This is a quick recap for all those who haven’t had the chance to watch last night’s 90th Academy awards. We hope you find our wrap up helpful! Alright, so first off, let’s start with Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue.
This is not the first time that Kimmel hosts the Oscars, in fact, he hosted them last year as well. And because he did such a good job at it, they decided to bring him back again this year. This year’s opening monologue got so many mixed reactions.
Kimmel chose to address Equal rights, equal pay, sexual harassment and minority treatment in his speech, which wasn’t met with a lot of joyful faces among the spectators.
Not of course, those in the same room, I’m talking about the people who were watching the Oscars around the world. Some described the monologue as bland and boring, some even went so far as to complain about Kimmel’s “ranting” on and on about all those people who aren’t getting their rights. In spite of how fake and plastic Hollywood is, we personally believe that this speech is brave and much needed. Kimmel pulled no punches in his monologue this year, no singing, no dancing, none of all those shenanigans and in our opinion, he did quite a decent job.
But then, after all that talk about “The New Hollywood” and a night that was supposedly dedicated to celebrating women empowerment, the Academy so audaciously chose to give Mr. Gary Oldman the Best Actor in A leading Role award to go home with for his role in “Darkest Hour”.
Why is this problematic, you ask? Oldman was accused of domestic assault back in 2001 by his then-wife Donya Fiorentino, who claimed that the actor beat her with a telephone while her children were present in the same room.
Oldman has denied those allegations. Oldman was also caught defending accused abusers Alec Baldwin and Mel Gibson in a Playboy interview back in 2014. New Hollywood my ass. In our opinion, this award, being so special, should’ve gone to the other front-runner, the enigmatic 22 year old, Timothee Chalamet, who has proved that age has nothing to do with great skill and incredible talent in his performance in Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name”.
This was Chalamet’s first nomination and he was in fact; the youngest nominee in that category in 80 years, yesterday. Daniel Day-Lewis was also a front-runner for the award, although it was obvious that the three time Academy award recipient was not going to win yesterday, as everyone was betting on Oldman and Chalamet.
The astounding Francis McDormand took home the award for Best Actress in A Leading Role yesterday for her role in Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbbing, Missouri”.
The actress truly deserved this award, in our opinion, for her incredible performance in the film and the intensity and the ferociousness that she has brought to her character.
McDormand was extremely appreciative of the award when she gave a heartwarming speech, asking her fellow female nominees, while hyperventilating (in all categories) to stand-up as well and asking the audience to salute them for their great efforts. Among the nominees were: Meryl Streep, Soarise Ronan, Greta Gerwig, Sally Hawkins and many more. We love you, Francis.
And now, what would we have done if Sam Rockwell hadn’t won the Best Actor in A Supporting Role? We’re so glad that this is something that we don’t have to think about since that Rockwell won the lottery yesterday after his performance in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbbing, Missouri”.
This is Janney’s first nomination and win and we couldn’t have been happier for her! Her role as LaVona in “I, Tonya” made us all lose hope in humanity, which is a good thing, in Janney’s case.
Guillermo Del Toro’s beautiful film “The Shape of Water” won Best Picture after the film lead with 13 nominations and won 4: original score, production design and director, as well. Del Toro’s speech truly gave us all goosebumps. The director said “I want to dedicate this to every young filmmaker, the youth that is showing us how things are done,” he went on.
“Really, they are. In every country in the world. And I was a kid enamored with movies, growing up in Mexico, I thought this could never happen. It happens. And I want to tell you, everyone that is dreaming of using fantasy to tell the stories about the things that are real in the world today, you can do it. This is the door. Kick it open and come in.”
Yesterday’s show was plated with social and political statements, that being said, there were tons of snubs and undeserved wins. That doesn’t only include Gary Oldman, but Kobe Bryant, as well. The former basketball star won an Oscar yesterday for Best Animated Short. Bryant was arrested and charged with sexual assault in 2003, when a 19-year-old hotel employee in Colorado accused him of rape. But, this is Lala land, and whatever Hollywood claims to stand for isn’t, in most times, necessarily the truth. However, we want to congratulate yesterday’s winners, the ones who truly deserved to take the golden statue home.
But here’s our humble message to Hollywood: If you’re going to claim that you stand for something, at least try to do a better job at supporting your own claims. Talk about double standards. Thank you.
Dorra Zarrouk and Hassan El Raddad to Star in Egypt’s First 3D Movie
Dorra Zarrouk and Hassan El Raddad are set to star in Egypt’s very first 3D movie entitled Hell Siege ‘7esar Gohanam.’
