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2019 Oscars: Complete List of Winners

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, February 25th, 2019

HOLLYWOOD, USA — The 91st Academy Awards on Sunday (February 24) brought together Hollywood’s A-listers under one roof. The awards night, held at the Dolby Theater, went without a host for the first time in 20 years.

And the Oscar for Best Actor goes to…

See Rami Malek's full speech.

Posted by The Academy on Sunday, 24 February 2019

 Bohemian Rhapsody lead Rami Malek receives his very first Oscars award for best actor.

With their exceptional performance, Olivia Colman, Rami Malek, and Lady Gaga lead the new batch of Oscar winners this year.

See all the winners below.

Best Picture

  • Winner: Green Book
  • A Star is Born
  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • Roma
  • Vice

Best Director

  • Winner: Roma – Alfonso Cuaron
  • BlacKkKlansman – Spike Lee
  • Cold War – Paweł Pawlikowski
  • The Favourite – Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Vice – Adam McKay

Best Actress

  • Winner: Olivia Colman – The Favourite
  • Glenn Close – The Wife
  • Lady Gaga – A Star is Born
  • Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Yalitza Aparicio – Roma

Best Actor

  • Winner: Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
  • Christian Bale – Vice
  • Viggo Mortensen – Green Book
  • Willem Dafoe – At Eternity’s Gate

Best Supporting Actress

  • Winner: Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Amy Adams – Vice
  • Marina de Tavira – Roma
  • Emma Stone – The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

Best Supporting Actor

  • Winner: Mahershala Ali – Green Book
  • Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
  • Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Sam Elliot – A Star is Born
  • Sam Rockwell – Vice

Best Original Song

  • Winner: Shallow – A Star Is Born
  • All The Stars – Black Panther
  • I’ll Fight – RBG
  • The Place Where Lost Things Go – Mary Poppins Returns
  • When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings – The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Best Original Score

  • Winner: Black Panther – Ludwig Goransson
  • BlacKkKlansmen – Terence Blanchard
  • If Beale Street Could Talk – Nicholas Britell
  • Isle of Dogs – Alexandre Desplat
  • Mary Poppins Returns – Marc Shaiman

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Winner: BlacKkKlansman – Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee
  • A Star is Born – Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper and Will Fetters
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me? – Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
  • If Beale Street Could Talk – Barry Jenkins
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Best Original Screenplay

  • Winner: Green Book – Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly
  • First Reformed – Paul Schrader
  • Roma – Alfonso Cuaron
  • The Favorite – Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
  • Vice – Adam McKay

Best Live Action Short Film

  • Winner: Skin
  • Detainment
  • Fauve
  • Marguerite
  • Mother

Best Visual Effects

  • Winner: First Man
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Christopher Robin
  • Ready Player One
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

Best Documentary – Short Subject

  • Winner: Period. End of Sentence
  • A Night at The Garden
  • Black Sheep
  • Endgame
  • Lifeboat

Best Animated Short Film

  • Winner: Bao
  • Animal Behavior
  • Late Afternoon
  • One Small Step
  • Weekends

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Winner: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Incredibles 2
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mirai
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet

Best Film Editing

  • Winner: Bohemian Rhapsody
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Green Book
  • The Favourite
  • Vice

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Winner: Roma – Mexico
  • Capernaum – Lebanon
  • Cold War – Poland
  • Never Look Away – Germany
  • Shoplifters – Japan

Best Sound Mixing

  • Winner: Bohemian Rhapsody
  • A Star is Born
  • Black Panther
  • First Man
  • Roma

Best Sound Editing

  • Winner: Bohemian Rhapsody
  • A Quiet Place
  • Black Panther
  • First Man
  • Roma

Best Cinematography

  • Winner: Roma
  • A Star is Born
  • Cold War
  • Never Look Away
  • The Favourite

Best Production Design

  • Winner: Black Panther
  • First Man
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Roma
  • The Favourite

Best Costume Design

  • Winner: Black Panther
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • The Favourite

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Winner: Vice
  • Border
  • Mary Queen of Scots

Best Documentary – Feature

  • Winner: Free Solo
  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  • Minding the Gap
  • Of Fathers and Sons
  • RGB

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Users, celebrities, and politicians take experiences with sexual harassment and assault to Twitter

by admin   |   Posted on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Elle: women in Hollywood

Celebrities and women around the world took to Twitter to denounce sexual harassment and assault with the hashtag #MeToo, following the actress Alyssa Milano’s call to action on Sunday.

