Feb 20, 2015

Nobel literature jury threatens to give leaked nominees the boot

Leaking names of writers shortlisted for the Nobel literature prize may lead to their disqualification from the prestigious award, the head of the prize jury warned Thursday. “There are nominators who like trumpeting in public which person they nominated,” Peter Englund, who is also ...

Free speech all the buzz in Nobel nominations

Feb 4, 2015

Free speech all the buzz in Nobel nominations

After the trauma of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, champions and icons of free speech head the pack in the names put forward for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Among nominations entered ahead of this week’s deadline are the Danish editor Flemming Rose, who made ...

'Birdman,' 'Grand Budapest Hotel' top Oscar nods

Jan 16, 2015

'Birdman,' 'Grand Budapest Hotel' top Oscar nods

Dark comedy “Birdman” and stylish crime caper “The Grand Budapest Hotel” topped the Oscars nominations list Thursday with nine each, firing the starting gun on the home stretch of Hollywood’s awards race. In second place was World War II code-breaking thriller “The Imitation Game,” ...

Dec 17, 2014

Republicans tip hand on Obama lines of attack with nominees

Senate Republicans are previewing the lines of attack they’ll pursue in 2015 against President Barack Obama’s immigration, foreign policy and gun regulation policies during this week’s debate on executive-branch nominees. Tuesday, Republicans’ anger over Obama’s Nov. 20 order granting a temporary reprieve from deportation ...

Full list of Screen Actors Guild Award nominees

Dec 11, 2014

Full list of Screen Actors Guild Award nominees

Following are nominees for the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards announced Wednesday: MOVIES — Actor: Michael Keaton, “Birdman”; Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”; Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”; Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler”; Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher.” — Actress: Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”; Reese Witherspoon, ...

Nov 10, 2013

Diet OKs Abe-linked NHK board picks, raising specter of potential bias

The Diet has confirmed government-chosen nominees for leadership posts at public organizations, including NHK, with the picks for the public broadcaster’s board of governors seen as having close ties to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, triggering speculation he is seeking to consolidate his influence in ...