The Academy Awards last night was spectacular in the way few things are. A film made for nothing won Best Picture. A film many deemed “too black” and “too gay” to win. But it won over voters by sheer charm. At the same time, La La Land took home awards for its director, the youngest
“Oh what a circus, oh what a show.” It was time for Hollywood’s biggest night of the year, the 89th Academy Awards. Voting ended on Tuesday, Feb 21st, but right up to the last minute, pundits and critics were adjusting their antennae and changing their minds about where to place their bets for Best Picture
It’s an easy mistake to make because both women worked on Bright Star. If you do a search for Janet Patterson you’ll see this on Youtube, which might make you think the one in the photo was Janet Patterson but it’s really Jan Chapman. So last night when the In Memoriam segment mixed the two up
I have never seen the wrong card read during a telecast of the Oscars. People have occasionally suspected some winners won because the person read the wrong name off the card but nothing has ever been proven. The beauty of the moment wasn’t that you had that rush of excitement when Moonlight’s name was called.
Best Picture Moonlight Best Director Damien Chazelle, La La Land Best Actress Emma Stone, La La Land Best Actor Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea Best Supporting Actress Viola Davis, Fences Best Supporting Actor Mahershala Ali, Moonlight Best Adapted Screenplay Moonlight Best Original Screenplay Manchester by the Sea Best Foreign Language Film The Salesman Best
Our good Dr. Rob is celebrating his birthday this weekend, and finds himself snowbound and stranded in Aspen. So he’s so far been unable to build the detailed spreadsheets we’re used to seeing. But Rob has found a way to give us a rough sketch of the basic results that tell us quite a bit.
La La Land is not just Damien Chazelle’s love letter to Los Angeles, it also pays tribute to the musicals of old Hollywood. Emma Stone plays Mia, an aspiring actress who meets and falls in love with a jazz musician, Sebastian, played by Ryan Gosling. Together, the duo ...