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Oscars 2018: Rachel Shenton uses sign language in acceptance speech

Oscars 2018: Rachel Shenton uses sign language in acceptance speech I've checked for you." she said beaming away. The lead actress, Maisie Sly, is deaf. The Silent Child , which focuses on a deaf four-year-old called Libby who lives in a silent world until a social worker teaches her how to communicate, was written and produced by Rachel, who also starred in the film. [Full Article...]

Italy elections deliver hung parliament, gridlock - Exit polls

Italy elections deliver hung parliament, gridlock - Exit polls The answer was far, very far. Le Pen's National Front party has lost steam and been in crisis since her crushing presidential defeat by pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron. Earlier we reported that PD Interior Minister Marco Minniti had lost his seat to the Five Star Movement . The question will be who is in the passenger seat with it. [Full Article...]

Oscars 2018 Highlights: Sam Rockwell, Lee Smith, Allison Janney pick up awards

Oscars 2018 Highlights: Sam Rockwell, Lee Smith, Allison Janney pick up awards Explaining the inspiration behind her look, Robbie's hairstylist, Bryce Scarlett , explained on behalf of Moroccanoil that, "Tonight's look was inspired by Margot's Chanel couture gown". Her stylist Kate Young expressed how she wanted the actress to feel comfortable in her outfit for the long night ahead. To make sure there wasn't an envelope snafu, the font on the envelopes was so large yo... [Full Article...]

Andra Day Is So Fierce on Oscars 2018 Carpet with Common!

Andra Day Is So Fierce on Oscars 2018 Carpet with Common! Immigrants get the benefits. "Tell the NRA they're in god's way, and to the people of Parkland we say Ashay". The young girl seen onstage with Common and Andra Day during their performance of Oscar-nominated song " Stand Up for Something " is 8-year-old Bana Alabed, a Syrian refugee whose tweets describing her family's personal nightmare as residents of Aleppo brought her global attention an... [Full Article...]

Oscars 2018: Roger Deakins ends Oscar hoodoo with 'Blade Runner 2049' win

Oscars 2018: Roger Deakins ends Oscar hoodoo with 'Blade Runner 2049' win I have been doing it a long time as you can see", Deakins said, upon accepting his award. His first nomination dates back to 1994, for The Shawshank Redemption , and in the years since, he's also picked up nominations for Skyfall, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford , and Sicario , among others. [Full Article...]

Gary Oldman wins Best Actor Award of 90th Oscars

Gary Oldman wins Best Actor Award of 90th Oscars Most pundits have narrowed the best-picture race to a two-horse sprint between Guillermo del Toro's fantasy romance " The Shape of Water " - the top nominee with 13 - and Martin McDonagh's crime drama " Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ". [Full Article...]

Nicole Kidman Just Won the Oscars Red Carpet Fashion Race-Again

Nicole Kidman Just Won the Oscars Red Carpet Fashion Race-Again Unless, of course, Nicole Kidman pulls up next to you. After the Ocean's Eight actress helped her friend get on the stage (she was adorably afraid of "toppling over"), Kidman said of Bullock, "This is a woman I love". It's a little above their...but we're really good sisters in that'. And, according to Sandra, "really good drinkers", she joked. "I think we are". They went on to go all mi... [Full Article...]

'Call Me by Your Name' screenwriter becomes oldest Oscar victor ever

'Call Me by Your Name' screenwriter becomes oldest Oscar victor ever PT/8:00 p.m. ET. The writer won the award for best adapted screenplay for Call Me By Your Name , the delicate romance directed by Luca Guadagnino . Hammer did not win the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, losing out to Sam Rockwell, but Chalamet did pick up his first win in the Best Male Lead Category. [Full Article...]

Corbyn's backing for customs union a welcome step

Corbyn's backing for customs union a welcome step I am anxious by the time , which is short", he told reporters, referring to an October target for agreeing a treaty, including a transition period, in time for it to be ratified before Brexit in March 2019. It would also raise the risk of a return to a so-called " hard border " between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, which could threaten the peace process on the island. [Full Article...]

Guillermo del Toro wins directing Oscar for 'The Shape of Water'

Guillermo del Toro wins directing Oscar for 'The Shape of Water' Del Toro's friends and countrymen Alfonso Cuaron won for "Gravity" in 2013 and Alejandro Inarritu won back-to-back Oscars for "Birdman" in 2014 and "The Revenant" in 2015. It won the top prize at the Producers Guild, Directors Guild, and Critics Choice Awards. Some mainstream moviegoers were turned off by the film's fantastical premise - a woman's love affair with a fish-like monster - but the... [Full Article...]

