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Oscars 2017 - 'Moonlight' and a major mistake

posted Jan 24, 2017 16:37:00 by timobrien33
UPDATE: My explanation early on was he was distracted and should not have been Tweeting. Nor should he be talking photos. Yes, it is tempting since you are at the Oscars and want to show friends you are there. But, let the photogs on hand take the shots (that is their job). People think that no matter where you are, a Tweet is nice or a post to Facebook. NOPE! Do your job first. If you are a print journalist (like me), the photos are not the priority (the copy is)...he blew it as he wanted to brag about his gig handing out the envelopes...

From New York Post: I am not using the man's name. He has enough problems...“He was asked not to tweet or use social media during the show,’’ a source said, according to People magazine Tuesday.

“He was fine to tweet before he arrived at the red carpet, but once he was under the auspices of the Oscar-night job, that was to be his only focus.’’

But the top tax accountant apparently didn’t heed the directive. He tweeted numerous times during the LA awards ceremony, including just three minutes before the debacle, the Journal said.


'Moonlight' wins as mistake taints show
'La La Land' wins 6 but it feels like a disappointment
UPDATE: 32.9 MILLION viewers was down 4 percent from last year and worst showing in 9 years. Turns out the guy from Price Waterhouse Coopers was not paying attention. He was Tweeting all night and handed the duplicate actress category envelope to Warren and Faye. Now, why would they allow him to Tweet? He should be neutral and just be paying attention (not be a fan). Backstage does have stricter rules, especially for those working it.I always tell people I cannot and should not take photos certain times at certain events I cover. This is a good reason why I refrain and simply am not allowed to do so. At times, one is not given access, or an all access pass; or, at times, it is against protocol to take photos. Do your job and leave the other nonsense to others. Be grateful you have any access to events at all. That is not a right. Even if you get a limited media pass, take advantage of it but do not do what is not allowed with that pass. There are plenty of ways to get the job done. It is up the media person to be creative at their job, and learn to work with other outlets, people and those in charge. If your job was to hand out envelopes and guard them, leave the cell phone alone and no Tweeting or taking photos - at all.

BEFORE: If early ratings hold up it will be another OUCH! for this award show. It has been slipping over the last decade anyway, so this is not good. One cannot spin it. This show has lost some prestige and the political edge is not helping. It even feels different when here live in Hollywood. Perhaps it is because I m getting older, but the last five years in particular have been tougher. The access for many of us in media has changed, too. But, also the product, while some may say it improving, it really is not. See below about my item on too much product. Lately, the winner has not had exactly stellar BO. "The Artist," "Birdman," "Spotlight" and now "Moonlight" all have low box office. Really low. Even "The Hurt Locker" was hurting when it came to BO. Even if final ratings end up tied or even a lit bit higher than last year, that is not good. Top markets show that many are tuning it out in middle America and the South, much like the places media is ignoring. New York, San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago andSan Francisco. That shows that the more liberal places are tuning in more as if they are preaching to the choir. Like much of America, there is a divide. For a movie business for all, this divide will hurt the BO. "La La Land" was, perhaps, over-rated going in as the bandwagon hoppers proved its downfall.

​- 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, ABC, and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation.
- from Price Waterhouse Coopers

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Jimmy Kimmel -a great monologue and proved that humor need not be mean to make a point.Go ahead and do the jokes but no need for hate with the humor.Kimmel did a fine job all night, even bringing in tour bus folk, and continued his Matt Damon crap.

Having covered these for years, this year seems weak overall. There were more bad movies (see Razzies) that made big headlines in 2016. At least to me that is. The bigger the box office goes, the less quality movies seem to get seen. But, it would be wise to nominate of few blockbusters because they are not all bad.

When all is digested, all this and much more will get added to Oscar gallery here in this site.
Oscar Sunday is here..let the love of movies win the night...Jimmy Kimmel on his #Oscars hosting gig: "It's going to be a disaster." ...
http://bit.ly/2lADNJs
...Oscars no longer made in Chicago...Despite a rule against making the awards political, there will be much of it, and could cloud the night....yes, the Academy forbids its members to get political but producers, etc., said it was fine and even encouraged it for this one. There is rehearsals for Red Carpet, too. Get the lighting right, etc. Who gets interviewed is all set up ahead of time. They make it look like they just pop up and talk. Nope. Look when ABC goes "live" from their Red Carpet segment. They often taped the interview as the celeb already made it through the carpet runway and is up in the theatre. All about timing. It is set up and taken down as Hollywood is make believe and this proves that. Nothing is what it seems. It is a staged to perfection event that makes it look good on TV. But, it is show business and that is very fake, like TV news, to a certain extent. There are stand ins and extras all around, too.

