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What It Was Like Onstage During the Best Picture Mistake

Jordan Horowitz knew something was wrong the moment he saw people in headsets scurrying across the Oscars stage.<p>Only a minute earlier Faye Dunaway had said the words that Mr. Horowitz had longed to hear — “La La Land” — as she announced the winner for the 2017 Academy Award for best picture. Mr. …

La La Land

Here’s a transcript of what happened onstage.

For a brief few minutes, “La La Land” lovers relished the victory, while those rooting for “Moonlight” to win best picture turned the TV off or tweeted their anguish. Then, in an awkward series of events sure to be permanently etched into Hollywood lore, it turned out to be fake news.<p>Anguish and …

La La Land

Review: Politics and an Upset Finish in the Oscars Broadcast

After the election in November, we should have known better than to assume that a sure thing was a sure thing.<p>Once again, at the Academy Awards, a long night produced a shocking upset and unforgettable television. After “La La Land” was announced as the winner of the long-expected best picture …

Entertainment

Assailing the White House From Hollywood’s Glass House

LOS ANGELES — And the award for best political stemwinder goes to …<p>After a movie awards season that was already one for the political history books, it was the Oscars’ turn to speak truth to power from a place of privilege on Sunday night.<p>On Saturday, when the actor Casey Affleck used an acceptance …

The Oscars

Oscars Red Carpet Review: Princesses and Sirens, on Parade

The path to an Oscar can be long and winding or sudden and short, but whatever the route, it ends on a red carpet guarded by hundreds of photographers.<p>“I literally walked in here and the first person I saw was you,” Lucas Hedges, a best supporting actor nominee for “Manchester by the Sea,” said to …

The Oscars

20 Nominations Later, Sound Mixer Breaks Record Oscar Losing Streak

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try, try again.<p>We should be clear, though: It would be wrong to suggest that Kevin O’Connell, who won the Oscar for best sound mixing for “Hacksaw Ridge” on Sunday, hadn’t …

Entertainment

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7, Episode 11: Are They Really Negan?

<b>Season 7, Episode 11, ‘Hostiles and Calamities’</b><p>So far, the second half of Season 7 of “The Walking Dead” has been about Rick recruiting other groups to join the coming fight against Negan and the Saviors. Sunday’s episode, however, was about another kind of alliance, an unspoken one between two …

Zombies

‘Homeland,’ Season 6, Episode 6: Carrie Needs a Powerful Ally

<i>Astrid!</i><p>Thank god.<p>We really do need a grown-up right now to step in, make some sense of things, and get everyone on track.<p>Quinn has gone over the edge. It’s heartbreaking. He did all he could to “protect Franny” — as requested. And for thanks, he’s treated by Carrie to a big dose of condescension — …

TV

Oscar Winners 2017: The Complete List

<i>These are the winners of the 89th annual Academy Awards.</i><p><b>Supporting Actor:</b> Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”

The Oscars

U.S. Forces Play Crucial Role Against ISIS in Mosul

HAMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq — One week after Iraqi forces began their push into western Mosul, American firepower is playing an essential role in softening the opposition from the Islamic State.<p>The thunderous booms from howitzers near Hamam al-Alil, a town along the Tigris River, are just part of the …

War

French Historian Says He Was Threatened With Deportation at Houston Airport

Henry Rousso, a French historian and one of the most pre-eminent scholars on the Holocaust, said he was detained for more than 10 hours by federal border agents in Houston and told he would not be allowed to enter the United States before lawyers intervened to stop his deportation.<p>Mr. Rousso said …

Texas A&M

Squirrel Hunt in Western New York Draws Ire of Animal Lovers

BROCKPORT, N.Y. — They crouched and hid, using the gray, rainy skies and fallow fields as camouflage. They scurried across well-traveled roads, up barren trees and perhaps even toward the border with Canada. They used their wits, their two extra legs and — yes — their bushy tails to fend off their …

Wildlife

Trump to Ask for Sharp Increases in Military Spending, Officials Say

WASHINGTON — President Trump will instruct federal agencies on Monday to assemble a budget for the coming fiscal year that would include sharp increases in Defense Department spending; major cuts to other agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency; and no reductions to the largest …

Government

To Keep U.S. Jobs, Chip Makers Share a Factory and Pin Hopes on Trump

LEHI, Utah — Nestled at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains here, the IM Flash plant is a paragon of American high-tech manufacturing.<p>Robots glide along the ceiling, moving silicon wafers the size of dinner plates between hulking machines that deposit and etch microscopic layers of material to build …

Innovation

‘Ring of Fire’ Eclipse Travels Across South America and Africa

People in parts of South America and Africa were treated to a rare sight on Sunday: a “ring of fire” eclipse, when the moon moves in between the Earth and the sun, briefly replacing it with a blazing, fiery ring.<p>An event of this kind — technically called an annular eclipse — is a byproduct of the …

