Every Win La La Land Scored During the 2017 Award Season

By Ryan Roschke

La La Land made history in January, breaking the record for most Golden Globes won by a single film after snagging all seven of the awards it was nominated for. In January, the spectacular film was nominated for 14 Academy Awards, tying with All About Eve and Titanic for the most nominations of all time. Unfortunately, come the big show on Feb. 26, it didn’t break records for most Oscars won, but it did take home quite a few. (Just, uh, not best picture.) Now that award season has officially wrapped, take a look at how many wins (and nominations) La La Land scored.

Oscar Nominations

Won: Best director, Damien Chazelle
Won: Best actress, Emma Stone
Won: Best original song, “Audition
Won: Best achievement in cinematography
Won: Best achievement in production design
Won: Best original score
Best picture
Best actor, Ryan Gosling
Best original screenplay
Best original song, “City of Stars”
Best achievement in costume design
Best achievement in film editing
Best achievement in sound editing
Best achievement in sound mixing
Critics’ Choice Award Nominations and Wins

Won: Best picture
Won: Best director, Damien Chazelle
Won: Best original screenplay, Damien Chazelle
Won: Best cinematography, Linus Sandgren
Won: Best production design, David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
Won: Best editing, Tom Cross
Won: Best song, “City of Stars”
Won: Best score, Justin Hurwitz
Best actor, Ryan Gosling
Best actress, Emma Stone
Best costume design, Mary Zophres
Best song, “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)”
Golden Globe Award Nominations

Won: Best motion picture, musical or comedy
Won: Best director, Damien Chazelle
Won: Best actor, musical or comedy, Ryan Gosling
Won: Best actress, musical or comedy, Emma Stone
Won: Best screenplay, Damien Chazelle
Won: Best original score, Justin Hurwitz
Won: Best original song, “City of Stars”
Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations

Won: Outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role, Emma Stone
Outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role, Ryan Gosling

Matt Damon discovers new culture in the Chinese blockbuster The Great Wall

“I think it’s a pretty classic kind of hero’s journey, similar to Lawrence of Arabia, or Dances with Wolves, or Avatar. It’s a character who starts one way, he’s thinking about himself and his own needs and through his exposure to this different, this other culture, this other way, he starts to wake up to the fact that there are things that are more important than himself”. SOUNDBITE 2 : Matt Damon, actor (man, English, 28 sec) “They had 200 shipping containers that surrounded this giant wall that they built and they covered it in green screen. So it was the largest outdoor green screen in the world. I mean, it was incredible. And then they were days, you know, for the first battle there were 500 or more extras in full battle armor, horses, it was just massive. It felt like doing one of the old MGM movies or something, it was just a bigger scale than anything I’ve ever done”. SOUNDBITE 3 : Matt Damon, actor (man, English, 21 sec) “That first battle sequence is just incredible, like what he (director Zhang Yimou) did. That joy that is almost there, in the filmmaking. And I think that’s a kind of an important thing to have, when you try to make a big entertaining popcorn movie. Obviously, this is not historical fact, this is fantasy, and it’s a monster movie, so it’s got to be fun”. SOUNDBITE 4 : Matt Damon, actor (man, English, 26 sec) “When I talked to him (director Zhang Yimou) about it the first time he said : I want it to be the great wall as if it had been designed by Da Vinci. I want the wall to come alive. This wall does things that the real one doesn’t, with catapults coming out of the wall, and blades coming out, the crane corps, the women diving off the parapets and doing their acrobatics, I mean, it’s a big show”. SOUNDBITE 5 : Matt Damon, actor (man, English, 32 sec) “Every decision he (director Zhang Yimou) was making came out of what was truthful for the characters. So he would design his shot around the actions of the characters behaving honestly. So in an odd way his direction was no different from Martin Scorsese’s, or Francis Ford Coppola’s or Steven Spielberg’s, it all came from the same place. So I think my take away was that it’s still filmmaking, in any language”.

Gigi Hadid Celebrates Tommy Hilfiger Launch in Paris

Fashion model Gigi Hadid recently collaborated with Tommy Hilfiger to create a new casual clothing line for the Spring and Summer of 2017. Now hitting stores in Paris, fans were seen lined up outside of the Tommy Hilfiger Paris flagship store to make purchases and for a meet-and-greet, causing much traffic. Hadid is on her second international tour celebrating her ongoing Tommy x Gigi line.

According to E! News, as Hadid went into the store, she greeted her French fans before being brought upstairs to meet fans one by one. “The day after the show we were told the tour was sold out, but to actually see the people’s faces, the fans wearing the collection, it’s amazing,” she said.

“My first experience as a designer is seeing how people can take your pieces and be inspired by them. Each part of the world puts their own spin. In Japan, they took it to a whole other level.”

