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Michigan man arrested for threatening to murder CNN employees

A Michigan man was arrested for threatening to come to CNN’s Atlanta headquarters and murder employees, according to a CBS46 report.

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The FBI arrested the man after he made 22 calls to CNN about a week ago. The story did not identify who he was.

He accused CNN of “fake news” and said he was going down to Georgia “right now to go the CNN headquarters to … gun every single last one of you.”

President Donald Trump has frequently cited CNN as using “fake news” and bestowed the Atlanta-based news operation four “Fake News Awards” last week.

Photos: 2018 Academy Awards nominees

These are the nominees for this year’s Oscars.

Trivia about this year's Oscar nominations

Behind the headlines at the Academy Award nominations on Tuesday, there were some special achievements, including honors for Christopher Plummer and Kobe Bryant.

— At age 88, Christopher Plummer becomes the oldest acting nominee to date. He already holds the crown for the oldest acting winner, having won for his supporting role in "Beginners" in 2011 at age 82.

— Meryl Streep increased her lead as the most nominated actress in Oscar history by nabbing her 21st nomination for her work in "The Post." She has won three times.

— Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant could get an Oscar to go along with his NBA championships, MVP Awards and Olympic gold medals. His animated short film, "Dear Basketball," written and narrated by Bryant, got a nomination for best animated short film.

— Look out, Walt: Composer John Williams added to his record number of nominations for writing film scores with his 46th nod. His overall total of 51 nominations (including five for original song) is the most for any living person, and second only to Walt Disney at 59.

— Greta Gerwig became the fifth woman nominated as director for helming "Lady Bird," joining Lina Wertmuller for "Seven Beauties" (1976), Jane Campion for "The Piano" (1993), Sofia Coppola for "Lost in Translation" (2003) and Kathryn Bigelow (2009) for "The Hurt Locker."

— Welcome back: Actors Denzel Washington ("Roman J. Israel, Esq."), Meryl Streep ("The Post") and Octavia Spencer ("The Shape of Water") earned back-to-back Oscar nominations. Last year, Washington earned a nod for "Fences," Streep for "Florence Foster Jenkins" and Spencer for "Hidden Figures."

Where to see Oscar best-picture nominees

"The Shape of Water": 13 nominations, including best actress and best director. Where to see it: in theaters.

"Get Out": four nominations, including best actor and best director. Where to see it: Amazon, iTunes, DVD Netflix, Redbox, Google Play, YouTube Movies, HBO Go, HBO Now.

"Call Me By Your Name": four nominations, including best actor. Where to see it: in theaters.

"Darkest Hour": six nominations, including best actor. Where to see it: in theaters.

"Dunkirk": eight nominations, including best director. Where to see it: Amazon, iTunes, DVD Netflix, Redbox, Google Play, YouTube Movies.

"Lady Bird": five nominations, including best actress and best director. Where to see it: in theaters.

"Phantom Thread": six nominations, including best actor and best director. Where to see it: in theaters.

"The Post": two nominations, including best actress. Where to see it: in theaters.

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri": seven nominations, including best actress. Where to see it: in theaters.

'Honored beyond measure': Reactions to Oscar nominations

A round up of reaction to the Oscar nominations announced Tuesday:

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"This nomination represents the great work of hundreds of people — from STX and our producers to Jessica Chastain and the entire cast and crew. I couldn't ask for a greater gang of people with whom to share this incredible honor." — "Molly's Game" best adapted screenplay nominee Aaron Sorkin, via email

"I got really emotional because everybody just poured their whole heart and soul into doing this film. I'm so happy for Greta and Saoirse and the whole movie." — "Lady Bird" best supporting actress nominee Laurie Metcalf to "Good Morning America"

"This nomination is for every single one of us who brought our hearts to this film. ... I am here because of the greatness of others. I stand on the shoulders of giants." — "The Shape of Water" best actress nominee Sally Hawkins, via email

"This is fantastic news! I am grateful to the music branch of the Academy for voting for me as well as all the magnificent musicians who performed on the score. ... I am so thankful for Guillermo for his humanity and his artistic passion; he truly inspired all of us." — Best original score nominee Alexandre Desplat, for "The Shape of Water," via email

"I am honored beyond measure by this nomination for a film I love, a film that stands in defense of press freedom, and inclusion of women's voices in the movement of history. Proud of the film, and all her filmmakers. Thank you from a full heart." — "The Post" best actress nominee Meryl Streep, via email

