he truly deserves to be nominated

I might be biased because I love Beauty and the Beast, but I believe Evermore truly deserves to be nominated for an Oscar. It made me feel so many emotions as I was watching and continues to each time I listen to it. Not many songs choke me up and bring tears to my eyes, Evermore is one of them. The lyrics are beautifully heartbreaking and Dan Stevens is incredible. He put so much emotion into it. It is honestly one of the most beautiful songs I have heard in a long time.

Re: the Oscar

Okay, no one is saying Lin doesn’t deserve an Oscar. He got nominated, that is a big deal. So many songs in the past year did not get nominated, and though it sounds like cliched crap, it truly is an honour to be nominated. He is talented, he works hard, we all know that. And I love Lin so much, he’s my role model. I wanted him to win the Oscar, too guys.

But Pasek, Paul and Hurwitz also worked hard. They dedicated hours to these songs, and the academy just decided they liked this song more. Life is like that sometimes. Lin will get an Oscar, he will PEGOT, it will just take time. It’s not like the guy is quitting the business tomorrow or anything. 

But recognizing other’s talents and successes does not detract from Lin’s own. Don’t tear other artists down because the one you wanted to win might not have. It’s destructive and exhausting and it’s frustrating. 

  سورة الفاتحة بالخط المغربي

Al-Faatiha Tafsir :

1- In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful: 2- Praise be to God, is a predicate of a nominal clause, the content of which is intended to extol God [by stating that]: He possesses the praise of all creatures, or that He [alone] deserves their praise. God is a proper noun for the One truly worthy of worship; Lord of all Worlds, that is, [He is] the One Who owns all of creation: humans, jinn, angels, animals and others as well, each of which may be referred to as a ‘world’; one says ‘the world of men’, or ‘world of the jinn’ etc. This plural form with the yā’ and the nūn [sc. ‘ālamīn] is used to denote, predominantly, cognizant beings (ūlū ‘ilm). The expression [‘ālamīn] relates to [the term] ‘sign’ (‘alāma), since it is an indication of the One that created it. 3- The Compassionate, the Merciful: that is to say, the One who possesses ‘mercy’, which means to want what is good for those who deserve it. 4- Master of the Day of Judgement: that is, [the day of] requite, the Day of Resurrection. The reason for the specific mention [of the Day of Judgement] is that the mastery of none shall appear on that Day except that of God, may He be exalted, as is indicated by [God’s words] ‘Whose is the Kingdom today?’ ‘God’s’ [Q. 40:16] (if one reads it mālik [as opposed to malik], then this signifies that He has possession of the entire affair on the Day of Resurrection, or else that He is ever described by this [expression], in the same way as [He is described as] ‘Forgiver of sin’ (ghāfir al-dhanb). Thus, one can validly take it as an adjective of a definite noun). 5- You [alone] we worship, and You [alone] we ask for help: that is to say, we reserve worship for You [alone] by way of acknowledging Your Oneness (tawhīd) and so on, and we ask for [Your] assistance in worship and in other things. 6- Guide us to the straight path: that is, ‘show us the way to it’. This is substituted by: 7- the path of those whom You have favoured, with guidance (from alladhīna together with its relative clause is substituted by [ghayri l-maghdūbi ‘alayhim]) not [the path] of those against whom there is wrath, namely, the Jews, and nor of those who are astray, namely, the Christians. The subtle meaning implied by this substitution is that the guided ones are neither the Jews nor the Christians. But God knows best what is right, and to Him is the Return and the [final] Resort. May God bless our master Muhammad (s), his Family and Companions and grant them everlasting peace. Sufficient is God for us; an excellent Guardian is He. There is no power and no strength save in God, the High, the Tremendous. * تفسير Tafsir al-Jalalayn 

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Richard Armitage has been nominated for Best Actor at this year’s Olivier Awards for his work as John Proctor in The Old Vic’s “The Crucible”.

The Crucible” is also nominated for Best Revival.

The awards ceremony is on April 12th.

So I just saw Selma. And right after the movie was over, the woman behind me said, “And we’re still fighting that same fight today.” And the truth of that statement had me near tears. Selma gave me a look into the Civil Rights movement and Martin Luther King Jr. that the American school system has never given me, and if you don’t know much about it, or you want to know more, please go watch it. If you don’t understand all of the fuss about Ferguson, about Eric Garner, about police brutality in general and what is happening in America right now, go see it. Go spend the $10 and educate yourself, because no matter who you are or what you think you need to see that movie, you need to understand. David Oyelowo deserves at least an Oscar nomination for that movie, and the fact that he didn’t get one angers me to no end.

So please, go see Selma. Go remind yourself what kind of country America truly is. 

NOMINATE Markiplier for Teen Choice Awards!

Go to Twitter and Instagram, put #category with the name of your fave YouTuber (ex. #category I nominate @Markiplier) and put the hashtags such as #TeenChoice #ChoiceYouTuber #ChoiceMaleWebStar or even #ChoiceSelfieTaker!

Let’s prove to markiplier that he deserves this just as any YouTuber does.

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After being nominated twice, Christopher Plummer won an Oscar in 2010. Although he is an amazing actor with an amazing carrier behind him, it took him 82 years to receive the famous statuette. He truly deserved to break the record and become the oldest winner.

The 82-year-old came on stage to accept his best supporting actor award and stared at the statuette before remarking on how great it looked.
“You’re only two years older than me darling, where have you been all of my life?” Plummer asked.

I know it’s all just speculation right now, but I will actually be so mad if Ryan Adams gets a Grammy nomination for covering 1989. It’s Taylor’s work. Her words. Her devotion. I respect that he made the album somewhat his own by making new arrangements and instrumentals, but this album belongs to Taylor. And knowing how the music industry favours men, I wouldn’t even be surprised if he won. I just don’t want this to be another situation where Taylor gets robbed of another Album of the Year Grammy that she truly deserves.