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WATCH: ‘La La Land’ producers accept ‘Moonlight’s’ best picture Oscar in massive flub

WATCH: ‘La La Land’ producers accept ‘Moonlight’s’ best picture Oscar in massive flub

There are flubs, and then there are flubs.

Presenters Warren Beaty and Faye Dunaway had the honor of awarding the Oscar for Best Picture at tonight’s 89th Academy Awards, announcing to the packed house and millions of TV viewers that La La Land was the victor.

The crowd erupted into applause, and amateur Oscar predictors the nation over breathed easy. Everyone expected the film to win.

But then something truly strange happened. A member of team La La Land took the mic to announce that there had been a mistake. “Moonlight won best picture.”

Apparently, Beaty and Dunaway read off the wrong card — one that listed Emma Stone winning for best actress — when they announced the winner.

As Moonlight’s shocked cast and crew assembled on stage, host Jimmy Kimmel made a joke out of the enormous mistake, telling the La La Land producers, “I’d like to see you win an Oscar anyway. Why can’t we give out a whole bunch of them?”

Well, because Moonlight won, and deservedly so. That’s why.

Watch the awkwardness below:

STILL SPEECHLESS pic.twitter.com/qe3NUDWAHM

— Barry Jenkins (@BandryBarry) February 27, 2017

Below, watch Mahershala Ali’s emotional acceptance speech after he was awarded the best supporting actor statue for his work in Moonlight:

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89th Academy Awards: 'Moonlight' is first LGBTQ film to win Best Picture

89th Academy Awards: 'Moonlight' is first LGBTQ film to win Best Picture

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The 89th Annual Academy Awards aired live from Hollywood tonight, and GLAAD Media Award nominee Moonlight took home three awards!

In a shocking moment, Moonlight picked up the Oscar in Best Picture after the presenters inititally read out the wrong film. Moonlight is the first LGBTQ film to win the Best Picture Oscar.  The film follows a young man named Chiron living in a rough neighborhood of Miami in three acts from childhood to teen years to adulthood. Over this time, Chiron struggles with his own sexual identity, the concept of masculinity, and his feelings for his friend Kevin, all set against a challenging home life and bullying at school. Moonlight deftly balances telling a very intimate story about love, identity, family, and friendship with painting a picture of the larger experience of what it means to be a young, black, queer male. Moonlight is available to watch now on iTunes, Amazon, and on demand services.

“Congratulations to Moonlight on its well-deserved win for Best Picture. Film is our largest cultural export and must represent the full diversity of the people who make up this country. This sends a strong message to the film industry that it needs to embrace inclusive stories if it wants to remain competitive and relevant,” GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis tweeted.

Out story writer Tarell Alvin McCraney, who wrote the short play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue which inspired the film, and director/screenwriter Barry Jenkins won the Oscar in Best Adapted Screenplay. “This goes out to all those black and brown boys and girls and non gender conforming who don’t see themselves. We’re trying to show you you and us, so thank you thank you this is for you,” McCraney said. “All you people out there who feel like there’s no mirror for you, that your live is not reflected, the Academy has your back, the ACLU has your back, we have your back. And for the next four years, we will not leave you alone, we will not forget you,” Jenkins added.

Miami pride: Here’s the #Oscars speech by Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney for #Moonlightpic.twitter.com/PigHnlzPyd

— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 27, 2017

Moonlight’s Mahershala Ali took home the Oscar in Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his portrayal of Juan. This makes him the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar. Ali also won the Screen Actors Guild Award in Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Rule and the NAACP Image Award in Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for the role. Byron Howard, co-director of Zootopia, also thanked his husband from the stage while accepting for Best Animated Feature. Out songwriter Benj Pasek in Best Original Song for La La Land‘s “City of Stars.”

Colleen Atwood (winner for Best Costume Design), Jaden Piner (Moonlight’s young Kevin), stylist and Fashion Police cohost Brad Goreski, and Sting (nominee and performer) and his wife Trudie Styler sported ‘&’ lapel pins to show solidarity for those most vulnerable to discrimination in the current political climate. The ‘&’ pins, courtesy of GLAAD, represent the Together movement that seeks to unite marginalized communities to resist, persist and prevail against hateful and non-inclusive legislation, policy and rhetoric. Learn more about the ‘&’ at glaad.org/together now.

Thank you to @OfficialSting for standing with @glaad. #Oscars #WeResist https://t.co/Gcr1l4mStA pic.twitter.com/K4qDDPgOHs

— Sarah Kate Ellis (@sarahkateellis) February 27, 2017

Proud to support @ACLU, @PPFA, and @glaad all day, everyday. #istandwithpp #standwithaclu #weresist pic.twitter.com/IJYRgsRadB

— Brie Larson (@brielarson) February 26, 2017

Thank you @isaianapoli for making me this beautiful custom navy blue velvet tux for the #Oscars! Feeling very James Bond! @GarrettLeight pic.twitter.com/6KqLQPYahI

— Brad Goreski (@mrbradgoreski) February 27, 2017

 

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Other stars also used their platform to call for unity in resistance. Mozart of the Jungle star Gael Garcia Bernal took a moment while he was on stage to call for unity. “Flesh and blood actors are migrant workers. We travel all over the world, we build families, we construct stories, we build life that cannot be divided. As a Mexican, as a Latin American, as a migrant worker, as a human being, I’m against any form of wall that wants to separate us,” he said.

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who won the Oscar in Best Foreign-Language Film for The Salesman, chose not to attend the ceremony as a form of protest. In his absence, Anousheh Ansari (the first Iranian person to visit space) read a statement on his behalf. “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.,” his statement read. “Dividing the world into the us and our enemies categories creates fear. A deceitful justification for aggression and war. 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. They create empathy between us and others. An empathy which we need today more than ever.”

