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And now, here are the second round of Oscar nominees...

Best Cinematography
BLADE RUNNER 2049 - Roger Deakins
THE DARKEST HOUR - Bruno Delbonnel
DUNKIRK - Hoyte van Hoytema
MUDBOUND - Rachel Morrison
THE SHAPE OF WATER - Dan Laustsen

Best Production Design
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
BLADE RUNNER 2049 - Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Alessandra Querzola
THE DARKEST HOUR - Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
DUNKIRK - Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
THE SHAPE OF WATER - Production Design: Paul Denham Austerberry; Set Decoration: Shane Vieau and Jeff Melvin

Best Costume Design
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Jacqueline Durran
THE DARKEST HOUR - Jacqueline Durran
PHANTOM THREAD - Mark Bridges
THE SHAPE OF WATER - Luis Sequeira
VICTORIA AND ABDUL - Consolata Boyle

Best Editing
BABY DRIVER - Jonathan Amos & Paul Machliss
DUNKIRK - Lee Smith
I, TONYA - Tatiana S. Riegel
THE SHAPE OF WATER- Sidney Wolinsky
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE, EBBING MISSOURI - Jon Gregory

Best Sound Editing
BABY DRIVER - Julian Slater
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI - Matthew Wood and Ren Klyce
DUNKIRK - Richard King and Alex Gibson
BLADE RUNNER 2049 - Mark Mangini and Theo Green
THE SHAPE OF WATER - Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira

Best Sound Mixing
BABY DRIVER - Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin and Mary H. Ellis
BLADE RUNNER 2049 - Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill and Mac Ruth
DUNKIRK - Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker and Gary A. Rizzo
THE SHAPE OF WATER - Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern and Glen Gauthier
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI - David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Stuart Wilson

Best Visual Effects
BLADE RUNNER 2049 - John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 - Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner and Dan Sudick
KONG: SKULL ISLAND, Stephen Rosenbaum - Jeff White, Scott Benza and Mike Meinardus
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI - Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES - Joe Letteri, Daniel Barrett, Dan Lemmon and Joel Whist

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
THE DARKEST HOUR - Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick
VICTORIA AND ABDUL - Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard
WONDER - Arjen Tuiten

Best Foreign Language Film
A FANTASTIC WOMAN, Chile
THE INSULT, Lebanon
LOVELESS, Russia
ON BODY AND SOUL, Hungary
THE SQUARE, Sweden

Best Animated Movie
THE BOSS BABY - Tom McGrath and Ramsey Naito
THE BREADWINNER - Nora Twomey and Anthony Leo
COCO - Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson
FERDINAND - Carlos Saldanha
LOVING VINCENT - Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman and Ivan Mactaggart

Best Documentary
FACES PLACES - Agnes Varda, JR and Rosalie Varda
ICARUS - Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan
LAST MEN IN ALEPPO - Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed and Soren Steen Jespersen
STRONG ISLAND - Yance Ford and Joslyn Barnes
ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL - Steve James, Mark Mitten and Julie Goldman

Best Animated Short
DEAR BASKETBALL - Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant
GARDEN PARTY - Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon
LOU - Dave Mullins and Dana Murray
NEGATIVE SPACE - Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata
REVOLTING RHYMES - Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer

Best Live-Action Short
DEKALB ELEMENTARY - Reed Van Dyk
THE ELEVEN O'CLOCK - Derin Seale and Josh Lawson
MY NEPHEW EMMET - Kevin Wilson, Jr.
THE SILENT CHILD - Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton
WATU WOTE/ALL OF US - Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen

Best Documentary Short
EDITH+EDDIE - Laura Checkoway and Thomas Lee Wright
HEAVEN IS A TRAFFIC JAM ON THE 405 - Frank Stiefel
HEROIN(E) - Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon
KNIFE SKILLS - Thomas Lennon
TRAFFIC STOP - Kate Davis and David Heilbroner

And remember... the 90th Academy Awards will air live on March 4 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Will you be tuning in?

Be Well,
Steve


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Neil Diamond thanks fans for 'love and support'
Fans and celebrities, including Brian Wilson, Barry Manilow and Reba McEntire, have shown their support for Neil Diamond on social media after the singer announced on Monday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

The music icon is retiring from touring to get treatment. Diamond was in the midst of a 50th anniversary tour with remaining dates in Australia and New Zealand getting canceled.

