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  • BAFTA Film Awards (LIVE): 'Frozen' Nabs Award for Animated Film

    LONDON -- The BAFTA film awards ceremony is unspooling at London's Royal Opera House. Variety is bringing you the winners as they are announced. Refresh this page for the latest results. "Frozen's" Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee took the award for...
  • Oscars 2014: Was Wednesday the busiest day of TV campaigning ever?

    Oscars 2014: Was Wednesday the busiest day of TV campaigning ever?
    Like politicians on a whistle-stop tour before a big election, this year's Academy Award nominees have flocked to TV talk shows in recent weeks. But no day may have seen as much of that flocking as Wednesday, when everywhere one looked — morning,...
  • 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Leads Empire Awards Contest

    LONDON -- "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" leads the contest for the Jameson Empire Awards, which are voted for by readers of Empire magazine. The pic had seven nominations, followed by "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" with five. The shortlist...
  • 'Gravity,' 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Lead Saturn Awards Noms

    Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" and Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" each received eight nominations as the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films announced the nominations for the 40th Annual Saturn Awards. "The Hunger Games:...
  • 'The Americans:' Matthew Rhys kicks butt as a secret agent man

    'The Americans:' Matthew Rhys kicks butt as a secret agent man
    Matthew Rhys was slightly hesitant to play a Soviet spy working undercover in the U.S. on FX's "The Americans." "I'm not the big, macho, butt-kicking person," the Welsh actor said, "but I think as a cover we work well in that we blend into Americana...
  • Cinequest Fest Blends High Tech With Cinematic Arts

    The Silicon Valley-based Cinequest draws more than 100,000 people and throws a spotlight -- appropriately, given its location -- on the crossroads of new film technology and new films themselves. This year marks the 24th year for the fest, one that...
  • Disney's 'Saving Mr. Banks' premiere brings out 'Mary Poppins' icons

    Disney's 'Saving Mr. Banks' premiere brings out 'Mary Poppins' icons
    Stars of old and new made the red carpet for the premiere of Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks" at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California on Sunday night. The highlight might have been the presence of "Mary Poppins" stars Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke....
  • Does 'Saving Mr. Banks' contain a hidden agenda?

    Every award season brings the movie that everyone loves, the film that's so likable it's impossible not to like. Which always makes some people not like it. Quickly filling that role this year is John Lee Hancock's "Saving Mr. Banks," the P.L. Travers...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks' costume designer Daniel Orlandi digs deep

     'Saving Mr. Banks' costume designer Daniel Orlandi digs deep
    Long before Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" arrived in theaters in 1964, the studio chief was wooing the story's author, P.L. Travers, trying to nab the rights to the famed books that eventually became his blockbuster film. It was a bumpy ride, as we see...
  • An early look at Oscar best picture contenders

    We can all agree that it's been a pretty great year for movies. But when it comes to this year's best picture Oscar race, that's probably where our accord ends. At the moment, the critically lauded historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and the equally...
  • Leaps of faith and appetites for work attract Tom Hanks

    Leaps of faith and appetites for work attract Tom Hanks
    In 1979, when Tom Hanks was just another struggling New York actor, he withdrew a biography of Walt Disney from the public library and found himself fascinated by the animator's story, in particular his tenaciousness in the face of early professional...
  • Review: Emma Thompson is a ripsnorter in 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    Review: Emma Thompson is a ripsnorter in 'Saving Mr. Banks'
    A creative dispute between a writer and a studio head over the direction of a prospective motion picture sounds like the kind of movie scenario only a lawyer could love. But when the writer is cranky, crusty P.L. Travers, who means it when she says "I...