Aretha Franklin, ‘Queen of Soul,’ dies aged 76

After falling gravely ill earlier this month, Aretha Franklin has died. Franklin won 18 Grammys and had some 25 gold records during her long career.

    
Aretha Franklin performs at the inaugural gala for President Bill Clinton in Washington (picture alliance/AP Photo/A. Sancetta)

Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin died on Thursday in Detroit, US media reported. She was 76.

Her publicist confirmed the death to several US media outlets.

“Franklin’s official cause of death was due to advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin’s oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute” in Detroit, her publicist said in a statement.

Ray Charles once remarked that soul, as a music genre, was more difficult to explain than electricity. Mahalia Jackson claimed that it began with the laments of people on the cotton fields. But Aretha Franklin insisted: “You don’t need to be an Afro-American in order to have it. It’s something creative, something that’s alive. It’s honesty.” She knew what soul means, having been its undisputed queen since the 1960s.

The young Aretha: gospel and blues

Born on March 25, 1942, in Memphis, Tennessee, Franklin grew up in a church setting. Her father, Reverend Clarence Franklin, was a Baptist pastor, and her mother, Barbara Franklin, a famous gospel singer. Reverend Franklin’s sermons became well-known beyond Detroit, where Aretha Franklin grew up with her three siblings.

Her mother died when she was only 10 years old. When Franklin, who rarely gave interviews, talked about her childhood, she would focus on its positive aspects.

As she told US journalist Mark Bego, music could always be heard in the family’s home, and famous musicians would visit. They would eat together and talk, then one would start to play the piano, and spontaneously, all were making music together.

Unsurprisingly, Franklin started to sing and to play the piano at an early age, but her career as a gospel singer came to an abrupt end when she became pregnant. She had her first son at age 14, to be followed by her second son at age 16. She never talked about the circumstances or the fathers. These early challenges shaped the young woman’s character, and her music as well.

The career of Lady Soul

When she was 18 years old, Franklin left her two sons in the custody of her family and moved to New York. After signing a contract with producer John Hammond of Columbia Records, she produced 10 records in different musical styles, including blues, jazz, pop, musical songs, ballads and R&B. In 1966, she went to Atlantic Records, and worked in the following year with producer Jerry Wexler. It was the beginning of a creative explosion.

Wexler produced many of Franklin’s most successful songs, including “Respect,” written by Otis Redding. Sound technician Tom Dowd remembered how impressed he was when he first listened to the recording. In his view, “Respect” represented many areas of life and could be interpreted as referring to racial discrimination, political situations and relationships between men and women; basically everybody could identify with it. In the summer of 1967, it climbed to the top of the US charts and became an international hit.

“Respect” became an important song of the feminist movement, as well as the American civil rights movement. Franklin supported these movements and became a symbol of the struggle for equal rights for black people. She came to represent the new proud Afro-American woman of the late 1960s. She was well acquainted with Martin Luther King, who was also a close friend of her father. Franklin sang at his funeral in 1968.

Jerry Wexler, known as the “godfather of rhythm and blues,” and Franklin came to write music history. From February 1967 to February 1968, Franklin was represented in the Top 10 with six singles — and with three albums in the Top 10 LP charts. Five of the singles and two of the albums achieved gold status.

The 1970s: Return to gospel 
On her albums, Franklin sang and played her own compositions and those of others. Often named best R&B artist at the Grammy Awards, she also became popular with Rock ‘n’ Roll audiences with her live album from Fillmore West in San Francisco. Franklin certainly was Young, Gifted and Black, the title of her most highly acclaimed 1970s album. The Black Power movement had forced her and the majority of people of color to examine themselves more closely, she felt — and although they hadn’t felt ashamed before, they now found a natural self-esteem.

Franklin’s success gave her the artistic freedom to tackle projects that promised only few financial gains. In 1972, she recorded a gospel album in the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. One of her producers, Arif Mardin, once recounted that some of the songs moved Franklin to such an extent that she had to sit down for a while. That magical atmosphere comes across on the recording of Amazing Grace, widely considered the best gospel album of all time. It achieved gold status and reached number seven in the charts, right next to the Rolling Stones and Jethro Tull.

