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My Oscar Viewing Party 2015

It’s Oscar Day

MegaGold Premiere Centerpiece. Measures 2'5" tall.

The Academy Awards or The Oscars (the official title was rebranded as The Oscars in 2013 – changed from The Academy Awards)[1] is an annual American awards ceremony honoring cinematic achievements in the film industry. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a statuette, officially the Academy Award of Merit, that is better known by its nickname Oscar. The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are overseen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).[2][3]

The awards ceremony was first televised in 1953 and is now seen live in more than 200 countries.[4] The Oscars is also the oldest entertainment awards ceremony; its equivalents, the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theatre, and the Grammy Awards for music and recording, are modeled after the Academy Awards.[5] The Academy Awards are widely considered to be the most prestigious cinema awards ceremony in the world.[6]

Final touches being made to the red carpet at the Oscars 2015

The red carpet is receiving its finishing touches under overcast skies.

Security is tighter than I’ve ever known it. The streets around Hollywood Boulevard are locked down and all the Oscar venues have airport-style scanners in place. So that’s why I decided to throw my own Oscar party with family & friends 🙂

Red carpet at the Oscars

Oscar Ballots

We were ready to bet on the best of this season’s biggest blockbusters? We really got into the game, I downloaded these cute little printable Oscar ballots straight from glitterguide.com check them out right here.  Which actors and movies do you have your money on?

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Food

Drinks

Big Hero Punch
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Created by mixologist Pamela Wiznitzer, president of the US Bartenders’ Guild New York chapter and creative director of Seamstress, a cool new bar on New York’s Upper East Side, this playful punch brings together everything we love: fresh fruit juices, bubbly, and—oh, yes—a bottle of aged rum. Plus, since you make it in one big batch, hours before that first celebrity stiletto hits the stage, this drink is perfect for keeping a big crowd buzzing (at least through the opening act).

Recipe:

  • 1 liter bottle Caliche Rum
  • 1 bottle of sparkling wine
  • 16 oz of Ruby port
  • 12 oz curaçao liquor
  • 12 oz fresh squeezed and strained orange juice
  • 12 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 8 oz fresh squeezed strained lemon juice
  • 8 oz light agave nectar
  • 1 large block of ice

For garnish: 1 cup of hulled and sliced strawberries, 2 large lemons pitted and sliced and a handful of mint leafs.
In a large punch bowl combine the Caliche, port, curaçao, fruit juices and agave nectar, stir until well incorporated, refrigerate for at least 4 hours. When ready to serve add the ice and garnishes to the bowl, gently stir in the champagne. Serve in small punch cups.

In case you missed it….

http://oscar.go.com/nominees

 

Christmas Movies….

 

If you have a favorite Christmas movie, by now I am sure you have seen it on tv. There are so many, it seems every year I see one that I haven’t seen yet. This year I finally got to watch Polar Express all the way through. Pretty sad since it came out 8 years ago. I realized that there are a handfull of movies I look forward to watching at Christmas time.

 

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  • Home Alone –  the first one of course
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas – the half hour cartoon
  • Elf – one of those movies that will always be funny
  • Polar Express – have to add this one to the list since seeing it this year
  • Miracle On 34th Street – the remake was ok but I prefer the 1947 version best
  • It’s a Wonderful Life – My all time favorite
  • A Christmas Story – I remember watching this movie way before it was a TBS 24 hour marathon. My cousins, brother and I would recite the lines to each other for a laugh at my grandmother’s anual Christmas eve parties. I still recite the lines today.
  • Christmas With the Kranks – Charity got me watching this one a few years ago.
  • Christmas Vacation – funny funny movie
  • Charlie Brown Christmas – can’t leave this one out
  • While You Were Sleeping – not necessarily a Christmas movie, but we have to watch it around Christmas

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Let me know what movies you like to watch. I’m sure I left some out.

Happy Holidays!!

