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Academy Sets Key Dates for 2019 Oscars

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members will cast ballots for 2019 Oscar nominations beginning Jan. 7, with the nominated films and filmmakers set to be revealed Jan. 22, the academy announced on Monday. The academy had previously announced that the 91st Academy Awards show will beSunday, Feb. 24, but now the timetable leading up to the Oscars has been filled out. The schedule starts with the Governors Awards on Nov. 18. The first round of Oscar voting begins Jan. 7 and will close Jan. 14. After nominations are announced on Jan. 22, the nominees luncheon will be held on Feb. 4. The Scientific and Technical Awards will be Feb. 9, before final voting for awards begins Feb. 12. Final voting will end Feb. 19.  ...Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/film-academy-sets-key-dates-leading-up-to-2019-oscars/

The Most Ridiculous Things That Happened During Jimmy Kimmel's Oscars Movie-Theater Bit

Mark Hamill is so excited to meet Gal Gadot.   ...Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2018/03/oscars-every-bizarre-moment-of-jimmy-kimmels-movies-bit.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-full

The E! Oscar Pre-Show Was a Reminder That Red-Carpet Coverage Needs to Be Revamped

Keeping Ryan Seacrest on E! was a bad move.   ...Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2018/03/the-e-oscar-red-carpet-show-was-a-mess.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-full

The Highs and Lows of the 2018 Oscars Ceremony

From Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph to Rita Moreno and all those endless montages.   ...Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2018/03/oscars-2018-best-and-worst-moments.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-full

Guillermo Del Toro Erases Lines In The Sand With Best Director Oscar Win

After a series of wins including the directing prize at the Golden Globes, BAFTA and the top DGA Award, Guillermo del Toro has converted his season-long favorite status into a Best Director Oscar for The Shape of Water . I am an immigrant, like Alfonso and Alejandro my compadres, he said in his speech. I think the greatest thing our industry does is erase the lines in the sand, we should keep doing that as the world tries to make them deeper. He tipped the hat to   ...Read More... http://deadline.com/2018/03/guillermo-del-toro-wins-oscar-best-director-shape-of-water-1202310671/

Blade Runner 2049s Roger Deakins Finally Gets His Cinematography Oscar In 14th Try

In his 14th go-round, Roger Deakins has finally won the Best Cinematography Oscar, scoring the victory Sunday for Denis Villeneuve s Blade Runner 2049 , the long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scotts 1982 sci-fi classic. I guess I'd better say something, or else they'll give me a jet ski, and I can't see myself on a jet ski somehow, Deakins joked in his brief acceptance speech. I really love my job. I've been doing it a long time, as you can see, but one of the reasons I   ...Read More... http://deadline.com/2018/03/roger-deakins-wins-oscar-best-cinematography-blade-runner-2049-1202309524/

Watch Eddie Vedder Cover Tom Petty During Oscars In Memoriam Segment (Video)

Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder made a surprise appearance at the Oscars Sunday night, covering Tom Pettys Room at the Top during the shows In Memoriam segment. Eagle-eyed Twitter users saw the singer at the beginning of the broadcast, seated a few rows behind Meryl Streep. Armed only with a solitary electric guitar, Vedders bittersweet cover of late-era Petty (the song is from 1999s Echo), who also died in 2017, and was backed by a string section as images and clips from the likes of John Heard, Jane Foray, Martin Landau, Glenne Headly, Roger Moore, George A. Romero and Jerry Lewis flashed on the screen.   ...Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/watch-eddie-vedder-cover-tom-petty-during-oscars-in-memoriam-segment/

James Ivory Becomes Oldest Oscar Winner on Record in Any Category

James Ivory won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Call Me by Your Name on Sunday, becoming the oldest Oscar winner on record in any category. At age 89 years and 270 days, Ivory beat out previous record holder Ennio Morricone, who was 87 when he won. The Academy only keeps comprehensive records in the acting and directing categories. Ivory penned the screenplay for Call Me by Your Name based on the book of the same name byAndr Aciman.   ...Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/james-ivory-becomes-oldest-oscar-winner-in-any-category/

Ryan Seacrest on E!'s Oscars Pre-Show: Which Celebrities Spoke to Him?

The show went on, but did anyone show up? Despiteaccusations that Ryan Seacrest subjected his ex-stylist to years of unwanted sexual aggression, and amid talk that many celebs planned to pass the host by,E! took a business-as-usual approach with itsLive From the Red Carpetcoverage (well, save for that reported 30-second delay). And while some talent [] http://tvline.com/2018/03/04/e-oscar-red-carpet-coverage-ryan-seacrest-scandal/

Jennifer Lawrence Was Once Again the Most Relatable Person at the Oscars

  Jennifer Lawrence was once again the hero we didn't know we needed at the 2018 Academy Awards. The former winner -- who has previously created memorable moments at the event by doing things like tripping and falling down on her way up to the stage -- was spotted this year climbing over chairs to get   ...Read More...   http://www.tvguide.com/news/oscars-2018-jennifer-lawrence-wine/?rss=breakingnews