Monday, 25 February 2013


So, after the Baftas, I was well and truly in the mood for the Oscars. Couldn’t wait, in fact. If I’m honest, I was so excited that I signed up to Sky Movies just so that I could watch it J  I wanted to play the game again, but sadly didn’t have any chocolates so took a tally! 
I was thrilled with the results! Really agreed with the acknowledgments the great nominees and winners got, and this time, I was able to see pretty much ALL movies nominated.
So, for those of you who want a list of the results, here they are. I hope you are as thrilled as me, but if you disagreed with any, let me know! Love talking films, as you probably know by now!
1. Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz
2. Animated Short Film: “Paper Man” 
3. Animated Feature Film: “Brave”
4. Cinematography: Claudio Miranda for “Life of Pi”
5. Visual Effects: “Life of Pi”
6. Costume Design: “Anna Karenina”
7. Makeup and Hairstyling: “Les Miserables”
8. Live Action Short Film: “Curfew”
9. Documentary Short Subject: “Innocente” 
10. Documentary Feature: “Searching for Sugar Man”
11. Foreign Language Film: “Amour”
12. Sound Mixing: “Les Miserables
13. Sound Editing: “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Skyfall” (A tie)
14. Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway 
15. Film Editing: “Argo”
16. Production Design: “Lincoln”
17. Original Score: “Life of Pi”
18. Original Song: “Skyfall”
19. Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio for “Argo”
20. Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantion for “Django Unchained”
21. Directing: Ang Lee
22. Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
23. Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis
24. Best Picture: “Argo”

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Surviving Actors

So, fortunately, I was able time my two weeks in London around the time of the great Surviving Actors convention. It was a great opportunity to make a start to resolution number 5 “Go to lots of workshops”. So I booked them all. Or pretty much. Last year, I focused on the seminars and talks and this year I wanted to focus on being more active and participant orientated.
My schedule for the weekend was as followed:
The Red Door Stanislavski Method
Voice Technique
Yoga for confidence
The Walk
Beyond Stage Combat
Meisner Technique led by
Using Actioning led by
The workshops were excellent. I came out of every single one beaming! I learnt so much in the short period of time we all had but they were great tasters to what classes are out there. I am definitely hoping to join The Actors Centre when I move up to London, so I can continue training. And I really would love to work with Matt Selby and attend more of his workshops. Met some fantastic people there and truly recommend it to anyone who just wants to have a weekend of being surrounded by actors and people who appreciate their craft!