73rd Golden Globe Awards

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What a great night! I have to say, of all the awards shows I always find the Golden Globes to be the most awkward.

This year the show was hosted by Ricky Gervais who wasted no time with the (slightly offensive), but totally hilarious jokes. He should host all the awards shows, he’s so fantastically funny and he just holds nothing back.

There were many films and shows nominated this year, but Carol dominated with five nominations while Steve Jobs, The Big Short, and The Revenant came next with four nominations.

Denzel Washington received the Cecil B. DeMille Award tonight (presented by Tom Hanks), an award given to an actor for outstanding work in the entertainment world. After seeing the video depicting his time in the acting world it really isn’t surprising he won.

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Presented by Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill):
*I was cringing hardcore at Channing and Jonah’s interaction, the whole thing was just so awkward*

Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs) – Winner
Jane Fonda (Youth)
Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)
Helen Mirren (Trumbo)
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Film (Presented by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jennifer Lopez):

Maura Tierney (The Affair) – Winner
Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black)
Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey)
Regina King (American Crime)
Judith Light (Transparent)

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy (Presented by Andy Samberg):

Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) – Winner
Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin)
Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)

Best Comedy TV Series (Presented by Terrance Howard and Taraji P. Henson):

Mozart in the JungleWinner
Casual
Orange
is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Veep

Best Limited Series or TV Movie (Presented by Bryce Dallas Howard and Orlando Bloom):

Wolf HallWinner
Flesh and Bone
Fargo
American Horror Story: Hotel
American Crime

Best Actor in a Limited Series of TV Movie (Presented by Jamie Alexander and Amber Heard):

Oscar Isaac (Show Me a Hero) – Winner
Idris Elba (Luther)
David Oyelowo (Nightingale)
Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall)
Patrick Wilson (Fargo)

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Film (Presented by Tom Ford and Lady Gaga):

Christian Slater (Mr. Robot) – Winner
Alan Cumming (The Good Wife)
Damian Lewis (Wolf Hall)
Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline)
Tobias Menzies (Outlander)

Best Original Score (Presented by Jamie Foxx and Lily James):

Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight) – Winner
Carter Burwell (Carol)
Alexandre Desplat (The Danish Girl)
Daniel Pemberton (Steve Jobs)
Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto (The Revenant)

Best Actor in a Drama Series (Presented by Eva Longoria and America Ferrara):

Jon Hamm (Mad Men) – Winner
Rami Malek (Mr. Robot)
Wagner Moura (Norcos)
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan)

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy (Presented by Amy Adams):

Matt Damon (The Martian) – Winner
Christian Bale (The Big Short)
Steve Carell (The Big Short)
Al Pacino (Danny Collins)
Mark Ruffalo (Infinitely Polar Bear)

Best Animated Film (Presented by Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson):

Inside Out – Winner
Anomalisa
The Good Dinosaur
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Presented by Patricia Arquette and J.K. Simmons):

Sylvester Stallone (Creed) – Winner
Paul Dano (Love & Mercy)
Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation)
Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)
Michael Shannon (99 Homes)

Best Screenplay (Presented by Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg):

Emma Donoghue (The Room)
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (Spotlight)
Charles Randolph and Adam McKay (The Big Short)
Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs) – Winner
Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful Eight)

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy (Presented by Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin):

Gael Garcia Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle) – Winner
Aziz Ansari (Master of None)
Rob Lowe (The Grinder)
Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk)
Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)

Best Foreign Language Film (Presented by Gerard Butler and Helen Mirren):

Son of Saul (Hungary)Winner
The Brand New Testament (Belgium/France/Luxembourg)
The Club (Chile)
The Fencer (Finland/Germany/Estonia)
Mustang (France)

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Film (Presented by Ken Jeong and Kevin Hart):

Lady Gaga (American Horror Story: Hotel) – Winner
Kirsten Dunst (Fargo)
Sarah Hay (Flesh and Bone)
Felicity Huffman (American Crime)
Queen Latifah (Bessie)

