The Ardennes is a region of extensive forests, rough terrain, rolling hills and ridges formed by the geological features of the Ardennes mountain range and the Moselle and Meuse River basins. Geologically, the range is a western extension of the Eifel, both were raised during the Givetian age of the Devonian as were several other named ranges of the same greater range. Located in Belgium and Luxembourg, but stretching as well into Germany and France, geologically into the Eifel—the eastern extension of the Ardennes Forest into Bitburg-Prüm, most of the Ardennes proper consists of southeastern Wallonia, the southern and more rural part of the Kingdom of Belgium; the eastern part of the Ardennes forms the northernmost third of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg called "Oesling", on the southeast the Eifel region continues into the German state of the Rhineland-Palatinate. The trees and rivers of the Ardennes provided the charcoal industry assets that enabled the great industrial period of Wallonia in the 18th and 19th centuries, when it was arguably the second great industrial region of the world, after England.
The greater region maintained an industrial eminence into the 20th century, after coal replaced charcoal in metallurgy. Allied generals in World War II felt the region was impenetrable to massed vehicular traffic and armor, so the area was "all but undefended" during the war, leading to the German Army's twice using the region as an invasion route into Northern France and Southern Belgium, via Luxembourg in the Battle of France and the Battle of the Bulge. Much of the Ardennes is covered in dense forests, with the mountains averaging around 350–400 m in height but rising to over 694 m in the boggy moors of the Hautes Fagnes region of south-eastern Belgium; the region is typified by steep-sided valleys carved by swift-flowing rivers, the most prominent of, the Meuse. Its most populous cities are Verviers in Belgium and Charleville-Mézières in France, both exceeding 50,000 inhabitants; the Ardennes is otherwise sparsely populated, with few of the cities exceeding 10,000 inhabitants. The Eifel range in Germany adjoins the Ardennes and is part of the same geological formation, although they are conventionally regarded as being two distinct areas.
Signal de Botrange 694 m, highest peak in the High Fens, Province of Liège, Weißer Stein 692 m, Mürringen, Province of Liège, Baraque Michel 674 m, Province of Liège, Baraque de Fraiture 652 m, highest point of the Plateau des Tailles, Province of Luxembourg, Lieu-dit Galata 589 m, highest point on the Plateau de Saint-Hubert, Province of Luxembourg, Kneiff, 560 m, highest point of Luxembourg Buurgplaatz, 559 m, highest point in the Oesling section of the Ardennes, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Napoléonsgaard 547 m, near Rambrouch-Rammerech, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Croix-Scaille 504 m, hosting the Tour du Millénaire, Province of Namur, in Belgium on the border to France. N. B; the Belgian Province of Luxembourg in the above list is not to be confused with the country known as the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The Ardennes is an old mountain range formed during the Hercynian orogeny; the low interior of such old mountains contains coal, plus iron and other metals in the sub-soil. This geologic fact explains the greatest part of the geography of its history.
In the North and West of the Ardennes lie the valleys of the Sambre and Meuse rivers, forming an arc going across the most industrial provinces of Wallonia, for example Hainaut, along the river Haine. The region was uplifted by a mantle plume during the last few hundred thousand years, as measured from the present elevation of old river terraces; this geological region is important in the history of Wallonia because this old mountain is at the origin of the economy, the history, the geography of Wallonia. "Wallonia presents a wide range of rocks of various ages. Some geological stages internationally recognized were defined from rock sites located in Wallonia: e.g. Frasnian, Tournaisian, Visean and Namurian". Except for the Tournaisian, all these rocks are within the Ardennes geological area; the Ardennes includes the greatest part of the Belgian province of Luxembourg, the south of the province of Namur and the province of Liège plus a small part of the province of Hainaut, as well as the northernmost third of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, called Oesling and the main part of the French department called Ardennes.
Before the 19th century industrialization, the first furnaces in the four Walloon provinces and in the French Ardennes used charcoal for fuel, made from harvesting the Ardennes forest. This industry was in the extreme south of the present-day Belgian province of Luxembourg (which until 1839 was part of the Grand Duchy of Luxe
89th Academy Awards
The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, honored the best films of 2016, took place on February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, at 5:30 p.m. PST. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards in 24 categories; the ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, was produced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd and directed by Glenn Weiss. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel hosted the ceremony for the first time. In related events, the Academy held its 8th Annual Governors Awards ceremony at the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center on November 12, 2016. On February 11, 2017, in a ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, the Academy Scientific and Technical Awards were presented by hosts John Cho and Leslie Mann. In the main ceremony, Moonlight won three awards including Best Picture, after La La Land was mistakenly announced as a winner, as well as Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali.
