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12 big blockbuster movies you may not realize are on Netflix — and a few on Hulu too


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  • Netflix's movie catalog may have decreased in recent years but it still offers plenty of blockbuster movies to choose from.
  • Hulu also offers worthy crowd-pleasers you may not know are available to stream.

While Netflix's catalog of movies has decreased dramatically in recent years to focus on television, the streaming service still offers plenty of big, blockbuster movies that users may not know is available. 

From recent hits like "Beauty and the Beast" and "Doctor Strange" to classic action-adventure flicks like "Armageddon" and "Men In Black," Netflix still has worthy big-screen crowd-pleasers ready for audiences to stream at their convenience. (Thanks in large part to its deal with Disney.)

Even Hulu offers a number of blockbuster choices, including the entire "Indiana Jones" series.

Here are 19 blockbuster movies you may not know are on Netflix and Hulu:

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"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"

Available to stream on Netflix

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is the sequel to 2014's "Guardians of the Galaxy," which brought the Marvel Cinematic Universe off Earth and to new worlds. "Vol. 2" pushes the team to their limits with a more personal story, as Star-Lord, played by Chris Pratt, discovers who is real father is: Ego, the all-powerful being played by Kurt Russell. 

"Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"

Available to stream on Netflix

Netflix only recently picked up the first film in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, and if you have three hours to spare, you can re-visit Middle-Earth at your convenience. 

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

Available to stream on Netflix

If you're excited about "Solo: A Star Wars Story" in May, you may want to revisit the "Star Wars" franchise's first spin-off film, "Rogue One," which portrays the efforts of the Rebels to steal the Death Star plans immediately before the events of "A New Hope."

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The last 15 best-picture Oscar winners prove how out of touch Hollywood's biggest night is with general audiences


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It's easy to say that the Oscars are out of touch with the regular moviegoer, but when you dive into the numbers it's scary how correct that general thought is.

We looked back at the lifetime domestic gross for the last 15 best picture Oscar winners and matched those with the lifetime gross for the movies that topped those years at the box office. And only once did they match up (2003's "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King").

In fact, most of the best picture Oscar winners didn't crack $100 million at the box office and only two crossed the $200 million mark — and that's counting inflation!

See the last 15 years for yourself below. As you'll see, the numbers don't lie.

Note: All figures are domestic grosses only from Box Office Mojo and are added for inflation.

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2016 Best Picture - "Moonlight" $27.8 million

2016 Box Office Winner - "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" $554.8 million

2015 Best Picture - "Spotlight" $47.8 million

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The director of last year's infamous Oscars telecast looks back on the 'La La Land'-'Moonlight' mix-up that ended up winning him an Emmy


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Glenn Weiss has made a career directing some of the most nerve-wracking live television shows ever created.

Working on the Emmy Awards, Tony Awards, American Music Awards, BET Awards, Super Bowl halftime show, and New Year's Rockin' Eve, Weiss thought he'd seen it all over a 30-year career.

But then came last year's Academy Awards.

It was the second time he had directed the epic show, and everything was running smoothly until the final award of the night: best picture.

You know the rest.

The presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the wrong envelope, they incorrectly said "La La Land" won, and the cast and crew came onstage, setting up one of the most incredible live moments in TV history. A "La La Land" producer, Jordan Horowitz, realizing his movie did not win, held up the card revealing that the real best-picture winner was "Moonlight."

A year later, Weiss is preparing to direct another Oscars telecast (airing Sunday), but he still can't shake those infamous few minutes of live television.

"I had no idea that one shot of a card that says 'Moonlight' will probably define my career for the rest of my life," Weiss told Business Insider over the phone.

Here Weiss breaks down how his team captured the best-picture win at the 89th Academy Awards.

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"I really thought he was just being funny"

In retrospect, Warren Beatty's reaction to seeing what was inside the envelope he and Faye Dunaway were given spoke volumes. But at the time, Weiss just thought Beatty was putting on the same act he was doing during rehearsals.

"Warren and Faye were very playful with each other during rehearsals," Weiss said. "So when he started doing that I really thought he was just being funny."

Once "La La Land" was announced as the winner, Weiss said, he and his team were getting ready to present the host Jimmy Kimmel's closing bit and the end credits.

"It didn't feel like anything was wrong — looking back, Warren was looking for help," Weiss said.

Still on the live broadcast, Beatty eventually told the audience that he had been given not the card for best picture but a duplicate of the card announcing Emma Stone as the winner of best actress for "La La Land."

"All my years of training at that moment went 180 degrees"

Weiss said he wasn't notified that something was wrong until a minute and a half after "La La Land" was announced. By that time, the producers of the movie had begun giving their acceptance speeches.

"I hear in the headset from my lead stage manager, 'The accountant just said he thinks we gave the wrong winner,'" Weiss recalled. "I said, 'Get out there and get this fixed.'"

The broadcast showed a person with a headset walking into the camera frame onstage. Weiss said he allowed that to be seen because he decided instantly to show what was unfolding, which goes against everything he was taught.

"When you direct live television, your training says if something is going so wrong that your stage manager has to go out there, you're going to do a wide shot," Weiss said. "That's just what we do when we try to keep shows clean. All my years of training at that moment went 180 degrees. I basically thought, something really bad just happened — I don't want the headline tomorrow to be we tried to cover it up."

Weiss showed all the whispering and scurrying onstage as producers gave their acceptance speeches and members of the crew tried to obtain the correct envelope.

Weiss was "obsessed" with getting a shot of the card that named the real best-picture winner

Weiss said he became "instantly obsessed" with finding someone holding the correct winning card.

"I basically told one of our camera operators who didn't have an assignment at that moment to just go tight on the card if anyone holds it up," Weiss said.

The director said all he was trying to do in the moment was show the audience watching at home what they all were seeing. And then the "La La Land" producer Jordan Horowitz lifted up the card that said "Moonlight" was the winner.

"When that card was held up and we took the shot, honestly, I was just doing what my gut told me to do," Weiss said. "Now, it's the most talked about thing. It's crazy."

Weiss said the significance of that shot didn't hit him until the next day when he began seeing the shot in newspapers and on TV. He acknowledges that didn't make him that pleased.

