‘OSCAR’ NOMINATIONS: THE BIGGEST WINNERS, THE SNUBS, THE CONTROVERSIES – (01/14/2020)
Joker leads the list of Oscar nominations, with 11 nods. Close on the Batman foe’s heels are The Irishman, 1917 and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, with 10 each.
Joker’s star Joaquin Phoenix earned the Best Actor nod after taking home the award for Best Actor at the Golden Globes. Also like the Golden Globes, the nominees for Best Director were all men, something fans of Greta Gerwig’s did not take kindly to on Twitter.
In addition to no women in the Best Director category, observers have been ticking off a list of other glaring oversights, including:
Jennifer Lopez: she was widely predicted to earn a best supporting actress nod for Hustlers, after snagging a SAG Award and Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe nominations.
Lupita Nyong’o: for her roles in Jordan Peele’s Us, where she depicted Adelaide and her doplleganger, Red.
Nicole Kidman: for her portrayal of Gretchen Carlson in Bombshell. Charlize Theron was nominated as lead and so was Margot Robbie for supporting in the same film.
Robert De Niro: the man, they myth, the legend was thought to be a lock for his role in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, but nope. Joe Pesci and Al Pacino got nods for supporting actor in the same film.
Eddie Murphy: many expected him to get a nomination for his widely praised role in Dolemite Is My Name, but he was passed over.
Frozen II: the sequel has earned $1.5 billion at the box office, but didn’t get nominated for Best Animated Film.
Beyonce: the original song “Spirit” for The Lion King soundtrack was overlooked, which means no Beyonce performance at the Oscars!
The 92nd Annual Oscars will air live Sunday, February 9th at 8 pm on ABC. Like last year, there will be no host.
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LEWIS CAPALDI LEADS BRIT NOMINATIONS – (01/14/2020)
London rapper Dave and Scottish superstar Lewis Capaldi lead the nominations for the 40th BRIT Awards ceremony with four mentions each.
Both artists are nominated in the same four categories: Male Solo Artist, Best New Artist, Song of the Year and the Mastercard Album of the Year award.
Harry Styles received his first solo nomination for the Mastercard Album of the Year, for his second album “Fine Line.”
Other BRIT Awards nominees in the category of Song of the Year include Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber’s “I Don’t Care,” Sam Smith & Normani’s “Dancing with a Stranger,” and “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” by Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson.
In the International categories, nominees include Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Billie Eilish, Bruce Springsteen and Post Malone.
The BRITS will be handed out in London on February 18th.
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CAMILA CABELLO’S ‘ROMANCE’ ALBUM CERTIFIED GOLD AFTER ONE MONTH OF RELEASE – (01/14/2020)
Camila Cabello’s sophomore album Romance has been certified Gold after just over a month of release.
The 22-year-old singer released the album on December 6, 2019, and it has sold over 600,000 equivalent units since then.
Meanwhile, Sunday was the two-year anniversary of her debut solo album, Camila, and she took to her socials to post a lengthy reflection on the milestone, with a video clip montage and some words of gratitude to her fans.
“These clips go from the last memory I made from this album back to the very first,” Camila writes. “It’s crazy looking at the girl in these videos, watching these performances and remembering how I felt in those moments…watching these videos has left me kind of speechless and nostalgic in the best way. I will never forget these memories for as long as I live.”
Camila will kick off the North American leg of her Romance tour July 29th in Vancouver.
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