Emily VanCamp marries former ‘Revenge’ co-star Josh Bowman

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ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — If you’re a fan of the TV show Revenge, you’ll be excited to hear that two of your favorite series stars just tied the knot in real life.

Actors Emily VanCamp and her former co-star on the show, Josh Bowman, got married Saturday in the Bahamas.

The 32-year-old actress and current star of TV’s The Resident shared a photo of the duo on her Instagram account, thanking those that made the special day possible.

“Thank you to all of our friends and family who made their way to celebrate with us!” she wrote.  “We are eternally grateful. And to @lelarose and your incredible team for creating my dream dress… Thank you times a million.”

VanCamp and Bowman met on the set of the set of Revenge in 2011 and starred in the hit drama series for four seasons, until the last episode in 2015.  Their characters, Emily Thorne and Daniel Grayson, were also married at one point on the show.

VanCamp announced her engagement to Bowman in June 2017.  The duo don’t speak about their relationship much, but Bowman is often featured on VanCamp’s Instagram account.  In a 2017 post, VanCamp called her new husband “my favorite human.”

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Federal workers could face furloughs and retro pay amid looming shutdown

Tim Brown/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Less than five days from the deadline, Congress and President Donald Trump have not made any progress towards averting a looming government shutdown at the end of the week.

Senior aides on both sides of the aisle agreed Monday morning that negotiations remain at an impasse – with little expectation for progress – at least until lawmakers return to the Capitol on Wednesday. That leaves Congress with just three days of legislative business to hammer out the details.

If appropriators fail to strike a spending deal by Dec. 21, a government shutdown will take place. But it would look a little different than past instances, mostly because Congress has already funded about 75 percent of the federal government.

While President Donald Trump said last Tuesday that he would “proudly” take ownership of a shutdown over his demands for a border wall, he has already signed legislation into law accounting for nearly $900 billion of the $1.2 trillion in federal agency operating expenses. As a result, only a fraction of federal agencies would close after funding runs out at the end of the week, and even in those offices, essential employees would still be required to report to work.

What does a partial government shutdown mean?

Even a partial government shutdown could impact hundreds of thousands of federal employees – with workers facing furloughs and unpaid labor – depending on how much of the bureaucracy Congress agrees to fund in the next nine days.

For example, the U.S. Secret Service agents protecting Trump and his family would not be paid during a shutdown. Transportation Security Agency personnel working at airports through the holiday season would also stay on the job during a shutdown, but they’d also have to wait to get paid.

Seven of 12 sections of federal appropriations remain unfunded, accounting for approximately 30 percent of federal workers. Negotiators have signaled that they’ve nearly reached consensus on six of the areas of appropriations, with an agreement on Homeland Security proving to be the most elusive due to disagreements over the president’s demand for $5 billion towards the border wall.

Who does and does not get paid during a government shutdown?

About 420,000 federal employees who are deemed “essential” would continue to work through a shutdown, ensuring that critical operations in government would proceed unhindered. But these workers would not receive any compensation until the shutdown ends and lawmakers pass legislation to pay them retroactively.

That includes federal employees at the Department of Homeland Security, where 54,000 border patrol employees and 53,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees would continue working through a shutdown, though with their pay delayed.

What parts of federal government are already funded?

The spending bills already approved by Congress and signed into law would keep departments operating in defense, labor, education and health and human services. Lawmakers have also cleared bills to fund the legislative branch, military construction, veterans affairs and energy and water development.

What parts of the government face the shutdown?

Beyond Homeland Security, what else could suffer from congressional gridlock? Here are the six additional areas of appropriations that lawmakers are still working to fund for fiscal year 2019, other than Homeland Security:

1. Department of Agriculture, Federal Drug Administration and Rural Development

Routine inspections for food safety would stop, namely for pharmaceutical and plant food testing.

2. Commerce, Justice & Science

Most of the Department of Justice’s employees are classified as essential, so they’ll continue working without pay. According to Sen. Patrick Leahy, the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee, there are 2,614 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents, 16,742 Bureau of Prisons correctional officers, 13,709 FBI agents, 3,600 deputy U.S. Marshals, and 4,399 Drug Enforcement Administration agents would have to wait for paychecks to come once the shutdown ends.

