Thanks to President Trump's attempted Muslim Ban last month, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, whose film The Salesman is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, said he would not attend the Oscars, even if he were to be granted an exemption.
At this point, the Academy of Motion Picture arts and Sciences, which presents the Oscars, and ABC, which televises it, should have little to fear in terms of alienating potential viewers. That year, Marlon Brando sent Sacheen Littlefeather to explain that Brando declined to accept his award for "The Godfather", because of the movie industry's record of poor treatment of Native Americans.
This past weekend Moonlight beat out La La Land at the Writers Guild Awards for best original screenplay.
With wins at the Golden Globes and SAG Awards, Emma Stone has cemented herself as the favorite. She has been nominated 20 times. I would say "La La Land" and "Hacksaw Ridge" are the only two nominated movies that have a directing style that really stand out, and my guess is that "La La Land" will win.
Matt Damon, nominated for Manchester by the Sea, is only the third person to be nominated in Acting, Writing and Best Picture categories joining Warren Beatty and George Clooney.
"When asked to choose what should win best picture, the top picks were "La La Land" (13%) and then "Hidden Figures" (11%)". Weeks later, and having watched a dozen or so other winners for the first time, I can happily take out the "loose" in that sentence and replace it with "all but certain".
· This is the third year Piper Hiedsieck will be the official champagne of the Oscars. He calls it a "small but sturdy bridge", adding this: "It is important because it reaches beyond its specific characters and tells the story of all of our dreams and collective life experiences". Among them are films that made box office superstars out of the winners. Netflix offers movie buffs a crash course on seminal Hollywood films as well as modern classics that introduced us to some of our most beloved contemporary stars. For his skill and effort, the 32-year-old will likely become the youngest best director victor in Oscars history.
La La Land is favoured in nine categories including best director and best actress.
Priebus criticized news outlets that rely on anonymous sources, pointing to two stories that he found especially problematic. Dickerson asked Priebus about whether Trump was serious about calling the news media "the enemy".
Even celebrities Miley Cyrus, Kourtney Kardashian, and Gwyneth Paltrow have touted the diet as a path to a healthier lifestyle. According to proponents of the trend, gluten-free foods can decrease bloating and promote weight loss.
Tottenham fans are praising a young ball-boy after who contributed to their first goal against Fulham in the FA Cup last night. Rashford rounded an on-rushing Jason Steele and passed the ball into the net.
The plans have sparked fears of job losses in Britain, where Vauxhall employs about 35,000 people, as well as in Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is kept updated on the issue, her spokesman Steffen Seibert said.
He's due a $2 million roster bonus on March 11, plus another $13 million in base salary (including $6 million guaranteed). However, Watt told the police he did not know if the unidentified guy or Revis knocked out Cousins and Jarivs.
The inductees will be announced on April 3 and each candidate needs 18 of the 24 votes from the Honors Committee. The 82-year-old Massimino is still coaching at NAIA school Keiser University in West Palm Beach, Fla.
The survey data are from a sample of 2,511 licensed drivers ages 16 and older who reported driving in the past 30 days. Also, drivers 19-24 were about twice as likely to type or send a text message or email while driving.
While the musician has used this tactic to combat scammers before for individual shows, it's the first time on this scale. In fact, all remaining dates on Church's tour have had some tickets cancelled, except the April 22 concert in Cincinnati.
Revis grew up in the nearby city of Aliquippa and played college football at the University of Pittsburgh. Jones told The Associated Press once a warrant is issued, he will arrange for Revis to turn himself in.
The corporation was responding to a report in The Sun which suggested bosses were concerned about the actor looking "exhausted". The situation is said to be a "nightmare" for show bosses who write scripts months in advance, with Carter a central character.
Russia's Ambassador To UN Dies Suddenly In New York
He also had a tribute posted by Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova who commented on Facebook: "Great diplomat". Ambassador Churkin is survived by his wife and two grown-up children, according to The Independent .
Mount Vernon offering free admission for Presidents Day
President's Day is not only a federal holiday, it has also been adopted by various state governments but for various purposes. But today's holiday is meant to honor presidential contributions that date back a little farther.
Pakistan moves towards Afghan Border with heavy artillery
Security officials said at least 18 terrorists had been killed in Sindh overnight, and 13 more in other parts of the country. Karzai said the Afghan government wants Pakistan to take strict action against terrorists that are hiding in Pakistan.
SpaceX Launches From Historic Apollo Moon Pad
He said: "This is the same launch pad used by the Saturn V rocket that first took people to the moon in 1969", the caption reads. According to the Associated Press , NASA was watching the launch closely before it clears SpaceX to carry NASA astronauts.
CPAC Cancels Milo Yiannopoulos Speech
The videos show how Yiannopoulos played down the importance of child abuse-"You can get quite hung up on this child abuse thing". Still, the statement says, "there is no disagreement among our attendees on the evils of sexual abuse of children".
Barcelona vs. Leganes live stream
Lionel Messi scores a 90th-minute penalty as Barcelona record a 2-1 win over Leganes in Sunday night's La Liga clash at Camp Nou. Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano has returned to light training ahead of Sunday's (19 February) La Liga clash with Leganes .
Tsonga to play Goffin in Rotterdam final
Berdych has now reached the semi-finals in Rotterdam for a fourth time after also finishing runner-up to Stan Wawrinka in 2015. The third set saw Tsonga race into a five-game lead as he began to take control of the clash.
Norma McCorvey, 'Jane Roe' in Roe v. Wade, dies
She gave a second child up for adoption, but when she got pregnant a third time she made a decision to have an abortion. According to the Washington Post , McCorvey was 22-years-old when she became pregnant for the third time in 1969.
Robin Thicke & Paula Patton Custody Drama - Police Called
Paula Patton and Robin Thicke have been in the midst of an ugly custody battle, and things don't seem to be getting any better. Sources close to Robin Thicke claim that he was aware Patton has a restraining order, but he never came close to her.