Viola Davis won an Oscar and gave an amazing speech. No one is surprised.

Only 23 actors have ever achieved the elite status of winning a competitive Oscar, Emmy and Tony. By winning an Oscar for her supporting role in "Fences," Viola Davis is the newest actress to join the club. (Nicki DeMarco/The Washington Post)As expected, Viola Davis won the best supporting actress Oscar for her role in “Fences.” As soon as she took the stage, everyone knew we were in for a heck of a speech. Viola Davis makes history with her third Oscar nod. Viola Davis is next in line to Meryl Streep’s Hollywood throne

February 27, 2017 03:56 UTC

'Moana' Star Auli'i Cravalho Gets Hit In The Head During Oscar Performance, Still Kills It

There’s no telling how far Auli’i Cravalho will go after getting through this. While singing the Oscar-nominated “How Far I’ll Go” during Sunday’s Academy Awards, the 16-year-old star from Disney’s “Moana” experienced an unexpected onstage gaffe, appearing to get hit in the head by a flag-like stage prop.

February 27, 2017 03:35 UTC

This Picture Shows What's Really In Nutella

Based on the picture, that's "ella" a lot of sugar and palm oil. Moreover, concerns have emerged about the impact of palm oil on human health. Ferrero, the makers of Nutella, did counter the EFSA announcement by saying that that they do not use temperatures as high 392 F to process Nutella. The other question is the impact of palm oil production on the environment. Anthony Kuhn, writing for NPR, explained how changes may be coming to the palm oil production process to reduce these effects.

February 27, 2017 03:34 UTC

Asghar Farhadi Wins Big After Boycotting Oscars Over Trump's Muslim Ban

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi won his second Academy Award on Sunday night for his film “The Salesman,” but another took the stage to accept his Oscar. Following President Donald Trump’s executive order blocking millions of people from several Muslim-majority countries, Farhadi, among others, decided not to attend the ceremony in solidarity with immigrants and refugees. “It’s a great honor to be receiving this valuable award for the second time. “I’m sorry I’m not with you tonight. Filmmakers can turn their cameras to capture shared human qualities and break stereotypes of various nationalities and religions.

February 27, 2017 03:33 UTC

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi wins Oscar, says in statement U.S. 'disrespected' his country, others

"It a great honor to be receiving this valuable award for the second time," Farhadi said in his statement, and after thanking those who worked with him on the film, got down to brass tacks. FOX NEWS’ FULL OSCAR COVERAGE“I’m sorry I’m not with you tonight. My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of other six nations whom have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S.”After pausing for the applause of those gathered, Ansari continued with Farhadi's statement. "Dividing the world into the 'us' and 'our enemies' categories creates fear, a deceitful justification for aggression and war," he said, adding that filmmakers create empathy, "and empathy we need to today now more than ever." FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX ENTERTAINMENT NEWS.

February 27, 2017 03:33 UTC



Viola Davis and Other Speech Highlights at the Oscars

Viola Davis, best supporting actress, “Fences”Thank you to the academy. People ask me all the time: “What kind of stories do you want to tell, Viola?” And I say, exhume those bodies, exhume those stories. I became an artist — and thank God I did — because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life. VideoMahershala Ali, best supporting actor for “Moonlight”I want to thank my teachers, my professors. : Made in America,” best documentary featureI want to thank the academy for acknowledging this untraditional film.

February 27, 2017 03:31 UTC

Full statement from foreign-language film winner Asghar Farhadi, who refused to go to the Oscars in protest

The "Salesman" filmmaker sent two prominent Iranian Americans to the Academy Awards in his stead . Engineer Anousheh Ansari, the first Iranian in space, and former NASA director for solar system exploration Firouz Naderi accepted the foreign-language film Oscar on Farhadi's behalf. Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi boycotted the Oscars to protest President Trump's executive order banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S.It’s a great honor to be receiving this valuable award for the second time. These wars prevent democracy and human rights in countries which have themselves been victims of aggression. Filmmakers can turn their cameras to capture shared human qualities and break stereotypes of various nationalities and religions.

February 27, 2017 03:30 UTC

Sean Spicer is losing his grip

Sean Spicer. Friday afternoon: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer holds an off-camera gaggle with an “expanded pool” of media organizations. Spicer, though, found a factual error:For the record @nytimes @grynbaum can't even get where I was born right and failed to ask https://t.co/hIb3QFxK6P — Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) February 25, 2017So far, so fair — the original piece said that Spicer was New England born; that’s wrong. Leave it to Sean Spicer to request a correction and obstruct it in one breath. The alleged moment arose as Isenstadt was asking Spicer in an interview about a staffer at the White House press office.

