The Wrap is back! This week, the government shutdown ended and the nominees for the 90th Academy Awards were announced. Here’s more information from the week’s top stories.

Larry Nassar handed a lengthy sentence for years of assault and misconduct

The former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State doctor accused of sexual assault will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

On Wednesday, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina sentenced Larry Nassar to a minimum of 40 years in prison, with a maximum sentence of 175 years.

Aquilina showed no mercy during her sentencing.

"It is my honor and privilege to sentence you. You do not deserve to walk outside a prison ever again," Aquilina said. "You have done nothing to control those urges, and anywhere you walk, destruction will occur to those most vulnerable."

More than 160 people read statements during the past week of Nassar’s sentencing, including many former USA Gymnastics team members. Many of the statements criticized Michigan State and USA Gymnastics for failing to investigate complaints about Nassar’s behavior for nearly two decades.

"These have been important narratives to hear and witness and listen to," Prosecutor Angela Povilaitis said on Wednesday. "They will be the words that burn down cultural stereotypes and cultural myths. ... [Nassar] is possibly the most prolific child abuser in history."

Michigan State president Lou Anna Simon announced her resignation Wednesday as a result of the fallout from the Nassar investigation.

Government shutdown ends as immigration reform looms

It’s over.

On Monday night, President Trump signed a bill extending government funding through Feb. 8, bringing the government shutdown to an end. The House and the Senate passed initial legislation earlier in the day to end the political gridlock.

Congress now has two weeks to figure out a solution on immigration. If no agreement is reached, Senator Lindsey Graham said the senate will address DACA, border security and increased defense spending.

"After extensive discussions with Senators, on both sides of the aisle, I believe such a proposal would pass if it was understood that after February 8, the Senate would move to an immigration debate with an open amendment process if no agreement has been reached with the White House and House of Representatives," Graham said in a statement.

Two dead after Kentucky high school shooting, Suspect apprehended

Two students are dead and 18 others are injured after a deadly high school shooting in western Kentucky on Tuesday.

A 15-year-old male student is in custody, and faces two counts of murder and 12 accounts of first degree assault, according to Marshall County Assistant Attorney Jason Darnall. Darnall also said the boy will be charged and tried as an adult.

After speaking with Kentucky governor Bevin, President Trump tweeted about the incident Wednesday afternoon.

Earlier today, I spoke with @GovMattBevin of Kentucky regarding yesterday’s shooting at Marshall County High School. My thoughts and prayers are with Bailey Holt, Preston Cope, their families, and all of the wounded victims who are in recovery. We are with you!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2018


Authorities are still unclear of a motive for the crime.

Oscar nominations are out, The Shape of Water leads the pack

The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning, shifting Hollywood’s attention to year’s most prestigious award ceremony.

Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi romance The Shape of Water picked up 13 nominations, the most for any film this year, followed by Dunkirk with 8 and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with 7.

Greta Gerwig also became the fifth woman in history to be nominated for Best Director, after scoring a nomination for Lady Bird.

Here are the nominees for the 8 major categories:

Best Picture

  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Post
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Directing

  • Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
  • Jordan Peele, Get Out
  • Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
  • Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
  • Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
  • Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
  • Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
  • Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
  • Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
  • Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
  • Meryl Streep, The Post

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
  • Allison Janney, I, Tonya
  • Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
  • Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
  • Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
  • Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
  • Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
  • Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Adapted Screenplay

  • James Ivory, Call Me by Your Name
  • Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, The Disaster Artist
  • Scott Frank and James Mangold and Michael Green; Story by James Mangold, Logan
  • Aaron Sorkn, Molly’s Game
  • Virgil Williams and Dee Rees, Mudbound

Original Screenplay

  • Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick
  • Jordan Peele, Get Out
  • Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
  • Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water
  • Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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