GirlMogul of the Day – Lily Tomlin

GirlMogul of the Day: Lily Tomlin

lily-tomlinMary Jean Tomlin, also known as Lily, was born on September 1, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan. Tomlin is mostly known for being an American actress, but her artistic repertoire also includes being a comedian, writer, and producer.

Her interest in the theatre and performing arts first began when she attended Wayne State University. After graduating college, she started doing stand-up comedy in nightclubs in Detroit and New York. She was one of the very first female comedians to start the trend of male drags, which are trademark jokes that someone continues to use. Drags had been mostly known and popularized by men at the time, but Tomlin broke the gender and racial stereotypes by incorporating them in her routine. She was also the voice of Ms. Frizzle in the ever so popular cartoon show amongst kids called “the Magic School Bus”.

Tomlin was part of numerous TV shows and films in her career, which she has won many awards for. She has won a Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Play in the 1986, for the play The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. She was also the recipient of a special Lifetime Achievement Tony Award  in 1977. She won a Grammy for the Best Comedy Album in the 1972, for This is a Recording. She has also won several Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Variety in a Music or Comedy Series. In addition to these various achievements, Tomlin went on to gain a nomination for an Oscar! She was nominated for the Academy Award as a Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film Nashville. Tomlin is a whole package in the entertainment industry, and a true trail-blazer. She started trends and paths that women could follow her in when no one else was doing it. She is a true GirlMogul!

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Oscar Preview for Us Girls

Oscar Preview for us Girls!

Hey GirlMoguls,

oscars-2010-directorsWhat was your favorite movie of 2009? Who was your favorite actress from this past year? Tune in to this year’s Oscars to find out if your favorite movie or favorite actors walk away with the 2010 Academy Awards. The 82nd Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, is only a few weeks away. The Oscars will take place on March 7th, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The hosts for this year will be actors and comedians Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. The nominees for the event were announced earlier on Tuesday, and to no surprise, Avatar was one of the films that gained the most nominations.

The James Cameron directed Avatar was one of the best films of last year and probably in recent times. If you haven’t gotten a chance to see this movie I would definitely recommend you go out and see it before it’s out of theaters. If possible try to catch in an IMAX theatre because the experience is just amazing. Who knew a movie with a bunch of blue people would one day beat out the highest grossing film of all time, Titanic! Recently, Avatar has broken numerous records recently, one of which was once held by the Titanic. Titanic made over $1.82 billion dollars, and Avatar surpassed that amount! I can’t even imagine that much money. Did you know that Titanic was also directed by the same individual who directed Avatar, Mr. James Cameron? He truly is a pioneer in the film industry of our times.

Besides the Avatar, The Hurt Locker also gained quite a few nominations. It will go up against Avatar for the categories Best Picture and Best Director. After winning the Golden Globe for the Best Actor of the Year for Crazy Heart, Jeff Bridges will attempt to win an Oscar. Last year also saw the comeback of Sandra Bullock in the Blind Side, who will go up against Meryl Streep in Julie and Julia for Best Actress. Two of my personal favorite films of 2009, UP and The Princess and the Frog will go up against one another for the Best Animated Feature award. It should be a great night, full of surprises. Tune in to see who wore the best dress and if your favorite movie took home the Oscars.

GirlMogul Lily
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