Best Original Song (Presented by Katy Perry):

“Writing’s on the Wall” – Spectre Winner
“Love Me Like You Do” – Fifty Shades of Grey
“One Kind of Love” – Love & Mercy
“See You Again” – Furious 7
“Simple Song #3” – Youth

Best TV Drama Series (Presented by Olivia Wilde and John Krasinski):

Mr. Robot Winner
Empire
Game of Thrones
Narcos
Outlander

Best Director (Presented by Morgan Freeman):

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant) – Winner
Todd Haynes (Carol)
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Ridley Scott (The Martian)

Best Actress in a Drama Series (Presented by Sophia Bush and Kate Bosworth):

Taraji P. Henson (Empire) – Winner
Caitriona Balfe (Outlander)
Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder)
Eva Green (Penny Dreadful)
Robin Wright (House of Cards)

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy (Presented by Michael Keaton):

Jennifer Lawrence (Joy) – Winner
Melissa McCarthy (Spy)
Amy Schumer (Trainwreck)
Maggie Smith (The Lady in the Van)
Lily Tomlin (Grandma)

Best Musical or Comedy Film (Presented by Various Throughout the Night, Winner Presented by Jim Carey):

The Martian – Winner
The Big Short
Joy
Spy
Trainwreck

Best Actress in a Drama Film (Presented by Eddie Redmayne):

Brie Larson (Room) – Winner
Cate Blanchett (Carol)
Rooney Mara (Carol)
Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)

Best Actor in a Drama Film (Presented by Julianne Moore):

Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant) – Winner
Bryan Cranston (Trumbo)
Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
Eddit Redmayne (The Danish Girl)
Will Smith (Concussion)

Best Drama Film (Presented by Various Celebrities Throughout the Night, Winner Presented by Harrison Ford):

The Revenant Winner
Carol
Mad Max:
Fury Road
Room
Spotlight

Really it was such a great night with so many amazing actors and actresses winning awards for their hard work. I was hoping “See You Again” would win for Best Original Song, but Sam Smith is such a great performer and I’m still so happy he won.

I was really pleased Brie Larson won for Best Actress in a Drama. I haven’t seen The Boy yet, but I’ve heard nothing but good things and this only makes me more excited to watch it!

I was really excited to learn that Harrison Ford would be presenting tonight and, no surprise, he presented the winner of the final award of the night. I suspect that the awards shows over the course of the year will be dominated by Star Wars which I’m super happy about.

2016 is definitely looking like it’ll be a great year for film and I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen.

What award were you most happy about?

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2015 Primetime Emmys

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The Emmys happened! Yes, they aired tonight and this year the host was Andy Samburg. I never used to be a fan of awards shows. They’re long, the speeches are sometimes annoying and cringeworthy, and the host (and their jokes) are usually lame and not funny.

However, lately they’ve really kind of been growing on me and I find myself becoming one of those people who really, really likes awards shows. And you know what? I’m okay with that. And I’ll continue being okay with that if more of them are like this.

The opening number was great! I saw mixed reviews on the Internet just after it happened, but personally I really enjoyed it. I laughed a lot and just thought overall it was really fun.

Andy Samburg is actually funny. I always love when hosts of awards shows take serious situations that have been happening and use satire and sarcasm in their speeches and that’s exactly what Andy Samburg did. From Bill Cosby to Donald Trump, he had a lot of material to use.

There were many presenters this year from Lena Headey to Taraji P. Henson to James Corden.

Many of the winners this year brought attention to serious issues in their speeches. Jill Soloway and Jeffrey Tambor both won Emmys for their work on Transparent and during their speeches brought attention to the Trans* rights movement.

Viola Davis won for her role on How to Get Away With Murder and made a moving speech about opportunities in the acting business for women of colour. It was truly emotional and spectacular and if you can find it online I highly recommend watching/listening to it.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actress Viola Davis accepts an award onstage during the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)

Amy Schumer made a fantastically hilarious speech (of course) and I loved Peter Dinklage’s speech after he won for best supporting actor in Game of Thrones.

