Have you seen the 2018 Golden Globe Nominees?

It has officially begun…. Awards Season is here! I’m so happy to see ‘Will and Grace’ received some love as well as ‘This Is Us’ and I’m not at all surprised with any of the film nominations. 2017 was quite a year in many ways but as usual, we did get some great entertainment. I’m hoping 2018 brings us even more in the way of great television and movies.

I’m also hoping we see a MAJOR shift in the way men in entertainment think about, react, and regard women. Hopefully, they are given the opportunities they rightfully deserve to showcase talent without feeling they owe anyone anything, because no talented person should feel they owe anyone when it comes to working in the entrainment industry.

It was something that was a long time in the making and it was about time it was finally addressed. I just wish the divisiveness would stop. Women are not ignoring men who claim to have suffered the same BUT the movement was started by women who have been silenced for SO long, let them have their say, let them see the change they need, and we should ALL support that. There will be a time for everyone to speak and for everyone to heal. I just don’t like seeing fingers pointed at victims or attacks being made on those who are speaking out. This is not the way to solve anything, nor is it a way to be heard.

I put together a list of the nominees and would love to hear your thoughts, opinions, and criticisms. Who are you most happy about? Was anyone left off that you feel should have been nominated? What are some of your entertainment highlights of 2017?


Best Motion Picture – Drama

“Call Me by Your Name”


“The Post”

“The Shape of Water”

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

“The Disaster Artist”

“Get Out”

“The Greatest Showman”

“I, Tonya”

“Lady Bird”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Jessica Chastain, “Molly’s Game”

Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”

Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Meryl Streep, “The Post”

Michelle Williams, “All the Money in the World”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”

Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”

Tom Hanks, “The Post”

Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”

Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Judi Dench, “Victoria & Abdul”

Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”

Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”

Emma Stone, “Battle of the Sexes”

Helen Mirren, “The Leisure Seeker”

Best Director

Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”

Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”

Ridley Scott, “All The Money in the World”

Steven Spielberg, “The Post”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Steve Carell, “Battle of the Sexes”

Ansel Elgort, “Baby Driver”

James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”

Hugh Jackman, “The Greatest Showman”

Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”

Hong Chau, “Downsizing”

Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”

Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”

Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”

Armie Hammer, “Call Me by Your Name”

Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”

Christopher Plummer, “All the Money in the World”

Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Original Score in a Motion Picture

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

“The Shape of Water”

“Phantom Thread”

“The Post”


Best Screenplay in a Motion Picture

“The Shape of Water”

“Lady Bird”

“The Post”

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

“Molly’s Game”

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

“A Fantastic Woman”

“First They Killed My Father”

“In the Fade”


“The Square”

Best Animated Film

“The Boss Baby”

“The Breadwinner”



“Loving Vincent”


Best TV series – Drama

“The Crown”

“Game of Thrones”

“The Handmaid’s Tale”

“Stranger Things”

“This Is Us”

Best performance by Actress in a TV series – Drama

Caitriona Balfe, “Outlander”

Claire Foy, “The Crown”

Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Deuce”

Katherine Langford, “13 Reasons Why”

Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Best performance by an Actor in a TV Series – Drama

Sterling K. Brown, “This is Us”

Freddie Highmore, “The Good Doctor”

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”

Jason Bateman, “Ozark”

Best TV series – Musical or Comedy


“Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

“Master of None”


“Will & Grace”

Best performance by an Actor in a TV series – Musical or Comedy

Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”

Aziz Ansari “Master of None”

Kevin Bacon, “I Love Dick”

William H. Macy, “Shameless”

Eric McCormack, “Will and Grace”

Best performance by an Actress in a TV series – Musical or Comedy

Pamela Adlon, “Better Things”

Alison Brie, “Glow”

Issa Rae, “Insecure”

Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Frankie Shaw, “SMILF”

Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

“Big Little Lies”


“Feud: Bette and Joan”

“The Sinner”

“Top of the Lake: China Girl”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Robert De Niro, “The Wizard of Lies”

Jude Law, “The Young Pope”

Kyle MacLachlan, “Twin Peaks”

Ewan McGregor, “Fargo”

Geoffrey Rush, “Genius”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Jessica Biel, “The Sinner”

Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies”

Jessica Lange, “Feud: Bette and Joan”

Susan Sarandon, “Feud: Bette and Joan”

Reese Witherspoon, “Big Little Lies”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Alfred Molina, “Feud”

Alexander Skarsgard, “Big Little Lies”

David Thewlis, “Fargo”

David Harbour, “Stranger Things”

Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies”

Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Chrissy Metz, “This is Us”

Michelle Pfeiffer, “The Wizard of Lies”

Shailene Woodley, “Big Little Lies”




Your 2017 Golden Globes Nominees

It’s that time again! Golden Globes and awards season. There are so many talented people nominated this year and I feel like we are really stepping up the game with the addition of competition from cable networks and online streaming but I don’t think we can count network TV out, ever. Just look at the amazing shows we enjoy. I’m hoping the trent of improvement continues and the trend of Social TV strengthens. I enjoy live tweeting with all of you during our favorite shows and especially throughout awards season.

