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Some of us can barely make it from the kitchen to our bedroom without tripping over our on feet, so we’re endlessly impressed by these performers who get back up on the stage, no matter how many times they end up nosediving in front of a crowd.

These 14 onstage wipeouts were particularly memorable, and prove that cringing is basically an occupational hazard when you’re a music star.

1. Blake Shelton

After falling during a concert in Pendleton, Oregon, in July 2018, PEOPLE’s 2017 Sexiest Man Alive turned to Twitter to poke fun at his actions and ask for the evidence.

“Ok Pendleton I know somebody is bound to have video of me falling on stage last night!!” he posted. “Please!! I have to see it!!! Post that s—t! And yes I had been drinking. A lot.”

Fans supplied footage from multiple angles of Gwen Stefani’s boyfriend stumbling before righting himself and picking up his guitar.

My friend @devore_dani caught it!

— Alexandrea Rivera (@AlexandreaH13) July 15, 2018

Shelton pointed a finger at Pitbull, his fellow performer at the Pendleton Whisky Music Fest, for getting him a little too lubricated. “By the way @pitbull…I blame you,” Shelton wrote on Twitter. “It was my attempt at competing with your show… I am a dancing son of a bitch when I don’t take a 10 second giant s—t fall….”

2. Shawn Mendes
A mid-set jump turned into a mid-set jump straight down into the pit during the singer’s July 2018 concert in Quebec City.

OH NO @ShawnMendes LOL

— Shawn Legendas (@ShawnLegendas) July 9, 2018

A Twitter user caught the scary moment, but Mendes replied — in good health. “LOL yep. Im ok but also that was insane hahahahaha,” he wrote.

3. Madonna
Madge famously ended up on the floor when her theatrical cape failed to properly rip off near the beginning of a 2015 Brit Awards performance.

The musical icon was able to stand back up and finish the song, but she later revealed that the wardrobe malfunction had put her in serious danger of a head injury. “I didn’t hurt my butt, I hurt my head,” she revealed on The Jonathan Ross Show. “I know how to fall. I’ve fallen off my horse many times, and I tucked, and I have good core strength, but the thing is, I had a little bit of a whiplash, and I smacked the back of my head. So, there was a man standing over me with a flashlight until about 3 a.m. making sure that I was still compos mentis.”

“It was a horrible nightmare, because I like to be amazing,” she added. “Seriously, I rehearse and I rehearse and I rehearse, so that when I do the show it’s effortless and I create magic, and I did the opposite.”

4. Demi Lovato
Warning: Stages are slippery when went. Lovato found out as much while performing at a pool party to promote her 2015 single “Cool For The Summer” in some very high heels.

Lovato was a good sport about the fall, quickly jumping into the pool after the tumble and even posting a video of the incident on Instagram with “#NOTCoolForTheSummer.”

5. Luke Bryan
The country singer got a little caught up in his booty shaking at a 2014 concert in Charlotte, North Carolina, and ended up falling right off the stage.

Security guards helped Bryan back up and he was able to finish the concert mostly unharmed.

The next day, Bryan updated his fans on Twitter, revealing that he received a few stitches after the mishap.

I'm good. Few stitches.

— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) May 30, 2014

Like any good managers, his team also chimed in to share some pics and throw some playful jabs at the star, who had taken a few previous mid-show tumbles.

.@LukeBryanOnline Charlotte uh oh, gone and fell off stage, #ouch

— Brian O'Connell (@boccountry) May 30, 2014

New set list @LukeBryanOnline ready set ….

— Brian O'Connell (@boccountry) May 30, 2014

6. Justin Bieber
When you perform as much as Bieber, you’re bound to have a few falls, so it’s no surprise that the “Sorry” singer has several spills to his name.

One particularly memorable snafu took place in Saskatoon, Canada, in 2016, when he didn’t notice an open trap door. Bieber seemingly disappeared as he fell through the hole in the stage with an alarming thud.

Luckily, Biebs was able to crawl back out unscathed. “Good thing I’m like a cat and I landed on my feet — oh my God,” he joked to the audience. “That scared the f— outta me.”

The resilient star also took a handful of other Purpose tour falls:

#CrewGoals always there when you have a fall @justinbieber you clutz, hope you're okay doe

— lauren (@_ohsnapitsloz) June 30, 2016

7. Harry Styles
The One Direction charmer completely ate it at a 2015 show in San Diego, California.

The boy bander appeared to get tripped up by his microphone as the group sang “Through The Dark,” prompting him to go down in spectacular fashion.

Styles recovered with a smile, and the One Direction boys later reminisced on their many stumbles on Ellen. “That one was bad,” Styles said of the San Diego accident. “The worst part of that is all my friends were there. Right at the front.”

8. Ariana Grande
Grande’s ultra high heels may have been her literal downfall during a Toronto concert.

After the slip, the star quickly got back to her feet and continued strutting and belting out “Bang Bang.”

9. Iggy Azalea
The rapper fell clear off the stage while performing “Fancy” at a 2014 MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert.

Impressively, Azalea continued to rap from below the stage as security scrambled to help her back up.

After the show, Azalea shared a video of the fall on Instagram, writing “Sorry but it would be a crime not to share this with you all, I know I laughed. #StillFinishedtheSongTho #KeptOnRapping #TheShowMustGoOn.”

10. Meghan Trainor
At a May 2016 appearance on The Tonight Show, Trainor collapsed on the floor at the end of her song “Me Too.”

Although she appeared to hurt her ankle on the way down, the singer was in good spirits after the fall, laughing as host Jimmy Fallon joined her on the floor.

Trainor took to Twitter to assure her fans that she was okay after the late night blunder.

