Most successful Actors & Actresses at the Oscars
The 2019 Oscars is fast-approaching with the 91st Academy Awards taking place in under a week. Undoubtedly, the most highly-anticipated event of awards season, winning a little gold man can do wonders to propel an actor’s career – or further highlight why they are the biggest in the industry. With Best Actor and Best Actress the most sought-after titles, we take a look back at those with the most success.
Most successful actor
With six nominations and three wins (all for Best Actor), Daniel Day-Lewis is the most successful actor at the Oscars. With a career spanning five decades, it wasn’t until the ‘90s that Day-Lewis received his first nomination (and win) for his role in My Left Foot in 1990. In 1994, he lost out to Tom Hanks and tasted defeat again in 2003 to Adrien Brody – before two wins in 2008 (There Will Be Blood) and 2013 (Lincoln). He lost out again at last year’s awards to Gary Oldman, but has a 50%-win rate and is the most successful actor, so we’re sure he doesn’t mind.
Most successful actress
In her 66-year career, Katharine Hepburn is the most successful actress in Oscar history – with four wins under her belt (all in the Best Actress category) and a massive 12 nominations. Like Day-Lewis, Hepburn won her first award with her very first nomination – in 1934 for Morning Glory. After several nominations without success, the ‘60s were her best years, winning back-to-back awards in 1968 (Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner) and ’69 (The Lion in Winter) – the latter being the most memorable, as she shared the win with Barbra Streisand. As well as holding the record for the most Academy Awards, Hepburn also holds the record for the longest time span between first and last nominations (48 years).
Other successful actors & actresses
Meryl Streep: 3 wins / 21 nominations – Meryl Streep received her first nomination in 1979 for Best Supporting Actress in The Deer Hunter and the following year, she won the award for her role in Kramer vs. Kramer. She has since won two Best Actress Oscars, most recently in 2012 (The Iron Lady) but holds the record for the most nominations of all-time.
Jack Nicholson: 3 wins /12 nominations – Jack Nicholson is the actor with the most Oscar nominations of all-time and tied with Daniel Day-Lewis for most wins (three). However, Nicholson has only one won award in the Best Actor category and two as Best Supporting Actor. His first – and only – win came in 1976 for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and his success continued over the subsequent decades with wins in 1984 and 1998.
Ingrid Bergman: 3 wins / 7 nominations – in a film career spanning five decades, Ingrid Bergman is best-known for her role in Casablanca, which in a controversy for that year, saw her absent from nominations. However, she had success in the 1940s and ‘50s, picking up two Oscars (Best Actress in 1944 for Gaslight and 1956 for Anastacia) – and her hattrick of Oscar wins came in 1974 (Murder on the Orient Express).
Walter Brennan: 3 wins / 4 nominations – Walter Brennan began life as an extra, but had success during the 1930s and ‘40s, winning three Best Supporting Actor Oscars. His first came in 1936 for Come and Get It, and he made it three wins from three nominations with awards in 1938 (Kentucky) and 1940 (The Westerner). Brennan remains one of only three actors to win three Academy Awards.
This year’s nominations
Lead Actor Lead Actress
Christian Bale – Vice Yalitza Aparicio – Roma
Bradley Cooper – A Star is Born Glenn Close – The Wife
Willem Dafoe – At Eternity’s Gate Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody Lady Gaga – A Star is Born
Viggo Mortensen – Green Book Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me
Betfair have all the latest odds, including front-runner for Leading Actress at this year’s Oscars.
There are hundreds of smartphones available in the market today for every budget and taste. Previously used for making calls and messages, mobile phones are now used in almost all the aspects of our life, making it much easier to live. Therefore, it is necessary to select a smartphone that is just right for your needs. But, how to choose one? Here are 5 important points you need to consider before buying a mobile phone.
#1 What’s your budget?
If you have a strict budget for the smartphone, make sure the first thing you do is filter all the phones based on your budget. Sometimes people go overboard on their budget just because they are getting powerful features in flagships. But, that’s not necessary. Ask yourself what you are going to do with your phone. Though, flagships are built for high performance, you may seldom take advantage of that. Opting for a budget-phone will save you hundreds of pounds.
#2 Which mobile operating system are you currently using? Android or iOS?
If you are using a smartphone right now, chances are it is either running on Android or iOS because Google and Apple accounts for over 90% of the total mobile phone market. If you are using either platform, you may have bought subscriptions, movies and music, and switching to another platform won’t be able to give you access to all your stuff on the new device. So, choose your platform carefully.
#3 What is important for you to have in the smartphone?
You need to decide for what purpose you are buying the phone and how you are going to use it. Battery? Camera? Speed? What do you need from your smartphone? Think about what features do you mostly use in your everyday life. Consider all the specs of the phone thoroughly, so you don’t end up buying a phone that doesn’t suit your purpose well.
#4 When is the right time to buy it?
Don’t go to buy any phone as soon as it is launched. That’s the time when the prices are in the sky and you don’t know how your phone will turn out. Wait some months to learn about the reviews of the phone and the prices to go down. Over time, you may also find vouchers and deals on for that particular phone so you can buy it at further reduced prices.
#5 Old doesn’t mean outdated
Although brand new phones are the epitome of the latest technology, but it is not always necessary to buy the latest model. Consider buying an older model new and you may get everything you are looking for at a decent price. Moreover, an older model has proven its worth over time and that’s the reason it is still surviving right now.
Here are a few things that you need to ask yourself before you make your choice. So, what is your idea of choosing a smartphone? Comment and let us know your views.
A construction assistant is accustomed to a variety of tasks. He has to overlook everything from sales to management techniques to accounting software. Fortunately, everything becomes comfortable with a digital, automated software which requires little workforce.
