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The Northern Territory news Tue 28 Feb 2017



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TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28 2017 WORLD 11 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Tinseltown farewells much-respected Paxton BILL Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as Apollo 13 and Titanic while also cherishing his work in One False Move and other low-budget movies and in the HBO series Big Love, has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61. A family representative issued a statement yesterday on the death but provided no further details. Paxtons death added a sad note to yesterdays Academy Awards ceremonies. Paxton was never nominated but appeared in several Oscar-winning movies and was beloved and respected throughout Hollywood and beyond. Although his death wasnt noted in the In Memoriam section yesterday, his name was mentioned by its host, Jennifer Aniston. Actress Ginnifer Goodwin, who starred in Big Love with Paxton, said on the Oscar red carpet: Bill had the biggest heart. He was more alive than the others. Im having a lot of trouble understanding his being gone from my life and the world. Paxton, a Fort Worth, Texas, native, appeared in dozens of movies and television shows and seemed to be around when history was made both on and off screen. As a boy, he was in the crowd that welcomed President John F. Kennedy in Texas on the morning of Nov. 22, 1963, hours before Kennedy was killed in Dallas. As a young man, he worked in the art department for B- movie king Roger Corman, who helped launch the careers of many actors and filmmakers. Paxtons movie credits included some of the signature works of the past 40 years, from Titanic and Apollo 13 to The Terminator and Aliens. Television fans knew him for his role as a polygamist, with three wives who expected the best from him, in the HBO series Big Love, for which he received three Golden Globe nominations. Bill Paxton was a bighearted, thoughtful and honorable person, his Big Love costar Chloe Sevigny said. He always had a smile on his face and could entertain any room with his wonderful stories of his many amazing years in Hollywood. Paxton was currently starring in the CBS drama Training Day, which premiered February 2. The network has not said whether it will continue to air the completed episodes. Paxton is survived by his wife of 30 years, Louise Newbury, and their two children. His first marriage, to Kelly Rowan, ended in divorce. Nearly 200 storm chasers paid tribute Sunday to the late actor by spelling out his initials using GPS coordinates on a map depicting the heart of Tornado Alley. The effort was to honour the leading man in the disaster movie Twister, which inspired an entire generation of storm chasers. He was, sci-fi fans like to point out, the only actor killed by a Predator, a Terminator and an Alien. Bill Paxton Picture: AFP PHOTOS 04 TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28 2017 DAILYTELEGRAPH.COM.AU TELE01Z01MA - V1 04 ENVELOPE-GATE And the winner of Best Picture is these guys... Um, IF there was an Academy Award for best dramatic ending, Hollywood heavyweights Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway would both have gone home with one of those famous golden statuettes after the worst awards ceremony gaffe in history. The Bonnie And Clyde duo were on stage to announce the final award of the night the coveted Best Picture Oscar but were given the envelope containing a back-up winners card for Emma Stones Best Actress Oscar for her part in the musical La la Land. Beattie realised something was wrong, but as soon as he showed the card to Dunaway, she blurted out: The winner is La La Land. What followed was nothing short of chaotic, as the cast and crew of la La Land launched into their acceptance speeches only to be cut short as the shows producers realised the mistake. The real winner was rival movie Moonlight, whose pro ducers were then called to the stage as a bewildered Beattie grabbed the microphone to try to explain the stuff-up to a shocked audience. I want to tell you what happened. I opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone La La Land. Thats why I took such a long look at Faye and at you. I wasnt trying to be funny, he said. Beatties explanation was later confirmed by accounting firm PwC, which is charged with keeping the Oscar winners envelopes secret. In a stunning admission of guilt, the firm issued a statement taking full responsibility for the debacle. We sincerely apologise to Moonlight, La La Land, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture, it said. The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, it was immediately corrected. We are investigating how this happened, and deeply regret it occurred. We appreci ate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy, ABC