Daily News Roundup

March 5, 2018

Athletics legend Roger Bannister dies aged 88

Iconic Olympic athlete Roger Bannister, the first man to run a mile in under four minutes, has died aged 88.

Bannister made history and captured the world’s imagination as the first man to break the four-minute mark when he clocked three minutes 59.4 seconds at a sports ground in Oxford on May 6, 1954.

Bannister’s family said the sporting great died peacefully after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease..

“Sir Roger Bannister, died peacefully in Oxford on 3rd March 2018, aged 88, surrounded by his family who were as loved by him, as he was loved by them,” a family statement said.

“He banked his treasure in the hearts of his friends.”

British Prime Minister Theresa May led the tributes to the former athlete Sunday night.

“Sir Roger Bannister was a great British sporting icon whose achievements were an inspiration to us all. He will be greatly missed,” she said on Twitter.

Barnaby Joyce Slips Up Once Again

Barnaby Joyce says he had “no choice” but to confront the rumours about the paternity of his girlfriend’s unborn baby head-on, lashing out at the
media for continuing to pursue him despite his resignation as deputy prime minister.

Mr Joyce said he was contacted by multiple media organisations last week asking whether Vikki Campion’s boy – due to be born next month – was actually his, prompting his extraordinary interview with Fairfax Media on Saturday.

“This issue has continued to be pursued by media despite my resignation, with paparazzi waiting for us at our gate at the airport on Friday and an upcoming appearance by a Daily Telegraph journalist on ABC’s Q&A on Monday night,” Mr Joyce said.

“Media had also made multiple requests around the issue which was printed today. Therefore we felt we had no choice but to tell the story.”

The former Nationals leader has conceded the identity of the boy’s biological father is “a grey area”, explaining that he and Ms Campion – his former media adviser – were physically apart for most of time around when conception occurred.

However, Mr Joyce said he had no intention of getting a paternity test and would raise the child as his own regardless.

Mr Joyce also hit out at the initial reporting last month of his extramarital affair with Ms Campion, claiming The Daily Telegraph had never asked if the child was his.

However Sharri Markson, the author of the original February 7 story, said Mr Joyce’s claim was untrue, posting to social media an email she sent to his chief of staff Jake Smith asking: “Is Mr Joyce the father of the baby and when is the baby due?”

The Oscars

Here is a breakdown of the nominees

Best Picture:

Call Me By Your Name

Darkest Hour


Get Out

Lady Bird

Phantom Thread

The Post

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards

Best Director: 

Jordan Peele, Get Out

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape Of Water

Best Actress: 

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Meryl Streep, The Post

Best Actor: 

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name

Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Best Supporting Actor:

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water

Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards

Best Supporting Actress:

Mary J Blige, Mudbound

Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Original Screenplay: 

The Big Sick

Get Out

Lady Bird

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards 

Adapted Screenplay: 

Call Me By Your Name

The Disaster Artist


Molly’s Game


Best Animated film: 


The Breadwinner


Loving Vincent

The Boss Baby

Original song nominees: 

“Remember Me” (from Coco)

“Mystery of Love” (from Call Me By Your Name)

“This Is Me” (from The Greatest Showman)

“Mighty River” (from Mudbound)

“Stand Up For Something” (from Marshall)

Best Documentary:

Faces Places


Last Men in Aleppo 

Strong Island

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Best Documentary Short: 


Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405


Knife Skills

Traffic Stop

Best foreign language:

A Fantastic Woman (Chile)

On Body and Soul (Hungary)

The Insult  (Lebanon)

Loveless (Russia)

The Square (Sweden)

Make-up and Hairstyling:

Darkest Hour

Victoria & Abdul


Film Editing: 

Baby Driver


I, Tonya

The Shape Of Water

Three Billboards

Visual Effects: 

Blade Runner 2049

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Kong: Skull Island

Star Wars: The Last Jedi 

War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Original Score: 


Phantom Thread

The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Three Billboards

Live Action Short Film:

DeKalb Elementary

The Eleven O’Clock

My Nephew Emmett 

The Silent Child

Watu Wote/All of Us

Best Animated Short Film: 

Dear Basketball

Garden Party


Negative Space

Revolting Rhymes

Best Sound Mixing: 

Baby Driver

Blade Runner 2049


The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Sound Editing: 

Baby Driver

Blade Runner 2049


The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Costume Design: 

Beauty and the Beast

Darkest Hour

Phantom Thread

The Shape of Water

Victoria & Abdul


Blade Runner 2049 

Darkest Hour



The Shape of Water

Production Design: 

Beauty and the Beast

Blade Runner 2049

Darkest Hour


The Shape of Water

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