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Composer Justin Hurwitz wins two Oscars for La La Land

Composer Justin Hurwitz wins two Oscars for La La Land

Just before announcing the victor for the best song category, singer John Legend recreated the " City of Stars " moment on live piano with a group of dancers. "Like any other movie, if people connect to it, people will want to watch it", he told PopMatters. Solo pieces by Sebastian, a professed jazz purist, could have been heard in a real jazz club - and Gosling learned to play for the role; the larger score reinforces those songs by subtly bringing in jazz touches. Read More

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Who CNN Thinks Will Win Oscars 2017

Who CNN Thinks Will Win Oscars 2017

In 2003, Roman Polanski won Best Director for " The Pianist ", even though he fled the United States in the late '70s after he was arrested in 1976 for allegedly drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl. The star of the film, Casey Affleck , also won the Academy Award for best actor in a leading role . "La La Land"'s momentum as the front runner may help carry it to victory here, which is why I now have it as my choice to win. Read More

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Best and Worst Dressed from the 2017 Oscars Red Carpet

Best and Worst Dressed from the 2017 Oscars Red Carpet

Oscar nominees Emma Stone, Ruth Negga, Meryl Streep , and more of the biggest names in film are in the slideshow ahead. The red carpet was rolled out and people were dressed to impress. Emma's red carpet style is always far-from-boring. Blanchett is not nominated for any Academy Awards in 2017, so I'm really not surprised that she didn't attend the event, but let's face it, she's Cate Blanchett and she can do what she wants. Read More

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Oscars 2017: Why the blue ribbons?

Oscars 2017: Why the blue ribbons?

As part of the civil rights organisation's latest initiative, which launched earlier this week, the ACLU has sent the ribbons to Oscars nominees, presenters and guests, inviting them to 'Stand With ACLU '. Miranda is nominated for writing music and lyrics for How far I'll go from animated movie Moana . While there were plenty of unforgettable looks to choose from at the 89th annual Academy Awards, held in Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on Sunday, February 26, Stylish had to select a few ... Read More

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OJ: Made in America takes Best Documentary Feature

OJ: Made in America takes Best Documentary Feature

Simpson: Made in America , won the Oscar for best documentary during the 89th Academy Awards, which Jimmy Kimmel hosted from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. After accepting the Oscar, Edelman dedicated the award to everyone who has suffered criminal injustice. And he made sure to say during his short acceptance speech that he hoped his film would draw attention to the topics of police brutality and domestic violence. Read More

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Oscars mistake: Moonlight wins best picture after announcement mix-up

Oscars mistake: Moonlight wins best picture after announcement mix-up

The acceptance speeches were already underway when an Academy member came onstage and started whispering to the actors and filmmakers, as producers Jordan Horowitz , Marc Platt and Fred Berger all thanked their families. "I wasn't trying to be amusing", Beatty explained to the audience. "To hell with dreams because this is true", said an astonished Barry Jenkins. President Donald Trump has not yet weighed in on the mistake. Read More

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Patea pleads guilty to Tara Brown's murder

Patea pleads guilty to Tara Brown's murder

Ms Brown suffered critical head injuries during the alleged attack and died in hospital the following day. Patea was set to go on trial in Brisbane today for the murder of his ex-partner. "Today I appear before the court to accept full responsibility for my actions against Tara Brown", the statement read. "She still misses her mum every day but she's getting there, yeah." he said. Read More

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Denzel Washington's Reaction to Casey Affleck's Oscar Speech Says It All

It is Affleck's first Oscar. Both men are competing to be named best actor at Sunday's Oscars in what award watchers say is the ceremony's biggest cliffhanger after weeks of campaigns and show business accolades. With the final article in the Best Actor category, it's time to talk about my actual pick for Best Actor ! Last month, two lions and three tigers used by Thomas Chipperfield were pictured caged on the back of a lorry near the M6 in Cannock, Staffordshire, where they ... Read More

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How many Oscars does Ryan Gosling have?

How many Oscars does Ryan Gosling have?

Jeff Bridges confirmed a tweet that said he "wears trousers a lot less than we think he does", while Robert DeNiro fought back against some ageism. "I still have a lot of growing and working to do and this guy ( Oscar ) is a symbol to continue on that journey and I am so grateful for that", she said. Read More

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'Moonlight' Cleans Up At The Independent Spirit Awards

'Moonlight' Cleans Up At The Independent Spirit Awards

In the entertainment industry, the Spirit Awards are seen as a key bellwether for Oscar nominations and wins. "Moonlight" dominates defiantly inclusive Independent Spirit Awards: https://t.co/hMgKyaVP0M pic.twitter.com/a9GDZIupTk- The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) February 26, 2017 French star Isabelle Huppert was named best actress for playing a woman who pursues her rapist in " Elle ". Read More

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'Terminator' actor Bill Paxton dead at 61

Bill Paxton died on Saturday from complications during surgery. According to TMZ , the actor suffered a fatal stroke during post-operation complications. Yet Paxton was the show's fascinating center, a man relying on Viagra and clockwork scheduling to meet the wives' needs. Producer Antoine Fuqua along with Bill's co-stars Julie Benz, Justin Cornwell, and Drew Van Acker have all expressed their shock and sadness over his death. Read More

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Ellen DeGeneres, Wal-Mart give scholarships to school's senior class

Ellen DeGeneres, Wal-Mart give scholarships to school's senior class

DeGeneres surprised the 41 students from Brooklyn's Summit Academy this week at her California studio during the taping of Thursday's episode of her chat show. One young woman said: 'For me it totally turned around my whole life. "I feel confident, and I really think I could do something with my life and be a role model for my younger siblings who are looking up to me". Read More

