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2019 Emmys QuickViews


Thanks to the Oscars going hostless this year, this year’s Emmys decided to do the same.   While the idea of no host helps keep things along, it has to be balanced right in terms of humor and banter and the Emmys almost had it.   What was the problem: so many dumb jokes that weren’t necessary. If the presenters saved time and stuck to what they had to say through the teleprompter, it could’ve been amazing.   The speeches overall were okay but it was the powerful opening abou...

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2019 Oscars QuickViews


One of the biggest conversations leading up to the 91st Academy Awards was will the Oscars be better without a traditional host? In my opinion, yes it was!   The show went smoother than any year in history and from the looks of it the ratings were higher than last year’s.   Everyone that won was a sure thing since the Golden Globes with a few surprises: Olivia Colman for Best Actress instead of Glenn Close and BlacKkKlansman winning Best Adapted Screenplay instead of A Star Is Born....

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Golden Globes 2019 QuickViews


Was the Golden Globes as good as last year? Find out in this interesting review.   Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh were okay but not great as hosts (even though Samberg should’ve done it by himself which would’ve been funnier and better).   The bit between Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph was really the worst thing that made no sense at all during the category they presented together.   As for who won during the evening? Lots of surprises including Oh winning for her show Killing Eve, ...

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Emmys 2018 QuickViews


One of the greatest award shows on its 70th year didn’t make us laugh as we wanted it to or either entertain us: the Emmys.   Colin Jost and Michael Che (Weekend Update on SNL) were the hosts this year, and let’s say their comedy bits together should’ve just stuck in New York at Studio 8H. The winners this year were unexpected surprises, especially Glenn Weiss’ proposal to his future wife after winning for directing the 90th Oscars telecast.   Even though there were some good...

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2018 Oscar Nominations


Now that the major award shows are done, its time to digest into the biggest one of all: The Oscars.   Airing on March 4, Jimmy Kimmel will once again take center stage in making us laugh and smile while having a great time as well.   This year lots of great movies were nominated: Three Billboards, The Shape of Water, Get Out, Dunkirk, Coco, Darkest Hour, Phantom Thread, I, Tonya and Call Me By Your Name just to name a few along with amazing performances in the acting categories should...

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