He was nominated five times for an Oscar as best director, nominated six times as best director by the DGA, and received three nominations at Cannes, but never won in competition. What is name of this luckless director?
Though he was Oscar-nominated five times as best director, DGA-nominated six times as best director, and received three nominations from Cannes, he never won in any of these competitive categories, a fact that surprises fans and film critics to this day.
He delivered the shortest acceptance speech in Oscar history: while accepting the Irving Thalberg Memorial Award at the 1967 Oscars, he simply said "Thank you.".
Randall was first and correct with:
I'm going to guess...
Alan J wrote:
Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
Kevin K. in Washington, DC responded:
Sounds like Alfred Hitchcock. I know he was nominated for but never won the
Oscar, except for a "Lifetime Achievement" award that they sometimes give to
talented people they neglect decade after decade. The bastards.
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norfallcali said:
Alfred Hitchcock holds the honour of being the best unliked director by the Academy of Motion pictures. If you look at his entire body of work, it's hard to understand how he was overlooked so many time. I don't think a lot of the cattle cared for him. One of my stoned out groovy favourite artists.
Lois Of Oregon answered:
Robert Altman directed a lot of movies for which he received no Oscar and I have to go work.
My somewhat addled brain cannot work this one out. Will pass for today.
"The United Nations is coming under fire for handing Saudi Arabia a key human rights role even though the Kingdom has "arguably the worst record in the world" on freedoms for women, minorities and dissidents."
Oh, and just to make it a little more interesting there's this so you can keep score...
You know, the usual heinous crimes of having alcohol, mixing between the sexes, women driving cars, being Gay, Gang rape disguised as an adultery offense, Blogging said to be insulting to Islam... etc etc... Beware the Mutaween, the 'Religious Police'... They and their spies are everywhere.
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CBS begins the night with a FRESH'NCIS', followed by a FRESH'NCIS: The 3rd One', then a FRESH'Limitless'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Hillary Clinton, Anthony Bourdain, Carrie Brownstein, and Lianne La Havas.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are Rebecca Romijn, David Koechner, kid chef Estie Kung, and Kygo.
NBC starts the night with a FRESH'Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris', followed by a FRESH'The Voice', then a FRESH'Chicago Fire'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are Drew Barrymore, Stephen Moyer, and 5 Seconds of Summer.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Blake Shelton, Eve Hewson, and Jeremy Gara.
Scheduled on a FRESHCarson 'The Scab' Daly are Terry Gilliam, Goldroom, and Phoebe Robinson.
ABC opens the night with a FRESH'The Muppets', followed by a FRESH'Fresh Off The Boat', then a FRESH'Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD', followed by a FRESH'Wicked City'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Julie Bowen and Carrie Underwood.
The CW offers a FRESH'The Flash', followed by a FRESH'iZombie'.
Faux has LIVE'2015 World Series', then pads the left coast with local crap.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.
A&E has 2 hours of old 'Storage Wars', followed by a FRESH'Storage Wars', then another FRESH'Storage Wars', followed by another FRESH'Storage Wars, then a FRESH'Storage Wars: Miami'.
AMC offers the movie 'Friday The 13th', followed by the movie 'Friday The 13th, Part II', then the movie 'Friday The 13th, Part III'.
[6:00AM] Top Gear - Season 3 - Episode 7
[7:00AM] Top Gear - Season 3 - Episode 8
[8:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 6 - Hannah & Mason's
[9:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 4 - Ep 2 - Classic American
[10:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 2 - Ep 12 - Army of Ghosts
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 2 - Ep 13 - Doomsday
[12:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 15 - 11001001
[1:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 16 - Too Short a Season
[2:00PM] Planet Earth: Life-Ep 7 - Hunters and Hunted
[3:00PM] Planet Earth: Life-Ep 8 - Creatures of the Deep
[4:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 5 - Ep 9 - Cape Wrath Scotland
[5:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 5 - Ep 10 - Norway: Edge of Survival
[6:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 6 - Ep 1 - Arizona
[7:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 6 - Ep 2 - Borneo Jungle
[8:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 6 - Ep 3 - Malaysian Archipelago
[9:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 6 - Ep 5 - New Zealand South Island
[10:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 6 - Ep 6 - Land of the Maori
[11:00PM] Man vs. Wild - Season 6 - Ep 8 - Iceland Fire and Ice
[12:00AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 5 - Ep 9 - Cape Wrath Scotland
[1:00AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 5 - Ep 10 - Norway: Edge of Survival
[2:00AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 6 - Ep 3 - Malaysian Archipelago
[3:00AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 6 - Ep 5 - New Zealand South Island
[4:00AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 6 - Ep 6 - Land of the Maori
[5:00AM] Man vs. Wild - Season 6 - Ep 8 - Iceland Fire and Ice (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Below Deck', 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH'Below Deck', then a FRESH'the People's Couch', followed by a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live'.
