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Jennifer Wallace
Just look at the latest debate in the Oscars between La La Land and Moonlight. Originally people wanted to celebrate La La Land as a kind of escapist fantasy… But now there's the feeling that we're living in an increasingly dark world, and truth is coming under pressure. Suddenly people want to go to watch something that touches core issues of our day.feedback
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Mar 03 2017
Oscars 2017 has been commented on by 92 key people in the news. You can find all of them on this page with their statements. People who have been most quoted about Oscars 2017 are: Jimmy Kimmel, Barry Jenkins, Damien Chazelle and Jordan Horwitz. For instance, the most recent quote from Jimmy Kimmel is: “The plan for the last joke was – the Best Picture winner is announced, they make a speech [and] I was assuming the Best Picture was not going to be Manchester by the Sea. I said if it's not Manchester by the Sea, I'm going to be sitting next to [Damon], and it's going to be my revenge for the Emmys. I'd start wrapping the show up, but then the camera would widen, and we'd see that Matt would be sitting next to me and I would say, Well, you know, it's unbelievable, Casey [Affleck] won and Kenneth [Lonergan] won. There's only one person who didn't win tonight and it's you.”.
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Cheryl Boone Isaacs

You need to get some facts under your belt. It needs to be not just an emotional response. It needs to have some sort of clarity. ... We wanted to say something right away, but we also didn't want to misspeak. It's important to remember that that is what this is all about. Going back to the brilliance of the show, as well as a year of conversation about Hollywood today and the evolution of Hollywood in so many different ways, and to culminate in such a beautiful evening. It (attention on the flub) was beyond disappointing.feedback

Barry Jenkins

Tarell [Alvin McCraney] and I are Chiron. We are that boy. And when you watch Moonlight, you don't assume a boy who grew up how and where we did would grow up and make a piece of art that wins an Academy Award. I've said that a lot, and what I've had to admit is that I placed those limitations on myself, I denied myself that dream. Not you, not anyone else – me.feedback

Barry Jenkins

And so, to anyone watching this who sees themselves in us, let this be a symbol, a reflection that leads you to love yourself. Because doing so may be the difference between dreaming at all and, somehow through the Academy's grace, realizing dreams you never allowed yourself to have. Much love.feedback

Tanisha Cidel

I want the parents to understand that if your child has any talent or shows an interest in the arts, take it seriously.feedback

Alex Hibbert

I jumped over this guy, and he was screaming, What the --?' and I was like, I'm sorry, I just won an award!feedback

Bob Moritz - PricewaterhouseCoopers International

Our brand is all about trust and integrity and the like so we have got to make sure that we double down on that issue to demonstrate what we are doing each and every day in whatever service offering, working for our customer, working for our investor or working for our government that we're bringing good quality around the world.feedback

Warren Beatty

I feel it would be more appropriate for the president of the Academy, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, to publicly clarify what happened as soon as possible.feedback

Jimmy Kimmel

You kind of figure the host will go onstage and clear this up. And then I remember, Oh, I'm the host. It was kind of scary in a way. That was the produycer of 'La La Land' who thought he won. He's standing there holding an Oscar that they're now going to take away from him. My first instinct was to tell him to run. I'm standing there like an idiot feeling bad for these guys, but also trying really hard not to laugh.feedback

Jimmy Kimmel

Except for the end, it was fun. You know its a strange night when the word envelope is trending on Twitter.feedback

Anthony Sabino

It's not as if we woke up this morning, or if it had been uncovered after the telecast was over. That would have really have been a black eye.feedback

Barry Jenkins

Please write this down: The folks from 'La La Land' were so gracious.feedback

Jordan Horwitz

Guys, guys, I'm sorry. No. There's a mistake. Moonlight,' you guys won best picture. This is not a joke.feedback

Natalie Baldie

It's giving them hope to get through and something to look forward to. We're used to seeing something about violence or rap music or athletes going to the NFL and things of that nature.feedback

Kamal Ani-Bello

The best thing about this movie is they actually went into the projects and shot it, and they let kids from around Liberty City be in it. Usually people make 'hoods on movie sets, but this actually shows the real thing – and that's why it won best picture.feedback

Graham Winick

That movie was $1.5 million in the can, and it looked amazing. It didn't have movie stars, but it still hit a nerve and got a release. People believed in it.feedback

Ronald Redmon

Today everyone beamed with pride. Parents were dropping off their kids with their horns blowing.feedback

