Seacrest has been defending himself against an allegation of sexual misconduct. Gender equality is a hot topic at the event.
In fact, I’m planning on making this weekend an opportunity to watch some past Best Picture winners on Netflix. Then there’s the huge shadow of the #MeToo movement that has shaken the Hollywood system inside-out.
The most Oscars viewers – 57.3 million – came in 1998 when Titanic won best picture.
“The Academy Award has always been, since the early days, Hollywood’s way of helping itself in promoting films”, said Mr. Kuntz, explaining why lower-grossing art house films are often favored.
Hit movies rarely go on to become Oscar best picture winners, reflecting a difference in taste between moviegoers and film industry professionals.
Welsh powerhouse Richard Burton, undisputedly one of the greatest actors of all time, received seven nominations but never got his hands on the gold man.
ABC is your Oscars home tonight with coverage beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT. Host Jimmy Kimmel will host the 90th Annual edition of the award show for the second year in a row. In a 60-second promo, Kimmel recalls all the piles of mail in response to the night as he appears to be on a couch at a psychologist’s office. “This year, when you hear your name called, don’t get up right away”, Kimmel jokingly advised winners.
And certainly the group of nominees that will gather in Hollywood March 4 for the 90th Academy Awards, are members of an illustrious group.
There are multiple ways to watch this years’ Oscars red carpet coverage.
Films like “Call Me By Your Name” and “Darkest Hour” – worthy efforts that drew audiences small enough to fit in a phone booth – are meaningless to the swath of filmgoers who likely also haven’t seen underachievers like “Lady Bird” and “Phantom Thread”.
Chuck D’Imperio, a Daily Star columnist, local radio personality and author, was the lone dissenter, choosing director Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi fantasy film, “The Shape of Water”. Kathryn Newton played Angela in “Three Billboards” and starred as Darlene Bell in “Lady Bird”. Another says “Complete The Process’ while a third says ‘#PhillyWantsLeBron'”. Portman, for example, says she was paid three times less than her male co-star Ashton Kutcher for the 2011 movie “No Strings Attached”. “The hashtag #phillywantslebron has gone from zero mentions to more than 12,000 on Twitter alone”, said the company. That’s what’s screwed up about award shows: You root against people you love! So, we at Hidden Remote know many of our devoted readers will be tuning in to the show.
Instead of a red carpet showing, Time’s Up will have “a moment” during the televised broadcast of the Academy Awards on Sunday, she said. Named after the chain’s Thickburgers, those on the internet will be vying for the Thickie Award (#TheThickies).
Traditionally, the previous year’s best actor victor would present that statuette, but Casey Affleck, who triumphed in 2017 for “Manchester by the Sea”, withdrew under a cloud of sexual harassment accusations he denies.
Kenyan-Mexican actress Lupita Nyong’o and Pakistani-American Nanjiani also spoke out on behalf of America’s so-called Dreamers – hundreds of thousands of young people whose parents brought them to the United States illegally, and whose fate is now uncertain.