"I felt really good about that television show I made," he said. "The next morning reading about this one shot of the card was weird because I really thought the show was beautiful."

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MoviePass' CEO explains why a 'small percentage' of accounts were terminated, and how to make sure it won't happen to you (HMNY)



  • MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe explained why a "small percentage" of MoviePass subscribers were terminated in the beginning of February.
  • Lowe addressed the customer service issues the company has been dealing with since its gigantic increase in subscribers.

In the beginning of February, a “small percentage” of MoviePass subscribers were startled to find an email in their inboxes from the app announcing their accounts had been terminated. The reason: They had allegedly violated the company’s terms of service.

This move led to a slew of complaints on social media by those who received the email, and many stories from those who claimed MoviePass had canceled their subscriptions without proper cause.

Since then, Business Insider has received over a dozen emails from customers who believe they should not have lost the service. Some said they had spent hours trying to get through to a customer service agent to plead their case, only to be told they either had violated the terms of service and nothing could be done, or that their request to be reactivated would be sent to another department. This led to days of waiting for the customers to learn their fate.

So why did MoviePass delete accounts, and what do customers need to do to make sure they never get flagged by the app?

Business Insider had a phone call with MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe to get answers.

Trying to kick out those that are taking advantage of MoviePass

Lowe said MoviePass started terminating accounts after it found a group of repeat offenders who consistently violated MoviePass' terms of service. The violations were found by a loss prevention team Lowe hired, and included users checking in for a basic 2D ticket but then getting a 3D, RealD, or IMAX ticket; using MoviePass to obtain movie-theater gift cards; or buying concessions along with a ticket, according to Lowe.

Lowe said these overcharges “cost a lot of money” for MoviePass to cover.

moviepass CEO mitch loweThe reason why the MoviePass MasterCard is able to buy more than a 2D movie ticket, Lowe explained, is because MoviePass always keeps more than a 2D ticket price on the card just in case a movie theater suddenly raises the price. That way the MoviePass customer won’t get shut out of a movie they are allowed to see with the app.

“We’re trying to run a business, we offer a great service at an amazing value, and you have a small percentage of people who are taking advantage of us to the detriment of our customers who are enjoying the service,” Lowe told Business Insider.

Lowe pointed out that MoviePass even sent out a warning email a month ago to some of the customers who were part of the group of accounts terminated in the beginning of February. The warning said they had been violating the terms of service and if they continued to do so, their accounts would be canceled.

However, Lowe did admit that upon further review, MoviePass found not all of those accounts were terminated due to the fault of the customers. The aftermath has highlighted that MoviePass needs to have a better relationship with movie theaters and improve its customer service.

Making inroads with movie theaters and winning back customers

A majority of the MoviePass customers who contacted Business Insider had similar theories for why their accounts were flagged: They all bought tickets at the box office (rather than a kiosk) and a theater staff member did not know how to properly run the transaction.

This has occurred in numerous ways. One example given was the box office combining the charge of the MoviePass subscriber and non-MoviePass patron with them, causing the MoviePass subscriber’s account to look like it went over its allowed total. Another was a situation when the theater’s box office was also the concession stand, and the theater staff combined both the MoviePass charge and the concession.

Some theaters that accept MoviePass have caught onto this happening and have taken steps to better educate their staff and patrons.

In fact, one customer sent Business Insider a photo of the sign their local theater has put up to help remind MoviePass customers how to correctly use it.

moviepass“I know for a fact theaters are taking advantage of the customer in this scenario,” Lowe said.

Lowe stressed that despite having a MoviePass subscription — which means with the service you get to see one movie a day per month — you should look at your theater receipt to make sure your charge is done properly by your theater.

And to help theaters better understand how to accommodate MoviePass subscribers, Lowe said he'd hired on four additional staff members to MoviePass' movie theater relations team. He also said MoviePass would have a presence at April’s CinemaCon, the annual movie theater convention, in hopes of improving its relationship with theater owners.

“We need to do a good job in better communicating to the exhibitor community so they can help us help their customers,” Lowe said.

But what happens if a MoviePass subscriber realizes they were overcharged? What are they supposed to do so MoviePass doesn’t terminate their account?

The logical answer would be to call MoviePass customer service, but since the app changed its price plan to $10 a month, its customer service has been overwhelmed by new subscribers. If you take a glance at the MoviePass social media accounts, you will notice they are flooded with complaints from subscribers who can't get through to anyone in customer service.

However, Lowe is confident that is about to improve.

“We are not fulfilling quickly the customer service demand and a lot of that is because we were not working with the right provider nor had the right team in place,” he said. “And we have just recently put in a new leader in that group and brought in a new provider that is essentially starting this week. We’re making some big improvements.”

Lowe said the company’s revamp of its customer service includes having over 100 full-time customer service reps on the team.

“It’s definitely not something I’m proud of,” Lowe said of the customer service woes. “It’s just not been as easy as throwing bodies at it. It’s a combination of a lot of different things. But I feel very good about our new direction and its ability to create a much better experience for our customers.”

And it starts with reactivating the customers who had their accounts deleted but had legitimate excuses for charges larger than their allotted amount per-movie.

Lowe said that roughly 10% of the members terminated in early February have been reinstated.  

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'Black Panther' easily wins the box office for a 3rd-straight weekend


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  • With an estimated $65.7 million this weekend, "Black Panther easily wins the box office for third-straight weekend.
  • "Red Sparrow" came in second with $17 million, and "Death Wish" took third with $13 million.

"Black Panther" is box office king once again.

The latest Disney/Marvel sensation took in an estimated $65.7 million, according to boxofficepro, to win the weekend for a third consecutive weekend.

The movie has now earned over $500 million domestically, making it the second-highest grossing Marvel Cinematic Universe title ever, passing "Avengers: Age of Ultron" ($459 million) and behind "The Avengers" ($623.3 million).

Coming in second place was 20th Century Fox's $69-million racy spy drama "Red Sparrow," starring Jennifer Lawrence. The title took in $17 million, following luke-warm reviews and negativity directed at its sexually explicit scenes.