Tarell Alvin McCraney

This goes out to all the those black and brown boys and girls, and non-gender conforming who don't see themselves. We are trying to show you you and us. So thank you, thank you. This is for you.feedback

Jimmy Kimmel

As I'm sure you've at least heard, La La Land' was simultaneously somehow the biggest winner and loser last night. It was the weirdest TV finale since 'Lost'. We're sitting there and we notice some commotion going on. And Matt says, I think I heard the stage manager say they got the winner wrong.' ...So you just kind of figure, well, the host will go onstage and clear this up. And then I remember, oh I'm the host.feedback

Jimmy Kimmel

Eventually I figured out that Barry Jenkins, the director of 'Moonlight,' is standing behind me and Denzel wanted me to get him to the microphone to make a speech, which makes sense. Thank God Denzel was there to make sense.feedback

Jimmy Kimmel

... He's standing there holding an Oscar that they're now going to take away from him, and my first instinct was to tell him to run -- take that Oscar and get out. But he didn't. So now there's mass confusion. The audience is confused, the people standing around me are confused, I assume everyone at home is confused, and I'm probably supposed to do something, because no one's doing anything. And then Warren Beatty steps up to explain.feedback

Jimmy Kimmel

Remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars was racist? This broadcast is being watched live by millions of Americans and around the world in more than 225 countries that now hate us. Meryl Streep has phoned it in in over 50 films over the course of her lackluster career. This is Meryl's 20th Oscar nomination. Made even more amazing considering the fact that she wasn't even in a movie this year, we just wrote her name down out of habit.feedback

Jimmy Kimmel

As I'm sure you've at least heard, La La Land' was simultaneously somehow the biggest winner and loser last night. We're sitting there and we notice some commotion going on. And Matt says, I think I heard the stage manager say they got the winner wrong.' ...So you just kind of figure, well, the host will go onstage and clear this up. And then I remember, oh I'm the host. Eventually I figured out that Barry Jenkins, the director of 'Moonlight,' is standing behind me and Denzel wanted me to get him to the microphone to make a speech, which makes sense. Thank God Denzel was there to make sense.feedback

Barry Jenkins

I tell my students to be in love with the process, not the result… but I really wanted this result because a bajillion people were watching. And for all you people out there who feel there is no mirror for you, that you feel your life is not reflected, the Academy has your back, the ACLU has your back, we have your back, and for the next four years we will not leave you alone, we will not forget you.feedback

Matt Sayles

It was more crazy onstage. I feel like backstage knew that something was wrong and they handled it. They clearly knew that something was wrong.feedback

Kianoush Ebrahimzadeh

His (director Asghar Farhadi's) movie is certainly a good film to have reached this stage but politics have played a role, too. There is opposition against Mr. Trump inside American society right now, particularly from their art communities and educated people.feedback

Asghar Farhadi

(…)It is comforting to know that at a time when some politicians are trying to promote hate by creating divisions between cultures religions and nationalities the cinema community has joined with the people in a common show of unity to announce its opposition.feedback

Jordan Horwitz

I was ecstatic, it was amazing. I thought we won an Oscar. Some guys in headsets started buzzing around. It became clear that was something wrong. They took the envelope I had. It said Emma Stone, La La Land on it.feedback

Jordan Horwitz

It was clear that there was something wrong. We started looking for the best picture envelope. Nobody knew where it was. Then it appeared, they opened it next to me and it said 'Moonlight.feedback

Cheryl Boone Isaacs

Tonight is proof that art has no borders, no single language and does not belong to a single faith. The power of art is that it transcends all these things. And as a result all creative artists around the world are connected by an unbreakable bond that is powerful and permanent.feedback

Mark Serrano - Proactive Communications

They should be out in front of this in a big way. Their executives should be conducting media interviews throughout the week to lessen damage to their brand. I don't think this will ultimately hurt them with their vast number of corporate accounting clients. If I was their competition, I would be pitching people at the Academy today to get a chance at that contract. Someone really blew it. PwC is either going to have to fire those CPAs or reform their entire approach to security around the Oscar picks, or both, as a gesture to renew trust in their brand.feedback

Barry Jenkins

Clearly enough members of the Academy saw themselves in this film to award it Best Picture. You know that's very heartening because this character's normally marginalised.And so I think the Academy has chosen to centre these characters in the story as a statement that there are many different Americas and that they are all valid.feedback

