The Academy On Best Picture Oscar Snafu: “We Deeply Regret The Mistake”
Almost 24-hours after the Best Picture Oscar was awarded to La La Land instead of the true winner, Moonlight, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has released a statement, apologizing to those involved in the error.
Deeply regretting the mistake, the Academy saluted the “tremendous grace they displayed under the circumstances.” PricewaterhouseCoopers, who issued a second apology just minutes before, took full responsibility for the error, clarifying that PwC… Read
Jimmy Kimmel Says This Year’s Crazy Oscars Ceremony Was Cursed – Watch
“Have any of you here ever hosted the Oscars before? Well, except for the end – It was a lot of fun,” Jimmy Kimmel said at the top of his ABC late-night show.
“As I'm sure you've at least heard, La La Land was simultaneously the biggest winner and loser last night…You know it's a strange night when the word ‘envelope’ is trending on Twitter.”
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway presented the award for Best Picture, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bonnie and Clyde. “So… Read
PricewaterhouseCoopers Issues Second Apology After Best Picture Gaffe
Early Monday morning, a day after the 89th Academy Awards, Tim Ryan, U.S. chairman and senior partner of accounting firm PricewaterhouseCooper, made his rounds on the press circuit, apologizing for the Best Picture mistake. Now, after already releasing their first statement following the ceremony, a second official statement has been shared by PwC.
"PwC takes full responsibility for the series of mistakes and breaches of established protocols during last night's Oscars,"… Read
Conan Reveals “Confusing” Contents Of Best Picture Card Warren Beatty Was Given At Oscars
Conan explained what really happened at Sunday night’s 89th Academy Awards when Warren Beatty opened the envelope to discover which movie had won the Best Picture Oscar.
“A lot of people at first blamed Warren Beatty for making the mistake,” Conan noted. “But, in his defense, if you saw the card he was given to read, it was pretty confusing,” he added.
Actually, not “confusing” so much as “incomprehensible.”
And, of course, Beatty handed the card to Faye Dunaway to read… Read
PwC Exec Cancels CNN Segment “Apparently On Orders From The Academy,” Anderson Cooper Says
As the finger-pointing and mea culpas continue regarding last night’s Best Picture tragicomedy, the top U.S. exec at the Academy’s accounting firm was booked on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360° tonight. Key word: “was.”
PricewaterhouseCoopers U.S. Chairman and senior partner Tim Ryan, who had been making the media rounds today to discuss Sunday’s Best Picture gaffe, canceled his appearance on the primetime show less than an hour before he was to go on, Anderson Cooper said… Read
Bill O’Reilly Addresses ‘Factors’ Nils Bildt Mystery
Bill O’Reilly has addressed the mystery of the Swedish guest he had on his show last week.
Nils Bildt landed headlong into the fake news debate last Thursday when he appeared on The O’Reilly Factor to talk about crime in Sweden – days after Trump gave a speech decrying an attack in the country that did not take place. Bildt talked of an immigrant problem, of crime stats, and a politically-correct culture that bars these issues "being openly and honestly discussed" in that… Read
Jon Stewart Pops Up To Explore Donald Trump’s Press Hostility With Stephen Colbert
Late Show host Stephen Colbert addressed President Donald Trump and his hostile relationship with the media, which hit a new low last week when White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer blocked CNN, NYT, Politico and LAT from an informal press briefing.
This, hours after Trump proclaimed his love of the First Amendment, insisting “nobody loves it better than me.”
Trump has said he only has issues with “fake news” which, Colbert noted, is defined as any news report Trump… Read
U.S. State Department Deletes Tweet Congratulating Iranian Director After ‘Salesman’ Oscar Win
On Monday, the U.S. State Department tweeted, and then deleted, a congratulatory message to director Asghar Farhadi, whose film The Salesman won the Oscar for Best Foreign-Language film at the 89th Academy Awards.
The message was shared by the State Department’s official Persian-language Twitter account, @USAdarFarsi, congratulating the Iranian people and Farhadi for his win at Sunday's ceremony. According to reports, the tweet was posted at 1 A.M. ET, but later… Read
Stephen Moyer To Topline Fox Marvel Pilot
Stephen Moyer, star of one of the top genre drama series of the past decade, HBO’s True Blood, has been tapped to play the lead in Fox’s Marvel action-adventure pilot.
Written by Matt Nix and directed by Bryan Singer, the pilot focuses on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. Moyer will play the dad… Read
Jaime King To Stir It Up In ‘How To Cook Your Daughter’
EXCLUSIVE: Hart of Dixie alum Jaime King is set to topline How to Cook Your Daughter, a film adaptation based on a memoir by Jessica Hendra and Blake Morrison. Jennifer Clary is attached to direct, with production scheduled to begin in November.
The novel follows Hendra's experience growing up as the daughter of a National Lampoon editor. While a disillusioned generation of Americans reveled in the smart, sometimes brilliant and always raucous humor of the Lampoon… Read
‘Big Love’ Creators Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer Remember Their Star Bill Paxton
Over a decade ago, HBO was looking to launch a second successful drama series to join its runaway hit The Sopranos.
After a few tries, the network bet on novice creators, Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer, backed by producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and a provocative premise: a series about a polygamist family man. Long before it was cool for movie stars to do TV, the project was able to get Bill Paxton with the help of Paxton’s Apollo 13 co-star Hanks. Big Love became… Read
Comcast CEO Says Growth From NBCU Businesses Will Offset Lower TV Ratings
Streaming video services such as DirecTV Now may have “scary implications” for some programmers, who could see some channels left behind, and operators, who might lose subscribers. But they shouldn’t take a big bite out of Comcast, CEO Brian Roberts told investors today at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference.
“Our view was that scale matters,” he says. “When we just owned E! and Golf Channel and Comcast SportsNet, it wasn’t enough. Now we have MSNBC… Read