Variety
6 hours
Why care what longtime Food Network personality Alton Brown thinks about the nominees in the Oscar’s cinematography category? Because he knows lenses, film stock, and formats as well as he knows ingredients, recipes, and cooking techniques. “I started off as a cameraman when I was still in college, and moved into shooting music videos in... Read more »
Variety
7 hours
The ever-clever Honest Trailers produced by Screen Junkies just wouldnt be the same without an Oscar installment. In the newest edition, Hollywood gets roasted for its selection of nine best picture nominees. Theyve got to stop releasing all these movies at the same time, the voiceover mocks. With less than a week to go before... Read more »
Politico
7 hours
“It’s different than how the Washington establishment works, where you're paying consultants and pollsters to focus group everything. He doesnt bother with that. It can be very random, one person who has been heavily involved in a number of the searches said. You can mention a name, and he will want to hire the person. Or he can veto someone, and you’re not really sure why.” While the list of potential Supreme Court nominees was heavily vetted by a wide range of conservatives, his ultimate choice of Neil Gorsuch, perhaps the most consequential and controversy-free decision of his first month in office, came after only one interview, a 40-minute face-to-face meeting with the judge at Trump Tower. Trump also tends to throw people off the scent during his job searches, intentionally or not. Last weekend at Mar-a-Lago, he expressed to associates and friends that he liked former United Nations ambassador John Bolton for the job, and that he was concerned that Lt.
Politico
7 hours
The deputy position has since been left vacant, with little clarity on if or when it will be filled. “It made people wonder, ‘Is he really empowered?” one State staffer asked about Tillerson. Departmental restructuring has since also unnerved some quarters. Staffers working in the offices of the State Department counselor, which provides policy guidance to the secretary, and that of the deputy secretary for management and resources, were told their services were no longer needed, sources said. Some are likely to be reassigned to other civil service or foreign service jobs, but the abruptness of their dismissal alarmed some observers, and overall it means the top echelons at State will be thinner. Plenty of people at the State Department expected a restructuring of sorts. But as the days have dragged on with no new deputy nominee in sight, not to mention no nominees for other major posts such as undersecretaries, assistant secretaries and the like, employees are getting restless.
OK!
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ABC News - Entertainment
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Vanity Fair
12 hours
See the nomineesstandout outfits on the red carpet.
Variety
12 hours
For years, the Motion Picture Academy’s music branch has been accused of being old-fashioned and out of touch, always nominating the same handful of composers for best original score. But not this year. For the first time in nearly a half century, four of the five original-score Oscar nominations have gone to newcomers. The last... Read more »
TIME - News
13 hours
It didn't stop there. Then there was Movie: The Movie 2V . Now, it's time for Kimmel to complete the trilogy with an addition for 2017. 4. Nominees will read mean tweets about themselves. It's hard to imagine Kimmel wouldn't take advantage of the opportunity to have this group of A-listers read the hilarious burns written about them on the Internet aloud for the camera. The late night host has previously aired among others Oscars, Super Bowl and Grammys-themed editions of this sketch. This Mean Tweets segment would most likely air on an episode of Live! leading up to the show. 5. The Lie Witness News team will be on the scene. Sometimes it seems like there's nothing Kimmel enjoys more than sending his Live! team out to interview random people on the street about recent stories in the news to reveal how way off the responses can be.
Beijing Bulletin
14 hours
Comments Wednesday nights ceremony could see just the fourth black winner of the British male solo artist prize in the awards 40-year history, with four of the five nominees from a non-white bac
Deadline
14 hours
EXCLUSIVE: How did the Oscar Best Picture nominees move the social needle this year? Not surprisingly, one picture in particular ran circles around the rest of the pack. Last year, The Revenant was the social media king of all the nominees with the biggest social lift after getting nominated with a 10.9M jump in social media activity, according to RelishMix who compiles this information for Deadline. This year, fans clearly connected to one movie that has already grossed...
