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Chris Evans & Scarlett Johansson announced as Oscar Presenters

From Oscars.org

Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd today announced the second slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars® telecast. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network.

“These actors are why we love to go to the movies,” said De Luca and Todd. “From blockbusters to art house films, these artists deliver every time and we’re thrilled to welcome them to the 89th Oscars stage.”

The presenters, including past Oscar® winners and nominees, are Halle Berry, Jamie Dornan, Chris Evans, Gael García Bernal, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Johnson, Shirley MacLaine, Kate McKinnon and Hailee Steinfeld.

Ozpins past- Rwby
  • Oscar: ozpin what can i do to win Ruby?...I feel like I messed up with our first meeting..
  • Ozpin: (....)
  • Oscar: You said she was a former student what was she like, was she the goofball, popular girl, childish one or mature one?
  • Ozpin: ( ......)
  • Oscar: dangit Ozpin answer me! You were quick to take me away from everything i knew. Now I'm willingly entering a new field and your silent...
  • Ozpin: ( i too was once driven by hormones to a women who i eventually came to love... But my destiny pulled to much on our relationship and she fell into darkness. Her name was Serain she was the love of my life, she was a gifted hunstress in the making. She had lost her whole family to the grim but she still found reasons to fight on. I regret ever loving her and showing her my world.... Now i must confront or rather we must confront her.)
  • Oscar: oh.... *oscar drops his head*
  • Ozpin: (now knowing this Oscar...will you continue to persue Ms. Rose? )
  • Oscar: i-I don't want that to happen to her...
  • Ozpin: (and it won't)
  • Oscar: but yo-
  • Ozpin: (simply gave you knowledge on past mistakes..what you choose to do is your decision. I am only here to guide you, inform you and get you to a point where you can guide others on your own. I want you to think and then act..don't just do..)
  • Oscar: O-okay..so i should see how things go then make a move
  • Ozpin: (also take into account that ruby has many guardians, those who may not agree with your "move" )
  • Oscar: oh...Qrow
  • Ozpin: (oh no not just Qrow. Yang her big sister who by the way is referred to as Sir. Tai who is her father and he taught Yang how to fight and many other people who will not agree. But best of luck..)
  • Oscar: ..... I don't think my self esteem could get any lower..
  • Ozpin: (well, welcome to puberty..)
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Chucky will return in Cult of Chucky! The seventh entry in the Child’s Play series begins shooting this coming Monday in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Watch the announcement video (revealed by EW) above.

Series creator Don Mancini - who has written every installment in the franchise and directed the last two - is once again at the helm as writer and director, and he’s bringing back several key cast members.

Brad Dourif will provide the voice of Chucky, as he’s done in all six films. He’ll be joined by Jennifer Tilly (Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky) as Tiffany, along with Alex Vincent (Child’s Play, Child’s Play 2), Fiona Dourif (Curse of Chucky), and Summer H. Howell (Curse of Chucky).

Here is the official synopsis:

Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new therapeutic “tool” to facilitate his patients’ group sessions — an all-too-familiar “Good Guy” doll with an innocently smiling face — a string of grisly deaths begins to plague the asylum, and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t crazy after all. Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), Chucky’s now-grown-up nemesis from the original Child’s Play, races to Nica’s aid. But to save her he’ll have to get past Tiffany (Oscar-nominee Jennifer Tilly), Chucky’s long-ago bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved devil doll.

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So today was huge for me. Today I got to go to an AMPAS screening of Loving Vincent, the film I’ve been working on for the past three weeks helping with distribution and promotion as an intern with the film’s distributor. I have no words to describe the emotions I had as I climbed up the grand staircase of the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, past a giant Oscar statue into a beautiful theater. I was early so I started talking to some of the older people there, people who had worked on classics, the big people who made amazing movies in the past. Not the stars everyone remembers, but the people who did the other 70% of the work. And they were delightful, friendly and welcoming.

