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Author: 0 Viola Davis Wins First Oscar of her Career

Watch her impassioned speech, which some say will go down in history as one of the best speeches ever to be given at the Oscars . Viola Davis probably gave the best speech of the night as she accepted her award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Fences.

Arts&Culture Oscars Cuts Ties With PwC Accountants Involved in Best Picture Mistake
Author: 0 Oscars Cuts Ties With PwC Accountants Involved in Best Picture Mistake

Jordan Horowitz, producer of "La La Land", shows the envelope revealing "Moonlight" as the true victor of best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. PwC issued a second apology late last night, explicitly naming Cullinan and their version of events as to what happened - leaving out the part about Cullinan tweeting a picture of Stone and Larson.

Author: 0 Late Night Skewers Oscars Disaster: James Corden, Stephen Colbert, Conan O'Brien

Colbert's politically biting " Late Show " averaged 3.07 million viewers last week, making it the show's largest average audience since its current winning streak began the week ended February 3. "It should have been a great moment for African-Americans but there's always a catch: 'Here's your Oscar, but some white folks get to touch it first'".

Arts&Culture Iranian Director Who Boycotted Oscars Wins: Trump's Ban Is 'Inhumane'
Author: 0 Iranian Director Who Boycotted Oscars Wins: Trump's Ban Is 'Inhumane'

Farhadi's strong worded, political speech took the centre stage as it was read out by a representative of the film. "These wars prevent human right and democracy in countries, which themselves have been victims of aggression". Trump has said his administration is preparing a new order to help protect the United States against a possible terrorist attack. "Human rights are not something you have to apply for".

Author: 0 Oscars: Accountants Responsible for Best Picture Flub Will Not Be Invited Back

It took three hours for PricewaterhouseCoopers, which has been overseeing Academy Awards balloting for 83 years, initially to confirm that Beatty and Dunaway received the wrong category envelope. It is fairly obvious from the deep analysis that this man is responsible for robbing Moonlight of its spot in the sun, all for posting a pic of Emma Stone.

Arts&Culture Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan to team up for a film?
Author: 0 Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan to team up for a film?

One hears that the couple have read and liked the script; and the official announcement about the same will be made as soon as they sign on the dotted line. Abhishek and Aishwarya co-starred in films like Dhai Akshar Prem Ke , Kuch Naa Kaho , Umrao Jaan and Guru before getting married in 2007. Rumour mills are busy churning that Amitabh Bachchan may also have a significant role in the film.

Arts&Culture Comedy Central Will Host June Comedy Festival
Author: 0 Comedy Central Will Host June Comedy Festival

Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, and Bill Burr top the bill of the inaugural edition of Comedy Central Presents Colossal Clusterfest in San Francisco. The Clusterfest also promises special collaborations between musicians and comedians, as well as acts at the intersection of the two, including Reggie Watts and Princess , the Prince cover band fronted by Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum.

Arts&Culture Several Star Wars Video Games Will Be At Star Wars Celebration Orlando
Author: 0 Several Star Wars Video Games Will Be At Star Wars Celebration Orlando

If it's not a mobile game, there are several other possibilities such as a video game being developed by the studio Visceral, which is being led by Amy Henning ( Uncharted ). "Luke Matthews seen here pondering the ways of the force", he wrote. The Star Wars Celebration event occurs on April 13th until April 16th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Arts&Culture Emma Watson's Rationale Behind Keeping Her Love Life Private Is Genius
Author: 0 Emma Watson's Rationale Behind Keeping Her Love Life Private Is Genius

I've met people who used the Harry Potter books to get through cancer. The 26-year-old said she wanted to pass on the donations to charity Planned Parenthood. Emma has matured into something akin to what we could see Hermione being as an adult; a well spoken, beautiful, smart, noble activist - who isn't afraid to say her mind and speak up for others.