Aretha Franklin (picture-alliance/Globe/Zumapress)Franklin acquired a reputation of being a diva, having legendary rows with other singers and refusing to give interviews

Rocking through the 1980s

Following a downturn in her career from the mid-1970s onwards, Franklin’s switch to the label Arista catapulted her back to success. The turning point came with her performance in the cult film Blues Brothers in 1980. Her musical comeback came with the album Who’s Zoomin’ Who. Her highest-selling album, it reached platinum status. With its danceable 1980s sound, it was an expression of Franklin’s desire to do something that would also be appreciated by young people. The songs “Freeway of Love,” “Push” and “Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves” proved Franklin’s talent for rock.

Showered with praise, Franklin felt particularly honored by a decision of the state government of Michigan to consider her voice as a “natural resource.” Her duet with George Michael, “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me),” went to the top of international charts in 1987, 20 years after the release of “Respect.” In the same year, she became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The 1990s: Excursions into the hip hop and opera worlds 

Franklin acquired the reputation of being a diva for her legendary rows with other singers and refusing to give interviews. Suffering from an extreme fear of flying, Franklin only rarely left Detroit from the mid-1980s onwards. After 1983, she recorded all her albums in Detroit, where most of her television appearances also took place. Connected via satellite to the live performance of “We Are The World,” she sang together with Michael Jackson.

Franklin received numerous awards, including Grammys. She received the Kennedy Award for lifetime achievement from then-US President Bill Clinton in 1994. Unforgettable are also her excursions into the opera world. At the 40th Grammy Awards in 1998, she stepped in for Luciano Pavarotti, who had fallen ill, and sang the Puccini aria “Nessun dorma” — a performance that earned her a standing ovation. In that same year, she also produced a highly acclaimed hip hop album with Lauryn Hill, entitled A Rose is Still a Rose. It was highly praised by Rolling Stone, writing that Aretha’s true strength was her ability to produce the right atmosphere, an ability that would turn an artist into a legend.

The new millennium

Franklin’s contract with Arista ended in 2004, after which she announced the foundation of her own label. Her first and only album on that label was released in 2011. In the meantime, Franklin worked on several compilations and numerous performances, including at the inauguration of President Barack Obama on the steps of the Capitol in Washington in 2009. In 2010, Rolling Stone praised Franklin as “the best singer of all time.”

After 60 years in the music business, Franklin announced in 2017 that she would retire. She became seriously ill earlier this year, at age 76. Surrounded by her family, Aretha Franklin died on August 16, 2018 in Detroit.

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Aretha Franklin dead at 76

 

Gabby Ogbechie, TPG

Aretha Franklin, the American singer-songwriter died today, 16 August of Pancreatic cancer in Detroit Michigan, USA.. She was aged 76.

An icon of the Rhythm and Blues genre, but whose music transcended every known genre; R&B, Rock, Jazz, Pop and Soul, Aretha’s music defined musical standards in more ways than one can recall; influencing generations of pop music followers over a six-decade period; from the 1960s to the present.

”Born on March 25, 1942, in Memphis, Tennessee, Franklin grew up in a church setting. Her father, Reverend Clarence Franklin, was a Baptist pastor, and her mother, Barbara Franklin, a famous gospel singer. Reverend Franklin’s sermons became well-known beyond Detroit, where Aretha Franklin grew up with her three siblings”.

She started in Gospel music at about age 10 in the choir of her father’s church in Detroit Michigan, and by age 14 she became an established voice. Young Aretha lost her mother at age 10, and by age 15, she had already become mother to two children. Her first recorded work was Precious Lord from the gospel album, Song of Faith in 1956.

Aretha’s R&B and Soul recordings really commenced in 1962 with the song Rock-      A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody, from The Electrifying Aretha Franklin album. The song which announced Aretha Franklin as Queen of Soul music was Respect, a remake of Otis Redding’s classic of 1964 in 1967.

Among Aretha Franklin’s greatest hits were: Respect; I never loved a man the way I loved you, Rock Steady, Don’t Play That Song, Since You’ve Been Gone, Baby, I Love You, Bridge Over Troubled Water, A Change Is Gonna Come, Spanish Harlem, Natural Woman, Freeway of Love, I dreamed a dream, and numerous more. Aretha’s version of Respect, coming as it did in 1967 became the very voice for the Civil Rights Movement, and even transcended to becoming the voice for most other movements that demanded respect from oppression.

“Respect” became an important song of the feminist movement, as well as the American civil rights movement. Franklin supported these movements and became a symbol of the struggle for equal rights for black people. She came to represent the new proud Afro-American woman of the late 1960s. She was well acquainted with Martin Luther King, who was also a close friend of her father. Franklin sang at his funeral in 1968. 

