Oscars 2017: In a world seriously short on miracle outcomes, came the announcement that a mistake had been made. While the La La Land producers were busy giving a round of speeches, the correct envelope materialized, and the far more deserving Moonlight was announced the winner
"It's not about boycotting anything. It's just, we want opportunity. We want the black actors to get the same opportunities as white actors. That's it. That's it. Not just once, you know? Leo (Leonardo DiCaprio) gets a great part every year. And, you know, and, everybody, all you guys get great parts all the time," said Chris Rock
Gervais' tired shtick of demand-resistance had some viewers - and certainly network executives - rubbing their hands in anticipation of the faux-theatrics: What would he say? How terrible and cruel would his jokes be? Such worry! Such fear! Tune in! Joke's on you, viewer. Gervais' monologue was relatively tame and comparatively toothless
Since selling Lucasfilm Ltd to Disney three years ago in a jaw-dropping $4 billion deal, Lucas has had no connection to the new film. He says, "There is no such thing as working over someone's shoulder. You're either the dictator or you're not. And to do that would never work, so I said 'I'm going to get divorced' "