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BASTERDS AT THE BAFTAS – WALTZ DOMINATION CONTINUES

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts held its annual awards ceremony on February 21, for the first time under the helm of the newly appointed president HRH Prince William. The awards show left the frenzy of the Odeon Cinema at Leicester Square for the elegance of the venerable Royal Opera House for the third time in a row, suggesting a permanent change of venue.

“Inglourious Basterds” were nominated in six most prestigious categories:

- David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction: Quentin Tarantino
- Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino
- Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz
- Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson
- Best Editing: Sally Menke
- Best Production Design: Marco Bittner Rosser, Stephan Gessler, Sebastian T. Krawinkel, David Scheunemann, Steve Summersgill, Bettina von den Steinen

By now it should come as no surprise to anyone that the amazing Christoph Waltz took home the prize. Despite winning in each instance he has been nominated for this role, Waltz remains charmingly humble. “Supporting actor?” asked Waltz, shaking his head “No, supported actor. No Quentin – no Inglourious Basterds, no Quentin – no Colonel Landa, no Quentin – no Christoph at the BAFTAs”.

Oscars are next. Soon. Please don’t feign surprise

 

WISH UPON A STAR

After winning multiple Grammies and being honored by many halls of fame (such as Rock & Roll Hall of Fame), a great musical legend Roy Orbison will finally be honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 22 years after his death, Orbison will receive a star at the unveiling ceremony on January 29, to be attended by his wife Barbara and their sons Roy Jr. and Alex. Orbison was one of the pioneers of Rock and Roll which he influenced in countless ways during his career spanning four decades, often departing from the norms of the genre and thus creating a new expression and sound.

About The Hollywood Walk of Fame:
With its lengthy tradition of installation of stone block stars representing the globally famous and important people of motion pictures, television, radio, live theatre and recording (collectively known as “The Industry”), The Hollywood Walk of Fame became one of the most popular tourist spots in the United States and one of the primary associations with Hollywood. The sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood now feature 2393 stars bearing the names of both human celebrities and fictional characters awarded by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for their contributions to the entertainment industry.

 

WALTZ AT THE GLOBES

The Austrian actor Christoph Waltz received a Golden Globe in the category of Best Supporting Actor for his mesmerizing portrayal of Col. Hans Landa in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” at the last night’s ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton. This marks yet another notch in the “Basterds’” belt of this award season with the most and the best yet to come. Stay tuned!

 

lounge tv in your home

 

One of the biggest record labels for lounge music, Irma Records has created its own music video channel on Youtube. Now you can watch various videos in HD quality, from Jestofunk and Sarah Jane Morris to Kaleidoscopio and Cadillac Fun Drivers, all in comfort of your sofa.
Check it out on
http://www.youtube.com/irmachannel1
 

 

True Legends Never Die

After receiving a star on Hollywood’s “Walk of Fame,” Roy Orbison legacy has been embodies online with a newly-opened web store:
www.store.royorbison.com

Fans of the legendary American musician and singer are now able to purchase everything Roy Orbison, from souvenirs to CDs and DVDs of his music, through clothing and apparel, books and posters, to the legendary model of sunglasses that Roy wore and made into his trademark.

The online store also offers the perfume “Pretty Woman”, recently launched by Roy’s wife and the original pretty woman Barbara, with the goal of celebrating the “pretty woman” in every woman through her inside beauty, self-esteem and strength. Last, but not least, fans can now buy the replica of the “Oh pretty woman” guitar made by Epiphone as a faithful reproduction of Roy’s guitar from 1962.

The song “Pretty woman” itself found its place with younger generations by inclusion into the new catalogue of works for one of the most popular interactive PC games “Band Hero”.
PRAVE LEGENDE NIKAD NE UMIRU

 

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