Comedy Central has 3 hours of old 'Tosh.0', followed by a FRESH'Tosh.0', then a FRESH'Drunk History'.
On a RERUNThe Daily Show (from 10/5/15) is Seth Rogen.
On a RERUN@Midnight (from 10/7/15) are Ethan Embry, Eli Roth, and Brandon Johnson.
FX has the movie 'Elysium', followed by the movie 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2', then the movie 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2', again.
History has a FRESH'The Curse Of Oak Island', followed by another FRESH'The Curse Of Oak Island', then another FRESH'The Curse Of Oak Island', followed by a FRESH'The Curse Of Oak Island: Digging Deeper'.
[6:00AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-SIMON HELBERG
[6:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-HOLY CRAPS!
[6:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-FEZ DATES DONNA
[7:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-ERIC'S DRUNKEN TATTOO
[7:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-CANADIAN ROAD TRIP
[8:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-BACKSTAGE PASS
[8:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-THE PROMISE RING
[9:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
[9:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-ERIC'S DEPRESSION
[10:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW-PINCIOTTI VS. FORMAN
[10:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW-HYDE GETS THE GIRL
[11:00PM] JEEPERS CREEPERS
[1:00AM] SILENT HILL
[3:45AM] JEEPERS CREEPERS
[5:45AM] GARFUNKEL AND OATES-FIRST LOOK (ALL TIMES EST)
[8:00AM] Monster's Ball
[10:30AM] Weird Science
[12:30PM] The Killer Inside Me
[3:00PM] The Devil's Advocate
[6:00PM] Silver Bullet
[10:30PM] Riding the Bullet
[12:30AM] Pan's Labyrinth
[3:00AM] The Devil's Advocate (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'I Am Legend', followed by a FRESH'Face Off', and another 'Face Off'.
Scheduled on a FRESHConan are Kate Bosworth, Michael Carbonaro, and Jack Garratt.
Prince seems to be shedding his reclusive reputation and becoming a party animal.
In recent weeks the superstar has hosted late-night jam sessions where he serenaded Madonna, celebrated the Minnesota Lynx's WNBA championship and showcased his latest protege, singer Judith Hill. Hundreds of fans descended on suburban Paisley Park Studios on Saturday night, paying $10 each to hear Prince and his backing band raise the roof until 3 a.m.
So why the new openness? Prince, of course, isn't talking.
"Why is he so friendly? Why is he open now? He's inviting strangers into his house. Why? Why? What's the reason? Let's ask everyone else besides him," Prince - wearing a purple tunic and large gold chain - teased from the darkened stage as he blasted through a funky mix that included oldies by Bill Withers and Sly and the Family Stone and his own songs ("Alphabet St.," ''Hot Thing").
Bad boy Ricky Gervais is set to notch his fourth turn as host of the Golden Globe Awards.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and NBC announced Monday that the sharp-tongued humorist and film star will preside over the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, set for January 10. The three-hour broadcast, airing live coast-to-coast on NBC, will kick off the 2016 film awards season.
Gervais scored laughs and raised hackles with his riotous hosting style for three consecutive years from 2010 to 2012.
US archaeologists in Greece have uncovered the skeleton of an ancient warrior that has lain undisturbed for more than 3,500 years along with a huge hoard of treasure, the Greek culture ministry announced Monday.
The treasure is "the most important to have been discovered in 65 years" in continental Greece, the ministry said.
The wooden coffin of the unknown soldier -- evidently a person of some importance -- was found on the site of the Mycenaean-era Palace of Nestor on Greece's Peloponnese peninsula.
He had been laid to rest with an array of fine gold jewellery, including an ornate string of pearls, signet rings, a bronze sword with a gold and ivory handle, silver vases and ivory combs.
The jewellery is decorated in the style of the Minoans, the civilisation that flourished on the island of Crete from around 2000 BC, with the figures of deities, animals and floral motifs.
A diver who felt he didn't get his fair share of the credit for discovering two fake skeletons sitting in lawn chairs at the bottom of the Colorado River has removed them from their watery grave.
Martin Sholl said he spotted the skeletons, adorned in sunglasses, flip-flops, a bikini and a rainbow-colored wig, tethered to lawn chairs while scuba diving in the river near the Arizona-California line in May, Today's News-Herald in Lake Havasu City reported Monday.
He alerted the La Paz County Sheriff's Office, and authorities discovered the skeletons were plastic.
"Skeleton tea party," Sholl said. "It was funny. The next day when my friend called and told me that the chaos I created was on every morning show in the country, I was shocked. ... I found out they didn't mention me at all."
Instead, Sholl said the media focused on La Paz County Deputy Curt Bagby, who led the recovery of the skeletons and investigated how they ended up in the river. When Sholl called a news outlet, he was told that Bagby wasn't sure he would want to speak.
Donald Trump (R-Pendejo) enjoys his reputation as a magnate whose own smarts and business savvy made him a billionaire, but he acknowledged Monday that his father helped him out -- with a "small" million-dollar loan.