"It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring. I have been so honored to bring my shows to the public for the past 50 years," he said in a statement at the time. "My sincerest apologies to everyone who purchased tickets and were planning to come to the upcoming shows."

Diamond, on social media Tuesday, thanked everyone for their support in response to a tweet from his wife Katie Diamond who said fans in Australia and New Zealand were donating their ticket refunds to Parkinson's research and other charities.

"This makes me smile. Thank you. Thank you to everyone for your outpouring of love and support. It makes a difference," the music icon said.

"I'm sorry to hear about Neil Diamond's Parkinsons diagnosis. Neil, I wish you all the best, buddy," said Wilson on Twitter in support.

"#Neil Diamond So,so sorry to hear about the great Neil Diamond's illness. I'm rooting for you Neil! Fight on from another Brooklyn boy!" said Manilow.

"Thank you Neil Diamond for 50 wonderful years of your great music, amazing personality and love for your audience. Keep up the good fight, we love you! @neildiamond," said McEntire on Instagram.


Candice Bergen returning for 13 new episodes of 'Murphy Brown'
Candice Bergen has signed on to reprise her iconic broadcast journalist character in a 13-episode revival of Murphy Brown.

CBS announced Wednesday it is bringing back the Emmy-winning sitcom for the 2018-19 broadcast season, with series creator Diane English once again serving as writer/executive producer.

No other casting has been announced yet.

The show initially ran 1988-98.

"As its 30th anniversary approaches, Murphy Brown returns to a world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate," a CBS news release said.


LOOSE LIPS:
"[He] has never failed to make me feel like his family is the most important thing to him and [going through that] is how we've become so strong together."
--Elsa Pataky, praising husband Chris Hemsworth for putting his family first, to ELLE Australia



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Which Oscar nominated actor will guest star on 'Billions' for Season 3?


Elton John announces 300-date farewell tour
Elton John announced during a special live-streamed event Wednesday that he will be retiring from touring following a 300-date farewell tour.

"I'm not going to be touring and traveling the world. My priorities have changed. I have young children," the music icon said to moderator Anderson Cooper onstage during the event, which included John playing songs such as "Tiny Dancer" and "I'm Still Standing."

"My priorities now are my children, my husband and my family," he continued. "I love them so much I don't want to miss them and I don't want them to miss me."

John said the tour, which will span the globe and last three years, will be the "best production" he's ever done. "I don't want to go out with a whimper, I want to go out with a bang," he said.

"I want people to come to the shows, take away some good feelings and hopefully its like saying goodbye to a friend."

The singer also confirmed that he will still be making music following the tour and that he is healthy after being forced to cancel a series of shows in April due to contracting a rare infection in South America.


Meryl Streep joins Season 2 of 'Big Little Lies'
Meryl Streep has joined the female-powered ensemble of Big Little Lies for Season 2.

"Beyond thrilled to have the one, the only, Meryl Streep joining the cast of #BLL for season 2. Get ready for more wine, secrets, and Big Little Lies. Monterey better watch out!!!" co-star and producer Reese Witherspoon tweeted Wednesday, along with a photo of her with Streep.

Also starring Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz and Shailene Woodley, Season 1 of HBO's mystery dramedy cleaned up at the recent Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe and Critics' Choice awards ceremonies.

It is unclear who Streep will play in Season 2. She was nominated for an Oscar this week for her work in the film The Post.


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Which Oscar nominated actor will guest star on 'Billions' for Season 3?

Places in the Heart, Dangerous Liasions and In the Line of Fire star John Malkovich is to play a part in the third season of the Showtime drama Billions.

"Oscar nominated actor, @johnmalkovich will join the cast of #Billions, in a guest role as Russian billionaire Grigor Andolov. Season 3 begins March 25 only on #Showtime," the cable network tweeted Wednesday.

Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis will return as Chuck Rhoades and Bobby Axelrod "in a world that has shifted on its axis," Showtime teased earlier this month.

"Both men are still determined to destroy the other, but must also battle for their own survival amid new forces and powerful enemies. Wendy Rhoades, Chuck's wife and Axe's performance coach, is all in for both of them, an uneasy and dangerous position for her, and one that ultimately puts her to a decision that could alter the direction of her life irrevocably. Money, power, justice and revenge are all on the line for each of these characters as well as for the rest of the stellar cast."

Rounding out the drama's ensemble are Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Asia Kate Dillon and Jeffrey DeMunn.

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