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  • 'Alone Yet Not Alone' Finds New Life at Movieguide Awards

    Composer Bruce Broughton has been outspoken in his disappointment over the Academy board of governors disqualifying his Oscar nomination for "Alone Yet Not Alone." Yet he says that fans are having the last say. "Once they rescinded the nomination,...
  • 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...
  • Writers Guild of America Nominees

    The winners of the Writers Guild of America awards will be announced in simultaneous ceremonies Saturday in Los Angeles and New York. The nominees: SCREEN NOMINEES ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell;...
  • 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....
  • WGA: Billy Ray Wins Adapted Screenplay Award for 'Captain Phillips'

    Billy Ray won the Writers Guild of America award for adapted screenplay for seagoing drama "Captain Phillips" and Spike Jonze took the trophy for original screenplay for futuristic romancer "Her." Ray won over Tracy Letts for "August: Osage County,"...
  • WGA: Don't You Love 'Her' Madly? (Analysis)

    Writers alway like to add plot twists. The trophy to Billy Ray and "Captain Phillips" was a popular choice at the WGAW Saturday, but the talk of the room was the win for Spike Jonze's "Her." But maybe it shouldn't have been a surprise. The Warner Bros....
  • 'Her,' 'Captain Phillips' win top Writers Guild film awards

    'Her,' 'Captain Phillips' win top Writers Guild film awards
    The Writers Guild of America honored Spike Jonze for his future-set love story "Her" with its award for original screenplay and Billy Ray for "Captain Phillips," the true story of a hijacking at sea, for adapted screenplay on Saturday night. The awards...
  • Writers Guild Begins Bargaining with Companies Seeking $60 Million in Cuts

    Hollywood's production companies and the Writers Guild of America have started potentially explosive negotiations, with the companies accused of proposing $60 million in rollbacks. The first bargaining session started Monday morning at the headquarters...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'Fruitvale Station' Excluded From WGA Awards

    The Writers Guild of America has remained tough on qualifying scripts for its screenplay awards, excluding more than a dozen high-profile scripts, including John Ridley's screenplay for "12 Years a Slave." The guild's restrictions -- far more rigorous...
  • Holiday music specials on TV 2013

     
    The holiday season tends to fill the world with music — from radio stations playing Christmas songs all day long, to church choirs rejoicing, to people just singing on the street. TV, of course, is also a place to find much music and singing this...