| Jan 24, 2014
| 11:00 AM
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — In the film "12 Years a Slave," free black man Solomon Northup dreams of one thing during his long captivity in the antebellum South: returning to his family and home in Saratoga Springs.
In the film, as Northup, played by...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Nearly three-quarters of a century before the film "12 Years a Slave," a scathing indictment of slavery, was nominated for nine Academy Awards, Hattie McDaniel won a supporting actress Oscar for playing the loyal slave Mammy in 1939's "Gone With the Wind....
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:06 PM
The saga between behemoths Gwyneth Paltrow and Vanity Fair seems to have come to an anticlimactic close.
Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter addressed long-running rumors that the magazine would blast the Oscar-winning actress -- an article he said some...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Pinning down the "best" scene of any Oscar-nominated performance is something of a Stygian nightmare for producers because — as they correctly protest — if an actor or actress has been nominated, they have far more than one great scene. But...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
LONDON -- The Irish Film and Television Academy has announced that guests at its awards ceremony on April 5 will include Neil Jordan, Jim Sheridan, Steve Coogan, Will Forte, Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston and Colm Meaney.
Nominees include Saoirse Ronan,...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Proving that maybe the tastes of MTV are not so different from those of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, three Oscar-nominated films -- "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" -- are among the movie of the...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 4:30 AM
CANNES - "Calvary," "Byzantium" and "Philomena" were the biggest winners at the Irish Film and Television Awards in Dublin, with each film taking three awards.
Guests at the event, which was hosted by the Irish Film and Television Academy, included...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Daniel Craig has exited the courtroom thriller "The Whole Truth."
The James Bond actor had been attached to star just before the Berlin Film Festival, with Nicholas Kazan ("Enough") signing on to write the script. Renee Zellweger came on board in March...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 9:48 PM
Confounding the Oscar pundits who predicted levity over gravity, not to mention levity over “Gravity,” “12 Years a Slave” won the Academy Award on Sunday for best film of 2013.
“Gravity,” by far the biggest popular...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 11:24 AM
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — If you’re curious about the big difference between Oscar night’s two main after-parties, the Governors Ball and the Vanity Fair party, consider this:
The buzzy happening at the Governors Ball, the academy&...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The Statue of Liberty is filthy. Rust stains on the copper. Dirt in the folds of her gown. In need of a good scrubbing.
I learned this from watching "Static," a 2009 video installation by British artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen that is shot from a...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:30 AM
British actor John Boyega will portray Olympic athlete Jesse Owens in the biopic "Race," with shooting set to start in May in Berlin and Montreal.
Forecast Pictures' Jean Charles Levy and ID+'s Luc Dayan made the announcement Friday.
"Race" will be...