La La Land won six awards, the most for the evening, out of its record-tying fourteen nominations, including Best Actress for Emma Stone and Best Director for Damien Chazelle. Hacksaw Ridge and Manchester by the Sea won two awards each with Casey Affleck winning Best Actor for the latter. Viola Davis won the Best Supporting Actress honor for Fences; the telecast garnered 33 million viewers in the United States. The nominees for the 89th Academy Awards were announced on January 24, 2017, via global live stream from the Academy. La La Land received the most nominations with a record-tying fourteen. La La Land's Best Picture loss to Moonlight meant it set a record for most nominations and wins without winning Best Picture since Cabaret in 1972; the winners were announced during the awards ceremony on February 26, 2017. Moonlight became the first film with an all-black cast and the first LGBT-themed film to win Best Picture. In an event unprecedented in the history of the Oscars, La La Land was incorrectly announced as the Best Picture, and, a few minutes the error was corrected and Moonlight was declared the winner.
O. J.: Made in America, at 467 minutes, became the longest film to win an Academy Award, surpassing the 431-minute long War and Peace, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1969. Following the five-part documentary's win, new Academy rules barred any "multi-part or limited series" from being eligible for documentary categories. With Casey Affleck winning the Oscar for Best Actor and his older brother, Ben Affleck, became the 16th pair of siblings to win Academy Awards. Mahershala Ali became the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar. Viola Davis became the first black person to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting with her Oscar and Tony wins. At the age of thirty-two years and thirty-eight days, Damien Chazelle became the youngest person to win Best Director. Kevin O'Connell ended the longest losing streak in Oscar history after 20 unsuccessful nominations for sound mixing, winning for Hacksaw Ridge. Moonlight's Dede Gardner became the first woman to win twice for producing, following her previous Best Picture win for 12 Years a Slave.
Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, indicated with a double dagger. The Academy held its 8th annual Governors Awards ceremony on November 12, 2016, during which the following awards were presented: Academy Honorary Awards Jackie Chan — Hong Kong martial artist, director and singer Anne V. Coates — British film editor Lynn Stalmaster — American casting director Frederick Wiseman — American filmmaker and theatrical director The following individuals, listed in order of appearance, presented awards or performed musical numbers. Due to the mixed reception and low ratings of the previous year's ceremony, producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin declined to helm the Oscar production, they were replaced by Michael De Jennifer Todd as producers. Actor and comedian Chris Rock told Variety regarding if he would return to host, "someone else will do it." On December 5, 2016, it was announced. Kimmel expressed that it was an honor and a thrill to be asked to host Academy Awards, commenting "Mike and Jennifer have an excellent plan and their enthusiasm is infectious.
I am honored to have been chosen to host the 89th and final Oscars."Due to his hosting duties, ABC did not broadcast a special episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! following the ceremony, as in past years. Instead, ABC aired Live from Hollywood: The After Party, co-hosted by Anthony Anderson, Lara Spencer of Good Morning America; the stage set was designed by Derek McLane. At the time of the nominations announcement on January 24, 2017, the combined gross of the nine Best Picture nominees at the North American box offices was $483.8 million, with an average of $53.8 million per film. When the nominations were announced, Arrival was the highest-grossing film among the Best Picture nominees with $95.7 million in domestic box office receipts. La La Land was the second-highest-grossing film with $90.5 million, followed by Hidden Figures, Hacksaw Ridge, Manchester by the Sea, Hell or High Water and Moonlight. Moonlight became the second lowest-grossing film to win Best Picture award. Thirty-five nominations went to 13 films on the list of the top 50 grossing movies of the year.
Of those 13 films, only Zootopia, Moana (15
2015 Toronto International Film Festival
The 40th annual Toronto International Film Festival was held from 10 to 20 September 2015. On 28 July 2015 the first wave of films to be screened at the Festival was announced. Jean-Marc Vallée's Demolition starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts was the opening night film; the year's edition included two new sections called Primetime. At Platform, twelve films will be screened in front of a jury, with the best film of the program winning the C$25,000 Platform Prize. Film directors Claire Denis, Jia Zhangke, Agnieszka Holland were selected as the jurors for this section. At Primetime, six high-quality television programs will be presented at public screenings with Question and Answer sessions with show creators; the lineups for the TIFF Docs, Midnight Madness, Masters sections were announced on 11 August 2015. More than 100 films were added to the festival's programme on 18 August; the new program titled In Conversation replaced the Maverick section. The Festival reported that TIFF 2015 had a record high industry attendance, with 5,450 delegates from 80 countries, a 7% increase over 2014.