In third was MGM's $30-million"Death Wish," a reboot of the 1974 Charles Bronson hit about a father who seeks out vigilante justice. Starring Bruce Willis in the lead, the movie took in $13 million. This as the gun debate is at its peak following the horrific school shooting in Florida in February.

"Black Panther"'s box office thrown will get its greatest challenge next weekend when Disney releases Ava DuVernay's anticipated "A Wrinkle in Time." It will be interesting to see which comes out on top.

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Actress Taraji P. Henson threw a little dig at Ryan Seacrest on the Oscars red carpet in the wake of the sexual misconduct allegations against him


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  • Taraji P. Henson is one of the few Hollywood stars interviewed by Ryan Seacrest on the Oscars red carpet to take a dig at him following the sexual misconduct allegations against him.
  • The actress told him, "The universe has a way of taking care of the good people," then flicked his chin.

Ryan Seacrest is doing his usual red carpet coverage of the Oscars on Sunday for E!, but there's some controversy over that decision this year, as sexual misconduct allegations are hanging over his head.

Seacrest has been on the carpet since 5 p.m. ET interviewing stars and getting big names like Oscar nominees Allison Janney and Mary J. Blige to come and talk to him. But he wasn't able to escape some shade from Taraji P. Henson.

While being interviewed by Seacrest, the actress answered a question by saying, "You know what, the universe has a way of taking care of the good people, you know what I mean?" Then she flicked his chin. While she wasn't overtly mentioning the allegations against Seacrest, her look and tone clearly conveyed what she was talking about.

Seacrest answered by saying, "I agree."

The little dig is certain to make headlines as so far Henson is the only star to seemingly address the accusations against Seacrest.

Before Seacrest went on air Sunday on the Oscars carpet, a report surfaced that E! would be on a 30-second delay to make sure to catch anything shocking that could be said to Seacrest. However, a network spokesperson denied the report, and said it was "business as usual."

Here are some of the reactions to Henson's comment on Twitter:


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The star of 'Black Panther' revealed that Denzel Washington paid for his college acting classes — and he finally got to thank the veteran actor


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  • Chadwick Boseman says Denzel Washington paid for his acting classes at Oxford University back when he was a student.
  • "I've basically been holding this secret my whole career," Boseman told Jimmy Fallon earlier this week.
  • The "Black Panther" star said he's since met Washington in real life and thanked him.

Denzel Washington is the secret reason why Chadwick Boseman is such a great actor.

On the Oscars red carpet, Boseman declined to get into the details. But on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Wednesday, the "Black Panther" star explained that Washington paid part of his tuition through a scholarship program while he took a summer class studying drama at Oxford University.

"I've basically been holding this secret my whole career. When I came back, I got a beneficiary letter and it said Denzel Washington paid for you," Boseman said.

Boseman said he didn't want to say anything publicly unless he had become more successful. He first told the story in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine published in February.

"I'm sure he has no idea. It was random,"Boseman said. "I couldn't wait to write my thank-you letter! ... I've been waiting to meet him, so I can tell him."

Since the article was published, Boseman had the chance to meet Washington. Boseman told Fallon that he joked about it.

"Oh, so that's why I'm here - you owe me money!" Washington told Boseman. "I came to collect!"

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From Harvey Weinstein to Mark Wahlberg, Jimmy Kimmel didn't pull punches in his Oscars opening


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  • Jimmy Kimmel opened the 90th Academy Awards with thoughts on Harvey Weinstein and the nominated movies.
  • He also said the men in Hollywood should use the Oscar statue as an example of how to behave.

To open the 90th Academy Awards, host Jimmy Kimmel had the arduous task of addressing everything that had happened since last year's Oscars.

From the best picture blunder that ended last year's show, to the recent #MeToo Movement, there was a lot to cover in the opening monologue. But the late-night host pulled it off impressively and with his usual dry humor.

Looking back on the best-picture fiasco, Kimmel asked the nominees to not "get up right way" if they heard their name called. This was a reference to the close-to-two-minutes that "La La Land" was thought to be the winner of best picture last year before it was revealed that it was, in fact, "Moonlight."

But Kimmel's juicy material came when talked about Harvey Weinstein being kicked out of the Academy following the dozens of sexual misconduct allegations against him, and the wave of allegations against other powerful men in the industry after that. 

Kimmel actually used a giant statue of the Oscar award on the stage next to him as a example of how men in Hollywood should act going forward.

"Oscar is the most respected man in Hollywood, he keeps his hands where you can see them, never says a rude word, and has no penis at all. That’s the kind of men we need," he said. 

Kimmel also added, "Here’s how clueless Hollywood is about women: We made a movie called 'What Women Want' and it starred Mel Gibson."

Kimmel then addressed the pay gap controversy surrounding the movie “All the Money in the World,” in which it was reported Mark Wahlberg made much, much more than his costar Michelle Williams while doing reshoots of the movie after Kevin Spacey was replaced by Christopher Plummer (who is nominated for best supporting actor).

“This one shook me because if we can’t trust agents, who can we trust,” Kimmel joked after pointing out that Wahlberg and Williams were represented by the same talent agency.

Kimmel also threw out some political jokes. The one that landed the best was talking about the Oscar-nominated movie, "Call Me by Your Name." Pointing out that it didn't make a lot of money at the box office, he said, "We don’t make movies like 'Call Me by Your Name' to make money, we make them to upset Mike Pence."

Here's Kimmel's entire opening:


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How a guy who injected PEDs to see the effects scored an Oscar win and uncovered the biggest doping scandal in Olympics history


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  • "Icarus" won the Oscar for best documentary on Sunday.
  • It went from a Sundance sensation to a must-see movie on Netflix.
  • But for director Bryan Fogel, the Oscar win came after a 14-year struggle to find his niche in the business.

Bryan Fogel became one of the biggest success stories at Sundance in 2017, when his doping scandal documentary “Icarus” sold to Netflix for a staggering $5 million (unheard of for a documentary sale). And then on Sunday, it won the best documentary Oscar.

But his journey actually goes back 14 years, when his claim to fame was being the creator of an off-Broadway hit show.

Struggling to get into the business as an actor, writer, or director, Fogel co-wrote the stage play “Jewtopia” with Sam Wolfson in 2003. It's a comedy about two friends navigating the Jewish and Gentile dating scenes. It became a surprise hit, with Fogel and Wolfson starring as the male leads during runs in Los Angeles, and then off-Broadway for three and a half years.

