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Before they become really attractive for Spanish football players, the Chinese league needs to grow up a little bit. You have so many good players of high level in Spain to keep top players playing there.
I was watching people start to have this panicked reaction in the crowd. Guys were coming on with headsets and I felt like someone had been hurt. I thought there was some kind of medical situation, and I had this worst-case scenario playing out in my head. And then I just heard Moonlight won and I was so relieved that I started laughing. Truthfully, I was also so thrilled that Moonlight won. It's such a groundbreaking film, made for a million dollars, an incredible achievement, and I'm so happy for them that they were being recognised.
It was strange because I didn't know this person and I never met him – yet he was a part of my life, and I was for him in a small way.
Truthfully, I was also so thrilled that Moonlight won. I know the director [Barry Jenkins] … I've worked with them before. It's such a groundbreaking film, made for a million dollars, and incredible achievement and I'm so happy for them that they were being recognized. The only thing I could think to do was to eat my cereal. So I just filmed a little Vine of me doing that … and it felt full circle and closed.
I think the game is going to be really complicated. Of course Guardado is a very important player for Mexico, but they have players who are definitely good enough to replace him. I don't think it changes anything for us. Oscar already has gone over what potential replacements there could be for Guardado.
I've never been to the Oscars. You see the movies I make.
What can you say? I was very happy for 'Moonlight' at the same time. It's such a wonderful film. It's great to see such great work acknowledged.
Cartoon Movie is today the most important co- production for European animated film. It is all about a lot of money and the quality of the films is remarkable. Overall, 14 movies which got their financing here in the past made it to an 'Oscar' nomination – that's quite a remarkable record!
I thought those two goals represent what he is at this club. Maxi, he played for this team, and that's an example for all of us. The more he runs, the more he works for the team, the game is rewarding him. The goals came because he's working that much.
I don't have any doubt that we're in front of the one of the best forwards in Major League Soccer and I hope that people give him his credit because he's doing a tremendous job.
Drinking mate before every game! He drinks a lot of mate and motivates himself by listening to traditional music. No, the truth is Maxi is a great player, very important for us. He's showed that not only tonight but also the whole previous season and this one that he's also started well.
I wanted to score another goal and take the ball home to my house, but another time. Yes, yes, I really wanted it. It came to me and he saved it on me. But I'm really happy for the three points, we're on a good path.
Mel Gibson is helping Holocaust survivors in eight countries, it's remarkable. I have a great respect for people who turn their lives around, and I think that everyone makes mistakes in life, and I think the real proof of what kind of human being you are is what you do with that mistake. He's educated himself. He's done philanthropic work now, and I think that actions speak very loudly … and his actions have helped a lot of people.
He was the taker, he was the one that had the responsibility – as you know we have to continue with the plan. I knew for a moment we were going to have options to score from a corner, from a cross. We worked very, very hard during the week, the boys trained in practice. The free kick was a reward for him and for the team also.
This one took about four months to make with all the embroidery work.
I was really honored to wear this. It was so gorgeous. It weighed so much. It felt like you were carrying something, and it changes your posture and changes the way you walk and the way you feel.
The dress was so beautiful and so delicate. There was a point where I was awkwardly holding my hand to try and hide it as it was getting bigger. I ran to this wonderful woman who was backstage in the wardrobe department. Basically, she cut a piece off the back of the dress and sewed it on to the front of the dress to make it look like it was just part of the dress. By the time I presented you couldn't tell. It was a nightmare. It's stressful and the clock's ticking and everybody's running around. It was a lot.
At one point, I turned round and was thinking, I recognise that guy.
It was so surreal. Absolutely surreal. It is something I will never ever forget - we were treated like celebs in Hollywood.
When the doors opened it was a surreal moment where all these people were clapping us. I just thought, Oh Jesus, we're at the Oscars. I was just babbling, I couldn't speak properly. Shelly was shaking. We were in total shock. It was unbelievable. We were just awe struck.