Haha I didn't feel it till hours later . I'm all good tho. Barely a scratch

— Meghan Trainor (@Meghan_Trainor) May 13, 2016

11. Selena Gomez
A pesky set of stairs cost Gomez her first fall of her 2016 Revival tour.

Selena Gomez is the only person who can fall in front of thousands of people & still be cute

— Serena Harwell (@serenamaria) June 20, 2016

The starlet was singing “Kill Em with Kindness” in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when she went down. “First fall on the whole damn tour. Can you believe it,” she laughed, clearly unfazed by the slip that may have embarrassed us mere mortals.

12. Pink
A performance in Nuremberg, Germany, became a very scary situation in 2010 when a harness used for one of Pink’s aerial stunts was not properly secured.

The harness launched her into the crowd barricade during “So What,” sending the popstar from the arena to a hospital.

Pink tweeted to her fans on her way to get medical care, and later updated them with the good news that she had not been seriously injured.

To all my nurnberg fans- I am so so so sorry to end the show that way.I am embarassed and very sorry. I'm in ambulance now but I will b fine

— P!nk (@Pink) July 15, 2010

Ok all my lovers out there- nothings broken, no fluid in the lungs, just seriously sore. I made that barricade my b*tch!!!! Thanx nurnberg:(

— P!nk (@Pink) July 15, 2010

13. Dave Grohl
In perhaps the most serious accident of them all, the Foo Fighters frontman suffered a broken leg after falling from a Gothenburg, Sweden, stage.

“I think I just broke my leg. I think I really broke my leg,” Grohl told the crowd from the ground. Amazingly, Grohl returned to the stage about an hour later via a stretcher, and proceeded to perform with his freshly broken leg for over two more hours.

The band tweeted proof of their fearless leader’s injury after the show.

Thank you Gothenburg. That was amazing.

— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) June 12, 2015

Unfortunately the broken bone forced the Foo Fighters to cancel several subsequent shows. But Grohl eventually returned to the tour with his broken leg and simply performed while sitting on a throne.

His orthopedic surgeon,  Dr. Lew C. Schon, even joined him onstage at a Boston show.

14. Ed Sheeran
While opening for bestie Taylor Swift on her 2013 Red tour, the singer-songwriter misjudged his ability to jump onto a piece of sound equipment, and ended up heading for the floor.

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On Sunday, Fox will wrap up its first Men’s World Cup as Croatia will take on France for international soccer bragging rights for the next four years.

In what shouldn’t come as a surprise — considering the U.S. failed to qualify and the TV-unfriendly time zones in Russia — viewership has been down considerably compared to 2014’s World Cup. Fox has averaged 2.6 million viewers through the first 62 matches on the Fox broadcast network and Fox Sports 1, down nearly 40 percent from what ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC averaged through the same time frame four years ago (4.3 million), according to Nielsen figures.

One bright spot: ESPN had the benefit of four matches featuring the United States, including their group stage match against Portugal, which netted a record 18.2 million viewers. ABC pulled in 17.3 million for the final between Germany and Argentina in 2014.

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It’s not all bad news for Fox. As the tournament has progressed, ratings have trended upward. The July 7 quarterfinal matchup between host Russia and Croatia drew 6.4 million viewers, the most for any quarterfinal match on U.S. television. For Fox’s two semifinal games this week on July 10-11, the network averaged 5.03 million viewers, off by just 6 percent compared to 2014.

Fox, which shelled out $425 million to out-bid ESPN for World Cup TV rights, was already facing a tall order to come anywhere close to the record soccer TV ratings that ESPN and ABC pulled in four years ago from Brazil. Brazil was just one hour ahead of the U.S. east coast, which meant most of those matches aired around primetime, whereas Russia was seven hours ahead. And when the United States failed to qualify for the tournament, it made things even worse.

The next World Cup in 2022 will be held from Middle East country Qatar, and moved to the winter to avoid the unbearably hot summer temperatures in the Gulf. But Fox did have one major celebration and it came before the tournament even started. The 2026 tournament, the last under Fox’s TV rights deal with FIFA, will be held in North America, with most of the matches emanating from the U.S.

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Check out the week’s most emotionally reacted-to TV personalities and characters.

A French soccer player, a NASCAR driver and a competitive eater had viewers talking passionately on social media over the past seven days.

The Wrap has partnered with Canvs, the emotion measurement AI company, for a weekly look at some of the characters and personalities that have TV viewers the most worked up on social media. The data below covers July 4-10 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television programs, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.

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The World Cup continues to be a big driver of emotional conversation, and this time around it was Kylian Mbappé sparking viewer comments during the France vs. Belgium match that was broadcast on Fox and Telemundo and generated 52,804 Emotional Reactions (ERs). The 19-year-old French forward has scored three goals in the tournament, and although France’s sole (and game-winning) goal was by Samuel Umtiti, people were talking about Mbappé’s mad skills in droves.

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Mbappe with a beautiful pass omg

— asiel (@asieldiarte) July 10, 2018

Mbappe is on another level. My god.

— David (@LegsFeedWolf80) July 10, 2018

mbappe best player of the world cup

— Gera (@ojdidthatshit) July 10, 2018


— Mr. Mundial (@AnthonyNunnezz) July 10, 2018

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NBC’s broadcast of the Monster Energy Cup Series: Coke Zero Sugar 400 generated 24,290 ERs, and even though Erik Jones ultimately won, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. drove more conversation — and much of it was negative. The driver sparked viewer anger during the race when, during lap 55, he caused a 25-car crash and then later triggered more incidents. When he got into a crash himself, people were more than amused, some citing karma (Stenhouse finished the race at 17th).

How many cars can Stenhouse wreck tonight? What an idiot!

— Willie Tolbert (@wjt369) July 8, 2018

Way to go Stenhouse..jackass!!!

— Ronald Silvers (@SilversRonald) July 8, 2018

LOOOOOL! As soon as Stenhouse wrecked the crowed went crazy!

