Monday, February 28, 2011

Academy Awards Results

Key: Who I wanted to win; Who I thought would win; Who won

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”
  • Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”
  • Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”
  • Colin Firth in “The King's Speech”
  • James Franco in “127 Hours”

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Christian Bale in “The Fighter”
  • John Hawkes in “Winter's Bone”
  • Jeremy Renner in “The Town”
  • Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right”
  • Geoffrey Rush in “The King's Speech”

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right”
  • Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole”
  • Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter's Bone”
  • Natalie Portman in “Black Swan” *
  • Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine”

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Amy Adams in “The Fighter”
  • Helena Bonham Carter in “The King's Speech”
  • Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”
  • Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”
  • Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom”

Animated Feature Film

  • “How to Train Your Dragon” Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
  • “The Illusionist” Sylvain Chomet
  • “Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich

Art Direction

  • “Alice in Wonderland”
    Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O'Hara
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”
    Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
  • “Inception”
    Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat
  • “The King's Speech”
    Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Judy Farr
  • “True Grit”
    Production Design: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh


  • “Black Swan” Matthew Libatique
  • “Inception” Wally Pfister
  • “The King's Speech” Danny Cohen
  • “The Social Network” Jeff Cronenweth
  • “True Grit” Roger Deakins

Costume Design

  • “Alice in Wonderland” Colleen Atwood
  • “I Am Love” Antonella Cannarozzi
  • “The King's Speech” Jenny Beavan
  • “The Tempest” Sandy Powell
  • “True Grit” Mary Zophres


  • “Black Swan” Darren Aronofsky
  • “The Fighter” David O. Russell
  • “The King's Speech” Tom Hooper
  • “The Social Network” David Fincher
  • “True Grit” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Documentary (Feature)

  • “Exit through the Gift Shop” Banksy and Jaimie D'Cruz
  • “Gasland” Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
  • “Inside Job” Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
  • “Restrepo” Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
  • “Waste Land” Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • “Killing in the Name” Jed Rothstein
  • “Poster Girl” Sara Nesson and Mitchell W. Block
  • “Strangers No More” Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
  • “Sun Come Up” Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger
  • “The Warriors of Qiugang” Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon

Film Editing

  • “Black Swan” Andrew Weisblum
  • “The Fighter” Pamela Martin
  • “The King's Speech” Tariq Anwar
  • “127 Hours” Jon Harris
  • “The Social Network” Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

Foreign Language Film

  • “Biutiful” Mexico
  • “Dogtooth” Greece
  • “In a Better World” Denmark
  • “Incendies” Canada
  • “Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi)” Algeria


  • “Barney's Version” Adrien Morot
  • “The Way Back” Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
  • “The Wolfman” Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

Music (Original Score)

  • “How to Train Your Dragon” John Powell
  • “Inception” Hans Zimmer
  • “The King's Speech” Alexandre Desplat
  • “127 Hours” A.R. Rahman
  • “The Social Network” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Music (Original Song)

  • “Coming Home” from “Country Strong” Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
  • “I See the Light” from “Tangled” Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater
  • “If I Rise” from “127 Hours” Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
  • “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3" Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

Best Picture

  • “Black Swan” Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
  • “The Fighter” David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
  • “Inception” Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
  • “The Kids Are All Right” Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
  • “The King's Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
  • “127 Hours” Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
  • “The Social Network” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ce├ín Chaffin, Producers
  • “Toy Story 3” Darla K. Anderson, Producer
  • “True Grit” Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
  • “Winter's Bone" Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers

Short Film (Animated)

  • “Day & Night” Teddy Newton
  • “The Gruffalo” Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
  • “Let's Pollute” Geefwee Boedoe
  • “The Lost Thing” Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
  • “Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)” Bastien Dubois

Short Film (Live Action)

  • “The Confession” Tanel Toom
  • “The Crush” Michael Creagh
  • “God of Love” Luke Matheny
  • “Na Wewe” Ivan Goldschmidt
  • “Wish 143” Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

Sound Editing

  • “Inception” Richard King
  • “Toy Story 3” Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
  • “Tron: Legacy” Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
  • “True Grit” Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey
  • “Unstoppable” Mark P. Stoeckinger

