Your 2017 Oscars Nominees

I don’t know about you, but I am super excited that it’s Oscars time again! I’m so happy to be back in LA for it, and thrilled to have been a part of CTV’s ETalk Oscars week! There are so many Canadian actors and talent nominated this year and they truly have some amazing content to share.

Their coverage of the red carpet tonight will be epic. Ben Mulroney is the most gracious, knowledgable person in the business and may I add, he’ll be looking quite sharp out there! I am already missing my new Canadian family but looking forward to my next CTV adventure. 

I figured I’d compile a list of our nominees so in case you haven’t seen them already or you just want to use it to follow along tonight, we have it! Feel free to let me know your thoughts and predictions. Also, you can follow me on twitter @teeco71 and also follow @etalkCTV for all the red carpet fun! 


BEST PICTURE

Arrival

Fences

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

La La Land

Lion

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

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ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington, Fences

 

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ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Ruth Negga, Loving

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

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ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea

Dev Patel, Lion

Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

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ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Viola Davis, Fences

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

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ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana

My Life as a Zucchini

The Red Turtle

Zootopia

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CINEMATOGRAPHY

Arrival

La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

Silence

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COSTUME DESIGN

Allied

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Florence Foster Jenkins

Jackie

La La Land

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DIRECTING

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

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DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

Fire at Sea

I Am Not Your Negro

Life, Animated

O.J.: Made in America

13th

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DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

Extremis

4.1 Miles

Joe’s Violin

Watani: My Homeland

The White Helmets

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FILM EDITING

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

La La Land

Moonlight

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Land of Mine

A Man Called Ove

The Salesman

Tanna

Toni Erdmann

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MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

A Man Called Ove

Star Trek Beyond

Suicide Squad

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MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

Jackie

La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

Passengers

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MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from La La Land

Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

“Can’t Stop The Feeling” from Trolls

Music and Lyric by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster

“City Of Stars” from La La Land

Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

“The Empty Chair” from Jim: The James Foley Story

Music and Lyric by J. Ralph and Sting

“How Far I’ll Go” from Moana

Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda

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PRODUCTION DESIGN

Arrival

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hail, Caesar!

La La Land

Passengers

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SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

Blind Vaysha

Borrowed Time

Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Pearl

Piper

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SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

Ennemis Intérieurs

La Femme et le TGV

Silent Nights

Sing

Timecode

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SOUND EDITING

Arrival

Deepwater Horizon

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Sully

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SOUND MIXING

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

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VISUAL EFFECTS

Deepwater Horizon

Doctor Strange

The Jungle Book

Kubo and the Two Strings

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

Arrival

Fences

Hidden Figures

Lion

Moonlight

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WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

Hell or High Water

La La Land

The Lobster

Manchester by the Sea

20th Century Women

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!!

FILM:

Best Picture, Drama

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Lion

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

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

Deadpool

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

Moonlight

La La Land

Arrival

Lion

Hidden Figures

Best Foreign Language Film

Divines

Elle

Neruda

The Salesman

Toni Erdmann

Best Animated Film

Strings

Moana

My Life as a Zucchini

Sing

Zootopia

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

TELEVISION:

Best Comedy/Musical

Atlanta

Black-ish

Mozart in the Jungle

Transparent

Veep

Best Drama

The Crown

Game of Thrones

Stranger Things

This is Us

Westworld

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

$35000 prizes : Deadline for Academy Nicholl Fellowships nears

$35000 prizes : Deadline for Academy Nicholl Fellowships nears (via Film Industry Network)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Deadlines to submit entries to the 2013 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition are Wednesday, April 10 (regular deadline) and Wednesday, May 1 (final deadline). As many as five $35,000 fellowships will be awarded in November. Several past Nicholl fellows have…

Calling All Film Makers: 30 Under 30

I wanted to share this with all of my Film Making friends.  An amazing opportunity to have your work seen with enough time to get ready.  September is right around the corner though, so you need to get crackin’ :) .

