The legendary filmmaker opened up about his unfinished dreams, the first time he saw The Rolling Stones and offered advice to aspiring musicians.
A high-school student in Arizona filmed a version of the film's "Another Day of Sun" opener and asked the Oscar-winning actress to accompany him to the big dance.
Jacob Staudenmaier decided to aim high and ask La La Land's Emma Stone to his prom, by making his own version of the movie's opening musical number.
The picture of Ryan Gosling seemingly unable to hide his laughter at the Oscars – as the Best Picture gong was whipped from under the nose of his ‘La La Land’ crew – really summed the evening up. “I thought there was some kind of medical situation, and I had this worst-case scenario playing out in my head,” Gosling said during a Q&A at the Adobe Summit in Las Vegas. It’s not like ‘La La Land’ came home empty-handed anyway – it won Best Director for Damien Chazelle, Best Actress for Emma Stone, Best Original Score for Justin Hurwitz, Best Original Song, Best Production Design and Best Cinematography.
Emma Watson was at one time attached to take the Emma Stone role in Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-winning (well, not that Oscar) ‘La La Land’. “I knew I had horse training, I knew I had dancing, I knew I had three months of singing ahead of me, and I knew I had to be in London to really do that,” she said. Watson wasn’t the only star to miss out on the movie – Miles Teller was also in the frame for a time too, to star opposite Watson.
Just when you thought that this awards season couldn’t get anymore bizarre, a Ryan Gosling impersonator goes up on stage to collect an award on behalf of the actor to prove you wrong. This incident unfolded at the Goldene Kamera awards ceremony in Germany, which usually focuses on actors and directors from the country. This was all the window of opportunity comedians Joko Winterscheidt and Klaas Heufer-Umlaufs needed, as they set up a fake agency that insisted they could get La La Land star Ryan Gosling to attend, but only if he actually won a prize.
When Barry Jenkins returned to his hotel suite at the Four Seasons Monday at 3 a.m. after a surreal night at the Oscars, he slept for a couple of hours, then watched a clip of the show’s ending on his cell phone, finding something oddly enchanting about those final shocking moments that unfolded on live... Read more »
Bosses of the Oscars are to launch an official investigation over what happened on Sunday night’s ceremony, after an envelope blunder led presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway to announce the wrong winner for Best Picture. PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accountancy firm which coordinates the voting and prize-giving logistics, has taken the unusual step of issuing a second apology, detailing who was to blame for the blunder. “PwC takes full responsibility for the series of mistakes and breaches of established protocols during last night’s Oscars,” the new statement reads.
It was inevitable – ‘La La Land’ is heading to the West End. After almost picking up Best Picture at last night’s Oscar’s, it looks as though the critically-applauded musical drama is being adapted for the West End. According to The Sun, prolific Broadway and West End producer Sonia Friedman revealed that an adaptation of the much-loved movie is already in the works.
When all around were losing their heads last night, it fell to Jordan Horowitz to take the reigns and make sure the Oscar for Best Picture went to the right people. The 36-year-old producer of ‘La La Land’ took to the microphone and clarified that his movie had not won the gong, but ‘Moonlight’ had, contrary to the announcement by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway.
Accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers have taken responsibility for the mistake that led to the wrong film being announced as the Best Picture winner at the 2017 Oscars. Presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway erroneously announced ‘La La Land’ as the winner before recanting revealing ‘Moonlight’ was the actual winner. In an official statement released by PwC said a representative of their firm handed the presenters the wrong card before they went on stage.
While the Oscars of 2017 will be remembered for, quite literally, one thing, the ‘Moonlight’/’La La Land’ debacle can also perhaps be summed up in a single image. And it’s of Ryan Gosling’s face. Holding his hand to his mouth to try and keep from bursting out laughing, the ‘La La Land’ star looked very much how everyone was feeling. It seemed to say ‘someone’s going to get fired’, after ‘La La Land’ was mistakenly named Best Picture by Warren Beatty, when the winner was actually ‘Moonlight’. Of course, it’s been hailed on Twitter as being perhaps the quintessential image of the evening. ...
The 89th Academy Awards was plunged in chaos right at the end of the ceremony on Sunday night when Warren Beatty announced the Best Picture winner as ‘La La Land’, when it was actually ‘Moonlight’. What made it even more excruciating was that the ‘La La Land team’ were already half-way through their speeches when the mistake was realised, which meant that they all then had to leave the stage and be replaced by those that made ‘Moonlight’. Warren Beatty, who read out the winner of the Best Picture gong alongside Faye Dunaway to mark the fiftieth anniversary of ‘Bonnie And Clyde’, came back on stage to explain that the envelope he had opened actually had Emma Stone’s name on it.
Oscars season is that time where Hollywood excessively glams up and describes to eager media types who they’re wearing and why.
It was the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honouring the best movies of the last 12 months.
It’s the biggest night of awards seasons this weekend with the 89th Academy Awards taking place on Sunday night and into the early hours of Monday morning.
Damien Chazelle’s celebrated musical ‘La La Land’ is expected to pick up wins for the majority of its record-equaling 14 nominations at this Sunday’s (26 February) Academy Awards – but should it win the biggest prize of the night? A Best Picture win for ‘La La Land’ remains more than likely, with bookies still considering it the odds-on favourite, but behind it sits Barry Jenkins’ heartfelt drama ‘Moonlight’: a very different, but no less deserving film.
Well that didn’t settle much! For only the third time since 1984 (some 32 years ago), the Writers Guild and the Oscars are possibly going to have two different winners in the Original and Adapted Screenplay categories, though you can put an asterisk on that statistic since they are both likely to have Moonlight as a shared winner – but in two different writing categories. If I haven’t confused you enough, let me make this even more perplexing. With tonight’s newly minted W…
With awards season in full swing, it was the turn of the Brits last night to take their time in the limelight at the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards last night. Who were the big winners and losers of the night?
The 70th EE British Academy Film Awards just wrapped up at the Royal Albert Hall in London, with ‘La La Land’ the big winner on the night picking up 5 awards from 11 nominations for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress for Emma Stone, Best Original Music, and Cinematography.
The Directors Guild of America have named their most highly regarded film director of the year – and at this point, it doesn’t take a film scholar to guess who came out on top. The 32-year old filmmaker won out over fellow nominees Dennis Villeneuve for ‘Arrival,’ Barry Jenkins for ‘Moonlight’, Kenneth Lonergan for ‘Manchester By The Sea’ and Garth Davis for ‘Lion’ – although Davis did pick up the award for best first-time feature director.
Biopics, moments of historical significance, triumph over adversity… there are certain subjects which will always do well at the Oscars. A data science team from movie production website Slated, which devised the Script Score system, crunched the numbers from hundreds of films, finding that the higher the Script Score rating, as decided by independent scriptwriting experts, the more likely a movie is to receive a high score on Rotten Tomatoes. The correlation between the two figures then appears to increase the likelihood of an Oscar nomination, and when the return on investment for a studio is factored in, a pretty accurate formula starts to appear.
The current political climate is so tribal and partisan that it has encouraged Hollywood’s finest to use the platform awards season affords them to voice their views. If recent speeches at the Golden Globes and SAG awards are anything to go by, anti-Trump sentiments are likely to pepper the upcoming BAFTA Awards on February 12, and it’s now been revealed that organisers are deeply concerned about the potential deluge of protests.