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, singer Lady Gaga and actresses Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon were among the celebrities that tweeted “#MeToo”.

California Senator Kamala Harris thanked everyone who has joined the campaign for their courage and extend sympathy to the survivors.

The hashtag was a reaction to sexual abuse allegations against film mogul Harvey Weinstein who has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone.

A number of women have said Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them in incidents dating back to the 1980s.

On Monday night, Elle magazine celebrated numerous high-profile women in Hollywood at the soiree ‘Elle: women in Hollywood’ at the four seasons in Beverly Hills. However, the celebrities in attendance were also celebrating after allegations made against film producers in Hollywood appear to be bringing about change for women in Hollywood.

“Not just women, honestly, men banding together as well and wanting to have something positive. I think it’s really amazing and I really do hope we bring about some positive change,” said actress Margot Robbie.

“I feel empowered that we can actually do something about it and that feels amazing,” said actress Laura Dern.

Producer Harvey Weinstein was expelled from the academy on Sunday. Kathleen Kennedy, best known for producing the ‘Star Wars’ films, also sits on the board of trustees at AMPAS, which expelled Weinstein. She called for the entire film industry to act.

“Well I think we’re all going to have to work together to create some standards of compliance and I think that’s something a lot of people are starting to talk about right now,” said the AMPAS board member and producer.

“I think the unions should work together, the studios, the agencies, the guilds, the entire industry,” she added. — Reuters

 

 

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‘Moonlight’ upsets ‘La La Land’ for top Oscar after major gaffe

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, February 27th, 2017

89th Academy Awards – Oscars Awards Show – Producer Jordon Horowitz holds up the card for the Best Picture winner Moonlight. At left is Ryan Gosling and right is presenter Warren Beatty who mistakenly announced La La Land as the best picture winner. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

African-American coming-of-age tale “Moonlight” won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday on a big night for Hollywood diversity that was overshadowed by an embarrassing onstage gaffe over the top award.

In a mishap that caused uproar and confusion, presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway initially announced that romantic musical “La La Land”, the presumed favorite for best picture, had won.

As the casts of both films stood awkwardly on stage, Beatty explained he had been given the wrong envelope to open.

It was the first time in living memory that such a major mistake had been made at the Academy Awards, Hollywood’s biggest night. It even eclipsed the prior three hours of a show peppered with jokes about U.S. President Donald Trump.

Accountants Price Waterhouse Cooper, who oversee the ballots, said the presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope.

“We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred,”

PwC said in a statement, while apologizing to “Moonlight” and “La La Land”, Beatty and Dunaway and Oscar viewers.

Officials from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences were not immediately available to comment.

“Is that the craziest Oscar moment of all time?” Stone, who won the best actress Oscar for her “La La Land” role as a struggling actress, told reporters backstage “It’s a very strange happening for Oscar history.”

“Moonlight,” about a young boy struggling with poverty and his sexuality in Miami, also brought a supporting actor Oscar for first timer Mahershala Ali, a best adapted screenplay statuette.

Viola Davis won for her supporting role as a long suffering housewife in African-American family drama “Fences.”

The recognition for both the actors and their films made a stark contrast to the 2016 Academy Awards when no actors of color were even nominated.

“Moonlight” producer Adele Romanski said she hoped the movie would inspire “little black boys and brown girls and other folks watching at home who feel marginalized.”

‘LA LA LAND’ WINS SIX AWARDS

“La La Land” went into the Oscars with a leading 14 nominations and emerged with six, including for its score and theme song “City of Stars.” “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle, 32, became the youngest person to ever win a best director Oscar.

Elsewhere, “Manchester by the Sea” star Casey Affleck was named best actor, winning his first Oscar despite 2010 sexual harassment allegations that resurfaced during awards season. Affleck denied the allegations which were settled out of court.

“Man, I wish I had something better and more meaningful to say…I’m just dumbfounded that I’m included,” said Affleck, who played a heart-broken father in the movie.

