Independent Spirit Awards: The Complete Winners List (Updating Live)

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“Get Out” emerged as the big winner of the 2018 Independent Spirit Awards, held Saturday on the beach in Santa Monica, Ca.

Jordan Peele’s racially charged thriller — which captivated the country and became an unlikely indie blockbuster — took Best Feature at the annual show put up by Film Independent. Peele also took Best Director.

Top acting prizes went to Frances McDormand for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and Timothee Chalamet for “Call Me by Your Name.” Best Supporting Male went to Sam Rockwell for “Three Billboards,” and Best Supporting Female went to Allison Janney of “I, Tonya.” That makes it a virtual clean sweep for the latter two actors on the eve of the Academy Awards.

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Greta Gerwig won Best Screenplay for her coming-of-age darling “Lady Bird,” while Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani took Best First Screenplay for their autobiographical comedy “The Big Sick.”

Notable below-the-line prizes went to Tatiana S. Riegel, who took Best Editing for
“I, Tonya.”  Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, director of photography on “Call Me by Your Name,” won Best Cinematography.

Comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney (“Big Mouth,” “Oh, Hello”) returned to host the ceremony, an annual splashy gathering of Hollywood stars and indie film luminaries willing to brave the natural lighting of  a rare daytime awards show.

Also Read: Independent Spirit Awards: In a Stormy Year, It’s Up to Jordan Peele to Keep the Streak Alive

The complete winners list:

BEST FEATURE
“Call Me by Your Name”
“The Florida Project”
“Get Out” *WINNER
“Lady Bird”
“The Rider”

BEST FIRST FEATURE
“Columbus”
“Ingrid Goes West,” Director Matt Spicer *WINNER 
“Menashe”
“Oh Lucy!”
“Patti Cake$”

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD – Given to the best feature made for under $500,000. (Award given to the writer, director and producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.)
“Dayveon”
“A Ghost Story”
“Life and nothing more” *WINNER
“Most Beautiful Island”
“The Transfiguration”

BEST DIRECTOR
Sean Baker, “The Florida Project”
Jonas Carpignano, “A Ciambra”
Luca Guadagnino, “Call Me by Your Name”
Jordan Peele, “Get Out” *WINNER
Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie, “Good Time”
Chloé Zhao, “The Rider”

BEST SCREENPLAY
Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird” *WINNER
Azazel Jacobs, “The Lovers”
Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Jordan Peele, “Get Out”
Mike White, “Beatriz at Dinner”

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Kris Avedisian, Kyle Espeleta, Jesse Wakeman, “Donald Cried”
Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani, “The Big Sick” *WINNER
Ingrid Jungermann, “Women Who Kill”
Kogonada, “Columbus”
David Branson Smith, Matt Spicer, “Ingrid Goes West”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Thimios Bakatakis, “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”
Elisha Christian, “Columbus”
Hélène Louvart, “Beach Rats”
Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, “Call Me by Your Name” *WINNER
Joshua James Richards, “The Rider”

BEST EDITING
Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie, “Good Time”
Walter Fasano, “Call Me by Your Name”
Alex O’Flinn, “The Rider”
Gregory Plotkin, “Get Out”
Tatiana S. Riegel, “I, Tonya” *WINNER

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Salma Hayek, “Beatriz at Dinner”
Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” *WINNER
Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
Shinobu Terajima, “Oh Lucy!”
Regina Williams, “Life and nothing more”

BEST MALE LEAD
Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name” *WINNER
Harris Dickinson, “Beach Rats”
James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”
Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”
Robert Pattinson, “Good Time”

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Holly Hunter, “The Big Sick”
Allison Janney, “I, Tonya” *WINNER
Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
Lois Smith, “Marjorie Prime”
Taliah Lennice Webster, “Good Time”

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Nnamdi Asomugha, “Crown Heights”
Armie Hammer, “Call Me by Your Name”
Barry Keoghan, “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”
Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” *WINNER
Benny Safdie, “Good Time”

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD – Given to one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast

“Mudbound”
Director: Dee Rees
Casting Directors: Billy Hopkins, Ashley Ingram
Ensemble Cast: Jonathan Banks, Mary J. Blige, Jason Clarke, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Rob Morgan, Carey Mulligan

BEST DOCUMENTARY
“The Departure”
“Faces Places” *WINNER
“Last Men in Aleppo”
“Motherland”
“Quest”

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
“BPM (Beats Per Minute)”
“A Fantastic Woman” *WINNER
“I Am Not a Witch”
“Lady Macbeth”
“Loveless”

BONNIE AWARD
Chloé Zhao *WINNER

 

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Oscar Parties 2018: The Top Invites, Events and Nominee Gatherings

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This preview focuses on private, invite-only events aimed at a professional industry audience of stakeholders in the Academy Awards.

As soon as Oscar voting closes on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 5 p.m. PST, the Academy’s prohibition on “non-screening events” ends. Party season begins again. Here’s a first look at the top gatherings of nominees and creative ensembles before and after Jimmy Kimmel hosts the big show on Sunday, March 4.

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The Oscar Concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Logline: The great Michael Giacchino (an Oscar-winning Academy Governor) led a team making fresh arrangements of this year’s nominated scores. The L.A. Phil will perform them live with film clips.

Tickets: Unlike everything else from here down, this is open to the public. Tickets start at $43.

Vanity Fair, Barneys New York, and Sony Pictures Classics’ Cocktail Party
Chateau Marmont

Logline: Cocktail with one of the season’s buzziest films, “Call Me by Your Name,” while servicing one of the mag’s many advertising clients touching Oscar week.

