• How the Oscars 2019 winners made Hollywood history
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    Hanna Flint

    How the Oscars 2019 winners made Hollywood history

    Despite the controversy, there were a few landmark moments at this year's Academy Awards.

  • Oscar-winner 'Green Book' branded 'the worst Best Picture since Crash'
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    Ben Arnold

    Oscar-winner 'Green Book' branded 'the worst Best Picture since Crash'

    Green Book scooped Alfonso Cuaron's Roma to the Best Picture Oscar last night, but whether it deserves the highest movie honour appears to be a subject for debate.

  • Oscars 2019: Spike Lee 'stormed out' when 'Green Book' won Best Picture
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    Hanna Flint

    Oscars 2019: Spike Lee 'stormed out' when 'Green Book' won Best Picture

    The director tried to storm out of the Dolby Theatre when the controversial film picked up the top prize on Sunday night.

  • Oscars 2019: 'Green Book' producers forgot to thank real-life inspiration during speech
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    Tom Butler

    Oscars 2019: 'Green Book' producers forgot to thank real-life inspiration during speech

    It was another controversial moment for the controversial winner.

  • When are the Oscars 2019 on TV, how to watch and who’s hosting?
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    Yahoo Movies UK

    When are the Oscars 2019 on TV, how to watch and who’s hosting?

    Your complete guide to the 91st Academy Awards ceremony also known as the Oscars 2018.

  • See How Viggo Mortensen Transformed Into His Oscar-Nominated Role of Tony Lip in Green Book
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    See How Viggo Mortensen Transformed Into His Oscar-Nominated Role of Tony Lip in Green Book

    How Viggo Mortensen Transformed Himself for Green Book

  • Oscars 2019: The most controversial Academy Awards ever?
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    Freda Cooper

    Oscars 2019: The most controversial Academy Awards ever?

    This year's Oscars will go down in history for its pre-show shenanigans.

  • Oscar Race Defies the Experts: With 6 Days to Go, Nobody Knows a Damn Thing
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    The Wrap

    Oscar Race Defies the Experts: With 6 Days to Go, Nobody Knows a Damn Thing

    While we were all busy watching the Academy make and then retract baffling decisions about this year’s Academy Awards show, one of the most baffling races in Oscar history bubbled up under our noses.With a week to go before the envelopes are opened on the stage of the Dolby Theatre, this could well be the tightest, weirdest, most confounding Best Picture competition ever.Sunday night’s Writers Guild Awards compounded the confusion, giving its top film prizes to one film that isn’t even nominated for a screenwriting Oscar, Bo Burnham’s “Eighth Grade,” and another that is nominated for screenplay but not for picture, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”The other three major Hollywood guilds gave their top awards to “Green Book” (the Producers Guild), “Roma” (the Directors Guild) and “Black Panther” (the Screen Actors Guild’s ensemble-cast award), which makes this the first time that the five major guild awards have been won by five different movies, with no film winning more than one.(Yes, the 2013 awards race found five different films winning, but that’s because the Producers Guild finished in a tie between “12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity,” which also won the DGA.)Also Read: How the Oscars Bungled This Year's Show So Badly, and Where the Academy Goes From HereSince the SAG ensemble award was introduced in 1995, five films have won Best Picture after winning only a single guild award: “Gladiator” and “12 Years a Slave,” which won the Producers Guild (the latter in that tie vote); “Million Dollar Baby,” which won the Directors Guild; and “Braveheart” and “Moonlight,” which won the Writers Guild. Nothing has ever won Best Picture after only winning the SAG ensemble award.Now there will be a sixth — unless the top Oscar goes to “BlacKkKlansman,” “The Favourite,” “A Star Is Born,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” or “Vice,” which haven’t won any of the major guild awards but could actually win Best Picture anyway.The WGA seemed to almost deliberately confound awards-watchers who think we know how to read the tea leaves. “Roma,” “Green Book” and “Vice,” three formidable Best Picture contenders — the first two arguably the frontrunners — lost to “Eighth Grade,” a Sundance indie that didn’t get a single Oscar nomination. Then “BlacKkKlansman,” “Black Panther” and “A Star Is Born,” three more serious Oscar contenders, lost to “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”The Writers Guild could have given a touch of momentum to any one of six Best Picture contenders it had recognized with nominations — but instead it gave its awards to two films not even in the running. And that leaves the race in a shambles, without a single movie that can reasonably be expected to win Best Picture, but with a bewildering number of movies that could conceivably turn the trick.Also Read: Oscars Will Air All Award Categories Live on TV, Reversing Course“Roma”? Sure, because since 1948 more than 77 percent of the films to win the DGA Award have gone on to win Best Picture. But not one of those has been a foreign-language film, and only once in the last 38 years has a movie won Best Picture without an Oscar nomination for Film Editing.“Green Book”? Well, the Producers Guild win has slipped as a sure-fire predictor in recent years, but history says it gives you a two-thirds chance of winning the Oscar. But failing to land a Best Director nomination, as Peter Farrelly did, ought to kill your chances, since only twice since 1932 has the Best Picture winner not also been nominated for directing.“Black Panther”? Not only has no film won Best Picture with only a SAG ensemble win, but the last film to win without a single Oscar nomination in the directing, writing or acting categories was “Grand Hotel” in 1932 — and “Grand Hotel” is a complete anomaly that didn’t have a single nomination except Best Picture.Once you get past those three movies, you’re looking at five films that would have to do something that hasn’t been done: win Best Picture without winning a single one of the major guild awards.Also Read: Queen and Adam Lambert Will Perform at Oscars CeremonyAnd the thing is, one of them could just do it. If “Bohemian Rhapsody” wins it might be most critically derided Best Picture winner of all time, but we’ve been underestimating its appeal for months now. “A Star Is Born” may have lost to almost everything at one time or another (including to “Rhapsody” at the Golden Globes), but it could actually be more of a consensus favorite that won’t be hurt by the Academy’s preferential system of vote-counting the way that more divisive films will be. “BlacKkKlansman” has had a similar tough time getting traction with the guilds, but it’s Oscar-nominated in the right categories and it might not be as polarizing as we think. Ditto for “The Favourite” and “Vice.”A week ago, I ran down the list of Best Picture contenders and decided that “Roma” and “Green Book” were really the only two that could win. Now, I really think that almost every single nominee has a dimly lit, twisty path to victory, because every nominee definitely has a clear path to defeat.Here’s the lesson of this weird, ugly Oscar season: This year, precedents and numbers may well be meaningless. This year, something is going to happen that isn’t supposed to happen. This year, nobody knows a damn thing.The Writers Guild warned us. Don’t even try to make sense of this mess of an Oscar season. Just ride it out, and try not to be too surprised at the end.Read original story Oscar Race Defies the Experts: With 6 Days to Go, Nobody Knows a Damn Thing At TheWrap