I will be tweeting the Golden Globes tonight from red carpet and throughout the show using #etalkGLOBES from home but I will be headed to LA for Oscars and lots of other fun stuff this year. I hope you all continue to follow along and participate in the events and festivities.







Here are our nominees for tonight. See you online!!


Best Picture, Drama

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water


Manchester by the Sea


Best Actor, Drama

Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea

Joe Edgerton – Loving

Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge

Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington – Fences

 Best Actress, Drama

Amy Adams – Arrival

Jessica Chastain – Miss Sloane

Isabelle Huppert – Elle

Ruth Negga – Loving

Natalie Portman – Jackie

Best Picture, Comedy/Musical

20th Century Women

Florence Foster Jenkins


Sing Street

La La Land

Best Actor, Comedy/Musical

Colin Farrell – The Lobster

Ryan Gosling – La La Land

Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins

Jonah Hill – War Dogs

Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool

Best Actress, Comedy/Musical

Annette Bening – 20th Century Women

Lily Collins – Rules Don’t Apply

Hailee Steinfeld – Edge of Seventeen

Emma Stone – La La Land

Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali – Moonlight

Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water

Simon Helberg – Florence Foster Jenkins

Dev Patel – Lion

Aaron Taylor-Johnson – Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis – Fences

Nicole Kidman – Lion

Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures

Naomie Harris – Moonlight

Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea

Best Director

Damien Chazelle – La La Land

Tom Ford – Nocturnal Animals

Mel Gibson – Hacksaw Ridge

Barry Jenkins – Moonlight

Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester by the Sea

Original Score, Motion Picture


La La Land



Hidden Figures

Best Foreign Language Film




The Salesman

Toni Erdmann

Best Animated Film



My Life as a Zucchini



Best Screenplay

Damien Chazelle – La La Land

Tom Ford – Nocturnal Animals

Barry Jenkins - Moonlight

Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea

Taylor Sheridan – Hell or High Water

Best Original Song, Motion Picture

“Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Trolls

“City of Stars” – La La Land

“Faith” – Sing

“Gold” – Gold

“How Far I’ll Go” – Moana


Best Comedy/Musical



Mozart in the Jungle



Best Drama

The Crown

Game of Thrones

Stranger Things

This is Us


Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

American Crime

The Dresser

The Night Manager

The Night Of

The People vs. OJ Simpson

Best Actor, Drama

Matthew Rhys – The Americans

Billy Bob Thornton – Goliath

Rami Malek – Mr. Robot

Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul

Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan

Best Actress, Drama

Caitriona Balfe – Outlander

Claire Foy – The Crown

Keri Russell – The Americans

Winona Ryder – Stranger Things

Evan Rachel Wood – Westworld

Best Actor, Comedy

Gael Garcia Bernal – Mozart in the Jungle

Anthony Anderson – Black-ish

Donald Glover – Atlanta

Nick Nolte – Graves

Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent

Best Actress, Comedy/Musical

Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep

Sarah Jessica Parker – Divorce

Issa Rae – Insecure

Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin

Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish

Best Actor, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Riz Ahmed – The Night Of

Bryan Cranston – All the Way

John Turturro – The Night Of

Tom Hiddleston – The Night Manager

Courtney B. Vance – The People v. O.J. Simpson

Best Actress, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Felicity Huffman – American Crime

