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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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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  • The Walt Disney Company Releases Official OZ Artwork

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    The Walt Disney Company recently released the official artwork for its upcoming magical journey, OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL starring James Franco.

     
  • Jamaica Bay Inn Marina del Rey Review – Stay and Play At this Iconic Destination

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    Jamaica Bay Inn, one of Marina del Ray's unique boutique luxury hotel property offers a distinctive array of features and benefits, not to mention location, paired with warm and gracious hospitality, that sets it apart from the pack.

     
  • Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, Announces Retirement

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    Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer has announced his intention to retire from the tech giant founded by Bill Gates sometime over the next twelve months. A search committee is seeking a successor.

     
  • Financial Wellness 2020: How Women Shoppers Can Beat the Pink Tax

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    Products marketed to women are often more expensive than similar products and services for males. From haircuts to medication, gender-based pricing is problematic for female and male consumers alike, and it's costing tens of thousands of dollars over a lifetime.

     
  • Cole Patterson Men’s Skin Care Review – Refreshing Luxury Exclusively for Men

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    Cole Patterson, a relatively new name to the men’s grooming market, offers a high end, luxury line of skin care products created exclusively for men who understand cleanser, toner, facials and mask, are necessary for male skin care management.  

     
  • Celebrity Pictures: Academy Celebrates 8th Annual Governors Awards

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    An international action movie groundbreaker, a dazzling master of film editing, a brilliant casting director, and an uncompromising documentarian all shared the spotlight for an elegant evening that represented Hollywood at its finest at the Academy's 8th Annual Governors Awards.

     
  • Science Verses Religion - The Unspoken Biblical Association to the COVID-19

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    With confirmed cases of the Corona-virus worldwide now reaching 90,000, three thousand new cases in two days, and the United States finally seeing confirmed cases and unfortunately deaths, the biblical reference to a worldwide plague, hasn't escaped media.

     
  • World News: In The Shadow Of Doha

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    The recent Doha World Athletics Championships, held in the Persian Gulf, revealed an impossible climate to organize sports competitions and also the moral weakness of participating countries aware of multiple terror attacks sponsored by the host country on Qatar.

     
  • Arizona and New Mexico 25 Scenic Side Trips Book Review - Spectacular, The Road Worth Taking

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    Arizona and New Mexico: 25 Scenic Side Trips, from Imbrifex Publications, is a South West explorers dream bringing the myriad of less traveled back roads, enchanting scenery, magical mountains and the history of the Old West to life.

     
  • Celebrity Pictures: Julia “Lady J” Gerard Host Project Divine Cocktail Launch

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    Julia “Lady J” Gerard opened her iconic West Hollywood Peace Gallery and Studio for the evening cocktail launch event of Project Divine, a three day shopping extravaganza benefitting Project Angel Food of Los Angeles.

     
  • Christie’s to Offer 1943 Picasso Masterpiece Formerly in the Ganz Collection

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    Christie's is privileged to offer Pablo Picasso's Le Marin, 28 October 1943, in the May 15 Evening Sale. Alongside the Rockefeller Picasso, it is the most important painting by the artist to appear at auction since Les Femmes D'Alger (Version 'O').

     
  • World News: France . . .This Way Out

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    Presented by President Emmanuel  Macron as an emergency exit to a country paralyzed by the gangue of an obsolete political and social environment, the new world is struggling to see the light of day.

     
  • Coffee Table Art For the Intellectually Promiscuous

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    Coffee Table Art, considered the staple for the difficult on our Christmas list, has changed over the years and with the internet bookstore finding that perfect tome, a keepsake, a DIY guide, the best images of seven continents has never been easier.

     
  • Hackett Mill Presents: NYSS: West Coast Connections

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    Hackett Mill is pleased to present NYSS: West Coast Connections, the first showcase to celebrate the West Coast alumni of the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture in a group curated by Karen Wilkin.

     
  • HL A&E: From Star Wars to The Lion King: Visualizing the 100 Highest-Grossing Summer Movies of All Time

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    With summer comes a familiar parade of cinematic tropes: the classic film reboot, the series that just won’t die, the ongoing, never-ending, isn’t-anyone-tired-of-these-yet superhero movie assault. Why do we get this barrage of summer cinema, year after year after year?