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  • Oscar race up in air as 'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' '12 Years' log wins

     Oscar race up in air as 'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' '12 Years' log wins
    When Oscar nominations were announced last week, "Gravity" and "American Hustle" led the field, each winning 10. "12 Years a Slave" was right behind them with nine nominations. Then "Hustle" won the Screen Actors Guild Award for ensemble last Saturday,...
  • Michael Phillips on 2013 screenplays up for Oscars

    Michael Phillips on 2013 screenplays up for Oscars
    Oscar-nominated or not, a screenplay remains a halfway thing until it goes before the cameras. Similarly, a movie is only a movie until the post-screening discussion, whether that discussion takes place in your head, alone, or with strangers in a room. At...
  • SAG Awards 2014: Backstage bustle with 'American Hustle'

    SAG Awards 2014: Backstage bustle with 'American Hustle'
    There is an audible gasp at the Shrine Auditorium when "American Hustle" wins best cast on Saturday night. The actors arrive giddy onstage, and in an instant they are backstage. At first it's whispers and hugs, then there is a blitz of camera flashes,...
  • SAG Awards 2014: For Lupita Nyong'o, acting comes before fashion

    SAG Awards 2014: For Lupita Nyong'o, acting comes before fashion
    Actress Lupita Nyong'o burst on the scene last year for her gripping performance as the slave Patsey in Steve McQueen's heart-wrenching adaptation of Solomon Northup's life in "12 Years a Slave." And her performance paid off big-time with her first Screen...
  • 'American Hustle,' 'Gravity' lead Oscar nominations with 10 nods each

    'American Hustle,' 'Gravity' lead Oscar nominations with 10 nods each
    This year’s Academy Award nominations? A little “Gravity,” a little levity and some actual gravity courtesy of “12 Years a Slave.” Director and co-writer Alfonso Cuaron’s space survival thriller received 10 Academy...
  • Two Winners at PGA - 'Gravity' and '12 Years a Slave'

    "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" have wound up in a dead heat as both won the Producers Guild of America's Darryl F. Zanuck Award for top feature film -- the first tie in the PGA's 25-year history for the trophy. Ben Affleck announced the awards Sunday...
  • SAG Awards 2014: 'Hustle' cast wins, tightens race to Oscars

     SAG Awards 2014: 'Hustle' cast wins, tightens race to Oscars
     "American Hustle" won just a single trophy at the Screen Actors Guild Awards — the really important one. The cast of David O. Russell's con-man tale took home SAG's cast award Saturday night, nudging "American Hustle" ahead of Oscar season's...
  • Director Robert Butler put stamp on 'Batman,' other landmark series

     Director Robert Butler put stamp on 'Batman,' other landmark series
    Emmy Award-winning director Robert Butler was looking over his list of credits recently in preparation for the UCLA Film & Television Archive's "Evening With Robert Butler" celebration Thursday at the Billy Wilder Theater. "I won't be coy," confessed...
  • 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...
  • Does long Oscar race help films?

    Does long Oscar race help films?
    As long as this Chicago winter might feel, it's a mere blip compared with the ongoing movie awards season. The Movie City News website runs a column called "20 Weeks to Oscar," which translates to about 38 percent of the year — yet if you count...
  • ABC Gives Series Order to Drama From David O. Russell and Susannah Grant

    ABC has given a series greenlight to a drama shepherded by David O. Russell and Susannah Grant. Project from CBS TV Studios and ABC Studios is described as an upstairs-downstairs soap set at a tony country club. Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly ("...
  • 'Gravity,' '12 Years,' 'Hustle': Three's a crowd in Oscar race

    'Gravity,' '12 Years,' 'Hustle': Three's a crowd in Oscar race
    As the Academy Awards approach, the various guild awards and critics groups' honors often provide insight into prevailing Oscar sentiments. In this year's race for Oscar gold, however, momentum has repeatedly swung back and forth among what might be...