Why Oscars failed – Donald Trump

President Donald Trump said Monday the chaos that erupted at the end of the Oscars was due to Hollywood obsessing about him rather than concentrating on running a smooth show.

In an Oval Office interview with conservative website Breitbart News, Trump said Oscars organizers had taken their eyes off the ball because they “were focused so hard on politics.”

“It was a little sad. It took away from the glamour of the Oscars,” he told the site, which was previously managed by Steve Bannon, who now serves as Trump’s chief White House strategist.

“It didn’t feel like a very glamorous evening. I’ve been to the Oscars. There was something very special missing, and then to end that way was sad.”

Trump’s comments came after Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty mistakenly presented the best picture statuette at the climax of the ceremony to “La La Land,” when “Moonlight” was the real winner.

The mixup, which made for a chaotic end to ABC’s telecast of the show, has been described as one of the most embarrassing moments in Oscars history.

– ‘Very upset’ –
With the dust settling on the controversy, the finger of blame has settled on PricewaterhouseCoopers partner Brian Cullinan, who was responsible, along with colleague Martha Ruiz, for ensuring that each awards presenter was handed the correct envelope.

Cullinan pulled the envelope that was supposed to be for best picture winner from the wrong pile, the company said.

“He is very upset about this mistake. And it is also my mistake, our mistake and we all feel very bad,” said Tim Ryan, PwC’s US chairman, according to trade magazine Variety.

Trump had been the target of light-hearted jokes and serious derision throughout the night as Oscar-winners railed against his immigration policies.

Host Jimmy Kimmel trolled the Republican via Twitter during the live broadcast and mocked the commander-in-chief’s criticism of screen icon Meryl Streep.

“I want to say thank you to President Trump. Remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist? That’s gone, thanks to him!” Kimmel scoffed.

Trump doesn’t explain in the interview why he thinks the jokes at his expense led to the unrelated error, and it is unclear if he watched the show.

Breitbart, one of several news outlets favored by America’s white nationalist extremist fringe, said the comments came in a lengthy interview covering health care, tax cuts, immigration and a variety of other topics.

Breitbart said the mixup came after what it called “hours of Trump-bashing by the Hollywood elites.”

“Now, the president has got the last laugh as he hammers Hollywood for its epic fail,” it added.

John Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen caught sleeping during the Oscars

Chrissy Teigen has stolen the show yet again after appearing to fall asleep during the Oscars.
The model and all round hilarious star was picked with her eyes closed and head to the side resting on her man John Legend’s shoulder as it seemed she dozed off during the ceremony on Sunday night.
Although Chrissy is yet to reveal exactly what was going on, viewers and fans have taken to social media and they can certainly relate.
“When @chrissyteigen falls asleep at THE OSCARS and I can def relate because I fall asleep during much less exciting events. #spiritanimal (sic),” one tweeted.
Another joked: “So epic! @chrissyteigen is my idol! I’m not the only one to fall asleep at long shows (sic)”
Chrissy dropped a major leg bomb on the red carpet as she was spotted arriving earlier in the evening with her man John.

FULL LIST: African-American actors, movies rock at 2017 #Oscars

The 89th Academy Awards which took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, US, was filled with drama, shattered records, and surprising events.

As opposed to the heavily criticised ceremony of 2016, diversity triumphed on Sunday night.

Moonlight, a predominantly black cast film, won the best picture award after the category was incorrectly awarded to La La Land.

Star of the movie, Mahershala Ali, had earlier made history as the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar in the best supporting actor category while Viola Davis won best supporting actress for her role in Fences.

La La Land won six out of its 14 total nominations, including best actress, best director and best picture.

Emma Stone won best actress in a leading role while Cassey Affleck won best actor for his effort in Manchester by the Sea.

Here is the complete list of winners.

Best lead actress
Isabelle Huppert — “Elle”
Ruth Negga — “Loving”
Natalie Portman — “Jackie”
Emma Stone — “La La Land” — WINNER
Meryl Streep — “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Best picture
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”
“Hidden Figures”
“La La Land” — WINNER
“Manchester by the Sea”

Best directing
Damien Chazelle — “La La Land” — WINNER
Mel Gibson — “Hacksaw Ridge”
Barry Jenkins — “Moonlight”
Kenneth Lonergan — “Manchester by the Sea”
Denis Villeneuve — “Arrival”

Best lead actor
Casey Affleck — “Manchester by the Sea” — WINNER
Andrew Garfield — “Hacksaw Ridge”
Ryan Gosling — “La La Land”
Viggo Mortensen — “Captain Fantastic”
Denzel Washington — “Fences”

