Oscar 2014 Winners Salute Moms

The 86th Annual Academy Awards celebrated the extraordinary talent of actors and award winning movies.  Our favorite moments included the tribute to the Wizard of Oz, Idina Menzel singing “Let It Go”, The Ultimate Selfie, Tributes to Moms and FROZEN movie wins for Best Original Song and Best Animated Feature Film.

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Here is a photo of the Ultimate Selfie.  The world’s most retweeted tweet?  On Twitter?  Make sure to Retweet the tweet to be part of history.


I typically watch the Oscar Red Carpet to watch what the stars wear, but the Belle of the ball were Moms!   Liza Minnelli and her siblings celebrated their mother, Judy Garland during the red carpet walk. Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Fassbender and Jonah Hill brought their mothers to the Oscars.   Jared Leto, Alfonso Cuaron and  Kate Blanchett thanked their moms for the wins!

Jared Leto’s acceptance speech:

“In 1971, in Bossier City, Louisiana, there was a teenage girl who was pregnant with her second child.  She was a high school dropout and a single mom, but somehow she managed to make a better life for herself and her children. She encouraged her kids to be creative, to work hard and to do something special. That girl is my mother and she’s here tonight. And I just want to say, I love you, Mom. Thank you for teaching me to dream.”

Hooray for Moms everywhere that support their children’s dreams!

Here is the complete list of Oscar winners & nominees:

Best Motion Picture
“12 Years a Slave” – winner
“The Wolf of Wall Street”
“Captain Phillips”
“American Hustle”
“Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Director
Steve McQueen — “12 Years a Slave”
David O. Russell — “American Hustle”
Alfonso Cuaron — “Gravity” – winner
Alexander Payne — “Nebraska”
Martin Scorsese — “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Best Actor
Bruce Dern — “Nebraska”
Chiwetel Ejiofor — “12 Years a Slave”
Matthew McConaughey — “Dallas Buyers Club” – winner
Leonardo DiCaprio — “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Christian Bale — “American Hustle”

Best Actress
Amy Adams — “American Hustle”
Cate Blanchett — “Blue Jasmine” – winner
Judi Dench — “Philomena”
Sandra Bullock — “Gravity”
Meryl Streep — “August: Osage County”

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi — “Captain Phillips”
Bradley Cooper — “American Hustle”
Jonah Hill — “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Jared Leto — “Dallas Buyers Club” – winner
Michael Fassbender — “12 Years a Slave”

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Lawrence — “American Hustle”
Lupita Nyong’o — “12 Years a Slave” – winner
June Squibb — “Nebraska”
Julia Roberts — “August: Osage County”
Sally Hawkins — “Blue Jasmine”

Best Original Screenplay
“American Hustle” — David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer
“Blue Jasmine” — Woody Allen
“Her” — Spike Jonze – winner
“Nebraska” — Bob Nelson
“Dallas Buyers Club” — Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack

Best Adapted Screenplay
“12 Years a Slave” — John Ridley – winner
“Before Midnight” — Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater
“The Wolf of Wall Street” — Terence Winter
“Captain Phillips” — Billy Ray
“Philomena” — Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope

Best Animated Feature
“The Wind Rises”
“Frozen” – winner
“Despicable Me 2″
“Ernest & Celestine”
“The Croods”

Best Foreign Feature
“The Hunt” (Denmark)
“The Broken Circle Breakdown” (Belgium)
“The Great Beauty” (Italy) – winner
“Omar” (Palestinian territories)
“The Missing Picture” (Cambodia)

Best Music (original song)
“Frozen”: “Let it Go” — Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez – winner
“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”: “Ordinary Love” — U2, Paul Hewson
“Her”: “The Moon Song” — Karen O, Spike Jonze
“Despicable Me 2″: “Happy” — Pharrell Williams
“Alone Yet Not Alone”: “Alone Yet Not Alone” — Bruce Broughton, Dennis Spiegel

Best Music (original score)
“Gravity” — Steven Price – winner
“Philomena” — Alexandre Desplat
“The Book Thief” — John Williams
“Saving Mr. Banks” — Thomas Newman
“Her” — William Butler and Owen Pallett

Best Cinematography
 “Gravity” — Emmanuel Lubezki – winner
“Inside Llewyn Davis” — Bruno Delbonnel
“Nebraska” — Phedon Papamichael
“Prisoners” — Roger Deakins
“The Grandmaster” — Phillippe Le Sourd

Best Costume Design
 “The Great Gatsby” — Catherine Martin – winner
“12 Years a Slave” — Patricia Norris
“The Grandmaster” — William Chang Suk Ping
“American Hustle” — Michael Wilkinson
“The Invisible Woman” — Michael O’Connor

