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Entertainment Is this an 'Asterisk Oscars' or a sign of things to come?

01:00  23 april  2021
01:00  23 april  2021 Source:   ap.org

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In 93 years of existence, the Oscars have been postponed by shootings — the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the attempted killing of Ronald Reagan — and by a flood, when 1938 rainstorms overwhelmed the Los Angeles River. Sunday’s ceremony will be the first Academy Awards delayed by a pandemic.

A sign advertising this year's Oscars ceremony is pictured near the Dolby Theatre, Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Los Angeles. The Dolby Theatre is one of the locations being used for the 93rd Academy Awards on Sunday, April 25. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) © Provided by Associated Press A sign advertising this year's Oscars ceremony is pictured near the Dolby Theatre, Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Los Angeles. The Dolby Theatre is one of the locations being used for the 93rd Academy Awards on Sunday, April 25. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) A fake Oscar statue is pictured in the window of a gift shop on Hollywood Blvd., Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Los Angeles. The 93rd Academy Awards will be held in various locations including the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, April 25. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) © Provided by Associated Press A fake Oscar statue is pictured in the window of a gift shop on Hollywood Blvd., Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Los Angeles. The 93rd Academy Awards will be held in various locations including the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, April 25. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

After a year that erased movie titles from marquees and sent seismic shockwaves through Hollywood, the show is going on — two months later than usual, in a crowdless ceremony at Los Angeles’ Union Station and with a batch of nominees that have barely played in movie theaters. The biggest box office of the best-picture nominees belongs to “Promising Young Woman” — a pandemic blockbuster with $6.3 million in U.S. ticket sales.

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A perfect example of this cinematic malaise is found in the Oscars ’ Best Supporting Actress category. Youn Yuh-jung will win for her unremarkable performance in the meaningless 'Minari' because she checks the diversity box that Academy members are so desperate to celebrate, even though But the uncomfortable reality is that while Boseman’s work was certainly the best of his career, it doesn’t measure up to the craftsmanship on display by his fellow nominees Gary Oldman (‘Mank’), Riz Ahmed ('Sound of Metal') and Anthony Hopkins (‘The Father’) or a non-nominated performance from Mads

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That this is all very strange goes without saying. Given such an unusual year, this year’s awards have been called the “Asterisk Oscars.” But there is reason to believe, and even to hope, that some of this year’s changes are here to stay.

The broadcast, beginning 8 p.m. EDT Sunday on ABC after a red-carpet pre-show, will be the most transformed in decades. The show’s producers, led by filmmaker Steven Soderbergh, are pledging an entire makeover, one perhaps long overdue for an institution resistant to innovation. They plan to treat the awards more like a movie, including shooting it in 24 frames-per-second, rather than the typical 30. Zooms are strictly forbidden. Instead, tested and quarantined maskless nominees will gather at the downtown train station, while satellite feeds connect others from around the world.

Oscars Latest: Leslie Odom Jr. arrives, decked out in gold

  Oscars Latest: Leslie Odom Jr. arrives, decked out in gold LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Oscars (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Leslie Odom Jr. has arrived at the Academy Awards decked out in gold from head to toe. He has two chances Sunday night to get a matching Oscar. Wearing the sparkling double-breasted suit with a matching gold shirt underneath, Odom walked the scaled-back red carpet outside Union Station in Los Angeles with his wife, actor Nicollette Robinson, who was in a simple black dress. © Provided by Associated Press Paul Raci, left, and Liz Hanley Raci arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles.

Now, this one didn’t happen during the ceremony itself, but it is still one of the best things of all time, so I’m going to include it. Imagine that you are famed cinematographer Dick Pope. Over the course of your three-decade career you’ve become known for adding a layer of sumptuous beauty to the films of Mike Leigh. And this is why David Niven is an Oscars legend. In truth, his presentation speech during the 1974 ceremony wasn’t anything special, teetering on the precipice of generic platitude, until a moustachioed man shot out on to the stage behind him, flicking the audience a peace sign .

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The interior of Union Station in Los Angeles appears on March 23, 2021. The Oscars are headed to the historic site for the first time this year. With wide open spaces and 65-foot high ceilings, it’s ideal for a big crew and cameras. It’s been used in car commercials, reality shows and procedurals. But its beamed ceilings, Spanish tile floors and regal bronze chandeliers really shine in cinema where it’s played train stations, banks, police stations, clubs and airports. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) © Provided by Associated Press The interior of Union Station in Los Angeles appears on March 23, 2021. The Oscars are headed to the historic site for the first time this year. With wide open spaces and 65-foot high ceilings, it’s ideal for a big crew and cameras. It’s been used in car commercials, reality shows and procedurals. But its beamed ceilings, Spanish tile floors and regal bronze chandeliers really shine in cinema where it’s played train stations, banks, police stations, clubs and airports. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

On the heels of a humbling year, the Oscars — usually a frothy night of self-congratulation — this year may feel more like a therapeutic rally for an industry in the midst of convulsive change.