The special counsel’s investigation would also continue, as it is funded with a permanent, indefinite appropriation and all direct employees have excepted positions because their funding is not dependent upon an appropriation that requires renewal.

Most of the National Science Foundation would close down, and NASA would furlough 16,700 employees – accounting for 96 percent of its staff.

3. Financial Services and General Government

Most employees at the Internal Revenue Service – 52,000 of them – would be furloughed since the shutdown is months away from tax season and their jobs are not considered essential at this time.

Most U.S. Secret Service employees, tasked with protecting the president, his family and former presidents, would also continue working without pay.

4. Interior and Environment

National parks, forests and presidential libraries would all send up to 80 percent of their employees home during a shutdown, though many facilities would remain open and somewhat operational with a skeleton crew.

At the Environmental Protection Agency, workers involved in emergency environmental cleanup would continue working, though they’d likely be approved for retroactive pay after the shutdown. Almost everything else at the agency would shut down.

5. State and Foreign Operations

Every U.S. diplomat stationed abroad is designated “essential” and most operations would continue, including the processing and issuance of most passports because it is a fee-based service that essentially pays for itself. Passport offices physically located inside another agency’s building would temporarily close if it is shuttered.

Non-essential staff at the U.S. Agency for International Development face furloughs.

6. Transportation, Housing and Urban Development

Investigations by the National Transportation Safety Board would halt, but air traffic controllers would still come to work — to ensure the safety of the country’s commercial aviation.

Does the post office closed during a government shutdown?

The U.S. Postal Service will not shut down four days before Christmas, contrary to any rumors suggesting otherwise. Though authorized by the U.S. Constitution, the USPS is an independent agency of the federal government, employing more than 600,000 civilian workers.

Trump Administration is already bracing for a shutdown

The Office of Management and Budget has communicated with senior agency officials throughout the administration “to remind them of their responsibilities to review and update their lapse plans and to take other necessary steps to prepare for a potential lapse in appropriations, regardless of whether the enactment of appropriations appears imminent,” a senior Trump administration official said.

When is the deadline?

Funding for these seven appropriations titles expires at the end of the day on Friday, Dec. 21, at 11:59:59 P.M.

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Russia targeted African-American vote, made Instagram ‘key battleground’ in propaganda war: Researchers

bigtunaonline/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Two new reports on Russia’s widespread online influence campaign detail how purported Russian trolls used social media to target with laser-like precision the African-American vote ahead of the 2016 presidential election, and then continued to sow social and political discord in the U.S. in the months after President Donald Trump was elected.

The reports, prepared for the Senate Intelligence Committee by outside researchers at Oxford University and the social network analysis firm Graphika, as well as the cybersecurity firm New Knowledge with input from researchers at Columbia University and Canfield Research, are the result of the analysis of millions of social media engagements. They provide some of the most detailed views yet of the purported influence campaign by Russia’s St. Petersburg-based troll factory known as the Internet Research Agency (IRA).

In February, special counsel Robert Mueller accused the IRA, along with two other business entities and 13 Russian nationals, of conspiring to interfere in the presidential election. The IRA is alleged to have employed dozens of Russians whose job was to create hundreds of fake American personas online to broadly inflame divisions in American society and undermine democratic institutions, and more specifically damage Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The new reports say the effort spread to just about every popular social media platform.

Among the findings, New Knowledge’s report says that the Russians “created an expansive cross-platform media mirage targeting the Black community, which shared and cross-promoted authentic Black media to create an immersive influence ecosystem.”

For example, New Knowledge identified a “Black Matters” campaign that the IRA ran like a “midsized media ‘brand,’” with its own dedicated Facebook pages, Twitter account, Instagram account, YouTube videos, Tumblr page, Google ads, Facebook ads and even an associated SoundCloud account. That “brand,” however, was just part of a larger online network where it was intertwined with other IRA content targeting African-Americans as well as legitimate African-American-focused pages and accounts.

