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Oscars: Watch Warren Beatty’s Explain Insane Best Picture Flub (Video)

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Warren Beatty had some explaining to do Sunday after he and co-presenter Faye Dunaway made perhaps the biggest flub in awards show history, erroneously naming “La La Land” the Oscar’s Best Picture instead of the real winner, “Moonlight.” This one will fuel conspiracy theories for years. But Beatty suggested it was a simple, albeit huge mistake: It seemed that they had been handed an envelope containing the name of Best Actress winner Emma Stone. “I want to tell you what happened,” he said. “I opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone, ‘La La Land.’ That’s why I took such a long. »


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Bill Paxton, ‘Titanic’ and ‘Big Love’ Star, Dies at 61

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Bill Paxton, the versatile actor who appeared in films including “Aliens” and “Titanic” and played a polygamist on HBO’s “Big Love,” has died from complications following heart surgery. He was 61.

A representative for his family released a statement asking for privacy and saying, “Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable.”

With a Texas twang and grizzled visage, Paxton often found himself playing military men and cowboys. He was closely associated with James Cameron, playing a punk leader in “The Terminator,” as well as an ill-fated technician in “Aliens,” a venal car dealer in “True Lies” and a treasure hunter in “Titanic.”

Paxton earned an Emmy nomination for the 2012 mini-series “Hatfields & McCoys,” and was starring as a morally ambiguous detective in the CBS series “Training Day” at the time of his death.

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Joseph Wapner, ‘People’s Court’ Judge, Dies at 97 (Report)

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Judge Joseph Wapner, retired L.A. County Superior Court Judge and the first judge to preside over “The People’s Court,” died Sunday at age 97, TMZ reports. Wapner served on the bench in Los Angeles for twenty years before signing on to serve as the first host of “The People’s Court” in 1981. Over his twelve years on the show, he helped turn the syndicated daytime show into a cultural phenomenon, which led to the creation of other court shows like “Judge Judy” and helped established reality TV as a lucrative genre. “The People’s Court” still airs today, with Judge. »


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Box Office: Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Scores Monster $30.5 Million Opening

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Get Out,” a trenchant horror film about race relations, rode critical raves to a smashing box office debut. The low-budget film was the weekend’s top-grossing domestic release, earning $30.5 million, and propelling its director and writer Jordan Peele atop Hollywood’s A-list. The film, which centers on a black man who discovers that his girlfriend’s liberal, lily-white hometown is guarding a sinister secret, marks a departure for Peele, best-known for his work on the Comedy Central series “Key & Peele.” It proves he can handle scares, as well as laughs, supplying sly social commentary in both genres.

Get Out” also extends Blumhouse Productions’ hot hand. The film company scored earlier this year with “Split,” a thriller about a man with a personality disorder that racked up $130.8 million stateside on a $9 million budget. Universal distributed, marketed, and partnered on both movies.

“It’s entertaining, it’s thought-provoking, and it’s subversive, »


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Hollywood Mourns Bill Paxton's Death

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Bill Paxton, an Emmy-nominated actor whose four-decade career included roles in films Aliens, Twister and Titanic as well as TV shows Big Love and Hatsfields & McCoys has died due to complications from surgery. He was 61.

Paxton's family released a statement saying, "A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker. Bill's passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable."

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PricewaterhouseCoopers ‘Sincerely Apologizes’ for Oscar Mix-Up, Plans to Investigate

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PricewaterhouseCoopers, the official accountant of the Academy Awards, issued a statement on the embarrassing flub on Sunday night’s Oscars, in which Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway read “La La Land” as best picture instead of the actual winner, “Moonlight.”

“We sincerely apologize to Moonlight, La La Land, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture,” the statement read. “The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected. We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred.”

“We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy, ABC, and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation,” the statement added.

