Academy Awards 2017 – Live Blog

Academy Awards 2017 – Live Blog

01.43AM

Soz, I’m late, I was busy bitching and moaning about E!’s poor coverage.

Jimmy Kimmel is already doing a better job than Chris Rock last year… At about this point in the show I felt like I was walking on eggshells, and I was sat in my bed on the other side of the world…

01.45

Meryl’s getting a standing ovation for receiving her 20th nomination.

Whoops, I spoke too soon, I hear something to do with Trump. img_0095

01.48 – First category is up…. Alicia Vikander is presenting the award for The Best Actor In a Supporting Role…

The nominees are…

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

And the Oscar goes to…
Mahershala Ali for his role in Moonlight.

01.54 – The musical scores playing people in and out are so funky, I want everybody to break out in song and dance.

01.59 – Up next is…

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

A Man Called Ove

Star Trek Beyond

Suicide Squad

And the Oscar goes to…

Suicide Squad

tbh, Harley Quinn’s hair is something my 4 year old niece does, so she deserves this Oscar too.

Beautiful speech though…

02.02

COSTUME DESIGN

Allied

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Florence Foster Jenkins

Jackie

La La Land

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Colleen Atwood… She looks so shocked! I’m not sure why, as the costumes in the film were amazing!

02.04 I want a cheese sandwich.

02.10 – THE HIDDEN FIGURES LADIES

KATHERINE G. JOHNSON is taking to the stage! She’s 98 years old, and is one of the ladies that the truly inspirational film is based upon. She looks so happy!
It’s really touching to see the audience cry. She’s wearing a beautifully soft blue dress, that reminds me of my favourite Yankee Candle, Sweet Garden Pea, of which is such a beautiful colour for a woman of her age to wear.
It’s bright, yet delicate, and when associated with that candle, so comforting.

02.12

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

Fire at Sea

I Am Not Your Negro

Life, Animated

O.J.: Made in America – Ezra Edleman and Caroline Waterlow 

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And the Oscar goes to…

O.J.: Made in America – Ezra Edleman and Caroline Waterlow 

I haven’t seen this documentary, however, I really want to.  Ezra’s speech was a gooden! He dedicated it to “the victims of police violence, p brutality, racially motivated violence…”

02.17 – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

He said some words, and introduced the Moana performer.

Exotic.

02.27 

The president of the academy just finished her speech, it was beautiful!

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02.28
It just rained Redvines! (Red Vines, alongside Twizzlers, are my fave American candies) *hint hint*

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02.30

The award for best sound editing.

The nominees are as follows…

SOUND EDITING

Arrival

Deepwater Horizon

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Sully

And the Oscar goes to…

Arrival

The sound editor ended his speech by saying “All we need is love”… Although these may be lyrics, they’re the truest words I’ve heard all night… This world lacks love and compassion, people.
I appreciate the difficulty of sound editing. The sound of my videos is absolutely terrible, my lecturers despair.. GOOD THING I DON’T WANT TO MAKE VIDEOS…

02.33

SOUND MIXING

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

And the Oscar goes to…

HACKSAW RIDGE

Kevin O’connell’s speech was totes emosh. He dedicated his speech to his late mother, with a sweet anecdote of how he got his first job, and how he could ever thank his mum. I’m sure she is looking down on you, like you said, and I bet she’s proud as punch!

02.40 – A tribute to those who have won in the past.

02.43 – Nominees for the performance by an actress in a supporting role.

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Viola Davis, Fences

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Every actress looks so pleased and proud after their clip has played. It’s really beautiful to see that they’re proud, because I’m sure they work really hard in some demanding roles.

And the oscar goes to…

Viola Davis! 

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I’m really happy about this; she’s a fantastic actress, he was amazing in Fences, and in my favourite, The Help!

Her speech is such a tearjerker!

“Exhume the stories of the people who dreamed big and never saw those stories to fruition”

“I became an artist, the only profession to celebrate what it means to be a life”

I’m crying! Her speech is so beautiful, she’s so grateful to everyone, and everything. I’m so happy they haven’t played her out, because if they did, it would be a travesty to ruin her mid-flow… Such a beautiful speech!

