American Music Awards: the Shortest Recap Ever

So, I live for an award show (click top right corner of this page and find the category “Award Shows”). At least I used to until a tiny human took away all my TV & Twitter time (not that I’m complaining). I watched as much of last night’s AMAs as my baby boy would allow and I have some thoughts ….

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I am not here to promote hate or start rumors; I LOVE Selena, but something was off, right? First, her voice & pitch on “Lose You to Love Me” was painful, then when the beat sped up, the only thing I thought of was …

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What did you think? Was she really out of it or was it just me? I certainly hope she’s okay…

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Anyway, moving on.

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Meh, not here for Ciara, but I did love that braid. 

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Lizzo is the Adele for the Gen Z era. She can belt (Adele), but is also extra and over the top (like Gen Zers). 

Ummm, what else happened? Billy Eilish won something and was super awkward accepting it, as did/was Post Malone. I seem to be saying this more & more each year I watch music award shows, but am I too old? I either don’t know the person or I don’t get them.

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However, I do know the JoBros and was excited to watch them perform, but was disappointed that it was at one of their concerts. Kind of a let down. Then there was Camilla Cabello, who sang with my favorite youngster, Shawn Mendes. I just don’t like her, or them together, which I’ve said before. Fans on Twitter said he snubbed her for a kiss when they won an award for “Senorita” … anyone else think so? I’m still not sold that their relationship is real.

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More happened: Green Day, Toni Braxton, awards, blah.  That’s my recap.

Now on to my Taylor Swift TedTalk ….

Her performance?

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Everything. Everything. Everything.

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Artist of the Decade. Since her performance last night I’ve been thinking quite a bit about that title and how long a decade is; how long Tay Tay has been around and at the top of her game. A decade ago I was in college. I remember sitting in my sorority sister’s car, blaring “You Belong With Me” & screaming it at the top of our lungs. Ten years doesn’t seem that long, but when you think of where you were a decade ago, how much you’ve changed yourself, think: Taylor hasn’t only been around that entire time, she’s been a superstar ever since then as well. When I say “she’s everything” it’s because she is.

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Currently, I’m reading Demi Moore’s biography and listening to a Marilyn Monroe podcast (I may be a new mom, but I still need my celebrity fix). Both women faced addiction and unwanted male attention as their stars rose. I mentioned earlier that Selena’s performance gave me 2007 Britney vibes. All of this led me to think about the many artists who faced scandal after scandal in their celebrity journey, but what scandal has Taylor Swift had? The fact that she’s boy crazy and wrote poems about it? Name one friend you know who didn’t (or perhaps it was you). Taylor has never had a violent moment, substance problem, or sexcapade. Rather she stands up for what she believes in and gives back where it counts. Was the worst she ever did play the victim in a misunderstanding regarding the Kardashians? Yeah, because they’re the picture perfect example of a scandal free celeb.

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Taylor is 100% the role model, artist, musician, songwriter, storyteller, wonderful human of the decade, and once I watched her performance, I shut off the AMAs …

Until next year or at least another baby free moment…

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Mirror Mirror Mirrorball, Who is the Best Dancer of Them All?

I’ve never been a big Dancing With the Stars fan, and by that, I mean I’ve never watched an entire season of the show. Sure, I’ve caught it here and there, if nothing else was on, or there was a certain celebrity I was curious to see dance. But this year …

From the beginning I only started watching to see how Hannah and Karamo would do, but I have found I’m loving the entire show so much!

Kel

I like Kel. I think he’s a good dancer, and I’m rooting for him out of Nickelodeon nostalgia!

James

My three month old wouldn’t stop cooing during this performance, so I think he’s a Van Der Beeker. I can’t say that I am though. I don’t know why, but James bugs the crap out of me. Dawson’s Creek was before my time, so can’t say I’m a fan there, plus he is in desperate need of a new haircut. While I think he dances well, I’m not rooting for him.

Ally

Sure, I enjoy me a Fifth Harmony bop here and there, but I don’t care much for Ally. Similar to James, there is just something about her that bugs me. My favorite part of her dance this week was when the backup dancers came out.

Hannah

My girl! I root for Hannah every week and thought her Halloween dance was so so cute; very 80s vibe!