Hardest Working Man In The “Movie” Industry

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Denzel Washington Voted Top Money-Making Star of 2012

Denzel Washington has been voted the Top Money-Making Star of 2012 in Quigley Publishing Company’s 81st Annual Poll of Motion Picture Exhibitors. This is Washington’s eighth appearance in the Quigley Poll, and his first win. Exhibitors felt Washington was responsible for more traffic to movie theatres than any other Hollywood star this year based on his performances in “Flight” and “Safe House.” Washington is the fourth black American to win the Poll, joining Will Smith (2005), Eddie Murphy (1987) and Sidney Poitier . (1968) In 81 years, eight women have been voted first in the Top Ten a total of sixteen times, with Julie Andrews , Doris Day , Shirley Temple and Marie Dressler winning multiple times.

The Quigley Poll, conducted each year since 1932, is an annual survey of motion picture theatre owners and film buyers, which asks them to vote for the ten stars that they believe generated the most box-office revenue for their theatres during the year. It has been long regarded as one of the most reliable indicators of a Star’s real box-office draw because the selections are made by professionals whose livelihood depends on choosing the films and actors that will bring audiences to their theatres. It draws a distinction among stars that happen to appear in hit films and those stars that Exhibitors and film buyers believe actually cause an audience to come to their theatres. The Quigley Poll appears annually in Quigley Publishing Company’s International Motion Picture Almanac and on our web site: http://www.quigleypublishing.com. Both list the results of all the Polls since 1932.

The only woman in the Top Ten this year, Anne Hathaway , placed second with her roles in “Les Miserables” and as Catwoman in “The Dark Knight Rises.” Hugh Jackman and Mark Wahlberg , both with their initial Poll appearance, were third and fourth respectively. Jackman was in “Les Miserables” and a voice talent in “Rise of the Guardians” and Wahlberg scored with “Contraband” and in the sleeper hit of the year, “Ted.” Johnny Depp was in “Dark Shadows” and had an uncredited role in “21 Jump Street,” but still managed a fifth this year. He has been in the Top Ten eight times, with wins in 2010, 2007 and 2006.

Daniel Craig made his second showing in the Top Ten in sixth place with “Skyfall” and Daniel Day-Lewis , playing “Lincoln,” had his debut in seventh place. Last year’s winner, Brad Pitt , made it seven years in the Poll and was voted into the eighth spot. Leonardo DiCaprio was ninth with a performance in “Django Unchained” and has been in the Quigley Poll eight times. Robert Downey, Jr. came in tenth with his performance in “The Avengers.”
Tom Cruise has not placed in the Poll since 2007, but has been in the Top Ten 20 times since 1983, and been voted number one – the most of any actor – seven times. Tom Hanks , Clint Eastwood , Burt Reynolds and Bing Crosby have all won five times. Clint Eastwood has been in the poll 21 times starting in 1968. Currently, Exhibitors appreciate him more as a Director that brings audiences to their theatres. John Wayne , Doris Day and Shirley Temple each finished first four times, but John Wayne was voted one of the Top Ten Money-Making Stars an astounding 25 times from 1949 to 1974.

Exhibitors were also asked to name the Stars of Tomorrow for 2012: one male and one female who they feel will be Top Money-Makers in the years to come. The 2012 winners are Joseph Gordon-Levitt who was in “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Looper,” “Lincoln” and “Premium Rush” and Jennifer Lawrence who had breakthrough performances in “The Hunger Games” and “Silver Linings Playbook” and starred in “House at the End of the Street.”
Quigley Publishing Company was founded in 1915 and has published the International Motion Picture Almanac annually since 1930 and the International Television & Video Almanac since 1955. Historical data, analysis and all of the Top Ten Money-Making Star Polls dating back to 1932 are available in the 2013 edition of the International Motion Picture Almanac and on our web site: http://www.quigleypublishing.com
SOURCE Quigley Publishing Company