The Oscars were an agonizing three hours and 45 minutes long and ended on a confusing note…
La La Land was wrongly announced as Best Picture instead of of Moonlight.
The presenters for Best Picture, Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, were handed the wrong card and announced La La Land as the winner. The cast and crew of La La Land went up and began their acceptance speech when they stopped abruptly when a man with a headset started talking to several people on stage.
Producer of La La Land, Jordan Horowitz, stepped up to the microphone, “Guys, guys, I’m sorry. No. There’s been a mistake…’Moonlight,’ you guys won best picture. This is not a joke.’’
Host Jimmy Kimmel tried to lighten the situation. “Guys, this is very unfortunate what happened. Personally, I blame Steve Harvey for this.”
One of the more playful moments of the night: Justin Timberlake photobombing Emma Stone and girlfriend Jessica Biel on the red carpet and then proceeding to open the 89th Academy Awards with a performance of his hit song ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’.
Bill Paxton, actor of various movie blockbusters from the 1990s such as Twister, Titanic, and Apollo 13, has died at the age of 61.
In a statement, his family said he died of complications from heart surgery.
He appeared regularly on television in the last decade. Paxton had just returned to TV this year as the star of CBS’s new police drama ‘Training Day’.
People’s Court Judge Wapner has also passed away.
Joseph Wapner is known for innovating reality television as being the judge on The People’s Court, the first TV reality show.
He died Sunday after being hospitalized a few days before for breathing problems. His condition worsened and he had to be taken home and be under hospice care.
Wapner was 97. He and his wife of 70 years had 3 kids.