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  • '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...
  • At the Gotham Awards, non-folksy tributes, then a folkie win

    At the Gotham Awards, non-folksy tributes, then a folkie win
    NEW YORK -- At the start of Monday night's IFP Gotham Independent Awards, host Nick Kroll made an inside "Inside Llewyn Davis" joke.  "A common theme in this year's movies," the comedian said, "are the horrors we inflict upon one another -- slavery, war,...
  • Complete list of Independent Spirit Awards winners and nominees

    Complete list of Independent Spirit Awards winners and nominees
    The Steve McQueen period drama "12 Years A Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes, including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey won...
  • Coen brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' is winner at Gotham Awards

    Coen brothers'  'Inside Llewyn Davis' is winner at Gotham Awards
    NEW YORK -- The Gotham Awards handed their best feature award to a surprise contender Monday: the Coen brothers' folk-music tale "Inside Llewyn Davis." "Fruitvale Station," the movie about an unarmed young man who was fatally shot at an Oakland train...
  • Forest Whitaker to receive Gotham Independent Film Awards tribute

    Forest Whitaker to receive Gotham Independent Film Awards tribute
    Actor/producer/director Forest Whitaker, who won the best actor Oscar for the 2006 film "The Last King of Scotland" and is currently starring in the acclaimed "Lee Daniel's The Butler," will be presented with the Actor Tribute at the 23rd Gotham...
  • After 'The Butler,' could Louis Armstrong be far behind for Whitaker?

    After 'The Butler,' could Louis Armstrong be far behind for Whitaker?
    Maybe it's the ongoing success of "Lee Daniels' The Butler," or perhaps just the start of soulful autumnal nights, but something has put us in a jazzy, Louis Armstrong kind of mood. All of which is enough to make one wonder if "Something Wonderful," a...
  • The Gold Standard: Bet on Michael Douglas to win a SAG Award

    The Gold Standard: Bet on Michael Douglas to win a SAG Award
    The Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were announced five minutes ago and the awards won't be announced for another month. But let's take a wild stab at predicting the winners anyway. Not that this group is that hard to read. SAG voters have...
  • SAG Awards 2014: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro among presenters

    SAG Awards 2014: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro among presenters
    The Screen Actors Guild has announced a star-studded lineup of presenters for the 20th annual SAG Awards, including Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep and Matt Damon. Also on the list are Ben Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jennifer Garner,...
  • Forest Whitaker Set to Write, Direct, Star in Adaptation of 'The Shack'

    Following the huge success of "Lee Daniels' The Butler," Forest Whitaker is looking to stay busy in 2014 both in front of and behind the camera as he is in final negotiations to write, direct and star in Lionsgate's adaptation of best-selling novel "The...
  • 'Remember the Titans' Scribe to Pen World War II Drama 'Night Witches' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Gregory Allen Howard is set to pen the World War II drama "Night Witches" for Boris Yeltsin's Timedale Entertainment banner. Yeltsin, the grandson of the former Russian president, has become very active in the Hollywood scene. He's produced several...
  • 2014 Oscar Nominations: Snubs and Surprises

    2014 Oscar Nominations: Snubs and Surprises
    As in years past, the 2014 Academy Award nominations have proven controversial, featuring several notable snubs and surprises.   Snub: Inside Llewyn Davis was completely left out in all of the acting categories, despite the critically acclaimed...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'Fruitvale Station' Among Gotham Audience Award Nominees

    The leader of the nominations list for the Gotham Independent Film Awards, Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave," made the cut for the kudos' fourth annual audience award as well, with the title among the five films singled out in an online vote....