 

”Franklin received numerous awards, including Grammys. She received the Kennedy Award for lifetime achievement from then-US President Bill Clinton in 1994. Unforgettable are also her excursions into the opera world. At the 40th Grammy Awards in 1998, she stepped in for Luciano Pavarotti, who had fallen ill, and sang the Puccini aria “Nessun dorma” — a performance that earned her a standing ovation. In that same year, she also produced a highly acclaimed hip hop album with Lauryn Hill, entitled A Rose is Still a Rose. It was highly praised by Rolling Stone, writing that Aretha’s true strength was her ability to produce the right atmosphere, an ability that would turn an artist into a legend”.

Aretha was arguably the greatest Soul music voice of all time.Her voice basically tingled the spine and froze the nerves. Her performance at at President Barack Obama’s inauguration drew tears from most present with its haunting cadence.
May her lovely soul rest in perfect peace.

https://youtu.be/waS0rKeuzg8 via Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)@YouTube

 

Gabby Ogbechie, The Property Gazette

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Rachel Dolezal’s upcoming Netflix documentary sparks major backlash on social media

Rachel Dolezal, the troubled former NAACP leader who claimed to be African-American, is the subject of an upcoming Netflix documentary that’s already causing major backlash.

Social media users are criticizing the streaming service for giving the 40-year-old a spotlight with a film that explores how she portrayed herself as African-American for years, despite being born biologically white.

“At the end of the day, #RachelDolezal was able to secure a Netflix special because of her white privilege,” wrote one Twitter user Thursday.

“It’s VERY important that we DO NOT watch @netflix #RachelDolezal doc,” chimed another. “We can’t give validity to her ‘plight.’ We vote w/ our views & $, even if you want to hate watch, it would ultimately justify Netflix giving her a voice. She could’ve been an ally w/o appropriating. Do better.”

“Sick to death of #RachelDolezal and apparently her kid is too,” added a Twitter user. “I understand that the documentary is a way to ‘explore the conversation’… but is this a ‘transracism’ and conversation we need to have?!!!”

Dolezal’s teenage son Franklin, who is African-American, is also seen openly criticizing his mother for seemingly embracing the growing media attention for her questionable behavior.

“I really do not want to focus on this for the rest of my life,” he said in the clip. “Why don’t you just let it go away?… This is going to affect more than just your life.”

He then tells the camera, “I resent some of her choices and I resent some of the words she’s spoken in interviews… The more that I hear about it, the more that I talk to people about it, the more that it drains me.”

Netflix revealed that since the controversy erupted, director Laura Brownson and her production team have filmed with Dolezal, her sons and her adopted sister Esther.

“The Rachel Divide,” which is executive produced by Academy Award-winner Ross Williams, will premiere at New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival beginning April 18.

The film will then be available for streaming April 27.

Courtesy: Fox News

Usher and wife Grace Miguel split after two years of marriage, amid ‘herpes claims’

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R&B star Usher and his wife Grace Miguel are separating after multiple allegations and lawsuits claiming he’d givena number of women herpes.

The couple, who married in 2015, released a statement overnight, saying,“After much thought and consideration we have mutually decided to separate as a couple. We remain deeply connected, loving friends who will continue supporting each other through the next phases of our lives.”

And though they did not mention divorce, TMZ is reporting that that appears to be where the couple are headed.

Usher with wife Grace in 2015. Picture: Splash News

Usher with wife Grace in 2015. Picture: Splash NewsSource:Supplied

In their statement, reported by Us Weekly, they added “The enormous amount of love and respect that we have for each other will only increase as we move forward.”

Ms Miguel reacted to Usher’s herpes accusers back in November, telling us she and her husband are “living their lives”.

TMZ reported the couple were still together as recently as December bur but had not been pictured together in recent months.

Usher, pictured with Jermaine Dupri and Sean 'Diddy' Combs in December. Picture: Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Ciroc

Usher, pictured with Jermaine Dupri and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs in December. Picture: Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for CirocSource:Getty Images

Speaking to People magazine in 2016 about Miguel — who also worked as the singer’s manager — the star said, “I have an incredible partner and manager. She has helped me through some of the hardest times in my life and my career.”

Usher was previously married to Tameka Foster and has two sons with her, Naviyd Ely Raymond, 9, and Usher Raymond V, 10.