Azo Aduba’s speech was wonderful. She was so emotional and it just made me really happy to know she was really happy. It also made me really happy when Jon Hamm won for his role in Mad Men. I never saw the show (it’s on my list of things to watch), but I think everyone knows how huge it was and with it ending this year I don’t think it was a surprise to anyone that he won.

The memorial video was incredibly sad. Seeing all the men and women who have passed away this past year is actually so surprising. You hear about the death when it happens and you’re shocked, but to see all these faces, one name after the other, all in one go, it’s even more surprising.

There were many awards presented tonight and you can find the full list of winners/nominees as well as who presented each award below!

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Presented by Amy Poehler and Amy Shumer):

Allison Janney (Mom) – Winner
Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory)
Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
Anna Chlumsky (Veep)
Gaby Hoffmann (Transparent)
Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
Niecy Nash (Getting On)


Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Presented by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross)

Veep (“Election Night”), Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, and Tony Roche – Winner
Episodes (“Episode Nine”), David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik
The Last Man on Earth (“Alice in Tucson”), Will Forte
Louie (“Bobby’s House”), Louis C.K.
Silicon Valley (“Two Days of the Condor”), Alec Berg
Transparent (“Pilot”), Jill Soloway


Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Presented by Ricky Gervais)

Tony Hale (Veep) – Winner
Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Adam Driver (Girls)
Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele)


Guest Actor/Actress in a Comedy Series (Presented by John Stamos and Gina Rodriguez)

Bradley Whitford (Transparent) – Winner
Mel Brooks (The Comedians)
Louis C.K. (Sautday Night Live)
Paul Giamatti (Inside Amy Schumer)
Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live)
Jon Hamm (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

Joan Cusack (Shameless) – Winner
Pamela Adlon (Louie)
Elizabeth Banks (Modern Family)
Christine Baranski (The Big Bang Theory)
Tina Fey (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Gaby Hoffmann (Girls)


Best Comedy Director (Presented by Bradley Whitford and Joan Cusack)

Transparent, Jill Soloway – Winner
The Last Man on Earth, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
Louie, Louis C.K.
Silicon Valley, Mike Judge
Veep, Armando Iannucci


Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Presented by Jimmy Kimmel)

Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) – Winner
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Don Cheadle (House of Lies)
Louis C.K. (Louie)
Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth)
Matt LeBlanc (Episodes)
William H. Macy (Shameless)


Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Presented by Seth Myers)

Julie Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) – Winner
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer)
Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)


Reality Competition Program (Presented by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele)

The VoiceWinner
The Amazing Race
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef


Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special (Presented by Terrance Howard and Taraji P Henson)

Olive Kitteridge, Jane Anderson – Winner
American Crime, John Ridley
Bessie, Dee Reese, Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois, and Horton Foote
Hello Laides: The Movie, Stephen Merchant, Gene Stupitsky, Lee Eisenberg
The Honorable Woman, Hugo Blick
Wolf Hall, Peter Straughan


Supporting Actress for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special (Presented by Terrance Howard and Taraji P Henson)

Regina King (American Crime) – Winner
Angela Bassett (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
Kathy Bates (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
Zoe Kazan (Olive Kitteridge)
Mo’Nique (Bessie)
Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Freak Show)


Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special (Presented by John Oliver)

Olive Kitteridge, Lisa Cholodenko – Winner
American Horror Story: Freak Show, Ryan Murphy
Bessie, Dee Rees
The Honorable Woman, Hugo Blick
Houdini, Uli Edel
The Missing, Tom Shankland
Wolf Hall, Peter Kominsky


Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Presented by Maggie Gyllenhaal and Liev Schrieber)

Bill Murray (Olive Kitteridge) – Winner
Richard Cabral (American Crime)
Damian Lewis (Wolf Hall)
Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
Michael K. Williams (Bessie)|
Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story: Freak Show)


Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Presented by Rob Lowe and Kerry Washington)

Frances McDormand (Olive Kitteridge) – Winner
Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Honorable Woman)
Felicity Huffman (American Crime)
Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
Queen Latifah (Bessie)
Emma Thompson (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street)


Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Presented by Lady Gaga)

Richard Jenkins (Olive Kitteridge)
Adrien Brody (Houdini)
Ricky Gervais (Derek: The Special)
Timothy Hutton (American Crime)
David Oyelowo (Nightingale)
Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall)


Outstanding Limited Series (Presented by Lena Headey and Margo Martindale)

Olive KitteridgeWinner
American Crime
American Horror Story: Freak Show
The Honorable Woman
Wolf Hall


Writing for a Variety Series (Presented by Mindy Kaling and Zachary Levi)

The Daily Show with Jon StewartWinner
The Colbert Report
Inside Amy Schumer
Key and Peele
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


Outstanding Variety Sketch Series (Presented by Jane Lynch and Eric Stronestreet)

Inside Amy SchumerWinner
Drunk History
Key and Peele
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live


Directing for a Variety Series (Presented for Colin Hanks and Will Forte)

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Chuck O’Neil – Winner
The Colbert Report, James Hoskinson
Inside Amy Schumer, Amy Schumer and Ryan McFaul
Late Show with David Letterman, Jerry Foley
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Dave Diomedi


Outstanding Variety Talk Series (Presented by LL Cool J)

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Winner
The Colbert Report
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Late Show with David Letterman
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon


Outstanding Guest Actor/Actress in a Drama Series (Presented by Ben McKenzie and Jamie Alexander)

Reg E. Cathey (House of Cards) – Winner
Murray Abraham (Homeland)
Alan Alda (The Blacklist)
Beau Bridges (Masters of Sex)
Michael J. Fox (The Good Wife)
Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black)

Margo Martindale (The Americans) – Winner
Khandi Alexander (Scandle)
Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards)
Allison Janney (Masters of Sex)
Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones)
Cicely Tyson (How to Get Away With Murder)


Writing for a Drama Series (Presented by Reg E. Cathey)

Game of Thrones (“Mother’s Mercy”), David Benioff and D.B. Weiss – Winner
The Americans (“Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep”), Joshua Brand
Better Call Saul (“Five-O”), Gordon Smith
Mad Men (“Lost Horizon”), Matthew Weiner and Semi Chellas
Mad Men (“Person to Person”) Matthew Weiner


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Presented by Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts)

Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black) – Winner
Christine Baransku (The Good Wife)
Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones)
Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey)
Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)


Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Presented by Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts)

Game of Thrones (“Mother’s Mercy”), David Nutter – Winner
Boardwalk Empire (“Eldorado”), Tim Van Patten
Game of Thrones (“Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”), Jeremy Podeswa
Homeland (“From A to B and Back Again”), Lesli Linka Glatter
The Knick (“Method and Madness”), Steven Sonderbergh


Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) – Winner
Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul)
Jim Carter (Downton Abbey)
Alan Cumming (The Good Wife)
Michael Kelly (House of Cards)
Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline)


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Presented by Tina Fey)

Jon Hamm (Mad Men) – Winner
Kyle Chandler (Bloodline)
Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom)
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan)
Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Presented by Adrien Brody)

Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder) – Winner
Claire Danes (Homeland)
Taraji P. Henson (Empire)
Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black)
Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men)
Robin Wright (House of Cards)


Outstanding Comedy Series (Presented by Mel Brooks)

VeepWinner
Louie
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Outstanding Drama Series (Presented by Tracy Morgan)

Game of Thrones – Winner
Better Call Saul
Downton Abbey
Homeland
House of Cards
Mad Men
Orange is the New Black


The 67th Emmys were great. So many amazing shows, writers, actors/actresses, and directors were honoured this and so many more were nominated!

Veep and Game of Thrones walked away with four awards tonight, Transparent and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart got three, while Olive Kitteridge won six!

