I created a cinemagraph for each NINE of the best picture nominations for this year’s OSCARS!

I love the variety and beauty of each nomination, and it’s so striking to see a wide array of races, stories, and narratives. 

I really hope Moonlight takes something home, it was by far one of my top movies of 2016, extremely topical, beautiful, and makes you hope you were kinder when you were younger. 

me: i love awards season its so fun i love movi- *suddenly flashes back to that time star wars: the force awakens (2015) dir. jj abrams didnt win a single oscar it was nominated for had no best picture nomination for the academy* 

me: sorry……….whats a film again. is that a sauce,


Here’s my review or something of Disney’s live action remake of Beauty and the Beast. This is the latest in their line and this one I probably dislike the most because of what it’s trying to recreate. The original animated Beauty and the Beast was a best picture nominated film and is loved by many, but this live action remake by Disney just doesn’t live up to it.

REBLOGS are appreciated!

The 2017 Oscar Nominations

Best Picture

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea

Best Director

Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Best Actor

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Actress

Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Original Screenplay

Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou, The Lobster
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Mike Mills, 20th Century Women

Best Adapted Screenplay

Eric Heisserer, Arrival
August Wilson, Fences
Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi, Hidden Figures
Luke Davies, Lion
Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McRaney, Moonlight

Best Film Editing

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land

Best Cinematography

La La Land

Best Production Design

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caeasar!
La La Land

Best Costume Design

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Floster Jenkins
La La Land

Best Make-up and Hairstyling

A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

Best Original Score

La La Land

Best Original Song

“Audition,” La La Land
“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls
“City of Stars,” La La Land
“The Empty Chair,” Jim: The James Foley Story
“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

Best Visual Effects

Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Sound Editing

Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land

Best Sound Mixing

Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours

Best Foreign Language Film

Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

Best Documentary Feature

Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
O.J.: Made in America

Best Documentary Short

4.1 Miles
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets

Best Animated Feature

Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle

Best Animated Short

Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Best Live-Action Short

Ennemis Interieurs
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights
How ‘Deadpool’ Saved Ryan Reynolds
By Ramin Setoodeh

Ryan Reynolds spent 11 years thinking about what it would feel like to walk in Deadpool’s shoes. So when he finally got to don the red Spandex suit, he’d already worked out the character: His underdog Marvel superhero wouldn’t have Superman’s steely strut but instead would walk with a bounce. “Deadpool is so feminine,” the actor says over soup at a hotel in Bel-Air. “At least in how I saw him.”

The trouble was that the stunt doubles had a hard time dropping the macho swagger. “I’d say, ‘When you land, can you sashay away?’” Reynolds laughs.

This week, Reynolds’ special gait will be on full display on the red carpet of the Golden Globes. “Deadpool” is the first live-action comic-book movie to score a best-picture nomination in the organization’s 74-year-history, competing in the musical/comedy category. And Reynolds is in the running as a best actor nominee, following a prize at the Critics’ Choice Awards last month. “Not to sound too esoteric,” Reynolds says, “but I really got this guy.”

In a year of outsiders in which Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders emerged as political superstars, “Deadpool,” a D-list comic-book mercenary with a disfigured face and an arsenal of raunchy puns, became one of the major success stories at the movies. The 20th Century Fox release, cobbled together on a shoestring (for the genre) $58 million budget, raked in $783 million worldwide, surpassing “X-Men: Apocalypse” and “Suicide Squad.” But just as important, the movie catapulted Reynolds, an amiable Canadian who has had his share of flops, back onto the A-list

Read All of  Ramin Setoodeh feature on Ryan Renolds on Variety

i’m over here bawling like a baby and aang is just taking a nap, he literally couldn’t care less

if y’all haven’t seen Lion yet then what are you even doing with your life

This morning director Ava DuVernay joins the growing list of women whose films received Oscar nominations for Best Picture without receiving a nomination for Best Director themselves.

The list of women who have directed Best Picture nominees/winners:

  • Randa Haines, Children of a Lesser God, 1986
  • Barbra Streisand, The Prince of Tides, 1991
  • Valerie Faris, Little Miss Sunshine, 2007 (her co-director Jonathan Dayton received a nomination) correction: neither Faris nor her co-director were nominated that year. 
  • Loveleen Tandan, Slumdog Millionaire, 2008  (her co-director Danny Boyle won the Oscar for Best Director that year)  
  • Lone Scherfig, An Education, 2009
  • Lisa Cholodenko, The Kids Are All Right, 2010
  • Debra Granik, Winter’s Bone, 2010
  • Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty, 2013
  • Ava DuVernay, Selma, 2015

Additionally Kátia Lund, co-director of City of God, did not receive a nomination for her work on the film despite the fact that her co-director  Fernando Meirelles did.

Only 4 women have ever been nominated for best director and only 1, Kathryn Bigelow, has won. 

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And then I have these 3 girls.. my rocks, my saviours, my sisters, my best friends, my bad ass bitches.. my absolute everything! #GirlPower at its very very best! ❤❤❤❤

The reception Iron Fist has been getting is a bummer. But, hey, a misstep had to happen eventually. I’m glad my bby Jessica Jones (who I will also be on regularly again, since this and that are my two primary blogs and the only ones that’ll be active for a time) is untouched by it. But I’ll still be watching Iron Fist. And I’m pumped for The Defenders.

I also seen Logan. Ripped my heart out, but I think it was overhyped for me. It was hyped before and after it came out, people saying it’d be the first Superhero movie to get a best picture nomination and it transcends the superhero genre and all that, but really ….

I know they’re talking about movies, but have they NOT seen Jessica Jones? THAT transcends the superhero genre. Logan was EXCELLENT, I loved it to bits and it made me cry but if someone’s going to sit there and tell me that the last, like, 30 minutes wasn’t completely superhero movie stuff is being unreasonable. 

Loved the violence in it, though. Mmm. And it made me want to RP Wolverine. 

But yeah! Logan. Great movie, even if exceedingly hyped.

What else, what else … oh yeah, Trump is President now. Ain’t that something?

Uhhh, lots of famous people died. RIP :(

I just seen the newer Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 trailer earlier today, having avoided it until I was closer to returning this blog for fear of the sads striking!

Uhhh … I was able to get my tattoo partially colored in thanks to mi madre (the one below my bust, for those that have seen it).

Hmmm … I really want to make an Atomic Blonde blog, too, but I’ll wait until I know whether or not the movie is actually good and interesting.

Has anyone seen Moana? LOVED that movie! Same with Get Out. I was the only white person (and only female) in the group when we went to see it AND MY FRIENDS JUST KEPT LOOKING AT ME AND SHAKING THEIR HEADS I WAS TRYING SO HARD NOT TO BUST OUT LAUGHING IN THE THEATER EVERYTIME.

But yeah. Time for me to play Breath of the Wild! I’ll be checking the blog until I leave my house, which wont be until way later. So send a message! Say hi! I wonder if anyone is still reading this … ? Codeword: baba ganoush.

Do people still hide little key phrases in their rules to make sure people read them? I’ve never done that, too much work and I usually don’t even have any pages done (like half us RPers). Anyways, i’m rambling.