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  • Tuesday's TV highlights: 'Fresh off the Boat' on ABC

    Tuesday's TV highlights: 'Fresh off the Boat' on ABC

    SERIES Religion & Ethics Newsweekly The series finale of the program hosted by Bob Abernethy looks back over its 20-year run and highlights memorable stories and interviews. 5:30 p.m. KOCE The Voice The auditions continue as vocalists perform for coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani...

  • The best picture show at the Oscars: the flub, the reactions, the blame

    The best picture show at the Oscars: the flub, the reactions, the blame

    The mood inside the Dolby Theatre was polite but distracted. “La La Land” was poised to take the best picture Oscar — after months of major awards, a coronation more than a piece of news. Nominees from the musical seated in the back of the theater swept to the front during a commercial break, poised...

  • Oscar ratings, still in the doldrums, fall to 9-year low

    Oscar ratings, still in the doldrums, fall to 9-year low

    The debacle may go down as one of the wildest moments ever on an Oscars telecast. But the extraordinary scene — in which the wrong movie was announced for best picture at the end of the show —  had no impact on anemic ratings for Hollywood’s biggest night. The 89th Academy Awards was watched by...

  • On Oscars red carpet, Hollywood luminaries reflect on why film still matters

    On Oscars red carpet, Hollywood luminaries reflect on why film still matters

    Hollywood can be a bubble, an insulated space where reality is scripted and sometimes even fantastical. Still, its cultural productions, especially film, can have an indelible impact on those who watch. As Lin-Manuel Miranda said on the Academy Awards red carpet on Sunday, film is important because...

  • Movies like ‘Moonlight’ don’t win the Oscar for best picture — until they do

    Movies like ‘Moonlight’ don’t win the Oscar for best picture — until they do

    Movies like “Moonlight” don’t win the Oscar for best picture. Movies about the conflicted desires of young gay men, captured with quiet tenderness and exquisite intimacy, don’t win the Oscar for best picture. (Just ask “Brokeback Mountain.”) Movies that tell modest coming-of-age stories, light...

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  • Politics speak at numerous volumes on Oscar night

    Politics speak at numerous volumes on Oscar night

    America has been divided for months by brutal political tactics and outspoken animus. But on Sunday, as it stepped onto its biggest stage, the entertainment industry took another approach in its war against President Trump. It decided to show rather than tell. The verbal ripostes at the Academy...

  • The best picture twist ending was embarrassing for the academy but may be good for the Oscars

    The best picture twist ending was embarrassing for the academy but may be good for the Oscars

    Not since a Chicago newspaper headlined “Dewey Defeats Truman” has there been a massive public screw-up on the order of what happened at the Oscars on Sunday night. But it’s an ill wind that blows nobody some good, and the huge embarrassment for Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway and the academy may turn...

  • In a wild Oscars show, the music could've been wilder

    In a wild Oscars show, the music could've been wilder

    Did the Oscars watch the Grammys this year? That was one way to look at the wild — and undoubtedly conversation-starting — conclusion to Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards, in which presenter Faye Dunaway accidentally named “La La Land” best picture before her co-presenter, Warren Beatty, realized that...

  • How 'Moonlight' won the Oscar for best picture

    How 'Moonlight' won the Oscar for best picture

    When “La La Land” lost the costumes Oscar, it wasn’t a big deal. When it didn’t take either of the sound categories, that raised an eyebrow or two. Then, after it took its first Oscar for production design, it lost film editing. But that Oscar has gone to only one best picture winner this decade....

  • 'Moonlight' wins in unprecedented upset during a night of many firsts

    'Moonlight' wins in unprecedented upset during a night of many firsts

    In one of the most surprising upsets and shocking moments in Oscar history, the poetic coming-of-age drama “Moonlight” took home the top prize for best picture at the 89th Academy Awards, beating out the heavily favored “La La Land,” which was actually announced as the winner. The win for “Moonlight”...

  • Monday's TV Highlights: '24 Legacy' on Fox

    Monday's TV Highlights: '24 Legacy' on Fox

    SERIES The Voice The first round of vocalists performs for coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Alicia Keys in the season premiere of the singing competition. 8 p.m. NBC Supergirl Dean Cain reprises the role of Jeremiah Danvers, who is reunited with his daughters Kara and Alex...

  • Lionsgate wins big at Oscars but A24 conquers with 'Moonlight'

    Lionsgate wins big at Oscars but A24 conquers with 'Moonlight'

    The Oscars proved golden for Lionsgate, the Santa Monica-based mini-major whose “La La Land” took home six Academy Awards on Sunday, the most of any movie this year. But it was indie distributor A24 that stole the show with “Moonlight,” which scored three awards including a surprise win for best...

  • Damien Chazelle becomes youngest-ever winner of director Oscar for 'La La Land'

    Damien Chazelle becomes youngest-ever winner of director Oscar for 'La La Land'

    “This was a movie about love, and I was lucky enough to fall in love while making it.” Damien Chazelle concluded his acceptance speech for the directing Oscar by noting his girlfriend, Olivia Hamilton, sitting in the audience. “La La Land” is a bittersweet romantic musical starring Emma Stone and...

  • Oscar night puts Mel Gibson back in the spotlight

    Oscar night puts Mel Gibson back in the spotlight

    The road back into the good graces of Hollywood has been treacherous for Mel Gibson, but the Academy Awards ceremony Sunday seemed to smooth and accelerate the journey significantly. It’s been 10 years since a public fall from grace that included a DUI arrest during which Gibson lobbed anti-Semitic...

  • Casey Affleck wins lead actor Oscar for 'Manchester by the Sea'

    Casey Affleck wins lead actor Oscar for 'Manchester by the Sea'

    Casey Affleck won the lead acting Oscar for his aching, inward turn as a man resigned to grief in “Manchester by the Sea.” It is Affleck’s first Oscar. He was also nominated in the supporting actor category for the 2007 film “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.” Affleck...

  • 'O.J.: Made in America' vanquishes boundaries as it wins the Oscar for documentary feature

    'O.J.: Made in America' vanquishes boundaries as it wins the Oscar for documentary feature

    Any lingering doubts as to whether the academy would somehow hold the length and origins of “O.J.: Made in America” against it were vanquished Sunday when the 7 1/2-hour film produced for ESPN was awarded the Oscar for documentary feature. Director Ezra Edelman acknowledged the debate around the...

  • A retro rewind and glamorous gowns for the ages at the Oscars

    A retro rewind and glamorous gowns for the ages at the Oscars

    The red carpet style at the 89th Academy Awards in Hollywood was such a total retro rewind Sunday night that even the boldest-dressed of the bunch (Janelle Monáe, we’re talking to you and your Elie Saab Haute Couture gown) wouldn’t have looked out of place at the 19th Academy Awards, thanks to...

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