Barry Jenkins explains the inspiration and background to breathtaking new Amazon Prime series The Underground Railroad.
Barry Jenkins, the Oscar-winning director of Moonlight, is to board a sequel to Disney's 2019 remake of The Lion King.
Barry Jenkins' follow-up to his Best Picture-winning 'Moonlight,' '‘If Beale Street Could Talk,' premieres its first trailer.
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... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/features/damien-chazelle-barry-jenkins-oscars-best-picture-shocker-interview-1201999305/" title="Read Damien Chazelle and Barry Jenkins on That Oscars Shocker: The Morning-After Interview">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
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’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 <em>that</em> 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 <em>Moonlight</em> as a shared winner – but in two <em>different</em> writing categories. If I haven’t confused you enough, let me make this even more perplexing. With tonight’s newly minted W…