Academy Awards Oscars 2020

The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony is presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) honors the best films of 2019 and is held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California on February 9th, 2020.  During the ceremony, AMPAS will present Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories. The ceremony will be televised in the United States by ABC and produced by Lynette Howell Taylor and Stephanie Allain, and directed by Glenn Weiss.

In related events, the Academy held its 11th Annual Governors Awards ceremony at the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center on October 27, 2019.


The nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards were announced on January 13, 2020, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, by actors John Cho and Issa Rae.

Honorary Academy Awards

The Academy held its 11th Annual Governors Awards ceremony on October 27, 2019, and presented the following four awards:

Films that received multiple nominations

At the 92nd Academy Awards, 53 films received 124 nominations.

Films that received multiple nominations
Nominations Film
11 Joker
10 The Irishman
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
6 Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
Marriage Story
4 Ford v Ferrari
3 Bombshell
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
The Two Popes
2 Harriet
Pain and Glory
Toy Story 4


The following individuals are slated to present awards at the ceremony.


The following individuals are slated to perform musical numbers at the ceremony.

Name Role Performance
Cynthia Erivo Performer Stand Up” from Harriet
Elton John Performer (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Rocketman
Idina Menzel
Maria Lucia Heiberg Rosenberg
Willemijn Verkaik
Takako Matsu
Carmen Garcia Saenz
Lisa Stokke
Kasia Łaska
Anna Buturlina
Gam Wichayanee
Performers Into the Unknown” from Frozen II
Chrissy Metz Performer “I’m Standing with You” from Breakthrough
Randy Newman Performer “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from Toy Story 4
Billie Eilish Performer TBA
Janelle Monáe Performer TBA

Ceremony information

During its board of directors meeting in April 2019, the Academy voted to rename the Best Foreign Language Film category to Best International Feature Film. Animated and documentary films will also be eligible for the renamed award (as was the case of Honeyland), but the category will still require nominees to have the majority of their dialogue be in a language other than English.

The category of Best Makeup and Hairstyling has been expanded from seven finalists and three nominees to ten finalists and five nominees.

On January 9, 2020, ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke revealed that the ceremony would once again forego a host, citing the success of the format at the previous ceremony (necessitated by the withdrawal of originally announced host Kevin Hart). Burke promised that the ceremony would feature “huge entertainment values, big musical numbers, comedy, and star power”.

Domestic box office performance of nominated films

Film Nominations
Box office gross
Avengers: Endgame 1 $858,373,000
The Lion King 1 $543,638,043
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 3 $507,075,904
Frozen II 1 $472,422,764
Toy Story 4 2 $434,038,008
Joker 11 $335,002,702
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 1 $160,799,505
Knives Out 1 $155,563,968
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 10 $142,043,677
1917 10 $119,083,624
Ford v Ferrari 4 $115,315,060
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 1 $113,880,682
Little Women 6 $98,829,554
Rocketman 1 $96,368,160
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood 1 $61,150,409
Ad Astra 1 $50,188,370
Harriet 2 $43,082,155
Breakthrough 1 $40,713,082
Parasite 6 $33,229,324
Bombshell 3 $30,847,374
Jojo Rabbit 6 $27,973,535
Judy 2 $24,168,456
Richard Jewell 1 $22,328,256
Missing Link 1 $16,649,539
The Lighthouse 1 $10,867,104
Corpus Christi 1 $6,996,508
Pain and Glory 2 $4,419,258
Honeyland 2 $768,772
Les Misérables 1 $271,853
The Cave 1 $60,927
For Sama 1 $43,796
American Factory 1 N/A
Brotherhood 1 N/A
Dcera (Daughter) 1 N/A
The Edge of Democracy 1 N/A
Hair Love 1 N/A
I Lost My Body 1 N/A
In the Absence 1 N/A
The Irishman 10 N/A
Kitbull 1 N/A
Klaus 1 N/A
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl) 1 N/A
Life Overtakes Me 1 N/A
Marriage Story 6 N/A
Memorable 1 N/A
Nefta Football Club 1 N/A
The Neighbors’ Window 1 N/A
Saria 1 N/A
Sister 1 N/A
A Sister 1 N/A
St. Louis Superman 1 N/A
The Two Popes 3 N/A
Walk Run Cha-Cha 1 N/A

Best Picture

Ford v Ferrari Poster

The Irishman Poster

Jojo Rabbit Poster

Joker Poster

Little Women Poster

Marriage Story Poster

1917 Poster

Once upon a Time in Hollywood Poster

Parasite Poster

Actor in a Leading Role

Antonio Banderas - Pain and Glory

Antonio Banderas

Pain and Glory

Leonardo DiCaprio - Once upon a Time in Hollywood

Leonardo DiCaprio

Once upon a Time…in Hollywood

Adam Driver - Marriage Story

Adam Driver

Marriage Story

Jonathan Pryce - The Two Popes

Jonathan Pryce

The Two Popes

Actress in a Leading Role

Actor in a Supporting Role

Tom Hanks (Finalized)

