January 11, 2015

Top News Stories –

More than three million take part in French unity rallies –
Huge crowds have taken part in a rally in Paris to commemorate the 17 people who died in gun attacks in the city in 3 days of attacks earlier in the week. More than 40 world leaders joined the start of the unity march, linking arms in an act of solidarity and an estimated 1.6 million marched in the capital. The rally was led by relatives of the victims of last week’s attacks and began at the Place de la Republique. The French government said the rally turnout was the highest on record.
Je suis Charlie, Place Luxembourg, Bruxelles, le 7 Janvier 2015

Boyhood wins Golden Globe Awards –
At the Golden Globe ceremony “Boyhood” won best drama movie with Patricia Arquette getting best supporting actress in the film.
Winners of all categories at the bottom of the post.
Patricia Arquette at Heart Truth 2009 (cropped)Patricia Arquette

Actress Anita Ekberg dies –
The actress Anita Ekberg,has died aged 83. A former Miss Sweden, she was branded a “sex goddess” for her performance in Federico Fellini’s 1960 movie La Dolce Vita. The scene where Ekberg walks through the waters of Rome’s Trevi Fountain in a black strapless dress is considered one of cinema’s most iconic scenes. A quote attibuted to her in her later years is: “I don’t know if paradise or hell exist, but I’m sure hell is more groovy.”
Anita Ekburg - 1956

First woman president in Croatia –
In elections in Croatia, opposition challenger Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has become the first female president of the country. The voting was extremely close with Grabar-Kitarovic receiving more than 50% of the vote for her Croatian Democratic Union party, with more than 49% for Ivo Josipovic who had been president since 2010.
Kolinda Grabar Kitarović Lisinski 2014Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic

Video of the Day –

Boyhood Trailer

List of the day –

Golden Globe Awards 2015 winners –

Film Awards-

Best motion picture – drama
Winner: Boyhood

Best motion picture – musical or comedy
Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best director
Winner: Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Best actor – drama
Winner: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best actor – musical or comedy
Winner: Michael Keaton, Birdman

Best actress – drama
Winner: Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Best actress – musical or comedy
Winner: Amy Adams, Big Eyes

Best supporting actor
Winner: JK Simmons, Whiplash

Best supporting actress
Winner: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Best screenplay
Winner: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo, Birdman

Best original score
Winner: Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game

Best original song
Winner: Glory, Selma – John Legend, Common

Best foreign language film
Winner: Leviathan (Russia)

Best animated feature
Winner: How to Train Your Dragon 2

Television Awards –

Best TV series – drama
Winner: The Affair

Best TV series – comedy or musical
Winner: Transparent

Best mini-series or motion picture made for TV
Winner: Fargo

Best actor – drama
Winner: Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Best actress – drama
Winner: Ruth Wilson, The Affair

Best actor – comedy or musical
Winner: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best actress – comedy or musical
Winner: Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

Best actor – mini-series or motion picture made for TV
Winner: Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

Best actress – mini-series or motion picture made for TV
Winner: Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honourable Woman

Best supporting actor – series, mini-series or motion picture made for TV
Winner: Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart

Best supporting actress – series, mini-series or motion picture made for TV
Winner: Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

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