Global Green’s 15th Anniversary Oscar Party
Neuehouse Hollywood

Logline: The CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation will be honored but the Oscar-winning environmentalist himself is not expected. Stepping into the spotlight instead: Sophia Bush, Elisabeth Röhm, Sharon Lawrence and Ed O’Neill.

Thursday, March 1

Cadillac Celebrates the 90th Academy Awards
Chateau Marmont

Logline: Michael Patrick’s soiree always draws a mix of familiar faces (Zoe Saldana, Christoph Waltz, Naomi Watts, Joel McHale) and some news ones (Angela Sarafyan, Jay Ellis) at one of the most social industry gatherings of the week.

Connection: As the Academy’s official wheels, Cadillac will be shuttling nominees and presenters across town all week to many of the events listed below.

Gersh Oscar Party
Chateau Marmont Penthouse

Logline: The agency and Tequila Don Julio 1942 will raise a glass to the agency’s nominees Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell and Richard Jenkins.

Lookout: I don’t envy the elegant face of the Chateau, Anya Varda, and her team that night. March is coming in like a lion.

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Vanity Fair and Lancôme Paris Toast Women in Hollywood
Soho House

Logline: Oscar week doubles as a debut for Graydon Carter’s successor, new top editor Radhika Jones. The high-end cosmetics brand will make a donation to Time’s Up on behalf of the guests, who include Ava DuVernay.

Universal, Focus Features and DreamWorks Animation Oscar Nominee Celebration Dinner
Spago

Gary Oldman and Leo DiCaprio buddied up at the Chateau at a party for “Darkest Hour” earlier this awards season. (Focus Features)

Logline: There’a pile of nominees and nominations here with Focus having a banner year (“Darkest Hour,” “Phantom Thread,” and “Victoria & Abdul”).  A year ago, Universal was not scheduling Oscar week plans for “Get Out,” but after Jordan Peele’s commercial and critical hit took off, that all changed.

Friday, March 2

British Consul General Michael Howells’ Film is Great Reception
British Consul General’s Residence in Hancock Park

Logline: Don’t tell the ultra-nationalist xenophobes. The foreigners are already here.

There are U.K.-born nominees in 17 of the 24 Oscar categories and representation in five of the top races: Best Picture (“The Darkest Hour,” “The Phantom Thread,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Best Actress (Sally Hawkins), Supporting Actress (Lesley Manvill), Best Actor (Daniel Kaluuya, Daniel Day Lewis, Gary Oldman), and Director (Christopher Nolan).

Feature: Host Michael Howells gave one of the best speeches of this awards season at BAFTA’s Golden Globes weekend Tea Party. Take note and shut up when he addresses his backyard.

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Pours: Even the bar is British. Sponsors include Silent Pool Gin, Aberlour Whiskey, Chapel Down (English Sparkling Wine), Seedlip (non-alcoholic spirit) and Fever Tree tonics.

Emma Stone hosts Women in Film’s Celebration of the 2018 Female Oscar Nominees
Crustacean, Beverly Hills

Power Women: Emma Stone and Patty Jenkins in a Party Report file photo from the AFI Life Achievement Award. (Michael Kovac/Getty Images)

Logline: The reigning Best Actress winner (and in the famous flub, also announced as the Best Picture winner) joins Women in Film president Cathy Schulman and the community of female nominees from both sides of the camera.

The industry’s reckoning of institutionalized gender inequality and systemic sexual assault engulfed Hollywood, and Schulman’s been sounding the alarm for years. How WiF addresses the state of the industry on its biggest weekend will set the tone for what happens as as we turn the page to a new “industry year.”

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WME
Friday evening, Private Residence

Who’s Who: Kobe Bryant, the champ of this year’s Oscars gatherings, should be there. Add nominees Denzel Washington, Octavia Spencer, Laurie Metcalf, Guillermo del Toro, Dee Rees, Christopher Nolan, Luca Guadagnino, Hans Zimmer, James Mangold and Michael Green to the list and call it a top crowd.

Bonus: The agency will also raise a glass to nominated projects “Call Me by Your Name,” “Mudbound” and “The Square,” all of which hail from Endeavor Content.

Saturday, March 3

Film Independent Spirit Awards
A Tent on the Beach: 1550 Pacific Coast Highway Lot 1 North Santa Monica

(Mikey Glazer)

Logline: The industry’s booziest daytime bash of the year. Everyone heeds Film Independent President Josh Welsh’s mantra to “leave the thank-you notes at home,” adding to a celebratory day that begins in the lounges outside the main tent as early as 11 a.m.

Sony Pictures Classics Annual Oscar Nominees Dinner
Nordstrom Local on Melrose Place in West Hollywood

January 2017 at Sundance: Luca Guadagnino, Michael Stuhlbarg, Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Walter Fasano (TheWrap)

Why they will be smiling: This is the finish line. The “Call Me by Your Name” troika — Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, and director Luca Guadagnino — end the 14-month promotional tour that started back at Sundance 2017.

Other Nominees: SPC will also toast its two foreign language nominees, “A Fantastic Woman” (from Chile) and “Loveless” (from Russia).

MPTF’s Annual “Night Before”
Fox Studios

Logline: The MPTF is where the gatekeepers and power brokers in the industry convene on the night before the Oscars. This is an invite worth fighting for. Make a big donation and step in to Jeffrey Katzenberg’s circle.

Sign of the times: YouTube joins the list of blue-chip corporate sponsors.

Oscars Viewing Parties on Sunday, March 4

*Top Invite* – 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party
Custom built complext in West Hollywood Park

Logline: The most choice invite if you’re not seated in the first 15 rows of the Kodak Theatre itself.

