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  • The Oscars: '12 Years a Slave' takes Best Picture; DeGeneres' selfie crashes Twitter

    NEW YORK - With only a week to catch our breath after the lengthy cavalcade of Winter Olympics coverage, this year's Oscarcast may have seemed a refreshingly snug handout of awards. After all, it lasted only slightly more than three and a half hours,...
  • 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...
  • Golden Globes nominations: Lead actors Redford, Isaac earn nods

    Golden Globes nominations: Lead actors Redford, Isaac earn nods
    Don't get him wrong: Even after more than 50 years in the business, Robert Redford was thrilled early Thursday to hear he was nominated for a Golden Globe award. But that didn't mean he was ready to let the news interrupt his sleep schedule. When news...
  • How early awards might shake up Oscar predictions

    How early awards might shake up Oscar predictions
    It's mid-December, and everybody's a winner, what with critics' prizes and best-ofs and award nominations being announced seemingly around the clock. Has any of this changed the best picture race? And how are the documentary and foreign-language...
  • Sarah Paulson channels many nasty emotions for '12 Years a Slave'

    Sarah Paulson channels many nasty emotions for '12 Years a Slave'
    Sipping a to-go herbal tea in the back of a hotel bar not far from the Fox studio lot in Century City, Sarah Paulson is blond, smiling and thoroughly modern. In the slavery-era drama "12 Years a Slave," her hair and her manner are darker in the role of...
  • 'Gravity' and 'Her' win L.A. Film Critics Assn. best film of 2013

    'Gravity' and 'Her' win L.A. Film Critics Assn. best film of 2013
    Alfonso Cuarón's sci-fi thriller "Gravity" and Spike Jonze's offbeat love story "Her" tied for best film honors from the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. It was one of three ties in major categories. The organization's lead actress honors were shared by...
  • Oscar 8 Ball: 'Dallas Buyers Club' and 'Her' could land academy gold

    Oscar 8 Ball: 'Dallas Buyers Club' and 'Her' could land academy gold
    Will academy voters reward or reject your favorite movies and performances? Time again to consult the Oscar 8 Ball for answers. 'DALLAS BUYERS CLUB' It is certain: The movie's one slam-dunk nomination comes from Jared Leto's supporting turn as the...
  • 'Slave' and 'Gravity' lead director, cinematography fields

     'Slave' and 'Gravity' lead director, cinematography fields
    "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" became the best picture front-runners after flooring audiences at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals, and little has changed in the ensuing weeks. Naturally, then, given their estimable craft, both movies are also...
  • 'American Hustle,' Jennifer Lawrence go over big with academy

    'American Hustle,' Jennifer Lawrence go over big with academy
    Multiplex moviegoers weren't the only ones paying attention to "American Hustle's" recent awards-season onslaught. Over the weekend, the film grossed $690,000 from just six theaters, and David O. Russell's freewheeling con artist dramedy also screened...
  • Oscars 2014: So what are you doing tonight?

    Oscars 2014: So what are you doing tonight?
    Do you meet the "Fockers" guy? Or do you like Spike? How about a biopic and a chance to shake hands with the daughter of the film's subject? Or perhaps you'd like to listen to some toe-tapping musical performances from the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn...
  • Newcomer Lupita Nyong'o is taking the lead in fashion

    Newcomer Lupita Nyong'o is taking the lead in fashion
    This year's best dressed Hollywood newcomer is Lupita Nyong'o, the Yale School of Drama-educated actress garnering awards buzz for her role as the abused slave Patsey in "12 Years a Slave." Nyong'o, who is styled by Micaela Erlanger, has been working...
  • Lupita Nyong'o adjusts to attention from '12 Years a Slave' role

     Lupita Nyong'o adjusts to attention from '12 Years a Slave' role
    Lunching at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons, impeccably made up and glowing with enthusiasm and easy charm, Mexico-born and Kenya-raised actress Lupita Nyong'o makes a very different impression than on-screen in director Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave."...