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    The 89th annual Academy Awards will take place Sunday, February 26. The "Everyone Wins" nominee gift bag is not affiliated with the Academy Awards, but entertainment-marketing company Distinctive Assets has independently provided Oscar nominees with gifts ahead of the big night for the past 15 years.

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    FOR_STORYChristopher Polk

    The 89th Academy Awards are just around the corner, so if you want to have an educated opinion on which films should take home the golden statues this year, it's officially crunch time. 

    While most of the films are still playing in theaters, buying movie tickets to all of them can get expensive fast — and we're not even factoring in how much you'll spend on popcorn.

    If you want to cut costs and watch tons of great films from the comfort of your couch, you might want to consider buying or renting them online instead.

    Below, the year's top movies and where you can stream them online. If you start now, you can watch them all before the Oscar ceremony on Sunday night on February 26.

    SEE ALSO: 7 books that inspired this year's Oscar frontrunners

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    "Hacksaw Ridge"

    "Hacksaw Ridge" is not your traditional war movie. The films tells the true story of Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector who saved 75 men in one of the bloodiest battles of WWII without even touching a gun. 

    Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Sound Editing

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    Anyone who liked "Boyhood's" unconventional style should watch "Moonlight." This film breaks protagonist Chiron's life into three parts: childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.

    Nominations: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Original Music Score, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing

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    "Manchester by the Sea"

    Not only is leading man Casey Affleck poised to take home the Oscar for Best Actor, "Manchester by the Sea"is the first Amazon original film to receive an Oscar nod.

    Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director

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    Jordan Peele's directorial debut, "Get Out," lived up to its 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes with an estimated $30.5 million at the domestic box office to win the weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

    It's the latest Universal release of a Blumhouse Productions horror to win the box office this year, the last was just a month ago with the hugely successful M. Night Shyamalan movie "Split."

    But "Get Out" looks to be doing even better than "Split" out of the gate.

    After already making back the $4.5 million production budget of "Get Out" with its $10.8 million ($1.8 million in Thursday preview screenings) opening day, the movie then took in close to $13 million on Saturday, that's a 13% Friday-Saturday jump in sales compared to what "Split" did its first two days in theaters.

    "Split" has made close to $200 million worldwide (it was only made for $9 million), but for the rave reviews "Get Out" has received it will be a tougher climb for this thriller to pile on the dough in the coming weeks with stiffer competition like "Logan" and "Kong: Skull Island" on the horizon.

    Regardless, it's pretty likely with this monster opening for "Get Out" the other social thrillers Jordan Peele wants to make will be on the fast track.

    SEE ALSO: Jordan Peele explains why his horror movie about racism is what we need in the Trump era

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    The 89th Annual Academy Awards kicked off on Sunday, February 26 — and celebs brought their fashion A-game. 

    Here's what all of Hollywood's biggest stars wore as they walked the red carpet. 

    Felicity Jones looked feminine in this ballerina-inspired dress.

    Jackie Chan walked the carpet with stuffed pandas.

    Best actor nominee Viggo Mortensen looked dapper in a bow tie.

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    The INSIDER Summary

    • Jeremy Renner's daughter Ava high-fived him before he hit the red carpet.
    • Twitter agrees that it's the cutest thing in the world.

    Jeremy Renner doesn't have any Oscar nominations tonight, but he's already a winner on Twitter.

    Before he hit the red carpet, Hawkeye got a high-five from his daughter, Ava.

    Then he posed with his Marvel Cinematic Universe co-star, Chris Evans, AKA Captain America.

    jeremy renner chris evans oscar red carpet

    Twitter agrees that Ava's high-five was the cutest part of the red carpet.

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    The INSIDER Summary:

    • The live action remake of "Beauty and the Beast" hits theaters March 17.
    • A new trailer shows off a peak at the iconic song "Be Our Guest."

    Disney just released yet another new trailer for the live-action "Beauty and the Beast" remake during the 89th Annual Academy Awards. The new trailer shows off Lumiere wooing Belle with the iconic dance and dinner number "Be Our Guest." If the hints of the memorable song doesn't get you excited, the vision of whirling dishes and silverware will definitely trigger your Disney nostalgia.