Two years ago, he spoke to People magazine about spending quality time with his family.

“I went on an air balloon trip with about 15 people … both my boys were up there with me, my wife was up there with me,” he recalled about a recent trip to Italy. “The whole family was up there. It was cool to just have that little moment away.”

Usher with ex-wife Tameka Foster in 2007. Picture: AP/John Smock

Usher with ex-wife Tameka Foster in 2007. Picture: AP/John SmockSource:AP

Last November, a lawsuit alleging the star had given a woman herpes was dismissed.

In July, Laura Helm filed a lawsuit against Usher, alleging he had unprotected sex with her and transmitted the disease.

According to The Sun, Helm was one of a number of people suing the R&B artist.

She alleged she slept with the pop icon on two separate occasions.

After the second encounter, which involved sex without a condom, she claims to have found a pea-sized bump on her vagina and a similar lump on her cheek, reported TMZ.

The court filings also detail Usher’s allegedly bizarre behaviour including having showers before and after sex.

Helm also claims the chart-topping star would grab his penis and run out the room before he ejaculated.

Usher was pictured out in Los Angeles last week, with seemingly no worries in the world. Picture: MEGA

Usher was pictured out in Los Angeles last week, with seemingly no worries in the world. Picture: MEGASource:Mega

The pair were friends for years before their relationship turned sexual in April 2017, according to the documents.

In their first sexual encounter, the singer wooed Helm by talking about his humanitarian work in Africa, his interest in water filtration and his concerns for the current state of American politics, said the claimant.

The second time the pair hooked up, Usher put on jazz music before performing oral sex on the fellow musician, the filings state.

The lawsuit was dismissed in November after a taped phone call two days before the lawsuit was filed, she reportedly told a friend she only had protected sex with Usher, according to TMZ.

Courtesy: News.com.au

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Jennifer Garner delights the internet by embracing her new meme

Jennifer Garner arrives at the 90th Academy Awards.
Jennifer Garner arrives at the 90th Academy Awards. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

It began, as these things so often do, on Twitter.

More than two hours into Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony, Jezebel writer Bobby Finger posted video of Jennifer Garner with a simple question: “What realization did Jennifer Garner just come to?”

In the three-second clip from the show, Garner applauds along with the rest of the audience before a look of vague concern crosses her face and she slowly stops clapping.

The internet was quick to offer suggestions, resulting in more than 3,000 replies to Finger’s tweet alone.

But none of the suggestions could possibly have the insight of Garner’s own contributions to the nascent meme, submitted by the actress in an Instagram story Monday night.

“Congrats to ‘Shape of Water.’ Maybe I should date a fish,” Garner said in her first pass at the meme, a reference to the newest best picture winner and maybe even her divorce from Ben Affleck.

“Hey, Jimmy Kimmel what’s in your wallet,” Garner queried in attempt No. 2, a nod to her affiliation with Capital One. “Wait, where is my wallet?”

Finally, Garner quipped about her upcoming HBO series “Camping” from Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner.

“Can’t wait to work with Lena Dunham. Wait, did I sign a nudity waiver?”

Congratulations, Jennifer. You’re the internet’s new girlfriend!

(She’d probably be better off with the fish.)

Courtesy: Los Angeles Times

A ‘stressed’ George R.R. Martin is stepping back from his blog

A 'stressed' George R.R. Martin is stepping back from his blog
George R. R. Martin (AP Photo/Keystone, Sandro Campardo)

 

George R.R. Martin, the author of the fantasy books that form the basis for the HBO show “Game of Thrones,” is taking a break from his blog to concentrate on some projects — including, possibly, the long-awaited sixth novel in his “A Song of Ice and Fire” series.

Martin made the announcement on his blog Monday, writing, “All’s good, boys and girls… lots of exciting things going on. LOTS of exciting things. Maybe too many. I am buried in work, so much that it is starting to overwhelm me. Even with my army of loyal minions.

“So I am going to step back from blogging … for a while, till I get a few of these monkeys off my back,” he continued. “In the near future, you’ll likely see fewer posts here. And some of those will be by my minions.”

Martin didn’t specify which “exciting things” he’s working on, but “Game of Thrones” fans are likely hoping that “The Winds of Winter,” the next novel in his most famous series, is among them.

