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  • A full list of Academy member invitees

    A full list of Academy member invitees
    Invitations were sent to 271 individuals to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Thursday. They gain entry to the academy by earning an Oscar nomination, by getting two members to pen recommendations or by receiving an endorsement...
  • CANNES: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard to Star in 'Prima'

    LONDON -- Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard are set to star in "Prima," produced by Daniel Dubiecki ("Juno," "Up in the Air") and Lara Alameddine of Los Angeles-based The Allegiance Theater. Embankment is selling international territories. Farmiga's...
  • Fun Facts About This Year's Tony Awards

    The Tony Awards are set to take place on June 8; those without tickets can watch at home on CBS. We've compiled some fascinating facts about this year's nominees to prepare you for the big show. ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID Sure, Audra McDonald gets all the...
  • 'Magic in the Moonlight' trailer: Woody Allen is back in rom-com mode

    'Magic in the Moonlight' trailer: Woody Allen is back in rom-com mode
    Woody Allen is back in the realm of fizzy, Europe-set romantic comedies with "Magic in the Moonlight," and the newly released trailer offers a first look at stars Emma Stone and Colin Firth in action. After Allen's bleak dramatic detour in last year's...
  • The Late 90s, showing how improv should be done

    The Late 90s, showing how improv should be done
    The Late 90s Up-and-coming improv teams are given stage time before the headliner most nights at iO and, on Thursdays at least, the comparison in skill is something worth seeing firsthand. The openers I caught last week (the teams Denver and Dog)...
  • Oscars 2014: Our play-at-home ballot voters know their stuff

    Oscars 2014: Our play-at-home ballot voters know their stuff
    There were few surprises during Sunday's Academy Awards show, at least according to the thousands of L.A. Times readers who submitted their Oscar picks via our play-at-home ballot. The average reader got about half of his or her picks correct, with...
  • Cheering in the Oscars pressroom

    Cheering in the Oscars pressroom
    Say you were watching a post-Super Bowl news conference featuring the coach of the team that lost on the final drive. You'd expect someone to ask for his reaction, no? Or say two players from the same team had snubbed each other on national TV....
  • Film Review: 'Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club'

    Five women from disparate walks of life find common ground as single parents in "Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club," one of the best products to roll off the prolific multihyphenate's Atlanta-based assembly line, largely absent the pandering humor and...
  • Cate Blanchett: From awful to Oscar?

    Cate Blanchett: From awful to Oscar?
    It's not where you start, it's where you finish, a beloved song tells us. And that certainly applies to Cate Blanchett in "Blue Jasmine." She is the heavy favorite to win the best-actress Oscar next month. But the early going on the Woody Allen...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Artful cons in 'Blue Jasmine,' 'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'American Hustle'

    Artful cons in 'Blue Jasmine,' 'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'American Hustle'
    American moviegoers love a good con man. Burt Lancaster won an Academy Award for playing one in 1960's "Elmer Gantry." Michael Douglas took home an Oscar in 1988 as master "Wall Street" manipulator Gordon Gekko. And Robert Redford got nominated for his...