Oscars 2017 updates: Jimmy Kimmel explains what happened on stage and the Academy officially apologizes – Los Angeles Times

All of the original song nominees were performed during Sunday’s Academy Awards telecast, with Justin Timberlake performing “Can’t Stop the Feeling” from the movie “Trolls” kicking off the night. During the show, Lin-Manuel Miranda set the stage for Auli’i Cravalho, introducing the “Moana” star with an original rap before she sang “How Far I’ll Go.” Oscars 2017 updates: […]

She’s On Her Own With Remy – TMZ.com

Nicki Minaj‘s ex says Nicki took a major hit from Remy Ma … and she shouldn’t count on him to help her recover. We got Nicki’s ex-fiance and producer Safaree Samuels leaving the gym in L.A. … he says Remy’s lyrics are some of the most disrespectful he’s ever heard — possibly a one-punch rap battle knockout. […]

PwC’s Oscars flop may not do long-term damage to its reputation – Los Angeles Times

It’s a dream job for those who normally toil in obscurity poring over rows of dry financial statements and complex tax returns. But for giant accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, its handling of the balloting process for the Academy Awards suddenly turned into a public-relations nightmare. One of the two accountants in charge of Oscars vote counting mistakenly […]

Casey Affleck’s Oscar Win Confirms Harassment Allegations Aren’t Disqualifying – Huffington Post

When men of color face allegations of harassment or assault, the story is more complex, and they are more likely to be held accountable. While Bill Cosby spent decades allegedly assaulting women without consequence, in 2016, resurfaced allegations of rape from actor and filmmaker Nate Parker’s days at Penn State made sure he was shut out […]

Tourists with selfie sticks and a surprise Hollywood ending make Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscars unforgettable – Los Angeles Times

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 […]

If the LA Times hadn’t broken an embargo in 1940, the Oscars envelope mix-up might have never happened – Los Angeles Times

Why did they turn to a secret system? You have Los Angeles Times to thank for that. The Academy’s official history lays blame on The Times for breaking an embargo and publishing the winners in the paper’s evening edition before the previous year’s ceremony was underway. Think of it as the era’s equivalent of a tweet […]

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