Oscar Blunder: Warren Beatty wrongly declares ‘La La Land’ as Best Picture Winner over ‘Moonlight’

"Actress in a leading role" - who handed that to poor Warren Beatty. Feel so sorry for him. #Oscars pic.twitter.com/0bFg2m5v6M— Aaron Vallely (@Vallmeister) February 27, 2017Hollywood's biggest night, the 89th Academy Awards ended on a rather dramatic note after presenter Warren Beatty wrongly announced Damien Chazelle 's musical 'La La Land' as the winner of the Oscar for Best Picture, and later called on stage the team of 'Moonlight' to accept their award.It wasn't until the makers of 'La La Land' along with the cast and crew walked up on stage to accept the award and were midway through the acceptance speech that they were interrupted by the veteran actor to announce that there was a mistake. Having opened the envelope, the veteran actor was seen pondering over the name mentioned on the card. After a bit of deliberation, Beatty announced 'La La Land' as the winner.Warren Beatty apologised for the error, stating that he was't trying to be funny while a confused-looking Jimmy Kimmel too came on the stage to take stock of the situation.

February 27, 2017 05:45 UTC

Casey Affleck‬: Oscars 2017: Casey Affleck wins Best Actor for 'Manchester by the Sea'

(Image: Reuters)Other nominees were: Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge), Ryan Gosling (La La Land), Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic) and Denzel Washington (Fences).The first word as Casey walked upto the stage to accept the award was "Dammit". Thank you everyone", he said.He also thanked Washington and said: "One of the first people who taught me how to act was Denzel Washington, and I just met him tonight. "It is his first Oscar, and Casey was was nominated once before, in 2008 Best Supporting Actor for "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford".In "Manchester by the Sea", Casey character is seen as guardian of his teenage nephew, Patrick after his brother's sudden death. "I'm just dumbfounded that I'm included", he added.Concluding his acceptance speech, Casey said: "I wish I had something bigger and more meaningful to say." And then thanked his family and love of his life for the constant support.He was presented the award by last year's best actress winner Brie Larson.

February 27, 2017 05:35 UTC

Oscars 2017: Casey Affleck, Emma Stone win Best Actor and Actress award

Defying expectations, Emma Stone won the Best Actress award for her performance in the romantic musical La La Land. CATCH ALL LIVE UPDATES FROM OSCARS 2017 HEREIt was expected that Isabelle Huppert would win the Best Actress Oscar for her acting in the French film Elle but Emma Stone grabbed her first Oscar win which was the sixth Oscar win for La La Land this evening. In La La Land, Emma Stone plays Mia Dolan, an aspiring actress in Los Angeles, who falls in love with Sebastian Wilder (Ryan Gosling), a jazz pianist before they split to focus on their careers. Meanwhile, Casey Affleck won the Best Actor award for his performance in the drama film Manchester By The Sea. Manchester By The Sea also got Kenneth Lonnergan a Best Original Screenplay award this evening.

February 27, 2017 05:22 UTC

UP assembly elections: Fifth phase of polling starts

The fate of 608 candidates will be decided by an electorate of 18.4 million people, including 9.6 million women. Photo: ReutersNew Delhi: After a week of exchange of heated political barbs in election rallies, the fifth phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh started on Monday. The key Terai region, the eastern part of the state and the Congress bastion of Amethi, among a total of 51 assembly constituencies, began polling. Voting in one constituency—Alapur of Ambedkar Nagar—has been postponed due to the death of Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate Chandrashekhar Kanaujia. On Monday, the fate of 608 candidates will be decided by an electorate of 18.4 million people, including 9.6 million women.

