Oscars 2020 was a GAME CHANGER…. filled with surprises to score more support… from younger viewers!

The 92nd Academy Awardsceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best  films of 2019.

The Show, was broadcast Sunday, February 9, 2020.. LIVE on ABC.

The event was held in the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. (Los Angeles, California.)

Oscars2020  was different from any Previous Academy Awards broadcast that Iโ€™ve ever seen! 
At first, I thought the highly acclaimed event was getting a little TOO CASUAL!!! Iโ€™ve always appreciated the formal, 
and dignified tone of this prestigious event.
The OSCARS is one of the very few remaining events in the world ๐ŸŒŽ that is fabulous and formal!
The women are glamorous in the finest gowns youโ€™ll ever see…and make a grand entrance on the red carpet… weโ€™re talking Traditional Hollywood GLAMOUR! #HoorayForHollywood! โญ๏ธ 

The men attending the Oscars always look handsome, and well groomed in designer tuxedos…
I watched…. ๐Ÿ‘€ 
I listened ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿฝ ….
They had a DJ….. to set the tone for the audience when guests were coming inside the Dolby theatre…. really???
( DJ Questlove) … from the roots was revealed to viewers by Ryan Seacrest… moments before the show started.
I said to myself is this the Grammyโ€™s??? ๐Ÿค”,
Wait a minute……. it sure seems like the Tonyโ€™s…. or… kinda MTV ish….
Rap music ๐ŸŽถ and all…
 LOL! ๐Ÿ˜†
I watched a few surprised faces in the audience… 
Janelle Mona’e started things off with a BLAST!!!
In a very spirited performance….. she referenced films ๐ŸŽž that weren’t nominated, and the lack of diversity… and snubbed female directors this year…

Monae said: “We celebrate all the women who directed phenomenal films,โ€ said the performer.

…..but with everything happening…people were wide awake… jumping up… with big applause… 
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ
Ohhh-Kay! If the lively musical acts, DJ and rap music ๐ŸŽผ ๐ŸŽถ is enticing a younger audience… alrighty then! 
Iโ€™m all about diversity…. creativity…. and a wide variety of lively and upbeat performances… but hey…letโ€™s keep it classy, stylish and formal…… โ€œKโ€
Holla if ya hear me
๐Ÿ—ฃOk!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ
Tradition in Hollywood ๐ŸŽฌ
is still
GOLDEN! โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝโœจ

It’s always nice to have fresh and innovative ideas…
I just hope it doesnโ€™t veer to far off the traditional path.. 
With everyone sitting up at full attention… It turned out to be quite the night indeed!!!! ( Even without a designated host..)
It seemed like Chris Rock and Steve Martin were kinda-like hosts this year…
They’ve both served as Oscars hosts in previous years… and for the record… they were pretty funny!
Cutting edge humor… straight…. no chaser.
All these years later… they’ve still got it! โœจzing!โœจ
Letโ€™s get straight to the HIGHLIGHTS:

#ParasiteMovie won best picture; Bong Joon-ho wins best director for โ€œParasiteโ€;
-PLUS- โ€œParasiteโ€ wins best international feature; Bong and Han Jin-won win best original screenplay for โ€œParasiteโ€

Renรฉe Zellweger wins best actress for โ€œJudyโ€
This was the second Oscar win, (and fourth nomination) for Zellweger, who also won best supporting actress for โ€œCold Mountain.โ€

Laura Dern wins best supporting actress for โ€œMarriage Story.โ€

Joaquin Phoenix wins best actor for โ€œJokerโ€

In an emotional speech,
Phoenix urges everyone to strive for unity!
Phoenix said that he had been a โ€œscoundrelโ€ in his life, and expressed gratitude to people in the room who had given him a second chance. The actor also urged everyone to consider giving others second chances as well.

Brad Pitt won best supporting actor for โ€œOnce Upon a Time in Hollywoodโ€

Taika Waititi wins best adapted screenplay for 

โ€œJojo Rabbitโ€โ€œToy Story 4โ€ wins best animated feature film

Elton John and Bernie Taupin win for best original song for โ€œ(Iโ€™m Gonna) Love Me Againโ€ from โ€œRocketmanโ€
Matthew Cherry & Karen Rupert Toliver …. won best animated short film for โ€œHair Love.โ€ ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

“Hair Love” tells the story of a father learning to do his daughter’s gorgeous Afro-textured hair ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿฝ while her mother is in the hospital.

Cherry, a former NFL player, is the second professional athlete to win an Oscar, following the late Kobe Bryantโ€™s win for โ€œDear Basketballโ€ in 2018.

The Barack and Michelle Obama-produced โ€œAmerican Factoryโ€ wins best documentary feature!
Here is a  list of MORE OSCAR winners…

International feature film South Korea, Parasite

Makeup and hairstyling Bombshell

Visual effects 1917

Best film editing 

Ford v Ferrari

Best cinematography Roger Deakins, 1917

Best sound mixing 1917

Documentary short feature 

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone, if youโ€™re a girl

Documentary feature American Factory

Best costume design

Jacqueline Durran, Little Women

Best production design Once Upon a Timeโ€ฆin Hollywood

Live-action short film The Neighbors’ Window

Best adapted screenplay

Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit

Best original screenplay

Bong Joon-ho, Parasite

Animated short film Hair Love

Animated feature film

Toy Story 4

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A royal ๐Ÿ‘‘ return to a life of Splendor! Downton Abbey is BACK on the BIG SCREEN! ๐ŸŽฉ๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽฌs

Itโ€™s a major motion picture event!

