Jan 23 2019
After what feels like a lifetime of waiting, we finally have the 2019 Oscar nominations at our fingertips.
The Oscars have joined the world's spirited "Wakanda forever" refrain, exalting "Black Panther" ― 2018's highest-grossing release ― with the first-ever Best Picture nomination for a superhero movie. The Academy was excoriated for overlooking the superhero genre, and it had to expand the category to include more than five nominees. With that, producer Kevin Feige scored his first nod.
"BlacKkKlansman" earned six Oscar nominations overall. But on the other hand, Spike Lee scored his first Best Picture nomination with BlacKkKlansman. In 1998, his "4 Little Girls" was nominated for documentary feature. The film, which has pocketed $42 million since opening in November, also picked up nominations for original screenplay and editing. One omission was "If Beale Street Could Talk", director Barry Jenkins' first new film since his best picture victor "Moonlight" two years ago. The last Netflix nomination went to "End Game", which is up for best documentary short subject. Then Alfonso Cuarón's masterful Spanish-language black-and-white Netflix drama Roma somewhat dominated the critics awards, scoring Best Picture trophy after Best Picture trophy.
However, after much backlash about representation of women and ethnic minorities over the past few years, there are yet again no women nominated in the best director category - meaning Kathryn Bigelow, who won the award for The Hurt Locker in 2010, will remain the only female victor of the prize for another year at least.
Up for Best Actress are Yalitza Aparicio (Roma), Glenn Close (The Wife), Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Lady Gaga and Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?).
Ten years ago, another comic book movie seemed poised to land the Best Picture nomination: The Dark Knight.
Did you spot the lunar eclipse this morning?
The total lunar eclipse didn't set in until 11:41 p.m., with the maximum eclipse happening 30 minutes after, at 12:12 a.m. The Virtual Telescope Project shared a live stream of the lunar eclipse at its brightest above the skyline of Rome.
Equipment, not troops being moved out of Syria: Pentagon
Pompeo discussed latest developments in Syria during a phone call with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on January 12. USA airstrikes against IS in Syria began in September 2014, and ground troops moved in the following year in small numbers.
Wisconsin teen missing for 3 months was targeted by suspect
Authorities also dismiss a tip placing Jayme's whereabouts in Miami as "not credible", and say they believe the girl is in danger. Another of Jayme's aunts, Jennifer Smith, pleaded with those who knew where the girl was to contact the sheriff's department.
In August, the Academy - under fire for being too elitist - announced it would add a "best popular film" award. She also has yet to win. The 37-year-old "Mr. Robot" star also has a Primetime Emmy to his name.
Though many expected "A Star Is Born", Bradley Cooper's tear-inducing revival of one of Hollywood's most oft-remade show-business myths, to top the nominations, Cooper was surprisingly overlooked as director and the academy instead put its fullest support behind a pair of indies by global directors. To recap briefly, A Star Is Born was the year's first major frontrunner, scoring rave reviews and big box office when it hit theaters last fall.
The "A Star Is Born" actress and musician was recognized as a lead actress and for the song "Shallow", which she co-wrote with Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and Mark Ronson. Interestingly, Mary J Blige is the first person to get this honour, and she did that just a year ago. Additionally, his Sony Pictures Animation film could break the Disney-Pixar winning streak that has dominated the animated feature category since 2012.
Kidman, an early Oscar favourite, was passed over for her lead turn in Destroyer as well as her supporting role in Boy Erased.
The company's Netflix Film Twitter account tweeted out the nominations this morning.
Jan 22 2019
Trump made an offer---it's time for Democrats to start negotiating
Pelosi and other Democrats call for Trump to delay his scheduled State of the Union address until after the government shutdown. The Senior Republican said that if Trump didn't get his wall funding after three weeks, he could declare a national emergency.
Jan 21 2019
Microsoft wants your opinions to improve gaming on Windows 10
Potentially, we could see some unique apps for both iOS and Android that Apple and Android developers haven't made yet. Whereas smartphones running Windows 10 Mobile version 1703 like the Lumia 640 XL will only be supported till June 11.