— Jett Kraus (@RacingMDK) July 8, 2018

Hey Stenhouse Karma is a Bitch #NASCAR #CokeZeroSugar400

— Michelle Batton (@MichelleB2019) July 8, 2018

ESPN’s broadcast of the 2018 Hot Dog Eating Contest prompted 16,378 ERs, with Joey Chestnut snagging the win (his third in a row and 11th in the last 12 years) with a world-record 74 hot dogs consumed. Viewers cheered him on with a mix of witty remarks and sheer amazement (although of course there was some snark thrown in).

Is Joey Chestnut the greatest athlete of our time?

— Adam Lichtenstein (@ABLichtenstein) July 4, 2018

Death. Taxes. Joey Chestnut ????

— Joseph Constantin (@JConstantin10) July 4, 2018

Joey Chestnut is must see TV

— JB (@Joe_Lando50) July 4, 2018

I love hot dogs except when I see Joey Chestnut eating them.

— Tawrrence Jackson (@Tawjac) July 4, 2018

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FIFA Semi-Finals: France v. Belgium; England v. Croatia Congratulations, Croatia! Spasiba, Russia! Thank you for some amazing hospitality, unerring organisation and splendid soccer. A memorable World Cup! England 2 Sweden 0
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“The Simpsons” has a proven track record of predicting the future, most notably in an episode from 2000 that featured Donald Trump as U.S. president — and with the end of the World Cup rapidly approaching, some fans are saying another successful premonition could get added to the list.

A 21-year old episode appears to be on the verge of forecasting the two teams that will appear in the final match in Russia in a few weeks. Mexico and Portugal are contenders to make it to the final round — and a “Simpsons” episode from 1997 predicted this outcome.

But there’s a hitch.

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In the Season 9 episode, titled “The Cartridge Family,” the Simpsons watch a television commercial advertising a soccer game. “This match will determine once and for all which nation is the greatest on Earth: Mexico or Portugal,” the announcer says in the advertisement.

While the World Cup is not directly mentioned in the gag, many fans have wondered aloud if the comment is a premonition of the upcoming final tournament.

However, after Mexico’s 3-0 loss to Sweden in its final group-stage game on Wednesday, the team is placed on the same side of the bracket as Portugal, meaning the matchup would happen in the semifinals rather than the finals, Washington Post writer Matt Bonesteel pointed out.

As performed once on the longest-running animated sitcom in American history, que sera sera.

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Saturday’s dramatic World Cup competition between Germany and Sweden set a new record as the most-watched group stage match not involving the U.S. team, with an average of 5.4 million viewers and a peak of 6.7 million viewers.

Kicking off at 2 p.m. ET, the match saw Germany, the defending world champions, on the verge of elimination at halftime when Sweden scored a first-half goal. But the Germans tied the game a few minutes into the second half and, in the final minute of the match, midfielder Toni Kroos curved the ball into the net on a short, free kick to give Germany the victory and the hopes alive of repeating as champions.

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Fox reports that this is the most-watched non-U.S. World Cup match at this stage of the competition since 1990, when the U.S. qualified for the tournament for the first time in 40 years. It was also the most-watched English-language soccer telecast of any kind since the U.S. victory in the Women’s World Cup final in 2015.

With the Yanks out of the tournament and a larger time zone difference than the 2014 tournament in Brazil, ratings are down across the board compared to the last World Cup. However, Fox reports that 10 days into the tournament, average viewership is currently sitting at 2.125 million, up 14 percent from the group stage of the 2010 tournament in South Africa.

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Discovery and the PGA Tour have struck a massive $2 billion deal for tournament rights outside of the United States through 2030. That’s a lot of green — and we’re not just talking about the putting surfaces.

The pricey (and lengthy) alliance, which tees off next year, will result in about 2,000 hours of content annually and nearly 150 tournaments, including The Players Championship, the FedExCup Playoffs, and the Presidents Cup. It will grant Discovery the exclusive non-U.S. television and multiplatform rights to all PGA Tour golf events by 2024 — here is a timetable for implementation:

Australia, Canada, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain
Poland, South Korea
Belgium, China, Germany, South Africa
Denmark, Finland, India, Norway, Sweden, UK

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About those multiplatform rights: Together, Discovery and the PGA Tour will develop a new PGA Tour-branded OTT video streaming service to serve 220 markets and territories.

“Today is a fantastic day for golf fans around the world as Discovery proudly partners with the PGA Tour to create something that has never been done before,” David Zaslav, president and CEO, Discovery, said. “The long-term partnership between the PGA Tour and Discovery will create the new global Home of Golf, including delivering over 2000 hours of live content year-round and this prestigious sport’s greatest moments, stories and athletes. Following our successful first Olympic Games in PyeongChang, Discovery will contribute its strong global distribution and promotional infrastructure, in-market relationships, global sports expertise with direct-to-consumer platforms and brands to create a valuable new long-term Home of Golf offering in every market outside the U.S.”

“This is an exciting next step for the PGA Tour, which presents a tremendous opportunity to accelerate and expand our media business outside the United States, better service our international broadcast partners, and drive fan growth with a deeply experienced strategic global partner,” added Jay Monahan, commissioner, PGA Tour. “This partnership aligns very well with the opening of PGA Tour offices in London, Tokyo and Beijing in recent years and will support our long-term objectives of growing the game of golf. It also will deliver more value to our sponsors as it presents a tremendous opportunity to engage new and diverse audiences around the world.”

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The partnership will be led by Discovery’s Alex Kaplan, who is president and general manager of the new Discovery and PGA Tour venture. His management team will include the PGA Tour’s Thierry Pascal as head of distribution.

Kaplan previously was an executive vice president at Eurosport Digital, where he helped grow the Eurosport D2C business to over 1 million subscribers. Prior to joining Discovery, Kaplan was a senior vice president of global media distribution for the NBA.

“I am incredibly excited to work with David Zaslav and JB Perrette to take international coverage of PGA Tour golf to the next level,” Kaplan said. “We can’t wait to get started and build a world-class global platform and long-term distribution strategy to turn the vision of this partnership into a reality. By joining forces with the outstanding PGA Tour team, led by Jay Monahan and Rick Anderson, we have a unique opportunity to build an amazing product that will serve the fans with the golf content they love on every screen.”