Do: drink top-shelf champagne and feast on cuisine from a Michelin three-star restaurant in Spain with a great cross section of Hollywood.

Don’t: Don’t try to take any pictures of Sir Elton or stand too close to his head table. You may be excused for asking frequent guest Robert Kraft what happened in the Super Bowl. By 8:45 or so, trophy winners start pouring in as the telecast on screen comes to you.

Charity Component: Contributing to the EJAF mission, presenting sponsor BVLGARI is donating a 13 carat white gold diamond necklace, the “BVLGARI DIVISSIMA” to the live auction.

Wow Booking: Greta Van Fleet. This is a return to prime form for the EJAF, welcoming a big up-and-coming band heralded as a savior of guitar rock, not a nostalgia act. Because all 42 of the headlining dates on their first U.S. tour sold out in advance and they’re headed to Coachella, the four Michigan boys are a choice dessert on the evening.

Byron Allen’s Second Annual Entertainment Studios Gala
Beverly Wilshire

Logline: Katy Perry and Jamie Foxx will perform at the benefit for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Last year’s inaugural event raised $1 million, and “Byron hopes to raise even more again this year,” a rep for Entertainment Studios tells the Party Report.

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IMDb Live Viewing Party
Neuehouse in Hollywood

Logline: This is part party, part live broadcast. Dave Karger, Kevin Smith and other IMDb talent will provide live commentary on the show that will stream across IMDb platforms.

Guests: About 300 industry types.

Notables: Last year, Issa Rae and Aisha Tyler were among the crowd about a mile away from the actual show.

Mercedes-Benz Viewing Party
Four Seasons, Beverly Hills

Logline: The Four Seasons is an Oscars week base camp, so this is sort of like watching the golf tournament from the clubhouse. Last year was a mixed bag of names from Housewives (Kandi Burruss) to 1980s basketball star Ralph Sampson, to ESPN’s man in L.A., Stan Verrett.

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Nordstrom Local Oscar Viewing Party for the Fashion Industry
Nordstrom Local on Melrose Place in West Hollywood

Logline: With New York’s fashion week two weeks in the rearview mirror, the style set can kick back here before hitting the after parties.

Oscars After-Parties

The Academy’s Governors Ball
Dolby Ballroom above the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland

Logline: They have a lot of “make-up” homework to do after last year’s Governors Ball drowned in the surreal wake of the Oscars envelope flub.

Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Wallis Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills

Radhika Jones (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Logline: It’s the first outing for new Editor-in-Chief Radhika Jones (above). She steps into the bridge of a ship that Graydon Carter built and is already making waves. On Feb. 15, a round of layoffs included Jane Sarkin and Beth Kseniak, two founding mothers of VF Oscar night that has been the “toughest invite in town” over the past 24 years.

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On the brighter (or sadder?) side of “recently separated” news, single Jennifer Aniston should be there. Forget the Brad Pitt sequel rumors. Please, let her show up with Angelina Jolie.

Details on other late night soirees to come.

Please send invites, updates, and details to the party and event contributor Mikey Glazer here.

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Oscar Nominations 2018: The Complete List

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The nominations for the 2018 Oscars were announced on Tuesday morning by Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis.

“The Shape of Water,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Dunkirk” and “Darkest Hour” led the nominations in the 24 categories. Greta Gerwig became the fifth woman ever nominated for Best Director for her film “Lady Bird.”

Best Picture nominees include “Call Me by Your Name,” “Darkest Hour,” “Dunkirk,” “Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” “Phantom Thread,” “The Post,” “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

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The 90th Academy Awards will take place on March 4, with Jimmy Kimmel set to host the annual awards show for the second consecutive year.

See the list of nominees below. 

Production Design

– “Beauty and the Beast”

– “Blade Runner 2049”

– “Darkest Hour”

– “Dunkirk”

– “The Shape of Water”

Cinematography

– “Blade Runner 2049”

– “Darkest Hour”

– “Mudbound”

– “Dunkirk”

– “The Shape of Water”

Costume Design

– “Beauty and the Beast”

– “Darkest Hour”

– “Phantom Thread”

– “The Shape of Water”

– “Victoria and Abdul”

Sound Editing

– “Baby Driver”

– “Blade Runner 2049

– “Dunkirk”

– “The Shape of Water”

– “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Achievement in Sound Mixing

– “Baby Driver”

– “Blade Runner 2049”

– “Dunkirk”

– “The Shape of Water”

– “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Best Animated Short Film

– “Dear Basketball”

– “Garden Party”

– “Negative Space”

– “Lou”

– “Revolting Rhymes”

Best Live Action Short

– “The Eleven O’Clock”

– “My Nephew Emmett”

– “The Silent Child”

– “Watu Wote: All of Us”

– “Dekalb Elementary”

Original Score

– “Dunkirk”

– “Phantom Thread”

– “The Shape of Water”

– “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

– “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Achievement in Visual Effects

– “Blade Runner 2049”

– “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”

– “Kong: Skull Island”

– “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

–“War for the Planet of the Apes”

Film Editing

– “Baby Driver”

– “Dunkirk”

– “I, Tonya”

– “The Shape of Water”

– “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Makeup and Hairstyling

– “Darkest Hour”

– “Victoria and Abdul”

– “Wonder”

Supporting Actor

– Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”

– Woody Harrelson, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

– Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”

– Christopher Plummer, “All the Money in the World”

– Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Supporting Actress

– Mary J Blige, “Mudbound”

– Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”

– Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread”

– Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”

– Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”

