Gay Drama ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Leads Independent Spirit Award Nominations: FULL LIST

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The gay drama Call Me By Your Name starring Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet leads this year’s Independent Spirit Award nominations with six including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Male Lead (for Timothee Chalamet), and Best Supporting Male (for Armie Hammer).

Also nominated, the French AIDS/ACT UP drama BPM (Beats Per Minute) for Best International Film (watch a clip HERE), along with A Fantastic Woman from Chile, in which trans actress Daniela Vega plays a transgender singer faced with discrimination and loss when her lover dies.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Best Feature
“Call Me by Your Name”
“The Florida Project”
“Get Out”
“Lady Bird”
“The Rider”

Best First Feature
“Ingrid Goes West”
“Oh Lucy!”
“Patti Cake$”

Best Director
Sean Baker, “The Florida Project”
Jonas Carpignano, “A Ciambra”
Luca Guadagnino, “Call Me by Your Name”
Jordan Peele, “Get Out”
Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie, “Good Time”
Chloé Zhao, “The Rider”

Best Screenplay
Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”
Azazel Jacobs, “The Lovers”
Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Jordan Peele, “Get Out”
Mike White, “Beatriz at Dinner”

Best First Screenplay
Kris Avedisian, Story By: Kyle Espeleta, Jesse Wakeman, “Donald Cried”
Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani, “The Big Sick”
Ingrid Jungermann, “Women Who Kill”
Kogonada, “Columbus”
David Branson Smith, Matt Spicer, “Ingrid Goes West”

Best Cinematography
Thimios Bakatakis, “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”
Elisha Christian, “Columbus”
Hélène Louvart, “Beach Rats”
Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, “Call Me by Your Name”
Joshua James Richards, “The Rider”

Best Editing
Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie, “Good Time”
Walter Fasano, “Call Me by Your Name”
Alex O’Flinn, “The Rider”
Gregory Plotkin, “Get Out”
Tatiana S. Riegel, “I, Tonya”

Best Female Lead
Salma Hayek, “Beatriz at Dinner”
Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
Shinobu Terajima, “Oh Lucy!”
Regina Williams, “Life and nothing more”

Best Male Lead
Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”
Harris Dickinson, “Beach Rats”
James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”
Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”
Robert Pattinson, “Good Time”

Best Supporting Female
Holly Hunter, “The Big Sick”
Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
Lois Smith, “Marjorie Prime”
Taliah Lennice Webster, “Good Time”

Best Supporting Male
Nnamdi Asomugha, “Crown Heights”
Armie Hammer, “Call Me by Your Name”
Barry Keoghan, “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”
Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Benny Safdie, “Good Time”

Robert Altman Award

Best Documentary
“The Departure”
“Faces Places”
“Last Men in Aleppo”

Best International Film
“BPM (Beats Per Minute)” (France)
“A Fantastic Woman,” (Chile)
“I Am Not a Witch,” (Zambia)
“Lady Macbeth,” (U.K.)
“Loveless,” (Russia)

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Trump Defends Sexual Predator Roy Moore: ‘He Denies It’ — WATCH

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Roy Moore Donald Trump

Donald Trump defended Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore amid the sexual assault allegations Moore is facing.

Said Trump to reporters: “He denies it. Look, he denies it. If you look at all the things that have happened over the last 48 hours. He totally denies it. He says it didn’t happen. And look, you have to look at him also.”

Trump also went after Moore’s opponent:

“We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat, Jones. I’ve looked at his record. It’s terrible on crime. It’s terrible on the border. It’s terrible on military. I can tell you for a fact we do not need somebody who’s going to be bad on crime, bad on borders, bad for the military, bad for the Second Amendment.”


Jones began airing a brutal attack ad featuring Ivanka Trump, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who took the side of the women accusing Moore.

“On Roy Moore’s disturbing actions, Ivanka Trump says, ‘There’s a special place in hell for people who prey on children, and I have no reason to doubt the victims’ accounts.’ Jeff Sessions says, ‘I have no reason to doubt these young women.’ And Richard Shelby says he will ‘absolutely not’ vote for Roy Moore. Conservative voices, putting children and women over party; doing what’s right.”


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Men With Muscles and Money are More Attractive to Gay Men and Straight Women: STUDY

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Muscles and money are qualities that straight women and gay men typically find attractive in men, according to an analysis of TubeCrush—a website where people post unsolicited pictures of men seen on the London Underground. The study at Coventry and Aberystwyth universities in the United Kingdom, published in Feminist Media Studies in August, analyzed images over…


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Barbra Streisand, David LaChapelle, Sanctuary Cities, Jeanine Pirro, Grindr, Brandon Flynn, Net Neutrality: HOT LINKS

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South Korea trumpSANCTUARY CITIES. Federal judge blocks Trump order, permanently: “In a summary judgment ruling, U.S. District Judge William Orrick III found Trump’s Jan. 25 executive order violated the Constitution in multiple ways: by invoking spending powers that belong exclusively to Congress, and by placing unrelated conditions on federal grants in violation of the Tenth Amendment.”

