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Winners from the 2023 Oscars

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Michelle Yeoh accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for "Everything Everywhere All at Once" at the Oscars on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Michelle Yeoh accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for "Everything Everywhere All at Once" at the Oscars on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar winners announced Sunday:

Best picture: “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Best actress: Michelle Yeoh, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Best actor: Brendan Fraser, “The Whale”

Best supporting actor: Ke Huy Quan, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Best supporting actress: Jamie Lee Curtis, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Original song: “Naatu Naatu” from “RRR”

Film editing: “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Best director: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Best animated feature: “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”

International feature film: “All Quiet on the Western Front” (Germany)

Documentary feature: “Navalny”

Live action short: “An Irish Goodbye”

Cinematography: James Friend, “All Quiet on the Western Front”

Makeup and hairstyling: “The Whale”

Costume design: Ruth E. Carter, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

Documentary short: “The Elephant Whisperers”

Animated short: “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse”

Production design: “All Quiet on the Western Front”

Music (original score): Volker Bertelmann, “All Quiet on the Western Front”

Visual Effects: “Avatar: The Way of Water”

Original screenplay: “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Adapted screenplay: “Women Talking”

Sound: “Top Gun: Maverick”

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Celebrate Dry July at The BANDBOX: New Weekend Hours and Alcohol-Free Indulgence Await!

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ORLANDO, Fla – (FNN) – As Dry July continues to unfold, keep the momentum going at The BANDBOX, Orlando’s premier alcohol-free haven in the heart of Ivanhoe Village Main Street district! Whether you’re supporting those affected by cancer or embracing a healthier lifestyle, there’s no better place to stay committed.

Recently adjusting its schedule due to ongoing expansion, The BANDBOX now exclusively welcomes guests on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 PM to midnight. Since its grand opening in July 2022, The BANDBOX has redefined refreshment with a menu curated by owner Kevin Zepf, offering craft cocktails, wine, CBD beverages, and craft beer—all crafted without alcohol! This innovative approach not only enhances flavors but also sidesteps the neurotoxic effects associated with alcohol.

Pair your drinks with delectable small plates and bites, each designed to complement the unique flavors of your beverage choices. Whether you crave something savory or sweet, our menu promises to please every palate.

Join us at The BANDBOX and continue celebrating Dry July in style, where health-conscious meets chic in Orlando’s Ivanhoe Village. Whether you’re toasting to good health, enjoying a night out with friends, or simply savoring the moment, The BANDBOX guarantees an experience like no other.

Indulge in our signature Blueberry Bombshell, a tantalizing blend of blueberry, ginger, mint, and CBD that promises to awaken your taste buds. Or opt for the Fire in the Engine, a spicy mango margarita twist that packs a punch without the alcohol!

Make your reservations today and continue supporting a healthier lifestyle at The BANDBOX. Cheers to you, and to keeping Dry July alive and well!

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Kareen Kennedy is the Assistant Editor for Florida National News.kareen.kennedy@floridanationalnews.com

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Remembering Shannen Doherty: Actress and Icon of TV Pop Culture, Passes Away at 53

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ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) -In a somber moment for fans of television and entertainment alike, actress Shannen Doherty passed away on Saturday, July 13, at the age of 53. Doherty, known for her impactful roles in iconic TV series such as “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “Charmed,” and “Little House on the Prairie,” left an indelible mark on the landscape of TV pop culture.

Doherty’s death was confirmed by her publicist, Leslie Sloane who cited complications from a long battle with breast cancer. The actress had been diagnosed with the disease in 2015 and had been open about her struggles and treatments over the years.

Born on April 12, 1971, in Memphis, Tennessee, Doherty began her acting career at a young age and quickly became a household name in the 1990s. Her breakout role as Brenda Walsh in “Beverly Hills, 90210” catapulted her to fame, where she portrayed the spirited and sometimes controversial character with both vulnerability and charisma.

In addition to her work on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” Doherty gained early recognition for her portrayal of Jenny Wilder on “Little House on the Prairie.” This role showcased her talent and versatility even in her formative years as an actress.

Beyond these early successes, Doherty continued to captivate audiences with her role as Prue Halliwell in the supernatural drama “Charmed.” Her portrayal of the eldest Halliwell sister, gifted with telekinesis and a sharp wit, solidified her as a beloved figure among fans of the genre.

Throughout her career, Doherty was known not only for her acting prowess but also for her resilience and determination in the face of personal challenges. Her battle with cancer served as an inspiration to many, as she courageously shared her journey through social media and interviews, advocating for awareness and early detection.

In addition to her television roles, Doherty appeared in numerous films and television movies, showcasing her versatility as an actress. Her impact on the entertainment industry extended beyond her performances, influencing generations of viewers who grew up watching her on screen.

Tributes to Doherty have poured in from fans and colleagues alike, remembering her for her talent, strength, and unwavering spirit. Fellow actors and friends have taken to social media to express their condolences and share memories of working alongside her.

As the news of Shannen Doherty’s passing reverberates across the entertainment world, her legacy as a trailblazer in TV pop culture remains intact. Her contributions to the industry and her portrayal of memorable characters will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come.

Doherty is survived by her husband, photographer Kurt Iswarienko, and her close-knit family. Plans for memorial services have not yet been announced.

 

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Kareen Kennedy is the Assistant Editor for Florida National News

kareen.kennedy@floridanationalnews.com

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ICON Park Honored with “Harris Rosen Philanthropic Award”

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ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – ICON Park in Orlando, Florida, has been honored with the prestigious “Harris Rosen Philanthropic Award” by the I-Drive Chamber of Commerce. This accolade recognizes ICON Park’s outstanding dedication to philanthropy, enhancing both the local community and beyond. Previous recipients of this esteemed award include the Orange County Convention Center and Universal Orlando Resort.

At the recent Chamber meeting and award ceremony, attended by numerous tourism leaders, ICON Park President and CEO Chris Jaskiewicz accepted the award on behalf of the organization. Maria Triscari, president of the I-Drive Chamber, emphasized ICON Park’s significant impact, describing it as a vital pillar within the greater Orlando community.

Five years ago, under Jaskiewicz’s leadership, ICON Park was transformed into a communal hub with free admission, fostering community spirit and celebrating Orlando’s vibrancy. Reflecting on his inspiration for ICON Park’s philanthropic initiatives, Jaskiewicz highlighted his deep-rooted ties to Orlando and his belief in tourism’s transformative power.

ICON Park’s commitment to community support is exemplified through various initiatives, including lighting The Wheel in custom colors to raise awareness for causes, hosting safety training exercises for fire rescue teams, and providing observation opportunities for conservation groups. The park also offers its venue for charity events and fundraisers at reduced or no cost, and has established the “ICON Park Hospitality Scholarship” at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality.

In the past year alone, ICON Park has donated over a quarter of a million dollars to local organizations and facilitated more than 80 on-site events. Looking ahead, the park continues to expand its presence with Merlin Entertainments acquiring the Orlando Eye and preparing for the return of Blue Man Group to Orlando in a new theater development.

ICON Park’s receipt of the “Harris Rosen Philanthropic Award” underscores its ongoing commitment to making a positive difference in the Orlando community and beyond, embodying the spirit of corporate responsibility and community engagement.

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