Arts&Culture The Trailer for Selena Gomez's New Netflix Show Is Creepy as Hell
Author: 0 The Trailer for Selena Gomez's New Netflix Show Is Creepy as Hell

It follows teenager Clay Jensen (newcomer Dylan Minnette) as he returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list. Fans of drama with a thriller atmosphere can therefore rejoice, especially since the first two episodes of the series will be directed Tom McCarthy who also hides behind the very successful Spotlight .

Arts&Culture Casey Affleck Breaks His Silence On Sexual Harassment Allegations
Author: 0 Casey Affleck Breaks His Silence On Sexual Harassment Allegations

Affleck told the Globe that he is not permitted to speak about the now-settled lawsuits, and said that the people condemning him on social media don't know the facts of the situation. "It maybe seems hard from the outside but he's had a pretty good time and I've had a weird life", Affleck said. For Casey Affleck , the acting was ultimately enough to overcome the allegations.

Arts&Culture Cubs' David Ross among the cast of 'Dancing with the Stars'
Author: 0 Cubs' David Ross among the cast of 'Dancing with the Stars'

As usual, the DWTS Season 24 cast will feature numerous athletes. Dancing With the Stars is bringing back a familiar face! "I think some of it might help, but some may work against it". There are plenty of contestants for sports fans to root for this season. Mr. T and Kym Johnson - This could go terribly - yet, we're still excited for it just because Mr.

Arts&Culture Made
Author: 0 Made "Moonlight" Shines At The Oscars

But to hell with dreams, I'm done with it because this is true. We are so happy to see a Florida filmmaker make it all the way to winning the highest honor at The Academy Awards with a film that not only takes place here in Florida, but also highlights important topics rarely shown in films today.

Author: 0 Mahershala Ali becomes first Muslim to win acting Oscar

The truth was only revealed after the producers from " La La Land " had started giving their speeches. It is believed to be the first time in living history that such a major mistake has happened at the prestigious award ceremony. Beatty also refused to show it to anyone else. "Best Actress Emma Stone backstage!" the tweet read. Horowitz provided a play-by-play after the ceremony on E!, explaining that he had taken the envelope after the victor was announced and held the card as he ...

Arts&Culture Trump puts deadly Yemen mission back in the spotlight
Author: 0 Trump puts deadly Yemen mission back in the spotlight

Owens' father, Bill, criticized Trump in an interview last weekend, saying he should not "hide" behind Ryan's death and provide answers about what went wrong in the raid, which also left an 8-year-old girl and nearly 30 civilians dead. "While numerous objectives of the recent raid in Yemen were met, I would not describe any operation that results in the loss of American life as a success", McCain said in a statement to Bloomberg earlier this month.

Author: 0 Warren Beatty urges Oscars to 'clarify' award mix-up

But there had been an envelope mix-up. Turns out, the victor was actually Moonlight , and the world only realized once the moviemakers were painfully far into their acceptance speeches. The accountant blamed for the biggest Oscars gaffe in history feels "very, very terrible", according to a boss at the firm responsible. As far as Barry Jenkins, Moonlight's director , it's safe to say it was one of the craziest moments of his life.

Author: 0 #EnvelopeGate: How the Oscars Screwed Up Moonlight's Moment

Dunaway, on stage with Beatty, announced " La La Land " as the victor and members of the cast and production team had already taken the stage when they were corrected. Best Picture ", he said as the camera moved closer. The firm apologized to all of the people who were made uncomfortable by the mistake. Up until this point, there really weren't any big surprises, but many were hopeful that Moonlight , written and directed by Barry Jenkins , would upset the favorite, La La Land .

Arts&Culture Oscars 2017's Best Picture Mistake! Who Really Won?
Author: 0 Oscars 2017's Best Picture Mistake! Who Really Won?

However, while La La Land had been expected to take home the gong, and Beatty and Dunaway first stated that it had, it was then revealed that it was a mistake and Moonlight was actually the victor of the Best Picture prize. "This is not a joke". He even checked for another card before glancing at his former Bonnie and Clyde costar Dunaway, who playfully teased, "You're very bad", before taking the card and announcing the victor herself.