Oscar report in real time below.. click on real time reports below -On its way to the Best Picture, "La La Land" won and then it didn't. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway presented the award and she read it wrong, which Warren took the blame. It seemed like they were handed the wrong envelope or given the one that was just read - the one for Best Actress, which was Emma Stone. It was Dunaway who read the wrong name of film, not Beatty. Emma Stone said backstage she had her envelope...but so did Dunaway and Beatty...When looking at replay, the envelope Warren has says Actress in a Leading Role.​..One year I talked to the guy who prints the envelopes. He said he prints one winner envelope for every single nominee. He then gives it to Price Waterhouse Coopers. It is their job to place the winners in the envelope and destroy the others. ALSO, there are two envelopes for each winner. One rep on each side of stage with envelopes. ​
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Box office takes a back seat as Oscars take over.
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OSCAR BO - AS OF 2/26/17 - DOMESTIC BO

1. "Hidden Figures" - $152 million
2. "La La Land" - $140 million
3. "Arrival" - $100 million
4. "Hacksaw Ridge" - $66.5 million
5. "Fences" - $56 million
6. "Manchester By the Sea" - $46.8 million
7. "Lion" - $42.8 million
8. "Hell of High Water" - $27 million
9. "Moonlight" - $22.2 million

Now, during the show the reps with those envelopes are introduced on stage, but not this year. Does this mistake taint the show? Yes, it did, and sad. 'La La Land' won only 6 out of its 14 nominations.


BEFORE: If early ratings hold up it will be another OUCH! for this award show. It has been slipping over the last decade anyway, so this is not good. One cannot spin it. This show has lost some prestige and the political edge is not helping. It even feels different when here live in Hollywood. Perhaps it is because I m getting older, but the last five years in particular have been tougher. The access for many of us in media has changed, too. But, also the product, while some may say it improving, it really is not. See below about my item on too much product. Lately, the winner has not had exactly stellar BO. "The Artist," "Birdman," "Spotlight" and now "Moonlight" all have low box office. Really low. Even "The Hurt Locker" was hurting when it came to BO. Even if final ratings end up tied or even a lit bit higher than last year, that is not good. Top markets show that many are tuning it out in middle America and the South, much like the places media is ignoring. New York, San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago andSan Francisco. That shows that the more liberal plaes are tuning in more as if they are preaching to the choir. Like much of America, there is a divide. For a movie business for all, this divide will hurt the BO.
​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, ABC, and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation.
- from Price Waterhouse Coopers




BEFORE:Oscar Week

On its way to the Best Picture, "La La Land" won and then it didn't. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway presented the award and she read it wrong, which Warren took the blame. It seemed like they were handed the wrong envelope or given the one that was just read - the one for Best Actress, which was Emma Stone.

Jimmy Kimmel made the mistake a lot lighter than it could have been. Rehearsals cannot stop this crap from happening.

BEST PICTURE
NOMINEES
ARRIVAL
Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Aaron Ryder and David Linde, Producers
FENCES
Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington and Todd Black, Producers
HACKSAW RIDGE
Bill Mechanic and David Permut, Producers
HELL OR HIGH WATER
Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn, Producers
HIDDEN FIGURES
Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams and Theodore Melfi, Producers
LA LA LAND -
Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt, Producers -
LION
Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Angie Fielder, Producers
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck and Kevin J. Walsh, Producers
MOONLIGHT - WINNER
Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers - WINNER
NOTE: "Moonlight" wins is a major upset and also means the director and picture did not match up once again.

Jimmy has tour bus folk tour bus come into theater and meet the stars...not a bad idea at all. Even if staged but it did not look it for them. One might think that "La La Land" losing some early is the story, but it can still win 10 awards if they sweep out from here. Jimmy playing up fued with Matt Damon is working and that is good for the show.


DIRECTING
NOMINEES
ARRIVAL
Denis Villeneuve
HACKSAW RIDGE
Mel Gibson
LA LA LAND - WINNER
Damien Chazelle - WINNER
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Kenneth Lonergan
MOONLIGHT
Barry Jenkins
NOTE: The youngest winner in this category ever. Not bad and a musical to boot.


ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
NOMINEES
ISABELLE HUPPERT
Elle
RUTH NEGGA
Loving
NATALIE PORTMAN
Jackie
EMMA STONE - WINNER
La La Land - WINNER
MERYL STREEP
Florence Foster Jenkins
NOTE: The fav going in wins.

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
NOMINEES
CASEY AFFLECK - WINNER
Manchester by the Sea - WINNER
ANDREW GARFIELD
Hacksaw Ridge
RYAN GOSLING
La La Land
VIGGO MORTENSEN
Captain Fantastic
DENZEL WASHINGTON
Fences
NOTE: Denzel has the big MO and perhaps that was never to be here.

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
NOMINEES
MAHERSHALA ALI - WINNER
Moonlight
JEFF BRIDGES
Hell or High Water
LUCAS HEDGES
Manchester by the Sea
DEV PATEL
Lion
MICHAEL SHANNON
Nocturnal Animals
NOTE: Ali coming in was the favorite. By the way, Jimmy Kimmel's opening was darn good and he poked fun without being mean. Nothing wrong with joking and having fun with politics. But doing it mean turns people off. Do it like "SNL" and it does the same thing. Kimmel's monologue could be a sign of how to do it right.

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
NOMINEES
HELL OR HIGH WATER
Written by Taylor Sheridan
LA LA LAND
Written by Damien Chazelle
THE LOBSTER
Written by Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA - WINNER
Written by Kenneth Lonergan - WINNER
20TH CENTURY WOMEN
Written by Mike Mills
NOTE: Kind of surprised that "La La Land" lost this one. But, since Ben Affleck was going to read the winner, when he saw it, he handed it to Damon, who produced "Manchester By the Sea."

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
NOMINEES
EXTREMIS
Dan Krauss
4.1 MILES
Daphne Matziaraki
JOE'S VIOLIN
Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen
WATANI: MY HOMELAND
Marcel Mettelsiefen and Stephen Ellis
THE WHITE HELMETS - WINNER
Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara - WINNER

CINEMATOGRAPHY
NOMINEES
ARRIVAL
Bradford Young
LA LA LAND - WINNER
Linus Sandgren - WINNER
LION
Greig Fraser
MOONLIGHT
James Laxton
SILENCE
Rodrigo Prieto

FILM EDITING
NOMINEES
ARRIVAL
Joe Walker
HACKSAW RIDGE - WINNER
John Gilbert - WINNER
HELL OR HIGH WATER
Jake Roberts
LA LA LAND
Tom Cross
MOONLIGHT
Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon
NOTE: Another loss for "La La Land."

VISUAL EFFECTS
NOMINEES
DEEPWATER HORIZON
Craig Hammack, Jason Snell, Jason Billington and Burt Dalton
DOCTOR STRANGE
Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli and Paul Corbould
THE JUNGLE BOOK - WINNER
Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon - WINNER
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McLean and Brad Schiff
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel and Neil Corbould

PRODUCTION DESIGN
NOMINEES
ARRIVAL
Production Design: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Paul Hotte
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
HAIL, CAESAR!
Production Design: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
LA LA LAND - WINNER
Production Design: David Wasco; Set Decoration: Sandy Reynolds-Wasco - WINNER
PASSENGERS
Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Gene Serdena
NOTE: The first win for "La La Land" so far.

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
NOMINEES
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner
MOANA
John Musker, Ron Clements and Osnat Shurer
MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI
Claude Barras and Max Karli
THE RED TURTLE
Michael Dudok de Wit and Toshio Suzuki
ZOOTOPIA - WINNER
Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer - WINNER
NOTES: No surprise at all.

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
NOMINEES
JACKIE
Mica Levi
LA LA LAND - WINNER
Justin Hurwitz - WINNER
LION
Dustin O'Halloran and Hauschka
MOONLIGHT
Nicholas Britell
PASSENGERS
Thomas Newman
NOTE: If "La La Land" did not win this then something would be amiss. And amiss it was not.

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
NOMINEES
AUDITION (THE FOOLS WHO DREAM)
from La La Land; Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
CAN'T STOP THE FEELING
from Trolls; Music and Lyric by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster
CITY OF STARS
from La La Land; Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
THE EMPTY CHAIR
from Jim: The James Foley Story; Music and Lyric by J. Ralph and Sting
HOW FAR I'LL GO
from Moana; Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda
NOTE: See above. "La La Land" had to win this one.

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
NOMINEES
ENNEMIS INTÉRIEURS
Sélim Azzazi
LA FEMME ET LE TGV
Timo von Gunten and Giacun Caduff
SILENT NIGHTS
Aske Bang and Kim Magnusson
SING - WINNER
Kristof Deák and Anna Udvardy - WINNER
TIMECODE
Juanjo Giménez

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
NOMINEES
LAND OF MINE
Denmark
A MAN CALLED OVE
Sweden
THE SALESMAN - WINNER
Iran - WINNER
TANNA
Australia
TONI ERDMANN
Germany
NOTE: For the most part, this is first political speech. The winner was not there and a statement was read. The night is not harsh as many thought he would be.

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
NOMINEES
BLIND VAYSHA
Theodore Ushev
BORROWED TIME
Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj
PEAR CIDER AND CIGARETTES
Robert Valley and Cara Speller
PEARL
Patrick Osborne
PIPER - WINNER
Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer - WINNER

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
NOMINEES
VIOLA DAVIS - WINNER
Fences - WINNER
NAOMIE HARRIS
Moonlight
NICOLE KIDMAN
Lion
OCTAVIA SPENCER
Hidden Figures
MICHELLE WILLIAMS
Manchester by the Sea
NOTE: Now, this has been Viola Davis's category all award season. So, it follows that she wins here. She now knows she has to give a speech like she gave. Give so many of them and it can get old but not bad.

SOUND EDITING
NOMINEES
ARRIVAL - WINNER
Sylvain Bellemare - WINNER
DEEPWATER HORIZON
Wylie Stateman and Renée Tondelli
HACKSAW RIDGE - WINNER
Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright - WINNER
LA LA LAND
Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan
SULLY
Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman
NOTE: No "La La land" is the headline here.


MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
NOMINEES
A MAN CALLED OVE
Eva von Bahr and Love Larson
STAR TREK BEYOND
Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo
SUICIDE SQUAD
Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson



SOUND MIXING
NOMINEES
ARRIVAL
Bernard Gariépy Strobl and Claude La Haye
HACKSAW RIDGE - WINNER
Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace - WINNER
LA LA LAND
Andy Nelson, Ai-Ling Lee and Steve A. Morrow
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
David Parker, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson
13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI
Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Mac Ruth
NOTE: Again, no "La La Land."

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
NOMINEES
FIRE AT SEA
Gianfranco Rosi and Donatella Palermo
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
Raoul Peck, Rémi Grellety and Hébert Peck
LIFE, ANIMATED
Roger Ross Williams and Julie Goldman
O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA - WINNER
Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow - WINNER
13TH
Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick and Howard Barish
NOTE: Of late, people making a good life from the O.J. story. This is 7 hours. It was only released in a theater in L.A. and New York, which is all that was required. So, it wins. It is basically a TV mini series, but oh well. Kimmel cracks O.J. joke and audience cringes.

COSTUME DESIGN
NOMINEES
ALLIED
Joanna Johnston
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
Colleen Atwood - WINNER
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
Consolata Boyle
JACKIE
Madeline Fontaine
LA LA LAND
Mary Zophres

SEE REPLIES FOR MORE..ABOVE WILL BE WINNERS IN REAL TIME ..AND NOTES ON THE SHOW...I am more about content and less about photos (takes too much time away from my content)...I do photos on prep for it and then let the the Academy, ABC, and the rest do the show photos.
- I stopped doing my picks and "who is going to win" and who should win" a few years back. No need anymore.
- Looking back at Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone's careers, I do not say WOW!, I think they are going to be nominated one day. And their projects were somewhat boring and average.
- I hope I do not hear the phrase "more now than ever" during the night. Why? A tired phrase when someone does not like the leader, teacher, events of the day. For example, we need to speak out "now, more than ever." Blah, blah, blah.
- Lot of fake watching happens during award season. Many who cover it do not and will not see the films (I can be in that some years, too). It happens. People use tired cliche and phrases when they are talking about them and that is the key to the fake watch. When they say everyone is talking about the movie and it has $20 million in box office, someone is lying.
- Denzel is now considered the fav for best actor.
- The Red Carpet scheme is a nice one this year, as usual. The rain tarp will stay up, says the producer. It angles down from the high at the bleachers to the walk through and press line. Gold and black with red lettering in movable signs are dominant. A photog block area after the celebs exit the security tent awaits.Gold bead-like streams are used as they enter the stairway into the Dolby Theatre is used this year as well as last year. Last year was the first look for that since I have been here for this event. Not much rain is expected but that was not the case earlier in the week, so hence, the rain tarp. Actually, they have utilized the tarp more and more over the years, rain or shine. Much hotter under it when it is deployed.
- Wolfgang Puck and his usual dishes are served. He does not change it much and this is now his 23rd year cheffing the show, and Governors Ball. Flowers in Green Room, theatre, etc., but not on carpet, which is now the norm. Truth be told, this is bigger than the Golden Globes, party-wise and food served-wise...this is not just a weekend, it goes on for the entire week and ends with Oscar Sunday...
- Meryl Streep is denying a report that she wanted to be paid for wearing a dress. Perhaps she was a victim of fake news. or it is true and pissed that someone found out. Yes, dresses are given to actresses, and most need to be returned to designer in the next 48 hours.
- Likewise, the jewelry is loaned but is returned that night.
- NY Times is running an ad during the show. Why? Trump. It will be something about the truth.
- Insiders are hoping Jimmy Kimmel rips Trump and if he does not they will suggests he fails.
- It is a boycott thing, on both sides. For Trump fans, they want people not to watch the show. For others, it is boycotting Trump fans.
- It will cot $42.8 million to put on the show.
- The red carpet itself costs $30,000.

Oscar set up - - media row before the chaos...Oscar Sunday is here..let the love of movies win the night...Jimmy Kimmel on his #Oscars hosting gig: "It's going to be a disaster." ...http://bit.ly/2lADNJs ...Oscars no longer made in Chicago...Despite a rule against making the awards political, there will be much of it, and could cloud the night....yes, the Academy forbids its members to get political but producers, etc., said it was fine and even encouraged it for this one. There is rehearsals for Red Carpet, too. Get the lighting right, etc. Who gets interviewed is all set up ahead of time. They make it look like they just pop up and talk. Nope. Look when ABC goes "live" from their Red Carpet segment. They often taped the interview as the celeb already made it through the carpet runway and is up in the theatre. All about timing. It is set up and taken down as Hollywood is make believe and this proves that. Nothing is what it seems. It is a staged to perfection event that makes it look good on TV. But, it is show business and that is very fake, like TV news, to a certain extent.There are stand ins and extras all around, too.

Oscar® producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced the final slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars® telecast. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network. The presenters, including past Oscar winners and nominees, are Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Warren Beatty, Sofia Boutella, Matt Damon, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Fox, Ryan Gosling, Salma Hayek, Taraji P. Henson, Dev Patel, Seth Rogen, Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep and Vince Vaughn.

Previously announced presenters include Amy Adams, Riz Ahmed, Javier Bardem, Halle Berry, John Cho, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Dornan, Chris Evans, Gael García Bernal, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Johnson, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Brie Larson, Shirley MacLaine, Leslie Mann, Kate McKinnon, Janelle Monáe, David Oyelowo, Mark Rylance, Hailee Steinfeld, Emma Stone, Charlize Theron and Alicia Vikander. Additionally, Sara Bareilles, John Legend, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Auli'i Cravalho, Sting and Justin Timberlake are set to perform.



OSCAR WEEK: SHORTS
Tuesday, February 21, 7 p.m.
Hosted by director Tim Miller

Miller received an Oscar nomination in the Animated Short Film category for “Gopher Broke” and most recently directed last year’s “Deadpool.” The program will delve into the Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film categories with complete screenings of all the nominated films as well as onstage panel discussions with the filmmakers (schedules permitting).

OSCAR WEEK: DOCUMENTARIES
Wednesday, February 22, 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by Documentary Branch governors Kate Amend and Rory Kennedy

Amend is a film editor whose documentary feature credits include “The Case against 8” and the Oscar winners “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport” and “The Long Way Home.” Kennedy is a director-producer who received an Oscar nomination in 2015 for the documentary feature “Last Days in Vietnam.” Her other credits include “Ethel” and “Ghosts of Abu Ghraib.” All the films nominated in the Documentary Feature and Documentary Short Subject categories this year will be presented in an evening of clips and onstage discussions with the filmmakers (schedules permitting).

OSCAR WEEK: ANIMATED FEATURES
Thursday, February 23, 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by director Pete Docter and Producer Jonas Rivera

Docter and Rivera took home Animated Feature Film Oscars last year for “Inside Out.” Docter’s other feature credits include “Up, “which Rivera also produced, “Monsters Inc.” and “Toy Story.” This year’s nominees in the Animated Feature Film category (schedules permitting) will talk about their creative processes and present clips illustrating their techniques.

OSCAR WEEK: FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS
Saturday, February 25, 10 a.m.
Hosted by Producers Branch governor Mark Johnson

Johnson won the 1988 Best Picture Oscar for “Rain Man” and received a second nomination for “Bugsy.” The directors of the nominated films in the Foreign Language Film category (schedules permitting) will explore a wide range of topics, from their experiences developing their projects to the specific challenges of their profession. The program will include clips from each of the nominated films.

OSCAR WEEK: MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING SYMPOSIUM
Saturday, February 25, 3 p.m.
Moderated by Academy Governors Kathryn L. Blondell, Lois Burwell and Leonard Engelman

Blondell is a BAFTA winning hairstylist for “The Aviator” whose other film credits include “The Revenant,” “Django Unchained,” ” Shampoo,” and “Harold and Maude.” Burwell won an Oscar for her work on “Braveheart” and was nominated for “Saving Private Ryan.” Her other feature credits include “Lincoln” and “The Princess Bride.” Engelman, has served as a makeup artist on such features as “Burlesque,” “Heat,” “Moonstruck,” “Rocky IV,” and “Ghostbusters.” In Oscar Week’s final public event, the nominees in the Makeup and Hairstyling category (schedules permitting) will reveal the secrets behind their on-screen work. Photographs, appliances, molds, wigs and other items will be on display in the theater lobby.



FINAL BALLOTS OUT - - DUE 5 P.M. PT FEB. 21

VIA AMPAS: LOS ANGELES, CA – Oscar® nominees Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sting, Justin Timberlake and 2014 Oscar winner John Legend will perform at the 89th Oscars® ceremony, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network.

"We’re thrilled to welcome these world-class artists to the Oscars. These performances will not only celebrate the five extraordinary nominated original songs, but also the integral part music plays in movies," De Luca and Todd said.

Auli'i Cravalho will join Miranda to perform his Oscar-nominated song, "How Far I’ll Go," written for "Moana." An actor, playwright and composer, Miranda is best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals "Hamilton" and "In the Heights." For his work, he has been recognized with a Primetime Emmy Award®, three Tony Awards®, two Grammy Awards® and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama ("Hamilton"). This marks Miranda’s debut on the Oscars stage. Sixteen-year-old Cravalho made her film debut voicing the title character in "Moana."


UPDATE FROM AMPAS: LOS ANGELES, CA – Show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today that Glenn Weiss will return as Oscars® director, his second consecutive year. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network.

"As a veteran director of live television, Glenn has mastered both the technical and creative nuances that make for a dynamic, ‘in the moment’ viewing experience," said De Luca and Todd. "We could not be more thrilled to be working with him."


BEFORE: The Sag Awards had such low ratings that they never touted that the next day after the show. Can it be that politics is actually hurting ratings more than they would suggest, or admit? It builds over time.

Can the Oscars overcome that? We will see. Last year's was the least watched Oscar show ever, so look out, it may happen again.

FROM AMPAS: OSCAR® WINNERS LEONARDO DICAPRIO, BRIE LARSON, MARK RYLANCE AND ALICIA VIKANDER RETURN TO THE OSCARS® STAGE

LOS ANGELES, CA – Academy Award® winners Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance and Alicia Vikander will present at the 89th Oscars, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today. All return to the Oscars stage after winning last year in their respective acting categories. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network.
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From AMPAS: LOS ANGELES, CA – Academy governor Jeffrey Kurland, event producer Cheryl Cecchetto and master chef Wolfgang Puck will return to create this year’s Governors Ball, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ official post-Oscar® celebration, which will immediately follow the 89th Oscars® ceremony on Sunday, February 26. The Ball’s 1,500 invited guests include Oscar winners and nominees, show presenters and other telecast participants.

"The theme of this year’s Governors Ball is ‘magical transformation.’ As they enter the Ball, guests will transition from a dazzling sea of red to a tricolor motif of eye-popping gold and red on an infinite blanket of white," said Kurland. "The unique design of the space has been meticulously created to celebrate Oscar gold."

As the chair of the Governors Ball, Kurland will oversee the décor, menu and entertainment planning, as well as design the attire to be worn by the evening’s staff. Kurland is an acclaimed costume designer whose feature credits include "Hannah and Her Sisters," "Radio Days," "Crimes and Misdemeanors," "Erin Brockovich," "Ocean’s Eleven," "Inception," "Beautiful Creatures," "Tomorrowland" and, most recently, "Ghostbusters." He received an Oscar nomination for Costume Design for "Bullets over Broadway." This will be Kurland’s eighth year serving as Governors Ball chair.

Cecchetto, along with her Sequoia Productions team, will work with Kurland to manage every detail pertaining to the event, including décor, entertainment, food and personnel. Sequoia Productions’ clients include the Television Academy, G’Day USA, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Westfield and the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay. This will be Cecchetto’s 28th consecutive year producing the Governors Ball.

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BEFORE: Noms out and it was not that eye-opening. With "La La Land" taking 14 nominations, it is now the front-runner, no doubt about it. Yes, the film with the most nomination is the front-runner, even though some will claim that not to be so.

Why? Because there are two films that have eight each, and they are "Arrival" and "Moonlight," respectively. Plus, "La La Land" ties the record for most nominations ever. The other two that scored 14 nods were "Titanic" and "All About Eve."

- 336 - Number of features eligible for Best Picture this year (89th Oscars, 2016)



Meryl Streep gets in for her 20th and no matter what one thinks, that impressive. However, one could also throw in the idea that, year in and year out, when she does a film, she gets in, most times. There has to be one other actress that surely could be nomination. Some of Streep's nominations are really not worthy, but yet, there she is. No, enter her politics with her Golden Globes speech. Enough is enough. She has three wins (only) with her 20 nominations.

So, it really is not that good of a record. One would think she would have more, but it is hard to win an Oscar.

A two-time winner is here as well in Denzel Washington, who is always good, even in bad films. However, "Fences" is not a bad film. His win in "Training Day" proved he can own the screen in a so-so movie.

More notes from Me (@Timobns)
- Not putting in "Rouge One" does not surprise me, as it is not that good of a movie.
- Michael Keaton a no way for "The Founder." Yes, it made its qualifying run for 2016. Many smaller films seem like they are released in January to take advantage of the voters short-term memories. Nope. They need to be released before Dec. 31 of that year to qualify. The film needs to be released in L.A. county for one week.
- Matt Damon becomes only the third individual to be nominated in the
Acting, Writing and Best Picture categories. The others are Warren Beatty and George Clooney. He was (is) a producer for "Manchester by the Sea."
- "O.J.: Made in America is the longest film ever nominated." It clocks in well over 7 hours.
- No "Deadpool" in best pic or anything for Ryan Reynolds. No, I did not expect it but many did. One day a superhero film may get a best pic nod. However, they are not getting better, they are getting louder and less dramatic. And too laced with special effects.

Best Picture Release Dates:
"Hell or High Water" - Aug. 11, 2016
"Moonlight" - Oct. 10, 2016
"Hacksaw Ridge" - Nov. 2, 2016
"Arrival" - Nov. 10, 2016
"Manchester by the Sea" - Nov. 17, 2016
"Lion" - Nov. 24, 2016
"La La Land" - Dec. 8, 2016
"Fences" - Dec. 15, 2016
"Hidden Figures" - Dec. 24, 2016

- Only one released in the summer and it was not a blockbuster or was going to be one.
- Three released in December and four released in November. Yes, the holiday rush was on, as usual, for award voters. Kind of sad that the majority released at the end of the year.


Source: AMPAS (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)


Jimmy Kimmel is host

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Source: AMPAS: when not written by me, the source is Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, unless linked to The Wrap, etc. I do not claim I am the author of all that is put on this forum.
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timobrien33 said Feb 07, 2017 18:01:12

AMPAS 2017 Class photo
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timobrien33 said Feb 12, 2017 19:18:40
89TH SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL AWARDS 2016 | 2017
Beverly Wilshire Hotel
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Hosts: John Cho and Leslie Mann


WINNERS
TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS (ACADEMY CERTIFICATES)

To Thomson Grass Valley for the design and engineering of the pioneering Viper FilmStream digital camera system.

The Viper camera enabled frame-based logarithmic encoding, which provided uncompressed camera output suitable for importing into existing digital intermediate workflows.

To Larry Gritz for the design, implementation and dissemination of Open Shading Language (OSL).

OSL is a highly optimized runtime architecture and language for programmable shading and texturing that has become a de facto industry standard. It enables artists at all levels of technical proficiency to create physically plausible materials for efficient production rendering.

To Carl Ludwig, Eugene Troubetzkoy and Maurice van Swaaij for the pioneering development of the CGI Studio renderer at Blue Sky Studios.

CGI Studio’s groundbreaking ray-tracing and adaptive sampling techniques, coupled with streamlined artist controls, demonstrated the feasibility of ray-traced rendering for feature film production.

To Brian Whited for the design and development of the Meander drawing system at Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Meander’s innovative curve-rendering method faithfully captures the artist’s intent, resulting in a significant improvement in creative communication throughout the production pipeline.

To Mark Rappaport for the concept, design and development, to Scott Oshita for the motion analysis and CAD design, to Jeff Cruts for the development of the faux-hair finish techniques, and to Todd Minobe for the character articulation and drive-train mechanisms, of the Creature Effects Animatronic Horse Puppet.

The Animatronic Horse Puppet provides increased actor safety, close integration with live action, and improved realism for filmmakers.

To Glenn Sanders and Howard Stark for the design and engineering of the Zaxcom Digital Wireless Microphone System.

The Zaxcom system has advanced the state of wireless microphone technology by creating a fully digital modulation system with a rich feature set, which includes local recording capability within the belt pack and a wireless control scheme providing real-time transmitter control and time-code distribution.

To David Thomas, Lawrence E. Fisher and David Bundy for the design, development and engineering of the Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless Microphone System.

The Lectrosonics system has advanced the state of wireless microphone technology by means of an innovative digital predictive algorithm to realize full fidelity audio transmission over a conventional analog FM radio link, by reducing transmitter size, and by increasing power efficiency.

To Parag Havaldar for the development of expression-based facial performance-capture technology at Sony Pictures Imageworks.

This pioneering system enabled large-scale use of animation rig-based facial performance-capture for motion pictures, combining solutions for tracking, stabilization, solving and animator-controllable curve editing.

To Nicholas Apostoloff and Geoff Wedig for the design and development of animation rig-based facial performance-capture systems at ImageMovers Digital and Digital Domain.

These systems evolved through independent, then combined, efforts at two different studios, resulting in an artist-controllable, editable, scalable solution for the high-fidelity transfer of facial performances to convincing digital characters.

To Kiran Bhat, Michael Koperwas, Brian Cantwell and Paige Warner for the design and development of the ILM facial performance-capture solving system.

This system enables high-fidelity facial performance transfer from actors to digital characters in large-scale productions while retaining full artistic control, and integrates stable rig-based solving and the resolution of secondary detail in a controllable pipeline.

SCIENTIFIC AND ENGINEERING AWARDS (ACADEMY PLAQUES)

To ARRI for the pioneering design and engineering of the Super 35 format Alexa digital camera system.

With an intuitive design and appealing image reproduction, achieved through close collaboration with filmmakers, ARRI’s Alexa cameras were among the first digital cameras widely adopted by cinematographers.

To RED Digital Cinema for the pioneering design and evolution of the RED Epic digital cinema cameras with upgradeable full-frame image sensors.

RED’s revolutionary design and innovative manufacturing process have helped facilitate the wide adoption of digital image capture in the motion picture industry.

To Sony for the development of the F65 CineAlta camera with its pioneering high-resolution imaging sensor, excellent dynamic range, and full 4K output.

Sony’s unique photosite orientation and true RAW recording deliver exceptional image quality.

To Panavision and Sony for the conception and development of the groundbreaking Genesis digital motion picture camera.

Using a familiar form factor and accessories, the design features of the Genesis allowed it to become one of the first digital cameras to be adopted by cinematographers.

To Marcos Fajardo for the creative vision and original implementation of the Arnold Renderer, and to Christopher Kulla, Alan King, Thiago Ize and Clifford Stein for their highly optimized geometry engine and novel ray-tracing algorithms which unify the rendering of curves, surfaces, volumetrics and subsurface scattering as developed at Sony Pictures Imageworks and Solid Angle SL.

Arnold’s scalable and memory-efficient single-pass architecture for path tracing, its authors’ publication of the underlying techniques, and its broad industry acceptance were instrumental in leading a widespread adoption of fully ray-traced rendering for motion pictures.

To Vladimir Koylazov for the original concept, design and implementation of V-Ray from Chaos Group.

V-Ray’s efficient production-ready approach to ray-tracing and global illumination, its support for a wide variety of workflows, and its broad industry acceptance were instrumental in the widespread adoption of fully ray-traced rendering for motion pictures.

To Luca Fascione, J.P. Lewis and Iain Matthews for the design, engineering, and development of the FACETS facial performance capture and solving system at Weta Digital.

FACETS was one of the first reliable systems to demonstrate accurate facial tracking from an actor-mounted camera, combined with rig-based solving, in large-scale productions. This system enables animators to bring the nuance of the original live performances to a new level of fidelity for animated characters.

To Steven Rosenbluth, Joshua Barratt, Robert Nolty and Archie Te for the engineering and development of the Concept Overdrive motion control system.

This user-friendly hardware and software system creates and controls complex interactions of real and virtual motion in hard real-time, while safely adapting to the needs of on-set filmmakers.
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timobrien33 said Feb 26, 2017 22:31:20



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timobrien33 said Feb 26, 2017 22:32:15
Red Carpet time...few facts, figures and nonsense, as usual follows in the reply zone here in my Forum.
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timobrien33 said Feb 26, 2017 22:33:00
They always talk old Hollywood but rarely practice it...
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timobrien33 said Feb 26, 2017 22:50:56
Miceli's was packed on Oscar Eve...piano bar/restaurant dating back to the 1940s...a tradition for me to go to on Oscar Eve, for 17 years straight...across the street is Musso and Franks, a fav for Bogie...
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timobrien33 said Feb 26, 2017 23:11:49
Jimmy Kimmel is only getting $15,000 to host. But he has a show on ABC, and there is a payoff later down the line.
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timobrien33 said Feb 26, 2017 23:21:11
EW: See all of the stunning looks from the 2017 #Oscars red carpet! http://share.ew.com/i3aS6X7
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timobrien33 said Feb 26, 2017 23:48:48
"Moonlight" had a paltry budget of only $5 million.
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timobrien33 said Feb 26, 2017 23:51:33
The Red Carpet is on the street as celebs exit their cars..even around the front of the shop on the corner. Gold pillars are added after they enter under the beads and up the stairs. Carpet was put down on those stairs as the ascend to the Dolby Theatre. Helicopters overhead, LAPD all over and plenty of road traffic stopped; pedestrian traffic, too. If protesters are here they are far away and have no impact at all.
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timobrien33 said Feb 26, 2017 23:53:11
The maximum numbers of trophies awarded tonight would be 51; the minimum would be 33; that is with no ties. I never wear a tie.
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timobrien33 said Feb 26, 2017 23:55:12
"Titanic" won 11 Oscars. But, none of them were in the acting categories. "Ben-Hur" won 11 with fewer categories.
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timobrien33 said Feb 26, 2017 23:57:42
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway will reunite. Hmmm. That word reunite is odd when it comes to stuff like this.
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timobrien33 said Feb 27, 2017 00:08:14
Robin Roberts wants to look like an Oscar.
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timobrien33 said Feb 27, 2017 00:42:04
Average age of nominees is 44.
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