Congratulations to the winners!

February 26, 2017

http://www.glaad.org/blog/89th-academy-awards-moonlight-first-lgbtq-film-win-best-picture

이 남자는 반유대주의에 맞서 싸우는 게이 운동가다

이 남자는 반유대주의에 맞서 싸우는 게이 운동가다
미 뉴욕 맨해튼에 본부를 둔 ‘상호 존중을 위한 안네 프랑크 센터’는 1959년 설립됐다.

유대인 소녀 안네 프…

기사 보기: 국제, 동성애, 스티븐 골드스틴, 안네 프랑크 센터, 유대인, 반유대주의, Korea News

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Must-See LGBTQ TV: Don't miss ABC's 'When We Rise' all this week

Must-See LGBTQ TV: Don't miss ABC's 'When We Rise' all this week

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Grab the remote, set your DVR or queue up your streaming service of choice! GLAAD is bringing you the highlights in LGBTQ on TV this week. Check back every Sunday for up-to-date coverage in LGBTQ-inclusive programming on TV.

The 89th Annual Academy Awards are live on ABC on Sunday night, the ceremony begins at 5:30pm PST/8:30pm EST. GLAAD Media Award nominee Moonlight is nominated in eight categories including Best Picture. Moonlight picked up six Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, sweeping every category the film was nominated inI Am Not Your Negro, the documentary about and inspired by gay novelist, playwright, and author James Baldwin, is nominated in Documentary Feature. The sci-fi film Star Trek Beyond picked up a nomination in Makeup and Hairstyling. 89th Annual Academy Awards: Sunday, 5:30/8:30 on ABC.

On Monday, the ABC miniseries When We Rise kicks off, and airs each night of the week except Tuesday. When We Rise, from out writer/director Dustin Lance Black, chronicles the history of the LGBTQ community from the 1970s up to modern times, and how the movement was shaped by and in turn shaped the lives of several advocates fighting for change in San Francisco and across the country. The eight-hour event series includes episodes directed by Black, executive producer Gus Van Sant, and Dee Rees. The series will air two hours per night beginning at 9pm. When We Rise: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9pm-11pm on ABC.

On Thursday, ABC will air a special one-hour documentary, When We Rise: The People Behind the Story, featuring the actual advocates who inspired the mini-series: Cleve Jones, Roma Guy, Ken Jones, Diane Jones and Cecilia Chung. The episode will air ahead of the night’s two-hour block of new episodes. When We Rise: The People Behind the Story: Thursday, 8pm on ABC.

Sunday, February 26: 89th Academy Awards (8:30pm, ABC); Black Sails (9pm, Starz)

Monday: Shadowhunters (8pm, Freeform); Supergirl (8pm, The CW); Jane the Virgin (9pm, The CW); When We Rise (9pm-11pm, ABC)

Tuesday: The Fosters (8pm, Freeform); The Real O’Neals (8:30pm, ABC)

Wednesday: Arrow (8pm, The CW); Modern Family (8:30pm, ABC); Star (9pm, FOX); The Magicians (9pm, Syfy); Major Crimes (9pm, TNT); When We Rise (9pm-11pm, ABC)

Thursday: When We Rise: The People Behind the Story (8pm, ABC); Nashville (9pm, CMT); Riverdale (9pm, The CW); When We Rise (9pm-11pm, ABC)

Friday: When We Rise (9pm-11pm, ABC)

February 26, 2017

http://www.glaad.org/blog/must-see-lgbtq-tv-dont-miss-abcs-when-we-rise-all-week

Dating apps are causing people to lower their standards, study finds

Dating apps are causing people to lower their standards, study finds

Hooking up has never been easier thanks to apps like Grindr, SCRUFF, and Tindr. But does having an endless supply of eager guys at your disposal make you more or less picky when it comes to selecting just who you get naked with?

A new study from the Queensland University of Technology finds that hookup apps are actually making people less choosey about their sexual partners.

Researches poured over the dating profiles of more than 40,000 singles ages 18 t0 80 and looked at nearly 220,000 contact decisions in an effort to determine how people are selecting mates in the digital age. What they discovered was that online daters are becoming more and more lax about their “check list” of criteria potential partners must meet to be considered a viable option.

Related: New dating app “Hater” pairs up singles based in their mutual hatred for things

“We looked at whether or not people actually contact people who match what they say is their ideal partner in their profile, and our findings show they don’t,” researcher Stephen Whyte says. “Stating a preference for what you are looking for appears to have little to no bearing on the characteristics of people you actually contact.”

Whyte believes one of the reasons people are more likely to settle could be because they’re tired of trying to find that perfect person in a cornucopia overflowing with options. It’s like searching for a needle in a haystack. Eventually, you just give up and go for the next best choice.

“People may state a preference for an ideal partner,” he continues, “but they are more than happy to initiate contact with potential love interests that bear no resemblance whatsoever to that ‘Mr or Mrs Perfect’ they initially think they prefer over all others.”

Related: If your dating profile says “No Asians” then you’re a “trash gay,” Korean comedian says

So what’s the takeaway?

“Disclosure of ‘ideal’ partner preferences is a widely offered and commonly-used option for people creating a profile on online dating websites, but whether it’s effective or useful in helping people find that special someone is unclear,” Whyte says.

Or, as the Independent puts it: “So if you lower your standards, the chances are everyone else has too, so you may just meet the one as a result.”

What do you think? Do you find yourself lowering your standards when it comes to online dating? Or are you just as picky as ever? Share your experience in the comments below…

 

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