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  • Oscars: '12 Years a Slave' Wins Best Picture

    In a contest that held suspense up until the last minute, Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" took the best-picture prize Sunday at the 86th Academy Awards and established a few Oscar records in the process. Winning three of its nine nominations, the...
  • Oscars 2014: '12 Years a Slave' wins best picture Oscar

    Oscars 2014: '12 Years a Slave' wins best picture Oscar
    In the end, Oscar voters couldn't truly avert their gaze from "12 Years a Slave." Even though many Oscar voters found filmmaker Steve McQueen's searing chronicle of enslavement almost too harrowing to watch, "12 Years a Slave" prevailed Sunday to win...
  • Oscars 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners

    Oscars 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners
    "12 Years a Slave" took top honors at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday by winning the Oscar for best picture. Added to Lupita Nyong'o's win for supporting actress and John Ridley's for adapted screenplay, the film took three awards total. The top...
  • Oscars reaction: Well done, Hollywood

    Oscars reaction: Well done, Hollywood
    That "whoosh" you heard Sunday night during the Academy Awards telecast was me breathing a sigh of relief. Good judgment prevailed and "12 Years a Slave" deservedly won the Best Picture Oscar over a lousy script hidden behind amazing visuals ("Gravity")...
  • Oscars 2014: Cate Blanchett wins despite Woody Allen's troubles

    Oscars 2014: Cate Blanchett wins despite Woody Allen's troubles
    Would she or wouldn't she? If she won the Oscar for lead actress, would Cate Blanchett utter the "W" word? Fairly or not, that was a question surrounding the star of "Blue Jasmine," who took the trophy for her portrayal of a fallen New York socialite in...
  • Sharing a name with an Oscar nominee isn't all glamour

    Sharing a name with an Oscar nominee isn't all glamour
    Jonah Hill had an unremarkable Oscar Sunday. Perhaps you heard: He won nothing; he did nothing. He woke up early and drove to a Starbucks in the suburbs outside Naperville, where he bought a coffee, then he drove home and shoveled the snow from his...
  • 'Gravity' and '12 Years a Slave' win big. 'Non-Stop' flies to top.

    'Gravity' and '12 Years a Slave' win big. 'Non-Stop' flies to top.
    After the coffee. Before erasing the Oscars from my already packed DVR. The Skinny: I'd love to tell you I was at all the hot parties last night. While I was certainly in demand — sorry, Graydon and Madonna — I opted to stay home and watch...
  • Oscars 2014: Blanchett, Nyong'o wins show female resilience is victor

    Oscars 2014: Blanchett, Nyong'o wins show female resilience is victor
    Cate Blanchett was grateful and defiant in picking up the lead actress Oscar for her devastating performance in "Blue Jasmine," suggesting those who dismiss a film with a female star as "niche" are the cliche. Lupita Nyong'o's gracious words on her...
  • What '12 Years a Slave' teaches Hollywood: Good, complicated movies are worth making

     What '12 Years a Slave' teaches Hollywood: Good, complicated movies are worth making
    Perhaps it's not a big surprise that "12 Years a Slave," the acclaimed movie based on the true story of a free black man who was sold into slavery in the 1840s, won the Academy Award for best picture. It had already won critical acclaim and praise for its...
  • Why '12 Years a Slave' Is the Most Satisfying Oscar Winner in Years

    PETER DEBRUGE: All is right with the universe. Not sure I felt this way going in, but as it turns out, the Oscar race was all about race. As Ellen DeGeneres joked at the top of the telecast, "Possibility No. 1: '12 Years a Slave' wins best picture....
  • Golden Globes: From Matthew McConaughey to Bono, here's what they said

    Golden Globes: From Matthew McConaughey to Bono, here's what they said
    Hollywood rarely goes off script during the forced march of awards season. But the Golden Globe Awards, where giddy and often booze-fueled stars roam the halls of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, is a rare evening of spontaneity in the season. Here are a few...
  • '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...