Original Screenplay

– “The Big Sick”

– “Get Out”

– “Lady Bird”

– “The Shape of Water”

– “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Adaptated Screenplay

– “Call Me by Your Name”

– “The Disaster Artist”

– “Logan”

– “Molly’s Game”

– “Mudbound”

Foreign Language

– “A Fantastic Woman,” Chile

– “The Insult,” Lebanon

– “Loveless,” Russia

– “On Body and Soul,” Hungary

– “The Square,” Sweden

Original Screenplay

– “The Big Sick”

– “Get Out”

– “Lady Bird”

– “The Shape of Water”

– “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Documentary Short Subject

– “Edith + Eddie”

– “Heroin(e)”

– “Knife Skills”

– “Traffic Stop”

– “Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405”

Best Documentary Feature

– “Faces Places”

– “Icarus”

– “Last Men in Aleppo”

– “Abacus: Small enough to Jail”

– “Strong Island”

Original Song

– “Mighty River,” “Mudbound”

– “Mystery of Love,” “Call Me by Your Name”

– “Remember Me,” “Coco”

– “Stand Up for Something,” “Marshall”

– “This Is Me,” “The Greatest Showman”

Best Animated Feature Film

– “The Boss Baby”

– “The Breadwinner”

– “Coco”

– “Ferdinand”

– “Loving, Vincent”

Directing

– “Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan

– “Get Out,” Jordan peele

– “Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig

– “Phantom Thread,” Paul Thomas Anderson

– “The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro

Best Actor

– Timothee Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”

– Daniel Day Lewis, “Phantom Thread”

– Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”

– Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”

– Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

Best Actress

– Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”

– Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

– Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”

– Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”

– Meryl Streep, “The Post”

Best Picture

– “Call Me by Your Name”

– “Darkest Hour”

– “Dunkirk”

– “Get Out”

– “Lady Bird”

– “Phantom Thread”

– “The Post”

– “The Shape of Water”

– “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

 

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‘Strong Island’ and ‘Jane’ Top 2018 Cinema Eye Honors

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Netflix’s harrowing documentary about race and the justice system, “Strong Island,” took numerous prizes at 11th Annual Cinema Eye Honors, including Best Feature, announced Thursday night in New York.

The feel-good Jane Goodall documentary “Jane,” from National Geographic and Abramorama, also racked up several honors including Audience Choice and Best Original Score. Read a full list of winners below.

Cinema Eye nominations are done by committees made up predominantly of film-festival programmers. The final vote is made by 200-300 filmmakers, distributors, programmers, grantors, writers, critics, sales agents and publicists who specialize in nonfiction film, along with past and current Cinema Eye nominees and jurors. (TheWrap’s Steve Pond is a voter.)

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Since the first Cinema Eye ceremony in 2008, only three films have won the Best Documentary Oscar and also the Cinema Eye award: “Man on Wire,” “The Cove” and “Citizenfour.”

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking
“City of Ghosts”
“Ex Libris: The New York Public Library”
“Faces Places”
“Last Men in Aleppo”
“Quest”
*WINNER “Strong Island”

Outstanding Achievement in Direction
Kitty Green, “Casting JonBenet”
Matthew Heineman, “City of Ghosts”
Yuri Ancarani, “The Challenge”
Frederick Wiseman, “Ex Libris: The New York Public Library”
Agnès Varda and JR, “Faces Places”
* WINNER Yance Ford, “Strong Island”

Outstanding Achievement in Editing
“Dawson City: Frozen Time”
“Jane”
“LA92”
“Long Strange Trip”
* WINNER “Quest”
“The Reagan Show”

Outstanding Achievement in Production
“Brimstone and Glory”
“City of Ghosts”
“Human Flow”
*WINNER “Last Men in Aleppo”
“Risk”

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
“Brimstone and Glory”
“The Challenge”
*WINNER “Chasing Coral”
“Human Flow”
“Machines”

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score
“Brimstone and Glory”
“The Challenge”
“Dawson City: Frozen Time”
* WINNER “Jane”
“Rat Film”
“Strong Island”

Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design or Animation
“78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene”
“Chasing Coral”
“Citizen Jane: Battle for the City”
“Let There Be Light”
*WINNER “Long Strange Trip”

Audience Choice Prize
“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”
“City of Ghosts”
“Chasing Coral”
“Faces Places”
*WINNER “Jane”
“Kedi”
“Quest”
“Step”
“Whose Streets?”
“The Work”

Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film
“Brimstone and Glory”
“Communion”
“Machines”
“Rat Film”
*WINNER “Strong Island”

Outstanding Achievement in Broadcast Nonfiction Filmmaking
“13th”
“Abortion: Stories Women Tell”
“Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds”
“Five Came Back”
*WINNER “The Keepers”
“Solitary: Inside Red Onion State Prison”

Spotlight Award
“Donkeyote”
“An Insignificant Man”
*WINNER “Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle”
“Plastic China”
“Stranger in Paradise”
“Taste of Cement”

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking
“Edith+Eddie”
“Heroin(e)”
“Little Potato”
“Polonaise”
* WINNER “The Rabbit Hunt”
“Ten Meter Tower”

The Unforgettables | Non-competitive Honor:  The year’s most notable and significant nonfiction film subjects

Chanterelle Sung, Hwei Lin Sung, Jill Sung, Thomas Sung & Vera Sung, “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”
Bobbi Jene Smith, “Bobbi Jene”
Abdalaziz Alhamza, Hamoud Almousa and Mohamad Almusari, “City of Ghosts”
Ola Kaczanowska, “Communion”
Dolores Huerta, “Dolores”
Dina Buno and Scott Levin, “Dina”
Agnès Varda, “Faces Places”
Daje Shelton, “For Ahkeem”
Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, “Icarus”
Dr. Jane Goodall, “Jane”
Jim Carrey, “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond”
Christine’a Rainey, Christopher “Quest” Rainey, PJ Rainey and William Withers, “Quest”
Yance Ford, “Strong Island”
Jennifer Brea, “Unrest”
Brian, Charles, Chris, Dark Cloud, Kiki and Vegas, “The Work”

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Trump Era Looms Over Short Doc Oscar Films: ‘Life and Death’ (Exclusive Video)

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Oscar-nominated documentary short film director Daphne Matziaraki knows how prescient her film about Syrian refugees is — now that President Donald Trump has signed a travel ban.

