Oscars 2016: the full list of winners!

Trophies were handed out at 88th Academy Awards on Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. "Mad Max" picked up six awards, while "Spotlight" took Best Picture. "The Revenant" also did well, winning three awards, including Best Actor, Best Director and Best Cinematography.

Leonardo Dicaprio got his elusive Oscar and received a long, standing ovation. He gave a shout out to the movie team; as well as the predictable ones, i.e. his team and his parents.

He ended on an environmental note: “Let us not take this planet for granted,” Leo said, noting that the film crew had to journey to the southernmost tip of the planet to find a place to film with enough snow because last year was the hottest on record. “Climate change is real, it is happening right now… it is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.”

Here are the winners for the 88th Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Spotlight

Direction: The Revenant,” Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”

Actress: Brie Larson, “Room”

Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”

Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”

Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short,” Charles Randolph and Adam McKay

Original Screenplay: Spotlight,” Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy

Cinematography: The Revenant,” Emmanuel Lubezki

Production Design: Mad Max: Fury Road,” Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson (set decoration)

Film Editing: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Margaret Sixel

Visual Effects: Ex Machina,” Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett

Costume Design: Mad Max: Fury Road,” Jenny Beavan

Makeup: Mad Max: Fury Road,” Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin

Sound Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road,” Mark Mangini and David White

Sound Mixing: Mad Max: Fury Road,” Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo

Score: The Hateful Eight,” Ennio Morricone

Song: Writing’s on the Wall,” from “Spectre,” Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul” (Hungary)

Animated Feature: Inside Out

Documentary Feature: Amy

Animated Short: Bear Story

Documentary Short: A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Live Action Short: Stutterer


Highlights from the Brit Awards

Wednesday night Ant & Dec kept the audience laughing as they hosted the 2016 Brit Awards at London’s O2 Arena to honor the achievements of British & International artists, songwriters, producers and many more.

The red carpet was dazzling with all the big stars in attendance from Rihanna to Adele, Justin Bieber to Coldplay, The Weeknd to Jess Glynne.

Our best dressed nominees of the night go to Kylie Minogue, Suki Waterhouse & Rihanna who all looked effortlessly beautiful.

Adele gave a glittering performance of her single “When We Were Young” however, it was Rihanna & Drake who stole the show with a provocative performance of their latest hit “Work”. Justin Bieber & James Bay lit up the stage with a musical ensemble of “Love Yourself” and “Sorry”, Both artists won a Brit award for best International Male Solo Artist and best British Male Solo Artist. Following their success at Super Bowl 50, Coldplay were still on a winning streak as they won the award for best British Group. Although it was Adele who was the big winner of the night as she won 4 awards including the Global Success Award, Album of the Year, Female Solo Artist and best British Single for “Hello”.

The Brit Awards are usually littered with emotional moments and the most touching moment of the night was Annie Lennox and Gary Oldman’s moving tribute to the late David Bowie.

After the awards ceremony the artists, celebrities and VIP’s all celebrated the biggest night in British Music through a series of wild after parties. The the hottest party was hosted by Universal Music at 180 The Strand with the likes of Florence + The Machine, Jack Garratt and Coldplay all present.

Congratulations to last night’s winners!


2016 DRIVER LINE-UPS

Manor has just announced Rio Haryanto as its second race driver which now completes the line-up for the 2016 Formula One season. Discover bellow the team’s choices of drivers and engines.

MERCEDES
Race drivers:  Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg
Engines: Mercedes

FERRARI
Race drivers:  Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen
Engines: Ferrari

WILLIAMS
Race drivers:  Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa
Development driver:  Lance Stroll
Engines:  Mercedes

RED BULL
Race drivers:  Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat
Reserve driver:  Pierre Gasly
Engines:  TAG Heuer-branded Renaults

FORCE INDIA
Race drivers:  Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez
Development driver:  Alfonso Celis
Engines: Mercedes

LOTUS/RENAULT
Race drivers:  Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer
Engines:  Renault

TORO ROSSO
Race drivers:  Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz
Engines:  Ferrari (2015 version)

