• Matt Damon Told Academy Awards Accountant He’d Play Him in a Biopic If He Did ‘Something Incredible’
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    Kevin Polowy

    Matt Damon Told Academy Awards Accountant He’d Play Him in a Biopic If He Did ‘Something Incredible’

    Matt Damon isn’t letting his archnemesis, Jimmy Kimmel, off the hook for the shocking Oscars climax, or “Envelopegate,” as it came to be known.

  • Oscars Flashback: Watch Sammy Davis Jr. Announce the Wrong Winner in 1964
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    Nick Schager

    Oscars Flashback: Watch Sammy Davis Jr. Announce the Wrong Winner in 1964

    At the conclusion of Sunday night’s Academy Awards, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced that "La La Land" had won Best Picture — which would have been all well and good, except that the actual winner was "Moonlight." It was an awards show error for the ages. It was not, however, the first time such a thing happened at the Oscars.

  • Steve Harvey Weighs in On the Oscar Best Picture Snafu, Tells Warren Beatty to Call Him
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    Nick Schager

    Steve Harvey Weighs in On the Oscar Best Picture Snafu, Tells Warren Beatty to Call Him

    Other than those directly involved with director Barry Jenkins’s acclaimed drama "Moonlight," no one, it seemed, was happier about the Best Picture error than Steve Harvey.

  • The People With the Most Oscar Nominations Without a Win
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    Kevin Polowy

    The People With the Most Oscar Nominations Without a Win

    As Peter O’Toole said when he received an honorary Oscar in 2002 after eight unsuccessful nominations in the competitive categories, “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride, my foot.” Leonardo DiCaprio may have broken his losing streak with last year’s win for Best Actor in "The Revenant," but some people are still waiting for gold. These folks included here may not own an Oscar, but they’re all winners in our book. A few of the honorees below are nominated again this year, so watch the Oscars on Feb. 26 to see if they finally get their trophy.

  • When the Oscars Get Political: A Look Back at Michael Moore's Divisive Anti-War Speech in 2003
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    Gwynne Watkins

    When the Oscars Get Political: A Look Back at Michael Moore's Divisive Anti-War Speech in 2003

    In 2003, years before terms like “fake news” and “alternative facts” circulated through the media, documentary director Michael Moore used his Academy Awards acceptance speech to accuse then-President George W. Bush of being a “fictitious president” and waging a “fictitious war” in Iraq. “We are against this war, Mr. Bush. Shame on you,” said the director, as cheers and boos echoed through the Kodak Theatre (now the Dolby Theatre) in Los Angeles.

  • Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling Get 8-Bit Makeovers in Funny – If Still Star-Crossed – 'La La Land' Video Game Spoof
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    Nick Schager

    Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling Get 8-Bit Makeovers in Funny – If Still Star-Crossed – 'La La Land' Video Game Spoof

    Perceived Academy Award front-runner makes a seamless transition to old-style arcade game in lighthearted parody clip from Cinefix

  • 'Hacksaw Ridge' Deleted Scene: Watch Andrew Garfield Woo Teresa Palmer (Exclusive)
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    Kevin Polowy

    'Hacksaw Ridge' Deleted Scene: Watch Andrew Garfield Woo Teresa Palmer (Exclusive)

    Since it opened, director Mel Gibson has insisted that his Oscar-nominated Hacksaw Ridge is a “love film, not a war film.” The movie’s battle scenes are such a key ingredient and so relentlessly intense, though, that we’ll respectfully disagree. It’s in plain sight in the film’s much tamer first act, in which future WWII war hero Desmond Doss vies for the affection of the nurse Dorothy (Teresa Palmer). In the scene, Desmond just wants some sugar from his sweetheart, but it ain’t happening.

  • Jack Nicholson to Star in His First Movie in Nearly a Decade, a Remake of Oscar-Nominated 'Toni Erdmann'
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    Jack Nicholson to Star in His First Movie in Nearly a Decade, a Remake of Oscar-Nominated 'Toni Erdmann'

    Jack Nicholson, who hasn’t appeared in a feature film since 2010, will star in an English-language remake of the Oscar-nominated film Toni Erdmann. Sources tell Variety Paramount Pictures has acquired the remake rights to the acclaimed German film with Nicholson attached to play the title character opposite Kristen Wiig, who will play his daughter. Paramount had no comment.