03.01

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Land of Mine

A Man Called Ove

The Salesman – Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

Tanna

Toni Erdmann

03.03

Sting is singing… He always sounds v strained like he’s trying to take a dookie.

03.09

They’re pranking a Hollywood Tour Bus. Megalolz.

03.10 – Best animated short film.

The nominees are…

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

Blind Vaysha

Borrowed Time

Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Pearl

Piper

And the Oscar goes to…

Piper.

03.14

The nominees are…

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana

My Life as a Zucchini

The Red Turtle

Zootopia

And the Oscar goes to… Zootopia – I love this film!!!

03.15 – Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson arrive on stage, and share an awkward joke to present the award for the best production design.

The nominees are…

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Arrival

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hail, Caesar!

La La Land

Passengers

And the Oscar goes to… La La Land.

*sidenote* Dakota’s dress is so gorgeous! As the E! team would say, they ‘Love it’. The fabric is beautiful and it has so much fluidity and oozes elegance when she walks!

02.25 

Omg!
The hollywood Tour Bus people just went in! Okay, so some of them were kinda trashy, but heyho!

It was so funny! I cried with laughter and awoke a sleeping beast (soz mum) in the process!

03.32 

Soz for the delay, I went and brushed my teeth again. #freshtildeath

The nominees for Achievement in visual effects are…

VISUAL EFFECTS

Deepwater Horizon

Doctor Strange

The Jungle Book

Kubo and the Two Strings

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

And the Oscar goes to…

The Jungle Book.

I hated this film, by the way, what a load of shadoobie.

03.36

Can we take a moment to appreciate Halle Berry’s hair?
It needs its own show or something #todiefor

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03.38

The Nominees for best film editing are…

FILM EDITING

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

La La Land

Moonlight

And the Oscar goes to… Hacksaw Ridge

03.47

Some random shizz just happened, so I phased out.

The nominees  for the best documentary (short subject) are…

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

Extremis

4.1 Miles

Joe’s Violin

Watani: My Homeland

The White Helmets

And the Oscar goes to… The White Helmets

03.51

The nominations for best live action short film are…

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

Ennemis Intérieurs

La Femme et le TGV

Silent Nights

Sing

Timecode

And the Oscar goes to… Sing.

03.55

I love Leslie Mann, she’s painfully funny

04.02

The nominees for the best cinematography are…

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Arrival

La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

Silence

And the Oscar goes to… La La Land….

04.07 –

John Legend is performing City of Stars… A bit off key and flat though…
“Amber, could you do it any better?” Well in my head I’m Beyonce, but in reality I’m Nichole337 so..

04.16 –

Samuel L Jackson is here to present the best original score…

The nominees are…

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

Jackie

La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

Passengers

And the Oscar goes to… La La Land.

FFS, pissed off.

I

HATE

LA LA LAND.

ALL THE MUSIC SOUNDS LIKE RIP OFFS OF OLD CUBAN MUSIC MAN

NOTHING NEW HERE GUYZZZZZZZZ

04.18

Scarlett Johanson is on stage in her funkadelic dress to present the award for the best original song…

The nominees are…

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

And the Oscar goes to… Bloody lalalalalaland #no

04.22

Jennifer Aniston, in a glitzy black number, is introducing Sara Bareilles to honor those showbiz superstars who have died in the past year.

04.30 Ben Affleck, and “guest”, aka Matt Damon are here to present the award for The Best Original Screenplay

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

Hell or High Water

La La Land

The Lobster

Manchester by the Sea

20th Century Women

And the Oscar goes to… Manchester by the Sea.

04.34

Amy Adams is presenting for the best adapted screenplay.
The nominees are…

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

Arrival

Fences

Hidden Figures

Lion

Moonlight

And the Oscar goes to… Moonlight.

“Be in love with the process, not the result”

04.43

Halle Berry and her hair are presenting the award for the best directing.

The nominees are..

DIRECTING

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

And the Oscar goes to…

La La Land… (As I typed this, my teeth ground together…no idea why)

04.48 –

Brie Larson is joined on stage by her fabulous dress to present the award for best actor in a leading role…
The nominees are…

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

And the Oscar goes to… Casey Affleck…

Denzel looked so sad, bless his cotton (prolly silk) socks.

04.55 – Leo D is on the stage to present the award for the best actress in a leading role.

