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I guess there's an "Online Film Critics Society", I had no idea. There is though and they gave out awards.

Jordan Peele's Get Out was named Best Picture Thursday by the Online Film Critics Society.

Peele, who wrote and directed the social thriller, was also honored with the Original Screenplay award, Deadline reported.

Other winners included Gary Oldman winning Best Actor for Darkest Hour, Sally Hawkins winning Best Actress for The Shape of Water, Christopher Nolan winning Best Director for Dunkirk, James Ivory winning the Adapted Screenplay award for Call Me By Your Name, Sam Rockwell winning Best Supporting Actor for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Laurie Metcalf winning Best Supporting Actress for Lady Bird.

Get Out's OFCS win comes after the film was nominated for Best Musical or Comedy Film at the upcoming Golden Globe Awards. Star Daniel Kaluuya was also nominated for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Film.

Peele previously discussed Get Out being nominated in the Best Musical or Comedy category at the Golden Globes noting that he considers his film to be a documentary due to its subject matter and social commentary on race.

"Here's the thing, the movie is truth. The thing that resonated with people was truth, so for me it's more of a historical biopic," Peele said while on The Late Show.

Get Out, which was released in theaters in February, grossed $253.4 million worldwide.

Oh, and have a Happy New Year!

Be Well,
Steve


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Sugarland, Nick Jonas to perform in Times Square for New Year's Eve
The reunited Sugarland is set to ring in the new year with a performance as part of ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve special with Ryan Seacrest.

The annual television event, which takes place live from Times Square in New York City, will also feature performances from Nick Jonas, Camila Cabello, Kelly Clarkson and Kane Brown.

Mariah Carey is also set to take the stage. At last year's event, Carey was unable to sing after a vocal track malfunctioned and her earpieces failed.

Sugarland members Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush recently reunited at the Country Music Association Awards, where they presented Brothers Osbourne with the Vocal Duo of the Year award.

The band released their first single in over six years titled "Still the Same." The track, which debuted at No. 26 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart, is the first single from a new Sugarland album that is expected in 2018.

Also performing in Times Square on New Year's Eve is Lauren Alaina and Andy Grammer, who will be seen as part of the Times Square New Year's Eve 2018 Webcast. The program will be streamed at TimesSquareNYC.org, NewYearsEve.nyc, Livestream.com/2018 and TimesSquareBall.net beginning at 6 p.m. ET Sunday.

Keith Urban, meanwhile, will headline the Jack Daniels' Music City Midnight event in Nashville that will also feature Maren Morris, Carly Pearce, Cheap Trick and the Fisk Jubilee Singers along with the dropping of a giant music note.

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest airs at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.


'Dick Van Dyke Show' actress Rose Marie dies at 94
Actress Rose Marie, known for starring in The Dick Van Dyke Show, died at the age of 94 on Thursday, according to her website.

A post on Marie's official website said the actress died at 2 p.m. at her home in Van Nuys, California bringing the "longest active career in entertainment history" including performances on Broadway, radio, television and film to an end.

The comedian and vocalist was born Rose Marie Mazetta on Aug. 15, 1923 in New York, N.Y.

Her career began at the age of 3 when she won an amateur contest that led to her appearing in some of the earliest talking films as Baby Rose Marie.

She later became a popular radio personality, eventually earning her own radio show on NBC.

Marie became a household name as Sally Rogers on television's The Dick Van Dyke Show with her trademark bow and raspy voice.

She appeared in all five seasons of the show and earned Emmy nominations in 1963, 1964 and 1966 before moving on to The Doris Day Show and becoming an original cast member of Hollywood Squares.

Marie was married to Bobby Guy, lead trumpeter for the tonight show, until he died in 1964.

She is survived by their daughter Georgiana Marie and her son-in-law Steven Rodrigues.


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Which country music star gave his wife 2 baby kangaroos for Christmas?


Gal Gadot to receive #SeeHer Award at Critics' Choice gala
Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins is to present her film's star Gal Gadot with the #SeeHer Award at next month's Critics' Choice gala in Santa Monica, Calif.

"The #SeeHer Award recognizes a woman who embodies the values set forth by the #SeeHer movement -- to push boundaries on changing stereotypes and recognize the importance of accurately portraying women across the entertainment landscape," a press release explained. "Gadot broke through this year as a powerful voice advocating for women, not only on screen as the iconic Wonder Woman, but in life, as well, using her platform to encourage those in the entertainment industry and beyond to strive for fairness and parity across genders."

How to Get Away with Murder and Fences actress Viola Davis took home last year's inaugural #SeeHer Award.

The Critics' Choice ceremony, honoring excellence in film and television, is to take place Jan. 11 at the Barker Hangar. It will air on The CW.


Halle Berry, Seth Rogen confirmed as Golden Globe Award presenters
Halle Berry, Amy Poehler, Seth Rogen and Kelly Clarkson are confirmed as presenters for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Also scheduled to hand out trophies are Kerry Washington, Gal Gadot, Darren Criss, Penelope Cruz, Isabelle Huppert, Hugh Grant, Christina Hendricks and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

Presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Globes recognize excellence in film and television for the previous year. Comedian and talk-show host Seth Meyers is to preside over the Jan. 7 festivities at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The gala is to air live on NBC on Jan. 7.


??? Guess Who ???

Which country music star gave his wife 2 baby kangaroos for Christmas?

Luke Bryan gave his wife Caroline two baby kangaroos for Christmas.

"2 Live Roo and Roo Tang Clan are living their best life. Seriously...real names are Margo and Todd. They are adjusting perfectly are beyond sweet and precious. #brettsbarn #christmasvacation #margoandtodd," Caroline captioned a photo of the marsupials wearing diapers and relaxing by a fireplace.

Luke also posted a video showing him presenting his blindfolded spouse with what he said were "two designer purses."

When Caroline took the blindfold off and looked in the bag, the kangaroos poked their heads out, surprising her.

"Oh, my God! Where did you get these?" she asked, laughing.

"Brett's barn additions. #brettsbarn," Luke wrote in a message accompanying the video.

The Today show said Brett's Barn was dedicated to the Bryans' niece, Sadie Brett, who died at 7 months old last February. Margo and Todd were characters in the holiday film classic Christmas Vacation.