Tuesday - Jul 16, 2019

Guillermo del Toro’s La Forma del Agua leads Golden Globe nominees

by the El Reportero’s news service

The movie La Forma del Agua (The Shape of Water) by Guillermo del Toro from Mexico, leads with seven nominations the list of Golden Globe nominees, issued today in Beverly Hills, California.

The film, included in the nomination for the Golden Globe awards to be granted on January 7th, is nominee as best dramatic film, script, director and best original music, as well as best actress for Sally Hawkins’ performance, and supporting actor and actress for Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer.

The film by awarded Mexican director Del Toro, is followed by ‘The post’ and ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,’ by directors Steven Spielberg and Martin McDonagh, respectively with six nominations each.

Nominees as best actors are Tom Hanks for The Post, Denzel Washington for Roman J. Israel, Esq., Daniel Day-Lewis for Phantom Thread, Gary Oldman for Darkest hour and young actor Timothee Chalamet for Call me by your name.

Nominees as best actresses are Jessica Chastain, Sally Hawkins, Frances MacDormand, Meryl Streep and Michelle Williams, for their performances in ‘Molly’s game, The shape of water,Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The post, and All the Money in the World, in that order.

The nominees for best drama series in television are The Crown, Game of Thrones, The handmaids tale, Stranger things, and This is us, while nominees for best animated films are Coco, Baby boss, Ferdinand, Loving Vicent, and The breadwinner.

Nominees for best motion picture in foreign language are A Fantastic Woman form Chile, First They Killed My Father from Cambodia, In the Fade from Germany, Loveless from Russia and The Square from Sweden.

Nominees for comedies and musicals are The disaster artist, Get out, The greatest showman, Lady bird, I, Tonya.

Bolivia to host several international events in 2018

Bolivia will host in 2018 several international events related to ancient civilizations and cultures, migration policies, fundamental issues today in the policies of the South American country.

According to the foreign minister Fernando Huanacuni, the Andean-Amazonic country will have an intense international agenda as it will host the Second Forum of Ancient Civilizations in May, 2018, in the city of La Paz.

In that event, the participation of countries as China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Greece, Peru and Mexico to exchange antique knowledges and face problems and challenges of those cultures in present times, he said.

Also for September it is scheduled the forum of the Global Pact on Migration, event in which several topics will be discussed such as the handling and management of the transborder waters and the diplomacy of the vital resource, both proposed by Bolivia.

Huanacuni also remarked that the South American nation will asume in March next year, the presidency pro-tempore of the South American Council on Infrastructure and Planning (Cosiplan) of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur).

Such instance has the objective to discuss policy and strategy to plan and implement integration of infrastructure in the region, in commitment with social, economic and environmental development.

Recently, the viceminister of Transport, Galo Bonifaz, informed that Cosiplan is the operative arm of Unasur and among the prioritary projects proposed by Bolivia, is the Bioceanic Railway Corridor of Integration.

The megawork, whose extension will be of 3,755 kilometers and will require an investment estimated at over 10 billion dollars.
The train already has the support of several European nations such as Germany and Switzerland, besides other South American nations as Argentina, Peru, Paraguay, Brazil and Uruguay.

Considered the 21st Century Panama Canal, the train will join the Brazilian port of Santos with Peruvian Ilo, passing through Bolivia and will benefit six of the 12 countries of the region.