Tuesday , 22 January 2019


'Black Panther' makes Oscar history with best picture nod

“Black Panther” broke through an Oscar category wall for superheroes. The Marvel blockbuster hit became the first comic book-based film to earn a best picture nomination from the Academy Awards on Tuesday. It was a major step for comic book movies, which had previously been shunned from film’s top honor. The most notable snub was 2008’s “The Dark Knight,” prompting …

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Spike Lee on his first Oscar nomination for best director

Spike Lee watched the Oscar nominations Tuesday morning on television from his bed, with his wife, Tonya, his two grown children, Satchel and Jackson, and their dog, Ginger. Screaming ensued . Lee landed his first directing Academy Award nomination for “BlacKkKlansman,” his comic and furious send-up of white supremacism. The film, about a black detective (John David Washington) who leads …

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Whoopi Goldberg gives her take on how to open the 2019 Oscars

Whoopi Goldberg, Oscar-winner and four-time host of the ceremony, gave her take on “The View” about how the Academy should open the awards show. “I would like them to open it with the guys from… Bohemian Rhapsody,” Goldberg said, reacting to the Academy’s nominations announced Tuesday morning. “I think if they opened it with “We are the Champions,” it’d be …

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Will this finally be Glenn Close's year to win an Oscar?

The 2019 Oscar nominations are in, and the night could potentially fulfill one leading actress’ long-standing goal of landing a coveted award from the Academy. Glenn Close earned an Oscar nomination for best actress in a leading role for her performance in “The Wife,” which will be the 71-year-old’s seventh Oscar nomination. The nomination will be her fourth for best …

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Willem Dafoe reacts to best actor nomination

Willem Dafoe, who was nominated for an Academy Award for best actor for his performance in “At Eternity’s Gate,” said he hopes his nomination encourages more people to see the film. “It’s a special movie and this nomination will help it to get seen more widely,” Dafoe told ABC News’ “The Debrief.” “It’s a movie that people really respond to …

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US singer Chris Brown detained in Paris after rape complaint

U.S. singer Chris Brown and two other people were released Tuesday from police custody after a woman filed a rape complaint against them, the Paris prosecutor’s office said. The Grammy-winning singer was detained Monday with two other suspects on potential charges of aggravated rape and drug infractions. The Paris prosecutor’s office told The Associated Press that Brown has been authorized …

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