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Paddylast Inc’s Oscars 2018 Predictions!

It’s the time of the year again to give out the film’s highest honors in Hollywood and I’ve a feeling that there’ll be a bit of a surprise in what most assumed are already “locked” categories.

Best Picture:
This is going to be an easy pick for me. As much as I’d love for The Shape of Water to win this award, I’ve to give it to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. On a technical perspective and story-wise, The Shape of Water hands down wins this one but it feels like based on the most recent winners from this category, the voters tends to go to something that has a stronger and in-your face social impact. Three Billboards doesn’t have the subtlety Del Torro’s film has so that alone hurts The Shape Water’s chances.

Most Likely to Upset: The Shape of Water

Best Director:
This should go to Guillermo Del Toro. He may not win Best Picture but The Shape of Water is arguably his best work to date and it would be an injustice not to give him this nod.

Most Likely to Upset: I want to say that this is already locked for him, but for shock value I’m going to say Greta Gerwig for her directorial debut in Lady Bird. This scenario is highly unlikely but I won’t be that mad if she’d steal this one from Del Toro.

Best Actress: (Locked)
I’ve seen all of the films of the actresses nominated in this category so it’s kind of difficult for me to regard anyone as THE BEST. With that being said, I feel like Frances McDormand is already locked to win this. Sally Hawkins is a good second choice but McDormand just happened to sweep all of the precursor awards so there’s that.

Best Actor:
I’d be in the minority right here predicting an upset by Timothee Chalamet to the season’s frontrunner Gary Oldman. I initially pegged Oldman locked to win this but I’ve this nagging feeling that this would be the biggest upset of the night. Chalamet’s performance in Call Me By Your Name does seem like a once in a blue moon performance from such a very young and promising actor. In comparison to Oldaman’s stunning portrayal of Winston Churchill in the Darkest Hour, Chalamet didn’t need the help of prosthetics to actually translate something extraordinary into the screen.

Most Likely to Upset: Timothee Chalamet to Gary Oldman’s frontrunner position.

Best Supporting Actress: (Locked)
I don’t even know what to say about Allison Janney. She’s just simply sublime in I, Tonya.

Best Supporting Actor: (Locked)
Sam Rockwell’s character as a racist police officer is entirely believable that it is so easy to get angry at both the actor and the character he’s playing. That is how effective he was. This is a solid performance and no one even comes close.

Best Original Screenplay:
The Shape of Water – Guillermo Del Toro & Vanessa Taylor

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Call Me By Your Name – James Ivory

Best Animated Feature Film:
Coco – Lee Unkrich & Darla K. Anderson

Best Original Score:
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – John Williams

Best Original Song:
Remember Me from Coco by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

Best Cinematography:
Blade Runner 2049 – Roger Deakins

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:
Victoria & Abdul – Lou Sheppard

Best Production Design:
Blade Runner 2049 – Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola

Most Likely to Upset: Victoria & Abdul

Best Costume Design:
For something about Costume, this should be locked for Phantom Thread.

Most Likely to Upset: Victoria & Abdul

Best Film Editing:
Dunkirk – Lee Smith (Locked)

Best Sound Editing: (Locked)

Best Sound Mixing: (Locked)

Best Foreign Language Film:
Una Mujer Fantastic a (A Fantastic Woman) from Chile by Sebastian Lelio

Most Likely To Upset: Sweden’s The Square by Ruben Ostlund.

Beat Visual Effects:
Blade Runner 2049

I do not have any basis for the documentary features so I won’t make any predictions for said categories.


Timothée Chalamet on the cover of GQ Korea’s Anniversary Issue!

Timothée is totally taking over the world with his new cover for GQ, this time for the 17th Anniversary Issue of the magazine’s South Korean market. The cover was a reuse from his last year’s British GQ Style’s cover!

Chalamet is nominated for his role in Call Me By Your Name at thia weekend’s Academy Awards and Is also the youngest Best Actor nominee in 74 years!

Coincidentally, he’s also on the March cover of the American GQ! 💕 Yasss!!! Get it, Sweet Tea!

Timothée Chalamet’s Cover and Spread for ShortList Magazine!

via Timothée Chalamet Source

This is yet another cover of one of the most talked about young actors this year, the ever-so-charming Timothée Chalamet!

via Timothée Chalamet Philippines

Get it, Sweet Tea! ❤


Meet & Party with Timothée Chalamet & Armie Hammer via Omaze!

If you’re like super rich, you still have a chance to travel to Los Angeles, party and meet Timothée Chalamet & Armie Hammer by donating to wo incredible causes, bye entering HERE:ée-Armie-YOU

You could win a trip to celebrate with the Call Me By Your Name cast at their pre-Oscar party! Deadline is until February 25!

Speaking of Call Me By Your Name – James Ivory just snagged the Best Adapted Screenplay at the recently concluded BAFTA Awards! Congratulations!


Timothée Chalamet’s GQ Cover and Spread for March 2018

Here’s Hollywood newest darling and Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet gracing the cover of GQ Magazine for the month of March.


Chalamet is nominated for Oscar’s Best Actor in a Leading Role for his breakout role as the 17-year old Italian boy Elio Perlman in the film adaptation of Andre Aciman’s book Call Me By Your Name co-starring Armie Hammer. He is up against heavyweights Daniel Day Lewis, Gary Oldman and Denzel Washington Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya.

Will he be able to pull an upset next month? We’ll have to wait and see…

photo via GQ’s Instagram.