I can totally see how Karrie Ann would say Hannah is a bit closed off; that’s the pageant training. However, I trust my darling girl to get it figured out and BRING IT next week!

Karamo

I really thought Karamo would be better this season, based off his confidence and swag skills on Queer Eye. Sad to see him go.

Lauren

I remember watching Lauren Alaina on American Idol, and it’s fun to root for her again on a competition show! If Hannah can’t win, I vote for Lauren!

Sean

I always fast forward through his dances, although this week my husband watched with me and wanted to see Spicer dance. It’s not only difficult to watch, but I hate hearing/seeing his low scores. I agree that he does try hard, but like, can’t you go home now?

Kate

At this point in the show, my sweet baby was too fussy to keep watching, so by the time this is posted, I’ll have watched her dance (& the group dances) on the DVR/next day. I don’t have anything against Kate, and she is a good dancer, but I’m not an Office fan, so I really have no reason to cheer for her. I always love to see a female succeed on this show, but I’d rather root for Hannah or Lauren instead.

So. Who you got??

Also, never forget ….

How Friends Saved Me

“I’ll be there for you…”

This weekend, Netflix sadly gave me a notification during my Friends binge, letting me know I’ll no longer be able to be view the show anymore starting January 1st.

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I still have a few weeks left, yet I’m already having anxiety about its leaving, and not just because it has become one of my favorite shows. I started watching Friends on maternity leave with my first child. The struggle was real, ya’ll. While I love, adore, cherish, and am obsessed with my son, those first couple months were hard. Like, really hard. Like, more people should talk about how hard it truly is.  Yes, my TV days were out the window (Reality Check!!), but baby boy still slept quite a bit during the day, and I found myself needing something to watch, perhaps something I didn’t have to fully focus on as I do with Housewives (I focus hard on housewives; it is not just mindless television), I decided to start Friends. By start, yes, I’d never fully watched the show. I’m a millennial; the show was before my time (think more Gen X).

What. Was. I. Thinking?? WHY did I never start watching this sooner? Why did I always get upset when reruns aired, thinking to myself, “Ugh, nothing’s on.”

This was and is brilliant television!

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I’m not even sure I can put into words how the show eased my anxiety of first time motherhood fears, but thank heavens for it. I found smiles and laughter during a time when I was absolutely scared to death (seriously, I asked myself over & over how the hospital could let us leave with this small human; how could we now be the ones in charge?).

From Ross’s sad “Hi” …

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to Chandler’s sarcastic comments …

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to everything Phoebe did or said …

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… I giggled, and giggled, and giggled some more! Often loudly! Never had a show made me laugh out loud more than Friends. Besides laughing, I now understand so many pop culture references I had heard, but never understood, like “SEVEN!” or “Smelly cat” or the Holiday Armadillo!

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I guess my point is, besides the fact that I’m beyond angered I never started the show sooner, I’m so thankful for it. Thank you Phoebe, Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Joey, and Monica, for coming into my life and calming my fears through laughter during a trying time. The show will forever be significant to me because it reminds me of the special time I got to spend with my boy, and the early weeks of his life, when I didn’t think I could make it. Now I know I can handle anything thrown at me … with a little help from some Friends (see what I did there!)

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A picture of my sweet boy watching his favorite show!

32 Thoughts From the 2019 Emmys

Two of my favorites: award shows & television!

  • Critic’s predictions (if you care…)
  • Red Carpet tiiiiime!
  • Okay, so I missed a majority of the Red Carpet due to a fussy baby, but here are my takeaways…
    • Fox’s interviews were so awkward (sorry Jenny & Kelly …)
    • Everyone looked incredibly uncomfortable due to the heat, especially the makeup jobs. Plus the entire carpet seemed super congested and packed.
    • However, my favorite looks included Sophie Turner, Emilia Clarke, RuPaul, and Annie Murphy!

Showtime!

  • Why didn’t we just start with Walter White? This is really great! I didn’t get the Homer Simpson or Anthony Anderson bit.
  • A Mrs. Maisel win! I bet we will be seeing many of those tonight 🎭
  • Told you (Best Supporting Actor & Actress)!
  • Fox pushing their shows haaaaard!! (No one wants a second season of The Masked Singer …)
  • WTF is on Nick Cannon’s head?
  • Omg this show is going to go on for.ev.er if they continue to do stupid bits before each award. I’m really not liking this on Fox.
  • Love Phoebe Wallet-Bridge’s dress!