SAUBER
Race drivers:  Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson
Engines:  Ferrari

McLAREN
Race drivers:  Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button
Reserve driver:  Stoffel Vandoorne
Engines:  Honda

MANOR
Race drivers: Pascal Wehrlein and Rio Haryanto
Engines:  Mercedes

HAAS
Race drivers:  Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez
Engines:  Ferrari


James Hunt: Girls, Beer and Victory | February 11th – April 3rd 2016

This month, London’s Proud Galleries are commemorating 40 years since James Hunt’s 1976 Formula One World Championship victory; with an exhibition of photographs taken by renowned photographer David Phipps documenting the legend’s fast paced and wild life.

This exhibition chronicles historic photographs of the notorious British playboy racing driver throughout his career; from his early days in F1 to his move to McLaren to his infamous rivalry with Ferrari’s Niki Lauda for the 1976 Formula One World Championship. As a driver,

Hunt was known for having an aggressive, tail-happy driving style – thus given the nickname “Hunt the Shunt”. However, unlike most F1 drivers Hunt became better known for his life of debauchery and larger-than-life personality which have been very well recorded in Phipps’ photographs; which give a glimpse into the rare and behind-the-scene moments of Hunt’s professional & personal life.  Hunt had a turbulent life which he lived to the limit and against all odds went on to win one of the most dramatic championship battles in F1 History. Phipps’ collection of images spans the history of the Formula One driver from 1960-1985 capturing some of the most memorable and iconic moments in racing history. The photographs reveal candid and personal moments from his private life as well as highs & lows of his career as a Formula One driver and journey to victory.

If you’re in London between now and the 3rd of April, be sure to check out the exhibition Girls, Beer and Victory at the Proud Chelsea gallery. For more information please visit:

https://www.proudonline.co.uk/ 


2016 RACE CALENDAR

Here are the dates of the F1 race season. The occasion not to miss the one and only Day & Night Lifestyle Experience, Amber Lounge, in Monaco, Singapore, Mexico City and Abu Dhabi! Unforgettable F1 after-parties filled with celebrities, F1 drivers and VIP only guests. Amber Lounge will make your F1 weekend an experience to remember.

  • 20 March: Melbourne, Australia
  • 3 April: Bahrain, Bahrain
  • 17 April: Shanghai, China
  • 1 May: Sochi, Russia
  • 15 May: Barcelona, Spain
  • 29 May: Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • 12 June: Montreal, Canada
  • 19 June: Baku, Azerbaijan*
  • 3 July: Spielberg, Austria
  • 10 July: Silverstone, United Kingdom
  • 24 July: Budapest, Hungary
  • 31 July: Hockenheim, Germany
  • 28 August: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
  • 4 September: Monza, Italy
  • 18 September: Singapore
  • 2 October: Sepang, Malaysia
  • 9 October: Suzuka, Japan
  • 23 October: Austin, USA**
  • 30 October: Mexico City, Mexico
  • 13 November: Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • 27 November: Abu Dhabi, UAE

*race start to be scheduled to avoid conflict with the conclusion of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

**subject to agreement with the promoter and the ASN


2017 FORMULA 1 CALENDAR

 

Australian Grand Prix

Melbourne, 24-26 March

Hungarian Grand Prix

Budapest, 28-30 July

Chinese Grand Prix

Shanghai, 7-9 April

Belgian Grand Prix

Spa-Francorchamps, 25-27 August

Bahrain Grand Prix

Sakhir, 14-16 April

Italian Grand Prix

Monza, 1-3 September

Russian Grand Prix

Sochi, 28-30 April

Singapore Grand Prix

Marina Bay, 15-17 September

Spanish Grand Prix

Barcelona, 12-14 May

Malaysian Grand Prix

Sepang, 29 September - 1 October

Monaco Grand Prix

Monte Carlo, 26-28 May

Japanese Grand Prix

Suzuka, 6-8 October

Canadian Grand Prix

Montreal, 9-11 June

United States Grand Prix

Austin, 20-22 October

European Grand Prix

Baku, 23-25 June

Mexican Grand Prix

Mexico City, 27-29 October

Austrian Grand Prix

Spielberg, 7-9 July

Brazilian Grand Prix

Sao Paulo, 10-12 November

British Grand Prix

Silverstone, 14-16 July

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Yas Marina, 24-26 November

 