Jordan Horwitz

I'm sorry, no, there's been a mistake. Moonlight,' you guys won best picture. This is not a joke. Some guys in headsets started buzzing around. It became clear that was something wrong. They took the envelope I had. It said 'Emma Stone, La La Land' on it.feedback

Jimmy Kimmel

Guys, this is very unfortunate what happened. Personally I blame Steve Harvey for this.feedback

Asghar Farhadi

I'm sorry I'm not with you tonight. My absence is out of respect for the people of my country, and those of [the] other six nations who have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S. Dividing the world into the 'us' and 'our enemies' categories creates fear – a deceitful justification for aggression and war. These wars prevent democracy and human rights in countries which have themselves been victims of aggression.feedback

Meryl Streep

The story was picked up globally, and continues, globally, to overwhelm my appearance at the Oscars, on the occasion of my record breaking 20th nomination, and to eclipse this honor [sic] in the eyes of the media, my colleagues and the audience.feedback

Barry Jenkins

There was a time when I thought this movie was impossible that I couldn't bring it to fruition, I couldn't bring myself to tell another story. But this is when, everybody behind me, on the stage said, no that is unacceptable.So I just wanna thank everybody up here behind me, everybody out there in the room, because we didn't do this you guys chose us. Thank you for the choice I appreciate it.feedback

Brian Cullinan - PricewaterhouseCoopers

But I think it's really symbolic of how we're thought of beyond this role and how our clients think of us and I think it's something we take very seriously and take a lot of pride in.feedback

Brian Cullinan - PricewaterhouseCoopers

There are 24 categories. We have the winners in sealed envelopes that we hold and maintain throughout the evening and hand those to the presenters before they walk out on stage.feedback

Brian Cullinan - PricewaterhouseCoopers

It's such a long-term relationship [between PwC and the Oscars] that we know intricately how everything works, the timing of it, the process that we use, and they have absolute trust in us and what we do.feedback

Martha Ruiz - PricewaterhouseCoopers

It's up to Brian and I to fully count everything together once, twice and sometimes multiple times to make sure it's correct.feedback

Khaled Khateeb

It is a media prize, it's not a political prize ... But still it sheds light on the tragedy of the Syrian people. Maybe it will help stop some of the massacres. It is a strong movie.feedback

Jimmy Kimmel

I want to say thank you to President Trump. Remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist? Doctor Strange was nominated for outstanding visual effects and was also named secretary of housing and urban development.feedback

Warren Beatty

I want to tell you what happened. I opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone, La La Land. That's why I took such a long look at Faye [Dunaway] and at you, I wasn't trying to be funny.feedback

Jimmy Kimmel

From her mediocre early work in 'The Deer Hunter' and 'Out of Africa' to her underwhelming performances in 'Kramer vs. Kramer' and 'Sophie's Choice,' Meryl Streep has phoned it in for more than 50 films over the course of her lackluster career.feedback

Jimmy Kimmel

Oh good, I got a sitting ovation. This is my first time here, and the way you people go through hosts, it's probably my last time here. So I'm going to enjoy this while I'm here.feedback

Jimmy Kimmel

If we could all do that, we could make America great again. I want to say, Thank you, President Trump. I mean, remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist? The highly overrated Meryl Streep, everyone.feedback

Ryan Gosling

It's been such a surprise. We had no idea it would get this kind of reception.feedback

Peter Travers

If you know Farhadi's work – and if you don't, search out About Elly, A Separation and The Past – you know you're in the hands of a major film artist. He is not one to underline the meaning of his films. He throws audiences into the thick of things and leaves us to parse its meaning. It's a compliment Hollywood films rarely afford us.feedback

Asghar Farhadi

Filmmakers can turn their cameras to capture shared human qualities and break stereotypes of various nationalities and religions. They create empathy between us and others, an empathy which we need today more than ever.feedback

Jordan Horwitz

There was a lot of confusion onstage, and at a certain point it was clear that the wrong envelope had been given. Then they kind of showed us the Best Picture envelope and it said Moonlight, that's when I jumped to the mic and made sure everybody knew what was going on and showed the card, because people needed clarity in that moment.feedback

Jordan Horwitz

When everybody saw it in writing, it was really clear that this was something that was happening.feedback

