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Here Are All Of Cardi B’s Billboard Awards Nominations And It’s A Long List Okurrr

Last year, Cardi B won Billboard Music’s “Top Female Rap Artist” Award and she’s back hoping to hold onto the title. Since then, she’s become a mother, collaborated on major hits, and her debut album “Invasion of Privacy” has won a Grammy.

This year, she’s leading the charge with 21 nominations, just one shy of beating a record. Hits “I Like It,” “Girls Like You” and “Taki Taki” have been nominated for several awards, some of which are competing against each other. We won’t know until May 1 just how big a sweep Cardi B will come home with. For now, check out these nominations:

Top Artist

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Last year, Ed Sheeran took this title home. This year, Cardi B is competing against Drake, Ariana Grande, Post Malone, and Travis Scott.

Top Female Artist

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Like last year, Cardi B will be competing again with Halsey, and Taylor Swift (who took home the award). Add Ella Mai and Ariana Grande to the mix and we have some contentions.

Top 100 Artist

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Last year, Ed Sheeran swept the Billboard’s show. This year, it’s Cardi B’s turn. She’s competing against Drake, Ariana Grande, Juice Wrld, and Post Malone.

Top Streaming Songs Artist

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Cardi competed in this category last year to lose to Kendrick Lamar. This year, she’s going up against Drake, Ariana Grande, Post Malone, and XXXTentacion.

Top Radio Songs Artist

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This will be Cardi’s first time competing in this category. She has the honor of the nomination alongside Drake, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, and Post Malone.

Top Rap Artist

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Last year, not a single woman was in this category–making the Top Rap Male Artist category redundant. This year, she is nominated in both Top Rap and Top Rap Female Artist.

She’s going up against Drake, Juice Wrld, Post Malone, and Travis Scott.

Top Rap Female Artist

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This is a contentious category, y’all. Last year, Cardi B went up against Nicki and won. This year is a rematch, along with City Girls. It’s a nail biter.

Top Billboard 200 Album

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Here’s the competition:

  • Drake “Scorpion”
  • Post Malone “beerbongs & bentleys”
  • Travis Scott “Astroworld”
  • XXXTentacion “?”

Top Rap Album

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Last year, we were in our feelings with Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN.” This year, “Invasion of Privacy” is competing with:

  • Drake “Scorpion”
  • Post Malone “beerbongs & bentleys”
  • Travis Scott “Astroworld”
  • XXXTentacion “?”

Top Hot 100 Song | “I Like It”

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Last year, this award belonged to “Despacito,” baby. Cardi B has two songs taking up this category and double the chances of taking home an award.

Top Hot 100 Song | “Girls Like You”

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Other contenders for this category include Juice Wrld “Lucid Dreams,” Post Malone’s “Better Now,” and Travis Scott “Sicko Mode.”

Top Streaming Song (Audio) | “I Like It”

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Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin’s collaboration puts “I Like It” all over the charts. This song will be competing with:

  • Juice Wrld “Lucid Dreams”
  • Post Malone “Better Now”
  • Travis Scott “Sicko Mode”
  • XXXTentacion “SAD!”

Top Streaming Song (Video) | “Girls Like You”

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Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B’s “Girls Like You” has almost as many nominations as “I Like It.” If you haven’t seen the video yet, check it out for all the Camila Cabello, J.Lo, and even Ellen Degeneres goodness.

Top Selling Song

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Cardi B has two songs in this category with “I Like It” and “Girls Like You.” She’ll be competing with Drake’s “In My Feelings,” Halsey’s “Without Me,” and Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow.”

Top Collaboration | Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B “Girls Like You”

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Last year, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Beiber won this award for “Despacito.” This year, Cardi B has two songs in the running.

