Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Cardi B among Grammy nominees

Kendrick Lamar and Drake lead the nominations for next year’s Grammy Awards, with seven nods each.
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British actors and actresses have delivered a strong showing in the Golden Globe nominees list, which was announced earlier.
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Brits Critics’ Choice award nominees revealed

Up-and-coming music stars Mahalia, Lewis Capaldi and Sam Fender have been announced as the shortlisted artists for the Brits Critics’ Choice award for next year.
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‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor,’ ‘RBG’ Among Cinema Eye Honors Early Documentary Awards Nominees

Cinema Eye Honors revealed the first awards announcements for the organization’s 12th annual awards on Thursday. Audience choice nominees include recent documentary awards-circuit players such as “Free Solo,” “Minding the Gap,” “Quincy,” “RBG,” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” The group also unveiled its list of “The Unforgettables,” honoring notable and significant nonfiction film subjects, […]

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Nicole Kidman, Ava DuVernay and Reese Witherspoon to Host Variety’s Television Nominees Celebration

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The View’s Whoopi Goldberg Shades The Talk After Sara Gilbert Mispronounces Several Daytime Emmy Nominees

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Mom And Adorable Daughters Recreate Oscar Best Picture Nominees

For seven years, Maggie Storino has been recreating iconic movie posters and stills from the films nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. She shares the finished products on her blog, Tumblr and Instagram account ― “Don’t Call Me Oscar.”

Since becoming a mom, Storino has enlisted her daughters to give the images an adorable spin. This week, she released the latest batch of photos, featuring 6-year-old Sophia, 4-year-old Sadie and 1-year-old Sloane.

Keep scrolling to see the little girls’ take on the 2017 Best Picture nominees. 

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Oscars change their tune with ‘La La Land,’ diverse nominees

This image released by Lionsgate shows Ryan Gosling, right, and Emma Stone in a scene from, "La La Land." Nominees for the 89th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. (Dale Robinette/Lionsgate via AP)History, both recent and ancient, was made across Tuesday's 89th annual Academy Awards nominations, where the retro musical "La La Land" reaped a record-tying 14 nominations and a wave of African-American films, led by the luminous coming-of-age portrait "Moonlight," resoundingly toppled two straight years of "so white" Oscars.



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FGI Rising Star Nominees Celebrate at Saks, Map Out Roads Yet to Be Taken

Blame it on the new year, the changing of the guard in Washington or the first real winter storm of the season, but taking flight was a recurring theme for many of the Fashion Group International’s Rising Star nominees at a warm-up party Wednesday night at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Beauty Entrepreneur contenders Isabel and Ruben Toledo were stranded in Spain en route back from vacation. Florida-bound snowbirds can find their new uniform creations at the Bjarke Ingels-designed Grove at Grand Bay in Coconut Grove. Women’s wear contestant Alejandra Alonso Rojas, a fourth-generation designer, planned to fly to Madrid Thursday to shoot her look book in the house that her great grandparents moved into in 1915. “My main inspiration is the women in my family, so I want to keep it very close to home in terms of branding, the location and the technique I’ve learned from them.” All of the rivals in her category — Claudia Li, Jeffrey Dodd, Ji Oh, Protagonist’s Georgia Lazzaro, Romeo Hunte New York’s Romeo Hunte and Wai Ming’s Emily Brady Koplar — made it to the flagship. There Saks’ triumvirate of Marc Metrick, Tracy Margolies and Roopal Patel were unquestionably a welcome site.
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This Is What 11 Golden Globe Nominees Looked Like Before They Were Famous

Ahead of Sunday night’s 74th annual Golden Globe Awards, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the night’s top nominees before they became Hollywood’s biggest stars. 

Thanks to the folks at Classmates, we’re bringing you back to the days when your favorite celebrities were just high schoolers. (Stars! They’re just like us!)

Continue scrolling to see what Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Nick Nolte, Natalie Portman and more looked like before they were famous. 