Jan 19 2019
The latest on the weekend storm
After the storm moves through, we will be left with below zero wind chills with a cold high of 15 degrees and drifting flurries. Places along and west of I-81 could pick up a dusting to an inch of snow from this evening through very early tomorrow morning.
Jan 19 2019
North Korea not listed as ‘enemy’ in Seoul protection report
Observers say similar incidents could occur frequently as South Korea's liberal government pushes for deeper exchanges with North Korea.
Jan 18 2019
Steven Gerrard: I think Leeds have overstepped the mark
I did it because it was not illegal or violating a specific law. "We watch all the games of 2018-19 of each opponent", he said. If that wasn't weird enough, Bielsa then proceeded to call a press conference.
Jan 17 2019
Pregnant duchess laughs after being called 'a fat lady' during charity visit
Markle is a known dog lover who had her rescue dog, Guy, by her side on the morning of her wedding to Prince Harry last May. The pet was rescued from a suspected puppy farm in October past year and is now with new owner Emma.
Jan 16 2019
Kim Kardashian Confirms She And Kanye West Are Expecting A Baby Boy
Cohen wasted no time asking whether it was true that the Wests were preparing for the birth of their fourth child . When Andy asked Kim , with whom she would rather get stuck in an elevator, the latter took Swift's name.
Jan 16 2019
Trump’s attorney-general nominee pledges to shield Mueller’s Russian Federation probe
As top United States law officer, Mr Barr would lead the Department of Justice, which is meant to be politically independent. Barr said he wrote it himself "as a former Attorney General who has often weighed in on legal issues of public importance".
Jan 14 2019
Israel Confirms Syria Strike, Ends Mission on Lebanon Border
Most of the missiles fired by "Israeli military planes" were intercepted at around 11:00pm (2100 GMT), the source said. Israel also insists that Iran uses Syria as a bridge to supply missiles and other weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Jan 11 2019
MLB Insider Says 1 Team Is Gaining "Momentum" For Bryce Harper
After years of consistent losing, the White Sox and their loaded farm system are ready to start winning now. That ought to get White Sox fans jazzed, and it's not an illogical conclusion to draw.
Jan 22 2019Patriots beat Chiefs to join Rams in Super Bowl
Jan 18 2019Kenya: Nairobi terrorists killed while 14 left dead
Jan 18 2019Chicago Bears lose more coaches to Denver Broncos
Jan 17 2019Rafael Nadal ready to let rip remodelled serve at Australian Open
Jan 17 2019Giant rotating ice disk in river draws gawkers
Jan 15 2019Suspect in kidnapping, homicides due in court
Jan 14 2019Brexit: PM warns of 'catastrophic breach of trust'
Jan 13 2019Didn’t know about allegations Manafort shared polling
Jan 13 2019How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went from bartender to congresswoman
Jan 12 2019‘He Doesn’t Give A Damn’: Trump Holds Line On Shutdown
Jan 23 2019Kamala Harris Announces 2020 Presidential Run
Jan 22 2019Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris Says She Will Run for President in 2020
Jan 21 2019Syria says repels Israeli air attack, Israel says downs Golan rocket
Jan 21 2019Vince Wilfork Will Serve As Patriots’ Honorary Captain For AFC Title Game
Jan 20 2019Los Angeles Lakers' Michael Beasley attempts to enter game with wrong shorts
Jan 20 2019The legendary Speroni to play in goal
Jan 19 2019Giroud admits he is frustrated by limited Chelsea role
Jan 16 2019Rihanna Sues Father For Jacking Fenty Brand Name
Jan 15 2019Trump Won’t Declare National Emergency to Build Border Wall
Jan 15 2019'Game of Thrones' Final Season Premiere Date Revealed
Jan 14 2019'Elections have consequences,' Trump tweets as shutdown continues
Jan 13 2019Bernie Sanders Apologizes for Sex Harassment by 2016 Campaign Staff