Tom Hanks

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Anthony Hopkins - The Two Popes

Anthony Hopkins

The Two Popes

Al Pacino - The Irishman

Al Pacino

The Irishman

Joe Pesci - The Irishman

Joe Pesci

The Irishman

Brad Pitt - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Brad Pitt

Once upon a Time… in Hollywood

Actress in a Supporting Role

Kathy Bates - Richard Jewell

Kathy Bates

Richard Jewell

Laura Dern - MarriageStory

Laura Dern

Marriage Story

Timothee Chalamet (Finalized);Florence Pugh (Finalized)

Florence Pugh

Little Women

Animated Feature Film

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Poster

I Lost My Body - Poster

Klaus - Poster

Missing Link Poster

Toy Story 4 Poster


The Irishman Poster

The Irishman

Rodrigo Prieto

Joker Poster


Lawrence Sher

The Lighthouse - Poster

The Lighthouse

Jarin Blaschke

1917 Poster


Roger Deakins

Costume Design

The Irishman - Costume Design

The Irishman

Sandy Powell and Christopher…

Jojo Rabbit - Costume Design

Jojo Rabbit

Mayes C. Rubeo

Joker - Costume Design


Mark Bridges

Little Women - Costume Design

Little Women

Jacqueline Durran


The Irishman Poster

The Irishman

Martin Scorsese

Joker Poster


Todd Phillips

1917 Poster


Sam Mendes

Parasite Poster


Bong Joon Ho

Documentary (Feature)

American Factory - Poster

American Factory

Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert…

The Cave Poster - Oscars 2020

The Cave

Feras Fayyad, Kirstine Barfod…

The Edge of Democracy - Poster

The Edge of Democracy

Petra Costa, Joanna…

For Sama - Poster

For Sama

Waad al-Kateab and Edward…

Honeyland - Poster


Ljubo Stefanov, Tamara…

Documentary (Short Subject)

In the Absence - Oscars 2020

In the Absence

Yi Seung-Jun and Gary…

Life Overtakes Me Poster - Oscars 2020

Life Overtakes Me

John Haptas and Kristine…

St. Louis Superman Poster - Oscars 2020

St. Louis Superman

Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan

Walk Run Cha-Cha Poster - Oscars 2020

Walk Run Cha-Cha

Laura Nix and Colette…

Film Editing

Ford v Ferrari Poster

Ford v Ferrari

Michael McCusker and Andrew…

The Irishman Poster

The Irishman

Thelma Schoonmaker

Jojo Rabbit Poster

Jojo Rabbit

Tom Eagles

Joker Poster


Jeff Groth

Parasite Poster


Yang Jinmo

International Feature Film

Makeup and Hairstyling

Bombshell - Makeup & Hairstyling


Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and…

Joker - Makeup & Hairstyling


Nicki Ledermann and Kay…

Judy - Makeup & Hairstyling


Jeremy Woodhead

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil - Makeup & Hairstyling

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten and…

1917 - Makeup & Hairstyling


Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis…

Music (Original Score)

Joker Poster


Hildur Guðnadóttir

Little Women Poster

Little Women

Alexandre Desplat

Marriage Story Poster

Marriage Story

Randy Newman

1917 Poster


Thomas Newman

Music (Original Song)

Production Design

The Irishman Poster

The Irishman

Production Design: Bob Shaw;…

Jojo Rabbit Poster

Jojo Rabbit

Production Design: Ra…

1917 Poster


Production Design: Dennis…

Once upon a Time in Hollywood Poster

Once upon a Time…in Hollywood

Production Design: Barbara…

Parasite Poster


Production Design: Lee Ha…

Short Film (Animated)

Daughter Poster - Oscars 2020

Dcera (Daughter)

Daria Kashcheeva

Hair Love - Poster

Hair Love

Matthew A. Cherry and Karen…

Kitbull Poster - Oscars 2020


Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn…

Memorable Poster - Oscars 2020


Bruno Collet and…

Sister Poster - Oscars 2020


Siqi Song

Short Film (Live Action)

Brotherhood Poster - Oscars 2020


Meryam Joobeur and Maria…

Nefta Football Club Poster - Oscars 2020

Nefta Football Club

Yves Piat and Damien Megherbi

Saria Poster - Oscars 2020


Bryan Buckley and Matt…

Une Soeur Poster - Oscars 2020

A Sister

Delphine Girard

Sound Editing

Ford v Ferrari Poster

Ford v Ferrari

Donald Sylvester

Joker Poster


Alan Robert Murray

1917 Poster


Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Poster

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Matthew Wood and David Acord