Quite frankly… Iโ€™ve been counting down the days!!!

Finally…this historic drama returns with more intriguing story lines…

Weโ€™re getting back on track… in a most regal way! ๐Ÿ‘‘
The Crawley family get quite a surprise! King George V and Queen Mary have invited themselves to stay at their country side estate..for one night during their royal tour of Yorkshire, a county in the north of England. 

A GRAND EVENT like this one.. is no big deal for the Crawleys!

The dutiful servants downstairs… are the ones who must get everything in order. 

And if you remember from the television show… EVERYTHING must be perfect!

The servants take great pride in everything they do! So many different personalities.. so many issues… so little time!

How this all turns out is going to be genius! The writing is superb.

I love period productions and history!

Oh! By the way…Iโ€™ve got a pretty amazing tie in… I have a feature in my blog: Sparkle โœจEโœจ on the scene… about the historic ship ๐Ÿšข named in honor of Queen ๐Ÿ‘‘ Mary. (A featured star in this film… Make sure you check it out!!!)

You know what?? I take great pride in the fact that I turned a LOT of people onto this show. I found it absolutely FASCINATING!!!

Ahem! Iโ€™ll also take credit… as one of the devoted fans who urged the creator/ producer Julian Fellowes… to please, please, please give us a movie! ๐ŸŽฅ 

After years of watching this masterpiece classic television series…you truly care about these characters. You feel everything they experience… you go along life’s complex journey with them.

Now… I have to say.. there have been some characters that I didnโ€™t care so much about… but slowly but surely I got to have a better understanding of their back stories, or particular issues. … I learned to like them… or in the very least tolerate them. LOL!

Some stayed dark, and others lightened up brilliantly!

Bravo to the creator, and writers… ONE MORE TIME!!

YES โ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ’ฏ ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ

There have been characters… I cherished watching develop and mature over the years…

How about all the mysteries, sorrows, scandals, joy, pain, tragedies, triumphs, and love stories????

My, My, My! Thereโ€™s been a lot to unpack at this fine estate over the years.

So itโ€™s only fitting and proper that we get to see..the continuing saga of the Crawley family and the servants working for them in the early 20th century… English countryside. 

 โ€œWhere are they now?โ€ What has happened to all those dear characters always tugging on our emotions and heartstrings???

Well now… I understand this film ๐ŸŽž takes up EXACTLY from where the story was left off…after the last series…and its Christmas Special which aired in 2015.

It is now 1927, two years after the Christmas Special episode which marked the end of the last series.

Mary and Tom (played by Michelle Dockery and Allen Leech ) are still in charge of the running of the estate. 

Lady Mary is still married to Henry (played by Matthew Goode) but he is largely absent from the film, away on some business in the U.S. 

I was so thrilled to meet the wonderful actress, Michelle Dockery…. who plays the role of Lady Mary. It was quite a pleasure!

I tld her… sheโ€™s always been one of my favorite characters… and sheโ€™s done a splendid job portraying this very interesting woman.

Sophisticated… charming… and ALWAYS stylish!

Props to you Mโ€™Lady!

Through it all… the eldest of the Crawley sisterโ€™s always been the most beautiful, and proud, ( some may call this fair lady arrogant… but you have to follow her closely, and understand the time period, her upbringing, and high society… to โ€œget her.โ€ 

Anyway, Lady Mary has always been โ€œThe Oneโ€ most admired by many distinguished gentlemen, and of course suitors in her hey day. 

And heyyyy!!! Lady Mary had some tight situations… over the years..

oooo-weee! ๐Ÿคซ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

but now.. weโ€™ll truly see how much she has matured, and just how fortunate sheโ€™s been in her life of privilege. ๐Ÿค—

The middle Crawley sister… the one we rooted for the most, the who experienced sooo many setbacks, and unfortunate situations married extremely well!

Edith Crawley was the one to get the highest standing in life… and it was awesome! I ‘ve always cared a lot for this character too… Everyone had pretty much given up on her… and she surprised them all!! The morale of her sorted story is … in the words of Winston Churchill…. never, never, never give up! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

Nobody saw it coming…

but I was so excited to see things FINALLY work out for this woman!!

When the saga continues… Edith, is still married to Bertie Pelham, the Marquess of Hexham, but is bored living in her castle in Northumberland and hosting dinners. 

She returns to Downton on invitation from her mother (Elizabeth McGovern) to attend the Royal visit. 

Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham (played splendidly by Maggie Smith), also known as โ€œGrand Ma Ma), is still bickering with Isobel (Penelope Wilton, marvelously played!)

Maggie Smith, an 84-year-old Oscar winner, joins other series regulars including Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary Crawley), Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith Crawley), Elizabeth McGovern (Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham), Allen Leech (Tom Branson), Matthew Goode (Henry Talbot), Joanne Froggatt (Anna Bates), Brendan Coyle (Mr. Bates), Robert James-Collier (Mr. Barrow), Lesley Nicol (Mrs. Patmore), Sophie McShera (Daisy Mason), Phyllis Logan (Mrs. Hughes), Raquel Cassidy (Miss Baxter) and Michael C. Fox (Andy).

All I have to say now is…. Another holiday themed Downton film… or just a little special or something later would be GREAT !๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

It’s always cool to catch up with new developments with our favorite characters… watch their families expand…and witness them continue to grow and develop.. as respectable human beings.

Faithful fans like me have witnessed these characters come a LONG way!

I really missed them…

Hmmmm….. ๐Ÿค”

Can you say spin-off โ‰๏ธ

๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ I can! I can! (( LOL!))

