Casey Affleck Oscar

Almost a year ago, Casey Affleck won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in Kenneth Lonergan’s drama Manchester By The Sea. But years before that, he was sued for sexual harassment by two female crew members of I’m Still Here, the Joaquin Phoenix-starring fake documentary he made back in 2010.

At the Oscars, the tradition is that previous year’s Best Actor award winner presents that year’s Best Actress winner with her trophy. That means Affleck would have been involved in a pivotal moment of the female winner’s life…which, considering his past, is not exactly a great situation. So, breaking a long-standing tradition, Affleck has stepped down from his presenter position at the upcoming Academy Awards. Read more about the Casey Affleck Oscar controversy below.
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oscars 2018 promo

It’s a scene that will play over and over in many cinephiles’ heads whenever they think of the Oscars: the ecstatic faces of the La La Land team transforming into confused shock, the star-studded audience’s jaws dropping, those fateful words: “There’s a mistake. Moonlight, you guys won Best Picture.” But instead of our bemused glee, 2017 Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel only remembers it with abject horror. And yet, he is ready to do it all over again.

Kimmel will be hosting the 90th Annual Academy Awards on ABC this March, despite the infamous Moonlight/La La Land mix-up last year that instantly made Oscars history and turned presenters Warren Beaty and Faye Dunaway into a punchline. But Kimmel is back to host, and he’s definitely going to get the names right this time.

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