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  1. I dont think you guys really care outside of BP, but some categories should be interesting. Am I the only one who think it would be a joke for Emma Stone to win over Huppert and Portman? Stone did a good job but she doesn't stack up imo. ============================= BEST PICTURE Arrival Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land Lion Manchester by the Sea Moonlight ============================= 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 ============================= ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Isabelle Huppert, Elle Ruth Negga, Loving Natalie Portman, Jackie Emma Stone, La La Land Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins ============================= 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 ============================= ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Viola Davis, Fences Naomie Harris, Moonlight Nicole Kidman, Lion Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea ============================= ANIMATED FEATURE FILM Kubo and the Two Strings Moana My Life as a Zucchini The Red Turtle Zootopia ============================= CINEMATOGRAPHY Arrival La La Land Lion Moonlight Silence ============================= COSTUME DESIGN Allied Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Florence Foster Jenkins Jackie La La Land ============================= DIRECTING Arrival Hacksaw Ridge La La Land Manchester by the Sea Moonlight ============================= DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE) Fire at Sea I Am Not Your Negro Life, Animated O.J.: Made in America 13th ============================= DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT) Extremis 4.1 Miles Joe’s Violin Watani: My Homeland The White Helmets ============================= FILM EDITING Arrival Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water La La Land Moonlight ============================= FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM Land of Mine A Man Called Ove The Salesman Tanna Toni Erdmann ============================= MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING A Man Called Ove Star Trek Beyond Suicide Squad ============================= MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE) Jackie La La Land Lion Moonlight Passengers ============================= 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 ============================= PRODUCTION DESIGN Arrival Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Hail, Caesar! La La Land Passengers ============================= SHORT FILM (ANIMATED) Blind Vaysha Borrowed Time Pear Cider and Cigarettes Pearl Piper ============================= SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION) Ennemis Intérieurs La Femme et le TGV Silent Nights Sing Timecode ============================= SOUND EDITING Arrival Deepwater Horizon Hacksaw Ridge La La Land Sully ============================= SOUND MIXING Arrival Hacksaw Ridge La La Land Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi ============================= VISUAL EFFECTS Deepwater Horizon Doctor Strange The Jungle Book Kubo and the Two Strings Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ============================= WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY) Arrival Fences Hidden Figures Lion Moonlight ============================= WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY) Hell or High Water La La Land The Lobster Manchester by the Sea 20th Century Women
  2. So things I've seen and I wanted to express my feelings thoughts on Facebook but once I wrote it down, I decided not to.. Decided to keep it short by saying don't be an asshole and if you want respect then give respect. But all that I wrote down is too hard to delete so I figured I will post it here: *** I like to observe and read, I'm people watcher. And lately there are moments that make me go "smack my head". People that demand people to respect our new President Trump and in next post and post before, show disrespect all over Obama or other things. You want respect yet you don't give any. People waste tons of time and energy each day looking for memes to insult each side. I'm not conservative I'm not liberal. I'm realist who sees wrong with both sides and isn't blind to what's wrong and disturbing. I am progressive because I do believe in improvement, growing and people being able to live lives as they chose to as long as it doesn't break rules where it endangers lives. Policies alone I am heavier on democratic side and that doesn't make me right nor wrong. I feel strongly about our planet, education and healthcare. And when my health hit rock bottom and I lost my job, it's the plans in place that took care of my medical bills and modify my house so I could keep it. I feel bad for people who are so angry that need to post over and over again about the same topic BOTH sides. That cannot be healthy for one and you are wasting time instead of doing something productive or be the change you want. People judging and forcing their ideas yet don't think it over or research it. People who complaint about BLM but are okay with KKK still existing (don't be a hypocrite they are practicing Freedom of Speech and as long as they don't hurt people and property, let them be). Our country is divided, you have 25% that voted Trump and most of them if you ask them (and I have) voted because they always vote that side. Some want change and are tired of what's going on but have a list of things that don't like about him and believe maybe it's better not to have a politician in charge but a business man. 25% + voted Hillary and most of them voted because they always vote that side but also because they saw her dedication for this country and others. But lies and corruption was ignored because of fear of Trump presidency. Then there is 50% that realized neither one is good both are corrupt. We as people need to stop picking sides and realize this is ONE country and we all live in it and we shouldn't follow blindly. I am a very happy person because I have friends and family off all colors, cultures, political views, religions, sexual orientation and all walks of life and I still know who I am and need to do in my life. Makes me smart and I can connect to people and understand who they are. I don't shove my ideas but I share my point of view sprinkled with love and respect because that's the best way to be heard. Learn to love and respect even if it doesn't go with what you believe and you will be a happier person. Let's all hope for the best for next 4 years and if it fails, we all lose. If it works, we all win. *** But honestly I am one sided and I find it hard to respect our new President to be. I don't say anything about it to keep peace. Emblazon brought up and good question to me, what will it take for them to admit Trump was a very poor decision? As in, what specifically has to happen for them to say, "yes, I wasted my vote and the country is worse off for it, possibly irreparably." A lot of people who voted for him won't ever see eye to eye with us--they don't want marriage equality, they think women and minorities are beneath them, they want abortion to be illegal, they want planned parenthood defunded, they believe climate change is fake, and a slew of other mindboglingly ignorant points of view. How do you heal with that?