Timothée Chalamet on the Cover of VMAN Magazine

Hollywood’s next big thing Timothée Chalamet is on his way to possibly becoming the youngest winner of the Oscars’ Lead Actor category this year given that he was able to sway the voters away from perennial favorite Gary Oldman.

As the youngest Oscar nominee for Best Actor in nearly 80 years, our cover star Timothée Chalamet is redefining the role of the leading man. Photographed by Collier Schorr, styled by Robbie Spencer, and interviewed by both Frank Ocean and Xavier Dolan, Chalamet details his upbringing in New York, working with Luca Guadagnino, his relationship with Armie Hammer, and the realities of love and pain. (s)

Will Catriona Gray’s Rogue Magazine Cover Ruin Her Binibining Pilipinas Dreams?

After Catriona Gray’s successful filing yesterday in the hopes of becoming a Binibining Pilipinas candidate, pageant fans and pundits are waiting in bated breath whether she’d actually make it as an official candidate or all of her preparations will be for naught.

You may recall that Miss World 2013 Megan Young was allegedly denied participation during the 2013 edition of the Binibining Pilipinas pageant due to her very daring editorial for Rogue Magazine in 2012.

Catriona was featured on the cover of Rogue Magazine during its January-February 2014 Music Issue wearing a backless Roland Mouret dress. I personally don’t see anything wrong with this and the editorial that goes along with it was too high-fashion to even be considered racy. At all.

Just  let me post what Rogue Magazine exactly is based on their website. I personally don’t read the magazine so forgive me.

Rogue is an award-winning magazine that covers entertainment, culture, and current affairs for an affluent and important audience in the Philippines. Rogue is synonymous with beautiful women, powerful photography, and intelligent storytelling. Thought-provoking, relevant, and glamorous, Rogue has become a lifestyle filter whose pages reflect the unique pulse of Filipinos, in the Philippines and abroad. Combining cutting-edge style with profiles on the country’s influencers — from art and design to business and politics — Rogue is a purveyor of impeccable taste, elegant covers, and world-class journalism.  –

The crux of the matter is, detractors of Ms. Gray are already clamoring for her disqualification which I thought was really mean-spirited and very unsportmanlike stating it clearly violates the Binibining Pilipinas rules of posing for men’s magazine. SERIOUSLY GUYS, GET A GRIP. Let the girl chase her dreams!

And to Catriona, Ganbatte! ^_^

Photo Credits: Fashion Media PH

Who’s Afraid of Catriona Gray? #CatrionaBBP2018

From Catriona’s Instagram

After her last minute application to the nationals, former Miss World Philippines and Miss World 2016 3rd runner-up Catriona Gray just sealed her status as the one to beat for the top plum in this year’s edition of the annual Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant.

Gray whose shocking exclusion from the Top 3 of the Miss World 2016 enraged many pageant fans allegedly prompting the then Miss World Philippines National Director Cory Quirino to give up the franchise of the pageant. Quirino even gave her blessings to Catriona should she endeavor to join the premier national pageant.

Catriona trending on Twitter upon submission of application! Now, that’s the star power!

As we wait for the announcement of the official candidates in the coming days, we’ll know more if Catriona will be able to maintain the momentum from here on up to the finals night. It’s inevitable that she’ll end up winning one of the six crowns at stake but her joining is also a risky move as there’s a possibility of being relegated to a lower-tier pageant assignment.

In any case, your blogger and I’m pretty sure the rest of the pageant fans around the world are tuned in on what’s about to tranpire in the coming months!

So are you afraid of Catriona Gray 2.0?

Cover Thursday: Lorde’s Melodrama Album Medley by Andre van Drunen

Photo from Andre’s Instagram

For my Cover Thursday this week, I’ll be featuring this medley by Andre van Drunen singing all of the song’s in Lorde’s latest release, Melodrama. It is also  a way for me to honor said album because it only got a single Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. Seriously, what a travesty! I thought Lorde will be lording over the Grammy next year!

Listen to Andre’s awesome cover of the album and don’t forget to subscribe!!!

Follow him as well on Instagram!

When I first heard @sarabareilles version of Chandelier I knew I had to sing it just like that. She used this instrument that seemed like a small guitar and It was so good that I literally had to discover it and buy it. It is called baritone ukulele and it gives an amazing sound. Thank you, Sara, for being such an inspiration to me through many years. LINK IN BIO — Quando eu ouvi a versão de Chandelier da @sarabareilles eu imediatamente me apaixonei e fiquei louco pra descobrir o que danado era aquele instrumento que parecia um violão pequeno. Depois de muita pesquisa (nos comentários do youtube) descobri que era um ukulele barítono e já procurei em todo canto onde comprar ele aqui. Só consegui pela internet, mas desde então tem sido meu companheiro de muitas músicas. Sara Bareilles é uma artista que eu considero completa e é uma grande inspiração pra mim. LINK NA BIO

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Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere in a stunning Michael Cinco Gown!

Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mitternaere of France was a vision in red as she relinquished her crown to the new winner last night in Las Vegas.

She had her final walk as Miss Universe wearing a scarlet red ombré couture gown in full Swarovski crystals by the very talented Michael Cinco who also made the gown worn by Pia Wurtzbach when she crowned Iris in Manila earlier this year.

I am hoping that we’d see our delegates sashaying a Michael Cinco gown during the evening gown competition of this* pageant soon? For Catriona next year, perhaps?

* Michael Cinco provided the evening gowns for Sandra Seifert (Miss Earth 2009), Queenierich Rehman (Miss World 2012) and Valerie Weigmann (Miss World 2014) during their international pageant assignments.