SAG Awards 2022 – Nominations

These are pretty big awards in terms of just having the nominations released for leading towards the Oscars!

The winners will be announced on Sunday 27th February 2022.

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Top 10 – Films I Caught Up With in 2021!

I actually really enjoy putting this “caught up with” list together each year (ok most years) mainly because I know people will wonder how I got to that year without seeing some truly classic and quite frankly outstanding films! While I call it a top 10, its not put in any particular order and has been filtered down from 40 that I thought were worthy to be included in the long list!

Prepare to be utterly amazed with some of my first time viewings in 2021 …

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Top 10 – Best Films of 2021

2021 was another strange year with the cinemas closed for a while again, so attempting to watch new films and in particular those from 2021 was quite the challenge. I feel as though this list isn’t maybe as “good” as some lists but I have had to go by the films that I have seen and I might have missed some but here it goes! Sorry, not sorry that this was a great year for musicals!

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Awards: Golden Globes 2022 – Nominations

The nominations for the 2022 Golden Globes which won’t have any actual live ceremony this year and no starts in attendance!

Film

Best film – drama
Belfast
CODA
Dune
King Richard
The Power of the Dog

Best film – musical or comedy
Cyrano
Don’t Look Up
Licorice Pizza
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West Side Story

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RIP Stephen Sondheim

Legendary musical theatre writer Stephen Sondheim has passed away at the age of 91! He dared to be different and pushed musicals to a totally new level and in a different direction. I have been lucky enough to see Sweeney Todd, Follies, Company and Gypsy on stage! All utterly breathtaking and timeless, he was also part of West Side Story, A Little Night Music, Into the Woods and more.

His musicals will last forever and his legacy will never be matched. Rest in peace.

Cinema First – The 450 Films For UK Cinemas!

Today Cinema First released a list of films that can be used at cinemas when they reopen in July. With Cineworld being the first to announce a date for England on 10th July they will then need films to show. The list has a very wide variety of genres as well as from all decades. I personally hope to see a lot of older films on the big screen for the first time, I don’t want recent ones given a release! Let’s appreciate some amazing films on the big screen for what could well be the very first time (Yes Casablanca and Some Like It Hot I am talking about you, not forgetting my all time favourite When Harry Met Sally!)

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Here are the 450 films that could be shown in July at a cinema near you!

120 BPM

1917 *also available in IMAX and 4DX

2 Fast 2 Furious

20 Feet from Stardom

2001: A Space Odyssey *also available in IMAX

28 Days Later

42nd Street The Musical *Event Cinema

52 Tuesdays

9 to 5

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Theatre: StageCon

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A very exciting announcement was made yesterday when StageCon was launched. What is StageCon? Well, it is like Comic Con but filled with Stagey related events, performances and meet and greets with stars from the London stage!

Dates: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November 2018
Venue: LONDON S
horeditch Town Hall

Price: £80 (+£6.83 fee) One Day Pass
£150 (+£12.29 fee) Weekend Pass

This is in partnership with WhatsOnStage and the idea is taken from BroadwayCon in New York.

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