Samuel L. Jackson

Lin-Manuel Miranda looks like he's getting a 1996 NBC sitcom with his haircut.feedback

Casey Affleck

Miles Teller has the face of a guy who would request 'Gangnam Style' at a wedding where he doesn't know either the bride or groom.feedback

Emma Stone

I was holding the Best Actress card that entire time. I don't mean to start stuff. I don't know what happened, but I wanted to tell all of you first.feedback

Jordan Horwitz

I'm sorry, there's a mistake. Moonlight,' you guys won best picture. This is not a joke. I wanted to express to them that they had won. I think you all should just keep it anyway. I'm going to be very proud to hand this to my friends from 'Moonlight.feedback

Brian Cullinan - PricewaterhouseCoopers

The producers decide what the order of the awards will be. We each have a full set. I have all 24 envelopes in my briefcase; Martha has all 24 in hers. We stand on opposite sides of the stage, right off-screen, for the entire evening, and we each hand the respective envelope to the presenter. It doesn't sound very complicated, but you have to make sure you're giving the presenter the right envelope.feedback

Emma Stone

And Ryan Gosling, thank you for making me laugh and for always raising the bar, and for being the greatest partner on this crazy adventure. To our whole crew, everyone that put their heart and souls into this film, I'm gonna find you all individually and I'm gonna thank you, along with my friends who I love so much – I'm gonna hug the hell out of you when the feeling re-enters my body. I still have a lot of growing and learning and work to do, and this guy is a really beautiful symbol to continue on that journey, and I'm so grateful for that.feedback

Emma Stone

I think everyone's in a state of confusion still. Excitement, but confusion. Everyone is so excited for 'Moonlight'. Is that the craziest Oscar moment of all time? Cool.feedback

Warren Beatty

I want to tell you what happened. 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 (Jimmy). I wasn't trying to be funny. Thank you very much. This is Moonlight, the best picture.feedback

Jimmy Kimmel

Meryl Streep has phoned it in for more than 50 films over the course of her lackluster career. Please join me in giving Meryl Streep a totally undeserved round of applause.feedback

Gael Garcia Bernal

As a Mexican, as a Latin American, as a migrant worker, as a human being, I'm against any form of wall that wants to separate us.feedback

Jimmy Kimmel

Some of you will get to come up here on this stage tonight and give a speech that the president of the United States will tweet about in all caps during his 5 a.m. bowel movement tomorrow.feedback

Paul Dergarabedian - comScore

It will make them a must-subscribe destination for film fans.feedback

Warren Beatty

I wasn't trying to be funny, Barry Jenkins' drama starring Mahershala Ali and Janelle Monáe, shuffled incredulously onstage.feedback

Kenneth Lonergan

I love the movies. I love being part of the movies. Thank you Casey Affleck, Casey Affleck, Casey Affleck.feedback

Damien Chazelle

This was a movie about love and I was luckily enough to fall in love while making it.feedback

Viola Davis

I became an artist, and thank god I did, because we are the only profession to celebrate what it means to live a life. So here's to August Wilson, who exhumed and exalted the ordinary people.feedback

Justin Timberlake - DreamWorks

Watch the top of the show, it will be very un-political. I can promise you that. I think the world could use a little bit of that.feedback

Isabelle Huppert

Well it looks like I do pay a little bit of attention. I think all these things are rituals and you have to honor the rituals.feedback

Casey Affleck

The policies of this administration are abhorrent and will not last.feedback

Adam Demchak - Tallix

It's a big project for us, and it's fun and exciting. The Oscars bring us a lot of attention and press, but typically our role in projects where we are working for sculptors, we are behind the scenes. The Oscars are special because everyone now knows we are the ones who make it, and it goes directly from us to the Academy.feedback

Adam Demchak - Tallix

The best part about doing this is seeing people, when they come in who don't know we produce the Oscars. We say, Hey, do you want to hold an Oscar?' And the change and obvious visible excitement that pops on their face when they understand we are making the actual Oscars, and they get to see one and hold one and see where it's being made – it changes the mood.feedback

Meryl Streep

The story was picked up globally, and continues, globally, to overwhelm my appearance at the Oscars, on the occasion of my record breaking 20th nomination, and to eclipse this honor in the eyes of the media, my colleagues and the audience.feedback

Lin-Manuel Miranda

She opens her eyes to find her mind is on her island but her eye's on the horizon line.feedback