February 27, 2017 04:55 UTC

Oscars 2017: Manchester By The Sea, Moonlight win Best Original and Adapted screenplay awards respectively

Kenneth Lonnergan, screenwriter and director of Manchester By The Sea, won the award for Best Original Screenplay Award at the 89th Academy Awards. Casey Affleck in the lead role of Lee Chander in Manchester By The Sea has been much appreciated for his acting. Meanwhile, Barry Jenkins, the writer and director of Moonlight, won the Best Adapted Screenplay Award at the 89th Academy Awards. Moonlight has been adapted from the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Moonlight has been nominated for eight Academy Awards, of which it has won two at the moment.

February 27, 2017 04:41 UTC

Nokia goes back to the future with 3310 feature phone, priced at 49 euros

The original 3310 sold 126 million phones, the 12th best-selling phone model in history. ( Source: Press photo) The original 3310 sold 126 million phones, the 12th best-selling phone model in history. The original 3310 sold 126 million phones, the 12th best-selling phone model in history. Under its licensing deal, HMD has sole use of the Nokia brand on all phones and tablets for the next decade. While for many consumers in developed economies Nokia has disappeared as a phone brand in recent years, it remains popular in many emerging markets.

February 27, 2017 04:30 UTC

'La La Land' sparkles with best score, song win at Oscars

Justin Hurwitz took home best song and music score for his much-loved number 'City of Stars' and the enchanting soundtrack of "La La Land" at the 89th annual Academy Awards. City of stars... Just before announcing the winner for the best song category, singer John Legend recreated the "City of Stars" moment on live piano with a group of dancers. This is not the first time Hurwitz collaborated with Chazelle, they have previously worked in Miles Teller starrer "Whiplash". For "La La Land", Hurwitz also won Golden Globes for best original score and best original song (for "City of Stars"), a BAFTA for best film music and was nominated for three Academy Awards, including best original song twice (for "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" and "City of Stars").

February 27, 2017 04:30 UTC

MWC 2017: Nokia is back, with three Android phones

Nokia phones are back. Finnish company HMD Global, which now has the rights to make and sell phones with the Nokia branding, has unveiled three Android phones at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona. These three Android phones are positioned for the mid-range price brackets. But, it’ll be interesting to see if these Nokia phones are up to challenging the extremely popular Chinese phones. Unlike the other two phones, this one looks very much like the affordable Lumia smartphones from not too long ago.

February 27, 2017 04:25 UTC

MWC 2017: Moto G5 attempts to combine style with substance

Dubbed as the Moto G5 and G5 plus, the two smartphones will be available in North America, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific in March. The Moto G5 and G5 Plus have a full metal body with closed battery. It has a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1,920x1,080p, while the Moto G5 Plus has a 5.2-inch display with 1,920x1,080p. This comes as a surprise as the Moto G4 and G4 Plus came with a much bigger 5.5-inch display. Both Moto G5 and G5 Plus run the latest Android Nougat with stock Android interface.

February 27, 2017 04:15 UTC

Trump administration cancels informal talks with North Korea

Highlights 1 Trump administration cancelled the talks by withdrawing its initial approval of the North Koreans' visas. 3 Administration officials even did not consider State Department as the latter supported the talks. Trump administration has cancelled the scheduled informal talks between a North Korean delegation and a team of former US officials by withdrawing its initial approval of the North Koreans' visas. Trump administration officials even did not consider State Department in cancelling the talks as the latter supported the talks. ALSO READ| Donald Trump dismisses North Korea nuclear threat, says it won't happenALSO WATCH | Mexican president cancels meeting with Trump over border wall

February 27, 2017 04:10 UTC

Oscars 2017: The White Helmets wins Best Documentary Short, Sing wins Best Live Action Short

Netfilx's documentary The White Helmets won the Oscar for the Best Documentary Short Subject at the 89th Annual Academy Awards. The documentary revolves around the rescue workers who put themselves in the line of danger to rescue war-torn Syrians. The win comes amid reports that the cinematographer of the film, Khaled Khateeb, was denied entry into the US by immigration authorities. CATCH ALL THE LIVE UPDATES ON OSCARS 2017Meanwhile, Hungarian film Sing (Mindenki) won the Oscar award for the Best Live Action Short. Sing became the first film directed by a Hungarian to win in this category.