Just the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards saw one of Los Angeles’ most iconic movie theaters, the Cinerama Dome, along with ArcLight Cinemas, go out of business. When the Walt Disney Co. announced that it would delay “Black Widow” from May to July and open it both theatrically and on Disney+, cinemas shuddered. Adding to the sense of wholesale change was the news that Searchlight Pictures’ Nancy Utley and Steve Gilula — who have steered so many Oscar winners, including this year’s best-picture favorite, Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” — were stepping down.

Chloé Zhao makes history with best director Oscar win

  Chloé Zhao makes history with best director Oscar win LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chloé Zhao has made history at the 2021 Academy Awards, becoming the first woman of color to win best director and just the second woman to win the award. Zhao won the directing Oscar for “ Nomadland,” joining Kathryn Bigelow, who won in 2009 for “The Hurt Locker.” “I'm extremely lucky to be able to do what I love for a living," she said backstage. “This win means more people get to live their dreams. I'm extremely grateful."Zhao won the directing Oscar for “ Nomadland,” joining Kathryn Bigelow, who won in 2009 for “The Hurt Locker.

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The exterior of Union Station in Los Angeles appears on March 23, 2021. The Oscars are headed to the historic site for the first time this year. With wide open spaces and 65-foot high ceilings, it’s ideal for a big crew and cameras. It’s been used in car commercials, reality shows and procedurals. But its beamed ceilings, Spanish tile floors and regal bronze chandeliers really shine in cinema where it’s played train stations, banks, police stations, clubs and airports. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) © Provided by Associated Press The exterior of Union Station in Los Angeles appears on March 23, 2021. The Oscars are headed to the historic site for the first time this year. With wide open spaces and 65-foot high ceilings, it’s ideal for a big crew and cameras. It’s been used in car commercials, reality shows and procedurals. But its beamed ceilings, Spanish tile floors and regal bronze chandeliers really shine in cinema where it’s played train stations, banks, police stations, clubs and airports. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

“Even as the pandemic is winding down, I don’t know that we’re going to return to business as usual,” said Darnell Hunt, dean of UCLA's College of Social Sciences, who studies Hollywood.

This combination photo shows poster art for best picture Oscar nominees, top row from left, © Provided by Associated Press This combination photo shows poster art for best picture Oscar nominees, top row from left, "The Father," "Judas and the Black Messiah," "Mank," "Minari," bottom row from left, "Nomadland," "Promising Young Woman," Sound of Metal," and The Trial of the Chicago 7." (Sony Pictures Classics/Warner Bros. Pictures, Netflix, A24, Searchlight Pictures, Focus Features, Amazon Studios, Netflix via AP)

That’s good news, too. 2020 saw, Hunt says, “profound diversity” unlike any year before. In a study released Thursday and authored by Hunt and Ana-Christina Ramón, researchers found that 42% of roles overall and 39.7% of lead roles in 2020 films were played by actors of color — roughly in line with U.S. population demographics.

Oscar moments: History, glamour ... and what a weird ending

  Oscar moments: History, glamour ... and what a weird ending Wait. What? If that’s what you yelled at the TV during the final moments of Sunday's Oscars, you weren’t alone. In what may have been the most abrupt ending since that closing shot of “The Sopranos,” TV audiences expecting an emotional finale crowning the late Chadwick Boseman as best actor were left to ponder a huge upset, an absent winner, and a quick “see ya” from the Oscars. It was one more unusual moment in the most unusual of all Oscar telecasts, one that defied convention in so many ways. Some of it was good: In a pandemic year when award shows faced unprecedented challenges, the Oscars brought back red-carpet glamour.

There are many caveats. Representation still lags behind the camera and among executives. With many of the biggest studio films put on hold, smaller, lower-budget films — many of them streamed — were much of 2020’s atypical output. But the diversity of those films has also transferred to the Oscars. In recent years, the film academy — which this year extended eligibility by two months and to films that bypassed movie theaters — has made strides in expanding its membership. In the coming years, the academy will institute inclusion standards in the best-picture category.