    Another recent clip shared by Disney featured Emma Watson singing the opening song from the iconic animated movie. Disney seems eager to unveil the updated versions of the original "Beauty and the Beast" soundtrack. The new movie arrives in theaters on March 17. 

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    best looks oscars red carpet 2017

    The Oscars are a big deal for Hollywood's actors and artists — but they're a big night for fashion, too. Dozens of stars walked the red carpet decked out in gowns, tuxes, and jewels, but only a few rose to the top of the pack.

    Here are the 26 best looks from the 89th Academy Awards. 

    Hailee Steinfeld chose a flowy Ralph & Russo couture gown.

    Source: The Hollywood Reporter

    Emma Roberts' vintage Armani Prive gown balanced a daring neckline with delicate lace.

    Source: The Hollywood Reporter

    Michelle Williams' Louis Vuitton gown was similar, but a bit more understated.


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    OJ Made in America Sundance Film Festival

    It was two years ago when filmmaker Ezra Edelman got the offer from ESPN Films’ senior vice president and executive producer Connor Schell:

    “I want you to do a five-part movie on O.J. Simpson,” he was told.

    The network has found success with its the award-winning “30 for 30” documentary series, which looks at particular sports moments and figures. But for Simpson's story, Schell wanted a deep-dive that put the life, career, and celebrity of the man under a microscope.

    “I said, ‘I don’t want to do this,’” Edelman told Business Insider. “Because I lived through this and what could I say about this that someone else hasn’t said.”

    Then a few days later Edelman was in L.A. and told some friends about the offer. They scolded him for not saying yes immediately. “They said to me, ‘Are you crazy?’” Edelman recalled. “Out there it’s different in terms of the story and what it means to people.”

    Ezra Edelman Frederick M. Brown GettyEdelman eventually agreed to do it. Titled “O.J.: Made In America,” the close to eight hour movie (which ESPN broke into a five-part miniseries) doesn’t just recount the main points of Simpson’s career and infamous fall from grace, but also dissects Los Angeles’ relationship with law enforcement, specifically in African-American communities, which the movie points out could have played a factor into why Simpson was found not guilty in the “Trial of the Century.” 

    Looking back on making the film, which won the best documentary Oscar on Sunday night, Edelman told Business Insider he couldn't pinpoint one moment that was the hardest to pull off. “Everything about this was exponentially harder” than anything he’d done before.

    But one particularly hard part was was getting anyone to talk for the film.

    Edelman knew he wasn’t going to get O.J. to talk (who is currently serving a 33-year sentence in Nevada), and attempts to get Simpson’s first wife, Marguerite L. Whitley, or his loyal friend Al Cowlings (who was the driver of the white Bronco during the infamous chase from police in 1994) on camera never materialized. But the interviews the film have are incredibly insightful and in some cases brought revelations to the surface that the general public never knew about Simpson or the murder trial.

    A major reveal is that Simpson’s father was gay. Edelman said he uncovered this from the research he did, but it was one of Simpson’s childhood friends in the film, Calvin Tennyson, who willingly brought it up.

    “Calvin was my first interview for the movie, it was back in October of 2014,” said Edelman. “I was going to bring up his dad. I didn’t know that he knew [he was gay], it wasn’t something O.J. talked about. But he brought it up and told a story about [O.J.’s] father very organically.”

    Then there was getting some of the jurors from the Simpson murder trial on-camera. Again, insight that's never been made public. The movie features two, but it took months of conversations — even one of the film’s producers gardening with one of them whenever she’d visit L.A. — to gain their trust.

    O.J. Simpson Johnnie Cochran trail APBut Edelman wanted to show that even though there were eight black women on the jury, it was far from a slam-drunk win for Simpson and his “Dream Team” of lawyers.

    “So much of this story is about what we reduce it to. ‘Oh, there were eight black women jurors.’ What was striking about them is the way they look at the evidence, and the people, they think completely differently, that’s important to see,” Edelman said.

    A revealing comment one of the jurors gives about the case is that she voted not guilty during the trial because the police officers who beat Rodney King didn’t go to jail.

    “It’s interesting to have someone give voice to something they had on their minds during the case,” said Edelman. "But did I ever think she was going to answer that way? No."

    O.J. Simpson Nicole Brown 1980 APHowever, out of all the surprises Edelman got while the making of the movie, nothing was more shocking than what district attorney William Hodgman presented him with. Hodgman was on the prosecution during the Simpson trial and, while being interviewed by Edelman, he presented crime scene photos of the murders of Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.

