• How 'Three Billboards,' 'Shape of Water' have suddenly become the Oscar favorites
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    Kevin Polowy

    How 'Three Billboards,' 'Shape of Water' have suddenly become the Oscar favorites

    In what's so far been a refreshingly unpredictable race for Oscar's Best Picture trophy, a pair of clear-cut favorites appear to be emerging out of the fog.

  • Ewan McGregor grilled backstage at Golden Globes about returning to 'Star Wars' as Obi-Wan Kenobi
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    Nick Schager

    Ewan McGregor grilled backstage at Golden Globes about returning to 'Star Wars' as Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Bearded actor admits that "there's been a lot of talk" and says he'd "be happy to play him again."

  • Golden Globe Nominees: Physical transformations
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    Yahoo Movies and TV Staff

    Golden Globe Nominees: Physical transformations

    Five of the most remarkable physical transformations by this year's Golden Globe nominees.

  • Hackers leak 'Lady Bird,' 'Call Me by Your Name,' and more online
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    Indiewire

    Hackers leak 'Lady Bird,' 'Call Me by Your Name,' and more online

    The hacker group Hive-CM8 was behind "The Hateful Eight" leak last year.

  • Oscars: ‘The Last Jedi,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049’ and more advance in VFX race
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    Variety

    Oscars: ‘The Last Jedi,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049’ and more advance in VFX race

    10 films will move forward in the visual effects category for the 90th Academy Awards. with final noms out Jan. 23.

  • How Gary Oldman transformed into Winston Churchill in 'Darkest Hour'
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    Ethan Alter

    How Gary Oldman transformed into Winston Churchill in 'Darkest Hour'

    Joe Wright and Gary Oldman worked together for three intensive months making the new World War II  drama Darkest Hour, about the rocky early tenure of Britain’s celebrated wartime prime minister, Winston Churchill. “Joe never saw me as Gary for three months,” Oldman recently told Yahoo Entertainment, a sentiment echoed by Wright in a separate interview.

  • Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' named best film of 2017 by National Board of Review
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    Variety

    Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' named best film of 2017 by National Board of Review

    The New York-based National Board of Review has crowned Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” the year’s best film as the Oscar season’s kudos circuit roars to life. The 108-year-old organization, which comprises “film enthusiasts, filmmakers, professionals and academics,” also tapped the film’s stars, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, for top acting honors. Willem Dafoe (“The Florida […]

  • Donald Sutherland to receive honorary Oscar
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    The Wrap

    Donald Sutherland to receive honorary Oscar

    Veteran actor joins indie filmmaker Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, and French filmmaker Agnes Varda.

  • 50 fall movies we're excited to see (with 41 exclusive photos)
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    Yahoo Movies Editorial

    50 fall movies we're excited to see (with 41 exclusive photos)

    From 'A Bad Moms Christmas' to 'Lego Ninjago' to 'The Disaster Artist,' 'Thor:Ragnarok,' and 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' the best of the rest of the year

  • 10 Oscar Contenders to Emerge So Far in 2017
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    Kevin Polowy

    10 Oscar Contenders to Emerge So Far in 2017

    Considering how back-loaded the release schedule is when it comes to awards-friendly films, it’s an encouraging sign that there have already been several movies from the first half of 2017 that could easily wind up in the Oscar conversation. True, a couple of them (Mudbound, Call Me by Your Name) premiered at Sundance and won’t get distributed until the fall, but there are plenty that have already dropped, from the art house (The Lovers, The Big Sick) to the cineplex (Get Out, Wonder Woman). Juno could provide the template for this touching and crowdpleasing rom-com based on the real-life coupling of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon.

  • Celine Dion Gives a Titanic-Worthy Performance of ‘My Heart Will Go On’ at 2017 Billboard Music Awards
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    Wendy Geller

    Celine Dion Gives a Titanic-Worthy Performance of ‘My Heart Will Go On’ at 2017 Billboard Music Awards

    Celine Dion marked the 20th anniversary of the theme from Titanic in a fittingly large way at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.

  • Oscars: Jimmy Kimmel to Return as Host for 2018 Honors
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    The Hollywood Reporter

    Oscars: Jimmy Kimmel to Return as Host for 2018 Honors

    Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd, who also oversaw the last show, will also be reteaming with him for the 90th Academy Awards.

  • Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn Spoof Oscars Blunder During MTV Movie & TV Awards
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    Elizabeth Durand Streisand

    Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn Spoof Oscars Blunder During MTV Movie & TV Awards

    Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn poked fun at the infamous Oscars gaffe while announcing the winner of Best Movie at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.

  • Academy Accountants Hire Security Amid Oscars Crisis
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    The Hollywood Reporter

    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."

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

    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
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    Associated Press

    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.

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

    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.

