Lakenheath Old Boys

We are all former students at Lakenheath High School and other public schools in East Anglia. We were in school in the 70s and 80s and drank deeply from the well of British culture of those decades - the pints, the telly, and of course the footie!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Oscar Night Live!

Evening, folks. I hope you'll join me throughout the night tonight as we enjoy the annual Academy Awards show. I lot of people dismiss it as a load of tosh, but, as a movie fan, I always get excited about seeing the big film night with all the stars on show. Jimmy Kimmel is the host and there will likely be a few anti-Trump barbs to cheer on. Let's be having ya!

110 Comments:

Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good evening, Bob. I'm joining you for the Oscars. Just got back from tutoring and am currently fixing dinner.

6:58 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hiya, MUR - I'm enjoying the preliminaries from the Red Carpet as I'm cooking some pork chops for dinner.

7:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The nominations in the major categories:

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

7:45 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sad news today out of Hollywood about the loss of actor Bill Paxton, who has died at age 61.

7:47 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I really don't go to the movies. Jacquelyn and I watched Suicide Squad on Labor Day, but otherwise did not go to the movies this year.

8:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I read about Bill Paxton's passing . Sad news indeed.

8:00 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Can't believe that Bill Paxton is gone. A heart procedure that went bad. Hello chaps.

8:17 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Thanks for asking, I'm wearing Levis, an Izod pullie, and slippers by Dearfoams.

8:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good evening, Gooner. How have you been? I'm wearing a tank top and shorts.

8:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Very sad news about Bill Paxton.

8:21 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Before it gets too far, because of the critical backlash of what to me was a perfectly enjoyable movie which reminded me of the wiz-bang romantic movies of the 40's and 50's that I grew up watching with Mom, and the attempts of the critics to frame the people who liked it as dim, I'm going all in on La La Land. I know it was a trifle of a story, and that there was precious little jazz from Gosling, but it transported me from the opening the end credits, and I felt better on the way out than on the way in. I hope La La Land cops everything including a controversial win for Best Animated Feature, and best Foreign. Give those know it all revisionist critics something really to howl about.

8:27 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

You wear it well, Al-Prez.

8:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I will be rooting with you for La La Land.

8:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, Gooner. I'm dressing formally by my standards for this special occasion.

8:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Welcome, Gooner. I hear you on "La La Land." I just saw it recently and I enjoyed it. The backlash seems to contain an unhealthy #Oscarssowhite element, where "Moonlight" and "Hidden Figures" and "Fences" is being pitted against it.

I don't think "La La Land" is the best movie of the year, mainly because the two leads aren't strong enough singers/dancers for my taste. They were cast for their star power but it marred the film a bit. But I love Damien Chazelle's work and it'll make a smashing Broadway musical at some point.

8:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Justin Timberlake is opening the show with his number from "Trolls." Didn't see that film, of course.

8:34 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

You ever wonder what the camera is doing when you've got a really good dancer, but you end up looking at Harvey Weinstein's gormless children?

And color me disappointed that it wasn't Riyannah in that red dress.

8:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jimmy Kimmel emceeing?

8:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Justin now introduces Jimmy Kimmel, tonight's compere.

8:35 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Three-piece Tuxedos suck

8:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Jimmy's going political right from the off.

8:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great Trump remark by Kimmell.

8:39 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

My favorite tux so far tonight is the combo smoking jacket/tux number worn by Terrence Howard from "Empire." Snazzy!

8:39 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nice joke about Chazelle's age matching the number of Oscar nominations.

8:40 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I don't care for the three piecers either.

8:40 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

More political satire from Kimmel. An immigration reference?

8:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bit of a dig on Viggo, who I like a lot. Shame on you, Jimmy.

8:42 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

3rd cut about these movies not having an audience. Redeemed by the joke for Meryl

8:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Meryl Streep has 20 Oscar nominations - cor!

8:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

None too shabby , considering he called that lackluster.

8:44 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Pretty good dig at the Tweeter in Chief there.

8:44 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Best Supporting Actor goes to ....

8:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He's not Tweeter Dee ; he's tweeter dumb.

8:46 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hoping the bloke from Manchester by the Sea gets this one - he was brilliant.

8:46 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Strong category here.

8:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good start for Moonlight - could be a sign of things to come with the backlash against La La Land cursing it.

8:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It goes to Ali , not Alli , for Moonlight.

8:49 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

That Manchester kid was great, but the campaign behind Ali was irrepressible

8:50 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I haven't had a chance to see Moonlight yet but I'm looking forward to seeing it.

8:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Touching story by the new papa.

8:51 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nice one.Love his reference to the media banned from the Prezes press conference.

