18 Most Badass Female Characters Of All Time

“All men must die, but we are not men.”

If there a consistent component I love in movies, television, and books is when the story is lead by a strong female. Not only as a woman can I obviously relate to the character more, but I love seeing a badass woman taking charge and often throwing a big F-U to the patriarchy. So in honor of International Women’s Day last week and that this month is Women’s History Month, I have compiled a list of my favorite badass female characters from television, film, and books. So check out the list and get ready to say “YASS GIRL!”, because girls truly run the world.

Warning: Spoilers Ahead!

1. Katniss Everdeen

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Played By: Jennifer Lawrence in Hunger Games, Catching Fire, & Mockingjay Part 1 and 2.
Why She’s A Badass: Katniss is a boss with a bow and arrow. She is the face of the rebellion against the totalitarian dystopian Capitol and literally saves the world.

2. Hermione Granger

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Played By: Emma Watson in all eight Harry Potter films.
Why She’s A Badass: Hermione really is the greatest witch of her age. She’s smart, sassy, and also can be a badass in a wand battle.

3. Furiosa 

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Played By: Charlize Theron in Max Max: Fury Road
Why She’s A Badass: Furiosa risks her life to save the Wives who have been imprisoned and strives to bring them to safety. Plus, she pulls off a buzzcut.

4. Elle Woods

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Played By: Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde
Why She’s A Badass: Elle might not be your typical female badass, but she proves to the world that you can be blonde and also win a case in court. She smashes those stereotypes, just like she owns the bend and snap.

5. Princess Leia

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Played By: Carrie Fisher  (R.I.P) in Star Wars episodes four to present.
Why She’s A Badass: Princess Leia is one of the OG movie badasses. She is the ultimate princess who is ready to save the galaxy. She’s smart, she’s fierce, and she’s great battle.

6. Olivia Benson

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Played By: Mariska Hargitay in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Why She’s A Badass: Detective Benson is out to save the victims and catch the suspects that have convicted heinous crimes. She is willing to do whatever it takes for justice.

7. Eleven 

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Played By: Millie Bobby Brown from Stranger Things
Why She’s A Badass: Homegirl has telekinetic powers, does everything to protect her friends, and loves Eggos. Enough said.

8. Buffy 

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Played By: Sarah Michelle Gellar in Buffy The Vampire Slayer TV series
Why She’s A Badass: Buffy kills vampires, duh. No damsel in distress here folks.

9. Rey

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Played By: Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 
Why She’s A Badass: She’s a independent woman who doesn’t need a man. Rey has fended for herself her whole life, and plays a key part in saving the galaxy. Most importantly, she’s the first female jedi. #casual.

10. Tris Prior

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Played By: Shailene Woodley in Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant. Btw pissed that they are making Ascendant a TV movie and that the full cast (including Shailene) aren’t returning.
Why She’s A Badass: Tris is the first of her kind, she’s Divergent and 100% genetically pure. She doesn’t fit in a category, but doesn’t think they should exist either. Tris is willing to do whatever it takes to do what is right.

11. Meredith Grey

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Played By: Ellen Pompeo in Grey’s Anatomy
Why She’s A Badass: The ultimate badass, Dr. Meredith Grey saves lives on the reg.

12. Olivia Pope

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Played By: Kerry Washington in Scandal
Why She’s A Badass: Olivia Pope is the definition of “kicking ass and taking names.” She’s the ultimate fix it girl, but you don’t want to get on her bad side. Plus, she has the best swagger and style.

13. Jessica Jones

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Played By: Krysten Ritter in Jessica Jones
Why She’s A Badass: She’s a former female superhero, who now is a private investigator. She uses her powers to solve crimes and battle demons for those in need.

14. Black Mamba aka The Bride

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Played By: Uma Thurman in Kill Bill: Vol 1 and Vol 2. 
Why She’s A Badass: She’s a female assassin who is out for revenge. You don’t want to mess with the Black Mamba.

15. Katherine Johnson

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Played By: Taraji P. Henson in Hidden Figures 
Why She’s A Badass: Although she’s a character based off a real life woman, Katherine Johnson is the first female African-American mathematician at NASA and helped the US go to space. Without her, the space program wouldn’t be what it is today.

16. Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow

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Played By: Scarlett Johansson in The Avengers, Iron Man 2, Captain America and much more!
Why She’s A Badass: Natasha is a former Russian spy that uses her superwoman assassin skills to help superheroes.

17. Annalise Keating

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Played By: Viola Davis in How To Get Away With Murder
Why She’s A Badass: Annalise Keating isn’t your average professor and criminal law attorney. She’s ruthless, she’s vicious, and she’s a badass.