Best adapted screenplay
“Hidden Figures”
“Moonlight” — WINNER

Best original score
“La La Land” — WINNER

Best original song
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” — “La La Land”
“Can’t Stop the Feeling” — “Trolls”
“City of Stars” — “La La Land” — WINNER
“The Empty Chair” — “Jim: The James Foley Story”
“How Far I’ll Go” — “Moana”

Best original screenplay
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land”
“The Lobster”
“Manchester by the Sea” — WINNER
“20th Century Women”

Best foreign language film
“Land of Mine” (Denmark)
“A Man Called Ove” (Sweden)
“The Salesman” (Iran) — WINNER
“Tanna” (Australia)
“Toni Erdmann” (Germany)

Best animated short film
“Blind Vaysha”
“Borrowed Time”
“Pear Cider and Cigarettes”
“Piper” — WINNER

Best animated feature film
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“My Life as a Zucchini”
“The Red Turtle”
“Zootopia” — WINNER

Best production design
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
“Hail, Caesar!”
“La La Land” — WINNER

Best visual effects
“Deepwater Horizon”
“Doctor Strange”
“The Jungle Book” — WINNER
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

Best film editing
“Hacksaw Ridge” — WINNER
“La La Land”
“Hell or High Water”

Best live action short film
“Ennemis Intérieurs”
“La Femme et le TGV”
“Silent Nights”
“Sing” — WINNER

Best documentary short subject
“4.1 Miles”
“Joe’s Violin”
“Watani: My Homeland”
“The White Helmets” — WINNERS

Best cinematography
“La La Land” – WINNER

Best sound editing
“Arrival” – WINNER
“Deepwater Horizon”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“La La Land”

Best sound mixing
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
“Hacksaw Ridge” – WINNER
“La La Land”
“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”

Best actress in a supporting role
Viola Davis — “Fences” — WINNER
Naomie Harris — “Moonlight”
Nicole Kidman — “Lion”
Octavia Spencer — “Hidden Figures”
Michelle Williams — “Manchester by the Sea”

Best actor in a supporting role
Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” – WINNER
Jeff Bridges – “Hell or High Water”
Lucas Hedges – “Manchester by the Sea”
Dev Patel – “Lion”
Michael Shannon – “Nocturnal Animals”

Best makeup and hairstyling
“A Man Called Ove”
“Star Trek Beyond”
“Suicide Squad” – WINNER

Best costume design
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” — WINNER
“Florence Foster Jenkins”
“La La Land”

Best documentary feature
“Fire at Sea”
“I Am Not Your Negro”
“Life Animated”
“O.J.: Made in America” — WINNER

Jackie Chan wins First Oscar Award after over 200 Films

After his decades-long career in the film industry, super star actor Jackie Chan finally got his hands on an Oscar award. 62yrs old Chan was awarded an honorary Oscar at the Eight Annual Governors Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

During his speech, Jackie Chan thanked his fans saying;

I’d continue to make movies, jumping through windows, kicking and punching, breaking my bones.” Lol!


Chris Rock Takes Swipe At Will & Jada Smith At The Oscars

Jada Pinkett-Smith started the 2016 Oscars boycott after her husband Will Smith was snubbed. You would think the host, a black man, Chris Rock, would support his own people…lol…but last night he took a swipe and Jada and Will. He said;

‘It’s not fair that Will Smith was this good in ‘Concussion and didn’t get nominated. It’s also not fair that Will was paid $20 million for ‘Wild Wild West!’, was one of Rock’s first zingers aimed at the Hollywood power couple.”

Then about Jada Pinkett-Smith, Chris Rock said;

‘What happened this year? Jada’s going to boycott the Oscars. Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn’t invited! ‘It’s not an invitation I would turn down.’