Riley Keough – The Girlfriend Experience

Sarah Paulson – The People v. O.J. Simpson

Charlotte Rampling – London Spy

Kerry Washington – Confirmation

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

Sterling K. Brown – The People v. O.J. Simpson

Hugh Laurie – The Night Manager

John Lithgow – The Crown

Christian Slater – Mr. Robot

John Travolta – The People v. O.J. Simpson

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

Olivia Colman – The Night Manager

Lena Headey – Game of Thrones

Chrissy Metz – The Is Us

Mandy Moore – This Is Us

Thandie Newton – Westworld

Julie Caitlin Brown: Actor, Life Coach, and Musician

Last month I wanted to introduce you to Julie Caitlin Brown because I had heard so much about her, which caused me to research her further. Once I read her story and heard her music, I knew I wanted to interview her but I didn’t want to wait to share her with you. You can read that short piece here.
In that post, I mentioned my desire to talk with Julie further and as luck would have it, she graciously agreed to it! I am so thrilled to bring this to you. I hope many of you will check her out further. I think you will find her music and life coaching skills to be superb!
Q: I have to ask the obvious question, what was your experience like working on Babylon 5?
Julie Caitlin Brown: As a sci-fi fan I loved working on B5!  Great writing and a great cast, the makeup was just too much for my skin and eyes, however, so even though I was offered the series for another 4 years I had to turn it down.
Q: Was it your work on Babylon that led you to be interested in the convention world?
JCB: I was invited to attend some conventions after my work on Babylon 5, and yes, I found the convention world very intriguing.  I had been a booking agent for rock bands and some very well-known stand-up comics in San Francisco, so the process of booking talent was not new to me.  I felt that this young industry was in need of some organization on the part of the talent and I quickly realized that I had a better grasp of the commerce of conventions than the people who were currently representing me in that market.  At the time, the theatrical agents and managers didn’t really want their clients to attend conventions, so they were not interested in booking the events.  But I enjoyed the travel, meeting the fans, and quite frankly, as a Broadway performer, I missed the stage!  It was fun to entertain again and by bringing my original music to the conventions, I was able to record my first CD in 1997.
Q: What sets you apart from other talent managers who do similar work?
JCB: I have a ridiculous work ethic.  Installed from my salesman father, literally I am fanatical about returning emails and calls.  Communication is paramount to me, so even on vacation, I am always checking in.  Working with an international clientele of talent and promoters there is always a show somewhere in the world on any given weekend!  And I have done the job I am asking my actors to do, I understand viscerally the challenges they face, so I have a lot of compassion for how they feel at events.
Q: What is your best memory so far from your time working with conventions?
JCB: I would have to say it’s an ongoing connection to humanity.  There have been crazy, outrageous, and sometimes frustrating moments in the 19 years I have been managing appearances, but overall, the love of the fans for the talent and each other, inspires me as a businesswoman and artist.  That’s where Love First, the Beginning was born. Conventions.
Q: How did you become interested in being a life coach?
JCB: See above!!!!  Being able to interact with people across all socio-economic strata, cultures, environments, led me to understand that we all want to FEEL Love, not BE Loved, FEEL it, because in the ability to feel love for someone else, you have to love yourself, first, and then flow that love to the other person.  The fans made it clear to me that no matter where you are in the world, we all come from the same Source and we all want connection!
Q: I normally ask the next two questions to people I’ve interviewed but they seem even more fitting for you. What is the best advice you have ever received and who was it from?
JCB: Ah, well, can I give two answers?  On the business level it was from Adam Malin of Creation Entertainment.  He reminded me when I first started that his company was my customer, too.  Not just my actors or the fans.  By recognizing the  relationship between all three dynamics, Adam helped me to forge a new perspective, one that encouraged ALL parties to thrive, not just my actor clients, and not just providing the fans a great event.  The promoter has to feel that their investment in the convention makes financial sense, or why do it?  By making it my business to understand the promoters’ perspective, I could create better agreements between my talent and the promoters, resulting in long-term beneficial relationships where all of us feel respected and I have seen that philosophy bring abundance to all of us.  Happy actors, happy fans, happy promoter.

The second piece of advice was from my father.  Don Andrich.  My dad is a salesman and he’s a damn good one.  I have watched him charm, connect, and create a relationship with complete strangers and here’s what he told me, “Do the right thing, because it’s the right thing to do. Not because anyone will notice, not because you get brownie points for it, because at the end of the day, your integrity is the one thing they can’t take from you, that one you have to sell.”  And he’s right. I have had some pretty hard times in the last 35 years, but I have never given up my integrity, that’s just not for sale.
Q: What is the best advice you’ve ever given? Are you good and taking your own advice? 
JCB: Many times people come to me and feel they are not enough, that they are broken in some way, and I have found that what works for me is really, really, simple, “I’m a nice girl, I try hard, and that’s good enough today.”  Love yourself, FIRST, be gentle with yourself because you can’t be anyone else.

And I do take that advice most of the time…..
Q: For some reason, even though we have SO many ways to be and stay connected today, many people are having trouble finding and keeping love and even friendships. Why do you think that is? Does most of your coaching deal with love and relationships in general?
JCB: All of my coaching, even Love First and Business, begins and ends with connection to ALL THAT IS, whatever you choose to call the Source.  For me, there is no separateness, only Oneness.  And from that place of connection, we can truly choose to Love those who we meet, not because of what they might do for us, but because we are all in this together and last time I checked, none of us are getting out of here alive!  We don’t have to like everyone, we have the right and the ability to discern what pleases us, but the Love of the essence of who we all are is the principle of Love First.  There are only two emotions, love and fear, and most of us are coming from the latter.  Afraid to look up from the cell phone because we might “miss” something, when what we are missing is NOW.  NOW is Life, NOW is fleeting, there it goes again, and again, and again, so take a chance and LOOK UP!!!