The nominees are…

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Ruth Negga, Loving

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

And the Oscar goes to… Emma Stone.

meh.

And at last… It’s time for the final award of the night (lol it’s 5am)

5.04

The nominees are….

BEST PICTURE

Arrival

Fences

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

La La Land

Lion

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

And the Oscar goes to… La La Land.

Good night world.

OH MY GOD

OH MY GOD

THEY READ THE WRONG CARD

THE BEST PICTURE IS MOONLIGHT!

That was the most awkward moment of my life, and it’s nothing to do with me!

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Work experience – Exciting!

Work experience – Exciting!

8.30AM

 

Today, Tuesday March 29th marks my first day of a four day work placement at  Bournemouth Echo – how exciting!

I am utilising public transport as we speak to reach my destination, let us pray that I get there on time.

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Thursdays with Amber, featuring Fi-dates.

Thursdays with Amber, featuring Fi-dates.

It’s Thursday, commonly known as everyone’s favourite day of the week!
I normally feature my favourite person ever, Doreen, yet today we are many miles apart, but a quick Crumpdate for you – Today, Doreen will be working on her law essay, and she threw in a cheeky ‘Spain’ for the blog.

Thanks Doreen, you’re a good sport.

 

Today, I’m joined by FiFi, she’s the coolest person I know. I don’t know if it’s because she’s only two, or related to me, but either ways, she’s so jazzy.

This morning, I visited Avonbourne to speak to the Year 12 pupils about their media case studies, and university courses and life at university. Although it sounds dull, all of those things are important to know!

I’m now home, with Fi, who says “I dat”… You know what Fi? I totally agree with you.

I feel I should set the scene.

Fi is sat across the table from me, wearing a furry Peppa Pig onesie, drinking hot chocolate out of the Peppa Pig mug she requested.
She’s got chocolate biscuits (The good kind) and a Donut, also the good kind, and is watching her favourite show…
When suddenly, she screams… Why?

Her biscuit broke in her hot chocolate – That’s it – She’s had her first taste of disappointment in life.
Fi, life hold plenty more disappointment, just you wait.

11.35AM

Fi is now in bed with her mother, sipping some milk, watching some TV, having some cuddles – Living the life rn.
Doreen’s most said word is ‘Spain’… FiFi says ‘Nooooooo-ey’ or ‘Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!’ even though she agrees, or can hear what you say… Let us see how many times she utters those words this day.IMG_5968.JPG

11.48AM

Cuddles weren’t enough for her – she’s sat on my lap and I’ve been forced to put ‘Elsa ones’ on youtube.. Great.

THURSDAYS WITH AMBER, FEATURING CRUMPDATES

THURSDAYS WITH AMBER, FEATURING CRUMPDATES

HELLO MY WILD CHILDREN OF THE INTERNET FOREST, IT’S ME, YOUR HOST, AMBER, COMING AT YOU LIVE FROM CANTERBURY, THE HOME OF THE NOTHING TO DO!!!

Today is the last day of term – I’m very excited because that means I get to go home.

I like home.
Home is good.
Home is clean.
Home is fun.

Home is where my best friends are, yeah, they wipe their faces on the shoulders of their tops, eat with their hands and play with toys all day, errday, because that’s the kind of people I chose as my friends, and I like it.

I should also mention that I’m referring to a two-year-old and a four-year-old…

 

ANYWAYS…

SO.
I’m very excited to go home today, so excited that I made a video for you all.

TTYL BBYZ

 

13.57PM

Trying to hoax my Crump into saying Spain – it’s so difficult!

She looks totes cute tho.

14.00PM
Doreen said Spain, twice, because I told her I had closed my laptop… Does she not know that I,  a tech wizard can update my blog from my phone?
Got you this time, Doreen.

 

15.30PM

So, law.

I got 14/20 on the news quiz, but he didn’t even ask for peoples scores this week which was rather depressing.

17.00PM

Went home, to utilise the lavatorial facilities when the ultimate housemate gifted me with orange flavoured jelly beans in the shape of a carrot, a bunny balloon and a lil’ net of chocolate eggs for Easter, because I’m going home tonight!

How cute is she?! Thanks Harriet, you da real MVP.