    "Again, we had to convince him to sit down and talk, and when he realized that we were serious and not sensationalists, he came and gave this presentation about how he believes the murders happened and went through the photos," said Edelman. "They had never been shown to the public, and I asked him if he would trust us enough to let us show them."

    The photos are extremely graphic, showing the enormous cuts that Simpson and Goldman sustained during the attack. There were loud gasps when the audience at the film's first-ever showing at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival saw them presented on screen.

    Simpson arraignment June 20 1994 APWhat Edelman quickly realized is that Simpson still fascinates audiences, especially the murder trial that happened 21 years ago (in a weird coincidence, FX is airing the much anticipated "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" next week). When asked if he believes Simpson committed the murders, Edelman said his opinion doesn't matter.

    "I knew I had to satisfy that part of the narrative, but I want you to evaluate what you think of the evidence and make your own decision," he said. "I don't want to take away from the larger point of the movie, which is about more than whether this guy's guilty of murder."

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    Piper Disney Pixar

    Less than a mile from Pixar Studios in Emeryville, California, there's a calming stretch of beach that animator Alan Barillaro visits often. Three years ago, while walking along that Pacific shore, Barillaro came on an idea that has become the latest great Pixar work.

    It's "Piper," the short film that showed before the hit "Finding Dory," and won the best animated short Oscar on Sunday.

    At the time Barillaro, 41, was heavily involved in what Pixar calls a “Tools” session. It’s when animators basically spend time messing around with the company’s proprietary software to see the ways they can implement new tools for their projects.

    Barillaro didn’t get into specifics of the session when he talked to Business Insider recently, but Pixar CCO John Lassetter wasn’t that into it anyway. But the character Barillaro created for the test had promise.

    Starting out with the crow from “Brave,” Barillaro transformed that into one of the tiny sandpiper birds he saw constantly on his trips to the beach running back and forth from the tide.

    With the encouragement of Lasseter and “Finding Dory” director Andrew Stanton, Barillaro found himself working on storyboards about the sandpiper.

    “I got to be totally honest,” Barillaro told Business Insider, “it was outside all of the normal development structure of the studio.”

    Barillaro, who has been at Pixar since he was 18, has worked on almost every level at the studio — animator on "Monsters, Inc.," supervising animator on "The Incredibles" and "Brave"— but having never directed before, he was searching for advice.

    “I assumed with directing, I would get the secrets of how to do it from Andrew and John, the tools they use to guide themselves,” but then he realized something else about those filmmakers' talent.

    “What I found I was lacking was how personal they take their work and being honest in what you’re trying to say,” Barillaro said.

    He spent a year with storyboard artists trying to formulate his sandpiper, which he named Piper. What he came up with was a baby sandpiper who is no longer being fed by his mother, so he has to overcome his fear of the water to get his own meals.

    Piper Disney Pixar finalLasseter was impressed by the progress and greenlit the project to be Pixar’s latest short for "Dory."

    Barillaro said it was working with Stanton as animation supervisor on “WALL-E” that made him understand how to make a compelling and personal six-minute short about a sandpiper and his mother with absolutely zero dialogue.

    “People have to remember, when we start these things, we have no idea how we’ll pull it off,” Barillaro said. “I remember reading the script for ‘WALL-E’ and going to Andrew’s office and reading act one and couldn’t believe we were going to tell a love story between two robots with no dialogue. I felt I was taking lessons learned from that film and applying them to mine.”

    It took just over a year and a half to do the animation for “Piper,” which included close to 7 million feathers created for the sandpipers and billions of sand pebbles to make up the beach.

    “At some point you just realize numbers haven’t been created to count how many we did,” Barillaro said of the sand pebbles.

    But seeing as “Piper” was born from a Tools session, Barillaro wanted to push the animation technology at Pixar as far as he could. The short uses the new render software that Stanton also used in “Finding Dory,” and to get the sandpiper feathers and the rushing tide to look right, animators — who totaled up to 40 — did almost everything by hand, as opposed to having the software create simulations.

    Alan Barillaro Deborah Coleman Pixar.JPG“We pushed the rendering power to its limit in this film,” Barillaro said.

