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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Red Carpet Fashion + Complete List of Winners: 2017 Academy Awards (The Oscars)

Check out the red carpet and full list of winners from the 89th Annual Academy Awards which held today at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California.

Special congratulations to Mahershala Ali on his big win. I fell in love with his acting when I saw him on Luke Cage. Well deserved! And of course to Viola Davis! Your speech was truly inspiring!

Ryan Gosling
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
Mahershala Ali
Ruth Negga in Valentino
Emma Stone in Givenchy
Taraji P. Henson in Alberta Ferretti
Jessica Biel in KaufmanFranco
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
Naomie Harris in Calvin Klein

Chrissy Teigen
Aldis Hodge 
Viola Davis in Armani
Cynthia Erivo
Brie Larson in Oscar de la Renta
Emma Roberts
Janelle Monae in Elie Saab
Robin Roberts
Nicole Kidman in Armani Privé
Ava DuVernay
Pharrell Williams
Andrew Garfield 
Riz Ahmed
Luciana Barroso and Matt Damon 
Nancy O'Dell
Sofia Carson
Priyanka Chopra
Halle Berry
Jessica and David Oyelowo

Hailee Steinfield
Jackie Chan
Kirsten Durst
Octavia Spencer

Salma Hayek
Denzel and Pauletta Washington
Trudie Tyler and Sting
Scarlett Johansson
Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian
Laura Dern
Karlie Kloss
Michael Strahan
Darby Stanchfield
Kyla Weber and Vince Vaughn 
Auli'i Cravalho
Ryan Seacrest
Terrence Howard

Full List of Winners

Best Supporting ActorMahershala Ali, MoonlightJeff Bridges, Hell or High WaterDev Patel, LionLucas Hedges, Manchester by the SeaMichael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals
Best Makeup and HairstylingStar Trek Beyond
A Man Called Ove
Suicide Squad
Best Costume DesignFlorence Foster Jenkins
La La Land
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Best Documentary FeatureO.J.: Made in America
Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
Best Sound EditingHacksaw Ridge
Deepwater Horizon
La La Land
Best Sound MixingRogue One: A Star Wars Story
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Best Supporting ActressViola Davis, Fences Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea Naomie Harris, Moonlight Nicole Kidman, Lion Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Best Foreign Language FilmToni Erdmann
The Salesman
Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
Best Animated ShortPiper
Borrowed Time
Blind Vaysha
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Best Animated FeatureZootopia
Kubo and the Two Strings
The Red Turtle
My Life As a Zucchini
Best Production DesignLa La Land
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
Best Visual EffectsThe Jungle Book
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Kubo and the Two Strings
Doctor Strange
Deepwater Horizon
Best Film EditingLa La Land
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Best Documentary, Short SubjectJoe’s Violin
The White Helmets
Watani: My Homeland
4.1 Miles
Best Short Film, Live ActionTimecode
Silent Nights
La Femme et le TGV
Ennemis Interieurs
Best CinematographyLa La Land
Best Original ScoreLa La Land
Best Original Song“City of Stars,” La La Land “Audition (The Fools Who Dream),” La La Land“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls“The Empty Chair,” Jim: The James Foley Story
Best Original ScreenplayManchester by the Sea
La La Land
Hell or High Water
The Lobster
20th Century Women
Best Adapted ScreenplayMoonlight
Hidden Figures
Best DirectorDamien Chazelle, La La Land Barry Jenkins, Moonlight Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea Denis Villeneuve, ArrivalMel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Best ActorCasey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea Denzel Washington, Fences Ryan Gosling, La La LandAndrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Best ActressEmma Stone, La La LandNatalie Portman, Jackie Meryl Streep, Florence Foster JenkinsIsabelle Huppert, ElleRuth Negga, Loving
Best PictureArrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea 
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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Red Carpet Fashion + Full List of Winners: 2017 Grammy Award Ceremony

Tonight, the 2017 Grammy Award Ceremony was live from Los Angeles! Check out these eye-catching red carpet looks! Beyonce crooned in style- but no jumping or backflips (#SafetybeforeEntertainment :-) )

And....CONGRATS to tonight's big winner Adele! Did you hear her speech? She's part of the B-Hive!


