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At each of the last five Oscars, Best Cinematography has gone hand-in-hand with Best Director: Claudio Miranda and Ang Lee for “Life of Pi” (2012), Emmanuel Lubezki and Alfonso Cuaron for “Gravity” (2013), Lubezki and Alejandro G. Inarritu for “Birdman” (2014) and “The Revenant” (2015), and Linus Sandgren and Damien Chazelle for “La La Land” (2016). Will that trend hold true this year? The academy usually regards award-winning cinematography […] »
- Paul Sheehan
Yesterday, Fox Searchlight began the process of creating excitement for one of their big Oscar hopefuls this year. They did that by dropping the first Trailer for Battle of the Sexes, a pseudo biopic that also could be the rare recent sports related movie to score with the Academy. Done properly, the story contained here is big time awards bait. That all remains to be seen, obviously, but the possibilities here are certainly strong. The Trailer pretty much suggests as much too. You’ll be able to see it at the end of this article, as per the usual, but first…a bit of analysis! The film is a look at the legendary tennis match between champions Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell). King was the current number one player in the world in 1973, while Riggs was a former champ and basically a side show act at the time. »
- Joey Magidson
This year's Oscars ceremony went off alright, but not without a hitch (or two).
During the In Memoriam section, a photo of Australian producer Jan Chapman (Love Serenade, Lantana, The Babadook) was shown next to the name of late costume designer Janet Patterson, with whom Chapman worked on several Jane Campion films including The Piano, Bright Star and Holy Smoke..
.I was devastated by the use of my image in place of my great friend and long-time collaborator Janet Patterson," the still-very-much-breathing Chapman told Variety..
"I had urged her agency to check any photograph which might be used and understand that they were told that the Academy had it covered. »
- Harry Windsor
In one of the biggest shocks in Academy Awards history, the final award of the night, Best Picture, was mistakenly announced.
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway read La La Land right after Emma Stone won best actress for her role in the modern-day musical. After the cast took the stage, a producer for La La Land corrected things and said, “[Actually] ‘Moonlight’ is the winner … this is not a joke.”
The La Times exclusively spoke to best picture presenter Warren Beatty backstage after the history-making mistake that briefly awarded La La Land the honor instead of rightful winner Moonlight and the legendary director explained what happened onstage.
“I looked down at the card and thought, ‘This is very strange, because it says best actress.’ Maybe there was a misprint. I don’t know what happened. »
- Movie Geeks
La La Land made history in January, breaking the record for most Golden Globes won by a single film after snagging all seven of the awards it was nominated for. In January, the spectacular film was nominated for 14 Academy Awards, tying with All About Eve and Titanic for the most nominations of all time. Unfortunately, come the big show on Feb. 26, it didn't break records for most Oscars won, but it did take home quite a few. (Just, uh, not best picture.) Now that award season has officially wrapped, take a look at how many wins (and nominations) La La Land scored. Related:If You Love Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling's Friendship, Her Oscars Speech Will Melt YouDamien Chazelle Just Became the Youngest Director Ever to Win the Oscar Oscar Nominations Won: Best director, Damien Chazelle Won: Best actress, Emma Stone Won: Best original song, "Audition Won: Best achievement in »
- Ryan Roschke
In case you missed them, here are ten of the best quotes from the 2017 Academy Awards.
“Moonlight, you guys won best picture. This is not a joke, come up here. ‘Moonlight’ has won best picture.” — “La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz after he and the rest of the “La La Land” team took the Dolby Theater stage to accept best picture. Unfortunately, the announcement was incorrect, as someone had given Beatty the wrong envelope.
“Maybe this is not a popular thing to say, but I want to say thank you to Donald Trump, I mean, remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist? It’s gone. Thanks to him! It has been an amazing year »
- Dani Levy
The Oscars gave us the biggest shock ever, not only with “La La Land” being unseated but with the show announcing the wrong best picture winner. While everyone will be talking about it for years, there were some other surprises on Hollywood’s big night.
