Everyday Sunday

22 Feb 19
Pick of the Flicks

As we edge ever closer to the big day, today we turn out attention to one of the biggest awards of the night: Best Director. Will win: Alfonso Cuarón (Roma) Should win: Alfonso Cuarón (Roma) Also nominated: Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman), Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War), Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite), Adam McKay (Vice) Alfonso Cuarón is no stranger to the […]

22 Feb 19
Voice of Calm

Do you dream of starting your own business doing something you feel passionate about? Are you doing a job you just about tolerate but you don’t know what you should be doing instead? Maybe you are ready to return to work after years of parenting. Well, don’t get too focused on following your passion because […]

22 Feb 19
GoldDerby
After months of anticipation and what has felt like hundreds of awards from various media and industry groups, the Oscars are finally upon us. All 24 categories will be handed out on Sunday night, February 24, during a ceremony hosted by … well, no on in particular. Maybe. But who will win? Scroll down for our complete predictions in every category from Best Picture all the way to Best Live Action Short. The nominees are listed in order of their racetrack odds, with our projected winners highlighted in gold. As of this writing more than 6,000 registered Gold Derby users have chimed in with their Oscar picks. That includes the Expert journalists we’ve polled from major media outlets, the Editors who cover awards year-round for Gold Derby, the Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting last year’s Oscar winners, and the All-Star Top 24 who had the best prediction scores when you combine the last two year’s Oscar results. Last, of course, is our vast assortment of everyday Users, one of whom will almost certainly put the rest of our predictions to shame. [pmc-related-link href=”https://pages.email.goldderby.com/signup/” type=”SIGN UP” target=”_self”]for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest predictions[/pmc-related-link] Some years a strong industry consensus forms around one film, as when “Argo” (2012) and “Birdman” (2014) swept the major guild prizes on their way to Oscar victories for Best Picture. But this year has been divided. “Green Book” was looking good after it won Best Picture at the Producers Guild Awards, but then director Peter Farrelly was snubbed at the Oscars. “Black Panther” won the SAG Award for its ensemble cast, but it too underperformed in the Oscar nominations. Then “Roma” won the Directors Guild Award and then followed that up with a BAFTA victory for Best Picture. And it’s tied with “The Favourite” as the year’s most nominated film at the Oscars. So it’s our front-runner for Best Picture going into Oscar weekend. But other films have looked strong in recent years only to be tripped up at the finish line. “The Revenant” (2015) looked like the top contender until it was upset by “Spotlight.” And right after that “La La Land” (2016) looked like it had everything sewn up until it was bested by “Moonlight” in one of the biggest upsets in history. [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/article/2019/alfonso-cuaron-roma-best-director-oscars-news/” type=”SEE” target=”_self”]Just how big a lock is Alfonso Cuaron (‘Roma’) for Best Director Oscar? A few renegade Experts are betting against him[/pmc-related-link] Do you think you have this year’s race all figured out? Check out our predictions in all 24 categories below. You can make or update your own forecasts here before Sunday night’s main event. BEST PICTURE “Roma” — 4/1 “Green Book” — 11/2 “BlacKkKlansman” — 7/1 “The Favourite” — 7/1 “Black Panther” — 8/1 “A Star is Born” — 8/1 “Bohemian Rhapsody” — 19/2 “Vice” — 19/2 BEST DIRECTOR Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma” — 31/10 Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman” — 39/10 Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite” — 9/2 Adam McKay, “Vice” — 9/2 Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War” — 9/2 BEST ACTRESS Glenn Close, “The Wife” — 31/10 Olivia Colman, “The Favourite” — 4/1 Lady Gaga, “A Star