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And the Oscar Goes To…10 Oscar Hosts We’d Like to See

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So The 89th Annual Academy Awards left us all shocked at that ending but there is the upside of countless memes and the realisation of how overrated Meryl Streep is… This years’ Oscar ceremony, by and large, can be considered a success under the hosting of Jimmy Kimmel, who skilfully planted a few political jibes at the expense of President Trump but also brought his ‘rivalry’ with Matt Damon to a global stage.

As we reflect and struggle to remember an Oscars where we didn’t at least nod off once or twice, we look ahead to next year and who will take over hosting duties.

Ricky Gervais

There is a proven track record of hosting and doing so with success as four stints at the helm of the Golden Globes has shown. As big as the Golden Globes are it wouldn’t be too far-fetched an
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Oscars 2017 Best Dressed: Nicole Kidman, Emma Stone, Hailee Steinfeld & Janelle Monae Among Winners [Slideshow]

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The 89th Annual Academy Awards featured many gorgeous outfits, with Nicole Kidman, Emma Stone and Janelle Monae among the best dressed. Best Dressed: Oscars 2017 Kidman, who acted in Lion, wore a sparkling sheer gold Armani dress from the Armani Prive spring collection. #Oscars pic.twitter.com/OuNiJJAaTu — Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) February 27, 2017 Michelle Williams wore a plunging velvet black gown […]

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Accounting Firm That Oversees Oscars Envelopes on Best Picture Mistake: We ‘Deeply Regret That This Occurred’

Accounting Firm That Oversees Oscars Envelopes on Best Picture Mistake: We ‘Deeply Regret That This Occurred’
The accounting firm that counts and delivers the winning Oscars envelopes has apologized for the Best Picture mix-up at the 89th Academy Awards.

A statement from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to People reads: “We sincerely apologize to Moonlight, La La Land, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture. The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected. We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred.”

“We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy,
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2017 Oscars: The Best, Worst and Weirdest Moments of the Night

2017 Oscars: The Best, Worst and Weirdest Moments of the Night
The 89th Annual Academy Awards aired Sunday, with Jimmy Kimmel at the helm, and the star-studded show was filled with some incredibly close races and a few genuinely surprising upsets -- not to mention a slew of emotionally charged acceptance speeches.

Oh, and it was also the year that they made the most embarrassing mistake in the history of the Oscars when they announced the wrong Best Picture winner!

In honor of Hollywood's biggest night, here are a look at some of the best, worst and absolutely weirdest moments from this year's Oscars.

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The Best

Justin Timberlake Kicks Things Off on a Happy Note

Instead of starting the show with a traditional pre-taped comedy montage, the Oscars decided to let the endlessly charismatic Timberlake open the ceremony with a live, energetic performance of his Oscar-nominated song, "Can't Stop the Feeling," and it set
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Oscars 2017: Moonlight Wins Best Picture

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Oscars 2017: Moonlight Wins Best Picture
In a shocking twist, it was Moonlight that shone when it came time to announce the 2017 Academy Awards’ biggest honor — and not presumed front-runner La La Land. Barry Jenkins’ powerful coming-of-age story won Best Picture after La La Land was mistakenly named the night’s big winner by presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, who’d been handed the wrong envelope.

Damien Chazelle’s La La Land had been expected to win Best Picture — and came in with 14 nominations, tied for the most ever, to Moonlight‘s eight — but Moonlight ultimately walked away with the top prize.

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins,
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Oscars 2017: Emma Stone Wins Best Actress for La La Land

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Oscars 2017: Emma Stone Wins Best Actress for La La Land
She made the right impression, now everybody knows her name.

Emma Stone has won her first Academy Award for leading the cast of Damien Chazelle’s modern musical La La Land, emerging victorious after a contentious Oscar race that saw her squaring off against awards mainstay Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins), French screen legend Isabelle Huppert (Elle), previous winner Natalie Portman (Jackie) and first-time nominee Ruth Negga (Loving).

Leonardo DiCaprio presented the award to the actress.

Stone breathlessly thanked her peers, saying, “You were all so extraordinary and I look up to you and I admire you.”

Watch the People
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Oscars 2017: Casey Affleck Wins Best Actor for Manchester by the Sea

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Oscars 2017: Casey Affleck Wins Best Actor for Manchester by the Sea
Casey Affleck has won his first-ever Academy Award.

The Manchester by the Sea star took home the Oscar for Best Actor, winning for his gut-wrenching portrayal of a man tasked with raising his teenage nephew after the death of his brother.

Affleck first thanked fellow nominee Denzel Washington for being “one of the first people who taught me how to act,” adding, “I just met him tonight for the first time.”

