The Daily Populous

Saturday January 11st, 2020 night edition

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We're days away from finding out, but ahead of Monday's announcement, here are six key questions.

Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood, Parasite, The Irishman, Marriage Story, and 1917 are locks for Best Picture nominations, and nods for Jojo Rabbit, Little Women, and Joker are likely.

But with up to ten possible nominees, what else might slide in?

Ford v Ferrari could, as could Knives Out, while Vanity Fair even speculates Uncut Gems might surprise.

Among the Golden Globe winners, Awkwafina's chances of an Oscar nod look slimmest, as she failed to score a Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination.

Or will the Academy recognize Little Women's Greta Gerwig, potentially leaving out Joker's Todd Phillips or Jojo Rabbit's Taika Waititi?.

For instance, "if you catch a best editing nomination for Joker," Fennessey notes, "you better watch out." »

Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ to Cost More Than $200 Million

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Christopher Nolan‘s new action movie Tenet will cost more than $200 million, sources tell Collider in the wake of a Variety story that pegged the number at an eye-popping $225 million — and that’s before a nine-figure marketing campaign.

Collider’s sources put the number at $205 million — at least — which isn’t to cast aspersions toward Variety’s report, but simply confirms the trade’s conclusion that the budget is, without question, north of the $200 million milestone.

Interestingly enough, the trade later revised its number to $205 million without noting any kind of update. »

India's top court says indefinite Kashmir internet shutdown is illegal

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NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR (Reuters) - India’s Supreme Court said on Friday that an indefinite shutdown of the internet in Kashmir was illegal, rebuking the government for the communications lockdown imposed after it withdrew the Muslim majority region’s autonomy in August.

Internet suspensions can be imposed only for “temporary duration” and an indefinite suspension violated India’s telecoms rules, the court said in an order published on its website.

Authorities must consider immediately allowing the functioning of essential internet services such as for hospitals and limited e-banking in regions where internet cannot be restored right away, the court added. »

Trump Wants Nobel Peace Prize Days After War Crime Threat

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Days after authorizing an act of war backed by a shoddy rationale, President Donald Trump began this week by reiterating a threat to commit war crimes by bombing cultural sites in Iran.

I saved a country, and I just heard that the head of that country is now getting the Nobel Peace prize for saving the country.

-- Trump whines about not having a Nobel Peace Prize — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 10, 2020. »

At gun safety events, 40% of gun owners reported not locking all household guns — even around kids

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At gun safety events, 40% of gun owners reported not locking all household guns — even around kids.

In addition, 39% of survey takers indicated they kept a loaded gun at home, and 14% stored all guns unlocked and loaded.

Public gun safety events are an effective tool for improving the safety of kids living around firearms, a previous study found, and the events reach an key audience: male gun owners. »