JEANINE PIRRO. FOX News host and judge busted driving 119 mph in a 65 mph zone.

MAlcolm Turnbull marriage voteAUSTRALIA. Prime Minister cancels week of parliament, says it will help legalize same-sex marriage: ‘The lower house will return on 4 December, not 27 November, and not break for the year until the marriage bill is passed, the government said. It gives the Senate time to finish debating the bill before it moves to the lower house, a minister said.The opposition accused the government of acting like a “dictatorship”.’

RIP. Shannon Michael Cane: “He was an open, generous enthusiast for artists and the printed material they produced, and he believed passionately that the world of books was large enough to have everyone in the house,” said Philip Aarons, the board chair of Printed Matter, the nonprofit Chelsea bookstore, distributor and publisher. “He made it his, with his own curatorial style, and I think it’s one of the reasons it too

RIP. Ben Dillingham. ‘Ben Dillingham, a retired Marine who became a political power broker clearing a path for pioneering gay office holders in Southern California, has died at his home in San Diego. He was 72. “He was the lodestar for those of us aspiring to serve in politics,” said state Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), who in 2014 became the first lesbian speaker of the state Assembly.’

NET NEUTRALITY. It’s time to save it again.

TOXIC MASCULINITY. Has it slowed Australia’s march to equality? ‘We think of Australia as a sort of frontier country. It’s one of those places like the U.S., and in a way more than the U.S., where people have gone to remake themselves, to invent themselves. And you would think that would go hand-in-hand with a celebration of personal freedom. But Australia is also a place with toxic masculinity, and Australia is probably a place that has a more potent strain of toxic masculinity than America. That’s not something that works in favor of getting people to rally around same-sex marriage.’

GrindrGRINDR. Gay social app updated to be more inclusive of transgender and nonbinary users: “Grindr said changes will include new profile fields for gender identity and the use of gender-neutral language throughout its app and website. While planning the updates, Grindr surveyed transgender users and consulted with the National Center for Transgender Equality, an advocacy group. The app currently claims three million daily active users, which it says makes it the most popular mobile queer social network.”

BRANDON FLYNN. The 13 Reasons Why actor is shirtless for the cover of The Hero Annual.

Mitt RomneyMITT ROMNEY. He’s back?

DAVID LACHAPELLE. On where he’s been, where he’s at now: “It’s a paradoxical place to be, working for magazines that push the idea that happiness is going to come with the next purchase and new season of merchandise. I love glamour and fashion and beauty – that has been with civilisations for ever, but I needed to get away from the propaganda of that. When I quit everything, I never wanted to shoot another pop star as long as I lived, I was tortured by them.”

DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP ACT. A warning to Bermuda. ‘In a statement released this morning, the Human Rights Commission said that while the proposed Act makes a “sincere effort” to recognise same-sex unions, it was disappointed that the Act was introduced after case law had already legalised same-sex marriage. It added: “This means that the proposed legislation is a de facto removal of rights from same-sex couples by relegating their unions to a separate category which may not be recognised abroad.’

BARBRA, CAN YOU ANSWER? Ellen grills Streisand.

ALONG CAME A SPIDER OF THE DAY. Trapped: “Bianca Merrick of Coffs Harbour, Australia, was driving home from work on Friday when she spotted a large spider hanging out on her visor. She decided the best choice was to keep driving for fear of a spider attack. ”

FLY-BY OF THE DAY. The solar system’s largest planet: “NASA’s Juno spacecraft has successfully completed its 8th science flyby of Jupiter, passing over the gas giant’s swirling cloud tops once again as it continues to unravel the mysteries of the largest planet in the solar system. The $1.1 billion Juno mission launched in August 2011 and arrived in orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016. Since then, the spacecraft has been studying the giant planet’s structure, composition, and magnetic and gravitational fields, gathering data that mission scientists say should shed light on Jupiter’s formation and evolution. Juno is in a highly elliptical orbit that brings it close to the planet once every 53.5 Earth days. The spacecraft collects most of its data during these close passes; it has now completed eight of them. Juno is scheduled to keep studying Jupiter through July 2018, though the probe won’t necessarily cease operations then; NASA could end up granting an extending mission.”


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Massachusetts Anti-LGBT Hate Group Launches Conference with Faaaaabulous Flag Dance: WATCH


MassResistance is an awful Massachusetts-based anti-LGBTQ hate group which authored a 600-page book called The Hazards of Homosexuality,  warned that gays are “preying” on children at LGBT youth centers, said that anti-gay violence is the natural reaction to too much gay PDA, and pushed for the cancellation of Red Sox Pride night because of the children, among other things.

They just had their annual summit, and launched it with the performance you see below.

No further commentary is necessary.


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Pink and Channing Tatum Explore Crossdressing and Bondage in ‘Beautiful Trauma’ Video: WATCH

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Pink and Channing Tatum play a conventional ’50s-style couple who explore less conventional activities like crossdressing and BDSM in the lighthearted and comedic video for Pink’s track “Beautiful Trauma”, which she recently performed on the side of a building for the American Music Awards.

The clip was directed and choreographed by Nick Florez and RJ Durell.


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