  • The biggest snubs and surprises at the 2019 BAFTAs
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    Hanna Flint

    The biggest snubs and surprises at the 2019 BAFTAs

    The BAFTA results threw us a couple of big awards season curveballs.

  • 'Green Book': How an Oscar favourite got mired in controversy
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    Ben Arnold

    'Green Book': How an Oscar favourite got mired in controversy

    The awards-friendly 'Green Book' seems be lurching from controversy to controversy, and it shows no sign of stopping.

  • ‘Green Book’ Writer Deletes Twitter Account After Anti-Muslim Tweet Stirs More Controversy
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    Variety

    ‘Green Book’ Writer Deletes Twitter Account After Anti-Muslim Tweet Stirs More Controversy

    "Green Book" screenwriter Nick Vallelonga has deleted his Twitter account after a tweet espousing a debunked conservative narrative that American Muslims could be seen cheering after 9/11 was recirculated Wednesday. "@realDonaldTrump 100% correct," the Nov. 2015 tweet read. "Muslims in Jersey City cheering when towers went down. I saw it, as you did, possibly on […]

  • Is it important for film biopics to be historically accurate?
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    Hanna Flint

    Is it important for film biopics to be historically accurate?

    'Green Book' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' have been accused of being too economical with the truth.

  • BAFTAs 2019: Full list of nominations
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    Yahoo Movies UK

    BAFTAs 2019: Full list of nominations

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today announced the nominees for the EE British Academy Film Awards 2019.

  • ‘Green Book’ Star Viggo Mortensen Says Backlash From Shirley Family Is ‘Unjustified’
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    Variety

    ‘Green Book’ Star Viggo Mortensen Says Backlash From Shirley Family Is ‘Unjustified’

    "Green Book" star Viggo Mortensen has spoken out in defense of the film after family members of Dr. Don Shirley criticized its portrayal of the classical pianist. "[Writer] Nick Vallelonga has shown admirable restraint in the face of some accusations and some claims – including from a couple of family members – that have been unjustified, […]

  • 'House of Cards' star Mahershala Ali sorry for 'hurtful lies' in biopic 'Green Book'
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    Ben Arnold

    'House of Cards' star Mahershala Ali sorry for 'hurtful lies' in biopic 'Green Book'

    The family of pianist Dr. Don Shirley, played by Mahershala Ali in the new movie Green Book, have said they are 'furious' about how he is portrayed in the movie.

  • 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' soundtrack disqualified from Oscars for very weird reason
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    Ben Arnold

    'Solo: A Star Wars Story' soundtrack disqualified from Oscars for very weird reason

    The soaring soundtrack for Solo: A Star Wars Story could have been an Oscar contender.