MONDAY JANUARY, 6
Australian comedian, Celeste Barber, has launched an online fundraiser that has raised more than $30 million for bushfire victims and firefighters.
Celeste Barber’s Facebook appeal for the NSW Rural Fire Service and Brigade set a target of $30,000 when it was launched on Friday.
It has raised more than $33 million in just three days, with many of the donations coming from her substantial international following on social media.
Barber has more than 1.8 million followers on Facebook and 6.5 million followers on her Instagram page where she posts images of herself parodying celebrities’ and models’ Instagram posts and photoshoots.
Donations have been made by people from Poland, Belgium, Romania, France, UK and the US, leaving messages of support for bushfire victims and firefighters.
Barber has described the response as “incredible” saying her followers were “out of control”.
“I’m going to keep pushing – I think we get as much as we can. I mean, we’ve already got so much but we have to help people completely rebuild their lives.
“So I’m going to have a talk to the RFS today about where the money is going to go and I’ll keep you guys up to date. Thanks so much world, again.”
Other celebrities that have raised funds for those affected by bushfires include US singer Pink, Australian country star Keith Urban and tennis star Ash Barty.
Shots have been fired at a riverside bar on the Brisbane River that was recently firebombed on December 21.
The shots came from a boat on the river and were aimed at Mr Percival’s bar at Howard Smith Wharves under the Story Bridge, according to police.
Police have confirmed that the shots came from a boat carrying three to four people.
Nobody has been reported injured.
Police made no comment on any possible connection between the two events.
In an attempt to find witnesses after the fire attack, police released CCTV footage of a man walking into the outside seating area of the bar, throwing containers into the inside bar area and then setting it on fire.
Multiple calls were made to emergency services at 4:30am on December 21, including a passer-by who saw flames and smoke through the window of the bar.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Inspector Steven Holland said only furniture had been damaged after the attack and that the building had remained “fully intact”.
“It could have been a whole lot worse had the crew not have done such a good job,” he said.
Nobody has been arrested over the fire and there are currently no known suspects.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the shooting.
The stars have arrived on the red carpet for the 2020 Golden Globes in Los Angeles.
Five Australians are up for awards – here is the full list of Golden Globes nominees in order in which they’ll be presented.
Best Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for TV
Kaitlyn Dever, Unbelievable
Joey King, The Act
Helen Mirren, Catherine The Great
Merritt Wever, Unbelievable
Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon
Best Supporting Actor in any Motion Picture
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Best Actress in a TV Series – Musical or Comedy
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Kirsten Dunst, On Becoming a God in Central Florida
Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
Best Actress In A TV Series – Drama
Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show
Best Actor In A TV Series – Drama
Brian Cox, Succession
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Rami Malek, Mr Robot
Tobias Menzies, The Crown
Billy Porter, Pose
Best TV Series – Drama
Big Little Lies
The Morning Show
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Andrew Scott, Fleabag
Stellan Skarsgard, Chernobyl
Henry Winkler, Barry
Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat, Little Women
Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker
Randy Newman, Marriage Story
Thomas Newman, 1917
Daniel Pemberton, Motherless Brooklyn
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Beautiful Ghosts (Cats) Music and lyrics by: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Taylor Swift
I’m Gonna Love Me Again (Rocketman) Music by: Elton John, Lyrics by: Bernie Taupin
Into the Unknown (Frozen 2) Music and lyrics by: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
Spirit (The Lion King) Music and lyrics by: Timothy McKenzie, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Beyonce
Stand Up (Harriet) Music and lyrics by: Joshuah Brian Campbell, Cynthia Erivo
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Eddie Murphy, Dolemite Is My Name
Taron Egerton, Rocketman
Leonardo Di Caprio, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit
Daniel Craig, Knives Out
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Patricia Arquette, The Act
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Toni Collette, Unbelievable
Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies
Emily Watson, Chernobyl
Best Animated Motion Picture
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The Lion King
Toy Story 4
Best Supporting Actress in any Motion Picture
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Annette Bening, The Report
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Margot Robbie, Bombshell
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won, Parasite
Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Steven Zaillian, The Irishman
Best Foreign Language Motion Picture
The Farewell (USA)
Les Miserables (France)
Pain and Glory (Spain)
Parasite (South Korea)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (France)
Best Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for TV
Christopher Abbott, Catch-22
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Spy
Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice*
Jared Harris, Chernobyl
Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon
Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Best Actor in a TV Series – Musical or Comedy
Bill Hader, Barry
Ben Platt, The Politician
Paul Rudd, Living With Yourself
Ramy Youseff, Ramy
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Best Director – Motion Picture
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
Sam Mendes, 1917
Todd Phillips, Joker
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Best TV Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The Loudest Voice
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Ana de Armas, Knives Out
Awkwafina, The Farewell
Cate Blanchett, Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Beanie Feldstein, Booksmart
Emma Thompson, Late Night
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Dolemite Is My Name
Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renee Zellweger, Judy
Best Motion Picture – Drama
The Two Popes
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