Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld officially announced that he will challenge President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination for president in 2020. Announcing his presidential bid during an appearance on CNN, the 73-year old candidate said, “I really think if we have six more years of the same stuff we’ve had out of the White House the last two years that would be a political tragedy. RTT – Political News
Instead, the award show made news as the Academy suspended a key nomination, just days before the ceremony.
Bohemian Rhapsody director, Bryan Singer. Credit: REX
Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer became subject to allegations last month, as a report published by The Atlantic saw four men come forward to accuse him of having sex with them when they were under age. All incidents reportedly took place in the 1990s while the men were teenagers.
While Singer has denied the allegations, it was announced this week that his BAFTA nomination had been rescinded.
‘In light of recent very serious allegations, BAFTA has informed Bryan Singer that his nomination for Bohemian Rhapsody has been suspended, effective immediately,’ BAFTA announced in a statement.
‘BAFTA considers the alleged behaviour completely unacceptable and incompatible with its values. This has led to Mr Singer’s suspended nomination. BAFTA notes Mr Singer’s denial of the allegations. The suspension of his nomination will therefore remain in place until the outcome of the allegations has been resolved.’
Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. Credit: Twentieth Century Fox
The statement concluded: ‘BAFTA believes everyone has the right to a fulfilling career in a safe, professional working environment, and it will continue to collaborate with the film, games and television industries to achieve this.’
The Academy has announced however that Bohemian Rhapsody ‘remains nominated in the Outstanding Film category’.
The BAFTAs is due to take place on Sunday 10 February.
Senator Cory Booker, D-N.J., has jumped into the already crowded field of candidates running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Booker, an African-American, launched his campaign for president with the release of a video on Friday, the first day of Black History Month. RTT – Top Story
President Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on the Federal Reserve in an interview with the Washington Post, stating he is “not even a little bit happy” with his nomination of Jerome Powell to lead the central bank. RTT – Political News
Constance Wu makes herstory with her 2019 Golden Globe nomination
Constance Wu has received her first-ever Golden Globe nomination, and it is no small feat. Wu garnered a Best Actress in a Motion Picture in a Musical or Comedy nomination for her role in Crazy Rich Asians, making her the first Asian actress to receive a nom since 1974. So, it’s been a bit over 40 years since an Asian actress was recognized in the category.
As CNN reports, the last Asian actress to receive a nomination in the category was Yvonne Elliman, who was recognized for her role in 1973’s Jesus Christ Superstar. Prior to Elliman’s nom, only two other Asian women were nominated in the category: Miyoshi Umeki, for her role in 1961’s Flower Drum Song, and Machiko Kyō, for her role in 1956’s The Teahouse of the August Moon.
Wu starred in Jon M. Chu’s breakout summer rom-com Crazy Rich Asians, the first major American studio film to feature an all-Asian cast since 1993’s The Joy Luck Club. Based on Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel of the same name, Crazy Rich Asians follows Rachel Chu (Wu) as she accompanies her boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. There, she learns of Nick’s massive family wealth and must contend with his disapproving mother, Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh). The film shattered major box-office records, and it was announced that a sequel (the second installment of Kwan’s trilogy) was in the works just a few days after its release.
Wu’s historical nomination comes at the heels of news that Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will co-host the upcoming awards ceremony on January 6th. Wu will be up against Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns), Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade), and Charlize Theron (Tully) in the best actress category. Crazy Rich Asians also received a nomination in the Best Motion Picture for a Musical or Comedy category.
The Fresh Off the Boat actress took to Twitter on December 6th to gush about her nomination, writing, “What a morning to have had my phone on Do Not Disturb Mode till now… I’m ecstatic but also in shock! Thank you @goldenglobes !!!”
What a morning to have had my phone on Do Not Disturb Mode till now… I’m ecstatic but also in shock! Thank you @goldenglobes !!!
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, revealed Tuesday the committee is currently scheduled to vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court on Friday. RTT – Political News