is Born” — 4/1 Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma” — 9/2 Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” — 9/2 BEST ACTOR Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody” — 16/5 Christian Bale, “Vice” — 39/10 Bradley Cooper, “A Star is Born” — 9/2 Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book” — 9/2 Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate” — 9/2 BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk” — 16/5 Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite” — 4/1 Amy Adams, “Vice” — 4/1 Marina de Tavira, “Roma” — 9/2 Emma Stone, “The Favourite” — 9/2 BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Mahershala Ali, “Green Book” — 31/10 Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” — 39/10 Sam Elliott, “A Star is Born” — 4/1 Adam Driver, “BlacKkKlansman” — 9/2 Sam Rockwell, “Vice” — 9/2 BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY “BlacKkKlansman” — 31/10 “If Beale Street Could Talk” — 4/1 “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” — 4/1 “A Star is Born” — 9/2 “The Balladof Buster Scruggs” — 9/2 BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY “The Favourite” — 82/25 “Green Book” — 19/5 “Roma” — 4/1 “First Reformed” — 9/2 “Vice” — 9/2 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY “Roma” — 31/10 “The Favourite” — 4/1 “Cold War” — 4/1 “A Star is Born” — 9/2 “Never Look Away” — 9/2 BEST COSTUME DESIGN “The Favourite” — 10/3 “Black Panther” — 71/20 “Mary Queen of Scots” — 9/2 “Mary Poppins Returns” — 9/2 “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” — 9/2 BEST FILM EDITING “Vice” — 17/5 “Bohemian Rhapsody” — 19/5 “BlacKkKlansman” — 4/1 “The Favourite” — 4/1 “Green Book” — 9/2 BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING “Vice” — 6/5 “Mary Queen of Scots” — 47/20 “Border” — 59/20 BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN “The Favourite” — 10/3 “Black Panther” — 37/10 “Roma” — 9/2 “Mary Poppins Returns” — 9/2 “First Man” — 9/2 BEST SCORE “If Beale Street Could Talk” — 17/5 “Black Panther” — 37/10 “BlacKkKlansman” — 9/2 “Mary Poppins Returns” — 9/2 “Isle of Dogs” — 9/2 BEST SONG “Shallow” from “A Star is Born” — 3/1 “All the Stars” from “Black Panther” — 4/1 “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns” — 9/2 “I’ll Fight” from “RBG” — 9/2 “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” — 9/2 BEST SOUND EDITING “First Man” — 18/5 “A Quiet Place” — 19/5 “Bohemian Rhapsody” — 4/1 “Black Panther” — 4/1 “Roma” — 9/2 BEST SOUND MIXING “Bohemian Rhapsody” — 69/20 “A Star is Born” — 19/5 “First Man” — 4/1 “Black Panther” — 9/2 “Roma” — 9/2 BEST VISUAL EFFECTS “Avengers: Infinity War” — 10/3 “First Man” — 37/10 “Ready Player One” — 4/1 “Solo: A Star Wars Story” — 9/2 “Christopher Robin” — 9/2 BEST ANIMATED FEATURE “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” — 31/10 “Incredibles 2” — 4/1 “Isle of Dogs” — 4/1 “Ralph Breaks the Internet” — 9/2 “Mirai” — 9/2 BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE “Free Solo” — 17/5 “RBG” — 18/5 “Minding the Gap” — 4/1 “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” — 9/2 “Of Fathers and Songs” — 9/2 BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM “Roma” — 31/10 “Cold War” — 39/10 “Shoplifters” — 9/2 “Never Look Away” — 9/2 “Capernaum” — 9/2 BEST ANIMATED SHORT “Bao” — 31/10 “Weekends” — 4/1 “Animal Behaviour” — 9/2 “One Small Step” — 9/2 “Late Afternoon” — 9/2 BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT “Black Sheep” — 71/20 “Period. End of Sentence.” — 18/5 “End Game” — 4/1 “A Night at the Garden” — 9/2 “Lifeboat” — 9/2 BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT “Marguerite” — 17/5 “Skin” — 37/10 “Detainment” — 4/1 “Fauve” — 9/2 “Mother” — 9/2 [predictions-widget id=1202617374] [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/leagues/” type=”PREDICT” target=”_self”]the Oscars now; change them until February 24[/pmc-related-link] Be sure to check out how our experts rank this year’s Oscar contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own Oscar predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until winners are announced on February 24.
22 Feb 19
Sally-Shakti Willow