and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation. Earlier, Stone had hinted at the double-card theory, when she said: I was holding my Best Actress In A Leading Role card that entire time. PwC confirmed it always brings two copies of the winners cards to the Academy Awards as a precaution in case one is lost or misplaced. After the mistake was discovered, La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz revealed the error to the stunned Dolby KRIS CRANE & NICK TABAKOFF 3 LA LA LAND PRODUCERS FRED BERGER (LEFT) AND MARC PLATT START TO CELEBRATE BEATTY LOOKS ON AS THE ERROR IS REVEALED 2 FAYE DUNAWAY SHOUTS OUT THE WINNER AS WARREN BEATTY SQUIRMS FAMOUS AWARDS NIGHT GAFFES KATE MOSS In 2009, the famously goodtime model stormed off stage at the GQ Men of the Year awards after host James Nesbitt made a cocaine joke about her. Kate Moss has still got it, he said as he introduced her. Well, she should do I gave it to her just before she came onstage. Moss was heard screaming backstage: How f...ing dare he! LIAM GALLAGHER At the 2010 Brit Awards, the Oasis frontman won the award for Best Album and promptly threw it into the crowd before marching off the stage. Organisers were unimpressed. MILEY CYRUS The Hannah Montana star was roundly criticised for her raunchy pelvic-thrusting performance at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards. KANYE WEST Who can forget the rappers disgraceful rant at the 2009 VMA Awards, when he stormed on stage during Taylor Swifts acceptance speech for Best Video? AND THE AWARD GOES TO... STEVE HARVEY In 2015, the Miss Universe host mistakenly named Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, as the winner before having the crown ripped from her head and given to real winner Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach. Harvey (left) was reportedly devastated. STAGE PLIGHT OSCAR-LOSING 1 5 785 GOODPOOR Excellent Below Average Discover your credit score for FREE at getcreditscore.com.au Its the secret number the banks dont want you to know. DAILYTELEGRAPH.COM.AU TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28 2017 05 V1 - TELE01Z01MA 05ALL THE RED-CARPET GLAMOURSYDNEY CONFIDENTIAL P18-19 Theatre audience. This is not a joke, Moonlight is best picture, he said, holding a card that declared Moonlight the winner for the cameras to see. Moonlight director Barry Jenkins was gracious in his acceptance, trying to make light of the situation. The last 20 minutes of my life have been insane. Its been other-worldly, he said, while thanking the producers of La La Land for the way they handled the situation. It was so generous and gracious of them. My love to La La Land. I think all the movies that were nominated were worthy. I noticed the commotion and I knew something strange had occurred. It made a special feeling even more special but not in the way I expected. Other big winners on the night included Casey Affleck who won Best Actor for Manchester By The Sea and Damien Chazelle who took home the Best Director gong for La La Land. Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor for Moonlight and Viola Davis, Best Supporting Actress for her role in Fences. 4 THE REAL BEST PICTURE WINNING CARD IS HELD UP FOR THE WORLD TO SEE HOW HOLLYWOOD REACTED TO THE FIASCO Have your people call our people we know what to do. Miss Universe pageant organisers I feel bad for all involved: Warren, Jimmy, Marc Platt and the incredible La La Land team. Former Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris Congratulations to the Moonlight team. It truly is a beautiful film. Well done. La La Land performer John Legend Whaaaaaaa??! Congratulations Moonlight! My favorite #Oscars in memory!! Former TV host Oprah Winfrey Nothing like live TV. Congrats to Moonlight! And to La La Land for such a gracious reaction. Current TV host Ellen DeGeneres Im sad for the Moonlight crew. I wish that they had the full experience of winning best pic without the awkwardness of it all. Actress Jessica Chastain WHAT? WAIT! OMG! Excitable singer Katy Perry Ah Emma ... and Moonlight. Congratulations, so so wonderful. Singing superstar Adele, in Perth Amid all the chaos, Jimmy Kimmel was a great host & handled the final fiasco with great calm & humour. TV loudmouth Piers Morgan If the very unfortunate circumstances of the evening make more people go see Moonlight, then great! Aussie actress Ruby Rose STARS IN SHOCKhang on... No its not... Its these guys... LA LA LAND STARS EMMA STONE AND RYAN GOSLING REACT5 BARRY JENKINS WITH MOONLIGHTS DIRECTOR THE BEST PICTURE OSCAR6 PERFORMANCE Call Homesafe today on 1300 307 059 or visit homesafe.com.auHomesafe Solutions Pty Ltd (ACN 106 784 918). Terms, conditions & eligibility criteria apply.Available in most metropolitan postcodes in greater Melbourne and Sydney. 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