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Gina Rodriguez, Lin-Manuel Miranda And Gael Garcia Bernal Were Nominated For Golden Globes

The nominees for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced earlier today, and there are a few familiar names on the list.

Gina Rodriguez of “Jane The Virgin” was nominated for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy TV Series… for the THIRD year in a row.

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Rodriguez won a Golden Globe the first year she was nominated. She’s up against Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”), Sarah Jessica Parker (“Divorce”), Issa Rae (“Insecure”) and Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”).

Lin-Manuel Miranda of “Hamilton” fame earned a Best Original Song (Motion Picture) nomination for the song “How Far I’ll Go, which he wrote for the hit movie “Moana.”

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Gael Garcia Bernal had several reasons to celebrate. For the second year in a row, his work as Rodrigo in “Mozart In The Jungle” earned him a for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy TV Series.

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Garcia Bernal was a surprise winner in the same category at last year’s Golden Globes. This year, “Mozart In The Jungle” was also nominated for Best Television Series Musical or Comedy.

But that’s not all: the Chilean movie “Neruda,” which also features Bernal, was nominated for Best Foreign Film.

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CREDIT: Credit: 20th Century Fox

It was directed by Pablo Larraín.

Garcia Bernal took to Twitter to express his joy…

His BFF, Diego Luna, congratulated him.

So Bernal returned the favor with this reference to “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”


WATCH: Critically Acclaimed “Mozart In The Jungle” Hits Streaming Today

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While People In The U.S. Are Fighting For Deals On Toys, The Venezuela Government Just Pulled Millions Of Toys

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While People In The U.S. Are Fighting For Deals On Toys, The Venezuela Government Just Pulled Millions Of Toys

Depending on who you ask, Venezuelan President Nicolás Madura is either the Grinch who stole Christmas or a yuletide Robin Hood who took from the rich in order to sell to the poor.

CNN reports that On Saturday the Venezuelan government confiscated almost 4 million toys from warehouses owned by the Kreisel toy company. Why? Because according to Sundde, Venezuela’s consumer protection agency, Kreisel “committed fraud” against the country by pretending they have less toys available than they actually do to drive the prices up. Toys are on the list of items that the socialist Venezuelan government regulates and therefore have to be sold at approved prices.

Two executives at Kreisel have been arrested. Kreisel hasn’t made an official statement, but they have been on Twitter retweeting supportive messages.

This confiscation of toys came about just two weeks before Christmas, which may make it hard for some people to buy toys for holiday gifts.

Critics of the Venezuelan government toy seizure compared Madura to the Grinch.


Or worse.


Others say they don’t agree with the Robin Hood-like move.


The government, however, seems to think that they’re saving Christmas for the poorer children of Venezuela as they plan to make the toys available for lower-than-market prices to families in impoverished neighborhoods, as reported by CNN.


Only time will tell if this was a Grinch move or a Robin Hood-esque redistribution of toys.


Find out more about Venezuela’s controversial toy seizure here.

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