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How a piece of paper crushed the Oscars

In the middle of the selfies and the on-screen tweets to President Trump and a thousand and one other whiz-bang technological tools to make the Oscars seem relevant to an audience with an ever-shortening attention span, the Academy Awards were betrayed this year by the simplest item you can imagine.

Yes, a piece of paper crashed the Oscars.

Not just any piece of paper, mind you. An envelope.

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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 “it showed me worlds I never knew were possible.”

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Russell Simmons' All Def Movie Awards return with irreverence, silliness for a second year

How do you respond to Hollywood's #OscarsSoWhite controversy when you’re a black Muslim activist with your own multiplatform media company? Well, if you’re Russell Simmons you launch an awards show and air it at the same time as the Academy Awards. Hence the birth of the All Def Movie Awards last year.

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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.

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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.

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'La La Land' producer on handing over the best picture Oscar — 'I just righted a wrong'

“La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz may not have the Oscar for best picture, but he does now possess a distinction uniquely his own.

“I got to accept the Academy Award for best picture and then, within five minutes, I got to present the Academy Award for best picture,” Horowitz told The Times over the phone Monday. “It’s not the worst thing. Nobody on the planet can say that — except me.”

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