The school year is coming to a close, which means millions of college and high school students will be graduatng. In honor of graduation season I rounded up 10 of my favorite coming of age movies for all of those you are entering the “real world” or for those who want to reminisce about the “good ole days”.
The Oscars are less than a week away and while I have been making my predictions on who will take home the prize I have also been thinking about the actors who have been nominated multiple times, but have yet to receive the golden statue. Below is a list of 10 talented actors who have had many nominations, but no wins yet.
Who do you hope will win the Academy Award for best actor and actress this year?
Glenn Close: 6 nominations for The World According to Garp, The Big Chill, The Natural, Fatal Attraction, Dangerous Liaisons and Albert Nobbs
Amy Adams: 5 nominations for Junebug, Doubt, The Master, The Fighter and American Hustle
Leonardo DiCaprio: 5 nominations for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Aviator, Blood Diamond, The Wolf of Wall Street and The Revenant
Annette Bening: 4 nominations for The Grifters, American Beauty, Being Julia and the Kids Are All Right
Joaquin Phoenix: 3 nominations for Gladiator, Walk the Line and The Master
Tom Cruise: 3 nominations for Born On The Fourth Of July, Jerry Maguire and Magnolia
Michelle Pfeiffer: 3 nominations for Dangerous Liaisons, The Fabulous Baker Boys and Love Field
Johnny Depp: 3 nominations for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Finding Neverland and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Edward Norton: 3 nominations for Primal Fear, American History X and Birdman
Sigourney Weaver: 3 nominations for Alien, Working Girl and Gorillas in the Mist
Michelle Williams: 3 nominations for Brokeback Mountain, Blue Valentine and My Week With Marilyn
Robert Downey Jr: 2 nominations for Chaplin and Tropic Thunder
Helena Bonham Carter: 2 nominations for The Wings of the Dove and The King’s Speech
I love a great documentary especially when it is about fashion. The First Monday in May is a new fashion documentary about what goes into organizing the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute exhibit and the Met Gala. Andrew Rossi, the filmmaker behind the popular Vogue documentary, The September Issue follows Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, the curator for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Andrew Bolton and the Director of Special Projects at Conde Nast, Sylvana Ward Durrett as they plan the 2015 exhibition and gala, “China:Through the Looking Glass”. The trailer for the film is below and it is set to open the Tribeca Film Festival this year.
Since my main focus has been New York Fashion Week this week and London Fashion Week starts today I thought it would be fitting to post a short video about what goes into creating a fashion show and how to break into the fashion industry starring Alexa Chung. Alexa Chung is a fashion model, television host and contributing editor at British Vogue. She is one of the fashion “it” girls and I can’t wait to see more episodes of her new series.
Have you ever had the desire to work in the fashion industry?
Last night I was lucky enough to attend a private screening of Dior and I. I love fashion documentaries and this one is not to be missed. Christian Dior has always been one of my favorite designers and is one of the only designers who has revolutionized the way women dress. Dior and I is a documentary about the world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the most recent creative directors, Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection. The documentary was exquisite and showed all of the hard work that goes into creating a haute couture collection. I spoke to many people in and out of the fashion industry after the film and all of them absolutely adored it. Many said they were close to tears at the end because it was so beautiful and they could understand what Raf was feeling when the collection was completed. Dior and I will be in theaters this Spring.
One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is to cuddle up and watch a movie about this magical season. I watch the same movies every year and I enjoy them as much as I did the first time I saw them. A list of my top 10 holiday movies is below.
Do you have a favorite movie to watch during the holiday season?
One of my guilty pleasures is watching evening television. My husband doesn’t particularly enjoy it, so I don’t ask him to watch any of “my shows”, but when I have time to myself it’s always nice to get a chance find out what my favorite TV characters are up to. A few of my favorite shows are Scandal, Modern Family and Hart of Dixie.
Scroll down to see the five new shows I am eager to get into and I would love to hear about what new shows you are most excited for this fall.
How to Get Away with Murder on ABC
Begins Thursday, September 25th at 10/9c on ABC
When I first saw the previews for How to Get Away with Murder I immediately thought of Scandal (probably because it is created by the same person, Shonda Rhimes) and I got so excited to have another legal thriller with a strong female lead to watch. Viola Davis stars as Professor Annalise Keating a serious law professor whose students work hard for her approval and desk at her prestigious law firm. Little do any of them know that they will have to apply what they learned in class to real life.
Began Thursday, August 28th Streaming on Amazon Instant Video
Starring Adam Brody, Chloe Sevigny and Dree Hemingway, The Cosmopolitans is about a group of young Americans looking for love and friendships in modern Paris. Adam Brody is always fun to watch and Chloe Sevigny is absolutely fabulous, so having a show with the two of them in Paris is enough for me to say oui oui. The pilot is available to watch now on Amazon prime.
A good friend of mine fell in love with reading the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon and said she couldn’t wait to begin to watch the television series, so I am very intrigued to watch it myself. Set in Scotland, Outlander is the story about Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who mysteriously goes back in time to 1743. She has to find ways to survive and is forced to marry Jamie, a young Scottish warrior. She now has to decide if she wants to stay with Jamie in 1743 or go back to her husband in 1945.
Begins Tonight, Monday, September 22nd at 8/7c on Fox
In the Batman movies Commissioner Gordon was head of the Gotham PD, but how did he become commissioner? Gotham follows Gordon’s rise from police rookie to commissioner in a city teetering on the edge of complete corruption and chronicles the birth of my favorite superhero, Batman. Gotham will be a show both my husband I will be able to enjoy and it doesn’t hurt that another OC alum, Ben McKenzie plays Commissioner Gordon.
This romantic comedy tells the story of the relationship between Andrew, a secret romantic who believes in destiny and Zelda, a no nonsense lawyer who likes to be her own person. The pair will date for eight months, three weeks, five days and one hour and the program will follow their relationship from the beginning to the end. If you liked Celeste and Jesse Forever there is a good chance you will enjoy this because Rashida Jones and Will McCormack wrote C and J and they are two of the five executive producers. Andrew is played by Ben Feldman (Mad Men, The Mindy Project and Zelda is played by Cristin Milioti (The Wolf of Wall Street, How I Met Your Mother).