Monday, 19 September 2016

68th Emmy Awards: And The Winners Are...

Last Night's Emmy Awards' Results were staggering as Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her fifth Emmy Award for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series;  making her the first actress to win said title six times — five times for Veep and once for The New Adventures of Old Christine.

HBO's Game of Thrones made the record of bagging the highest number of Awards-which included Outstanding Drama Series, Production design for a narrative contemporary or fantasy program, Casting for a drama series, Costumes for a period/fantasy series, limited series or movie, Directing for a drama series, Makeup for a single-camera series, Sound mixing for a comedy or drama series, Special visual effects, Stunt coordination for a drama series, limited series or movie and Writing for a drama series.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

"The Sound Of Music" Actress, Charmian Carr Passes On

Charmian Carr, best known for playing the role of the eldest Von Trapp Child,  Liesl in the 1965 musical movie, The Sound of Music has passed away, following a battle with dementia, according to a notice on her official website. Carr was 73.


Born Charmian Farnon, Charmian was actually 21 when she starred in the  movie and became known for singing one its most famous songs, 'I Am Sixteen Going On Seventeen,' with an epic dance scene with co-star, Daniel Truhitte (Rolfe) and its  reprise with Julie Andrews. In 1966, she starred with Anthony Perkins (Psycho, Green Mansions) in a  T.V musical, Evening Primrose, before leaving the showbiz world.

Charmian ran a successful Interior Design Business, celebrities including Michael Jackson-who was a fan of "The Sound of Music" becoming her  clients.  She was also the author of two books, "Forever Liesl" and "Letters To Liesl".

In celebration of The Sound of Music's 45th anniversary on October 2010, Carr  reunited with her co-stars in a special edition of The Oprah Winfrey show and in 2014, recorded the song "Edelweiss" (made famous by Christopher Plummer in the movie), with the great-grandchildren of Maria Von Trapp.

She is survived by daughters Jennifer and Emily and four grandchildren.

Trivia: Charmian went through the memorable dance sequence in agony. Thanks to the costume crew's forgetting to put non-slip pads on her shoes, she crashed into one of the gazebo's windows, hurting herself.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

2016 Emmy Awards Nomination List

This year's Emmy Awards- the 68th-  is scheduled to take place on the 18th of September, at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California.  Vesartile actor Peter Dinklage  might probably bag yet another Emmy for his role as Tryion Lannister in "Game of Thrones", the  same can be said for Kevin  Spacey for his villainous Macbeth-like role in "House of Cards".

In the Best Actress in a Drama Series Category, Claire Danes who plays Bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison , is up against "Empire"'s Taraji P. Henson and  "House of Cards"'s Robin Wright, so it's hard to tell who might emerge the winner.

And strangely enough, "The Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons,  "Orange Is The New Black"'s Uzo Aduba and "The Good Wife"'s Julianna  Margulies did not make this year's nomination list.