18. Daenerys Targaryen

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Played By: Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones.
Why She’s A Badass: The true heir (I believe) to the throne of Westeros. Daenerys is willing to do whatever it takes to reach her goals. Dany gives Cersei a run for her money when it comes to being the baddest bitch of Game of Thrones. Plus, she has three dragons.

Paige’s Oscars 2017 Guide: Predictions, Precautions, & Politics

This year, I watched more award movies than ever. There are many reasons why this year I saw more Oscar nominated films than in previous years. For one, I always plan on seeing as many as possible, but often I don’t have the time. However, this award season was my first season not in school so I had much more free time. Also, my boyfriend, my close friends, and my family all love movies (thank God…right?), so I had many opportunities to see the most critically acclaimed films of the year — in addition to trashy, yet satisfying and entertaining movies. (Fifty Shades Darker was so good, idc what critics say.) For the record I’ll watch anything except for horror films. 

“Lion” stars Sunny Pawar & Dev Patel at the Golden Globes.

To be honest, sometimes movies that are the ripest on Rotten Tomatoes can be depressing, disturbing, or let’s be real — flat out boring. But these films contain amazing acting and artful sequences, putting them on that Oscar ballot. For example, Manchester By The Sea was probably one of the most depressing movies I’ve ever seen, for not being a true story or based on true events (Hotel Rwanda, 12 Years A Slave, etc). My mom and I were sobbing literally the entire film and it was pretty dull of a movie IMO. However, Casey Affleck did a phenomenal job. Absolutely incredible.

Manchester wasn’t the only film to tear at the heartstrings. The feels were real in Lion, Jackie, Moonlight, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, and Hidden Figures. Okay, tbh I didn’t see Hell or High Water, but it seemed good. Hacksaw Ridge, on the other hand, was incredible. Andrew Garfield did AMAZING. Wow, I loved that movie. La La Land, which I’ve seen about three times now, obviously was a fave of mine, but it didn’t have the same emotions as the other films. Besides the ending, it made me happy and I was entertained. It’s pure originality is what I believe is making it win all the awards this season and I couldn’t be happier. However, I also really enjoyed Hidden Figures. I thought it was an amazing film and I wish that Taraji P. Henson was nominated for an Oscar. She deserved it!

If previous award shows this season are any indication, it’s assumed like the Oscars will be political — meaning that acceptance speeches will sure have many F*** Trump messages in them. I just read an article that Trump is apparently not watching the Oscars. I’d be very surprised if he would due to the fact that much of the world, women, me, etc Hollywood is liberal and anti-Trump. Remember Meryl Streep‘s speech at the Golden Globes? And James Corden‘s opening monologue at the Grammys? I feel like Jimmy Kimmel is definitely going to bring up Trump in his opening speech, because he knows his audience. What will happen we shall see on Sunday.

Below I have my “last word” on the films as well as my predictions about who I think will win and who I want to win.

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If you care…and a word to sum up my opinion.

Arrival 8/10 “creative”
Fences 8/10 “complex”
Hacksaw Ridge 9/10 “powerful”
Hell or High Water 7/10 “entertaining’
Hidden Figures 10/10 “inspiring”
La La Land 10/10 “spectacular”
Lion 8.5/10 “captivating”
Manchester by the Sea 7/10 “depressing”
Moonlight 8/10 “honest”

 

BEST PICTURE NOMINEES

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BEST PICTURE
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

If La La Land doesn’t win…I’ll be shocked. Hidden Figures did win Best Ensemble at SAG though.

BEST DIRECTOR
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

BEST ACTOR
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea 
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

This category is one of the highest honors and especially difficult this year. I would like Ryan or Andrew to win, but I think it’s going to go to Casey who won the Golden Globe or Denzel, who won the SAG award.

BEST ACTRESS
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

EMMA! EMMA!

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight

I really want Hidden Figures to win something.

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Arrival
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Pearl
Piper

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream),” La La Land
“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls
“City of Stars,” La La Land
“The Empty Chair,” Jim: The James Foley Story
“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

I liked Emma Stone’s solo better than the duet…sorry.

Other categories that I’m not knowledgeable enough about to give me opinion (hey, I’m being honest), but I’m going to give it a go anyways. When in doubt, La La Land, right?

BEST FILM EDITING
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land

Moonlight

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Arrival
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land
Passengers

PLEASE LET THIS MEAN JENNIFER LAWRENCE WILL BE THERE.

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Allied
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie

La La Land

BEST SOUND MIXING
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Hacksaw Ridge was incredible, I want them to at least win one too.

