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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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 21st time's the charm as Kevin O'Connell snaps Oscars' longest winless streak

    21st time's the charm as Kevin O'Connell snaps Oscars' longest winless streak

    Kevin O'Connell  has the singular distinction of earning the most Academy Award nominations without a win, but on Sunday night, that streak ended. On his 21st nomination — 33 years after his first nomination, for James L. Brooks’ “Terms of Endearment” — O’Connor, along with his “Hacksaw Ridge”...

  • Mothers, ACLU ribbons and 'Hidden Fences' all made the red carpet memorable

    Before the Academy Awards were handed out on Sunday, the red carpet reflected everything from politics to diversity in film to who makes the perfect date for the awards show. 4:15 p.m.: Academy Award attendees on Sunday made activism a must-have red-carpet accessory. Those blue ribbons affixed...

  • Viola Davis wins supporting actress Oscar for 'Fences'

    Viola Davis wins supporting actress Oscar for 'Fences'

    Viola Davis was considered something of an Oscar shoo-in the moment it was announced she would be reprising her Tony Award-winning role in the film adaptation of “Fences.” Davis made good on that potential Sunday, winning the supporting actress Oscar for her portrayal of Rose Maxson, a devoted...

  • Race, justice and 'Unchained': L.A. Phil premieres new work by James Matheson

    Race, justice and 'Unchained': L.A. Phil premieres new work by James Matheson

    If there was a newsmaker in the Los Angeles Philharmonic concerts conducted by James Gaffigan and mostly occupied by standard repertoire, it was the world premiere of an L.A. Phil commission, “Unchained,” by James Matheson. On Saturday, before the second of three weekend performances, Matheson had...

  • From spa trips to crayons: What's inside the Oscar gift bag?

    From spa trips to crayons: What's inside the Oscar gift bag?

    During an Oscar season in which marching on Washington has been as fashionable as walking the red carpet, one might assume swag bags have become a thing of the past. That assumption would be incorrect. It is likely that many of the celebs heading to the Dolby Theatre Sunday will accessorize with...

  • Hollywood protests where fame and media meet: on the red carpet

    Hollywood protests where fame and media meet: on the red carpet

    Fame and media attention intersect most intensely on the red carpet, be it at Sunday’s Academy Awards  or premieres or film festivals in any given year. That makes the carpet a great place for Hollywood celebrities to broadcast their message du jour. Given the heated political climate, lots of...

  • Actor Bill Paxton, 61, dies after complications from surgery

    Actor Bill Paxton, 61, dies after complications from surgery

    Bill Paxton, who earned success through roles in movies including “Apollo 13,” “Titanic,” “A Simple Plan,” “Weird Science,” “Twister” and “True Lies,” as well as that of a polygamist Mormon businessman in the hit HBO series “Big Love,” has died.  The actor, who was 61, died due to complications...

  • 'Moonlight' is the big winner at the Film Independent Spirit Awards

    'Moonlight' is the big winner at the Film Independent Spirit Awards

    As she took the Spirit Awards stage to present an acting ensemble prize to “Moonlight,” “Scandal” star Kerry Washington ‎was struck by a moment of spontaneous emotion.‎ “Oh dear Lord, I love this movie,” she said. She wasn’t alone at the Spirits. Barry Jenkins’ tale of gay becoming won six awards,...

  • 'When We Rise' makes the gay rights movement part of a universal struggle

    'When We Rise' makes the gay rights movement part of a universal struggle

    Gay storylines on network television aren’t always frivolous, but it’s rare when they embody themes that are universal to us all —  no matter if you identify as LGBTQ, SWM, SWF or  any other acronym.  ABC’s four-part miniseries, “When We Rise,” chronicles the gay rights movement as a shared part...

  • 'Taken' dives into the story of an action hero's past

    'Taken' dives into the story of an action hero's past

    Styled as a prequel to Luc Besson’s vigilante action trilogy of the same name, "Taken," which premieres in series form Monday on NBC, does share with the films a lead character named Bryan Mills, originally played by Liam Neeson, and instances in which a character is “taken.” Mainly, it shares...

  • Why Natalie Portman won't be attending the Oscars

    Why Natalie Portman won't be attending the Oscars

    Walking the Oscars’ red carpet is a chore even under the best of circumstances. When you’re several months pregnant? Forget it. At least, that’s what Natalie Portman is saying. The Oscar nominee, lauded in the lead actress category for playing Jacqueline Kennedy in the biopic “Jackie” has announced...

  • Before the Oscars, Ruth Negga opens up about fashion and the future

    Before the Oscars, Ruth Negga opens up about fashion and the future

    In Los Angeles for the 89th Academy Awards, lead actress nominee Ruth Negga stepped into Bungalow 1 at Chateau Marmont on Friday night for a party hosted by Gemfields to celebrate a partnership with the actress and her stylist, Karla Welch. Through awards season, Negga has worn jewelry crafted...

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