- Sam Elliott's first Oscar nomination - for best supporting actor in "A Star Is Born" - comes 50 years after his first acting credit, on the TV series "Judd for the Defense".
No matter how you feel about the nominations and snubs for the 91st Academy Awards, there's one thing we can pretty much all agree on right now: Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross killed it while delivering the list of names and films that are in contention this year. One shock to the Oscars Best Picture system, however, is Moonlight director Barry Jenkins's If Beale Street Could Talk - or rather the lack thereof. It will be against "Roma", "The Favourite", Peter Farrelly's interracial road trip tale "Green Book", Spike Lee's white supremacist evisceration "BlacKkKlansman", the Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody", Adam McKay's highly critical Dick Cheney biopic "Vice" and "A Star Is Born".
Lady Gaga scored two nominations this year - one in Best Actress category (A Star is Born) and the other in Best Song category for Shallow. Close, 71, stands as the most nominated living actor to have never won an Oscar. The 2019 Academy Awards happens on Sunday February 24. Lee has previously been nominated in the Best Original Screenplay and Best Documentary Feature categories.
Manchester United vs. Brighton
Gary Neville has praised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for changing the profile of player in the Manchester United team. "I didn't think we played the game out as we should have".
"He was widely anticipated to be a surefire contender" for best director, Screen International editor Matt Mueller said in an interview. Last year, James Mangold and Michael Green had a break through as they received the Best Adapted Screenplay nomination for Hugh Jackman's "Logan".
Kidman, an early Oscar favourite, was passed over for her lead turn in Destroyer as well as her supporting role in Boy Erased. The Best Documentary race also includes a pair of films directed or co-directed by women, with both Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi's "Free Solo" (co-directed with Jimmy Chin) and Betsy West and Julie Cohen's "RBG" earning nominations. It has also received six other nominations. The role of the flawless nanny earned Julie Andrews the 1964 Best Actress Oscar for the original "Mary Poppins". Comedian Kevin Hart was initially booked for the gig, but old homophobic tweets on his Twitter feed and the ensuing controversy caused him to resign, leaving the spot empty. While Widows initially generated early Oscars buzz due to its all-star cast and excellent storytelling, as well as Steve McQueen's directing, this film just didn't click with academy voters. Still, "A Star Is Born" was the sole film to land top nominations from virtually every guild group.
French watchdog slaps Google with $57M fine under new European Union law
The fine stems from digital advocacy group complaints that followed shortly after GDPR took effect in May 2018. Google also pre-ticks the boxes through which people agree to ad-personalisation.
The acclaimed documentary about the late Fred Rogers was nearly a lock to get an Oscar nomination.
Thankfully, the Academy backtracked, and wisely awarded Black Panther the nomination.
Queen Elizabeth's husband Prince Philip back driving - without seatbelt
Miss Fairweather, of King's Lynn, Norfolk, said she "couldn't stop screaming" as the collision unfolded "in slow motion". The Queen kept her spirits up as she made her first public appearance since Prince Philip's auto accident on Thursday.