| Jun 12, 2013
Perhaps it’s not surprising that Michael Shannon, an Oscar nominee (“Revolutionary Road”) known for playing troubled characters, appears as tortured madman General Zod in “Man of Steel,” opening Friday. Would he be open to...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 3:25 PM
This Friday at 4 p.m. at the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, screenwriter and playwright Tony Kushner will pay a visit to one of his favorite Chicago haunts.
In the spirit of the movie “Lincoln,” which Kushner wrote and which revels in the...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 5:35 PM
America's fascination with Abraham Lincoln seems nearly limitless--Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" is an Oscar favorite, Doris Kearns Goodwin's 2005 book "Team of Rivals," on which Spielberg's film is partly based, remains on the New York Times bestseller...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 10:30 PM
The swing of the awards season pendulum that now favors "Argo" is dramatic -- but don't rule out the possibility of another switcheroo come the Oscars. With Producers Guild feature film and Screen Actors Guild ensemble awards Saturday and Sunday, the...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 12:43 AM
The 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards were handed out last night and the big winner was Argo, which picked up the trophy for Outstanding Ensemble, the SAG’s equivalent of Best Picture. Jennifer Lawrence walked away with Outstanding Female Actress...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:30 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A complete list of winners at Sunday's 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards:
Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Supporting actor: Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:31 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A few weeks ago, the Oscar race looked wide open. The stately, historical "Lincoln" seemed like the safe and likely choice, with the provocative "Zero Dark Thirty" and the quirky and inspiring "Silver Linings Playbook" very much...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"IN REAL life things are rarely as exciting or dramatic as we make them out to be in the press," said Joaquin Phoenix.
Hmmm. That is only sometimes true. And if the news that Jennifer Lawrence braved a bad case of pneumonia to attend the SAG Awards wasn'...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 2:47 PM
At times it felt like an exit interview — the ultimate exit interview.
The details are still so surreal that when I tell people who was there, the words sound as though someone else had dreamed them: Al Pacino walked into the room. Then...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A flurry of ceremonies over the last 2 1/2 weeks -- the Golden Globes, the Producers Guild prizes and the Screen Actors Guild awards -- has separated pretender from contender in Hollywood's 2012-13 awards season.
According to the L.A. Times HeatMeter,...
| Feb 3, 2013
On New Year's Day 1863, Quinn Chapel, a black church in Chicago, hosted a celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation. According to the Tribune's account, after Scripture was read and the choir sang, J. Stanley recited a poem he'd written for the...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:00 AM
On the eve of Oscar voting, we asked three academy members to let us peek at their ballots and tell us, anonymously, who they're voting for and why. Here's what they had to say:
OSCARS 2013: Full Coverage
PRODUCERS BRANCH: This 40ish Oscar nominee...