FROM Scott Feinberg
A historic Oscars win, couched in chaos Scott Feinberg from the Hollywood Reporter tells us just what happened last night when Faye Dunaway announced the wrong best picture winner, and no one fixed the situation until two La La Land producers had already given speeches. The fact the Moonlight won best picture is historic in itself, but for the moment, the win feels overshadowed by the biggest flub in Oscars' history.
Hollywood news banter It's a great year for movie-lovers, though the gap between what critics and the Academy likes and what the movie-going masses like has never been wider. Scott Feinberg, awards analyst for the Hollywood Reporter, joins Kim Masters for a special awards-season banter. Feinberg walks us through his Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress front-runners at this point in the season.
Hollywood News Banter Scott Feinberg, awards analyst for the Hollywood Reporter joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week. The troubled media company Viacom is looking to sell a minority stake in Paramount Pictures. There's speculation that a Chinese company like Alibaba or Wanda, or a tech company like Amazon would be the most likely buyers. The Oscars are here -- finally! We can make educated guesses about most likely wins in many of the major categories, but there's still plenty of opportunity for surprise. And in the year where the biggest awards story has been Oscars So White, it feels strangely fitting that black comedian Chris Rock is slated to host. Harvey Weinstein and other studio heads know they're going to get eviscerated in Rock's opening monologue.
Hollywood News Banter Scott Feinberg, awards analyst for the Hollywood Reporter, joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week. Following the outcry over the second year in a row of all white Oscar nominees in the acting categories, the Academy announced major changes in their structure and voting regulations. The board said their goal is to double the number of women and diverse members in the Academy by 2020. Several African American filmmakers and actors, including Spike Lee and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have said they will not attend this year’s ceremony.
Shot on iPhones: A 'Modern Family' Episode and 'Tangerine' ABC's Modern Family is staying modern. The show's co-creator Steve Levitan discusses how an upcoming episode was shot entirely on iPhones, iPads and MacBook Pros. Tangerine is a movie shot on iPhones that premiered at Sundance. It stars first-time actress Mya Taylor, who tells us about her journey to Park City.
What does the Paris terrorist attack mean for Europe? There was another terrorist attack in Paris Thursday. A police officer was killed, two other officers were wounded, and the shooter was killed. Officials are calling the attack terrorism. There have been more than a half dozen terrorist attacks in France over the past two years.
States allowed to strip federal funds from abortion clinics President Trump signed the law allowing states to block federal funding to family planning clinics that offer abortions. Critics say this could potentially devastate the health care network that low-income women rely on for birth control and other reproductive care.
Elif Batuman: The Idiot Selin, the heroine of Batuman’s autobiographical first novel, The Idiot, is an 18-year-old Harvard freshman of Turkish-American descent. Set in 1995, the novel observes the rise of internet culture.