Nominations for the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards were announced early Thursday. American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave lead the list of 2014 nominees — a precursor of what to expect on Oscar night — each earning seven noms each. Breaking Bad, The Good Wife and Behind The Candelabra, HBO’s made-for-TV Liberace biopic, nabbed the tops spots in the television category.
Noticeably absent from the list of nominees are Lee Daniel’s The Butler, Homeland and the HBO hit Game of Thrones.
The “fake” sign language interpreter who stood mere feet from a host of world leaders while he delivered whats being called “meaningless” signs during Tuesday’s memorial service for Nelson Mandela now says a schizophrenic episode on stage led to international outrage.
Thamsanqa Jantjie, 34, insists he’s a real interpreter who was recently diagnosed with schizophrenia. He claims a schizophrenic episode during the sendoff for the South African president caused him to lose concentration.
“There was nothing I could do. I was alone in a very dangerous situation. I tried to control myself and not show the world what was going on. I am very sorry, it’s the situation I found myself in…Anyone who doesn’t understand this illness will think that I’m just making this up.”
Jantjie says he did not skip his medication and believes the rush of emotions he felt leading up the Mandela memorial may have triggered an attack.
Hoaxes are essentially pranks that are pulled on large groups of people, sometimes worldwide. Some of the most famous worldwide hoaxes known have happened before the era of the Internet, such as “The Turk” automated chess playing machine who bested even the likes of Benjamin Franklin. The Cardiff Giant was another hoax that ended up earning some serious cash. Learning about some of the most well-known hoaxes is a way to see how quickly news, information, as well as rumors can spread. It also shows how easily people can be fooled into believing the fantastic is real.
Did you find it a bit odd that Kanye West’s critically-acclaimed Yeezus LP failed to snag a Grammy nod for Album of the Year? Well, you aren’t alone. The limited Grammy love has Kanye a bit puzzled too.