"We are thrilled and honored to be nominated for 'The Big Sick.' We got a master class in storytelling from our producers, Barry Mendel and Judd Apatow, and from our director Michael Showalter — all of whom pushed us to dig down, be more honest, and be willing to make changes when the story called for it. It was an incredibly unique challenge to take some of the most vulnerable, painful and beautiful moments from our life together and turn it into a movie." — Best original screenplay nominees Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon, via email

"On behalf of all those who gave their experience, skill and talent to this film, I am absolutely thrilled that the Academy has nominated THE BREADWINNER for Best Animated Feature Film. At a time when women's voices are coming to the forefront, the story of a young girl using her voice for what she believes in is more relevant than ever. Recognizing stories like Parvana's helps point to the importance of women and girls being heard around the world." - Director Nora Twomey, via email

"I'm thrilled that our film has received seven nominations from the Academy, and that the beautiful work of our editor Jon Gregory, our composer Carter Burwell, my gentle brothers-in-arms Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell, and our fearless leader Frances McDormand, have all been recognized so wonderfully. I can't wait to celebrate with them all come March 4th." — "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" original screenplay nominee Martin McDonagh

"We are immensely proud of this work and grateful to the Academy for recognizing War for the Planet of the Apes with a nomination today. This is the final film in the trilogy, and we've been really happy to see how audiences have been swept up by the emotional story of Caesar and his fellow ape characters." — Weta Digital senior visual effects supervisor Joe Letteri, in a statement

"I was just going through airport security when my phone started buzzing!! Thankfully they didn't stop me and I was able to celebrate!!! I thought they would arrest me for looking like a crazy man laughing and screaming!!! This was truly a team effort and I'm so proud of our amazing team at Blue Sky Studios and Fox!!! We did it!!!! So happy... so happy!!!" — Carlos Saldanha, director of best animated feature nominee "Ferdinand," via email

List of nominees for the 90th annual Academy Awards

List of nominees for the 90th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Best Picture: "Call Me by Your Name," ''Darkest Hour," ''Dunkirk," ''Get Out," ''Lady Bird," ''Phantom Thread," ''The Post," ''The Shape of Water,""Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri."

Actor: Timothee Chalamet, "Call Me by Your Name"; Daniel Day-Lewis, "Phantom Thread"; Daniel Kaluuya, "Get Out"; Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour"; Denzel Washington," Roman J. Israel, Esq."

Actress: Sally Hawkins, "The Shape of Water"; Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri"; Margot Robbie in "I, Tonya"; Saoirse Ronan in "Lady Bird"; Meryl Streep in "The Post."

Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe, "The Florida Project"; Woody Harrelson, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"; Richard Jenkins, "The Shape of Water"; Christopher Plummer, "All the Money in the World"; Sam Rockwell, "Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri."

Supporting Actress: Mary J. Blige, "Mudbound"; Allison Janney,"I, Tonya"; Lesley Manville, "Phantom Thread"; Laurie Metcalf, "Lady Bird"; Octavia Spencer, "The Shape of Water."

Directing: "Dunkirk," Christopher Nolan; "Get Out," Jordan Peele; "Lady Bird," Greta Gerwig; "Phantom Thread," Paul Thomas Anderson; "The Shape of Water," Guillermo del Toro.

Foreign Language Film: "A Fantastic Woman," Chile;"The Insult" Lebanon; "Loveless," Russia;"On Body and Soul," Hungary;"The Square" Sweden.

Adapted Screenplay: "Call Me By Your Name," ''The Disaster Artist," ''Logan," Molly's Game," ''Mudbound."

Original Screenplay: "The Big Sick," ''Get Out," ''Lady Bird," ''The Shape of Water," ''Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."

Animated Feature Film: "The Boss Baby," ''The Breadwinner," ''Coco," ''Ferdinand": "Loving Vincent."

Production Design: "Beauty and the Beast," ''Blade Runner 2049," ''Darkest Hour," ''Dunkirk, "The Shape of Water."

Cinematography: "Blade Runner 2049," ''Darkest Hour," ''Dunkirk," ''Mudbound," ''The Shape of Water."

Sound Mixing: "Baby Driver," ''Blade Runner 2049," ''Dunkirk," ''The Shape of Water," ''Star Wars: The Last Jedi."