NewsMax World
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Adweek
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The Week
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" Were the penultimate act... WE... @edsheeran casually dropping some hints about his #Brits2017 performance there %uD83E%uDD37%u200D%u2640%uFE0F pic.twitter.com/I76wr7dZqK BBC Radio1 Breakfast (@R1Breakfast) February 21, 2017 So could Sheeran be bringing a mystery plus one to this evening's ceremony? One Direction frontman Harry Styles is the favourite prediction among Twitter fans. Hopefully, they won't be too heartbroken if it turns out Sheeran's tease was just a slip of the tongue. #BritsNotSoWhite Last year, unimpressed viewers flooded Twitter with the hashtag #BritsSoWhite, referencing the fact that only four of the 48 nominated acts were from a non-white background – but the line-up for 2017 looks very different. Grime star Skepta is tied with Little Mix for most nominations of the night. The performers are in the running for three awards including best British album, while black British acts such as Emeli Sande, Kano, Nao and Michael Kiwanuka are also included in a diverse field of nominees.
BBC News 24
15 hours
It is not about quantity, its about quality and it is hard to try and narrow it down. But I hope this year's awards will be reflective of that and the nominees, what a great line up.
BBC News 24
15 hours
In terms of streaming and other platforms that the grime movement, these guys had a following online and were doing things that other artists were not doing and this was kind of testament to their success and the nominees, the people behind the scenes putting the nominees through were not in touch with that.
BBC News 24
15 hours
Before the people who were involved I would hate to say didn't have a clue, but it was reflective in the previous nominees. Is the music industry on top of the way people listen to music now? That is a good point. That was the problem with the Brits.
Mondoweiss
16 hours
Campaigners are claiming victory as it appears none of the 26 Oscars stars offered a free personalised tour valued at up to $55,000 has visited. The offer, part of gift bags given out by a marketing firm around the time of the 2016 Oscars each worth an estimated $200,000 and including other items such as ultra-expensive toilet paper, sparked a backlash. Campaign groups accused Israel of trying to use the celebrities to gain positive coverage and downplay alleged abuses in the occupied Palestinian territories. A few days ahead of the 2017 ceremony on February 26, it appears none of the nominees has visited themselves. Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence did take up the offer but gave it to her parents, said the agency that came up with the idea. This is a success, said Yousef Munayyer of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, which ran the campaign against the visits along with American organisation Jewish Voice for Peace.
Vanity Fair
16 hours
Be the star of your Oscars party with this handy, easily printable ballot.
ITV
17 hours
Clearly our system isn't keeping pace with the food on the go market. Everyday we are running around London and other Everyday we are running around London and other big cities and Everyday we are running around London and other big cities and we have Pret London and other big cities and we have Pret A Manger, Eat... People have not got the systems that can capture this plastic in the economy rather than let capture this plastic in the economy rather than let it escape into the environment. rather than let it escape into the The best of British music talent will be on the red carpet tonight for the Brit Awards at the O2. Amongst the nominees is 29-year-old Londoner Michael Kiwanuka.
ABC News - Entertainment
17 hours
The stylists dish on how they dressed this year's nominees.
Sky News
17 hours
1200 people have been called in to cast their vote which has created a more diverse range of nominees. We hope that Skepta gets a few awards, and if he does not, that seem like a real snub, but saying that, David Bowie obviously a national treasure, and he was loved by so many people, so I think he will probably get an award as well.
OK!
19 hours
Little Mix have earned three BRITs nominations and will go head-to-head with Zayn in two categories [Little Mix] Last year, the annual music awards was criticised after all the nominees in the Best British Album, Best Female and Male Solo Artist categories were white. This year the artists of colour dominate with the likes of Craig David, Skepta, Kano, Emeli Sande, Nao and Lianne La Havas earning nominations. The awards will be aired tonight on ITV as it takes place live at ...
Washington Free Beacon
20 hours