In recognition of this, Miami-Dade commissioners have decide to immortalise Barry Jenkins' film by naming a street in Liberty City 'Moonlight Way'. "This movie - at least what I got from it - really depicts the life of how a lot of us were raised and what we had to go through and endure as children in the inner city," said Commissioner Audrey Edmonson, who is sponsoring the name. Moonlight is a visually delicious film, and Jenkins thinks Miami itself deserves some of the credit.
Great stories come from times of conflict, confusion and fits of emotion, so it’s no surprise that movies about young people finding their way through life are so timelessly endearing.
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.
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.
Mahershala Ali picked up the very first Academy Award on Sunday night, as he was recognised for his stunning performance in ‘Moonlight’. It turns out that Mahershala Ali broke new ground with his Academy Award win, too, as he became the first Muslim actor to ever win an Oscar. It couldn’t have occurred at a better time, too, as it comes just a few weeks after Donald Trump’s executive order to ban the inhabitants of seven countries that are prominently made up of Muslims proved hugely divisive and controversial.
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…
Alex R. Hibbert’s declaration that he wants to spend some of his earnings on finding a cure for cancer would be wonderful to hear from any actor. Hibbert, who has risen to prominence over the last few months thanks to his performance in the Golden Globe winning ‘Moonlight’, made this declaration during his recent interview with HeyUGuys, admitting that becoming an actor was a distant dream profession behind being an NFL player or a scientist. “What I wanted to do was either play football or be a scientist that cures cancer,” Hibbert remarked.
This week sees the release of Barry Jenkins’ multi Oscar-nominated masterpiece ‘Moonlight’ (in cinemas Friday, 17 February). The moving coming-of-age tale of a young man – Chiron – and his identity struggles in a deprived Miami neighbourhood is up for 8 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. James Bond star Naomie Harris is also rightly nominated for Best Supporting Actress (although she faces a tough uphill battle to beat Viola Davis in ‘Fences’ to the prize) playing Chiron’s drug-addled mother Paula.
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.
They’re here - the best movie posters of 2016, as selected by the Internet Movie Posters Awards , the leading online authority about such matters. As well as the best of the year by genre, there’s also the worst of the year, and other more ‘out there’ categories like ‘strangest credit of the year’, which for 2016 was a real peach. Read more La La Land is the joyous, vibrant film we need in 2017 Seven 2017 Oscar nomination stories worth celebrating Emma Watson reveals why she chose Beauty and the Beast over Cinderella
The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards have been announced and, as expected, Damien Chazelle’s Hollywood love letter ‘La La Land’ is leading the pack with 14 nominations including ones in each of the “Big Five” categories – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay.
The Oscar nominations for 2017 have been announced and as ever, there are a handful of surprises and snubs, as well as all the stuff that everyone was expecting. What we predicted: ‘La La Land’ is expected to sweep the board, but will it top the record of 14 nominations, as received by the movies ‘Titanic’ and ‘All About Eve’? It’ll be an impressive achievement for director Damien Chazelle, who picked up a glut of awards for his last movie ‘Whiplash’ at last year’s awards. ‘La La Land’ is only his third feature.
Sight & Sound, official magazine of the British Film Institute, has published its choices for the best films of the past year – although a great many of them are films which the wider UK audience hasn’t had the chance to see yet.