"It has not been easy for me," the Republican Party frontrunner in the 2016 presidential nomination race told an NBC television-hosted town hall in New Hampshire.
"I started off in Brooklyn. My father gave me a small loan of a million dollars," he said, noting that he had to pay back his father, New York self-made millionaire real estate mogul Fred Trump, with interest.
Questioned about the remarks, Trump acknowledged that his circumstance might sound easy to the average voter.
"You're right, but $1 million isn't very much compared to what I've built," he told NBC.
Actor and area property owner Ethan Hawke attends the Mi'kmaq community's water ceremony on the shores of Pomquet Harbour to support the aboriginal call for a moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, near Antigonish, Nova Scotia, on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. The Gulf of St. Lawrence is one of the largest marine breeding regions in Canada, home to endangered whales and hosts some of the largest lobster production in the world.
Photo by Andrew Vaughan
The University of Mississippi quietly pulled down the state flag on Monday, deciding that the 121-year-old banner's Confederate battle emblem sends a harmful message in this age of diversity.
Acting under the order of Interim Chancellor Morris Stocks, three campus police officers furled the flag before most students were awake, taking it down from a circle of honor between the white-columned administration building and a marble statue of a saluting Confederate soldier.
A group of university leaders met Sunday night and agreed to take it down, days after the student and faculty senates urged its removal from the Oxford campus, a bastion for Southern elites since its founding in 1848.
"Because the flag remains Mississippi's official banner, this was a hard decision. I understand the flag represents tradition and honor to some. But to others, the flag means that some members of the Ole Miss family are not welcomed or valued," Stocks said in a statement.
The banner will be put on display in the university's archives, Stocks told The Associated Press.
Florida's first bear hunt in two decades, which sparked protests by animal rights activists, was called off after just two days after nearly 300 bears were killed, wildlife officials said on Sunday.
The hunt, which was slated to last up to one week and allow as many as 320 black bears to be killed, was ended after 295 of the animals were "harvested," the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a statement.
The hunt aimed to stabilize a population of bears that had rebounded to more than 3,000 from several hundred in the 1970s, according to the commission.
The agency said hunting in the central and east panhandle portions of the state were closed on Saturday, after just one day of hunting, as hunters were more proficient than anticipated.
Actor, activist and philanthropist Richard Gere, left, greets Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter during the Liberty Medal ceremony at the National Constitution Center, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, in Philadelphia. The Dalai Lama, who canceled his public appearances this month because of health reasons is this year's recipient. The honor is given annually to an individual who displays courage and conviction while striving to secure liberty for people worldwide.
Photo by Matt Rourke
If carbon dioxide emissions continue at their current pace, by the end of century parts of the Persian Gulf will sometimes be just too hot for the human body to tolerate, a new study says.
How hot? The heat index - which combines heat and humidity - may hit 165 to 170 degrees (74 to 77 Celsius) for at least six hours, according to numerous computer simulations in the new study. That's so hot that the human body can't get rid of heat. The elderly and ill are hurt most by current heat waves, but the future is expected to be so hot that healthy, fit people would be endangered, health experts say.
While humans have been around, Earth has not seen that type of prolonged, oppressive combination of heat and humidity, Eltahir said. But with the unique geography and climate of the Persian Gulf and increased warming projected if heat-trapping gas emissions continue to rise at current rates, it will happen every decade or so by the end of the century, according to the study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change.
This would be the type of heat that would make deadly heat wave in Europe in 2003 that killed more than 70,000 people "look like a refreshing day or event," said study co-author Jeremy Pal of Loyola Marymount University
Shirley Bassey poses for photographers upon arrival for the World Premiere of the new James Bond film "Spectre," at the Royal Albert Hall in central London, on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015.
Photo by Joel Ryan
Underwater contractors are being sent to Lake Erie to search for the source of what appears to be a petroleum leak coming from a century-old sunken barge recently found in the water near the U.S.-Canadian border, the U.S. Coast Guard said Sunday.
Shipwreck hunters think the leaking solvent is from a tanker barge that went down near Ohio's Kelleys Island during a storm nearly 80 years ago.
It would be a significant discovery if the vessel turns out to be the Argo, one of 87 shipwrecks on the federal registry created two years ago to identify the most serious pollution threats to U.S. waters.
Divers plan to explore the wreckage on Monday to see if they can find and seal the leak, which appears to involve a colorless, petroleum-based solvent that evaporates quickly once it reaches the surface, said Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Migliorini.
Divers with the Cleveland Underwater Explorers first noticed the leak on Friday, and a check using a Coast Guard helicopter confirmed there was an area of discoloration in the water on Saturday that was the length of about four football fields.
A white Bengal tiger cub is seen in her enclosure at a private zoo in Felsolajos some 80 kms south of Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. The zoo's two female cubs, were born in May.
Photo by Janos Bugany
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