Read on to know how construction management tools can be the best construction assistant for your construction project.
Construction tools are the best construction assistants. Here's how:
When a project is not organized systematically, it has its perils. If the project manager is unaware of the running tasks, and of the updated and completed tasks, it will turn challenging to identify the issues as and when they take place.
As a perfect construction assistant, a construction project management software sends email alerts and notifications to the person-in-charge and remain in charge of the to-do lists as a good beginning to the construction projects. It ensures that all are on the same page and well-informed.
Above all, it updates everyone involved in a project such as contractors, architects, developers, builders, and others as and when the project completes. And this can happen only when everything is well organized which is possible only with a construction management tool.
Easy Estimation of Costs
Managing finances is a tough task, especially on larger construction projects. A construction project management software puts all worries such as bug fixes and delays to rest and henceforth manages the finances more effectively.
Construction management software enables one to monitor extra costs that concern the customer or the organization and resolves them. Besides it also assists in fixing billing issues, producing and submitting the bills and conveying this information to the whole team. Without an online tool, it is challenging to operate them manually.
A construction management tool calculates the revenue and maintains the financial data while performing calculations automatically.
It is not easy to delegate tasks to the right personnel. But things are different with construction management software as one can assign tasks and projects with a single click and as all is marked at a single place.
Latest progress made by the construction software has utilities such as sending alerts to the project owners whenever a process goes off the track or sends emails with the errors found. As a perfect construction assistant, architectural drawing management software works to avert any confusion related to the responsibilities. It is far better at resolving issues than a manual approach. No problems would be faced due to miscommunication, material misplacement, unavailability of the warehouse and more.
A construction assistant must keep an eye on all the operations from beginning till end. This work can be done by construction management software.
Monitoring and analyzing the processes is easy. The software will provide details of the person in charge, project owners, completion date and more. So, when performance dips, it is easy to monitor what has gone wrong and the place of fault. As a construction assistant, it tracks the processes while identifying loopholes in the process.
A construction management software fills the communication gap between managers, customers and the team. It enhances performance efficiency while assisting in signing new contracts and closing the deals. Secure data management is a big advantage.
Here are some of my best HDR photos from my travels. HDR is a technique of taking a photo over multiple exposures (or extracting them from a RAW file) then recombining them in a program such as Photomatix. By doing this you can bring out the detail from the multiple exposures creating a powerful image.
My first is of St Chads Church in Shrewsbury.
I really like how the HDR technique has brough out the detail in the stone work.
This next one was taken in Betws Y Coed last summer.
I like the brightness in the trees in comparison to the building and water in this one.
This one is of the B&B we stayed at in Betws Y Coed.
Again I love how the stone work is really brought out against the trees.
I took this next one in Egypt last summer.
The rich blue in the sea and sky really shines through in this picture.
This one was taken in the Cotswolds on my Birthday last year.
The contrast in the sky especially with the sun setting is very striking in this picture.
This is another of St Chads Church in Shrewsbury.
The way the cloud almost circles around the spire is especially apparent in this picture as it almost implies the power the building or church has over people.
This train track near Betws Y Coed almost has a rain forest feel about it with the luscious green.
This next one again is from Betws Y Coed.
All of my HDR photos can be found on Flickr.
There's no manual that tells you how to handle every subject in your blog, blogs aren't blogs without opinions. On the other hand, with sensitive topics, you must be careful in order not to kill your online and blog reputation. With the growth of freelancing, there are many situations where blog posts may become hot topics. So, what are the golden rules you should follow to keep your reputation in tact? Reputational damage can be hard to fix, some details can be compensated with professional help, but it is much better to avoid this harm in the first place. Here are a few tips to do just that.
Be sensitive to other people’s values
Not everyone will agree with your opinion, just as you won’t agree with theirs. But when it comes to more than just opinion, when your articles strike at people’s values, traditions and culture, that can have a huge impact. Understanding how your article may affect the people reading it and being sensitive to that is very important. You’ve heard that line think before you speak. Well that’s the same as blog writing too. You need to fully respect other people’s values and even if you don’t agree, avoid targeting people, especially when it’s something that cannot be changed.
Respond to negative comments
A blog is about communication, so you need to be open about talking to people who read what you write. Don’t just ignore bad feedback, by responding and respecting opinions or even further backing up your own opinion. You are showing you care about what your readers think and perhaps engaging more readers to share their opinions. You will always get the trollsthat are looking for a backlash. However, do not respond angrily. Make your response clear and composed, don’t lose your cool.
Its important to be yourself
When you write a blog, you are sharing yourself with the world. So, you need to share your true self. Lying will only come back on you in the end. There are many reasons why people may lie in their blog writing. Perhaps to avoid criticism, to make themselves appear to be better or more important than they are or sometimes just to fit in. This only makes it harder to back up views and opinions if they come under scrutiny. Plus, if you are caught to be lying in one instance, it undermines everything you have shared and quality honest work you have done. Avoid reputational damage by telling the truth, being yourself and if you need to, say nothing at all.
Use trusted sources
There’s nothing worse than being called out after using an untrustworthy source. Make sure you check and double check your sources and most importantly write from your own experience. Don’t be drawn into speculation or share photographs or pictures that are not associated with the topic you are talking about. Sharing untrue information, some might even call it fake news, can reduce the trust from your audience and damage your reputation.
Do you know how to handle sensitive topics on your blog?
Think back to why you started your business and blog in the first place. How do you feel about the niche it represents? Think about this when you are writing about sensitive topics and you will write true to yourself. In essence, you should use trusted sources, respect other people’s values and answer criticisms and negative comments in a dignified way. And remember, if you do come to some reputational harm, help is out there to reduce the impact as much as possible.