Sound Mixing

Ad Astra Poster

Ad Astra

Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson…

Ford v Ferrari Poster

Ford v Ferrari

Paul Massey, David Giammarco…

Joker Poster


Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic…

1917 Poster


Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson

Once upon a Time in Hollywood Poster

Once upon a Time…in Hollywood

Michael Minkler, Christian P.…

Visual Effects

Avengers: Endgame Poster

Avengers: Endgame

Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl,…

The Irishman Poster

The Irishman

Pablo Helman, Leandro…

The Lion King Poster

The Lion King

Robert Legato, Adam Valdez,…

1917 Poster


Guillaume Rocheron, Greg…

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Poster

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan,…

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

The Irishman Poster

The Irishman

Screenplay by Steven Zaillian

Jojo Rabbit Poster

Jojo Rabbit

Screenplay by Taika Waititi

Joker Poster


Written by Todd Phillips &…

Little Women Poster

Little Women

Written for the screen by…

The Two Popes - Poster

The Two Popes

Written by Anthony McCarten

Writing (Original Screenplay)

Knives Out Poster

Knives Out

Written by Rian Johnson

Marriage Story Poster

Marriage Story

Written by Noah Baumbach

1917 Poster


Written by Sam Mendes &…

Once upon a Time in Hollywood Poster

Once upon a Time…in Hollywood

Written by Quentin Tarantino

Parasite Poster


Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho,…


February 9


Dolby Theatre
6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 United States
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(323) 308-6300

Eminem Kamikaze Tour Abu Dhabi

Eminem will be back in the United Arab Emirates for his first performance in seven years. He’ll be performing a massive Abu Dhabi show at Du Arena on Yas Island. The last time he graced us with his presence was to close out the Formula 1 2012 weekend.

This will be the Abu Dhabi leg of Eminem’s critically-acclaimed Kamikaze world tour and promises to showcase his epic flow and lyrical genius.  He’s one of the world’s biggest and most respected hip-hop artists,

The Real Slim Shady sits on a mountain of rap accolades, record-breaking releases and awards. He’s taking all that and a sack full of showmanship on the road for the promotional tour of his tenth studio album, ‘Kamikaze.’

Eminem’s return to the UAE will take place on the 25th October, where he’ll be lighting up the du Arena at with his ‘Kamikaze’ world tour.

His trademark flow, which inspired an entire genre within rap, is characterised by speed, verbosity and lyrical dexterity. Your boy rains sulphur in the booth. Eminem attributes much of his skill in crafting rhymes to his detailed study of the dictionary in his youth. He is an arch-linguist as much as he is an armed-lyricist.

It’s been 20 years since the release of his ‘Slim Shady LP,’ which was put together under the tutorage of Dr Dre, and the one man hit factory has been stacking-up platinum plaques ever since. Just a brief browse through the Marshall Mathers (Eminem’s birth name) Juke Box uncovers a library of generation-defining beats.

Mathers is absolutely worthy of the ‘King of Hip Hop’ title Rolling Stone placed on him in their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. Although he was probably hoping for a slightly loftier title.

The underground king gone global promises an A star performance,  Fans will lose themselves in the music and the moment with a set list that will throw back to the 1990s and 2000s, featuring some of Mathers’ most iconic tracks, including ‘The Way I Am’, ‘The Real Slim Shady’, ‘Without Me’, ‘Till I Collapse’, ‘Mockingbird’ and fan favourite, ‘Lose Yourself’.

Fans will also be treated to renditions of The Real Slim Shady’s more recent work with tracks from his latest album Kamikaze, the best-selling Hip-Hop album of 2018, including, ‘The Greatest’, ‘Lucky You’ and ‘Nice Guy’.

Get your tickets now


October 25, 2019


Du Arena Abu Dhabi
Yas Leisure Drive Yas Island
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Gwen Stefani re-joins The Voice for season 17

News broke that Adam Levine is leaving The Voice after 16 seasons and Gwen Stefani will be taking his place for Season 17.  According to Taste Of Country, Levine decided to leave the show because of the new rules and format that doesn’t guarantee each judge taking a contestant to the semi-finals or finals.

New episodes of season 17 of The Voice will return to NBC this fall on September 23, 2019, and will air at 8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesdays.  Kelly Clarkson and John Legend will be joining Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton as judges.

The Voice is an international reality television singing competition franchise. It is based on the reality singing competition The Voice of Holland, which was originally created by Dutch television producer John de Mol. Many other countries have adapted the format and begun airing their own versions since 2010. It has become a rival to the Idols franchise, Rising Star, All Together Now franchise, and The X Factor.