A record nine of the 20 acting nominees are non-white. If Viola Davis ("Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"), Chadwick Boseman ("Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"), Yuh-Jung Youn ("Minari") and Daniel Kaluuya ("Judas and the Black Messiah") all win — as they did at the Screen Actors Guild Awards — it would be the first time people of color swept the acting awards, and a dramatic reversal from the recent years of “OscarsSoWhite.”

More women are nominated than ever before. Two — Emerald Fennell (“Promising Young Woman”) and Zhao — are nominated for best director for the first time. (Only five women have ever been nominated until now.) Zhao, the clear front-runner, is poised to be only the second woman to ever win the award, and the first woman of color.

All the History-Making Moments at the 2021 Oscars

  All the History-Making Moments at the 2021 Oscars Nomadland's Chloé Zhao, Promising Young Woman's Emerald Fennel and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom's Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson all made history at the 2021 Oscars.After being postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 93rd annual Academy Awards took place at Union Station in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 25—and what a night it was. From the red carpet fashion to the star-studded ceremony (and all the viral moments in between), the event had it all.

Yes, it's an odd year. But with a class of widely admired films and roundly applauded nominees from groups that have historically been marginalized by the academy, a sea change in Hollywood is set to stirringly take the stage.

“This is clearly a watershed moment for the Oscars,” says Hunt. “It shows us what’s possible. If you go for generations without ever acknowledging the actors, director and writers of color, it’s hard to break out of that pattern. Now we’re creating a whole new culture of what’s Oscar worthy.”

Streaming — “a different animal,” says Hunt — has played a major role in making the film industry more inclusive. But it’s also disrupted and morphed movie culture. The Oscar nominees, like most films in the past year, were watched largely at home in more solitary settings than the packed theaters that usually feed the buzz of Oscar season. “Nomadland” found its largest audience, after a theatrical run, on Hulu. Netflix leads all studios with 36 nominations. Movies are more widely and more easily accessible on streaming services, but their grip on popular culture is potentially less firm amid oceans of digital content.

This combination of photos shows the Oscar nominees for best actor, from left, Riz Ahmed, “Sound of Metal © Provided by Associated Press This combination of photos shows the Oscar nominees for best actor, from left, Riz Ahmed, “Sound of Metal"; Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”; Anthony Hopkins, “The Father”; Gary Oldman, “Mank"; Steven Yeun, “Minari." (Amazon/Netflix/Sony Pictures Classics/Netflix/A24 via AP)

According to a survey last month of 1,500 active entertainment consumers by the research firm Guts + Data, not many people are familiar with this year’s Oscar nominees. Some 35% hadn’t heard of any of the eight films up for best picture. Warner Bros.’ “Judas and the Black Messiah” ranked highest with 42% awareness but only 12% had watched it. Sunday’s lead-nominee, Netflix’s “Mank,” was unfamiliar to 82% of respondents.

Oscars 2021: 4 Times the Show Got Political (Photos)

  Oscars 2021: 4 Times the Show Got Political (Photos) "If things had gone differently in Minneapolis, I may have traded in my heels for marching boots"

This combination photo shows Oscar nominees for best actress, from left, Viola Davis in © Provided by Associated Press This combination photo shows Oscar nominees for best actress, from left, Viola Davis in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," Andra Day in "The United States vs Billie Holiday," Vanessa Kirby in "Pieces of a Woman," Frances McDormand in "Nomadland and Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman." (Netflix, from left, Hulu, Netflix, Searchlight Pictures, Focus Features via AP)

You could chalk some of that up to people having their attention elsewhere during a global pandemic. But some believe cinemas are the missing link. On Sunday, Patrick Corcoran, vice president of the National Association of Theater Owners, hopes to see a connection between movies “and the movie theaters that make the experience of seeing movies so special.”

“I think people already feel that,” says Corcoran. “It’s why the ratings for movie awards shows have fallen so precipitously this year – movie theaters are the missing element that drives the interest in movies and lifts their presence in the culture.”

Award show ratings, along with everything else on linear television, had been declining before the pandemic. Last year’s Oscar broadcast, in which Bong Joon Ho's “Parasite” triumphed, had the smallest U.S. audience ever, with 23.6 million total viewers, according to Nielsen.

But ratings have nosedived this year. The Golden Globes dropped 63% to 6.9 million viewers. The Grammys fell 51% to 9.2 million. The Oscars are sure to sink to their lowest audience ever. Less clear is if that’s part of a downward trend — or another asterisk.

“I don’t worry about it,” says Soderbergh, who says he’s focused on putting on the best show possible. “The larger issue of whether this is a secular shift or a cyclical shift, we don’t know. It’s still too early to tell. But it doesn’t really meet my metric for tragedy or outrage.”

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