93rd OSCARS® Shortlists Announced

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced shortlists in nine categories for the 93rd Academy Awards® scheduled to air live Sunday, April 25, 2021, on ABC and in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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AFI Awards 2020 Honorees Announced

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the recipients of AFI AWARDS 2020. AFI's movie club to showcase official selections with new and exclusive content featuring filmmakers and stars. Honors culminate with a virtual benediction on February 26, 2021.

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Fernando Garcia Named Academy Executive Vice President

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named Fernando Garcia as its Executive Vice President, Member Relations and Awards. Garcia will lead engagement and outreach initiatives for the organization's worldwide membership and oversee the Academy Awards® submission process.

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Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Table Read

The Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting is an international screenwriting competition established to identify and encourage talented new screenwriters.  Each of the winners receives a $35,000 prize and will complete a feature-length screenplay within their fellowship year.

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  • Rare Kishu Binchotan Charcoal Mask Review - High Performance, Luxurious Skin Care with Dynamic Results

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    Tresor Rare, a high-end luxury skincare line, features intensive Recovery Japanese Binchotan Zumi Mask made from the highest quality charcoal is a beauty game changer with surprising results that are immediate leaving skin noticeably fresher and younger looking.  

     
  • World News: Netanyahu Fails to Form Israeli Coalition Government: What’s Next? Possible “Free-for-all!”

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    With his 28-day mandate about to expire, Prime Minister Netanyahu has given up his mandate to form Israel's next coalition government. The mandate is now in the hands of his left-of-center opponent Benny Gantz.

     
  • The Mule Review - A Solid Bet, Clint Eastwood Carries the Cartel Drama

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    The Mule, from Warner Bros., presents the story of Earl Stone, a World War II Vet, who at 90, after deep financial distress cost him home and family, begins driving cartel shipments from El Paso to Chicago.

     
  • CharityStars: Limited Edition Ferrari Michael Schumacher Memorabilia Offered For Auction

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    The Ferrari F2004 was not only one of the most successful, but also one of the most iconic Ferrari Formula 1 cars of all time, being the very last model that was designed by the all-conquering Ross Brawn and Rory Byrne duo, under the leadership of Jean Todt.

     
  • Charlie Hebdo Suspects Killed In Police Shoot Out

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    The two brothers suspected of the slaughter of 12 affiliated with the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, and wounding 11 others in the worst act of terrorism in more than two decades, have been killed.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Agenda Dominated by World Conflicts; Border Kids/Dreamers; July Jobs Report

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    President Barack Obama has remained steadfast in rallying international leaders, as the world stage continues to be dominated with escalating conflicts, to support a global agenda that allows for citizens of the world to determine their own destiny.

     
  • Interview: Will Netanyahu and President Trump’s Deal of the Century Survive Israel’s March 2 Election (Q&A)

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    With Israel's March 2, 2020 election less than three weeks away, the political survival of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Trump's Deal of the Century seem to be linked together as the central issues in the campaign.

     
  • UPDATE: Fourth Victim, Cousin of Shooter, in Washington State School Shooting Dies;Brings Total to Five

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    The fourth student victim of the deadly shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington State, has claimed its fifth victim as parents and survivors are returning to school while trying to cope with the senseless tragedy.

     
  • The Summit Review – Stunning, Shocking, Devastating

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    "The Summit," a doc-drama from Image Now Films, Fantastic Films and Passion Pictures, recounts the day eleven climbers were killed on K2 in what has become known as the deadliest day in mountain climbing history.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama visits the Middle East; Assad Assassinated; Senate Tosses Assault Ban; Sequester Impacts

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    President Obama spent the week touring the Middle East and speaking with heads of states from Israel, Jordan and the Palestine urging leaders on to move forward with a peace initiative.

     
  • Seven Trendy Places to Eat, Drink and Dance in Scottsdale

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    Imagine a desert oasis where you can enjoy award-winning cuisine and partake in nightlife unlike any other. Well, Scottsdale is that place and it's a perfect locale for a quick weekend getaway.

     
  • The Complete Brain Exercise Book Review - Easy Mental Exercises Guaranteed to Keep The Mind Sharp

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    The Complete Brain Exercise Book, the second brain stimuli tome from Dr. Fraser Smith, picks up where he left off in Keep Your Brain Young, by penning an exercise manual guaranteed to keep the mind sharp and agile.

     
  • Tiny House Cooking Book Review – Well Planned Small and Hearty Gourmet Meals (Recipes)

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    Tiny House Cooking, from Simon and Schuster with foreword from Tiny Home specialist Ryan Mitchell, presents a kitchen tool for those ready to minimize space, live simpler, condense everything and still enjoy a grand gourmand meal.

     
  • Brave Miss World Review – Gripping, Powerful, Compelling Stories of Survival

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    "Brave Miss World," from Rocket Girl Productions and Reif Entertainment, presents the harrowing survival story of Linor Abargil, a beauty queen, who was raped and abducted six weeks before being crowned Miss World 1998.

     
  • Medical Science: Got My Shot, Can I Go Out Now?

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    How safe will you be if you get the Moderna "95%-effective" vaccine? Pfizer and Moderna have announced impressive-sounding effectiveness figures for their revolutionary vaccines, and Americans may think "95% effective" translates to complete protection if you encounter the virus.