Tom O'Neil

It's a movie that has a powerful emotional pull and the most emotional movies tend to do best at the Oscars. This one has an infectious enthusiasm and spirit that is irresistible.feedback

Mark Johnson

All of you have signed a statement in response to things that are going on. It's not just in defense of artists rights, but human rights. It's kind of remarkable.feedback

Maren Ade

At the Oscars, we don't know who will win, and the time there is very short. It's a complicated topic and an important topic.feedback

Martin Zandvliet

I thought it was about time to tell the story from the other side that we're also very hateful and lust for revenge. I wanted to make one of those stories. There was all the talk about closing down Europe, the Syrian refugees, everyone was a terrorist. Suddenly the movie became about how we treat each other ... The only way we can get people to listen is to show them something horrible.feedback

Mark Johnson

He has made it clear that he is so humbled to be nominated again. (He) has chosen not to come for I think reasons we all applaud and completely understand.feedback

Octavia Spencer

I'd like to thank the academy for opening the curtains for such a grand entrance.feedback

Jodie Foster - Monster

We know that the first attack on democracy is an assault on free expression and civil liberties. And this relentless war on truth. And unfortunately, sadly, it's too familiar because history repeats itself. This is our time to resist. It's our time to show up and demand answers. It's our time to tell our elected officials to do their job.feedback

Isabelle Huppert

I've made so many independent films and I think it's independence that makes art win.feedback

Victoria Thomas

It can get burdensome possibly to actors (of color) to play characters where the main storyline is about race, as opposed to just being a person going through a divorce or something similar. That's the next hurdle to get over.feedback

Dev Patel

The effort that I had to go through to physically transform, the voice, all of that gets pushed aside and it's packaged as just an Indian dude. That, sometimes, is a shame.feedback

Rich Moore

For people of different genders, sexual preference and races, there's something really safe about a story like this by casting it with cute animals that makes it so inclusive to a wide swath of people.feedback

Darnell Hunt

Sometimes, we (the black community) want our narratives and our experiences to be told, and that's what we get in 'Moonlight' and 'Fences'. Of course, the ideal would be to get both at the same time, such as a 'La La Land' with a black actor as a lead.feedback

Asghar Farhadi

I don't wish for my audience to expect that every film that I make I should garner the greatest number of awards or that it should necessarily receive awards. This is quite a limitation on me.feedback

Mark Hoplamazian - Hyatt Hotels

World of Hyatt is an expression of who we are. It's a platform powered by our purpose – caring for people so they can be their best – and it inspires how we engage with guests, interact with colleagues and owners, and operate our business. Importantly, it's designed to deepen our relationship with our community beyond traditional hotel stays.feedback

Russin Royal

No, it's not. Hyatt is a global company, and these moments are things we can all relate to. We think that everyone can find themselves in the anthem spot – finding yourself in an unfamiliar or even uncomfortable place, and it's one simple act of reaching out and human connection that can make a difference.feedback

Pharrell Williams

It's on another level. Like, you're really talented, sis.feedback

Yara Shahidi

What I am I doing to contribute to the world around me? I'm fortunate because you all have taught me by example what the role of the arts is: to disrupt, to remold and to create.feedback

Jodie Foster - Monster

It's our time to show up and demand answers. It's our time to tell our elected officials to do their job (and) that we will not tolerate chaos, ineptitude and war mongering.feedback

Meryl Streep

But she had real, unlike that character, she had real challenges in her life physically, and in terms of her husband's philandering, but she just soldiered on in spite of it all and that was very touching to me. She wasn't in anguish in her life. She was protected from the truth by her husband and she lived a happy life I think.feedback

Ruth Negga

In all the characters I've played, I don't think, except maybe for Julia Child, I've ever played anybody with so much joie de vivre.feedback

Ruth Negga

What's important is that people see this film and I think maybe if you have an Oscar nomination the hope is that you will get access to more work or you'll be on the minds of people. It won't be about kicking a door down, it will be about opening it gently.feedback

Isabelle Huppert

When a role is so great and when the director has such an accurate insight in what he does you don't need to be helped in any way, you are just carried away with, you know, day by day, frame by frame, camera movement by camera movement, all the questions that you could have are being answered by the brilliant direction.feedback

Lash Fary

At the end of the day, the movie industry is about allowing viewers to escape reality and enter a fantasy world. We hope we do that in some small way for these hard-working nominees…help them relax, unwind, unplug and indulge after one of the most intensely hectic weeks of their lives.feedback

