Published: Wed, January 25, 2017
Life&Culture | By Kristin Armstrong

Newly-Minted Oscar Nominee Mel Gibson Welcomes Ninth Child

Newly-Minted Oscar Nominee Mel Gibson Welcomes Ninth Child

Gibson has lately said he's been sober for many years, and Andrew Garfield, who earned an Oscar nomination in "Hacksaw Ridge", said Gibson has changed, calling it "a new dawn".

Since the first Academy Awards in 1929, only four women have been nominated for the best director Oscar: Lina Wertmuller (Seven Beauties), Jane Campion (The Piano), Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation) and Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker). Gibson¿s publicist Alan Nierob confirms actor-director Rosalind Ross gave birth to their son, Lars Gerard Gibson, on Friday, Jan. 20. In 2017, those are: Denis Villeneuve for "Arrival", Mel Gibson for "Hacksaw Ridge", Damien Chazelle for "La La Land", Kenneth Lonergan for "Manchester by the Sea" and Barry Jenkins for "Moonlight".

This powerful film is the true story of World War II veteran, Desmond Doss who ended up saving 75 of his fellow soldiers.

Nicole Kidman is up for Best Supporting Actress, with her Lion co-star, Dev Patel, nominated for Supporting Actor - though if that's not a lead role, I don't know what is.

While Joel Edgerton was a surprise snub as best actor for Loving, Kidman's Lion was a victor with cinematographer Greig Fraser and screenwriter Luke Davies honoured with nominations.

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Congress, there were strong indications that the Obama administration was willing to increase this annual level to $4.5 billion. Haley also said an global effort to boycott Israel is unfair because the country is "just trying to protect its people".

"It's an incredible privilege to be acknowledged among the diverse and talented DPs of the cinematography world, so many of whom are doing fantastic work. I'm so so proud of the film and the fact that both the film and the director have been recognised".

Foreign language filmmakers Bentley Dean and Martin Butler also scored for Tanna.

Following his BAFTA nomination earlier this year, Gilbert said he thought the film's editing was a hit with critics because of the intensity of key scenes.

The Oscars will take place on February 26.

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