President Barack Obama said he wants mental health issues elevated to a national discussion as he convened a conference today that follows up on last December’s shootings at a Connecticut elementary school that killed 20 children and six educators.
“The Artist,” Weinstein Co.’s silent, black-and-white film about an actor with the transition to talkies, was nominated for six Golden Globe awards as Hollywood prepares to honor its best work of the year.
“Hugo,” Martin Scorsese’s first 3-D movie, was nominated for 11 Oscars, including best picture and best director, as Hollywood prepared to honor its top 2011 films. Brad Pitt and George Clooney will vie for best actor.
When President Barack Obama, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Fox’s Bill O’Reilly and rapper Snoop Dogg are in the house, this must be the Kennedy Center Honors, the annual salute to artists who have made extraordinary contributions to American culture.