  3. http://www.sarbonn.com/?p=1630 I've recently been watching the first season of the television show Boss, which stars Kelsey Grammer, the guy who used to play Frasier. The show is one of those paid television episodic soap operas that involves Grammer as a guy named Tom Kane, who happens to be the mayor of Chicago. As you would expect, a show about Chicago's inner government is going to be one about the Democratic Party's control of the city, and as might also be expected, it's also about the serious corruption of Chicago itself. Now, I could go on a huge bent about politics and how I suspect the show might actually be written by Republicans who hate Chicago and Chicago-style politics, but I'm suspecting that's not the case. But rather that it's designed by people who just hate politics and love to throw mud all over the place and laugh at how well it sticks to everything. A quick run down of the premise: Tom Kane is dying of some degenerative disease, so he has to keep it a secret from practically everyone. At the same time, as the Mayor of Chicago, he's probably the most corrupt individual to run a city since, well, honestly I don't know someone as corrupt as this guy in the whole of history. Caligula comes to mind, but even Caligula seems like a nice guy compared to Tom Kane. As we quickly find out, Kane screws over his closest allies, his enemies, his wife, his daughter, a nurse caring for his father in law, union members, the city of Chicago, cities near Chicago, his own senior adviser, his own senior propagandist, and...well, you probably get the idea that there's not a person Kane wouldn't screw over if you gave him enough time. In a show like this, you're bound to find some characters to care about to juxtapose against the evil Tom Kane, but honestly, there's not a single one. His department head is probably the closest to someone you'd like or respect, but at the same time this guy has no problem hiring people to beat up other people, or just kill them. And this is literally one of the good guys. Kane's female assistant (I guess she's a deputy mayor, although I suspect "sex object" is part of her job description as well) is a beautiful blond woman who has zero problem sleeping with Kane's new project, a guy running for governor under Kane's umbrella. I guess we're supposed to feel some compassion for her as she screws the governor candidate over and over again, even though the guy is married and screwing pretty much anything that moves. I guess she's the jilted woman on the show? Speaking of the blond woman and the governor candidate: Look, I'm not a prude or anything. I like a good sex scene here and there, but my god, this show has so much sex going on that at one point I felt I had to pause the playback and seek out a priest to confess. And I'm not even religious. Look, I understand the girl is attractive and foolishly chose "will appear nude" in her contract, but my god, I've seen her have sex more times in one season than I honestly think I've had my entire life. And I had a good run. I almost fear whenever the two actors end up in the same room together because panties are going to slide off, his shirt's going to go flying off, and we'll have porn for the next five minutes. Anyway, as I was saying, I couldn't find myself caring about a single character on the show. They're all a bunch of scumbags that I'd vote out of office the first moment I got a chance. And that's every politician on the show. It doesn't matter if they're with Kane or against him. There's not a single one that doesn't look like he or she came from the same crappy cloth as Kane did. They're all on the take, taking what's on the take, or just evil, bad people. You might say it gives a watcher the sense that anyone in politics is a crappy person and not worth respecting. Part of me wants to say I dislike the show, but it's got that certain quality that comes to people who are transfixed by an out of control train wreck. You can't stop watching, even though you're convinced you're completely wasting your time and energy. So, I finished the first season and am apprehensive about season two. There's only so much corruption and sex I can take in an hour.
  4. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/08/sequester-effects_n_3039739.html ...if you cannot afford an attorney; well, sorry kid, we can't afford one for you either.