“And to all the other nominees who did great work, I’m proud to be in your company because you’re very brave and I admire what you do,
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Oscars 2017: La La Land’s Damien Chazelle Wins Best Director

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Oscars 2017: La La Land’s Damien Chazelle Wins Best Director
Damien Chazelle has danced his way into the record books.

At the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday night, the La La Land director took home the trophy for Best Director, making him the youngest filmmaker ever to win the award.

Chazelle first thanked his fellow nominees, Mel Gibson, Barry Jenkins, Denis Villeneuve and Kenneth Lonergan “for what incredible filmmakers you are and for inspiring me with your work every day.”

“I want to thank the people who helped me make this movie, my crew, my team, everyone at Lionsgate for taking a chance on it. Ryan and Emma for bringing it to life,
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Oscars 2017: The White Helmets Wins Best Documentary Short Film

Oscars 2017: The White Helmets Wins Best Documentary Short Film
A version of this story originally appeared on EW.com.

Netflix’s The White Helmets, a film about the Syrian rescue group of the same name, won best documentary short at Sunday’s Oscars ceremony over fellow nominees Extremis, 4.1 Miles, Joe’s Violin and Watani: My Homeland.

Producer Joanna Natasegara first thanked the Academy, family, and “most of all, thank you to the White Helmets.”

Director Orlando von Einsiedel then read a message from the head of the White Helmets: “We’re so grateful that this film has highlighted our work to the world. … To save one life is to save humanity.
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Commercial Featuring Bill Paxton Airs During Oscars Just Hours After His Death

Commercial Featuring Bill Paxton Airs During Oscars Just Hours After His Death
Hours after it was announced that Bill Paxton passed away on Sunday, a commercial featuring the actor coincidentally aired during the Oscars.

During a break in the first half of the 89th Academy Awards, an older Rolex commercial aired that included a montage of actors — including Harrison Ford — in numerous films wearing the watch brand.

Included in the mashup of film footage was Paxton’s appearance in Titanic, in which he appeared as character Brock Lovett.

On Sunday, People confirmed that Paxton died due to complications from surgery at the age of 61.

“It is with heavy hearts we share the
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Oscars 2017: Zootopia Wins Best Animated Feature Film

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Oscars 2017: Zootopia Wins Best Animated Feature Film
Disney animation continues its streak of Oscar domination: Zootopia, co-directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, scooped up Best Animated Film from the Academy on Sunday. Producer Clark Spencer shared in the win.

“We are so grateful to the audiences all over the world who embraced this story of tolerance being more powerful than the fear of the other,” said Moore from the stage.

The inclusive sentiment echoed that of presenter Gael García Bernal, who delivered what appeared to be a comment on President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the Mexican boarder.

Flesh and blood actors are migrant workers,
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Oscars 2017: The Complete Winners List

Oscars 2017: The Complete Winners List
The 89th Annual Academy Awards kicked off Sunday at Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center, and as expected, the A-Listers came dressed to impress.

La La Land star Emma Stone wowed in a classy, custom-created Givenchy gown, while Hidden Figures star Taraji P. Henson opted for a blue velvet Alberta Ferretti dress, which featured a thigh-high slit. The men looked just as handsome, with Stone's co-star, Ryan Gosling, sporting a Gucci suit, and Fifty Shades Darker star Jamie Dornan in a cream-colored tuxedo jacket.

And while the red carpet looks were undoubtedly fabulous, all eyes were on the night's big winners. See the full list of everyone who took home a shiny statuette and check back throughout the night for updates!

Best Picture

Moonlight

La La Land

Lion

Manchester by the Sea

Fences

Arrival

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

Hacksaw Ridge

Best Actor

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea *Winner*

Denzel Washington, [link
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Oscars 2017: Viola Davis Wins Best Supporting Actress for Fences

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Oscars 2017: Viola Davis Wins Best Supporting Actress for Fences
Viola Davis‘ historic bid for her first Academy Award came to a close Sunday night, capping off with the actress winning a gilded statuette amid a monumental year for diversity in the awards race.

For her performance alongside Denzel Washington‘s in the big-screen adaptation of August Wilson Fences translating for the big screen the same stage role that won her a 2010 Tony Award, Davis triumphed in the Best Supporting Actress category, joining the likes of Hattie McDaniel, Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Hudson, Mo’Nique, Octavia Spencer and Lupita Nyong’o as one of only seven black actresses to have won
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Oscars 2017: Hacksaw Ridge’s Kevin O’Connell Wins Best Sound Mixing on 21st Nomination

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Oscars 2017: Hacksaw Ridge’s Kevin O’Connell Wins Best Sound Mixing on 21st Nomination
It finally happened for Kevin O’Connell.