Oscars 2018: Frances McDormand wins Best Actress

Oscars 2018: Frances McDormand wins Best Actress Watch her appearance below. "I'm hyperventilating a little bit", McDormand began as she took the stage. "Across the top 100 films of just a year ago, 48 films didn't feature one black or African-American speaking character, not one", she said. [Full Article...]

Daniel Kaluuya shut out at Oscars for 'Get Out' performance

Daniel Kaluuya shut out at Oscars for 'Get Out' performance Guillermo del Toro's "Shape of Water" picked up the night's biggest prize. "I thought no one is ever going to make this movie ". Peele , whose directorial debut Get Out also garnered him nods for Best Picture and Best Director, said, "I stopped writing this movie about 20 times because I thought it was impossible". [Full Article...]

Here's how you can watch the 2018 Oscars in Ireland

Here's how you can watch the 2018 Oscars in Ireland So many people have wondered how Todd does such a great job that a few years ago, my excellent colleagues started creating time-lapse videos of the creation process for some of his drawings. As expected, Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick won for their incredible work in Darkest Hour , in which Best Actor hopeful Gary Oldman is nearly unrecognisable as Winston Churchill. [Full Article...]

'House Of Cards' First Trailer For Final Season Six Unleashed By Netflix

'House Of Cards' First Trailer For Final Season Six Unleashed By Netflix There's still not much yet known about this final season of " House of Cards " after the writers were forced to rework the series following Spacey's exit from the show amidst numerous sexual misconduct claims. House of Cards returns for a final season this fall on Netflix. In December, Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos told Deadline that the final episodes will "bring closure of the show for fans". [Full Article...]

'A Fantastic Woman' wins Chile its first Oscar Award

'A Fantastic Woman' wins Chile its first Oscar Award Some had hoped Vega would become the first transgender actor nominated for an Oscar . Directed by Sebastian Lelio , " A Fantastic Woman " won the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Oscars here on Sunday. A Fantastic Woman is the latest in the progressive canon, exploring the prejudice towards transgender people. Vega plays Marina, a waitress and singer in a relationship with an older, d... [Full Article...]

Oscars 2018: Guillermo del Toro Wins Best Director

Comedian and late night host, Jimmy Kimmel is presiding over the show for the second consecutive time. Among its big nominations are Best Picture , Best Director for Guillermo del Toro , Best Actress in a Leading Role for Hawkins, Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Richard Jenkins , and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Octavia Spencer. [Full Article...]

Time's Up movement highlights diversity, inclusivity during moment at the Oscars

Time's Up movement highlights diversity, inclusivity during moment at the Oscars Longtime actresses Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino were photographed posing together in head-turning gowns. Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino arrive at the 90th Annual Academy Awards together. Judd's accusations against the Hollywood mogul helped form the basis for The New York Times' bombshell investigation into the decades of alleged sexual harassment against Weinstein. [Full Article...]

Jennifer Lawrence avoids third fall at the Oscars

Jennifer Lawrence avoids third fall at the Oscars And it's a very specific drunk (look) too. I don't always turn into this masculine alter ego that like jumps into shark-ridden waters just to make my friends laugh. This time, on the red carpet. Lawrence kicked off her shoes and took shots of rum with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show and discussed her drunk alter-ego, "Gail," while making an appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show. [Full Article...]

Khloe Kardashian is expecting a baby girl with boyfriend Tristan Thompson

Khloe Kardashian is expecting a baby girl with boyfriend Tristan Thompson At the end, my joy and my satisfaction is whoever I'm having the baby for. "I'm really hoping Kylie's lying", she said on KUWTK , admitting she'd been hoping for a baby boy. "I just was convinced that I was having a boy, so to be having a girl it's just like, 'OK that wasn't what I thought was going on'". That's as far as I know'. [Full Article...]

Allison Janney among stars sporting bold colours at the Oscars

Allison Janney among stars sporting bold colours at the Oscars Blige to achieve the win. Janney kicked off her acceptance speech with a roar of laughter from the audience by saying, "I did it all by myself". Janney, 58, a seven-time Emmy victor, swept all major acting honors this season, including Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe and BAFTA awards. [Full Article...]


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