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Oscars 2021: Olivia Colman and Daniel Kaluuya among Brits nominated




Oscars 2021: Olivia Colman and Daniel Kaluuya among Brits nominated

Riz Ahmed, Carey Mulligan, Gary Oldman and Sacha Baron Cohen also landed nods from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Colman picked up a supporting actress nomination for The Father, where she stars alongside Sir Anthony Hopkins, who was nominated for best actor. The movie is about a man slipping into dementia.

Kaluuya has already won a Golden Globe and scored Bafta and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for his supporting role as Black Panther leader Fred Hampton in Judas And The Black Messiah. It is his second nod in three years – as he was previously nominated for horror Get Out in 2018.

Baron Cohen was nominated for his performance in The Trial Of The Chicago 7.

Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman is considered to be the frontrunner in the best actor category and is tipped to receive a posthumous nod for his performance as an ambitious trumpeter in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Kirby and Mulligan will compete in the best actress category, for their turns in Pieces Of A Woman and Promising Young Woman respectively. Golden Globe winner Andra Day was nominated for The United States v. Billie Holliday.

They are joined by Frances McDormand for her turn as a van-dwelling nomad travelling through the American West in Nomadland, and Viola Davis for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

The Oscars has significantly expanded its voting body over the past year, inviting more than 800 new members, after it once again faced criticism for the lack of diversity in its nominations for the 2020 ceremony.

There will also be interest in the directing category, where two female filmmakers are in the running for recognition.

In the past 92 ceremonies, only five women directors have made it on to the ballot and in 2020, no female directors were nominated.

There has only ever been one woman to win the prize – Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker.

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Jonas announced the nominees

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Chloe Zhao is considered to be the frontrunner in the category this year, for her work on Nomadland, and would be the first Asian woman to be recognised.

Fennell was nominated for her directorial debut Promising Young Woman, and is the first British woman to compete in the category.

Husband and wife Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Jonas announced this year’s Oscar nominations in a live, two-part presentation on Monday afternoon. The couple were broadcasting from London.

The Academy Awards were delayed by the pandemic and are now scheduled to take place on April 25.


Do Not Pass Go – Life-sized Monopoly activity is coming to the West Stop




Do Not Pass Go - Life-sized Monopoly game is coming to the West End

The immersive present has taken above the aged Paperchase making on Tottenham Court docket Highway and is a combination of escape rooms and the traditional board sport wherever gamers can go to jail or earn on the switch of a prospect card.

Players will be led close to a huge board by their very own particular Monopoly token with just about every assets square which includes a area comprehensive with its individual challenge to take a look at their actual physical and psychological skills.

The 3-storey building will also involve a shop and a Monopoly-themed bar and cafe and has been created by specialists in immersive cinema and theatre events.

David Hutchinson, chief govt of manufacturing firm Gamepath, mentioned the new location was “a key entry into a growing and thrilling marketplace”.

He reported: “Audiences want to eat dwell functionality in different ways, and what improved way than to leap into a lifesized version of the world’s favorite board game?

“Our imaginative team has been working their magic to fuse an practical experience that puts our audiences centre place on the board, and brings alongside one another our theatrical roots with modern, digital and immersive storytelling. 

“After every little thing we’ve skipped out on separately and collectively and given the decimation of our large streets and metropolis centres, it’s seriously fascinating to be launching this now – we hope that we’ll be equipped to lead to the recovery of Central London, and convey folks back together in our magnificent Cash with a key new attraction in a main new vacation spot making.”

Monopoly has marketed thousands and thousands of game titles given that it was first launched in The us practically 90 many years in the past with several of its capabilities, which include the Get Out of Jail Absolutely free Card and Monopoly Money, moving into the language.

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