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  • 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"...
  • 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...
  • Writers Guild of America Talks Recess Until March 31

    The changing landscape of television writing has put the brakes on a successor contract for Hollywood scribes -- at least for several more weeks. The Writers Guild of America and Hollywood's production companies have taken a second break from...
  • Former WGA Prez Patric Verrone's Senate Campaign Raises Less, Spends Less Than Rivals

    Former Writers Guild of America West president Patric M. Verrone has raised nearly $44,753 for his campaign for the California State Senate and spent $12,052 -- far smaller amounts than his rivals. Verrone announced earlier this month that he was seeking...
  • Writers Guild Reaches Deal with Producers

    The Writers Guild of America and Hollywood's production companies have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year master contract. The agreement came late Tuesday, just a month before the current deal expires on May 1. Negotiations have been...
  • Writers Guild: New Deal Addresses TV Writer Problems

    Leaders of the Writers Guild of America are touting their new contract as addressing key problems for TV writers -- who are now seeing far shorter seasons. "Importantly, we have now placed limits on the options and exclusivity requirements often...
  • Oscar's Best-Picture Nominations Surprisingly Risky

    People rarely describe Oscar voters as edgy or daring, citing the best-picture victories of "nice" films like "American in Paris" over "Streetcar Named Desire" or "Dances With Wolves" over "Goodfellas." This year, however, it's Oscar gone wild, with...