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Hollywood’s biggest night of the year is a wrap!

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water cleaned up at the 90th Academy Awards, winning four Oscars including the night’s biggest honor, Best Picture.

In the lead actor categories, Frances McDormand and Gary Oldman dominated — as expected — for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Darkest Hour respectively. McDormand’s costar Sam Rockwell won Best Supporting Actor, while I, Tonya‘s Allison Janney netted Best Supporting Actress.

Box office sensation Get Out didn’t go home empty-handed despite losing out on Best Picture — its director/writer Jordan Peele won Best Original Screenplay.

See the full list of the 2018 Academy Award winners below.

Best Picture
Call Me By Your Name
Darkest Hour
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Actor
Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Isreal, Esq

Best Actress
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

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

Best Supporting Actor
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

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

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Best Animated Feature Film
The Breadwinner
The Boss Baby
Loving Vincent

Original Screenplay
The Big Sick
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Adapted Screenplay
Call Me By Your Name
The Disaster Artist
Molly’s Game

Original Song
“Mighty River,” Mudbound
“Mystery of Love,” Call Me By Your Name
“Remember Me,” Coco
“Stand up For Something,” Marshall
“This is Me,” The Greatest Showman

Best Foreign Language Film
The Insult, Lebanon
Loveless, Russia
On Body and Soul, Hungary
The Square, Sweden
A Fantastic Woman, Chile

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Best Documentary Short Subject
Edith and Eddie
Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Knife Skills
Traffic Stop

Best Documentary Feature
Faces Places
Last Men in Aleppo
Strong Island

Best Production Design
Beauty and the Beast
Bladerunner 2049
Darkest Hour
The Shape of Water

Best Cinematography
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
The Shape of Water

Best Costume Design
Beauty and The Beast
Darkest Hour
Phantom Thread
The Shape of water
Victoria & Abdul

Best Sound Editing
Baby Driver
Bladerunner 2049
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Sound Mixing
Baby Driver
Bladerunner 2049
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Animated Short Film
Dear Basketball
Garden Party
Negative Space
Revolting Rhymes

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Best Original Score
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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Best Visual Effects
Blade Runner 2049
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol2
Kong: Skull Island
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Film Editing
Baby Driver
I, Tonya
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Darkest Hour
Victoria & Abdul

Best Live Action Short
DeKalb Elementary
The Eleven O’Clock
My Nephew Emmett
The Silent Child
Watu Wote/All of Us

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Guillermo del Toro’s fishy fantasy romance “The Shape of Water” won Best Picture at Sunday’s 90th annual Academy Awards, and del Toro also won the Best Director prize. (The film also won for score and production design.)

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” picked up two prizes, for lead actress Frances McDormand and supporting actor Sam Rockwell.

Additionally, Gary Oldman won Best Actor playing Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour” and Allison Janey won as the Supporting Actress standout in “I, Tonya.”

And in a night of historic honors, Jordan Peele became the first African American to win the prize for Best Original Screenplay for “Get Out,” while 89-year-old James Ivory became the oldest Oscar winner ever, earning his first statuette for this adapted screenplay for “Call Me by Your Name.”

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Academy voters spread the wealth among a wide number of features. Christopher Nolan’s WWII drama “Dunkirk” picked up three technical awards, while a number of movies earned two each: “Three Billboards,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Coco” and “Darkest Hour.”

Check out all of Sunday’s winners and nominees below.

Best Supporting Actor
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” *WINNER

Makeup and Hairstyling
“Darkest Hour” *WINNER

“Victoria and Abdul”

Costume Design
“Beauty and the Beast”
“Darkest Hour”
“Phantom Thread” *WINNER
“The Shape of Water”
“Victoria and Abdul”

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Best Documentary Feature
“Faces Places”
“Icarus” *WINNER
“Last Men in Aleppo”
“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”
“Strong Island”

Sound Editing
“Baby Driver”
“Blade Runner 2049
“Dunkirk” *WINNER
“The Shape of Water”
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Achievement in Sound Mixing
“Baby Driver”
“Blade Runner 2049”
“Dunkirk” *WINNER
“The Shape of Water”
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

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Production Design
“Beauty and the Beast”
“Blade Runner 2049”
“Darkest Hour”
“The Shape of Water” *WINNER

Foreign Language
“A Fantastic Woman,” Chile *WINNER
“The Insult,” Lebanon
“Loveless,” Russia
“On Body and Soul,” Hungary
“The Square,” Sweden

Best Supporting Actress
Mary J Blige, “Mudbound”
Allison Janney, “I, Tonya” *WINNER
Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread”
Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”

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Best Animated Short Film
“Dear Basketball”
“Garden Party”
“Negative Space”
“Revolting Rhymes”

Best Animated Feature Film
“The Boss Baby”
“The Breadwinner”
“Coco” *WINNER
“Loving, Vincent”

Achievement in Visual Effects
“Blade Runner 2049” *WINNER

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”
“Kong: Skull Island”
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”
“War for the Planet of the Apes”

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Film Editing
“Baby Driver”
“Dunkirk” *WINNER
“I, Tonya”
“The Shape of Water”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Documentary Short Subject
“Edith + Eddie”
“Knife Skills”
“Traffic Stop”
“Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405” *WINNER

Best Live Action Short
“The Eleven O’Clock”
“My Nephew Emmett”
“The Silent Child” *WINNER
“Watu Wote: All of Us”
“Dekalb Elementary”

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Best Adaptated Screenplay
“Call Me by Your Name”
“The Disaster Artist”
“Molly’s Game”

Best Original Screenplay
“The Big Sick”
“Get Out” *WINNER
“Lady Bird”
“The Shape of Water”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

“Blade Runner 2049” *WINNER

“Darkest Hour”
“The Shape of Water”

