Tinsel & Tine 87th OSCARS Round UP 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

 Quick T&T Recap of the Oscars 

(87th Academy Awards) 

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By Tinsel & Tine Editor, Le Anne Lindsay

So the awards season has wound down, all the speculation is over and the awards handed out. I saw about 89% of the movies nominated in various categories. If I had just fit in Interstellar, Inherent Vice and Whiplash, I would have been at about a 94% mark. Seeing a nominated foreign film or doc counts as extra points, but I didn't see any of those this past year.

For quick links to T&T posts on the movies we did cover

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Once again I started too late to get a restaurant to sponsor Tinsel & Tine's Oscar Social Media Party.  But I had gone to a Whiskey tasting earlier in the week, where I received a bottle of Dad's Hat Maple Syrup infused with Rye Whiskey, this gave me the idea to do a pancake dinner (even though we're into Lent).

Target comfort foods for my Oscars Social Media Red Carpet Picnic: Archer Farms Vanilla Chai Pancakes (w/ black tea, chai spices & cinnamon chips), Archer Farms Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Pork roll, brown n serve sausage, Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn microwave popcorn.

When Diane arrived she brought Vinegar Salt Chips and Tate's Chocolate Chip Cookies and next thing you know... this was what our Oscar After Party looked like.

Red Carpet

Pink Ladies - There were probably enough celebs wearing pink for me to have done 3 rows:

Men in Color- Nice to have a variety away from black and white:

 4 Tine Rated Gowns on the Oscar Red Carpet:

Neil Patrick Harris (NPH) was no Ellen DeGeneres but he wasn't James Franco either:

Poll on Hollywood Reporter as of 5pm 2/23/15

Jennifer Hudson & Lady Gaga - Nice!


Best Foreign Language Director Pawel Pawlikowski was awesome
Patricia Arquette using her winning speech time as a pulpit for women's equality

The Best Adapted Screenplay winner Graham Moore for Imitation Game gave a moving speech about embracing what makes you, you, and the fact that he thankfully didn't commit suicide at age16. Still, I couldn't help but be distracted when they cut to Keira Knightley who I had missed on the red carpet. After the poor reviews of her Golden Globes Gown HOW could she have made a similar mistake for the Oscars !?!

We went through the "it's not fair, this is a conspiracy, the Oscars are too white thing", back in January. By the time the Oscars rolled around, we excepted the fate of  Selma as a "non" Oscar contender. However, through their song "GLORY" Common and John Legend really stepped up to the plate all throughout the awards season to give glory to Selma, Ava DuVernay, Oprah, David Oyelowo and everything the movie stands for, in their acceptance speeches.

I was sent these pictures from my Zumba teacher Karen, whose boyfriend Ted has a daughter Nicole Dow, who is part of Common's creative team and a producer of his 2013 movie LUV . That's like a Kevin Bacon six degrees of separation game. Thanks for these Karen & Ted!

Deserved win for Julianne More in Still Alice, between she and Eddie Redmayne incurable illness = Oscar gold.


Well, Joan Rivers wasn't - The Academy says they just couldn't include everyone, but come on to snub the - "Who Are You Wearing?" Queen!?!
 Melissa Rivers spoke out about the Joan Rivers snub at the Oscars

Goodbye my Love - Louis Jordan (Gigi 1958)


One of the ladies accepting the Oscar for Documentary Short for Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press  Ellen Goosenberg Kent or Dana Perry was wearing what looked to us like Star Trek Tribbles and since I recently did a radio guest spot on The Black Tribbles Nation, we couldn't resist tweeting it out -

Congrats to Oscar winner J.K. Simmons for his supporting role in "Whiplash".

Candy n Film: J. K. Simmons is also the voice of the Yellow M&M’S® “spokescandy” for the last 20 years, and was presented with an M&M’S® mosaic to congratulate him on his successful award season.

I want a M&M’S® Peanut Mosaic of myself to bring to the movies as my Cinema Sneak n Snack™, then I can eat my own face - perfect if seeing a David Lynch film.

The Budapest Hotel director Wes Anderson can't complain - the movie won for Costume Design, Original Score, Makeup/Hairstyling, and Production Design - well done!

There's a lot to take in when watching this film, The colors alone! The oddity of each character, Tilda Swinton playing a 80-something grand dame, a ruthless Willem Dafoe with skull knuckle rings and of course Bill Murray makes an appearance. Still, the movie does hone in on a theme, Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes) belongs to a time and place of grace, prose and refinement, which he feels is his duty to uphold both inside and outside of his profession. Hence the Society of the Crossed Keys, a symbol of impeccability and connections...READ MORE  Le Anne Lindsay, Tinsel & Tine
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It really should have been Michael Keaton's win for Best Actor, particularly since Birdman was given the top honors. 

I filled out this year's Oscar ballot, not so much with what I wanted to see win, but what I thought would win. It worked pretty well, except in the category of hair and makeup, which I thought they'd award to Foxcatcher after all the fuss. Loved Big Hero 6, but thought they'd give it to How to Train Your Dragon.

Whew, well there's so much more, but every other outlet will be saying the same thing.  I just like to create a little Oscar night archive each year for T & T.  Past Round Ups:

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...young Hassan, a soulful-eyed boy with lush, thick eye lashes, places his face into the sea urchin basket, and breathes in the exotic briny scent. He sticks his fingers into the aquatic ooze, takes it to his mouth and is transfixed by the taste. The vendor, oblivious to the thrusting arms of frenzied women, notices the boy and realizes he is the only one worthy of this oceanic prize; he is the one who can “truly taste.” ... READ MORE

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Six months into my 38th year of this life, I had my first panic attack. I didn't know that's what it was until months later. Symptom after symptom starting piling up on me until there were days I could no longer move my arms or neck. The doctors told me I was suffering from an auto-immune condition that they felt was most likely Lupus. And so began my much deeper journey and exploration into the world of spirit, alternative medicine, yoga, meditation and Eat, Pray, Love. READ POST


With a film like this, food plays a main character in the story and I was lucky enough to get an interview with the film's Food Stylist, Janine Kalesis.READ POST

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Those of us in attendance were not only given the opportunity to see Babette's Feast, the Oscar winning, Danish film, considered one of the all-time great "food films"; we also got to taste Babette's menu! READ POST


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Will we one day pay $20 a pop?

Why don't we pay on a scale?

A crap movie like everything Adam Sandler has ever done should cost about $4.50.
Big action movies like"Lord of the Rings", "Iron Man," "Transformers" are worth $10.
Woody Allen movie or something like "Silver Linings Playbook" $6-$7.
A chick flick or light comedy $5.75 and most Indie Films $5.25.

You could even do it by seasons - all summer block busters from May to August - $10
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Back to $10 for Thanksgiving and Christmas etc...

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