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  • Oscar noms announced as strike shadow hovers

    Oscar noms announced as strike shadow hovers
    "Atonement," "Juno," "Michael Clayton," "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood" were nominated this morning for the Academy Award for best picture of 2007. The gripping oil epic "There Will Be Blood" and the gritty contemporary Western, "No...
  • Oscar's seasonal switch

    Oscar's seasonal switch
    In The Season of surprise, it turns out Oscar had a few of his own. As press and publicists gathered for this morning's Oscar nomination announcement by Academy president Sid Ganis and Kathy Bates (a last-minute substitute for a scheduled but unannounced...
  • 'Atonement' wins top British film award

    'Atonement' wins top British film award
    The sweeping World War II romance "Atonement" won Britain's top film honors on Sunday. The movie, which won the Golden Globe for best dramatic film and is nominated for seven Oscars, went into the ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall vying for 14...
  • Will Coens Make Oscar History?

    Will Coens Make Oscar History?
    Random notes on the blissfully strike-free Oscars as less than a week of voting remains and there is evidence of some races tightening: One race that isn't is best picture, where a gallant attempt by "Michael Clayton" to overtake apparent leader "No...
  • Oscar's lead actress nominees, almost by default

    Oscar's lead actress nominees, almost by default
    TO glance at the Academy Award nominees for lead actor is to get a quick but thorough lesson in the major themes that dominated American movies last year. Almost to a man, Daniel Day-Lewis, Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Tommy Lee Jones and Viggo...
  • Don't mess with Oscar

    Don't mess with Oscar
    No one messes with the Oscars. The Academy Awards have been as certain as the sunrise. Ceremonies may have been postponed, but the show has gone on despite wars, assassinations and the fickleness of Mother Nature. This year, the Writers Guild of America...
  • Oscars: Critic's first reactions

    Oscars: Critic's first reactions
    Best picture: "No Country for Old Men" Ultimately, it came down to a selection between "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood," a choice that in recent weeks seemed to take on an almost Red State-Blue State, science versus evolution, Beatles...
  • Actresses in biopics collect Oscars

    The real deal gets the Oscar To win an Academy Award for lead actress, it helps to portray a real person. In the last decade, seven actresses have won for bringing to film such disparate figures as author Virginia Woolf, serial killer Aileen Wuornos,...
  • International house of Oscar

    International house of Oscar
    Until "No Country for Old Men" took the final two awards of the evening, it was beginning to look like the U.S. was "No Country for Oscar Winners." In an Oscar convocation with the least xenophobic results in years, the Kodak Theatre seemed more like a...
  • A river barge journey in South of France

    Try this once in your life: Stand on a boat as it moves slowly down the narrow waterway of a foreign country. The world passes by, close and observable, and you watch it with a sense of elevated station. The clarity, the buoyancy, the cushiness make you...
  • Live review: An early Thanksgiving feast for Cuban diva Omara Portuondo at UCLA

     
    Halloween still is a few days off, but for the Cuban chanteuse Omara Portuondo, Friday night's concert at UCLA's Royce Hall was an occasion for marking an early Thanksgiving. Hip-swiveling her way onstage as if she were hoofing it up......
  • Brand X Files: Why aren't conservatives funny? 'New Susan Boyle'? Dollar's scary decline

     
    Why aren't conservatives funny? Gawker asks the $64,000 question. No right-slanted Onion or "Daily Show." Left has Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, right has... Ann Coulter and Dennis Miller? (Gawker) Have they found the "new Susan Boyle?"...