That play then had a touring production, was put into book form, and even spawned a movie version starring Jennifer Love Hewitt in 2012 directed by Fogel.

But that’s when the party stopped. The movie barely got a theatrical run, and was thrust into streaming limbo following its 10% Rotten Tomatoes rating

Following that disappointment, and known around town only as “The Jewtopia Guy,” Fogel was stuck in the bubble Hollywood likes to put people in.

“There was nothing coming at me that was exciting,” Fogel told Business Insider. “In a way, I would call it director’s jail.”

Icarus 4 NetflixBut there was one thing that gave him comfort: cycling.

Fogel constantly rode his bike, sometimes even riding and doing competitions alongside pros. Around the time of accusations running wild in 2012 that Lance Armstrong was doping throughout his seven consecutive wins of the Tour de France, Fogel, who idolized Armstrong, began to wonder if the blame should be put on Armstrong or the entire system. Armstrong wasn’t the only one doping, though he finally admitted to doing it in 2013.

That led to Fogel to an idea.

“I like to make films and I like to ride my bike, so I set out on this journey to evade positive detection,” Fogel said. “Show on a bigger level how this anti-doping system essentially doesn’t work and hopefully make a cool movie in the process.”

In 2014, Fogel used $350,000 given to him by a friend and began to make “Icarus.” He hired a team of nutritionists and trainers to chart his progress, and through that he befriended the man who would be in charge of his doping process, a Russian scientist named Grigory Rodchenkov.

It took years to find what the movie was. Fogel admitted that the first two years of material hardly even made it in the finished version of the movie. But his “Super Size Me”-like journey to see how performance enhancing drugs bettered his cycling led to a friendship with Rodchenkov, which inevitably became his movie.

As shown halfway through "Icarus," Fogel begins to realize through his Skype conversations with Rodchenkov that he’s a major player in Russia’s doping of its athletes. In fact, he’s the guy.

It turns out Rodchenkov is the director of the Moscow laboratory, the Anti-Doping Centre, which does the complete opposite on a daily basis of what its name says it does. The lab, as Rodchenkov shows in the movie, doped the athletes and then carried through methods to make sure they got through the Sochi Winter Games in 2014 undetected.

Icarus 3 NetflixAround the time Fogel got this bombshell from Rodchenkov, producer Dan Cogan and his team at Impact Partners joined the movie, and gave Fogel the financing and support to complete it. This included Fogel’s trip to Moscow to see Rodchenkov at his lab for the final stage of his doping.

But then the movie took a drastic turn.

Doping allegations toward Russian Olympic athletes begin to come out in the news, with involvement tracing all the way up to Russian president Vladimir Putin. Fearful for his life, Rodchenkov devised a plan with Fogel to get him to the US.

“I had so many sleepless nights in that period,” Fogel said. “I had a responsibility. This story had to come out, and Grigory was the only person on planet earth who had this evidence.”

Fogel and Rodchenkov’s faces were suddenly plastered all over Russian television, and Fogel claiming his Facebook and email were constantly trying to be hacked into. This led to the movie's most dramatic moment, Rodchenkov getting in touch with the New York Times in May 2016 to deliver the whistle-blowing story that rocked the sports world. Fogel was there to capture it all on camera. In fact, some of that footage has only recently been included in the movie, as Fogel didn’t have enough time to get it into the Sundance cut.

“The movie has the same running time, but we lost 20 minutes of material that was in the Sundance cut, and replaced that with 20 minutes of material that is bringing this story together emotionally. Showing and not telling,” Fogel said, who adds that the story also now goes quicker into Rodchenkov’s story. “So at Sundance we had a lot of [text] cards because we didn't have the time to put that together.” Also different from the Sundance cut, there’s now animation in the movie.

Many will likely connect the events in "Icarus" to the allegations that Russia interfered in the US 2016 presidential election. And Fogel is 100% on board with that thinking.

“You think to yourself, if they have been doing this to win gold medals and they had this entire laboratory that was basically a front for this spectacular criminal operation, is there any question what else they're capable of?” Fogel said. “Whether they hacked our election or whether there was collusion, I think the writing is right there on the wall. How much more evidence do you need?”

“Icarus” is available on Netflix.

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Kobe Bryant just won an Oscar and took a dig at Fox News host Laura Ingraham in his speech


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  • NBA legend Kobe Bryant won an Academy Award on Sunday night.
  • Bryant's short film, "Dear Basketball," won for "Best Animated Short Film."
  • The film is an animated version of the letter Bryant wrote to announce his retirement.

Among the many accolades on Kobe Bryant's resume, he can now add another one — Academy Award winner.

Bryant's short film, "Dear Basketball," won for "Best Animated Short Film."

The film is an animated version of the letter Bryant wrote for "The Players' Tribune" announcing his retirement from basketball.

In his acceptance speech, Bryant took a veiled shot at Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who made headlines recently by feuding with LeBron James and suggesting he should "shut up and dribble" amid James' criticism of President Donald Trump.

"As basketball players, we're really supposed to shut up and dribble, but I'm glad we did a little bit more than that," Bryant said.

Here is a trailer for the film. Fans can now watch "Dear Basketball" across many of Verizon's media brands including go90 and Yahoo Sports.


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What Frances McDormand meant when she referenced an 'inclusion rider' in her Oscar acceptance speech


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  • Frances McDormand mentioned an "inclusion rider" during her acceptance speech for best actress at Sunday's Oscars.
  • That means including a mandate in contracts for upcoming productions that guarantees race and gender diversity.

Frances McDormand's Oscar win on Sunday wasn't a surprise, but something she said in her acceptance speech was.

At the end of her speech, the actress said, "I have two words for you: inclusion rider."

That's a very inside baseball term, even for people in the entertainment business.

McDormand was asking those with power in Hollywood to push for requirements in movie and TV contracts for race and gender diversity, with a specific clause or clauses that guarantee it. 

When McDormand asked every female nominee to stand in the auditorium during her speech, it was to drive home the point that these major players should now demand an inclusion rider when negotiating in the future. 

