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The Oscars are the grand finale of award season, and this year, we have more to look forward to than ever. La La Land is up for an astonishing (and recording-tying) 14 awards, Viola Davis has already broken a record, and unless one of them doesn't show up for their nominated categories, ex-couple Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield will be in the same place at the same time. (It's exciting, Ok?) If you're looking forward to the big show, take a look at all the need-to-know details below! The Nominees The best picture race is incredibly tight, with Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, La La Land, Lion, Manchester by the Sea, and Moonlight all in the running. At least one actor from each of those movies is up for an individual nod, including Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Casey Affleck, Denzel Washington, and Viola Davis. There are »
- Maggie Pehanick
Hollywood's biggest night is right around the corner!
The new presenters to join an already diverse group include Javier Bardem, David Oyelowo, Amy Adams, Riz Ahmed, John Cho, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Leslie Mann, Janelle Monáe, Emma Stone and Charlize Theron.
They join previously announced presenters Halle Berry, Jamie Dornan, Chris Evans, Gael Garcia Bernal, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Johnson, Kate McKinnon, Shirley MacLaine and Hailee Steinfeld.
The 2017 Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel will air on Sunday, Feb. 26 on ABC.
Amy Adams, Dwayne Johnson and Emma Stone are among the latest crop of A-list presenters at this month’s Oscar telecast, producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced Thursday. Other newly-named presenters include Riz Ahmed, Javier Bardem, John Cho, Felicity Jones, Leslie Mann, Janelle Monáe, David Oyelowo and Charlize Theron. “No matter who you are or where you live, movies bring us together,” De Luca and Todd said in a joint statement. “Through indelible, fearless performances these extraordinary actors help make it happen. We are thrilled to welcome them to the 89th Oscars stage.” Also Read: No, Rin Tin Tin Didn't Really. »
- Thom Geier
The third slate of presenters for the Feb. 26 telecast was announced on Thursday, and 11 more stars were invited to read the winners’ names.
- Karen Mizoguchi
In less than two weeks, the 2017 Oscars will bring out the brightest stars in Hollywood. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences announced the third slate of presenters Thursday morning, with Amy Adams, Riz Ahmed, Javier Bardem, John Cho, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Leslie Mann, Janelle Monáe, David Oyelowo, Emma Stone and Charlize Theron joining fellow actors Halle Berry, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Dornan, Chris Evans, Gael García Bernal, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Johnson, Brie Larson, Shirley MacLaine, Kate McKinnon, Mark Rylance, Hailee Steinfeld and Alicia Vikander onstage. "No matter who you are or where you live, movies bring us together. Through indelible, fearless »
“Everybody in this room has already won,” added her cohost John Cho. “This isn’t like the ‘other’ Oscars. By the end of the night, 80% of that room is losers.”
“The Academy cares so much about you, you get your own private evening,” Cho joked to the ballroom full of engineers and scientists. “Where are the celebrities?” he asked rhetorically. “We didn’t invite them!”
By night’s end, 34 individuals and five companies received recognition at the Sci-Tech Awards. There were no unhappy losers, just many happy winners.
Technical Achievement Awards were given to achivements in many fields, from advancements in animated horse design (seen in such films as “The Lone Ranger” and “The Revenant”) to the invention of the Meander digital drawing system »
- Lawrence Yee
I love tradition and so every year that I can make it I try to attend the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Scientific And Technical Awards. The winners, which this year included several digital innovations, were no surprise as they had been previously announced, and the Beverly Wilshire Hotel dinner wasn’t exactly star studded with only Leslie Mann and John Cho enlisted to serve as hosts. This whole elegant Saturday night evening will actually be lucky to get… »
The actors brought their A-game as they prepared to host the Academy's Sci-Tech Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on Saturday.
Watch: 2017 Oscar Awards Nominees: 'La La Land' Leads With 14 Nominations
Before the ceremony started, the Academy shared an inside peek at the night on Twitter.
The Academy announced last month that 18 scientific and technical achievements would be honored at the annual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation. See the honorees below:
Technical Achievement Awards (Academy Certificates)
Thomson Grass Valley for the design and engineering of the pioneering Viper FilmStream digital camera system.