Katy Perry




Demi Lovato


Taraji Henson

Carrie Underwood and Kelsea Ballerini

Chrissy Teigen

Lady Gaga
Celine Dion


Laverne Cox

Leah Michele

Charlie XCX

Kat Graham

Nick Jonas


Tori Kelly

Camila Cabello

Heidi Klum

Keith Urban

2 Chains

Rick Ross

Kristin Cavallari

Girl Crush

Carrie Underwood

Chance the Rapper

Jason Derulo

Anthony Hamilton

Diana Gordon

Sophie Blem

Elle King

Kaya Jones

Guilianna Rancic
John Legend

Paulina Rubio


Album of the Year
Adele, 25
Beyoncé, Lemonade
Justin Bieber, Purpose
Drake, Views
Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Song of the Year
Beyoncé, “Formation”
Adele, “Hello”
Mike Posner, “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”
Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself”
Lukas Graham, “7 Years”
Record of the Year
Adele, “Hello”
Beyoncé, “Formation”
Lukas Graham, “7 Years”
Rihanna feat. Drake, “Work”
Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out”
Best New Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
Chance the Rapper
Maren Morris
The Chainsmokers
Anderson .Paak
Best Pop Solo Performance
Adele, “Hello”
Beyoncé, “Hold Up”
Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself”
Kelly Clarkson, “Piece by Piece” (Idol Version)
Ariana Grande, “Dangerous Woman”
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, “Closer”
Lukas Graham, “7 Years”
Rihanna feat. Drake, “Work”
Sia feat. Sean Paul, “Cheap Thrills”
Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out”
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Andrea Bocelli, Cinema
Bob Dylan, Fallen Angels
Josh Groban, Stages Live
Willie Nelson, Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin
Barbra Streisand, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway
Best Pop Vocal Album
Adele, 25
Justin Bieber, Purpose
Ariana Grande, Dangerous Woman
Demi Lovato, Confident
Sia, This Is Acting
Best Dance Recording
Bob Moses, “Tearing Me Up”
The Chainsmokers feat. Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Flume feat. Kai, “Never Be Like You”
Riton feat. Kah-Lo, “Rinse & Repeat”
Sofi Tukker, “Drinkee”
Best Dance/Electronic Album
Flume, Skin
Jean-Michel Jarre, Electronica 1: The Time Machine
Tycho, Epoch
Underworld, Barbara, Barbara, We Face a Shining Future
Louie Vega, Louie Vega Starring…XXVIII
Best Rap Performance
Chance the Rapper featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz, “No Problem” 
Desiigner, “Panda” 
Drake featuring The Throne, “Pop Style”
Fat Joe & Remy Ma feat. French Montana & Infared, “All the Way Up”
ScHoolboy Q feat. Kanye West, “THat Part”
Best Rap/Sung Performance
Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Freedom”
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
D.R.A.M. feat. Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Kanye West feat. Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin, and The-Dream, “Ultralight Beam”
Kanye West feat. Rihanna, “Famous”
Best Rap Song
Joseph Cartagena, Edward Davadi, Shandel Green, Karim Kharbouch, Andre Christopher Lyon, Reminisce Mackie & Marcello Valenzano, songwriters (Fat Joe & Remy Ma feat. French Montana & Infared), “All the Way Up”
Chancelor Bennett, Ross Birchard, Ernest Brown, Andrew Dawson, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Noah Goldstein, Kejuan Muchita, Patrick Reynolds, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West feat. Rihanna), “Famous”
Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake), “Hotline Bling”
Chancelor Bennett, Dwayne Carter & Tauheed Epps, songwriters (Chance the Rapper feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz), “No Problem”
Chancelor Bennett, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Kirk Franklin, Noah Goldstein, Samuel Griesemer, Terius Nash, Jerome Potter, Kelly Price, Nico “Donnie Trumpet” 
Segal, Derek Watkins, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West feat. Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream), “Ultralight Beam”
Best Rap Album
Chance the Rapper, Coloring Book
De La Soul, and the Anonymous Nobody…DJ Khaled, Major KeyDrake, ViewsScHoolboy Q, Blank Face LPKanye West, The Life of Pablo
Best Country Solo Performance
Brandy Clark, “Love Can Go to Hell”
Miranda Lambert, “Vice”
Maren Morris, “My Church”
Carrie Underwood, “Church Bells”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King, “Different for Girls”
Brothers Osborne, “21 Summer”
Kenny Chesney & P!nk, “Setting the World on Fire”
Pentatonix feat. Dolly Parton, “Jolene”
Chris Young with Cassadee Pope, “Think of You”
Best Country Song
Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, & Steven Lee Olsen; “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett & Joe Spargur; “Die a Happy Man”