Sound Editing: "Baby Driver," ''Blade Runner 2049," ''Dunkirk," ''The Shape of Water," ''Star Wars: The Last Jedi."

Original Score: "Dunkirk," Hans Zimmer; "Phantom Thread," Jonny Greenwood; "The Shape of Water" Alexandre Desplat;"Star Wars: The Last Jedi," John Williams; "Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri," Carter Burwell.

Original Song: "Mighty River" from "Mudbound";''Mystery Of Love" from "Call Me by Your Name"; "Remember Me" from "Coco"; "Stand Up For Something" from "Marshall"; "This Is Me" from "The Greatest Showman."

Documentary Feature: "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,""Faces Places," ''Icarus," ''Last Men in Aleppo," ''Strong Island"

Documentary (short subject): "Edith+Eddie," ''Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405," ''Heroin(e)," ''Knife Skills," ''Traffic Stop"

Film Editing: "Baby Driver," ''Dunkirk," ''I, Tonya," ''The Shape of Water," ''Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri"

Makeup and Hairstyling: "Darkest Hour," ''Victoria & Abdul," ''Wonder."

Animated Short Film: "Dear Basketball," ''Garden Party," ''Lou," ''Negative Space," ''Revolting Rhymes."

Live Action Short Film: "DeKalb Elementary," ''The Eleven O'Clock," ''My Nephew Emmett," ''The Silent Child," ''Watu Wote/All of Us."

Visual Effects: "Blade Runner 2049," ''Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," ''Kong: Skull Island," ''Star Wars: The Last Jedi," ''War for the Planet of the Apes."

Costume Design: "Beauty and the Beast," Jacqueline Durran; "Darkest Hour," Jacqueline Durran; "Phantom Thread," Mark Bridges; "The Shape of Water"; Luis Sequeira; "Victoria & Abdul" Consolata Boyle.

Russia revokes permit for satire about Stalin's death

Russia's Culture Ministry banned a satirical film about Soviet leader Josef Stalin's death from movie theaters Tuesday following criticism from communists and others that the British-French production made a mockery of Russia's history.

The Culture Ministry declared it was rescinding the permit that would have allowed Scottish writer-director Armando Iannucci's "The Death of Stalin" to be shown in Russian theaters. The film premiered in Britain in October and was scheduled to open in Russia Thursday.

The ministry's move reflects an admiration many in Russia still have for Stalin despite the dictator's brutal purges that killed millions, as well as the government's nervousness about the country's history.

The ban came after some Russian lawmakers and other public figures watched the movie and urged the ministry to keep it out of from theaters.

"This is a vicious and absolutely inappropriate 'comedy' that smears the memory of our people who defeated Nazism," a group of Russian cultural figures said in a letter to the Culture Ministry that was carried by Russian news agencies. "The release of the film on the eve of celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the battle of Stalingrad is a spit in the face of all those who died there."

Communist lawmaker Elena Drapeko denounced the film as a "provocation, an attempt to convince us that our country is horrible, people are idiots and our rulers are fools."

Vladislav Kononov, the executive director of the Russian Military-Historical Society called the movie "disgusting."

"It's an abomination and filth," Kononov told state-funded RT television. "All the characters are portrayed as idiots. They could have been tyrants, but they weren't idiots. It's how the West sees our people."

Opinion polls show that Stalin, who led the Soviet Union from 1924 until his death in 1953, remains widely revered in Russia, where many credit him with leading the country to victory in World War II and making it a nuclear superpower.

President Vladimir Putin, a former KGB officer, has taken a cautious stance on Stalin's role in Russia's history, denouncing the purges but also emphasizing Soviet-era achievements.

Many Russians have been dismayed in recent years by government-sponsored school textbooks that painted Stalin in a largely positive light. Old Soviet national anthem lyrics praising Stalin were restored during a Moscow subway station's reconstruction.

Last fall, the Russian Military-Historical Society, an organization founded by Putin and led by his culture minister, unveiled a bust of Stalin as part of an "alley of rulers" in a park outside its Moscow offices.

Kremlin critics have denounced such actions as attempts to whitewash Stalin's image and part of Putin's rollback on democracy.

Films from Chile, Lebanon up for foreign-language Oscar

Movies from Chile, Lebanon, Russia, Hungary and Sweden are competing in the Academy Awards race for best foreign-language film.