Other things he said below…

“You realize if they nominated hosts, I wouldn’t even get this job. You’d be watching Neil Patrick Harris right now,’

‘It’s the 88th Academy Awards, which means this whole no black nominees thing has happened at least 71 other times,’
Speaking on why the furor over diversity in the industry was an issue today rather than in the 1950s or 1960s, Chris Rock said black Americans had bigger issues to worry about then.
‘Because we had real things to protest at the time. We were too busy being raped and lynched to care about who won best cinematographer.’
‘When your grandmother is swinging from a tree, it’s really hard to care about best documentary foreign short.’
Chris then told a true story that involved President Barack Obama.
‘I was at a fundraiser for president Obama, a lot of you were there … It’s all of Hollywood and there were four black people there: me, Quincy Jones, Russell Simmons, Questlove. The usual suspects,’
‘At some point you get to take a picture with the president. As they’re setting up the picture you get a little moment with the president. I’m like, ‘Mr. President, you see all these writers producers and actors, they don’t hire black people – and they’re the nicest white people on Earth. They’re liberals!’
Later he talked about racism in Hollywood
‘Everyone wants to know in the world, is Hollywood racist? Is it ‘burning cross racist’? No. Is it ‘fetch me some lemonade racist’? No. It’s a different type of racist…. Hollywood is ‘sorority racist.’ It’s like, we like you Rhonda, but you’re not a Kappa.’

Find Out Who Won & Who Lost At The 2016 Academy Awards

The 88th annual Academy Awards kick off this weekend, honoring the best and brightest actors and filmmakers from the 2015 year in movies. As always, this year’s nominees cover a wide range of genres and performances, from over-the-top adventure that takes the audience along for the ride to subtle drama that affects the way we look at the world around us.

Best Picture, Best Lead Actor & Actress, Best Supporting Actor & Actress, Best Director

Best Motion Picture of the Year

Winner: Spotlight

The night’s biggest winner was director (and co-writer) Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight, which brought a large crowd of the film’s cast and creative team to the stage to celebrate the film’s historic award. The story of a group of journalists who uncover a massive child-abuse scandal within the Catholic Church, Spotlight is based on the true story of the Boston Globe’s editorial team who challenged the church and shook the institution to its very core.

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

One of the biggest questions coming into this year’s ceremony was finally answered when Leonardo DiCaprio turned his sixth Oscar nomination into the Academy Award he’s been chasing for more than two decades. Along with thanking everyone involved with The Revenant, DiCaprio also brought attention to global climate change and called for a united approach to protecting the Earth.

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Winner: Brie Larson, Room

Her first Oscar nomination made Brie Larson a first-time Academy Award winner, and the star of Room offered a heartfelt thanks to everything and everyone from the film festivals that first screened the movie to the distributors, producers, and audiences for the acclaimed adaptation of screenwriter Emma Donoghue’s novel of the same name.

Actor in a Supporting Role

Winner: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies actor Mark Rylance was the surprise winner in a category many had considered a lock for Creed actor Sylvester Stallone, but it was a well-deserved win for the veteran actor who’s received critical acclaim for his work on both the big screen and television in recent years.

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Winner: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Widely predicted to take home the Oscar, Alicia Vikander offered up breathless thanks to everyone involved with The Danish Girl — including co-star and fellow nominee Eddie Redmayne — when she took home her first Academy Award on her first nomination.

Achievement in Directing

Winner: Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant

Yet another repeat winner, Alejandro González Iñárritu won the Academy Award for the second straight year in this category after winning forBirdman last time around. Iñárritu now has seven nominations divided among three films (The RevenantBirdman, and Babel) as a writer and director.

Visual Effects, Cinematography, Film Editing, Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup & Hairstyling

Achievement in Visual Effects

Winner: Ex Machina

Alex Garland’s sleeper hit Ex Machina took home its first Academy Award on the night for its brilliant use of visual effects in turning Oscar-nominated actress Alicia Vikander into an artificially intelligent android who made the film’s characters — and the audience — question the nature of humanity.

Achievement in Cinematography

Winner: The Revenant 

Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki pulled a three-peat with his third win in a row in the category after taking home Academy Awards forBirdman and Gravity in previous years.

Achievement in Film Editing

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max editor Margaret Sixel continued the film’s winning ways when she accepted the fourth Oscar for Fury Road and contributed to a very good night for George Miller’s wasteland epic.

Achievement in Production Design

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

George Miller’s post-apocalyptic thrill ride secured yet another Oscar for its fantastic sets and production design, and appeared well on its way to being the night’s big winner.

Achievement in Costume Design

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road 

Costume designer Jenny Beavan accepted the Oscar for the post-apocalyptic adventure Mad Max: Fury Road, giving her a second Academy Award and making this the 10th nomination she’s received in a long and accomplished career.

Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

The third Academy Award won by the Mad Max: Fury Road team on the night went to the crew responsible for providing the film’s unique, fantastic makeup and hairstyle effects in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Original Song, Original Score

Best Original Screenplay

Winner: Spotlight (Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy)

Dedicating their Oscar to the journalists who strive to bring light to dark corners of our society, the writing duo responsible for Spotlight beat a talented set of nominees for the first Academy Award won by each writer.

