Magic Carnival Launches

Magic Carnival Group
Magic Carnival Group

“Magic Carnival Group is a company designed to provide a ‘paradise party experience’ in The Bahamas. ‘Magic’ is a wholly owned subsidiary of Magical Junkanoo Studios.  Magical Junkanoo Studios was formed in 2008 by Mr. Darren Wright to create a venue to provide quality Junkanoo products and souvenirs. Mr Wright has nearly forty (40) years experience in costume design and construction. The formation of the new Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival has provided the studio with the opportunity to fuse carnival and Junkanoo’s unique designs. This format makes our company a standout at the inaugural carnival event. For a view of our costumes and prices please like us on Facebook at ‘Magic Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival’ – https://www.facebook.com/magicbahcarnival or contact us at: (242) 425-7540  or (242) 698-5543 for further information.”

“African Royalty” is Magic’s theme (designs displayed in costumes) for the upcoming Bahamas Carnival 2015.

OSCAR 2015 RECAP

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences held its annual awards ceremony this past Sunday, February 22 2015 to honor the best in film. The event brought out Hollywood’s creme de le creme whose attendance was covered from pre-shows to the Red Carpet and the after parties. Top winners were Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and The Grand Budapest Hotel tieing with four awards each. 

Jennifer Aniston, Lupita Nyong'O and Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Aniston, Lupita Nyong’O and Jennifer Lopez
Mother and daughter: Dakota Johnson (50 Shades of GRAY) and Melanie Griffith
Mother and daughter:
Dakota Johnson (50 Shades of GRAY) and Melanie Griffith

Birdman ’​s awards included the Best Director, Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay for Alejandro González Iñárritu, while The Grand Budapest Hotel ’​s awards included Best Original Score for Alexandre Desplat. Whiplash, the only other film to win multiple awards, won three including the Best Supporting Actor for J. K. Simmons. Other winners included The Theory of Everything, Still Alice, Boyhood, The Imitation Game, Big Hero 6, Ida, Citizenfour, Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1, The Phone Call, Feast, Selma, American Sniper, and Interstellar

Lonnie Lynn/Common took home an Oscar for Original Song from the movie Selma
Lonnie Lynn/Common took home an Oscar for Original Song from the movie Selma
Neil Patrick Harris (host) and husband David Burtka
Neil Patrick Harris (host) and husband David Burtka

Here are a few additional images from the Red Carpet. 

Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington
John Legend group
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Viola Davis and Margot Robbie
Michael Keaton nominated for Birdman (Actor In A Leading Role)
Michael Keaton nominated for Birdman (Actor In A Leading Role)
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett

See the full line-up of winners: 

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Eddie Redmayne

The Theory of Everything

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

J.K. Simmons

Whiplash

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Julianne Moore

Still Alice

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Patricia Arquette

Boyhood

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Big Hero 6

Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conli

BEST PICTURE

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

COSTUME DESIGN

The Grand Bupapest Hotel

Milena Canonero

DIRECTING

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance)

FILM EDITING

Whiplash

Tom Cross

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Ida

Poland

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier

PRODUCTION DESIGN

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock

SOUND EDITING

American Sniper

Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman

SOUND MIXING

Whiplash

Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley

VISUAL EFFECTS

Interstellar

Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Alexandre Desplat

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance)

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

Citizenfour

Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

Feast

Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

The Phone Call

Mat Kirkby and James Lucas

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

Selma

“Glory” from Selma; Music and Lyric by John Stephens (John Legend) and Lonnie Lynn (Common).

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

The Imitation Game

Written by Graham Moore

©2015 Nu Woman Magazine

The Bahamian & Caribbean woman's magazine

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