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Oscars: Hal Janney and More Inside References Explained

Beyond wondering whether your favorite movie or nominee didn't win, Oscars viewers, especially those who don't work in or closely follow the entertainment industry, may have had a few other queries after Sunday night's awards show.

For instance, who is Carmine Caridi, the only Film Academy member to be expelled before Harvey Weinstein was voted out? Who was the "Hal" that Allison Janney dedicated her Oscar to? Why did best original screenplay winner Jordan Peele thank Brian Roberts? And will box-office blockbuster Black Panther be nominated for any awards next year?

Read on to find out the stories behind six...
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Oscars: Hal Janney and More Inside References Explained

Beyond wondering whether your favorite movie or nominee didn't win, Oscars viewers, especially those who don't work in or closely follow the entertainment industry, may have had a few other queries after Sunday night's awards show.

For instance, who is Carmine Caridi, the only Film Academy member to be expelled before Harvey Weinstein was voted out? Who was the "Hal" that Allison Janney dedicated her Oscar to? Why did best original screenplay winner Jordan Peele thank Brian Roberts? And will box-office blockbuster Black Panther be nominated for any awards next year?

Read on to find out the stories behind six...
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Every Scathing Joke From Jimmy Kimmel's Oscars Monologue

Jimmy Kimmel returned to the Oscars stage on Sunday night for his second year of hosting duties. Having had an entire year to recover from the infamous best picture mix-up of 2017, Kimmel didn't hold back whatsoever during his joke-packed monologue. From scathing digs at Harvey Weinstein and other predators in Hollywood, to playful commentary about the night's biggest nominees, Kimmel nailed it. RelatedOscar Host Jimmy Kimmel Hilariously Revisits Last Year's Flub Heard 'Round the World "This year, when you hear your name called, don't get up right away. Give us a minute. Because last year we had a thing." - On 2017's best picture mix-up "Last year about a week before the show, the producers asked if I wanted to do comedy with the accountants. I said, 'No, I don't want to do comedy with the accountants.' Then, the accountants went ahead and did comedy on their own." -
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Carmine Caridi Didn't Appreciate Jimmy Kimmel's Weinstein Oscars Joke

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Jimmy Kimmel compared Harvey Weinstein's expulsion from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to the only other guy to get kicked out ... and the ex-member is cranky over it. We spoke with actor Carmine Caridi -- who was the butt of Jimmy's Oscars joke this weekend -- and he tells us he feels like he got a raw deal with no heads-up or discretion.  As we reported ... Kimmel compared Harvey's Academy scandal
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2018 Oscar telecast review: Jimmy Kimmel and Frances McDormand score in a nostalgic and glamorous ceremony

2018 Oscar telecast review: Jimmy Kimmel and Frances McDormand score in a nostalgic and glamorous ceremony
Set against a backdrop of political upheaval, sexual harassment and school shootings, Oscar’s 90th anniversary celebration could have been one of the most emotionally charged ceremonies in recent years. Instead, thanks to a superb sophomore hosting job by Jimmy Kimmel and a significant nostalgia factor, this year’s Oscar ceremony was a well-paced celebration of the best of Hollywood. And they opened the right envelope! Check out the full list of winners here.

After a short black-and-white parody of old newsreels Kimmel wasted no time addressing the accounting elephant in the room — last year’s historic Best Picture mix-up — by delivering a word of warning to the nominees: “This year, when you hear your name called, don’t get up right away.”

Kimmel said early in his monologue that his goal was to keep the evening positive, and he largely succeeded, particularly when encouraging people to support movements like #TimesUp and #MeToo.
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Jimmy Kimmel Hinted at a Major Oscars Scandal in His Opening Monologue

Touching upon the Harvey Weinstein scandals in his opening speech for the Oscars, host Jimmy Kimmel quipped that the only other person to get expelled from the Academy was a character actor named Carmine Caridi, who received the same punishment as Weinstein because he lent a "neighbor a copy of Seabiscuit on VHS." Surely, this shout-out must have been awkward for Caridi, who's been out of the spotlight for the last 14 years since his expulsion from the Academy. Many younger viewers may miss this reference, but Caridi's scandal was quite a debacle back in the day. In early 2004, federal authorities alleged that Caridi gave Russell Sprague screeners of over 60 movies seeking consideration for the Academy Awards after it found a copy of Something's Gotta Give circulating illegally on the Internet in 2004. Sprague and Caridi had met in Los Angeles when Sprague helped Caridi with a broken Vcr. They kept in contact,
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The Academy Announces New Code of Conduct for Oscar Voters

The Academy Announces New Code of Conduct for Oscar Voters
The governing board that presides over The Academy Awards is taking some big steps in the aftermath of the accusations against Harvey Weinstein and many others in the film industry. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences CEO Dawn Hudson revealed in an email to Academy members on Thursday that the organization is moving forward with efforts to establish a code of conduct. Here's what she had to say in an excerpt from her email.