In writing the dailiness of life, the reality releases the dream of perfection. In my own writing practice, I’ve returned to the ground of my everyday life – journalling with the daily reality of my material circumstances. I’ve found an excitement in exploring the brevity of the sonnet form, and the openness of its contemporary innovations, to make poetry from my world.

22 Feb 19

As our lives are so busy, we often crave family time away from the everyday hustle and bustle. But it doesn’t always need to be a big holiday abroad to have a big impact. It can work wonders to just step off the endless mill of work, school, laundry and bath-time, and get away for […]

22 Feb 19
oftencalledcathy

I was going write a post about how I can’t write anymore. There’s lots of reasons: I have to leave so much out, I’m no longer sure about sharing our lives, and I can’t tell you much that’s new in any case. As you know I won a battle, but the aftermath means that youngest […]

22 Feb 19
Adri Rocks

Alice Mechoulam Adri Rocks Rosalie Dielesen Timeliness: This story describes a situation with a quickly approaching deadline. The times articulates that the interim leader of Venezuela and the Trump administration declared the 23rd of February the date that humanitarian aid must reach the country despite Maduro’s blockade of the border. The urgency of this situation […]

22 Feb 19
Davis Enterprise

Pence Gallery will have an exhibition for painter Jan Schnurr, “Color Shape/Pattern Play,” from March 8 to April 5. The opening reception is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 8, and an artist talk is from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17. Both are free. Schnurr is a mixed-media artist who explores the beauty inherent […]

22 Feb 19
yellowshoesorangeumbrella

Disclaimer: I was invited to review the below restaurant and our meal was complimentary but all opinions and photos are mine.  A few weeks ago, we were hosted by Olley’s Fish Experience, a fish and seafood restaurant located in Herne Hill, South London, opposite Brockwell Park. Olley’s is a bit of an institution. It started life as a humble […]

22 Feb 19
Moon Calendar

A women’s circle that is serious and focused is capable of raising enormous amounts of energy and dispersing that energy appropriately.

22 Feb 19
The Martini Shot

Looking at 2018’s year in film, I can only come to the conclusion that the world is bummed out. Whether you’re in Harlem or South Korea, family members are held unfairly in prison. Secret agents, superheroes, and self-centered boyfriends will betray you left and right, and no matter how much you complain to the clergy […]

22 Feb 19
Always best for you

By Michael Cox One could start at having twenty two minutes of aerobic activity in everyday life. Those aerobic activities would make the heart pump faster or just exercise for one to two hour every Saturday and Sunday, maybe squeeze extra thirty minutes in one day. This technique could help you in weight loss Los […]

22 Feb 19
St Beuno's Outreach

The just will flourish, still bearing fruit when they are old. Today’s readings urge us to draw life from hearts filled with the goodness and teachings of the Lord … to live virtuous lives that bear sound fruit. In the First Reading, the author uses images from everyday experience to highlight the importance of our […]

22 Feb 19
Beeks Downunder-Because not all financial news is boring!

ASX 200 up 28 to 6167. US futures down 12. High volume following expiry day yesterday. A brief respite from report overload but once again buyers shrugged off a weak lead from overseas, especially in the banks. Comments from RBA head in front of a parliamentary committee helped sentiment too. Coal miners softer on Chinese […]

22 Feb 19
Christianna Who?

…or at least I’ll keep telling myself I am until I full-heartedly believe it. Valentines Day, 2016 – When I woke up that Sunday to face the many couples and families dressed in cheesy themed pink, I told myself I was stronger than I knew. This day, I was even going to prove it by […]