His readers have been waiting a long time for the latest installment — the most recent book in the series, “A Dance With Dragons,” was published in 2011. Martin has been reluctant to speculate when the latest novel will be finished. In a blog post in July, the author wrote, “I am still working on it, I am still months away (how many? good question), I still have good days and bad days, and that’s all I care to say.”

Martin is also involved in several television projects. His novella “Nightflyers” is being adapted into a television series on the Syfy network, and he’s also been working with writers on pilot scripts for HBO shows set in the “Game of Thrones” universe.

In his post on Monday, Martin promised he’d return to his blog “eventually. Just don’t know when.”

At the end of the blog post, he wrote, “Current mood: stressed.”

Courtesy: Los Angeles Times

Oscars 2018: Best picture goes to ‘The Shape of Water’

“The Shape of Water” has won the Academy Award for best picture. Gary Oldman and Frances McDormand have taken home the top acting honors, and Guillermo Del Toro won best director.

Guillermo del Toro (L) accepts the Oscar for Best Picture for The Shape of Water.

All of Hollywood was waiting to see how Jimmy Kimmel would open the 90th annual Academy Awards. Would he deal with the sexual harassment scandals? Yes, he did.

The late-night host specifically mentioned disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein by name and said he deserved to be expelled from the Academy. He joked that the Oscar statuette is the ideal embodiment of the moment — “as he always keeps his hands where we can see them.”

Kimmel also acknowledged the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements against sexual misconduct and gender inequality, a major theme of the evening.

Read more: 90 years of the Oscars 

Awards spread evenly

The best picture award went to “The Shape of Water,” with director Guillermo del Toro dedicating his win to all young filmmakers around the world. He reminisced about being a young boy in Mexico and dreaming of one day being at the Oscars. He also took home the prize for best director, and the film was honored with a total of four awards.

USA Oscar-Verleihung 2018 | Best Supporting Actress Allison Janney (Reuters/L. Jackson)Allison Janney won the award for best supporting actress, for her role in ‘I, Tonya’

Gary Oldman won best actor for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in “The Darkest Hour.”

“I would just like to salute Winston Churchill, who has been marvelous company on what can be described as an incredible journey,” Oldman said while accepting his award.

The best actress award in a crowded field of talented women went to Frances McDormand for her role of a grieving mother in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” During her acceptance speech, she had all the women nominees and winners stand up and take a bow, and pushed for more funding for their projects.

In a category filled with amazing performances, the winner of the statuette for best supporting actress was anyone’s guess. Allison Janney ultimately won for her performance as figure skater Tonya Harding’s mother in the film “I, Tonya.” The best supporting actor award went to Sam Rockwell for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

‘Coco’ wins best animated film

Roger Deakins (Reuters/L. Jackson)After 14 nominations, Roger Deakins won his first Oscar for cinematography for “Blade Runner 2049”

The award for documentary feature was given to “Icarus,” the film which exposed the state-sponsored doping of Russia’s Olympic athletes. Best foreign film went to Chile’s “A Fantastic Woman,” the story of love and loss that stars transgender actress Daniela Vega. Pixar’s colorful ode to Mexican culture, “Coco,” won best animated film.

Germany was represented at the Academy Awards by Gerd Nefzer, who won an Oscar in the visual effects category for “Blade Runner 2049.”

“It’s a great moment in my life,” he said, speaking to reporters backstage. “I never thought I would make it as a German special effects artist at the Oscars. It’s incredible, I still can’t believe it.”

‘Time’s Up is not about the red carpet’

Unlike the Golden Globes’ “blackout” where women wore black dresses to protest sexual misconduct, there was no similar movement on the Oscar red carpet.

“It’s really important that you know that Time’s Up is not about the red carpet,” said powerhouse Hollywood producer Shonda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal”) ahead of the ceremony.

“And those women you saw on the red carpet representing Time’s Up are now off the red carpet working their butts off being activists.”

Read more: Greta Gerwig — Oscar-nominated female director still a rarity in Hollywood

Before he was thrown out of the film academy after a tsunami of sexual harassment and sexual abuse allegations, Weinstein was central to the Academy Awards over the past two decades. Indeed, one study claimed that Weinstein was thanked more often than God in acceptance speeches.

Tradition was also broken in another manner. Typically the previous year’s best actor winner would present that statuette, but Casey Affleck, who won the award in 2017 for “Manchester by the Sea,” withdrew under amid a pair of sexual harassment accusations. He has denied the allegations.

