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It all comes down to this. Ladies and gentlemen, the Oscars are this weekend. In about 48 hours, we’ll know all of the Academy Award winners and losers. As such, it’s obviously time for final predictions. They’re here for you, along with a bit more than usual, because that’s just how we do things on the Friday before the Academy Awards. Yes, Oscar will have their say soon enough, but first, we attempt one last bit of analysis. Included in my picks is some slight commentary on how the ceremony might go. Take it with a grain of salt, but I do feel pretty good about these predictions. I’ll second guess myself plenty between now and Sunday, but at the moment, I think I’m on to the Academy and how the Oscars might end up going down. Take a deep breath. Relax. Maybe grab a drink? »
- Joey Magidson
The Oscars is one of the biggest nights in film — and fashion. In anticipation of seeing the hottest stars in Hollywood dressed in their best gowns of the year on Sunday’s red carpet, Fashion Police‘s Melissa Rivers is opening up about whose outfit her mother, late fashion critic Joan Rivers, would have been looking forward to the most.
“She was always a huge Nicole Kidman fan,” Rivers tells People Now in the video above. “She would always look for her,” she shares, adding that Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman were also standout style stars for her late mom. »
- Jillian Ruffo
Emma Stone’s makeup artist has no concept of time, but that’s probably a good thing — as it’s 10:30 p.m. when the artist picks up my call. With her longtime client at an event for La La Land, Rachel Goodwin finds a quiet spot in a Paris hotel to talk. She’s been on the road for days, and has a cold — but neither that or the hour dampen her mood. Goodwin is game to talk about makeup any time. And after an illustrious 24-year career in the industry, she still speaks about it with a level of drive, »
- Jackie Fields
Sunday’s Oscars 2017 are driven by two competing narratives. The question is which one will dominate the night.
We know Damien Chazelle’s retro musical “La La Land” (Lionsgate) will take home a slew of Oscars. But out of its record-tying 14 nominations, will it win five, like the BAFTAs? Seven, like its Golden Globes sweep? Or can it break the record of 11? (Three epic spectacles hold the record for most Oscar wins: “Titanic,” “Ben-Hur,” and “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.”) “West Side Story” holds the record for a musical, with 10 wins.
Check my predictions below: By my “La La Land” tally, it’s nine.
The second story of the night: a dramatic course correction a year after #Oscarsowhite. The Academy actors’ branch nominated a record seven actors of color: familiar faces Octavia Spencer (Fox’s “Hidden Figures”) and Paramount’s “Fences” stars Denzel Washington (his eighth nomination »
- Anne Thompson
The internet has come out in force this week with genius parodies of Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land.” We’ve already seen the Oscar frontrunner mashed-up with David Lynch and The Muppets, and now the Cinefix team has given it an 8-bit video game makeover. The parody is the latest entry in Cinefix’s “8-Bit Cinema” video series, and it manages to be both hilariously clever and rather depressing by the end.
The video, attached below, runs through the basic plot of Chazelle’s modern Hollywood musical. The four seasons the film is divided into are now the levels of the video game, and each is packed with little challenges that range from playing Sebastian’s piano theme music to performing Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling’s sunset tap dance. Perhaps the best »
- Zack Sharf
The grand finale of awards season is just around the corner, as the 89th Annual Academy Awards kick off live from the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles on Sunday.
In anticipation of the night celebrating the highest honors in filmmaking, Et has your official cheat sheet on everything you need to know ahead of this year's Oscars.
What Time Do the Oscars Start?: The awards show airs live on ABC on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at 8:30 p.m. Et/5:30 p.m. Pt. Viewers can also watch a live stream of the show on ABC.com or the Watch ABC app.
Et's Red Carpet Coverage: You can catch all of Et's live coverage right here on ETonline.com and on Twitter (@etnow) and Instagram (@entertainmenttonight) ahead of Monday's full post-show coverage airing on Entertainment Tonight.
