first_img Next UpEight films were nominated for best picture. The other five were: Tom McCarthy’s investigative journalistic procedural “Spotlight,” Steven Spielberg’s Cold War thriller “Bridge of Spies,” Adam McKay’s Michael Lewis adaptation “The Big Short,” the mother-son captive drama “Room” and the ’50s Irish immigrant tale “Brooklyn.”Left on the outside were Todd Haynes’ acclaimed lesbian romance “Carol” and the N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton.”The acting nominees, which notably omitted Idris Elba for “Beasts of No Nation” and Benicio Del Toro for “Sicario,” gave the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences an awkward repeat of the “OscarsSoWhite” backlash that followed last year’s acting nominees. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs has since redoubled efforts to diversify the academy’s membership, and slated Chris Rock to host this year’s Feb. 28 ceremony.Alongside DiCaprio, the nominees for best actor are: Matt Damon (“The Martian”), Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs”), Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”) and Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”). The best actress field is led by favorite Brie Larson for “Room,” along with Jennifer Lawrence (“Joy”), Cate Blanchett (“Carol”), Saoirse Ronan (“Brooklyn”) and Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years”).center_img NEW YORK (AP) — The brutal frontier saga “The Revenant” leads the 88th annual Academy Awards with 12 nominations, while the acting categories were again filled entirely by white performers.The strong showing for “The Revenant,” including a best actor nod for Leonardo DiCaprio, follows its win at the Golden Globes. It sets director Alejandro Inarritu for a possible back-to-back win following his best-picture winning “Birdman” last year.George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” followed with 10 nominations, including best picture. Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic “The Martian” landed 7 nominations, including best picture, but no best director nod for Scott.last_img read more

first_imgPOLAND: Shares in Polish rolling stock manufacturer Newag began trading on the Warszawa stock exchange on December 5, after the initial public offering raised 398m złoty.Zbigniew Jakubas had held a 78·46% stake in the company, with the remaining shares held by the management team. Jakubas now has 43·47% and the management team 21·54%. The remaining 34·99% is owned by the ING OFE and ING DFE investment and pension funds with 5·5% each, the OFE Aviva BZ WBK pension fund with 5% and minority investors. The company had discussed the sale of the entire business with a potential ‘strategic investor’ before the IPO route was chosen.last_img read more

first_imgThe winners of the Leon Chess Club 1st Blitz Tournament 2018. PHOTO COURTESY OF IPCADANIEL Baylosis and Nielstein Gallenero claimed the titles in the Under 18 and Under 13 categories of the Leon Chess Club 1st Blitz Tournament 2018 on Saturday at the Tourism Building of Leon, Iloilo.Leon native Baylosis captured the overall championship in Under 18 while Novy Cantallopez, Leonard Candado and Dan Daven Vailuces settled for runner-up finishes.Baylosis bagged the top prize of P900 to go along with a medal, a certificate and a T-shirt. Cantallopez, Candado and Vailuces had P600, P300 and P100 cash, respectively, plus a medal, a certificate and a T-shirt.Gallenero, a native of San Miguel town, was the overall winner in Under 13 with Theo Adrian Aquio, Via Joy Enot and Joxuah Tabilog finishing behind him.Gallenero took home the top prize of P900 while Aquio, Enot and Tabilog had P600, P300 and P100, respectively. Each of them received a medal, a certificate and a T-shirt.Ray Cabarles, Iloilo provincial sports development officer and Iloilo Science and Technology University alumni president, organized the one-day tournament./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] The winners of the Leon Chess Club 1st Blitz Tournament 2018. PHOTO COURTESY OF IPCA [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Baylosis, Gallenero top Leon chess blitz’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’18’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]Monday, March 12, 2018[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]last_img read more