“These people do not want to leave their homes,” she said of her time filming “4.1 Miles.” “They do not want to go to Europe. They do not want to go to America. They have no other option because they are on this fine line between life and death, and these are the people who are not allowed to come into this country,” she told TheWrap’s Steve Pond at our Screening Series event in which the filmmakers behind this year’s Oscar nominees for Best Documentary Short spoke.

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Their films cover topics like education, healthcare, and the Middle East; issues that have become hot button topics thanks to the new Republican-controlled government in Washington. As part of TheWrap’s Screening Series, all five nominated filmmakers discussed how the rise of Donald Trump and the GOP has quickly given the stories they tell new context.

For one movie, Trump has had a direct impact on the people responsible for making it. “The White Helmets,” a Netflix doc directed by Orlando von Einsiedel, embeds itself with a team of volunteer rescue workers from the Syrian Civil Defense, who are tasked with rescuing civilians from collapsed buildings in Aleppo after Russian bombings. Due to the potential danger, Einsiedel and his team only filmed interviews and the Helmets’ training exercises near the border. The footage of the team in action in Aleppo was actually filmed by the Helmets themselves. After learning of their Oscar nomination, Einsiedel had hoped to bring the rescuers featured in the film to America to tell their story. Trump’s travel ban brought an end to that.

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“Within 36 hours, this new executive order came into place, so of course that was incredibly disappointing for them,” Einsiedel said. “I talk about it because it was an incredibly lost opportunity for America… The voices of people from other parts of the world, especially places like Syria, is so important at the moment to bridge misunderstanding. The message of compassion and dignity which the White Helmets embody is such an important message, and it’s such a shame that they won’t be able to share it with everybody.”

Einsiedel was joined on the panel by fellow directors Matziaraki (“4.1 Miles”), Marcel Mettelsiefen (“Watani: My Homeland”), Dan Krauss (“Extremis”), and Kahane Cooperman, along with producer Raphaela Neihausen (“Joe’s Violin”).

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“The White Helmets” is just one of three films on the nominee list that approaches the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis. “4.1 Miles” tells the story of a Greek coast guard captain who patrols the Aegean Sea to save those fleeing Syria on the dangerous trek into Europe. “Watani: My Homeland” shows the struggle of the refugees who do make it into Europe by following three children who start a new life in Germany after their father, Syrian rebel commander Abu Ali, was captured by ISIS.

Mettelsiefen said that a major reason why he made “Watani” was to show a story about Muslims that could counter the violent images from the Middle East that dominate the news cycle.

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“The only story that is coming out right now is bearded men chopping off heads,” he said. “This is dictating an entire narrative for an entire religion…Xenophobia and social divide and hate and fear is what’s happening all around the world and it’s exactly these people — children, families, women — who have been leaving and escaping this very danger from the Islamic State…and they are now denied entry into several parts of the world because they are identified with the monster that has been created.”

Joining these films on the nominee list are “Extremis,” Dan Krauss’ observational look into the tough decisions surrounding end-of-life care in an intensive care unit, and “Joe’s Violin,” an uplifting tale of a violin that changes hands from Polish Holocaust survivor Joe Feingold to 12-year-old Brianna Perez, who is learning how to play violin at the Bronx Learning Institute for Girls in New York.

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Though “Joe’s Violin” is the most cheery of the five contenders, Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen said that even they felt that their work has been given new context by Trump’s presidency. Neihausen said that both she and Cooperman are first generation immigrants, as are the subjects of their film.

“Making this film just really affirms…what is this country about? What are our shared values?” Neihausen said. “It became so imperative [to show] what an arts education gives to a young person in this country. It’s astounding how these lives are changed by learning music. A simple thing changes lives.”

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Cooperman noted the final scene in her film, when Joe and Brianna say their goodbyes. She noted that the scene shows Joe, a Polish immigrant, climbing into an Uber car with an American flag on it. Cooperman explained that a large percentage of the Uber drivers in New York are also immigrants.

“At the time, it was such a typical sight I didn’t think anything of it,” she said. “But as soon as the election happened, I was watching it at a screening and thought, ‘Wow, an immigrant is driving another immigrant away from a school where he just had a bond with this Dominican girl.’”

Krauss agreed that following Trump’s election, “all films have been reframed” and encouraged the audience to read Dan Schoenbrun’s essay for Filmmaker Magazine titled “All Movies are Political Movies.

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“It made the point that every movie from the most benign animation to the most overt political film…everything we contribute to our cultural fabric matters,” he said. “And I think that as filmmakers we feel that responsibility more than ever before. I think that one of our primary responsibilities as storytellers is to imbue that dialogue with empathy and respect in a way that we’re not experiencing right now.”

All the Oscar nominated short films in the live action, animated, and documentary categories are arriving in theaters for a limited time starting this Friday. Click here to find a screening near you.

