Author: Barb Teed

2017 Oscar Best Picture mixup

(photo Lindsay Teed) Pictured on the Red Carpet in 2010, the annual “walk of the Oscar ballots” by representatives of the auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. In an Academy Awards first, the wrong Best Picture winner was announced live at the Dolby Theater Feb. 26. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, as best picture winner presenters, read the winner card La La Land. While the cast and crew of La LaLand, were on stage accepting their Oscar and making thank you speeches, stage directors came behind the cast. Moments later, it was announced there was a “mix up” in the Best Picture...

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With 14 nominations, La La Land ties record by All about Eve (1950) and Titanic (1997)

(Photo Jeff Rutherford) With 14 nominations, La La Land ties the record held by All about Eve (1950) and Titanic (1997). One of the 14 nominations for La La Land is Best Picture in the 2017 Oscars race. All eyes will be on the this year’s Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26. Oscar week begins Feb. 22 and the press descends on the Red Carpet. (Photo Jeff Rutherford) The press descends on the Red Carpet One of the biggest anticipations is Best Picture winner. Best Picture nominees are: Arrival   Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Hidden Figures...

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Documentary Feature nominee O.J.: Made in America longest film ever nominated for Academy Award

(photo A.M.P.A.S) With a running time of 7 hours 47 minutes, Documentary Feature nominee O.J.: Made in America is the longest film ever nominated for an Academy Award. The turbulent relations between the races in Los Angeles throughout the 20th century had a huge impact on the life of football star O.J. Simpson. After his NFL career, Simpson became an actor, but it was his trial for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, that revealed his complex standing in the black and white communities. O.J.: Made in America is directed by Ezra...

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2017 Actor in a Supporting Role Oscars Nominees

(photo A.M.P.A.S) Dev Patel portrays Saroo Brierley, an Australian adopted in India as a child, whose resurfacing memories prompt him to use emerging technology to locate his birth family in the film Lion. This is the first Academy Award nomination for Patel. The other Actors in a Supporting Role nominations are: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals (Photo A.M.P.A.S) As he grows from childhood to adulthood in Miami, a young black man grapples with surviving the poverty and drugs that pervade his neighborhood, establishing his own...

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2017 Oscars Best Actor Nominees

(photo A.M.P.A.S) When he learns that his absent wife has died, Ben and his six children, who have been raised off the grid in the Pacific Northwest, head to New Mexico to attend her funeral. As they struggle to adapt to new surroundings, Ben reflects on his life and his parenting choices. Viggo Mortensen portrays Ben in the film Captain Fantastic and earned him an Actor in a Leading Role nomination for the 2017 Academy Awards. This is the second Academy Award nomination for Mortensen in the Leading Role category. He was previously nominated for Eastern Promises in 2007....

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