Best Adapted Screenplay

Winner: The Big Short (Charles Randolph, Adam McKay)

Along with co-writer Charles Randolph, writer/director Adam McKay thanked The Big Short author Michael Lewis for penning the book that inspired his film about the housing crisis, and expressed his gratitude that Hollywood took a chance on a movie about “financial esoterica.”

Achievement in Sound Mixing

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

The wins kept rolling in for Fury Road, which earned its sixth Oscar for the film’s fantastic sound mixing to go along with its win in the sound editing category that was announced a short time earlier.

Achievement in Sound Editing

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

The fifth Academy Award for George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road was celebrated in appropriate fashion by the film’s sound editors, who expressed their affection for the “loud, loud film” that brought them to the stage.

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)

Winner: “Writing’s on the Wall,” SPECTRE

Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith dedicated their Academy Award to the LGBT community after winning the award for their contribution to the latest James Bond adventure, SPECTRE.

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)

Winner: The Hateful Eight

The sixth time was the charm for composer Ennio Morricone, who finally won an Academy Award for the score he created for The Hateful Eight after being nominated five times previously for films such as The Untouchables and Bugsy.

Foreign-Language Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live-Action Short Film, Animated Feature, Animated Short

Best Foreign-Language Film

Winner: Son of Saul

The Academy Award went to Hungarian film Son of Saul, which followed a prisoner of Auschwitz in 1944 who struggles to find his way amid the horror all around him, with director and co-writer László Nemes accepting the Oscar.

Best Documentary Feature

Winner: Amy

Director Asif Kapadia earned the Academy Award for his documentary on the life of deceased musician Amy Winehouse, which won a long list of awards this year, including the prestigious BAFTA Film Award as the year’s documentary.

Best Documentary Short Subject

Winner: A Girl in the River: the Price of Forgiveness

Director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy took home a second Oscar for her documentary about a survivor of an honor killing in Pakistan, after having won in 2012 for her documentary Saving Face.

Best Live-Action Short Film

Winner: Stutterer

Writer/director Benjamin Cleary won his first Academy Award for this film about a typographer with a speech impediment who must overcome his fears in order to find happiness.

Best Animated Feature Film

Winner: Inside Out

Pixar’s critically acclaimed animated feature Inside Out lived up to predictions by taking home the Academy Award after a wildly successful run in theaters last year.

Best Animated Short Film

Winner: Bear Story

Chilean director and writer Gabriel Osorio Vargas and co-writer Daniel Castro took home a well-deserved Academy Award for their short film about a bear who tells his life story through a mechanical diorama.

Credit: Yahoo

Oscar Nominations 2015 Announced – Full List Here!

The 2015 Oscar nominations are finally here!

The big announcement came very early this morning at 8:30 am EST/5:30 am PST via a live stream across the Internet with directors Alfonso Cuaron and JJ Abrams revealing the technical categories first and Chris Pine and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announcing the rest of the awards afterwards.

The 87th annual Academy Awards will air live on February 22 at 7pm EST/4 PST – be sure to tune in and stick with Just Jared for the best red carpet coverage on the web!

Best Picture
American Sniper
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Best Director
Alexandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Best Actor
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard, Two Days One Night
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Laura Dern, Wild
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Best Cinematography
Birdman – Emmanuel Lubezki
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Robert Yeoman
Ida – Lukasz Zal & Ryszard Lenczewski
Mr. Turner – Dick Pope
Unbroken – Roger Deakin

Best Foreign Language Film
Wild Tales

Best Adapted Screenplay
American Sniper
The Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
The Theory of Everything

Best Original Screenplay
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Original Score
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Mr. Turner
The Theory of Everything

Best Original Song
“Lost Stars,” Begin Again
“Everything is Awesome,” The LEGO Movie
“Glory,” Selma
“Grateful,” Beyond the Lights
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me

Best Animated Feature
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Best Documentary—Short
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Our Curse
The Reaper
White Earth

Best Film Editing
American Sniper
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game

Best Production Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner

Best Animated Short
The Bigger Picture
The Dam Keeper
Me and My Moulton
A Single Life

Best Live Action Short
Boogaloo and Graham
Butter Lamp
The Phone Call

Best Sound Editing
American Sniper
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Best Sound Mixing
American Sniper

Best Visual Effects
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Documentary — Feature
Finding Vivien Maier
Last Days of Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth

Best Costume Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Inherent Vice
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner