oscars 2017

  • Brie Larson: Not Clapping for Casey Affleck at Oscars ‘Speaks for Itself’

    Brie Larson is standing by her decision to not clap for Casey Affleck at the Oscars.

  • Fake Ryan Gosling Pranks German Awards Show: How Two Comedians Pulled It Off

    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.

  • Thanks to Oscar, 'Moonlight' Has Its Biggest Weekend Yet at the Box Office

    Moonlight may be the second-lowest grossing Oscar best picture winner in modern history — behind The Hurt Locker — but it is now doing impressive business at the U.S. box office for a film of its kind, having already beaten the odds as it’s achieved several unique distinctions all its own. Directed by Barry Jenkins, the drama about a young, gay black man’s difficult coming-of-age is the first film featuring an all-black cast to walk away with the top Oscar prize, and it’s additionally the first movie dealing with LGBT issues to score best picture. It has also done more business at the box office than many comparable titles.

  • 'Moonlight' Star Trevante Rhodes on His Crazy Oscars Night and Tackling 'The Predator'

    In the wake of the history-making Best Picture mix-up at this year’s Oscars ceremony, where the statue see-sawed between La La Land and Moonlight, some worried that writer-director Barry Jenkins’s ecstatically reviewed drama had been robbed of its proper moment in the spotlight. For Moonlight star Trevante Rhodes — who plays the adult version of the main character, Chiron — that messy, but ultimately sweet, victory felt like a fitting conclusion to the movie’s unlikely journey to Best Picture winner. “It’s the perfect ending, in my opinion,” the 27-year-old actor told Yahoo Movies one week removed from a wild and crazy Oscar night.

  • Jimmy Kimmel Reveals How the Oscars Was Supposed to End

    It was one of the most infamous moments in Oscars history when “La La Land” producer Jason Horowitz said, “This is not a joke. Moonlight has won Best Picture.” Now Jimmy Kimmel has revealed what would have happened if that hadn’t happened. Let's just say it had something to do with getting Matt Damon back for teasing Kimmel at the Emmys.

  • Academy Accountants Hire Security Amid Oscars Crisis

    "This isn't something we typically deal with," a PricewaterhouseCoopers representative said. "But the firm felt it was necessary based on the number of people outside their homes."

  • Accountants Responsible for Best Picture Flub Will Not Work Oscars Again, Academy Says

    There will be repercussions for the two accountants responsible for the shocking Oscars Best...

  • Oscars: New Photos Show PWC Accountant Tweeting, Mixing Envelopes Backstage

    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'

  • Oscars: Two Accountants Involved in Best Picture Mistake Won't Work on Show Again, Academy President Says

    The president of the film academy says the two accountants responsible for the best-picture flub at Sunday’s Academy Awards will never return to the Oscar show. Cheryl Boone Isaacs tells The Associated Press that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ relationship with PwC, the accounting firm responsible for the integrity of the awards, remains under review. Boone Isaacs broke her silence Wednesday following the biggest blunder in the 89-year history of the Academy Awards.

  • Like a True Action Star, The Rock Was Ready to Leap Over Meryl Streep During the Oscars’ Epic Fail

    On Sunday, presenters at the Oscars ceremony mistakenly announced La La Land had won Best Picture, before realizing it and giving the statue to Moonlight. ???? You can literally see my wheels spinnin' on whether or not I should hit the stage and take down an Oscars producer who I thought went rogue and was trying to sabotage our final moment of the night as La La Land was accepting for Best Picture. In crazy moments like that, we need leaders to step up and take charge… I give La La Land producer, Jordan Horowitz much respect for stepping up to the mic and calling the Moonlight filmmakers and actors to the stage to accept their award.

