Frances McDormand in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
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Justice, prejudice, love, hatred and fighting for the messages on three billboards that could bring closure in the death of her daughter, this is the what Frances McDormand’s gritty character, Mildred, does in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. And last night this Oscar winner for Best Actress laid it all on the line with a speech that told Hollywood what it needed to hear. It was the mic drop moment of the night with just two simple words.

“And now I want to get some perspective,”

Kazuhiro Tsuji and Gary Oldman On The Set Of The Darkest Hour
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Kazuhiro Tsuji was working as a contemporary hyperrealist sculptor after a long and decorated career in Hollywood as a special effects make-up artist, when he decided to become involved in the Oscar nominated film the Darkest Hour. Coming out of retirement from the film industry was a good decision for Oscar Winner Tsuji. It has yielded several awards nominations and wins for his beautiful work with also Oscar Winner Gary Oldman on the same film. Tsuji won this year in the category for Best

Mabel Stark & Mae West Mabel Mabel Tiger Trainer by Leslie Zemeckis
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“Will you please not give the end of the story away?” director Leslie Zemeckis asks at the end of our phone call. It’s an important request. While enough is known about Mable Stark’s life to fill a modest Wikipedia page, Zemeckis’ film Mabel, Mabel Tiger Trainer fills in gaps that have long existed.

Born in 1889, Stark was an orphan by 17, and began traveling with the circus. She began as a “cooch dancer” before working her way into tiger training, and by 1916, she was the show’s featured act

Oscar Statuette 90th Academy Awards
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The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in 1927 held in the Crystal Ballroom of the Biltmore a meeting to discuss goals. They wanted a way to honor outstanding achievements to further the quality of the industry, to encourage others to reach higher at all levels. Many meetings followed, one of which saw MGM art director Cedric Gibbons sketch a figure of a knight gripping a sword in front of a reel of film. The five spokes of the reel stood for the original five branches of the academy

90th Academy Awards March 4, 2018
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Today, Oscar nominations in 24 regular categories were announced for the upcoming March 4, 2018 90th Academy Awards.  Actress-Comedian Tiffany Haddish, actor-director Andy Serkis and Academy president John Bailey announced the nominations from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Haddish and Serkis announced 11 categories. There were pre-taped category introductions by Academy members. Priyanka Chopra, Rosario Dawson, Gal Gadot, Salma Hayek, Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana, Molly Shannon, Rebel Wilson

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On January 23 at 5:22 am PST Oscars nominations will be announced after having been winnowed down from a huge field of contenders. There will be a live stream available at http://www.oscars.og 

Three hundred forty-one films are eligible for an Academy Award this year. To be eligible for Oscar consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, December 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days. Under Academy rules, a

Al Gore An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power
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Twelve years ago former Vice President Al Gore brought An Inconvenient Truth to the world and the climate crisis into the global spotlight. Now after traveling the world bringing the truth about climate change to the world, this self proclaimed “recovering politician” brings us An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power. Last night at The Hammer Museum, Gore answered questions from the audience and moderator Tina Johnson, Policy Director from US Climate Action Network, on his trek to build an

Leslie Mann and John Choo 89th Scientific and Technical Awards
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed its list of winners of scientific and technical Oscar awards today. The 90th Oscars, for this part of the awards show, will honor 10 scientific and technical achievements represented by 34 individual award recipients, plus one organization. Some of these include Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), DreamWorks, and Pixar. 

Visual effects technologist Jonathan Erland will receive the Gordon E. Sawyer Award (an Oscar® statuette) for

Rose Marie (1923 - 2017)
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Over the course of last year we lost so many Hollywood and music stars many of us grew up with watching black and white TV that turned Kodachrome to MTV. We laughed so many times with Mary Tyler Moore who played Laura Petrie on the Dick Van Dyke Show. She also had her own show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. We lost Moore in January. Rose Marie, best known as the woman who played TV writer Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke show, only just passed away December 28, 2017. She was 94. Adam West who

Times Up Campaign
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In an effort to stamp out inequality and promote safety in the workplace, an unprecedented number of Hollywood’s leading women today formally launched a campaign titled Time’s Up. 

"Earning a living should not come at the cost of anyone's safety, dignity or morale," said Shonda Rhimes, (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy) about the campaign’s launch.

Part of this effort is the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, which will assist individuals in the workplace who have experienced sexual misconduct, assault

The UnAmerican Struggle Directed By Ric Osuna Distributed by
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Like a huge chunk of America, director Ric Osuna was shook to his core on the night of November 8th, 2016.  


In the previous months, he'd witnessed the rise of a presidential candidate whose race-baiting and hateful scapegoating gave license to emboldened white supremacists, and on that night, he saw that candidate win the most powerful office in the country. While most of us were still walking around blurry-eyed and confused like the day after a particularly long night out, Osuna was

Trumping Democracy
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Trump was elected because of racist backlash to Obama's presidency. Trump was elected because of sexist backlash to Hillary's candidacy. Or because of Jill Stein and Bernie Sanders siphoning leftist voters. Or because of non-voters. Or the media. Or Russia. Or because your dumbass Aunt won't stop watching Fox News.

When an election with over 235 million eligible voters is determined by the slim margin of 80,000 cast over three states, the reason can be almost anything. In Thomas Huchon's