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Our 2019 Oscar Nominations Predictions: And The Nominees Are…

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It’s award season again and all of Hollywood elite is on the edge of their seats in anticipation for the 2019 Oscar nominees. From actors who transformed themselves for biopics to crime fighters to magical nannies who fly over houses.  This year’s nominees may be eerily similar to this year’s Golden Globe nods, but we can never pass up an opportunity to give our take on who we’d like to see nab a trophy.  

In the ‘Best Motion Picture’ category we foresee at least eight films being nominated this year.   Our picks include: “Black Panther,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Green Book,” “BlacKkKlansman,” Bohemian Rhapsody,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Vice,” and “A Star Is Born.” Our money is on the critically acclaimed “If Beale Street Could Talk,” which has received rave reviews and support from theater goers and critics. 

This year’s “Best Actor in a Motion Picture” category will likely feature a mix of actors who took on real-life portrayals and actors who poured their heart into innovative roles.  Our picks are: Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”), Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”), Christian Bale (“Vice”), Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”), and John C. Reilly (“Stan & Ollie”).  The Academy could put a twist on things and nominate Robert Redford for his outstanding role in “The Old Man & the Gun,” but our guess is that they’ll nominate John C. Reilly for his uncanny portrayal of Oliver Hardy in “Stan & Ollie” instead. 

This year’s “Best Actress in a Motion Picture” category will be a nail-biter.  Glenn Close (“The Wife”) and Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”) have both been receiving praise and awards for their respective roles.  The duo even tied for the “Best Actress” trophy at the Critics’ Choice Awards, so it would come as no surprise if the Academy opted to give the statue to both ladies – an occurrence that hasn’t happened since both Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand took home the trophy 50 years ago. Rounding out the rest of our picks for this category include Nicole Kidman (“Destroyer”), Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns”), and Rosamund Pike (“A Private War”). 

For the “Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture” category there’s no need to list all of our choices, as there is only one woman who we have our money on; it’s none other than Regina King for her phenomenal performance in  “If Beale Street Could Talk.”  King has been a standout actress from the first time she appeared on the screen in the hit 1980s series, “227.” She emerges herself into every role she takes on and she did the same here. 

The Best Actor in a Supporting Role” category will have some familiar winners this year.  Mahershala Ali who won for “Best Actor” in 2016 for “Moonlight” is a big contender for his work in the movie “Green Book.”  He already won the Golden Globe Award for “Best Supporting Actor” for the film, so he seems to be the likely winner here.  Another familiar face we know we’ll see on the roster this year is Sam Rockwell. The actor won this award in 2018 for the film,  “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Rockwell’s performance in “Vice” has created a lot of buzz this season, but sadly we don’t see a repeat win here. Some other notable favorites of ours for this category include Timothee Chalamet (“Beautiful Boy”), Adam Driver (“BlacKkKlansman”) and Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”). 

For “Best Animated Film,” the Academy will give nods to “The Incredibles 2,” “Small Foot,” “The Grinch,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” and “Hotel Transylvania.”  We are fully backing a win for “The Incredibles 2” in this category!

We are also giving honorable mention to the song “Shallow” from the movie “A Star is Born.”  There is no doubt that the track will take home “Song of the Year.” Both Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper were a match made in heaven to collaborate on singing the song. 

With the Oscars not having a host this year, viewers can look forward to seeing some of their favs that took home awards at the Golden Globes,  do the exact same thing here. Repetition can be annoying in everyday life, but when you’re an actor, it’s a great thing.

Don’t forget to see who takes home a coveted statue, when the 2019 Oscars airs on Sunday, February 24 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

“The Hunger Games” Cast Cover Entertainment Weekly

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The last installment of the Hunger Games movie franchise is upon us and Entertainment Weekly is paying tribute to the movie in their latest issue.

The last flick in the series, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, opens in theaters November 20.

EW is featuring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth on the latest cover.

Hutcherson on the way he’s greeted in public:

“When you see the tons of people screaming and going crazy… I have the same problem that Peeta does of distinguishing reality from not reality. So for me, that’s not real. It seems so strange.” Lawrence adds, “It’s like you’re an avatar of yourself,” and Liam chimes in, “You get back in to the car after a premiere and it’s dead silent and you’re like… ahhhh.”

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Covers ESSENCE Magazine

 

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Dwayne Johnson flashed his million-dollar smile on the new cover of Essence magazine.

Johnson’s show The Hero has been a hit with fans and he has been hitting the gym hard as he film the new Hercules movie.

The actor-wrestler spoke with Essence ‘s senior writer Jeannine Amber on what he wants in a woman, what he loves about Black women and much more.

On the type of women he likes:

“…..engaging in good conversation” is essential in a healthy relationship, but “embracing the power of kissing” doesn’t hurt.

On what he needs and wants in a relationship:

“I want someone who can trust that my big hands are going to take care of them.”

On how his divorce helped him be a better man:

“I want to be a man who is truthful and who won’t let pride get in the way of my ripping myself open to my partner and saying, ‘Here I am. This is me.’ I feel there’s something powerful when a man reaches a point in his life when he can be completely vulnerable.”

For more with Johnson, pick up the August issue of ESSENCE now.

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WHAT SHE WORE: Naomi Campbell in Azzedine Alaia At “The Beaver” Premiere

Naomi  Campbell wowed the crowd when she walked the red carpet at The Beaver premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 17. Campbell wore a burgundy gown from Azzedine Alaia‘s Fall 2011 Collection . What makes this dress pop is the layered & ruffled skirt that swept the ground as Campbell walked. The supermodel kept her accessories to a minimum, by only wearing a pair of gold earrings, a bracelet and a ring.  She looked stunning to say the least.

Photos by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images/Style.com

New movie poster for “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf”

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A few weeks ago, we showed you the character posters for the movie For Colored Girls Who have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf. Now, thanks to Movieline, we have the official movie poster. For Colored Girls opens on November 5, 2010.

Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too (Theatrical Trailer)

I never saw the first one, but here is the trailer for the second installment of Why Did I Get Married. This time around, it’s called Why Did I Get Married Too. Not a Tyler Perry fan, but for those of you who are, enjoy!

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