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SPECIAL EVENT: Oscar Awards 2015

Eddie Redmayne with his brand new Oscar on Sunday
Eddie Redmayne with his brand new Oscar on Sunday

The envelopes have been opened, the dresses and tuxedos returned (or stored for another year) and another gang of gold statuettes, fondly referred to as “Oscar” have all found new homes.

Yes, The 87th Annual Academy Awards, otherwise known as The Oscars, have come to a close.  It was a night of cheers, tears and praise from peers and we loved it as always.

Some of our favourite moments?

That Opening number!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yap62oYtAJE

Patricia Arquette’s speech with support from Meryl Streep:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAVnDAmFtvA

The performance of the Oscar-winning song “Glory” from Selma and David Oyelowo’s reaction:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25bAn6iAkcc

Lady Gaga … what more can we say?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqGGYJxVRFI

The beautiful speech from Graham Moore, screenwriter of The Imitation Game:

Birdman, Birdman, Birdman!
(and we thought we’d share this hilarious, totally-off-the-cuff, Oscars backstage interview with director, Alejandro G. Iñarritu, because … why not?):

Eddie Redmayne’s reaction, speech, reaction during his speech … we just love everything about this guy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwOrfurEVjo

In fact, while we’re on the subject of Eddie Redmayne, watch and listen to his backstage interviews just after winning the Oscar for some great tips on movement techniques used to recreate Stephen Hawking’s ALS symptoms/physicality where he speaks about the importance of research.  Keep watching to hear Eddie also acknowledge Alan Fletcher and Jackie Woodburne (who currently play “Karl Kennedy” and “Susan Kennedy” on Neighbours here in Australia) as influences on his work.

Why was he asked a question about Fletch and Jackie?  Because of his recent Elle magazine interview in the UK when he reportedly said about them: “Watch, and you’ll find that everything they do is on another level of genius. I really do think so. They are the greatest unsung acting duo in history … (If I met them) that would be complete stage fright. I’ve met quite a few extraordinary actors, but either Susan or Karl? Well, I don’t think I’d be able to talk.” Oscar-winning fanboys – gotta love it. And why not?  We’re all actors, in part, because we were fans of someone doing the same job at some stage, and this is a good reminder to continue to be a fan – no matter how far we get in the biz. Always remember and celebrate your influences and be grateful they showed you it was possible. Love.

Here is a full list of nominees and winners from the ceremony:

BEST PICTURE

Birdman – WINNER
American Sniper
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

BEST DIRECTOR

Alexandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman – WINNER
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Cate Blanchett congratulates Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne at the Oscar Ceremony backstage area on Sunday
Cate Blanchett congratulates Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne at the Oscar Ceremony backstage area on Sunday

BEST ACTOR

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything – WINNER
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton, Birdman

BEST ACTRESS

Julianne Moore, Still Alice – WINNER
Marion Cotillard, Two Days One Night
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

J.K. Simmons, Whiplash – WINNER
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood – WINNER
Laura Dern, Wild
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Birdman – Emmanuel Lubezki – WINNER
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Robert Yeoman
Ida – Lukasz Zal & Ryszard Lenczewski
Mr. Turner – Dick Pope
Unbroken – Roger Deakin

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Ida – WINNER
Leviathan
Tangerines
Timbuktu
Wild Tales

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Imitation Game – WINNER
American Sniper
Inherent Vice
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Birdman – WINNER
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Nightcrawler

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

The Grand Budapest Hotel – WINNER
Foxcatcher
Guardians of the Galaxy

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

The Grand Budapest Hotel – WINNER
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Mr. Turner
The Theory of Everything

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

‘Glory,’ Selma – WINNER
‘Lost Stars,’ Begin Again
‘Everything is Awesome,’ The LEGO Movie
‘Grateful,’ Beyond the Lights
‘I’m Not Gonna Miss You,’ Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Big Hero 6 – WINNER
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of Princess Kaguya

BEST DOCUMENTARY—SHORT

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 – WINNER
Joanna
Our Curse
The Reaper
White Earth

BEST FILM EDITING

Whiplash – WINNER
American Sniper
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

The Grand Budapest Hotel – WINNER
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

