Remember the Oscar flub? Of course you do. When it was revealed that Moonlight had won Best Picture, there were many reactions from the La La Land folks. Most showed shock or amazement, but one notable person didn’t — Ryan Gosling.
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'
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.
Damien Chazelle accepts the award for best director for “La La Land” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Chazelle ran through a list of thank yous from the Dolby Theatre stage, including one for his fellow contender, and the film’s composer, Justin Hurwitz, who won earlier in the evening.
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 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.
One of the characters in the critical darling, Oscar-contending film La La Land is a struggling jazz musician. Sebastian, played by Ryan Gosling, doesn’t want to adapt and give up on the genre despite the lack of income he’s struggling with. Director Damien Chazelle replied to Yahoo Movies’ Kevin Polowy that, yes, his movie may indeed attempt to preserve jazz … and more.
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
Two stars were initially attached to Damien Chazelle film now considered by many to be the awards season front-runner
The new musical La La Land came into this year’s Toronto Film Festival on a wave of good vibes, having already collected enthusiastic reviews at the Venice and Telluride Film Festivals. Writer-director Damien Chazelle’s modern-day romance reteams Crazy, Stupid, Love costars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in a tale that’s a jazzy love letter to Los Angeles and the entertainment industry. It’s a spectacular achievement by Chazelle, who broke out last year with his Oscar-winning drama Whiplash.
Jonathan Demme, Oliver Stone, and Mira Nair are just a few of the notable directors who will be bringing their latest films north of the border from Sept. 8-18