Oscar in hand, Casey Affleck now in the spotlight in his own right

In an exclusive interview, Affleck reflected on his famous brother, choosing the right roles, and controversy surrounding his win.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: (L-R) Representatives from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Martha L. Ruiz, Brian Cullinan and actor Ryan Gosling attend the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

This accountant bungled the envelope handoff at Oscars

Brian Cullinan, a partner at the accounting firm PwC, caused the show-business musical “La La Land” to be mistakenly named best picture at the 89th Academy Awards.

“La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz held the winner card with Warren Beatty and host Jimmy Kimmel looked on.

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Oscar gaffe created chaos and left our darker sides glued

The way “Moonlight” won the Oscar for best picture was a profound disservice to a quietly radical and most deserving movie.

Faye Dunaway, from left, accountant Brian Cullinan, AMPAS staffer, and Warren Beatty discuss the result of best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Oscars accounting firm explains mixup in full statement

Pricewaterhouse Coopers released a statement on the misnaming of the best picture at the Oscars on Sunday.

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From prison to the Oscars: The story of ‘Gary from Chicago’

“Gary from Chicago,” who was scatapulted to fame when he walked into the Oscars, had been released from prison days earlier.

Trump says the Oscars focused too hard on politics, calls mix-up ‘sad’

President Trump says the Academy Awards ceremony “focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the end.”


The Cabot hosts an Oscar party in Beverly

Guests got to watch the Academy Awards on the big screen.


With Oscar win, Viola Davis earns rare ‘triple crown’ in acting

Only 22 people before her have won an Oscar, Tony, and Emmy award for their acting performances.

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Oscar winner Damien Chazelle’s Harvard professors remember him when

What’s so special about the Harvard curriculum, and Damien Chazelle, that accounts for the success of “La La Land”?

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Group featured in Oscar-winning documentary hopes award will stop ‘massacres’

A young volunteer in the White Helmets, featured in an Academy Award-winning documentary, said he hopes the award will help stop “massacres.”

Producer Adele Romanski (center) with writer/director Barry Jenkins, and other cast and crew members accepted the best picture Oscar.

Here is what the cast and crew of ‘Moonlight’ had to say about their Oscar win

Because of the Oscars mixup, the “Moonlight” team didn’t have a chance to make proper speeches. But here’s some of what they said on and off the stage.

US actor Mahershala Ali, winner of the Best Supporting Actor award for 'Moonlight', poses with his Oscar as he arrives to the Vanity Fair Party following the 88th Academy Awards at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California, on February 26, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIXJEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images

‘I just feel blessed’: Mahershala Ali becomes first Muslim actor to win an Oscar

‘‘It’s not about you, it’s about these characters,’’ he also said. ‘‘You are a servant. You’re in service to these stories and these characters.’’

Steve Harvey to Warren Beatty: ‘I can help you get through this!’

If Warren Beatty needs someone to talk to following Sunday night’s epic award mix-up at Sunday night’s Oscars, Steve Harvey is open ears.

FILE - In this May 1, 2009, file photo, Australian producer Jan Chapman attends a press conference for the film 'Bright Star' during the 62nd International film festival in Cannes, southern France. Chapman tells Variety that she is

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.

Jordan Horowitz, producer of

The ‘La La Land’ producer who declared ‘Moonlight’ the winner stepped up when it mattered

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

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.”

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.

Confusion reigned on stage at the Oscars after ‘La La Land’ was mistakenly announced as best picture winner.

Plenty of sympathy to go around after Oscars mixup

The confusion and chaos of the final moments of the show left a bunch of people in its wake deserving of collective sympathy.

The casts of

PricewaterhouseCoopers apologizes for Oscar best picture mixup

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

Justin Timberlake performed at the beginning of Sunday’s Oscars.

Some other notable moments from the 2017 Oscars

The “Moonlight”-“La La Land” fiasco wasn’t the only thing that happened at Sunday’s show.

Oscars 2017: Wha-hunh Land?

Among the surprises from Oscar night: Gary from Chicago, who kissed the hands of several actresses.

US screenwriter Barry Jenkins (C) speaks after

‘Moonlight’ steps into the spotlight after a stunning mixup

“La La Land” was first announced as the winner — and then things took a turn for the bizarre.

The cast of

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Live updates from the Oscars

Confusion ruled at the Oscars as “La La Land” was incorrectly announced as the best picture winner.

Matt Damon (right, with Ben Affleck) was teased by Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel even when he was trying to present the Academy Award for original screenplay.

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Kimmel-Damon ‘feud’ spills across the Oscars stage

The host didn’t miss a chance to chide the actor.

A scene from “The White Helmets.” Syrian cinematographer Khaled Khateeb, one of three people credited for cinematography, has been blocked from traveling to Los Angeles for the Oscars

Oscar winners share statement from Syrian cinematographer denied entry to US

He hoped to invite ‘‘anyone here who hears me to stop the bloodshed in Syria and around the world,’’ that to ‘‘show that we all care that this war ends as quickly as possible.”

George Marshall, who taught Viola Davis at Rhode Island College, with Emma Tirrell (left) and Rosie Stevens.


R.I. fans cheer Viola Davis’s Oscar win

Many at an Academy Awards celebration in Providence were moved to tears by Davis’s emotional acceptance speech.

Viola Davis during her acceptance speech.

Viola Davis won an Oscar and gave an amazing speech; no one is surprised

‘‘I became an artist and thank God I did,’’ she continued ‘‘because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.’’