Feast – WINNER
The Bigger Picture
The Dam Keeper
Feast
Me and My Moulton
A Single Life

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

The Phone Call – WINNER
Aya
Boogaloo and Graham
Butter Lamp
Parvaneh

BEST SOUND EDITING

American Sniper – WINNER
Birdman
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar
Unbroken

BEST SOUND MIXING

Whiplash – WINNER
American Sniper
Birdman
Interstellar
Unbroken

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Interstellar – WINNER
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
X-Men: Days of Future Past

BEST DOCUMENTARY — FEATURE

Citizenfour – WINNER
Finding Vivien Maier
Last Days of Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth
Virunga

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

The Grand Budapest Hotel – WINNER
Inherent Vice
Into the Woods
Maleficent
Mr. Turner

And here’s a quick recap of the night, courtesy of the Associated Press:

SPECIAL EVENT: BAFTA Film Awards

On Sunday, the 2015 British Academy Awards (BAFTAS) were presented in London to a room packed with actors and screen practitioners from around the globe.

It was, as usual, a classy night of presentations, with some moments of pure gold (in our opinion – ‘scuse the pun).

Our favourite moments?

This …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zdlFDOMrBg

and this …

and, yes, this insightful, funny, beautiful and gracious speech from Mike Leigh …

Here is the list of winners in full:

Outstanding British Film – The Theory of Everything

Original Music – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Documentary – Citizen Four

Hair & Makeup – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Production Design – The Grand Budapest Hotel

British Short – Boogaloo and Graham

British Short Animation – The Bigger Picture

Editing – Whiplash

Sound – Whiplash

Animated Film – The Lego Movie

Special Visual Effects – Interstellar

Supporting Actor – JK Simmons, Whiplash

Outstanding British Contribution to Film - BBC Films

Best Supporting Actress – Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Cinematography – Birdman

Outstanding debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer – Pride

Original Screenplay – Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Film in a Foreign Language – Ida

Best Adapted Screenplay – The Theory of Everything

Costume – The Grand Budapest Hotel

EE Rising Star Award – Jack O’Connell

Director – Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Lead Actor – Eddie Redmayne

Lead Actress – Julianne Moore

Best Film – Boyhood

The Fellowship BAFTA – Mike Leigh

Congratulations to all those who were nominated, and those who walked away with their very own gold mask.

Eddie Redmayne with his Best Actor gong. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA
Eddie Redmayne with his Best Actor gong. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

May the London cinema lights continue to shine bright.

SPECIAL EVENT: AACTA AWARDS 2015

Cate Blanchett and Deborah Mailman on the red carpet before hosting the 4th AACTA Awards
Cate Blanchett and Deborah Mailman on the red carpet before hosting the 4th AACTA Awards. Picture: Richard Dobson

So last night we had the presentation of the 4th AACTA Awards (Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts), the successor to the AFI Awards (which begain in 1958).

The AACTA Awards are actually run over three events – the International AACTA Awards (held in LA on January 31st), the AACTA Awards Luncheon Ceremony (which honours a majority of our screen craft practitioners and took place on January 26th in Sydney) and the AACTA Awards evening presentation, which took place last night (also in Sydney).

There has been some controversy about the Awards being split over the two events in Sydney, but really it saves the ceremony from running to almost 5 hours in the one hit and gives everyone a chance to hang out twice in a week in a year, rather than just once.

But, in the spirit of keeping all our industry together, here is a list of all the winners now announced for the local AACTA Awards 2015:

GENERAL AWARDS

AACTA LONGFORD LYELL AWARD
Andrew Knight

AACTA BYRON KENNEDY AWARD 
Amiel Courtin-Wilson

AACTA TRAILBLAZER AWARD 
Rose Byrne

TELEVISION

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST TELEVISION COMEDY SERIES
Utopia: Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Michael Hirsh and Rob Sitch – ABC

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION SERIES 
Hamish and Andy’s Gap Year South America: Tim Bartley, Sophia Mogford, Frank Bruzzese and Ryan Shelton – Nine Network

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST REALITY TELEVISION SERIES 
The Voice Australia: Julie Ward – Nine Network

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST TELEVISION DRAMA SERIES 
The Code: Shelley Birse, David Maher and David Taylor – ABC

