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Oscars: A Closer Look at the Results That Were Overshadowed By the Best Picture Confusion
It's early Monday morning, and I'm finally back at my desk and starting to process what I witnessed only a few hours ago, but one thing's for sure: Bonnie and Clyde ended better for Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway than the 89th Oscars did.
When the two Hollywood legends took the stage to present best picture — something that I reported was going to take place — and Dunaway shouted the name "La La Land," the storyline for the evening seemed like it couldn't be more positive for the Academy. Jimmy Kimmel, who ABC had persuaded the »
- Scott Feinberg
Oscars Best-Picture Flub Explained: Read PWC’s Full Statement
The Oscars’ accounting firm, PWC, has just released a statement taking the blame for the error that led to “La La Land” being incorrectly named the Best Picture. The producers of “La La Land” had to hand over the Best Picture Oscar to the team behind “Moonlight” (pictured) — the film that truly won Best Picture. Warren Beatty, who incorrectly announced “La La Land” as the Best Picture winner with his “Bonnie and Clyde” co-star, Faye Dunaway, explained after “Moonlight” was named as the real winner that they had been given an envelope containing the name of “La La Land” star Emma Stone, »
- Tim Molloy
Oscars: Australian Producer Jan Chapman Devastated by Mistaken In-Memoriam Photo
Leading Australian producer, Jan Chapman was “devastated” by another mistake in the Oscars telecast.
In addition to the best picture gaffe, during the show’s In Memoriam segment, a photo of a living woman was mistakenly used.
Oscars 2017: ‘Hidden Fences’ Flub Strikes Again
“I was devastated by the use of my image in place of my great friend and long-time collaborator Janet Patterson. 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. Janet was a great beauty and »
- Lawrence Yee and Patrick Frater
Damien Chazelle Becomes Youngest Best Director in Oscar History
“La La Land” director Damien Chazelle on Sunday became the youngest Best Director in Oscar history. The 32-year-old filmmaker breaks a record that’s held for 86 years. While Chazelle is 32 years and 38 days old, the previous holder of the youngest director title was Norman Taurog, who won for “Skippy” way back in 1931 at the age of 32 years, 260 days in 1931.
Chazelle has racked up multiple prizes for his work on the modern-day muscial “La La Land,” including the Golden Globe, the BAFTA and the DGA awards. The film also came into »
- Thom Geier
With ‘Moonlight’ Win, Dede Gardner Becomes First Female Producer With 2 Best Picture Oscars
“Moonlight” didn’t only win Best Picture in an unprecedented manner, it also shattered glass ceilings as well. When Warren Beatty admitted to having read the wrong Best Picture winner as “La La Land” when it was really “Moonlight,” he gave Plan B producer Dede Gardner her second Best Picture statue, which makes her the first female producer to have that many. On Sunday night, it was clear something was amiss when Beatty, presenting with “Bonnie and Clyde” co-star Faye Dunaway, took a long pause after looking at the card inside the envelope that was supposed to contain the name of the. »
- Linda Ge
‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ Preview: Smurfette and the Gang Explore the Forbidden Forrest
The last two Surfs movies aren’t the most memorable kid films out there, but their success – they did great business overseas – proved there’s still plenty of love out there for these characters. The little blue humanoids are again starring in a movie, but this time, it’s a fully animated feature from director Kelly Asbury (Shrek […]
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- Jack Giroux
Rumors That The Original Cuts Of ‘Star Wars’ Are Getting Re-Released Debunked, Again
This will be a familiar feeling for “Star Wars” fans. Last week, rumors surfaced that the long sought after theatrical cuts of the original trilogy would be re-released, and the buzz was bolstered by the recent revelation that a brand-new 4K restoration of “Star Wars” had been completed. But alas, it’s not the version you want. The rumored re-release of the original theatrical cuts has been debunked. Again.
Home video veterans The Digital Bits have heard from their sources that the newly pristine “Star Wars” is “the most recent revised version” aka the “special edition.” So, Han doesn’t shoot first, and there’s all kinds of extra junk in the movie, and probably that Jabba The Hut scene too.
