Tag: Won’t

Why Phantom Thread won’t win the Oscar for Best Picture

We’re handicapping the odds on the nine Best Picture contenders for the March 4 Academy Awards. Today: Phantom Thread. Paul Thomas Anderson is adored by critics, who have lavished awards upon his artful character studies over the past 20 years. Academy voters are slightly less enchanted: he’s received eight nominations and zero wins. Two are…

Game of Thrones won’t return until 2019

The end is not near for Game of Thrones. The final, six-episode season won’t air until 2019, HBO confirmed on Thursday. No reason was given by the cable network for the delay in a “media note” it released. But online speculation is that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss want to take their time with…

‘Arabs won’t be led by Ankara,’ UAE tells Turkey, as Twitter spat blows up

A United Arab Emirates diplomat has lashed out at Turkey, as tensions continue to rise between the two countries, sparked by a single contentious tweet concerning century-old historical events. Anwar Gargash, the UAE minister of state for federal national council affairs and foreign affairs, whose country has previously accused Turkey of using political Islam to…