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Congratulations to all the winners. You all worked very hard and it paid off!

See you next year!

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Streamys 2015 Recap

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The 2015 Streamy Awards happened last night! For anyone who doesn’t know what the Streamy Awards is, it’s an awards show to honour the best in online video and the people behind it. Basically it’s a regular award show, but it’s better cause it’s the Internet.

Last night’s event was hosted by Grace Helbig and Tyler Oakley who were amazing and hilarious and looked fantastic!

There were many performances throughout the night. Hailee Steinfeld performed “Love Myself” and from what I’ve read online it seems like this was actually her first live performance of the song. Alessia Cara sang “Here” and she sounded completely amazing.

“Cheerleader” by OMI was of course sang at the Streamys as it was one of the biggest songs of the summer.

Future also performed his song “March Madness” and there wasn’t a ton of enthusiasm for this song. Anyone watching on TV reported that majority of the song was a whole lot of censored bleeps. However, I think it’s safe to say they didn’t miss much since anyone (myself included) watching on the Youtube live stream couldn’t understand what he was saying anyway.

The final two performances of the night were A Great Big World feat. Futuristic as they sang “Hold Each Other” and then to end the night Sir Mix A Lot came out on stage and sang “Baby Got Back”. Because why not, this is the Internet.

There were so many awards to be presented last night and so many others not even shown. Each award was presented by two people with the nominees being presented by a well-known Youtuber.

You can find the full list of nominees/winners as well as channel links down below!

Ciara and Michelle Phan presented the award for “Best Comedy Series” with the nominees being introduced by Honest Trailers.

“Best Beauty Series” was presented by Paula Abdul and Frankie Grande while The Shaytards introduced the nominees.

Pauley Perrette from NCIS and Harley Mortenstein of Epic Meal Time gave away the award for “Prank Series” with Action Movie Kid presenting the nominees.

iJustine and James Van Der Beek, with help from the amazingly talented Kandee Johnson presented the award for “First Person Series”, while Kat Graham and Philip DeFranco gave away the award for “Viner of the Year” with the help of Kid President.

“Kids and Family” was introduced by Jillian Rose Reed, Miss America 2015, and Chester See, while Shay Mitchell, Lindsey Stirling, and The Most Popular Girls presented the award for “Lifestyle Series”

Only two awards left in the night and NeNe Leakes presented the first one for “Show of the Year”, with Mel B. and Sean Kingston presenting the award for “Entertainer of the Year”.

Here are the nominees and winners of the 2015 Streamy Awards! You’ll also find links to many of the nominee’s Youtube/Vine channels by clicking on their names.

Animated Series:

Bee and Puppy Cat
Blank on Blank
Cyanide & HappinessWinner
RWBY
sWooZie

Breakout Creator:

Lauren Elizabeth
Rachel Levin
Jenn McAllister
Arden Rose
Matthew SantoroWinner

Comedy Series:

FlulaWinner
Ryan Higa
Jenna Marbles
Miranda Sings
Rhett & Link

Drama Series:

Anamnesis
Adi Shankar’s Bootleg Universe
BlackBoxTVWinner
Carmilla
Frankenstein, MD

First Person Series:

BFvsGF
Grace Helbig
Tyler Oakley
PewDiePie
IISuperwomanIIWinner

Indie Series:

Anamnesis
Eat Our FeelingsWinner
The Katering Show
The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy
Player Piano

International Series:

EnchufeTV
HolaSoyGerman
Jack & Dean
Korean Englishman
Racka RackaWinner

 Non-Fiction Series:

Good Mythical MorningWinner
HeyUSA
Improv Everywhere
Kids React
Shaytards

Spin-Off Series:

30 for 30 Shorts (30 for 30)
Hack Into Broad City (Broad City)
Saturday Night Line (saturday Night Live)
Team Coco on Twitch (Conan)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Backstage – Winner

 Action of Sci-Fi:

