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  • '12 Years a Slave' Takes Top Honors at Critics Choice Movie Awards

    Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" took best picture prize at the 19th Critics Choice Movie Awards, which was also honored for supporting actress Lupita Nyong'o. Sony's "American Hustle" took prizes for acting ensemble, top comedy film and comedy...
  • Oscar Nominations Backed Up by SAG Choices

    Thursday's Academy Award nominations underlined the continued reliability of SAG voters in forecasting Oscar nods. Seventeen of the 25 SAG feature nominations landed Oscar mentions -- an impressive record that's in line with historical performance. The...
  • How SAG Award Nominees '12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' Were Cast

    The characters comprising this year's SAG-nominated ensembles are based on either real people or memorable stage characters. So it's safe to say casting directors had shoes of epic proportions to fill. Rich Delia, who cast "Dallas Buyers Club" with Kerry...
  • How the Producers of 'Dallas Buyers Club,' 'Wolf of Wall Street' and 'Fruitvale Station' Got the Films Off the Ground

    Producing movies is not exactly a science; there are myriad ways to approach the discipline. But whether the budgets are $1 million or $100 million, many of the obstacles remain the same, managing finite amounts of time and money, locking down locations...
  • Oscars: 15 Biggest Snubs and Surprises

    The bad news from having such a great year at the movies is the inevitable disappointments on Oscar nominations morning-there wasn't enough room for everybody. But Thursday morning's nomination announcement was especially tough on the legends. No Oprah...
  • Why Didn't 'The Butler' Land a Single Oscar Nomination?

    In another year, "The Butler" would have been a shoo-in for multiple Oscar nominations, but it was completely shut out by Academy on Thursday morning. Not only were Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker and its director Lee Daniels all snubbed, it didn't even...
  • Forest Whitaker's 'Repentance' Set for Feb. 28 Launch in U.S.

    Lionsgate and CodeBlack will release the psychological thriller "Repentance," starring Forest Whitaker, in the U.S. on Feb. 28. Philippe Caland directed from the screenplay he wrote with Shintaro Shimosawa ("The Grudge"). Caland produced with Whitaker...
  • Berlin Film Festival Completes Competition Lineup

    LONDON -- The Competition lineup of the 64th Berlin Intl. Film Festival has been completed. The program includes 18 world premieres and three feature debuts. Additions to the lineup include Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," which stars Patricia Arquette and...
  • 2014 winter-spring movie preview: An overview of films opening through late April

    2014 winter-spring movie preview: An overview of films opening through late April
    The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Movie previews: A listing in the...
  • Hollywood Sexist? Female Directors Still Missing in Action

    In 2013, Hollywood saw big box office hits with Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Sandra Bullock in "Gravity" and Melissa McCarthy (and Bullock again) in "The Heat." But none of these girl-power sagas were directed by a woman. It'...
  • 'Lee Daniels' The Butler,' '12 Years A Slave' top NAACP Image Awards nods

    'Lee Daniels' The Butler,' '12 Years A Slave' top NAACP Image Awards nods
    "Lee Daniels 'The Butler," "12 Years A Slave" and the ABC drama "Scandal" were among the top nominees for the 45th NAACP Image Awards, which celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in film, TV, music and literature. Both films were nominated...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'The Butler' Score Big in NAACP Nominations

    The NAACP announced nominees for its 45th annual Image Awards, with Weinstein Co. nabbing 17 bids in the film categories thanks to "The Butler," "Fruitvale Station" and "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," followed by Fox Searchlight, with seven, for "12...