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda on His Oscar-Nominated 'Moana' Song: 'You Start by Thinking, Don’t Write "Let It Go"'
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    Gwynne Watkins

    Lin-Manuel Miranda on His Oscar-Nominated 'Moana' Song: 'You Start by Thinking, Don’t Write "Let It Go"'

    It’s unusual to schedule an interview during the last quarter of the Super Bowl, but Lin-Manuel Miranda is somewhat pressed for time these days. Miranda, the Oscar-nominated writer-performer-musician whom it’s impossible to describe without at least two hyphens, flew into Los Angeles late on Sunday to attend Monday’s Oscar Nominees Luncheon. There, the man who wrote and starred in the Broadway sensation Hamilton will celebrate his nod for Best Original Song for the stirring ballad “How Far I’ll Go” from the Disney animated adventure Moana.

  • Oscar Nominee Spotlight: 'Moonlight' Star Naomie Harris's Busy Awards Season
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    Giana Mucci

    Oscar Nominee Spotlight: 'Moonlight' Star Naomie Harris's Busy Awards Season

    The Academy Awards ceremony is right around the corner on Feb. 26, but for the contenders, the press tour began months ago. Naomie Harris, whose role as the drug-addicted mom in Moonlight earned her first Academy Award nomination — for Best Supporting Actress — has been promoting the indie drama since last fall. Let’s take a look back at the star’s busy road to the Oscars.  

  • Oscar Nominations: No Repeat of #OscarsSoWhite in 2017
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    The Hollywood Reporter

    Oscar Nominations: No Repeat of #OscarsSoWhite in 2017

    Seven people of color were among the 20 acting nominees

  • 15 Oscar Long Shots We'd Love to See Get Nominated
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    Nick Schager

    15 Oscar Long Shots We'd Love to See Get Nominated

    Ryan Reynolds, Lupita Nyong'o, 'Sausage Party,' and a dozen more that probably will see their Academy Award chances end tomorrow — but it'd be very satisfying if their fine work defied the odds and was recognized

  • 'Deadpool' Oscar Alert! Ryan Reynolds Shares 'For Your Consideration' Video
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    The Hollywood Reporter

    'Deadpool' Oscar Alert! Ryan Reynolds Shares 'For Your Consideration' Video

    Ryan Reynolds tweeted a short “For Your Consideration” video for Deadpool on Thursday evening following nominations for the film from the WGA, PGA and DGA in recent weeks. The film has been racking up nominations, shocking many, including a Best Comedy or Musical nomination from the Golden Globes last weekend as well as a Best Actor nom for Reynolds. It lost both to La La Land, as Ryan Gosling’s jazz pianist beat out Reynold’s merc with a mouth.

  • 'Manchester by the Sea' Exclusive Clip: Trouble in Paradise for Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams
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    Kevin Polowy

    'Manchester by the Sea' Exclusive Clip: Trouble in Paradise for Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams

    Judging by the clip above, exclusive to Yahoo Movies, Lee (Casey Affleck) and Randi (Michelle Williams) are your average blue-collar married couple. She gives him grief for too much boozing on his daytime boat trip, he gets frustrated when she passes up her beer-bellied husband’s attempt at luring her into bed.

  • Raunchy R-rated animation Sausage Party hungry for Oscar glory
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    Raunchy R-rated animation Sausage Party hungry for Oscar glory

    Sony Pictures is preparing a major push to nab an unlikely Oscar nomination for R-Rated animation ‘Sausage Party’ at next year’s awards ceremony. Not only is the studio pushing for a Best Animated Feature nod, it thinks the film has a chance in the Best Original Song category as well. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman said: “Academy members are way smarter and more forward-thinking than people realise.

  • 13 Oscar Contenders That Emerged Out of Venice, Telluride, and Toronto Fests
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    Kevin Polowy

    13 Oscar Contenders That Emerged Out of Venice, Telluride, and Toronto Fests

    The Oscars are still five months away, but consider awards season under way now that Hollywood has returned home from film festivals in Venice, Telluride, and Toronto. (So yes, that means awards season pretty much runs for half a calendar year.)