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  • Academy Awards 2017: Complete list of Oscar winners and nominees

    Academy Awards 2017: Complete list of Oscar winners and nominees

    The 89th Academy Awards have come to an end, where “Moonlight” was awarded the best picture Oscar after it was erroneously awarded to “La La Land” in a moment of onstage confusion. “La La Land” ended up with six Oscars including director and lead actress (Emma Stone).Casey Affleck took home the...

  • 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...

  • How the best picture fiasco saved the Oscars from nostalgia overload

    How the best picture fiasco saved the Oscars from nostalgia overload

    If the academy could go back and do it all over again, do you think it would? No, I’m not talking about the choice of Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway to announce the best picture winner at Sunday’s Oscars ceremony. Or about the decision to parade a bus full of wide-eyed tourists across the broad...

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  • 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...

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