"Like you, the Academy's Board of Governors is concerned about sexual harassment and predatory behavior in the workplace, especially in our own industry. We believe our Academy has a role to play in fostering a safe and respectful atmosphere for the professionals who make motion pictures. To this end, we are taking steps to establish a code of conduct for our members, which will include a policy for evaluating alleged violations and determining if action regarding membership is warranted.
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Film Academy to Establish ‘Code of Conduct’ Following Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Two weeks after expelling Harvey Weinstein, leaders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are taking steps to set up a new code of conduct for its members.

Academy CEO Dawn Hudson detailed the moves in an email sent Thursday to members and said the board would take up the issue at its meetings in December and January.

“Like you, the Academy’s Board of Governors is concerned about sexual harassment and predatory behavior in the workplace, especially in our own industry,” she said. “We believe our Academy has a role to play in fostering a safe and respectful atmosphere for the professionals who make motion pictures. To this end, we are taking steps to establish a code of conduct for our members, which will include a policy for evaluating alleged violations and determining if action regarding membership is warranted.”

The Academy’s 54-member board voted on Oct. 14 to expel Weinstein,
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Harvey Weinstein Expelled from Motion Picture Academy

Harvey Weinstein Expelled from Motion Picture Academy
The hits just keep on coming for Harvey Weinstein, after a myriad of sexual assault and abuse allegations have come to light. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have released a statement revealing they have expelled Harvey Weinstein from the MPAA following these allegations. Here's the statement released by the MPAA, announcing Harvey Weinstein being expelled from the

"The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors met today to discuss the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and has voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority to immediately expel him from the Academy. We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over. What's at issue here is a
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BAFTA and Oscars board expel Harvey Weinstein

Simon Brew Oct 14, 2017

Harvey Weinstein has been kicked out of the Oscars, it's been confirmed.

As allegations continue to mount against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, it’s now been confirmed that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) – the organisation behind the Oscars – has followed BAFTA in Britain by expelling him from their organisation.

In a statement from The Academy, it confirmed that its board “voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority” to expel him.

Harvey Weinstein has faced accusations now from over 20 women of sexual assault over the past weeks, including an allegation of rape from Rose McGowan. McGowan has tirelessly campaigned – and taken a significant career hit – against sexual predators in the film industry. Her Twitter feed is continuing that campaign here.

Only one other person has ever been expelled from the Academy, and that was an actor, Carmine Caridi, who had apparently lent preview discs to a friend.
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After Booting Harvey Weinstein, Academy May Have to Confront Other Problematic Members

After Booting Harvey Weinstein, Academy May Have to Confront Other Problematic Members
In the wake of a slew of allegations of sexual harassment, assault and rape that have emerged over the last 10 days, Harvey Weinstein has been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that hosts and votes for the Oscars, with which he was virtually synonymous throughout his four decades in the business. Since its founding in 1927, the Academy has only previously expelled one other member: Carmine Caridi, an actor who violated policy against loaning out screeners.

Following complaints against Weinstein by dozens of women, calls for his expulsion by...
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Harvey Weinstein Kicked Out of Academy Following Sexual Abuse Allegations

Harvey Weinstein Kicked Out of Academy Following Sexual Abuse Allegations
Harvey Weinstein, one of the most prolific modern Oscar influencers, has been ousted from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

“The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors met today to discuss the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and has voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority to immediately expel him from the Academy,” the organization said in a statement on Saturday. “We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that
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As the Academy Debates Harvey Weinstein, Much Rides in the Balance

As the Academy Debates Harvey Weinstein, Much Rides in the Balance
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences called an urgent board of governors meeting Saturday to decide what to do about one of their most storied members, Harvey Weinstein, who perhaps more than anyone in Hollywood today is identified with the Oscars.

This week the Weinstein Company’s ousted co-owner landed on the cover of Time Magazine after revelations in the New York Times, The New Yorker and beyond about his 30-odd years of bad behavior as an alleged sexual predator, abuser, harasser and rapist. His own brother Bob has gone on the record calling him “sick and depraved.”

While the London and New York police departments have opened up cases on Harvey Weinstein, he has yet to be arrested, charged, or indicted. The Producers Guild of America postponed a recent meeting to give them privacy in their deliberations over his ongoing membership. BAFTA suspended him. UK politicians urged
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As the Academy Debates Harvey Weinstein, Much Rides in the Balance

As the Academy Debates Harvey Weinstein, Much Rides in the Balance
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences called an urgent board of governors meeting Saturday to decide what to do about one of their most storied members, Harvey Weinstein, who perhaps more than anyone in Hollywood today is identified with the Oscars.

This week the Weinstein Company’s ousted co-owner landed on the cover of Time Magazine after revelations in the New York Times, The New Yorker and beyond about his 30-odd years of bad behavior as an alleged sexual predator, abuser, harasser and rapist. His own brother Bob has gone on the record calling him “sick and depraved.”

