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  • Oscars: Is It Finally Leo's Year?

    Could Leonardo DiCaprio win the Oscar for "The Wolf of Wall Street"? Any other year, the answer would be an easy yes. Many consider Matthew McConaughey the frontrunner and DiCaprio embodies the biggest advantage and disadvantage in Oscar-voters eyes:...
  • BAFTAs 2014: '12 Years a Slave' named best film

    BAFTAs 2014: '12 Years a Slave' named best film
    "12 Years a Slave," Steve McQueen's harrowing depiction of slavery in America, was named best flim at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday in London. Chiwetel Ejiofor also won for leading actor as the freeman-turned-slave in the drama. Though...
  • Celebrities rock fashion with a capital 'F' during this awards season

    Celebrities rock fashion with a capital 'F' during this awards season
    More than any awards season in recent memory, the red carpet this year has been all about fashion with a capital "F." "I'm thrilled to see so much color, such a diversity of types of dresses and such a variety of necklines," said Eric Wilson, fashion news...
  • 'Lego' enjoys holiday weekend. '12 Years a Slave' gets BAFTA prize.

    'Lego' enjoys holiday weekend. '12 Years a Slave' gets BAFTA prize.
    After the coffee. Before remembering to record Jimmy Fallon tonight. The Skinny: I'm three episodes into "House of Cards." Unlike other folks, I'm perfectly happy taking my time to get through it. Now if I had the rest of HBO's "True Detective"...
  • Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Celebrate '12 Years a Slave' BAFTA Win

    Following the EE British Academy Film Awards' ceremony on Feb. 16, the night's winners, losers and a glut of guests were prepped to dine, drink and dance in the depths of the Grosvenor House hotel. Best film team "12 Years a Slave" were regrouped and...
  • Oscar myths: Best acting? Close contests?

    Oscar myths: Best acting? Close contests?
    Cary Grant is generally considered the best screen actor of all time. But he was nominated just twice in his long career, and he never won. Oscar nominators saluted him for the dramas "Penny Serenade" and "None But the Lonely Heart." Those are hardly...
  • '12 Years a Slave' has meant sacrifice and rewards for director Steve McQueen

     '12 Years a Slave' has meant sacrifice and rewards for director Steve McQueen
    Not long after Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" premiered at the Telluride Film Festival last August, a friend cautioned the British director that his movie was "more important than you." It turned out to be far truer than anyone, including McQueen,...
  • 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,...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'Blue Jasmine' win Costume Designer Guild awards

    "12 Years a Slave," "Blue Jasmine" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" won at the 16th Costume Designer Guild Awards on Saturday evening in Beverly Hills. Patricia Norris won in the period film category for "12 Years a Slave." Earlier in the evening,...
  • '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...
  • When the best comes from very little: '12 Years a Slave' and 'Captain Phillips'

     When the best comes from very little: '12 Years a Slave' and 'Captain Phillips'
    The two best performances I've seen on screen this year, Chiwetel Ejiofor in "12 Years a Slave" (Ejiofor should win an Academy Award on March 2) and Tom Hanks in "Captain Phillips" (Hanks, unaccountably, was not nominated for one), have one crucial...
  • Tubthump Awards: Honoring The Best and Worst of the Oscar Campaign Season

    Here is exactly what this town needs: Another set of awards! Maybe not, but the first Tubthump Awards recognize the best and worst efforts during a long and intense awards-campaign season. So here are a few highlights -- and lowlights. Best host: At...