Leonardo DiCaprio took home the Golden Globe award Sunday for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, for his turn in The Revenant, while Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for Joy; Matt Damon won Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for The Martian; Brie Larson won Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, for Room; The Martian won Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy; and The Revenant won Best Motion Picture, Drama.
Other winners include:
Alejandro Inarritu (Best Director, Motion Picture, for The Revenant);
Kate Winslet (Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for Steve Jobs);
Sylvester Stallone (Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for Creed);
Jon Hamm (Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama for Mad Men);
Taraji P. Henson (Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama, for Empire);
Mozart in the Jungle (Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical);
Mr. Robot (Best Television Series, Drama);
Gael Garcia Bernal (Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy, for Mozart in the Jungle);
Rachel Bloom (Best Actress in a Television Series, Comedy, for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend);
Lady Gaga (Best Actress in a Limited Series or Television Movie for American Horror Story: Hotel);
Oscar Isaac (Best Actor in a Television movie or Miniseries for Show Me a Hero);
Wolf Hall (Best Television Movie or Limited Series);
Christian Slater (Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series for Mr. Robot);
Ennio Morricone (Best Original Score for Hateful Eight). Golden Globes
Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) will reportedly endorse Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race, anonymous sources told CBS News and Politico on Sunday. The decision is apparently related to Clinton’s stance on gun control, which is often perceived as being stronger than primary opponent Bernie Sanders‘.
Giffords has become a leading advocate for gun control since she was shot in the head in a supermarket parking lot five years ago. The Democratic primary race is tightening, according to a Marist/Wall Street Journal/NBC poll of likely voters that showed Clinton up 48 percent to Sanders’ 45 in Iowa, and Sanders up by 4 percentage points in New Hampshire. Politico
Republican Party presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are in a virtual dead heat in Iowa, while Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are also locked in a close race there, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll.
Clinton and Sanders are also within the margin of error in New Hampshire, while Trump has built a 16-point lead in the state, NBC and the Journal reported.
Clinton holds a 48 percent to 45 percent lead over the Vermont senator among likely Democratic caucusgoers in Iowa, while Sanders beats the former secretary of state among likely primary voters in New Hampshire, 50 percent to 46 percent, the survey found.
In Iowa, Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas, leads businessman Donald Trump 28 percent to 24 percet among likely caucusgoers, a gap within the poll’s margin of error. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is a distant third, at 13 percent. Trump owns a much bigger lead in New Hampshire, as the top pick of 30 percent of likely GOP primary voters. Rubio is a distant second in New Hampshire, with 14 percent support.
Iowa holds its caucuses on February 1, while the New Hampshire primary is February 9. VOA
American artist Ashley Olsen has been found dead at her apartment in Florence, Italy. Her death is being treated as a homicide, police spokeswoman Maddalena Carosi said on Italian TV. Italian news agency ANSA reported that Olsen, 35, was found strangled, but authorities declined to comment on the cause of death until an autopsy is complete.
Olsen’s boyfriend, a fellow artist, reportedly found her body on Saturday. He was concerned because he had not heard from her, so he asked Olsen’s landlord to go with him to Olsen’s apartment to check on her, ANSA said.
Olsen’s father, an architect, works for the Florence Art School Bianca Cappello. Ann Olsen described her granddaughter as a beautiful girl. She owned a beagle named Scout. A U.S. State Department spokesperson said the consulate in Florence was providing assistance. “We can confirm the death of U.S. citizen Ashley Olsen in Florence,” the spokesperson said. “We extend our deepest condolences to her loved ones.” CNN
Chinese shares finished with steep losses on Monday as jitters continued after last week’s market gyrations.
Investors are keeping a close eye on movements in the Chinese currency, which is managed by the government. The guidance rate for the yuan was raised for the second session in a row. But that failed to reassure investors worried about further weakening in the future.
“Global markets are still in the grips of China fears, and it is uncertain whether the Chinese government can do enough to reassure global investors,” said IG’s Angus Nicholson. “The open of the Chinese cash market today has looked like a battle ground between state buying and investors still trying to get out, and has done little to ease the sense of fear seen in other Asian equity markets,” he added.
Weak inflation data from China over the weekend also did little to encourage investor sentiment. Global markets made big losses after Chinese trading was suspended twice last week on dramatic plunges in values that triggered a circuit breaker mechanism, and spurred more volatility. BBC
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