February 27, 2017 04:07 UTC

Rupee opens 8 paise higher at 66.75 against dollar

NEW DELHI: The rupee opened 8 paise higher at 66.75 against dollar on Monday on account of fresh selling of the American currency by banks and exporters as traders are waiting for the speech by US President Donald Trump for clues on tax reform.Meanwhile, the domestic equity market opened on a cautious note on Monday following mixed global cues. The BSE Sensex was down 46.14 points, or 0.16 per cent, at 28,846.83, while the 50-share Nifty index was trading 14.45 points, or 0.16 per cent down at 8,943.70 in early trade.The rupee on Thursday closed 14 paise up at 66.83 against dollar. According to ICICIDirect, the US dollar index ended at same levels on Thursday as investors remained cautious ahead of expectations of announcements on tax cuts on Tuesday in the US President’s testimony.Fresh foreign capital inflows also supported the local currency against dollar on Thursday. Foreign portfolio investors bought shares worth Rs 251.59 crore with gross purchases and gross sales of Rs 6,454.69 crore and Rs 6,203.10 crore, respectively, according to data available with depository NSDL.Government bonds rose for the first time in four sessions on Thursday on short covering after the minutes of US Federal Reserve’s latest policy meet dented bets of a near-term rate hike in the world’s largest economy . The benchmark 6.97% 2026 bond yield rose to 6.94 per cent from 6.90 per cent in the previous trading day.

February 27, 2017 04:07 UTC

Groceries to get expensive: FMCG companies blame rising input costs

FMCG sector is just about recovering from the demonetization hit, and now input costs is pushing companies to hike prices of its products. While manufacturing companies across sectors are still grappling to come to terms with the impact of demonetization, now rising input costs have led them to hike prices of their products or reduce the quantity they offer for the same cost. After demonetization on November 8, 2016, FMCG manufacturers faced a tough quarter on the back of a sharp decline in demand which led to the companies cutting their production cycles. While Britannia is planning to hike the prices of its biscuits by 7%, Santoor soap's manufacturer Wipro Consumer Care said prices will go up by 5%. Apart from this, certain companies said they had rolled back freebies on their products.

February 27, 2017 04:07 UTC

Rupee hits 15-week high against US dollar

India’s 10-year bond yield rose to 6.916% compared to its Thursday’s close of 6.939%. Bond yields and prices move in opposite directions. Photo: MintMumbai: The Indian rupee on Monday hit a fresh 15-week high against the US dollar in opening trade, after foreign institutional investors (FIIs) continued to buy in local equity markets. India’s 10-year bond yield rose to 6.916% compared to its Thursday’s close of 6.939%. Philippines peso was down 0.15%, China offshore 0.1%, China renminbi 0.1%, Indonesian rupiah 0.01%, Japanese yen 0.09%, South Korean won 0.06% and Taiwan dollar 0.06%.

February 27, 2017 03:58 UTC

Asghar Farhadi absent at Oscars in protest of Donald Trump’s travel ban

Anousheh Ansari accepts the award for best foreign language film for "The Salesman" on behalf of Asghar Farhadi at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. | Photo Credit: APmore-inIranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who did not attend this year’s Academy Awards to protest against President Donald Trump’s travel ban against seven Muslim countries, won his career’s second best foreign film Oscar for “The Salesman”. Farhadi may have been absent but his strong worded, political speech took centre stage as it was read out by a representative of the film. Calling the win a “great honour”, Farhadi thanked the Academy for giving him the valuable award for the second time as well as the cast, crew of the film and fellow nominees. In this February 26, 2017 picture, Director Asghar Farhadi speaks via a video link at the screening of the film “The Salesman” in Trafalgar Square in London, Britain.

February 27, 2017 03:56 UTC

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