What we know so far about the movie’s plot is that it will take place somewhere in the near future, in a deserted town on the coast of the Mediterranean. Where the town gets invaded by an army controlled by artificial intelligence and people gather to stand up against the invasion.
The movie is produced by Mohamed El Komy, and it has been said that the movie’s budget is huge and backed by a number of American companies, which gives us high hope for the first 3D movie to be a huge game-changing point for the cinema industry.
No date of release has been announced yet.
Is Elissa Really Taking Part in Season 4 of La Casa De Papel?
The internet is breaking out with questions over Elissa’s tweet where she said she’s ready to join the gang of La Casa De Papel, the tweet remains mysterious and vague but when La Casa De Papel tweeted back welcoming her as Beirut, more questions were raised!
Most important one is whether or not Elissa is really taking part in the fourth season? We need answers, and we need them now.
Nairobi, we’re coming to save you.
Love, Beirut! pic.twitter.com/yM9MGGJh3P
— Elissa (@elissakh) August 26, 2019
This is Elissa’s tweet that broke the internet last night and had her own fans and Money Heist’s asking so many questions, especially after the following tweets from both Netflix MENA and La Casa De Papel.
We’re glad to have you on our side, Beirut 🌹 pic.twitter.com/INTMrtZvlQ
— La Casa de Papel (@lacasadepapel) August 26, 2019
I’m waiting for you, Beirut! Welcome to the gang 🔥✨ pic.twitter.com/b8Q05RPKja
— Netflix MENA (@NetflixMENA) August 26, 2019
Now, there are currently no verification on whether or not Elissa will really be joining the gang as Beirut or was this just a gift sent by La Casa De Papel team after Elissa’s announcement that she is retiring and that was their way of standing by her.
By now because people have started reacting already, so Netflix better start answering questions soon!
— Habiba Abidi🎗️ (@abidi_habibatn) August 26, 2019
One fan even blended Elissa’s tunes to the famous ‘Bella Ciao’!
— Monica Mekhetfe (@monicamekhetfeh) August 26, 2019
واحلى من يمثل بيروت ويغني لبيروت😍😍 pic.twitter.com/W8mleUfu9S
— Bayude بيودة☀️ (@Bayude_BH) August 26, 2019
— Taleb Kabbara (@TalebKabbara) August 26, 2019
Hilary Duff Confirms the Return of ‘Lizzy McGuire’ In a New Disney Series
15 years after the series concluded, Hillary Duff announced on social media that her character Lizzy McGuire will be returning to the screen for a sequel of what used to be our favorite show, only this time she will be working her dream job instead of navigating life as a teenager.
Duff, who is now a mother to a seven-year-old son and a nine-month old daughter, wrote on Instagram, “SURPRISE!!! I’ve been trying to contain this excitement for a loooong time while this has been in the works! I am beyond excited to be home again, back with my girl…and into her 30’s.”
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SURPRISE!!! I’ve been trying to contain this excitement for a loooong time while this has been in the works! I am beyond excited to be home again, back with my girl ♥️…and into her 30’s #bringbackbutterflyclips #lizziemcguire #thisiswhatdreamsaremadeof #lizzieforpresident #DisneyPlus #D23Expo . . . . . . Also, If you needed yet another reason to get Disney+ ….the #lizziemcguiremovie will be living there!
The new streaming service Disney+, which is premiering on November 12, will be the channel hosting the show.
The streaming service will launch with the debuts of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and The Mandolorian. There’s currently no premiere date for Lizzie McGuire available, but we’ll certainly keep you posted!
We can’t wait to see this new version of Lizzie who sure is no longer a clumsy schoolgirl, but rather a 30-year-old millennial navigating her way around the big apple!
“Lizzie has also grown up, she’s older, she’s wiser, she has a much bigger shoe budget,” Duff said.
“She has her dream job, the perfect life right now working as an apprentice to a fancy New York City decorator. “ She added.
The rest of the cast joining Duff still remains a mystery so we don’t know yet who from the original cast will be joining this comeback, and we can’t help but wonder if we will be seeing more of Gordo, Miranda, Matt or Lizzie’s parents.
Mona Zaki Awarded With a Dubai Star
Egypt’s largest Metro Station in The Middle East Inaugurated
The Ultimate Honeymoon Guide to Bali PT II
Farida Osman and Rana El-Kaliouby Make it to ‘BBC 100 Women 2019’ List
GoalKeeper Essam El-Hadary Included in the 2020 Guiness Book of Records
A Large Number of Artifacts Transferred to the GEM
‘Egypt: A Piece of Heaven’ Documentary Series Completed
The Iconic Lamis Al Hadid Returns to Present a New Media Era
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The Egyptian Medical Syndicate Elects For the First Time a Female Chairperson
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