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Academy’s Accountants Take the Blame for Oscars Flub

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PricewaterhouseCoopers has taken responsibility for the snafu that caused chaos at the end of Sunday’s Academy Awards. “We sincerely apologize to ‘Moonlight,’ ‘La La Land,’ Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture,” the statement read. “The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected.  We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred. “We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy, ABC, and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation.” Also Read: How 'Moonlight' Pulled Off. »


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Oscars Best-Picture Flub Explained: Read PwC’s Full Statement

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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

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Oscars: Australian Producer Jan Chapman Devastated by Mistaken In-Memoriam Photo

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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.

Janet Patterson, an Australian costume designer and four-time Oscar nominee (“The Piano,” “Portrait of a Lady,” “Oscar and Lucinda” and “Bright Star”) passed away in October 2015.

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Her name and occupation were correct in the montage, but the photo used was of Jan Chapman, a still-living Australian film producer. Check out the erroneous image above.

“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

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Oscar Records and Firsts, From Viola Davis to Damien Chazelle (Photos)

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The Oscars are almost 90 years old, but the award show is still experiencing some moments for the first time. It was an historic night at the Oscars — and not just for the epic screw-up of the Best Picture winner. Damien Chazelle became the youngest ever Best Director winner when he accepted his award for the musical “La La Land.” “Fences” Best Supporting Actress winner Viola Davis became the first black actor to win the three major acting awards — the Tony, Emmy and Oscar. (Egot winner Whoopi Goldberg received her Tony and two daytime Emmys for nonacting categories.) When “Moonlight” writers. »


- Thom Geier

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Oscars Shocker: What We Know About That Best Picture Gaffe

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In the most chaotic conclusion to the Academy Awards ever, Faye Dunaway, on stage with Warren Beatty, announced the wrong best picture winner Sunday, leading the world to incorrectly believe for three minutes that “La La Land” bested “Moonlight.”

Dunaway made the mistaken announcement after Beatty apparently gave her the wrong envelope. Acceptance speeches from “La La Land” producers Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt, and Fred Berger followed before Horowitz stepped in to say “Midnight” had won.

So, the question is… what in the world happened to the usually meticulously planned Oscar winner announcement?

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Beatty told the audience that they had read the wrong envelope, and that it was in fact the envelope that said Emma Stone won best lead actress for “La La Land,” a prize that had been announced just moments before.

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12 Moments That Would Make Donald Trump Glad He Skipped the Oscars (Photos)

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said this week Donald Trump wouldn’t be watching the 2017 Academy Awards. That was probably a good idea, since lots of people in Hollywood had digs for the president during the award show. Even some of the ads played during the show were critical. Here are all the political moments from the Oscars. Kimmel jokes about Trump’s travel ban “We don’t discriminate against people based on what countries they come from . We discriminate against people based on their age and weight.” Iranian director tears Trump’s travel ban “The Salesman” director  Asghar Farhadi skipped the Oscars. »


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‘La La Land’ Producer on Best-Picture Mess: ‘Awards Come and Go’

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La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz is the man who told the world that his film hadn’t really won the Oscar for Best Picture — and that “Moonlight” was the real winner. About an hour later, he told TheWrap how he felt in that moment. “It was chaos up there,” he told TheWrap. “I just saw the envelope … and they won. You know? So I took it and corrected it … set the record straight. What are you gonna do?” The “La La Land” producers were deep into their award speech Sunday night when everyone realized that Warren Beatty and Faye. »


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Reactions to Oscars: Forum poster cheer ‘Moonlight’ shocker, ‘La La Land’ record, ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ upsets

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Our forum posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders who hide their identities behind screen names, are busy commenting on Sunday’s Academy Awards. Like all of us, they were shocked by the surprise win for “Moonlight” as Best Picture over frontrunner “La La Land,. They were most excited about the widely expected wins for Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”) in Supporting Actor and Viola […] »


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Oscars: How the Wrong Envelope Triggered a Best Picture Fiasco

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It was all about the envelope. Please!