Action Movie Kid
Corridor DigitalWinner
SnapperHero (Snapchat: snapperhero)
Super Power Beat Down
Video Game High School

 Beauty:

Andrea’s Choice
Gigi GorgeousWinner
Kandee Johnson
Ingrid Nilsen
Michelle Phan

Documentary or Investigative:

Atari: Game Over – Winner
Queens of Kings
Rituals with Laura Ling
Street Cuts
Thank You and Sorry

Fashion:

Maddi Bragg
Brooklyn and Bailey
Lauren Elizabeth – Winner
Maiah Ocando
Amanda Steele

Food:

Epic Meal TimeWinner
Nerdy Nummies
SORTEDfood
Tasted
You Deserve a Drink

Gaming:

The Game Theorists
Markiplier
PewDiePie – Winner
Smosh Games
Stampylonghead

Health and Wellness:

BlogilatesWinner
BroScienceLife
Furious Pete
Superhero in Training
Tony Horton Fitness

Kids and Family:

Eh Bee Family
Kid President
Kids React
Shaytards
What’s Up MomsWinner

Lifestyle:

Joey Graceffa
iJustineWinner
Rachel Levin
Alisha Marie
Bethany Mota

News and Culture:

Buzzfeed Video
MTV Braless
The Philip DeFranco Show
SourceFed
The Young TurksWinner

Pranks:

Roman Atwood
FouseyTUBE
The Janoskians
Magic of Rahat
PrankVsPrankWinner

Science or Education:

Crash Course
DNews
It’s Okay To Be Smart
SciShow
VsauceWinner

Sports:

Brodie Smith
Devin Super Tramp
Dude PerfectWinner
The Ginger Runner
Red Bull

Best Actor:

Bart Baker (Bart Baker)
James Franco (Making a Scene with James Franco)
Aasif Mandvi (Halal in the Family)
Paul Scheer (Scheer-RL)
James Van Der Beek (Adi Shankar’s Bootleg Universe) – Winner

Best Actress:

Anna Akana (SnapperHero)
Colleen Ballinger (Miranda Sings) – Winner
Natasha Negovanlis (Carmilla)
Ellary Porterfield (Video Game High School)
Casey Wilson (The Hotwives of Orlando)

Collaboration:

Jimmy Kimmel and Viewers (Youtube Challenge)
JusReign and Timothy DeLaGhetto (JusReign)
Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, Grace Helbig, and Hannah Hart (Epic Rap Battles of History) – Winner
Pentatonix and Lindsey Stirling (Pentatonix)
Various Creators (Youtube Rewind 2015)

Dance:

Amymarie Gaertner
Israel “Izzy” Harris and Ashleigh Mitchell
Dominic “D-Trix” SandovalWinner
Marquese Scott
Alyson Stoner

Ensemble Cast:

The Annoying Orange
The Hotwives of Orlando
Six Guys One Car
SnapperHero
Video Game High School – Winner

Breakthrough Music Artist:

Tori Kelly
Austin Mahone
MAX
Shawn MendesWinner
Rachel Platten

Best Cover Song:

Fifth Harmony, Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson)
Pentatonix, Evolition of Michael Jackson (Michael Jackson)
Sam Tsui and Casey Breves, Thinking Out Loud/I’m Not the Only One (Ed Sheeran/Sam Smith)
Tyler Ward feat. Charlie Puth, See You Again (Wiz Khalifa)
Weird Al Yankovic, Foil (Lorde) – Winner

Best Original Song:

Gibberish, MAX
Here, Alessia CaraWinner
No Matter Where You Are, Us the Duo
Nobody Love, Tori Kelly
Take Flight, Lindsey Stirling

Cinematography:

2Cellos (Ivan Slipcevic)
Devin Super Tramp (Devin Graham) – Winner
Gymkhana (Jordan Valenti)
Michelle Phan (RiceBunny Production)
Thirsty For… (Eric Slatkin and Jay Holzer)

Costume Design:

