FROM Scott Feinberg
Hollywood news banter It was a great night for Fox Searchlight, which had 'Shape of Water' and 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.' But will the good times continue once it's acquired by Disney? Also, ratings were down, like they are for most live events these days, though it probably didn't help that a lot of people hadn't seen the movies that were nominated. Plus, an inclusion rider explainer!
Hollywood news banter Scott Feinberg, awards columnist for The Hollywood Reporter, joins Kim Masters to discuss Oscar season. The Oscar nominations will be revealed in just a few days, and normally at this point in the awards race, there’s a very clear one or two frontrunners, but this year still feels very murky. Scott Feinberg runs through the most likely picks for best picture, actor, actress and director.
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.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."