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  • Posted 2/27/17 at 7:00 PM

What’s Leaving HBO: March 2017

Each month, several films and TV shows leave HBO’s catalogue. We provide a list of departing titles so you can watch them before they’re gone forever (or are just available on a different site). For more comprehensive coverage of the best titles available on HBO and elsewhere, check out Vulture’s What to Stream Now hub, which is updated throughout the month.


  • Posted 2/27/17 at 6:00 PM

What’s Leaving Hulu: March 2017

Each month, several films and TV shows leave Hulu’s catalogue. We provide a list of departing titles so you can watch them before they’re gone forever (or are just available on a different site). For more comprehensive coverage of the best titles available on Hulu and elsewhere, check out Vulture’s What to Stream Now hub, which is updated throughout the month.


Patricia Arquette Slams Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ For Not Including Her Sister Alexis, a Trans Actress

When the Oscars standard “In Memoriam” segment aired, Patricia Arquette was shocked that the Academy didn’t highlight her sister Alexis Arquette, who died last September. “Alexis was a great actor, and had 70 credits, and was really brave to live her truth as a trans woman, and they didn’t include her in the memorial,” Arquette told ET after the ceremony. Alexis’s credits included Pulp Fiction and The Wedding Singer, according to IMDb. Patricia said the exclusion was particularly timely, given President Trump’s recent action regarding trans Americans’ civil rights regarding bathroom use. “I think that was a real slight to the trans community, especially at this time when trans kids can’t even go to the bathroom in the United States of America at school. It says a lot about the lack of inclusion — trans kids can really never look at anyone and see their heroes, and I think that was a big mistake,” Arquette said.

  • Posted 2/27/17 at 5:09 PM

What’s Leaving Netflix: March 2017

Each month, several films and TV shows leave Netflix’s catalogue. We provide a list of departing titles so you can watch them before they’re gone forever (or are just available on a different site). For more comprehensive coverage of the best titles available on Netflix and elsewhere, check out Vulture’s What to Stream Now hub, which is updated throughout the month.


Storm Chasers Inspired by Twister Paid a Grand Tribute to Bill Paxton

At 61, Bill Paxton, who passed away on Saturday due to complications from surgery, had a long and diverse résumé after spending more than four decades in front of the camera. He appeared in massive movies like Aliens, The Terminator, Titanic, and Apollo 13, and was a beloved character actor in nearly 100 other roles. But despite the fact that Paxton worked frequently with titans like Steven Spielberg and James Cameron, it was director Jan de Bont and his 1996 movie Twister that gave the actor one of his most enduring characters. As Bill “The Extreme” Harding, Paxton ended up shining a light on the storm-chasing community in a way no one ever really had before, and for his efforts, weather trackers in Tornado Alley have organized a tribute to the recently departed performer. Gizmodo reports that Spotter Network — a collective of “storm spotters, storm chasers, coordinators and public servants” that pools together information on severe weather — is honoring Paxton’s death by setting up a list of GPS coordinates across Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas for chasers to check in at that would spell out the letters BP when viewed on a map. Near the center of the formation, you’ll find Wakita, Oklahoma, where the F4 tornado ripped through and wiped out Aunt May’s house near the climactic point of Twister.

Long Before Moonlight, Mahershala Ali Rapped As Prince Ali — And He Was Good

Before he won an Oscar for Moonlight and even before he stole our hearts as House of Cards’ Remy Danton, Mahershala Ali rapped under the moniker Prince Ali. And he was good. Ali released a mixtape called Corner Ensemble in 2006 and an album titled Curb Side Service in 2007. According to his Spotify artist bio, Prince Ali came to fruition after the Oscar-winner graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and founded Eye5 Recordings in 2006. Ali’s love of music is still present in his acting: He makes individual playlists for every character he plays (“They help focus me very quickly, almost like a meditation. It especially helps if you’re working on a couple of things,” he told the Guardian). Wait … so Ali is an actor who can also rap — is there an EGOT in his future? We’re getting ahead of ourselves. Listen to more of Ali’s pre-Moonlight bars below.

Everything We Know About That Oscars Best Picture Mix-up

On Sunday night, La La Land won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Then, the award went to Moonlight. In an excruciating debacle that played out on live TV, and has since been picked apart online, Warren Beatty was given Emma Stone’s Best Actress envelope, which he handed off to his co-presenter Faye Dunaway, who announced the award. As the La La Land team started to give their speeches, stagehands rushed onstage, telling them the shocking news that Moonlight had, in fact, won instead. It’s not entirely clear how such a simple moment went so wrong, but comments from the presenters, PricewaterhouseCoopers (the accounting firm that tallies the votes), and others involved in the ceremony have revealed a little of what happened behind the scenes. Here’s everything we know.


How to Watch This Year’s Oscars Winners Online

Are you the type of person who tried to see every Oscar-nominated film this year? If so, you probably failed, right? There’s no shame in that — there are a lot of movies nominated for Oscars every year. It’s nearly impossible to see them all! Thankfully, now that long list of great films has been narrowed down to a select few deserving winners (and Suicide Squad), catching up is easier than ever. In fact, you can see most of the winners without even leaving your own home. Here’s now to watch the 2017 Oscar winners online.