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Original Score
“Phantom Thread”
“The Shape of Water” *WINNER
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Original Song
“Mighty River,” “Mudbound”
“Mystery of Love,” “Call Me by Your Name”
“Remember Me,” “Coco” *WINNER
“Stand Up for Something,” “Marshall”
“This Is Me,” “The Greatest Showman”

Best Director
“Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan
“Get Out,” Jordan Peele
“Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig
“Phantom Thread,” Paul Thomas Anderson
“The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro *WINNER

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Best Actor
Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”
Daniel Day Lewis, “Phantom Thread”
Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”
Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour” *WINNER
Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

Best Actress
Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” *WINNER
Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
Meryl Streep, “The Post”

Best Picture
“Call Me by Your Name”
“Darkest Hour”
“Get Out”
“Lady Bird”
“Phantom Thread”
“The Post”
“The Shape of Water” *WINNER
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

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Alicia Vikander is such a fan of curling she dubbed it one of the sexiest sports sweeping the 2018 Winter Olympics!

The actress, 32, was among the many to cheer on the male and female curlers during the Games. “It’s very addictive to watch … I love that curling is becoming a sexy sport,” Vikander told USA Today on Monday.

Though the Tomb Raider star’s native country of Sweden was defeated by the American team for gold, Vikander has much respect for the athletes who make it look easy.

“Whoever is competing at the Olympics is really a superhero,” said Vikander, who is the latest actress to step into the iconic shoes of Lara Croft, for which she trained martial arts and gained 12 lbs. of muscle.

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While Sweden’s men’s curling team earned silver, the country’s women’s team dominated against South Korea to take home the gold.

Inspired by her Olympic heroes, Vikander even tried her hand at the sport.

“I was like Bambi on the ice, I fell over a lot,” she said. “And I always ended up smashing against the wall. It’s so delicate, the amount of force required.”

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Vikander wasn’t the only celebrity to enthusiastically spectate from outside PyeongChang.

J.J. Watt, Mr. T and other stars live-tweeted during the curling competitions with the actor and retired professional wrestler writing the hashtag #curlingiscoolfool.

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Yet actress Kirstie Alley publicly expressed her disinterest for curling when she tweeted that she thought the sport was “boring.”

The U.S. curlers got into a Twitter spat with Alley by responding with a tweet of their own: “We’re not trying to be mean either but your movies weren’t exactly riveting theater Kirstie.”

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Alicia Vikander is certifiably kick-ass in her new role as Lara Croft, but the “Tomb Raider” star admits there are some things she can’t do — such as curling.

The Swedish actress was inspired to try her hand at the stone-sliding sport after watching the success of Sweden’s teams over the years.

“When we were doing well, I was like, I need to learn about curling. I didn’t know anything about it. And then I was totally watching the finals. One year I had to set my alarm to watch the finals at 2 a.m,” Vikander told

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While the Swedish men’s team took home silver medals from PyeongChang this week after their road to gold was blocked by the U.S. and the Miracurl on Ice, Vikander didn’t fare so well.

“I was like Bambi on the ice, I fell over a lot,” she said. “And I always ended up smashing [the curling rock] against the wall. It’s so delicate, the amount of force required.”

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Vikander has long been a fan of Swedish curling teams, and for good reason. The men took the bronze medal in 2014 at Sochi, while the women won gold in 2006 and 2010, plus silver in 2014.

“It’s very addictive to watch,” the Oscar winner said.

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There is one pretty good consolation: Vikander mastered martial arts and gained 12 pounds of muscle to play Croft in the latest “Tomb Raider,” having taken over the role from Angelina Jolie.

The reboot hits theaters Friday, March 16.

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Seventeen-year-old Tess Johnson found out she would be competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics — her first time as an Olympian — just days before the games kicked off in South Korea. It was an unforgettable — and emotional — moment for the young Vail, Colorado, native.

“I remember my coach coming up to me and saying, ‘You’re going to be an Olympian,’ ” recalls Johnson, who became the youngest moguls skier ever named to the US national team in 2014. “And I started crying and I called my parents and it was special, I’ll never forget it.”

Johnson, who’s also the niece of PEOPLE Senior Editor Tina Johnson, was one of multiple first-time Olympians competing for Team USA this month.

She recently took some time out from her three-week stay in Pyeongchang to talk about what it’s like to be on the world’s biggest sporting stage: the thrill of the competition, life in the athlete’s village — and, yes, the cool swag.

Arriving in Korea

After landing in Seoul, the athletes all went through “processing,” where they’re outfitted with their official Team USA clothes and equipment. “That’s where you get all your Ralph Lauren and Nike gear,” explains Johnson, “and that was just a shock to me — I mean it was so cool.”

“I got two full duffel bags and actually I had to send them home with my family,” she adds. “It was like Christmas!”

But the experience was also exciting — and inspiring — in other ways. “We went through with the women’s hockey team,” she continues, “and that first experience exposed me to what the Olympics is about.”

“It’s not just about my sport or our country, but it’s about everyone else,” she says. “And that was kind of the first moment that that hit me.”

Life in the Athlete Village

The next day, after a night in Seoul, Johnson and her teammates arrived at the Athletes Village in the mountains of Pyeongchang. She describes the Village itself — a collection of high-rise apartments and athlete venues, including training facilities, a salon, a post office, and a McDonald’s— as being “like a college campus.” (Johnson admits she couldn’t resist McD’s hash browns and McFlurry’s.)

“I think the coolest part is that everyone’s wearing their country’s jacket, so you’ll see people and you’re like, ‘Oh, they’re from Canada, and ‘Oh, they’re from Australia,’ and that’s super cool,” says Johnson, who roomed with teammates from the freestyle moguls and aerials events. “All the buildings have flags on them so you know who’s staying where.”