Like we say in the Dominican, the best player we have is the No. 10 player. And the No. 10 player is our fans.
I was in good position. The hardest part was the contact. I didn't know if he's going to roll on top of me or if he's going to slide. You never know what the runner's going to do.
Sopan Deb, the former CBS News Trump embed, should be played by Ryan Gosling, Idris Elba or Matthew McConaughey. This is not up for negotiation.
Space is a harsh, inhospitable frontier and we are explorers, not colonisers. The skills of our engineers and the technology surrounding us make things appear simple when they are not, and perhaps we forget this sometimes.
Wesleyan University cannot insist on claiming credit for Kenneth Lonergan unless they also acknowledge their complicity in the success of a perpetrator of sexual violence. Lonergan essentially won Affleck his Oscar by handpicking Affleck for his movie.
Scoring this Oscar-winning film has been one of the greatest honors of my life. I'm glad it's available for everyone at a reasonable price.
I thought when asked for my ninth introduction to 'The Philadelphia Story' that I might pass. But I did it as a salute to Ruth Hussey, the neglected fourth wheel, Oscar-nominated for her performance.
"There have been a couple times where I was in my apartment and I saw two Oscars sitting there (and) it almost took me a second to register what they were. The thought of those gorgeous, iconic statuettes sitting right there in my apartment is a bit surreal,"
There have been a couple times where I was in my apartment and I saw two Oscars sitting there (and) it almost took me a second to register what they were. The thought of those gorgeous, iconic statuettes sitting right there in my apartment is a bit surreal.
Bullying in infancy does not make wimpy adults.
The advantage to the chicks was the same either way. Life is complicated, and every year boobies are conjuring with several different variables when making their choice among partners.
That's a true Oscar halo effect in full view. Usually the biggest bounce comes from the nominations. But this film hadn't made a ton of money. A24 smartly expanded into more theaters, and it really worked for them.
Another bad approach to the arts under extreme conditions is the philosophy of escapism. Transportation via art–film, painting, novel–always has its place. The word ecstasy derives from the idea of standing outside oneself. Ecstatic experiences of art are necessary for our survival. But in times of fear and uncertainty the consumer of art can become a consumerist.
Questions of right and wrong, of kindness and cruelty, of good and evil, animate literary history, so much so that it would be difficult to find a lasting work of narrative art that doesn't engage, in some essential way, with how we behave and what makes us behave as we do. Carrère's case has become notable in that history because of how differently he has posed those questions.
Maybe the timing of the announcement of Campbell's resignation is fitting. This isn't news about art, after all; it's news about money and back-channel politics, and about a storied institution having turned a blind eye to the art of its time for too long, which ensnared that institution in its own game of catch-up.
Well, it was alternative information and additional facts. And that got conflated. But, you know, respectfully, Norah, I see mistakes on TV every single day and people just brush them off. Everybody thinks it's just so funny that the wrong … movie was, you know, heralded as the winner of the Oscars. Yeah, just to swallow so much, that the country looks at you through this negative lens, you know corruption and cronyism and 'You're lying' and 'You want money and you're motivated by power.
Horror. I just thought, What? What? I looked out and I saw a member of [accounting firm] Pricewaterhouse coming on the stage, and I was, like, Oh, no, what–what's happening? What what WHAT? What could possibly . . . ? And then I just thought, Oh, my God, how does this happen? How. Does. This. Happen. And it was such a wonderful show.
I'm sure they're very lovely people, but they just didn't have the disposition for this. You need somebody who's going to be confident and unafraid. I was in the wings stage left with Jimmy [Kimmel] when they announced La La Land. We watched for about 10 more seconds, and during that entire time, Martha was no more than five feet away from us. When La La Land was announced, she did not try to get my attention, she did not say anything. And she's supposed to have memorized the winners.
