ACADEMY’S LATINX-FOCUSED INTERVIEW SERIES, “SEEN,” CONTINUES WITH EDWARD JAMES OLMOS
The Academy continues “Seen,” a series of candid interviews on culture, identity and representation with some of today’s most influential filmmakers and artists. Available now on the Academy’s YouTube, episode 2 features Edward James Olmos – nominated for a 1988 Best Actor Oscar® for his role as Jaime Escalante in “Stand and Deliver”– in conversation with journalist Nick Barili, the series host.
Olmos invites Barili to meet him at Bell Gardens Intermediate School, a site of Olmos’s Youth Cinema Project, to see firsthand how the program empowers students to tell their stories on film. Olmos reflects on growing up in the cultural diversity of East Los Angeles, his stints in baseball and rock ’n’ roll before he finally landed on acting, and the importance of collaboration and creative control. He discusses what his roles in “Zoot Suit” and “Stand and Deliver” mean to him, as well as the larger culture, and why he regularly turns down work.
For more information on this episode of “Seen” and others in the series, please click here.
Edward James Olmos, Oscar-nominated actor (“Stand and Deliver”), director, producer Nick Barili, journalist, director, writer, producer
HIGHLIGHTS: “The story itself, the truth of the story itself, is powerful. A hundred years from today, that movie will be seen and understood and be appreciated. All we wanted to do is just document the behavior of this man. And we did it, and I was very fortunate I was able to do it.” – Edward James Olmos on “Stand and Deliver”
“To me, trying to understand your life and then your culture, and your heritage, and the roots that make you the tree that you are, and the human being that you are, sharing it so that others can understand it, makes everybody stronger.”
“Out of a necessity to stay alive in this industry, I had to learn the full usage of storytelling, whether it be in songwriting, filmmaking, or theater. If we weren’t creating it, we weren’t gonna be able to do it, because nobody was creating it for us.”
Local Musicians, Dancers and Artists Under the Age of 18 are Encouraged to Sign-Up Today!
Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita is seeking local youth and student artists to voluntarily participate in the 6th annual Youth Arts Showcase on March 19, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Centre (20880 Centre Pointe Parkway).
The call for artists is open to a wide variety of specialties. The City is currently in need of solo musicians, choirs, bands, dance groups, dance instructors, drumline performers and chalk artists to be featured in the Youth Arts Showcase. Sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis. This call is open to Santa Clarita Valley youth.
The annual Youth Arts Showcase celebrates the creativity of Santa Clarita Valley’s youth and students display their talents in many disciplines. Attendees will enjoy visual and performing arts, interactive art activities, youth art contests, an art gallery, art vendors, food trucks and much more.
Local youth may also submit their artwork and photography for the showcase’s art contest. This year’s art contest theme is “Generation Rescue: Sustainable Water for All,” highlighting the importance of climate change, its impact on water resources in local and global communities, and how youth are helping address this important global issue.
Interested artists and performers under 18-years-of-age are encouraged to email Julia Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the City’s upcoming Youth Arts Showcase and to apply for the art contest, please visit SantaClaritaArts.com/Youth-Arts-Showcase.
Inglewood, Calif. – Goodbye, six-game losing streak to an arch division rival. Hello, NFC Champions and the Super Bowl. The Rams rallied to defeat the 49ers 20-17 on Sunday at SoFi Stadium to punch their ticket to Super Bowl LVI, where they will face the Cincinnati Bengals at SoFi Stadium on Sunday, February 13 at 3:30 p.m. PT.
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Tied at 17 with 6:32 remaining, the Rams – helped by 25-yard completion from quarterback Matthew Stafford to wide receiver Cooper Kupp – mounted a go-ahead scoring drive capped off by a 30-yard field goal by kicker Matt Gay for a 20-17 lead with 1:46 remaining.
On the ensuing series, defensive lineman Aaron Donald pressured 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo into an errant pass that was tipped and intercepted by linebacker Travin Howard, which Howard returned six yards to the 49ers 13-yard line. From there, the Rams entered victory formation to run out the remaining 69 seconds and secure the victory.
Stafford completed 31 of 45 pass attempts for 337 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Kupp was on the receiving end of both of those touchdowns, also finishing with 11 catches for 142 yards. Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. added nine catches for 113 yards.
Here is the complete game recap, presented by Audi:
The teams traded 3-and-outs on their respective opening possessions. The Rams’ second possession reached the 49ers’ 3-yard line, but Stafford’s pass intended for Kupp was deflected, then intercepted in the endzone by 49ers safety Jimmie Ward.
The Rams eventually broke through with a 97-yard scoring drive ending with a 16-yard touchdown pass from Stafford to Kupp for a 7-0 lead midway through the second quarter.
However, the 49ers responded a little over two and a half minutes later with a 44-yard screen pass for a touchdown from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to wide receiver Deebo Samuel to tie the game 7-7.
The Rams were positioned to answer on the ensuing drive, but Gay’s 54-yard field goal attempt missed short to the right. Following the change of possession, the 49ers added a 38-yard field goal from kicker Robbie Gould as time expired for a 10-7 halftime lead.
Los Angeles’ third-down stop early in the third quarter helped gain some momentum, but it was halted at the San Francisco 43 after it unsuccessfully challenged that the ball was short of the line to gain on 4th and 1 from that spot. On the ensuing possession, the 49ers extended their lead to 17-7 on a 16-yard touchdown pass from Garoppolo to tight end George Kittle with 1:59 left in the third quarter.
L.A. answered with an 11-yard touchdown pass from Stafford to Kupp on the ensuing drive to reduce its deficit to three early in the fourth quarter.
A third-down stop at their own 45 gave the Rams another chance, despite unsuccessfully challenging 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk being down by contact. The unsuccessful challenges left the Rams without any timeouts or challenges with 10:01 left in the game. The 49ers appeared to be going for it on 4th and 2 from that spot, but wound up taking the delay of game penalty and punting.
Gay’s 30-yard field goal gave the Rams a 20-17 lead with 1:46 to play. On the following series, Donald got to Garoppolo, and Howard corralled the tipped the tipped pass to clinch the victory.
Los Angeles, Calif. – Santa Fe’s Grammy-award nominee, Ottmar Liebert and his band Luna Negra, are coming to the Los Angeles area and will be playing songs fans have come to know and love on Feb. 10 & 11, 2022. Ottmar is a five-time Grammy nominee with multiple Gold and Platinum records who has sold millions of records across the globe. A skilled practitioner of contemporary flamenco guitar (nuevo flamenco), he is always a surprise. He plays with many textures – contrasting traditional and electric instruments. The band, Ottmar Liebert and bassist Jon Gagan welcome back dynamic drummer and percussionist Robby Rothschild – who played with them back in 2008/09 and on numerous recordings.
We are happy to announce new music from Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra!
Ottmar Liebert has kept himself busy during the past 2 challenging years.
Along with an art+music collaboration with Dallas Museum of Art, Ottmar and bassist Jon Gagan recorded two versions of a new album called “vision 2020” (& “vision 2020- Lockdown version”).
And most recently Ottmar recorded another new album, called “Bare Wood 2” –
“The Mixmaster: Ottmar Liebert Continues his mission to combine traditional and modern … And Liebert is fulsome in his support of musical cross-fertilization. “If you want to keep something the way you think is traditional, you’re really stopping all development,” he (Ottmar) says. Noting that “in the current political climate, it’s more important than ever to celebrate the mixing of cultural traditions”, he says, “In many cases, we’re not even aware of how we’ve been enriched.”…(B.Kopp, MetroActive, 2020)
Jennifer Levin says:
“Ottmar Liebert writes wordless romantic melodies that encourage listeners to float away on a voyage of sound..” (J.Levin, Santa Fe New Mexican, 2021)
Los Angeles, Calif. – Join us January 28 for the world premier of Homebody – Hueman’s largest immersive art experience hosted at Ciel Creative Space in Berkeley, CA. Spanning over 20,000 square feet, Hueman has transformed the space with large scale pieces, allowing viewers to engage with her breathtaking art like never before brought to life by augmented reality and state of the art projection mapping. This event is homegrown and self-funded in community partnership with Ciel Creative Space, Endeavors Oakland, Mirus Gallery, and Epson.
This exhibition sits at the intersection of art and technology, highlighting original murals, portraits, and sculptures through state-of-the-art projection mapping and augmented reality.
