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This Trailer For the Oscars Is Really Overselling Their Fuck-Up

This trailer for the 2018 Academy Awards makes the show look like 30 minutes of razzle-dazzle fun, which is very different from the usual slog of an experience that is watching the bloated telecast. Perhaps that’s why they emphasized the most notorious moment in Oscars history: last year’s Best Picture flub.

Faye Dunaway Is Still Wondering, 'Why Didn't I See Emma Stone's Name on the Top of the Card?' Faye Dunaway Is Still Wondering, 'Why Didn't I See Emma Stone's Name on the Top of the Card?'

Oh right, it’s been roughly two months and we haven’t really heard from Faye Dunaway about what happened on the Oscars stage when she mistakenly announced La La Land as the winner of Best Picture, when Moonlight actually won. Dunaway says she felt “very guilty.”

A Creepy Young Man Showed Up on Chloe Grace Moretz's Doorstep With Cookies, So She Called the Cops A Creepy Young Man Showed Up on Chloe Grace Moretz's Doorstep With Cookies, So She Called the Cops

Chloe Grace Moretz, an actor who has recently begun charming me in ways I was initially resistant to but have ultimately decided to embrace (she’s great Clouds of Sils Maria and Laggies!), was recently visited by a teen.

Moonlight Gets Huge Box Office Bump Because Sometimes Awards Do Matter Moonlight Gets Huge Box Office Bump Because Sometimes Awards Do Matter

Following its dramatic Oscar win for Best Picture, Moonlight has now crossed $25 million at the box office proving that sometimes, yes, awards do matter.

The PwC Accountants Who Worked the Oscars Need a Security Detail Now The PwC Accountants Who Worked the Oscars Need a Security Detail Now

Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz were the beaming faces of accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers on Oscar night, carrying their twin briefcases full of sacred envelopes to the Hollywood event of the year. Their jobs are to stand on opposite sides of the stage and hand those envelopes to presenters. We know how that…

Say a Prayer for Shirley MacLaine, Who Is 'Still Dealing With' the 'Horror' of the Oscars Snafu Say a Prayer for Shirley MacLaine, Who Is 'Still Dealing With' the 'Horror' of the Oscars Snafu

By now, the great envelope disaster of 2017 has all but escaped our attentions, as the 24-hour news cycle has given us more things to be distracted, amused, and horrified by. Unless, of course, you’re Shirley MacLaine. If you’re Shirley MacLaine, you’re still trembling at the thought, which—because you can’t stop…

Is the 'Oscar Curse' Real, or Just More Fake News? Is the 'Oscar Curse' Real, or Just More Fake News?

After watching Moonlight nab Best Picture during one of the most exciting moments in Oscar history, it took us a few hours for Madeleine and me to calm down. But after regaining composure we sat down to dissect the glorious mess of an evening, from the winningest films to the winningest feuds, for the latest episode…

The Oscars Should Find a New Host in 2018

Jimmy Kimmel used the opportunity of his Monday monologue to discuss the giant Best Picture Oscar snafu and why the whole thing was even more awkward than it had to be: partly because he, like everyone else, had no idea what they were doing in this situation.

Faye Dunaway on the Best Picture Flub: 'I Really Fucked That Up' Faye Dunaway on the Best Picture Flub: 'I Really Fucked That Up'

Had the Oscar for Best Picture been awarded to Moonlight without incident on Sunday night, The New Yorker’s Michael Schulman likely would have written a more typical party report, filled with observations about who ignored whom, and overheard conversations between Nicole Kidman and Emma Stone. But because of the, uh, …

Patricia Arquette Says She's 'Really Pissed Off' Alexis Arquette Was Left Out of 'In Memoriam' Montage Patricia Arquette Says She's 'Really Pissed Off' Alexis Arquette Was Left Out of 'In Memoriam' Montage

During Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony, the wrong Best Picture winner was called out by presenter Faye Dunaway, a photo of living producer was displayed during the “In Memoriam” segment, and among the notable celebrities who died in the past year missing from that montage were Garry Shandling, Florence Henderson, and…

A Living Producer's Photo Was Used During the Oscars' 'In Memoriam' Segment  A Living Producer's Photo Was Used During the Oscars' 'In Memoriam' Segment 

The “In Memoriam” segment at the Academy Awards generates controversy pretty much every year for the people it leaves out (this year’s snubs: Gary Shandling and Florence Henderson), but it doesn’t usually go so far as using a photo of a person who is, in fact, alive.

The Wildest Crowd Reaction Shots to Last Night's Moonlight/La La Land Upset The Wildest Crowd Reaction Shots to Last Night's Moonlight/La La Land Upset

Sunday night’s amazing live TV mess was incredible to watch, but we mostly got the perspective of the audience viewing the unfolding confusion. In the crowd there was a more subtle and joyful confusion simultaneously unfolding.

Accounting Firm PricewaterhouseCoopers: We 'Deeply Regret' Messing Up Best Picture Award Accounting Firm PricewaterhouseCoopers: We 'Deeply Regret' Messing Up Best Picture Award

The wrong movie was given the Academy Award for Best Picture Sunday night. The error was discovered several minutes later, and the award quickly (and awkwardly) switched hands to the correct movie. This was not Warren Beatty’s fault. Nor was it Faye Dunaway’s fault. It wasn’t Matt Damon or Jimmy Kimmel’s fault. No,…

Moonlight Wins Best Picture After La La Land Fake-Out Shocker!!!!

If you’re like me, you watch awards shows primarily for the fuck-ups and then in the off chance that great art will be recognized. Those two factors occurred simultaneously to make what was quite possibly the most shocking, thrilling, genuinely rewarding, and flat-out best moment in Oscars history. Warren Beatty and…

Here Are All Your 2017 Oscar Winners Here Are All Your 2017 Oscar Winners

This year’s Oscars was not as white as last year (in fact, it was reportedly the least white it’s ever been!), but it was still pretty white. Congrats to all the winners.

Here Is Samuel L. Jackson Being Forced to Give La La Land An Oscar

La La Land won the Oscar for Best Original Song. The award was handed out by Samuel L. Jackson. He presented the statue to three white men who won an award for making jazz music.

Iranian Director Asghar Farhadi Skips Accepting His Second Oscar to Protest Trump's Travel Ban

As he announced he would be doing in January, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi skipped this year’s Academy Awards ceremony to protest Trump’s disaster of a travel ban. Farhadi’s brilliant A Separation won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2012, and tonight his The Salesman won in that same category.

Watch Viola Davis Tearfully Accept Her First Oscar

Viola Davis has spent her entire promotional run talking about how Fences, and August Wilson, are important to her especially because they celebrate and embody the life of the average person. And she, perhaps better than any other actor in Hollywood, has the chops to embody the quiet, subtle emotion that average…

Hollywood Is So Happy. Watch Them Dance.

Justin Timberlake opened the 89th Annual Academy Awards as only he could, with a hammy performance of his LEGENDARY Trolls song “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” The stars got to dancing in their chairs to kick off the evening and Nicole Kidman, in particular, enjoyed the sound of such pleasant music from that entertaining…

After Sparring with Karl Lagerfeld, Meryl Streep Shows Up at the Oscars Wearing Elie Saab After Sparring with Karl Lagerfeld, Meryl Streep Shows Up at the Oscars Wearing Elie Saab

A day after issuing a scorching statement about Karl Lagerfeld’s sort-of apology for accusing her of wanting to be paid to wear a Chanel dress at the Oscars, Meryl Streep showed up to the awards show wearing a blue beaded custom Elie Saab gown.

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