“Finally a Film Festival that Helps Young Filmmakers LOS ANGELES, CA, April 23, 2012 – Bear Claw Films and Shift Four Pictures is proud to announce a new festival being launched in Los Angeles, Ca. The 30 Under 30 Film Festival is committed to showcasing and promoting the works of emerging filmmakers from around the world. The 30 Under 30 Film Festival is proud to select unique filmmakers who think outside the box and find fresh and innovative ways to approach the art of film making. It’s mission is to provide a platform from which young filmmakers are encouraged to create, critique, and compete with each other in a nurturing atmosphere that stimulates growth and teaches the essential principals of film making through workshops, screenings, mentor panels, and networking events. Founded by festival veterans Michael Coulombe and Jason Lee Klinger, The 30 Under 30 Film Festival is unique in that it is trying to achieve its mission year round, not just for the few days of the festival’s run. “It’s more than a festival,” Coulombe said. “It’s a brand. We want the 30 Under 30 to become a tool readily used by young filmmakers in their process. We provide peer mentoring and help them find partnership opportunities. Our events let young filmmakers come together and meet and mingle, learn from each other. We want the festival to evolve into an idea that enables them to continue making great films. It’s about inspiring both young and old alike and forming the bonds that make our business of film making truly magical.” Michael is the, Co-Founder of the Big Bear Horror Film Festival and Bear Claw FIlms, and Jason Lee Klinger, (or just “Klinger” as is customary) was Festival Director of the Infringement Festival in Buffalo, NY for several years before moving out west with his Shift Four Pictures. The festival is slated for September in a venue TBD. They are currently accepting applications. Check out www.30under30filmfest.com for more info. Or call 323.207.8432 or email the Festival Directors, michael@30under30filmfest.com or klinger@30under30filmfest.com. Deadline for submissions is July 31, 2012.”

Daily Musings: Honoring Your Gifts

Disclaimer: This is my opinion from what I have observed.

I find that the topic of “gifts” comes up constantly, especially among creative people.  We always seem to be talking about honoring our gifts, perfecting our gifts, and not wasting our gifts.  Somehow along the way, I think people get so caught up with the idea of having a special gift that they forget the most important part: Loving what you do and Sharing it.

First, we need to backtrack a bit.  I need to say this, not to be mean but to be constructive.  EVERYONE has a special gift, just sometimes, its not the one you think you have or want to have.  Step one is to figure out what your true gift is.  Some people are all over the place, they WANT to be singers, songwriters, writers, models, actors, entrepreneurs,  etc, etc. Find out what you are really good at, and concentrate on those.  It could be one thing, or a few things.  Share your natural talents and knowledge, the rest will follow.  Build up on them by educating yourself as well as practicing.

We currently live in a time where social media can give people a false confidence. For some, this is a good thing, they can take that confidence and use it to soar.  For others, I fear, it creates a dilution that keeps them trapped and stifles them from growing.  Step one is to figure out your gift(s), step two is to perfect them while sharing them, and then the rest comes along.  To say you are going to do this, that, and the other all while convincing yourself that you are already a mega-god with “fans” is detrimental to your own growth.  Also, if the reason you are trying to perfect a “gift” is for the sole purpose of being famous and having fans, I would reconsider your plan.  Living the high life may not be the perfect motivator in the long run.

Once you figure out what your true gift(s) is/are, you should find that everything else falls into place as you go about sharing with the world.  It shouldn’t feel forced or even like work.  It should all feel just right and your instincts should kick in as you trust that you are on the right path.  Worrying about what other people think or how many of them are fawning over your work should just be a perk that comes with the territory.

You see, in order to truly “honor your gifts” your actions must come from a place of purity, they cannot be manufactured to produce a desired result.  Integrity, honesty, and genuine motivation isn’t something to be faked.  But, you can trust that if you are “faking it,” you are probably the only one who believes it.  That sort of thing comes across loud and clear when it is not from a true place in your heart and soul.

Its kind of like using the term “reality tv” to describe something that is manufactured and has an obvious script.  Contradictions can be obvious as well as turn people off.