Ava DuVernay is one of the most inventive, talented directors around who just. As the first woman of color given a $100 million movie the expectations were impossibly high. Not only did she have to make a movie that pleased fans of the book, fans of Disney, and the families who would be taking their kids to see the movie – but also those in the black community, women and every other group marginalized out of mainstream Hollywood.
I know no Call Me By your Name or Get Out or Three Billboards fan wants to hear that — and certainly not Nate Silver, who is always wrong about the Oscars year after year (still love ya, Nate). He dissed the Best Picture winner on Twitter shortly after the Oscars, but I can tell you end to end, from someone who has covered the Oscars every year since 1999, that The Shape of Water is one of the best films to win the prize in two decades.
Congratulations to Patric Georno for winning our Grand Prize by getting 100% correct on our Oscar contest! Please send an email to claim your prize. Here are the runner ups, who got 22 out of 24 correct, which is still amazing. Here are the winners for the Spirit Awards, getting all but one correct:
I have the choice of either muting every idiot sharing Terry Gilliam crap on my timeline at a time when we have really important things to worry about or deactivate my Twitter. I think the latter is what is called for. See you on the other side.
@JuddTaylor Stop treating women like children. We are strong enough to stand up for ourselves. We can take it if people think things like this. We don't need white knights coming to protect us - it just makes us feel more powerless.
@JuddTaylor No, they have a right to their opinion and you have a right to disagree with it. You don't have a right to launch an angry mob and "ostracize" him over this. It's mass hysteria and idiotic.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".