Arts&Culture Oscars mistake: Moonlight wins best picture after announcement mix-up
Author: 0 Oscars mistake: Moonlight wins best picture after announcement mix-up

There was " La La Land " writer-director Damien Chazelle, who had earlier in the evening made Oscars history by becoming the youngest person to ever win the best directing award. The embarrassing episode stepped squarely on what should have been a night of high-fiving for the academy. Mr Ryan told the magazine Mr Cullinan was left feeling " very , very bad and horrible" after the incident and repeated the firm's apologies for the historic mix-up.

Arts&Culture Frank Ocean Was Super Psyched About Viola Davis' Oscar Win
Author: 0 Frank Ocean Was Super Psyched About Viola Davis' Oscar Win

Ali's Oscar was a climactic ending to an already remarkable week for the "Moonlight" actor, whose daughter Bari was born Wednesday. Another victor of the evening was Ezra Edelman for O.J.: Made in America, and there were some heavy competition in the Best Documentary Feature category that included Ava Duvernay's 13th, Rauol Peck's I Am Not Your Negro, Life, Animate by Roger Ross Williams, and Gianfranco Rosi's Fire at Sea.

Arts&Culture Deleted scenes from Swara Bhaskar starrer 'Anaarkali of Aarah' surface online
Author: 0 Deleted scenes from Swara Bhaskar starrer 'Anaarkali of Aarah' surface online

But little did the makers know that a month before the release of the film, the edited scenes will make their way to the Internet. Avinash Das directorial Anaarkali of Aarah is a women-centric film. " Anaarkali of Aarah " movie is based on star orchestra party performer and singer of double-meaning songs in Aaraah town of Bihar. All goes well until the day when Anaarkali comes across a powerful person who molests her and instead of bowing down; she chooses to fight against the patriarchal ...

Arts&Culture Brad Pitt prepares for battle in Netflix's 'War Machine' trailer
Author: 0 Brad Pitt prepares for battle in Netflix's 'War Machine' trailer

Pitt plays the charismatic four-star general who leapt in like a rock star to command North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by a journalist's no-holds-barred exposé. Brad Pitt stars as General Stanley McChrystal , and the film tracks his rise and fall in what looks to be darkly comedic fashion. The film focuses on the war in Afghanistan, which Pitt's "rock star general" is determined to win.

Arts&Culture 'La La Land' producer says Oscar flub was 'surreal'
Author: 0 'La La Land' producer says Oscar flub was 'surreal'

Beatty explained that he was handed the wrong card, which read " Emma Stone - La La Land", and that he wasn't trying to be amusing when he hesitated and then gave it to Dunaway to read. "This is not a joke". It was unclear whether they were given the wrong envelope or Beatty just wanted La La Land to win . As presenters, winners and members from Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences huddled to discuss the fiasco, there were shouts of excitement.

Arts&Culture Jimmy Kimmel explains what happened during the giant Oscars mishap
Author: 0 Jimmy Kimmel explains what happened during the giant Oscars mishap

The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host spent the better part of his opening monologue on February 27 describing in detail what happened the previous night when the wrong movie was announced as the victor of Best Picture . It's gone. Thanks to him!' That was when he spotted Best Actor nominee Denzel Washington in the front row, pointing and gesturing, yelling the word "Barry" - indicating to Jimmy that he should get Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, standing behind him by now, to make a speech.

Author: 0 Trump says Oscars focused hard on politics before 'sad' end

Well, in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News , Trump felt politics were at fault. La La Land's two main rivals scored first. Yes, Chazelle won best director for his exuberant direction of " La La Land ". His best line of the evening? "I'm an immigrant", he said. "I'm from Italy, but I work around the world". Instead, it was " Moonlight " that went home with the prestigious award.

Arts&Culture Lady Gaga, not pregnant Beyonce, to headline Coachella
Author: 0 Lady Gaga, not pregnant Beyonce, to headline Coachella

Beyonce had to cancel her previously-scheduled appearance on doctor's orders as she is pregnant with twins. Coachella 2017 will take place at Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14-16 and April 21-23. The only other Canadian date on the tour is in Toronto, with Gaga set to perform at Air Canada Centre on September 6. She joins some pretty impressive company too, with Kendrick Lamar and Radiohead also set to headline the festival.