Don’t Let the Best Picture Debacle Overshadow Moonlight’s Great Win

There’s little doubt that, hundreds of years from now, when our robot overlords look back on human history, the main footnote from the 89th Academy Awards will be the bizarre snafu that took place during the announcement of Best Picture, when La La Land was mistakenly declared the winner instead of the actual victor, Moonlight. But we shouldn’t let what was essentially an error by an accounting firm — albeit an insane, breathtakingly strange error — overshadow how very, very awesome it is that Moonlight won Best Picture.


The Best Picture Mix-up Was a Fitting End to a Confused Oscars

That was not the night anyone expected, for better and worse.


Reminder: Barry Jenkins’s First Movie Is Currently Streaming on Netflix

Last night, Moonlight, a tiny, beautiful film with a $1.5 million budget, won Best Picture at the Oscars. For many in Hollywood and around the country, the film seemed like it came out of nowhere. But for fans of director Barry Jenkins’s first film, Medicine for Melancholy, seeing Jenkins onstage winning Oscars for his second feature wasn’t surprising. The only surprise was that there were nine years in between them.


What Was Everyone in the Oscars Audience Thinking They Realized Moonlight Actually Won? An Investigation

“Moonlighting” is already a verb, and also the name of a TV show that starred Bruce Willis. But if it wasn’t already either of those things, then “Moonlighting” would be a great new way to refer to what happened at the Oscars last night. As in, after La La Land seemed to win Best Picture, it was revealed that Moonlight had actually won. Damien Chazelle’s musical got Moonlighted — or simply, it was Moonlit.


  • Posted 2/27/17 at 11:28 AM

Hallelujah! Moonlight’s Men Modeled For Calvin Klein

We are gathered here today to talk about some very immaculate photographs. Moonlight took home the top Oscar at the Academy Awards (along with Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay), and three of the men in its cast (along with 12-year-old star Alex R. Hibbert) have blessed the internet with a photo shoot for Calvin Klein Underwear. Behold: (Oscar-winner/crush/new dad) Mahershala Ali, Trevante Rhodes, and Ashton Sanders stripped down for CK, while Hibbert chills in a black T-shirt. During the shoot, the youngest Moonlight lead was asked who among his castmates was the most stylish: “I am,” Hibbert clarified, and Ali agreed. “He is,” the Oscar-winner said. “It’s true.”


The Other Oscars Blunder: The In Memoriam Segment Used a Photo of a Woman Who Isn’t Dead

Australian producer Jan Chapman is very much alive. The Oscars’ “In Memoriam” segment, however, paired Chapman’s photo with the card for Janet Patterson, an Australian costume designer who died in October 2015. Patterson had been nominated for four Oscars over the course of her career (for The Piano, The Portrait of a Lady, Oscar and Lucinda, and most recently in 2010 for Bright Star). Chapman, who worked frequently with Patterson, told Variety she was shocked by the image mix-up. “I was devastated by the use of my image in place of my great friend and longtime 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. Janet was a great beauty and four-time Oscar nominee and it is very disappointing that the error was not picked up,” Chapman told Variety over email. “I am alive and well and an active producer.”

The Accounting Firm Behind Oscar Voting Apologizes For The Best Picture Mix-Up

PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm that tallies the Oscar votes, has issued an apology for the ceremony’s last-minute Best Picture mix-up. After Warren Beatty was handed the wrong envelope and Faye Dunaway announced the wrong winner, a man with a headset rushed onstage to correct the presenting error. “We sincerely apologize to Moonlight, La La Land, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and the Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture,” the accounting firm said in a statement. “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, and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation.” PricewaterhouseCoopers has handled Academy ballots for 83 years; this is the first time a mistake of this magnitude has rocked the ceremony.

See Moonlight and La La Land’s Cast and Directors the Second They Learned About Tonight’s Best Picture Mix-Up

There will be plenty of time for calm, considered responses to Sunday’s Academy Award–winner–card mix-up on Monday, but for now the general reaction stands as a collective “Whaaaaaaaaaaa?” The filmmakers behind La La Land graciously handed over Moonlight’s well-deserved Best Picture Oscar, but no one would be taking home an acting award trying to cover up all that surprise. So please, enjoy seeing the creative minds and talented players of La La Land and Moonlight the second they fully comprehended the Best Picture mix-up on live TV:


  • Posted 2/27/17 at 2:23 AM
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A GIF Breakdown of the Oscars’ Last-Minute Best Picture Debacle

Sorry, Abraham Zapruder: We’ve got a new piece of footage to pore over again and again. In the final moments of Sunday night’s Oscars telecast, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly announced La La Land as the Best Picture winner, only for that film’s acceptance speeches to be interrupted by the news that Moonlight had actually won instead.


  • Posted 2/27/17 at 1:09 AM

Amazon and Netflix Just Won the First of What’s Sure to Be Many Oscars For Streaming Services

It was only a matter of time, but 2017 made it official: The streaming services have crashed the Oscars.


Watch Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway Give the Best Picture Oscar to the Wrong Movie

In a Shyamalan-sized twist, Moonlight just claimed its Oscar for Best Picture after the award was erroneously given over to La La Land. The whole La La team took the stage to accept the award, but their speech was interrupted by host Jimmy Kimmel and presenter Warren Beatty, because, as Beatty explained, “I opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone La La Land.” So he just went ahead and gave the Best Picture award to that movie, when it was intended for Moonlight. Director Barry Jenkins then gave the passionate speech so many were hoping he would get the chance to deliver.