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Oscars: A Best Picture Envelope Disaster Isn’t Enough To Take Away The Triumph Of The Best Academy Awards Show In Many A Moon(light) – Hammond

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Somehow the confused , perplexing and chaotic ending of the 89th Annual Academy Awards seems a fitting coda to an Oscar show in the Trump era. I have covered a lot of Oscar shows in my time but never have I seen one go down like this one did Sunday night when La La Land was announced for Best Picture, speeches were made, and then only to have it taken away when , due to a mistake in handing the correct envelope to presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, Moonlight was… Read

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Iran & France Praise Asghar Farhadi’s Foreign Language Oscar Win (& Boycott)

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Representatives of the Iranian government have lauded the team behind Asghar Farhadi’s Best Foreign Language Oscar winner, The Salesman. The country’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, took to Twitter on Monday to say he was proud of the cast and crew for their Oscar and “stance against Muslim ban.” And, Culture Minister, Reza Salehi Amiri, praised the now double Oscar winner Farhadi for standing against “narrow-minded and racist policies of novice American… Read

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Rose Garnett Named BBC Films Chief

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Film4 Head of Creative Rose Garnett has been made director of BBC Films. She'll take over the reins for the influential role from acting head of film Joe Oppenheimer, the longtime BBC exec who was widely tipped to be the front-runner for the position. Former head of film Christine Langan stepped down last year. "Rose will be an exciting new ambassador for BBC Films," said Director of BBC Content Charlotte Moore. "She has an impressive track record in the UK film industry… Read

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Another Oscars Gaffe: Image Of Living Australian Producer Mistakenly Used During In Memoriam Segment

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The Best Picture blunder wasn't the only gaffe at the Academy Awards ceremony last night: During the show's In Memoriam segment, a photo of a living woman was mistakenly used to represent Janet Patterson, four-time Oscar nominee for costume design, who died in October 2016. During the montage, Australian producer Jan Chapman's image was used to represent Patterson. Chapman, who is alive and well, has worked on projects such as Bright Star and The Piano, both from… Read

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Viola Davis & Mahershala Ali’s Oscar Wins Prove Successful Film & TV Careers Can Co-Exist

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Mahershala Ali, Emma Stone, Viola Davis & Casey Affleck
89th Annual Academy Awards, Photo Room, Los Angeles 26 Feb 2017

On Thursday night, Viola Davis was live-tweeting the season finale of her ABC drama series How To Get Away With Murder. On Sunday night, she won an Oscar for her role in Fences. In addition to Davis, Ruth Negga, a lead actress Oscar nominee for Loving, is the female lead of the AMC drama series Preacher. And Mahershala Ali, supporting Oscar winner for Moonlight, was segueing from this three-and-a-half season stint on Netflix’s House of Cards to a season-long arc on the… Read

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Oscar’s Best Picture Screwup: The Real Story, As Pricewaterhouse Takes Blame

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UPDATE with PricewaterhouseCoopers statement: The Best Picture gaffe that marred tonight’s Oscar broadcast was caused by a doppelganger Best Actress envelope mistaken for the night’s final prize, which caused the unprecedented screw-up that temporarily bestowed the top trophy to La La Land instead of rightful winner Moonlight. Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers confirmed just now that the fault was theirs: We sincerely apologize to Moonlight, La La Land, Warren… Read

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‘Moonlight’ Wins Best Picture Oscar … In A Do-Over – Deadline’s Live Blog

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UPDATE with complete winners: In what might be one of the most bizarre endings to any awards show in Hollywood history, Moonlight was crowned with the Best Picture Oscar. But it took a while, as presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway actually pronounced the favorite La La Land the winner, with the resulting confusion creating chaos both on the stage and in the crowd as it became clear something had gone horribly wrong. Up until then, what the Oscar producers producers h… Read

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And The Winner For Grandest Oscar Party Invite…

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UPDATE: Byron Allen’s post-Oscar bash raised more than $1 million for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, his Entertainment Studios reported tonight. Now that’s a clear winner. PREVIOUS, Sunday, 4:37 PM: Most Oscar party invites come as emails. An exception is tonight’s gala viewing party and post-Oscar concert that Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios is hosting at the Montage Beverly Hills. Encased in a giant box was a folded 17 x 22” gold-embossed oversized invitation… Read

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Oscars: Facebook’s Top Five Most Talked About Moments From Sunday’s Telecast

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If we’re talking about biggest moment’s from Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards, obviously Moonlight’s surprise Best Picture win takes the cake, but in an over three-hour telecast surely there has to be others. Throughout the show, Facebook took a deeper look at the public conversation around the ceremony, and we’ve collected the top five most talked-about moments related to the Academy Awards, according to the social media giant. 1. La La Land and Moonlight Best Picture… Read

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Oscars Scorecard: Wins By Film & Studio

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With all the kerfuffle about the Best Picture fiasco at 89th annual Academy Awards, it’s easy to forget that a bunch of other awards were handed out tonight. La La Land doubled the field with six wins, with actual Best Picture winner Moonlight next with three. And Lionsgate took bragging rights among studios, scoring eight trophies with La La and Hacksaw Ridge. Here is the scorecard: Wins by film: La La Land: 6 Moonlight: 3 Hacksaw Ridge: 2 Manchester by the Sea… Read

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Oscars: Donald Trump Dominates Until Best Picture Snafu Steals Spotlight

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United States President Donald Trump delivers brief remarks before a toast during the annual Governors' Dinner in the East Room of the White House
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Part of the National Governors Association?s annual meeting in the nation's capital, the black tie dinner and ball is the first formal event the Trumps will host at the White House since moving in last month.

Given the degree to which President Donald Trump loomed over trophy-show season, it was inevitable talk would turn political at the Oscars, though a lot of Oscar-night political headline got ripped up in favor of breaking news when the Best Picture Academy Award accidentally was given to the wrong movie. The politics started long before the actual ceremony, when celebrities were seen on red-carpet arrivals shows proudly sporting blue ribbons in support of the American… Read

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Oscars Blows It, Gives Best Picture To Wrong Film; Chaos On Stage As ‘Moonlight’ Wins

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UPDATE with more details: A24’s Moonlight won the Best Picture Oscar tonight after an epic mix-up on the stage in which presenter Faye Dunaway, onstage with Warren Beatty, read what turned out to be the wrong winner. She originally announced that Lionsgate’s La La Land won, to walk away with its seventh win of the night from its record-tying 14 nominations, and La La Land‘s producers even gave acceptance speeches before the mistake was discovered, and chaos ensued for the… Read