Key nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards

Nominations for the 2018 Oscars were announced on Tuesday. (File photo: Invision via AP)
Updated 23 January 2018
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Key nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES: Nominations for the 2018 Oscars, or Academy Awards, the highest honors in the movie industry, were announced on Tuesday. The awards will be handed out on March 4 at a ceremony in Hollywood hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel.
Here are the complete nominations:
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“
Best Actor
Timothee 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.”
Best Actress
Sally Hawkins — “The Shape of Water“
Frances McDormand — “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri“
Meryl Streep — “The Post“
Margot Robbie — “I, Tonya“
Saoirse Ronan — “Lady Bird“
Best Director
Guillermo del Toro — “The Shape of Water“
Christopher Nolan — “Dunkirk“
Jordan Peele — “Get Out“
Greta Gerwig — “Lady Bird“
Paul Thomas Anderson — “Phantom Thread“
Best Supporting Actor
Willem Dafoe — “The Florida Project“
Richard Jenkins — “The Shape of Water“
Sam Rockwell — “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri“
Christopher Plummer — “All the Money in the World“
Woody Harrelson — “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri“
Best Supporting Actress
Mary J. Blige — “Mudbound“
Allison Janney — “I, Tonya“
Laurie Metcalf — “Lady Bird“
Octavia Spencer — “The Shape of Water“
Lesley Manville — “Phantom Thread“
Best Original Screenplay
“The Big Sick“
“Get Out“
“Lady Bird“
“The Shape of Water“
“Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri“
Best Adapted Screenplay
“Call Me By Your Name“
“The Disaster Artist“
“Logan“
“Molly’s Game“
“Mudbound“
Best Animated Film
“The Boss Baby“
“The Breadwinner“
“Coco” “Ferdinand“
“Loving Vincent”
Best Documentary Film
“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail“
“Faces Places“
“Icarus“
“Last Man in Aleppo“
“Strong Island“
Best Foreign Language Film
“A Fantastic Woman” — Chile
“The Insult” — Lebanon
“Loveless“ — Russia
“Our Body and Soul” — Hungary
“The Square” — Sweden
Original Song
“Mighty River,” — Mudbound
“Mystery of Love” — Call Me By Your Name
“Remember Me” — Coco
“Stand Up for Something” — Marshall
“This is Me” — The Greatest Showman


Two get life sentence in S.Africa ‘cannibalism case’

Updated 13 December 2018
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Two get life sentence in S.Africa ‘cannibalism case’

  • Police refused to believe his claims until he took them to a house where more body parts were found
JOHANNESBURG: Two South African men accused of cannibalism were given life sentences for murder on Wednesday, with the judge saying they were guilty of “the most heinous crime,” local media reported.
Sitting at the Pietermaritzburg High Court, judge Peter Olsen sentenced Nino Mbatha, 33, and Lungisani Magubane, 32, to life in prison for the killing of Zanele Hlatshwayo last year, the Witness newspaper said.
Mbatha, a traditional healer, was arrested after handing himself in at a police station in Estcourt, a town in KwaZulu-Natal province.
He was carrying a bag containing a human leg and a hand, telling officers he was “tired of eating human flesh.”
Police refused to believe his claims until he took them to a house where more body parts were found.
A third man was acquitted on Wednesday. Seven people were initially arrested.
At earlier hearings in Estcourt, angry residents had gathered outside the courthouse to protest against the grisly murder.
South Africa has no direct law against cannibalism, but mutilating a corpse and being in possession of human tissue are criminal offenses.