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TORONTO (AP) — In a pivotal scene early in Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl," the 1920s Copenhagen painter Einar Wegener, as played by Eddie Redmayne, sits in for a portrait his wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander) is painting of a ballerina. Breathlessly caressing the stockings and slippers, something stirs in Einar.
Los Angeles (AFP) - "Carol," the story of a 1950s housewife who falls for a store clerk, led the pack of independent movies tipped for Oscars glory as the Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations were unveiled Tuesday. Starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, the film was nominated in six categories, including best feature, best director and best actress. "Beasts of No Nation," about a child soldier, came in second with five nominations, while "Spotlight," on the Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into sex abuse in the Catholic Church, won four nominations.
NEW YORK (AP) — France had a big night Monday at the International Emmys with a leading three awards, led by the hit crime thriller "Engrenages" ("Spiral") which won for best drama series. But the normally festive ceremony was tempered by reflections on the recent Paris attacks by Islamic militants.
The US rock band Pearl Jam will make up for the carbon footprint of its Latin American tour by donating to climate change mitigation programs, Peru said Tuesday. The tally from the November 4-28 tour will take into account air travel, the use of trucks for transporting gear, energy consumed at each stop along the tour and travel to and from each concert, said Sernanp, a Peruvian conservation agency. The band will donate money to programs designed to mitigate climate change from deforestation in Peru and Brazil, it said.