With Hueman’s signature blend of “etherealism” projected across massive white walls, audiences can submerge themselves in colorful mash-ups of the abstract and figurative. This 360-degree experience is enhanced by original, immersive-audio and magnificent lighting to bring your consciousness into a new dimension.
This exhibition sits at the intersection of art and technology, highlighting original murals, portraits, and sculptures through state-of-the-art projection mapping and augmented reality. With Hueman’s signature blend of “etherealism” projected across massive white walls, audiences can submerge themselves in colorful mash-ups of the abstract and figurative. This 360-degree experience is enhanced by original, immersive-audio and magnificent lighting to bring your consciousness into a new dimension.
All vendors helping with this project are local or a small business, showing the positive impact this installation has on the community, and furthering the message of reflection and improvement. Uniquely and Impressively, this event is self-funded and completely homegrown, born out of Hueman’s unwavering commitment to seeing her vision to completion.
This installation is made by and for the community. Hosted in Hueman’s own home, the East Bay, this is a step towards healing the community through the arts. With a host of special programming including community pop-ups with live musical performances by Yuna, Goapele, Ruby Ibarra & more, art classes, private group tours, and a partnership with Hack the Hood to support local access to art.
About Hueman Allison Torneros, known in the art world as “Hueman”, is a multidisciplinary artist based in Oakland, CA. Her distinctly gauzy art style is what she likes to call “etherealism”, a blend of ethereal realism. Whether she is creating delicate visions on canvas, or crushing massive walls with a spray can, she often draws on the human condition to create colorful mash-ups of the abstract and figurative. Hueman’s unique freestyle process involves creating tightly refined compositions from a spontaneous beginning of paint splashes, drips, and sprays, and her layered works can be seen on public streets and in galleries worldwide. She balances her time between gallery exhibitions and public mural work while also collaborating with some of the world’s top brands that include Adobe, Lyft, Nike, Forever 21, Google, L’Oreal, Sony Music, and many more. Her work has found homes in the collections of Ava Duvernay, Usher, P!nk, and Swizz Beats.
Ciel Creative Space 2611 Eighth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 January 28th – February 20th, 2022 Times vary daily. Closed Mondays.
50THANNIVERSARY SCREENING OF THE GODFATHER WITH FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA, A SPECIAL SCREENING OF PAN’S LABYRINTH WITH GUILLERMO DEL TORO, RETROSPECTIVES OF ISAO TAKAHATA, PIER PAOLO PASOLINI, AND CECILIA MANGINI, AND RARE SCREENINGS OF RECENTLY RESTORED FILMS.
Ongoing Series including Oscar® Sundays, featuring Oscar-recognized films; Branch Selects, which features films co-programmed with Academy Branches; and Family Matinees.
Los Angeles, Calif., January 25, 2021—The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will continue its eclectic calendar of film screenings and public programs this winter with retrospectives of Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, presented in conjunction with the museum’s Hayao Miyazaki exhibition, and Italian directors Cecilia Mangini and Pier Paolo Pasolini, the latter of which launches the Academy Museum’s partnership with Cinecittà in support of an annual programming series of Italian Cinema.
Marking the 50th anniversary of the release of The Godfather, the museum will be screening the entire trilogy, including a special Academy Museum Member screening of The Godfather (USA, 1972) with Director Francis Ford Coppola. The museum will also host writer-director Guillermo del Toro for a special screening of his film Pan’s Labyrinth (USA, 2006) with an extended conversation about the movie, and screen the world premiere of a brand-new print of Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers, Robert J. Kaplan’s film starring actress Holly Woodlawn, from the Academy Film Archive.
The recurring series Available Space, showcasing experimental and independent film and media, will highlight the work of Johann Lurf and a sampling of restorations by the Academy Film Archive of the films of Stan Brakhage. The museum’s Weekend With… series will feature screenings of films by Moufida Tlatli and Jill Sprecher. Screenings highlighting the films featured in the museum’s core exhibition Stories of Cinema , films curated by members of the Academy branches, movies honored at the Oscars® and Saturday Family Matinees will continue to offer audiences familiar classics and new discoveries. Throughout February, the museum’s ongoing series spotlight the work of film artists, including Ava DuVernay, Barry Jenkins, and the late Sidney Poitier in Lilies of the Field.