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FILE - This undated publicity photo released by DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox shows, Daniel Day-Lewis, center rear, as Abraham Lincoln, in a scene from the film, "Lincoln." The film was nominated for a Golden Globe for best drama on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Daniel Day Lewis was also nominated for best actor. The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on Jan. 13. (AP Photo/DreamWorks, Twentieth Century Fox, David James, File)Nominees for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif.:



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“I’ve always wanted the Fashion Awards to go international so this is a culmination of a four-year-long dream,” said Natalie Massenet, the BFC’s chairman, at the lunch at Little House in Mayfair.
“To have Franca Sozzani, Ralph Lauren and Bruce Weber come to London to be celebrated — it’s all very exciting. It’s been such a course in fashion recently.”
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And The Nominees For New Zealand’s New Flag Are …

In New Zealand, it’s time to let some freaky flags fly. 

The country may retire its national flag, and its government has sought the public’s help in coming up with a new design. Voters will rank four finalists in November and then, in a follow-up vote in March, they’ll choose between the most popular newcomer and the current flag.

But now is the fun part for all the armchair vexillologists before the competition gets too serious. A panel overseeing the Flag Consideration Project picked 40 entries on Monday for further review from a wild and wacky pool of 10,292 potential replacements. 

Many of the entires pay homage to Maori culture or include images of a kiwi; a beloved species of bird; the silver fern; an iconic national flower; and the Southern Cross.

Here are some of the contenders, with contestants’ descriptions:

 


Designed by: Daniel Crayford and Leon Cayford from Auckland

This is an evolution of the 1902 New Zealand flag. The unfurling white koru design, formed by the red and blue sides meeting together, represents a young land, full of potential. Next to it sits the guiding stars of the Southern Cross, or in Māori tradition, the Anchor or Arrow. No matter what object they represent, they help us find our way, and remind us of home.

Designed by: Otis Frizzell from Auckland

This design incorporates the long white cloud/whitecaps. The green of the land and sea. The Southern Cross on the blue background pays homage to the 1902 New Zealand flag, but the Māori design element replaces the Union Jack.

 

Designed by: Sven Baker from Wellington

This design represents the partnership forged between Māori and European settlers in the Treaty, through the interlocking Gordon Walters’ koru forms. These also symbolise Rangi and Papa – the sky and earth. A unity symbol that speaks to a shared spirit and collective ambition for the future.

 

Designed by: Mike Archer from International

This design subtly references ‘The Land Of The Long White Cloud’ and the Southern Cross, with a nod to New Zealand’s silver fern and our geographic location within the world. The colour palette is iconic and has been reduced to reflect New Zealand’s strong connection with the ocean and environment – past, present and future.

Designed by: Sven Baker from Wellington 

An abstract Koru forming a unity symbol for the New Zealand people, speaking to a shared spirit and ambition for the future of New Zealand. The contemporary circular Koru design is inspired by a new fern frond unfurling as it grows represents new life and harmony, the circle of life representing no beginning or end. 

Designed by: Kyle Lockwood from Auckland

Suggested by: Hayden Crosby from Auckland

The silver fern: A New Zealand icon for over 160 years, worn proudly by many generations. The fern is an element of indigenous flora representing the growth of our nation. The multiple points of the fern leaf represent Aotearoa’s peaceful multicultural society, a single fern spreading upwards represents that we are all one people growing onward into the future. The Southern Cross represents our geographic location in the antipodes. It has been used as a navigational aid for centuries and it helped guide early settlers to our islands.

The full catalogue of 40 flags is available on the New Zealand government’s website – and so are all 10,292 designs if you really want to see the good, the bad and the ugly.

