Mar 06 2018
Mexican director Guillermo del Toro then used his speech to accept the best picture award for "The Shape of Water", a romantic fable about society's treatment of outcasts, by inviting young filmmakers to kick open the door of the film industry and "come in". He even suggested that Hollywood makes movies like "Call Me By Your Name" to "piss off Mike Pence", and he said President Donald Trump was thrilled to see black people psychologically tortured in "Get Out".
Perhaps an even better example: You can't convince me that the racism portrayed and lampooned in best picture nominee "Get Out" didn't come from somewhere in the life of its maker Jordan Peele. "We made a movie called "What Women Want" and it starred Mel Gibson".
The 90th Academy Awards kicked off with Jimmy Kimmel's opening monologue that had a more serious tone. But a basketball superstar winning the Oscar is not what makes this moment noteworthy: Bryant was arrested in 2003 for sexual assault after a hotel employee accused him of rape. We can't let bad behaviour slide anymore.
"Whether straight or gay or somewhere in between, we've all gone through first love, I hope, mostly intact", Ivory said.
Academy Award-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson with her best friend en route to the Oscars.
McDormand, 60, whose character seemed to channel the anger of the #MeToo movement that has dominated Hollywood and beyond, asked all the female nominees - across directing, cinematography, costumes and some 20 other categories - to stand up in the audience and be recognised. "Because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed".
Three Billboards, was acclaimed by critics but is likely to have garnered as many last-place votes as top rankings due to a backlash over how it appears to absolve one of its main characters, a violent, racist police officer. Gary Oldman picked up the best actor prize for transforming into Winston Churchill in "Darkest Hour" and Allison Janney for becoming Tonya Harding's mother in "I, Tonya". "Our friend Oscar is 90 years old tonight, which means he's probably at home right now watching Fox News", he cracked. Thirteen years! Are you screaming yet? According to Entertainment Weekly, the 2018 Oscars telecast was the least-viewed in the prestigious awards show's history. Guillermo del Toro gave an incredible acceptance speech and made sure to check the envelope twice to avoid another mishap like past year.
The final numbers aren't in yet but based on the metered market rating, it looks like last night's Oscars will set an all-time low in the number of viewers.
The Time's Up initiative was not as visible as at the Golden Globes in January, with no coordinated protest - like the striking Globes red carpet "blackout". Half of the popular Key & Peele comedy team was crowned the victor in the Best Original Screenplay race at Sunday's Academy Awards, making him the first black screenwriter to receive the honor.
Among the biggest snubs of the ceremony as "Lady Bird", Greta Gerwig's coming-of-age drama that was nominated for five Oscars: including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress.
Other winners included Pixar's "Coco" for best animated feature and "A Fantastic Woman", a love story from Chilean director Sebastian Lelio with a much-praised star turn from transgender actress Daniela Vega, in the foreign film category.
Lupita Nyong'o and Kumail Nanjiani hit the stage together to present the award for Best Production Design, sending out an important message to viewers before handing out the trophy.
Mar 06 2018
Liverpool vs Porto 6 March 2018: Champions League Soccer Preview and Predictions
They are coming back but it will be too early for both of them. 'They are all desperate to play, ' Klopp said. And Salah's goal return has vindicated Jurgen Klopp's decision to lure him back to England's top flight.
Mar 06 2018
NFL Draft 2018 Guide: Player profiles by position
They would bring out the best in each other and accelerate each other's development by having a talented player to grow with. Barkley isn't in play for the Lions, barring the kind of blockbuster trade that Quinn has avoided in his first two drafts.
Mar 06 2018
Local Gun Shop Owner Reacts to New Gun Control Law
NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker dismissed Dann's statements as "a desperate attention-seeking ploy by a has-been politician". By the NRA's count, governors since 2013 have enacted 382 "pro-gun" bills - many widely expanding access to firearms.
Mar 04 2018
Purdue heads to Big Ten championship game by beating Penn State
Ohio State scored 25 consecutive points with:57 left in the 2nd Quarter, making the game 51-46 in favor of Ohio State. And senior guard Dakota Mathias tied Purdue's single-season record for 3-pointers on the way to 15 points.
Mar 04 2018
Schumer on Trump Gun Reform Talks: He 'Says What's Convenient'
Chris Murphy of CT , who had attended Wednesday's meeting, reacted on Twitter late Thursday to Trump's tweet on the NRA meeting. The president also said the NRA has "great power over you people", but "less power over me". "You know why", Trump scoffed.
Mar 03 2018
Putin's nuclear slideshow reveals Russia's naked ambitions
Now Mr Putin is doing his own chest-thumping exercise, insisting that Russian Federation has weapons that nobody else can deploy. The ICBM is "powerful and modern and defense systems will not be able to withstand it", the president said.
Mar 03 2018
These Videos of Boston Basically Drowning in the Nor'easter Are Insane
Forecasters said Boston's Seaport District could be flooded and breaking waves along beaches could lead to significant erosion. The pressure gradient aloft starts to tighten, and that's when we start to transition from a rainstorm to a wind storm.
Mar 03 2018
Badgers' almost two-decade streak of NCAA Tournament appearances to end
Bridges and Cassius Winston got the scoring going for Michigan State after the break, eventually extending the lead to 38-32. The backup plan was Davison hitting Happ for a quick two-point basket after a slip screen.
Mar 02 2018
South Korean Olympic Short Track Leaders Relieved After The Competition Ends
Great Britain's best Winter Olympics previously was the four medals won at Chamonix in 1924 and at Sochi in 2014. Kovalchuk said the Russian players had planned to sing the anthem on the medal stand if they won the gold medal.
Mar 02 2018
Hope Hicks resigning as top Trump aide - White House
Hicks had always been dogged by reports that she played a role in crafting the misleading first statement about Donald Trump Jr . Forget the fact that the White House receives 93 percent negative news coverage, whatever the latest poll was.
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