“Everything Everywhere All at Once” Snags Seven Statues at 95th Annual Academy Awards
It was a truly special night for the Daniels and their cast and crew. The A24 multiverse darling Everything Everywhere All At Once cleaned up, scoring seven awards including Best Supporting Actor and Actress and Best Picture. Michelle Yeoh became the first woman of color since Halle Berry to win and the first Southeast Asian woman to receive the honor. Elsewhere, Ruth Carter became the first Black woman to win two awards for her costume work on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Jalen Ramsey is Miami Bound after Surprising Trade
Jalen Ramsey is headed east. The All-Pro cornerback is a Dolphin after a Sunday trade. The Fins shipped a third-round pick and tight end Hunter Long to the Rams in exchange for Ramsey. ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed the move, although it will not be finalized until Wednesday. Ramsey chimed in on Twitter, saying, “I prayed for this specifically for about a month & now it’s happening! @MiamiDolphins LETSGO!”
The Dance is Set as Selection Sunday Unveils This Year’s Brackets
Who will be this year’s Cinderella story? At Sunday’s selection shows, some teams reveled in their invitation to the dance while others dealt with disappointment. On the women’s side, South Carolina, Stanford, Indiana, and Virginia Tech each grabbed a top seed in their respective regions. For the men, it was Alabama, Purdue, Houston, and Kansas. The action kicks off on Tuesday, with play-in games scheduled.
At Boardroom, Russell Steinberg dove deep on the history of Bracketology.
Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi Bring Back Alternative Broadcast for Women’s Final Four
This is March. As the brackets were unveiled, ESPN confirmed that Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi — and their red cups — will be back for an alternative broadcast during the Women’s Final Four. The two made a splash last year with their spirited commentary and slate of surprise guests.
US Government Announces Protection for SVB Customers
In what was the biggest financial collapse since 2008, Silicon Valley Bank announced its failure on Friday. As customers with assets held at the institution scrambled, the federal government promised a solve in the interim. In a statement, the Treasury, Federal Reserve, and FDIC addressed the action, saying, “This step will ensure that the U.S. banking system continues to perform its vital roles of protecting deposits and providing access to credit to households and businesses in a manner that promotes strong and sustainable economic growth.”
HYBE Backs Out of SM Entertainment Deal
In a massive move that will shake up the K-Pop industry, HYBE revealed on Sunday that it will not move forward with its deal to take over an additional stake of SM Entertainment. The deal, which was set to result in a 40% ownership stake in the company, was criticized as some characterized it as a “hostile takeover.” Questions remain as to what’s next for SM in the wake of the collapsed deal.