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2020 Oscars telecast draws 23.6 million viewers on ABC, an all-time low

2020 Oscars telecast draws 23.6 million viewers on ABC, an all-time low

MCT Campus

February 11, 2020

The ratings comeback for the Oscars was short-lived as ABC’s telecast on Sunday was watched by 23.6 million viewers, an all-time low. The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony from the Dolby Theatre was down 20% from 2019. Last year, the telecast was up 12% coming off its previous all-time low of 26.5 mil...

What’s Trending? On Twitter! During the Oscars 2020

What's Trending? On Twitter! During the Oscars 2020

Kaylea Kuhlman, Editor in Chief

February 9, 2020

OSCARS-The Oscars was the event of the weekend. It was the number one trend all night long, plus all of the celebrities' names from the event that took up the Twitter trends as well. "As cast members of Cats, nobody understands more than us the importance of good visual effects" 💀💀💀 #Osc...

Oscars 2020: Everything you need to know ahead of Sunday’s show

Oscars 2020: Everything you need to know ahead of Sunday’s show

MCT Campus

February 6, 2020

Finish those screeners and lock in your predictions — Oscar Sunday is nearly here. With the Golden Globes, the SAGs and craft honors in the rear-view mirror, the 2020 race is shaping up to be quite a showdown between more traditional awards darlings (period drama “1917”) and history-making entr...

All the highlights you need to know about the Oscars and upcoming award season

All the highlights you need to know about the Oscars and upcoming award season

Learfield Wire Services

January 14, 2020

77th Annual Golden Globes In The Books (Beverly Hills, CA)  --  The 77th Annual Golden Globes Awards is in the books. "1917" won Best Drama Picture and Best Director.  Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" took home three awards, including Best Comedy, Best Screenplay and Brad Pitt...

Academy offers a whodunit of epic proportions

Emma Stone arrives at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

February 28, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Not since a Chicago newspaper headlined “Dewey Defeats Truman” has there been a massive public screw-up on the order of what happened at the Oscars on Sunday night. But it’s an ill wind that blows nobody some good, and the huge embarrassment for Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway and the a...

A retro rewind and glamorous gowns for the ages at the Oscars

Halle Berry arrives at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

February 28, 2017

LOS ANGELES — The red carpet style at the 89th Academy Awards was a total retro rewind Sunday that even the boldest of the bunch (Janelle Monae, we’re talking to you and your Elie Saab Haute Couture gown) wouldn’t have looked out of place at the 19th Academy Awards, thanks to m...

‘Silence’ timed for Oscar surprise

Ciaran Hinds, Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver in

December 6, 2016

By Libby Hill Los Angeles Times (TNS) A film 26 years in the making, Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” may be settling in to play spoiler at the Oscars. Scorsese’s passion project had been in development since 1990 before premiering on Tuesday at the Vatican. An adaptation of a 1966 novel of the s...

Oscars Have An ‘Old-Fashioned Idea’ Of A Score, And Other Thoughts By ‘The Revenant’ composers

Oscars Have An ‘Old-Fashioned Idea’ Of A Score, And Other Thoughts By ‘The Revenant’ composers

February 25, 2016

(PHOTO) By David Ng Los Angeles Times (TNS) The urgent request arrived in May at a difficult personal time for composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. Could he fly to Los Angeles — tomorrow, if possible — to meet with Alejandro G. Inarritu? The director wanted Sakamoto to create the score for “The Revenant,”...

A look at the short films up for Oscars

February 4, 2016

By Steven Rea The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) War and conflict (ethnic, religious, domestic) dominate the field in the live-action short-films competition for the 2016 Academy Awards. Although “Ave Maria,” from Arab Israeli filmmaker Basil Khalil, is comedic in tone, its depiction of the war...

Oscars: Why Neil Patrick Harris (And Everyone Else) Is Wrong For The Job

Oscars: Why Neil Patrick Harris (And Everyone Else) Is Wrong For The Job

February 26, 2015

By Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Neil Patrick Harris’ uneven performance at the Oscars on Sunday (“bombing … atrophied ... airless,” and those were some of the kinder assessments) raised the question that comes up nearly every late winter, as the endless circuit of...

Oscars Producers Hoping For Another ‘Adele Dazeem’ Moment

Oscars Producers Hoping For Another ‘Adele Dazeem’ Moment

February 19, 2015

By Rebecca Keegan Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — The day after the Oscars last year, the show’s producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron received a call from John Travolta apologizing for fumbling the name of singer Idina Menzel. Travolta’s mispronunciation — Adele Dazeem — had become...

Wes Anderson Braces For Oscar’s Appraisal Of ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’

Wes Anderson Braces For Oscar’s Appraisal Of ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’

February 19, 2015

By Glenn Whipp Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — If you watched the Golden Globes last month, you might remember co-host Amy Poehler joking that Wes Anderson, a filmmaker known for his meticulous, fanciful style, had arrived at the ceremony on “a bike made of antique tuba parts.” The camera ...

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