  • What is Fleabag?
  • I was convinced I watched a majority of the shows nominated …. in this first hour, I am being proven wrong.
  • Yeeeeeah! I don’t watch Barry, but I loved Bill Hader on SNL!
  • Did you hear the screams for Catherine O’Hara?? Robbed!!

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  • Kim tripped huh? And were people booing her & Kendall?? (Edit: apparently it was laughter)
  • GOT babiesssss …. and a retelling of Season 8 …. and the cast on stage!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Here come the categories I don’t know & don’t care about …
  • ZANDAYA!🔥🔥🔥
  • I thought Chernobyl was a documentary ….

Bedtime!

If you’re a follower of the blog or a friend in life, you probably know we had a baby in July (Oh [Baby] Boy! Reality Check!!!) & this was my first award show to watch with him. So, I didn’t get to view it all live (bedtime was about 9pm); baby boy & I will stay off Twitter, wake up early, & finish the show in the morning … obviously commenting on anything maje!

Monday morning …

and all my favorite categories: Drama!

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  • Beyond happy for Peter Dinklage; him as Tyrion Lannister this season was the best performance of the show!
  • Ughhh, still so many annoying bits too!
  • YASSSSS Julia Garner! Obviously I was rooting for a GOT win, but if you watch Ozark, (which you should be!), you’d know how amazing and convincing she is as Ruth.
  • Billy Porter, from Pose, won Best Actor Drama. I’m glad for him and his amazing hat on this historic win, however, Pose was the only show nominated in this category I don’t watch, thus I was basically rooting for anyone, but Billy Porter. Still though, congrats!
  • Jason Bateman won for directing an episode of Ozark; I guess if he can’t win Best Actor, this works for me!
  • Jodie Comer wins for Best Actress and once again Mandy Moore is robbed of an Emmy for playing one woman at every phase of life (but childhood, I guess, if you want to get specific🙄).
  • Did Schitts Creek really not win anything, after finally getting respect & being nominated?

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  •  Game of Thrones wins for Best Drama! Duh.

My final thought is a quote shared during the show from Chairman & CEO of the Television Academy, Frank Scherma, who, no one knows or cares about …. BUT! what he said stuck with me deeply because I feel it totally explains my blog, love of television, & why I watch so much content … he said:

“When someone says ‘You’ve got to see this,’ what they’re saying is ‘I want to share this experience with you'”

and that could not be MORE TRUE! He also went on to talk about instead of saying “hi” as a greeting, we now ask “What are you watching?” Television, movies, pop culture, etc. brings us together, helps us find common ground, and can build bonds. Hence, my love for it💖

VMAs: a GIF story & a Pocket-Sized Post

How old I feel watching MTV:

especially the VMAs

How I feel when everyone is discussing the VMAs:

As I’ve pondered numerous times, I think I’m too old for anything MTV, especially the VMAs. For that reason, I didn’t plan to recap or blog the show, however, after watching and scrolling and hearing so much about the big moments, I obviously felt I, too, had to comment.

The opener was T Swizzle & obviously one of the main reasons we were all there. During “You Need to Calm Down,” I was all …

… but then during “Lover,” I was all …

I lived for her blinged purple jacket and her guitar playing!!

Another performance I was SO PUMPED for was the JoBros! I was a little upset that it wasn’t live, but their performance (and Joe’s Canadian Tuxedo) made me …

I just love them so much!

But. The most EPIC performance of the night was Queen Lizzo!


Between her outfit, dancers, the giant inflated booty, and her singing “Good as Hell,” her performance had me like …

I may be a little late to the Lizzo hype, but I’m all in on her now! Her self acceptance and message of positivity is what the world needs more of and I’m here for her success!

Miley, Normani, Lil Nas, and many people I didn’t know also performed, along with Shawn Mendes …

… then Shawn Mendes round two with Camila Cabello …

I still don’t believe they’re actually dating. Nor, do I want to believe it. Because, while I unhealthily stan Shawn Mendes, I despise Camila Cabello (RIP Fifth Harmony), and want better for him.

