The 89th Annual Academy Awards celebrated the magic of the movies in a year when the discussion of diverse storytelling rose in urgent prominence. With an increased mix of artists of different races and creeds represented among the lists of nominees, the awards ceremony raised expectations for an event that would recognize and unite creative talents from all walks of life. Here are the highlights from the 2017 Oscars.
Emceed by first-time host Jimmy Fallon, the ceremony began with a lively song-and-dance opener inspired by La La Land, featuring appearances from Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, Evan Rachel Wood, the kids from Stranger Things, Ryan Reynolds, and Fallon’s partner-in-crime, Justin Timberlake. With the evening’s soundtrack DJ-ed by Questlove of The Roots, the awards show promised to deliver a cool, contemporary vibe to reflect the diverse make-up of the room full of stars. Here’s a recap of some of the many memorable moments from the 2017 Golden Globes that celebrated the best in film and television in 2016.
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More than ever, we are compelled to turn to entertainment for escapism. With all the social strife and political turmoil that unfolded throughout 2016, the movie theater is the destination for being transported away from reality for a few hours and entering into a different state of mind. As the year finally winds down, this winter season’s selection of December offerings promise to excite you, challenge you, inspire you, make you laugh, make you cry, make you sing and dance in your seat, and ultimately, make you fall in love with the magic of the movies. Here are ten films opening in wide and limited release during the week of Christmas 2016.