“The degree of integration into authentic Black community media was not replicated in the otherwise Right-leaning or otherwise Left-leaning content,” the report says.

The Oxford report says one goal was to persuade African-Americans to boycott the election or to follow incorrect voting procedures to suppress the vote. The same tactics, the report said, have more recently been employed targeting Mexican-American and Hispanic voters to undermine their faith in U.S. institutions.

The reports also conclude that rather than slacking off after the 2016 election was over, the online influence operations increased “substantially,” including a 2017 shift to Instagram that saw in total nearly 200 million “engagements” on the photo-sharing social media platform.

“Instagram engagement outperformed Facebook, which may indicate its strength as a tool in image-centric memetic (meme) warfare. Alternately, it is possible that the IRA’s Instagram engagement was the result of click farms; a few of the provided accounts reference what appears to be a live engagement farm,” the New Knowledge report says. “Our assessment is that Instagram is likely to be a key battleground on an ongoing basis.”

Ben Nimmo, an information defense fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, told ABC News that Instagram is “tailor-made for hashtag propaganda.”

“It’s also tailor-made for non-English speakers. A meme, a hashtag, that’s all you need,” he said.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., said the newly released data “demonstrates how aggressively Russia sought to divide Americans by race, religion and ideology, and how the IRA actively worked to erode trust in our democratic institutions.”

“Most troublingly, it shows that these activities have not stopped,” Burr said. “This should stand as a wake-up call to us all that none of us are immune from this threat, and it is time to get serious in addressing this challenge.”

The reports do not include information on potential influence targeting the 2018 midterm elections. The U.S. intelligence community is currently putting together its own report on the question of midterm interference, which is due to be sent to the White House in the coming days.

A spokesperson for Facebook, which owns Instagram, told ABC News they had not seen the two new reports, but said, “As we’ve said all along, Congress and the intelligence community are best placed to use the information we and others provide to determine the political motivations of actors like the Internet Research Agency. We continue to fully cooperate with officials investigating the IRA’s activity on Facebook and Instagram around the 2016 election.”

“We’ve provided thousands of ads and pieces of content to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for review and shared information with the public about what we found,” the spokesperson said. “Since then, we’ve made progress in helping prevent interference on our platforms during elections, strengthened our policies against voter suppression ahead of the 2018 midterms, and funded independent research on the impact of social media on democracy.”

A spokesperson for Twitter told ABC News that the company has made “significant strides since 2016 to counter manipulation of our service,” including the disclosure of data related to Russia’s influence operation for independent study.

After the 2016 election, the U.S. intelligence community announced that Russia attempted to interfere in the election at the direction of Russian leadership. The intelligence community did not measure how much the campaign affected the outcome of the election — if at all — and it remains an open, controversial and potentially “unknowable” question.

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Happy Holidays! Here’s your guide to what to watch this week

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Emily Blunt in “Merry Poppins Returns”‘; Disney(NEW YORK) —  Looking to relax a bit this week between buying last-minute gifts and wrapping up things at the office before a few days off?  Here’s a look at some of this week’s notable holiday releases.

Monday, Dec. 17

Remember the influential figures we lost in 2018 with ABC’s prime-time special, The Year in Memoriam 2018, airing at 10 p.m. ET.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 18

Given the armload of awards she’s won for her daytime talk show, you can’t be blamed if you forgot Ellen DeGeneres started out as a stand-up comic.   She reminds us when Netflix today debuts Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable, her first stand-up special in 15 years.  

 

Wednesday, Dec. 19

Don’t miss the sequel everyone’s been waiting for! Mary Poppins Returns, starring Emily Blunt in the title role, hits theaters Wednesday.  The Disney movie has already received a 2019 Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy.  Disney’s the parent company of ABC News.

 

YouTube premium presents Overthinking with Kat and June, out today, a comedy about two girls getting used to one another as roommates.  Kat is outgoing and honest, while June is a little weird but means well.

