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Published: Friday, January 27, 2017 @ 4:02 PM
Updated: Friday, January 27, 2017 @ 4:02 PM
NEW YORK — Weeks after it was announced that Megyn Kelly would leave Fox News for NBC, there are reports that the political commentator will be moving into the 9 a.m. hour of the "Today Show."
Kelly mentioned launching a new daytime show Monday through Friday in her Jan. 3 statement about the move.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, despite disputes from within NBC that the third hour will be canceled for Kelly's new slot, the move may be happening. That 9 a.m. hour is currently "Today's Take," hosted by Tamron Hall and Al Roker, and features headlines and commentary about pop culture and celebrities.
Variety, citing an unnamed source, reported that Kelly is expected to formally join NBC News in May. The source said that if Kelly's show runs at 9 a.m., Roker and Hall would continue with other roles at NBC News, and if Kelly's show ran at 10 a.m., "Today's" popular "Kathie Lee & Hoda" segment, hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, would move to 9 a.m.
People reported that Roker and Hall would continue their hosting duties from 7 to 9 a.m. Hall, who anchors MSNBC Live, also regularly fills in for other "Today Show" hosts.
Another unnamed source told People about Kelly's show that "the format is still in progress, but she will most likely be hosting the hour on her own."
Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 5:29 PM
LOS ANGELES — Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis were at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles Tuesday to announce the nominees for the 90th Academy Awards. “The Shape of Water,” “Get Out,” “Dunkirk” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” were among the films receiving multiple nominations.
Some of the nominees have made history, including Jordan Peele, who is the first black filmmaker nominated for writing, producing and directing in the same year for “Get Out.” Mary J. Blige is the first person in the history of the awards to be nominated for best supporting actress and best original song in the same year for”Mudbound.” Vox reported that Christopher Plummer, nominated for best supporting actor for “All the Money in the World,” is the oldest nominee for acting at age 88.
“The Post” was largely snubbed, but Meryl Streep earned her 21st Oscar nomination for best actress.
Here are some reactions from nominees, shared on Twitter and in statements to EW.com, for this year’s Oscars:
Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 3:44 PM
— Mary J. Blige shed happy tears when she learned she earned her first-ever Oscar nomination Tuesday morning.
“My phone rang at about 5:30 a.m. and it was my publicist, Amanda, and she was screaming,” she told USA Today. “And I don’t know what it is so I’m screaming and I’m crying! It’s just a really emotional time. We’re not taking this lightly because things like this don’t happen. And it did.”
The singer is nominated for best supporting actress for “Mudbound.” She plays Florence Johnson, a sharecropper’s wife, in the film.
“I just can’t stop crying,” Blige said.
Blige has a lot to be happy about. The same day, she earned a second nod for best original song for “Mighty River,” which she wrote and recorded for the post-World War II era Netflix movie set in the Deep South. Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson also share writing credits on the song.
The double nomination makes Blige the first person of any gender to be nominated for best supporting actress and best original song in the same year.
Mary J. Blige, who plays Florence Jackson in @mudboundmovie, is also the first person of ANY gender to be nominated for Best Supporting and Best Original Song in the same year (all in a day's work for a living legend). (3/8)— Netflix US (@netflix) January 23, 2018
Although the record is a historic one, Blige expressed disappointment that the film’s director, Dee Rees, wasn’t nominated for best director. Rees is still nominated for best adapted screenplay with Virgil Williams.
Blige told USA Today she hopes people take away a message of hope from the film.
“What I hope that people take away is that no matter how bad or how awful things get or look or people treat us, we cannot give up on ourselves,” she said. “And we have to continue to look at the negative as an opportunity to do something positive, to change something.”
Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 2:32 PM
— Nominations were announced for the 90th Academy Awards Tuesday, and although a number of actors and filmmakers and films have multiple noms, some names expected to be called were snubbed.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Franco was considered by many to likely be nominated for his role in “The Disaster Artist.” The actor, who faces multiple sexual misconduct allegations, was not among those nominated. “The Disaster Artist” only received one nomination for adapted screenplay for screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber.
“Wonder Woman” was not nominated for any awards, technical or otherwise, despite being a high-grossing blockbuster last year. The star of the film, Gal Gadot, was also not nominated, Deadline reported.
Tom Hanks was considered snubbed when he did not receive a Best Actor nomination for his role in “The Post.” Deadline reported that his co-star Meryl Streep received her 21st Oscar nomination overall for her role in the film. The movie also has a best picture nomination, but director Steven Spielberg was not nominated.
Streep is set to join other nominees at the 90th Academy Awards March 4.
Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 12:08 PM
— Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, “Get Out,” has earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Director. The nomination puts him among just four other black directors nominated for the award.
The Los Angeles Times reported that John Singleton (“Boyz n the Hood”), Lee Daniels (2009’s “Precious”), Steve McQueen (2013’s “12 Years a Slave”) and Barry Jenkins (2017’s “Moonlight”) have all previously been nominated in the Oscar category.
If Peele wins, he would be the first black director to have an Academy Award.
Peele has already made history as the first black filmmaker nominated for writing, producing and directing in the same year, according to Esquire.
The feat doesn’t seem lost on Peele. He tweeted gratitude after the nominations were announced.
“Right now I’m just thinking about everyone who bought a ticket and told someone else to. You did this. Thank you,” he wrote.
Right now I’m just thinking about everyone who bought a ticket and told someone else to. You did this. Thank you. ✊🏾— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) January 23, 2018
“Get Out” star Daniel Kaluuya also received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. “I just spoke to Daniel,” Peele wrote on Twitter. “You know when you’re on the phone trying to disguise the sound of an ugly cry? I failed at that.”
The Oscars are March 4.