Tony Rogers

This campaign is celebrating creativity and storytelling, something our customers do every day. A Walmart receipt tells a story as diverse as the customers who shop with us.feedback

Candi Maldonado

The strip lashes, they look fake, they don't look real. Lash extensions create more volume and extend the client's lashes ... that's why it gives a more natural look.feedback

Janine Hopkins

I tell my male clients, this is not your sister's make-up. This is a cosmetic collection that's been tailored for men. On the red carpet it would help to make the actor look just more youthful, more bright eyed and not have those dark circles showing up on camera. Even though most of our male celebrities are quite flawless, they're still not immune to the occasional breakout.feedback

Pete Hammond

Timing is everything on these movies and how they resonate. It's about passion but it's also about being in the right place at the right time. That's the big difference in making it successful. Chazelle hit the zeitgeist because he knew he had to make it something for audiences today who would respond.feedback

Craig Zadan

Musicals have been very successful at times when the country is in a state of depression or war. When the nation is not in a good place, musicals explode.feedback

Pete Hammond

It has the passion behind it but it also has something that people can relate to and that's the magic formula.feedback

Damien Chazelle

I like to think that it's providing an emotional experience. That was the goal of the movie -- to use the tropes of musical traditions to say something about what it means to be young and in love today, and what it means to be an artist and chase a dream.feedback

Tom O'Neil

That's probably because musicals just aren't as cool as they used to be and Academy members care a lot about what's cool. The miraculous thing about 'La La Land' is that it's anti-cool -- shamelessly and joyously old-fashioned. It's performing so well with Oscar voters because of its impressive craftsmanship.feedback

Khaled Khatib

It is so important that people see the film. It is important that people understand that Syria has people who want the same things they want: peace, jobs, family, and to live without the fear of bombs. This is what I hope the film does.feedback

Mac An Iomaire

At 1/7, we reckon there is an 87.5 percent chance it will win best picture.feedback

Joanna Natasegara

They both have valid visas. We remain cautious about the physical part of entering the country. Things had been very unclear until this point, but we are now being told they are welcome to enter. The White Helmets are among the most inspiring humanitarians we have ever known, and it is the greatest honor to share a global platform where their incredible work can be recognized. ... In these uncertain times, their story is one of the most moving of our generation.feedback

Emma Stone

I don't know if you realise this, this country and the US, and the world seems to be going through a bit of a time, just a bit and in a time that is so divisive I think it's really special we were all able to come together tonight, thanks to Bafta, and to celebrate the positive.feedback

Jeff Lawson

We tackle hard problems, we plow through walls, that's what we do for a living. And the current political climate requires us to do this and tackle some new problems like we never have before. Let's try to use our power of technology to connect people, not to divide them.feedback

Damien Chazelle

As soon as we get into a business of excluding filmmakers or voices because they're from parts of the world that we decide are somehow not useful for us any more. I mean, it's such a dangerous slippery slope but it's also so inherently anti-art. I mean, I can't think of anything more counter to the basic premise of what art should be.feedback

Cheryl Boone Isaacs

America should always be not a barrier but a beacon. ... We stand up to those who would try and limit our freedom of expression. When we speak out against those who try and put up barriers, we reinforce this important truth - that all artists around the world are connected by a powerful bond, one that speaks to our creativity and common humanity.feedback

Paris Barclay

Transcending borders is kind of what we live for. The DGA will always be a home for all directors.feedback

Damien Chazelle

I wanted to celebrate the act of dreaming and what art means. Art does connect people and transcend borders. I want to be part of that transnational dialogue of movies.feedback

Alejandro Inarritu

We all know the story being written now is really, really bad. Actually it's a bad remake of one of the worst stories of the last century. The only way we win is by telling good, complex and truthful human stories. No alternative facts or false statistics will defeat that.feedback

Jorge Sampaoli

Normally [technical secretary] Oscar Arias always comes in. Now that Monchi is not there, I do not know what path the club will take with his replacement... the leaders will be working to replace the best in the club's history.feedback

Randi Weingarten - American Federation of Teachers

The more people get to know how ill equipped Betsy DeVos is to strengthen public schools, how disconnected she is from public schools, and how her record is focused on pursuing for-profit charters and vouchers and not children, the more the people who believe in the importance of public education are joining to oppose her. Right now, people in Ohio and Nevada continue to reach out to Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nevada) to urge them to vote no.feedback