At Sunday night’s 89th annual Academy Awards, the veteran sound mixer won Best Sound Mixing for Hacksaw Ridge alongside Peter Grace, Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright. The victory is O’Connell’s first after 21 total nominations; until Sunday, O’Connell was the most-nominated person in Oscars history without a victory.

O’Connell dedicated the big win to his mother, Skippy.

“A special thank you tonight to my mother, Skippy O’Connell, who 39 years ago got me a job in sound,” O’Connell said. “And when I asked her how I could thank her,
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Oscars 2017: O.J.: Made in America Wins Best Documentary Feature

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Oscars 2017: O.J.: Made in America Wins Best Documentary Feature
America’s interest in the O.J. Simpson murder trial has led to an Oscar. Months after FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson racked up multiple Emmy Awards, Ezra Edelman’s documentary O.J.: Made in America has followed in its footsteps, nabbing the Academy Award for Best Documentary. Producer Caroline Waterlow shared the win with Edelman.

“I want to acknowledge that I wouldn’t be standing here tonight if not for two people who aren’t here with us: Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown,” Edelman said. “This is for them and their families. It is also for others, the victims of police violence,
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‘Highly Overrated’ Merily Streep Gets Standing Ovation at Oscars After Being Slammed by Trump

‘Highly Overrated’ Merily Streep Gets Standing Ovation at Oscars After Being Slammed by Trump
Meryl Streep received a standing ovation from the audience at the Academy Awards on Sunday.

Streep — who received her 20th Oscar nomination for her leading role in Florence Foster Jenkins and was called “highly overrated” by President Donald Trump — earned a raucous round of applause at the show’s opener when host Jimmy Kimmel asked the audience to applaud her.

Kimmel took a jab at President Trump during his opening monologue in defense of Streep.

That standing ovation for Meryl Streep #Oscars pic.twitter.com/5mFrr598Rn

— People Magazine (@people) February 27, 2017

“The highly-overrated Meryl Streep, everyone,” Kimmel said, and quipped,
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Oscars 2017: Moonlight’s Mahershala Ali Wins Best Supporting Actor

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Oscars 2017: Moonlight’s Mahershala Ali Wins Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali is outshining the competition, winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as a kind-hearted drug dealer in Moonlight.

A lyrical meditation on racial, masculine and sexual identity, Moonlight tells the story of a young, gay black man (played across the film’s three chapters by Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders and Trevante Rhodes) coming of age in Miami’s impoverished Liberty City neighborhood. Ali, 43, portrays Juan, a local dealer who becomes an unlikely father figure to the boy in the first section.

Check out People’s full 2017 Academy Awards coverage and complete winners list!

Barry Jenkins
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Emma Stone’s Advice to the Dreamers in Hollywood: ‘Just Keep Going’

Emma Stone’s Advice to the Dreamers in Hollywood: ‘Just Keep Going’
Emma Stone has some real-life advice for those in Hollywood who are are pursuing their dreams.

Ahead of the Academy Awards on Sunday evening, Stone — who is nominated for her leading role in best picture nominee La La Land — passed on her wisdom to fellow dreamers in Hollywood.

“That’s a big question,” said Stone, 28, about her advice to those who are pursuing their dreams in the entertainment industry. “I think it’s a very individual question.”

The actress added: “Just keep going. Through any situation … If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

In La La Land, Stone plays
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Charlize Theron Remembers Her Big Oscar Night: ‘I Was Shivering and Shaking’

Charlize Theron Remembers Her Big Oscar Night: ‘I Was Shivering and Shaking’
Charlize Theron remembers her first Oscar nomination like it was yesterday.

Speaking with ABC on the red carpet ahead of Sunday evening’s Academy Awards, the actress recalled what she was feeling the first time she was nominated.

“I was freaking out,” said Theron, 41. “I was shivering and shaking and sweating and had all different things happening to my body. It was weird.”

Theron was first nominated in 2004 for her leading role in Monster — and she won — then scored her second nomination two years later for her leading role in North Country (2006).

But while she was nervous, she’s hopeful
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Oscars Set Partially Crashes Down Hours Before Live Show

Oscars Set Partially Crashes Down Hours Before Live Show
A prop came crashing down onto the Oscars stage on Sunday morning, just hours before the live 89th Academy Awards were set to begin.

“During a rehearsal of tonight’s 89th Oscars, a part of the set was knocked over. No one was onstage at the time and thankfully no one was hurt. The set was quickly repaired and will not impact tonight’s show. We’re looking forward to celebrating our nominees on this exciting night,” according to a statement from the Academy.

In a photo obtained by TMZ, which first reported the news, the large prop fell over and crushed a nearby camera.
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