Encore: Oscar Winner Casey Affleck Talks ‘Manchester By The Sea’ – The Actor’s Side
Casey Affleck practically swept through awards season winning almost everything in sight (well, except SAG) on his way to grabbing the biggest one of all: he Best Actor Oscar. It came Sunday for his unforgettable turn in Manchester By The Sea, the Amazon/Roadside Attractions release that has made more than $40 million at the domestic box office so far and is still going.
In the heat of the race, Affleck sat down with me for my Deadline video series The Actor’s Side, for… Read
Warren Beatty To Academy President: “Publicly Clarify What Happened As Soon As Possible”
Another day, another statement from a party involved in the Mother of All Oscar Screw-ups. Warren Beatty, who was on stage to present the Best Picture trophy when everything fell apart, today called out Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs to explain the snafu. Like now.
"Rather than for me to respond to questions from the press about the Academy ceremony,” he said in a statement to the Associated Press, “I feel it would be more appropriate for the president of the… Read
One Possible Oscar Night Fix: Each Auditor Might Get Another Auditor
As of mid-Tuesday, officials at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences were still reviewing Sunday night's Oscar debacle, when La La Land was mistakenly announced as Best Picture instead of Moonlight, and they were still considering possible fixes. An Academy spokeswoman declined to discuss the next steps. But people briefed on the matter dropped some hints. One change, according to a person familiar with the discussions, would involve stationing two auditors… Read
Jimmy Kimmel Wins Late-Night Ratings With Oscar Debacles Explainer
Jimmy Kimmel pulled off a ratings victory the night after the Oscars, as viewers tuned in to ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! to hear his side of the story about Sunday’s awards ceremony debacles.
Kimmel drew a 2.6/7 in Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, beating NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2.2/6) and CBS' The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (2.5/7) in Monday’s numbers, according to Nielsen. Kimmel also was tops in the demo, with a 0.8/4, compared with Fallon (0.7/4)… Read
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 Takes “Full Responsibility” For Best Picture Blunder In New Apology
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
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
Donald Trump: Oscars Host Jimmy Kimmel “Pulled Out The Race Card” Because “They’re Losing Badly”
Donald Trump did an interview with Fox & Friends that is scheduled to air Tuesday as a walk-up to his address before the joint session of Congress. During the interview, he was asked about comments made about him during Sunday’s Academy Awards.
Possibly explaining why Trump did not respond to Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel’s tweet trying to engage him, the president said:
"Look, it just seems like the other side, whenever they're losing badly, they always pull out the race… Read
‘Moana’ Star Auli’i Cravalho Cast In NBC Pilot ‘Drama High’ From Jason Katims & Jeffrey Seller
EXCLUSIVE: This is a nice get — 16-year-old Moana star Auli’i Cravalho, who wowed the Oscar audiences with her performance of nominated song “How Far I’ll Go” last night, has been tapped for a lead role in NBC’s drama pilot Drama High, from Friday Night Lights executive producer/showrunner Jason Katims and Jeffrey Seller, producer of the smash Broadway hit Hamilton.
It was Hamilton creator and original star Lin-Manuel Miranda who wrote the Oscar-nominated song from the… Read