RELATED VIDEO: Team USA Athletes Explain Why They Think Winter Sports Are More Fun Than Summer Sports

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Johnson’s three USA teammates in the women’s moguls event, Jaelin Kauf, 21, Morgan Schild, 20, and Keaton McCargo, 22, were also first-time Olympians—which made the whole experience that much more exciting and meaningful for all of them. “These three girls are some of my best friends and although they’re like three to five years older than me, I mean they’re like my big sisters, and to go through this with them is, it makes it that much better,” she says.

An Olympic Debut

Johnson’s moguls event started on day one of the Games. “The first time that I skied down the Olympic course, I could not stop smiling,” she says. “It was insane, it really hit me that I was skiing alongside the best in the world at the biggest competition in the world.”

While Johnson missed the podium, she says, “I think results-wise I’m hungry and looking for more. I think I have more to show, and I’m really excited to see what the next four years holds.”

Gold-Medal Moment

When asked what moment really stood out for her, aside from her own event, Johnson says, “The biggest highlight, besides competing, was watching Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall win .”

That victory, a first-time gold for the U.S. in women’s cross country, came in the final, home-stretch of the course, when Diggins pulled ahead to cross the finish line just .19 seconds ahead of Sweden. “Jessie was coming around for like the last corner,” remembers Johnson, “and she was in third and we were all screaming our lungs out.”

“It was so cool to watch her push ahead and win gold,” Johnson says. “It brought tears to my eyes. It was really special.” | 2/26/18

The United States men’s curling team is officially bringing home a gold medal from the 2018 Winter Olympics — and they made a bit of history in the process.

Team USA’s curlers faced off against Sweden on Saturday in the men’s curling final, completing a dramatic run in Gangneung, South Korea, that saw them beat out three-time defending Olympic champions Canada twice in less than a week to reach the gold-medal game.

Saturday’s match-up was the first curling final that the Americans have ever played. They defeated the Swedish team 10-7.

“We’ve always felt like we were right in there,” team lead John Shuster said in a statement after winning the semifinals. “If we play our best game then our game is good enough to go against the best in the world and to be one of the best in the world.”

Team member Tyler George joined in on the excitement in a tweet on Monday, writing, “Feeling an immense sense of pride from coming out on top in one of the greatest games I’ve ever been a part of. @TeamUSA for the win over Canada! Incredible atmosphere…our fans were amazing, and the shotmaking was a heavyweight fight. We stay alive!! #PyeongChang2018.”

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Team USA also got a special call of encouragement this week from none other than Mr. T.

Guess who just phoned our guys to say good luck tonight?? The one and only @MrT himself. Can’t thank T enough for calling and hopping on board the #TeamShuster and @usacurl train!! #TeamUSA #curlingiscoolfool #TeamT

— Team Shuster (@TeamShuster) February 24, 2018

Turns out, the 1980s star isn’t shy about showing his love for the team.

“This is what you guys trained for!” the 65-year-old actor tweeted. “This is what you practice so hard and so long for… Go Win a Gold medal!”

Good luck @TeamShuster ! This is what you guys trained for! This is what you practice so hard and so long for… Go Win a Gold medal! #TeamUSA #curling #curlingiscoolfool

— Mr. T (@MrT) February 22, 2018

It’s been a long journey for the team, especially for Shuster, who has worked as a bartender and a restaurant manager and currently works at Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Shuster had been to the Olympics three times (winning bronze in 2006, the only previous curling medal the U.S. has won) and was considered the most successful American curler in history, but when he applied for the U.S. high-performance program to train for international competition after the 2014 Sochi Games — he was shown the door.

According to the Boston Globe, Shuster then gathered a crew of other men who weren’t chosen to create a “Team of Rejects,” as they called it.

With this group, Shuster and the others beat the team that was selected ahead of them and forced their way into the program. The “Rejects” won a bronze at the world championships, a national title and the first 2018 U.S. Olympic trial, clinching their ticket to the Korean Winter Games.

Shuster, who until 2018 had never gone this far in the Olympics, said he felt inspired when he recently came across a story on Facebook about speed skater Dan Jansen, who returned to the Games over and over until he finally nabbed a gold.

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“His story is my story,” Shuster told the Globe. “I just decided that, 50 years from now, when my kids are showing my grandkids — and maybe I’m dead and gone — video from the Olympics, I didn’t want all my videos to be me failing.”

In a special moment, Jansen gave the team a call before the final game against Sweden.

The inspiration is pouring in. @danjansen94 calls in to voice his support for the team! Hope to follow in your footsteps, Dan. @TeamUSA @NBCOlympics #OneTeam

— Tyler George (@tgeorge1323) February 24, 2018

The U.S. men’s curlers have also proven they’re a bit social media savvy thanks to team member Chris Plys, who asked for bearded Twitter users to come together and shave their facial hair into a mustache.

This was a nod to teammate Matt Hamilton’s signature mustache, and Hamilton promoted the movement ahead of the team’s match-up with Canada.

With that, the “Hamilton Mustache Militia” was born. Fans everywhere have been sharing photos of their mustaches in the days since the call-to-action.

Ok America! Absolutely massive game tonight for us here in #Pyeongchang2018. I’m gonna need everyone in #hamiltonmustachemilitia to sound off with another Stache pic and ranking (you make it up). Lets see the support!! @NBCOlympics @TeamUSA #curling #HamiltonMustacheMilitia

— Matt Hamilton (@MattJamilton) February 22, 2018

Yet, while they have fans in Hollywood such as Mr. T, the team did make headlines earlier this week when the curlers got into a Twitter spat with actress Kirstie Alley, who tweeted that she thought the sport was “boring.”

The team’s official Twitter account replied to her: “We’re not trying to be mean either but your movies weren’t exactly riveting theater Kirstie.”

We’re not trying to be mean either but your movies weren’t exactly riveting theater Kirstie. #justsaying #curling #rockit #TeamUSA

— Team Shuster (@TeamShuster) February 20, 2018

Hamilton also hopped to the sport’s defense. “You’re entitled to your wrong opinion,” he tweeted, which led Alley to reply with three laughing emojis.