In closing, the show was fun to watch, albeit a little too long for this 30 something mama, but again, always fun.

Until next year ya’ll!!

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Chasing Happiness

“Hey brothers, you want to do something awesome together?”

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You guys. This documentary is EVERYTHING!!!

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And I’m not even a Jonas Brother stan, at least not originally. “Burning Up” was/is probably one of my top 10 favorite songs ever, and I did buy their self titled album in college, but I didn’t closely follow them like a true stan. Watching this documentary changed all that.

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I’m officially a hardcore JoBro fan!

… and for so many reasons! I love their new music, think they have grown into wonderfully handsome men, am OBSESSED with their three wives, and after watching Chasing Happiness, really feel like I understand them as individuals, but also as a band. Because of the struggles and the journey they went through as siblings to where they are now, makes me appreciate them even more.

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I don’t want to go too much into detail about what the documentary entails (if you have Amazon Prime, go watch it NOW!). I loved how much backstory was given in regards to forming the band and getting it started, to them losing everything (which I knew nothing of). The doc then moved on to show the brothers’ successes, public scrutiny, resentment of one another, to the eventual breakup heard around the world (with so much more sprinkled in I didn’t know). The doc then covered their solo careers, plus Kevin’s life as a family man, and the strain it all put on their relationships as brothers. The most interesting part to me was their “honesty drinking game” they played in which they had to answer questions I’m assuming they wrote for each other. I felt a little bit as if I was creeping in on something too personal that I shouldn’t be a part of; the guys share that much and it’s that real.

Don’t believe me?

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Go watch it for yourself!!!

Some Taylor Thoughts …

I’m a little terrified to write this (Taylor fans please don’t come for me), but here we go!

If I hadn’t played Taylor Swift all day in my classroom during passing period and work time on Friday, I’m not sure I’d be here to discuss positive thoughts about T. Swizzle. Because …

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… and when the old Taylor died, so too did my intense love for her. Bear with me because if I don’t discuss all the Taylor baggage I’ve been carrying, then I won’t be able to get to everything wonderful that is “ME!.”

During the 1989 era, I was really loving Taylor. Was this before or after Calvin?? Because bleached blonde, rocking at Coachella, ig’s of them on vacation and at award shows was truly the best time of my Taylor fandom. (Even though I’ve been a part of the fandom since those cute curls and the sparkly guitar she rocked …). 

Despite the Calvin breakup, I still held her in the highest degree, regardless of the thirst that was her, the girl squad, and the relationship with Tom Hiddleston.

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Too much?? Probs.

But then came the Kim and Kanye scandal and I guess I didn’t realize how much it bothered me. I was really upset at how Taylor just disappeared from social media and all our lives (so it seemed). See, here is where the hardcore Taylor fans will say she deserved her privacy (Britney Spears anyone?), but at the same time, no one had died; she had made a mistake, got caught, needed to own it and move on. Maybe do a 20/20 interview? I don’t know …

Boy, did she move on. While I absolutely loveddddddddd Reputation (it truly is one of my favorite albums of hers), I found myself starting to get annoyed with the theatrics of it all: the snake, the old Taylor dying, her reminding us that we can’t even have nice things, and constantly being told how betrayed she felt by the world. Then came the tour and it just all seemed so much. To me it felt like she got her feelings hurt by Kim and Kanye, went to hide under her bed covers, only to return as the “victor” (in her eyes) over all these mean people who hurt her. I’ve been so annoyed by it all, I have yet to watch her Netflix special  … and I love me some concert specials!!!

Because my feelings for Tay Tay stood in limbo, once her posts about “4/26, 4/26, 4/26” started to surface, it became too much to handle. What was with all the vague Instagram posts? I’m about to have a baby; I don’t have time to investigate Taylor Swift’s clues. On top of it, girl you’re almost 30 years old like me, stop with the gimmicks and the games; just release the darn music!

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That being said …

Taylor Swift is extremely smart when it come to publicity and marketing herself because here I am rambling on and on about it all. Plus, she wouldn’t be one of the biggest stars if she wasn’t calculated in what she revealed, posted, whatever. And, the new song? “Me?” It’s a bop!