Larry Gritz for the design, implementation and dissemination of Open Shading Language (Osl).
Brian Whited for the design and development of the Meander drawing system »
The Academy likes Facebook. They really, really like them. Or so we can deduce from a plush new interview studio that AMPAS is putting up with Mark Zuckerberg’s company in Los Angeles. The space will lure nominees from all categories to the far reaches of Silicon Beach — but once there, they’ll get a double-whammy of exposure on both the social network and its sister platform Instagram. Also Read: Oscars: John Cho and Leslie Mann to Host Sci-Tech Awards Interviews will utilize Facebook Live broadcasting, a company spokesperson said, to answer fan questions and share stories on Instagram. There’s also the cross-pollination perk. »
- Matt Donnelly
Stand-up comedian and former “The Daily Show” producer Jena Friedman is to make her directorial debut with comedy “Serial Dater,” which stars Imogen Poots (“Green Room,” “Knight of Cups”), Timothy Simons (HBO’s “Veep”) and John Cho (“Star Trek” and “Harold and Kumar” franchises). WestEnd Films has started international sales in Berlin.
The movie, which shoots this summer, follows Jane, a career-driven 30-year-old surviving singledom in New York City. “Enter Ted, a.k.a. the perfect guy: he’s handsome, he’s fun, he’s smart. Oh, and he might also be a serial killer,” according to a statement. “And if he is… is being in a loving relationship with a serial killer worse than going back to being a single woman in her 30s?”
“’Serial Dater’ is a dark romantic comedy about love and relationships, and the compromises we make to sustain them,” Friedman said. “The goal is let »
- Leo Barraclough
Kevin Ford, Smriti Keshari, and Eric Schlosser’s Berlinale Special selection documentary the bomb screens on Friday and explores the power and fascination of nuclear weapons. the bomb premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last year as a multimedia installation.
Amman Abbasi’s feature directorial debut Dayveon premiered at Sundance last month and screens in Forum on Friday. Newcomer Devin Blackmon plays the eponymous 13-year-old grieving the loss of his older brother who falls in with a local gang. FilmRise acquired North American rights after the premiere in Park City.
Alicia Scherson and Cristián Jiménez’s Family Life premiered at Sundance before going to the Rotterdam Film Festival. Jorge Becker, Gabriela Arancibia, Blanca Lewin and Cristián Carvajal star in the story of a lonely fabulist who concocts a tale »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Decider Joe Reid on the repetitive lie that Oscar shuns popular movies
Interview shared a Winona Ryder interview from 1990. I can't tell you how formative this was for me. I had the photoshoot plastered all over my bedroom. I was obsessed with her quotables.
Playbill Broadway aimed Moulin Rouge! will be trying to cast its Satine (!!!), or at least a temporary Satine for readings and such, on February 17th at an Equity-only audition
Mnpp Great Moments in Movie Shelves visits The Royal Tenenbaums game closet
Av Club IMDb is shutting down its message boards
Deadline file this under "it's about time" - Sarah Paulson is finally getting lead roles in features! She'll headline Lost Girls, a serial killer drama in which she plays a mother searching for her daughter
The Guardian we need to be listening to Middle Eastern cinema right »
- NATHANIEL R
John Cho and Leslie Mann will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards on Feb. 11 at the Beverly Wilshire. Together, they will present 18 awards to 34 individuals and five organizations.
“We’re so excited to have John and Leslie join us as hosts for this year’s Scientific and Technical Awards,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “It’s one of our favorite and most talked about events each Oscar season, and John and Leslie’s humor and refreshing take on the honorees will be a perfect addition to a night where we celebrate our colleagues’ groundbreaking scientific and technical achievements.”
Mann recently starred in “How to Be Single” and can currently be seen in Taylor Hackford’s “The Comedian” alongside Robert De Niro. Her other credits include “The Other Woman,” “This Is 40,” and “Knocked Up,” as well as the animated features “Rio 2” and the Oscar-nominated “ParaNorman. »
- Dani Levy
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has found two stars willing to spend a Saturday night handing out Oscars to the winners of the 2017 Scientific and Technical Awards. Leslie Mann (“This is Forty”) and John Cho (“Star Trek”) will bestow 18 different awards to 34 recipients in a ceremony on February, 11 in Beverly Hills.