After a few more friendly exchanges, Alley finally tweeted that she may have a change of heart.

“Ok I’m gonna give it another chance!” she wrote. “My son loves watching Curling! He doesn’t love figure skating which I do so we can make each other give 2nd chances today!”

Whether they’ve won Alley over or not, the 2018 men’s team finally has a gold medal. | 2/24/18

Lenny Kravitz revealed a lot more to fans than he planned on Monday when his skin-tight leather trousers ripped mid-performance, exposing his manhood to the audience at a Stockholm concert — and the Internet.

The “Are You Gonna Go My Way” singer’s wardrobe malfunction in Sweden soon went viral around the world, with Kravitz himself even tweeting about #penisgate.

While the rocker took it in stride — or “Strut” — he is far from the first star to let it all hang out, with even basketball icon LeBron James accidentally flashing sports fans during the NBA Finals.

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1. Madonna trips because of “too tight cape” during the Brit Awards

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Even the Material Girl can have a wardrobe malfunction, as Madonna proved at the 2015 Brit Awards in London in February. The 56-year-old singer slipped and tumbled down a short set of stairs while performing “Living for Love” from her “Rebel Heart” album, later blaming her elaborate costume. “My beautiful cape was tied too tight,” she said. “But nothing can stop me and love really lifted me up! Thanks for your good wishes! I’m fine!”

2. Mariah Carey splits her dress on “Good Morning America”


There was nothing “Beautiful” about Mariah Carey‘s language in 2013 as the singer couldn’t stop herself from swearing when her dress split on ABC’s “Good Morning America” during a live performance. “Oh, s—,” Carey said while climbing a staircase on the “GMA” summer concert series stage in Central Park. “You didn’t hear that. I said ‘shoot,'” she quickly added.

3. LeBron James‘ penis debuts during NBA Finals 


The cameras got far too up close and personal on LeBron James during Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors in June, as the Cleveland Cavaliers star adjusted his shorts and accidentally flashed his penis on live television. Viewers immediately noticed his wardrobe malfunction and the moment went viral over social media with the hashtag #LeBronsDick, and a NSFW Vine video replaying the incident in slow motion.

4. Beyonce Knowles pops her top — but doesn’t miss a beat

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Beyonce proved to be a true professional at New York’s Global Citizen Festival in September 2014 when her plunging white blouse flew open revealing her flesh-colored bra to a crowd of thousands in Central Park. However, the star simply smiled, placed a hand over her chest and continued to turn in a “bootylicious” performance.

5. Lenny Kavitz splits his pants, flashes his manhood


The “Strut” singer caused plenty of excitement across the web on Aug. 4, 2015, when his leather pants ripped open to reveal his penis in all its glory, before Kravitz exited stage left for a much-needed wardrobe change.

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6. Kristen Stewart suffers a nip slip

“Twilight” actress Kristen Stewart had to face both ex-boyfriend Robert Pattinson and public embarrassment at the 2014 Hollywood Film Awards when the metallic top of her Chanel dress fell a little too low and exposed her nipples as she took the stage to present Julianne Moore with an award for “Still Alice.”

7. Janet Jackson scores with Justin Timberlake at the Super Bowl half-time show


The most famous wardrobe malfunction to date happened when a piece of Janet Jackson‘s costume came loose during the 2004 Super Bowl half-time show. Justin Timberlake pulled away part of her bustier, exposing a right breast to 140 million viewers — and sparking a controversy that landed both CBS and Jackson in court.

The incident became the most recorded and replayed moment in TiVo history, enticing an estimated 35,000 new subscribers and launched an eight-year FCC investigation.

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It’s been nearly eight years since Lindsey Vonn broke out in a big way at the 2010 Winter Olympics, earning a bronze and a gold medal, and the years since have seen no shortage of highs and lows for the alpine skier.

Injuries, recoveries, successes and failures — not to mention a two-year relationship with Tiger Woods — Vonn, 33, has been through it all.

Next, she’s set to compete in her fourth Olympics, making her primetime debut Friday evening in the super-G, after sitting out the 2014 Games after a series of major injuries, including severely damaging her ACL and her right knee.

“I am very anxious right now, it’s been a lot of days over here in Korea without racing and I need to get going,” she recently told TODAY before her Olympic debut. “‘I’ve felt like a caged bull for the last week and a half and all I want to do is be set free so I can get my energy out.”

While she’ll be facing a slew of younger competitors in these Games, Vonn told NBC that, thanks to her experience, her age will work in her favor. With such a long break between her last Olympic appearance, she is more than ready to shoot out of the gates.

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“I am overwhelmingly excited ,” she told PEOPLE last year. “It’s been eight years since Vancouver, which seems like so long ago, but my motivation and drive is five times more than what it was in Vancouver, just because I’ve been through a lot since then. And not having raced in Sochi, that frustration and disappointment is definitely fueling me right now. … Those emotions are definitely pushing me hard in the gym and that’s what I’m going to be thinking about at the starting gate in South Korea.”

Vonn’s career highlights have long been braided together with her physical setbacks, a trend that continued leading up to the PyeongChang Games.

Asked what she learned from the recovery process, she told PEOPLE, “I think it just proves to me that I’m pretty tough. I’m resilient, and my story is full of ups and downs — but at the end of the day I always get up.

“I think people are already trying to phase me out,” she continued. “I’m certainly not going anywhere.”

Already the winningest female ski racer in history — and the second most decorated ski racer, period — Vonn notched her 78th World Cup race victory in December, in France, with her father in the audience. That put her only eight races away from tying Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark for the most victories ever.

It was her first win in months, coming just days after injuring her back in a race in Switzerland. About a week before that injury, she crashed while racing in Canada.

“The physical issues that I’ve had made it hard to have confidence in my body, so it was mentally challenging,” Vonn said in December, according to the Associated Press. “That’s been the biggest thing in the last few weeks: Keep going, keep fighting, keep trying, keep picking yourself back up, especially after the crash in Lake Louise.”