The Godfather Trilogy:In honor of the 50th anniversary of The Godfather (USA, 1972), the Academy Museum will be screening Francis Ford Coppola’s complete trilogy, concluding with the director’s 2020 recut of the third chapter, in new 4K restorations. The March 21screening is for Academy Museum Members and includes a pre-screening Q&A with Director Francis Ford Coppola. (March 21–24)
Guillermo del Toro presents Pan’s Labyrinth: A special screening of Pan’s Labyrinth followed by a conversation with writer-director Guillermo del Toro. The film earned six Academy Award nominations including Foreign Language Film, and won for its stunning Art Direction, Cinematography, and Makeup. (Feb 9)
Everyday Life: The Films of Isao Takahata: Presented in conjunction with the landmark exhibition Hayao Miyazaki, this retrospective includes all of Takahata’s Studio Ghibli features, beginning with the stunning World War II tragedy Grave of the Fireflies (Japan, 1988), as well as a selection of the theatrical films he made earlier in his career. Many of these earlier works also feature collaboration from a young Miyazaki, whom Takahata met when both were working at the famous Toei Animation studio. (Feb 3–16)
Carnal Knowledge: The Films of Pier Paolo Pasolini: The Academy Museum honors the centennial of poet, philosopher, and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini with a complete retrospective of his narrative films interspersed with some unique short and documentary works from his prolific career, all screening on preserved 35mm prints or new DCPs. (Feb 17–Mar 12)
Special Screening, Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers:Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a new print of this 1972 musical satire from the Academy Film Archive. Directed by Robert J. Kaplan, this nearly lost film stars Andy Warhol Factory superstar and Lou Reed muse Holly Woodlawn, as a small-town girl trying to make it in the Big Apple. (Feb 14)
Rare Takes: The Works of Cecilia Mangini: In dialogue with the Pier Paolo Pasolini retrospective, the Academy Museum presents a series on the work of his collaborator Cecilia Mangini, the first woman to make documentaries in post-war Italy. The retrospective follows her passing at the age of 93 in 2021. (Mar 5–20)
Weekend With…: The series offering audiences the chance to dive deep into the work of a filmmaker, actor, or key creative over the course of one weekend, continues with:
Weekend With…Moufida Tlatli: Featuring rarely screened films by Tunisian film editor-turned-director Moufida Tlatli, among them The Silences of the Palace (Tunisia/France, 1994) and The Season of Men (Tunisia/France, 2000). (Feb 19)
Weekend With…Jill Sprecher: Two days of screenings celebrating the work and influences of Jill Sprecher, director of Clockwatchers (USA, 1998) and Thirteen Conversations about One Thing (USA, 2002), will feature post-screening conversations with the filmmaker. (Mar 18–19)
Available Space, the Academy Museum’s ongoing series showcasing experimental and independent film and media, will include:
★ by Johann Lurf, featuring a screening of the 2022 edition of ★, an epic chronological assembly of sequences of the starry sky from the very beginning of cinema up to the present year (the film is updated annually), preceded by the Vienna-based filmmaker’s short film Twelve Tales Told (Austria, 2004), in which he interweaves a dozen major studio logos to create a cinematic time-sculpture celebrating and satirizing the epic-scale branding of industrial cinema. (Feb 24)
And Early and Late Brakhage, a sampling of restorations by the Academy Film Archive, with a unique focus on films drawn from Brakhage’s earliest years of production alongside films from his last years of activity, including his final masterpiece of hand-painting Panels for the Walls of Heaven (USA, 2002). (Mar 10)
ONGOING SERIES AND PROGRAMS
Oscar® Sundays: Held every Sunday evening in the David Geffen Theater, this series celebrates films that have been honored at the Academy Awards. For the month of February, the museum will highlight Black filmmakers cited at the Oscars and in March films written by women, such as Lilies of the Field (USA, 1963), Moonlight (USA, 2016), When Harry Met Sally… (USA, 1989) and Thelma & Louise (USA, 1991).
Family Matinees: Held every Saturday for families of all ages, screenings in February will celebrate Black filmmakers and include A Wrinkle in Time (USA, 2018) and Soul (USA, 2020), among others.