The Oscar evening was filled with female presenters and winners pointing out the rare diversity in this year's awards — from Emma Stone saying "these four men and Greta Gerwig" when presenting the best director award, to the original song winners pointing out the 50/50 gender representation in their category.

But McDormand's, though more insider talk, is an extremely important power play when increasing the gender and race equality in Hollywood going forward.

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A man has been arrested after trying to steal Frances McDormand's Oscar at an aftershow ball


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  • A man has been arrested after trying to steal Frances McDormand's best actress Oscar award at an aftershow ball, according to multiple outlets.
  • An LAPD spokesperson told Deadline that Terry Bryant, 47, is facing a charge of felony grand theft for allegedly stealing the Oscar.
  • USA Today reported Sunday night that McDormand was eventually "reunited" with her award after "a scary post-show celebration separation."

A man has been arrested after trying to steal Frances McDormand's best actress Oscar award at an aftershow ball, according to multiple news outlets.

An LAPD spokesperson told Deadline that Terry Bryant, 47, is facing a charge of felony grand theft for allegedly stealing the Oscar.

USA Today reported Sunday night that McDormand was eventually "reunited" with her award after "a scary post-show celebration separation."

A tweet from New York Times reporter Cara Buckley on Sunday provided further detail into the attempted theft from a then-unidentified man: Wolfgang Puck's photographer apparently stopped the man  from leaving the ball with the trophy. The man then "disappeared back into the ball," after McDormand said to let him go.

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Variety notes that Bryant, while in possession of the Oscar, posted a video with it on Facebook. In the video he kisses the trophy repeatedly and says, "Got this tonight! This is mine. We got it tonight, baby!"

McDormand won the best actress award for her performance as a grieving mother in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." (The film was nominated for six other Oscars, including best picture. McDormand's costars, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell, both received nominations for best supporting actor, and Rockwell won the film's only other Oscar for best supporting actor.)  

On Sunday night, a representative for McDormand confirmed to USA Today that McDormand was "happily reunited" with her trophy.

"Fran and Oscar are happily reunited and are enjoying an In-N-Out burger together," the rep wrote.

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Jimmy Kimmel was right: Data shows that Oscars acceptance speeches have gotten dramatically longer over time


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  • Oscars acceptance speeches have grown dramatically in length over time, according to a Ceros analysis of the Academy's speech database. 
  • Between 1950 and 1954, the median Oscars acceptance speech consisted of 29 words. 
  • From 2011 to 2017, the median speech ran 174 words. 
  • The growing length of Oscar speeches was the tongue-in-cheek reason for host Jimmy Kimmel's decision to award a Jet Ski to the Oscar winner who gave the shortest acceptance speech on Sunday.

Jimmy Kimmel's decision to award a Jet Ski for the shortest acceptance speech at Sunday's Oscars was not only a great comedic bit, but a practical attempt at curbing a historical trend. 

While Kimmel joked in his opening monologue that he would be timing all Oscars acceptance speeches, which he said have gotten longer over time, data analysis from Ceros shows just how dramatically these speeches have extended since the Oscars' early days.

The company analyzed the median word count in all Academy Award acceptance speeches from the Academy's database, dating back to the 1950s.

Between 1950 and 1954, the median acceptance speech consisted of 29 words. From 2011 to 2017, the median speech ran 174 words. 


On Sunday, Kimmel's award for the shortest acceptance speech went to the "Phantom Thread" costume designer Mark Bridges, who received a green Jet Ski worth nearly $18,000. 

While Bridges' speech clocked in at a quick 36 seconds, many other Oscar winners skirted their shot at winning the Jet Ski by going long.

Gary Oldman, who won the best actor award for his performance as Winston Churchill in "Darkest Hour," gave an acceptance speech that reached nearly 3 minutes in length.

Frances McDormand, who won the best actress award for her performance in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," gave a speech that lasted around two minutes and thirty seconds, but it also included a striking, wordless tribute to all of the women who were nominated.

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11 up-and-coming kid actors you'll soon be seeing everywhere


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Over the last 30 years, some of the most beloved movies and television shows have been carried by a talented cast of kids and teens. Many of them have grown to be A-list actors (Reese Witherspoon, Leonardo DiCaprio) and there’s no doubt that today’s up-and-coming kid actors are on the same path. With creative ensemble shows and movies on the rise, kids are being offered better parts than the "whiny 'tween" trope that was prevalent in the early 2000s.

Remember these fresh faces, because you’re going to be seeing a lot of them in the upcoming year.

Storm Reid

At just 14, Storm Reid is starring alongside Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling in Disney’s adaptation of "A Wrinkle In Time," a role that she hopes will empower girls of color. In an interview with Teen Vogue she explained,

"If I was younger, if I saw Meg as myself, Meg would empower me and inspire me and make me feel like I could save the world. So to have those characters and to be able to be that for young African-American girls or just young people in general is really empowering."

Reid has several projects in the works and just wrapped up "Only You," with David Oyelowo which is expected to be released later this year.

Iain Armitage

You probably recognize 9-year-old Iain Armitage as the star of "Young Sheldon" or for his work as Ziggy in "Big Little Lies." But you might not know that he also has a YouTube channel called IainLovesTheatre where he reviews plays, musicals, and other shows.

Armitage’s love of theatre is no doubt influenced by his dad, actor Euan Morton, who began his run as King George in Broadway’s "Hamilton" last July. You will definitely be seeing a lot more of Armitage this year as HBO just confirmed that he will be reprising his role as Ziggy in the second season of "Big Little Lies."

Lonnie Chavis

Lonnie Chavis has been working consistently over the last year, but has stolen all of our hearts as 10-year-old Randall in "This Is Us." The young actor, who in 2016 narrowly escaped abduction while taking out the trash from his home, recently wrapped Disney film "Magic Camp" starring Adam Devine.

You can also catch Chavis alongside Jay Pharoah in the Showtime series "White Famous."

