Oscars 2017


Academy bans cellphones for PwC accountants after Oscars fiasco

After the biggest flub in Oscars history saw La La Land wrongly named best picture, accounting firm in charge of balloting faces new backstage protocols PwC accountants will not be allowed to have their cellphones backstage during future Oscar telecasts. Film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs sent an email to academy members Wednesday detailing the […]

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Oscar winners 2017: the full list updated live

All the winners from the 89th Academy Awards, as theyre announced during the ceremony Best supporting actor WINNER: Dev Patel (Lion) Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals) Best makeup and hairstyling A Man Called Ove Star Trek BeyondWINNER: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Florence Foster JenkinsOJ: Made in America 13th Best sound editing WINNER: Hacksaw […]

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The Salesman wins best foreign language Oscar

Protest vote against Donald Trumps travel ban suspected to be partly behind Iranian director Asghar Farhadis surprise victory Iranian director Asghar Farhadi has won the best foreign language Oscar in Los Angeles, for a second time, for domestic drama The Salesman. Farhadi, 44, did not attend the ceremony because he said that the conditions that […]

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Oscars red carpet 2017: from Ruth Negga to Emma Stone in pictures

As the stars arrive for the 89th Oscars in Los Angeles, the Guardians fashion team cast an eye over all the looks from the red carpet Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/gallery/2017/feb/27/oscars-red-carpet-2017-from-ruth-negga-to-emma-stone-in-pictures

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Viola Davis wins best supporting actress Oscar for Fences

As widely predicted, the 51-year-old beat the competition to score her first Academy Award victory, for her performance in Denzel Washingtons stage adaptation Viola Davis has won the best supporting actress Oscar in Los Angeles for her performance as Rose, the beleaguered wife of Denzel Washingtons former baseball pro, in Fences. Davis, 51, beat Michelle […]

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Jack Nicholson set to come out of retirement for Toni Erdmann remake

Hollywood remake of the German comedy, the tale of an elderly music teacher who creates an elaborate alter-ego, would be actors first major role in a decade Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/feb/07/jack-nicholson-toni-erdmann-remake

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Academy president on Oscars boycott: Trump ban made ‘artists into activists’

Speaking at the annual Oscar luncheon, Cheryl Boone Isaacs criticized Trumps travel ban that has led to several nominees saying they will sit out ceremony Amid the opulence and grandeur of the Beverly Hilton ballroom, president of elephant in the room which was the burgeoning outrage over diversity; this year it was the absence of […]

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Oscars organiser says US ban on Iranian nominee ‘extremely troubling’

Academy speaks out against possible exclusion of Asghar Farhadi, an Iranian director nominated for best foreign language film The organiser of the Oscars has said it is extremely troubling that the makers of an ban nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US has thrown into doubt whether the Iranian cast and crew can […]

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