The A.V. Club’s 2017 Oscars coverage
Brie Larson refused to clap for Casey Affleck at the Oscars
Whether or not you were surprised by Casey Affleck’s Best Actor win last night, there’s no denying that there was a mixed reaction to his victory for Manchester By The Sea. Not long after his nomination was announced, Constance Wu criticized the Academy for showing such recognition to someone who had to settle out of court with two women who alleged he’d sexually harassed them during the making of I’m Still Here, especially in light of how resurfaced rape accusations against Nate Parker rendered The Birth Of A Nation DOA. Read more here.
“Moonlight wins” is the latest in a never-ending string of upsets
A fuck-up like last night’s Best Picture switcheroo is not the type of thing that happens too often—or ever, really—an unprecedented disaster on the biggest moment of the biggest night of one of the world’s biggest industries. Read more here.
Here’s what we know about the great Best Picture fuck-up of 2017
We still don’t have a total understanding of what the hell happened when Faye Dunaway read out “La La Land” instead of the actual Best Picture winner, Moonlight during last night’s Oscars. However, some clues are starting to emerge. Read more here.
What the hell just happened?
The Oscars made history tonight, though not exactly the kind of history it wanted to make. As Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway came out to present Best Picture, Beatty opened the envelope and took a lengthy pause before reading the winner—a pause that many, including Dunaway, took for some kind of tension-building/feeble old man shtick. Read more here.
Here are the winners at the 89th annual Academy Awards
It’s Oscar night, arguably the biggest evening of the year for people who like glitz, glamour, naked men dipped in gold, and also movies. This year should be particularly exciting, with multiple categories primed and ready for stunning upsets or thrilling, well-deserved victories. Read more here.
Oscar viewers were shocked before the ceremony, thanks to Avatar land commercial
Last night’s Oscar ceremony was a doozy, judging by Taraji P. Henson’s expressions, and well, that whole Best Picture snafu. But even before Mahershala Ali made history as the first Muslim actor to win an Academy Award, people who’d tuned in to watch the proceedings were sitting in stunned silence. Read more here.
Taraji P. Henson is the GIF queen of the Oscars
Hidden Fences’ Taraji P. Henson is having a great damn time at the Oscars. Is this because she gets to saunter in, sans nominations, and just enjoy the pageantry? Perhaps. Or perhaps it’s because candy and shit keeps falling from the ceiling and she is the only person in the room willing to admit that that is a functional definition of heaven. Read more here.
Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and Lin-Manuel Miranda read mean tweets at the Oscars
Jimmy Kimmel did a bit at the Academy Awards about how uncharacteristically silent Donald Trump was being on social media, but our Troll-In-Chief isn’t the only one who likes to be horribly mean to people over the internet. Read more here.
Will someone please get Casey Affleck some candy?
Since the Oscars began, Casey Affleck has been sitting there suffering in mute silence, beginning with his being forced to endure the cruel japes of Jimmy Kimmel as he reminded Affleck he was only allowed to star in Manchester By The Sea because Matt Damon let him. Read more here.