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST TELEFEATURE OR MINI SERIES 
Devil’s Playground: Helen Bowden, Penny Chapman, Blake Ayshford and Simon Burke

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION IN A TELEVISION DRAMA OR COMEDY 
The Code: ‘Episode 1’ Shawn Seet – ABC

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SCREEN PLAY IN TELEVISION 
Please Like Me Episode 2/07: ‘Scroggin’ Josh Thomas

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Ashley Zukerman,  The Code – ABC

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA 
Marta Dusseldorp, Janet King – ABC

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST GUEST OR SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA 
Eamon Farren, Carlotta – ABC

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST GUEST OR SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA 
Chelsie Preston Crayford, The Code ‘Episode 1’ – ABC

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TELEVISION COMEDY
Debra Lawrance ‘Please Like Me’ – ABC2

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN’S TELEVISION SERIES
THE FLAMIN’ THONGS – Colin South and Keith Saggers – ABC3

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION IN A TELEVISION LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT OR REALITY SERIES
BLACK COMEDY Episode 3 – Beck Cole and Craig Anderson – ABC

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN TELEVISION
THE BROKEN SHORE – Martin McGrath ACS – ABC

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN TELEVISION
THE CODE Episode 1 – Deborah Peart ASE – ABC

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SOUND IN TELEVISION
ANZAC GIRLS Episode 6: Courage – Tom Heuzenroeder, Des Kenneally, Belinda Trimboli and Pete Best – ABC

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE IN TELEVISION PRESENTED BY APRA AMCOS
THE CODE Episode 1 – Roger Mason – ABC

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION
CARLOTTA – Murray Picknett – ABC

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST COSTUME DESIGN IN TELEVISION
CARLOTTA – Jenny Miles – ABC

SHORT FILM

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SHORT ANIMATION
GRACE UNDER WATER – Anthony Lawrence

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FICTION FILM
FLORENCE HAS LEFT THE BUILDING – Mirrah Foulkes and Alex White

DOCUMENTARY

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY
Ukraine Is Not A Brothel Kitty Green, Jonathan auf der Heide and Michael Latham

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY TELEVISION PROGRAM PRESENTED BY FOXTEL MOVIES
TENDER – Kath Shelper – ABC

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION IN A DOCUMENTARY
ALL THIS MAYHEM – Eddie Martin

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A DOCUMENTARY
SONS & MOTHERS – Aaron Gully and Maxx Corkindale

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN A DOCUMENTARY
ALL THIS MAYHEM – Chris King

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SOUND IN A DOCUMENTARY
SONS & MOTHERS – Des Kenneally, Will Sheridan, Pete Best and Scott Illingworth

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE IN A DOCUMENTARY PRESENTED BY APRA AMCOS
ALL THIS MAYHEM – Jed Kurzel

FEATURE FILM

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST FILM
The Babadook – Kristina Ceyton and Kristian Moliere and The Water Diviner, Andrew Mason, Keith Rodger and Troy Lum

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION
The Babadook – Jennifer Kent

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Babadook – Jennifer Kent

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Railway Man – Frank Cottrell Boyce and Andy Paterson

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR
David Gulpilil – Charlie’s Country

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTRESS
Sarah Snook – Predestination

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 
Yilmaz Erdogan – The Water Diviner

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 
Susan Prior – The Rover

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST VISUAL EFFECTS OR ANIMATION
THE LEGO MOVIE – Chris McKay, Amber Naismith, Aidan Sarsfield and Grant Freckelton

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
PREDESTINATION – Ben Nott ACS

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST EDITING
PREDESTINATION – Matt Villa ASE

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SOUND
THE ROVER – Sam Petty, Des Kenneally, Justine Angus, Brooke Trezise, Francis Ward Lindsay and Robert Mackenzie

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE PRESENTED BY APRA AMCOS
THE RAILWAY MAN – David Hirschfelder

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
PREDESTINATION – Matthew Putland

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST COSTUME DESIGN
THE WATER DIVINER – Tess Schofield

And we finish this post with a picture of AACTA President, Geoffrey Rush on the red carpet taking a selfie – because we can:

Geoffrey Rush takes a selfie on the 2015 AACTA Awards' red carpet. Picture: Richard Dobson
Geoffrey Rush takes a selfie on the 2015 AACTA Awards’ red carpet. Picture: Richard Dobson

SPECIAL EVENT: 2015 Oscar Nominees Announced

So, the 2015 Academy Award Nominees have been announced by directors J. J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón, Into the Woods star Chris Pine and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Cheryl Boone Isaacs this morning in Hollywood and there are some no-brainers, some surprises and a couple of omissions that have got people scratching their heads.