You’ll see some outside-the-box versions, like these, in that second link:

 


Designed by: Hannah Maxwell from Waikato

Suggested by: Hannah Maxwell from Waikato

The winding road showcases many elements that kiwis pride themselves on: the sky tower is a well recognised landmark and represents kiwi ingenuity and creativity. A little further down the road but no less important is our stunning environment. But perhaps a little more literally this flag showcases NZ’s roading system — you can’t go anywhere without going around a few bends!

Designed by: Andre Braunias 

No description. 

 


Designed by: Frank Martinoff from International

it’s a simplified “Canting as well as a Heraldic Version”

Don’t forget about New Zealand’s current flag:

The panel overseeing the contest laid out their criteria for how a winning flag will emerge from the entries. 


A great flag should be distinctive and so simple it can be drawn by a child from memory. A great flag is timeless and communicates swiftly and potently the essence of the country it represents. A flag should carry sufficient dignity to be appropriate for all situations in which New Zealanders might be represented. It should speak to all Kiwis. Our hope is that New Zealanders will see themselves reflected in these flags’ symbols, colour and stories.

In September, the panel will reduce the number of entrants to four, which will be voted on by the public. 


A potential new flag should unmistakably be from New Zealand and celebrate us as a progressive, inclusive nation that is connected to its environment, and has a sense of its past and a vision for its future.

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15 Of The Emmys’ 18 Leading Actress Nominees Are Over 40. This Is Huge.

This year’s Emmy nominations included surprises, wearyingly predictable nods, and a few glaring snubs, but one of the most striking things about the nominations had to do with age. Of the 18 leading actress nominees across comedy, drama, and mini-series, 15 of them are over the age of 40.

It would be nice if this wasn’t notable, but it is. And it’s awesome. 

In the category for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Amy Schumer, at 34, is the youngest actress nominated. The other nominees include Amy Poehler, Edie Falco and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The oldest is Lily Tomlin, who earned a nod for her funny, honest and nuanced performance in the Netflix series “Grace and Frankie.” Tomlin is 75. A woman her age has never been nominated in this category (prior to her, the oldest nominee was Betty White at 69 for “Golden Girls” in 1991). 

The age diversity among this year’s female nominees is even more significant when you count the supporting actress categories, which include women in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s, from 28-year-old Emilia Clarke from “Game of Thrones,” to 63-year old Christine Baranski from “The Good Wife.” A vast majority of these actresses, even if they aren’t over 40, are in their 30s. All of the actresses are playing characters who are age-appropriate.

This is, in a word, huge.

In a Hollywood landscape where 24-year-old Jennifer Lawrence consistently gets cast as a middle-aged single mom or 30-something divorcee, and where 26-year-old Emma Stone plays the charming young lover of men twice her age in Woody Allen movie after Woody Allen movie, it’s refreshing to see women of all ages being recognized and celebrated for playing complex, meaty roles across genres. 

Television has long been praised for being more daring and creative, and certainly more diverse when it comes to race and gender (though, of course, we have a long way to go — shows like “Jane the Virgin” and “Empire” were largely shut out of the major Emmy categories this year). This year, two African-American actresses are nominated for lead actress in a drama, and both of them (Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis) also happen to be in their 40s. 

As Davis said in a roundtable for The Hollywood Reporter, “I had never seen a 49-year-old, dark-skinned woman who is not a size two be a sexualized role in TV or film… I’m a sexual woman, but nothing in my career has ever identified me as a sexualized woman. I was the prototype of the ‘mommified’ role.”

Hollywood perpetuates the straight male fantasy that every woman who is on screen, no matter her age or station in life, should be “fuckable” (in the eyes of white heterosexual male viewers). But this year’s Emmy nominees prove that pandering to that kind of audience is unnecessary and boring — there’s so much more out there. Davis doesn’t have to play the mom or the “Law & Order” judge just because she’s 49, and conversely Amy Schumer doesn’t have to play the dumb blonde type — instead, she can satirize it. 