 

 

18.00PM

I’ve found myself back at the SU, this time for hungry time.
I couldn’t decide what to have, because I’ve been steering clear of all things greasy and processed… SO I had a cheese bacon burger with fries and a side of “I’m so sorry I’m doing this to you, body, I am so,so sorry”, and I washed it down with a fruity cider…

(Sorry Amber)

 

19.30PM
I’m back home again, I suppose I should begin packing to go home, but I really can’t be bothered……………

 

21.09PM

I’m nearly done packing, I’m going to make my room kind of tidy, because our landlord likes to breech the tenancy agreement and enter the property without knocking, or even calling with 24/48hours notice like the agreement states… So, I wouldn’t be surprised if they come round when people have gone home for Easter for a quick snoop, so landlord, if you’re reading this, that’s why I’ve got a rubber rat hanging out from underneath the cabinet beside my bed, you snoops.

 

22.53PM
I’m so tired, but my ride home doesn’t arrive for another hour, so I’m just laying on my bed, eating, relaxing… having a good time..

 

 

 

Live blog : The Revenant

Live blog : The Revenant

PLEASE READ WITH CAUTION – THIS WILL OBVIOUSLY CONTAIN SPOILERS IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE REVENANT!!!!

16.38 – The film begins with whispering in a foreign language, which to me has connotations of both fear, as you whisper to be quiet and secretive, which therefore can connote solitude – is this going to forebode what happens throughout the film?
Who knows? Probably someone who’s already watched the film, of which is not me.

 

“… Don’t give up,

you hear me?

as long as you can still grab a breath, you fight

you breathe… keep breathing.”

 

The above quote is the final passage of whispering, and already two minutes into the film we’ve already encountered something quite deep.

16.47PM

They’re walking through water, looks pretty chilly.
They’ve got shotguns, and you can hear a shrill noise in the background, such as whistling, or screaming.
You can also hear a hog, of which I assume is what they’re trailing through the stream for with shotguns.

16.50PM

A lot of people have just been shot with arrows, it’s kinda crazy right now.
They’re being attacked but it doesn’t seem like they know who’s doing it, or where it’s coming from because the arrows are coming from many different directions.

There’s a methodic pounding of a drum every so often, it sounds like a slowing heart beat, mimicking death and gunshots.
It could also be predicting the future of those within the frame… DEATH (maybe, I’m not so sure yet)

16.53PM

 

Someone just got shot and fell off their horse.

Ouch.

 

16.56PM
A complete scene of devastation, despair and death.
Everything is grey.

A tree is on fire and it just fell onto their camp.

17.10PM

This film is so intense and dark that it requires 12,000% of my attention.
Leo’s character just got mauled by a bear, but it’s alright, he stabbed it several times.

And then Leo’s character fell down a hill, and the bear fell on top of him… If Leo makes another appearance I’ll be damned!

17.24PM

“Lay the rag over his eyes!”

One of the men, I’ll call him “Gingerbeard” wants to shoot Leo’s character, Glass (Hugh).

Gingerbeard has also informed his pals to care for Hugh as best as they can, and give him a proper burial when he dies, as they, like me, expect him to perish rather soon… It’s a complete shock he’s still alive!

17.32PM

They just tried to smother Hugh… To be fair, he was only trying to put him out of his misery…

17.37PM

How dare they try to buy Glass alive… He’s escaped death 3 times in the past 30 minutes….
17.53PM

Hugh just started a fire and cauterised his own wound.. Crazy

18.00PM

How he’s still alive is beyond me… He should have hypothermia by now, alongside frostbite

18.10PM

Hugh has made a new friend and uttered his first word in English… “Grizzly”

18.20PM

I don’t quite understand what’s going on… I think he was in the thing they make Homer Simpson do in The Simpsons Movie

18.21PM

Epiphany. Hugh just had an epiphany.

18.33PM

Would you believe me if I told you he was inside of a horse?

Cos he is

18.43PM

He’s found those who had left him dead… I think… I don’t know, I really don’t find this film interesting.  My favourite Leo film is The Wolf of Wallstreet ❤️

19.00PM

Hugh just hacked someone’s fingers off with an axe.

They’re now wrestling and I am not enjoying this movie.

19.03PM

“Revenge is in God’s hands… Not mine.”
19.06PM

Alas. It’s over.

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