Donald Trump Dominates Oscars Until Best Picture Snafu Steals Spotlight
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
Oscars Blows It, Gives Best Picture To Wrong Film; Chaos On Stage As ‘Moonlight’ Wins
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 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 last and most marquee… Read
Oscar Winners: Emma Stone, Mahershala Ali & More Take Home The Golden Statue – Photo Gallery
The 89th annual Academy Awards were filled with a slew of first-time winners, including Viola Davis (Fences) and Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) in the Best Supporting categories and Emma Stone (La La Land) and Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) in the Best Actor/Actress group.
La La Land‘s Damien Chazelle, 32, became the youngest Best Director winner ever by a few months. Kenneth Lonergan, Justin Hurwitz, Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney also snagged their… Read
For ‘Manchester By The Sea’ Oscar Winner Kenneth Lonergan, Creative Control Is A Vital Point In WGA Contract Talks
“I don’t think anyone should strike now”.
That was Kenneth Lonergan’s response tonight in the Oscar press room when asked about the looming threat of another Writers Guild Association strike as the labor union sits down with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers to hammer out a new film/TV contract on March 13.
While the guild has specified several needs including larger earnings for TV writers in the face of shortened series, heightened residuals for… Read
Lionsgate Roaring About Eight Oscar Night, But Not Best Pic Screwup
It will be up to the Academy to explain the inexplicable ending of a terrific Oscarcast, because Lionsgate isn’t talking. Its film La La Land was awarded Best Picture, only to have it taken away and given to Moonlight. A spokesman was taking the high road: “We’re incredibly proud of our eight winners tonight — six wins for La La Land and two wins for Hacksaw Ridge. And we congratulate Moonlight, a terrific film, on their win.” Despite the haul of golden trophies, there… Read
Hollywood’s Mood Swing, From ‘La La Land’ To ‘Moonlight,’ Brings A New Kind Of Upset
It was a different kind of upset at the Oscars on Sunday night, and not just because Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway gave the Best Picture award to the wrong movie.
The producers of La La Land literally had the Oscar in hand. The producers of Moonlight pried it away. Awards night theater doesn't get better than that.
More fascinating, though, are the invisible impulses that put Barry Jenkins' Moonlight, about a poor gay black man's survival and self-discovery, in front of… Read
Oscar Mean Tweets: Emma Stone, Jeff Bridges, Samuel L. Jackson & Others Taste The Pain
Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 89th annual Academy Awards tonight, so naturally he was going to do one of the most popular bits from his ABC latenight show: Enter “: Oscar Edition.” Watch it above.
Meanwhile, here’s a sampling — read by the stars who were mentioned:
“Oh look at me, I'm Ryan Gosling. I have perfect bone structure and kind eyes. Go f*ck yourself, Ryan Gosling.”
“Samuel L. Jackson has resting fart face.” Responded Jackson, “Yes I do.”
“Emma Stone looks… Read
Watch The Moment Oscar Best Picture Reveal Went Bad
In what was a shocking turn of events at the 89th Annual Academy Awards, La La Land mistakenly was named Best Picture instead of Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight. Watch the moment below.
After Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, marking the 50th anniversary of Bonnie and Clyde, announced Damien Chazelle’s musical as the Best Picture, the speeches were cut short when La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz showed the envelope revealing Moonlight as the true winner.
“There’s a mistake. Moo… Read
Emma Stone On ‘La La Land’ & ‘Moonlight’ Best Picture Snafu: “I Was Holding The Best Actress Card The Entire Time”
It was almost a serendipitous moment at the Oscars: Emma Stone wins best actress for La La Land along with best director Damien Chazelle, and then the movie wins best picture. But that’s not how the latter part of it went down as best picture presenter Warren Beatty confessed he was reading incorrectly off the best actress winner card which listed Emma Stone as best actress, instead of the best picture card.
Stone’s take: “I was holding the best actress card the entire… Read
Oscars: Hollywood Reacts To Best Picture Snafu
After what seemed like a seamless 89th Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, a monster of a mistake closed the show – that’s sure to be one for the history books.
After Warren Beatty hesitated, Faye Dunaway announced La La Land as the winner of Best Picture. Thinking he had won his first Oscar, an ecstatic La La Land producer Marc Platt said from the stage, "Here's to the fools who made me dream,” and thanked everyone from Sam Cohn to his wife of 40 years, Julie. Only… Read
Oscars TV Review: Stellar Show Spoiled By Best Picture Fiasco
An unprecedented Best Picture mistake tonight took the shine off one of the best Oscars in recent years. The 89th Academy Awards initially handed the big win to La La Land, though Moonlight was the actual victor.
“This is very unfortunate what happened,” host Jimmy Kimmel saidafter the fiasco from a packed stage at the Dolby Theatre to a shocked crowd in front of him and millions watching on TV. “Personally I blame Steve Harvey for this,” he added to tight laughs in a… Read
‘Moonlight’ Writers Dedicate Oscar Win To The Underrepresented
Moonlight has secured the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney, a first for both writers. The script, based on McCraney’s unproduced screenplay (Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue) about a young black boy-turned-man’s conflict with sexual identity while he navigates a tough upbringing, beat out scripts from Arrival, Fences, Hidden Figures and Lion.
Jenkins said onstage, “I tell my students that I teach sometimes, be in love with the… Read