I said, If you know who the winner is, you don't need to check with each other. You need to immediately go out and rectify the situation, ideally before the wrong winners get to the mic.' And he said, OK, good, that's what we thought.
John was trying to get Brian to go on stage, and he wouldn't go. And Martha wouldn't go. We had to push them on stage, which was just shocking to me. I guess Brian had done an interview where he was asked about it, so he came up to John and me and told us that in the interview, he said, Well, we would tell the stage managers and check with each other and react.' And then he said to us, Is that what we do?
I still do not understand the delay. Brian should have run out there on his own. Martha should have run out there.
By now, thanks to the non-stop coverage the past few days, we all know that the wrong envelope and the problems that ensued were caused by the failure of PwC's accountants to follow established protocols and their delay in immediately remedying the situation. Rest assured changes will be implemented to ensure this never happens again. The grace and humility they demonstrated onstage, with the world watching, show the strength of the bond that connects all the artists in our community.
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.
It was very upsetting to us. It still is. You work really hard on a show, and then something like that happens. You feel bad about it, even though it's not your responsibility.
We know that Brian was taking pictures backstage when he should not have been, and not paying attention... And there was the new design of the envelope, which we had complained about to the Academy.
It would have been a nice little button to the whole night.
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.
Then, of course, there was the last 90 seconds. And what angered me, I would say, in these last couple days is (the focus on) this 90 seconds and moving to the side the brilliance of the day. They have one job to do. One job to do! Obviously there was a distraction. And they have worked for 83 years.
We would make sure that the correct person was known very quickly. Whether that entails stopping the show, us walking onstage, us signaling to the stage manager – that's really a game-time decision, if something like that were to happen. Again, it's so unlikely.
John was trying to get Brian to go on stage, and he wouldn't go. And Martha wouldn't go. We had to push them on stage, which was just shocking to me.
The Oscars are truly special, to such a degree that everyone has an opinion about it, but I'm fine with that. They have an opinion about how it should be, how it shouldn't be, what we should do, who should win. ... I love that we're in the conversation. Let's just make sure that, certainly this year, the conversation is about celebrating a fantastic year in the film business and a fantastic show.
When we consider the ever-shrinking ratings of the telecast, it is perhaps time to consider: What’s the point of the Oscars?
Warren, he took charge there. He took charge of a situation that he did not create.
Then, of course, there was the last 90 seconds. And what angered me, I would say, in these last couple days is (the focus on) this 90 seconds and moving to the side the brilliance of the day. They have one job to do. One job to do! Obviously there was a distraction. And they have worked for 83 years. We are reviewing those protocols, of course. Because it never happened before and we never are going to have it happen again. And we are setting new guidelines, new protocols and really re-examining every step to make sure this never ever, ever happens.
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.
We watched for about 10 more seconds, and during that entire time, Martha was no more than five feet away from us. When 'La La Land' was announced, she did not try to get my attention, she did not say anything. And she's supposed to have memorized the winners. And Martha wouldn't go. We had to push them on stage, which was just shocking to me. I still do not understand the delay. Brian should have run out there on his own. Martha should have run out there.
Then, of course, there was the last 90 seconds. And what angered me, I would say, in these last couple days is (the focus on) this 90 seconds and moving to the side the brilliance of the day. And they have worked for 83 years.
And that is a camaraderie and respect for each other.
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.
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.
I want the parents to understand that if your child has any talent or shows an interest in the arts, take it seriously.
I jumped over this guy, and he was screaming, What the --?' and I was like, I'm sorry, I just won an award!
Mistreatment of anyone for any reason is unacceptable and abhorrent.
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.
I was at home actually watching so at that point in time we knew we had a challenge.
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.
I think art is inherently political.
Except for the end, it was fun. You know its a strange night when the word envelope is trending on Twitter.
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.
Please write this down: The folks from 'La La Land' were so gracious.
Guys, guys, I'm sorry. No. There's a mistake. Moonlight,' you guys won best picture. This is not a joke.