BEST SOUND EDITING
Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Sully

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
O.J.: Made in America
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BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Tanna
Toni Erdmann

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Extremis
4.1 Miles
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
Ennemis Entreniers
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights
Sing
Timecode

Watch the Oscars with me when they air this Sunday, February 27th at 5:30pm on Abc. I’ll be watching the E! Red Carpet before as well.

Must Read: Mind-Blowing Facts For The Upcoming Oscars

Wallet Hub sent me this amazing infographic with awesome facts for the Oscars this Sunday. Here are some highlights.

  • 1st: Year in which black actors were nominated in every acting category.
  • 21st: Nomination by sound mixer Kevin O’Connell (Hacksaw Ridge), who holds the record for the most Oscar nominations without a single win.
  • $2.1M: Cost of a 30-second commercial during the Oscars telecast (58% less than the Super Bowl).
  • $696: Current value of the 24-karat gold-plated Oscar statuette.
  • $30K: Cost of the 16,500-square-foot Oscars red carpet.
  • $42.8M: Total cost of Oscars ceremony.

The infographic, below, shows some mind-blowing facts of the past and present Academy Awards. So cool!

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Source: WalletHub
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Paige in La La Land Vol. 1: Blonde Beginnings & Real World Lessons

When I was a little girl, my dad would drive me every morning to elementary school. I had to go to a morning daycare, because both of my parents had to be at work early. Every morning during that 6:30 am sleepy car ride, my dad would put on 102.7 KIIS FM On Air With Ryan Seacrest (We even listened in the Rick Dee’s days prior, my school was kindergarten for eighth grade.) My dad and I — clad in my natural blonde hair (hey it was back then) and green, plaid uniform dress — would listen to Ryan tells us the important stories of the day, what was happening in music, and even throw in a joke or two. We would hear the pop hits, some couples would fight during Ryan’s Roses, and viewers would win contests. It was our morning ritual. One day however, I can’t remember which, I told my Dad: “Dad, I want to be Ryan Seacrest when I grow up. Well, a female version.” My dad replied with, “I could see you doing that, but you’d have to talk a little slower.” DidimentionItalkreallyreallyfast? Don’t worry, I talk slower now, well at least on camera.

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Even from a young age, I couldn’t shut up.

I was probably in the fifth or sixth grade when I knew I wanted to work in entertainment. As I grew up, I thought that my aspirations would change to something more logical or realistic, and for my mom’s sake — something that wouldn’t chew me up and spit me back out. But I was persistent. I loved pop-culture. I lived and breathed movies, television, books, and music. The walls of my bedroom were covered floor to ceiling with magazine cutouts, pictures, posters, and other paraphernalia. What started just as my ode to the wizarding adventures of Harry Potter, a nerdy pleasure I still bear at 23, evolved into a masterpiece of my pop culture obsessions.

As I reached high school, my aspirations to work in entertainment and journalism become even more confirmed. I would drag my friends to Twilight midnight showings and new movie releases. I even had my friends wait in line with me for 12 hours for the first Hunger Games installment, because of course I needed a good seat to see the launch of Jennifer Lawrence’s career — she’s still one of my favorite actresses btw. My locker and binders were covered with collages of my favorite celebrities and motivational quotes — my own personal travel dream board I could have as my reminder wherever I went. I loved to perform and make people laugh. My unusually deep voice with my bright, blonde hair made me unique. I was a dancer and a cheerleader, yet I was such a nerd when it came to my beloved pop-culture. Although I was pretty smart in school, being an excessive talker was my identifier. I may be short, but wow did my voice carry in a classroom, even when I didn’t want it to. Energetic and bubbly, I was naturally very ADD, but sitting still and test taking were not my attributes. Nevertheless, I made it into a good college.

Basic LA photo in front of Alfred Coffee in WeHo.
Basic LA photo in front of Alfred Coffee in WeHo.

While at Loyola Marymount University — where I majored in Communication Studies and minored in Journalism (they don’t have a journalism major…ugh), I fell in love with the city of Los Angeles. Coming from Orange County, I wasn’t far from my family but the environment around me was definitely new, and I loved it. This was my beginning, my blonde beginning (I’ve been about four hair colors and cuts the past five years…) and I was ready to really get my life started, because I was in the entertainment capital of the world and this was my time to shine.