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People are fuming over Emma Stone's 'joke' about men nominated for best director at the Oscars — here's why it was problematic


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  • Emma Stone took a dig at the Academy while presenting the Oscar for best director.
  • She referred to the nominees as "four men and Greta Gerwig."
  • Her comment called out the lack of women included in the nominations this year.
  • But many people are taking issue with the way Stone grouped together two men of color (Guillermo del Toro and Jordan Peele) with the others.
  • People are saying Stone failed to acknowledge the importance of intersectional diversity.
  • She's also under renewed criticism for playing a character in 2015's "Aloha" who was part-Chinese and part-Hawaiian. 


Emma Stone caused a literal uproar at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday night when she referred to the nominees for best director as "four men and Greta Gerwig." The evening was dotted with acknowledgments of the Time's Up movement, but many people think Stone's comment missed the mark when it came to taking shots at Hollywood.

Two of the nominated directors — Guillermo del Toro and Jordan Peele — are people of color, and now Stone is under fire for "white feminism."

Stone's introduction was met with applause and literal cries of surprise in the room, as you can see in the below video.

But people online almost immediately began calling out her comment.

People also pointed out that Stone's jab was a rip-off of Natalie Portman's comment about the "all-male nominees" at the Golden Globes.

Stone's problematic role in the 2015 movie "Aloha"— where she played a character who was a quarter Hawaiian and a quarter Chinese also became a part of the discussion.

In 2015, Stone addressed the backlash against "Aloha," saying she had learned about the "insane history of whitewashing in Hollywood" and that the experience had opened her eyes. 

Why Guillermo del Toro and Jordan Peele were groundbreaking in their own way

The five nominees for best director this year were Greta Gerwig, Paul Thomas Anderson, Christopher Nolan, Guillermo del Toro, and Jordan Peele. Del Toro won the Oscar and kicked off his acceptance speech by saying he is an immigrant.

"I am an immigrant, like Alfonso and Alejandro, my compradres," del Toro said, referring to two previous best director winners Alfonso Cuarón ("Gravity") and Alejandro González Iñárritu ("Birdman" and "The Revenant").

Like del Toro, both Cuarón and Iñárritu are Mexican film directors and they have each won the coveted best director award.

Jordan Peele would have been the first-ever black director to win an Oscar if he had taken home the statue for "Get Out." His nomination made him only the fifth black man to be up for the award. No black women have ever been nominated for the best director Oscar.

Though many applauded Stone both in and outside of the Dolby Theater, careful attention is being given to how people — especially white women— make statements during this important #MeToo and Time's Up era. 

Earlier in the night, Ashley Judd, Anabella Sciorra, and Salma Hayek (all three of whom are Harvey Weinstein accusers) spoke about the importance of the current movement

Judd said she hoped the next 90 years of Oscars would "empower these limitless possibilities of equality, diversity inclusivity, intersectionality."

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'Three Billboards' was the Oscar best picture frontrunner — but a controversy may have derailed it


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  • "The Shape of Water" won best picture at the 2018 Oscars instead of "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri."
  • "Three Billboards" was arguably the frontrunner going in, having won most precursor awards.
  • The Oscars uses a special preferential voting process for the best picture category.
  • That process is bad for more polarizing movies, and possibly counted against "Three Billboards."
  • "Three Billboards" has been criticized for its handling of race and small-town America.


Going into the Oscars Sunday night, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the frontrunner for best picture.

It won most of the precursor awards even though it had fewer Oscar nominations than its biggest competitor, "The Shape of Water."

But in the end, "The Shape of Water" pulled through. It won four Oscars in all: best picture, director, score, and production design. "Three Billboards" won just two, for best actress and supporting actor.

The upset, many Oscar pundits agree, is because of the unique way the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tallies the votes for the best picture category.

The process theoretically penalizes movies that are more controversial. And because "Three Billboards" was derided for its perceived racial politics, a lot of people hated it.

Unlike every other category, best picture uses a preferential ballot.

For every other category, the voting process is simple. The nominee with the most votes wins.

When the Academy opened up the best picture category to more than five nominees in 2010, it came up with something different. It introduced a preferential ballot system, where voters rank each movie in order of preference.

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Basically, if one movie gets more than 50% of first place votes, it wins best picture. If not, the movie with the fewest first place votes is eliminated from the running and, and the second place votes on those ballots are reallocated among the other nominees. This process is repeated until a movie hits 50%.

This process tends to reward consensus picks and movies with hyper-passionate followings over more polarizing picks, because movies with a lot of lower-ballot votes have a tougher time reaching the 50% threshold the more ballots are reallocated.

So "Three Billboards," since it was so controversial, probably had a lot of No. 1 picks on voters' ballots. But a lot of other people likely ranked it at or near the bottom of their ballots as well.

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And "The Shape of Water"— while not without its critics or controversies— was generally more loved. Voters who put "Three Billboards,""Get Out," or "Phantom Thread" at the top of their ballots, for instance, may have had no problem putting "The Shape of Water" at No. 2 or No. 3. Since the Academy doesn't reveal voter tallies or ballots, we may never know for sure.

The preferential ballot may also help explain upsets in the best picture category from previous years, like how "Spotlight" triumphed over the hate-it-or-love-it "The Revenant," or "Moonlight" winning over "La La Land," which was criticized for its treatment of race and gender.

"Three Billboards" is controversial for a whole host of reasons.

While "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"received mostly positive reviews, writer-director Martin McDonagh has been criticized for the racial politics of the movie.

The movie is about a mother, played by Frances McDormand, who's furious about the police failing to investigate the murder of her daughter. She buys placement on three billboards erected outside of town, shaming the police into trying harder, and clashes with them.

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The movie has been a particular target of criticism because of Officer Dixon, played by Sam Rockwell. He's an unabashed racist who frequently jokes about political correctness.

By the end of the movie, many people feel, the character's redemption arc feels unearned. His racism is hardly treated like anything more than a joke, and it doesn't come to any coherent point by the end. He's just a racist character.

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"Three Billboards" has also been targeted for its cruel streak — Peter Dinklage plays a character whose dwarfism is treated as a joke — and because of its inauthentic-seeming analysis of small-town America.

But in the end, it's important to note that the Academy liked it overall. McDormand and Rockwell both won Oscars. And while McDonagh missed out on a best director nomination, he did get one for best original screenplay, and the film had seven nominations in all.

But that wasn't enough. "Three Billboards" may have had its fans, but it sunk next to "The Shape of Water."

