Talk is cheap, but Frances McDormand may have just changed the game in Hollywood with two simple words at last night’s Oscars ceremony. After winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the actress wrapped up her memorable speech with two words: “Inclusion rider.”
Read on for how that Frances McDormand inclusion rider comment could spark actual, measurable change in Hollywood in the years to come.
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Last night’s 90th Academy Awards was thankfully devoid of any colossal mistakes that rivaled last year’s infamous Moonlight mix-up, but the Academy didn’t wrap up the night completely unscathed. There were a handful of glaring omissions from the “In Memoriam” segment, and we’ll run through a list of names below who should have been honored alongside their fallen peers.
Meanwhile, The Razzies made an “In Memoriam” montage of their own – but instead of featuring people who died, it’s all about men who were accused of sexual misconduct. And speaking of the Razzies, Dwayne Johnson took to social media to graciously accept a trophy on behalf of last year’s high-profile misfire, Baywatch. Read More »
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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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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