Monday Morning Noyze is a new segment that will cover the most important news headlines from the past weekend. I’ll be the first to admit that I hear about news through social media, but I choose to follow twitter accounts such as The New York Times and CNN. Incase you missed it, here are the top stories that made headlines this weekend.
- Academy Awards: Leonardo DiCaprio took home his first Oscar for best actor in the movie “The Revenant,” after previously being nominated four times. Brie Larson won best actress for the film “Room,” the movie “Spotlight” won best picture, The ‘Amy’ Filmmakers won backstage, Alejandro G. Inarritu won best director for the film “the Revenant,” The Hateful Eight won best score, the film “Son of Saul” won best foreign language film, the best live-action short was “Stutterer,” The film “Amy” won best documentary feature, and “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” won best documentary short. Chris Rock recited a powerful yet humorous opening monologue, addressing the controversial race issues surrounding the Oscars, and Lady Gaga brought people to tears with her performance of “Till It Happens to You.” The Oscar-nominated song is about sexual assault.
- The Presidential Race: Hilary Clinton won the South Carolina Primary on Saturday and is still ahead of Bernie Sanders for the Democratic party, but Sanders is catching up. 49% of Republican voters say they back Trump for the Republican nomination, Marco Rubio earns 16% support, followed by 15% for Ted Cruz, and 10% for Ben Carson. John Kasich has 6%.
- ISIS: Back-to-back market bombings set off by ISIS in eastern Baghdad death toll has risen to 73. The U.N. called the bombings a “”particularly vicious and cowardly terrorist attack” aimed against “peaceful civilians who were going about their daily business.”