But I really lost it as the film started. Here I was sitting in a theater with a group of the top people in the game, the people who made the movies I love. And then it hit me–almost a year to the day, I had left my ex-husband. I had nothing and we’d lost everything after he’d lost his job. I was back at home, a room full of boxes, my only friends there to comfort me were my cats. I didn’t have a job and hardly any money. But somehow I managed to find work after years out of the workforce with a disability. I saw Moonlight and realized that I needed to go to film school, that my passion for films had been there for longer than I can remember and my whole life had been devoted to storytelling. There wasn’t any other choice anymore. I wasn’t the typical student. I dove into everything, even though I was full of doubt. I struggled when I didn’t have enough money for tuition and when my divorce got rough. I got really sick recently. But somehow, today, I ended up at the Academy’s screening and it was so special and important because this is the first film I’ve worked on. And to see it in such august company, me who’d been just a miserable housewife last year…

I never thought I could do this. I still have doubts. But I feel better about everything. And I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING THAT’S HAPPENED TO BRING ME HERE. My teachers, my mentor and my friends here. You know who you are. Thank you so much. ❤️

The Battleborn go to the Toy Store

-Alani spots the disney princesses and squeals over all of the merchandise. Eagerly shows an Elsa figurine to Kelvin, who gladly imitates her pose and knocks a shelf over while singing Let it gooo

-Galilea, Phoebe and Rath stumble down the foam aisle. They dart in all directions. They are now equipped with foam swords and shields. Mayhem starts as a large three-way duel takes place. Attikus charges in with a foam Hulk fist and tackles the three of them at once

-Orendi finds the art aisle. A storm of glitter and paper rips through the store. Everything is now covered in glitter. There is probably bits of paper and sparkles in everyone’s hair for weeks

-Caldarius hides in the stuffed animals. ISIC has the same idea. Caldarius is stuck listening to ISIC’s nihilistic ramblings throughout the whole turnout of the trip

-Mellka stumbles upon the action figure aisle. All of the boxes are now open, and every figure is doing the same exact pose that Ghalt does, thumbs up and all. Ghalt is terrified at the sight

-Toby blends in with the stuffed animals. Jumpscares Reyna when she walks past

-Oscar Mike is being chased by Whiskey Foxtrot throughout the store with a nerf gun. All he has is a dinky watergun. Those things aren’t filled, Mike, RUN

-Kleese nerds out in the electronics section, finding an aux cord and hooking up his cringey playlist to the store speakers. Everyone tries to hunt him down as he floats above everything in his chair laughing

-Benedict and Aurox snatch him mid-air and everything goes to shit

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The Life of Vivian Maier, the Nanny-Turned-Photographer Whose Incredible Story Was Nominated for an Oscar

Vivian Maier may have been virtually unknown during her lifetime, but she will go down in history as one of the most iconic photographers alongside the names of masters like Robert Frank and Henri Cartier-Bresson. The subject of an Academy Award-nominated documentary titled Finding Vivian Maier, Maier and her story have fascinated the public since her impressive body of work was unearthed and spread like wildfire across the internet several years ago. Although the documentary didn’t take home the coveted Oscar this past Sunday, fans of Maier everywhere can rest assured knowing that the woman behind the camera has achieved the recognition that her remarkable talents deserve.

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Season 5 of “House of Cards” is about to debut on Netflix, and fictional President Frank Underwood is fighting for re-election while struggling to conceal the sins of his past. His portrayer, Oscar winner Kevin Spacey, shares photos of his character taken by real-life presidential photographer Pete Souza, and also tells TODAY about his upcoming stage performance as Clarence Darrow.

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Oscar Byles - The Whole Story

I know, I’ve already shown you these illustrations ! I have made it las year for a contest on a French forum, The Box of Chocolate, for which I had to tell the story of a character.

It’s a bit hard for my to speak in english, so I will not be able to translate all I write for the contest. I know I have some french followers, I hope you will enjoy the texts !