Jillian Fellowes heard me the first time…. ๐Ÿ˜† Mr Fellowes… and Focus Features… Can you hear me now??? ๐Ÿ˜

After this movie ๐ŸŽฅ I’m sure a chorus of other voices will chime in with me….

๐ŸŽผ ๐ŸŽถ Singing praisesand crooning for an Encoreโ€ผ๏ธ

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Itโ€™s a ROARING Successโ€ผ๏ธ The 2019 version of LION KING is keeping it REAL… in every possible way.

As expected…

The Lion ๐Ÿฆ King was been a HUGE BLOCKBUSTER HIT!

In its first few days… the fantasy drama…earned more than half a BILLION DOLLARS ๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ’ต around the world!!! ๐ŸŒŽ

And it’s just the beginning!

The longtime popular cartoon…and stage play..

has made the transformation to photorealistic computer-generated imagery… in 2019.

Chills will run through you… when you hear

Lebo M.โ€™s Zulu chant hits and the sun โ˜€๏ธ rises over the Pride Lands..

Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival.

Scar, Mufasa’s brother — and former heir to the throne — has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile.

Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up…take back control of his kingdomand reclaim the throne that stolen from him…and his father by his treacherous uncle Scar.

The film is written by Jeff Nathanson, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures.

This remake of Disney’s 1994 animated film is directed by Jon Favreau.

The LION ๐Ÿฆ KING voice talents include:

Donald Glover โญ๏ธ

James Earl Jones โญ๏ธ Beyoncรฉ Knowles Carterโญ๏ธ Seth Rogenโญ๏ธ

Chiwetel Ejioforโญ๏ธ

Alfre Woodardโญ๏ธ

Billy Eichnerโญ๏ธ

John Kaniโญ๏ธ

John Oliverโญ๏ธ

Keegan Michael Keyโญ๏ธ Florence Kasumbaโญ๏ธ

Eric Andreโญ๏ธ

JD McCraryโญ๏ธ (young Simba)

and Shahadi Wright Josephโญ๏ธ (young Nala)

Not only does Beyoncรฉ star in the film as Nala…

The Triple threat, super star โญ๏ธ has created songs for the LION KING soundtrack.

Beyoncรฉ dropped the album โ€œThe Lion King, The Giftโ€ on the same day as the opening of โ€œThe Lion King.โ€ โ€œMood 4 Eva,โ€ her collaboration with โ€œThe Lion Kingโ€ co-star Glover and her husband Jay-Z, has the most streams on Spotify for โ€œThe Gift.โ€ Next is โ€œBrown Skin Girl,โ€ which features Beyoncรฉโ€™s daughter Blue Ivy. Third is โ€œSpirit,โ€ an original song in the remake.

โ€œBiggerโ€ and “Spirit” also feature two gorgeous new videos as well…

It’s being called a “Love letter to Africa.”

Beyoncรฉ said:

“It’s the beauty of color, the beauty of melanin, the beauty of tradition.”

Fans… ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ including myself.. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ have been shown great support for both videos โ€” which are absolutely stunning!

The videos also feature the stars cute… look alike daughter… “Miss Blue Ivy.”

I’m thrilled to see The Lion King attract a new generation of loyal fans!

I’ve loved every aspect of this production from day one! Stay on the throne Lion King! ๐Ÿ‘‘

We respectfully bow to your global ๐ŸŒŽ success… and power at the Box Office.

The Walt Disney Kingdom rules!

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2019 Daytime โ˜€๏ธEmmy Awards

The 46th annual Daytime โ˜€๏ธEmmy Awards Show… was held on Sunday, May 5th, 2019.. “Cinco de Mayo.”

 The awards ceremony… honoring the BEST… in daytime programming… took place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium… in Pasadena, California.

Extraโ€™s Mario Lopez and The Talkโ€˜s Sheryl Underwood… hosted the LIVE program together… once again this year.

Top winners this year… include: Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host for LIVE with Kelly and Ryan 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show… won Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show.

Rachel Ray earned the award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host.

Family Feud won for Outstanding Game Show…and

Alex Trebek… earned the title of Outstanding Game Show Host.

Amy Poehler made a surprise appearance to present Judge Judy with a Lifetime Achievement Awards. She was the much anticipated “mystery guest” scheduled to give the HONOR… to HER HONOR…

Poehler convinced her agents, and the award show producers to let her do this… because she was Judge ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€โš–๏ธ Judy’s GREATEST FAN!!! Way to go Amy… During her acceptance… Judy Judy referred to Poehler… as a new B.F.F.. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Meanwhile… the Outstanding Drama Series
honor… went to The Young and the Restless CBS…

Actor Shemar Moore presented the Award

taking time to acknowledge the late actor from the show.. Kristoff St.John…

Moore graciously thanked the CBS television network.. for honoring his memory the right way… with a beautiful, and heartfelt send off..to St. John’s character.

The audience gave a standing ovation… to again..honor the actors memory.

Sesame Street.. was honored for 50 years of excellent programming for children.

“Elmo.. ” and friends appeared in a cheerful salute… and special video with treasured memories… over the years.

Other Big Winners in the 2019 ceremony included:

Outstanding Entertainment News Program

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:

Maurice Benard, as Sonny Corinthos
General Hospital ABC

Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series:
After Forever Amazon Prime Video

Outstanding Lead Actress in a drama series: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, as Steffy Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful CBS

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
Vernee Watson, as Stella Henry
General Hospital ABC

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
Max Gail, as Mike Corbin
General Hospital ABC

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series:
Kyler Pettis, as Theo Carver
Days of Our Lives NBC

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series:
Hayley Erin, as Kiki Jerome

General Hospital

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series:
Patricia Bethune, as Nurse Mary Pat

General Hospital ABC

Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series;
The Young and the Restless CBS

Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series:
The Young and the Restless CBS

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host:
Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb…Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda NBC

Kathie Lee accepted award..