 

Thursday, Dec. 20

Everyone’s favorite anime, heavy-metal-loving red panda returns in the Netflix animated musical special Aggretsuko: We Wish You a Metal Christmas.

 

Friday, Dec. 21

There’s no lack of big-budget, big-name movies debuting today.  Let’s start with Jason Momoa starring in the superhero flick Aquaman.  The son of Atlantis works to reclaim his throne and save humanity at the same time. The movie’s already a big hit overseas, grossing over $261 million.

 

In the mood for quirky drama?  Steve Carell stars in Welcome to Marwen as a man who creates his own world through an art installation after suffering a viscous attack, and in so doing slowly reclaims his life and sanity.

 

If comedy’s what you crave, Jennifer Lopez stars in Second Act, as a woman trapped in a dead-end job who gets a shot at a corner office after well-meaning friends decide to punch up her resume bit. 

 

On Netflix, Ocean’s Eight co-stars Sandra Bullock and Sarah Paulson reunite for the horror thriller Bird Box, set in a world in which you must keep your eyes closed or otherwise, an unknown entity will drive you to suicide by showing you your deepest fear.

 

Also on Netflix, the new series 7 Days Out documents the last-minute preparations of six major events, including the Westminster Dog Show, the Kentucky Derby and a League of Legends tournament, among others.

 

And lastly, the second season of Marvel’s Runaways is out Friday on Hulu.

 

Saturday, Dec. 22

And finishing the week with more traditional Christmas fare, the Hallmark channel’s Jingle Around the Clock debuts tonight at 8 p.m.

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Ukraine moves towards separate church, as conflict with Russia leads to major schism

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GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images(MOSCOW) — Ukraine has taken a major step towards creating its own independent Orthodox church, separating it from Russia’s and deepening what is one of the most important splits in Orthodox Christianity in centuries.

Nearly 200 bishops, priests and other delegates gathered in Kiev’s gold-domed St. Sophia Cathedral Saturday for a council to elect a head and approve a charter for a new unified Ukrainian church, which will be independent from the Moscow Patriarchate that oversees the Russian Orthodox Church.

The move followed a decision in September by the Patriarch of Constantinople, considered Eastern Orthodox Christianity’s primary leader, to recognize the Ukrainian church’s right to autonomy.

The leader selected by the Kiev council on Saturday, 36 year-old Metropolitan Epiphanius, will now travel to Istanbul in January to receive the order granting independence.

Following the vote Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko said it was a “sacred day,” hailing it as “the day of our final independence from Russia.”

Speaking in front of hundreds of people gathered on the square outside the cathedral, Poroshenko quoted Ukraine’s national poet, Tara Shevchenko: “And Ukraine will no longer drink, Moscow’s poison from Moscow’s cup.”

The momentous step, which ends 332 years during which Ukraine’s church answered to Moscow, was prompted by the ongoing conflict set off by Russia’s invasion of Crimea in 2014 and subsequent war in eastern Ukraine. And it comes amid fresh tensions following Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian navy ships last month and Ukraine’s government’s decision to impose martial law in some regions, citing fear of invasion. In the past week, both sides have accused one another of preparing fresh military offensives.

The split between the Russian and Ukrainian churches has also caused a broader rupture within the Orthodox world. The Russian Orthodox Church in September said it would cut ties with the Constantinople Patriarchate, considered “first among equals” in Orthodoxy, after its leader, Patriarch Bartholomew accepted the Ukrainian request for independence.

The Ukrainian secession is a major blow to the Russian church, which now stands to lose an estimated 30-40 percent of its 150 million believers. Kiev is considered to be the birthplace of Russian Orthodoxy and Russia has described the split now as the largest schism since 1054, when the Western and Eastern Christian churches broke.

The Russian Orthodox Church has denounced the breakaway effort as imposed by politicians. Last week, the head of the Russian church, Patriarch Kirill wrote an open letter to the United Nations and European leaders complaining of “large-scale persecutions” of its clergy in Ukraine.

Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday castigated Poroshenko’s church announcement, calling it a “show” and accusing him of preparing new “provocations” close to Crimea.

