By Associated Press | PUBLISHED: February 25, 2019 at 12:25 am | UPDATED: February 25, 2019 at 12:27 am LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 91st Academy Awards, which are being presented Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Spike Lee has compared the Oscars’ selection of “Green Book” as this year’s best film to a loss by his beloved New York Knicks basketball team. He says jokingly, “The ref made the wrong call.” So angry that he nearly walked out of the Academy Awards after “Green Book” was declared the winner Sunday, he was in much better spirits when he reached the backstage interview room. The standing ovation he received from many in the press corps probably didn’t hurt. “This is my sixth glass — and you know why,” he shouted as he strolled into the room with a glass of champagne that he sipped from as he answered questions. Asked what he thought of the … [Read more...] about The Latest: Spike Lee makes light of loss to ‘Green Book’
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By Associated Press | PUBLISHED: February 24, 2019 at 11:46 pm | UPDATED: February 24, 2019 at 11:48 pm LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 91st Academy Awards, which are being presented Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles (all times local): 8:40 p.m. A visibly angry Spike Lee waved his hands in disgust and appeared to try to walk out of the Dolby Theatre after Julia Roberts announced “Green Book” had won this year’s Oscar for best film. Lee, whose film “BlackKkKlansman was also nominated, had won an Oscar earlier in the evening for best adapted screenplay. His Oscar in hand, he walked alone toward the theatre exit while the “Green Book” producers were accepting their award. He appeared to be stopped by staffers there, then made his way back to his seat after the speeches were over and the rest of the crowd stood up to leave. Jordan Peele, who was sitting behind Lee, also declined to applaud the winner, as did others in the room. … [Read more...] about The Latest: ‘Green Book’ win prompts disgust from Spike Lee
By Associated Press | PUBLISHED: February 24, 2019 at 11:16 pm | UPDATED: February 24, 2019 at 11:18 pm LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 91st Academy Awards, which are being presented Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles (all times local): 8:15 p.m. “Green Book” is the winner of the Academy Award for best picture. The film from Universal Pictures stars Mahershala Ali as an African-American concert pianist in the 1960s and Viggo Mortensen as his driver. It won three Oscars on Sunday, including best supporting actor for Ali and best original screenplay. ___ 8:10 p.m. Alfonso Cuaron is the winner of the Academy Award for best director. It’s the second time Cuaron has won an Oscar as best director. He previously won in 2014 for “Gravity.” His film “Roma” is based on his childhood in Mexico and the woman who raised him. Cuaron has also won two Oscars Sunday night, as well as the best foreign language film for Mexico, its … [Read more...] about The Latest: ‘Green Book’ wins Oscars best picture award
By Peter M. DeLorenzo Detroit. Ah yes, 2018, what a spectacular time to be in the automobile business. With the promise of new beginnings and untold profits dancing in "The New Visionaries'" heads, a Next Frontier marked by a horde of shiny happy zombie cars careening across the landscape, and a blissfully unaware populace with joker-like grins plastered on their faces as they revel in the mindless, pay-as-you-go un-involvement – what could possibly go wrong? Meanwhile the real-world market has been upended by actual paying customers and their insatiable desire for Crossovers, SUVs and Trucks, to the point that legacy auto companies like GM have been caught out of position and unprepared, forcing it to close underperforming plants and cut thousands of workers. GM blames the market conditions, but I place the blame squarely on management for their lack of planning and inability to anticipate where the market was going. Add to this chaotic situation the headlong rush of … [Read more...] about DIGITAL DISCIPLES, ZOMBIE CARS, AND ENOUGH DELUSION AND HUBRIS TO POWER THE NEW EMERALD AUTO CITY JUST OVER THE HILL. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG, BESIDES EVERYTHING? THAT’S RIGHT, IT’S TIME FOR THE AUTOEXTREMIST 2018 YEAR IN REVIEW!
PUBLISHED: 18:02 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 20:07 13 November 2018 Megan Aldous Goldie Sayers , Team GB Javelin Thrower and one of Suffolk's 100 Inspiring Women speaking at the event Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector.The list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations. From top left: Jenna Ackerley, Anne Beckett-Allen, Katie Bannister, Jane Basham, Dayle Bayliss, Shayra Begum, Nicola Beach, Adele Bellis and Professor Emma Bond Pictures: WENDY AIKEN PHOTOGRAPHY/EDF ENERGY/BARRY ELEY/PHILIP MYNOTT/SUFFOLK COUNTY COUCIL/UNIVERSITY OF SUFFOLKJenna Ackerley, Events Under Canvas: A Felixstowe girl originally, 38-year-old Jenna now lives in East Bergholt with her husband and … [Read more...] about Meet 100 of Suffolk’s most inspirational women