Surprise: Best Picture, “Moonlight”
What more can be said about the most shocking moment ever on the Academy Awards show? “Moonlight” won best picture, besting frontrunner “La La Land,” but the wrong title was announced. But in the classiest moment of the night, “La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz said he would be “proud to hand this to my friends from ‘Moonlight.'”
Many tabbed Washington to win his third Academy Award for starring in the adaptation of August Wilson’s masterpiece, particularly after his SAG Awards win. But in the end, the best actor prize went to BAFTA and Golden »
- Jenelle Riley and Geoff Berkshire
In a shock finale to Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards, the drama was named best picture moments after La La Land had been declared the winner in error.Read: Oscars 2017: Full list of winners
Faye Dunaway had announced the musical as the winner at the Dolby Theatre after co-presenter Warren Beatty, who opened the envelope and appeared lost for words, handed it to his Bonnie And Clyde co-star.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Oscar Winners: Results of the 89th Oscar Awards are here.
Best picture: Moonlight
Best documentary »
Winners are now indicated. I correctly guessed 11 out of the 24 categories, which is slightly better than last year, when I guessed 10 out of 24.
I’ve now seen as many of the nominated films as I will be able to before tonight’s ceremony, and here finally are my educated guesses about who will take home each award — projected winners are Xed at the lefthand side. Keep in mind: those Xes don’t represent whom I think should win Oscars but whom I think will win, based on what little I can grasp about how the Academy thinks. I’ve also noted which nominees I think should win. Kindly note that this is not necessarily my take on who did the best performance/writing/FX/whatever of the year, but whom I think is best among the nominees.
I have not noted a “should win” for the feature documentary category, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
“La La Land” director Damien Chazelle took home the award for Best Director Sunday night in Los Angeles. “This was a movie about love, and I was lucky enough to fall in love while making it,” said Chazelle, gesturing to his wife.
“La La Land” is a musical about two aspiring artists, a jazz musician and an actress chasing their dreams while living in Los Angeles. It is a send up to the Golden Age of Hollywood, polarizing for being a decidedly apolitical film in the midst of a very political moment. “La La Land” stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie Dewitt and J.K. Simmons. The all original score was written by Justin Hurwitz, with cinematography by Linus Sandgren.
The win is huge for the young director, whose previously directed 2014’s “Whiplash, »
- Jude Dry
“La La Land,” as expected, dominated the Oscar crafts, with Damien Chazelle’s musical valentine taking four awards for cinematography, production design, score, and original song. Still, it was predicted to win at least three more.
And it was a great night for Disney and its trio of winners: the zeitgeist-grabbing “Zootopia” (animated feature), Disney Animation’s third Oscar in four years, which trumpeted tolerance ahead of the Presidential election; Alan Barillaro’s fine-feathered “Piper” (animated short), Pixar’s R&D sculpting project that ended its 15-year shorts drought; and Jon Favreau’s “The Jungle Book” (VFX), which innovated photographic-based realism. The award was shared by production VFX supervisor Rob Legato, Mpc’s VFX supervisor Adam Valdez, Weta Digital’s VFX supervisor Dan Lemmon, and Andrew R. Jones, the animation supervisor.
In winning his third Oscar, Legato expanded a live-action ethos for believably integrating virtual characters and environments (created by »
- Bill Desowitz
The 89th Annual Academy Awards kicked off Sunday at Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center, and as expected, the A-Listers came dressed to impress.
La La Land star Emma Stone wowed in a classy, custom-created Givenchy gown, while Hidden Figures star Taraji P. Henson opted for a blue velvet Alberta Ferretti dress, which featured a thigh-high slit. The men looked just as handsome, with Stone's co-star, Ryan Gosling, sporting a Gucci suit, and Fifty Shades Darker star Jamie Dornan in a cream-colored tuxedo jacket.
And while the red carpet looks were undoubtedly fabulous, all eyes were on the night's big winners. See the full list of everyone who took home a shiny statuette and check back throughout the night for updates!
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The 89th Academy Awards are taking place on Sunday, honoring the best in film from the past year.
All eyes will be on “La La Land,” which tied the all-time record with 14 nominations. It’s widely seen as the frontrunner for best picture, and is in the running for top awards like best actor, actress, and director.