WINNERS IN BOLD

Best picture

Call Me By Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape Of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Actress in a leading role

Sally Hawkins (The Shape Of Water)
Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)
Meryl Streep (The Post)

Actor in a leading role

Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name)
Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread)
Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)
Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)
Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.)

Director

Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)
Jordan Peele (Get Out)
Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)
Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread)
Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape Of Water)

Music (original song)

“Mighty River” by Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson (Mudbound)
“Mystery of Love” by Sufjan Stevens (Call Me By Your Name)
“Remember Me” by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Coco)
“Stand Up for Something” by Diane Warren and Lonnie R. Lynn (aka Common) (Marshall)
“This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (The Greatest Showman)

Music (original score)

Hans Zimmer (Dunkirk)
Jonny Greenwood (Phantom Thread)
Alexandre Desplat (The Shape Of Water)
John Williams (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
Carter Burwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Cinematography

Roger Deakins(Blade Runner 2049)
Bruno Delbonnel (Darkest Hour)
Hoyte Van Hoytema (Dunkirk)
Rachel Morrison (Mudbound)
Dan Lausten (The Shape Of Water)

Writing (original screenplay)

Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick)
Jordan Peele (Get Out)
Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)
Screenplay by Guillermo Del Toro and Vanessa Taylor; story by Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape Of Water)
Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Writing (adapted screenplay)

James Ivory (Call Me By Your Name)
Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (The Disaster Artist)
Screenplay by Scott Frank, James Mangold and Michael Green; story by James Mangold (Logan)
Aaron Sorkin (Molly’s Game)
Screenplay by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees (Mudbound)

Short film (live action)

DeKalb Elementary
The Eleven O’Clock
My Nephew Emmett
The Silent Child
Watu Wote/All Of Us

Documentary (short subject)

Edith + Eddie
Heaven Is A Traffic Jam On The 405
Heroin(e)
Knife Skills
Traffic Stop

Film editing

Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos (Baby Driver)
Lee Smith (Dunkirk)
Tatiana S. Riegel (I, Tonya)
Sidney Wolinsky (The Shape Of Water)
Jon Gregory (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Visual effects

John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover(Blade Runner 2049)
Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner and Dan Sudick (Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2)
Stephen Rosenbaum, Jeff White, Scott Benza and Mike Meinardus (Kong: Skull Island)
Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
Joe Letteri, Daniel Barrett, Dan Lemmon and Joel Whist (War For The Planet Of The Apes)

Animated feature film

The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Coco
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent

Short film (animated)

Dear Basketball
Garden Party
Lou
Negative Space
Revolting Rhymes

Actress in a supporting role

Mary J. Blige (Mudbound)
Allison Janney (I, Tonya)
Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread)
Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird)
Octavia Spencer (The Shape Of Water)

Foreign language film

A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
The Insult (Lebanon)
Loveless (Russia)
On Body And Soul (Hungary)
The Square (Sweden)

Production design

Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer (Beauty And The Beast)
Dennis Gassner and Alessandra Querzola (Blade Runner 2049)
Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer (Darkest Hour)
Nathan Crowley and Gary Fettis (Dunkirk)
Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau and Jeff Melvin (The Shape Of Water)

Sound mixing

Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin and Mary H. Ellis (Baby Driver)
Ron Bartless, Doug Hemphill and Mac Ruth (Blade Runner 2049)
Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker and Gary A. Rizzo (Dunkirk)
Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern and Glen Gauthier (The Shape Of Water)
David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Stuart Wilson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)

Sound editing

Julian Slater (Baby Driver)
Mark Mangini and Theo Green (Blade Runner 2049)
Richard King and Alex Gibson (Dunkirk)
Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira (The Shape Of Water)
Matthew Wood and Ren Klyce (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)

Documentary (feature)

Abacus: Small Enough To Jail
Faces Places

Icarus
Last Men In Aleppo
Strong Island

Costume design

Jacqueline Durran (Beauty And The Beast)
Jacqueline Durran (Darkest Hour)
Mark Bridges (Phantom Thread)
Luis Sequeira (The Shape Of Water)
Consolata Boyle (Victoria & Abdul)

Makeup and hairstyling

Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick (Darkest Hour)
Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard (Victoria & Abdul)
Arjen Tuiten (Wonder)

Actor in a supporting role

Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project)
Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Richard Jenkins (The Shape Of Water)
Christopher Plummer (All The Money In The World)
Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

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COURTESY: DW

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