Outstanding Morning Program:
CBS Sunday Morning CBS

Outstanding Daytime Talent in a Spanish Language Program:
Alejandra Oraa, Co-Host

Destinos CNN en Espaรฑol

Outstanding Morning Program in Spanish:

Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish:
Six Dreams Amazon Prime Video

Outstanding Game Show:
Family Feud SYNDICATED, Hosted by Steve

Outstanding Culinary Program:
Valerieโ€™s Home Cooking Food Network

Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program:
Lauren Lakeโ€™s Paternity Court SYNDICATED

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Creative Director of Sparkle “E” Entertainment & Promotions

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Thereโ€™s a LOT to love โค๏ธ about the movie โ€œLittleโ€

Just thinking about this movie..๐ŸŽฅ makes me smile… ๐Ÿ˜Š

I know you’re probably thinking ๐Ÿค”……

Sooooo….What’s the BIG deal… about “Little?”

Well here’s the run down….

Jordan… also known as “the mean queen ๐Ÿ‘‘

is played perfectly by (Regina Hall).

She is a hardcore business mogul… and super Diva Fashionista! 

To describe her as difficult to work with… is to say the least….

Yโ€™all this chick is mean! A corporate BOSS/MEAN GIRL… at the highest degree. ๐Ÿ’ฏโ€ผ๏ธ

She stresses her long-suffering assistant… (April), out to the max…

Issa Rae playing the role of โ€œAprilโ€ โ€”brings something special to this part… Thereโ€™s a sweetness… and genuine kindness in her personality.

“Aprilโ€ is an awkward… pleasant and well meaning employee… who just wants to do good in the world. ๐ŸŒ 

Seems fair enough rightโ‰๏ธ
((( insert loud buzzer sound)))  ๐Ÿšจ 

Time out…๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ  you know this 
โ€œDiva Bossโ€  ainโ€™t gonna let that happen. Sheโ€™s not giving her ANY peace… or room to grow.
Jordan micro manages… and harasses her… and ALL her employees on a daily basis. 
Well… -FINALLY- she is taken down several notches… 
As a result, Jordan faces an unexpected threat to her personal life and career when she is magically transformed into a โ€œlittleโ€ girl. LOL! ๐Ÿ˜†
Yep! The 13 year old version of herself. 
played to the โ€œhiltโ€ by ( Marsai Martin)  

The days following the magic act… are hilarious! 

Watching Marsai Martin in action is a pleasure!

This young lady takes this role… adds color.. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿงกโค๏ธ


attitude… ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ diva-tude

…. and a dashโœจ of black girl magic ๐Ÿ–ค๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ–ค๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ–ค๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ–ค๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ–ค๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ–ค๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ–ค๐ŸŽ€

and ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฟโ€โ™€๏ธ RUNS with it!

You hear ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿฝ me โ‰๏ธ

This little diva did that!
and did I mention that she served as EXECUTIVE PRODUCER… Yessss she did.
This whole project is based on an idea SHE pitched. She has also earned an exclusive first look deal with universal pictures! Another historic power move… for a young actor. #Bam! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฝ
#YouGoMarsai !!!! #TheBestIsYetToCome!โœจ๐Ÿ˜„โœจ
Marsai… is known for her role as the moody twin sister…Diane Johnson in the ABC comedy series โ€œBlack-ish.โ€
Based on her popularity on that show… and the feedback I KNOW sheโ€™s gonna get from this role… Marsai โ€˜s star โญ๏ธ is going to SHINE even brighter.โœจ
I canโ€™t wait to watch her grow… and evolve as an actress! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
The LITTLE Film is directed by
Tina Gordon Chism…
It’s refreshing and fun! A feel good movie for sure… with great one liners… funny scenes… and modern day accents. Oh! How did y’all like her smart home feature “Home Girl ???” Cute huhโ‰๏ธ
It’s voiced… by none other than the delightful Tracee Ellis Ross.
Tracee also happens to play Marsai’s MOM on Blackish! #Yay for #girlpower! #Strong #Female #SupportSystems #FemaleEmpowermentRocks!
High five โœ‹๐Ÿฝ to Tina Gordon Chism for her approach to this magical modern day fairy tale!Tina is a director….. and screenwriter. Her films include Peeples, ATL and Drumline.
Tina co-wrote the scripts to “Little” and “What Men Want.”
I think this is an empowering film for all little girls to see… with lots of teachable moments.
Big girls have a lot to take away too… and everyone is going to get some great laughs!
Don’t you love when there’s a happy ending… and characters grow.. and change for the better??? Friendship and Trust are definitely subjects deserving of a more positive approach. Round up your circle โญ•๏ธ of friends… to share in some feel good moments!
We all deserve a “Littlehappiness in our hearts! โค๏ธ
#DontMissThis! #Fierce! ๐Ÿ”ฅ #Fabulous! ๐Ÿ’‹ and #Fun! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ
– Evette Dabney, Sparkle “E” Entertainment & Promotions
~Evette Dabney, Founder and Creative Director of Sparkle โ€œEโ€ Entertainment & Promotions 

Sparkle “E” is a trendy entertainment/ lifestyle website… created to highlight GOOD NEWS…and uplifting 

subject matter… to add a little โ€œsparkleโ€ to your life!