Earlier in the show, Trump had been the butt of numerous jokes, capping an awards season marked by fiery protests by celebrities at his policies. .

Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel fired off political zingers and even tweeted at the Republican president, getting no immediate response.

Several celebrities wore blue ribbons on Sunday in support of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) advocacy group that worked to get Trump’s bid to ban travelers from seven majority Muslim nations blocked in U.S. courts. But for the most part, speeches at the ceremony were mild or made general pleas for tolerance rather than directly attacking Trump.

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi was an exception. His drama “The Salesman” was named best foreign language film but Farhadi, boycotted Sunday’s ceremony because of the Trump’s travel ban.

In a speech delivered on his behalf by Iranian-American space expert Anousheh Ansari, Farhadi said his absence was due to “an inhumane law that bans entry into the U.S… Dividing the world into the ‘us’ and ‘our enemies’ categories creates fear, a deceitful justification for aggression and war.”

(Additional reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy, Nichola Groom and Lisa Richwine; Editing by Sandra Maler and Mary Milliken)

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Lady Gaga takes Super Bowl spotlight, but how will she use it?

by admin   |   Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Lady Gaga sings the U.S. National Anthem before the start of the NFL’s Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos in Santa Clara, California February 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake Picture Supplied by Action Images

As Lady Gaga prepares to take America’s biggest stage at the National Football League (NFL) Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday, much of country is speculating whether the outspoken singer will grab the opportunity to speak out on women’s rights, immigration or U.S. President Donald Trump.

In the past, Gaga’s attention-getting performances have ranged from dressing in raw meat to taking sexual assault victims to the Academy Awards. Many viewers are well aware of that history and will watch keenly on Sunday, when Gaga headlines a 15-minute set during the NFL championship game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons in Houston.

“People will take note of the lyrics and the political climate and come to their own conclusions,” said Nolan Feeney, staff writer at Entertainment Weekly.

When it comes to the Super Bowl’s 100 million-plus television audience, the 30-year-old singer may find that the safest way to make a political statement could be following in the footsteps of Beyonce, who let her music do the talking at last year’s Super Bowl.

Beyonce sang “Formation,” an anthem supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, accompanied by dancers dressed in homage to the Black Panthers Party of the 1960s and 70s.

Her powerful performance drew widespread praise, along with some criticism from people who perceived the song as anti-police. But their call to boycott Beyonce’s music fizzled out within weeks and her album became one of the year’s best sellers.

Both Gaga and the NFL have kept a tight lid on any details about her performance, which follows her drama-free singing of the U.S. national anthem at the 2016 Super Bowl.

The NFL on Wednesday denied reports that it had asked the singer to avoid political commentary.

“Everyone we work with understands this is a moment for families across America and the world to come together for a great experience. Lady Gaga understands that and we know she will deliver an incredible performance yet again,” NFL spokeswoman Natalie Ravitz said.

If Gaga performs “Born This Way,” a song about diversity that has become an anthem for the LGBTQ community, it may have larger implications especially in Texas, where lawmakers are pushing to restrict public bathroom access for transgender people.

Gaga has to be careful not to step over the line. When Houston last hosted the Super Bowl in 2004, headliners Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson famously caused broadcaster CBS to be fined $550,000 when her breast was accidentally exposed. The U.S. Supreme Court later overturned the fine for the incident, which gave birth to the phrase “wardrobe malfunction.”

Nevertheless, Jackson’s career was hurt.

“History tells us artists don’t think the Super Bowl is a great place to be particularly provocative,” Feeney said.

When Madonna performed in 2012, her guest star, rapper M.I.A., drew complaints for extending her middle finger. Madonna called the gesture “out of place” and the NFL sued the rapper.

Lady Gaga broke into the music industry in 2008 with pop hits such as “Just Dance” and “Poker Face” and her act featured skin-baring outfits and stunts. Over the years, her performances have grown more nuanced, and for her latest album, “Joanne,” the singer toned down her physical appearance to showcase her musical prowess.

Lady Gaga has said nothing about her plans for Sunday’s show. She did post a photo on social media of herself reclining across the bleachers of Houston’s NRG Stadium, with the simple caption, “5 days.” — By Piya Sinha-Roy | LOS ANGELES

(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy, editing by Leela de Kretser and David Gregorio)

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