Top Collaboration | Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”

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Here’s the competition:

  • Khalid & Normani “Love Lies”
  • Marshmello & Bastille “Happier”
  • Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign “Psycho”

Top Rap Song | “I Like It”

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While “Bodak Yellow” was in the running last year, Post Malone’s “Rockstar” took home the trophy. This year, “I Like It” is competing with:

  • Drake “In My Feelings”
  • Juice Wrld “Lucid Dreams”
  • Post Malone “Better Now”
  • Travis Scott “Sicko Mode”

Top Radio Song | “Girls Like You”

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Last year, Ed Sheeran took home the gold for “Shape of You.” This year’s lineup is:

  • Khalid & Normani “Love Lies”
  • Post Malone “Better Now”
  • Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line “Meant to Be”
  • Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey “The Middle”

Top Latin Song | “I Like It”

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Arguably the best category of them all, Cardi B will be competing against this crew (and herself):

  • Bad Bunny ft. Drake “Mia”
  • Daddy Yankee “Dura”
  • DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B “Taki Taki”
  • Nicky Jam & J Balvin “X”
  • Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny & Ozuna “Te Bote”

Dance/Electronic Song | “Taki Taki”

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Last year, The Chainsmokers & Coldplay took this award home for “Something Just Like This”. This year, our money is on “Taki Taki”. Here’s the competition

  • Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa “One Kiss”
  • Marshmello & Bastille “Happier”
  • Tiësto & Dzeko ft. Preme & Post Malone “Jackie Chan”
  • Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey “The Middle”

We’re rooting for you, Cardi!

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A Fan Asked Eva Mendes Why She Hasn’t Acted In Years And She Says It’s Because She Isn’t Settling For Any Role

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A Fan Asked Eva Mendes Why She Hasn’t Acted In Years And She Says It’s Because She Isn’t Settling For Any Role

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This year’s Golden Globes awards were a complete letdown for a variety of reasons. Aside from the typical #SoWhite nonsense and long speeches, people were astonished at the lack of Latinas on the red carpet. We counted four: Jennifer Lopez, Ana de Armas, Sofia Vergara, and Salma Hayek. Depressing right? We know there are more Latinas in Hollywood, but where are they? At least one of the most recognized Latina actresses is explaining why she hasn’t acted in years. 

A fan recently asked Eva Mendes on Instagram when she’ll be in a new movie. Mendes responded by saying she won’t settle for any project partly because of her daughters. 

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On Jan. 7, Mendes responded to a fan on Instagram when she asked her,  “When the fans going to see u in some new movies?” Mendes told her kindly that she isn’t offered roles that are good enough for her. 

“Hi! When there’s something worthwhile to be a part of,” she wrote on Instagram. “As a mother now, there are many roles I won’t do. There are many subject matters that I don’t want to be involved with, so it limits my choices, and I’m fine with that. I have to set an example for my girls now. But no worry, I got some side hustles. Ha! Thanks for asking. All the best for 2020.”

Mendes’s most recent role was the 2014 film Lost River directed and written by her baby daddy, Ryan Gosling. Things certainly changed for Mendes when she met Gosling in 2011.

The two first met while filming the 2012 movie, “The Place Beyond the Pines.” There was no denying the chemistry between the two in “The Place Beyond the Pines.” It was an extraordinary film about a Luke (Gosling) who doubles as a bank robber and motorcyclist. He meets Romina (Mendes), the two fall in love, and have a baby. Domestic life isn’t for Luke, and he cannot escape his crime-ridden life. We won’t give any spoilers, but it truly felt like we were witnessing a real-life love story.

Mendes is now the mother of two girls and has gone on to launch her fashion collection with New York & Company and has been busy with that for several years now.

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While Mendes continues to lead a pretty private life with Gosling and her daughters, her fashion collection has been successful. She has also said that her partner has been very encouraging and proud of her work as a designer. 

“Ryan is incredibly supportive, and he’s always in awe,” Mendes told People magazine last year. “He makes me realize that [making the collection] is actually a lot of work. I have so much fun doing it that I don’t really realize.”

She also added that her in-laws and her family are extremely helpful to her as she develops each collection. 

“Ryan’s mom, Ryan’s sister, my mom, my sisters, my grandma are all my fashion guinea pigs,” Mendes told the magazine. “Nobody is going to be more honest than family, and our family is very honest. It’s something I really appreciate because when designing something, you need real feedback.”

Yet, still, with her success as a fashion designer, we cannot help miss Mendes as an actor. Remember her in “Training Day”?

Her role as Sara opposite Denzel Washington was so intense and incredibly raw. We can see why she would hesitate to be in certain kinds of characters, especially if the part calls for nudity or vulgar language. The role of Sara is also one that we have seen often, which is the stereotypical Latina as a single mother, living in the projects. That has been played out. That movie, however, was how we first learned of Mendes. 