The FIA World Rally Championship opened the 2016 season with a dazzling launch in Monte-Carlo

Two of Monaco’s most eminent landmarks, the harbour area of its famous Grand Prix street circuit and the stunning Casino, yesterday celebrated the start of the 84th edition of the Rally Monte Carlo. The oldest and most famous rally in the world, was launched under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco marks the beginning of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) fourteen rally season, that takes places on four continents around the globe. The opening ceremony on Thursday also welcomed German TV personality Kai Pflaume as well as the World Champion of race walking Yohann Diniz.

Over the course of four days, motorsport lovers will enjoy high-speed action rides through the treacherous mountainous terrain of the French Alps. Also in attendance for this event will be top WRC drivers, including triple world champions Sébastien Ogier, Thierry Neuville; as well as rising stars Eric Camilli and Kris Meeke.

High profile personalities—such as: Swedish actor Mikael Nyqvist who is most known for his performance in Stieg Larsson’s “Millennium”; heir to the Monegasque throne Pierre Casiraghi; previous European Footballer of the Year (1996) Jean-Pierre Papin; and ex-Formula 1 driver Allan McNish will all be passengers during the high-octane weekend.

Good luck to all the riders!

 

 


Monaco and its incomparable luxurious and star-studded events

Monaco is synonymous with luxury. With its upper-echelon casinos, clubs, hotels, and marvellous supercars—it is known as the ultimate playground of the rich and famous.

Throughout the year, the Principality is chosen to host numerous luxury events. From sport championships, such as; the Monte Carlo Masters to cultural events like the star-studded Rose Ball. Without a shadow of doubt, the principality boasts the most luxurious and lavish events in the world.

The most prominent event on the calendar is the Monaco Grand Prix. Held annually in May; this race attracts thousands of spectators who view the high-octane circuit from  grandstands, luxury yachts, and rooftop terraces.  It merges the affluent jet-set lifestyle with the high-octane of Formula One into one unforgettable weekend. From haute-couture fashion shows to upper-echelon nightlife experiences, the Monaco Grand Prix is the ultimate destination for those in the fast lane. During this weekend, Amber Lounge Monaco is the only place to be. Known as the original nightlife experience, Amber Lounge opens the weekend with its famous fashion show, charity auction and club and culminates on Sunday with its famous F1 driver after party.

As we enter into the 2016 Grand Prix season, we invite you to discover the amazing world of Amber Lounge Monaco.

 


Happy New Year!

2015 has been an amazing and remarkable year and all that is down to you, our beloved F1 lovers and party-goers with whom we have had wonderful memories.

It has been very exciting especially in Monaco, Singapore and Mexico City with incredible Fashion Shows showcasing the glamorous F1 drivers, the return of the Grand Prix in Mexico City, and a F1 closing party that will stay memorable to everyone that celebrated with us all night long. Partying with the winner of the Abu Dhabi race, Nico Rosberg, while dancing until the early morning to Craig David’s TS Show alongside the mixes of our international DJ’s will always remain as one of the best souvenirs of 2015.

We head into 2016 with a lot of surprises arriving and are looking forward to starting our 14th year covering F1 parties and hospitality. We have a lot of plans for 2016 and can’t wait to reveal them to you. We are sure that this New Year will bring a lot of fun and excitement to the F1 world!

We are very grateful for all your support and trust and would like to thank you for following us around the world. We have had the chance to share our love for F1 since 2003 and we would like to thank not only our clients, but also everyone involved in the F1 industry, our partners, sponsors, friends, and journalists who relentlessly cover our events and make all this possible, year after year.

THANK YOU and we hope 2016 be full of good health, prosperity, and enjoyment. See you in Monaco!