Blogs with good vibes! Intriguing subject matter that will โœจโœจSHINE BRIGHTโœจโœจ

in a dark world…

A world ๐ŸŒ in need of dazzling discoveries, and uplifting entertainment updates and lifestyle news 

Everyone can use an escape from negative happening, and distasteful information all around..

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Miss Dabney is a noted marketing and social influencer, Media Consultant, Multi-Award Winning professional from TV News (Reporting/Anchoring), Show Host, Announcer, Voice-Over artist, and Actor.

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..And thatโ€™s a Wrap!๐ŸŽฌ Highlights from the 2019 Oscars! โญ๏ธ ๐ŸŽฅโญ๏ธ

For the first time… in 30 years, the Gallant “Knight” fondly called “Oscar” didn’t have a host to lead his grand Night.

But….the famous Golden statue, representing the HIGHEST achievements in film stood strong. Surrounded by a galaxy of stars…

Good ole’ “Oscar” was able to #ShineOn

Everything was just “rosey” when Oscar was “re-invented” with thousands of specially designed RED Flowers for the stage.


The show flowed steadily along… a few amusing moments… but otherwise very dignified and straight forward. The objective was to present awards… and that mission was accomplished..

The 91st Oscars was broadcast LIVE on ABC, SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24th, at the Dolby Theater…

in Hollywood. โญ๏ธ 

The most anticipated award show of the season.. was shown LIVE.. in more than 225 countries.

The band Queen featuring Adam Lambert opened Oscars 2019 with a medley of Queens GREATEST hits.

Let me share a few of my favorite moments from this star studded night..

Regina King won best supporting actress for her portrayal of a loving, supportive and strong mother in the film โ€œIf Beale Street Could Talk.โ€

This also happened to be Kingโ€™s first Oscar nomination. She gave a very heartfelt acceptance…graciously acknowledging her own mother…

Mom, I love you so much,” Regina said to her mother…sitting in the audience. “Thank you for teaching me that God…always has been leaning in my direction…God is good all the time.”

Amen Regina! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ
The crowd cracked up… when Melissa McCarthy came out in an over the top Queen get up… with LOTS rabbits ๐Ÿฐ attached up and down a long train… ๐Ÿ‡ ๐Ÿ‡  ๐Ÿ‡ and every where else! ( LOL!) she even took things up a notch… with a finger puppet rabbit! A clear tribute to the film “The Favourite” which is cra-zy!!! I mean.. it’s just over the top! If you haven’t seen it.. go.. but be ready to go on a wild royal adventure!
Now that was a hilarious costume! She was joined onstage by Brian Tyree Henry… who also wore an over the top get up!

And speaking of Costumes…

Ruth E. Carter won best costume design for her unique creations for the mighty kingdom of โ€œWAKANDA!

Carter also designed Costumes for (โ€œAmistad,โ€ โ€œMalcolm Xโ€) She thanked Spike Lee… for giving her… the first breakthrough Job. Ruth also acknowledged the people all around the world… who helped her create the amazing looks for the hit film.

This has been a long time coming,โ€ Carter said in her acceptance speech.

โ€œMarvel may have created the first black superhero, but through costume design, we turned him into an African king…

“Itโ€™s been my lifeโ€™s honor to create costumes.” ~Ruth E. Carter

Ruth Carter makes history… becoming the first African-American winner in the Costume category.
Congratulations Ruth! ๐ŸŽ‰
Youโ€™re a trend setter.. cut from the finest royal cloth! Congratulations Queen ๐Ÿ‘‘ Designer! 

Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart won best production design for creating the powerful world of Wakanda in โ€œBlack Panther.โ€
Beachler also makes history… as the first African-American to grab the big honor.. and to EVER be nominated in this category. 

Keegan Michael Key… hit the scene to do his part of the show… Mary Poppins style! Wowza! What an entrance! โ˜‚ He came down from the ceiling of the Dolby Theater… Umbrella open… feet properly positioned.. and everything! ๐Ÿ˜„
Oh my! This dude is hilarious!

Keegan introduced the Mary Poppins Returns Best Song nominee โ€œThe Place Where Lost Things Go,โ€ This Song was performed by the DIVINE Miss “M” Bette Midler! She’s a legend!!!

…. and so is Barbara Streisand!!!

I was thrilled to see her appear to present an Award. The super star singer, actress and director praised Spike Lee’s work, and film BlackKlansman! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

It was a tremendous night… for the strong… but quiet film gaining national attention for MEXICO. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ

Alfonso Cuarรณn won best cinematography for โ€œRoma,โ€ -and- best Director for the film… now showing on Netflix. 
Two oscars wins during this telecast… and two others before show.
This victory makes him the first director to win for shooting his own film. 

By the way…A total of NINE films from Mexico… were nominated for Academy Awards this year.

โœจโœจ Booom Shak-a-lacka!!! โœจโœจ

Spike Lee won best adapted screenplay for “BlacKkKlansman.”

 This is his first EVER Academy Award Win! Wooo-hoooo!!!! And one of the most EXCITING moments of the night!

๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ The famous Director, educated at Morehouse College in Atlanta… was presented his Oscar from another Big time man of Morehouse College… Top Actor Samuel Jackson.

Jackson was super excited about the victory.. shouting “The House!!!” Which is a well known “Verbal Salute” to the historic black college for men.

I must also salute ๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸฝJohn David Washington… for his leading role in BlackKlansman…

Washington is also a distinguished graduate ๐ŸŽ“ of Morehouse College!!!

