At the climactic final moment of the 89th Academy Awards, there were two people, standing on either side of the stage in the Dolby Theater, who knew immediately that the film Faye Dunaway had just announced did not actually win the Oscar for best picture.
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The famous feud between Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon was alive and well at the Oscars on Sunday night with Kimmel clearly getting the better of it.
Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” — not, as it turned out, “La La Land” — won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and an unprecedented fiasco that saw one winner swapped for another while the “La La Land” producers were in mid-speech.
The best picture mix-up apparently wasn’t the only gaffe at Sunday night’s Academy Awards.
Academy Awards after parties are always swanky and star-studded. But this year, even disparate celebrations had a conversation topic in common: The best-picture gaffe.
Ruth Negga, dripping in responsibly sourced rubies with a custom Valentino gown to match, accessorized with something extra Sunday on her first Oscar red carpet as a nominee — a blue ribbon in support of the ACLU.
Bill Paxton, the versatile actor who appeared in films incuding “Aliens” and “Titanic” and played a polygamist on HBO’s “Big Love,” has died from complications following a surgical procedure. He was 61.
“Get Out,” a trenchant horror film about race relations, rode critical raves to a smashing box office debut.
Hosting the Academy Awards is a bit like dating Taylor Swift. Pretty much everybody in show business wants to give it a try, but it almost never ends well.
“I like to joke that I am the highest-paid waiter in Los Angeles. … In the basic sense, I support the actors on set and, yeah, just sort of hand them things,” Kim Richey says modestly about her career as an assistant prop master.
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