  • Academy, Oscar Accountants Offer More Apologies; Investigation Launched
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    The Hollywood Reporter

    Academy, Oscar Accountants Offer More Apologies; Investigation Launched

    It’s been less than 24 hours since the most notorious fubar in Oscar history — the mistaken announcement that La La Land had won best picture, when in fact the award was meant for Moonlight — and accounting firm PricewaterhouseCooper has now issued an unusual second apology, while the Academy is announcing that it will conduct an investigation of the way the tell-tale envelopes are handled at the Oscar ceremony while offering an apology of its own. Going beyond the first statement of apology that was issued Sunday night, three hours after the Oscar broadcast ended, PwC on Monday sent out what it called a “revised statement” in which it squarely shoulders the blame for the incident, cites PwC partner Brian Cullinan for the mistake and offers another apology to all involved in the embarrassing drama that played out on national television.

  • Kevin O'Connell, Oscar's Biggest Loser, Finally Wins on 21st Try
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    Yahoo Movies

    Kevin O'Connell, Oscar's Biggest Loser, Finally Wins on 21st Try

    The Best Sound Mixing category doesn’t typically get a lot of ink at the Academy Awards, but something truly historic unfolded when the 2017 winner was announced Sunday night. Then, around 9:32 p.m. ET Sunday, O’Connell finally won. “Thank you so much! I can’t even tell you what this means to me,” an exuberant O’Connell, who shared the awards with fellow sound mixers Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie, and Peter Grace, said as he stepped to the stage to a hearty ovation.

  • Oscars Survey Says: Most Americans Have No Idea What's Nominated for Best Picture, Who's Hosting the Show
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    Nick Schager

    Oscars Survey Says: Most Americans Have No Idea What's Nominated for Best Picture, Who's Hosting the Show

    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.

  • 2007 Oscars Flashback! Beyoncé, Ryan Gosling, Reese Witherspoon, and More
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    Giana Mucci

    2007 Oscars Flashback! Beyoncé, Ryan Gosling, Reese Witherspoon, and More

    The 79th Academy Awards took place on Feb. 25, 2007 at the Kodak (now the Dolby) Theatre in Hollywood, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. Martin Scorsese took home his long-awaited Best Director statuette for "The Departed" — which led the night with four wins, including Best Picture. With this year’s ceremony only days away on Feb. 26, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at the star-studded red carpet for the 2007 Oscars. Enjoy!

  • The People With the Most Oscar Nominations Without a Win
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    Kevin Polowy

    The People With the Most Oscar Nominations Without a Win

    As Peter O’Toole said when he received an honorary Oscar in 2002 after eight unsuccessful nominations in the competitive categories, “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride, my foot.” Leonardo DiCaprio may have broken his losing streak with last year’s win for Best Actor in "The Revenant," but some people are still waiting for gold. These folks included here may not own an Oscar, but they’re all winners in our book. A few of the honorees below are nominated again this year, so watch the Oscars on Feb. 26 to see if they finally get their trophy.

  • I Was Carrie Fisher's 1978 Oscar Date: Spielberg, Lucas and a 3 a.m. Afterparty With John Belushi
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    The Hollywood Reporter

    I Was Carrie Fisher's 1978 Oscar Date: Spielberg, Lucas and a 3 a.m. Afterparty With John Belushi

    "This is just like prom!" said the 'Star Wars' actress, set up with 27-year-old Tom Coleman, who now recounts their wild night, which included waltzing with Debbie Reynolds and ended at Richard Dreyfuss' apartment.

  • Hollywood's Record Holders for Most Oscar Wins
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    Kevin Polowy

    Hollywood's Record Holders for Most Oscar Wins

    We typically think Meryl Streep when it comes to Oscar records, with the master thespian having amassed an incredible 19 nominations. But when it comes to actual wins, Streep’s not in the record books. Instead you’ll find names both famous (Walt Disney, John Williams, Katharine Hepburn) and less familiar (art director Cedric Gibbons, soundman Gary Rydstrom). As we get ready for Oscar night on Feb. 26, here are the folks who have been awarded the most statuettes.

  • Moana Had Brothers?! Meet ’Em in Exclusive Deleted Scene From Disney’s Animated Blockbuster
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    Marcus Errico

    Moana Had Brothers?! Meet ’Em in Exclusive Deleted Scene From Disney’s Animated Blockbuster

    How far did Moana go from the initial drawing-board version? With the Oscar-contending animated hit heading home (the Digital HD version arrives Tuesday while the Blu-ray/DVD hits shelves on March 7), Yahoo Movies has an exclusive deleted scene (watch it above) that shows how the title heroine evolved as a character. As they set up the clip, directors Ron Clements (the one with the beard) and John Musker reveal where it originally had fit in the film.