John de Mol, creator of Big Brother, first created The Voice concept with Dutch singer Roel van Velzen. Erland Galjaard, a Dutch program director, asked John de Mol about whether he could come up with a format that went a step further than The X Factor. De Mol then came up with the idea of Blind Audition. He wanted to focus on singing quality alone, so the coaches must be top artists in the music industry. The rotating chairs concept was invented by Roel van Velzen. It would also be the first talent show in which social media was actively involved.[1]

On 17 September 2010, The Voice of Holland began to air on RTL 4 with Angela Groothuizen, Roel van Velzen, Nick & Simon, and Jeroen van der Boom as the mentor-judges (dubbed as “coaches”) of the show.[2] The show proved to be an instant success in the Netherlands.[3][4]

The format was later sold to different countries, in many cases replacing a previous Endemol music contest format, Operation Triumph / Star Academy.

Los Angeles – Beverly Hills – California


Netflix: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – Helena Bonham Carter

The sci-fi, fantasy series, a prequel to the 1982 adventure film The Dark Crystal from creator of the Muppets, Jim Henson, also includes Wizarding World alum Ralph Ineson who played Death Eater Amycus Carrow and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Skender in Crimes of Grindelwald. That is quite a list of baddies!

Netflix has released the first trailer for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance which launches August 30, 2019. Get out those Extendable Ears and see if you hear any familiar voices!


The story follows three Gelflings – Rian, Brea and Deet – as they discover the secret behind the Skeksis’ power, and undertake a quest to start a rebellion and save the world.

Voice cast



Jeff Bridges at the 7th Annual Bay Area Lyme Disease Foundation Dinner

At the 7th Annual Bay Area Lyme Disease Foundation dinner, actor and musician Jeff Bridges — along with scientists and Lyme disease patients — joined forces to raise awareness about the disease.

“A tough disease and it’s often misdiagnosed,” said actor and musician Jeff Bridges. “I have a dear friend, Kris Kristofferson, who 30 years ago was misdiagnosed and given all sort of medication and it turns out he had Lyme disease and didn’t know it.”

In the crowd was Kristen Stein, a Marin County resident who was diagnosed with the disease nine years ago. Stein takes 20 pills every morning to boost her immune system.

“It got in there and did a lot of damage. It had a lot of time to take its time to damage my neurological, and muscular and skeletal and it damaged all those areas,” said Stein.

Medical experts says 60 percent of Lyme disease cases are misdiagnosed and some are even told they have the flu.

“Ticks are feeding on many different animals and they pick up different bacteria, viruses and pathogens and we think of them as natures dirty needle,” said Dr. Sunjya Schweig from the California Center for Functional Medicine, “They’ll pick up these pathogens from animal to animal and pass it to the next one. If the next happens to be a human.”

The Bay Area Lyme Foundation is hoping to raise $1 million for testing in search for a cure.

“Tick test usually cost between $60- $200 to get a tick tested so we want to offer the public free tick testing,” said Linda Giampa executive director for the Bay Area Lyme Foundation.

Ticks can be found in moist areas the hot spots in the Bay Area are Mendocino and Marin Headlands. They are extremely small and can difficult to see, if you have been bit check with your primary doctor to get tested.

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Date: May 12, 2019


Bay Area Lyme Foundation
884 Portola Road, Suite A7
Portola Valley, CA 94028 United States
Phone:  650.530.2439

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Bryce Vine to play Breakaway Festival in Charlotte

Breakaway Music Festival, the two-day event organized by the Ohio-based entertainment company Prime Social Group returns to Charlotte on October 4 and 5 to the Music Factory. The multi-city festival known for booking big names in hip-hop and EDM will feature platinum-selling Atlanta rapper Future with fellow ATL rapper Lil Baby joining the festivities. Eminem protege Boogie and EDM artists Illenium, Kaskade, and Fisher add to the bill, as singer-songwriters Bryce Vine and Chelsea Cutler round out the 2019 installment.

“Our roots are of course only deeper now that we’re in our third year with Charlotte. Being born and raised in Charlotte, it’s extremely important to me that we stay well respected in the community and continue to give back to this amazing city,” said Breakaway Charlotte festival director, Preston Abernathy.

In addition to the music, the event will also include local food trucks, NC craft beer garden, on-site activations, and a VIP sky deck viewing area. 30 more local and regional acts will also be announced leading up to the festival! You can submit music and press info to

Breakaway Festival takes place October 4 and 5 at the North Carolina Music Factory. Two-day GA passes start at $75 plus fees (will go up) and are now on sale.

Each edition of Breakaway promises lineups filled with multi-genre talents that embody the sounds of today. Ticket holders are able to catch acts ranging from hip-hop artists, to international DJs, to chart smashing pop stars, and beyond. Past lineups have included Atlanta trap trio Migos, electronic live act duo Odesza, Chicago’s own EDM sensation Kaskade, cult favorite rapper Wiz Khalifa, award winning singer-songwriter Khalid, critically acclaimed Houston-born rapper Travis Scott, electro-house Grammy award winner Zedd, and many more.