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Emma Stone Has Won the Oscar For Best Actress

Coming-of-age drama "Moonlight" won the best picture Oscar defeating strong favourite " La La Land " after a shocking mix-up in the announcement of the top award. The other films up for best picture are Denis Villeneuve's " Arrival ", Denzel Washington's " Fences ", Mel Gibson's " Hacksaw Ridge ", David Mackenzie's " Hell or High Water ", Theodore Melfi's "Hidden Figures", Kenneth Lonergan's "Manchester by the Sea" and Garth Davis' " Lion ". Read More

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Newly discovered solar system off the Gerrymeter charts

Trappist-1 is actually a lot cooler than the sun which is why it's classified as an "ultra-cool dwarf star". Tiny, cold stars like Trappist-1 were long shunned by exoplanet-hunters (exoplanets are those outside our solar system). The fact that Gillon and colleagues' pilot project to study ultracool dwarfs spotted planets so quickly indicates that it may be the norm for these stars to harbor planets similar to Earth. Read More

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Standout Moments From 'The Walking Dead' Season 7 Episode 11

On the other hand, the newest development for Eugene marks a significant detour from his path in the Walking Dead comic books. Remember that Dwight's face was burned when he and Sherry were caught running. They remind Eugene that Negan killed two of his friends, but Eugene claims that that was fair since his group killed many more of the Saviors. Sherry's note explains why she's left: he's no longer the man that she knew, just a Negan servant. Read More

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Oscars 2017: Oscars underway with welcome racial diversity among nominees

Oscars 2017: Oscars underway with welcome racial diversity among nominees

Also nominated is past victor Octavia Spencer, a best supporting actress candidate for "Hidden Figures". As that kind of distillation of values, the movies themselves take on heightened political meaning. Add the dynamic duo from "Fences" and sprinkle in a little " Moonlight ". Directors vote for Best Director , actors vote for the Best Actor and Best Actress awards, screenwriters vote for the Best Screenplay awards - and so on. Read More

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Oscars 2017: Manchester by the Sea's Kenneth Lonergan Wins Best Original Screenplay

Other nominees in the category were Washington for Fences , Andrew Garfield for Hacksaw Ridge , Ryan Gosling for La La Land , and Viggo Mortensen for Captain Fantastic . In relation to his Oscar nomination, "Constance Wu" and allegations that Affleck has sexually harassed "multiple people" account for almost 20 per cent of conversations taking place on social in the lead up to the awards night. Read More

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Oscars 2017 Red Carpet: Here Come the Boys

Oscars 2017 Red Carpet: Here Come the Boys

The 89th Academy Awards, emceed by late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel , will be televised live at 8:30 p.m. Sunday on ABC as well as live-streamed on ABC .com and the ABC streaming-video app. "I mean you know, to speak our minds", said Jake Gyllenhaal, actor. "I want to say thank you to President Trump", Kimmel said. This year, indies like Moonlight and Hell or High Water had their profiles raised tremendously, leading folks who maybe wouldn't necessarily feel inclined to see them to ... Read More

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Viola Davis Takes Home First Oscar, Delivers Powerful Acceptance Speech

People ask me all the time, what kind of story do you want to tell Viola? "My whole thing is, I've got to be as good, as courageous as what's written on the page", Davis said of bringing August Wilson's play to lie. Let's just say she didn't leave a dry eye in the house! The eight-hour documentary about OJ Simpson, OJ: Made In America, was named best documentary feature. Read More

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Sound engineer snaps 0 for 20 skid at Oscars with 1st statue

La La Land was expected to dominate the ceremony, but Hacksaw Ridge has taken two early awards the musical was the favourite to win. He also thanked director Mel Gibson. After heading into the press room, O'Connell told reporters at the Dolby Theatre this his win is "the greatest feeling in my entire life". The sound re-recording engineer snapped an 0 for 20 skid on Sunday night, winning for sound mixing on " Hacksaw Ridge " with his 21st nomination. Read More

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Oscar Nominee Lin Manuel Miranda Breaks Down on the Red Carpet

And later, was gracious enough to show some love for another nominated song. Each song is great in its own right, but we've got our fingers crossed that Miranda's song goes home with the Oscar since Moana is just so darn good. But everyone chose to take a gamble on Cravalho, and-just as it did in Moana-that potential risk paid off for the young star, who breathed an adorable sigh of relief over a job well done after hitting her last night note. Read More

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Glitz and glamour at the 89th annual Academy Awards Show

Hollywood's highest honours will be handed out during the 89th annual Oscar ceremony but despite the results being a closely guarded secret, the bookmakers odds are already indicating the likely winners. The Original Screenplay award is one of the few categories where " La La Land " is not the front-runner. She could have won for Doubt , she should have won for The Help , but - barring the biggest upset in years - she'll win for Fences. Read More

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Moonlight Star Mahershala Ali & Wife Amatus Sami-Karim Welcome Their First Child!

Many industry insiders consider him the favorite to walk off with the prize for his tender-hearted performance as an empathetic drug dealer in the indie film " Moonlight ". News he was "looking forward to having a new teacher". Ali's full name is Mahershalalhashbaz, and in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel last month about the couple's baby name deliberations, he promised "something a little bit simpler for our child". Read More

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Oscars: What time does the show start, who will win, who hosts?

ET/5:30 p.m. PT on ABC. Among the genre awards, look for "Zootopia" to be crowned as the best Animated Film (although I prefer "Kubo") and "OJ: Made in America" should win simply based on it's overwhelming running time . It primarily involves defacing Matt Damon's seating card and plotting ways to keep Damon from winning as a producer for the drama "Manchester by the Sea". Read More

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