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News: The Oscar winners in full: Well… that definitely was an award ceremony, wasn’t it? We definitely didn’t not bother watching because it’s on ridiculously late and on a pay channel over here in the U.K., nope…

Anyways, here’s the entire list of recipients of those famous gold statuettes, with the winners in bold:

Best Picture:

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • American Sniper, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory Of Everything, Whiplash

Best Director

  • Alejandro González Iñárritu for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance)
  • Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel, Richard Linklater for Boyhood, Bennett Miller for Foxcatcher, Morten Tyldum for The Imitation Game

Best Actor

  • Eddie Redmayne for The Theory Of Everything
  • Steve Carell for Foxcatcher, Bradley Cooper for American Sniper, Benedict Cumberbatch for The Imitation Game, Michael Keaton for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance)

Best Actress

  • Julianne Moore for Still Alice
  • Marion Cotillard for Two Days, One Night, Felicity Jones for The Theory Of Everything, Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl, Reese Witherspoon for Wild

Best Supporting Actor

  • J.K. Simmons for Whiplash
  • Robert Duvall for The Judge, Ethan Hawke for Boyhood, Edward Norton for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance), Mark Ruffalo for Foxcatcher

Best Supporting Actress

  • Patricia Arquette for Boyhood
  • Laura Dern for Wild, Keira Knightley for The Imitation Game, Emma Stone for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance), Meryl Streep for Into The Woods

Best Original Screenplay

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) by Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bo
  • Boyhood by Richard Linklater, Foxcatcher by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness, Nightcrawler by Dan Gilroy

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • The Imitation Game by Graham Moore (from Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges)
  • American Sniper by Jason Hall (from American Sniper by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice), Inherent Vice by Paul Thomas Anderson (from Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon), The Theory of Everything by Anthony McCarten (from Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking), Whiplash by Damien Chazelle (from his short film of the same name)

Best Animated Film

  • Big Hero 6
  • The Boxtrolls, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Song Of The Sea, The Tale Of Princess Kaguya

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Ida (Poland) (Polish)
  • Leviathan (Russia) (Russian), Tangerines (Estonia) (Estonian/Russian), Timbuktu (Mauritiana) (French), Wild Tales (Argentina) (Spanish)

Best Documentary Feature

  • Citizenfour
  • Finding Vivian Maier, Last Days In Vietnam, The Salt Of The Earth, Virunga

Best Documentary Short

  • Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
  • Joanna, Our Curse, The Reaper, White Earth

Best Live Action Short Film

  • The Phone Call
  • Aya, Boogaloo And Graham, Butter Lamp, Parvaneh

Best Animated Short Film

  • Feast
  • The Bigger Picture, The Dam Keeper, Me And My Moulton, A Single Life

Best Original Score

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel by Alexandre Desplat
  • The Imitation Game by Alexandre Desplat, Interstellar by Hans Zimmer, Mr. Turner by Gary Yershon, The Theory of Everything by Jóhann Jóhannsson

Best Original Song

  • “Glory” by Common & John Legend from Selma
  • “Everything Is Awesome” by Tegan & Sara and The Lonely Island from The Lego Movie, "Grateful" by Rita Ora from Beyond The Lights, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” by Glen Campbell from Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, “Lost Stars” by Adam Levine from Begin Again

Best Sound Editing

  • American Sniper
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance), The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five ArmiesInterstellar, Unbroken

Best Sound Mixing

  • Whiplash
  • American Sniper, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance), Interstellar, Unbroken

Best Production Design

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game, Interstellar, Into The Woods, Mr. Turner

Best Cinematography

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance)
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel, Ida, Mr. Turner, Unbroken

Best Makeup And Hairstyling

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Foxcatcher, Guardians Of The Galaxy

Best Costume Design

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Inherent Vice, Into The Woods, Maleficent, Mr Turner

Best Film Editing

  • Whiplash
  • American Sniper, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game

Best Visual Effects

  • Interstellar
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Guardians Of The Galaxy, X-Men: Days Of Future Past

How a Lack of Diversity Is Going to Cost the Oscars…Literally

In the past ten years, the Oscars has only had over 40 million viewers five times. And in each of the high viewership years, the nominees were more diverse. The telecast with the highest viewership in the past ten years was in 2005 when Chris Rock hosted, and Don Cheadle, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman, and Sophie Okonedo, as well as the film “Ray” were nominated. The next year, Terrence Howard was the only black person nominated and the audience dropped to 38.9 million. Black viewers accounted for 60 percent of that decline. In general, black people tend to tune in to the telecast more when the nominees are more diverse.