Announcing The 91st Academy Awards Nominees

Just in time for your morning coffee comes the nominations for the 91st Annual Academy Awards. Check out the full press release below and the nomination list.

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The Press Release:
Actor-comedian and Oscar®–nominated writer Kumail Nanjiani and actress–producer–director Tracee Ellis Ross announced the 91st Oscars® nominations today (January 22), live from the Academy’s headquarters in Beverly Hills via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms, a satellite feed and broadcast media.

Nanjiani and Ross announced the nominees in 9 categories at 5:20 a.m. PT, and the remaining 15 categories at 5:30 a.m. PT. For a complete list of nominees, visit the official Oscars website, www.oscar.com.

Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.
Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all 24 categories beginning Tuesday, February 12, through Tuesday, February 19.
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Now Playing: “Glass” in Theaters Everywhere (1/18/2019)

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Though it’s been a few months since the last reference, I’ve posted about the film “Glass” a couple of times already in posts about the First Trailer and the Second Trailer which you can enjoy by clicking the hyperlinked text. Each of them feature some cool promotional posters so do take a moment to do that and to refresh yourself with the film that brings M Night Shyamalan’s trilogy to its close. “Glass” opens today in theaters everywhere so let’s review the main poster, premise and casting.

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Premise: Following the conclusion of Split, David Dunn pursues Kevin Wendell Crumb’s superhuman persona of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters while the shadowy presence of Elijah Price, going by “Mr. Glass”, emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

The Cast/Characters:
James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb/The Horde
Bruce Willis as David Dunn
Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price/Mr. Glass
Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke
Sarah Paulson as Dr. Ellie Staple
Spencer Treat Clark as Joseph Dunn
Charlayne Woodard as Mrs. Price

PiercingMetal Thoughts: As it turns out I never did manage to get to see “Split” despite the most valiant of efforts. My initial plan was to watch “Unbreakable” again and then follow it with the next “chapter” so to speak now that we all know they are connected but the holidays took over so much of my time and well, here we are. It’s okay though because I will be up to speed eventually and since I didn’t love “Unbreakable” in the first place, I’m not too worried about when that happens. Right now I am pretty much ensconced in the planning for the February Toy Fair and all of the news that will need to be shared here from that convention and let’s not leave out the excitement for the upcoming Marvel Studios films of “Captain Marvel” and “Avengers: Endgame” whose trailers can be conveniently viewed by clicking the titles. Considering when those last reveals were one has to assume a new clip or two is in order but I digress, this is a post about “Glass” and I wonder how interested you are in seeing it early in its theatrical run. Please chime in down below with your thoughts and before you leave enjoy some additional promotional posters. Remember, no spoilers if you do see it but please do say whether you liked or disliked it.

movie posters, promotional posters, universal pictures, glass
movie posters, promotional posters, universal pictures, glass
movie posters, promotional posters, universal pictures, glass

Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass_(2019_film)

Full Winners Of The 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

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The winners are in for the 24th Annual Critics Choice Awards and while we didn’t get to watch the broadcast and see the prizes doled out; I wanted to be sure to include the rundown for those who also missed it and have been enjoying our regular shares of the assorted awards shows. I’ve left the other nominees in my list as well so you can see who they were up against. Let’s go through the list beginning with the winners of the film categories.

Best Picture:
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
The Favourite
First Man
Green Book
If Beale Street Could Talk
Mary Poppins Returns
WINNER: ROMA
A Star Is Born
Vice

Best Actor:
WINNER: Christian Bale, Vice
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Ryan Gosling, First Man
Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

Best Actress:
Yalitza Aparicio, ROMA
Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns
TIE WINNER: Glenn Close, The Wife
Toni Collette, Hereditary
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
TIE WINNER: Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
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Full Winners Of 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards

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Last night, the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards were handed out for excellence in television and film for the previous year (in this case 2018). The program was hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh and while we couldn’t tune in based on covering a rousing Heavy Metal show for the PiercingMetal.com side of the fence, I present to you the full list of nominees and who won out at the end of the day. There were some nice surprises for sure. Check it out.

* Film *
Best Picture — Drama
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
WINNER – Bohemian Rhapsody
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

Best Picture — Comedy or Musical
Crazy Rich Asians
The Favourite
WINNER – Green Book
Mary Poppins Returns
Vice

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Lucas Hedges, Boy Erased
WINNER – Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman
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Merry Christmas 2018 My Friends :)

Hey there readers, I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very “Merry Christmas” if you are celebrating the holiday with us today.

For those celebrating Christmas, I hope that you have gotten and given out some nice presents for those who are in your circle and also that you’ve extended the kindness to a needy cause of some kind. If you haven’t, I am sure you can find some unused and in good condition clothes for a shelter, or toys for some kind of drive and maybe even old books to the library or a place like Housing Works where all the money goes for a great cause. Maybe feed a stray cat or consider adopting one that might be good company for your family for life. I know my Spooke will get some additional treats today and last night I left a big helping of food for these two related cats near my building but I digress. For this years photo, I’ve lightly modified the leather jacket from the way it has generally looked during the Trans-Siberian Orchestra shows. I used to add a few more ornaments on it, but several have broken over the years and just this past Saturday I learned that the flashing lights are NOT permitted in the arena. Oddly enough I wore them last year but the times they are a changing. I fear next year is going to be the Santa hat and the stocking only but oh well, this angle had a good run. Spooke on the other hand felt that her little Santa hat was all that she needed. Considering she is going to be “17” in early 2019 she can do whatever she likes.

Thanks so much for spending some time with me here on “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken”, there has really been a lot of fun adventures and visuals to share with you and there is still time before the year leaves us to its successor so who knows what else I will find to share. Remember to Follow or Like us on the main Social Networks of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I used them extensively when out and about and would love you to be along with me for the ride. Merry Christmas.

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