    But with all Pixar projects, short or long, focus on the story is paramount. And Barillaro’s biggest challenge was finding a way to have Piper and his mother carry a conversation without it looking too human.

    Dialogue that was written by Barillaro guided the team initially, but by year three of production, they had to figure out how to make Piper and his mom communicate on their own.

    “I was very passionate about not humanizing the story and not going to gestures that are very human, like using hands,” Barillaro said. “One time I asked the animator to do a head shake for the bird, like a human saying ‘no.’ And what I appreciated was a note that John gave me saying, ‘I know it’s hard, but look for another gesture.’ His encouragement to keep looking and not going for the easy one, that meant a lot.”

    Barillaro finally handed off “Piper” a few weeks ago — literally hours before the deadline to have the short attached to “Finding Dory” when it plays in theaters. He admits it’s a bittersweet feeling.

    “It’s the moment you feel you know how to do it,” he said.

    But he also knows that at Pixar, there’s always something else to tackle.

    “You come back to the office the next day and after all those years being a bird, now you have to be a monster or a fish,” he said.

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    While there were so many gorgeous gowns at the 89th Annual Academy Awards, not every celebrity wowed on the carpet.

    Some of the looks were frumpy, too busy, or simply missed the mark for one of the most fashionable nights in Hollywood. While all these stars are physically beautiful, let's be honest — they could have looked better.

    Here are our top picks for the worst-dressed stars at the Oscars on Sunday night:

    Leslie Mann looked beautiful as always with husband Judd Apatow, but her chartreuse dress — with a sad boob bow — was a wrinkly miss.

    "Fifty Shades Darker" star Dakota Johnson looked like a shiny Victorian ghost in her gold Gucci dress.

    Source: Vogue

    Musician Pharrell Williams had way too much going on with his tux, from the extra buttons to the copious amount of black necklaces.

    Even his creative director Mimi Valdes looked confused.

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    The Oscars aren't just a time for fashion's elite to strut their stuff— their makeup and hair must also be on point.

    Ironically, some of the worst-dressed stars of the night also had some of the best makeup and hairstyles. And then there were celebrities like Janelle Monáe and Chrissy Teigen who stunned across the board.

    Keep reading to see the best beauty looks of the 2017 Academy Awards:

    Janelle Monáe looked like a goddess with her short haircut and beatiful gold headband.

    Felicity Jones kept things simple and sweet with pink lipstick and side-swept bangs.

    Taraji P. Henson went for va-va-va-voom hair and a sultry smokey eye.

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    Netflix is betting big on its latest blockbuster, "Bright," starring Will Smith. It's a cop thriller set in an alternate universe where humans, orcs, elves and fairies co-exist. A routine patrol has Will Smith's character uncovering a "darkness" that will alter the future.

    Netflix reportedly paid over $90 million for the film. It's directed by David Ayer, who directed "Suicide Squad." It also stars Joel Edgerton and Noomi Rapace. It will stream only on Netflix this December.

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    Though they're certainly not lacking in attention, a number of the nominees for best picture at Sunday night's Oscars actually didn't get that much attention at the box office. 

    Several of the films nominated — from winner "Moonlight" to "Hell or High Water"—didn't do big business in theaters. That’s because quite a few of the 2017 Oscar darlings are indie movies that just didn't get the exposure that the wide releases did — and had much smaller budgets.

    We took a look at every 2017 best picture nominee’s budget and compared it to its domestic box-office gross, based on numbers from Box Office Mojo.

    While some movies didn’t make anything close to blockbuster money, every movie on the list exceeded its budget and didn’t lose any money. 

    It’s no huge surprise that “Hidden Figures” has made the most domestically, since it seems to have the most commercial appeal out of all the nominees on the list, with its moving true story and a star-studded cast. Though it's still a notable achievement for the best picture contender that's led by black actresses (and one with a modest budget).

    “La La Land” also has commercial appeal and, with its 6 wins and 14 nominations, a lot of Academy appeal, too. The fact that the stylish and modern movie musical stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling certainly helped.

    The third at the box office, “Arrival,” benefited from its sleek sci-fi concept and marketing, plus marquee names in Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forrest Whitaker. It was also the most expensive to make on the list.

