Author: Barb Teed

90th Academy Awards: Jimmy Kimmel returns as host

For a second consecutive year, late-night talk show favorite Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars telecast and Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will produce, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. The 90th Academy Awards will air live on the ABC Television Network and broadcast outlets worldwide on Oscar Sunday, March 4, 2018. “Jimmy proved, from his opening monologue all the way through a finale we could never have imagined, that he is one our finest hosts in Oscar history,” said Boone Isaacs. Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of the Emmy-winning “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,”...

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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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