As I should have known, getting into entertainment journalism, or any aspect of entertainment, wasn’t easy. Real World Lesson #1. I applied for more internships than I can count, getting only two small unpaid internships in total. However, I was grateful as I still got to build my portfolio and earn some experience. Unlike many of my private school friends, I had to work through all four years of college — having stints at a multiple part-time jobs such as a work study job on campus, a position at Nordstrom, being a receptionist for my dad’s company, and as a team member at Whole Foods. Real World Lesson #2. When it came to applying for jobs in the real world, I started early. Half way through my senior year of college, I began the job hunt, hoping for a position right after graduation in May. Unfortunately, after dozens and dozens of applications, it took me until the following January — aka last month — to finally get a job. I was ecstatic. My hard work had finally paid off! I loved my job, my first real “big girl job.” I was so excited to have a desk, to be a real working girl, and to most of all — really begin my career. However, within three weeks of my new position I was laid off due to budget cuts. Real World Lesson #3. 

I was devastated, as anyone would be. Going back to the job hunt seemed like the worst thing in the world, but in reality it’s not. At only 23, I’ve learned some serious real world lessons from events that could easily have happened to me later in life and probably will again. This little setback might seem like a big deal, but it just means that my “big break” isn’t here yet. It’s just waiting for me to find it. From fan, to hopeful writer, to aspiring host, I’m not letting anything stop me now. For the many rejections I’ve received and the hills I’ve fallen down, to the many hardships that will for sure appear in the future, I’ll be ready. This has been my dream since I was a child and I’m going to put 110% into it. If I fail, that’s alright, because I’ll get back up again. As one of my favorite movies of the year sings to me: “Here’s to the one’s who dream, foolish as they may seem.” Hi world, Pop Culture Paige is coming for you!

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I Watched All 154 Episodes of Gilmore Girls (And the New Revival) For The First Time And This Is What I Thought

“Paige where have you been? I thought you wanted to blog more?”

I’ve been busy, folks.  The past month and a half I have been consumed with the phenomenon that is Gilmore Girls. It has taken over my life.

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I was so young when the show aired that I never watched it, and the years that followed I never got to binge-watching it on Netflix.  To say I was missing out is an understatement, this show is absolutely incredible. Witty banter, amazing writing, cute boys, talking extremely fast, and lots (and LOTS) of coffee.  Also, I never thought I’d find television characters that talk as fast as I do.

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I can now officially say that I am a fan, and I will be watching the show for years to come. Thank you, Gilmore Girls for making me laugh, cry, drink more coffee, and getting “Where You Lead” stuck in my head on repeat.

Check out all of my thoughts on the series & revival below! Warning: There are spoilers and my thoughts are jumbled and blunt. “Life’s short, talk fast.”

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2017 Golden Globes Nominees Are Here!

The Golden Globes are probably my favorite awards show.  Every year it’s a toss between the Oscars and the Globes as my favorite, but usually the Globes reign IMO.  Why? Because the Globes include television.  The small screen is such a huge part of my life (along with movies, of course) so having television recognized is always a plus.  After watching the nominations being announced early this morning, and after watching the Critics Choice Awards last night, I am reminded how many movies I need to see this holiday season. Must list includes: Rogue One, Passengers, La La Land, Moana, Moonlight, Manchester By The Sea, Arrival, Edge of Seventeen, Hidden Figures, and Jackie.  For television, I need to get on the This Is Us and Westworld bandwagon ASAP.

This year the nominees were announced by Anna Kendrick, Don Cheadle, and Laura Dern.  The 74th Annual Golden Globes will air on January 8th and are going to be hosted by my man Jimmy Fallon. Here’s hoping he rocks a few musical numbers!

Check out the nominees below.

Best Motion Picture, Drama

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Lion

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

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Manchester By The Sea

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

20th Century Women

Deadpool

Florence Foster Jenkins

La La Land

Sing Street

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La La Land

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language

Divines (France)

Elle (France)

Neruda (Chile)

The Salesman (Iran/France)

Toni Erdmann (Germany)

Best Animated Feature

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana

My Life as a Zucchini

Sing

Trolls

Zootopia

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Joel Edgerton, Loving

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Amy Adams, Arrival

Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Ruth Negga, Loving

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Colin Farrell, The Lobster

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins

Jonah Hill, War Dogs

Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply
Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
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Best Supporting Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, Musical or Comedy

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins

Dev Patel, Lion

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, Musical or Comedy

Viola Davis, Fences

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Director, Motion Picture
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Kenneth Longergan, Manchester by the Sea

Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water

Best Original Score

Nicholas Britell, Moonlight

Justin Hurwitz, La La Land

Johan Johannsson, Arrival

Dustin O’halloran and Hauschka, Lion

Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams and Benjamin Wallfisch, Hidden Figures

