The actress Cynthia Nixon officially jumped into the race for governor of New York on Monday, setting off what promises to be a tumultuous six months as she challenges Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in this year’s Democratic primary. Ms. Nixon, 51, has never before run for elected office and has chosen a huge undertaking for her first bid: seeking to unseat a two-term incumbent (and son of a three-term governor) who is sitting atop more than $30 million in campaign cash.
Bruno Mars dominated the 2017 Soul Train Awards on Sunday. The pop star won five prizes, including best male R&B/soul artist, song of the year ("That's What I Like"), as well as best video, album/mixtape and dance performance for "24k Magic." Toni Braxton accepted the Don Cornelius Legend Award and performed a medley of her hits during the show, hosted by Erykah Badu at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

Green Book beat Alfonso Cuaron's Roma to be named Best Picture at the 2019 Oscars on Sunday (24Feb19). The full list of winners at the 91st Academy Awards is:

Best Picture: Green Book

Best Actor: Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Actress: Olivia Colman - The Favourite

Best Supporting Actress: Regina King - If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali - Green Book

Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron - Roma

Best Original Screenplay: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly - Green Book

Best Adapted Screenplay: Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee - BlackKklansman

Original Score: Black Panther - Ludwig Goransson

Original Song: Shallow, A Star is Born - Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt

Foreign Language Film: Roma (Mexico)

Cinematography: Roma - Alfonso Cuaron

Visual Effects: First Man - Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles, and J.D. Schwalm

Costume Design: Black Panther - Ruth E. Carter

Production Design: Black Panther - Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart

Make-up and Hairstyling: Vice - Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe, and Patricia Dehaney

Film Editing: Bohemian Rhapsody - John Ottman

Sound Editing: Bohemian Rhapsody - John Warhurst, and Nina Hartstone

Sound Mixing: Bohemian Rhapsody - Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin, and John Casali

Animated Feature: Spider-Man - Into the Spider-Verse

Animated Short Film: Bao

Documentary Feature: Free Solo

Live-action Short Film: Skin

Documentary Short Subject: Period. End of Sentence.

Casting for Walt Disney Pictures‘ live-action The Lion King continues today as reports confirm that John Oliver is set to voice Zazu. Oliver, who is best known for hosting HBO‘s Last Week Tonight, joins a cast that includes Donald Glover as Simba, Billy Eichner as Timon, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and James Earl Jones reprising his animated role as Mufasa. Although still unconfirmed, director Jon Favreau has stated that Beyonce is his top choice to voice Nala. Favreau, who previously launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Iron Man, is bringing to The Lion King the same level of photo-real effects he brought to The Jungle Book. Look for The Lion King to hit the big screen July 19, 2019.

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