She stretched her comedy chops in “The Other Guys” in 2010 alongside Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell. 

That movie was hilarious, and she was amusing as the wife of Will Ferrell. Then again, that role was of a sexy (but smart) Latina who could whip of a home-cooked meal and be stunning all at the same time. Mendes can play the ultimate woman because she is a lot of ways. However, we understand she wants to break away from that notion that all Latinas are curvy, sexy, and feisty. 

Her Instagram is always active, so it makes us feel like Mendes hasn’t gone anywhere.

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But we still miss you on the big screen, Eva. Come back!!

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Amazon Studios Pens Major Deal With Diego Luna And Gael Garcia Bernal’s Production Company

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Amazon Studios Pens Major Deal With Diego Luna And Gael Garcia Bernal’s Production Company

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Celebrity BFFs share a special place in the collective consciousness of fans and admirers alike. Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal are no exception. While the pair once shared the “child actor” title, the two broke free of that category in their breakthrough roles in “Y Tu Mamá También.” Ever since then, the Diego Luna-and-Gael Garcia Bernal radar has remained on alert. We are happy to alert that this cute duo is working together once again.

Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal signed a deal Amazon Studios to create and produce content that will premiere on Amazon Prime Video.

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The incredible deal means their Mexico-based production company La Corriente del Golfo, will initiate projects in Latin America. 

“We are incredibly excited to expand Amazon Studios’ relationship with the multitalented team of Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna,” said Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios, according to Deadline. “Their talent, creativity, and global perspective will undoubtedly result in even more compelling content for our Amazon Prime Video customers.”

The guys are equally excited about their new venture with the high-profile company.

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“We are delighted and grateful at La Corriente del Golfo for our first-look deal with Amazon Studios,” Garcia Bernal said, according to Deadline. “This provides an opportunity for us and for talent in Latin America to create ambitious and interesting projects.”

Luna added: “This is an important moment for everyone at La Corriente del Golfo. We are very excited to work hand in hand with Amazon, as this will allow us to reach new audiences and to tell stories that represent us and reflect our realities.”

This is not the first time Garcia Bernal and Luna have worked together producing projects. In 2005, they launched Canana Films but left it in 2018. 

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The Mexican production company produced at least 20 projects both for film and TV, including their 2008 film “Rudo y Cursi” and “César Chávez” starring Michael Peña in 2014. In 2019, they released Netlfix’s “Luis Miguel La Serie” and their last film “Miss Bala” starring Gina Rodriguez. 

In 2018, Luna and Garcia Bernal said they would stop producing under Canana Films to work on other projects. At the time of the announcement, we could not help but wonder if there was a rift between the two. Why would they stop working together? Did they break up! Now we know it was to start a new venture — together!

“Canana arose out of the strength that fraternity gives us when we express ourselves freely,” Garcia Bernal said in 2018, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “That will continue to be the slogan for every project we embark on. As in every cycle that ends, now another begins.”

Soon after they split with Canana Films, the guys announced they would launch their own production company called La Corriente del Golfo, which translates to Gulfstream in English. Here’s how Garcia Bernal explained the name of his new company, “La Corriente del Golfo is an ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico and travels all the way to the North Atlantic, allowing for a temperate climate – and, without which, there’d be Arctic tundra,” Garcia Bernal said according to Variety, adding: “We take up the symbol of this global current to emphasize that liberty – in all its meanings –should flow as freely as an ocean current.” He is so poetic!

We love seeing working together in this kind of capacity, which will undoubtedly give more opportunity to Latinx actors. But these two have garnered success separately in their right. 

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Ever since their critical acclaim in 2001 with “Y Tu Mamá También,” these talented actors have been working nonstop in both film and TV. Most recently, Garcia Bernal was nominated for Best Actor Golden Globe in 2017 for his role in Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle,” and in 2016, he won.

Luna has also had a lot of success with roles in the 2016 film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and Netflix’s “Narcos: Mexico.” The new second season of “Narcos: Mexico” will soon be on Netflix, and we cannot wait. 

With so much growth between these two (sorry, pun intended), we cannot help but look back at how far these two have come. Let’s take a look.

Cheers to these Mexican cuties, and congrats on the new deal! We’re excited to see their latest projects. 

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