While we haven’t seen the film yet, we were surprised that Selma didn’t get more nods than it did.  While getting a Best Picture nomination is lovely, it seems odd that it’s star, David Oyelowo didn’t get a look-in for Best Actor at least, considering the buzz we’d been hearing about his work in the film.  Same goes for the film’s director, Ava DuVernay (we’ve always wondered, how does a film get nominated for Best Picture without also getting nominated for Best Director and/or Best Screenplay?)  Also, The Lego Movie got mentioned, but only for Best Original Song, when it seemed it would be a shoe-in for Best Animated Feature.

Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel tied for the most nominations this year – coming in at 9 nominations each, although no nomination for Ralph Fiennes, despite a highly praised leading man turn as the character of “M. Gustave”.  And Meryl Streep continues to hold the record as the actor with the most Oscar nominations ever, now totalling 19 with today’s announcement of a Best Actress nomination for Into The Woods.

We were delighted to see nominations for J.K. Simmons, Ethan Hawke, Rosamund Pike and Laura Dern to name a few, but are delighted for all the actors who scored a nod this time around as the Academy chose to only fill 5 of the available slots in each acting category, and competition was stiff this year, so well done to all.

It just goes to show that Awards are never a foregone conclusion and anything can happen in this biz.

Whatever we (and others) thought about the final list, here are the nominations in their entirety:

Best Picture

  • American Sniper
  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Selma
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Whiplash

Best Actor

  • Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
  • Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
  • Michael Keaton, Birdman
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Actress

  • Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
  • Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
  • Julianne Moore, Still Alice
  • Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
  • Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best Supporting Actor

  • Robert Duvall, The Judge
  • Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
  • Edward Norton, Birdman
  • Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
  • J. K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress

  • Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
  • Laura Dern, Wild
  • Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
  • Emma Stone, Birdman
  • Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Best Cinematography

  • Birdman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Ida
  • Mr. Turner
  • Unbroken

Best Director

  • Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman
  • Richard Linklater, Boyhood
  • Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
  • Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Best Original Screenplay

  • Boyhood
  • Birdman
  • Foxcatcher
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Nightcrawler

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • American Sniper
  • The Imitation Game
  • Inherent Vice
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Whiplash

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Ida, Poland
  • Leviathan, Russia
  • Tangerines, Estonia
  • Timbuktu, Mauritania
  • Wild Tales, Argentina

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Foxcatcher
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Original Score

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Interstellar
  • Mr. Turner
  • The Theory of Everything

Best Costume Design

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Inherent Vice
  • Into the Woods
  • Maleficent
  • Mr. Turner

Best Documentary Feature

  • Citizenfour
  • Finding Vivian Maier
  • Last Days in Vietnam
  • Salt of the Earth
  • Virunga

Best Documentary Short

  • Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
  • Joanna
  • Our Curse
  • The Reaper
  • White Earth

Best Film Editing

  • American Sniper
  • Boyhood
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Whiplash

Best Animated Feature

  • Big Hero 6
  • The Boxtrolls
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Song of the Sea
  • The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Best Original Song

  • “Lost Stars,” Begin Again
  • “Grateful,” Beyond the Lights
  • “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
  • “Everything is Awesome,” The Lego Movie
  • “Glory,” Selma

Best Production Design

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Interstellar
  • Into the Woods
  • Mr. Turner

Best Animated Short Film

  • The Bigger Picture
  • The Dam Keeper
  • Feast
  • Me and My Moulton
  • A Single Life

Best Live-Action Short Film

  • Aya
  • Boogaloo and Graham
  • Butter Lamp
  • Paraveneh
  • The Phone Call

Best Sound Editing

  • American Sniper
  • Birdman
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Interstellar
  • Unbroken

Best Sound Mixing

  • American Sniper
  • Birdman
  • Interstellar
  • Unbroken
  • Whiplash

Best Visual Effects

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Interstellar
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

SPECIAL EVENT: Live Stream For Oscars Nomination Announcement

This is a big week in Hollywood.  The Golden Globe Awards have come and gone and in fifteen hours’ time the official Oscar nomination announcements will be taking place.