Lori McKenna; “Humble and Kind”
busbee & Maren Morris; “My Church”
Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne; “Vice”
Best Country Album
Brandy Clark, Big Day in a Small Town
Loretta Lynn, Full Circle
Maren Morris, Hero
Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Keith Urban, Ripcord
Best Rock Performance
Alabama Shakes, “Joe (Live From Austin City Limits)”
Beyoncé feat. Jack White, “Don’t Hurt Yourself”
David Bowie, “Blackstar”
Disturbed, “The Sound of Silence (Live on Conan)” 
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”
Best Metal Performance
Baroness, “Shock Me”
Gojira, “Silvera”
Korn, “Rotting in Vain”
Megadeth, “Dystopia”
Periphery, “The Price Is Wrong”
Best Rock Song
David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie), “Blackstar”
Radiohead songwriters (Radiohead), “Burn the Witch”
James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica), “Hardwired”
Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots), “Heathens”
Rich Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect), “My Name Is Human”
Best Rock Album
Blink-182, California
Cage the Elephant, Tell Me I’m Pretty
Gojira, MagmaPanic! 
at the Disco, Death of a Bachelor
Weezer, Weezer
Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver, 22, A Million
David Bowie, Blackstar
PJ Harvey, The Hope Six Demolition Project 
Iggy Pop, Post Pop Depression
Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool
Best R&B Performance
BJ the Chicago Kid, “Turnin’ Me Up”
Ro James, “Permission”
Musiq Soulchild, “I Do”
Rihanna, “Needed Me”
Solange, “Cranes in the Sky”
Best Traditional R&B PerformanceWilliam Bell, “The Three of Me”
BJ the Chicago Kid, “Woman’s World”
Fantasia, “Sleeping With the One I Love”
Lalah Hathaway, “Angel”
Jill Scott, “Can’t Wait”
Best R&B Song
J. Brathwaite, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib; “Come See Me”
Michael Hernandez & Bryson Tiller; “Exchange”
Jeff Bhasker, Robyn Fenty, John-Nathan Glass & Natalia Noemi; “Kiss It Better”
Hod David & Musze; “Lake by the Ocean”
Magnus August Høiberg, Benjamin Levin & Daystar Peterson; “Luv”
Best Urban Contemporary Album
Beyoncé, Lemonade
Gallant, Ology
King, We Are King
Anderson .Paak, Malibu
Rihanna, Anti
Best R&B Album
BJ the Chicago Kid, In My Mind
Lalah Hathaway, Lalah Hathaway Live
Terrace Martin, Velvet Portraits
Mint Condition, Healing Season
Mya, Smoove Jones
Best Music Video
Beyoncé, “Formation”
Leon Bridges, “River”
Coldplay, “Up & Up”
Jamie xx, “Gosh”
OK Go, “Upside Down & Inside Out”
Best Music Film
Steve Aoki; I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead
(The Beatles); The Beatles: Eight Days a Week -The Touring Years
Beyoncé; Lemonade
Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble; The Music of Strangers
(Various Artists); American Saturday Night: Live from the Grand Ole Opry
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Various Artists, Amy
Miles Davis & Various Artists, Miles Ahead
Various Artists, Straight Outta Compton 
Various Artists, Suicide Squad (Collector’s Edition) 
Various Artists, Vinyl: The Essentials (Season 1)
Best Score/Soundtrack for Visual Media
Thomas Newman, composer, Bridge of SpiesEnnio Morricone, composer, Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight
Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, composers, The Revenant
John Williams, composer, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, composers, Stranger Things Volume 1
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, composers, Stranger Things Volume 2
Best Song Written for Visual Media
Max Martin, Shellback & Justin Timberlake; “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”
Tyler Joseph;“Heathens”
Oscar Holter, Max Martin, P!nk & Shellback; “Just Like Fire”
Shamann Cooke, Sonny Moore & William Roberts; “Purple Lamborghini”
Mikkel S. Eriksen, Sia Furler & Tor Erik Hermansen; “Try Everything”
Peter Gabriel; “The Veil”
Best Spoken Word Album
Amy Schumer, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
Carol Burnett, In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox
Patti Smith, M Train
Tom DeSavia, John Doe, Scott Sherratt & Dan Zitt, producers, Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk (Joe Doe with Tom DeSavia)
Elvis Costello, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink
Best Comedy Album
David Cross, ...America…Great…
Margaret Cho, Maerican Myth
Tig Notaro, Boyish Girl Interrupted
Amy Schumer, Live at the Apollo
Patton Oswalt, Talking Over Clapping
Best Musical Theater Album
Bright Star (Original Broadway Cast)
The Color Purple (New Broadway Cast)
Fiddler on the Roof (Original West End Cast)
Waitress (Original Broadway Cast)

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