From all accounts, the Governor’s Awards was one of ritual praise and off-the-record war whispers. After all, who is going to be the next domino to fall in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal? While E! News is reporting Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield spent almost an hour chatting and laughing together (as friendly exes do), Vanity Fair cites Mudbound producer Cassian Elwes being a little nervous about how he’ll handle his upcoming film Billionaire Boys Club in which stars Kevin Spacey. (Pressure of course is mounting due to Ridley Scott’s decision to re-shoot Spacey’s scenes in his upcoming film All The Money In The World, still slated for release next month.)
Gal Gadot was reportedly asked about if there was any truth to the rumour she will not play Wonder Woman if Warner Brothers don’t buy out financier and subject to sexual assault claims, Brett Ratner. She allegedly replied “Let’s just have a nice night.” And it seemed that was the sentiment of the night: amongst a very big elephant in the room, Academy president John Bailey didn’t address his booting of Weinstein but instead focused in on the appraisal of world cinema as he spoke to the room. And in a ballroom full of great actors and actresses, the show went on. Below, some pictures from the night.