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Oscars 2017: The Biggest Snubs & Surprises, Minus ‘Moonlight’ Of Course

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Yes, the entire world knows “Moonlight” was the huge upset shocker of last night’s 89th Annual Academy Awards ceremony. Though there’s obviously a huge argument to be made that the biggest surprise of the night was the painful mix up itself. Still, as we continue our comprehensive post-mortem on the Oscars, we analyze the winners and losers, what films were snubbed and what surprises the evening had in store.

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- Oliver Lyttelton

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Oscars 2017: Why ‘Moonlight’ Beat ‘La La Land’ To Win The Best Picture

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It’s only because it came hot on the heels of one of the biggest shocks in the near-90 year history of the Academy Awards — that the wrong name was read out, and “La La Land” had not, in fact, won Best Picture — that “Moonlight” taking the top prize last night isn’t being appreciated as the biggest Oscar surprise in over a decade.

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- Oliver Lyttelton

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Re-Release Trailer For Woody Allen’s Newly Restored ‘Manhattan’ Will Make Fall In Love With New York All Over Again

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New York City might be one of the most photographed and filmed cities on the planet, but few movies have truly captured the essence of the city quite like the romantic opening prologue to Woody Allen‘s “Manhattan.” One of the finest films ever directed by the filmmaker, it’s now looking better than ever and headed back to the big screen.

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Following screenings last year at the Berlin Film Festival and BFI London Film Festival, Allen’s 1979 newly restored classic is now headed to the big screen in limited release.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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New Trailer For ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Rumbles & Roars

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Making one last push before it opens next week, Warner Bros. is hoping you’re excited by “Kong: Skull Island” because they’ve got a whole mini-monster universe universe built around this. As you know, the film will be followed up by “Godzilla: King Of The Monsters,” and then presumably a movie where they both beat each other up. At any rate, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts promises his movie won’t be stumble into the pitfalls of other prequel movies.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Oscars 2017: Antoine Fuqua, Marc Forster And Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Direct Walmart Sponsored Short Films

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Product placement at the Oscars was prominent this year than in recent memory, and it wasn’t just the Junior Mints raining from the sky. The commercials airing during the ABC broadcast notably saw the Academy teaming with Rolex for a spot that “celebrated cinema” by crudely dropping the watch in a bunch of classic films. But perhaps even more questionable was the alignment with Walmart.

Read More: The Best & The Worst Of The 2017 Oscars

“Behind Every Receipt, There’s A Great Story” went the campaign that saw Antoine Fuqua, Marc Forster, and Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg team up for a trio of short films, all inspired by a receipt from the store containing bananas, batteries, paper towels, a scooter, wrapping paper, and video baby monitor.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Terrence Malick’s Commercial For Guerlain Starring Angelina Jolie Will Send You Spinning

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If you ever thought the films of Terrence Malick were starting to look more and more like perfume ads, well it turns out the director’s style is perfect for selling a fragrance.

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The director has teamed up with Angelina Jolie, and helmed a promo for Guerlain that might look and sound very familiar.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Best & Worst Of The 2017 Oscars

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Well, that was certainly an Oscar ceremony. A long and relatively safe Oscar season looked to be culminating in a long and relatively safe evening, until a perfect storm of human error led to an unforgettable/mortifying/thrilling moment of live TV, and one weirdly fitting for a time in human history when everything seems to have gone bugnuts crazy.

It’s destined to be a ceremony remembered for being the one where two Best Picture winners were announced, but as ever, there were plenty of highs and lows beyond that, so beyond, you’ll find the Worst & Best of the 2017 Academy Awards (leading with worst, because, well, there’s some big stuff we’d have to get to first).