Hadid has just recently visited Disneyland Paris with her boyfriend Zayn Malik and sister Bella, she felt determined to make the event a special one for her fans who had obtained meet-and-greet passes. “They’re here to be supportive and make me feel welcome, so I try to make it as special and personal as possible,” she commented.

American Horror Story Season 7 Scoop

“It’s very scary and very fun and very…topical,” Murphy said during an exclusive sit-down interview with E! News earlier this week. “Anybody who voted in the last election will very much enjoy what it’s about.”

According to E! News, Murphy delved into the news on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, saying that the season is going to be “about the election that we just went through, so I think that will be interesting for a lot of people.” When asked if there will be a Trump in it, Murphy said, “Maybe.” He is not ready to reveal more details just yet.

“Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson are the leads [of season seven],” Murphy tells E! News. “But they don’t know who they’re playing…It’s a modern story is all I’ll say. We just started back in the writers’ room for that.”

Murphy mentioned that the show will have an earlier premiere in 2017. “It’s going to debut earlier than it did before—debut around Labor Day, because I like having it done, sort of by Halloween.”
According to E! News, last year, Murphy told Entertainment Weekly that season 7 would feature a few of the characters from Freak Show in season 4.

Murphy is also planning a crossover season in the future. “We do know what we’re going to do,” Murphy said at EW’s PopFest. “It’s not going to be next season, but we are going to do a season that’s a crossover between Murder House and Coven together, which is very bizarre.”

There’s already been a teaser for season eight months ago, as Murphy has said he’s working with a writer. “It’s my secret season,” he told EW. “I’ve been working with a writer on a season that only he and I know.” As excited as fans can be about an eighth season, Murphy did note that he is unsure of the air date. “It’s one person writing all episodes. The whole show has been a great joy to me because it’s an experiment.”

While a set date hasn’t been confirmed yet, fans can expect American Horror Story season 7 to premiere in either September or October of this year.

Demi Lovato Is Using Her Voice To Speak Out About Mental Health

Singer-songwriter Demi Lovato, 24, has been using her voice for mental health advocacy. Lovato has been an advocate for addiction and bipolar diagnosis for years. She is now choosing to step back from the spotlight for a bit to switch the focus to tell others’ stories.

According to huffingtonpost.com, Lovato is releasing a documentary that tells others’ stories to continue to spread awareness.

“It’s important for me to open up a new chapter in my life,” she told The Huffington Post. “I’ve shared a lot about my past and my experiences with my mental health condition and it’s important that now it’s about other people. I want to raise their voice as well.”

Just a week ago, Lovato took to her Instagram account to post a video on her “Beyond Silence” documentary, which features a brief introduction to the message they are trying to spread.

Lovato captioned her video by saying:

“Today we are premiering Beyond Silence, a #BeVocalSpeakUp documentary that shows how the power of one voice can inspire and help so many others. We follow three different people –Jeff, Lauren and Lloyd – whose lives have changed by speaking up for mental health. Watch the documentary at BeVocalSpeakUp.com and help us spread the word!”

“Beyond Silence” will be a documentary about three people who have battled with mental health issues all their lives, and who have finally come to terms with it and decided to let others know they are not alone. Lovato will be taking on a new role as executive producer of the documentary, differing from her usual on-screen roles.

According to huffingtonpost.com, Lovato revealed:

“These stories really stick out to me. I’m very excited that people are going to be able to hear about their journeys.”

Lovato has been involved with the campaign, Be Vocal: Speak Up For Mental Health, since 2015 when it was launched by the National Alliance for Mental Illness, the Jed Foundation, Mental Health America, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance and the National Council for Behavioral Health.

Although Lovato is currently stepping away from the spotlight to let other people’s voices be heard, she doesn’t intend on silencing out her own voice completely.

“It feels great to be a role model for this cause because I’m just being myself,” she said. “There’s no burden. As an advocate, it’s something that I’m passionate about.”

Lovato also aspires to encourage other people do speak out about their own experiences, or at least seek support, by continuing to speak about her own.

“The biggest surprise for me is how many people are afraid to talk about mental health,” she said. “Therapy is something everyone should try. I think that whether you have a mental health condition or not it’s good to talk to somebody ― especially someone who is a licensed professional.”

Many people can easily assume that celebrities live a perfect life, which is untrue for many, especially Lovato. Fortunately, she is thrilled that she can use her fan base to promote her campaign that is for a great cause. Also, people can see that they can still be successful in their careers, and have mental issues.

“Wellness is not just about being happy,” she said. “It’s about taking care of yourself and maintaining a balanced lifestyle. Taking care of your mental health is just as important as your physical health.”

