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Joker’s Oscar Nomination For Best Picture Is A Bigger Feat Than Black Panther’s

It Might Actually Win Best Picture

Not to be rude to the people who work in costume design or sound mixing, but Best Picture was the only major accolade Black Panther was nominated for. Compare that to Joker, which has more nominations than any other movie this year, including the big ones—Best actor, best director (For a superhero movie!), and best adapted screenplay, along with all the other technical nominations that very few people actually care about.

Kim Kardashian Is Releasing a Documentary About Her Fight for Criminal Justice Reform

In 2018, Kim Kardashian turned her massive platform toward an unexpected cause: criminal justice reform. That year, Kim Kardashian petitioned President Trump to commute the prison sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a woman who’d been incarcerated since 1996 for a nonviolent drug charge. Kardashian’s lobbying led to Johnson’s full pardon, but her fight for criminal justice reform hasn’t stopped since then—and audiences will soon get a much closer look at her work.

The reality star is releasing a documentary, Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project, that will take viewers behind-the-scenes of her work in criminal justice reform. Viewers will follow Kardashian and a team of legal experts as they examine four cases in which prisoners may have been unfairly sentenced. The two-hour documentary premieres on Oxygen on April 5 at 8 p.m.

“There are a lot of people who deserve a second chance, but many do not have the resources to make it happen,” Kardashian said in a statement released by Oxygen. “I want to help elevate these cases to a national level to effect change, and this documentary is an honest depiction of me learning about the system and helping bring tangible results to justice reform.”

From what we’ve seen so far, the documentary is a revealing look at the effort that goes into pardoning unfair sentences, and how far Kardashian has gone to learn about the issue. In the trailer, the KKW mogul speaks with prisoners who had been handed life sentences for nonviolent offenses. She also lobbies public officials and collaborates with legal teams to facilitate earlier releases. (You’ll have to watch to find out if she’s successful.)

The documentary is only two hours, but it covers a life-changing experience for Kardashian. “I went into this knowing nothing, and then my heart completely opened up,” she says in the trailer. “People deserve a second chance.”

This documentary won’t be the last we see of the star’s work in criminal justice reform. In an interview with Vogue last April, Kardashian revealed that she plans to become a lawyer and will take the bar exam in 2022. She made the decision to pursue law after seeing a “really good result” with her work on Johnson’s case. “I’ve always known my role, but I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society,” she told Vogue. “I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it, and if I knew more, I could do more.”

Watch the trailer for Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project below.

Parasite And 11 Other Foreign Language Films That Were Nominated For An Academy Award For Best Picture

Babel (2006)

Directed by four-time Oscar winner Alejandro González Iñárritu, Babel is a somber, sprawling multi-narrative ensemble piece, and one that completes the filmmaker’s “death trilogy,” following 2000’s excellent Oscar-nominated Amores Perros and the English-language 2003 movie, 21 Grams. The film, which features Arabic, Spanish, Japanese and more, portrays four interrelated storylines, told in non-linear fashion, which portray a series of tragic or life-altering events happening Morocco, Japan, Mexico, and the United States. Babel was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Editing, Best Original Screenplay, two Best Supporting Actress nominations, Best Original Score (for which it won), Best Director and Best Picture. Ultimately, much like Letters From Iwo Jima, which was another foreign-language movie nominated in the same field in 2007, Babel lost Best Picture to The Departed.

The Batman’s Zoe Kravitz Has Some Great Reasons For Wanting To Play Catwoman

Well, that’s something to go on, at least, though it’s about as vague as everything else we’ve heard about the film’s plot and tone so far. Zoe Kravitz will star alongside Robert Pattinson, Paul Dano, Peter Sarsgaard, and Jeffrey Wright, who recently tweeted that he was on his way to start filming his part in the movie. The Batman hits theaters on June 25, 2021.

Netflix’s A Fall From Grace Has Big Twists Tyler Perry Doesn’t Want You To Spoil

You heard him! Don’t post details that will give it away! A Fall From Grace follows a young lawyer (Bresha Webb) who learns the story of how a woman (Crystal Fox) got to the point of facing murder charges for the death of her husband (Mehcad Brooks). Just when you think you know where this movie is going, it certainly goes for the unexpected!

Ed Sheeran’s Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker Role Was Not What Anyone Expected

Who is that dude? No idea. Do you? Every other “easter egg” cameo listed in the Disney story Star Wars linked to had a name — from Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich playing stormtrooper FN-2802 to composer John Williams as Oma Tres, a Kijimi bartender. (Oma Tres, rearranged, spells Maestro.) There are plenty of other cameos listed, and we knew of most of them — including Wedge Antilles, who is more than a cameo to me. It also turns out one of the droids in Babu Frik’s (voiced by Shirley Henderson) workshop is an old battle droid, as seen in The Phantom Menace.

Surprise, Ed Sheeran Actually Played This Guy In Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Who is that dude? No idea. Do you? Every other “easter egg” cameo listed in the Disney story Star Wars linked to had a name — from Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich playing stormtrooper FN-2802 to composer John Williams as Oma Tres, a Kijimi bartender. (Oma Tres, rearranged, spells Maestro.) There are plenty of other cameos listed, and we knew of most of them — including Wedge Antilles, who is more than a cameo to me. It also turns out one of the droids in Babu Frik’s (voiced by Shirley Henderson) workshop is an old battle droid, as seen in The Phantom Menace.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are ‘No Longer Working Members of the Royal Family’

After days of negotiations, the royal family has decided what’s next for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The verdict? They are indeed stepping down from their senior royal positions and are “no longer working members of the royal family.”

Sussex Royal, the official Instagram account of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, released a written statement from Queen Elizabeth on Saturday, January 18. In it, Queen Elizabeth says that, “I am pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family.”

She continues, “I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life. I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth, and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of our family.”

The details for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new arrangement were outlined in a separate statement from Buckingham Palace. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will still be referred to as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, but they will no longer use “HRH” titles. The couple are officially no longer working members of the royal family and can no longer formally represent the Queen. However, the couple assures that “everything they do will continue to uphold the values of Her Majesty.”

Financial arrangements were also shared in Buckingham Palace’s statement. The couple will repay the taxpayer money that contributed to the refurbishment of their royal residence, Frogmore Cottage. They’ll also stop receiving public funds for royal duties.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new arrangement will go into effect sometime this spring, per the statement from Buckingham Palace. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are grateful to Her Majesty and the Royal Family for their ongoing support as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.”

This story is developing, but we’ll continue to update this post with details.