Branch Selects: The series, which will screen 52 titles over the span of 2022 curated by members of the 17 branches of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, continues with Citizen Kane (USA, 1941), Doctor Zhivago (USA, 1965), and The Graduate (USA, 1967), among other films that celebrate the achievements of each branch’s craft.
Stories of Cinema: Featuring screenings of films and filmmakers highlighted in the museum’s core exhibition, the series will continue with I Am Not Your Negro (USA, 2016), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (China, 2000), and The Tree of Life (USA, 2011), among others.
In addition, education and family programs will be ongoing at the Academy Museum. Programs will take place throughout the museum in exhibition galleries, theaters, and the Shirley Temple Education Studio, and will include family studio activities, family matinee screenings, and in-gallery tours. ASL interpreted tours for hard of hearing and Deaf communities and visual description tours for low vision and blind communities will be offered monthly as well as accommodative Calm Mornings and family film screenings for neurodivergent viewers. A full schedule of Family Matinees may be accessed here.
REGISTRATION AND TICKETING FOR FILM SCREENINGS AND PROGRAMS Tickets for film screenings and public programs are sold separately and do not require general admission to the museum. All tickets are available through advance online reservations via the Academy Museum’s website.
Film screening tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 62+), $5 for college students, $5 for children (age 17 and younger), and $8 for Museum Members.
Beginning in February, admission to daytime film screenings will be $5. This includes Family Matinees.
Public and education program tickets range from free with admission to $20 for adults.
Museum Members receive complimentary general admission for unlimited visits and priority admission. Visitors can learn more about membership benefits, which include a 10% discount in the Academy Museum Store, and exclusive members-only advance film screenings, by visiting the museum’s website.
To visit the museum or attend a program or screening, all visitors must have an advance reservation and visitors ages 12 and up must show proof of full vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test which was taken within 72 hours before arrival at the museum. Digital vaccine records or physical vaccine cards are acceptable proof.
The museum will require visitors to follow all current COVID-19 public health guidelines by the state of California and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in place at the time of their visit.
The Academy Museum’s 2021–2022 programming is made possible by the support of our generous partners, including: The Richard Roth Cinema-Arts Fund to showcase global cinema. Participant in support of programs that engage diverse audiences in the intersection of art and activism. Ruderman Family Foundation in support of Academy Museum inclusion initiatives and programming. Cinecittà in support of an annual programming series of Italian Cinema. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, in support of Academy Museum programs focused on science and technology in film and the science and technology of film. Donors to our fund in support of AAPI programming, including Esther S. M. Chui-Chao, Julia and Ken Gouw, and Dr. Peter Lam Kin Ngok of Media Asia Group Holdings Limited. The generous support of Televisa Foundation-Univision, which is co-presenting Roberto Galvadón, the first of three-film series that celebrates Mexican cinema. Mexico’s two major film archives, the Cineteca Nacional and the Filmoteca de la UNAM, to whom we are grateful for making the Roberto Galvadón program possible. Jacob Andreou and Carly Steel in support of Halloween film screenings.
IMAGE CREDITS: Lilies of the Field (1963), film still, courtesy of Park Circus; Grave of the Fireflies (1988), film still courtesy of Studio Ghibli/GKIDS; The Godfather (1972), film still, courtesy of courtesy of Paramount Pictures; Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers (1972), film still, courtesy of H.G. Entertainment, Ltd.
Los Angeles, Calif. – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today launched “Seen,” a new interview series that follows Argentinean-American journalist, director, writer and producer Nick Barili as he sits down for one-on-one conversations with some of the film industry’s most influential artists and filmmakers with Latin-American and Spanish roots. In the first season, Academy members John Leguizamo, Eva Longoria and Edward James Olmos share their personal journeys. Watch the trailer on the Academy’s YouTube.
The series kicks off in Leguizamo’s New York home, where the actor, writer, director and producer talks about his journey from troublemaker to trailblazer. Leguizamo discusses maneuvering through the industry over his decades-long career, both in front of and behind the camera. The episode is available now on the Academy’s YouTube.
In the series’ upcoming installments, Barili joins Edward James Olmos for a visit to students in the Youth Cinema Project program at Los Angeles County’s Bell Gardens Intermediate School (episode available on January 31) and meets with Eva Longoria for a tour of California State University, Northridge, from which she received a master’s degree in Chicano Studies in 2013 (episode available on February 7).