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I’m not going to go too much into details regarding my thoughts on the video. My favorite part was the snake turning into butterflies because that tells me perhaps Taylor, my girl, is truly happy again and is becoming her old self. I also loved all the colors! Like, I want to live in a world that is filtered the way the video was.

Many thought the video was cheesy or dreamy and maybe it was at times, but it worked for me.

The song …

The actual song itself is great too! I mean, who doesn’t love a feel good song? I absolutely  LOVED Brendon Urie being on it (sorry to admit, I don’t think I’d like it was much if he wasn’t on it). I loved that she’s not apologizing for who she is, while at the same time bragging about how great she is too! Perfect message!

I think the old Taylor is back. Maaaaybe not in a 180 degree turn from Snake-lor (snaky Taylor), but at least more rainbows and butterflies and COLOR which is who she truly is when you go back and listen to many of her previous albums. Happy Taylor makes me happy and I can finally admit how sorry I was to ever doubt her or question her.

But, as a true stan, isn’t that okay to do?

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‘NSYNC at Coachella (a Pocket-Sized Post …)

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Yet, that is what we are here to discuss right now: boy bands. Being thirty years old, I proudly admit I’m an early 2000’s boy band fan. I was 12 years old when ‘NSYNC’s No Strings Attached album was released, and at the time, nothing else mattered in my life but their music.

Yet, ‘NSYNC dissolved and everyone blames Justin. Well, what can I say, I’m a #JTDayOne as shown in the following evidence: Top 5 Celebs … who made your list?Super Bowl Half Time Show — I Can’t Take It Anymore, and my cellphone wallpaper. I’ve seen him solo twice now, and he forever will do no wrong in my eyes.

But before there was Justin, there was ‘NSYNC . While I love love love to see them back in the news, back on stage, anything to get them relevant again, the reunion at Coachella with Ariana didn’t sit well with me for a few reasons. Let’s dive deeper …

a) First and foremost, I hate the fact that all this shade is being thrown at JT because he wasn’t there; he was just coming off of his final show for the Man of the Woods Tour (115 shows people!). When the rumors started that the guys may be reuniting, I about 95% knew Justin wouldn’t be there, yet I held out some hope because …

b) ‘NSYNC is not ‘NSYNC if they aren’t all together. Did they sound amazing, especially with Ari’s backup? HELL YES! But it just seemed broken, and to me, ‘NSYNC was always always always be a cut above the rest. However, with it only being four of them, it seemed sad and fractured (as does any band that reunites without full members).

c) Lastly, they’re old and I get this. I’m old. Shoot, even Justin is old. He slipped and hurt his knee, plus had bruised vocal cords during this last tour. But seeing a young Ariana Grande grinding on old man JC, and then on Joey, who has a teenage daughter, was too awkward to watch.

But let’s get to the main point of all of this …

Deep down, it kills me that ‘NSYNC is no longer together and is no longer on top. I hate that the media has to pit them against Justin, even if there really isn’t bad blood (he posted a congrats to them on his IG!!). I hate that they’re old men, even if they can still sing the shiz out of songs. You guys, for me, with ‘NSYNC … ??

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And I will never be over the fact that the era of this huge, precious, musical impact on my life is not the same as it was when I first experienced it. But, what kills me most of all? THIS has taken their place ….

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which I refuse to understand.

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RIP

35 Thoughts During the 91st Academy Awards

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The day we all have been waiting for finally arrived!!

No host? No problem! I’m here to give you a play by play of what went down, what will be talked about, and what I thought of it all!

  • JT’s opening of the Oscars was way better.

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  • A movie montage gets me every time! I’ll take one over a host; I forgot how many fantastic movies came out this year!
  • Having Maya, Tina, and Amy open the show is the smartest move ever!
  • “God is good all the time!” Congrats Regina! (I wasn’t really pulling for anyone here, so yay her!).
  • Obviously Vice deserves to win for Makeup and Hairstyling! Christian Bale was UNRECOGNIZABLE!
  • Sam Rockwell’s face at Melissa McCarthy’s presenting is me … although the bunnies are funny.
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Not the exact face from the show … but you get the idea.