The new Ukrainian church seeks to combine clergy from two previously separate breakaway churches and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church which had previously answered to Moscow. The new church has called on those from the Moscow-backed church to join its community.

“We are ready to accept them with brotherly love, mutual respect, and to forget all of the grievances that have accumulated so far,” said Metropolitan Epiphanius at his first liturgy since being elected head of the new church.

It remains unclear how many will now come over to it and disputes over property now loom as the new Ukrainian church seeks to take control of sites currently controlled by the Moscow Patriarchate.

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Egypt discovers 4,400-year-old priest tomb in ‘exceptional’ condition

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KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) — An Egyptian archeological mission in the south of Cairo unveiled a 4,400-year-old tomb maintained in an “exceptionally well-preserved condition,” according to a statement by the country’s Ministry of Antiquities.

The tomb belonged to a Fifth Dynasty royal purification priest named Wahtye.

The discovery was made at the Saqqara archeological site, home to Egypt’s first pyramid, or the step pyramid.

The tomb, which is 33 feet high and 10 feet wide, contained well-preserved, large colored statues, some carved-in rocks and painted walls depicting the priest with his family, according to a statement by Khaled El-Enany, the minister of antiquities, on Saturday.

It also contained scenes depicting wine and pottery making, musical performance and sailing boats, according to Mostafa Waziri, the general secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) and head of the mission.

El-Waziri explained that the Egyptian archeological mission was able to reach the tomb in November; however, excavation work was needed to enter through the sealed door of the tomb.

The tomb contains five burial shafts, which will require further excavation work to unveil what it is inside, El-Waziri added.

The discovery is the latest in a series of archeological findings announced all over Egypt, which have been heavily publicized by the government in an effort to boost the country’s slow-recovering tourism sector.

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Brexit, Yellow Vest movement test leadership of Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron in critical times

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Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(LONDON) — After the most bruising week yet of Theresa May’s embattled premiership, she survived the closest attempt yet to oust her from power.

The United Kingdom prime minister now faces looming challenges in the coming months — both from the British Parliament and the European Union.

May’s ruling Conservative Party doesn’t have a majority in the House of Commons and relies on votes from a minor party to keep it in government. So the looming vote on her Brexit deal is looking incredibly perilous for her.

As May was working ’round the clock to put out as many political fires as she could, there were similar political crises erupting across the English Channel.

Much like May, Emmanuel Macron faces a critical few months leading into March. When Britain is scheduled to leave the E.U. — with or without a deal, unless Parliament extends or does away with a March 29 deadline — France’s president also has a spring deadline to grapple with.

In the wake of five straight weekends of at times violent protests by the amorphous Yellow Vest — or the Gilet Jaunes — movement, France’s spending and finances will come under scrutiny early next year. The challenge for Macron, who conceded to some of the movement’s demands earlier this month, is to improve his constituents’ quality of life without crippling the public purse.

These two vast political challenges are converging simultaneously for the leaders of two of the E.U.’s biggest economies. May and Macron also have to maneuver increasingly Eurosceptic constituents within its bloc; stresses on its economy as one of its biggest surplus contributors in the U.K. withdraws and Italy, Greece and others continue to ail; and the geopolitical relationships with Iran, Russia, China and, of course, President Trump and the United States.

For May, the U.K. is scheduled to leave the European Union in March, but Parliament must pass her deal before then. So the British leader is on a last-minute push with the E.U. for final concessions that will get the House of Commons on board.

But her problems don’t stop there: Even if Parliament passes the first stage of the Brexit vote, it will be followed soon after by a bill with many amendments that will need to be debated and agreed upon by a House that is no longer divided by party, but instead into several factions that cross traditional lines.

The Conservatives are engaged in bitter infighting between MPs, who want to retain many links with the E.U. on trade and policy, and a hardline group led by the European Research Group (ERG), which led the no-confidence vote last week.

The ERG wants a “hard Brexit” –- leaving the E.U. and most of its institutions.

