No one who has paid attention to the Academy Awards over the past 89 years has ever seen anything like “Moonlight’s” shocking, exhilarating, stomach-churning come-from-behind Oscar win on Sunday night — a victory that stunned the Dolby Theatre audience and viewers watching around the world.Read more
Of all the things we expected from the Oscars this year, making us feel better was not one of them.
The last few major awards shows, after all, were not only about handing out trophies but a chance for honorees and presenters to voice their white-hot anger toward President Trump’s executive travel ban, Mexican wall and a divisive America they no longer recognized.Read more
The Academy Awards are over, and “Moonlight” (we think) is your best picture winner.
Welcome to the Gold Standard, the newsletter from the Los Angeles Times that helps guide you through the ins and outs of the awards season. I’m Glenn Whipp, The Times’ awards columnist and your newsletter host.Read more
“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.Read more
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.”Read more
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.”Read more