Space

Joseph A. Wapner, Judge on ‘The People’s Court,’ Dies at 97

Joseph A. Wapner, a California judge who became a widely recognized symbol of tough but fair-minded American jurisprudence during the 12 years he sat on the bench of the syndicated television show “The People’s Court,” died on Sunday. He was 97.<p>His death was reported by TMZ.<p>Judge Wapner had served …

Entertainment

Father of Commando Killed in Yemen Refused to Meet Trump

WASHINGTON — The father of the commando killed in a Special Operations raid in Yemen last month said in an interview published this weekend that he had refused to meet with President Trump on the day his son’s body was returned home, and criticized the White House over the mission, saying, “Don’t …

Terrorism

Trump Embraces ‘Enemy of the People,’ a Phrase With a Fraught History

MOSCOW — The phrase was too toxic even for Nikita Khrushchev, a war-hardened veteran communist not known for squeamishness. As leader of the Soviet Union, he demanded an end to the use of the term “enemy of the people” because “it eliminated the possibility of any kind of ideological fight.”<p>“The …

Russia

After Shootings, Indians Are Wary of Move to U.S. in Age of Trump

NEW DELHI — Jeena Sharma, 25, was in the process of applying for a work visa to the United States when news came that two Indian engineers had been shot in a Kansas bar by a man who drunkenly questioned their immigration status.<p>News of the shootings, which took place last Wednesday, was quickly …

Council on Foreign Relations

Coal Industry Casts Itself as a Clean Energy Player

President Trump has questioned the science behind climate change as “a hoax” in positioning himself as a champion of coal. The three largest American coal producers are taking a different tack.<p>Seeking to shore up their struggling industry, the coal producers are voicing greater concern about …

Renewable Energy

For Navajo Team, a Season of Change and Challenge

HOLBROOK, Ariz. — The teenage boys amble off the school bus like so many old souls, knees and backs stiff, eyes puffy and hollowed.<p>The previous evening this Navajo basketball troupe from Chinle High School had played a rollicking game against the Monument Valley Mustangs, on the northern edge of …

College Basketball

Jim Mattis Faces First Big Test: Producing Options to Fight ISIS

WASHINGTON — As Defense Secretary Jim Mattis prepares to submit his first big pitch to his new boss — options for accelerating the fight against the Islamic State — he is balancing the need to rein in President Trump’s more extreme impulses without distancing himself too much and losing White House …

Foreign Policy

‘Get Out’ Helps Redefine Horror Genre With Box-Office Success

LOS ANGELES — “Get Out,” a meet-the-parents-gone-wrong horror film, was an instant hit over the weekend, selling more than $30 million in tickets in its first three days in theaters. And critics adored it. According to the aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes, it received 100 percent positive …

Movies

Rolling Stores, Vestige of Old Atlanta, Struggle to Keep Up With Change

ATLANTA — It is 3 in the afternoon, and Anthony Palmer, 62, is behind the wheel of the beat-up, retrofitted and rebranded bread truck that is Anthony’s Rolling Store.<p>Today his wares include vegetable oil, cornstarch, Alka Seltzer, oatmeal pies, ramen noodles, ice cream, Slim Jims, doughnuts, …

Atlanta

Nicole Kidman, Adrien Brody and Ruth Negga at Chanel Pre-Oscar Dinner

LOS ANGELES — “I missed acting,” the actor Adrien Brody said on Saturday night as he wedged himself into a celebrity mosh pit at the restaurant Madeo and back into the Hollywood mix.<p>For the past two years, Mr. Brody has been on self-imposed hiatus, focusing on the paintings he creates in a …

Fashion

Bill Paxton, Star of ‘Big Love’ and Action Blockbusters, Dies at 61

Bill Paxton, the affable actor who co-starred in a string of 1990s blockbusters including “Twister,” “Titanic” and “Apollo 13” and later starred in the critically acclaimed television drama “Big Love,” has died. He was 61.<p>His death, from complications of surgery, was announced on Sunday in a …

Obituaries

Why de Blasio Might as Well Be Running Unopposed

Nearly eight months ago, with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s approval ratings anchored below 50 percent in New York City, a high-powered political consultant publicly vowed to help fund and advise a viable campaign to defeat the mayor in the 2017 election.<p>A dozen would-be mayors have since met with the …

Bill de Blasio

Oscars 2017: What to Watch For

• The Academy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC starting at 8:30 p.m. Eastern.<p>• “La La Land” leads all movies with 14 nominations, tied for the most ever.<p>• The nominees are diverse. Will the winners be?<p>• Meryl Streep’s anti-Trump speech was the talk of the Golden Globes. Will the Oscars have a …

The Oscars

Your Weekend Briefing

<i>Here are the week’s top stories, and a look ahead.</i><p><b>1. A new era is dawning</b> at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, evident to undocumented immigrants across the United States.<p>Eased federal rules for deportations issued last week have emboldened ICE agents and have pushed some immigrants …