The Labour Party has its own mix of so-called Brexiteers and Remainers, but leader Jeremy Corbyn, a longstanding Eurosceptic, is so far resisting calls from his party to push for another referendum on remaining in the E.U.

He, too, lost a vote of confidence with his MPs in 2016 by more than 100 votes, but refused to resign.

Meanwhile, the DUP, a Northern Irish party which May relies on for votes to stay in power, is bitterly opposed to her deal and are threatening to vote against her bill.

In France, it seems like a long time ago since Emmanuel Macron’s meteoric rise from political anonymity to becoming the youngest president in the country’s history. Since then, public opinion in his leadership has plummeted.

He ran a campaign on reforming France’s public finances and soon after his election, he wasted little time in putting his overhauls into place.

But in November, the Yellow Vest movement went from chatter and frustration on social media to hundreds of thousands of protesters hitting the streets, including in Paris. The demonstrations at times became violent, caused injuries and stretched France’s police forces — not to mention created a political headache for Macron.

Protests are a part of France’s social DNA, but the nature of the gilet jaunes is different. These are decentralized crowds grown on social media groups who are leaderless, disparate and have confounded the political establishment.

They have succeeded in grinding central Paris to a halt and closing hundreds of businesses in the weekends leading up to Christmas. But there is no real leadership for the government to interact with, and the protesters have an array of varying demands.

The protests — which began over a fuel tax and evolved into a wider call to help France’s middle-class with day-to-day financial struggles — forced Macron’s hand. Earlier this month, he announced 10 billion euros of additional funding and measures to raise the national minimum wage in an attempt to stave off further protests and meet some of the protesters’ demands.

The concessions come as the E.U. this spring is scheduled to assess France’s spending and finances. And the commitment of funds to help the country’s middle class could help push France’s deficit over E.U. limits above 3 percent.

Prime Minister Edouarde Philippe admitted in an interview Sunday that the deficit is likely to hit 3.2 percent next year.

Following Macron’s announcement, France — along with Romania — is now projected to have the largest deficit in all of Europe next year.

The move to increase public spending is also an embarrassing U-turn for a president who marketed himself as being the man who would finally reform France’s expensive and problematic social welfare and labor system.

Unions in France have a unique role in labor policy. Along with business lobbies, unions enjoy statutory powers at the heart of social policy in France.

Management in companies with more than 50 workers must consult with union delegates on all aspects of health and social security. On a national level, trade unions are influential in welfare and social policy through consultations with the Ministry of Labor.

It is this system of influence that Macron wants to overhaul. Shortly after the election, Macron announced he was taking on the Code du Travail, which sets the rules for working life in France. He also wants to curb the power of unions and fix the social welfare system.

These are all sacred cows in French political life, however, and previous presidents have failed to reform them. Many leaders have incurred steep political cost with their attempts.

The political risks and pitfalls — happening in the context of fast-approaching deadlines — sound familiar to what May is facing in England, and trying to survive.

The strength of the E.U. has never been thus tested, and will be increasingly judged on how well May and Macron overcome these hurdles.

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Jeff Bridges to receive the Cecil B. DeMille award at Golden Globes

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ABC/Paula Lobo(LOS ANGELES) — The Dude’s getting some new bling for his pad.  Jeff Bridges will be the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes next month.

The actor, director a producer, who turned 69 earlier this month, is being honored for his “brilliant body of work across diverse genres” that “has captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide for more than six decades,” Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Meher Tatna said in a statement announcing the honor.

Bridges has been nominated as an actor for a Golden Globe four times and has one once, for his role as a down-and-out country music star in 2009’s Crazy Heart, for which he also received the best actor Academy Award.  

Bridges is also best-known and loved for roles in films including The Last Picture Show, Starman, The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Fisher King, and The Big Lebowski.  More recently he delivered critically acclaimed performances in movies including True Grit and Hell or High Water, receiving Oscar nominations for his work in both, and a Golden Globe nod for the latter.

Past Golden Globe winners include George Clooney, Jodie Foster, Harrison Ford, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington and many others.

The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air live on NBC Sunday, January 6 beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.

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