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  • Solomon Northup, John Ridley Win USC Scripter Award

    "12 Years a Slave" screenwriter John Ridley and Solomon Northup, whose memoir inspired the film, were named winners at the 26th annual USC Libraries Scripter Award ceremony, honoring the year's best adaptation of the written word to film. In accepting...
  • 2014 Oscars Predictions: Weekly Temperature Gauge (Updated)

    Variety's awards editor Tim Gray has been regularly offering a rundown of the warming trends and cold fronts in our weekly "Temperature Gauge," in addition to projections in eight major awards categories. The fortunes have risen and fallen, but with Oscar...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Law & Order: SVU' and 'Chicago PD'

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Law & Order: SVU' and 'Chicago PD'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes   Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 23 - March 1, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Survivor The unscripted...
  • Screenwriting guru Robert McKee on this year's Oscar contenders

    Screenwriting guru Robert McKee on this year's Oscar contenders
    Moviegoers who saw the twisty, Charlie Kaufman-penned meta-film "Adaptation" will recall that a hammy, tough-talking screenwriting guru named Robert McKee guided one of the characters to writing a cliche-ridden script that sold for an exorbitant amount of...
  • Oscars 2014: Our predictions in all 24 categories

    Oscars 2014: Our predictions in all 24 categories
    Oscar ballots are out, and the print edition of The Los Angeles Times' The Envelope that ran Tuesday includes my predictions for all 24 categories in this year's Academy Awards -- a forecast that, because of deadlines, had been made several days earlier....
  • Oscars 2014: Final predictions in all 24 categories

    Oscars 2014: Final predictions in all 24 categories
    You should have your Oscar pool by now. Twenty-four categories. One hundred and twenty-one choices. And, no, "The Lego Movie" is not among them. (Next year. Next year.) We've been here for you for the last six months, starting back in September when "12...
  • 2014 Academy Awards Winners: Full List

    Stay tuned for the latest updates from the 86th annual Academy Awards. Full list of nominees: BEST PICTURE "12 Years a Slave" "American Hustle" "Captain Phillips" "Dallas Buyers Club" "Gravity" "Her" "Nebraska" "Philomena" "The Wolf of Wall Street"...
  • Film awards nominees mingle at BAFTA tea in L.A.

    The event: Guests didn't need to be British to attend Saturday’s BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea Party, “but you have to love the Brits,” joked Nigel Daly, the chair of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' L.A. chapter....
  • 2014 Oscar Nominations: 'American Hustle,' 'Gravity' Lead with 10 Each

    "American Hustle" and "Gravity" led nominations for the 86th Academy Awards with 10 each, followed by nine for "12 Years a Slave." The trio will compete for best picture in a category that this year has nine entrants, also including "Captain Phillips,"...
  • Oscar nominations 2014: Screenwriters put character first

    Oscar nominations 2014: Screenwriters put character first
    The 10 films nominated for this year's Academy Awards for original screenplay and adapted screenplay tell diverse and distinctive stories: those of a couple squabbling on a Greek vacation, an Irish mother searching for the child she was forced to give up,...
  • Oscars 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners

    Oscars 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners
    "12 Years a Slave" took top honors at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday by winning the Oscar for best picture. Added to Lupita Nyong'o's win for supporting actress and John Ridley's for adapted screenplay, the film took three awards total. The top...
  • New releases: 'Captain Phillips' puts you on the boat in a hijacking

    Captain Phillips Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $40.99 Available on VOD beginning Jan. 21 The true story of the hijacking of the freighter Maersk Alabama becomes a refreshingly original action movie in "Captain Phillips," a Paul Greengrass-directed, Billy...