North Carolina Music Factory is a unique and beautiful amphitheater sharing space with plenty of restaurants and bars. The amphitheater hosts ample of shows, live music performances and more. Outdoor concerts are a common event that takes place here. The music factory is safe a guarded by security officers. You show, live performances and music is your thing, this place is a recommended visit for you.


Start: October 4, 2019
End: October 5, 2019


Breakaway Music Festival


North Carolina Music Factory
19401 Jetton Rd
Cornelius, NC 28031 United States + Google Map
Phone:  704-987-0612


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Donald Glover & Rihanna – Guava Island

Guava Island dropped on Amazon Prime Video and there were a few Amazon Videos shared.  Those videos continued with the release of the screening event at Coachella 2019, which Donald Glover attended to promote the movie.  There was also a clip of Glover and Rhianna in the movie.  This is a chance to listen to Glover’s amazing voice, along with his sexy dance moves.

A young musician seeks to hold a festival to liberate the oppressed people of Guava Island, even if only for a day.

Guava Island is a 2019 American musical film directed by Hiro Murai (his feature directorial debut) with a screenplay by Stephen Glover from a story by Donald Glover, Stephen Glover, Ibra Ake, Jamal Olori and Fam Udeorji. It stars Donald Glover and Rihanna in the lead roles of Deni and Kofi, respectively, and was first exhibited at Coachella. It was then released by Amazon Studios through Amazon Prime Video.

An animated folk tale narrated by Kofi Novia introduces the origins of Guava Island and the music played by Deni Maroon. Kofi and Deni live together and she wakes up to Deni playing a tune on the guitar. Deni, a local celebrity, rushes out of the house and is greeted by many passersby on the street on his way to work; Deni is holding a music festival that the whole town is looking forward to. He is mugged by a group of kids he knows and he convinces them not to rob him by promising them seats up front at the festival.

Kofi works as a seamstress with Yara while Deni works for Red Cargo, a business magnate on the island. While at work, an employee details what he would do if he were able to emigrate to America, which Deni dismisses as ignorant (“This Is America“).  Deni is kidnapped and taken to Red Cargo’s office.  Red bribes Deni into canceling his festival so that it will not interrupt productivity the next day.  When Deni challenges him, Red destroys his guitar.

He returns to Kofi, who immediately questions his injury and his guitar’s absence. Deni brushes off her inquiry, instead serenading her with the song he had promised to write since they were children (“Summertime Magic“). They are interrupted when Deni suddenly has to go, and she is not able to tell him at that moment she is pregnant. Kofi expresses to Yara that she is reluctant to tell him because of his free-spirited lifestyle.

Inspired by two children, Zoila and Mapi (“Time”), Deni performs on the radio again and announces that the festival is back on (“Feels Like Summer“). Kofi is ambushed by Red while both look for Deni; Red asks Kofi to tell him to break a leg. Deni starts the festival late, and performs a song dedicated to Zoila and Mapi (“Saturday”). Kofi spots a masked gunman just before he opens fire on the stage. Deni attempts to escape through an alleyway, but the gunman eventually catches up and assassinates him.

Red is delighted with the development, only to find out all of his employees have left work.  Kofi and the islanders have all opted to attend a joyous blue-themed memorial for Deni (“Die with You”); Kofi states that they all finally “got their day”.  Kofi tells their child a new and improved version of the story.


  • Donald Glover as Deni Maroon, a Cuban musician who “is determined to throw a festival for his island community”
  • Rihanna as Kofi Novia, Deni’s girlfriend and musical inspiration
  • Letitia Wright as Yara Love
  • Nonso Anozie as Red Cargo, “a shady island tycoon” whose business interests conflict with Deni’s festival
  • Betiza Bistmark Calderón as Emani Dune
  • Yansel Alberto Monagas Pérez as Coley
  • Ayensi Amilgar Jardines Delgado as Dodo
  • Karla Talía Pino Piloto as Zoila
  • Alain Jonathan Amat Rodriguez as Mapi


In August 2018, it had been reported that actors and musicians Donald Glover and Rihanna had been filming a secret project in Cuba titled Guava Island throughout that summer.  Glover’s Atlanta collaborator Hiro Murai was directing, with Letitia Wright and Nonso Anozie also involved.