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Sunday's Oscars TV ratings crashed 19% from last year to an all-time low



  • The 90th Academy Awards on Sunday was the least watched in Oscars history with only 26.5 million viewers. 
  • That's a 19% drop from last year's show.

It turns out giving away a Jet Ski and surprising a theater full of people watching "A Wrinkle in Time" wasn't enough to suck people into watching the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday. The official ratings are in and the show fell in viewers 19% from last year, with only 26.5 million watching. That's an all-time low, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The certain doom was in the air Monday morning when overnight ratings of the ABC telecast, which didn't wrap up until midnight eastern time, indicated that the show was down 16% from last year's, averaging a 18.9 rating among households between 8 p.m. and 11 a.m. EST, according to THR.

The 2017 show, which included the best-picture fiasco, earned a 22.4 overnight rating, and ultimately had 32.9 million viewers for the night. That amounts to the second-lowest viewership in Oscars history. 

The lowest rating ever for the Oscars before the 2018 edition was 2008's, hosted by Jon Stewart, which was seen by 31.8 million viewers (that year "No Country for Old Men" won best picture).

90th Oscars 2 GettyWith general audiences not interested in the favorites for best picture, and many of the major categories predetermined by Oscar pundits, this year's show going in didn't have much drama for the casual movie lover. 

Though Jimmy Kimmel kept a steady hand with the hosting duties for a second year, his bits — including bringing stars like Gal Gadot, Emily Blunt, Mark Hamill, and Armie Hammer to surprise a theater filled with people watching Disney's "A Wrinkle in Time"— weren't that memorable. 

But audiences have generally been ignoring the telecast for years. And many big-time live events have seen ratings drops recently (the Super Bowl was down 7% this year, for instance), as consumption patterns continue to migrate away from live TV.

Here are the total viewers for the Oscars since 2000, according to Programming Insider:

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Bill Hader breaks down how 'SNL' stage fright inspired his new HBO show about a hitman, and tells a funny Tom Cruise story


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  • Bill Hader used the anxieties he had on "Saturday Night Live" to create the character for his HBO series, "Barry," about a hitman who wants to be an actor — though he's awful at acting.
  • Hader said the biggest challenge was making a hitman show that didn't imitate classics in the genre like "Get Shorty" or "Grosse Pointe Blank."
  • He also opened up about helping to voice the "Star Wars" character BB-8 (and if he's getting any residuals from the work) and working alongside Tom Cruise in "Tropic Thunder."

Since walking away as a “Saturday Night Live” cast member in 2013, Bill Hader has bounced around doing a bunch of things: showing off his dramatic chops in the indie “The Skeleton Twins,” playing the leading man in “Trainwreck,” doing a lot of voiceover work (“Inside Out,” “Sausage Party,” “The Angry Birds Movie,” “The BFG”), and contributing to the voice of BB-8 for “The Force Awakens.”

Now he’s returning to television for the HBO series, “Barry” (series premieres March 25), which he said was inspired by the years of anxiety he battled with while on "SNL."

Cocreating the series with Alec Berg (“Silicon Valley” executive producer), Hader plays the title character, a former Marine who is now a hitman completely burnt out and in a midlife crisis. While on a job in Los Angeles, Barry suddenly finds acceptance when he mistakenly becomes part of a local theater class while tailing his target. Now Barry has to try to find a way to continue his passion (acting) while continuing his day job as a hitman. The show also marks the first time Hader has ever directed, as he helmed the first three episodes.

Business Insider sat down with Hader last month to talk about how he channeled his fears on "SNL"— or, as he put it, "the thing that you're good at is destroying you"— into a creative way to tell a hitman story, if he has received any residuals for voicing BB-8, and what it was like watching Tom Cruise become Les Grossman on the set of “Tropic Thunder.”

Jason Guerrasio: Was it harder to convince HBO of the “Barry” storyline or that you could play a hitman convincingly?

Bill Hader: [Laughs] I think it was maybe both. To be honest, HBO was really open. They didn't need a lot of convincing. I had a meeting with them and said, "I want to do a show," and they said, "We'd love to do something with you." And they had seen “The Skeleton Twins,” and they liked my performance and saw that I wanted to branch out and do more than just sketch comedy. I think if Alec and I came in and pitched a broad comedy idea they wouldn't have been as interested. However, you say hitman and it conjures up images of a guy in a skinny tie with two 45s.

Guerrasio: Grosse Pointe Blank.

Hader: Exactly.

Guerrasio: But you take that idea of an outsider looking for a community and then bring in the whole arch of a guy dealing with a dead-end job. The kicker is, though, it just happens to be the job he hates is being a hitman.

Hader: That's exactly what it is. We thought what's the thing that we could relate to and just copy-paste hitman into it.

Guerrasio: So why a hitman?

Hader: I totally pulled it out of thin air, I'm going to be totally honest. Alec and I worked on an idea for a month and a half and it just wasn't jelling.

Guerrasio: What was that?

Hader: I can't remember, it was based on a guy I knew back home in Oklahoma and it was much more a weird guy in the Midwest. It was more in tune with the shows you see now that are led by comedians. This show is his daily life and daily struggles. And then we hit this place where it had no narrative pull, and I like things like that. Where each episode ends and you go, "What's going to happen next?" And it didn't have big stakes. That got us thinking, the biggest stakes are life and death. And I just said, "Well, why don't I play a hitman?" And Alec was like, "Ugh, I hate that word."

Guerrasio: But if it's Jason Statham saying, "Why don't I play a hitman?” it's like, seen that before, but you saying it makes things interesting.

Hader: Yeah, because I said, "It's me." I remember going to HBO saying, "OK, it's me as a hitman — but me." And they laughed and we pitched what essentially the pilot was, beat for beat. How art can heal a person. I love reading, I love music, to me these aren't recreational, they fulfill my life. So we made it as the thing this guy is good at is hurting him.

Guerrasio: And is it true the show also gave you an outlet to explore some of the anxieties you went through performing on "Saturday Night Live"?

Hader: 100%. That was the thing, at "SNL" the anxiety was so high. The longer I was on the show the better I was getting at the show but my anxiety didn't go down. It was actually going up. So, again, the thing that you're good at is destroying you.