A first-generation immigrant, Barili s the founder of Hard Knock TV, YouTube’s first hip hop channel, which has garnered more than 100 million views and 285,000 subscribers. Over the course of his career, Barili has interviewed over 300 artists, hosted a show on Apple Music’s Beats 1, and spoken on and moderated industry panels for YouTube and Google and more.
ABOUT THE ACADEMY The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
Tampa, Fla. – It took overcoming a chaotic fourth quarter and a game-winning field goal by kicker Matt Gay, but the Rams earned a 30-27 win over the No. 2-seed Buccaneers on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium to advance to the NFC Championship game.
With the victory, the Rams will host the No. 6-seed 49ers in the NFC Championship game on Sunday, January 30 at 3:30 p.m. pacific time at SoFi Stadium. Click here to purchase tickets, click here to learn about suites.
The Rams led 27-13 late in the fourth quarter when Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady fired a 55-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Mike Evans to reduce the Rams’ lead to seven with 3:20 remaining.
Tampa Bay then recovered a fumble by running back Cam Akers at the Los Angeles 30 on the ensuing possession, giving it a chance to tie the game. It reached the Los Angeles 9-yard line, facing a 4th and 1 with 46 seconds left, and converted with a 9-yard touchdown run by running back Leonard Fournette, tying the game 27-27 with 42 seconds left.
With 35 seconds to go, Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford fired a 20-yard completion to wide receiver Cooper Kupp, then connected with Kupp again for 44 yards to put the Rams at the Tampa Bay 12 with three seconds left. From there, Gay drained the game-winning, 30-yard field goal as time expired, sending the Rams to the NFC Championship.
Stafford completed 28 of 38 pass attempts for 366 yards and two touchdowns, also rushing for another touchdown, while Kupp hauled in nine receptions for 183 yards and one touchdown.
Here is the complete game recap, presented by Audi:
After the Rams forced the Buccaneers to punt following a third-down pass breakup by cornerback Darious Williams, the Rams used a pair of explosive plays – a 20-yard completion from Stafford to Beckham, followed by a 29-yard completion from Stafford to Higbee – to get on the board first with a 26-yard field goal by Gay for an early 3-0 lead.
That lead expanded to 10-0 with 3:28 left in the second quarter when Stafford connected with tight end Kendall Blanton for a 7-yard touchdown pass, the first touchdown of Blanton’s NFL career.
The Bucs answered with their first points of the contest on the ensuing possession via a 45-yard field goal by kicker Ryan Succop to reduce the Rams’ lead to seven.
The Rams responded with a 70-yard touchdown pass from Stafford to Kupp to go up 17-3 early in the second quarter.
Following Succop’s missed 48-yard field goal attempt, the Rams added a 40-yard field goal from Gay to go up 20-3 with 2:19 left in the first half.
A Nick Scott interception 19 seconds later gave the Rams another chance to build on that lead, but they were unable to capitalize due to Akers’ fumble at the Bucs 1-yard line which was forced and recovered by safety Antoine Winfield. However, the Bucs chose to run out he remaining 19 seconds, leaving the halftime score 20-3.
Wide receiver Brandon Powell’s 33-yard punt return once again gave the Rams advantageous field position, and they capitalized on the ensuing possession via a 1-yard touchdown run by Stafford to expand their lead to 27-3 midway through the third quarter.
The Bucs added a 31-yard field goal by Succop late in the third quarter to make it 27-6. A fumble by Kupp on the ensuing possession gave the ball back to Tampa Bay at the Los Angeles 30, and, with a 4th-and-9 conversion keeping the drive alive, Tampa Bay cut further into the L.A. lead with a one-yard touchdown run by Fournette late in the third quarter.
Rams outside linebacker Von Miller recovered his own forced fumble on a strip-sack of Brady, giving the Rams the ball at the Bucs 25 early in the third quarter.
However, after the Rams took over, the first snap went over Stafford’s head and was recovered by the Buccaneers and returned five yards to the Rams 45-yard line.The Buccaneers went for it on 4th and 14 from the Rams 36, but were unable to convert, resulting in a turnover on downs giving the ball back to the Rams.