Five nominees announced Tuesday include Chilean director Sebastian Lelio's drama with a transgender heroine, "A Fantastic Woman"; Lebanese filmmaker Ziad Doueiri's forceful "The Insult"; and Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev's stark divorce story "Loveless."

Also nominated are mystical abattoir drama "On Body and Soul" by Hungarian director Ildiko Enyedi, and Swedish filmmaker Ruben Ostlund's art world satire "The Square."

The winner will be announced at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony on March 4.

OSCAR NOMINATIONS: ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Three Billboards,’  lead nominees

Who will be among the Hollywood elite to vie for this year’s Academy Awards? The nominations were announced Tuesday morning by Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis served as hosts from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Leading the pack was “The Shape of Water” with 13 nominations, including best picture, original screenplay and best director. It was one fewer than the record, according to The Washington Post.

The war movie “Dunkirk” earned eight nominations, including best picture, but it was snubbed in the acting categories, The Washington Post reported.

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” received seven nominations, including best picture, leading actress and supporting actor.

The Oscar ceremony will be held on March 4 and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

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The Latest: Haddish's Oscar noms banter delights many online

The Latest on the announcement of nominees for the 90th annual Oscar nominations announced Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from Beverly Hills, California (all times local):

7:20 a.m.

Tiffany Haddish is getting some love on Twitter for her energetic, fun-loving presentation of the Oscar nominees, including a few dance moves and a creative pronunciation or two.

Haddish, a huge hit in "Girls Trip," even got co-announcer Andy Serkis into the spirit, and the two chuckled their way through the proceedings, injecting needed energy into the early morning affair.

"We gotta see that 'Dunkirk,'" Haddish quipped to Serkis at one point. "Seem like a lotta people like it."

Haddish got the most attention for her several attempts at pronouncing the name Daniel Kaluuya, a best actor nominee for "Get Out." She ended with "Kallelujah!" and then quipped: "He knows his name." One Twitter user commented that Haddish could mis-pronounce his name anytime.

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7:05 a.m.

It's the year of the woman for this year's Oscar nominees.

Greta Gerwig became just the fifth woman nominated for best director and "Mudbound" director of photography Rachel Morrison made history as the first woman nominated for best cinematography in nominations announced Tuesday for the 90th annual Academy Awards.

And four of the nine best picture nominees feature a female protagonist.

The cascading fallout of sexual harassment scandals throughout Hollywood put particular focus on the best director category, which for many is a symbol of gender inequality in the film industry.

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6:55 a.m.

"Mudbound" cinematographer Rachel Morrison is making history Tuesday as the first woman nominated for the cinematography Academy Award in the Oscars' 90-year history.

Morrison will compete against four men in the category: Roger Deakins ("Blade Runner 2049"), Bruno Delbonnel ("Darkest Hour"), Hoyte van Hoytema ("Dunkirk"), and Dan Laustsen ("The Shape of Water).

The same five photographers were nominated for the American Society of Cinematographers' awards, which will be presented on Feb. 17. Morrison's latest feature, "Black Panther," also opens in theaters that week.

The 39-year-old director of photography's other credits include "Fruitvale Station," ''Dope" and the HBO film "Confirmation."

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6:05 a.m.

The Oscar nominees for best director have been announced by the film academy. They include: "Dunkirk," Christopher Nolan; "Get Out," Jordan Peele; "Lady Bird," Greta Gerwig; "Phantom Thread," Paul Thomas Anderson" and "The Shape of Water."

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6 a.m.

The Oscar nominees for best animated feature film have been announced by the film academy. They include: "The Boss Baby," ''The Breadwinner," ''Coco," ''Ferdinand" and "Loving Vincent."

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5:55 a.m.

The Oscar nominees for best actor in a motion picture have been announced by the film academy. They include: Timothee Chalamet, "Call Me By Your Name"; Daniel Day-Lewis, "Phantom Thread"; Daniel Kaluuya, "Get Out"; Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour"; Denzel Washington, "Roman J. Israel, Esq."

The best supporting actor nominees include: William Dafoe, "The Florida Project"; Woody Harrelson, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"; Richard Jenkins, "The Shape of Water"; Christopher Plummer, "All the Money in the World"; Sam Rockwell, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."

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5:52 a.m.