Who will make the cut? We find out at 12.30am tomorrow morning (that’s Melbourne time), which is 5.30am Los Angeles time, and you can watch the whole thing live, via the Academy’s live stream on YouTube, which we have helpfully embedded for your viewing ease below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1G_C6ygtRA

Feel free to press “play”, it will then give you a simple countdown to broadcast to add to the tension …

While we’re waiting to see who will hear their names read out in less than 24 hours, here is an interesting article about who just might get a chance at the podium come February 22nd from IndieWire.com.

Enjoy! (and see you in fifteen hours’ time online!)

For Your Consideration: Final 2015 Oscar Nomination Predictions

SPECIAL EVENT: Golden Globe Awards 2015

So, yesterday we had the 72nd Golden Globe Awards hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.

The girls hosted in their usual irreverent style in a year that marked a strong “girl power” orientated skew in both the speeches and the tone of the night generally, which we loved and say “More, please!”.

Our favourite moments?

This.

These two.

“It’s nice at last that men are getting the recognition they deserve for being good at comedy. You’ve come a long way, baby!”

This man.

“For the record: If you are in this room, you’ve caught the brass ring. You get to do what you’ve always dreamed to do and be celebrated for it, and that just… it ain’t losing. I don’t remember what awards Lauren Bacall won. I just remember her saying, ‘You know how to whistle, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.’ And I have no idea what kind of hardware Robin Williams took home. But I sure remember “carpe diem” and, ‘Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.’ I never forget that. … And one last thing: To reiterate what we’ve all been talking about, today was an extraordinary day. There were millions of people that marched not just in Paris, but around the world. And they were Christians and Jews and Muslims. They were leaders of countries all over the world. And they didn’t march in protest; they marched in support of the idea that we will not walk in fear. We won’t do it. So, Je Suis Charlie. Thank you.”

This woman.

“I’ve noticed a lot of people talking about the wealth of roles for powerful women in television lately. And when I look around the room at the women who are in here and I think about the performances that I’ve watched this year, what I see actually are women who are sometimes powerful and sometimes not; sometimes sexy, sometimes not; sometimes honorable, sometimes not. What I think is new is the wealth of roles for ACTUAL women in television and in film. That’s what I think is revolutionary and evolutionary, and it’s what’s turning me on.”

And this guy … yep, this guy …

“This is the eighth time I’ve been nominated. I cannot f—— believe I won. I want to thank Netflix for their incredible support of this series. Ted (Sarandos), all of you guys have done an incredible job. I have an extraordinary time coming to work every day with brilliant writing from Beau Willimon and his incredible writing staff. An incredible cast … Kate (Mara), Robin (Wright), it’s a joy to come to work with you every day and all of those that I work with every day. The last time that I saw Stanley Kramer — one of the great filmmakers of all time — was at the Motion Picture and Television Home, and I was sitting with him and he was in a wheelchair. He was ill at this time. And, as I was about to leave, I realised that I had never told him what I thought about his work … how much his work had meant to me. And so I said to him, the films you made, the subjects you tackled, the performances you got out of some of the greatest actors that have ever walked the face of the Earth, the Oscars you won … your films will stand the test of time and will influence filmmakers for all time. And I didn’t know whether he had really retained what I said or not. Sometimes he did, sometimes he didn’t. But as I stood up to leave, he grabbed my hand, and I looked at his wife, who was across the room, and I sat back down. And he said as clear to me as anything he had ever said, ‘Thank you so much for saying that. That means so much to me. I just wish my films could have been better.’ And so as I stand here tonight as someone who has enjoyed such an extraordinary career, in large measure because of the people in this room, I just want it to be better. I just want to be better, but this is very encouraging. Thank you very much.”

For those who didn’t get to see the full broadcast, here is a chance to do some catch-up viewing via YouTube below (not our video and so we can’t guarantee the quality or how long it will remain online – just sayin’).  Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_JWnS6KHfQ