  • PwC Accountants Involved in Oscar Mixup Will Not Work on Show Again: Report

    The two PricewaterhouseCoopers accountants involved with the Best Picture mixup at the Oscars will not work the award show again. Academy Awards president Cheryl Boone Isaacs confirmed the decision not to have the accountants — Martha Ruiz and Brian Cullinan — return to the ceremony on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. In a statement posted on Monday, the accounting firm blamed Cullinan for the incident, while noting his partner, Ruiz, also did not act quickly enough to correct the error.

  • Dwayne Johnson Says He Was Ready to 'Rumble' Over the Oscars Best Picture Mix-Up

    Everyone in Hollywood is still reeling from the chaotic events of Sunday night, when an envelope mix-up led Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway to mistakenly announce that La La Land was the year’s Best Picture — even though Moonlight was the actual winner. ???? You can literally see my wheels spinnin' on whether or not I should hit the stage and take down an Oscars producer who I thought went rogue and was trying to sabotage our final moment of the night as La La Land was accepting for Best Picture. Seconds before this I saw out of the corner of my eye, the producer saying loudly, "NO IT'S MOONLIGHT, the winner is MOONLIGHT!" as he walked up onto the stage.

  • 'Moonlight' Director Barry Jenkins: Here's the Oscar Speech I Would Have Given

    The movie's writer-director reveals the words he planned to say with a best picture win.

  • 'Moonlight' Expands to 1,500-Plus Theaters After Oscars Best Picture Win

    Following Moonlight’s Best Picture win at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday, A24 is expanding the film to 1,500-plus theaters this coming weekend.

  • Warren Beatty Calls on Motion Picture Academy to Clarify Oscar Fiasco

    Beatty released a statement Tuesday to The Associated Press in which he declined to comment further on the debacle that led to him and co-presenter Faye Dunaway mistakenly reading La La Land as best picture winner rather than Moonlight. “I feel it would be more appropriate for the president of the Academy, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, to publicly clarify what happened as soon as possible,” said Beatty. Since Sunday’s broadcast, the academy has largely left the explaining to PwC, the accounting firm that has taken the blame for the “La La Land” mistakenly being read as the best picture winner by Beatty and Faye Dunaway.

  • What to Stream: ‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins’s Feature Debut ‘Medicine for Melancholy’

    Before the Oscar-winning Moonlight was a glint in his eye, Barry Jenkins entered the film industry as part of the mumblecore generation with his 2008 debut Medicine for Melancholy. Currently streaming on Netflix and available for download in iTunes, Medicine showcases many of the attributes that made Moonlight such a stunner, including a remarkable sense of place — the streets of San Francisco, as opposed to Jenkins’s hometown of Miami — and a subtle eye toward the nuances of two people looking to connect.

  • Oscars Sensation ‘Gary From Chicago’ Just Served 20-Year Prison Sentence: ‘Change Is Possible’

    Jimmy Kimmel shares a moment with “Gary from Chicago” at the Oscars. “Gary from Chicago” was a highlight of the Oscars on Sunday, but his surprise television debut came shortly after another major day in his life. Just three days before Hollywood’s biggest night, Gary Alan Coe was released from a California prison after serving 20 years of a life sentence for multiple felonies.

  • Oscars: Patricia Arquette Angry at Sister Alexis' In Memoriam Omission

    Best Actress winner in 2015 tells ABC News the awards show's omission disrespected late sister's body of work and the trans community

  • Ciara’s Cutest Baby Bump Pics From Oscar Night

    Ciara and Russell Wilson were in expectant parent glow at the Vanity Fair Oscar party on Feb. 26. Whether she’s dancing around her house lip-syncing to “I’m Every Woman” or walking the red carpet on the arm of her hunky husband, Ciara is one cute pregnant woman. While seemingly far along in her pregnancy, the “Body Party” singer, 31, was still an event chair for the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars bash on Sunday, and she hit up the Vanity Fair Oscars party as well, so that meant multiple dress changes.

  • Jimmy Kimmel Talks Oscars Best Picture Fiasco: 'The Weirdest TV Finale Since 'Lost''

    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.