The Oscars

‘This is not a joke’: How the best picture debacle unfolded

Did the most shocking moment in Oscars history result from Warren Beatty being handed the wrong envelope?

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Actor Warren Beatty held the envelope containing what he thought was the name of the Best Picture winner at the Oscars, but it’s clearly labeled “Actress in a Leading Role.”

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PwC’s hard-won reputation under threat after Oscars flub

It’s been a cue for endless jokes around the world, but for the auditing firm that handles Oscar balloting, it’s anything but funny.

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Academy pushes the wrong envelope in best picture Oscars mixup

“La La Land” was first announced as the winner, but in an out-of-nowhere change-up in the ceremony’s final moments, things took a turn for the bizarre.

// PricewaterhouseCoopers ‘investigating how this could have happened’

The auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers issued a statement early Monday apologizing for the best picture mixup at the Oscars.

// The ‘La La Land’ producer who declared ‘Moonlight’ winner is a darn hero

Jordan Horowitz was just doing his job, accepting an Oscar for the film he produced, when an opportunity for greatness was thrust upon him.

// Oscars’ ‘In Memoriam’ includes photo of living producer

The best picture mix-up apparently wasn’t the only gaffe at Sunday night’s Academy Awards.


// What’s next, robots calling balls and strikes?

Baseball players and coaches were asked for their most bizarre ideas for speeding up the game.


// President Trump says he wants to restore states’ powers

President Donald Trump said in a meeting with governors that his administration will do all that it can to restore the authority of the states.

// Trump Today: Father of fallen Navy SEAL wants investigation into raid

President Trump plans to sign a new refugee and immigration executive order today.

// ‘We all need answers’ on Trump and Russia, George W. Bush says

The former president also defended the media’s role in keeping world leaders in check.


//'5''%20Hoopster%203-246264.jpg ‘Game of Thrones’ actor who played local basketball remembered

Neil Fingleton, who was 7-feet, 7-inches tall, played high school and college basketball in Worcester and later appeared on TV and in films.

// ‘Spontaneous combustion’ caused fire at State Police Museum

The three-alarm fire broke out Saturday night spontaneously when rags and sawdust tossed together in a plastic bag heated up and ignited.

Tornado confirmed in western Massachusetts

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado with winds up to 110 mph touched down in western Massachusetts.

// Mass. teaching force remains dominated by women

Last year, about 25 percent of all public school teachers statewide were men, down from about 32 percent in the early 1990s.


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