The 411 With Francesca: 1/24/18

Oscar Nominations and Snubs

The Academy released the nominations yesterday for the 90th annual Academy Awards and naturally the internet was abuzz with discussion and speculation. Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water leads the pack with 13 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director and a Best Actress nomination for Sally Hawkins. 

Right behind with nine nominations, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri which has cleaned up this awards season so far with wins for both Sam Rockwell and Frances Mcdormand. Christopher Nolan's historical drama Dunkirk rounds out the top 3 with eight nominations.

The internet was buzzing about everything Oscars but here are a few high points of conversation:

- No love for Wonder Woman, which was one of the highest grossing and most successful films of the year. Other snubs include Jessica Chastain, Michelle Williams, Armie Hammer, Tom Hanks, & Steven Spielberg.

- Despite being previously nominated, James Franco was left out of the Best Actor category for his work on The Disaster Artist, seemingly because of the sexual misconduct allegations that have surfaced from five different women. However Kobe Bryant, despite being arrested for rape in 2003, was nominated for his first Oscar for his animated short, “Dear Basketball.” 

- Best Director FINALLY isn't all old, white dudes! The nominees are Jordan Peele: Get Out, Guillermo del Torro: The Shape of Water, Greta Gerwig; Ladybird (YAY A GIRL), Christopher Nolan; Dunkirk and Paul Thomas Anderson; Phantom Thread.

-  HISTORY WAS MADE WITH THE FIRST WOMAN EVER BEING NOMINATED FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY! Her name is Rachel Morrison and she was nominated for her work on Mudbound.

Jimmy Kimmel hosts the awards for the second time March 4th. Full list of nominations here!



This Is Us To Feature Jack's Last Moments

This Is Us will air at a special time on February 4th, right after the Superbowl and will feature Jack's final moments. Everyone has been dying (pun intended) to find out how Jack died and what happened with this fire and this is promised to be "THEE episode."


I am crying because according to Joey Fatone, the answer is no :( Speculation spiraled out of control when it was announced Justin Timberlake would be handling the Superbowl halftime show sparking rumors NSYNC would reunite. TMZ caught up with Joey Fatone who quickly shut down the rumor saying, "I'm here right now. If I was doing something, I'd be at rehearsals right now ... there's your proof." 



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