    See below how all the 2017 Oscar best picture nominees did at the box office compared to their budgets:bi graphics_best_picture_budget

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    The INSIDER Summary:

    • "Moonlight" won best picture at the Oscars after Faye Dunaway already announced "La La Land" won.
    • When "Moonlight" was announced as the real winner, the audience was shocked.
    • Celebrities reacted both in the Dolby theater and on Twitter.

    Sunday night's shocking mix-up in announcing the winner of 2017's best picture Academy Award is the biggest mistake in Oscar history. Faye Dunaway, along with Warren Beatty, announced that "La La Land" won best picture. In reality, "Moonlight" won, as "La La Land" producer Jordan Horowitz announced in the middle of his would-be Oscar-winning speech.

    The reactions were tremendous. Here are 29 celebrity reactions in the Dolby Theatre during the ceremony, and on Twitter.

    1. When the real winner was announced, the entire audience stood up to applaud.

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    2. Barry Jenkins, who directed "Moonlight," was visibly shocked. He respected how Horowitz handled the situation.

    barry jenkins oscar audience moonlight win

    3. This photo of the front-row audience captures how chaotic the moment was.

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    4. Casey Affleck looks like he's trying to figure out what was going on.

    casey affleck oscar reaction

    5. And "Hacksaw Ridge" director Mel Gibson looks like he was either gasping, or caught picking his nose.

    mel gibson oscar reaction

    6. Ryan Gosling, on stage with the "La La Land" crew, was laughing in astonishment.

    ryan gosling oscar moonlight win reaction

    "Well how about that?" seems to be his reaction.

    ryan gosling moonlight oscar win reaction

    7. Busy Philipps, Michelle Williams's Oscar date, couldn't believe this was actually happening.

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    8. The Rock, who correctly made an announcement onstage earlier in the telecast, was delighted.

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    9. Viola Davis, who won the Oscar for supporting actress for her role in "Fences," shouted in joy.

    viola davis joy moonlight oscar win

    10. Her "Fences" director and co-star Denzel Washington had a tight smile on his face.

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    11. Matt Damon let out an applause whistle.

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    12. Taraji P. Henson, who starred in "Hidden Figures," was slack-jawed with disbelief.

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    13. The Oscar camera caught Nicole Kidman somewhere between shock and a smile.

    nicole kidman moonlight reaction oscar

    14. Octavia Spencer was about to cry with happiness.

    octavia spencer moonlight oscar reaction

    15. Dev Patel and his mother were really happy for the "Moonlight" crew.

    dev patel mother moonlight oscar reaction

    16. And Ruth Negga, nominated for best actress in "Loving," was savoring the moment.

    ruth negga oscar reaction

    17. On Twitter, Jessica Chastain wrote that she was happy "Moonlight" won after all.

    18. Katy Perry won her bet. 

    19. Andy Cohen was shocked.

    20. "Silicon Valley" actor Kumail Nanjiani was impressed by how gracefully the "La La Land" folks handled it.

    21. B.J. Novak is upset that Casey Affleck won the best actor prize for "Manchester by the Sea."

    22. Billy Eichner hoped that wasn't the only mistake they made.

    There was

    23. Chloë Grace Moretz says what we're all thinking.

    24. Bette Midler felt bad for all the people who turned off their TVs early.

    25. Shonda Rhimes was pleasantly surprised.

    26. Oprah Winfrey was happy her favorite film won.

    27. Gabrielle Union was dazed by the surprise win.

    28. Elizabeth Banks knows a good twist ending when she sees one.

    29. The last shot of the Oscar telecast was of everyone in the auditorium, standing and cheering in disbelief.

    oscar telecast last shot

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    The 89th Academy Awards proved to be one of the most eventful in history — and one of the most awkward. Just as the cast and crew from "La La Land" were wrapping up their victory speeches, a man in a headset came rushing on stage, and everything went downhill from there. Here's what happened during what the internet is calling "envelopegate."

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    The INSIDER Summary:

    • "La La Land" was mistakenly named best picture at the Oscars after an envelope mix-up. 
    A similar envelope mix-up happened once before in 1964.
    • Sammy Davis Jr. received the wrong envelope to announce best adaptation or treatment score.
    • He actually announced the winner for best original score.
    • Davis Jr. quickly rectified the mistake.

    Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty's announcement of "La La Land" as the winner for best picture — instead of, correctly, "Moonlight"— at Sunday night's Oscars is the biggest flub in the history of the show.

    The last time a mistake close to that magnitude happened in 1964, at the 36th Academy Awards. Entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. went onstage to announce the award for best adaptation or treatment score.

    He took out the card from the envelope and said the winner was "John Addison, for 'Tom Jones.'"

    The problem? John Addison wasn't even nominated for that category, nor was anyone else from the movie "Tom Jones." Addison was nominated for the best original score category instead. It wasn't until the 1985 awards that best adaptation or treatment score and best original score were merged into a single category.

    sammy davis jr oscars

    After a light applause, and some muttering, Davis Jr. rushed back to the microphone and apologized.

    "They gave me the wrong envelope. Wait 'till the NAACP hears about this," he joked.

    Davis Jr. then received the correct envelope, put on his glasses, and announced that André Previn won for the film "Irma la Douce."

    Previn went onstage for a brief speech. Afterwards, Davis Jr. read out the nominees for the best original score category.

    "...and John Addison for 'Tom Jones,'" he said. "Guess who the winner is?"

    Addison, it turned out, wasn't even at the ceremony that night. His friend Elmer Bernstein accepted the award on his behalf.

    elmer bernstein oscar acceptance

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    Regardless of if you love watching the Oscars or love to hate-watch the awards, the highlight is always when there's an upset winner — and that happened in spectacular fashion at Sunday night's Oscars.

    With months of predictions about why a person or film is going to win, there's nothing like watching the genuine surprise and spontaneous, authentic reaction when someone seems to steal away Hollywood's biggest prize. That can range from Roberto Benigni standing on his seat after winning best actor in 1999 to Adrien Brody planting a big kiss on presenter Halle Berry when he won the award in 2003.

    And now we can add to that list the shocking best-picture upset by "Moonlight" over "La La Land," and the confusion amid the announcement of the award, at the 2017 Oscars.

    Here are the 20 biggest upsets in Oscar history, and where "Moonlight" ranks:

    SEE ALSO: RANKED: The 10 worst movies to win the best picture Oscar — and what should have won

    20. Anna Paquin wins best supporting actress for "The Piano" (1994)

    Rarely does the Academy award children, but at 11 years old Paquin took the award, beating out Emma Thompson ("In the Name of the Father"), Winona Ryder ("The Age of Innocence"), Rosie Perez ("Fearless"), and Holly Hunter ("The Firm"), who was also nominated in the best actress category for playing opposite Paquin in "The Piano." She would win in that category.

    19. "The King’s Speech" wins best picture (2011)

    What was thought to be a film that would showcase Colin Firth's talents to earn him an Oscar (and it did), the movie shocked the likes of nominees "The Social Network,""The Fighter," and "127 Hours" to win the top prize.

    18. Grace Kelly beats Judy Garland for best actress (1955)

    Judy Garland had an iconic career but never received an Oscar (not counting her 1940 juvenile award for best performance by a child actor). Her best chance was for "A Star Is Born" in 1955 but Grace Kelly got the best actress prize instead. A puzzling choice by the Academy voters, especially since her win went for her role in the forgettable "The Country Girl" when in the same year she starred in Hitchcock classics "Rear Window" and "Dial M for Murder."

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    The INSIDER Summary:

    • Halle Berry remains the first and only black woman to have won the Oscar for best actress.
    • It was in 2002 for her performance in the film "Monster's Ball."
    • Black women in Hollywood still struggle to get the recognition they deserve.


    The 89th Academy Awards ended up being a historic night for Viola Davis. After winning best supporting actress for her role in  "Fences," Davis is now the first black actor to earn all three major acting awards: the Tony, the Emmy and the Oscar. Davis also was the first black actress to earn three Oscar nominations.

    Davis' accomplishments are a big win for women of color. Unfortunately, they also serve as a reminder of lingering racial inequality in America. Though Davis and other black actresses have delivered many strong and notable performances, only one has ever won an Oscar for best lead actress. 

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    Over the years, several black actresses have won best supporting actress, including Hattie McDaniel, Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Hudson, Mo'Nique, Octavia Spencer, Lupita Nyong'o and now, Viola Davis. 