Also be sure to head over to Et's official Facebook page for live pre- and post-show coverage »
By: Carson Blackwelder
With the 89th Academy Awards right around the corner, it seems that the best actress category contains one of the tightest races with Emma Stone going head to head against Isabelle Huppert. While the La La Land ingénue is considered the favorite to take home the trophy, it’s the esteemed legend from Elle who would be the one making history. At 63 years of age — just shy of her 64th birthday — the French thespian would become the category’s third-oldest winner at the Oscars.
Come the night of the ceremony — this Sunday, February 26 — Huppert will be exactly 63 years, 11 months, and 10 days old. When looking at the history of the best actress category, there are only two other women who were older than this hypothetical outcome when they took home their statuettes: Katharine Hepburn and Jessica Tandy. Hepburn won »
- Carson Blackwelder
Meryl Streep is gearing up to celebrate her 20th Oscars’ nomination at Sunday’s Academy Awards, and we already made our prediction on what the red carpet vet might wear. And while we’re counting down the hours to see if our pick is right, we’ve learned one design house is out of the running: Chanel. And Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld isn’t happy about what went down.
Lagerfeld told Women’s Wear Daily that he was working closely on Streep’s Oscars’ gown when her team pulled out last-minute.
“I made a sketch, and we started to make the dress, »
- Brittany Talarico
For weeks now, Oscar pundits and awards-circuit journalists have been saying virtually the same thing: La La Land should dominate the night; Zootopia has all but picked up its statuette and put it on a mantel; the impeccably written Manchester by the Sea will almost assuredly go home with the Best Original Screenplay award. When narratives like this cement themselves around the Academy Awards, as they do almost every year, it's tough to shake off what seems like an inevitability. But as anyone who's been covering the show for a minute or three knows, »
Nearly 26 years after the release of the beloved Disney animated film, Beauty and the Beast is returning to the big screen. This time around, however, the magic is live-action -- with a little help from CGI -- and while it’s a beloved story, some things about the ambitious remake might still surprise you!
Here’s a look at a few things you may not have known about the new take on the “tale as old as time.”
1. 19th-Century France Almost Looked a Lot Like La La Land
Emma Watson, who stars as Belle, turned down Emma Stone’s Oscar-nominated role in La La Land to focus on Beauty and the Beast. Coincidentally, Stone’s co-star, Ryan Gosling, was considered for the part of the Beast, before it went to Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens. There »
Note: Minor plot points of La La Land are discussed below.
One of the saddest scenes in La La Land doesn’t involve the dissolution of the main characters’ relationship. Rather, it centers around the poor attendance of Mia’s one-woman show, So Long Boulder City. Here’s the setting: Emma Stone’s Mia finishes giving the performance of her life in a one-woman show that’s literally about her life, and when the lights go up, there’s hardly anyone in the theater, save for her friends. As a viewer, we’re left to sympathize with Mia’s pain, understanding that no matter how much work someone talented and pure of heart might put into a well-intended and well-executed project in Hollywood, it still might not be a success.
But here’s the thing: If you actually watch La La Land, it’s pretty easy to see why no »
- Marah Eakin
John Legend’s daughter, Luna, makes the cutest rehearsal partner!
As the singer-songwriter prepares to take the Oscars stage on Sunday, he's getting a little help at the piano, courtesy of baby Luna.
The 38-year-old recording artist, who snagged his biggest acting gig to date with La La Land, will perform two nominated songs from the musical, "City of Stars" and "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)," at the awards show.
"Practicing for La La with Luna," Legend wrote on Thursday, next to an adorable snap of one-year-old Luna sitting on his lap while he plays the piano.
Legend's Oscar, and 10 Grammy awards, are also featured in the background of the snapshot.
The Academy Awards are upon us! Join us as we discuss our Oscar picks and those nominees which deserve to win the most.
