My 7 Favourite American Football Films

Inspired by Super Bowl Sunday I thought this was the perfect opportunity to put together my list of films that I love which are about American Football. Just remember though that my knowledge of American Football is not fantastic but I really do love the films about it, working in sport I just find myself obsessed with all different sports films.

My choices are covering many different aspects of the sport and how it really can be used to change and help with so many different things in life! American Football films do have a high quality in performances and storylines to go along with some great quotes and speeches!

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The Blind Side (2009) Review

 The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

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Can a woman be more successful than her husband/partner in Hollywood?

After the recent allegations that the most recent best actress Oscar winner Sandra Bullock’s husband Jesse James cheated on her. It got me thinking about the previous best actress winners and there relationships especially after Kate Winslet announcing her spilt from husband Sam Mendes earlier this week. Hilary Swank  split from Chad Lowe not too long after she picked up her second best actress statue. So can men really not handle it if there wife is more successful than them or is it all just a coincidence?

The old-fashioned values and usual relationship rules are that the man is classed as the main earner and “looks” after his wife and children. But in Hollywood that is not often the case when a woman can easily be more successful than her husband. So lets venture down the road of successful actresses and have a comparison with relationships she has had, especially before and even after winning the highest accolade of an Oscar.

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Oscars 2010 – Predictions

I am afraid this is going to be my last Oscars 2010 post until some red carpet pictures and the results and my opinions on who one, how the show went and the hosts Steve Martin and my man of the moment Alec Baldwin. As I cannot as originally planned stay up to watch he ceremony. 😦

Another downside to this years Oscars, I have not managed to see many of the nominated films. Some still have not appeared in my local cinema which has been so disappointing! My predictions therefore have to be based on what I have heard about some of films and performances (and where the other awards shows have gone to).

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Oscars 2010 – Nominations

The day eventually arrived and the nominations have now been released (I now know which films I have to watch before 7th March) and we can all start debating and creating our predictions on who is going to walk away with the golden statue come Oscar night.

 

We go back to 10 nominations for Best Picture and an animated film has been included in those 10, that being Up. Now that will cause a lot of debate because from what I have read people preferred Wall-E to Up. From my first look at the nominations the only suprise for myself is seeing District 9 in the Best Picture cateogry. Everything else is pretty much what was expected.

Best Picture

Avatar
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious
A Serious Man
Up
Up in the Air

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Golden Globes 2010 – Live

Ricky Gervais hosting the awards which will be an experience, I will keep updating this blog post as the show goes on.

  • The opening speech he headed straight for Steve Carrell with jokes about “The Office” and plastic surgery.
  • Very good opening jokes which seemed to go down well with his audience.
  • Nicole Kidman is the first up presenting best supporting actress in a motion picture.
  • Which goes to . . . Mo’Nique for Precious.
  • First speech of the night is a very emotional one with tears and dreams being reached, a rather long speech.
  • I have just spotted Julia Roberts for the first time 🙂
  • Toni Collette won best actress in a tv show comedy/musical.
  • ooo Robert De Niro is there !!!
  • First Meryl Streep spotting
  • Sir Paul McCartney presents best animated feature and is rather amusing, which has a great shot of Julia Roberts laughing.
  • Winner of best animated feature is Up
  • Kate Hudson introduced some clips from Nine
  • Ricky Gervais saying we have had some worthy winners and some not so worthy winners. Plugging his own film.
  • Felicity Huffman who decided she messed up what she was saying so started over. She has totally lost what she’s trying to say.
  • Best actor in a TV series drama goes to . . . Michael C. Hall for Dexter.
  • Best actress in a TV series drama goes to . . . Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife.
  • Just spotted Mickey Rourke kissing Mike Tyson.
  • Harrison Ford introduces Up in the Air.
  • Cher and Christina Aguilera presenting the best original song . . . The Weary Kind from Crazy Heart.
  • Best original score . . . Up
  •  Best mini series or tv movie presented by Amy Adams and Josh Brolin. Goes to . . . Grey Gardens.
  • Something that always amuses me about the Golden Globes has to be how difficult it is for the winners to get onto the stage if they are not on one of the tables right next to the stage.
  • Tom Hanks introducing Julie & Julia.
  • Colin Farrell who looks very good I might add. Presenting best actress in a comedy or musical . . . Julia Roberts is sitting next to Paul McCartney. Meryl looks embarrassed with both of her nominations. Goes to . . . Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia.
  • She wants to change her name to T-Bone . . . T Bone Streep hahaha. I really do love Meryl the more I see her, she really is just brilliant. Awww she got rather emotional talking about her mother and how she is really grateful for everything.
  • Helen Mirren introduces Precious.
  • Kevin Bacon won best actor in a mini series or TV movie for Taking Chances.
  • Drew Barrymore won best actress in a mini series or TV movie for Grey Gardens.
  • Cameron Diaz introducing It’s Complicated.
  • Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler presenting best screenplay for a motion picture . . . Up in the Air. I am so pleased about this!!! Also Gerard Butler was very cute not letting Jennifer Aniston see the paper then saying I’m not telling you haha.
  • Jason Reitman got rather emotional towards George Clooney.
  • Jennifer Garner and Ashton Kutcher present best actor in a comedy/music on TV . . . Alec Baldwin won for 30 Rock, but he wasnt able to attend the awards.
  • Samuel L. Jackson introduces Inglourious Basterds. He then introduced Sophia Loren who got a standing ovation from the audience.
  • Best foreign language film . . . The White Ribbon (Germany)
  • Best TV series Drama . . . Mad Men.
  • Taylor Lautner introduces (500) Days of Summer.
  • Halle Berry presenting best supporting actor in a motion picture . . . Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds which I think was a pretty obvious choice.
  • Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio presenting Martin Scorsese with an award. Was brilliant seeing them on the stage together and talking about everything they have done in the films and what an impact he has had on films. Leo sees Marty as his friend and mentor, thats nice !!!
  • Marty’s speech was just brilliant after seeing clips from his films. Everyone in the audience gave him a standing ovation, Kate Winslet and Julia Roberts lead the cheering which was great. You can tell that everyone respects Marty by the way they were watching him.
  • Jodie Foster introduces The Hurt Locker.
  • Mel Gibson is presenting after a very cheeky joke from Ricky Gervais about drinking. Director of a motion picture . . . James Cameron for Avatar. Could this be the first hint of the Oscar going to James Cameron too??? He thought his ex-wife was going to win it.
  • Best TV series comedy/musical . . . Glee. Yes, I really was hoping that Glee would win this. It’s brilliant! All of the cast decided to get on the stage as well.
  • Reese Witherspoon presenting motion picture comedy or musical . . . and the winner is The Hangover.
  • Mickey Rourke (yay) presenting actress in a motion picture drama. He always seems so shy when he has to talk on a show like this.
  • The winner is . . . Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side.
  • Best actor in a comedy or musical . . . Robert Downey Jr for Sherlock Holmes. This is a bit of an outside win I reckon. I love him though he is brilliant. A very funny speech as well.
  • I am really hoping that George Clooney is going to get the best actor award, will find out in a few seconds.
  • Kate Winslet is presenting best actor in a drama . . . Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart. Who got a standing ovation from the audience. They really let his speech be a long one !!!
  • The last award of the night best motion picture drama !!!
  • Presenting this my favorite Julia Roberts. She really does have a great smile. The Golden Globe goes to Avatar !!!
  • Interesting I was hoping for Up in the Air. O well never mind, this will make the Oscars more interesting.