Tag: academy awards

Flashback: Casey Affleck Settled Sexual Misconduct Cases Out of Court

Actor Casey Affleck faced a flood of sexual harassment accusations that reached a fever pitch weeks before he accepted the Oscar for Best Actor in February — mere months before his brother Ben Affleck was criticized for allegedly covering up past abuses by Harvey Weinstein and faced similar accusations himself

Not-So-Extreme Vetting: Oscars ‘Tourist’ Revealed to Be Ex-Con Registered Sex Offender

Sunday night’s 89th Annual Academy Awards featured a bit that saw host Jimmy Kimmel walk a bevy of unwitting tourists inside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, where the Oscars were being held. One of those tourists, “Gary from Chicago,” has since been become a social media sensation — but according to media reports, he is also a registered sex offender who was just released from prison.

Oscars Ratings Hit 9-Year-Low in Early Numbers

Ratings for the 89th annual Academy Awards slid for a second consecutive year as a slew of wins for much-beloved La La Land, a shock Best Picture win for Moonlight and a game host in Jimmy Kimmel couldn’t move the needle this year.