Kevin O’Connell, from Long Island, New York, ended his run of bad luck at the 21st time of asking at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Sunday night.After 20 nominations without a win, Kevin O’Connell snagged the elusive statuette for his sound mixing work in Mel Gibson’s World War II flick “Hacksaw Ridge”. After thanking the director, O’Connell, who has said previsouly that he had written a speech for each of his previous nominations, only to return home empty handed, had a heartfelt note prepared. Proving Intelligence: Bees’ Brains Allow Them to Roll Balls for Food
However, the bee observing did not know this, so when it went to move the ball itself, it went for the one closer to the goal. Many are now on the brink of extinction due to various combinations of habitat loss, disease, and pesticides. O’Connell mentioned his late mother, Skippy O’Connell, who gave him his first job in sound 39 years ago. “This means so much, I can’t even tell you”.O’Connell received his first nomination in 1984 for Terms of Endearment. Among his losses in the category, “Silverado” lost to “Out of Africa”, “Dune” lost to “Amadeus”, “Spider-Man” lost to “Chicago”, and most recently, “Transformers” lost to “The Bourne Ultimatum”. More on both categories can be found here.The title of “Oscar’s Biggest Loser” now belongs to O’Connell’s fellow sound mixer Greg P. Russell. Crude Prices End Higher as Investors Grapple With Production
USA crude production at 9 million barrels a day last week was the highest level since early April 2016, according to the EIA data. In addition, USA oil rig count increased for the sixth straight week to the highest level in more than fourteen months. One Gibson fan told Malina that he should keep “art and ideology” separate, to which the actor replied, “That’s why I tweeted “F-k Mel Gibson” rather than ‘F-k Hacksaw Ridge'”. It’s the greatest feeling I’ve had in my entire life’.Let us be the first to say: Happy Birthday, Mr. O’Connell. Israel warns Hamas against any escalation of rocket fire from Gaza
The Israeli Air Force retaliated for rocket fire from Gaza with strikes targeting five Hamas positions in the coastal strip. Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Monday afternoon have fired rockets towards several areas of the Gaza strip.