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Feb 27 2017
The Revenge Of BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN: MOONLIGHT Wins Best Picture After Announcement Blunder Comments (0)

Warren-beatty-best-pictureDo NOT try to pin this on Warren Beatty & Faye Dunaway! (Video still via ABC)

At the end of this year's highly entertaining Oscars came its single, solitary surprise — and it was a two-tiered doozy.

Bonnie and Clyde (1967) stars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway emerged to announce the winner of Best Picture, which everyone expected would be the light but charming La La Land, especially since its helmer Damien Chazelle, 32, had just become the youngest director to ever win an Oscar.

When it came time for Beatty to read the name of the winner, he appeared to be grandstanding, drawing out the moment for laughs, but in retrospect, he was genuinely befuddled. Apparently, he had been handed an envelope that read BEST ACTRESS, and the card inside read EMMA STONE, LA LA LAND; Stone had won the penultimate award.

Not knowing quite how to react, he stalled, then he showed Dunaway the card. Dunaway, who had already chided him, clearly believing he was goofing off, glanced at it and said, “La La Land.”

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Once the producers of La La Land had begun giving earnest speeches, there was confusion onstage, with a dude in a headset dashing around frantically. (I was scared there was some kind of threat going on!) Once it became clear to producer Jordan Horowitz that his film La La Land really had not won, he graciously confirmed the error and said he was proud to hand the Oscar over to his friends behind Moonlight.

 

It would seem that Beatty and Dunaway were unwitting victims, having been given the wrong envelope. The firm entrusted with the envelopes keeps two of each category, and Stone confirmed backstage she was in possession of the one used to announce her Oscar, so that makes it seem pretty obvious the accounting firm goofed.

Still, I'm sure a lot of people will be treating Warren and Faye like:

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And, in fact, Faye seems to be rat-a-tat-tatting Warren — she sniped to Extra, “I'm not the one to talk to. Warren is.”

With its shocking win, Moonlight becomes the first gay-themed film to win the Oscar, seemingly avenging that time Brokeback Mountain got robbed.

However, I would point out that what happened (minus the mix-up!) was actually very similar to what happened the year Brokeback lost to Crash. That year, Brokeback won EVERY major award. It was such a foregone conclusion that it would win the Oscar, there was plenty of time for the Oscar voters to resent the expected and vote for something unexpected. (Crash's win could also have been aided and abetted by homophobia, but we'll never know how much of a factor that was.)

This year, the same thing happened with La La Land, which had been enduring a fairly loud backlash for some time.

Only difference is that this year, the unexpected winner was, in fact, a far superior film. That it was gay-themed like the superior loser of 2005 was probably just a (happy) coincidence.

Congrats to everyone behind Moonlight, a great film, a gay film, the best film I saw all year.

Watch the moment unfold after the jump ...

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Feb 26 2017
Ga-Ga Land: I Love Oscars 2017 Comments (0)

I was NOT looking forward to Oscars 2017, mainly because I haven't seen many of the nominated films, and while I loved Moonlight and admired La La Land and Fences, I wasn't too invested in the slate. Also, I hadda work it for my dayjob.

However, as I'm watching, I'm finding Jimmy Kimmel to be the perfect mix of sardonic and unafraid to introduce whimsy. The bit with the tourists was genuinely charming, I laughed uproariously when Matt Damon was played off and I found the musical performances spot-on.

The In Memoriam sequence was exquisite.

I've even been liking the winners for a change.

 
Oscars 2017 Wise-Ass Of The Night Comments (0)
 
Lin-Manuel Miranda Laughing Through The Tears On Oscars 2017 Red Carpet Comments (0)

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Via E! News: Watch the Hamilton cast pull tears out of Lin-Manuel Miranda as they support him in his bid to win for his work on Moana at the Oscars.

So cute ...

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6-PACK — MOONLIGHT Shines + Key West Gay Assault + Behold, My-King + Gay Afghans To Be Deported + Gigi Gorgeous Calls Out Trump + Madonna's Twins! Comments (0)

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WIDGETGay coming-of-age drama Moonlight won every award for which it was nominated at the Film Indepdendent Spirit Awards.

WIDGET“I bet you faggots voted for that bitch, Hillary!”: Gay basher uses moped in alleged hate crime — in Key West.

Screen Shot 2017-02-26 at 1.19.42 PMMy-King of kings! Sexy video after the jump, too... (Image via Sports 360 AZ)

WIDGETMy-King Johnson is the “first active, openly gay scholarship player in major-college football history.” (The first passive one will come along soon enough.)

WIDGETBrits set to okay deporting gay Afghans to home country, where homosexuality is illega: “Pretend to be straight.” Ah, gotcha.

WIDGETTMZ reports Gigi Gorgeous called out Trump for betraying the LGBTQ community, hopes he will call Caitlyn.

WIDGETMadonna hangs with her new twin daughters on Instagram ahead of highly anticipated Oscars after-party: 

 

Gang-Gang! @jr

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Hey, NYC Is A CITY OF STARS, Too — Brendan Daugherty & Emily Roff Cover The LA LA LAND Song Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-02-26 at 12.22.13 PMEmily & Brendan (Images via Brendan Daugherty)

Adorable singer and actor Brendan Daugherty enlisted Emily Roff to duet with him on a cover of the La La Land tune “City of Stars,” which is up for Best Original Song at the Oscars tonight.

Screen Shot 2017-02-26 at 12.21.40 PMSo cute!

The dreamy clip proves that NYC is also a city of stars, and that trained singers can elevate what is already — in my opinion — an award-worthy, achingly beautiful song.

Watch the video after the jump ...

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Feb 24 2017
Oscars Sneak Peek Comments (0)
 
Feb 23 2017
Give 'Em The Old Razzie Dazzle: Randy Jones On CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-02-22 at 11.28.51 PMBruce was so F'in hot then! (Video still via EMI)

Randy Jones aka the Cowboy from the Village People gives a charming interview to Yahoo! Music on the occasion of the 37th Golden Raspberry Awards.

Can't Stop the Music, which featured the Village People (plus Steve Guttenberg, E2b346c885e0f23097e8c59a36a7e6b5Valerie Perrine and many moore), won the first-ever honor at the now-infamous ceremony, and he's opening up about working with c0-star Bruce Jenner back in the day:

Bruce Jenner was just a great guy. He was nothing but the best. He was the nicest, the most American, the purest-acting human being. He was polite, he helped me rehearse my lines, he was sexy, he was handsome, he was married, he was young, he was enthusiastic, he was cooperative. I never saw him get angry with people, I never saw him get frustrated. He just appeared to be the absolute perfect person to be on the front of a Wheaties box. And he was very kind to me, very generous. When we were shooting the year of ’79, one of my great remembrances is I celebrated my birthday on Sept. 13 in West Hollywood in the nightclub scene, at a place called Studio One. I still to this day have a birthday gift from him, which was a fabulous pair of aviator sunglasses. Porsche Carrera used to do a sunglasses line, which was incredible, where you could change out the lenses. They were wonderful sunglasses, and I still have those as a gift from him. Bruce had a beautiful Porsche that he drove too.

More here.

The Razzies are announced February 25, with Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party the most nominated documentary ever.

 


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