  • Forty minutes in and I’m bored … can you give me a performance or another montage or something?
  • Is Roma going to win everything tonight? I don’t want to watch it and only will if it wins Best Picture.
  • “If you ever want to borrow the dragons, ring me!” XOXO Emilia Clarke!
  • Love Jennifer Hudson; hated the performance.

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  • Crying all over again hearing “I’ll Never Love Again.”

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  • Bohemian Rhapsody wins for sound editing and sound mixing; too obvious that a film about music would win all the sound awards?
  • Wait a minute! Roma is nominated for Best Foreign Language AND Best Picture?? Can you do that? Someone less lazy than me research this.
  • Is Bette Midler in Mary Poppins Returns? I’m not upset to see her; just curious as to why she’s singing this song.Image result for bette midler singing oscars 2019
  • The songs seem to be getting cut short; Bradley and Gaga BETTER NOT get cut off.
  • CONGRATS MAHERSHALA! I am OBSESSED with him! I loved Green Book and I love the current season of True Detective, but I don’t think I would have enjoyed them as much as I did if not for Mahershala Ali. Then he goes and dedicates his award to his grandmother, thanks his wife and daughter?? HE IS THE BEST!!!
  • I don’t really care that a Spiderman movie won, but I did hear many kids loved it, so cool.
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, which this country couuuuuntrrrrry song is from, was surprisingly entertaining. Sad, but entertaining. Try it out one night.
  • I’ve never seen Wayne’s World; am I a pop culture failure?

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  • Cue the Awkwaina and John Mulaney for host next year tweets! So funny! “They gave us one of the big ones!”
  • “I can’t believe a film about ministration just won an Oscar!” Do I need to watch??
  • First Man wins for visual effects; too obvious that a film about space would win the visual award?
  • NO INTRODUCTION NEEDED FOR THIS!!!
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LITERALLY EV-ERY-THINGGGGG!!

  • Wow. I’m shocked to see Green Book win for Best Screenplay, only because there was so much controversy around the story. BUT, I loved the movie and I think it’s so awesome the main character’s real life son wrote it, and now won an Oscar for it!
  • Wow! Congrats Spike Lee on your first Academy Award!
  • I play different movie scores while my students do independent work. Some of my favorites to hear include Forrest Gump & La La Land. The students get so excited when the Star Wars score comes on. The presenters were exactly right; a certain movie score takes you to a particular feeling you had when watching a film.
  • Gaga on her way to an EGOT!
  • Also I had no idea about her necklace! It’s Over 100 carrots and Audrey Hepburn has been the only other star to wear it. QUEEN! (Fact check this, though)
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  • If you’ve seen A Star is Born than you know Bradley Cooper deserved Best Actor more than any others nominated … but congrats Rami Malek anyway (sigh).
  • Oh gosh I didn’t realize Rami is dating his costar from Bohemian Rhapsody !!! I had no idea that was her!
  • Yay Olivia Colman, I guess? I wanted Gaga, but figured Glen Close would win, so meh, whatever.
  • Okay, I take it back. Colman just provided us with one of those great Oscar moments with her speech; a rare occasion when an actor proves to be a actual person with real emotions.
  • JULIAAAAA! That pink!! I’m deceased!
  • In a shocking turn of events …. Green Book wins! Now we don’t have to watch Roma.Image result for green book gif

In closing this award season, I realized nothing makes me happier than sitting with my husband, cuddling with my puppies, and watching a good ass movie. I love a well told story & I love when a film brings people together. Regardless of the snobbery and stuffiness of Hollywood, I will always appreciate the Academy Awards for celebrating each year of great films.

“And the Golden Globe Goes to …”

I’ll never understand people who don’t love award shows. I have been staying up past my bedtime on the Sunday nights of award season since I was a little girl to see what beautiful gowns the actresses would wear and what movies everyone would be talking about. I remember in the 4th game, once a month we would play a current events Jeopardy-like game. I was always picked to answer any movie question, especially if one had recently one an award!

I mean we all want a peek into Hollywood, and award shows are the closest Hollywood parties for us regular folk to be invited to.  If you need further explanation, you can read my thoughts on last year’s Globes (75 Years of the Golden Globes!!). Anywhoooo, welcome to the 2019 Award Season!! Let’s GO!