Friendships take commitment, making the time, making the effort to give and receive.  I think I am a good friend, but I recently let go of some long-term, (over 20 years) friends because I realized that the relationships had not grown, and that is also part of being human, the friend you had at 25 might not be the right friend at 50, it doesn’t mean the friendship didn’t have value, it was perfect for the time it lasted, but we do grow and change, and it is foolish to think that every relationship we have should survive our entire lives.
This is true romantically as well.  Love is not based on proximity or duration, it is the Love of Source recognizing Itself and the connection to each other is Love. But to be IN LOVE with someone? This is based on assessment, the ability to spend time with the other person and choose them, who they really are.  I think many of us get lonely and move too quickly into relationships, hoping it will be “The One”. For me, I am enjoying my relationship with myself these days and I think it’s a great place to start!
Q: I consider myself pretty busy normally since I have many interests but after researching you, I feel I may need to pick up a few new ones. How do you find time to balance everything you have going on?
JCB: I have wonderful people in my personal and work life who help immensely, but it’s my personality.  I am the oldest of 5 girls and 1 boy, and I had a lot of responsibility even as a young child.  I think I was holding and feeding my newborn sister  at 5 and cooking breakfast for my Dad by 7!  I have derived a lot of my self-esteem from being helpful to first my mother, then my siblings, and now my family and clients.  I am also happier when I am working on multiple projects not just one, as I do tend to get bored easily.  Workouts, my garden, singing, traveling with my sons,  playing with my dogs, these ground me in what is important and give me strength to keep it all going.  Did I mention SLEEP? The elixir of life, well that and coffee….
Q: You are also a very talented musician. Do you have plans to release more CDs and perform anytime soon?
JCB: Thank you! I have a recording session in August to do at least 5 new songs, very excited that they will be available on my new website for download as individual tracks this fall.
Q: What is one thing you absolutely cannot live without and one thing you wish we could all live without?
JCB: I can’t live without art.  In all it’s forms.  I wish we could all live without fear, it is the basis of all our struggles.
Q: How can your fans and people who want to know more about you keep up with all you are doing and stay connected to you?
JCB: Please visit the new website www.juliecaitlinbrown.com or follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Q: What’s up next for Julie Caitlin Brown? Acting roles? Writing?
JCB: The new Love First and the Artist audio book will be available July 8th on the website and I hope to be booking some singing gigs soon.
Q: Since I have friends in the industry, I have to ask, are you currently taking on new clients? How does one go about becoming part of the Illumina Productions family? 
JCB: I am blessed to have so many wonderful clients and am grateful for them all, so for now, it’s basically referral, only, what I do is very specific, not theatrical, just personal appearances for actors who are currently well-known for their work in genre TV and Film.

Have You Met Julie Caitlin Brown, True Renaissance Woman

I hear people use the term “Renaissance” to describe people all the time and I have used it myself to describe people I know who are multi-talented and involved actively in so much. Now that I have researched Julie Caitlin Brown, I think I need a new term because she totally sets a new standard! Julie is an actress (Babylon 5, All About Evil, Thoughts of Suicide on an Otherwise Lovely Day), a musician (Sheddin My Skin, Struck By Lightening), A Talent Agent, and a Life Coach. Julie has also starred on Broadway in Tommy Tune’s “Grand Hotel: The Musical”.

I haven’t met anyone who hasn’t sung me her praises and that speaks volumes. I would love for you all to head over and give her Facebook Page a like, Follow her on Twitter, and check out her website.

Be sure to listen to her music, I believe many of you will find it inspirational and relevant to your own journeys. Julie basically taught herself how to play guitar at ten years old and performed her first original song at thirteen at a school assembly.

I think one of the reasons so many people relate to Julie Caitlin Brown is that she has been through her own trials and tribulations yet has managed to come out the other side to shine as she was intended to . She wasn’t the most popular kid in school but quickly learned that she could reach people with her talent and her music. She had the courage to pick up and move to New York Ci†y for the role on Broadway, she produced her own CDs, and had her own cabaret show in San Francisco.

If you head over to the website, you can also pick up some of her motivational audio books and experience some of her wisdom for yourself. I would be absolutely honored to bring you my own interview with Julie one day as well!

Here is a video of Julie performing so you can see how talented she is:

And her is an interview with Julie so you can get to know her a bit better:

Actress, civil rights activist Ruby Dee passes away at 91

Actress, civil rights activist Ruby Dee dead at 91 (via AFP)

Oscar-nominated actress Ruby Dee, who was also known for her activism during the US civil rights movement, has died at the age of 91, her agent said Thursday. The stage, television and film star — a pioneer among America’s black actresses — died Wednesday…

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