Daily Archive: January 23, 2018

Oscars 2018: Full List Of Nominations

New Delhi : The nominations for the Oscars 2018 have been announced (with Priyanka Chopra making a brief cameo in the visual for Best Cinematography) and there are few surprises in the list. Golden Globe winners Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Guillermo Del Toro, Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney and Guillermo Del Toro have all made it in their respective categories – the notable omission is James Franco, who has been overlooked for Best Actor. Three Billboards In Ebbing, Missouri – which was the big winner at the Globes – has several nods including Best Film. The Best Director category makes up for the exclusion of Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) and Jordan Peele (Get Out). The Shape Of Water, which won two Golden Globes including Best Director, leads the Oscar nominee list with 13 nods. Dunkirk, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and Darkest Hour have eight, seven and six nominations respectively. Lady Bird has five nods while Get Out, Mudbound and Call Me By Your Name have four.

The nominees were announced by actors Andy Serkis and Tiffany Haddish – the latter seemed to have trouble with many names on the list, which she ruefully acknowledged. The Oscars will be held on March 4 – the morning of March 5 for India.

Here is the complete list of nominees:

BEST FILM

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The Post

Dunkirk

Get Out

Lady Bird

The Shape Of Water

Phantom Thread

Darkest Hour

Call Me By Your Name

BEST DIRECTOR

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Jordan Peele, Get Out

Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape Of Water

Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread

BEST ACTOR

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name

Denzel Washington, Roman J Israel, Esq

BEST ACTRESS

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Sally Hawkins, The Shape Of Water

Meryl Streep, The Post

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Christopher Plummer, All The Money In The World

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Richard Jenkins, The Shape Of Water

Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird Mary J Blige, Mudbound

Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread

Octavia Spencer, The Shape Of Water

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

A Fantastic Woman – Chile

The Insult – Lebanon

Loveless – Russia

On Body And Soul – Hungary

The Square – Sweden

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

The Big Sick

Get Out

Lady Bird

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The Shape Of Water

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Call Me By Your Name

The Disaster Artist

Logan

Mudbound

Molly’s Game

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

Mudbound

The Shape of Water

BEST SOUND EDITING

Baby Driver

Blade Runner 2049

Dunkirk

The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

BEST SOUND MIXING

Baby Driver

Blade Runner 2049

Dunkirk

The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Beauty and the Beast

Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

The Shape of Water

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Blade Runner 2049

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.

Kong: Skull Island

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

War for the Planet of the Apes

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Beauty and the Beast

Darkest Hour

Phantom Thread

The Shape of Water

Victoria & Abdul

BEST MAKE-UP AND HAIRSTYLING

Darkest Hour

Victoria & Abdul

Wonder

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Dunkirk

Phantom Thread

The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

Edith & Eddie

Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405

Heroin(e)

Knife Skills

Traffic Stop

BEST FILM EDITING

Baby Driver

Dunkirk I, Tonya

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST FILM EDITING

Baby Driver

Dunkirk

I, Tonya

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Mighty River – Mudbound

The Mystery of Love – Call Me By Your Name

Remember Me – Coco

Stand Up for Something – Marshall

This Is Me – The Greatest Showman

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Abacus

Faces Places

Icarus

Last Men in Aleppo

Strong Island

Rain intensifies cold conditions

New Delhi, Jan 23 (PTI) Sporadic showers in parts of north India aggravated cold weather conditions sweeping the region, while the weatherman predicted a fresh bout of snow or rain in the Kashmir Valley which is reeling under frigid conditions.

Fog caused travel disruptions in some parts of the plains, where temperatures dipped due to overcast skies.

Not much change was recorded in the frigid temperatures in the Kashmir Valley and the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh, where water pipes freeze and burst in harsh winters.

Cold weather, coupled with light rain and fog, added to the woes of the people in the national capital.

The city recorded a high of 17 degrees Celsius, and a low of 9.4 degrees Celsius.

The Safdarjung observatory gauged 4.4 mm of rainfall till 5.30 pm. Lodhi Road, Palam, Ridge and Ayanagar recorded 4.7 mm, 1, 1.8 and 5.6 mm of precipitation.

The humidity oscillated between 100 and 69 per cent.

Overcast conditions brightened the chances of a downpour in Kashmir Valley where people are hoping for an end to the month-long dry spell.

The MET department forecast rain or snowfall at isolated places today.

Extremely dry and cold weather in Kashmir have led to health-related problems among children and elderly.

At a piercing -19.2 degrees Celsius, Kargil was the coldest place in the state. The nearby Leh town quivered at – 14 deg C.

Srinagar recorded a minimum of -3.7 deg C, Qazigund -3.6.

Terrorism Dangerous, Distinction Between ‘Good’ And ‘Bad’ Worse, Says PM Modi: 10 Points

Davos:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledged with a namaste the loud applause as he was introduced as the keynote speaker at this year’s World Economic Forum’s plenary session at the Swiss mountain resort of Davos. Speaking in Hindi, PM Modi is showcasing the India growth story to world leaders and global CEOs, also calling for countries to unite to tackle what he called the three big challenges that the world faces – "climate change, terrorism and a threat to globalisation."

Here is 10-point cheat sheet to Davos 2018:

  1. "Terrorism is dangerous. It is worse when people say there is a difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ terror. It is painful to see some youngsters getting radicalised," PM Modi said.
  2. He said "India has always believed in values of integration and unity," stating that amid fast moving economic and political changes in the world, "peace, stability and security face new and serious challenges."
  3. PM Modi recalled that the last time an Indian Prime Minister attended the WEF 21 years ago, "India’s GDP in 1997, when the last PM came to Davos, was a little over 400 billion dollars. It has grown six times since."
  4. PM Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to give the plenary speech at the WEF and the first to attend the Davos summit in 20 years, since HD Deve Gowda’s visit in 1997.
  5. "We are raising our voice…it’s a louder voice. Earlier our people used to feel shy. Now on international platform, our PM is talking. And he is putting the nation in a global scenario. Earlier, all prime ministers, Indian politicians used to feel shy for various reasons," Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu told NDTV in Davos ahead of the PM’s speech.
  6. As PM Modi landed in Switzerland last evening for a packed 24-hour visit, the International Monetary Fund reaffirmed that India’s economy is projected to grow by 7.4 per cent in the next fiscal, making it the fastest growing economy again, ahead of China.
  7. At a dinner meeting last night, PM Modi talked about India’s growth story and presented investment opportunities to over 40 global industry bosses from 18 countries, including Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Reliance’s Mukesh Ambani, Airbus CEO Dirk Hoke.
  8. The PM invited everyone to speak and sought suggestions, responded to each query, addressing each CEO personally, said those who attended. PM Modi said he was "moving from ease of doing business to ease of living", his new focus would be "less conflict with government."
  9. PM Modi’s first engagement in Davos last evening was a bilateral with Swiss President Alain Berset. "Productive discussions on steps to further deepen our bilateral cooperation," the foreign ministry said in a tweet after the meeting.
  10. The Indian presence this year is the largest in the 48-year history of the WEF. Two yoga teachers from India will hold daily classes at the summit, which has attracted 70 heads of state and government, including US President Donald Trump as well as celebrities, chief executives and top bankers.