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7 big (and small) takeaways from the 2018 Oscar nominations

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| The 90th Annual Academy Award nomination announcement marks the halfway point for awards season. Here are the major takeaways.

Oscars: 'Shape of Water' leads with 13 nods; see the complete list

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Rachel Morrison, who shot "Mudbound," made history as the first woman ever nominated in the cinematography category.

Daveed Diggs' 'Blindspotting' is not your average 'buddy comedy'

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Diggs and his longtime friend, Rafael Casal, co-wrote and co-star in a film that's an ode to their rapidly changing hometown of Oakland.

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PJ Morton brings musical healing — and R&B — back to New Orleans

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The singer, songwriter and keyboard player returned to his hometown after 15 years. The result is a stunning new album and two Grammy nominations.

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Singer Inara George on her new solo album

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Singer and songwriter Inara George opens up about the death of her father, Lowell George, of the band Little Feat and gender inequity in the music industry.

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'Three Billboards' sweeps female-focused SAG Awards; see list of winners

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As with many of the awards shows this season, it was the treatment of women in Hollywood that stayed at the forefront of the show, which featured a roster of nearly all female presenters and Kristen Bell as its inaugural host. See the complete list of winners.

​Women will lead a SAG Awards show unlike any in its history

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The show will feature a roster of almost all female presenters, Kristen Bell as its inaugural host, and an opening that will feature only actresses speaking about their craft.

Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

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Petty suffered from emphysema, a fractured hip and knee problems that caused him pain but he was still committed to touring. He had a variety of medications, including fentanyl and oxycodone in his system.

A documentary goes behind the scenes with 'RBG '—Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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The Sundance Film Festival lineup includes Betsy West and Julie Cohen's look at a Supreme Court Justice who's become a pop culture hero.

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