The film’s score was composed by Michael Uzowuru, with its soundtrack also including several songs performed by Glover as Childish Gambino:

Featured songs
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. “Die With You” (performed by Childish Gambino)
2. “Red’s Cargo” (performed by Donald Glover and Ernesto Gomez) Glover
3. “Dialogo Colombiano” (performed by Afrekete) Traditional arr. Javier Campos Martinez
4. This Is America” (performed by Childish Gambino)
  • Glover
  • Göransson
5. Summertime Magic” (performed by Childish Gambino)
  • Glover
  • Göransson
  • Glover
  • Göransson
6. “Baila Mi Rumba” (performed by Julio Gutiérrez) Francisco Fellove Valdés
7. “Time” (performed by Karla Talia Pino Piloto and Alain Jonathan Amat Rodriguez)
  • Glover
  • Göransson
  • Glover
  • Göransson
8. Feels Like Summer” (performed by Childish Gambino and Ernesto Gomez)
  • Glover
  • Göransson
  • Glover
  • Göransson
9. “Saturday” (performed by Childish Gambino and Deni’s Band)
  • Glover
  • Göransson
  • Glover
  • Göransson
10. “Die With You” (island version; performed by El Alacran)
  • Glover
  • Natche



Coachella, CA 92236

Jeremy Sisto – CBS FBI – Homeward LA‘s Kick-Off 2019

Jeremy Sisto is excellent in the CBS series FBI, helping to steer the team as Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jubal Valentine.  The CBS series is shedding some light on his character’s personal life, giving him an opportunity to take center stage.

Sisto spoke to One Chicago Center about why portraying Jubal is different from many of his previous roles. He also talked about re-teaming with creator Dick Wolf after his three seasons starring as Cyrus Lupo on Law & Order, and working with creatives from Wolf’s One Chicago franchise.

Jeremy Sisto’s career has moved effortlessly between film, television and theater, and he has continued to have a constant presence throughout the entertainment industry.

Sisto made his first major impression on television as bipolar artist Billy Chenowith on “Six Feet Under.” In its five-year run, the show earned three Golden Globe Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards and 25 Emmy nominations.

Additional television credits include “Ice,” “Wicked City,” “The Returned,” “Kidnapped,” “Law & Order” and “Suburgatory.” Also, he starred in National Geographic’s television miniseries “The Long Road Home.”

His feature film credits include the classic “Clueless,” “Break Point,” which he co-wrote and produced, “The Other Side of the Door,” “Hangman,” “Grand Canyon,” “Hideaway,” “Robot And Frank,” “Moonlight And Valentino,” “White Squall,” “Without Limits,” “Suicide Kings,” “Thirteen,” “Wrong Turn” and “Waitress.” Also, Sisto lent his voice to the Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated animated film “Ferdinand.”

In New York, he made his Broadway debut in “Festen,” a stage adaptation of Thomas Vinterberg’s film “The Celebration.” Also, he starred in Beau Willimon’s “Spirit Control” at the Manhattan Theater Club, about a man’s 30-year struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder. His Los Angeles theater credits include “Take Me Out,” which earned him a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Featured Performance, Sidney Kingsley’s “Dead End” at the Ahmanson Theater, and the one-man show “Sanguine” at the 2nd Stage.

Sisto resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children. In his spare time he enjoys playing the guitar, drums and piano. His birthday is Oct. 6. Follow him on Twitter @JeremySisto and Instagram @sistosistosisto.

In addition to his performance on FBI, Jeremy Sisto will also be participating in Homeward LA‘s Kick-Off 2019 event to support the Midnight Mission and help the homeless community. You can get tickets for the events, which also includes Alfre Woodard, Jeff Ross and Patrick J. Adams, by clicking here.

Directed by Jules Aaron
Produced by David Hunt Stafford

HOMEWARD LA is a 10-day citywide event where multiple productions of monologues, based on stories from people who’ve experienced homelessness, are performed by actors all around Los Angeles, with proceeds going to The Midnight Mission, a nonprofit organization committed to ending homelessness. there will be more than 50 events


Start: April 26
End: May 5


The Egyptian Theater
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
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Academy of Country Music Awards 2019

The Academy of Country Music Awards, also known as the ACM Awards, were first held in 1966, honoring the industry’s accomplishments during the previous year. It was the first country music awards program held by a major organization. The Academy’s signature “hat” trophy was first created in 1968. The awards were first televised in 1972 on ABC. In 1979, the Academy joined with Dick Clark Productions to produce the show. Dick Clark and Al Schwartz served as producers while Gene Weed served as director. Under their guidance, the show moved to NBC and finally to CBS, where it remains today.

In 2003, the awards show left Los Angeles and moved to Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Events Center through 2005. The Academy also adopted a sleeker, modern version of the “hat” trophy in 2003, which is now made by the New York City firm Society Awards. In 2004, the organization implemented online awards voting for its professional members, becoming the first televised awards show to do so. Entertainer of the Year was a fan-voted award for eight years, until 2016, when the ACM announced its decision to abandon Internet-voting for it and the three new-artist categories.

