Academy Awards: What do voters look for in a film? – BBC News

BBC NewsOn Sunday night winners of the 86th Academy Awards will be announced in 24 categories. Two Oscar voters – a film director and a sound man – talk about … Read More

Predicting the Oscars 2014: Insiders’ knowledge put to the test – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — It’s that time again, time to pull out the ballots and read the tea leaves and see who’s going to take home the trophies at Sunday’s 86th … Read More

News: American Idol: The Top 13 Perform – Seattle Post Intelligencer

Seattle Post IntelligencerDid American Idol’s Top 13 rise to the occasion? Monday was the official debut of the Top 13 finalists and apparently, the debut of voting at the top … Read More

Report: NFL begins exploring relocation options for Super Bowl – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comIf the bill is signed into law and the Super Bowl has to be moved, Tampa Bay is the most logical choice, according to SI.com. Tampa finished second in voting … Read More

Oscars 2014: Take our Best Supporting Actor poll – CBS News

CBS NewsAcademy Award nominees for Best Supporting Actor (clockwise from top left): Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”; Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle”; Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”; Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a … Read More

Scotland could join EU 18 months after independence vote, says Sturgeon – The Guardian

The GuardianScotland can become independent from the UK legally and become a member of the European Union within 18 months of voting for independence in March 2016, the Scottish deputy … Read More

An unsettled air in John Wall’s slam dunk contest victory – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesNEW ORLEANS — It was hard to tell what shocked fans more, the NBA’s new dunk contest rules or a performance by Vanilla Ice. Maybe contest organizers should … Read More

Complete List of 2014 Oscar Presenters and Performers – RopeofSilicon.com

Complete List of 2014 Oscar Presenters and PerformersRopeofSilicon.comWhat better day than today, as final Oscar voting is now underway, to begin listing all the 2014 Oscar presenters and performers in … Read More

Oscars 2014: Jennifer Lawrence named as first presenter at Academy Awards – The Independent

The Independent… actress award at last year’s Oscars, has been named as the first presenter of the 2014 ceremony. Revealed by the show’s producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the … Read More

Oscars 2014: Voting officially underway for 86th annual Academy Awards – The Times-Picayune

The Times-PicayuneVoting for the 86 annual Academy Awards is officially underway, as of 10 a.m. CST (8 a.m. PST) this morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has … Read More

Jill Broadhurst v Nicolas Heidorn For Oakland City Council District Four

Jill Broadhurst v Nicolas Heidorn For Oakland City Council Jill Broadhurst has a challenger in the race for the Oakland City Council District Four Seat: Nicolas Heidorn. Nicolas is a … Read More

Thai Opposition Challenges ‘Unconstitutional’ Election – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaThailand’s opposition is moving ahead with legal challenges to Sunday’s election, which, though peaceful, failed to resolve a months-long political standoff. The opposition Democrat Party, which boycotted the … Read More

Thai Vote Fails to Ease Tensions as Protesters Disrupt Election – Bloomberg

BloombergThai voters cast ballots across almost 90 percent of the country yesterday, defying efforts of protesters who disrupted polling stations in a general election where the results may not be … Read More

Panthers’ Luke Kuechly is Defensive Player of the Year – NFL.com

NFL.comNEW YORK — Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly has spent just two years in the NFL, and he already has reached the pinnacle of individual achievement for a defensive player. … Read More

Thailand election: Country goes to polls – BBC News

BBC NewsMillions of Thais are voting in a general election boycotted by the opposition and blighted by protests. Anti-government protesters say they will disrupt voting across Thailand and continue their … Read More

Thai Election Commission Says Blocking of Ballots to Hamper Vote – Businessweek

BusinessweekThailand’s Election Commission warned that voting in tomorrow’s general election may be called off in parts of the country’s southern provinces because protesters are blocking the distribution of ballots. The … Read More

“Alone Yet Not Alone”: The Academy Removes Oscars Original Song Nomination

Alone Yet Not Alone was nominated for “Original Song,” for the 86th Academy Awards, to be held in March. But, per an email just issued by Teni Melidonian of The … Read More

Thai protesters stop people voting in election – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldA Thai anti-government protest leader was shot dead on Sunday as demonstrators besieged polling stations in Bangkok and forced most to close, hampering advance voting for next weekend’s … Read More

Protesters Block Early Voting in Thai Capital – New York Times

New York TimesAn antigovernment protester waved a flag in front of the locked gates of a polling station after it was forced to close. Damir Sagolj/Reuters. BANGKOK — Hundreds of … Read More

Protesters Block Vote Centers in Thai Capital – New York Times

New York TimesAn antigovernment protester waved a flag in front of the locked gates of a polling station after it was forced to close. Damir Sagolj/Reuters. BANGKOK — Hundreds of … Read More

Thailand Protest Leader Killed During Campaign to Block Voting – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalA voter, center, reacts as antigovernment protesters stopped her from entering a polling station they blocked in central Bangkok on Sunday. Reuters. BANGKOK—One person was killed and several … Read More