The singer/songwriter is part of country music royalty, but her politics are out of the Nashville mainstream; the documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, "RBG," is up for an Academy Award.
Colombia's official Oscar entry for foreign language film did not make the final cut of nominees, but many critics say it should have; the microscope of the #MeToo era has found pop music's Ryan Adams; the Oscar-nominated sound editors from "A Quiet Place."
The actress has an Academy Award nomination for her supporting role in the period drama; The Academy of Motion Pictures has stirred up a hornet's nest by pulling four awards from the Oscars telecast; Arturo O’Farrill took his New York-based Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra to the U.S.-Mexico border to record an album.
"Period. End of Sentence." is about students in North Hollywood helping girls in India stay in school by providing access to sanitary products; "A Night at the Garden" is about a 1939 Nazi Party rally in ... Madison Square Garden!; Judithe Hernandez is the first Chicana to have a solo show at the Museum of Latin American Art.
After 45 years as a working actress she has seven Academy Award nominations, but no wins. After picking up this year's Screen Actors Guild award, could this be Close's year?; the Grammy Awards made a dramatic improvement in its representation of women artists.