While the London and New York police departments have opened up cases on Harvey Weinstein, he has yet to be arrested, charged, or indicted. The Producers Guild of America postponed a recent meeting to give them privacy in their deliberations over his ongoing membership. BAFTA suspended him. UK politicians urged
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Harvey Weinstein: Academy Calls Emergency Meeting Amid Allegations

Harvey Weinstein: Academy Calls Emergency Meeting Amid Allegations
Update: The Academy announced Saturday that they would "immediately expel" Harvey Weinstein, adding that a vote by the 54-member board of governors was "well in excess of the required two-thirds majority," The New York Times reported. The move is a break in tradition for the Academy, which didn't take similar action in the aftermath of scandals involving Academy members like Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby.

"We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message
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Academy Censures Harvey Weinstein, Calls Board Meeting to Discuss Actions

Academy Censures Harvey Weinstein, Calls Board Meeting to Discuss Actions
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has taken the unusual step of releasing a statement on a member’s behavior. In addition to censuring Harvey Weinstein for what now seem like countless sexual assault allegations, the Academy opens the door to taking further actions.

The Academy finds the conduct described in the allegations against Harvey Weinstein to be repugnant, abhorrent, and antithetical to the high standards of the Academy and the creative community it represents. The Board of Governors will be holding a special meeting on Saturday, October 14, to discuss the allegations against Weinstein and any actions warranted by the Academy.”

– Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Read More:Academy Governors Debate Revoking Harvey Weinstein’s Membership — Exclusive

AMPAS has often been soft on its members’ peccadillos, famously awarding a 2003 directing Oscar to Roman Polanski for “The Pianist,” years after he had gone into exile in Europe in
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Academy Censures Harvey Weinstein, Calls Board Meeting to Discuss Actions

Academy Censures Harvey Weinstein, Calls Board Meeting to Discuss Actions
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has taken the unusual step of releasing a statement on a member’s behavior. In addition to censuring Harvey Weinstein for what now seem like countless sexual assault allegations, the Academy opens the door to taking further actions.

The Academy finds the conduct described in the allegations against Harvey Weinstein to be repugnant, abhorrent, and antithetical to the high standards of the Academy and the creative community it represents. The Board of Governors will be holding a special meeting on Saturday, October 14, to discuss the allegations against Weinstein and any actions warranted by the Academy.”

– Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Read More:Academy Governors Debate Revoking Harvey Weinstein’s Membership — Exclusive

AMPAS has often been soft on its members’ peccadillos, famously awarding a 2003 directing Oscar to Roman Polanski for “The Pianist,” years after he had gone into exile in Europe in
See full article at Indiewire »

The Godfather Actor Carmine Caridi Says He Was Thrown Out of the Academy for Sharing VHS Screeners

The Godfather Actor Carmine Caridi Says He Was Thrown Out of the Academy for Sharing VHS Screeners
Carmine Caridi, an actor best known for small parts in the last two films in The Godfather trilogy, opened up about why the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled him over movie screeners in 2004.

Caridi, 83, spoke to The Hollywood Reporter in an article published on Tuesday, about getting caught lending movie screeners sent by distributors to Academy voters for Oscar consideration.

“Let me tell you something,” Caridi says. “Everybody does it, Ok? I was doing a guy a favor and he screwed me.”

Then-mpaa chief Jack Valenti imposed a ban on all screeners to combat rising piracy issues,
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Great Job, Internet!: The only person ever ousted from the Academy opens up

In the 90 years since the International Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences was formed in 1927, only one of its many members (current population: 6,000) has ever been kicked out. His name is Carmine Caridi, and in this Oscar week, he gives his whole story to The Hollywood Reporter.

You might recognize Caridi from some character roles in the 1970s, when he appeared in sitcoms like Phyllis and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman; dramas like Quincy, M.E. and Starsky And Hutch; and films from Car Wash to The Godfather Part II.

Valerie Harper and Carmine Caridi in Valerie (Photo: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images)

Offscreen, Caridi’s life was also filled with drama. He was originally cast as Sonny Corleone in The Godfather, but when Paramount head Robert Evans ordered the cast shuffled around a bit, he lost the part. Afterward, “I was a dope addict ...
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Unorganized Crime: Mafia Dramedy Series with Chazz Palminteri Being Shopped

Deadline reports Chazz Palminteri and Kenny D’Aquila are shopping the Unorganized Crime TV show pilot to prospective buyers. The news outlet describes the half-hour project as a "mafia-themed comedic drama series."Written by Palminteri and D'Aquila, the pilot is based on the latter's play of the same name. The cast includes Palminteri, D’Aquila, Lainie Kazan, Alex Meneses, John Pankow, and, Carmine Caridi. Director Nick Vallelonga produced the pilot through Vallelonga Productions, with Ton of Hats' Mike Hatton and Mark Sherman.Read More…
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