Best Original Song

“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls

“City of Stars,” La La Land

“Faith,” Sing

“Gold,” Gold

“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

Best Television Series, Drama
The Crown
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

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Stranger Things

Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Atlanta

Black-ish

Mozart in the Jungle

Transparent

Veep

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Drama

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Claire Foy, The Crown

Keri Russell, The Americans

Winona Ryder, Stanger Things

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Gael García Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Nick Nolte, Graves

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce

Issa Rae, Insecure

Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Bryan Cranston, All The Way
John Turturro, The Night Of
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Television FilmFelicity Huffman, American Crime

Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experiment

Sarah Paulson, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Charlotte Rampling, London Spy

Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Best Supporting Performance by an Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
John Lithgow, The Crown
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
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Olivia Colman, The Night Manager

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Chrissy Metz, This Is Us

Mandy Moore, This Is Us

Thandie Newton, Westworld

Best Miniseries or Television Film

American Crime

The Dresser

The Night Manager

The Night Of

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

I really need movie tickets for Christmas, please.

13 Pop-Culture Inspired Halloween Costumes

BOO! Halloween is upon us folks! 6 days to be exact. I’ve been eating (and drinking) a lot of pumpkin, yet I have not yet decided on a Halloween costume.  This is not a good thing to procrastinate on.  Months ago, I was planning on being Harley Quinn, but now it’s the number one Googled Halloween costume.  Every Halloween I want to be creative, but I’m always a little scarred from my sophomore year of high school when I dressed up as Alice Cullen and decided to spray my hair black with the cheap Party City hair spray and the color dripped onto my skin and gave me a terrible allergic reaction.  I ended up spending most of my day scrubbing in the bathroom simultaneously as my vampire face makeup melted off my face.

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My Twihard days behind me, I still have never been so behind on what I’m going to dress up as, yet I have many ideas.  If you are in my boat and have some similar issues or maybe you feel like you want to dress after your favorite TV show or Snapchat filter, I composed a list of 13 Pop-Culture Inspired Halloween Costumes. Check it out!

1. The Chanels from FOX’s Scream Queens 

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Hey you idiot hookers! Grab some earmuffs, a pink dress, and your girls and viola!  It’s an easy DIY.

2. Annalise Keating from How To Get Away With Murder

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Court is now in session.  Be your favorite TV bad bitch.  All you need is a chic, simple bodycon dress, heels, red lipstick and lashes, and a IDFWU scowl.

3. Supergirl from Supergirl

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It’s a bird, it’s plane, it’s SUPERGIRL! I love Supergirl, she’s probably my favorite superhero ATM. This costume pretty much can be found at your local Halloween costume shop and everywhere online (Amazon always comes in clutch).

4. Big Bang Theory characters

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If you need an easy, group DIY, I suggest the Big Bang Theory cast.  Snag a nerdy tee and some glasses and you’re halfway there!

5. Anything Pokemon

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Gotta catch ’em all! The Pokemon Go craze might have died down, but Pokemon costumes are definitely some of the best sellers this year.  Stores and websites have a wide variety, but with some Pinterest searching you can easily create a last minute DIY Pikachu.

6. Rachel Greene from Friends

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Anyone that knows me well knows that I watch at least 3 Friends episodes a day, so I couldn’t make a list without putting some Central Perk spice on it. Rachel Greene is probably the easiest and the weirdest thing is, her outfits are actually in style today.  Head to Forever 21 and you’re set.

7. The Dog Filter

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The internet has many makeup tutorials to create a real life dog filter.  This is a perfect last minute idea!

8. A Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Why not dress up as your favorite fall drink? Yeah it’s a little basic, but it’s super cute.

9. Netflix & Chill

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Netflix & Chill is extremely easy to DIY.  All you need is some iron letters and some tees.

10. Ghostbusters

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Who you gonna call?  Ghostbusters outfit is an easy, pop-culture option.  The costume is easy to find online and is also has some sexy options, if that’s your thing.

11. Minions from Despicable Me and Minions
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An older idea, Minions are a simple and easy costume.  Many stores have them and it’s super easy to DIY as well.

12. Daenerys Targaryen or anything from Game of Thrones

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Another popular costume is Daenerys Targaryen.  I personally have been dying to be Dany for years, so maybe I’ll be able to finally convince my boyfriend to be Khal Drogo.  Most Game of Thrones character costumes can be found online but also can be DIY.

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Cookie Monster, Pandas, Unicorns, Pikachu, Eeyore…pretty much anything can be found as a onesie these days.  It’s definitely a good last-minute option.

 

So now the question remains, what should I be?