“The biggest thing is just getting the confidence going for February, that’s my biggest goal,” Vonn said. “Confidence gives me a lot of peace of mind going into the next months of speed races.”

She sounded a similar note at the 100 Days event in November, saying then: “I think nerves are good, honestly, I think that’s what pushes me. When the stakes are high, that’s when I get more energy and I get more amped up. And I feel like the pressure that you feel is the pressure that you put on yourself, so I try to make sure I have that in check.”

The Olympics themselves, though, never get old.

“It means everything to me to represent my country,” Vonn said. “When you walk out in the opening ceremonies and you’re with your teammates and you know that the weight of your country is on your shoulders, it’s an incredibly moving and powerful moment.”

Asked if February’s Games could her last hurrah, she said, “Maybe — I mean I’m old, but I’m not that old.”

“Ski racing is a tough sport to continue on doing when you get to be my age, so we’ll see what happens,” she continued, “but I’m going to do the best I can to finish out strong if that is the case.”

“I savor every moment in life, I just have appreciation for every opportunity that I have every day that I’m allowed to do what I love to do,” she said. “So if it’s my last, I definitely will have enjoyed every minute. But if it’s not, I still will have enjoyed every minute.”

She told PEOPLE: “I can break the overall win record this year, but I think it’s more realistic to save that for the following year and really focus on the Olympics this year. For sure I’ll be racing two more seasons.”

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In a stunning upset, Mikaela Shiffrin couldn’t capture the same magic of yesterday’s gold medal run and left empty-handed in the highly anticipated women’s alpine skiing slalom that was supposed to be a lock for the skiing superstar.

Shiffrin, 22, failed to take home her second medal of the Winter Games on Friday morning (Thursday night in the states). The alpine slalom is her specialty, and Shiffrin came in as the event’s favorite less than a day after winning her first gold medal in her Pyeongchang debut at the Giant slalom.

While the alpine slalom was originally scheduled earlier this week, Olympic officials postponed the event due to heavy winds. Coming into the slalom, Shiffrin’s main threats were Petra Vlhova of Slovakia, who beat Shiffrin in November by 0.1 in the season-opening slalom; Frida Hansdotter of Sweden; and Wendy Holdener of Switzerland.

Whether the postponement affected her at all, Shiffrin put on a discouraging first run, where she finished with a 49.37, a half second back behind first-place Holdener’s 48.89.

Though she seemed nervous after the initial showing, not all seemed lost, as just last month in Flachau, Shiffrin trailed by .37 seconds in the first run but won the event by .94 seconds.

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In an interview with NBC Sports just after her first showing, Shiffrin admitted she vomited before coming to the gates. “It was kind of sudden,” she said. “It almost felt like a virus kind of puking less about nerves.”

After the interview, Shiffrin likely went to take a nap, as she famously does during every race. By the start of the second portion, Shiffrin was in fourth position with a huge deficit to make up.

On her second run, Shiffrin moved into second with a run time of 49.66 and a total time of 1:39.03. While she wouldn’t take home gold, she still had a chance to medal—though it wasn’t a sure thing with three skiers left behind her. By the end, Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter took first place, and Wendy Holdener of Switzerland and Katharina Gallhuber of Austria took second and third, leaving Shiffrin in fourth.

With her loss, Team USA’s total medal count stays at eight—which includes five gold, one silver and two bronze—including a sweep of all of the gold medals in the snowboarding events to date. America’s eight medals are currently good for fifth in the medal count, with Norway leading the way with a whopping 17.

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The alpine slalom performance was Shiffrin’s second showing in a total of five runs in Pyeongchang, with the downhill, super combined and team event up next (she decided to skip tomorrow’s Super G for rest). She was emotional after her scoring her first gold in the Giant slalom on Thursday, breaking out into tears when she found out she was able to come ahead of Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel.

Yesterday’s win was her first Olympic medal since winning gold in Sochi, Russia, four years ago. In those games, she became the youngest slalom gold medalist ever at just 18 years old.

Shiffrin is also the first woman to win three consecutive world slalom titles in 78 years, and is often compared with American alpine skier Lindsey Vonn, the most decorated female ski racer of all time.

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But she hasn’t let her success get to her head.

“I’m well-known in my sport and people are starting to take notice outside of my sport as well, but the good thing of where I’m at right now is that I’m kind of — like I don’t really want it to change,” Shiffrin told PEOPLE in September. “I do in that, if I want to go to the Olympics this year, I want to perform well and if I do then it will change, so I want to do that. But I don’t want things to change in that I can go to the grocery store and shop and do my things.”

Unlike many young athletes competing with her as part of Team USA, Shiffrin is generally quiet on social media and told PEOPLE before leaving for Pyeongchang that she wants to remain as down-to-earth as possible.

“I’m still going into these Games feeling star-struck by all of my competitors,” she said, “and I’m the same type of person to just keep my head down and just go do my race, do my thing and then see what happens.”

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Sport is considered a national pastime in Sweden, and about half of the population actively takes part in sports activities. The most important all-embracing organisations for sports in Sweden are the Swedish Sports Confederation, and the Swedish Olympic Committee. In total over 2,000,000 people (about 20% of the total population) are members of a sports club. The sports with most participants are handball, football, golf, gymnastics and athletics, while the sports with the largest number of television spectators are handball, ice hockey, football, golf, motor sport and athletics. Football is the main sport. Winter sports are also popular, both in the number of participants and in spectators, while floorball gained large popularity in the 1990s amongst participants, spectators really grew in the last 5 years to outnumber other team sports amongst the spectators. Other popular sports include bandy, basketball, orienteering, tennis and table tennis. Except for basketball, the American sports have not gained much popularity, although American football and baseball are practised. Popular recreational sports and activities include brännboll (popular in schools), boule, kubb, skiing, swimming, gymnastics, walking, running, cycling, dancing, fishing and hunting.

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