This year’s winners were revealed early last month and include the Red camera and the animatronic horse puppet.
- Gregory Ellwood
John Cho and Leslie Mann will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards ceremony on February 11 at the Beverly Wilshire. The awards were unveiled last month. A total of 18 awards will be presented with technical achievement or scientific and engineering awards. Among the recipients this year are camera innovations from Sony, Panasonic, Arri and Red Digital Cinema. As per usual, portions of the Sci-Tech presentation will be… »
Comedians John Cho and Leslie Mann will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Feb. 11. The ceremony will be held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, and will involve 18 awards given to 34 individual recipients and five organizations. “We’re so excited to have John and Leslie join us as hosts for this year’s Scientific and Technical Awards,” Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in a statement. “It’s one of our favorite, and most talked about, events each Oscar season, and John and Leslie’s humor and refreshing take on the. »
- Matt Pressberg
There was a secret festival favorite at Sundance 2017. That film was Columbus. This quiet drama is Korean director Kogonada's first venture into the feature length realm. He is most known for his video essays on Vimeo, and damn did all of that study of film pay off. Kogonada's Columbus covers a lot of ground in the most elegant gestures and proves Kogonada knows his craft inside and out. From the absolutely exquisite cinematography by Elisha Christian, to the subtle yet powerful performances from lead actors Haley Lu Richardson and John Cho: this quiet film finds its way right into your soul. Okay, so here's the thing about Sundance: this festival screens films that I, personally, wouldn't necessarily watch at home on my sofa. That's not to say I can't enjoy a quiet, brooding indie film with a glass of wine and my dog, but these are typically »
- Chelsea Christer
The GLAAD Media Awards are intended to celebrate Lgbtq representation, but the announcement of this year’s came with a depressing statistic: Just two films are up for the outstanding wide release award. (As GLAAD notes, 2003 was the last time that category had that small a number of eligible nominees.) The those movies are the Oscar-nominated Moonlight, a richly told story about growing up black and gay in Miami, and Star Trek Beyond, which revealed that John Cho’s Sulu is gay. (That announcement itself was surprisingly controversial, as out actor and activist George Takei took issue with how it was introduced.) The limited-release category is more populated, and features The Handmaiden, Naz & Maalik, Other People, Spa Night, and Those People.
The television categories, however, feature a wide array of shows across a variety of platforms. The comedy category features network sitcoms like Brooklyn Nine-Nine—one of the ...
- Esther Zuckerman
There’s an old saying, often attributed to Martin Mull, “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” In many ways first-time writer-director Kogonada’s “Columbus” treats architecture like music, as its protagonists write, talk, bicker, and dance about an extraordinary collection of modernist structures in the unassuming Midwest town of Columbus, Indiana. The hypnotically paced drama carried by the serendipitous odd couple pairing of John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson is lovely and tender, marking Kogonada as an auteur to watch.
A film critic and video essayist with evident affection for the work of Asian masters ranging from Yasujirō Ozu to Hirokazu Koreeda, Kogonada examines the relationships between his characters and their environment with an architect’s attention to detail. That he also trains his lens on a place and people rarely explored on film, and provides a quintet of terrific performers with the opportunity to stretch and showcase their skills, »
- Geoff Berkshire
KuroDear Lawrence,I’ll have to cheat to answer your question, because the one major discovery I made at Sundance didn’t actually play the festival proper. There are a couple titles with a lot of buzz that I won’t be able to catch before taking off tomorrow, like Gillian Robespierre’s Landline and Michael Showalter’s The Big Sick, but it’s hard to imagine that either of those would be as daring or inventive as Joji Koyama and Tojiko Noriko’s Kuro, an experimental narrative film that premiered at Slamdance—the Sundance equivalent of something like the Directors’ Fortnight or Critics' Week. While so much of the dreck here expects nothing of its viewer, Kuro’s Diy varnish and idiosyncratic storytelling is further proof that not every story needs to look, sound or be the same. Kuro treats its viewer as active participants, refusing to conform complacent »
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