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The Oscars Still Has a Woman Problem

  Hidden Figures was the top-grossing Best Picture nominee this year but 2004’s Million Dollar Baby is still the last Best Picture winner to be fronted by a woman This year’s Oscars, both in nominations and wins, saw a breakthrough in non-white talent in front of and behind the camera. From Moonlight to Fences to Hidden Figures, the diversity pledge ...

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Why Universal Should Give a Serious Awards Push to ‘Get Out’

The ink has barely dried on the last awards season, but only two months into the new year and we already have a potential contender for next year’s awards season. Currently, there’s a heavy emphasis on that “potential,” because in many ways the film doesn’t resemble your standard awards contender. It’s a February wide release. It belongs to a genre ...

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89th Academy Award Winners: Moonlight Upsets La La La for Best Picture

MOONLIGHT won the 2017 Oscar for Best Picture, one of its three wins of eight nominations. But it wasn’t met without a period of confusion as presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty announced La La Land as the winner. It turns out Beatty and Dunaway, who announced the winner, was given the wrong envelope and announced La La Land as the ...

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2017 Oscars: What the Official Order of Awards Presentation Might Tell Us

The official order of presentation for tonight’s Oscars is here and there are some very strategically placed awards, it seems. One Supporting usually kicks things off and tonight is no different. This one, however, will unfold one of the night’s biggest mysteries. Both screenplay awards are way at the end, which is a bit unusual. Sound Editing and Mixing is near ...

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2017 Oscars: Final Slate of Presenters Including: Meryl Streep, Faye Dunaway, Jennifer Aniston, Octavia Spencer

JENNIFER ANISTON, JASON BATEMAN, WARREN BEATTY, SOFIA BOUTELLA, MATT DAMON, FAYE DUNAWAY, MICHAEL J. FOX, RYAN GOSLING, SALMA HAYEK, TARAJI P. HENSON, DEV PATEL, SETH ROGEN, OCTAVIA SPENCER, MERYL STREEP AND VINCE VAUGHN ANNOUNCED AS FINAL SLATE OF 89TH OSCARS® PRESENTERS  LOS ANGELES, CA – Oscar® producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced the final slate of presenters for ...

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Tony and Grammy-winning star Cynthia Erivo to perform at Oscars Governors Ball

Award-winning singer-songwriter Cynthia Erivo is set to perform at the Governors Ball, the Academy’s official post-Oscars® celebration, on Sunday, February 26. She will entertain the Ball’s 1,500 guests, which will include Oscar® winners and nominees, show presenters and performers, and other luminaries. A U.K. native, Erivo made her Broadway debut starring as ’Celie’ in the critically acclaimed revival of “The ...

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2017 Oscars: Production Team Set for 89th Academy Awards

Eight key members of the production team (in addition to the announcement last week of Glenn Weiss returning as director) have been announced for the 89th Academy Awards. “This team has over 75 years of combined experience working on Oscars telecasts,” said Oscars producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd. “It’s truly a privilege to work alongside them.” Rob Paine ...

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2017 Oscars: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Auli’i Cravalho, Sting, Justin Timberlake and John Legend to perform Oscar-nominated songs

Oscar® nominees Lin-Manuel Miranda, Auli’i Cravalho, Sting, Justin Timberlake and 2015 Oscar-winner John Legend will perform at the 89th Oscars® ceremony, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network. “We’re thrilled to welcome these world-class artists to the Oscars. These ...

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2017 Oscars: Glenn Weiss to Return as Oscars Director

Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd, producers of this year’s Oscars, announced today that Glenn Weiss will return as Oscars® director, his second consecutive year. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network. “As a veteran director of live television, Glenn has mastered both the technical and creative nuances that make ...

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