Chaos erupted both onstage and behind the scenes after a starstruck accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers handed Warren Beatty the wrong envelope for best picture.
UPDATED, 11:49 AM: Unintentionally delivering an ending that will live forever in awards show history for its Best Picture fiasco, last night's Oscars really went places only live TV can. In that vein, the near final numbers for last night's 89th Academy Awards are now in, and they are down from last year. Sunday night’s show drew 32.9 million viewers with a 9.1 rating among adults 18-49. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the first time, the 2017 Oscars are down 4% in viewership…
DiCaprio to blame? The biggest moment of the 2017 Oscars came when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway incorrectly announced ‘La La Land’ as the Best Picture winner when the actual winner was ‘Moonlight’. It’s since emerged that Beatty was actually holding the envelope for Best Actress which announced ‘La La Land’s Emma Stone as the winner, so you can understand the confusion from the presenters. Some people on Twitter are suggesting that it’s all Leonardo DiCaprio’s fault.
Every year the Oscars In Memoriam section manages to miss off some names, either because they couldn’t squeeze them in or those in charge just plain old forgot about them. This year’s ceremony was no different, because while Carrie Fisher, Prince, and Debbie Reynolds were mentioned in the touching segment, there wasn’t any room for the likes of Robert Vaughn, Bernard Fox, Ron Glass, Garry Shandling and Hugh O’Brian. Alexis Arquette, one of the five actor siblings in the Arquette family, was known for her acting and her role in the LGBTQ community, particularly after she came out as transgender.
Despite losing out in the Best Supporting Actress category, ‘Lion’ star Nicole Kidman somehow managed to dominate the conversation online, all thanks to her crazy clapping.
On April 4, 1974, while David Niven was introducing Elizabeth Taylor to present the Best Picture gong, a man suddenly streaked across the stage, flashing a peace sign… and a whole lot more. The crowd was in stitches and an Oscar legend was born, but the story behind the quip is a lot more mysterious and, sadly, tragic. The streaker was 33-year-old Robert Opel, a well-known figure in the gay activism scene throughout the seventies, as well as a prominent artist.
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.
30 years ago this month, Hollywood’s best and brightest gathered together to celebrate the greatest cinematic achievements of the year, one of which just happened to be the super-gross practical effects of David Cronenberg’s ‘The Fly’. Like the Academy honoured Seth Brundle’s grisly transformation from man to fly, we now honour the greatest and most disgusting visual effects in movie history.
‘La La Land’ was the big winner of the 2017 British Academy Film Awards picking up 5 awards in total. Here’s who won the big prizes on 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.
It's been just over a year since Amazon Studios acquired Kenneth Lonergan's heartbreaking Manchester by the Sea at the Sundance Film Festival for a cool $10 million, and while the indie already has proved its chops at the box office with a $38.9M domestic tally (and counting), it's the film's Oscar nominations today that have made history for the streaming giant. Boasting six Academy Award nominations for Manchester – including Best Picture, Original Screenplay and…
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 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.
One day before Hollywood honors the best films of 2016 by unveiling the Oscar nominations, the Razzies have revealed its contenders for the year’s worst.
The four major Hollywood guilds have now named their favorites, bringing a bit of clarity to the Oscar race just as nominating ballots are due. As expected, Damien Chazelle picked up a Directors Guild nomination for his original musical on Thursday, to go with the Writers Guild nomination he got last week and the Producers Guild nomination his film got on Tuesday.
With awards season in full swing, a number of films are emerging as serious frontrunners and amongst them is Kenneth Lonergan’s moving meditation on grief and family, ‘Manchester By The Sea’. The film topped a number of “Best of 2016” lists, was nominated for three Golden Globes, and recently earned six BAFTA nominations, so we’re thrilled to be able to share a never-before-seen clip from the film ahead of its UK release on Friday, 13 January. Following his Golden Globe Award win for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama on Sunday, the clip sees Casey Affleck’s character Lee attempting to act as a father figure towards his nephew Patrick (BAFTA rising star nominee Lucas Hudges), following the death of Patrick’s father, including a chat about “the birds and the bees”.
Awards shows are inherently farcical affairs. A bunch of Hollywood A-listers congregate under one roof to backslap, give each other awards, and deliver heartfelt speeches to a room full of nodding sycophants.