There are currently almost 6,000 members in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). These people are professionals who have worked in the film industry and every year it is their votes which decide the films and individuals which receive Oscar nominations. Each member will select 5 nominees in the category of their work, and they also select nominees for best picture. These votes are tabulated and the people and films that get the most votes end up with the nominations, which are then voted on again by the Academy to select the winners.
It’s not an easy task to sift through hundreds of films a year to determine which ones are the “best”. Consider that each of the nearly 6,000 voters this year brings their own »
- email@example.com (G.S. Perno)
When a dress fails at the Oscars, it's usually not just a mere misstep, but a major miscalculation.
Even the most fashionable celeb can fall victim to a faux pas on Hollywood's biggest night. Often, it's because they were just trying to stand out, but the Academy Awards red carpet is a tough place to pull off a big risk.
Photos: Worst Dressed Stars at the 2016 Oscars
Take, for instance, Heidi Klum, who joined the all-time worst dressed list last year, when she hit the red carpet in a lilac Marchesa confection. While the hue was stunning, there was too much tulle, competing oversized flowers and, sadly, not enough sleeves.
Plenty of fans had a field day trying to turn the sartorial slip-up into Easter puns, but the frilly frock pales in comparison to some of the most memorable looks of all time -- for all the wrong reasons.
There was the »
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 »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Saturday Night Live has the first half of their March lineup all squared away!
The long-running comedy-variety show tweeted on Thursday that Octavia Spencer will make her debut as an SNL host on March 4, with musical guest Father John Misty, while and Scarlett Johansson will return for her fifth stint as host on March 11, with Lorde as musical guest.
Exclusive: Octavia Spencer Reacts to 'Hidden Fences' Flub at Golden Globes
Can't wait to see the two powerhouse actress' show off their comedic chops!
Meanwhile, Spencer has a big weekend ahead of her, as she is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Hidden Figures at the 2017 Oscars.
Watch the video below for more on this year's nominees.
From its opening, traffic-stopping number to its romantic ending, La La Land is a love letter to the city of Los Angeles — as well as to the classic movie musicals of the ’40s and ’50s.
In his six-year quest to get the film — which earned a record-tying 14 Academy Award nominations — made, director Damien Chazelle called upon those original MGM song and dance numbers for inspiration.
- Julia Emmanuele
After earning a bachelor’s degree in English from Boston University, Phillips spent his early years working on music videos including New Kids on the Block’s “Step by Step” and Cyndi Lauper’s “I Drove All Night.” He also shot several music documentaries, such as “Midnight Oil: Black Rain Falls” and “Cyndi Lauper: 12 Deadly Cyns… and Then Some.”
Phillips is additionally credited with filming Mark Wahlberg’s popular 1993 workout video “Form… Focus… Fitness, the Marky Mark Workout.”
He worked on both the 1996 HBO series “The High Life »
- Dani Levy
The "Night Before," one of the most exclusive events of Hollywood’s awards season, is returning for its 15th year.
Leonardo DiCaprio, George and Amal Clooney, Denzel and Pauletta Washington and Emma Stone are among the A-listers who have signed on as host committee members for this year's event, which benefits the Motion Picture & Television Fund.
The 2017 host committee for the party also includes Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo, Casey Affleck, Javier Bardem, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, Tanya Haden Black and Jack Black, Jessica Chastain, Tom Cruise, Luciana and Matt Damon, Viola Davis »
- THR Staff
We only have a few more days to wait before we’ll see if any film or person can pull off a major upset (in any category) and beat out “La La Land” which, last time we checked, was tracking to pick up more Oscars on Sunday than there are categories. It seems mathematically impossible, but that’s the magic of the movies for you. One of the most hotly contested, though, is Best Actress — a category which Emma Stone seems to be steamrolling her way through to victory.
Continue reading The 15 Best Oscar-Nominated Performances In Foreign-Language Films at The Playlist. »
- Jessica Kiang
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