The 89th Annual Academy Awards ceremony celebrates the film industry's best and biggest in cinema for the year 2016 with host Jimmy Kimmel, including awards for best actors, directors, songs, original screenplays and motion picture.
After receiving an honorary Oscar in November 2017, Agnès Varda received her first Oscar nomination at age 89, becoming the oldest person to be nominated for a competitive Oscar. See more »
Himself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay:
Well, I'll try and keep it-I'll make it as fast I can, before the music plays. My rule number one for a screenwriter who adapts a novel is first thank the author: André Aciman, who wrote the story about first love and who's here tonight. A story familiar to most of us; whether we're straight or gay, or somewhere in between, we've all gone through first love, I hope, and come out the other side mostly intact. Though maybe not without the benefit of loving parents like the Perlmans in this film. ...
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Within the first few minutes of the ceremony Jimmy Kimmel, the charming host, reminds us that we're only a few steps away from Hooters. That was the tone and I believe that the Academy must decide if the affair is going to continue lowering its brow or can we recapture what this event should be about. The movies! Film, past, present and future. That's why spending precious time in ambushing unexpected public members at the Chinese Theater was a cringe worthy, Hootters style move. I love when the Academy reminds their multi million audience all around the world about their glorious history. Not surprisingly Eva Marie Saint's presentation was a highlight that everyone spoke about the following day, so was Rita Moreno.
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