Ford v Ferrari races through the Satellite Awards!

Did you know that the winners of the Satellite Awards were announced yesterday?

Yeah, I didn’t know either!

I mean, seriously, what the Hell?

Anyway, it turns out that they really liked Ford v Ferrari so, if Ford v Ferrari gets a best picture nomination, you now know who to thank.

Here’s the winners!  If you want to check out the nominees, click here!

Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story

Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Christian Bale – Ford v Ferrari

Actress in Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Awkwafina – The Farewell

Actor in Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Taron Egerton – Rocketman

Actress in a Supporting Role
Jennifer Lopez –  Hustlers

Actor in a Supporting Role
Willem Dafoe – The Lighthouse

Motion Picture, Drama
Ford v Ferrari – Twentieth Century Fox

Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Columbia Pictures

Motion Picture, International
Estonia – Truth and Justice

Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media
The Lion King – Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Motion Picture, Documentary
63 Up – BritBox

James Mangold – Ford v Ferrari

Screenplay, Original
Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach

Screenplay, Adapted
Joker – Todd Phillips & Scott Silver

Original Score
Joker – Hildur Guonadottir

Original Song
Rocketman – “I’m Gonna Love Me Again”

1917 – Roger Deakins

Visual Effects
Alita: Battle Angel – Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon

Film Editing
Ford v Ferrari – Michael McCusker, ACE & Andrew Buckland

Sound (Editing and Mixing)
Ford v Ferrari – Donald Sylvester, Paul Massey, David Giammarco, Steven A. Morrow, CAS

Art Direction and Production Design
Motherless Brooklyn – Beth Mickle, Michael Ahern

Costume Design
Dolemite Is My Name – Ruth E. Carter

And You Thought Your Relatives Were Square : Paula Lawrie’s “My Geometric Family”

Ryan C.'s Four Color Apocalypse

Taking an experimental approach — visually, conceptually, thematically — to the well-trod ground that is memoir is no easy task, but weaving that experimentation into the metaphorical “DNA” of the work itself ups the ante considerably, and requires both sure-footed artistic skill as well as a fair amount of confidence in one’s vision form the get-go. As evidence for this assertion, I give you Paula Lawrie’s recently-self-published ‘zine My Geometric Family, a collection of single-page illustrations with accompanying text that bring to life formative experiences from the artist’s youth in the late 1940s and early 1950s with the added wrinkle of presenting everyone’s heads as a hodge-podge of various geometric (you saw that coming) shapes, thereby imbuing the proceedings with a pretty heavy layer of surrealism that both belies and accentuates their prosaic origins. Don’t ask me how that contradiction works itself out on the page, but it does…

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Music Video Of The Day: Always by Bon Jovi (1994, directed by Marty Callner)

In 1993, Jon Bon Jovi wrote a song called Always for the soundtrack of a movie called Romeo is Bleeding.  However, after Bon Jovi saw a rough cut of the film, he decided that the film was not worthy of his music so he declined to allow Always to be played over scenes of Lena Olin and Gary Oldman shooting guns at each other.

Instead, Bon Jovi recorded and released the song on their next album, Cross Road.  And rather than allowing the song to appear in a bad feature film, they instead decided to feature it an even worse music video.

The video features Jack Noseworthy (who was very briefly a semi-big deal in the 90s) as a young man who is so stupid that he can’t just be happy having the amazingly sexy Carla Gugino as his girlfriend.  He also decided to cheat on her with Keri Russell, who is either Carla’s roommate or maybe her kid sister.  Either way, it was a pretty stupid move on Jack Noseworthy’s part.  Carla runs out of the apartment and meets Jason Wiles, an artist who paints a terrible portrait of her.  For some reason, Carla then calls up Jack and invites him to the the apartment.  When Jack starts to look at the painting, Carla tries to stop him.  (So why did you call him in the first place, Carla?)  Jack sees the painting, gets upset, stabs the canvas, and then somehow makes the apartment explode.  Later, Jack thinks that he sees Carla standing in his bedroom but it turns out that it’s just his imagination.  Questions abound like, How did Jack blow up that apartment?  Why would two incredibly attractive women settle for Jack Noseworthy?  Where did the painter disappear to?  Those questions go forever unanswered.

In the United Kingdom, Always was the very first number-one single on the UK Rock and Metal Singles Chart, which just goes to show you the sad state of metal in 1994.