More than 30 collisions were reported during yesterday’s brutal commute. Many drivers faced a two-hour drive into the city because of the slippery, snow-covered roads during rush hour. Meanwhile, the Halifax school board is defending its decision to open schools yesterday because according to the early-morning forecast, it was supposed to get warmer by the end of the school day.
The 2018 Oscar nominations were announced yesterday; The Shape of Water has the most with 13 total. This year’s nominations saw progress for females and artists of colour: Mary J. Blige is a double nominee for her work on “Mudbound”; Jordan Peele made history as the fifth black filmmaker to ever receive Best Director nomination and Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig became just the fifth woman ever nominated in that same category. Rachel Morrison also became the first woman ever nominated for Best Cinematography. The awards take place March 4, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
James Franco got an Oscar snub as both the star and director of The Disaster Artist – perhaps due to the sexual misconduct allegations against him – and a source close to the actor says James is “somewhat relieved” that he wasn’t recognized. The source adds that “James is trying to get through this rocky patch and hopes everything will blow over.”
Joey Fatone has shut down rumors that ‘N Sync will reunite during Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl halftime show. Joey was also asked if JT would bring back Janet Jackson but squashes that too, saying Justin is “not controversial like that.”
A dozen camels were disqualified from a “camel beauty contest” in Saudi Arabia after it was revealed that they’d received Botox and filler injections. See, when it comes to camel-beauty, large facial features are a crucial element so owners do whatever they can to alter their camels’ appearances – like using Botox for the lips, the nose and even the jaw.
And that’s your Fast Five!