Arts&Culture Oscars mistake puts consulting firm's reputation in jeopardy
Author: 0 Oscars mistake puts consulting firm's reputation in jeopardy

A partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers has been identified as the culprit for a mixup in the final moments of the Oscars that saw best picture awarded to the wrong movie. During Beatty and Dunaway's onstage snafu at the Sunday, February 26, awards show - which occurred because of an envelope mix-up that was out of their control -cameras caught a portion of the star-studded crowd inside Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre reacting to the drama.

Author: 0 The Simple But Vital Lesson From the Oscars' Best Picture Flub

At the time, it appeared as if he was engaging in a not particularly amusing bit, riffing on the fact that this was the award everyone was waiting for. "Personally, I blame Steve Harvey for this". "I wanted to tell you what happened". Let's recap. As the evening wrapped up, with La La Land taking home the trophy for Best Picture-as most prognosticators had projected-it felt like the logical end of another fairly entertaining, largely uneventful Academy Awards ceremony.

Arts&Culture Tom DeLonge Presented With UFO Researcher of the Year Award
Author: 0 Tom DeLonge Presented With UFO Researcher of the Year Award

DeLonge has held a longtime interest in extraterrestrials, claiming to "know stuff I can't talk about". Thankfully, DeLonge himself appears in the video to make a freaky acceptance speech. "I think you will find them very interesting, as they were principal leadership relating to our sensitive topic. I need you guys to come along for the ride".

Arts&Culture The Flash Will See Some Major Challenges with Grodd Arc
Author: 0 The Flash Will See Some Major Challenges with Grodd Arc

She has no memory of how she got there, knowing only that she was tracking another breacher to Earth 2 when she encountered giant intelligent gorillas. And he's going to have to find it fast because thanks to H.R. thinking about Weird Al's hair, they've managed to identify the man with the military cut that Joe drew: General McNally, in charge of nuclear missiles.

Arts&Culture Jimmy Kimmel Mixes Humor, Politics Hosting 89th Oscars
Author: 0 Jimmy Kimmel Mixes Humor, Politics Hosting 89th Oscars

One of the night's most emotional moments came when Taraji P. Henson, a star of " Hidden Figures ", a film about pioneering African-American women who played key behind-the-scenes roles at NASA during the Space Race, introduced Katherine Johnson, the mathematician she portrayed in the movie.

Arts&Culture 'Moonlight' wins best picture Oscar, beating 'La La Land'
Author: 0 'Moonlight' wins best picture Oscar, beating 'La La Land'

But it turned out he read the wrong name and the actual victor was Moonlight . Beatty, whose real name is Henry W. Beaty, starred with Faye Dunaway in Bonnie And Clyde in 1967, which is presumably why the 76-year-old actress was chosen to present Best Picture with him tonight.

Arts&Culture CNN's Van Jones: Trump 'Became President of the United States Tonight'
Author: 0 CNN's Van Jones: Trump 'Became President of the United States Tonight'

A teary-eyed Carryn Owens took deep breaths and wept as the joint chamber offered a long standing ovation in the memory of William "Ryan" Owens - something Trump later joked may have broken a record. While Carryn was praised endlessly for her husband's accomplishments (SEAL Team 6 is best known for killing Osama bin Laden ), there is some contention surrounding his death, as Ryan's father, Bill Owens , actually refused Trump's invitation to meet with him.

Arts&Culture Moonlight Wins Best Picture In The Weirdest Way Possible
Author: 0 Moonlight Wins Best Picture In The Weirdest Way Possible

If anyone understands how Warren Beatty is feeling today, it would be Steve Harvey. You too, Faye Dunaway. "I thought we won an Oscar", Horowitz told The Hollywood Reporter . That's why he paused. "I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn't get the act together at the end", President Trump said. La La Land led all films at the Oscars with six wins, including Best Actress for Emma Stone and Best Director for Damien Chazelle.

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