Best Documentary Feature
“The Act of Killing”
“20 Feet From Stardom” – winner
“The Square”
“Cutie and the Boxer”
“Dirty Wars”

Best Film Editing
 “Gravity” — Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Sanger – winner
“12 Years a Slave”– Joe Walker
“Captain Phillips” — Christopher Rouse
“American Hustle” — Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten
“Dallas Buyers Club” — John Mac McMurphy and Martin Pensa

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
“The Lone Ranger” — Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny
“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” — Stephen Prouty
“Dallas Buyers Club” — Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews – winner

Best Production Design
“12 Years a Slave” — Adam Stockhausen and Alice Baker
 “The Great Gatsby” — Catherine Martin and Beverley Dunn – winner
“American Hustle” — Judy Becker and Heather Loeffler
“Gravity” — Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Woollard
“Her” — K.K. Barrett and Gene Serdena

Best Visual Effects
“Gravity” – winner
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
“Star Trek Into Darkness”
“Iron Man 3″
“The Lone Ranger”

Best Sound Mixing
“Gravity” – winner
“Captain Phillips”
“Lone Survivor”
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Best Sound Editing
“Gravity” – winner
“All Is Lost”
“Captain Phillips”
“Lone Survivor”
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Best Short Film, Live Action
“Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)”
“Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)”
“Helium” – winner
“Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)”
“The Voorman Problem”

Best Short Film, Animated
“Get a Horse!”
“Mr. Hublot” – winner
“Room on the Broom”

Best Documentary Short
“Facing Fear”
“Karama Has No Walls”
“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life” – winner
“Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall”


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Things To Do This Weekend | Inland Empire Weekend Events 2/21/14-2/23/14

Have you recovered from Valentine’s Day weekend & President’s Day weekend?  This week we are offering suggestions that are great for families and couples to enjoy in the Inland Empire.    There is just a special magic in the air during this time of year when we can just hang out as a family.   We’re pretty excited about AMC’s announcement, Tea & Tiaras, Spring Carnival & more!  We’d also like to welcome Rockin’ Baby Boutique to the Inland Empire neighborhood.


  • Snow Summit:  February 21-22, 2014. Take the family to Snow Summit for some family fun or head over late afternoon for Snow Summit Night Riding.  Join other night riding enthusiasts  for a weekend of Night Riding from 3-9:30pm.  (Big Bear, CA)
  • Riverside Dickens Festival:   February 22-23, 2014. The Riverside Dickens Festival, a literacy event was established in 1992.  The event promotes literacy, provides educational entertainment, and expand awareness of social similarities between Victorian times and the present.  There will musical acts, a military parade, vendors and  over 150 costumed performers portraying characters from Dickens novels.  This is a great event for families! (Riverside, CA)
  • AMC Best Picture Oscar Nominee Movie Showcase:  Saturday, February 22, 2014. AMC Theatres is  offering an option to catch up on the Oscar Nominee movies! The AMC Best Picture Showcase is back.  AMC is  playing all nine Best Picture nominees in this two-day event and see Philomena, Dallas Buyers Club, The Wolf of Wall Street and 12 Years a Slave.  This sounds like a FANtastic date for couples who love the movies! (Inland Empire)
  • Spring Carnival:  Saturday, February 21-23, 2014.  It’s time for the annual Spring Carnival! Head to Dos Lagos this weekend for some fun for the whole family! Below are the times it’s open! (Corona, CA)
  • Tea & Tiaras:  February 15- October 2014. Do you have an  aspiring princesses between the ages of 3 and 12 years old?  Join the Mission Inn for a fun Tea & Tiaras.   Enjoy a cup of afternoon tea with your little princess.  The princess will start her day off with a sparkling Apple Cider welcome and a Princess Afternoon Tea.   Enjoy  sandwiches, scones with jam, hot cocoa, orange floats, and a range of princess-friendly delicate pastries and sweet confections.  (Riverside, CA)
  • Rockin’ Baby Boutique Grand Opening:  Saturday, February 22. Come on down and check Rockin’ Baby Boutique out! Goodie bags will be handed out to the first 100 guests. 1 bag per household. RSVP here.  We absolutely love their outfits! (Lake Elsinore, CA)
  • Ebano – A Photographic Exhibit:  Friday, February 21 & Saturday, February 22. The “Ebano” exhibit by Mexican photographer Nicolas Triedo at the National Orange Show Art Gallery in San Bernardino celebrates African heritage in Mexico. The exhibit is in Inland Empire until March 1, 2014. (San Bernardino, CA)
  • Chino Valley CPR Challenge:  Saturday, February 22 10am-2pm. The Chino Valley Fire District and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center are teaming up to host the Chino Valley CPR Challenge on Saturday February 22nd at the Shoppes in Chino Hills from 10am to 2pm. Stop by and learn hands-only CPR!. (Chino Hills, CA)
  • Street Painting Workshop:   Saturday, February 22, 2014.   Do you have an aspiring young artist in your home? Come to the Street Painting Workshop and learn how to transfer a  2D picture to a large format on the asphalt. Students will learn  sketching, blending, and detail tricks to producing a street painting mural. Students will use a palette of 24-48 colors depending on design, using chalk pastels.  Students can bring their own supplies if desired. Perhaps we’ll see your artist at this years Street Festival! (Temecula, CA)
  • Let The Fire Burn: Join UC Riverside Arts department for movie screening.  Let the Fire Burn, director Jason Osder brings to life one of the most tumultuous clashes between government and citizens in modern American history.  (Riverside, CA)
  • A Few Good Men:  Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover up of what really happened.  (Temecula, CA)
  • REMNANT: Join UC Riverside Arts department for FREE musical.  REMNANTS is a musical told through slide projections, live music, dance (popping and locking), singing and rapping that explores the challenges faced by adolescent boys as they strive for educational excellence in communities of struggle.  (Riverside, CA)


