obstinance. 

 Who looks happiest in this photo? (credit: Molly Riley, AP) 

In 2015, an assumption could be made that McConnell had miscalculated, that the lack of unifying and visionary leaders would not pay off. After all, President Obama was re-elected in 2012. In 2016 however, with Donald Trump’s election, that assumption looks very wrong. The other mistaken assumption, implicit in the first, is that McConnell and other Republicans were ever seeking any sort of conventional leader, and we should have known better than to ever assume this. 

The Republican Platform of today—as well as that of 2012—makes its strongman arguments, its anti-inclusionary policies, its religious tests, and its corporatism clear. Even Trump’s so-called “wall,” far from being a new idea, was described in the 2012 Platform. These Platforms suggests that a figure like Donald Trump has been the Republican goal for years. A figurehead is acceptable when the necessary, but an authoritarian is preferred. 

While establishmentarians like Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney have potentially been left in the cold with this election, Trump’s demeanor and his proposals, whether they are literal or not, are of a piece with McConnell’s strategy throughout the Obama Administration. In both cases, compromise and respect are seen as weakness, beginning with the heckling of the President in his State of the Union, continuing with the unprecedented refusal to consider any Democratic Supreme Court nominees, and following with Trump’s extremist cabinet picks. “Rule or ruin” is fully established as the only Republican way, and with Trump’s philosophy of meeting any perceived slight with humiliation “ten times as hard,” it is intensified. 

McConnell, far from being a lost relic in the “Party Of No,” is the natural Donald Trump counterpart of the Senate. He has found the candidate he wanted, and the type of leader to which his politics descends. McConnell’s refusal to play ball whenever he might not win, and his strategy of disrespect, while terrible for the nation, has worked out very well for him, for Trump, and the GOP’s strategy of scorched-earth opportunism.

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wardrobe appreciation bow ties

  • bourne legacy premiere, deauville 1st september 2012
  • venice international film festival 8th september 2010
  • venice international film festival 4th september 2008
  • annual critics’ choice movie awards 13h january 2011
  • academy awards 24th february 2013
  • bourne legacy premiere, deauville 1st september 2012
  • academy awards 27th february 2011
  • golden globe awards 16th january 2011
  • amfar fundraiser, cannes 23rd may 2013
  • the immigrant premiere, cannes 24th may 2013