Tourists brought into the Oscars as a surprise meet with nominees at the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

Hollywood tour group gets surprise side trip to Oscar show

The tour included kisses from Denzel Washington, selfies with Ryan Gosling, and a chance to rub a newly won gold statuette called Oscar.

From left: Sound mixers Peter Grace, Robert Mackenzie, Kevin O’Connell, and Andy Wright.

Sound engineer snaps 0 for 20 skid at Oscars with 1st statue

Kevin O’Connell finally has reason to celebrate at the Oscars.

Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

The best quotes from Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscars opening monologue

As a first-time host of the Oscars, Jimmy Kimmel used his opening monologue to get in some political shots.

British singer Sting performs on stage at the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

Sting pays emotional tribute to journalist James Foley at the Oscars

Sting paid tribute to journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by the Islamic State in a video that shocked the world, during the Oscars.

Bill Paxton was photographed in Cannes, France, in 2015.

Bill Paxton, 61, noted for roles in ‘Apollo 13’ and ’Big Love’

The prolific actor was in such films as “Aliens,” “Apollo 13,” “Titanic,” and “Twister,” as well as a number of television shows.

Director Barry Jenkins, left, delivered a speech on stage next to writer Tarell Alvin McCraney after they won the best adapted screenplay for

List of winners for 89th Academy Awards

After some confusion Sunday night, “Moonlight” won for best picture.

US director Ezra Edelman (R) delivers a speech on stage next to producer Caroline Waterlow after they won Best Documentary Feature award for

‘O.J.’ doc director dedicates Oscar to Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman

‘‘This is also for other victims, victims of police violence, police brutality,’’ Edelman said. ‘‘This is their story, as it is Ron and Nicole’s.’’

Daniel Kaluuya stars in Get Out.”

‘Get Out’ surprises with box office win

While the thriller was expected to perform well, few people foresaw a debut this big — especially with a relatively unknown star in Daniel Kaluuya leading the film.

Justin Timberlake performing.

Jimmy Kimmel blends political humor with Hollywood teasing

Kimmel peppered his monologue with Trump humor, introducing French nominee Isabelle Huppert: “I’m glad Homeland Security let you in tonight.”

Jess Cagle (center), pictured earlier this month with (from left) Ryan Murphy, Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, and Catherine Zeta-Jones at a SiriusXM town hall in New York City.

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It figures: ‘Hidden Fences’ makes an encore

This time, it was a People magazine editor who conflated two Oscar-nominated movies with predominantly black casts.

New York Times to air ‘The truth is. . .’ ad during Oscars

President Trump has already slammed the ad, calling it “bad” and an attempt by the company to “help save its failing reputation.”

Best actress nominee Ruth Negga wore an ACLU ribbon at the Academy Awards Sunday night.

Here’s why stars are wearing blue ribbons at the Oscars

One of the first overtly political moments of this year’s Oscars was unfolding hours before the actual ceremony.

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in a scene from

Will ‘La La Land’ have another day of sun at the Oscars?

Sunday night’s Oscars are shaping up to be one of the most turbulent and politically charged ceremonies in recent memory.

Taraji P. Henson.

Taraji P. Henson wows in a simple, dark gown on the Oscars red carpet

Do we even care what everyone else is wearing? (Spoiler: Yes.)

Ben Affleck (left) and Henry Cavill in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

‘Batman v Superman,’ ‘Hillary’s America’ top Razzies

The superhero blockbuster costarring Ben Affleck and the Dinesh D’Souza documentary each got four Golden Raspberry Awards.

This image released by Netflix shows a scene from the documentary

He braved a war zone to film an Oscar-nominated documentary. He can’t travel to the ceremony.

A cinematographer for the documentary ‘‘The White Helmets,’’ about the volunteer first responders in Syria, will be blocked from entering the US due to Trump’s travel ban.

A scene from “Moonlight.”

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Denzel Washington in “Fences.”

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Denzel or Casey? What sort of shenanigans will Jimmy Kimmel pull?

Casey Affleck (right) with “Manchester by the Sea” producer Matt Damon and writer-director Kenneth Lonergan Saturday at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif.

Affleck wins for best actor at Indie Spirit Awards

“Moonlight” was the big winner, pulling in six awards, including for best feature. Casey Affleck won for his role in “Manchester by the Sea.”

Ashton Sanders in the 2016 film “Moonlight,” directed by Barry Jenkins.

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Oscars a ready platform for outrage

The last time the country was in this much of a mess when Oscar night rolled around was 49 years ago.

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi.

Iranian director to send prominent proxies to Oscars

Asghar Farhadi said he would not be attending the ceremony in protest after President Trump issued a travel ban, even if exceptions were made for him.

Who will win an Oscar? Who should?

Will “La La Land” sweep the Academy Awards? Critics Ty Burr and Janice Page discuss the movie’s dominance, and who could spoil it.

Wayne Hayes (center) and Nick Grossi (right) at Pratty’s C.A.V., a bar featured in “Manchester by the Sea.”

What do they think about ‘Manchester by the Sea’ in Manchester-by-the-Sea?

When the Oscars are given out, you can be sure that locals will be rooting for Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, and director Kenneth Lonergan to win.

Jordan Peele

Jordan Peele turns his focus to directing in ‘Get Out’

Jordan Peele is “kind of done” with performing. The good news is that he’s still in the business of entertaining; he’s just taking a seat behind the camera.