It's a simple process, if a painstaking one.
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.
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.
This goes out to all those black and brown boys and girls and non-gender-conforming who don't see themselves.
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.
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.
Today everyone beamed with pride. Parents were dropping off their kids with their horns blowing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(…)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.
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.
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.
There was something very special missing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist?
I'm sorry I'm not with you tonight. My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of other six nations who have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S.
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.
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.
Guys, this is very unfortunate what happened. Personally I blame Steve Harvey for this.
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.
My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of other six nations whom have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S.
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.
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.
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.
It's up to Brian and I to fully count everything together once, twice and sometimes multiple times to make sure it's correct.
I tried and it didn't work. It is America's loss!
Whoever saves a life – it is as if he has saved mankind entirely.
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.
I love the movies. I love being part of the movies.
I want to say thank you to President Trump. Remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist?
People are at risk of losing their health care.
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.
I'm sorry I'm not with you. My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of other six nations whom have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S.
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.
Whoever saves a life - it is as if he has saved mankind entirely.
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.
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.
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.
Meryl Streep has phoned it in for more than 50 films in the course of her lackluster career.
It's been such a surprise. We had no idea it would get this kind of reception.
I knew I would screw this up.
I knew I would screw this show up. I really did.
Here's to August Wilson who exhumed and exalted the ordinary people.
There's been a mistake. Moonlight won.
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.
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.
It was a surreal moment, for sure.
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.
When everybody saw it in writing, it was really clear that this was something that was happening.
Lin-Manuel Miranda looks like he's getting a 1996 NBC sitcom with his haircut.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.,"
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I wasn't trying to be funny, Barry Jenkins' drama starring Mahershala Ali and Janelle Monáe, shuffled incredulously onstage.
I love the movies. I love being part of the movies. Thank you Casey Affleck, Casey Affleck, Casey Affleck.
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.
Tonight is proof that art has no borders, no single language and does not belong to a single faith.
This was a movie about love and I was luckily enough to fall in love while making it.
We will not tolerate chaos and ineptitude and war-mongering.
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.
Nice dress, by the way. Is that an Ivanka?
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.
My win is my nomination.
It's crazy to be at the prom.
The policies of this administration are abhorrent and will not last.
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.
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.
She opens her eyes to find her mind is on her island but her eye's on the horizon line.
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.
I think 'Moonlight' exists as a beacon of inclusivity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I'd like to thank the academy for opening the curtains for such a grand entrance.
You're amazing. Hire me!
She's the straight man in this group.
It's very beautiful.
It was my idea! Right, academy?
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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.
It's really cool to mess up on this stage.
She's literally never done this before.
I can't get it out of my head!
I've made so many independent films and I think it's independence that makes art win.
This movie exists as a beacon of inclusivity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's on another level. Like, you're really talented, sis.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
It has the passion behind it but it also has something that people can relate to and that's the magic formula.
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.
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.
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.
This is without a doubt the most competitive category of 2017.
At 1/7, we reckon there is an 87.5 percent chance it will win best picture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When we reach out to be inclusive, we set a shining example.
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.
Wow! What a difference a year makes.
Transcending borders is kind of what we live for. The DGA will always be a home for all directors.
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.
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.
I would not be here without immigrants.
I'm a movie maker because I'm a movie lover.
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.
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.
Art always rises to the occasion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I think that the film might be disturbing on the surface, but deep inside there is an integrity to the film.
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.
It makes a huge difference to be part of that (Academy Award) club.
I think finally people are remembering who Mel actually is, not what the tabloids (said). I'm so, so proud of him.
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.
It's a delirious, wonderful moment.
What could be more exciting than listening to the nominations being announced while holding my newborn son! This is a truly wonderful honour.
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.
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.
We acquired films ahead of Sundance so that we could really showcase them at the festival.
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.
I don't think that's a bad thing for the filmmakers.
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.
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.