Continue reading Rumors That The Original Cuts Of ‘Star Wars’ Are Getting Re-Released Debunked, Again at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
‘Get Out’: Jordan Peele Explains the Ending in Spoiler-Heavy Interview — Watch
In its first weekend opening, “Get Out” dominated the box office, grossing $30.5 million. The horror comedy also also opened to mainly positive reviews. Now, Jordan Peele is giving viewers some major spoilers for his feature directorial debut.
Read More: Box Office Report: ‘Get Out’ is the Real Story This Oscar Weekend
In a recent interview with “ScreenJunkies News,” Peele offered details about “Get Out,” which follows the story of Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a young black man who has been dating a white girl, Rose Armitage (Allison Williams), for five months. When Rose takes Chris to meet her parents (played by Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford) —who seem totally normal at first— it isn’t long before Chris starts to get really creeped out by everything he sees happening around him at the Armitage estate. But in the middle of it all, Chris also wonders if things are really happening or »
- Yoselin Acevedo
Vera Farmiga to Star as Millie Bobby Brown’s Mom in ‘Godzilla’ Sequel
She will play Brown’s character’s mother in the Legendary film, while Chandler portrays the “Stranger Things” star’s father.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, and Elizabeth Olsen starred in the 2014 “Godzilla” reboot, directed by Gareth Edwards. Sources tell Variety that Watanabe is the only original cast member likely to return for the second installment.
Alex Garcia will oversee the tentpole for Legendary. “Godzilla: King of Monsters” hits theaters on Mar. 22, 2019, with the monster mash-up “Godzilla vs. Kong” slated to bow the following year on May 29, 2020.
- Justin Kroll
Sequel Bits: ‘Bond 25,’ ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising,’ ‘Bad Boys For Life,’ ‘Jurassic World 2’
In this edition of Sequel Bits: Naomie Harris feels pretty confident about Daniel Craig returning as James Bond. Will Ferrell says Step Brothers 2 will never happen. Joe Carnahan will make The Raid before Bad Boys For Life. Could Avatar 2 actually start shooting this year? Angelina Jolie is apparently considering Maleficent 2. John Boyega […]
- Jacob Hall
Casey Affleck Predicted He’d Never Win an Oscar and Hillary Clinton Would Be President
Casey Affleck, who won the best actor Oscar on Sunday, became a frontrunner after he swept a series of precursor awards last winter. But when he started doing press for “Manchester by the Sea” in the fall, Affleck was certain he’d never win an Academy Award.
For a cover story in October, here’s what he told Variety about the early Oscar buzz.
“I think other than the campaigning and the stuff that happens, there’s another factor, which is you are the kind of person who has had years and years of doing magazines and talk shows and being out there,” said Affleck, who spent two decades making under-the-radar indies like “Gerry” and “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints.” “That is what makes the big difference. You are the kind of person that the Academy voters feel like they know. I haven’t led that kind of life. And »
- Ramin Setoodeh
James Schamus Comments on Barry Jenkins and Jordan Horowitz: ‘What a Moment’
With last night’s Best Picture mix-up already taking on a Zapruder-like quality, seemingly everyone in the Dolby Theatre and watching at home has shared their thoughts on the most surprising moment in Oscar history. That includes James Schamus, the former CEO of Focus Features, who commended “Moonlight” writer/director Barry Jenkins and “La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz for the way they handled a moment no one could foreseen.
Read More: Why the ‘Moonlight’ Oscar Upset Was Even Wilder If You Were in the Room
“Back in the day, someone once taught me a great Oscar lesson: If you’re a miserable, narcissistic prick and you win an Oscar, two weeks later you’ll still be a miserable prick,” Schamus tweeted in the form of a picture. “If you’re a caring person who appreciates your life and its blessings and you lose, two weeks later you’ll still be the same person. »
- Michael Nordine
Sammy Davis Jr. Was Given the Wrong Envelope at the 1964 Oscars (Watch)
53 years before the “Bonnie and Clyde” duo incorrectly announced the winner for best picture on Sunday night after being handed the wrong envelope, Sammy Davis. Jr. was also given the incorrect winner during the 1964 Oscars ceremony while presenting the award for best music score for an adaptation or treatment. Originally, Davis Jr. announced John Addison as the winner for “Tom Jones,” who was not even in the category, when in actuality the award was supposed to be given to Andre Previn for “Irma La Douce.”