The show was moved to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas from 2006 through 2014 before relocating to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex in 2015 to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The 2015 show broke the Guinness record for Most Attended Awards Show, with 70,252 The show returned to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in 2016 then moved to the new T-Mobile Arena in 2017. In 2018, the ACM Awards returned to the MGM Grand Garden Arena. It was announced on February 20, 2019, that the show would be held again at the MGM Grand Garden Area with the return of Reba McEntire as the hostess for her 16th time.

Country music icon Reba McEntire has returned to hosting the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards for the 16th time Sunday night. Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban lead in the top categories with nominations for both male artist of the year and entertainer of the year.

McEntire also shared some details about her hosting gig, which she promised would be politics-free.

“We’ve got to keep it light. We’ve got to keep it fun. No politics. This is fun. This is entertainment. We are in the entertainment business, and that’s what we’re going to be doing,” she said.


Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban


Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood


Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett — WINNER
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban


Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay — WINNER
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae


Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion — WINNER


“Break Up In The End,” Cole Swindell
Songwriters: Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill and Jon Nite
“Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton
Songwriters: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton
“Meant To Be,” Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
Songwriters: David Garcia, Tyler Hubbard, Joshua Miller, Bebe Rexha
“Space Cowboy,” Kacey Musgraves
Songwriters: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
“Tequila,” Dan + Shay
Songwriters: Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers — WINNER
“Yours,” Russell Dickerson
Songwriters: Casey Brown / Russell Dickerson / Parker Welling


Danielle Bradbery
Lindsay Ell
Ashley McBryde — WINNER
Carly Pearce


Jimmie Allen
Luke Combs — WINNER
Jordan Davis
Michael Ray
Mitchell Tenpenny


High Valley
Runaway June


“Dan + Shay,” Dan + Shay
“Desperate Man,” Eric Church
“From A Room Vol. 2,” Chris Stapleton
“Golden Hour,” Kacey Musgraves — WINNER
“The Mountain,” Dierks Bentley


“Down to the Honky Tonk,” Jake Owen
“Heaven,” Kane Brown
“Meant To Be,” Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line
“Most People Are Good,” Luke Bryan
“Tequila,” Dan + Shay — WINNER


“Babe,” Sugarland featuring Taylor Swift
“Burn Out,” Midland
“Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne
“Drunk Girl,” Chris Janson — WINNER
“Shoot Me Straight,” Brothers Osborne
“Tequila,” Dan + Shay


“Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne
“Drowns the Whiskey,” Jason Aldean featuring Miranda Lambert
“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” David Lee Murphy featuring Kenny Chesney
“Keeping Score,” Dan + Shay featuring Kelly Clarkson
“Meant To Be,” Bebe Rexha Featuring Florida Georgia Line


Ross Copperman
Ashley Gorley
Shane McAnally — WINNER
Chase McGill
Josh Osborne

The most prestigious awards are for “Artist of the Decade” and “Entertainer of the Year.” There are a number of other awards to recognize male and female vocalists, albums, videos, songs, and musicians. The awards are typically presented in April or May and recognize achievement for the previous year.