Bart Baker (Amanda Hosier)
The Britishes (Alisha Silverstein)
Epic Rap Battles of History (Sulai Lopez) – Winner
The Leage of S.T.E.A.M. (The Leage of S.T.E.A.M.)
The Most Popular Girls in School (Jamie Brown, Mark Cope, and Carlo Moss)

Directing:

Adi Shankar’s Bootleg Universe (Joseph Kahn)
Kurt Hugo Schneider (Kurt Hugo Schneider)
Improv Everywhere (Charlie Todd)
SnapperHero (Sam Gorski, Niko Pueringer, and Jake Watson)
Video Game High School (Matt Arnold and Freddie Wong) – Winner

Editing:

The Fourth Door (Blaybe Rabanal and Tony Valenzuela)
The Game Theorists (Ronnie Edwards, Forrest Lee Black, and Ryder Burgin)
Epic Rap Battles of History (Andrew Sherman, Ryan Moulson, Daniel Turcan, and peter Shukoff) – Winner
Mystery Guitar Man (Joe Penna and Ryan Morrison)
Vsauce (Michael Stevens and Guy Larsen)

Visual and Special Effects:

Action Movie Kid (Daniel Hashimoto)
Andrew M Films (Andrew McMurry)
Corridor Digital (Sam Gorski, Niko Pueringer, and Jake Watson) – Winner
SnapperHero (Sam Gorski, Niko Pueringer, and Jake Watson)
Zach King (Zach King)

Writing:

Bad Lip Reading (Bad Lip Reading)
Epic Rap Battles of History (Peter Shukoff, Llord Ahlquist, Zach Sherwin, Dante Cimadamore, and Mike Betette)
Honest Trailers (Spencer Gilbert, Dan Murrell, Erica Russell and Andy Signore)
The Hotwives of Orlando (Dannah Phirman and Danielle Schneider)
You Deserve A Drink (Mamrie Hart) – Winner

Short Form Comedy:

Brandon Calvillo
Brittany Furlan
Liane V
Rudy Mancuso
Logan PaulWinner

Short Form Creativity:

Meagan Cignoli
Cyrene-Q (Snapchat: CyreneQ)
Zach King
Shaun McBride
SnapperHero – Winner

SnapChat Storyteller:

Chris Carmichael (chriscarm)
Jerome Jarre (jeromejarre)
Shaun McBride (shonduras) – Winner
Shay Mitchell (officialshaym)
Ryan Secreast (ryanseacreast)

Viner:

Cameron Dallas
Brittany Furlan
King Bach
Lele Pons
DeStorm Power

Best Brand Campaign:

Crazy Plastic Ball Parank #WithDad, Roman Atwood (Nissan) – Winner
Kitten Therapy, SoulPancake (Purina Tidy Cats)
Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae), Dance On (Silento)
Totino Boy!, Tim and Eric (Totino’s Pizza Rolls)
Signature Pizzas, Jack and Jack, Rooster Teeth, and Andrea Russett (Pizza Hut)

Social Good Campain:

Arnold Pranks Fans as the Terminator… for Charity, After School All Stars
Prank it FWD
#ProudToLove, Marriage Equality and LGBT Pride Month – Winner
Win a Coffee Date in LA with Connor Franta, Thirst Project
Tyler Oakley’s Birthday Campaign, The Trevor Project

Show of the Year:

EnchufeTV
fouseyTUBE – Winner
Good Mythical Morning
The Philip DeFranco Show
PrankVsPrank
Rooster Teeth
Smosh
SourceFed
Teens React
Video Game High School

Entertainer of the Year:

Cameron Dallas – Winner
Connor Franta
Grace Helbig
Jack & Jack
Jenna Marbles
Kandee Johnson
King Bach
Miranda Sings
IISuperwomanII
Tyler Oakley

The Streamy Awards this year were amazing! Congratulations to all the winners and to the nominees. I’m so excited to see will happen next year!

