Oscar season is officially on our doorstep as the 74th annual Venice Film Festival is set to take flight a week from today with the world premiere of Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing.” Recent contenders like “Birdman,” “Spotlight,” and “La La Land” have begun their journeys on the Lido before taking the season by storm. Commencing in... Read more »
Last year’s ‘Suicide Squad’ was a talking point for many reasons – and now it’s notched up another. In a gif that’s been cut together from a behind-the-scenes featurette, you can clearly see that the actress’s waist has been narrowed to appear what they deem more aesthetically pleasing to viewers. Positive body image is considered an important ethical trait in 2017, with TV shows and movies often slammed if they fail to promote all body types and attempt to exclude bodies that aren’t stick-thin.
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.
Had Warren Beatty not read out the wrong film for Best Picture, the only thing noteworthy about the otherwise pretty sedate 2017 Oscars might have been Nicole Kidman’s supremely weird clapping. The Australian actress managed to go viral thanks to her bizarre line in audible congratulation, which appeared to excessively favour the palms over the fingers. The result looked amazingly strange, and she was quickly dubbed ‘seal hands’. Nicole Kidman with the most avant-garde applause of the night https://t.co/ZLuSDf8IVd pic.twitter.com/8dw4OYrCnR
Actress Freida Pinto teamed up with a charity organisation to ensure that none of the leftover food from the Oscars after-party went to waste.
"This isn't something we typically deal with," a PricewaterhouseCoopers representative said. "But the firm felt it was necessary based on the number of people outside their homes."
Organisers of the Oscars have said sorry to Australian producer Jan Chapman and the family of Janet Patterson, after is mistakenly showed a picture of Chapman during its In Memoriam section on Sunday night. The tribute was supposed to be for Janet Patterson, the Oscar-nominated costume designer who died last year. “We sincerely apologize to producer Jan Chapman, whose photo was mistakenly used in the Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ tribute for her colleague and dear friend, the late Janet Patterson,” read a statement posted yesterday on Instagram.
The historic Oscars best picture mix-up has raised questions about the relationship between the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm that tabulates votes. The association between the two organizations extends beyond the annual awards show, perhaps making it more difficult for the film organization to break with its long-time... Read more »
Variety obtained exclusive photos of Brian Cullinan — the man behind the infamous Best Picture envelope mix-up — leading up to and during Sunday’s gaffe in which 'La La Land' was erroneously named best picture over 'Moonlight'
The president of the film academy says the two accountants responsible for the best-picture flub at Sunday’s Academy Awards will never return to the Oscar show. Cheryl Boone Isaacs tells The Associated Press that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ relationship with PwC, the accounting firm responsible for the integrity of the awards, remains under review. Boone Isaacs broke her silence Wednesday following the biggest blunder in the 89-year history of the Academy Awards.
Casey Affleck has finally addressed the backlash surrounding his success with ‘Manchester By The Sea’, which reached a zenith over the weekend when he was awarded the Best Actor Academy Award for his performance. For those of you that don’t know, two women that were part of the crew of his 2010 mockumentary ‘I’m Still Here’ sued Affleck for breach of contract, intentional infliction of emotional distress, while one also insisted she had been sexually harassed by him, too. Affleck later settled with the women, but has denied the allegations.
At this point, we’ve all heard more than enough about the infamous Oscars debacle that saw ‘La La Land’ briefly named as the Best Picture winner rather than ‘Moonlight’. The former WWE star admitted that as it began to unfold he suddenly kicked into action and was prepared to hurtle over Meryl Streep in front of him to take down what he believed was an Oscars producer gone rogue. You can read Dwayne Johnson’s recollections regarding the biggest screw-up in Academy Awards history below.
Whatever way you look at it, the 2017 Oscars has fast become the most bizarre ceremony in the Academy’s 89-year history. Everyone has already heard about Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway reading out ‘La La Land’, and not ‘Moonlight’, as the Best Picture winner, while Jimmy Kimmel also unknowingly invited a man that had just been released from prison to mix it with the Hollywood glitterati. You can check out the footage of this bizarre alteration ahead of Theron and Shirley MacLaine awarding The Salesman the Best Foreign Language film by clicking on the link below.
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 »
Beatty released a statement Tuesday to The Associated Press in which he declined to comment further on the debacle that led to him and co-presenter Faye Dunaway mistakenly reading La La Land as best picture winner rather than Moonlight. “I feel it would be more appropriate for the president of the Academy, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, to publicly clarify what happened as soon as possible,” said Beatty. Since Sunday’s broadcast, the academy has largely left the explaining to PwC, the accounting firm that has taken the blame for the “La La Land” mistakenly being read as the best picture winner by Beatty and Faye Dunaway.
The Oscars are typically I signal of filmmaking of the highest quality. We all rant about how the Academy gets it wrong sometimes of course, but it’s not often genuinely bad films are rewarded.
Chaos erupted both onstage and behind the scenes after a starstruck accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers handed Warren Beatty the wrong envelope for best picture.
If that picture of Ryan Gosling encapsulated how people felt on stage at the Oscars, this one of shows how it must have felt in the audience. Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps look on, aghast and open-mouthed. Mel Gibson is probably just happy to have been invited back.
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.
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.
The U.S. State Department on Monday sent out and then deleted a tweet congratulating an Oscar win by director Asghar Farhadi, who criticized President Donald Trump’s travel ban as “inhumane.” The state department’s official Persian-language Twitter account, @USAdarFarsi, posted the congratulatory tweet to the Iranian people and Farhadi, director of “The Salesman,” after the movie won an Oscar for... Read more »