Oscar Nominations 2017 – Full List Revealed!

The 2017 Academy Award nominations have been revealed!

Jimmy Kimmel is set to host this year’s ceremony, and based on the list of nominees, it’s going to be jam-packed with A-list stars! La La Land scored a whopping 14 nominations, tying for the most of all time with Titanic and All About Eve.

Past nominees Jennifer HudsonBrie LarsonEmmanuel LubezkiJason Reitman and Ken Watanabe joined Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs to announce the nominations in a pre-taped video.

The ceremony is set to take place on Sunday, February 26, 2017 beginning at 7pm EST on ABC.

Best Picture
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea

Best Actress
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Actor
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Best Director
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Best Documentary Feature
Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life Animated
O.J.: Made in America

Best Foreign Language Film
Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

Best Original Score
La La Land

Best Original Song
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream),” La La Land
“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls
“City of Stars,” La La LAnd
“The Empty Chair,” Jim: The James Foley Story
“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

Best Cinematography
La La Land

Best Production Design
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

Best Costume Design
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land

Best Visual Effects
Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Sound Editing
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land

Best Sound Mixing
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Best Documentary Short
4.1 Miles
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets

Best Live Action Short
Ennemis Intérieurs
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights

Best Adapted Screenplay
Hidden Figures

Best Original Screenplay
Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women

Best Animated Feature
Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle

Best Film Editing
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land

Best Animated Short
Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes

President Barack Obama Pens Final Letter to American People

President Obama has written his final letter to the American people – as today is his last day in office before President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in.

It’s a long-standing tradition for the sitting president of the United States to leave a parting letter in the Oval Office for the American elected to take his or her place. It’s a letter meant to share what we know, what we’ve learned, and what small wisdom may help our successor bear the great responsibility that comes with the highest office in our land, and the leadership of the free world,” President Obama wrote. “But before I leave my note for our 45th president, I wanted to say one final thank you for the honor of serving as your 44th. Because all that I’ve learned in my time in office, I’ve learned from you. You made me a better President, and you made me a better man.

I’ve seen you, the American people, in all your decency, determination, good humor, and kindness. And in your daily acts of citizenship, I’ve seen our future unfolding,” he continued. “All of us, regardless of party, should throw ourselves into that work — the joyous work of citizenship. Not just when there’s an election, not just when our own narrow interest is at stake, but over the full span of a lifetime.

And when the arc of progress seems slow, remember: America is not the project of any one person. The single most powerful word in our democracy is the word ‘We.’ ‘We the People.’ ‘We shall overcome,’” the President added.

I’ll End My Career In China – John Obi Mikel

​Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has hinted that Tianjin Teda will be his final bus stop in football, if all things go on well with him in China.

Mikel signed a three-year deal with the Chinese Super League club currently training in Malaga, Spain after being frozen out at Chelsea, where he spent close to eleven years winning titles.

Of course, I want to stay in a team for a long time, I left Chelsea after eleven years, I hope to stay in TEDA for a long time, not one or two seasons, “ Mikel was quoted as saying by Netease Sports.

If the club will not let me go, I hope to stay until the end of my career, TEDA will be my last stop.”

Mikel scored his first goal for his new club in their 6-2 loss to German side St. Pauli yesterday.

His goal came off a header from a well delivered free kick, which left the goalkepper of St. Pauli stranded in goal as the ball flew into the net.

Lady Gaga is Back in the Studio, Might Announce Tour Dates After Super Bowl Halftime Show

Lady Gaga is officially back in the studio – but fans are speculating as to exactly why!

The 30-year-old singer hit the studio last night (January 13) with Brian Kennedy, who’s worked with Rihanna and Chris Brown, as well as Dallas Davidson, who collaborates with country star Luke Bryan.

“First session of the year with @ladygaga & @dallasdavidson_ two incredible people! #inspired #readytoworkagain #newsound,”Brian wrote on Instagram along with the black-and-white photo below.

It’s been less than three months since the release of Gaga‘s latest album Joanne – so she could working on new music already, OR she might be recording some material for A Star Is Born, the Bradley Cooper-directed film she is starring in. We’ll have to wait and see!

In more Gaga news, the singer might be announcing upcoming tour dates after her 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show performance.

Gaga retweeted the following:

VIDEO: Celine Dion Debuts New Song in Memory of Rene Angelil, Shares Emotional Music Video

Celine Dion has released a new song and emotional music video on the first anniversary of her late husband Rene Angelil’s death.

My heart keeps calling you. Even more often today, after a year… I know you hear me. And I can hear you too. You’re my life. Forever, Celine xx…

My memory loves you, it asks about you all the time. Especially today… One year later, I wish R.I.P. meant Return If Possible. Forever yours, Céline xx…” Celine captioned the below video on her Facebook account.

In the video, Celine goes through and looks at old family photos with Rene and their three kids – Rene-Charles , 15, and six-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy – as she powerfully sings without any music or instruments.

Earlier today, Celine released emotional tribute video to her late husband.


‘Teen Wolf’ Star Cody Christian’s Private Videos Leak Online, Fans Rally Support

Cody Christian has sadly fallen victim to private videos leaking online and now fans have rallied support for the actor on social media.

The 21-year-old actor is best known for his roles as Theo Raeken on Teen Wolf and Mike Montgomery on Pretty Little Liars.

The video features several private moments that Cody sent to a female friend and he is seen in various stages of undress.

Cody‘s fans have trended #WeRespectYouCody and many of them are vowing not to watch or share the video. 

New Music: All I Want Is You – Banky W ft Chidinma (Talking Drum Cover By Timmy Adeoti)

Timmy Adeoti better known as Timmystickz is a young talented guy who sings in a very unique and special way which is singing with TALKING DRUM, he’s kind of music is so unique in nature with great rhythms that will always blow ur mind.
Listen, Download and Enjoy “All I Want Is You” cover…