Top US News: ‘Spotlight’ Bags Best Picture; Hillary Clinton Prepares For Trump Nomination, NASA’s Telescope Captures Blue Bubble, Holly Holm Takes Backseat At UFC 196
Spotlight wins Best Picture at Academy Awards
Spotlight was named best picture at the Academy Awards this year. It also received the award for the best original screenplay. Alejandro Inarritu bagged the award for the best director for The Revenant. The Mexican director also won the same award last year for Birdman. The night also saw Leonardo DiCaprio receiving his first Oscar, Reuters reports.
US Election 2016: Hillary Clinton prepares for Trump nomination
Hillary Clinton is preparing for a face-off with Republican frontrunner Donald Trump in the November 8 presidential elections, Reuters reports. After a landslide victory in the South Carolina primary, she said, “Despite what you hear, we don’t need to make America great again. America has never stopped being great.” Clinton defeated Bernie Sanders by 48 percent but said she was not going to take anything for granted.
NASA’s Hubble telescope captures blue bubble
A breathtaking image of the blue bubble – the star WR 31a encapsulated in what seems to be a blue envelope – was captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Found in the Carina constellation, Tech Times notes that the blue bubble revolves around a star called Wolf Rayet. It is approximately 30,000 light years away from Earth.
Holly Holm takes backseat to non-title match at UFC 196
At UFC 196, the non-title match between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz will headline over the women’s bantamweight championship match between Holly Holm and Miesha Tate. It is the first time since February 2005 that a champion has taken a backseat to a non-title match, MMA Junkie reports.
Carla Gugino has secret role in Batman v. Superman
The release of the immensely anticipated Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, sequel to The Man of Steel (2012), is drawing near. Carla Gugino, who played Sally Jupiter in Watchmen, tweeted that she has a secret role in the upcoming DC Comics movie. MovieWeb notes that this is the third time Gugino will be starring in a Zack Snyder film, after Watchmen (2009) and Sucker Punch (2011).
SpaceX delays Falcon 9 launch
SpaceX has delayed the launch of Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday, the third time it has happened since last week. The delay came after a fuel problem was cited, Phys.org reports. On Twitter, Elon Musk said, “Launch aborted on low thrust alarm. Rising oxygen temps due to hold for boat and helium bubble triggered alarm.”