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  • '12 Years a Slave' tops Spirit Awards

     '12 Years a Slave' tops Spirit Awards
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Enjoying the kind of awards-show dominance predicted when it debuted at last fall's Toronto International Film Festival, "12 Years a Slave" took home five Film Independent Spirit Awards Saturday, including best feature,...
  • '12 Years a Slave' wins big at Film Independent Spirit Awards

    The 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. It won in all but two categories in which it was...
  • Who will win on Oscar night?

    Who will win on Oscar night?
    They might be screwy. You never know with predictions. Meteorologists, a lot of them pretty smart, predicted a “tough” winter a few months back. Instead we got a season better described as “Roland Emmerich disaster movie material.”...
  • This year, ask the Oscar questions that really matter

    This year, ask the Oscar questions that really matter
    "Flowers, but with garbage." Has there ever been a better metaphor for the Academy Awards? Granted, that line comes from Jennifer Lawrence in "American Hustle" (nominated for 10 Oscars, Lawrence included), and she wasn't talking about the Academy Awards...
  • Oscars 2014: Producers discuss the key scenes for acting nominees

    Oscars 2014: Producers discuss the key scenes for acting nominees
    Pinning down the "best" scene of any Oscar-nominated performance is something of a Stygian nightmare for producers because — as they correctly protest — if an actor or actress has been nominated, they have far more than one great scene. But...
  • Oscar race up in air as 'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' '12 Years' log wins

     Oscar race up in air as 'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' '12 Years' log wins
    When Oscar nominations were announced last week, "Gravity" and "American Hustle" led the field, each winning 10. "12 Years a Slave" was right behind them with nine nominations. Then "Hustle" won the Screen Actors Guild Award for ensemble last Saturday,...
  • Playing illness or frailty: Does it make award chances stronger?

    Playing illness or frailty: Does it make award chances stronger?
    For many actors, Academy Award-nominated performances are to die for. Or, rather, if you play a character who dies — or who's dealing with illness or disability — your chances of earning a nomination and even the win go up significantly....
  • So much time to mull and re-mull those top Oscar races

    So much time to mull and re-mull those top Oscar races
    The Academy Awards are still more than three weeks away, and, by this point, there's the feeling that everyone involved should be looking (or at least feeling) like Cate Blanchett's desperate, fallen socialite at the end of "Blue Jasmine" — bleary-...
  • Jennifer Lawrence too hot? What Oscar suspense?

    Jennifer Lawrence too hot? What Oscar suspense?
    Certainly one of the more unusual criticisms this Oscar season comes from the man portrayed by Christian Bale in "American Hustle." Mel Weinberg, 89, faults the casting of Jennifer Lawrence as his then-wife. "In the movie, the wife was hotter than the...
  • Michael Phillips on 2013 screenplays up for Oscars

    Michael Phillips on 2013 screenplays up for Oscars
    Oscar-nominated or not, a screenplay remains a halfway thing until it goes before the cameras. Similarly, a movie is only a movie until the post-screening discussion, whether that discussion takes place in your head, alone, or with strangers in a room. At...
  • Oscar Picks: Variety Critics Vote for Their Favorites

    PETER DEBRUGE Peter Debruge @askdebruge BEST PICTURE: "12 Years a Slave." What an incredible lineup! Apart from "American Hustle" (a blatant knockoff of Scorsese's superior, Oscar-unrewarded "Goodfellas") and Scorsese's own equally unwieldy "The Wolf...
  • Hollywood Acting Coach Bernie Hiller Selects His Oscar Winners

    LONDON -- Hollywood acting coach Bernie Hiller has given his views on the Oscar-nommed thesps in an interview with the Daily Mail's showbiz reporter Baz Bamigboye, published on Friday. Hiller's winner for best actor is Matthew McConaughey in "Dallas...