Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for films in 24 categories, nominations for the 91st Oscars saw Ryan Coogler's superhero epic "Black Panther:; Alfonso Cuaron's Mexican drama "Roma", English period comedy drama "The Favourite", Deep South drama "Green Book" and musical "Bohemian Rhapsody" all joining "A Star Is Born" as multiple award contenders. "Roma" and "The Favourite" were nominated for 10 awards each. Netflix received its first best picture nomination with "Roma," which was released exclusively through the streaming service. All in all there were eight nominees for best picture, the others including "A Star Is Born," "Green Book," "The Favourite," "Black Panther," "BlacKkKlansman," "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Vice," which won eight nominations. German film "Never Look Away," inspired by the life of artist Gerhard Richter, was nominated for best foreign language film and best cinematography. Freddie Mercury: … [Read more...] about 2019 Oscar nominations: ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Roma’ to vie for best film
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The world's oldest film festival has announced its 2018 lineup - and it's jam-packed with studio and independent films. Running from August 29 to September 8, the festival will showcase the world's best in new movies and there are bound to be some Oscar hopefuls in there. The lineup for the 75th annual festival was announced today (Wednesday, July 25) in Rome. British actress Vanessa Redgrave will receive the event's most prestigious award, the Golden Lion, which recognises lifetime achievement. Award-winning Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, who received the Golden Lion last year for The Shape of Water, will head up the 2018 jury. It had already been revealed that Venice Film Festival is set to open with a screening of First Man, a much-awaited biopic on Neil Armstrong starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy. At least four Netflix originals have also made the cut, including Joel and Ethan Coen's new western The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and 22 July (formerly titled Norway), which … [Read more...] about Full Venice Film Festival 2018 lineup announced – and Vanessa Redgrave wins Golden Lion
It's been a diverse year for the 75th Venice Film Festival , which saw many stars and artists arrive at the glamorous Italian celebration of cinema to see the best the medium has to offer. Audiences were wowed by the likes of Ryan Gosling in La La Land director Damien Chazelle's biopic on Neil Armstrong, First Man, Lady Gaga in Bradley Cooper's acclaimed directorial debut A Star is Born, and Natalie Portman in celebrity commentary Vox Lux. However, a trio of actresses set tongues wagging in Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos' historical farce The Favourite, which saw Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone as two ladies competing to be the favourites of British monarch Queen Anne (Olivia Colman). Many had tipped Oscar-winner Stone to pick up the award, however, it was Britain's very own Olivia Colman - soon to also be seen as Queen Elizabeth II in the next season of The Crown - who was awarded the award for Best Actress at the festival for her quirky and manic performance as the famed queen. The … [Read more...] about Venice Film Festival 2018 winners: Olivia Colman takes best actress but who else won?
Amber Rudd MP was once forced to watch porn films by a former male boss as part of her 'training'. The former Home Secretary revealed that earlier in her career, working for investment bank J P Morgan, a senior male executive handed her some "training videos" to watch overnight. But far from being an innocent training exercise, the current Work and Pensions Secretary realised she was being bullied when she saw the videos contained explicit content. Reminiscing on the Wolf of Wall Street days in the city, she told The Telegraph: "I got them home and realised they were porn films. "At the time I didn't really care, because I was a 23-year-old woman and I thought 'That's ridiculous,' and gave them back in the morning with some sort of quip. "It was 1986 and everybody was bullied in those days. "They just bullied the young women in a kind of sexual way." The Work and Pensions Secretary initially thought she was part of a "brave new world" during her training at J P Morgan, as there was a … [Read more...] about Amber Rudd on bullying: ‘Male boss gave me porn films to watch as ‘training’
An evil boyfriend filmed himself preparing a noose to hang his girlfriend during three hours of torture. Stefan Carr punched and acted out a mock hanging on Bethany Marchant, which was filmed on the CCTV he had installed in the house. The 28-year-old also threatened the mum-of-one with a knife and told her he was going to drive his van into a reservoir and drown her. Carr, of Carlyle Crescent, Castleford, West Yorks, is now serving 11 years and three months in prison. He pleaded guilty to attempted grievous bodily harm on Ms Marchant and two earlier assaults against a former partner. Leeds Crown Court heard the attack on Ms Marchant began at Carr’s home in Carlyle Crescent, in the early hours of Sunday 5 May, 2019. The couple had arrived home at 1.30am and a long argument escalated into a sustained series of attacks on Ms Marchant. Carr pushed her from room to room, attacking her in various ways. At one point he created a noose out of a length of rope and lifted her off the … [Read more...] about Thug films himself preparing noose to hang girlfriend after torturing her