Guerrasio: Did you throw any specific experiences you dealt with on "SNL" into "Barry"?

Hader: I do have a stage-fright thing, it's gotten better. That was in the pilot a little. The closest thing in the pilot is when Barry goes to the bar with the theater class. I remember when I first got to "SNL" I was suddenly getting to hang out with Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers and Rachel Dratch, and Tina Fey, and Chris Parnell, all these people that I admired. And I would be at a bar with them and I felt very out of place. I have to work with them and they are all geniuses and I don't feel equipped.

BarryAlec Berg Bill Hader John P Johnson HBO finalGuerrasio: You direct the first three episodes of the season, did that just happen by accident?

Hader: I wanted to direct. I said I wanted to direct the pilot and that was kind of a big thing. HBO came back and said, "We want to do this pilot," and I went, "Cool, I want to direct it." And they went, "Huh, well, have you directed before?" And I was. like, "No. But I've been on a lot of sets." And they were like, "Hmm." And I think the only reason they let me direct it was because Alec would be there and he's directed a ton of stuff for them. It was a thing I wanted to do my whole life. Before I wanted to be an actor. My heroes were all filmmakers. So getting a chance to do that was amazing.

Guerrasio: You've said you watched a lot of true crime shows and movies to prepare for this, was that for a visual style or story?

Hader: More story. It's so hard because you just don't want to make it a TV show about other TV shows or movies.

Guerrasio: You did not want to end up down the "Get Shorty" road.

Hader: Yeah. It's so easy to end up there. And that’s not to disparage Elmore Leonard or "Get Shorty.” I remember we were out in the desert shooting a scene and I turn to Alec and I go, "We're doing 'Breaking Bad' right now." And he's like, "Yeah, I was thinking about that." We're thinking, hitman that wants to be an actor, chemistry teacher who wants to be a drug dealer, we were like “Fu--! How did we not see this?" But, I love "Breaking Bad" so it seeps in no matter what.

Guerrasio: Gonna change it up a little before we’re done. Did you do any BB-8 stuff for "The Last Jedi"?

Hader: No, no, no. That was really funny. That is J.J. Abrams being a really nice guy. That is him saying, "Oh, I know you like Star Wars, do you want to come in and do the thing?" But anybody could do that, what I did. It's a Peter Frampton talk box with an app J.J. had.

Guerrasio: It must be nice to be in the mythology.

Hader: Yeah. I mean, I'm singing BB-8 pictures now.

Guerrasio: Is there such a thing as BB-8 residuals?

Hader: That's a good question, I should ask my business manager. [Laughs] You're finding out how bad I am at this. If my dad reads this he would lose his sh--. “You gotta know how much f---ing money you have, you moron!”

Guerrasio: [Laughs]

Hader: I mean, I would hope so. But that was just J.J. calling me up and saying 'Hey, man, you wanna come do this?' And I was like, sure. I did a voice initially, I tried it as a voice. And it didn't work. And I was like, “Well, there you go, it didn't work.” And months later, I mean, there were billboards already out for the movie, and he called again and was like, “You wanna try again?”

tropic thunder paramountGuerrasio: I read once in an interview you did that you were kind of shocked to run into Tom Cruise at the premiere of "Tropic Thunder" because when you worked with him on the movie he was Les Grossman the whole time. Did you mean he was in character the whole time?

Hader: No. He wasn't Method or anything like that. It was just easy to talk to him because he was in that makeup. We're talking about "Risky Business" and I'm asking him questions about "Eyes Wide Shut" and he was so cool and so nice, but he was dressed as Les Grossman. But then seeing him at the premiere and he's like, "Hey, man" and I'm, like, "Jesus, you're Tom Cruise!" and I got star struck because I finally was next to him without makeup.

Guerrasio: Did you come up with any bits on the fly on set for Tom to do as Les?

Hader: No. That was him and [screenwriter] Justin Theroux and [director] Ben Stiller. I was off to the side. I was just laughing at it all. I would improvise little things. I was just always trying to get him to yell at me. I would come up with stupid things to get him to get mad. I basically did an impersonation of an executive from Paramount that me and Ben know. Ben just liked the energy of me being this weird, calm guy and Les being this raging dude. But I don't think you can do Les Grossman right now. [Laughs] You would be in jail. It just seems he was a dying breed and hopefully dying in prison. [Laughs]

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All 90 Oscar best-picture winners, ranked from worst to best by movie critics


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  • 90 films have won the Oscar for best picture in the history of the Academy Awards.
  • We ranked all 90 films based on how well they fared with critics.


With the 90th Academy Awards now a wrap, we have a new Oscar best picture winner: Guillermo del Toro's fantasy love story "The Shape of Water" took home film's top prize Sunday.

Business Insider ranked all 90 films — from the first winner "Wings" from 1927 to "The Shape of Water"— based on their critic score on reviews-aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. In the case of ties, we broke them based on their audience scores on the site. (And if those were the same, the film with more user ratings came out on top.) 

Some of the results may be a surprise ("Argo" is ... pretty high on the list), while others (notorious winner "Crash") probably won't be.

All 90 best picture Oscar winners are ranked below:

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90. "The Broadway Melody" (1929)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 35%

89. "The Greatest Show on Earth" (1952)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 44%

88. "Cimarron" (1931)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 53%

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The 41 actors who have won multiple Oscars, ranked by who has won the most


three BilbosOscar wins are hard to come by, and those actors who have won multiple Academy Awards are an elite club.

Frances McDormand entered the club on Sunday, when she took home her second Oscar for her performance as a grieving mother in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."

But McDormand still trails a list of actors and actresses with illustrious careers, including Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, and Katharine Hepburn. 

Here are the 41 actors who have won multiple Academy Awards in acting categories:

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Christoph Waltz — 2 wins, 2 nominations

Best supporting actor:"Inglorious Basterds" (2009), "Django Unchained" (2012)

Hilary Swank — 2 wins, 2 nominations

Best actress:"Boys Don't Cry" (1999), "Million Dollar Baby" (2004)

Kevin Spacey — 2 wins, 2 nominations

Best actor:"American Beauty" (1999)

Best supporting actor:"The Usual Suspects" (1995)

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