The Return of Apple Design Boss

Apple’s design team had long been commissioned by Jonathan Ive, until Ive finally given an executive position and no longer directly involved in the process of designing Apple products. But now Ive returned to that old position.

As long as Ive ‘up’, the old positions are occupied by Alan Dye and Richard Howarth. Both are directly responsible for Apple CEO Tim Cook. But now Ive been back, and took the old position of the two men.

For about two years ‘leaving’ Apple’s design division, Ive was doing the same thing. Namely Apple headquarters that looks like a spaceship, and now because the building has been completed, Ive again became Chief Design Officer Apple.

“With the completion of Apple Park, Apple’s design leader and his team are back in direct responsibility to Jony Ive, who will re-focus on design,” said Amy Bessette, an Apple spokesman, Saturday (9/12/2017).

Why did Ive look so deified in Apple? A number of products he designed, such as several series of iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch became one of Apple’s best products.

Before becoming Apple’s design boss, Ive is the head of software design, precisely in 2012. At that time he replaced Scott Forstall who was fired by Cook because of problems with Apple Maps.

Oscar’s Overview at the SAG Awards Nomination

Travel to the Oscar is getting closer, SAG-AFTRA has announced a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Usually, SAG nominations are not far from the Oscars.

SAG nominations are also largely a strong predictor of Oscar’s acting and best picture nominees. Olivia Munn and Niecy Nash will announce the SAG nomination at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on Wednesday, December 13th.

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ leads in the nomination. The film was written and directed by Martin McDonagh. Frances McDormand who became a major star was also nominated alongside Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell.

‘Get Out’, ‘Lady Bird’, ‘I, Tonya’ and ‘The Big Sick’, also listed their names in multiple nominations. There’s also a ‘Wonder Woman’ that earned a lot of praise in the midst of DC Comics.

Meanwhile, ‘The Post’, a potential strong contender for the Academy Awards, was not included in the SAG nomination. Moreover, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks are surprisingly not included in the best actor category.

Star of ‘Call Me by Your Name’, Timothee Chalamet is nominated. In contrast to his co-star Armie Hammer who surprisingly did not achieve nomination.

The same thing happened to the ‘Battle of the Sexes’ star, Emma Stone who was not nominated when her rival on screen, Steve Carell was nominated for best supporting actor.

In television, ‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘GLOW’ dominated the four nominations. ‘Big Little Lies’ starring actress Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon are competing against the stars ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon.

While making ‘GLOW’, also made a surprise because it did not get many awards other than Alison Brie’s performance with Golden Globe nomination reward. ‘Black-ish’ received two nominations for Outstanding Ensemble and Outstanding Performance by Male Actor (Anthony Anderson) in the comedy series, but Tracee Ellis Ross surprisingly did not receive the same award.