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Oscars 2017 updates: What really happened during the 'Moonlight' madness? Feb. 27, 2017, 9:25 p.m. The day after Oscar's craziest, shocking moment ever, questions still linger about why "La La Land" was announced best picture when "Moonlight" was the true winner. L.A. Times' film critic Justin...

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  • Was Oscar's best picture disaster simply the result of poor envelope design?

    Was Oscar's best picture disaster simply the result of poor envelope design?

    One of the most epic mix-ups in the history of the Academy Awards could have been the result of a faulty envelope design as much as bad backstage distribution.  Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were there to present the last award of the night, the Oscar for best picture. However, instead of the...

  • Iran celebrates an Oscar win — and a chance to needle President Trump

    Iran celebrates an Oscar win — and a chance to needle President Trump

    Iranians delighted Monday in the Oscar victory by director Asghar Farhadi, who won his second foreign language film award but boycotted the ceremony in protest of President Trump’s immigration policies. Farhadi, who won for his drama “The Salesman,” had an Iranian American engineer — Anousheh Ansari...

  • Barefoot and breathless at the Vanity Fair Oscar bash

    Barefoot and breathless at the Vanity Fair Oscar bash

    One hour. That's all I had. So obviously I had to lose the shoes. Sixty precious and specifically designated minutes are allotted to each reporter covering Vanity Fair's storied Oscar party. Sixty minutes in which to spy on the Hollywood elite while not conducting interviews with the party guests...

  • 'Moonlight' gets the Oscar after a mix-up for the ages

    'Moonlight' gets the Oscar after a mix-up for the ages

    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....

  • Beyond Oscars' best picture chaos, 'Moonlight' and 'La La Land' disrupt the status quo

    Beyond Oscars' best picture chaos, 'Moonlight' and 'La La Land' disrupt the status quo

    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. In...

  • Tourists with selfie sticks and a surprise Hollywood ending make Jimmy Kimmel's Oscars unforgettable

    Tourists with selfie sticks and a surprise Hollywood ending make Jimmy Kimmel's Oscars unforgettable

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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”...

  • Best Picture gaffe: From 'La La Land' to 'Moonlight'

    Best Picture gaffe: From 'La La Land' to 'Moonlight'

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • How light artist James Turrell and an oval exoplanet inspired 'Arrival's' Oscar-nominated production design

    How light artist James Turrell and an oval exoplanet inspired 'Arrival's' Oscar-nominated production design

    It all started with a James Turrell art exhibit. The artist’s geometric light projections and sensory deprivation installations served as inspiration for director Denis Villeneuve and production designer Patrice Vermette, even before receiving the script for 2016’s “Arrival.”     Villeneuve’s cerebral ...

  • 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...

  • Academy rescinds Oscar nomination for 'Benghazi' sound mixer

    Academy rescinds Oscar nomination for 'Benghazi' sound mixer

    Citing a violation of campaign regulations, the motion picture academy announced Saturday that it has rescinded the Oscar nomination for sound mixer Greg P. Russell from “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.” “The decision was prompted by the discovery that Russell had called his fellow members...

  • Is the death of movies for grown-ups greatly exaggerated? This year's best picture Oscar race says yes

    Is the death of movies for grown-ups greatly exaggerated? This year's best picture Oscar race says yes

    On Sunday night, nine mostly midbudget films with grown-up themes —  loss, war, discrimination, artistic struggle —  will compete for best picture at the 89th Academy Awards. That may sound like business as usual for an awards show that traditionally favors critically acclaimed dramas, but this...

  • Here's who's going to win all 24 Oscar categories

    Here's who's going to win all 24 Oscar categories

    After six months of campaigning and cajoling and trying to get “City of Stars” out of our heads, the Oscars are finally here. You ready for Sunday’s ceremony? 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 leading...

  • Fashion advice for real guys from the woman who dresses Hollywood’s most stylish men 

    Fashion advice for real guys from the woman who dresses Hollywood’s most stylish men 

    Stylist Jeanne Yang is responsible for making sure that some of Hollywood’s most recognizable men — that would be George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Dornan, Terrence Howard and Diego Luna, among others — look like the stars that they are. The Los Angeles native has become known for mixing...

  • How the race to the Oscars brought more diverse stars and style to this season's red carpets

    How the race to the Oscars brought more diverse stars and style to this season's red carpets

    Instead of being a symbol of exclusion, this year’s red carpets have slowly reinforced the message that glamour comes in many colors, shapes and sizes. More ethnically and physically diverse nominees are arriving as better, more substantive and more award-worthy parts are being written and recognized....

  • 11 of the most political moments in Oscar history

    11 of the most political moments in Oscar history

    January’s Screen Actors Guild Awards turned out to be one of the most politically charged in memory, with multiple winners taking the opportunity to challenge President Trump’s policies. Since then, the atmosphere has become even more politically charged, and Hollywood is unlikely to stay out of...

  • Once again, the Oscars land in a divided country. But things feel different too

    Once again, the Oscars land in a divided country. But things feel different too

    The idea of a polarized country watching the Oscars is not new‎. For nearly half a century, there have been regular occurrences of the show dropping into the middle of serious national strife. Every year, come hell or high water, the Oscars arrive at a late-winter-early-spring moment. And in some...

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