Guillermo del Toro's lavish monster romance "The Shape of Water" has landed a leading 13 nominations and Greta Gerwig became just the fifth woman nominated for best director by the Academy Awards.

"Mudbound" cinematographer Rachel Morrison made history as the first woman ever nominated in the category in nominations announced Tuesday.

The film academy voted in nine films as best picture contenders: "The Shape of Water," ''Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," ''Lady Bird," ''Get Out," ''The Post," ''Dunkirk," ''Call Me By Your Name" and "Phantom Thread."

"The Shape of Water" came just shy of tying the record of 14 nominations shared by "All About Eve," ''Titanic" and "La La Land."

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5:50 a.m.

The Oscar nominees for best motion picture have been announced by the film academy. They include: "Call Me By Your Name," ''Darkest Hour," ''Dunkirk," ''Get Out," ''Lady Bird," ''Phantom Thread," ''The Post," ''The Shape of Water" ''Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."

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5:46 a.m.

The Oscar nominees for best actress in a motion picture have been announced by the film academy. They are: Sally Hawkins, "The Shape of Water"; Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"; Margot Robbie, "I, Tonya"; Saoirse Ronan, "Lady Bird"; Meryl Streep, "The Post."

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5:45 a.m.

The Oscar nominees for best song in a motion picture have been announced by the film academy. They include: "Mighty River" from "Mudbound; "Mystery of Love" from "Call Me By Your Name"; "Remember Me" from "Coco"; "Stand Up for Something" from "Marshall; and "This is Me" from "The Greatest Showman."

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5:40 a.m.

Oscar nominees for best foreign-language film have been announced by the film academy. They include: Chile's "A Fantastic Woman"; Russia's "Loveless"; Lebanon's "The Insult"; Hungary's "On Body and Soul"; and Sweden's "The Square."

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5:38 a.m.

The Oscar nominees for best supporting actress in a motion picture have been announced by the film academy. They include: Mary J. Blige, "Mudbound"; Allison Janney, "I, Tonya"; Lesley Manville, "Phantom Thread"; Laurie Metcalf, "Lady Bird"; and Octavia Spencer, "The Shape of Water."

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This post corrects the spelling of Lesley Manville's first name.

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5:30 a.m.

The Oscar nominees for best original score in a motion picture have been announced by the film academy. They include: "Dunkirk," Hans Zimmer; "Phantom Thread," Jonny Greenwood; "The Shape of Water," Alexandre Desplat; "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," John Williams; "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," Carter Burwell.

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5:25 a.m.

The Oscar nominees for best visual effects in a motion picture have been announced by the film academy. They include: "Blade Runner 2049," ''Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," ''Kong: Skull Island," ''Star Wars: The Last Jedi," ''War for the Planet of the Apes."

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5:20 a.m.

The Oscar nominees for best cinematography in a motion picture have been announced by the film academy. They include: They are: Roger Deakins, "Blade Runner 2024"; Bruno Delbonnel, "Darkest Hour"; Hoyte van Hoytema, "Dunkirk"; Rachel Morrison, "Mudbound"; Dan Laustsen, "The Shape of Water."

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5 a.m.

The Oscar nominations are about to begin.

Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis will host a nominations special scheduled to begin at 5:22 a.m. that will reveal the film academy's selections for the best in filmmaking from performances to production design.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been teasing segments appearances by stars including Gal Gadot, Salma Hayek and Rebel Wilson in pre-recorded segments. The nominations in 24 categories will be split between two presentations, the first streamed on Oscars.com and Oscars.org, and the segment airing live on "Good Morning America."

The 90th annual Academy Awards will be presented in a Feb. 26 ceremony hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel and aired live on ABC.

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2 a.m.

Guillermo del Toro's lavish monster romance "The Shape of Water" will vie for the most Oscar nominations Tuesday, but just as much attention may be focused on categories where women could make history.

Nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards will begin at 8:22 a.m. EST, with a second wave of nominees announced live on ABC's "Good Morning America" at 8:38 a.m. Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis will join John Bailey, president of the film academy, to announce the nominees.

While this year's Oscar race has been unusually wide-open, "The Shape of Water" has a chance to tie "All About Eve," ''Titanic" and "La La Land" with a record 14 nominations.

"Lady Bird" filmmaker Greta Gerwig is expected to be just the fifth woman nominated in the category. "Mudbound" cinematographer Rachel Morrison could also become the first woman ever nominated for best cinematography.

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