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Carl Paladino Admits Wishing Death on President Obama Was ‘Inappropriate’

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The New York co-chair of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign Carl Paladino issued an apology, sort of, for comments he made last week about President Obama and the First Lady that were published in Artvoice, saying he is “not a racist.

“I never intended to hurt the minority community who I spent years trying to help out of the cycle of poverty in our inner cities. To them I apologize,” Paladino said in a statement that he emailed to a local NBC affiliate.

“I publicly took responsibility for what I said and confirmed those were my answers, but believe it or not, I did not mean to send those answers to Artvoice. Not that it makes any difference because what I wrote was inappropriate under any circumstance. I filled out the survey to send to a couple friends and forwarded it to them not realizing that I didn’t hit ‘forward’ I hit ‘reply.’ All men make mistakes,” Paladino said.

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Last week, Paladino told local newspaper Artvoice what he wanted for Christmas when reporter Jamie Moses emailed local influencers an end-of-year survey.

“Obama catches mad cow disease after being caught having relations with a Herford [cow, sic]. He dies before his trial and is buried in a cow pasture next to Valerie Jarret, who died weeks prior, after being convicted of sedition and treason, when a Jihady [again, sic] cell mate mistook her for being a nice person and decapitated her,” Paladino said.

He was then asked, “What would you most like to see go in 2017?”

“Michelle Obama. I’d like her to return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla,” Paladino wrote.

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Paladino tried to explain his comments as part of the statement: “I received Jamie Moses’ emailed survey at an emotional moment after I had just listened to Obama’s statement that he regretted the slaughter in Aleppo that, in fact, resulted from his failed and cowardly foreign policy. His policy is to look the other way while innocent people were murdered and starved. I view Barack Obama as a traitor to American values. We don’t stand down and leave soldiers to die on a battlefield when we can send help. We don’t lie to the American people and the parents of our fallen to get re-elected. Obama has not led America to a better place by disregarding the rule of law and standing with his elitist brethren as above the law; nor has his wife Michele Obama who told our children and the world after the election that now there is no hope for America.”

“Carl’s comments are absolutely reprehensible, and they serve no place in our public discourse,” Trump’s transition team said in a statement.

Despite the comments, Paladino doesn’t plan on leaving his gig on the Buffalo School Board over the backlash.

“No, I’m not leaving the school board, not when it’s time to help implement the real choice elements of Trump’s plan for education reform.  I’ve spent years dedicated to the mission to defeat the thought that the liberal progressive elitist establishment can continue to hold our minority children captive in the cycle of poverty simply to provide their voting base. I don’t intend to yield to the fanatics among my adversaries. I certainly am not a racist,” he said to conclude the statement.

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All Carl Paladino wants for Christmas is for President Obama to die. Oh, and he wants Michelle Obama to return to life as an ape. Seriously.

The Buffalo developer and political activist who co-chaired Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in New York told local newspaper Artvoice what he wanted for Christmas.

“Obama catches mad cow disease after being caught having relations with a Herford [cow, sic]. He dies before his trial and is buried in a cow pasture next to Valerie Jarret, who died weeks prior, after being convicted of sedition and treason, when a Jihady [again, sic] cell mate mistook her for being a nice person and decapitated her,” Paladino said.

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He was then asked, “What would you most like to see go in 2017?”

“Michelle Obama. I’d like her to return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla,” Paladino wrote.

The Buffalo News reached out to the Trump surrogate to confirm whether he actually made the remarks.

“Of course I did,” Paladino told the paper on Friday morning. “Tell them all to go f— themselves.”

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo took to Twitter to condemn the remarks.

Carl Paladino made racist, ugly, reprehensible remarks about the President & First Lady. My wish this season is for unity.
Full statement pic.twitter.com/ZHgsrHmHbp

— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) December 23, 2016

Paladino told the Buffalo News that he made the statements because of Obama’s response to the crisis in Aleppo. He also called Obama the worst president in history and criticized him for “putting criminals back on the streets.”

“Yeah, I’m not politically correct,” he told the paper. “They asked what I want and I told them.”

A representative for Donald Trump did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Paladino’s comments have drawn a torrent of Twitter backlash:

More racist filth from @CarlPaladino https://t.co/RYEGTzexsk

Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 23, 2016

When asked if these are his actual comments in @artvoice article, @CarlPaladino says, “Of course they are.” pic.twitter.com/smpMyLjgAC

— 7 Eyewitness News (@WKBW) December 23, 2016

Aggressively racist comments from Trump’s New York campaign co-chair. https://t.co/Y8JCMilQu1 via @joereid

— Philip Bump (@pbump) December 23, 2016

Official boycott of @artvoice for publishing the scum comments of @CarlPaladino – you’ve started a war #artvoice #buffalo #boycott #corrupt

— Joshua Bach (@bachjt) December 23, 2016

.@SBURugby Will you speak up to protest of the vile and racist remarks by Trump campaign manger &91 alumnus of the yr, Carl Paladino?

— Neil (@NPSusa) December 23, 2016

Here’s why Carl Paladino feels empowered to say what he says, because the Buffalo area is filled with people like him.

