Month: Feb 2019

British Academy Film Award : and the winner is …

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Yesterday, Rami Malek arrives at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The 72th ceremony of the British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) in the Royal Albert Hall yesterday revealed its winners. And the great winner of this night is the video platform Netflix with the movie “Roma” by Alfonso Cuaron.

Finally! A Netflix Production movie won a prize in a ceremony of cinema. Under Alfonso Cuaron’s direction “Roma” received two of the most prestigious BAFTAs: the greatest movie and the best film director before the Oscars. Netflix can dream a little more of a reward in the American ceremony.

BAFTA’s best male actor is Rami Malek for his interpretation of Freddy Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody”, already rewarded by a Golden Globe for this role. In the female category, it’s Olivia Colman who won the BAFTA for best female actor for her performance in “The Favourite”.

“A star is born” by Bradley Cooper and “BlackkKansman” by Spike Lee just won the best original music for the first and the greatest original script for the second. A big disillusion for the American blockbusters, nominateded in the best movie category.

Benjamin Dewet, IEJ 2C

Was Drake’s speech voluntarily cut at the 2019 Grammy Awards?

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Coming home to the prize for the best rap song, Drake delivered a keynote speech whose ending will never be known …

Like Kanye West before him, Drake had a message to convey. The unexpected presence of the rapper at the 2019 Grammy Awards will surely not overshadow his prize and even less the speech he made on the stage of the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 10.

Nominated in several categories and present to everyone’s surprise, Drake did not make the trip for nothing since his “God’s Plan” received the prize of the best rap song of the year. Invited to perform on stage, Drake then embarked on a speech for young artists, evoking the passing ceremony of the American music awards.

As Drake’s speech reached its peak, his microphone was abruptly cut off and the ad launched, while it seemed that the latter had more to say. A disconcerting moment in a speech that began to take a really inspiring turn, especially when you know that the artist in question usually keeps lips tight. For a rather entertaining show that had so far managed to avoid major blunders throughout the ceremony, it’s an explosive and disruptive choice.

This sequence has obviously not gone unnoticed on social networks. The viewers in front of their posts were very surprised by this abrupt cut, not knowing if it had been intentionally interrupted or not. Drake’s passions with the ceremony also contributed to the feeling of unease shared by many netizens on Twitter this Sunday.

Aliaume Arrebolle, IEJ 2C Group 2

Rugby: England inflicts historic defeat on France

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Yesterday, at Twickenham stadium, England defeats France 44-8 in the Six Nations Championship. The biggest defeat since 1911 for the French team, who seems to be in big difficulty since the beginning of the tournament.

With the head down, the XV of France lost again for the 4th time in five games, the second in the tournament after their first defeat against Wales. Unable to react, the French were outranked by clearly superior English at all moments of the game. This meeting, highly expected from rugby fans, turned into an English recital so much the match was unbalanced from the first to the last minute. A catastrophic performance by the French who show a sad face during this competition.

A complicated situation for the French XV

If the English seem to be favorite for the final victory, the situation is very complicated for the French team. With a catastrophic playground, they seem unable to win a game during this competition. A reaction is urgently needed for this team, otherwise they will receive the Wooden Spoon, award gifted to the worst team of the competition. The first elements of outcome will occur on February 23 during the match against Scotland at Stade de France.

Lucas Goncalves, 2C group 2


PSG-Man U: The infirmary fills up

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Calvary continues and the infirmary fills for the PSG. After Neymar, it is Edinson Cavani and Thomas Meunier who will be unavailable for the shock against Manchester United.

The Uruguayan “Matador” was to secure Paris offensive on Tuesday, February 12 with Kylian Mbappé and Angel Di Maria at Old Trafford, in a role of finisher. Cavani absent, it is the best Parisian scorer of early 2019 (7 goals) that disappears.

Yesterday, Edinson Cavani was injured during the match.

The possible substituts?

Replacement options are rare. There is Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting, but the Cameroonian, author of a small goal in L1 who played only 50 minutes in the Champions League this season, disappoints at every appearance. Another solution would be to put Julian Draxler in the middle in an offensive task, in support of Mbappé, only in point.

It’s as if the spell is hounding

As if that was not enough, the PSG will also have to do without its right side Thomas Meunier, injured against Bordeaux on Saturday. The Belgian international needs to “rest until the next neurological inspection at the end of the week,” said the club Sunday.

Ange GR, IEJ2C, Group 2