Sound Mixing

  • “Inception” Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick
  • “The King's Speech” Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley
  • “Salt” Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan and William Sarokin
  • “The Social Network” Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten
  • “True Grit” Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland

Visual Effects

  • “Alice in Wonderland” Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi
  • “Hereafter” Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojansky and Joe Farrell
  • “Inception” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
  • “Iron Man 2” Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • “127 Hours” Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
  • The Social Network” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
  • “Toy Story 3” Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
  • “True Grit” Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
  • “Winter's Bone” Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • “Another Year” Written by Mike Leigh
  • “The Fighter” Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson;
    Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
  • “Inception” Written by Christopher Nolan
  • “The Kids Are All Right” Written by Lisa Cholodenko  Stuart Blumberg
  • “The King's Speech” Screenplay by David Seidler

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Nails

So I started watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Netflix. I was told for months that I was missing out on life because I had never seen a single episode before Sunday night. I actually like it, its pretty amusing. Let me just say, David Boreanaz is freakin gorgeous!

Ok, enough of my randomness....the nails were mainly inspired by the newest compilation of Buffy books. 

I think the covers are totally amazing! 

They came out like this:

 This is a close up of one of the fingerprints I put on.

This is the shoe box top I used as a table. If you do this ever, put down a newspaper because the polish gets EVERYWHERE! 

What I used:

Orly French Tip
OPI I'm Not Really A Waitress (one of my absolute favorite reds)
Seche Vite Top Coat

To get the splatters I dipped a straw in the nail polish and then blew forcefully onto my nails.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

French Manicure

I wanted to go for something a little more muted than I have been, so I dropped back to a french manicure. I had finished, but it looked too plain, so I added the gems. It turned out perfect because they matched perfectly...and I needed to use them up. I have like a billion of these. They came in the pack I used for my Katy Perry 'California Gurls' nails, back in June. Which I apparently never posted.....hmmmmmm I must have a picture somewhere. I'll see if I can find it.

What I used:

OPI Nail Envy (base coat)
Orly French Manicure: Pink Nude
Orly Pink Whisper
Orly French Manicure: White Tips
Seche Vite Top Coat
The gems I used were just a cheapo sticker set from Michaels craft store, I just peeled the gems off the adhesive (which is super easy). Id recommend getting nail gems though because these stick up quite a bit off the nail, which makes them easy to knock off.

Update: I found the Katy Perry 'California Gurls' music video inspired nails!

Katy Perry & Crackle OPI Nail Polish

Katy Perry 'The One That  Got Away' (which is my favorite!)
With the OPI Crackle polish over it
OPI 'Simply Smash-ing!' with OPI Crackle over
 The crackles really came out great on this one.
And this is where I keep my nail polishes...In empty shoe boxes. Its great because you can stack them under your bed and if you need an impromptu table because you're doing your nails in your bed (*guilty) you can just flip over the lid and there you go! Its great :)

Valentines Day!

Soooooooo This is what my mom gave me for Valentines Day. As you might know, I'm obsessed with cupcakes. I love to make them as well as collect anything with them on it.

This is a little luggage tag, which is perfect because she knows I'm going to Greece this summer!

And the most ADORABLE little key covers! I love them! They're so cute!!!

And this is the card she made me. Its adorable!

I gave my family cupcakes. They were red frosting with hearts made out of sugar pearls. I'm a pillock and didn't take pictures of them. I also made cupcakes for my class that day. They had white frosting with edging out of red sprinkles. They were delicious :)


Aaaaaaalright, so I finally found the memory card with these on them! I did this in the beginning of January.

So this is lasting the counter, which is what keeps the heel so stiff.
Then I had to fill in the cavity made by the lasted lining and counter.
I had to even out the heel shape, because I was silly and didn't make both heels at the same time. *which I will AlWAYS do forever now!
To make the heel fit I had to sand out the bottom so that the heel would match up perfectly to the shoe. It only took about 4 hours to get it right. A friend of mine suggested using carbon paper which really helped a lot! fits :) Yay! now only one more to go!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day


Tarina Tarantino, available HERE!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fashion Photography: Replay (Glow Series)

by Guillaume Kayacan