Academy Awards 2018

Hi Everyone!

If you are as obsessed with the Oscars as I am, then you will know that today is the day of the 90th Academy Awards!

I have watched the Oscars every year for as long as I can remember. Although they are long and often seen as just a popularity contest, I can’t help but get excited when Oscar season rolls around. I think my love for this awards show stems from my own undying hope that I will get to attend the Academy Awards one day, maybe even give that acceptance speech that I’ve been planning since I was six years old. Or it could be that I just enjoy cheering for my favorite movies.

Whatever the case may be, I always try to predict who I think will win and who will go home empty handed. I am guilty every year of not seeing every movie nominated, but I still like to guess and vote to see if I’m right. Sometimes these guesses are based on reviews and box office trends, or based on  my own opinion, and sometimes they are just random when I haven’t heard anything about the category. Below I’ve included my guesses for the top categories so we can compare and see if I’m right during the show tonight.

Best Picture:
“Call Me by Your Name”

Lead Actor:
Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”

Lead Actress:
Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”

Supporting Actor:
Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”

Supporting Actress:
Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”

Director:
“Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan

Animated Feature:
“Coco,” Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson

Animated Short:
“Dear Basketball,” Glen Keane, Kobe Bryant

Adapted Screenplay:
“Call Me by Your Name,” James Ivory

Original Screenplay:
“Get Out,” Jordan Peele

Cinematography:
“Dunkirk,” Hoyte van Hoytema

Best Documentary Feature:
“Last Men in Aleppo,” Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed, Soren Steen Jepersen

Best Documentary Short Subject:
“Knife Skills,” Thomas Lennon

Best Live Action Short Film:
“The Silent Child,” Chris Overton, Rachel Shenton

Best Foreign Language Film:
“Loveless” (Russia)

Film Editing:
“Baby Driver,” Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss

Sound Editing:
“Blade Runner 2049,” Mark Mangini, Theo Green

Sound Mixing:
“Blade Runner 2049,” Mac Ruth, Ron Bartlett, Doug Hephill

Production Design:
“Blade Runner 2049,” Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola

Original Score:
“Dunkirk,” Hans Zimmer

Original Song:
“Remember Me” from “Coco,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez

Makeup and Hair:
“Darkest Hour,” Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, Lucy Sibbick

Costume Design:
“The Shape of Water,” Luis Sequeira

Visual Effects:
“Blade Runner 2049,” John Nelson, Paul Lambert, Richard R. Hoover, Gerd Nefzer

Do you have your own predictions? Leave your comments below and let me know who you think is going to win tonight!

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NYU TISCH GRADUATION REACTION VIDEO

Hey everyone!

I’m back!!

It’s been awhile since I uploaded a video and that’s because I graduated from film school! It’s been quite an adjustment over the last couple of months since the graduation happened, but I am ready to get back into the swing of making videos.

It’s only fitting that for my first video back I share my reaction to the NYU Tisch graduation since it was such a big event in my life. Click the video below to hear my first hand experience and takeaways from the whole day.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 4 months since I left school! I still feel like I should be going back to class after Labor Day. Even though I’ve had the summer to adjust to post grad life, it still might take some getting used to the fact that I won’t have to be on campus for 8 hours a day every day of the week.

I plan to post a Life After Film School Video as soon as I can so stay tuned and, as always, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE!!!

-Hayley