I have to give a shout out.. to my own Alma Mater.. Clark Atlanta University… (formerly known as Clark College) right across the way from Morehouse College.

The same school of Communications/ Broadcasting & Journalism… where I attended College …is where Spike Lee took his early film/ broadcast/ journalism classes… that jump started his career as a director!

In my Spike Lee voice:

๐Ÿ—ฃ #ShoNuff!

Oh! Spike Lee gave a bright & bold nod to the late singer/musician “Prince” wearing a purple suit and hat… and a necklace with the special symbol… attached to the late performer… and his brand. Also… the rings worn by the late actor Bill Nunn… ( also a Morehouse man!),known as “radio Raheem” …. in the movie

“Do the right thing….

Spike also rocked some GOLD Jordan’s… with Michael Jordan’s personal symbol on one show.. and Spikes “40 acres and a mule branding on the other.

During his acceptance speech… Lee urged people to “do the right thing” in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.

“The 2020 presidential election is around the corner,” He said. “Let’s all mobilize, let’s all be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love vs hate. Letโ€™s do the right thing. You know I had to get that in there.”

( For those of you… who may not get that reference… โ€œDo the right thing… is the title of one of Spikes most popular films… and one of his first major films.

Rami Malek, who played Freddie Mercury, won best actor for “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Malek is the second actor of Arab descent nominated for an Oscar, following “Lawrence of Arabia” star Omar Sharif. Malek is the first to win this honor.
 I was deeply touched by his words, and extremely Happy to see him Win! The words of his acceptance speech were very moving.
And you know what? I learned something pretty cool about Rami… “He’s a TWIN !!!” Yep! Another brother from the same mother. A mother who was overcome with joy… seeing her son win.. the highest honors in the world of motion pictures/ Film. ๐ŸŽฅ ๐ŸŽž
During his moment in the spotlight… moments after winning… Rami said:

“I am the son of immigrants from Egypt, a first-generation American. And part of my story is being written right now. I could not be more grateful to each and every one of you, and everyone who believed in me for this moment. It’s something I will treasure for the rest of my life.”

Rami honored the legendary band Queen…and talked about Freddy Mercury’s amazing life story.

“The fact that I’m celebrating him and this story with you tonight is proof that we’re longing for stories like this,” Malek said.

๐ŸŽผ ๐ŸŽถ Strike a cord! ๐ŸŽน Lady Gaga WINS!!! She was so excited!

Lady Gaga takes the top honor for Best Original Song… created for a re-make… of a popular… dramatic 
love โค๏ธstory. 

GaGa won an Oscar for “Shallow,” the song from “A Star Is Born,” which also happened to be Gaga’s biggest acting opportunity… in her career so far..

During her acceptance speech, Lady Gaga thanked her sister, her parents and co-star Bradley Cooper, who performed the duet with her for the film.

There was quite an impressive group of singers, and musical performers showcasing 2019 Oscar nominated songs. 

They included Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, nominees Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, and special guest Bette Midler. Legendary group members of Queen… wowed the crowd… performing with Adam Lambert.

The Oscar stage was decorated in gold… and THOUSANDS of specially treated roses… flown in from Ecuador. It is a lengthy process to make them look so radiant and fresh!

Several Tall & small images of Oscars graced the stage!

Award presenters on center stage included: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Tessa Thompson, Tyler Perry, Constance Wu, Javier Bardem, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Michael B. Jordan, Serena Williams, Michael Keaton, Paul Rudd, and Michelle Yeoh.

Here is the complete list of 

Best Picture:

โ€œGreen Bookโ€

Lead Actor:

Rami Malek, โ€œBohemian Rhapsodyโ€

Lead Actress:

Olivia Colman, โ€œThe Favouriteโ€

Supporting Actor:

Mahershala Ali, โ€œGreen Bookโ€

Supporting Actress:
Regina King, โ€œIf Beale Street Could Talkโ€


Alfonso Cuarรณn, โ€œRomaโ€

Animated Feature:

โ€œSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,โ€ 

Animated Short:

โ€œBao,โ€ Domee Shi

Adapted Screenplay:

โ€œBlacKkKlansman,โ€ Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee

Original Screenplay:

โ€œGreen Book,โ€ Nick Vallelonga, Brian 


โ€œRoma,โ€ Alfonso Cuarรณn

Best Documentary Feature:

โ€œFree Solo,โ€ Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Best Documentary Short Subject:

โ€œPeriod. End of Sentence.,โ€ Rayka Zehtabchi

Best Live Action Short Film: 
โ€œSkin,โ€ Guy Nattiv

Best Foreign Language Film:

โ€œRomaโ€ (Mexico), Alfonso Cuarรณn

Film Editing:

โ€œBohemian Rhapsody,โ€ John Ottman

Sound Editing:

โ€œBohemian Rhapsody,โ€ John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone 

Sound Mixing:

โ€œBohemian Rhapsodyโ€
Paul  Tim Cavagin, John Casali 

Production Design:

โ€œBlack Panther,โ€ Hannah Beachler

Original Score

โ€œBlack Panther,โ€ Ludwig Goransson

Original Song:

โ€œShallowโ€ from โ€œA Star Is Bornโ€ by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and Benjamin Rice

Makeup and Hair:


Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia Dehaney

Costume Design:

โ€œBlack Panther,โ€ Ruth E. Carter

Visual Effects:

โ€œFirst Manโ€

Overall… The 2019 Academy Awards…was a low key show… with major breakthroughs for performers, cast and crew members of color. 

