Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $52,035
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 59%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: bestpicture

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Moonlight wins Best Picture at Oscars after shocking La La Land mix-up

    02/27/2017 2:55:33 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 187 replies
    Entertainment ^ | 27 Feb 17 | Jessica Derschowitz
    In the most shocking mix-up in Oscars history, Moonlight won best picture at the Academy Awards — but only after presenter Faye Dunaway announced La La Land as the winner, setting off mass confusion inside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. “I want to tell you what happened,” co-presenter Warren Beatty explained after the mix-up was revealed. “I opened the envelope, and it said ‘Emma Stone, La La Land.’ That’s why I took such a long look at Faye and at you. I wasn’t trying to be funny.” “Well, I don’t know what happened. I blame myself for this,” Kimmel...
  • RANKED: The 10 worst movies to win the best picture Oscar — and what should have won

    02/05/2017 12:02:40 PM PST · by EveningStar · 177 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 2, 2017 | Jason Guerrasio
    Winning the best picture Oscar doesn't just signal that a movie is regarded by Hollywood as the top achievement in the medium for the year; it can help cement a movie's status, with past winners that have gone on to become classics like "The Godfather," "Lawrence of Arabia," and "On the Waterfront." But the Academy voters don't always get it right. Tucked away in the 88 years of Oscar ceremonies are best picture winners that quickly vanished from the zeitgeist, never to be heard from again. That's often because they weren't as good as originally thought. It's probably too early...
  • Beyond Beyonce: Why I Boycotted The Oscars-(profound critique of "Follywood's" self-absorption)

    03/11/2005 7:34:31 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 1,071+ views
    Well, I didn't exactly boycott the Oscars, that's a bit too grand. I merely didn't watch the show this year. It was the first time since I was 4 years old, when I dreamed of becoming an actress, that I didn't look forward to the awards in thrilled anticipation. A friend from DC emailed me the next morning. She wrote, "Okay you were right...the Oscars were really boring!" Then because I live and work in Hollywood, she then asked if I knew why Beyonce sang practically all of the nominated songs?" I admitted I hadn't attended any gossipy Oscar watching...
  • Only in the Movies - (Oscars ignore Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ)

    02/26/2005 4:53:32 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 20 replies · 1,164+ views
    Raise your hand if you’re shocked that The Passion of the Christ wasn’t nominated for any major Academy Awards. Yep, that’s what I thought. Of course, you could make the argument that The Aviator, Ray, Million Dollar Baby, Finding Neverland, and Sideways were all so great that they deserved to be nominated for Best Picture, so there just wasn’t any room for The Passion. It might even be true. In any case, I wouldn’t be able to argue back, because I haven’t seen any of them. (At least I’m not alone in that. A recent headline in USA Today read,...
  • The Oscars: Giving Best-Picture Nod to 'The Passion of the Christ is Almost...

    10/21/2004 10:24:12 PM PDT · by crushelits · 47 replies · 1,540+ views ^ | Oct. 17, 2004 | NewsWeek
    Unthinkable, say Industry Insiders There's a Lot of Animosity Toward This Film That Is Very Real,' says One Oscar-Campaign Vet; but Snub Could Lead to Boycott of Awards Most Believe 'Fahrenheit' Nomination Tied to the Election NEW YORK, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite shattering box-office records and dominating headlines for months, "The Passion of the Christ" and "Fahrenheit 9/11" face real obstacles in the race for an Oscar nomination for best picture. As Senior Writer Sean Smith reports in the current issue of Newsweek, many of the high-placed studio executives, producers, Oscar strategists, publicists and Academy members interviewed think that...
  • Moore going for BEST PICTURE Oscar

    09/07/2004 12:08:30 AM PDT · by Ronzo · 33 replies · 854+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 7, 2004 | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES — Michael Moore says he won't submit "Fahrenheit 9/11" for consideration as best documentary at this year's Academy Awards . Instead, he's going for the bigger prize of best picture. Moore's critically acclaimed film slams President Bush's War on Terror as ill-advised and corrupt. The movie has cheered Democrats but enraged the president's supporters, who booed Moore when he visited the Republican National Convention last week.