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Oscar Nominations 2018: Who Was Honored? Who Was Snubbed?

It’s that time of year again.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced the 2018 Oscar nominations this morning, and as always, there are a few surprises on the list of the honorees.

Unlike in years past, no clear frontrunner for Best Picture has emerged, though The Shape of Water leads the pack in terms of nominations with a whopping 13 noms.

Get Out joins the very short list of horror films that have earned a Best Picture nod, and the film’s director, Jordan Peele, is just the fifth black director to compete or the Oscar.

Greta Gerwig, whose work behind the camera for Lady Bird has earned universal critical praise, is just the fifth woman to receive a directing nom. 

Both Peele and Gerwig were controversially shut out of this year’s Golden Globe and BAFTA races.

Elsewhere on the list, Mary J. Blige made history as the first person nominated in both the Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song.

James Franco was not nominated for his acclaimed role in The Disaster Artist, a move that may have been at least partially prompted by the numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against the actor.

The film, once regarded as one of the year’s top contenders, received only one nomination, for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Due to the Winter Olympics, this year’s ceremony will take place on March 4, a bit later than usual.

The evening will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, who will have his work cut out for him following one of the most scandal-plagued years in Hollywood history.

Check out the list of nominees in all the major categories below:

Best Picture:

Call Me by Your Name

Darkest Hour


Get Out

Lady Bird

Phantom Thread

The Post

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Shape of Water

Best Director:

Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Jordan Peele, Get Out

Best Actress:

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Meryl Streep, The Post

Best Actor:

Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name

Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Best Supporting Actress:

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound

Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Supporting Actor:

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water

Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Call Me By Your Name, James Ivory

The Disaster Artist, Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber

Logan, Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green

Molly’s Game, Aaron Sorkin

Mudbound, Dee Rees & Virgil Williams

Best Original Screenplay:

The Big Sick (Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani)

Get Out (Jordan Peele)

Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig)

The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh)

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)

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Best Original Score:

Dunkirk (Hans Zimmer)

Phantom Thread (Jonny Greenwood)

The Shape of Water (Alexandre Desplat)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (John Williams)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Carter Burwell)

Congrats and good luck to all of this year’s nominees!

We’ll have the latest on all the winners (and of course, our annual list of Oscar fashion hits and misses) on Hollywood’s biggest night!


Teen Mom OG Recap: Let’s Try That Again

This week on Teen Mom OG, Farrah helped Michael plan his proposal, while Catelynn freaked out again and Tyler became overwhelmed.

At the same time, Maci and Taylor celebrated their anniversary, but was a dark cloud hovering over the joyous occasion?

Perhaps most significantly, Teen Mom OG Season 5 Episode 9 began with a pregnancy reveal. How’s that for burying the lede?

Amber Portwood and Andrew Glennon confessed to the show’s producers and revealed that they were indeed expecting.

Since they don’t use birth control, so Amber said she wasn’t surprised it happened despite only knowing him for three months.

We don’t even know where to start with that.

Amber also revealed that she stopped taking her medication for bipolar disorder after meeting Glennon, as she no longer needs it.

He’s so much more positive than anyone she’s ever known, she says, so she can get by without the drugs, she now believes.

Andrew went on to say that he wasn’t looking for a relationship, but that “something gravitational” brought the couple together.

He admitted the idea of raising a baby makes him “slightly terrified” but at the same time this just “feels so right” with Portwood.

Meanwhile, Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra were gearing up to launch their clothing line, but that stressed Tyler out big time.

Between that, trying to finish their house and take care of his dad, he was running on fumes and suffering from low self-esteem.

In Italy, Farrah Abraham helped her father Michael propose to his girlfriend, with a poem that ended with a proposal (she said yes).

Even Farrah’s mom, Debra Danielsen, offered them congratulations and an engagement gift before they all went out to dinner.

Because she had to get in at least one good dose of drama per episode, Farrah said vacations are better without Deb’s fiancé.

Finally, Maci Bookout and Taylor McKinney were celebrating their anniversary when Amber told them she was pregnant via text.

The topic of more children then took over their dinner, with Maci telling her husband she wasn’t nuts about having another.

She said she’d like to adopt in a year or two, but right now, the idea of having another biological child feels a bit daunting to her.

Taylor feels at least somewhat more strongly about it, and Maci said that if he really wanted to, she’d do it, but ASAP please.

She also brought up the fact that they had miscarried earlier that year, something McKinney did not want to discuss on MTV.

They hadn’t yet told their families about this, but Maci felt it was important to have this conversation in front of their audience.


Bill Cosby Performs, Jokes About Rape Accusations

In 2017, Bill Cosby stood trial for the 2004 sexual assault of Andrea Constand. Ultimately, the Cosby jury deadlocked and the judge declared a mistrial.

In a few months, Bill Cosby will face his retrial. We guess that we can hope that, this time, justice will be served.

But … you remember how Bill Cosby threatened to perform again? He’s made good on that promise with a show, just last night.

With less notice than you’d expect, the ad for the show went up on Cosby’s Facebook page.

“Bill Cosby Returns tot he stage for a special performance to honor jazz great Tony Williams.”

Believe it or not, folks, after the dozens of rapes that he’s accused of committing, there are still folks who follow him on social media. And they’re fans.

“Actor & Comedian Bill Cosby returns to the stage for a special performance honoring Jazz Great Tony Williams on Monday, January 22, 2018 at LaRose Jazz Club located 5531 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. This event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased at the door.”