— John Gorman (@ThisIsGorman) December 23, 2016

Racist Carl Paladino news always makes me nostalgic for my @wnymedia days…

— Bernard Lomax (@BernieLomaxCEO) December 23, 2016

Carl Paladino…wishing you heart attacks & falls down stairs for Christmas. No one will miss you. pic.twitter.com/kEnVyLZXOV

— Fall of Rome 2.0 (@Chewwie7) December 23, 2016

Carl Paladino – the less moral, less healthy Wormtongue. pic.twitter.com/eCSQBO7bmn

— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) December 23, 2016

Trump’s New York co-chair, Carl Paladino, on the first lady of the United States. https://t.co/clebz88el0 pic.twitter.com/WuSIuQCEKd

— jodikantor (@jodikantor) December 23, 2016

What no one mentions in their “OMG Carl Paladino is so nakedly racist” stories is that he was the GOP nom for NYS gov just 6 yrs ago. Yeah.

— phillip anderson (@phillipanderson) December 23, 2016

All I want for Christmas is a deportation order for@CarlPaladino

— Ajay Chand (@AjayCnyc) December 23, 2016

In next election, @CarlPaladino would probably lose to Pizza Rat.

— Mr Boombastic (@maxbsawicky) December 23, 2016

Carl Paladino has an ugly heart.

— LucindaLC (@LucindaLC) December 23, 2016

How many psychiatrists are required to involuntarily commit this jackass @CarlPaladino? Seems like he’s a slam dunk. https://t.co/ELYlLAlKPn

— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) December 23, 2016

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‘Incredibly Brave Journalism’: Photographers Capture Shocking Assassination Images

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Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was assassinated Monday by a lone Turkish gunman shouting “God is great!” and “don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria,” while a pair of brave photojournalists captured the entire incident.

Hakim Kilic is a Turkish photographer for the daily Hurriyet who witnessed the attack and sold his images to Reuters, according to the New York Times.

He told the Times that the crazed gunman fired seven shots, including “four from behind, three while the body was on the ground.”

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Kilic said he hid behind a cocktail table about 12 feet away from the killer, whom the photographer says yelled, “Call the police, and I will die here.”

The photos are both terrifying and incredible, capturing a moment that most people only experience in nightmares.

Burhan Ozbilici, a photographer for the Associated Press who also captured the assassination, snapped some amazing-yet-horrifying shots as well.

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Ozbilici described what he was thinking during the attack to The Guardian. “I’m here. Even if I get hit and injured, or killed, I’m a journalist. I have to do my work,” he said. “I could run away without making any photos … But I wouldn’t have a proper answer if people later ask me: ‘Why didn’t you take pictures?’”

He continued: “I was, of course, fearful and knew of the danger if the gunman turned toward me. But I advanced a little and photographed the man as he hectored his desperate, captive audience.”

After the ordeal, Ozbilici found himself amazed one more time.

“When I returned to the office to edit my photos, I was shocked to see that the shooter was actually standing behind the ambassador as he spoke. Like a friend, or a bodyguard,” he told The Guardian.

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Both photographers have been praised on Twitter for both bravery and reminding us of the importance of journalism.

What bravery AP’s @BurhanOzbilici showed to capture those photos. Wire staff very often unsung and very often the heroes of this trade. pic.twitter.com/JYpXbrxIUm

— Barry Malone (@malonebarry) December 19, 2016

Incredibly brave journalism by @BurhanOzbilici, this is a must-read.https://t.co/kBgoOita96

— Sarah (@SarahEmilyMucha) December 20, 2016

Why journalism requires passion & fearless commitment
https://t.co/MWh7Ni007E

— Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) December 20, 2016

AP photographer Burhan Ozbilici continued his work in the face of this. pic.twitter.com/mGdH37ZMei

— Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) December 19, 2016

Yeah also like that photographer is incredibly brave and his photos should be seen https://t.co/3Kf5tUpQ7e

— Ben Dreyfuss (@bendreyfuss) December 20, 2016

⚡️ “Photographer talks about capturing ambassador’s assassination”https://t.co/qw8t6HefGJ Amazing this man is so brave.

— Thatnerdgirl (@caitlin_goforth) December 20, 2016

I think it’s incredibly brave what this Turkish photographer did. His photos will have significant historical value, forever.

— Tyler ???????? (@Tylarious) December 20, 2016

This is not from a film. This is a real photo, taken Monday by a brave Associated Press photographer. #TheShortList https://t.co/JuXEfgA5hl

— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) December 19, 2016

A brave, dedicated AP professional, @BurhanOzbilici https://t.co/DjnlfJx9a4

— Frank Bajak (@fbajak) December 19, 2016

“I was, of course, fearful” – Photographer who captured Russian ambassador murder aftermath explains brave actions: https://t.co/qkszuHrsp1 pic.twitter.com/A6Omz7I9dU

— The New Daily (@TheNewDailyAu) December 20, 2016

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JK Rowling Fulfills 7-Year-Old Syrian Girl’s ‘Harry Potter’ Request

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A 7-year-old Syrian girl trapped in Aleppo is getting a “Harry Potter” book, courtesy of J.K. Rowling herself.

The author replied to Bana Alabed on Twitter this morning, after the young girl asked Rowling how she could get a copy of the book.

Alabed’s account is controlled by her mother Fatemah, who told Rowling that she and her daughter had watched the “Harry Potter” movie and that Bana wanted to read the book.

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Hi @jk_rowling I watched Harry Potter movie, Bana would like to read the book.- Fatemah #Aleppo

— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) November 21, 2016

And Rowling responded.

@AlabedBana Bana, I hope you do read the book, because I think you’d like it. Sending you lots and lots of love xxx

J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 21, 2016

A handful of people on social media took notice of this exchange and began letting Rowling know that Alabed was located in Aleppo, and that they wouldn’t be able to just go to the bookstore and purchase a copy.

@missguppy1 @AlabedBana I do know that, sadly. I would love to send Bana a book if I could.