Women captured 15 of the distinguished Honors.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ There were a few surprises….

In the Best Actress category. Everybody figured Glenn Close would finally nab the honor.. after 7 nominations…..

But– the award went to Olivia Colman for her portrayal of Queen Anne in The Favourite.

She gave an incredible performance by the way… but like I said earlier that movie is WILD! Like Dangerous liaisons pumped up on steroids! (LOL!) ๐Ÿ˜„

The winner… Olivia Coleman was shocked and surprised, getting bombarded with lots of kisses from her husband, and co-Star Emma Stone.

Iโ€™m glad to see Greenbook take home Best Picture… and soooo happy to see Mahershala AliWIN his second Academy Award…

( Ironically… this was the only nominated film that I didn’t get to see… I heard GREAT reviews… but it was hard to catch in theaters! Geez!

but seriously though…deep in my soul… I REALLY wanted Black Panther to win BEST picture!


This production was so well done… ( It was Superb Iโ€™d say… )

๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ It broke record numbers in box offices around the world… raking in a billion dollars..

(and still counting!!) ๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ’ต

Great story, phenomenal characters, costumes, songs, actions, customs, traditions & production designs…A rare film… where all the key people involved… were AFRICAN AMERICANS!

Top Quality all the way around….

You know what…I’ m going to insert a BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE for Director Ryan Coogler,

and the entire cast & crew of Black Panther.. ๐Ÿพ

( thunderous clapping—> ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ—> more applause…. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Come on’ now… CLAP !!!!

I wish this production continued success! I can’t wait to see what adventures in WAKANDA are coming up next…Fans can’t wait !!!

#WakandaForever ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

While a lot of different film titles were announced Oscar Sunday…Diversity was the TRUE winner…

(((when all was said and done.))

Iโ€™m so proud to see members of the Academy acknowledge GREAT work… from deserving people!  

ALL TYPES of talent.… from ALL walks of life!!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ A true reflection of the real world… ๐ŸŒŽ and all the creative souls that make it go round..

Hooray for Hollywood!!!

โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ ๐ŸŽฅ โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

But wait… โ˜๐Ÿฝthere’s more…

Live with Kelly and Ryan” took over the Oscars stage… immediately following the show.

And so… most folks stopped through after Oscar Parties. People stayed up ALL NIGHT… to get more behind the scenes details… from Oscars 2019.

During the Oscars telecast, the first person winners saw after leaving the stage was Kelly Ripa.

She offered winners, and other celebrities tequila and candy!

It was really nice to see the fun exchanges, and heartfelt interviews… where Academy Award Winners got to Thank… and acknowledge other important people… they couldn’t recognize during the strictly timed acceptance speech.

Ryan Seacrest also gave us a peak inside his preparation days… before the Oscars.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ please believe he’s got to learn a LOT to stay on his toes! Practice! Practice! Practice!

It truly takes a village to create his “perfect” image.. with everything from the right bow tie… and tuxedo… to proper lighting sound.. and camera angles.

After his “Oscar School preps” one of America’s favorite hosts knows everything about everybody!

Ryan and Kelly also have great chemistry together! It’s obvious everyday on the show… but even more… when they do pre-taped spoofs!

Their latest one was mimicking Lady Gaga.. and Bradley Cooper in “A star is born.” If you haven’t seen it… look for it online! #PureGenius! โœจ๐Ÿ˜†โœจ

~Evette Dabney, Owner, Creative Director of Sparkle โ€œEโ€ Entertainment & Promotions.

Sparkle “E” is a trendy entertainment/ lifestyle website… created to highlight dazzling human interest events…and uplifting subject matter… that will 
โœจโœจSHINE BRIGHTโœจโœจ
… in a dark world… that needs an escape from negative things that are happening, and distasteful news. 

Sparkle-“E” wants to make entertainment news a treasure… with gems of solid information … and images that light up the spirits of our audience… when they read… and/ or see the wonderful things we share!

Sparkle-“E” is a relatively ~new~ #entertainment #lifestyle website building a STRONG following… from connections cultivated by Emmy nominated TV journalist Evette Dabney… a noted marketing and social influencer, Award Winning professional from TV News Reporting, Hosting, Voice-Over & Anchor jobs/print/ social media jobs/ connections. 
Evette Dabney ( SAG-AFTRA), is Available for Contracted jobs, Auditions and Meetings

Every consideration is appreciated to help an independently established…small African-American female… entertainment business.
Journalists, Bloggers and Entertainment personalities of color… also deserve to be recognized and SUPPORTED!!!

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2019 Golden Globes Re-cap by Sparkle โ€œEโ€

Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg hosted the 76th Golden Globe Awards, Sunday night, January 6, 2019…on NBC.

Iโ€™ll start by shining the spotlight on Sandra Oh… 
a little โœจBRIGHTERโœจ because she is the first actress of Asian descent to ever host the show… -and- the 1st in 39 years to win the Globe for best leading TV actress.

she won the 2019 Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Drama for BBC Americaโ€™s Killing Eve….
((( but itโ€™s not her first time winning…. โœจ๐Ÿ˜ƒโœจ)))

Oh won her first Golden Globe in 2006 for her role as Cristina Yang on Greyโ€™s Anatomy
Way to GO… Sandra Ohโ€ผ๏ธ
The Golden Globes awards show was held at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills, California ๐ŸŒด

