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Buckle up for the Oscars Roundup! I guess it was rather boring until the end. I didn't watch, but sources say that the entertainment industry is losing its mind over the Best Picture flub.

Don't worry though, the next Transformers movie will be in theaters, right on schedule.

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'Moonlight' wins Best Picture Oscar in stunning upset after wrong title is read
Moonlight was named Best Picture at the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday after presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty announced La La Land had won the top prize.

The cast and creative team behind La La Land took the stage and began giving their acceptance speeches when the error was called to light.

Several moments of confusion ensued before host Jimmy Kimmel appeared and confirmed: "This is very unfortunate what happened. Personally, I blame Steve Harvey for this. ... Warren, what did you do?"

"I wanted 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. I wasn't trying to be funny," Beatty said, insisting he had been given Stone's Best Actress envelope.

Holding up another card, he read, "This is Moonlight, the Best Picture."

Barry Jenkins, who earlier won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, then accepted the night's biggest award.

"Very clearly, even in my dreams, this could not be true. But to hell with dreams. I'm done with it because this is true," Jenkins said. "Oh, my goodness!"

The film also earned the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Mahershala Ali.

Oscars accountants apologize for Best Picture blunder, vow to investigate
PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm that has overseen the Oscars ballot-counting process for 83 years, apologized for an on-air flub that saw La La Land announced as Best Picture ahead of real winner Moonlight.

"We sincerely apologize to Moonlight, La La Land, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture," the company said in a statement Monday morning.

"The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected. We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred. We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy, ABC, and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation," they continued.

The confusion began Sunday as presenter Beatty appeared puzzled while reading the Best Picture envelope. He handed it over to his presenting partner Dunaway, who read La La Land as the winner.

Beatty mistakenly had the envelope announcing Emma Stone's win for Best Actress for her role in La La Land, not the envelope announcing Best Picture.

The cast and creative team behind La La Land took the stage and began giving their acceptance speeches before the error was called to light.

"I'm holding the envelope and the award, and I had just given my speech, and there are people on the stage with headsets, and I thought, 'That doesn't seem right,'" Jordan Horowitz, a producer on La La Land described the scene onstage at the Oscars during the Governors Ball in Hollywood, Calfi., to The New York Times.

"They asked to see my envelope, which I haven't opened. Clearly something was wrong. They open my envelope, and it says 'Emma Stone, La La Land.' So clearly something is not right. The guys in headsets were going around with urgency looking for the other envelope -- it just kind of appeared," he continued. "One of the guys opens it, and it says 'Moonlight,' and I took it onstage and went to the microphone and said what I said."

"I opened the envelope and it said 'Emma Stone, La La Land.' That's why I looked at Faye, and at you. I wasn't trying to be funny," Beatty clarified to the audience after the mistake was revealed.

Moonlight writer-director Barry Jenkins, who earlier had won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, accepted the Best Picture award stating, "Very clearly, even in my dreams, this could not be true. But to hell with dreams. I'm done with it because this is true."

Backstage, Jenkins, when asked by The Hollywood Reporter to explain the moment said, "No explanation; things just happen."

"I will say I saw two cards. I wanted to see the card, and Warren refused to show the card to anybody before he showed it to me. He said, 'Barry Jenkins has to see the card. He needs to know,'" he continued.

"We've sort of embraced it all ... with arms wide open."
--George Clooney, on his and wife Amal's pregnancy news, on Rencontres de Cinema

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Which model appeared to have fallen asleep during 2017 Oscars?

Oscars' 'In Memoriam' segment used wrong person's photo
Australian producer Jan Chapman said she is "devastated" that her photo was wrongly used to represent her late friend Janet Patterson during the Oscars "In Memoriam" segment.

"I was devastated by the use of my image in place of my great friend and long-time collaborator Janet Patterson. I had urged her agency to check any photograph which might be used and understand that they were told that the Academy had it covered," the filmmaker said in a statement to Variety.

"Janet was a great beauty and four-time Oscar nominee and it is very disappointing that the error was not picked up," she continued before noting, "I am alive and well and an active producer."

Patterson, an Australian costume designer who died in October 2016, was previously nominated for the films Portrait of a Lady, Oscar and Lucinda, Bright Star and Piano, which she worked on with Chapman.

Patterson's name and occupation were correctly listed during the segment.

