Flack for Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel is starting to build online over a series of remarks he made over foreign-sounding names at the ceremony. Most notably, the talk show host decided that Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali’s name was worthy of singling out. Ali scooped Best Supporting Actor for his role in ‘Moonlight’, which also won the Oscar for Best Picture (eventually). But despite Ali picking up this honour, many have slammed Kimmel for needless gags about how to pronounce his name. At one point, he made the audience pronounce his name in unison. ...
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.
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.
The nominations for the 89th Oscars are being announced on Tuesday (24 January) afternoon at 1:18pm, and we’ll be hosting the Academy Awards livestream right here on Yahoo Movies. Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Emmanuel Lubezki, Jason Reitman and Ken Watanabe will join Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs to make the announcement.
Ben Affleck has come out in defence of Meryl Streep, following her stunning Golden Globes speech, in which the iconic actress took on President-elect Donald Trump.
Jimmy Kimmel has revealed how much he’s getting paid to host the Oscars this year… and it’s really not as much as you might think. The late night talk show star was appearing as a guest on the ‘Kevin & Bean’ show on US radio station KROQ when he dropped the details of his pay cheque.
Jimmy Kimmel has been tapped to host the 2017 Academy Awards, Variety has learned. The “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” star has hosted major several awards shows in the past, notably the recent 2016 Emmy Awards, as well as the 2012 Emmys. Kimmel has also hosted the 2007 ESPYS and the American Music Awards on ABC five times.... Read more »
British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen placed his sights on Donald Trump last night, reviving his beloved character Borat to mock the prospective Republican nominee for the US Presidency. Borat showed up on Jimmy Kimmel’s late night talk show to warn Americans about “frivolous nincompoop” Sacha Baron Cohen and his new character. “I have come very serious,” said Borat.