J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 21, 2016

Rowling’s representative also took notice and wanted to help Alabed get her book.

@jk_rowling @missguppy1 @AlabedBana Bana, I work for Jo. Would you be able to read an eBook? If so I’d be happy to get a copy over to you.

— Neil Blair (@NeilBlairTBP) November 21, 2016

@jk_rowling @missguppy1 @AlabedBana Thanks! Hope it works out – in the meantime be safe Bana. X

— Neil Blair (@NeilBlairTBP) November 21, 2016

Alabed made headlines in October because of the nature of her Twitter account — she was tweeting accounts of her life in war-torn Syria. Fatemah created her account after Bana asked her to show the world what life in Aleppo is like.

“Bana kept asking me to share our story so the world can understand what is happening to us,” Fatemah told NBC. “I thought of Twitter as a means of getting our message out, especially if we tweet in the English language, so that the voice of the children of Aleppo can be heard.”

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Gary Johnson Snaps at Reporter: ‘Why Are You Even Interviewing Me?’ (Video)

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Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson lost his cool with a reporter from The Guardian, declaring his campaign “is not a funeral” and asking, “Why are you even interviewing me?”

Johnson started off the interview by sarcastically saying, “Well, I’m an idiot, you know. I’m the dumbest guy that you’ve ever met in your whole life.”

Johnson continued, “I’m not a dummy. I’m not. And yeah, I’m human.”

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Johnson brought up that he’s frequently asked about high-profile mishaps, such as not being able to name a foreign leader and famously asking, “What is Aleppo?”

Things turned quickly when Johnson was asked about his low poll numbers.

“Well, why are you here then at 6.1 percent? Why are you even interviewing me? I don’t get it,” Johnson said. “Is this to preside over a funeral here? It’s not a funeral, it’s a celebration.”

It’s been a rough couple of months for Johnson, who when pressed in early September to comment on the civil war dogging the Syrian city of Aleppo, asked, “What is Aleppo?” He followed that up weeks later during an MSNBC town hall, where he was unable to name a single foreign leader.

Johnson also got upset during the Guardian interview when asked about his tax policy, referring to his stance on marijuana and repeating, “It’s leadership. It is leadership.”

Check out the video above.

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Donald Trump’s running mate Mike Pence says any reports he considered dropping off the GOP ticket are “absolutely false.”

“It is absolutely false to suggest that at any point in time we considered dropping off this ticket,” Pence said this morning on CNN. “It’s the greatest honor of my life to have been nominated by my party to be the next Vice President of the United States of America.”

Watch the “New Day” video in which Pence makes the statement:

“It’s absolutely false” — Mike Pence on reports he considered dropping out. Watch live: https://t.co/Tk64moV9b1 https://t.co/yLa72UOaEE

— New Day (@NewDay) October 10, 2016

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And here’s a tweet Pence sent out last night immediately after the second Trump-Hillary Clinton debate:

Congrats to my running mate @realDonaldTrump on a big debate win! Proud to stand with you as we #MAGA.

— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) October 10, 2016

At the time, rumors swirled that Pence was thinking about or even leaning towards leaving the ticket.

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Later during his morning interview with Alisyn Camerota, Pence also denied that he and Trump were at odds over Syria policy. Last night, Trump said he doesn’t agree with his potential VP on how to aid the Aleppo crisis.

“The question I had was about the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo,” Pence explained. “And I think the way she had framed that was to suggest that I had implied we ought to use military power to achieve regime change and I had simply never said that,” he said, referring to moderator Martha Raddatz.

Anderson Cooper moderated the second debate alongside Raddatz.

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Gary Johnson supporters have often complained that their candidate doesn’t get enough media attention. Well, worry not Johnson fans.

The Libertarian Party’s nominee for president, who will forever be known as the “What is Aleppo?” guy, is now getting oodles of media coverage … though perhaps not the kind his voters were hoping for.

A new ad by the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, released on Thursday, is all about Gary Johnson. In fact, it could be described as “Johnson’s Greatest Hits of 2016.”

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The video, titled “Every Bernie supporter voting for Johnson needs to see this” is a compilation of all of Johnson’s head-scratching gaffes, edited to some super-fun background music.

Highlights include: eliminating income tax, corporate tax and the IRS; repealing Obamacare; arguing that gun control “makes this country less safe”; declaring that minimum wage is “much ado about nothing”; privatizing prisons; and, of course, his greatest classic of all time, the “Aleppo moment,” a phrase Johnson coined himself to describe a momentary brain freeze.

While Johnson has been stuck in single digits in national polls, he’s surging among millennial voters and veterans, two crucial voting blocs, who seem to think he’s the perfect answer to Bernie Sanders.

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Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson is looking more and more like an “SNL” version of a presidential candidate after he declined to name the leader of North Korea.

In an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday, Johnson was asked if he knew the name of North Korea’s leader, to which he replied, “I do.”

When asked if he wanted to prove that he knew the answer to the Times’ reporter’s question, he declined to name the dictator, who is obviously Kim Jong-un. The question came after Johnson was recently caught on live TV not knowing what Aleppo is and being unable to name a single foreign leader that he admired.

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Johnson has been mocked in the media for his lack of foreign policy knowledge, and the latest incident isn’t going to help.

“He could not name a leader — living or dead, past or present,” MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said recently. “How does somebody think they’re going to run for president and be this ignorant? Completely ignorant of the most basic things. My children can answer those questions.”

Johnson’s public mishaps have become so bad that his running mate, Bill Weld, recently admitted that he’s going to concentrate on making sure Donald Trump doesn’t win the election, rather than trying to win it for the Libertarian party.

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