A moment before he walked out on stage with his Bonnie and Clyde co-star Faye Dunaway to present the best picture award at the 89th Oscars, Warren Beatty was handed the wrong envelope, one containing the name of best actress winner Emma Stone for La La Land.

As seen by millions of viewers, when Beatty opened the envelope, he paused, as if not quite sure what he was seeing, but then passed it to Dunaway, who announced “La La Land!”

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‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins Praises ‘Gracious’ ‘La La Land’ Team After Oscars Mess

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Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins had nothing but praise for the way the “La La Land” team handed over the Best Picture statuettes after an Oscar screwup of historic proportions. “The folks from ‘La La Land’ were so gracious,” Jenkins said. “I can’t imagine being in their position and having to do that.” The disaster unfurled when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway read out “La La Land,” as the Best Picture winner. Moments later, apologies abounded as ceremony host Jimmy Kimmel, Beatty and others explained that in fact “Moonlight” had won. Also Read: Watch Emma Stone's Face as She »


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Oscars 2017: Jimmy Kimmel’s Best Moments, From ‘We Bought a Zoo’ to Sunny Pawar (Photos)

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Jimmy Kimmel’s first Oscars ceremony is one for the record books, and not just because of that epic Best Picture flub. Check out some of Kimmel’s funniest moments from the show The big standout from the group was a man named Gary from Chicago, who managed to snap a few selfies with the stars and kiss the hand of “Lion” star Nicole Kidman. Gary’s fiancée, Vicky, was also in attendance. When she said her favorite actor was in fact Denzel Washington, Kimmel asked Washington if he would be the best man at their upcoming nuptials. Washington did them one better and declared. »


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Oscars 2017: Biggest Snubs and Surprises, From ‘Suicide Squad’ to ‘Moonlight’ (Photos)

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Oscars 2017: Biggest Snubs and Surprises (Photos) TheWrap takes a look at the evening’s biggest Oscars snubs and surprises during the telecast There were some snubs and surprises tonight during Jimmy Kimmel’s first Oscar telecast as host. Here are a list of some. DC Films gets a surprises Oscar as “Suicide Squad” wins Best Makeup & Hairstyling. Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson accepted the award. Another Oscar surprises as Colleen Atwood won Best Costume Design  for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” “La La Land” got snubs as Kenneth Lonergan won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for “Manchester by the. »


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TV Review: Oscars Celebrate Cinema Through the Messy Power of Live Television

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Just when you think the Oscars might be boring — a post-midnight twist makes them worth staying up for.

After one of the more pleasant if predictable runs of show in recent Oscars history, a complete best picture upset stunned at Sunday night’s 89th Academy Awards, as “La La Land” — in the process of receiving the final and most prestigious Oscar of the night onstage — was interrupted by the revelation that the award in fact had been given to breakout “Moonlight.”

It’s an incredible story of “Moonlight,” a film that slowly caught the attention of a mainstream audience through the awards circuit and now has entered a hallowed canon of films. It’s less of one for the producers “La La Land” — which, while still winners of six other Oscars, were forced to make way for another film in the middle of their own acceptance speeches.

But that final-seconds revelation, and »


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TV Review: Oscars Celebrate Cinema Through the Messy Power of Live Television

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Just when you think the Oscars might be boring — a post-midnight twist makes them worth staying up for.

After one of the more pleasant if predictable runs of show in recent Oscars history, a complete best picture upset stunned at Sunday night’s 89th Academy Awards, as “La La Land” — in the process of receiving the final and most prestigious Oscar of the night onstage — was interrupted by the revelation that the award in fact had been given to breakout “Moonlight.”

It’s an incredible story of “Moonlight,” a film that slowly caught the attention of a mainstream audience through the awards circuit and now has entered a hallowed canon of films. It’s less of one for the producers “La La Land” — which, while still winners of six other Oscars, were forced to make way for another film in the middle of their own acceptance speeches.

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