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2019 Grammy Awards Full Winners Rundown

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The Recording Industry calls this the “Biggest Night In Music” for the year and to fans of some genres out there this is probably true. As a tried and true supporter of Metal and Rock, this is generally a disappointment but that is a matter discussed over on the PiercingMetal.com website and not here on ”The Chronicles” since the audience is a lot more varied. The Grammy’s were given out over the course of the last few hours and I’ve been researching and typing to get them all to you shortly after the broadcast. I didn’t watch more than fifteen minutes of it since “The Walking Dead” was on and that’s more important to me. Also, the disrespect of Rock and Metal with their awards being announced and given out before the broadcast even aired found me discussing the matter on the Metal site on THIS POST so do please check that out if you are so inclined. This list is long so you’re going to want to get comfortable. Here we go.

Record of the Year:
“I Like It” — Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin
“The Joke” — Brandi Carlile
WINNER: “This Is America” — Childish Gambino
“God’s Plan” — Drake
“Shallow” — Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
“All the Stars” — Kendrick Lamar and SZA
“Rockstar” — Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage
“The Middle” — Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey

Album of the Year:
Invasion of Privacy — Cardi B
By the Way, I Forgive You — Brandi Carlile
Scorpion — Drake
H.E.R. — H.E.R.
Beerbongs and Bentleys — Post Malone
Dirty Computer — Janelle Monáe
WINNER: Golden Hour — Kacey Musgraves
Black Panther: The Album, Music From and Inspired By (Various Artists)
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Getting My NY Blood Center Donation Game On :)

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Just this past Wednesday, I saw that the New York Blood Center truck was doing their regular drive at the Greenhouse Cafe in my neighborhood of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and since I had met the proper time between donations, I felt that I should list myself to get on the bus for them to take another pint of life saving blood. The donation process doesn’t bother me at all (outside of the lengthy Q&A on the form) and with that being the case I try to do this whenever I can. The photos below are from before, during and after and were sent up to our Official Instagram. Take a look.

I mentioned that the process doesn’t bother me and believe me I am not lying to you. You only feel a pinch during the setup and it will take between five and ten minutes to complete the donation of a pint of blood. Depending on the need they usually fill a few vials first which is done when they are seeking platelets and such. You should have something in your stomach first of course and I had a bowl of Cap’n Crunch and a couple of cups of coffee before I did this. They advise against doing this on an empty stomach and after you are done you get your choice of assorted juices or water and chips, cookies or pretzels. When its all said and done the blood goes to help save someones life so its a good idea to donate if you think that you can do it. Remember you get cool bragging rights items and a neato card like I have. There is also an online profile system which I still need to set myself up on but I will do it to find out just how many I have donated by this point. Thanks for listening.

Official Website: https://nybc.org/

This Just In: Ultraviolet Is Closing In July 2019

I guess that I’ve been redeeming digital codes for the DVD’s and Blu-rays that I’ve been purchasing for a few years now and one of the means of getting these codes to a device of choice, I used the Ultraviolet service. Earlier today, this news hit my mailbox and I am sharing it with you for good measure.

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The Alert:
We are writing to inform you that the UltraViolet service is planning to shut down on July 31, 2019. You are receiving this message because you signed up for an UltraViolet Library or for a service that created an UltraViolet Library for you.

What does this mean for you?

** Between January 31 and July 31, 2019
– You can continue to access your UltraViolet movies and TV shows through the retailer(s) linked to your UltraViolet Library.
– You can also continue to purchase new movies and TV shows and redeem digital codes by following the redemption instructions. Depending on the retailer, these new purchases and redemptions may or may not be added to your UltraViolet Library.
– Linking your UltraViolet Library to additional retailers can maximize your access to your Library and help avoid potential disruption.
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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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