All stories by Jacob Sarkisian on BroadwayStars

Friday, April 12, 2024

Hey, Tony and Olivier Awards: It’s time to honor wig, hair and makeup artists by Jacob Sarkisian

Imagine “Wicked” without wigs, hair, or makeup. Or “The Lion King.” Or “The Phantom of the Opera.” Or “Cats.” Frankly, it would all be a bit bizarre and lackluster. None of t…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 02:00PM
Sunday, January 27, 2019

2019 Oscars: 7 reasons why Bradley Cooper should win Best Actor for ‘A Star is Born’ by Jacob Sarkisian

Whatever you think of “A Star is Born,” you cannot deny that the acting is at the highest level. While Lady Gaga and Sam Elliot thoroughly deserve their Best Actress and Best Supporting …

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 01:00PM
Sunday, January 20, 2019

Seven actors with other films and TV shows that could boost their Oscar chances: Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Stephan James … by Jacob Sarkisian

It always helps a potential Academy Award nominee if they feature in a second (or even third) project alongside the one they are hoping to be nominated for. At worst, it helps get their face…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 11:00PM
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

2019 Oscars scorecard: After BAFTA nominations, ‘A Star is Born’ and ‘BlacKkKlansman’ closing in on ‘Green Book’ by Jacob Sarkisian

In the lead up to the Oscars, the BAFTAs is one of the key precursor prizes. When considering how a film has fared, we assign 4 of our 35 boxes to the nominations by the British academy. Onl…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 01:33PM

2019 BAFTA Awards nominations: ‘The Favourite’ far ahead of ‘Roma, ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Jacob Sarkisian

“The Favourite” is nominated for 12 nominations, the most of any film. It contends for Best Picture,  Best Director (Yorgos Lanthimos), Actress (Olivia Colman), Supporting Actre…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 04:38AM
Sunday, January 6, 2019

2019 Oscars scorecard: ‘A Star is Born,’ ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ ‘Green Book,’ ‘Vice’ dominate early precursor awards by Jacob Sarkisian

Breaking down the precursor awards — both nominations and winners — as well as the top Oscar nominations by categories gives us 35 key categories that will determine the stron…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 08:00AM
Sunday, December 23, 2018

Watch out Lady Gaga, here’s how Emily Blunt could win Best Actress Oscar for ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ by Jacob Sarkisian

We often talk about performers needing a path to Oscar glory – a viable series of events (the much more boring version of the Netflix show, right?) that will include hitting marks of p…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 05:00PM
Sunday, December 9, 2018

Review: Maiden Speech Festival – Day 4, Tristan Bates Theatre by Jacob Sarkisian

The Maiden Speech Festival presents a collection of short plays every evening that discusses and dissects various subjects and themes. This, inevitably, results in quite a mixed bag of theat…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 11:48AM
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Review: Mojo, Hens & Chickens Theatre by Jacob Sarkisian

New London theatre company That Lot should be praised for their ambitious attempt at bringing to life Jez Butterworth’s revered Mojo in the tiny Hens & Chicken Theatre. Unfortunately, …

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 07:12AM
Friday, November 23, 2018

Review: How to Catch a Krampus, Pleasance Theatre by Jacob Sarkisian

How to Catch a Krampus promises to be a “black-hearted antidote to all things cheery this festive season” – enough, apparently, to ‘ruin your Christmas.’ This is, obviously, to…

SOURCE: A Younger Theatre at 10:24AM
Friday, October 12, 2018

‘A Star is Born’: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper could make Oscar history by Jacob Sarkisian

There have only been seven occasions in Oscar history where the Best Actor and Best Actress awards have gone to a duo from the same movie. It’s quite a rare Academy Award phenomenon, d…

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 01:00PM

All that Chat