The festival's final awards were announced on 20 September. Short film awards jury: Pascal Faure John Anderson Rizwan ManjiCanadian awards jury: Don McKellar Jacqueline Lyanga Ilda SantiagoFIPRESCI jury: Engin Ertan Chris Alexander Francisco Ferreira Kerstin Gezelius Pierre Pageau Alissa SimonNETPAC jury: Anne Misawa Heather Keung Nashen MoodleyPlatform Prize jury: Jia Zhang-ke Claire Denis Agnieszka Holland Beeba Boys by Deepa Mehta Demolition by Jean-Marc Vallée Disorder by Alice Winocour The Dressmaker by Jocelyn Moorhouse Eye in the Sky by Gavin Hood Forsaken by Jon Cassar Freeheld by Peter Sollett Hyena Road by Paul Gross Lolo by Julie Delpy Legend by Brian Helgeland Man Down by Dito Montiel The Man Who Knew Infinity by Matt Brown The Martian by Ridley Scott Miss You Already by Catherine Hardwicke Mississippi Grind by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden Mr. Right by Paco Cabezas The Program by Stephen Frears Remember by Atom Egoyan Septembers of Shiraz by Wayne Blair Stonewall by Roland Emmerich 45 Years by Andrew Haigh About Ray by Gaby Dellal Angry Indian Goddesses by Pan Nalin Anomalisa by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson Beasts of No Nation by Cary Fukunaga Being Charlie by Rob Reiner Black Mass by Scott Cooper Body by Małgorzata Szumowska Born to Be Blue by Robert Budreau Brooklyn by John Crowley The Club by Pablo Larraín Colonia by Florian Gallenberger The Danish Girl by Tom Hooper The Daughter by Simon Stone Desierto by Jonás Cuarón Dheepan by Jacques Audiard Equals by Drake Doremus Families by Jean-Paul Rappeneau The Family Fang by Jason Bateman Guilty by Meghna Gulzar I Saw the Light by Marc Abraham I Smile Back by Adam Salky Into the Forest by Patricia Rozema The Idol by Hany Abu-Assad The Lady in the Van by Nicholas Hytner Len and Company by Tim Godsall The Lobster by Yorgos Lanthimos Louder Than Bombs by Joachim Trier Ma Ma by Julio Medem Maggie's Plan by Rebecca Miller Mia Madre by Nanni Moretti The Meddler by Lorene Scafaria Mountains May Depart by Jia Zhang-ke Mr. Six by Guan Hu Mustang by Deniz Gamze Ergüven Office by Johnnie To Our Brand Is Crisis by David Gordon Green Parched by Leena Yadav Room by Lenny Abrahamson Sicario by Denis Villeneuve Son of Saul by László Nemes Spotlight by Tom McCarthy Summertime by Catherine Corsini Sunset Song by Terence Davies A Tale of Love and Darkness by Natalie Portman A Tale of Three Cities by Mabel Cheung Trumbo by Jay Roach Truth by James Vanderbilt Un plus une by Claude Lelouch Victoria by Sebastian Schipper Ville-Marie by Guy Édoin The Wave by Roar Uthaug Where to Invade Next by Michael Moore The Witch by Robert Eggers Youth by Paolo Sorrentino Collective Invention by Kwon Oh-kwang Demon by Marcin Wrona Endorphine by André Turpin Evolution by Lucile Hadžihalilović February by Oz Perkins Hellions by Bruce McDonald Lace Crater by Harrison Atkins Love by Gaspar Noé Men & Chicken by Anders Thomas Jensen The Missing Girl by A.
D. Calvo My Big Night by Álex de la Iglesia The Nightmare by Achim Bornhak No Men Beyond This Point by Mark Sawers Veteran by Ryoo Seung-wan Zoom by Pedro Morelli Al Purdy Was Here by Brian D. Johnson A Flickering Truth by Pietra Brettkelly Being AP by Anthony Wonke Bolshoi Babylon by Nick Read Dark Horse by Louise Osmond Guantanamo's Child: Omar Khadr by Patrick Reed, Michelle Shephard He Named Me Malala by Davis Guggenheim Heart of a Dog by Laurie Anderson Hitchcock/Truffaut by Kent Jones Horizon by Bergur Bernburg, Friðrik Þór Friðriksson In Jackson Heights by Frederick Wiseman It All Started at the End by Luis Ospina Janis: Little Girl Blue by Amy J. Berg Je suis Charlie by Emmanuel Leconte, Daniel Leconte A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers by Geeta Gandbhir, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Miss Sharon Jones! by Barbara Kopple The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble by Morgan Neville Nasser by Jihan El-Tahri Ninth Floor by Mina Shum Our Last Tango by German Kral P.
