Meg's Daily Dish

  • The 2017 Oscars were hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, but were kicked off by Justin Timberlake and that ridiculously catchy "Can't Stop The Feeling," which was nominated for Best Original Song. From there, Kimmel's opening monologue had the obvious political jabs, but also included a moment calling for people to have conversations not as either Republican or Democrat, but as Americans. 
  • Like every awards show, there was a lot of audience participation but this time Jimmy Kimmel gave people on a sightseeing tour the ultimate surprise when they walked right into the ceremony. People kissed Meryl Streep's hand, made off with Jennifer Aniston's sunglasses, and Denzel Washington even pronounced a couple husband and wife. 
  • When it came to the awards, winners were almost all sure bets and there were plenty of history making moments. Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Moonlight" and became the first Muslim to take home an Oscar. Viola Davis' win for Best Supporting Actress made her the first black actress to win an Emmy, Oscar, and Tony. Even "La La Land's" Damien Chazelle made history by becoming the youngest Best Director winner. In what some will consider an upset, Casey Affleck beat out Denzel Washington for Best Actor. While Emma Stone did was she was expected to do and won Best Actress. 
  • Then, just when we all thought the night went as many predicted, with "La La Land" winning best picture and coming to the stage to accept their award, it was announced presented Warren Beatty had made a mistake. In fact, "Moonlight" had won the big award of the night. Beatty claims he was given the Best Actress card, which read "Emma Stone, La La Land." That "loss" aside," it still turned out to be an incredible night for the cast of "Moonlight." 

Best Picture

  • "Moonlight" (WINNER)
  • "Arrival"
  • "Fences"
  • "Hacksaw Ridge"
  • "Hell or High Water"
  • "Hidden Figures"
  • "La La Land"
  • "Lion"
  • "Manchester by the Sea"

Actor in a Leading Role


  • Casey Affleck - "Manchester by the Sea" (WINNER)
  • Andrew Garfield - "Hacksaw Ridge"
  • Ryan Gosling - "La La Land"
  • Viggo Mortensen - "Captain Fantastic"
  • Denzel Washington - "Fences"

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Mahershala Ali - "Moonlight" (WINNER)
  • Jeff Bridges - "Hell or High Water"
  • Lucas Hedges - "Manchester by the Sea"
  • Dev Patel - "Lion"
  • Michael Shannon - "Nocturnal Animals"

Actress in a Lead Role

  • Emma Stone - "La La Land" (WINNER)
  • Isabelle Huppert - "Elle"
  • Ruth Negga - "Loving"
  • Natalie Portman - "Jackie"
  • Meryl Streep - "Florence Foster Jenkins"

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Viola Davis - "Fences" (WINNER)
  • Naomie Harris - "Moonlight"
  • Nicole Kidman - "Lion"
  • Octavia Spencer - "Hidden Figures"
  • Michelle Williams - "Manchester by the Sea"

Warren Beatty will now definitely go down in Academy Awards history and it has nothing to do with any movie role of his. The actor announced the wrong Best Picture winner, first giving it to "La La Land" before the mistake was realized and the award was rightfully given to "Moonlight."

What's worse, it somehow took a few minutes for the mistake to be corrected. Multiple "La La Land" producers got to thank their moms, wives, and whoever else before having to give the stage, and their awards, to "Moonlight."

Beatty tried to explain he was given a card for Best Actress, which read "Emma Stone, La La Land." Host Jimmy Kimmel made reference to Steve Harvey, who famously announced the wrong winner at the 2015 Miss Universe pageant. Despite the very awkward moment, Barry Jenkins and the rest of the "Moonlight" team did their time to revel in the win and give their thank yous.

  • Later backstage, Stone herself said she's not sure how that could have happened. "I was also holding my ‘best actress in a leading role’ card that entire time," she told reporters. "So whatever story, I don’t mean to start stuff, but whatever story that was, I had that card.”

Who will take a spin around the ballroom on the upcoming season of "Dancing With the Stars"? If you believe the rumors, there's going to be two Olympians and a TV icon. USA Today is reporting gymnast Simone Biles, whose teammate Laurie Hernandez won last season, ice skater Nancy Kerrigan, and "A-Team" star Mr. T have all signed on.

Meanwhile, their will be two familiar faces missing on season 24. Pro dancer, and six-time champion, Derek Hough won't be appearing on the upcoming season according to a source close with the show. Derek himself hasn't confirmed he won't be appearing, but fellow pro and season 15 champion Tony Dovolani says he'll be sitting this season out to focus on his other business and charitable ventures.

The official cast of "Dancing With the Stars'" upcoming season will be announced on Wednesday during "Good Morning America."

We've lost another star. According to his family, Bill Paxton has died at the age of 61 after suffering complications from a recent heart surgery. And while he wasn't included visually in last night's "In Memoriam" tribute at the Academy Awards, presenter Jennifer Aniston choked back tears as she said a few words in his honor.

Paxton's first role was in Jonathan Demme's 1975 movie, "Crazy Mama," but he would get his big break as the 'Punk Leader' in "The Terminator." From there, Paxton starred in movies like "Weird Science," "Aliens," "True Lies," "Apollo 13," "Twister," "Titanic," and "Frailty," which also marked his directorial debut. He was also a hit on the small screen.

Paxton earned three Golden Globe nominations for his starring turn in HBO's "Big Love" and more recently earned rave reviews and an Emmy nomination for the 2012 miniseries, "Hatfields & McCoys."

He leaves behind his wife of 30 years and two children. While his family is asking for privacy at this time, an official statement adds "Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable.” Tributes are pouring in from Hollywood and even storm chasers created a map tribute to Paxton and his "Twister" character. 


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