Major awards

Year Entertainer
of the Year
Male Vocalist
of the Year
Female Vocalist
of the Year
Song of the Year
2018 Thomas Rhett Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers – “Tequila
2017 Jason Aldean Chris Stapleton Miranda Lambert Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall – “Tin Man
2016 Thomas Rhett Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett, Joe Spargur – “Die a Happy Man
2015 Chris Stapleton Barry Bales, Ronnie Bowman, Chris Stapleton – “Nobody to Blame
2014 Luke Bryan Jason Aldean Miranda Lambert, Natalie Hemby, Nicolle Galyon – “Automatic
2013 George Strait Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Jimmy Yeary – “I Drive Your Truck
2012 Luke Bryan Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton – “Over You
2011 Taylor Swift Blake Shelton Lee Brice, Liz Rose – “Crazy Girl
2010 Brad Paisley Tom Douglas, Allen Shamblin – “The House That Built Me
2009 Carrie Underwood Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott – “Need You Now
2008 Carrie Underwood Jamey Johnson, Lee Thomas Miller, James Otto – “In Color
2007 Kenny Chesney Jennifer Nettles – “Stay
2006 Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon, Jamey Johnson – “Give It Away
2005 Keith Urban Sara Evans Craig Wiseman, Ronnie Dunn – “Believe
2004 Gretchen Wilson Craig Wiseman, Tim Nichols – “Live Like You Were Dying
2003 Toby Keith Toby Keith Martina McBride Doug Johnson, Kim Williams – “Three Wooden Crosses
2002 Kenny Chesney Phillip Brian White, David Vincent Williams – “I’m Movin’ On
2001 Brooks & Dunn Alan Jackson Alan Jackson – “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)
2000 Dixie Chicks Toby Keith Faith Hill Mark D. Sanders, Tia Sillers – “I Hope You Dance
1999 Shania Twain Tim McGraw Marv Green, Aimee Mayo – “Amazed
1998 Garth Brooks Steve Wariner, Billy Kirsch – “Holes in the Floor of Heaven
1997 George Strait Trisha Yearwood Stephony Smith – “It’s Your Love
1996 Brooks & Dunn Patty Loveless Bill Mack – “Blue
1995 Alan Jackson Dickey Lee, Karen Staley, Danny Mayo – “The Keeper of the Stars
1994 Reba McEntire Reba McEntire Gary Baker, Frank J. Myers – “I Swear
1993 Garth Brooks Vince Gill Wynonna Judd Victoria Shaw, Chuck Cannon – “I Love the Way You Love Me
1992 Mary Chapin Carpenter Vince Gill, John Barlow Jarvis – “I Still Believe in You
1991 Garth Brooks Reba McEntire Billy Dean, Richard Leigh – “Somewhere in My Broken Heart
1990 Tony Arata – “The Dance
1989 George Strait Clint Black Kathy Mattea Jon Vezner, Don Henry – “Where’ve You Been
1988 Hank Williams, Jr. George Strait K. T. Oslin Charles Gene Nelson, Paul Nelson – “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses
1987 Randy Travis Reba McEntire Paul Overstreet, Don Schlitz – “Forever and Ever, Amen
1986 Paul Overstreet, Don Schlitz – “On the Other Hand
1985 Alabama George Strait Fred Parris, Mike Reid, Troy Seals – “Lost in the Fifties Tonight
1984 Harlan Howard, Brent Maher, Sonny Throckmorton – “Why Not Me
1983 Lee Greenwood Janie Fricke Larry Henley, Jeff Silbar – “Wind Beneath My Wings
1982 Ronnie Milsap Sylvia Merle Haggard – “Are the Good Times Really Over (I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver)
1981 Merle Haggard Barbara Mandrell Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant, Larry Collins, Sandy Pinkard – “You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma
1980 Barbara Mandrell George Jones Dolly Parton Bobby Braddock, Curly Putman – “He Stopped Loving Her Today
1979 Willie Nelson Larry Gatlin Crystal Gayle Sonny Throckmorton, Curly Putman – “It’s a Cheating Situation
1978 Kenny Rogers Kenny Rogers Barbara Mandrell Randy Goodrum – “You Needed Me
1977 Dolly Parton Crystal Gayle Roger Bowling, Hal Bynum – “Lucille
1976 Mickey Gilley Mickey Gilley Baker Knight – “Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time
1975 Loretta Lynn Conway Twitty Loretta Lynn Larry Weiss – “Rhinestone Cowboy
1974 Mac Davis Merle Haggard Don Wayne – “Country Bumpkin
1973 Roy Clark Charlie Rich Kenny O’Dell – “Behind Closed Doors
1972 Merle Haggard Donna Fargo Donna Fargo – “The Happiest Girl In the Whole USA
1971 Freddie Hart Freddie Hart Loretta Lynn Freddie Hart – “Easy Loving
1970 Merle Haggard Merle Haggard Lynn Anderson Kris Kristofferson – “For the Good Times
1969 Tammy Wynette
1968 Glen Campbell Cathie Taylor
1967 Lynn Anderson
1966 Merle Haggard Bonnie Guitar
1965 Buck Owens Bonnie Owens


Artists of the decade

Triple-Crown Award

The Triple-Crown Award is an elite honor that has been presented to only eight country artists in the history of the Academy of Country Music Awards. The honor distinguishes the achievement of an artist, duo or group upon receiving the New Artist (or New Male Vocalist, New Female Vocalist, New Solo Vocalist, New Vocal Duo, New Vocal Group or New Vocal Duo or Group), and Male/Female Vocalist (or Vocal Duo, Vocal Group, Vocal Duo or Group) and Entertainer of the Year awards.[8] Among the later recipients, Carrie Underwood received it at the ACM Awards,[9] while Jason Aldean at the Annual ACM Honors.[10] The following list shows the seven artists that have won the award and the first year winning each of the categories required.

Natalie Alyn Lind at Jamie Chung x 42Gold Event

Natalie Alyn Lind was in attendance at the Jamie Chung x 42Gold launch event in collaboration with Chinese Laundry on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Kimpton La Peer Hotel in Los Angeles.

Other stars included Louise Roe, Cara Santana, Scheana Shay, and Skyler Samules at the launch party.

Guests checked out the new collection, including heels, mules and sandals, while posing at the photo wall and indulging in specialty cocktails and food.

The collection is available at Nordstrom and online at