Davis Jr. smoothly played off the error, joking “wait till the NAACP hears about this,” which garnered a huge applause from the audience. After he was promptly handed the correct envelope, Davis. Jr. slid on his glasses, and »
- Sarah Ahern
‘Beauty and the Beast’ Charms Social Media With Latest Clips
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” topped social media buzz last week as it generated 77,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service.
The studio released a new clip of Watson singing “Belle” on Feb. 20, and aired a “Be Our Guest” teaser during the Oscars on Feb. 26.
Bill Condon directed the adaptation, which also stars Dan Stevens as the Beast, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, and Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe.
Universal’s “Fate of the Furious,” its eighth installment in the Furious franchise, generated 38,000 conversations last week »
- Dave McNary
Get Gothic With New Images From Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’
We’re all over “The Beguiled” because if you take Sofia Coppola, have her direct a gothic drama, and line up a helluva cast to make it with, our ticket is sold. Perhaps even two times over. And some new images from the movie are here.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Bill Paxton Tribute: The Man Behind The Actor
I knew Bill Paxton for a couple of decades. I can’t remember at what party we were at (this was back in 1990 or 1991; it was before his indie success One False Move), but we hit it off. We were both Catholic, both grew up in small towns and ended up out here. We both felt like fish out of water in Hollywood. Anyway, that’s how our friendship started. Years later, we would start talking about John F. Kennedy. My earliest memory had to do with John F. Kennedy’s funeral… »
Russell Crowe Responds To Rob Liefeld’s ‘Deadpool 2’ Cable Fantasy Casting
We know that Deadpool 2 will introduce X-Force’s Cable to Fox’s X-Men cinematic universe and there has been a lot of speculation about who might play the character on the big screen. When Deadpool director Tim Miller was still attached to the project, rumor had it he was pushing for Friday Night Lights star Kyle Chandler […]
- Peter Sciretta
Beyond ‘O.J.:’ How Espn Became The Most Powerful Platform for Docs To Make a Difference
Ezra Edelman’s “O.J.: Made in America” won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature last night at the 2017 Academy Awards. It was a major coup for Espn, a media behemoth known for live sports events and shows, not movies. Yet what is more remarkable about “O.J.” is how many people have seen the clear-eyed, seven-hour-and-forty-five-minute historical examination of race in America.
Read More: Oscar Nominated Filmmakers Take Us Inside Their Artistic Process
From its June 11 premiere through the month of July, 41 million viewers tuned into watch one of the 40 telecasts of “O.J.” on ABC, Espn, and ESPN2. An additional 3.4 million unique viewers streamed the doc through the network’s streaming app WatchESPN. And while total viewership numbers are unavailable for Cable VOD, Espn told IndieWire the film has seen at least 7.1 million transactions. Not included in these numbers are how many viewers watched the film in theaters, on Hulu this August, »
- Chris O'Falt
Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon Make Up at Vanity Fair Oscars Party
After hosting an awards show, the only thing Jimmy Kimmel ever wants to do is collapse. “The relief of it being over makes me fall asleep,” he told Variety, a few weeks prior to the Oscars. But not even Kimmel, fresh off an exhausting four hours as the master of ceremonies of the Academy Awards, could resist the allure of the Hollywood’s glitziest shindig.
At 1 a.m. on Monday morning, Kimmel held court at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party in Beverly Hills, where he made up with his pretend frenemy Matt Damon. A photographer ran over to shoot them — Kimmel put his hands on his hips in mock outrage. But truth be told, both guys were smiling and chatting like pals. As Damon quickly downed several glasses of champagne, they posed together for a series of selfies with wobbly fans in shimmering ballgowns.
The Vanity Fair VIP gathering is »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Why The 2017 Best Picture Fiasco Was One Of The Very Worst & Very Best Oscar Moments Ever
We’ve covered last night’s stunner of an Oscars ceremony from a whole bunch of angles — from the Best & Worst of the ceremony and all the acceptance speeches to the reasons why “Moonlight” picked up the top prize — but we haven’t really gone in depth into the major thing everyone’s talking about it today: the unprecedented balls-up that saw “La La Land” announced as Best Picture, its producers give their speeches, only to announce from the stage that actually, “Moonlight” had won.
Continue reading Why The 2017 Best Picture Fiasco Was One Of The Very Worst & Very Best Oscar Moments Ever at The Playlist. »
- Oliver Lyttelton
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