February 27, 2017 03:29 UTC

Ole Miss v. Mississippi State Brawl Continues Behind NCAA Violations

Then I moved moved my family to Starkville, Mississippi and became a faculty member at Mississippi State University in 2004. Historically Ole Miss and Mississippi State have been pretty decent in football, but to give credit where credit is due, more so Ole Miss, at least in head to head battles. This case has numerous accusations and details, none bigger than one of the NCAAs star witnesses against Sherrill was Julie Gibert, a prominent booster from-you guessed it, Ole Miss. I learned that the younger institution, MSU was once actually part of Ole Miss before it spun off to become its own university in Starkville in 1878. In other words-some feel that those who attend or who are associated with Ole Miss look at the themselves as more upper crust and above the students and alumni of Mississippi State.

February 27, 2017 03:26 UTC

Philip Bilden, Nominee for Secretary of the Navy, Withdraws

President Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Navy withdrew from consideration on Sunday, saying that meeting the government’s ethics guidelines would require too great a financial sacrifice. It was the latest case in which wealthy businesspeople whom Mr. Trump has favored for government jobs have been tripped up by the demands of avoiding conflicts of interest. Mr. Bilden said in a statement that he fully supported the president’s agenda. CBS News reported on Feb. 18 that Mr. Bilden was likely to withdraw his nomination, but Trump administration officials denied it. Mr. Mattis said that “in the coming days” he would recommend a new Navy secretary candidate.

February 27, 2017 03:22 UTC

Viola Davis ends award season hot streak with Oscar win

Story highlights Viola Davis won an Oscar in the best supporting actress category for her role in "Fences"The actress gave an emotional speech(CNN) Viola Davis's award season hot streak just ended with a bang. The "Fences" star picked up the award for best supporting actress at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday. Davis, who beat out the likes of Octavia Spencer ("Hidden Figures") and Naomie Harris ("Moonlight"), gave an emotional speech that honored the acting profession and playwright August Wilson. "There's one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered -- one place -- and that's the graveyard," she said. "People ask me all the time, what kind of stories do you want to tell, Viola?

February 27, 2017 03:19 UTC

The Anti-Discrimination 'Zootopia' Just Won Best Animated Feature At The Oscars

On its surface, the film, directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, follows a bunny named Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) as she tries to establish herself as a police officer in the animal-run metropolis of Zootopia. “ Zootopia ,” a children’s movie that doubled as one of the most politically poignant films of 2016, was recognized as the Best Animated Feature Film of the year at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday. Director Byron Howard told Variety that when he and Rich Moore pitched the film to Disney, “bias and discrimination didn’t seem like the most mainstream” topic for a children’s movie. After its March release, “Zootopia” quickly became one of the biggest hits of 2016. At the box office, “Zootopia” performed just as well, pulling in $340 million domestically and more than $1 billion worldwide.

February 27, 2017 03:16 UTC

Iranian director sent prominent Iranian-American engineers to accept his Oscar

Ashgar Farhadi won his second Oscar, but he decided not to attend tonight’s ceremony after President Trump signed an executive order barring visa-holders from Iran and six other countries to enter the United States. In his place, Farhadi sent two prominent Iranian-Americans in his place to the ceremony: Anousheh Ansari, the first female private space traveler, and Firouz Naderi, a former director at NASA. “It’s a great honor to be receiving this valuable award for the second time. These wars prevent democracy and human rights in countries which have themselves been victims of aggression. Filmmakers can turn their cameras to capture shared human qualities and break stereotypes of various nationalities and religions.

February 27, 2017 03:14 UTC

‘Zootopia’ wins best animated feature

Be the first to know about new stories from PowerPost. Sign up to follow, and we’ll e-mail you free updates as they’re published. You’ll receive free e-mail news updates each time a new story is published. You’re all set!

February 27, 2017 03:14 UTC

Viola Davis thanks Denzel, God and the graveyard for her Oscar win

Supporting actress winner Viola Davis scored her first Academy Award on Sunday for her role in "Fences." The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning star has been nominated for Oscars twice before -- for "The Help" and "Doubt" -- and also earned a lead actress Tony Award for her role when "Fences" was on Broadway in 2010. That's a Grammy short of EGOT-ing. "There’s one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered. And that’s the graveyard," said a tearful Davis in her acceptance speech.

February 27, 2017 03:13 UTC



Trending Today






Loading...