Australian actress Cate Blanchett has won best actress at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs), with Austin Butler named best actor for his starring role in the Queensland-made blockbuster Elvis. Irish tragicomedy The Banshees of Inisherin took four trophies, including best British film. Butler was named best actor for his work on Elvis while the best actress prize went to Blanchett for orchestral drama Tár. Banshees won the separate award for best British film. All Quiet, Banshees and Everything Everywhere are all best-picture contenders at the Oscars, where Everything Everywhere has a leading 11 nominations.
Nathan Cleary has emphasised his credentials to become Mal Meninga’s first-choice Australian halfback by scoring 28 points on debut in a 84-0 demolition of Scotland in Coventry. Watched by his father Ivan, the Penrith playmaker kicked 12 goals from 15 attempts, had three try assists and scored a try of his own. Cherry-Evans and Cleary are likely to line up in the halves together in a deadrubber against the Italians after Australia inflicted a record defeat on the Scots. Canberra Raiders star Jack Wighton scored two tries in the first half playing in the centres and also had two try assists. Captain James Tedesco jinked his way over just 50 seconds into the second half and when Ben Hunt crossed in the 45th minute, Meninga gave his skipper an early mark for Valentine Holmes.5 months ago Canberra Weekly
Patsy Bennett has put together her horoscopes for the week 27 October – 2 November 2022. TAURUS | 21 Apr – 21 MayYou’ll appreciate the chance to connect with close friends or family this weekend. LEO | 23 Jul – 23 AugThe focus will be on your communication skills and relationships. It’s a good week to make health appointments if you need advice. Horoscopes 27 October – 2 November 2022 with PATSY BENNETTFor personal readings, contact Patsy through her website, to make an appointment or call 0448 808 333.5 months ago Canberra Weekly
Novak Djokovic insists there are no hard feelings on his return to Australia, but can’t guarantee he’ll ever completely move past the saga that torpedoed his 2022 Australian Open hopes and thrust him into the centre of a media frenzy. Djokovic was deported from Australia almost twelve months ago after arriving unvaccinated against COVID-19 at a time when the country was still subject to strict biosecurity regulations. “I chose Adelaide because I wanted to get a tournament ahead of the Australian Open and I thought the Union (sic) Cup was a bit too early for me,” he said. “It’s really not a 250 event, it seems like it’s a 500 event or maybe even a 1000. Some of the best players in the world are playing here,” Djokovic said.3 months ago Canberra Weekly
CW has compiled a list of things to keep you entertained throughout the work break, Christmas holidays, and whole first month of the new year. with author SV Middleby, National Portrait Gallery, 16 January 10.30am; www.portrait.gov.auLittle Faces: A special program for babies, toddlers and their carers, full of singing, play and discovery, National Portrait Gallery, 18-20 January; portrait.gov.auLunchulele: Every Monday 12.30-1.30pm, ukulele players perform at Smith’s Alternative; smithsalternative.comBurnt Out: Created and performed by Penny Chivas, the solo dance theatre work is centred on the changing climate around us. Community Market: Monthly market at Calwell shopping centre on the 3rd Saturday of the month 9am-3pm and Queanbeyan Park on the 3rd Sunday 9am-2pm. Canberra Museum + Gallery: Two exhibitions – Tom Moore’s Abundant Water, and Blanche Tilden’s ripple effect – a 25 year survey, until 12 February; cmag.com.auOld Bus Depot Markets: The much-loved markets continue at the Old Bus Depot in Kingston, Sundays 9.30am-2.30pm; obdm.com.auBric-a-Brac Rummage: Hunt for second-hand treasure in front of South.Point, Tuggeranong, Sundays 9am-3pm. Cressida Campbell, installation view, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra/Kamberri, 2022 © Cressida CampbellCressida Campbell: The artist’s largest exhibition features more than 140 of her works, spanning her entire career, National Gallery of Australia, until 19 February.3 months ago Canberra Weekly
Republican Kevin McCarthy has been elected speaker of the US House of Representatives after making extensive concessions to a group that raised questions about the party’s ability to govern. McCarthy’s victory in the 15th ballot early on Saturday brought an end to the deepest congressional dysfunction in 160 years. He was able to be elected with the votes of fewer than half the House members only because five in his own party withheld their votes – not backing McCarthy as leader, but also not voting for another contender. McCarthy agreed to a demand by hardliners that any lawmaker be able call for his removal at any time. “We got the things that are transformational,” said Republican Representative Ralph Norman, who voted to back McCarthy after opposing him for much of the week.2 months ago Canberra Weekly
You probably won’t be surprised to hear there isn’t evidence from rigorous controlled scientific studies to show buccal massage gives you a more contoured look. But talking about it can raise awareness about our facial muscles, what they do, and why they’re important. Your face muscles are importantRegardless of whether buccal massage has any effect, it’s a chance to talk about our face muscles and why they’re important. Face muscles help define the shape of our face and our identity. But if nothing else, the buccal massage trend has highlighted just how important our face muscles really are.1 month ago Canberra CityNews
In the space of a few months the cost of living has transformed, politically, from a Labor weapon to a Coalition one, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN. Homing in on the cost of living, Dutton told Australians: “Labor’s budget was a missed opportunity to help you at a time when you need help.”Notably, however, he did not say the government should have splashed cash around. “On Tuesday, the treasurer failed to mention in his speech what Labor’s budget papers revealed: ‘Everything is going up, except your wages’. “Cost of living, power prices, taxes, interest rates, unemployment and the deficit are going up, or will be going up,” Dutton said, claiming that “by Christmas, a typical family will be $2000 worse off under this budget”. In the space of a few months the cost of living has transformed, politically, from a Labor weapon to a Coalition one.5 months ago Canberra CityNews