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First Up: The Glam

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These four right here were my best dressed!  Sandra epitomized Hollywood glam on the red carpet, especially with that hair! Constance Wu can never do wrong for me, but she especially glowed in her feminine, cream dress with the burst of color red bow. I can only hope to age as well as Julia Roberts (and I always love me a well done pants outfit on the red carpet). And finally, Lupita Nyong’o POPPED in that blue, and had the perfect hourglass shape!

I loved Nicole Kidman’s maroon number, as well as Taraji P. Henson’s velvet dress. A few celebs (I feel) didn’t hit the fashion mark this year included Lucy Lu, Lili Reinhart, Amber Heard (ugh, especially her hair!) , and Lady Gaga (you can look up their dresses to see the awfulness). However, I did learn Lady Gaga payed homage to Judy Garland (visit my Instagram to see the comparison), and if so, then she gets a pass!

Next: The Hosts

I love the both of them, so I was already rooting for Sandra and Andy to win … and I think they did! My favorite bit was the mocking of Lady Gaga’s “100 people may be in a room … 99 may not believe in you…” because, unless you lived under a rock, you saw an interview where she said that quote. I also really liked the fake roast of celebs, the flu shots, and the mini montage to themselves! Finally, I just appreciated how genuine they both seemed, truly happy to be hosting, while not forcing jokes either. Bring them back next year!!

The Winners

**Please note:  A majority of this post was written after the Globes aired, while predictions and hopes below were written prior to the awards airing.**  Image result for happy face

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

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Prediction: Black Panther … I’m actually torn here because the film did so insanely well, but did it do well enough to earn a superhero movie its first ever major award?
What I hope wins: A Star is Born (find my review here: Movie of the Week: A Star is Born)…it was also the only movie nominated that I saw ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Actual winner: Bohemian Rhapsody

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Prediction: Nicole Kidman … she wins everything!
Who I hope wins: Lady Gaga (Can we please talk about Lady Gaga?)

Actual winner: Glenn Close

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Prediction: Rami Malek or John David Washington
Who I hope wins: Bradley Cooper …while I may have not viewed the other noms’ films … Bradley Cooper was out. of. this. world. with his transformative performance of the troubled singer, Jack!

Actual winner: Rami Malek

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BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Prediction: I think any film except Mary Poppins or Crazy Rich Asians could take this one!
What I hope wins: Crazy Rich Asians and once again, please check out another review by your girl: Movie of the Week: Crazy Rich Asians

Actual winner: Green Book

Are you noticing a trend? 

I seem to only want the winners to be films I’ve blogged about. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
As far as others I’d like to see win, the list includes:

  • Constance Wu
  • Claire Foy
  • Timothee Chalamet
  • “Shallow”
  • Jason Bateman

However, actual winners included:

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  • Richard Madden for Bodyguard … I have an episode and a half left of this; I really didn’t think he’d have a chance to win, but I’m so glad justice for Rob Stark was finally served!
  • Patricia Arquette won for some limited series, where I really would have liked to see Amy Adams for Sharp Objects or Connie Britton for Dirty John
  • “Shallow” –> yaaaaaaaassssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!
  • That Sandra Oh win!! Gah the entire night was her night and I was HERE FOR IT!
  • Christian Bale and Glenn Close … Bravo! Brava!

Final Thoughts on the Show

I’m a bit disappointed in myself on my lack of preparation this year. I had to heavily research the movies nominated, and last year I had watched all but one of the television shows nominated for Best Drama (and I watched The Crown twice!); this year the total was zero. I did start Bodyguard … maybe I’ll find some motivation to finish it (especially since Richard Madden won Best Actor). Plus, my husband does like to start watching the Oscar nominated movies … so I’m sure we’ll start that list soon.

As far as the overall show, I was entertained, even if I didn’t know a majority of the nominees (I do have a homework list now!). I love love loved the Carol Burnett award, that we saw a montage of her show, and that this now brilliant award, named for her, will be passed on to television actors of my generation, who I grew up with and continue to watch!

Congratulations to all the winners! I definitely have a list of binge-worthy shows, and many new movies I can’t wait to watch, then review for you! As always, always, go find me on Twitter for even MORE fun, honest, real, brilliant, and hilarious thoughts on another great Golden Globes! (@myhollywoodh)

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