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2017 Oscars Best Actor Nominees

(photo A.M.P.A.S) When he learns that his absent wife has died, Ben and his six children, who have been raised off the grid in the Pacific Northwest, head to New Mexico to attend her funeral. As they struggle to adapt to new surroundings, Ben reflects on his life and his parenting choices. Viggo Mortensen portrays Ben in the film Captain Fantastic and earned him an Actor in a Leading Role nomination for the 2017 Academy Awards. This is the second Academy Award nomination for Mortensen in the Leading Role category. He was previously nominated for Eastern Promises in 2007....

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Meryl Streep most nominated performer in Oscars history with 20th nomination

(photo A.M.P.A.S)  Meryl Streep extends her lead as the most nominated performer in Academy Awards history with her 20th nomination in the 2017 Oscars race. Streep has 3 Oscar wins. Streep is nominated for Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Florence Foster Jenkins. Streep plays Florence Foster Jenkins, an heiress whose enthusiasm for singing is so pronounced that — despite her lack of talent — she decides to give a concert at Carnegie Hall. Other Best Actress in a Leading Role nominees include: Isabelle Huppert, Elle Ruth Negga, Loving Natalie Portman, Jackie Emma Stone, La La...

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Javier Bardem will be presenter on Oscars stage

(photo by Jeff Rutherford) Oscar winner Javier Bardem joins the list of stars as Oscars 2017 presenters. Bardem won an Oscar for Actor in a Supporting Role for NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (2007).  He has been nominated for Actor in a Leading Role twice, for BIUTIFUL (2010) and BEFORE NIGHT FALLS (2000).  Bardem starred in the Oscar-winning films SKYFALL (2012) and VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA (2008).  Other notable credits include THE COUNSELOR (2013), EAT PRAY LOVE (2010), THE SEA INSIDE (2004) and MONDAYS IN THE SUN (2002).  Bardem will appear next in ESCOBAR, MOTHER! and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES. Oscar presenters announce the Academy Awards nominees,...

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Eat and drink like the stars

Immediately following the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, Oscars winners, nominees and their guests attend the official Oscars celebration: the Governors Ball. Located on the top floor of the Oscars venue, Hollywood & Highland Center, the normally empty space is turned into a palace fitting Hollywood’s divine. The Governors Ball menu is created by Wolfgang Puck and his talented staff. Puck carries a tray of Ball samples along the Red Carpet on Oscar Sunday. The Wolfgang Puck Governors Ball Menu: 89th-gb-wolfgang-puck-menu   1,500 guests are served by a team of 10 maitre d’ staff, 950 service and...

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Best Supporting Actress nominations

(Michelle Williams on the red carpet, 2011. Photo by Jeff Rutherford). Actress Michelle Williams has been nominated for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in “Manchester by the Sea.” The 89th Academy Awards nomination is the fourth for Williams. Her previous nominations include supporting actress in “Brokeback Mountain” in 2006 and actress in a leading role in “Blue Valentine” in 2011 and “My Week with Marilyn” in 2012. Other nominees for best performance by an actress in a supporting role are: Viola Davis in “Fences” Naomie Harris in “Moonlight” Nicole Kidman in “Lion” Octavia Spencer in...

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