In the latest award season mishap for La La Land, a German awards show, on live TV, gave a trophy to a Ryan Gosling impersonator. The Goldene Kamera awards, one of Germany’s most prestigious award galas, thought they had the Oscar-nominated star on hand to accept the prize for best international film on behalf of La La Land. Instead, they gave the prize to Ludwig Lehner, a Ryan Gosling double.
Variety obtained exclusive photos of Brian Cullinan — the man behind the infamous Best Picture envelope mix-up — leading up to and during Sunday’s gaffe in which 'La La Land' was erroneously named best picture over 'Moonlight'
The 89th Academy Awards were, for most of their (prolonged) runtime, a relatively predictable and ho-hum affair — until its final moments when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the wrong Best Picture winner and confusion erupted on the Dolby Theatre stage. Thrust into the eye of this sudden storm — in which La La Land was mistakenly named as winner of the night’s top prize, only to have the prize taken away and given to the actual recipient Moonlight — was Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel. A night after valiantly pitching in to bring order to this chaos, the late-night host discussed his personal experiences during one of the most memorable moments in Oscar history back on stage at his regular gig, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (watch the clip above). Dubbing it “the weirdest TV finale since Lost,” Kimmel explained that he had moved into the audience to watch the Best Picture announcement alongside his frenemy Matt Damon.
In what will inevitably go down as one of — no, the — craziest moment in Oscar history, presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the wrong winner for Best Picture at the Academy Awards late Sunday night. They called La La Land. That film’s team came up onstage and began making speeches. Then, in a moment of mayhem and confusion, La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz told the world that there was a mistake. Moonlight was the real winner.
Moonlight won Best Picture at the 89th Academy Awards — but not without some unexpected bonus drama. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, presenting Best Picture to honor the 50th anniversary of Bonnie and Clyde, announced La La Land as the winner, and the acceptance speeches had begun when the mistake was announced. La La Land had won six awards earlier in the evening, after a record-tying 14 nominations. The belated Best Picture award raised Moonlight‘s total to three, following honors for Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali. ...
When the most hummable song in your Los Angeles-set movie musical is “City of Stars,” there’s no way you can avoid making a pilgrimage to the world-famous Griffith Observatory. Perched on Mount Hollywood, overlooking the sprawling metropolis below, the Griffith serves as a stage for one of La La Land’s most memorable song-and-dance moments: the first date between jazz aficionado Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone). ...
This year marks the 89th Academy Awards — meaning that we have 88 winners of the Oscars’ Best Picture to dig into so far. That’s a large number, and to help you wrap your head around it, Yahoo Movies has compiled a video of clips from every Best Picture winner ever, beginning with the 1927 silent film Wings and ending with last year’s Spotlight. It’s a crash course in Oscar history and film trends. Watch it above!
Bets are good that the Obama family will be watching the Oscar telecast on Feb. 26 considering what avid movie fans they are. Now that he’s gone from office, Hollywood insiders reveal the Obama White House constantly asked for access to new releases. Hollywood has a long tradition of providing films to the White House, where there’s a posh screening room.
2017’s Academy Awards will be handed out this Sunday night, and forecasters increasingly expect it to come down to a battle between Damien Chazelle’s La La Land and Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight for Best Picture. According to a new poll on all things Oscars by The Hollywood Reporter, however, couldn’t name those two films — or any of the other seven contenders — as nominees for the award. According to THR’s survey (conducted with the National Research Group in February), 60 percent of the 800 people questioned drew a blank when it came to Best Picture nominees — and in many respects, those results crossed political lines.
Perceived Academy Award front-runner makes a seamless transition to old-style arcade game in lighthearted parody clip from Cinefix
What would it look like if last year’s movies were released in Zootopia? The filmmakers of the Oscar-nominated animated title shared their visual spoofs of some of 2016’s titles with The Hollywood Reporter exclusively. Directors Rich Moore and Byron Howard, as well as screenwriter Jared Bush, created them with Oh My Disney.