This is all to say that there’s some room for optimism. The Emmys, like many awards shows, are a great representation of where we’re at and where we have to go. There’s been a growing trend not only of complex women on the small screen, and a diversity in the types of actresses who get these roles, but also in the accolades and acknowledgement that these performances are getting. That’s progress. Last year, the number of nominated lead actresses over 40 was 14. This year’s, it’s 15. That number — and the rich, interesting performances that go along with those stats — should only grow.

Check out all the female acting nominees below, and rejoice: 

Outstanding Leading Actress in a Drama Series 

Claire Danes “Homeland” – 36 

Viola Davis “How to Get Away with Murder” – 49

Taraji P. Henson “Empire” – 44

Tatiana Maslany “Orphan Black” – 29 

Elisabeth Moss “Mad Men” – 32

Robin Wright “House of Cards” - 49

Outstanding Leading Actress in a Comedy Series 

Amy Poehler, “Parks And Recreation” – 43 

Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie” – 75

Lisa Kudrow, “The Comeback” – 51

Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie” – 52

Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer” – 34 

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” – 54

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”- 34
Lena Headey, “Game Of Thrones” – 41
Emilia Clarke ,“Game Of Thrones” – 28 
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife” – 63
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men” – 40
Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is The New Black” – 34

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series 

Mayim Bialik ,“The Big Bang Theory” – 39 
Niecy Nash, “Getting On” – 45
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family” – 45
Allison Janney, “Mom” – 55
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”  - 31
Gaby Hoffmann, “Transparent” – 33
Jane Krakowski, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” – 46
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep” – 34

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge” -58
Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honorable Woman” – 37
Queen Latifah, “Bessie” – 45
Emma Thompson, “Sweeney Todd: Live From Lincoln Center” – 56
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Freak Show” – 66
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime” – 52

 

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A Lot Of People Haven’t Seen The Year’s Best Picture Nominees

Amid controversy with this year’s list of Oscar nominees, there’s this sobering statistic: The eight movies nominated for Best Picture are the lowest-grossing group since the Academy Awards expanded from five nominees in 2009. As Box Office Mojo notes, the eight movies have earned a combined $ 203.1 million, more than $ 300 million less than the previous low in 2011.

Part of that has to do with the number of nominees: No fewer than nine movies have been in the Best Picture race since the 2009 ceremony. (This year, there were eight.) Part of that has to do with the snubs: “Gone Girl” ($ 167 million in North America), “Unbroken” ($ 103 million in North America), “Into the Woods” ($ 107 million in North America) and “Interstellar” ($ 185 million in North America) all failed to secure nominations.

As it stands now, Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is the most financially successful Best Picture nominee with $ 59 million in North American ticket sales. “The Imitation Game” ($ 42 million) follows close behind. Films like “Selma,” “The Imitation Game” and “American Sniper” should also make up big ground between now and Feb. 22, when the Oscars are handed out. (“American Sniper” and “The Imitation Game” could both crack $ 100 million prior to the ceremony, assuming each film continues to perform through nationwide expansion.) But for an Academy that originally expanded its roster of Best Picture nominees to be more inclusive, this year feels anything but: It’s an indie-heavy lineup that all but ignored major studio successes, and could prove deadly to the Oscars’ television ratings next month.

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2014 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Nominees: ’12 Years A Slave,’ ‘American Hustle’ Dominate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” and David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” lead the 19th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nominees with 13 bids each. Both films are nominated for best picture, actor, supporting actor and actress, acting ensemble, director, editing, costume design and makeup.

Alfonso Cuaron’s space odyssey, “Gravity,” starring Sandra Bullock, also tops the list with 10 nominations, including best picture, actress, director and visual effects. Bullock was also nominated for her comedic performance in “The Heat.” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” ”Her,” ”Captain Phillips” and “Nebraska” received six bids each. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” logged five.

The awards will be held on Jan. 16 in Santa Monica, Calif. The show will air live on the CW Network and will be hosted by Aisha Tyler.
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