performance in fences, directed by and starring denzel washington, who's nominated in the best actor category. i've got a life, too. who the hell is private darce? along with american—british actor andrew garfield, as the heroic conscientious objector in mel gibson's hacksaw ridge. well, that's some of the runners and riders. kate muir, you're the times film critic. pick us some winners, starting with best picture? has to be la la land, it's completely in a league of its own. it's glorious, it's romantic, it's dancing on air, but there's also the cinematic craft there. ok, best actor? has to be, i think, casey affleck in manchester by the sea. it's a real nuanced performance. he's like an unexploded bomb. so not andrew garfield? no, hacksaw ridge is not our thing, i don't think. ok, best actress? i would really like to see natalie portman win this forjackie. i think it's a cool, elegant, clever performance. meryl streep‘s not going to get it, then? absolutely not. ok, best supporting actor? i would like to see mahershala ali
win this for moonlight. he's playing a drugs kingpin, but against all odds, he's tender, he's fatherly. it's quite a surprise. best supporting actress? i would like naomie harris to win this for britain, for moonlight. she's usually miss moneypenny, here she is playing a crack—addicted mother. it's a great surprise. i think it will be viola davis. and then, finally, best director? damien chazelle really, really deserves this for pulling all the stops out on la la land. last year's awards were dominated by the oscars so white campaign. the 2017 shortlist is more diverse, but we can still expect politically charged speeches with the name donald trump likely to crop up. will gompertz, bbc news. newsnight is coming up on bbc two. tonight, the losers in the supreme court may end up being the winners because the government says brexit is still on and on time.
so can labour or the snp force any change of course? we'll be hearing from alex salmond and emily thornberry of labour. join me now on bbc two. here, on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. have a good night. hello, you're watching bbc news, i'm olly foster at the bbc sport centre. these are our headlines tonight: jose mourinho is doing a greatjob and has got to grips with manchester united. that's the endorsement from none other than sir alex ferguson. what now for formula one? no bernie, we hearfrom brawn and his plans for the sport. and tonight's the night. konta prepares for serena williams in the australian open quarterfinals. sir alex ferguson has given
jose mourinho the thumbs up for his 8 months in charge of manchester united. they are 1a points off the top of the table in sixth, but he says they are unlucky not to be closer to the leaders chelsea. they haven't lost in the league for three months and the key to that, thinks sir alex, is mourinho keeping control of his emotions. i think that i was a is finding his way now. there was a period when he was in making decisions and his emotions boiled over. he is an emotional guy. there is no question about that. i think people from these countries, portugal, spain,
italy, have that emotional part of them and it shows and it should very much in terms of how was he handled that part. now you see him now, he is calm, he is in control. that is the obvious observation i am making of the team now. the team is playing with great energy, determination, they have the will to win. it is easy to come to united and transform the fortunes of the club. it's not easy. i think posey is doing a good job. i think he has got to grips with the club. the team is playing really well. he is very unlucky, because he had had six drawers, i—i draws and every game he has battled.
32 shots on goal on saturday. i don't think there was a shot on target, still. we get a draw. but like all united teams, they play right to the last kick of the bowl. they never gave in. they got there at the awards. they took something from the game in a great goal. did you see what we nearly did? ran to the halfway line. pointed to the ball, we are going to win this. that is exactly the spirit thatjose morinho is creeping in. it is fantastic. manchester united are to create more than 300 new positions for disabled supporters at old trafford, reducing the overall capacity by more than 2000. the work will involve moving 2600 season ticket holders over the next three years. a 2014 bbc investigation found united offered just 43% of the recommended number of wheelchair spaces.
i think that in terms of the work we have done, we have been in the vanguard. change in terms of this is comparatively recent. an ancient stadium like manchester united, it is over 100 years old. the rules we re is over 100 years old. the rules were different for older stadiums than for you. if we were building it again this would be at the forefront of what we included and those rules changed and as soon as they changed we worked diligently and we will meet the deadline of august next yearfor meet the deadline of august next year for having the facilities available. and in one managing a stadium as large as ours will tell you how comforted that is. brighton will go back to the top of the championship with a win tonight. they're at home to cardiff. they are now two points clear of newcastle. reading are up to third. they beat fulham. after losing to norway over the weekend, the england women have drawn 0—0 with sweden in
murcia. siobhan chamberlain saved a second half penalty. it was the second of two friendlies in spain as part of their preparation for the summers european championship. they lost to norway in la manga on sunday. i think everyone will be happy with how this week has gone. everyone has got minutes and that is fantastic, especially at international level. everyone who has come here has performed and hopefully we can go forward with more match fitness and more sharpness and perform well and get results out of there. joleon lescott is back in the premier league, at the very bottom, he's signed a short term contract with sunderland until the end of the season. the 35—year—old was a free agent, after being released from greek side this aek athens in november. he inks up again with david moyes, he played for him at everton for three seasons. the defending champions, the ivory coast, are out of the african cup of nations. les elephants needed to beat morocco to reach the quarter—finals, but this goal from rachid alioui sent the moroccans into the last eight instead as runners up in group c. the democratic republic
of the congo are also through to the quarter—finals, they beat togo 3—1 to finish top of group c. junior kabananga scored his third in three games, he's now the tournament's leading scorer. the new man in charge of formula one, chase carey, says the sport needs a fresh perspective after a0 years of bernie ecclestone‘s leadership. the 86—year—old has been given an advisory role following f1's 6.5 billion takeover by the american company liberty media. former team principal ross brawn returns to the sport as managing director, he thinks that ecclestone could have left a better legacy when it comes to running the sport. probably the frustration for me, if there is arnie, is he didn't for someone there is arnie, is he didn't for someone into the sport. i think that
would have been fantastic. that would have been fantastic. that would have been his crowning glory to bring people into the sport and handover sit back and feel that is his final achievement. handover sit back and feel that is his finalachievement. he handover sit back and feel that is his final achievement. he never had an inclination to do that do that. that would have been a nice end to his career in formula 1. the former olympic champion nicole cooke has strongly criticised british cycling, uk anti—doping and also uk sport. she says cycling is run ‘by men, for men‘ and attempts to stop doping are ‘inadequate and ineffective‘. cooke made the claims to a culture, media and sport select committee earlier today. the session was held to discuss issues raised at a hearing involving british cycling and team sky last month. cooke said british cycling shows ‘discrimination and favouritism‘ because it is ‘answerable to itself‘. one of rugby union‘s oldest clubs, london welsh has been kicked out of the championship following their liquidation last month. the club was granted a temporary licence to play, but the rugby football union says the club hasn‘t met the financial conditions required to extend that licence. they were a premiership side as recently as 2015