Academy Invites 395 To Membership

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 395 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.

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AFI DOCS Announces Opening and Closing Night Films

AFI DOCS, the American Film Institute's annual documentary celebration in Washington, D.C., has announced the Opening Night, Closing Night and Centerpiece Films for its 19th annual edition including the Centerpiece screening of Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain.

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93rd Oscars® Performers Kick Off Oscar® Sunday

Celeste, H.E.R., Leslie Odom, Jr., Laura Pausini, Daniel Pemberton, Molly Sandén and Diane Warren will perform the five nominated original songs for "Oscars: Into the Spotlight," producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh announced. 

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The 93RD Academy Award Nominations Announced

Mank, Minari, Nomadland, Judas and the Black Messiah, were the big winners today at the 93rd Academy Awards nominations announced by actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas and singer, songwriter and actor Nick Jonas live from London.

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93rd Oscars® Campaign Art Revealed

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed the campaign art for the 93rd Oscars® which will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021, and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. 

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  • Beltway Insider: Trump Springs Stone, Coronavirus Totals, Schools, Epstein/Maxwell, Election

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    President Trump again slapped the judicial system in the face as he commuted the prison sentence of his former political operative, Roger Stone who had been denied an appeal to delay the start of his prison term.

     
  • World News: World Leaders See Reckoning Ahead As Corona Virus Containment Ends

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    The gradual end of containment is causing the world's populations to question the relevance of the means deployed to fight the virus. Legitimate or not, the question invites world leaders to explain themselves. Not without risk.

     
  • Beltway Insider: CIA Torture Report Released; Key Tactics Surface; Protesters March on Washington

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    President Obama, negating the methods of sensitive information extraction among those responsible for the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, criticized the Bush Administration's use of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques that dehumanized, demoralized and violated the global moral authority of the United States.

     
  • The Rough Guide to Madrid Book Review – Perfect Introduction to Heavenly Madrid

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    The Rough Guide Madrid, from APA Publications, brings to the pages a vibrant traveler's guide to Spain's capital city with world class art museums, stunning architecture, shopping, pulsating nightlife, café culture, tapas bars, and alfresco dining.

     
  • Spring Into Style With New Additions To The Bentley Collection

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    Bentley today announces its new additions to the Bentley Collection for spring. Leather jackets inspired by the world of driving, and a luxurious range of cashmere scarves, made their debut at Geneva Motor Show.

     
  • The Pirates! from Sony Pictures Animation and Aardman Animation Host Media Preview Day

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    THE PIRATES! Band of Misfits, a Sony Pictures Animation, Columbia Pictures and Aardman Animation film, recently hosted a Media Day Sneak Peek at Culver City Studios in Culver City, California.

     
  • Otto Warmbier, the UVA Student Imprisoned in North Korea, Dies

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    Otto Warmbier, the University of Virginia college student sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in a sham North Korean trial died at the University of Cincinnati Trauma Center six days his release from captivity. He was 22.

     
  • HL Education: College Campuses with The Highest Crime Rate

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    When choosing a college most students consider academics, sports, college life, comfort, and post graduate placement percentage, few look at urban campuses verses city life and even less review crime statistics or allow the rise in campus crime to affect the final determination.