The Rams had a chance to increase their lead to 30-13 on the ensuing possession, but Gay’s 47-yard field goal missed short, keeping it a two-possession game with 6:36 remaining.
The Bucs reached the Rams 31 after the change of possession following the missed field goal, but gave the ball back to the Rams after failing to convert on 4th and 9 from there.
Brady connected with Evans on a 55-yard touchdown pass with 3:20 left, cutting the Rams’ lead to 27-20. On the ensuing possession, the Bucs recovered a fumble by Akers at the Rams’ 30.
Fournette’s 9-yard touchdown run tied the game 27-27, but still left plenty of time for the Rams to get the win with 46 seconds remaining. All Stafford needed was two completions totaling 64 yards to Kupp to put the Rams and Gay in position to win. – Rams Recap Press by Stu Jackson
Los Angeles, Calif. – This year’s Oscars race just got a little tighter. Ahead of the nominations announcement on Feb. 8, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a not-so-shortlist of all the films in contention for Oscars at the 94th Academy Awards.
Two hundred seventy-six (276!) movies have met the Academy’s eligibility requirements, which require a 7-day qualifying run in at least one of six U.S. metropolitan areas. Rule provisions this year allow for drive-in theaters, as well as stipulations for films intended for a theatrical release but forced to pivot to streaming.
Here is every film in the running:
The Addams Family 2
All Light, Everywhere
The Ape Star
Army of the Dead
Back to the Outback
Being the Ricardos
The Beta Test
Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry
Bob Spit – We Do Not Like People
Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster
The Boss Baby: Family Business
Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road
Bring Your Own Brigade
The Card Counter
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Coming 2 America
Compartment No. 6
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
Convergence: Courage in a Crisis
A Cop Movie
A Crime on the Bayou
Dear Evan Hansen
Don’t Look Up
Drive My Car
East of the Mountains
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
F9: The Fast Saga
The First Wave
The Forever Purge
Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko
Four Good Days
The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun
Godzilla vs. Kong
The Good Boss
The Green Knight
The Hand of God
Hard Luck Love Song
The Harder They Fall
Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
House of Gucci
I’m Your Man
In the Earth
In the Heights
In the Same Breath
India Sweets and Spices
Introducing, Selma Blair
John and the Hole
Josee, The Tiger and the Fish
A Journal for Jordan
The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain
The Killing of Two Lovers
The King’s Man
Last and First Men
The Last Duel
Last Night in Soho
The Laws of the Universe – The Age of Elohim
Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres
Lily Topples the World
The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52
The Lost Daughter
The Lost Leonardo
Love Is Love Is Love
The Many Saints of Newark
Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham
The Matrix Resurrections
Misha and the Wolves
The Mitchells vs. The Machines
Munich – The Edge of War
The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses
My Name Is Pauli Murray
My Sunny Maad
The Night House
No Man of God
No Ordinary Man
No Sudden Move
No Time to Die
The Nowhere Inn
Operation Varsity Blues
Paw Patrol The Movie
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
Pompo the Cinephile
Poupelle of Chimney Town
The Power of the Dog
Prayers for the Stolen
Prisoners of the Ghostland
Qazaq History of the Golden Man
Quiet Explosions: Healing the Brain
A Quiet Place Part II
The Race to Save the World
Raya and the Last Dragon
The Real Charlie Chaplin
Riders of Justice
Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain
Ron’s Gone Wrong
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Sisters on Track
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins
So Late So Soon
Son of Monarchs
The Souvenir Part II
Space Jam: A New Legacy
The Sparks Brothers
Spider-Man: No Way Home
The Spine of Night
The Suicide Squad
Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
The Summit of the Gods
Swan Song (Apple Original Films)
Swan Song (Magnolia Pictures)
The Tender Bar
This Is the Night
Those Who Wish Me Dead
Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse
The Tomorrow War
The Tragedy of Macbeth
Truth to Power
12 Mighty Orphans
The Velvet Queen
The Velvet Underground
Venom: Let There Be Carnage
The Wake of Light
The Water Man
West Side Story
The White Line
Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America
Women Is Losers
The Worst Person in the World
Wrath of Man
Nominations voting begins on Jan. 27 and concludes on Feb. 1, with nominations to be announced on Feb. 8. The 94th Academy Awards will be held on March 27 and air live on ABC.
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