Super Bowl Ads, Social Media & Gaga


Movie Ads

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Guardians of the Galaxy made a lot of noise on Twitter during the Super Bowl but 24 hours after the game the most-viewed movie ad on social media was the Fate of the Furious with a jaw-dropping 42.27 million views according to social media monitor RelishMix. People are still watching it across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

This year’s trailer traffic was huge compared to the top two totals last year with Captain America: Civil War and Jason Bourne coming in at a combined total at just over half of Fate of the Furious.

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Why the enormous difference? One word: Facebook. The social media portal — even if a studio buys ads on it– has a laser-sharp ability to zero in on a film’s target audience. IMore studios are beginning to drop their trailers first on Facebook before YouTube.

If you haven’t seen the trailer check the non-stop action out on Youtube

Lady Gaga

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Even though most people would say Gaga’s Super Bowl performance was one of the best seen in recent years, trolls attacked her body shape.

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In spite of the stunning high energy one-woman show that soared on the star power and tireless energy of Gaga, she was body-shamed by critics for having a “pot belly.” The trendsetter has been very vocal about her past struggles with anorexia and bulimia.

Gaga posted a passionate reply on Instagram that’s great advice for anyone struggling with self-worth.

“I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, I’m proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too. No matter who you are or what you do. I could give you a million reasons why you don’t need to cater to anyone or anything to succeed. Be you, and relentlessly you. That’s the stuff of champions. Thank you so much everyone for supporting me. I love you guys. Xoxo, Gaga.”

Wow! Well said Gaga! If you’re struggling with self-worth or trying to cater to someone else’s expectations and need some encouragement or advice reach out to us. Remember, Utalk is all about you talking to us. You can reach us at:, and @utalkradio on social media.

BTW…in case you missed Lady Gaga’s halftime show check it out on Youtube.


The People have Spoken

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The 43rd People’s Choice Awards – fan faves in Movies, Music & TV – were held on Wednesday, January 18. Host Joel McHale took center stage and steered clear of politics at this year’s festivities which was broadcasted live from Microsoft Theater in LA.

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Did you see the show? Any surprises for you? Disappointments that one or more of your faves that didn’t get a trophy?

Hollywood couldn’t have been more excited with the big names who attended and those who won at the annual awards show. Ellen set a record picking up 3 trophies for a total of 20 wins.  It took 30 years but the cast of ‘Fuller House’ finally won a People’s Choice Award.

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In case you missed the broadcast here’s a complete list of winners by category.

Favorite Movie Icon: Johnny Depp

Favorite Movie Actor: Ryan Reynolds

Favorite Movie Actress: Jennifer Lawrence

Favorite Action MovieDeadpool

Favorite Action Movie Actress: Margot Robbie

Favorite Dramatic MovieMe Before You

Favorite Comedic MovieBad Moms

Favorite MovieFinding Dory

Favorite Network TV ComedyThe Big Bang Theory

Favorite Comedy TV Actress: Sofia Vergara

Favorite Thriller MovieThe Girl on the Train

Favorite TV ShowOutlander

Favorite New TV ComedyMan With a Plan

Favorite New TV DramaThis Is Us

Favorite Group: Fifth Harmony

Favorite Action Movie Actor: Robert Downey Jr.

Favorite Actor in a New TV Series: Matt LeBlanc

Favorite Actress in a New TV Series: Kristen Bell

Favorite Competition TV ShowThe Voice

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist: G-Easy

Favorite Dramatic TV Actress: Priyanka Chopra

Favorite Premium Series Actress: Sarah Jessica Parker

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress: Melissa McCarthy

Favorite Cable TV ComedyBaby Daddy

Favorite Animated Movie Voice: Ellen DeGeneres, Finding Dory

Favorite Daytime TV Host: Ellen DeGeneres

Favorite Comedic TV Actor: Jim Parsons

Favorite Dramatic TV Actor: Justin Chambers

Favorite Breakout Artist: Niall Horan

Favorite Cable TV DramaBates Motel

Favorite Cable TV Actor: Freddie Highmore

Favorite Cable TV Actress: Vera Fermiga

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actor: Sam Heughan

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actress: Caitriona Balfe

Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host: Jimmy Fallon

Favorite Female Artist: Britney Spears

Favorite Female Country Artist: Carrie Underwood

Favorite Country Group: Little Big Town

Favorite R&B Artist: Rihanna

Favorite Pop Artist: Britney Spears

Favorite Social Media Celebrity: Britney Spears

Favorite Animated TV ShowThe Simpsons

Favorite Daytime TV Hosting TeamGood Morning America

Favorite Premium Sci-Fi/Fantasy ShowOutlander

Favorite Network Sci-Fi/Fantasy ShowSupernatural

Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show: The Walking Dead

Favorite Comedic Collaboration: Britney Spears and Ellen DeGeneres’ Mall Mischief

Favorite Social Media Star: Cameron Dallas

Favorite Premium Drama SeriesOrange Is the New Black

Favorite TV Crime Drama Actor: Mark Harmon

Favorite TV Crime DramaCriminal Minds

Favorite Network TV Drama: Grey’s Anatomy

Favorite YouTube Star: Lilly Singh

Favorite Premium Comedy Series: Fuller House 

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor: Tom Hanks

Favorite Male Country Artist: Blake Shelton

Favorite Album: Blake Shelton, If I’m Honest

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress: Blake Lively

Favorite Premium Series Actor: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Favorite Male Artist: Justin Timberlake

Favorite Song: Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop the Feeling”

Favorite Comedic Movie Actor: Kevin Hart

Favorite TV Crime Drama Actress: Jennifer Lopez

Favorite Humanitarian: Tyler Perry



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Some called it dull. The NFL wildcard game on Fox hit the ratings hard. New host Jimmy Fallon had a Mariah moment with a teleprompter.

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“La La Land’ made history while “The Crown” stole a surprise win. Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds were honored. Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig killed it as presenters while Billy Bob Thorton gave a touching speech.

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Were there any surprises for you about who received awards? Disappointments? Here’s a full list of the winners by category in case you missed them.


Best Motion Picture – Drama:

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
“La La Land”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Casey Affleck – “ Manchester By The Sea”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Isabelle Huppert – “Elle”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Ryan Gosling – “La La Land”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Emma Stone – “La La Land”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:
Aaron Taylor-Johnson – “Nocturnal Animals”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:
Viola Davis – “Fences”

Best Director – Motion Picture:
Damien Chazelle – “La La Land”

Best Original Screenplay:
“La La Land”

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language:
“Elle” – France

Best Motion Picture – Animated:

Best Original Song – Motion Picture:

 “City Of Stars” – La La Land

Best Original Score – Motion Picture:
Justin Hurwitz – “La La Land”



Best Television Series – Drama:
“The Crown”

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy:
“ Atlanta

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama:
Billy Bob Thornton – “Goliath”

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama:
Claire Foy – “The Crown”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy:
Donald Glover – “ Atlanta

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy:
Tracee Ellis-Ross – “Black-ish”

Best Limited Series:
“The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Best Actor, Mini-Series or TV Movie:
Tom Hiddleston – “The Night Manager”

Best Actress, Mini-Series or TV Movie:
Sarah Paulson – “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Hugh Laurie – “The Night Manager”

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Olivia Colman – “The Night Manager”

Cecil B DeMille Award: Meryl Streep