Other top competitors include “Arrival” and “Moonlight,” which nabbed eight nominations each. Three films — “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Lion,” and “Manchester by the Sea” — follow those up with six noms apiece.
Every Oscar Best Picture Winner
Jimmy Kimmel hosts the ceremony, which airs live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre. Keep up with an updated winners list below.
- Variety Staff
Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards are underway at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
Moments earlier Kenneth Lonergan accepted the original screenplay award for Manchester By The Sea in the film’s first prize. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon – winners of this award for Good Will Hunting 19 years ago – presented the honour to Lonergan. Damon was a producer on the film.
“Truth is hard to reveal,” Streep said, “but when it happens on the movie screen filmgoers no matter where they are from, feel their hearts soar.”
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
One big takeaway from our annual survey of critics and journalists voting on who will win and should win at the Academy Awards: “La La Land” is widely considered to dominate the ceremony, but people really like “Moonlight” more. Barry Jenkins’ decade-spanning drama won the “Should Win” category in our survey over “La La Land” in nearly every major category, including Best Picture and Best Director, although the same group of 119 voters also largely agreed that “La La Land” would win in both categories. They were also divided on Best Actress, where most voters believed that Emma Stone would win for “La La Land” even as a majority voted to Isabelle Huppert in “Elle.”
Read More: 2017 Independent Spirit Awards: Who Will Win and Who Should Win — Critics Survey
Other categories featuring sharp division included the Foreign Language Film Category, where most people suggested that “The Salesman” would win, even as »
- Eric Kohn
Chicago – The photograph of the 2016 movie year is undoubtedbly the iconic shot of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, caught in mid dance, in the musical “La La Land.” The film received 14 nominations for this Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony (Feb. 26th), and the “Unit Still Photographer” who got the shot was Dale Robinette.
“Uncle Dale” Robinette first contacted me via email in 2013, to give information about some photos he took on the film “Lovelace.” Ever since then he has been a reliable email pal, sending me image after image from the movie sets that he is “blessed” (his word) to work on. He has plied his skills in Hollywood as a Unit Still Photographer since 1988, after a career as a stage and television actor in New York and Los Angeles. Starting with a TV short called “The Big Five” (1988), he has worked his way up the ladder, and has built »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
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Shot on film, Los Angeles-set La La Land included magic-hour photographed scenes in Griffith Park and on the Hermosa Beach Pier.
"Sometimes driving home on Santa Monica Boulevard — that sunset, it's remarkable," he said backstage of his subject. "I'm most proud of the 'Audition' scene. It's so simple but was quite complicated. It's so intimate."
- Carolyn Giardina
From an editing perspective, there couldn’t be two films more different than Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash” and his “La La Land.” While both feature musical performances, “La La Land” is anchored by gliding, well-choreographed musical numbers, while “Whiplash” is driven by hard-pounding percussive cutting, for which editor Tom Cross won the Oscar for Best Editing.
“The thing with ‘Whiplash’ is we could always point to needing to keep up a certain amount of brutality and tension and suspense and velocity,” said editor Tom Cross who, along with Damien Chazelle, was recently a guest on IndieWire’s Filmmaker Toolkit Podcast. “We didn’t really have that to fall back on with ‘La La Land.'”
Although “Whiplash” features more cutting, according to Chazelle editing the film was a fairly straightforward process. »
- Chris O'Falt
Awards season frontrunner “La La Land” has added another award — a “Made in Hollywood” prize from the City of Los Angeles in recognition of making Lionsgate’s musical comedy-drama in Los Angeles.
The Made in Hollywood Award, hosted by Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, was presented Thursday in ceremonies at the 1600 Vine at Heart of Hollywood Terrace. The event was a collaboration with O’Farrell, SAG-aftra, the California Film Commission, Film L.A., Teamsters Local 399, the Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund and the Producers Guild of America.
Rather than stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling accepting the awards, the event was aimed at honoring the below-the-line professionals who worked on “La La Land” and touting the ongoing efforts to persuade producers to shoot in California. Location manager Robert Foulkes, who suggesting using the Hermosa Beach Pier for Gosling’s signature “City of Stars” scene, accepted the award after »
- Dave McNary
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