    But Halle Berry holds the record as the only black actress to ever win the Oscar for best actress in a leading role, an award she earned at the 2002 Academy Awards for her performance in "Monster's Ball." Berry gave a moving acceptance speech about how the win opened the door for other women of color. The Oscar also paid off — literally. When she won, Berry's earnings per role jumped from $118,750 to $6,500,000

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    It's important to note that Berry's Oscar didn't make being a black woman in Hollywood much easier. It has been 15 years since Berry won best actress, but there have been plenty of powerful performances from black actresses who could have taken home the gold. In 2009, Gabourey Sidibe was nominated for best actress for her role in "Precious," but she didn't win. In 2011, Viola Davis was nominated for best actress for her role in "The Help." She also didn't win. Quvenzhané Wallis was not a woman but a child — just nine years old (and 135 days) — when she was nominated for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" in 2012 and did not win. 

    Despite some big wins for people of color at the 2017 Oscars — including best picture win for "Moonlight"— in many ways, #OscarsSoWhite still rings true.

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    The INSIDER Summary: 

    • Brie Larson handed Casey Affleck his Oscar for best actor.
    • Casey Affleck is an alleged sexual harasser.
    • Larson won her Oscar last year for playing a victim of sexual abuse.
    • Her expression and body language made it look like she wasn't happy with Affleck's win.

    Brie Larson may be an Oscar-winning actress, but she's not quite perfected her poker face. All awards season, every time she had to give an award to Casey Affleck, her face betrayed her. It happened most infamously at the Golden Globes — and it happened again Sunday night at the 89th Academy Awards.

    Of course, if you won an Oscar for playing the victim of sexual assault, you might also feel ambivalent about giving an alleged sexual harasser an award.

    Larson stood strong for victims of sexual violence last year, between her performance in "Room" and hugging every single survivor of sexual assault as they came off the stage after Lady Gaga's performance. But as the winner of the best actress Oscar the year before, she was, by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tradition, obligated to hand out the best actor award. She almost certainly would have preferred giving the prize to Denzel Washington.

    In the process of handing Affleck his award — in watching her refuse to clap as he spoke — she summarized exactly how it felt to watch the actor win: gross.

    There's a valuable debate to be had about separating art from artist. It's a topic that actress Constance Wu came down hard against earlier this Oscar season, Her argument, in short, was that an award is not just for a performance, but a person. To fete the individual despite their actions — in this case, despite Affleck settling two separate suits from women he worked with on his film "I'm Still Here" in which they accused him of sexual harassment — is to honor their whole persona.

    The counter to Wu's point would be that, when honoring art, the work must trump the person, because otherwise the Oscars would turn into a judgment of every nominee on a personal level. But on a macro level, it's frustrating to continually see white men like Affleck, Roman Polanski, Mel Gibson and Woody Allen rewarded despite their alleged behavior.

    Affleck's win is frustrating in multiple ways at once. It's hard to cheer one of the year's great performances being celebrated when the man behind it is so unlikable — and hasn't had to truly answer for himself.

    That's why it's so satisfying to see Larson — and Viola Davis and Emma Stone, who looked deeply not thrilled to be taking photos with Affleck backstage — refuse to smile and disregard Affleck's alleged actions. It's small, and it may even be petty, but it's a protest against Hollywood's continued celebration of men like him despite what they're accused of.

    Brie Larson refusing to smile or clap for Casey Affleck doesn't change anything. He's still an Oscar winner. He will continue to get work in this industry, and he will not have to answer for what he's accused of doing. She even had to hug him. But in this one moment, for those watching who were disgusted to see Affleck win, Larson reacted in protest. It's a small action, but a powerful one.

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    There may not be a literal "movie jail" in Hollywood, but it's still real — just ask Mel Gibson.

    Gibson graced the Oscars once again on Sunday night and looked in good spirits, as he should have: His movie "Hacksaw Ridge" was a best-picture nominee, it took home two awards (for editing and sound mixing), and he was nominated for best director.

    But 10 years ago, the once superstar actor and Oscar-winning director hit his public rock bottom when he was arrested on a DUI charge on the Pacific Coast Highway in California. It was neither the first nor the last time a movie star would meet that fate, but it's the infamous, hate-filled rant he went on while being placed into a police car that caused his implosion in the media.

    "F---ing Jews ... the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world," the drunk Gibson slurred that evening in a leaked recording.