The photo of Chapman that was used, CBS News reported, is erroneously labeled Janet Patterson in Getty Images, which may have lead to the mistake.

It was one of two big flubs during the Oscars show, as La La Land was wrongly announced as the Best Picture winner instead of Moonlight after presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the wrong envelope to read.

PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm that has overseen the Oscars ballot-counting process for 83 years, apologized and has vowed to investigate.

Jimmy Kimmel talks President Trump, buries hatchet with Matt Damon in Oscars monologue
Justin Timberlake kicked off the 89th Academy Awards ceremony by singing and dancing his way into the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

He performed his Oscar-nominated song "Can't Stop the Feeling!" from the animated movie Trolls, which had the A-list crowd, including nominees Meryl Streep, Dev Patel, Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban and Denzel Washington, on their feet and dancing.

When the song was over, Timberlake introduced host Jimmy Kimmel.

"Oh, good! I got a sitting ovation, awesome!" Kimmel quipped as Timberlake threw him a microphone, which he failed to catch. "Well, I've ruined the Oscars already."

Kimmel then told the audience he was excited because this was his first time at the Academy Awards.

"And the way you people go through hosts, it's probably my last time here, so I'm going to enjoy this," he teased. "This broadcast is being watched live by millions of Americans and around the world in more than 200 countries that now hate us and I think that is an amazing thing."

Kimmel went on to reveal how a lot of people in his life urged him to try and unite the country, which has been divided after a contentious presidential election.

"I can't do that! There's only one Braveheart in this room and he's not going to unite us either," he said as the camera panned to a smiling Mel Gibson, star and dirctor of the classic movie Braveheart. "Mel, you look great. I think the Scientology is working."

Everyone reaching out to someone they disagree with and engaging in a civil conversation might be one way to heal the division, Kimmel suggested.

"Tonight, in the spirit of healing and bringing people together, I'd like to bury the hatchet with someone I've had issues with," he said, as the camera went to Matt Damon, who looked sad and hung his head. "I've known Matt for a long time. I've known Matt so long, when I first met Matt, I was the fat one. True."

Kimmel described Damon as typically selfish, but then lauded him for giving up the lead role in Manchester by the Sea to his childhood friend Casey Affleck. The film, which Damon helped produce, is a Best Picture nominee and Affleck is up for Best Actor.

"He handed what turned out to be an Oscar-caliber role over to his friend and made a Chinese, pony-tail movie instead," Kimmel observed. "And that movie The Great Wall went on to lose $80 million. Smoothe move, dumbass. See, it's so easy to reach out and heal. ... I want to say thank you to President Trump. Remember, last year, when it seemed like the Oscars were racist? It's gone, thanks to him. It has been an amazing year for movies: black people saved NASA and white people saved jazz. That's what we call progress."

Before the ABC telecast started, Kimmel suggested he might take his comic feud with Damon to the Oscars stage by tweeting a photo of himself watching a monitor showing Damon heading into the event.

"Dead man walking the red carpet," Kimmel captioned the picture.

??? Guess Who ???

Which model appeared to have fallen asleep during 2017 Oscars?

Chrissy Teigen appeared to fall asleep during the 2017 Academy Awards ceremony Sunday.

The 31-year-old model sent social media into a frenzy after she was spotted taking a nap on husband John Legend's shoulder during Casey Affleck's acceptance speech for Best Actor for Manchester by the Sea.

"I think my favorite part of the Oscars so far has been Chrissy Teigen sleeping on John. She is my spirit animal," one person captioned a clip of the moment on Twitter.

"Chrissy Teigen sleeping during the Oscars is my 2017 mood," another person wrote.

Teigen and Legend dazzled on the red carpet together hours earlier. The model stunned in a white Zuhair Murad gown with beaded embellishment and a thigh-high slit, while Legend looked dapper in a black tuxedo.

"You look like a goddess. I'm very pleased," the singer told his wife during an interview with E! News.

Legend performed a medley of two songs from La La Land -- "City of Stars" and "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" -- at the awards show, the former of which won Best Original Song. Teigen told E! her husband was "very nervous" about the performance.

"He won't say, but he's nervous," the model said. "He's very nervous. There's a bit of piano medley happening tonight that he doesn't know if he can do."

Teigen and the rest of the audience were later shocked when La La Land was mistakenly announced as the winner of Best Picture; Moonlight was the actual winner. The movie, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, took home five other awards in addition to Best Original Song.

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