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87th Academy Awards

oscars-2015The Academy Awards aired last night and once again they were hosted by the amazing Neil Patrick Harris. With so many awards and amazing performances, and even more stand-out moments from the amazing nominees and award winners that are sure to make it a night people will remember.

Reese Witherspoon took to the red carpet and talked about the #AskHerMore campaign in which actresses call out the gender inequality. In an interview, Witherspoon said, “This is a movement to say we’re more than just our dresses. There are 44 nominees this year that are women and we are so happy to be here and talk about the work that we’ve done. It’s hard being a woman in Hollywood, or any industry.” Lena Dunham, Shonda Rhimes, and many others took to Twitter to show their support.

Inside the building, Neil Patrick Harris took to the stage and called out the lack of racial diversity among the nominees.

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Patricia Arquette, who won for her role in Boyhood, ended her acceptance speech with a call for women to receive equal pay and equal rights: “To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation: we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights.  It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America.” Truly a stand-out moment that rings so true in our time.

Another moment that rings true comes from John Legend and Common’s speech after their amazing performance of “Glory” from the film, Selma.

“Selma is now. Because the struggle for justice is right now…we know that right now the struggle for freedom and justice is real…there are more black men under incarceration today then there were slaves.” The truth behind these words is harsh and something that needed to be said. Looking at all that has been happening, the significance of these words cannot go unheard or be ignored.

Neil Patrick Harris showed how “difficult” it is to correct one’s self when you mispronounce someone’s name. The actor mispronounced Chiwetel Ejiofor name and then you know what he did? He took a moment and corrected himself. I know, the scandal! It’s that easy people. Stop mispronouncing actors and actresses names just because you can’t be bothered to learn how to pronounce it.

Lady Gaga gave a stunning Sound of Music performance that ended with Julie Andrews coming out on the stage.

It was truly amazing and seeing Julie Andrews there was wonderful. That hug at the end between the Queen of Pop and the Queen of Genovia was something that many people excited and absolutely loving it.

And finally, though there were so many more moments I could talk about, Graham Moore’s acceptance speech for Best Adapted Screenplay of The Imitation Game, Moore spoke about how hard he had it growing up and ended by saying to “stay weird and stay different.” Like the speech givers before him, these were words that so many people watching needed to hear.

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The 87th Annual Academy Awards were truly a marvel. Despite the lack of racial diversity, those who did win and stood on that stage made sure no one was forgotten.

Here are the winners of the 87th Academy Awards:

Best Film Editing: Whiplash – Tom Cross
Best Visual Effects: Interstellar – Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, and Scott Fisher
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier
Best Costume Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Milena Canonero
Best Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Adam Stockhausen (Production Design) and Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration)
Best Cinematography: Birdman or (THe Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Emmanuel Lubezki
Best Sound Editing: American Sniper – Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman
Best Sound Mixing: Whiplash – Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, and Thomas Curley
Best Original Score: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Alexandre Desplat
Best Original Song: “Glory” from Selma – John Legend and Common
Best Live Action Short Film: The Phone Call – Mat Kirkby and James Lucas
Best Animated Short Film: Feast – Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed
Best Documentary – Feature: Citizenfour – Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy, and Dirk Wilutsky
Best Documentary – Short Subject: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 – Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry
Best Animated Feature Film: Big Hero 6 – Don Hall, Chris Williams, and ROy COnli
Best Foreign Language Film: Ida (Poland) in Polish – Pawel Pawlikoweski
Best Original Screenplay: Birdman or (The Unexpectedn Virtue of Ignorance)Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bo
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Imitation Game – Graham Moore from Alan Turning: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons – Whiplash as Terence Fletcher
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette – Boyhood as Olivia Evans
Best Directing: Alejandro González Iñárritu – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything as Stephen Hawking
Best Actress: Julianne Moore – Still Alice as Dr. Alice Howland
Best Picture: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Alejandro González Iñárritu, John Lesher, and James W. Skotchdopole

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