My โœจFAVORITEโœจ Moments of the 2019 telecast: ๐Ÿ“บ included an early bit in the audience by Jim Carey… gripping about his seat…๐Ÿ˜†
 and then…Host Sandra Oh… tossing to her proud parents in the audience… #BigSmilesAllAround 
I also really enjoyed watching 
Special Awards Presentations:
I was HAPPY ๐Ÿ˜€ to see
one of my favorite comedians EVER… win an award named in her honor! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ 
Funny man 
Steve Carell presented the award…on the telecast.
For most of my life… I have been a Carol Burnett โ€œSUPER FAN!!!โ€ ๐Ÿ˜„
I couldnโ€™t wait for Saturday night to come… so I could watch her legendary comedy sketch show… ๐Ÿ“บ
โ€œThe Carol Burnett Show.โ€ She played so many GREAT characters!!!! Can I get a Tarzan shout ๐Ÿ—ฃ of approval for the inaugural Carol Burnett award… presented to one of the 1st ladies of comedy… give it up again..((((Applause ๐Ÿ˜ƒ please: ))))
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ for 
CAROL BURNET โ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธ

But wait….. Thereโ€™s MORE…
Jeff Bridges is presented the Cecil B. Demille Award onstage during the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards…

After receiving the honor… 
Bridges said: โ€œWe can make a difference,” he said. “We can turn this ship in the way we want to go, man! Tag, you’re it!” Cool…. #ItsOurTurn! โœจ๐Ÿ˜ƒโœจ



Dick Van Dyke 93, took the stage with his โ€œMary Poppins Returnsโ€
 costar Emily Blunt to present an intro about the movie, which was nominated for best motion picture, comedy or musical. 
Dick Van Dyke joked that he gets a really good job every 50 years! (LOL! ๐Ÿ˜†)
In fact… when he appeared in the original โ€œMary Poppinsโ€
in 1964…he had to PAY Walt Disney… to also play a smaller role…

Van Dyke is FAMOUS for playing the chimney sweeper โ€œBertโ€…but the actor recently revealed that he had to give up a bit of cash money..๐Ÿ’ต ๐Ÿ’ฐ ๐Ÿ’ต to Mr. Disney… to portray the film’s banker, Mr. Dawes Sr.

โ€œI said, ‘Iโ€™ll do it for nothing.’ But…. I had to give him $4,000 dollars to do the part.  I say that was a GREAT investment… thatโ€™s STILL paying off today! 

In the new movie… โ€œMary Poppins Returns..โ€ Dick Van Dyke is playing the elderly son.. of Banker Dawes Sr. !!! 

Julie Andrews… the original โ€œMary Poppinsโ€ chose NOT to make a cameo in the film… reportedly saying.. she wanted ALL the attention to be focused on Emily Blunt. Blunt is getting SPLENDID reviews… and loads of praise for during a wonderful job as the โœจmagicalโœจ
 Mary Poppins โ€ผ๏ธ 
Hip! hip HoORayโ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธ
Best supporting actress in a motion picture: Regina King, for her role… as a compassionate…and loving mother in โ€œIf Beale Street Could Talkโ€ 

During her acceptance speech…

Regina King pledges every project she produces will involve 50 percent womenโ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธ

โœจโœจ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ โœจโœจ

Best original song:
โ€œShallowโ€ performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in โ€œA Star โญ๏ธ is Bornโ€  The song was written by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and 
Andrew Wyatt 

Green Book took home TOP honors at the Golden Globes โ€”

Best supporting actor in a  motion picture went to Mahershala Ali in Universals โ€œGreen Bookโ€ 

The movie ๐ŸŽฅ also won for best motion picture, musical or comedy.

Director Peter Farrelly accepted the prize 

โ€œGreen Bookโ€ centers on Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class African-American pianist who embarked on a concert tour of the Deep South in 1962 along with his driver and bodyguard Tony Lip (played by Mortensen).
And then… another key moment…

Olivia Colman Calls Out Her Favourite โ€œBitchesโ€ ๐Ÿ˜† Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz… during her Golden Globes Victory!

Itโ€™s official! The QUEEN ๐Ÿ‘‘ was โ€œTheFavourite!!!!โ€

Olivia Colman took home the statue for best actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy….
Here is the 
COMPLETE LIST ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ
of Golden ๐Ÿ†
Globe Winners:

Best Picture, Drama: Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Green Book

Best Director, Motion Picture: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

Best Actor, Motion Picture, Drama: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Actress, Motion Picture, Drama: Glenn Close, The Wife

Best Actress in Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Olivia Colman, The Favourite 

Best Actor, Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Christian Bale, Vice 

Best Support Actress in a Motion Picture: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Actor, Motion Picture, Drama: Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Best Foreign Film: Roma

Best Animated Feature: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Original Score, Motion Picture: Justin Hurwitz, First Man

Best Original Song: โ€œShallow,โ€ A Star is Born 

Best Screenplay: Green Book

Best TV Drama: The Americans 

Best Actor in a Television Series, Music or Comedy: Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method 

Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama: Richard Madden, The Bodyguard

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie: Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal 

Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie: Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora

Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama: Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Best Supporting Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie: Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects

Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie: Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace

Best Actress, TV Series, Musical or Comedy: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 

Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy: The Kominsky Method

Best Limited TV Series or Movie: The Assassination of Gianni Versace

Whelp! This is the first stop… for AwardsSeason! Next up… The SAG AWARDS, Independent Spirit Awards… and Tge Oscars! Judging from the surprise choices on this show… It will be very interesting to see if each awards show… will honor different winners… and spread the love to MORE actors… than ever before.

Iโ€™m going to re-watch several movies..๐ŸŽฅ and marinade in them… before making NEW predictions…

#StayTuned! ๐ŸŽฌ

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