Julie Burton

Clearly, women cannot get through the door and if they cannot get through the door, they cannot be recognized – and rewarded – for their excellence and impact. In the meantime, and with appreciation to Michelle Obama, we ask the studio and agency executives who are okay with making a bunch of deals that exclude women to 'Be Better.' The perspectives, experience and voices of more than half the population deserve an equal seat at the table.feedback

Paul Dergarabedian - comScore

They definitely got a nice boost. They're riding that perfect wave of Oscar attention with the perfect release pattern. It had an impact, we just don't know what the impact is. To have close to $20 million is a pretty good showing. I really feel like we just don't know what the impact was. I think it's a fine result for the film.feedback

Viggo Mortensen

Even if we don't win, we're going to act like we did. If we win, they're going to have to shut the show down.feedback

John Hurt

To be quite honest, the film was misery to make because of the physical problems, so if it's working I'm jumping for joy.feedback

Damien Chazelle

La La Land' a 'team effort. This was such a labor of love to make and it was a real team effort. There were an incredible number of people who came together at the heights of their crafts and really pushed themselves beyond their limit to make this film. So I was really pleased that so many of those people got recognized.feedback

Taraneh Alidoosti

Trump's visa ban for Iranians and others is a racist move and unacceptable. Whether this will include a cultural event or not, I won't attend the #AcademyAwards 2017 in protest.feedback

Gloria Steinem

With the global energy cell of Women's Marches in this country and six continents to push us forward, I'm especially glad for the reality and timing of the Makers Conference this year. I look forward to listening, talking, learning, and making change together.feedback

Bruce Nash

The only other film that fits into that popular-and-Oscar-worthy category this year is 'Hidden Figures,' which could continue a great run at the box office for a while.feedback

Ron Kirk

First to market means something. The U.S. being in on the ground floor, along with Chile and Singapore and Brazil and New Zealand and Mexico and Canada and others, really put us in an advantageous position to have this agreement reflect our values and made sure it protected our workers and our businesses and gave us fair access to those markets. Short-term and long term I see this as not positive for U.S. interests economically and certainly not in terms of our prestige and our leadership in Southeast Asia.feedback

Ron Kirk

We're now going to be competing against other countries who are going to reduce over 18,000 tariffs. Those tariffs will now stay in place for the U.S.. This is going to be devastating for American farmers and ranchers and businesses. It's the equivalent of building the largest duty-free shopping zone in the world and then declaring we don't want to participate.feedback

Isabelle Huppert

I think that the film might be disturbing on the surface, but deep inside there is an integrity to the film.feedback

Asghar Farhadi

In terms of making my film, I don't face any difficulty. But when the film is released, notwithstanding its great reception by the public, there is a minority, a very small minority, who attempt to create obstacles. Those kinds of people would even perceive this nomination as some kind of conspiracy.feedback

Martin Zandvliet

It makes a huge difference to be part of that (Academy Award) club.feedback

Andrew Garfield

I think finally people are remembering who Mel actually is, not what the tabloids (said). I'm so, so proud of him.feedback

Dev Patel

The news hasn't made its way into my brain yet, but I'm looking at these beautiful smiling faces around me ... faces of the ones I love. And I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude.feedback

Mel Gibson

What could be more exciting than listening to the nominations being announced while holding my newborn son! This is a truly wonderful honour.feedback

Damien Chazelle

I'm in Beijing right now. This only adds to the disorientation. All that I have in my head is 'thank you' a million times over.feedback

Barry Jenkins

I love the American film industry and to see it this year, I feel, really reflect the world that we all live and work in, it gives me hope. It heartens me. There's a lot of work being done to make this year not be an anomaly.feedback

Ted Sarandos - Netflix

We acquired films ahead of Sundance so that we could really showcase them at the festival.feedback

Ted Sarandos - Netflix

An Oscar would be really great for the filmmakers. We've campaigned four times and it'd be really great to see it through to the finish line.feedback

Amir Bar-Lev - Amazon.com

We showed this film to a number of people and everyone was excited, but the guys from Amazon really understood the film on a level I hadn't really experienced.feedback

Liesl Copland - Amazon.com

Amazon is very much a pro at integrating the theatrical release, Netflix is very much doing things for their large, international subscriber base, and now Hulu is working more like a paid television network.feedback

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