Inland Moms was created as a Go-To Resource for Modern Inland Empire Moms & Families to connect with each other, share parenting advise, crafting tips and information on local restaurants, businesses, events, products, services & more.

We look forward to supporting our community by sharing our love for Inland Empire.  If you have an event to share, please submit your event to events@inlandmoms.com

Things To Do This Weekend | Inland Empire Weekend Events 2/7/14-2/9/14

Things To Do This Weekend | Inland Empire Weekend Events 2/7/14-2/9/14

This week we want to put the spotlight on the City of San Bernardino art and music scene.  There are several art galleries in town featuring photography and artifacts from around the world for a limited time only.  If you are planning on attending the Snowed in With Kingston event we also recommend you head up to the mountain early.  Big Bear is a busy place, especially if there is a big event.

Photo Credit: Mexican Consulate/ Nicolas Triedo

Photo Credit: Mexican Consulate/ Nicolas Triedo

  • Ebano – A Photographic Exhibit: The “Ebano” exhibit by Mexican photographer Nicolas Triedo at the National Orange Show Art Gallery in San Bernardino celebrates African heritage in Mexico.  (San Bernardino, CA)
Photo Credit: Orange Railway Museum

Photo Credit: Orange Railway Museum

  • Orange Railway Museum:  The non-profit Orange Empire Railway Museum has been preserving Southern California’s railway history since 1956. Home to over 200 historic railway cars and locomotives from Los Angeles and the West, the museum’s 90-acre site in Perris, California.  Family approved.
  • Temecula Valley MuseumThe Many Faces of George Washington exhibit.  January 11 – February 16 (Temecula, CA)
  • Music to My Eyes exhibit:   David Edward Byrd: Posters and Music Related Designs 1968-Now Cost: FREE. $3 donation recommended  (San Bernardino, CA)
  • Treasures of Ancient Egypt exhibit: Greeks in the Boot: Greek Influences in the Italian Peninsula as Reflected in the Pottery of Various Regions, ca. 800-200 B.C. Cost: FREE. $3 donation recommended  (San Bernardino, CA)
  • The Permanent Collection:  The largest, most comprehensive photographic center in the West features four sub-collections: the Bingham Technology Collection, University Print Collection, the UCR/California Museum of Photography Study Center Library Collection, and the Digital Virtual Collectio  Cost:    (Riverside, CA)
  • Sentry: Works by Joe Biel:  The museum exhibition featuring a series of large-scale, two-dimensional drawings on paper and a monumental drawing installation specifically produced for the Culver Center of the Arts.
  • The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley: Stanley Lambchop is a normal boy in all respects who wants to do something amazing. One night, the bulletin board above his bed falls right on top of him – and he wakes up flat!


Inland Moms was created as a Go-To Resource for Modern Inland Empire Moms to connect with each other, share parenting advise, crafting tips and information on local restaurants, businesses, events, products, services & more.

We look forward to supporting our community by sharing our love for Inland Empire.  If you have an event to share, please submit your event to events@inlandmoms.com

Celebrating Lunar New Year At Pechanga Resort

Inland Moms attended the Lunar New Year celebration at Pechanga Casino & Resort.  The official seven day Chinese New Year Holiday was kicked off at the entrance of the Pechanga Hotel with colorful decor and fireworks.


It was a festive event! Make sure to watch the video to capture the spectacular traditional festivities and fireworks!

The Chinese festival marking the start of the new year, beginning on the second new moon after the winter solstice and ending on the full moon fifteen days later. It is marked by visits to family and friends, special meals, fireworks, and gift giving.  We were so excited to be able to participate in the celebration.