Beyoncé Pulls out of Coachella 2017

Beyoncé may have upset fans by her recent dropout of Coachella 2017, but for great reason. She is super excited to share the news of her birth to twins!

The news of her Coachella cancellation was announced Thursday on Coachella’s social media pages. Announcements of her performance at Coachella were made in early January, but just a month later the star took to Instagram to reveal her baby bump, announcing that she and Jay-Z are having twins. The couple are parents to five-year old daughter Blue Ivy.

Beyoncé had to cancel due to doctor’s orders, but will be headlining the event in 2018.

According to E! News, a source had told them earlier this month that

“the singer planned on going ahead with her set as scheduled but that her health will come first and her participated would depend on how she feels and the doctors’ orders at that time.”

Luckily for fans, Beyoncé performed at the 2017 Grammys just two weeks ago and flaunted her new baby belly.

Mascara: The Battle Between Drugstore and Prestigious Brands

Here’s what I’ve learned about high-end mascara: Save your money.

I’ve been able to try out a couple brands of high end mascara, such as the They’re Real! Mascara from Benefit ($24.00) and the Perversion Mascara from Urban Decay ($22.00). Honestly, they’re not much different than a drugstore mascara. The ingredients in mascaras tend to be similar and haven’t come too much of a long way, thus having little differences between each.

Your natural eyelashes also play a significant role in regards to how much longer a mascara can lengthen your lashes. If you have short eyelashes, don’t expect too much.

Furthermore, the way mascara is applied is more important. You can easily make a drugstore mascara work just as well as a high end by applying simple tricks:

1. Curl your eyelashes
2. Apply a mascara primer
3. Slowly turn the mascara wand towards you while applying to the upper eyelashes, in a curling motion
4. Apply more than one coat of mascara: apply to one eye, and apply to the other, then go back to the first eye
5. Opt for waterproof, as it holds a curl better
6. Curl your eyelashes after you’ve applied your mascara (this isn’t the best for eyelashes, be careful!)

If you’re on the hunt for a good drugstore mascara, I would recommend The Rocket by Maybelline ($5.99) or Best Lash by Jordana which is actually $2.99 at drugstores. In fact, every single time I’ve been complimented on my eyelashes, I was wearing a drugstore mascara.

I do believe, however, that foundations, lipsticks, and eyeshadows are worth splurging on due to their longevity and pigment. I recommend checking out YouTube for recommendations.

Selena Gomez Makes a Comeback with Her New Single

After taking a hiatus to focus on her health, Selena has recently surprised her fans big time – with her brand new single called “It Ain’t Me” featuring Kygo. The single officially dropped on Thursday February 16.

Gomez seems to be narrating a love story turned sour due to alcoholism. Gomez’ announcement of her newest single happened just the day after The Weeknd dropped his newest hit “Some Way“ which appears to be an indirect jab at Gomez’ recent ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber.

Selena posted a cover for the single with her and Kygo on her Instagram, captioning it #ItAintMe. Thursday. @kygomusic

Fans can hear this catchy tune on YouTube or download it on iTunes. It may just get you dancing! Great job, Selena and Kygo!

Kylie Jenner’s Newest Addition to Kylie Cosmetics & Fans Are Ready

Kylie Jenner never ceases to surprise and her fans with new product launches up her sleeve. In 2016, she officially launched her Kylie Cosmetics line, which fans went crazy over. Think about Black Friday madness, but online, for every. single. launch.

So, what’s all the hype about? Well, for starters, Kylie have almost 90 million followers on Instagram alone, many of them being devout fans who are ready to support any product launch of hers. Second, many of her followers are women who are also as obsessed with makeup as she, and follow all the latest trends as well. So, when Jenner came out with her Kylie Cosmetics line, which included the infamous Kylie Lip Kits – following the matte liquid lipstick trend, the Kybrow – following the filled in eyebrows trend, the KyLiner – following the winged eyeliner trend, fans and make-up lovers were obsessed. Now, Kylie’s getting ready to launch her Kylighter highlighter, which follows the current highlighting trend.

We knew Jenner was up to something when she filed to trademark the terms “Kyliner,” “Kyshadow” and “Kybrow.” But, according to Allure, the term “Kylighter” had been filed for a trademark in June of 2016. So, Jenner had already been working on this new product for a while, and the time is almost here! The Kylighter launches on KylieCosmetics.com on February 28th. Mark your calendars!

Jenner announced the upcoming products on her Snapchat, and from the Snapchat videos, there seems to be quite the selection of highlighters to choose from, so ladies, get your wallets ready! There are six different colors debuting, and she’s swatched them on SnapChat, which you can also catch on her Instagram. Get ready to be begging for seconds, once you catch a glimpse of the sparkly hues named after sweet treats such as “Strawberry Chocolate” and “Salted Caramel” – delicious!