S. Jerusalem by Danae Elon The Reflektor Tapes by Kahlil Joseph Return of the Atom by Mika Taanila, Jussi Eerola Sherpa by Jennifer Peedom This Changes Everything by Avi Lewis Thru You Princess by Ido Haar Welcome to F. L. by Geneviève Dulude-De Celles Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom by Evgeny Afineevsky Women He's Undressed by Gillian Armstrong A Young Patriot by Du Haibin 4 Quarters by Ashley McKenzie A New Year by Marie-Ève Juste Bacon and God's Wrath by Sol Friedman The Ballad of Immortal Joe by Héctor Herrera BAM by Howie Shia Benjamin by Sherren Lee Beyond the Horizon by Brian J. Noth Boxing by Grayson Moore and Aidan Shipley Boy by Connor Jessup Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton by Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson Casualties of Modernity by Kent Monkman Clouds of Autumn by Trevor Mack and Matthew Taylor
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6th Magritte Awards
The 6th Magritte Awards ceremony, presented by the Académie André Delvaux, honored the best films of 2015 in Belgium and took place on February 6, 2016, at the Square in the historic site of Mont des Arts, Brussels beginning at 8:00 p.m. CET. During the ceremony, the Académie André Delvaux presented Magritte Awards in 22 categories; the ceremony was televised in Belgium by BeTV. Actress Marie Gillain presided the ceremony, while Charlie Dupont hosted the show for the second time; the nominees for the 6th Magritte Awards were announced on January 12, 2016. Films with the most nominations were The Brand New Testament with ten, followed by All Cats Are Grey with nine and Alleluia with eight; the winners were announced during the awards ceremony on February 6, 2016. The Brand New Testament won four awards, including Best Director for Jaco Van Dormael. Other multiple winners were Alleluia with four awards, All Cats Are Grey with two; the Brand New Testament All Cats Are Grey I'm Dead But I Have Friends Melody Prejudice Jaco Van Dormael – The Brand New Testament Bernard Bellefroid – Melody Savina Dellicour – All Cats Are Grey Fabrice Du Welz – Alleluia Wim Willaert – I'm Dead But I Have Friends François Damiens – La Famille Bélier Bouli Lanners – All Cats Are Grey Jérémie Renier – The Wakhan Front Veerle Baetens – Un début prometteur Annie Cordy – Memories Christelle Cornil – What Jacques Saw Yolande Moreau – Journey Through China Laurent Capelluto – The Clearstream Affair Arno Hintjens – Prejudice David Murgia – The Brand New Testament Marc Zinga – Dheepan Anne Coesens – All Cats Are Grey Yolande Moreau – The Brand New Testament Helena Noguerra – Alleluia Babetida Sadjo – Waste Land Benjamin Ramon – Être Arthur Bols – Prejudice Romain Gelin – The Brand New Testament David Thielemans – Chubby Lucie Debay – Melody Manon Capelle – All Cats Are Grey Pili Groyne – The Brand New Testament Stéphanie Van Vyve – Être The Brand New Testament – Thomas Gunzig and Jaco Van Dormael Alleluia – Fabrice Du Welz and Vincent Tavier I'm Dead But I Have Friends – Guillaume Malandrin and Stéphane Malandrin Prejudice – Antoine Cuypers and Antoine Wauters All Cats Are Grey Next Year Prejudice The Ardennes Belgian Rhapsody Cafard Waste Land La Famille Bélier Marguerite Song of the Sea The Wakhan Front Alleluia – Manuel Dacosse The Brand New Testament – Christophe Beaucarne Prejudice – Frédéric Noirhomme Alleluia – Emmanuel de Meulemeester All Cats Are Grey – Paul Rouschop I'm Dead But I Have Friends – Eve Martin The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun – Pascaline Chavanne All Cats Are Grey – Sabine Zappitelli I'm Dead But I Have Friends – Elise Ancion The Brand New Testament – An Pierlé Alleluia – Vincent Cahay Melody – Frédéric Vercheval Alleluia – Emmanuel de Boissieu, Frédéric Meert, Ludovic Van Pachterbeke The Brand New Testament – François Dumont, Michel Schillings, Dominique Warnier I'm Dead But I Have Friends – Marc Bastien, Marc Engels, Franco Piscopo Alleluia – Anne-Laure Guégan All Cats Are Grey – Ewin Ryckaert I'm Dead But I Have Friends – Yannick Leroy The Black Bear Jay Amongst Men Tout va bien Last Door South The Scent of Carrots A Slice of the Country The Man Who Mends Women: The Wrath of Hippocrates Employment Office I Don't Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman Ship of Fools Vincent Lindon 41st César Awards 21st Lumières Awards 2015 in film Official website 6th Magritte Awards on IMDb 6th Magritte Awards at AlloCiné