Normally we reserve this space for a recap of the few sparks of a generally dull ceremony, and last night's Oscars certainly had its share. There were zingers launched at Donald Trump from host Jimmy Kimmel (relaxed and confident as the night's emcee), and stirring statements of international solidarity from presenters Gael García Bernal, Meryl Streep and many more. Here's a full list of winners. But #EnvelopeGate is what all viewers will be talking about for years to come. In a staggering mistake, the wrong Best Picture was read from the wrong card. For a couple of minutes (and no more), La La Land was the night's big winner, long enough for two producers to make their joyous acceptance speeches. But then, La La Land producer Justin Horowitz came to the microphone and said, "No, there's a mistake. Moonlight—you guys won Best Picture. This is not a joke." The crowd audibly gasped. Here's a complete play-by-play of how it went down: Presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, reunited 50 years after Bonnie and Clyde, walk downstage, the Best Picture envelope in hand. After some banter, the nine nominees are read and Beatty opens the envelope. Smiling and slightly confused, he shows the card to Dunaway, who thinks he's just stretching out the tension to be coy. "You're awful," she teases. (Actually, it turns out Beatty was legitimately flummoxed.) He gives the card to her and she declares, "La La Land." It turns out that the card they had in hand was actually the one fo
People will be talking about the colossal mess-up as long as Oscars are awarded: La La Land was called out as Best Picture (due to an envelope mistake) but the winner turned out to be Moonlight—an upset for the ages. We'll have plenty of analysis in the coming hours, but first, here's a complete list of winners, triple-checked just to be sure: Best PictureMoonlight Best DirectorDamien Chazelle, La La Land Best Actress in a Leading RoleEmma Stone, La La Land Best Actor in a Leading RoleCasey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea Best Actress in a Supporting RoleViola Davis, Fences Best Actor in a Supporting RoleMahershala Ali, Moonlight Best Original ScreenplayManchester by the Sea Best Adapted ScreenplayMoonlight Best CinematographyLa La Land Best Foreign Language FilmThe Salesman, Iran Best Documentary FeatureO.J.: Made in America Best Documentary Short Subject“The White Helmets” Best Production DesignLa La Land Best Animated FeatureZootopia Best Short Film, Animated“Piper” Best Film EditingHacksaw Ridge Best Sound EditingArrival Best Sound MixingHacksaw Ridge Best Original ScoreLa La Land Best Original Song“City of Stars,” La La Land Best Costume DesignFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Best MakeupSuicide Squad Best Short Film, Live Action“Sing” Best Visual EffectsThe Jungle Book
“I am a writer and as such, I think I’m obligated to use my voice to talk about things that are meaningful to me.” It’s not Lena Dunham herself speaking—it’s her onscreen persona, Hannah Horvath, during a tension-filled sit-down with Chuck Palmer, an acclaimed author whose work Hannah admires but whose sleazy (and possibly nonconsensual) book-tour dalliances with college coeds she does not. Still, given the sheer amount of self-reference that Dunham folds into tonight’s script, it might as well be Lena speaking. Dubbed “American Bitch”—after an alternate title for When She Was Good by Philip Roth, another writer whose misogyny Hannah has to grapple with in her admiration—the third episode of season six forgoes the usual Girls shenanigans to solely follow Hannah’s meeting with Chuck (played by an exceptional Matthew Rhys, of The Americans). Dunham & Co. regularly do excellent work with such bottle episodes—see season two’s “One Man’s Trash” and last season’s “The Panic in Central Park” for proof—and “American Bitch” proved no exception. Chuck invites Hannah to his impressive—and hilariously, narcissistically decorated—doorman-building apartment to tell his side of a story that Hannah wrote on a “niche feminist website” about the sexual-assault accusations that several women had lobbed against the author. Dunham has been vocal about her own personal history with sexual abuse, but Hannah’s talk with Chuck hits on plenty of meta Dunhamesque topics, from power dynamics to th
It's just a matter of hours until Sunday night's Academy Awards, and everyone's palpably thrilled (and a little exhausted) to be at the finish line. Damien Chazelle's La La Land may be a foregone conclusion for Best Picture at this point, but you should expect plenty of surprises. Playing in a pool with friends or co-workers? Here's a handy printable Oscar ballot of every damn nominee and category. Need help winning your poll? Here are our (stunningly accurate) predictions. We have a pretty decent record at prognosticating, but in case we've stiffed a few of your favorites, console yourself with this list of the 10 worst Oscar snubs of all time. The pre-show gets underway on ABC at 7pm ET, and we'll be live-blogging the entire affair at @TimeOutNewYork. Chime in and mix it up a little.
The Waldorf-Astoria, one of the most legendary hotels in the world, is closing indefinitely for renovations this upcoming Wednesday in order to be partially converted to luxury condos. Photographer Samantha Ferraro has a look back at the iconic space. In 2012, I photographed my first indoor wedding ceremony that didn't involve a holy church or temple. The couple was coming from the UK to elope with both sets of their parents. They actually contacted me through Flickr and wanted some images to remember both their time in Manhattan as well as their elopement itself to take place at The Waldorf-Astoria. This hotel, after almost 86 years in its current location, is now shutting its doors for indefinite renovations. While the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is attempting to save some of the lobby, most of the hotel will change and the soul of what once embodied this space will be put to rest. Lauren and Owen were one of the first couples who gave me the feeling that they trusted me completely, and wanted me to create something beautiful with them. Our relationship was solidified during their extremely emotional wedding ceremony on the 39th floor of the Waldorf Towers in a private suite. The most spiritual Reverend Annie Lawrence presided, and she created a beautiful space. Afterwards, the hotel staff brought an assortment of handcrafted appetizers while everyone took a moment to congratulate the couple. They toasted champagne and we headed downstairs for
In the never-ending saga of how different New York is from Los Angeles—and the argument over which city is better—we all know there's a lot to discuss. La La Land, one of our best movies of 2016, is up for 14 Oscars this Sunday. The film shows Los Angeles in a bright-hued (literally), joyful light, praising the city's dreamers and excellent weather. Well guess what? New York's got dreamers and great weather (at least today) too! And this YouTube parody, about the somewhat dimmer, more cutthroat, possibly illegal world of finance and startup hopefuls in the Big Apple, show's you how La La Land might be if it were filmed here (Hint: There's 100% more pizza).