    Gibson took hits for the comments, apologized publicly, and met with Jewish leaders to ask for forgiveness.

    All wasn't forgiven, but he was on the right track.

    In 2010, however, the mega talent agency William Morris Endeavor dropped Gibson after tapes surfaced of him going on a racist rant and making a death threat against his ex-girlfriend.

    mel gibsonFor many in Hollywood, it was the last straw; they turned their backs on him. Since 2006, he's starred in only one studio-backed movie, "Edge of Darkness."

    "I think he's essentially been blacklisted in the industry," Shane Black, who wrote "Lethal Weapon" and directed "The Nice Guys,"told Business Insider in May. "I think people don't want to work with him."

    There have been exceptions. Jodie Foster, a close friend, cast Gibson in her 2011 directing effort, "The Beaver," and Robert Downey Jr., who found support in Gibson when he had his own substance-abuse problems in the late 1990s, tried to persuade Marvel Studios to hire Gibson to direct "Iron Man 3."

    But mostly Gibson has been an outcast in Hollywood, and that was most evident in his directing efforts, which had dried up following 2006's "Apocalypto."

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    That is, until "Hacksaw Ridge."

    As much as we love to see our stars knocked down a peg — whether or not we acknowledge it — we're even more excited when they stage a comeback. And that's where we are in Gibson's career trajectory.

    The World War II drama "Hacksaw Ridge," Gibson's first directing effort since 2006, has fueled the best press Gibson has gotten in a decade.

    Along with earning over $175 million worldwide, the movie and Gibson himself received a warm welcome from the Academy, a sign that Hollywood's elite inner circle has welcomed the 61-year-old legend back into the club.

    Taking some good-natured ribbing by host Jimmy Kimmel on Sunday night was sort of the climax to moments over the past year when Gibson put on a brave face to take hits from his critics. While promoting "Hacksaw Ridge" on Variety's "Playback" podcast, Gibson spoke about his 2006 arrest, and he was candid, though defensive.

    "Ten years have gone by," Gibson said. "I'm feeling good. I'm sober, all of that kind of stuff, and for me it's a dim thing in the past. But others bring it up, which kind of I find annoying, because I don't understand why after 10 years it's any kind of issue. Surely if I was really what they say I was, some kind of hater, there'd be evidence of actions somewhere. There never has been.

    "I've never discriminated against anyone or done anything that sort of supports that reputation," Gibson continued. "And for one episode in the back of a police car on eight double tequilas to sort of dictate all the work, life's work, and beliefs and everything else that I have and maintain for my life is really unfair."

    Obviously, Gibson has some scars. But hopefully he's aware that, in addition to being on "eight double tequilas" behind the wheel leading nowhere good, the drinks don't excuse the speech or ideas behind them.

    It's likely Gibson will never again be the leading man of a studio movie, and perhaps he finds that doing gonzo movies like his most recent "Blood Father" works best for him.

    But it's his directing work that might define him for the next decade, and "Hacksaw Ridge" is the foundation for that.

    Hacksaw Ridge Mike Rogers Lionsgate final"Ridge" star Andrew Garfield, who received a best-actor Oscar nomination for his work, plays Desmond T. Doss, an Army medic who served during the Battle of Okinawa and refused to carry a gun. He became the first conscientious objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor.

    Gibson's work behind the camera, which earned him Oscars for best director and best picture in 1996 for "Braveheart," is as moving and bloody as ever.

    The film's distributor, Lionsgate, eventually got more comfortable touting Gibson. The first poster for "Ridge" didn't even have his name on it, instead saying it was "from the acclaimed director of 'Braveheart' and 'The Passion of the Christ.'" But TV spots before the release called "Ridge""a film by Mel Gibson."

    This has all led to Gibson being thrust back into the global spotlight. He was reportedly in talks with Warner Bros. about directing the "Suicide Squad" sequel. He's also working on a sequel to his megahit "The Passion of the Christ." Titled "The Resurrection," it will be "a huge undertaking," according to Gibson. (A script is currently being developed.)

    "Passion of the Christ" had its own controversies surrounding it, but no one could deny it had devoted fans and box-office might. Given Gibson's slow climb back to relevance, a movie about the resurrection of Jesus seems like an oddly fitting comeback.

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