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  • Screen Actors Guild Awards: It's a numbers game

    Screen Actors Guild Awards: It's a numbers game
    It's a pretty safe bet that when the Screen Actors Guild announces its film ensemble award nominees Wednesday morning, we won't be seeing the casts from "All Is Lost" or "Gravity" on the list. When it comes to this award, SAG voters are all about...
  • 2014 Oscars Predictions: Weekly Temperature Gauge (Updated)

    Every week until the Oscars on March 2, 2014, Variety's awards editor Tim Gray offers a rundown of the warming trends and cold fronts in our weekly "Temperature Gauge," in addition to his latest projections in each of the major awards categories. What's...
  • SAG Awards 2014: Robert Redford, 'Saving Mr. Banks' among snubs

    SAG Awards 2014: Robert Redford, 'Saving Mr. Banks' among snubs
    A little bit of vintage Hollywood was left off the list of Screen Actors Guild nominations Wednesday morning. Robert Redford was snubbed from the best actor list for his turn as a laconic sailor in “All Is Lost,” while “Saving Mr....
  • 'The Butler' more about family and love than race

    'The Butler' more about family and love than race
    "Lee Daniels’ The Butler” tells the story of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), a White House butler who serves eight presidents and is caught up in the tumultuous civil rights movement. But, for Daniels, the heart of the story lies with the...
  • '12 Years' stars, other actors talk up costumes, characters and more

    '12 Years' stars, other actors talk up costumes, characters and more
    Do the clothes really help find the character? Is it a good idea to watch your own acting? And are movies sacrificing entertainment to be morally correct? The performers participating in The Envelope's Actors Round Table wrestled with those and other...
  • Golden Globes 2014: Snubs and Surprises

    Golden Globes 2014: Snubs and Surprises
    The 2014 Golden Globe nominations were announced on Dec. 12. Presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Globes are known for recognizing excellence in both television and film. While the program is usually known for honoring Hollywood...
  • OWN Acquires TV Rights to 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

    OWN has landed the TV rights to the Idris Elba starrer "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." The Weinstein Co.'s Nelson Mandela biopic will bow on Oprah Winfrey's cabler in 2017. Deal is a sign of OWN's appetite for high-profile feature film acquisitions that...
  • 'Gravity' edges 'Butler' for most overrated movie of 2013

    'Gravity' edges 'Butler' for most overrated movie of 2013
    Some said it changed cinema. Others said it was a technical achievement that fell far short in the story and character departments. It’s the latter group that had its say on New Year’s Eve, asĀ  ‘Gravity,’ Alfonso Cuaron’s...
  • Jennifer Hudson Singing Again for 'Black Nativity'

    Filmed on location in Harlem and timed for the holidays, Fox Searchlight's "Black Nativity" premiered Nov. 18 at Harlem's historic Apollo Theater. The musical's major coup was getting Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson back onscreen singing for the first...
  • James Gandolfini to Be Honored by Gotham Independent Film Awards

    James Gandolfini will be honored at the 23rd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards next month, it was announced Wednesday. Gandolfini joins previously announced tributees Forest Whitaker, Richard Linklater and Katherine Oliver. Joana Vicente,...
  • Film Review: 'Black Nativity'

    A child is born, a family is healed, and a sermon on forgiveness is delivered with sledgehammer subtlety in "Black Nativity," a bold but clumsy attempt to bring Langston Hughes' popular musical to life onscreen. You have to admire the earnest, nakedly...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Leads Spirit Nominations with 7; 'Nebraska' Takes 6

    High-profile studios pics mingled with small-scale indies as Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" led nominations for the 29th Independent Spirit Awards with seven followed by Paramount Vantage's "Nebraska" with six. In a year chock full of worth films,...