Earlier this month, we reported that pop singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, who wrote the Tony-nominated score for Broadway's Waitress, will soon step into the musical's lead role—Jenna, an expert at making pies but less adept at finding love—for 10 weeks, starting March 31. Now the production has announced who will play opposite her: crushable comic actor Chris Diamantopoulos. Diamantopoulos, 41, may not be a household name—six syllables is a lot to ask—but the Greek-Canadian actor is a familiar face to many TV watchers. He was Brian, the sympathetic boom-mike operator, on The Office; he was Marky, Portia de Rossi's face-blind beau, on Arrested Development; he was Rob, President Cherry Jones's chief of staff, on 24. The man has range: He has played Frank Sinatra, Robin Williams and, in the 2012 Three Stooges movie, Moe Howard. He is also no stranger to Broadway, though he hasn't visited in a while. In the early 2000s, Diamantopoulos starred in two musicals: as the pining romantic Marius in Les Misérables and the well-endowed stripper Ethan in The Full Monty. In Waitress, starting March 31, he will play Dr. Pomatter, the small-town gynecologist who gets all up in Jenna's business. For an actor of his versatility and charm, it should be easy as pie.
It's Friday, New York, and, even better than that, it's 70 degrees out. You know what that means? Everyone will be heading to 230 Fifth. But you’re going to be smarter than that. In a city of 8 million people, 7.5 million of whom probably want to drink outdoors tonight, we thought we'd provide a whole host of outdoor drinking options so you can have room to soak up those rays. Mr. Purple: Head up to the 15th floor at Hotel Indigo on the Lower East Side to drink in views of One World Trade and the Empire State Building, not to mention the $16 cocktails. 180 Orchard St (212-237-1790, mrpurplenyc.com) Westlight: This newish rooftop bar at the William Vale Hotel is a 22nd-floor behemoth punctuated by bright yellow and blue furniture. Beverages come courtesy of Anne Robinson and small plates by Andrew Carmellini. 111 N 12th St, Brooklyn (718-307-7100, westlightnyc.com) The Ides Bar at the Wythe Hotel: Another Brooklyn favorite, this bar isn’t set up nearly as high as Westlight (on the sixth floor), but who cares once the beer goggles kick in? 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn (718-460-8006, wythehotel.com) Belle ShoalsPhotograph: Liz Clayman Belle Shoals: Don perfectly coiffed hair and sundresses to attend this Southern-belle–themed spot in Williamsburg. The outdoor garden is fitted with white trellises, winding vines and twinkly lights. 10 Hope St, Brooklyn (718-218-6027, belleshoals.com)Hotel Chantelle: All bad decisions start at this multi-level Lower East Side bar, which makes
Broadway’s newest venue is actually one its oldest: The Hudson Theatre, which opened way back in 1903, just celebrated the opening of its first live show since 1968: a splendid Sunday in the Park with George starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford (my four-star review is here). I was delighted to visit Broadway’s 41st house, located on the same block as the Belasco on the under-valued east side of the theater district. Quick takes from one visit: comfortable yet classy and very attractive. The seats are notably wide, with ample leg room. The bar is spacious and gorgeous; you actually want to hang out there during intermission. Don’t forget to look up and admire the glass dome pieces that overhang the Tiffany Lobby. As for drinks, they serve wine in real (breakable) glasses. A Broadway theater treating us like adults? It’s weird to see audience members tottering back to their seats clutching real glasses, not tacky, branded sippy cups. We already went over the fascinating history of the Hudson in 2015. Following are pictures of the interior. Enjoy! A full house at the Hudson tonight. Be sure to check out the gorgeous Tiffany glass dome. As Sondheim's George sings: "Color and light. There's only color and light. Yellow and white. Just blue and yellow and white." Tired of cramped seating and zero legroom as in most Broadway theaters? You can spread out here. Sunday in the Park with George is only running through April 23. Get your tickets n
The temperature isn't the only thing heating up this weekend—Time Out New York kicks off a weekend of Scoville-testing spice with its annual Wingfest series, which will take on the best wings found in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan over the next three weeks. The series starts tomorrow at Long Island City beer hall Studio Square with two sessions (with tickets still available to the 11am to 1pm session), during which guests can sample saucy drumsticks from participating restaurants like Austin’s Steak and Ale House and Atomic Wings at Bar 43. Beyond the wings, Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey and Bronx Brewery will be on site to pour boilermakers, DJ Jeronimo will be behind the turntable spinning tunes, and games and giveaways will be aplenty. You can grab $35 tickets here. Can't make it to the Queens kick-off? Don't fret—a Manhattan installment of Wingfest is set to take place at Flatiron's Hill Country on Sunday, March 12th, with spicy wing options from the likes of Black Tap and Duke's. A Brooklyn event will follow at Hill Country's Adams Street outpost on March 19th.