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Oscars To Retain PwC Despite This Year's Best Picture Mix-Up


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The Oscars organisers are to continue using accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) despite the company coming under intense fire for the embarrassing mix-up over Best Picture at this year’s awards ceremony.

PwC had taken responsibility for the “unacceptable” mistake that saw La La Land initially wrongly awarded the Best Picture trophy instead of Moonlight, the Oscars said, and they would continue their working relationship that dates back to 1929.

The Academy’s president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, issued a letter to members saying that new protocols had been put in place to ensure that a similar mistake could not happen again. Furthermore, electronic devices would be banned from the backstage area in the future.

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Tweeting PwC Accountant Blamed For Oscars Best Picture Mix-Up


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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has apologised to the casts and producers of La La Land and Moonlight following the high-profile blunder during the presentation of the Best Picture Oscar at the weekend, as accountancy firm PwC has identified the partner responsible for the envelope mix-up.

In its first official statement since the farce at the climax of the 89th Academy Awards stunned the attendees at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and the watching world, the Academy issued an acknowledgment of the fiasco in the early hours of Tuesday (February 28th). 

The statement acknowledged the “tremendous grace” that everybody involved displayed as the mistaken was announced.

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Viola Davis in the press room at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 27th February 2017

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Viola Davis and Mark Rylance
Mahersala Ali, Viola Davis, Casey Affleck and Emma Stone
Mahersala Ali, Viola Davis, Casey Affleck and Emma Stone
Mahersala Ali, Viola Davis, Casey Affleck and Emma Stone

Russell Wilson and Ciara at the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party held at The City of West Hollywood Park - West Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 27th February 2017

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Russell Wilson and Ciara
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Ciara

Kym Johnson at the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party held at The City of West Hollywood Park - West Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 27th February 2017

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Kym Johnson

Casey Affleck in the press room at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th February 2017

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Brie Larson at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 27th February 2017

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Brie Larson

'Creed' Director Ryan Coogler To Hold Flint Fundraiser On Oscars Night


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Creed director Ryan Coogler has helped organise a star-studded benefit for the residents of Flint, Michigan which will take place on February 28th, the same night as the Academy Awards. Dubbed #JUSTICEFORFLINT, the event will be hosted by comedian Hannibal Buress and is presented by ‘Blackout for Human Rights’, Coogler’s activist collective which is devoted to addressing human rights violations in the U.S.

Ryan CooglerRyan Coolger will hold a fundraiser for Flint, Michigan on Oscar night.

According to Buzzfeed, singer Janelle Monae, 'Grey’s Anatomy' actor Jesse Williams and Selma director Ava DuVernay will all be in attendance. The event will be held at the Whiting Auditorium in Flint and will be free to attend.

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Spike Lee: 'Academy Changes Would Not Have Happened Without Oscars Ruckus'


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Director Spike Lee has spoken about his decision to boycott this year’s Oscars at the Berlin International Film Festival while premiering his latest movie Chi-Raq. Lee announced in January that he would not be attending this year’s ceremony, due to the lack of diversity among the nominees.

Spike LeeSpike Lee has spoken about his decision to boycott this year’s Academy Awards.

When asked about the Oscars diversity debate, Lee said he and his wife “never called a boycott. We just said we’re not going.” “Every year if you add up all the actor categories, there are 20 spots open and in the last two years not a single person of colour has been nominated,” Lee continued.

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Excellent Films That Missed Out In The 2016 Academy Award Nominations


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The world might be in uproar about the lack of diversity in this year's Academy Award nominations, and they're certainly right to be. Not one actor of colour has been nominated for an award this year, prompting the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. But it's not just diverse films that have missed out this year.

Some of 2015's favourites have surprisingly not found themselves on the list for this year's Oscar nods, prompting no doubt some very reluctant fans out there. We were sad to see a distinct lack of certain flicks, and so have come up with some other awesome movies and actors that have got the snub:

Bill Hader and Amy Schumer in Trainwreck'Trainwreck' definitely deserved some recognition

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Chris Rock To Return As Oscars Host For 2016 Ceremony


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Chris Rock has been unveiled as the host of next year’s Academy Awards ceremony, the second time that the star has fronted the live telecast of the biggest night in Hollywood.

The 50 year old comedian and actor, whose career was dramatized in a recent movie Top Five, confirmed the news himself on Wednesday morning (October 21st) by tweeting a picture of himself holding one of the golden statuettes.

“I'm so glad to be hosting the Oscars,” said Rock in a statement. “It's great to be back.” Of course, he previously hosted the Oscars back in 2005, when Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby bagged the Best Picture. This makes him one of the select list of celebs who’ve hosted the big night twice in their careers in the recent past, alongside the likes of Jon Stewart, Ellen DeGeneres and Billy Crystal.

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Why Doesn't Johnny Depp Want To Win An Oscar?


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Winning an Oscar would normally be the highlight of any professional actor’s career, but not for Johnny Depp! The Black Mass actor, who has won plaudits for his portrayal of the Boston-based mobster ‘Whitey’ Bulger, has said that he never wants to win at the Oscars.

Depp has been nominated three times for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Academy Awards – in 2003 for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, in 2004 for Finding Neverland, and in 2007 for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – but has never won. In conversation with BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat, he said: “I don't want to win one of those things ever, you know.”

Johnny Depp Amber HeardJohnny Depp with his wife Amber Heard at the 'Black Mass' premiere

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Neil Patrick Harris Admits He'd Like Another Go At Hosting The Oscars


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Though his first attempt at hosting The Oscars proved to be rather divisive, Neil Patrick Harris has admitted that he’d really love a second opportunity.

Harris, 42, was speaking to Us Weekly on Friday (September 4th) when he said that he’d be up for the task, one of the most prestigious and scrutinised roles in showbiz, if the Oscars organisers approached him for a second time. “I knew what I was getting into. It's a beast, but I'd love to do it again if I was asked!” he said.

Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris has admitted that he'd like to host the Oscars again

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Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Will Not Produce The Oscars Next Year


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For those who complained about this year's Academy Awards Ceremony, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris on 22nd February 2015, there's some good news: the producers will not be returning for next year's show. Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron made the announcement on Thursday (26th March).

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Neil Patrick Harris hosted the 87th Academy Awards in February 2015.

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Lupita Nyong'o's Oscars Dress Potentially Recovered After Anonymous Tip Off


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Lupita Nyong'o's stolen dress may have been found. The dress, worn by the 12 Years A Slave actress to The Oscars on Sunday (22nd February), was reportedly stolen a few days after the ceremony. The pearl embroidered dress, designed by Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein, is worth an estimated $150,000. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department released a statement earlier today (28th February) stating a dress resembling Nyong'o's had been uncovered in a bathroom at the same hotel.

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Lupita Nyong'o with J.K. Simmons at the 87th Annual Oscars ceremony.

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