8:56 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kate McKinnon and Jason Bateman doing makeup and costumes now.

8:57 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now for best Makeup and costume design. The one movie I saw this year: Suicide Squad. It gets the nomination.

8:58 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

"Suicide Squad" and "Fantastic Beasts" pick up those two technical awards. Didn't see either of them.

9:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Best Costume Design goes to Colleen Atwood.

9:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Dr. Strange named Sec of HUD? Could that be?

9:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great tribute to the heroes who pioneered the NASA program.

9:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hoping for a big win for "13th" in this one.

9:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It'll probably go to the James Baldwin one, though. Or maybe the OJ one.

9:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OJ Made in America wins Best Documentary.

9:12 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

I watched a few of the OJ docs and they were really good.

9:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Lin Miranda is up next with his tune from "Moana." DIdn't see that one either.

9:16 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Nope, me neither. This is a bit rubbish, no?

9:17 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Ha, one of those sails smacked her in the head

9:18 PM  
Blogger Bivalve88 said...

She's a pro!

9:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good evening, Betsy. How have you been?

9:23 PM  
Blogger Bivalve88 said...

Doing well, David. You?

9:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hiya, Bets! Great to have you on board tonight.

9:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Doing well. Thanks for asking.

9:24 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I agree with the Gooner - this Oscar ceremony has been a bit flat so far.

9:25 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Do either of you have access to Amazon Prime streaming? There's a laugh-out-loud spy caper called Patriot which is the funniest thing I've seen in ages. Eric and I love it. Check-it out.

9:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I just read that Neil Fingleton from Game of Thrones passed away.

9:26 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

The Ellen pizza gag was better.

9:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Thanks for the tip. I don't have Amazon Prime. I can only handle so many entertainment platforms.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Bivalve88 said...

Love the comment about handing out the awards by parachute!

9:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sound Editing, in case anyone cares.

9:27 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Getting worried that the La La Land haters have the fix in

9:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

"Arrival" wins that one - any of you see that one? I have an allergy to all things sci-fi.

9:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It certainly seems that way, Gooner.

9:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sylvain Bellemare wins the award for Sound Editing.

9:28 PM  
Blogger Bivalve88 said...

Magnifique! Loved the accent.

9:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

After Sound Editing comes Sound Mixing.

9:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Tres Bien.

9:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The award goes to the crew of Hacksaw Ridge.

9:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

"Hacksaw "Ridge" wins a technical award and the Mel Gibson rehabilitation project continues.

9:31 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Didn't see it either.

9:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A lifetime of rehab won't be enough for him.

9:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Best Supporting Actress category now.

9:40 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It goes to ...

9:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It strikes me that Viola Davis is really one of the leads in "Fences."

9:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Viola Davis wins Best Supporting Actress for her role in Fences.

9:44 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Shame - Michelle Williams was brilliant in Manchester. Oscar goes to Viola.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Bivalve88 said...

Viola!! Our girl from Central Falls, RI!

9:45 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Very competitive category. Kidman was the only dud.

9:46 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I even heard that Nicole wasn't bad in "Lion." Haven't seen it yet.

9:48 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

During the break I switched to my bathrobe -- It's a plaid fleece by Christian Dior.

9:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Best Dressed Blogger goes to the resident Gooner.

9:56 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Foreign Film now - hoping Ove can pull this one out.

9:57 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Best Foreign Language Film goes to The Salesman from Iran.

9:58 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nope - I'm batting zero so far tonight. Shocking performance from me.

9:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

El Prez is ecstatic.

9:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Chief Tweeter is even dissed by foreign film makers.

9:59 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Der Stingelhoffer with his nominated tune now.

10:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Best Oscar for Animation.

10:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Piper wins the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film

10:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I saw this short animation on the CBS Sunday Morning show this morning - nice one!

10:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nice anti wall statement. Well done.

10:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Next Best Animated Feature Film.

10:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Zootopia wins the award.

10:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Production Design - might be a chance for La La Land to get one here.

10:14 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

First one for La La Land then. Well deserved.

10:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

La La Land wins for Best production Design. Our resident Gooner will be delighted.

10:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Silly stunt now with people on a tour of Hollywood.

10:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Led by the Minister of Silly Walks. Endorsed by the Very Silly Party.

10:18 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

This is why this show doesn't end by 11pm. Where's that band when you need them to start up?

10:20 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Complete waste of time.

10:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Well, I'm off to bed, folks. I've got an early morning tomorrow. Nice chatting with you!

10:30 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

Tarah!

10:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good night . Great chatting with you.

10:35 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

That's all from me too. Cheerio Al-Prez.

10:41 PM  

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