Jan 24 2018
While this year's list of nominations is still predominantly white, a handful of major nominations has made it clear that the slow progress in improving inclusivity - ever since the infamous #OscarsSoWhite backlash - is only just gaining momentum.
The full list of Oscar nominees is available here. However, he's since been embroiled in allegations of harrassment and innapropriate behaviour, and has now failed to score a Best Actor Oscar nomination.
Dee Rees became the first black woman nominated in the Adapted Screenplay category for Mudbound and only the second to be nominated in a screenwriting category at all.
Just two years after the #Oscarssowhite controversy, a host of non-white faces are included in the acting categories, with best actor nods for Briton Daniel Kaluuya and Denzel Washington and best supporting actress nominations for Octavia Spencer and Mary J Blige. He becomes the fifth black filmmaker nominated for best director, and third to helm a best picture nominee, following Barry Jenkins past year for Moonlight. Prior to today's Oscar nominations the movie had been named one of the American Film Institute's (AFI) top ten films of 2017.
Blast reported near Save the Children aid group office in Afghanistan
Local TV footage showed a huge plume of thick black smoke rising from the compound and at least one vehicle on fire. The incident comes just days after assailants stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital of Kabul.
Supreme Court to consider challenge to Trump's latest travel ban
The appeals court based its ruling on immigration statutes, not the Constitution's prohibition of religious discrimination. But the has allowed the policy to remain in place even as the challenges proceeded through the lower courts.
Firefighter catches child while battling house fire
A firefighter's body camera captured an incredible rescue, as a fellow firefighter caught a child thrown from a burning building. Scott Stroup , a third-generation firefighter, catching a child thrown by a parent from a third-floor balcony on January 3 .
But it was one better than the number of nominations granted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, or BAFTA, where it raked in 12, including best film and best director. The field for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor, however, are both entirely white. The film received a third nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Summit native Meryl Streep continues to break her own record - this is her 21 nomination - and she's in good company here.
History was also written in cinematography, with Mudbound's Rachel Morrison becoming the first woman ever to be nominated in her category. Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water), Christopher Plummer (All The Money In The World) and Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project) are the other nominees.
For his debut Get Out, Peele is up for best original screenplay, best director, and - as a producer - best picture.
This year's Academy Awards ceremony, the 90th year that the awards have been presented, will be broadcast on ABC on March 4.
The drama, which stars Sally Hawkins as a cleaner who falls in love with a sea creature, garnered a total of 13 nominations, including in the Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress categories.
Jan 24 2018
Last-ditch effort to end tussle fails, Karni Sena refuses to budge
All community leaders held a joint press conference and demanded to stop the movie's release. Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with.
Jan 24 2018
Range Rover SV Coupe: Land Rover tease a two-door Range Rover
Land Rover says the vehicle will pay tribute to the original Range Rover which was launched as a two-door coupe in 1970. The inside of the two-door Range Rover SV Coupe looks quite interesting while still maintaining the tradition touch.
Jan 24 2018
Alumni from two local universities nominated for Oscars
Del Toro's The Shape Of Water is in with a shout of becoming the film to win the most Oscars ever . Or it's The Shape of Water , an adult fairytale that asks for love in a troubled time .
Jan 23 2018
Microsoft announces $189 classroom laptops and Office 365 dictation
As well as additional learning tools , Minecraft: Education Edition , a curriculum using Mixed Reality and HoloLens , and more. Microsoft is also working on the content for teachers that would be more suitable to use with these laptops.
Jan 23 2018
Afghan forces end Kabul hotel siege
At the time of the attack , officials from 34 provinces had gathered for a meeting organized by the Telecommunications Ministry. "The US Embassy is in close contact with Afghan authorities, who are continuing to investigate the incident", he said.
Jan 23 2018
India drop hints at Rahane return in 3rd Test
In tough conditions like this where there isn't much between the two teams, you can not afford to give away wickets like that. MS Dhoni said, "If you can take 20 wickets then you can win the test irrespective of where you play, at home or outside".
Jan 22 2018
NYC Among 20 Finalist Cities For Amazon's Second Headquarters
Amazon officials said they reviewed 238 proposals from the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Los Angeles was the only West Coast city on the list .
Jan 20 2018
Toronto man charged in deaths of two lacking males
Others have taken to social media to speculate on how McArthur may be connected to the disappearances of other men in the area. A homicide detective said yesterday new evidence surfaced this week that gave them a "definitive link", but did not say more.
Jan 19 2018
Apple Looking Into Making Smaller iPhone 'Notch' Area
Apple is still years away from embedding all the sensors under the display panel and offering a notch-less all-screen iPhone. Industry sources told the publication that Apple is working with LG Innotek to shrink bezels on the 2019 iPhones.
Jan 19 2018
Motorola expands retail footprint, announces 50 Moto Hubs in Delhi
The company is also rumoured to be in plans to launch a third Moto Z3 handset with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. It is expected to come in RAM options like 3 GB, 4 GB and 6 GB and internal storage choices like 32 GB and 64 GB.
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