Taraji P. Henson, from right, Janelle Monae, Octavia Spencer, Kimberly Quinn, and Saniyya Sidney, foreground left, accept the award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture for “Hidden Figures” at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Los Angeles. Fox’s historical drama Hidden Figures won top SAG Award for top ensemble cast on Sunday in an awards show that also saw Fences, Moonlight and La La Land receive recogntion.
The awards-season favorite La La Land is a tribute to classic Hollywood musicals, and while director Damien Chazelle doesn’t strictly follow the formula, he clearly knows his stuff. Other notable examples: “A Fine Romance” from Swing Time, “I’ll Know” from Guys and Dolls, “Almost Like Being in Love” from Brigadoon.
The Directors Guild of America on Wednesday revealed the nominees for its 69th annual DGA Awards in the feature film categories.
Dancers and singers eventually could bring the Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling-starring musical La La Land to fans as a live stage show after its current success at the multiplex. “If we want to do a stage show, we can do a stage show,” Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-president Erik Feig told the studio’s Investors Day presentation in Denver on Tuesday. Chazelle’s follow-up to Whiplash is an L.A.-set musical starring Gosling and Stone as a couple of Hollywood strivers who fall in love.
The acclaimed musical La La Land was predicted to be an awards season juggernaut from the time it first hit the festival circuit in late-summer. Now you can take a inside look at how writer-director Damien Chazelle and company crafted the film’s stylish look in the exclusive behind-the-scenes video above. —Chazelle notes how they peppered lampposts throughout the movie to create a visual motif.
Just two days after Hollywood foreign’s press gave La La Land their biggest haul of awards at the Golden Globes, the British Academy revealed the list of nominations for its upcoming film awards, with the musical again leading the pack.
Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story rocked the relatively quiet New Year’s Eve box office, grossing roughly $14.5 million Saturday as it jumped the $400 million mark in North America on its way to becoming the the No. 2 release of 2016 behind fellow Disney release Finding Dory.
Regardless of your political persuasion, 2016 was a year of tumult and uncertainty. At least the movies gave us an occasional break from the headlines. Feel-good animated films triumphed at the box office this year, with Finding Dory at No. 1, while superheroes found a darker groove (the hard-R comedy Deadpool, the villain-driven Suicide Squad) and familiar franchises — Harry Potter, Star Wars — put down new roots. Before we toast the arrival of 2017, here’s a list of the biggest box-office winners and losers of 2016.
The acclaimed new musical La La Land is such a faithful love letter to Los Angeles that the film?s prologue takes the city?s most irksome quality ? Related: How Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling Got Into Song-and-Dance Shape for ?La La Land? Chazelle explained how they pulled off the scene, which entailed 100-plus cars, 90 dancers and singers, a crane, and the ability to shut down an exit ramp connecting the 110 and 105 highways for two days over a weekend.
Believe it or not, it has been only 10 years since Emma Stone made her Hollywood debut. Her first TV role came by way of a reality show — winning the role of Laurie in The New Partridge Family. Since then, she’s risen through the ranks thanks to roles in Easy A, Crazy Stupid Love, The Help, Birdman, and The Amazing Spider-Man. Her dreamy new musical La La Land is now open in select theaters, and Stone just picked up a Best Actress nomination at the Golden Globes, so let’s take a look back at the 28-year-old’s greatest red-carpet moments
Stars and director of Oscar contender explain how much hard work goes into producing all that effortless-looking movie musical magic
Modern-day musical led the pack with 12 noms, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Ryan Gosling, Best Actress for Emma Stone, and Best Director and Original Screenplay for Damien Chazelle
The Oscars are still five months away, but consider awards season under way now that Hollywood has returned home from film festivals in Venice, Telluride, and Toronto. (So yes, that means awards season pretty much runs for half a calendar year.)
Director of one of the buzziest films after Venice and Toronto film festivals talks to Yahoo Movies about crafting his unlikely dream project