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- Oliver Lyttelton

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Sony Pictures Classics Exec Says Oscar Buzz For Foreign Film Winner ‘The Salesman’ Is “Fake News”

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Last night, something rare emerged at the Oscars: class. All season long, Film Twitter has engaged in an ugly battle pitting Team “Moonlight” versus Team “La La Land,” a fracas that the makers of either film have never engaged in. Even with the Best Picture mixup, the makers of “Moonlight” and “La La Land” were gracious to each other in both victory and defeat. But it appears that Sony Pictures Classics didn’t get the memo.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Oscars 2017: Justin Timberlake’s Opening Song, In Memoriam Tribute & Musical Highlights

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It’s not the Oscars without a big of song, and this year, with “La La Land” entering the show with a historic 14 nominations, it was only natural that the show kicked off with a big musical number.

Justin Timberlake got the night going with “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” and the lively performance paved the way for the rest of the musical numbers, which were mostly solid.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Oscars 2017: Jimmy Kimmel’s Opening Monologue, Matt Damon Tribute, Mean Tweets & More Highlights

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Hosting the Oscars is generally speaking a pretty thankless task. By and large, the format and length of the show, and the often safe writing, doesn’t make it easy for anybody to knock it out of the park. And while Jimmy Kimmel didn’t hit a homerun, he mostly handled himself well as last night’s Mc.

Read More: The Best & The Worst Of The 2017 Oscars

Part of the reason Kimmel managed to hold his own was that he didn’t go off brand all that much, so if you’re already a fan, it was easy to sit back and let him carry you through the night.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Ignore The Mixup: ‘Moonlight’s Best Picture Win Is A Pivotal Moment In Oscar History

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They snicker. They roll their eyes. The world’s filmmaking elite or those that think they are part of it will dismiss the Academy Awards without a moments hesitation. They will claim the Palm d’Or handed out at the Cannes Film Festival is more prestigious. Being named the Best Picture from a lauded critics group or poll of cinephile film critics is a higher honor. They’ll laugh at Best Picture winners such as “The King’s Speech,” “The Artist” or “Argo” as evidence that the Oscars aren’t true artistic cinema.

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- Gregory Ellwood

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Statement From The Academy About The ‘Moonlight’ Best Picture Screw Up

9 hours ago

The mistake that will haunt the Oscars telecast for decades. Maybe.

Like out of some sort of fan fiction, “La La Land” was announced by accident as the Best Picture winner for 2017 (although you’ll be able to argue for years whether presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were at fault for not asking why they had a duplicate envelope and winner for Best Actress in their hands).

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- Gregory Ellwood

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Oscars 2017: All The Acceptance Speech Highlights & Best Picture Blunder

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The film world is still recovering from Best Picture blunder unlike anything the Oscars has seen, but let’s not let that overshadow the rest of the night.

The evening was not short on inspirational speeches, one of the most powerful coming from someone who wasn’t even there: Asghar Farhadi. The Iranian filmmaker won Best Foreign Film for “The Salesman,” and engineer and the first female space tourist Anousheh Ansari, accepted the Oscar from his behalf, read from a prepared statement from the director who spoke about against Trump’s “inhumane law” regarding the Muslim ban.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Will Smith & David Ayer Reteam In First Teaser For Netflix’s ‘Bright’ Penned By Max Landis

14 hours ago

If you ever wanted a movie that reteamed “Suicide Squad” actor Will Smith and director David Ayer, with a screenplay by Max Landis, well “Bright” is for you. And it ain’t coming cheap.

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Netflix has thrown at least $90 million into the blockbuster sized effort, which brings together a cast which also includes Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, and Edgar Ramirez all in service of a quirky premise: the story takes place in a world where faeries and orcs live with humans, and will center on an orc cop.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Oscars 2017: ‘Moonlight’ Surprise Best Picture Winner, ‘La La Land’ Wins 6

17 hours ago

Well, that was something. As per usual, the Oscars were a marathon, and it was the very last category that provided the biggest spark the show has seen in decades, and maybe the most embarrassing moment in Warren Beatty‘s life.

The show trudged along into Best Picture to cap off the night, with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of “Bonnie & Clyde,” coming out to present the winner.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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