As for what the appearance is all about:

“Bill Cosby will honor his fans with a historic performance with the Tony Williams Jazz Quartet and he will be performing a special comedy concert that will culminate the evening.”

At the actual show last night, which was extremely last-minute in nature, Bill Cosby didn’t shy away from his recent disgrace.

He joked about how he “used to be a comedian.”

He admitted that he gets a very different reaction when he goes places than he used to.

Worst of all, he joked about his alleged sexual assaults, saying: “There’s a perfectly good word called ‘stop’, Not ‘oh-oh-oh-oh-oh’.” A sickening line, particularly from a man who allegedly drugged his victims first.

(Plenty of women have trouble saying “stop” or “no” when they fear for their safety, but surely it would be next to impossible for someone who’s been drugged)

Afterwards, Bill Cosby was asked if he thinks that his retrial will go differently in the #MeToo era of people, you know, realizing that sexual assault is a real thing.

This was his facial expression:

He replied: “I don’t know.”

We can only hope that jurors are wiser than they were over the summer.

Now, you might be asking yourself who would go to such an event.

You’d think that all but the most aggressive misogynists would give up trying to proclaim Bill Cosby’s “innocence” after his accusers passed two dozen. Or three dozen.

(His accusers now number at approximately 60. He doesn’t have the most accusers, but it’s not a competition and many would question the agenda of someone who disbelieves sixty women in favor of the guy from their childhood Jell-O commercials)

After the deadlocked jury, Bill Cosby’s retrial date was set for this fall.

In September, it was pushed back to April 2018.

Since then, there has been a lot more conversation about sexual assault, victim-blaming, and why women remain silent for years when their careers, families, or even lives may be on the line.

Those who want justice for the approximately five dozen women who accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault are hopeful that the jurors will keep in mind the realities of sex crimes.

Most of those women, due to statute of limitations laws that many feel are harmful, can’t bring Cosby to trial. But Andrea Constand can.

Both sides should agree that it’s good that the prosecutor vowed to try Cosby again.

Those who believe Andrea Constand (and the 59 others) surely want a guilty verdict. Those who believe Cosby want him cleared in court.

Honestly, both sides should also agree that going on stage for performances while he is so reviled and has yet to even be acquitted … is in poor taste.

Especially if he’s going to joke about his alleged sexual assaults.

But some wonder if this is part of one last hurrah. If he might be anticipating a conviction, and wanted to go on stage a couple of times before that happens.


Meghan McCain vs. Ana Navarro: It Got Ugly on The View!

Ding! Ding! Ding!

It was very much on Monday between Meghan McCain and Ana Navarro, as the latter made a guest appearance on The View and the former disagreed with her vehemently on the topic of immigration.

Without getting too deeply into the political weeds, this is a subject on the minds of many Americans these days.

In March, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is set to expire, which would leave 800,000 immigrants open to deportation.

These immigrants came here legally as children and have essentially known no other native country except for the United States.

They are documented and they pay taxes and lawmakers on both side of the aisle have said they wish to extend the program in order to protect the status of DACA recipients.

Alas, no legislation to do so has been passed.

And the Senate just approved a government funding bill that did NOT address this pressing matter.

That’s the backdrop for the heated argument that took place yesterday between McCain and Navarro.

Following a three-day shutdown, McCain argued that the Democrats were in the wrong for trying attach a DACA bill to a funding bill.

“It is not intellectually honest to say this is completely [Donald] Trump’s fault,” she said, explaining her side as follows:

“Democrats are playing partisan politics in the exact same way. DACA is a very emotional issue, I agree with you Ana, this should be an easy layup on both sides because of how popular it is.

But to sit here and say that this government shutdown has anything to do with my or the Republican party’s love for the troops is just intellectually dishonest.”

The panelists had previously gone back and forth about how military would not be paid for work during the shutdown.

“You have another month to figure out DACA in March,” McCain continued, attacking Navarro for referring to herself as a Republican.

And it was this remark that really set Navarro off.

“I’m a Hispanic immigrant Latina,” she said, elaborating on why this issue is so personal to her.

“I was brought to this country when I was 8 years old. My parents fled communism and it was not my decision to come here.

“Had my parents not had visas, had my parents not had the resources to hire lawyers, I would be a Dreamer kid too. That’s why it’s personal.”

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As you can see above, Twitter users were watching the exchange play out in real time.

And they had plenty to say about it.

McCain, however, mostly just said the same thing.

She wants to see the DACA recipients stay in America, she just believes that issue is unrelated to any funding of the government.

“It is attached to a spending bill. We have another month to figure this out,” she emphasized, adding:

“It is partisan politics and government obstructionism at the very worst.

“By the way, my father and Lindsey Graham, also your very good friends, have been at the forefront of DACA.

“Please don’t insinuate to me that I’m not on the side of DACA!”

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With that, the program went to commercial.

When it returned, McCain remained nearly silent for two full segments.

And opinion on social media really did seem divided over just who won this debate.

On the pro-McCain side:

#TheView Meghan McCain is a good addition to The View. Her perspective as a conservative is very much needed for a healthy debate. She’s very serious & committed to her beliefs & references facts when she makes statements.

On the pro-Navarro side:

Ana is brilliant – the way she took down Meghan was superb – producers need to make Ana permanent and also fire Meghan because she’s so so unlikable and just rude #TheView.

And so here is the question: On whose side do YOU fall?