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  • Oscar Nominations Backed Up by SAG Choices

    Thursday's Academy Award nominations underlined the continued reliability of SAG voters in forecasting Oscar nods. Seventeen of the 25 SAG feature nominations landed Oscar mentions -- an impressive record that's in line with historical performance. The...
  • How SAG Award Nominees '12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' Were Cast

    The characters comprising this year's SAG-nominated ensembles are based on either real people or memorable stage characters. So it's safe to say casting directors had shoes of epic proportions to fill. Rich Delia, who cast "Dallas Buyers Club" with Kerry...
  • Oscars: 'Bad Grandpa' Goes Where 'Butler' Can't

    It's true: The Academy likes movies about old people -- just not the ones you might have been expecting. While films like "Lee Daniels' The Butler" were surprisingly shut out of this year's Oscar nominees, the Johnny Knoxville comedy "Jackass Presents:...
  • Oscars: 15 Biggest Snubs and Surprises

    The bad news from having such a great year at the movies is the inevitable disappointments on Oscar nominations morning-there wasn't enough room for everybody. But Thursday morning's nomination announcement was especially tough on the legends. No Oprah...
  • Why Didn't 'The Butler' Land a Single Oscar Nomination?

    In another year, "The Butler" would have been a shoo-in for multiple Oscar nominations, but it was completely shut out by Academy on Thursday morning. Not only were Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker and its director Lee Daniels all snubbed, it didn't even...
  • 'Gravity' leads BAFTA nominations with 11

    'Gravity' leads BAFTA nominations with 11
    Alfonso Cuaron's stranded-in-space thriller "Gravity" received the most nominations for the British Academy Film Awards, earning 11 nominations including for film, actress for Sandra Bullock, director for Cuaron and screenplay for Cuaron and his son,...
  • Producers Guild Offers Oscar Clues and a Few Surprises (Analysis)

    In a wide-open year, Hollywood folk are looking for Oscar omens, and today's nominations from the Producers Guild of America offer double reason to celebrate: Aside from earning the honor of being recognized by the guild, these noms have been a good gauge...
  • Producers Guild Taps Top 10 Movies for Zanuck Award

    Opting for a mix of specialty and studio titles, the Producers Guild of America has selected "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle," "Blue Jasmine," "Captain Phillips," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Gravity," "Her," "Nebraska," "Saving Mr. Banks" and "The Wolf of...
  • Hollywood Sexist? Female Directors Still Missing in Action

    In 2013, Hollywood saw big box office hits with Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Sandra Bullock in "Gravity" and Melissa McCarthy (and Bullock again) in "The Heat." But none of these girl-power sagas were directed by a woman. It'...
  • WGA Nominations: Oscar and the Eligibility Factor (Analysis)

    Writers Guild of America's just-announced nominees have reason for optimism in terms of the upcoming Academy Awards, but they come with a load of footnotes and caveats. The WGA has a pretty solid track record at predicting Oscar winners, though as far as...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'The Butler' Score Big in NAACP Nominations

    The NAACP announced nominees for its 45th annual Image Awards, with Weinstein Co. nabbing 17 bids in the film categories thanks to "The Butler," "Fruitvale Station" and "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," followed by Fox Searchlight, with seven, for "12...
  • Oscar Screeners: Long Tolerated, But Only Official After Next Week

    Oscar ballots have all been safely delivered to PricewaterhouseCoopers, but the schmoozing and subtle campaigning will still be in high gear this weekend, thanks to the Golden Globes, AFI Awards, BAFTA/LA tea, Q&A's and studio parties. But all this drum-...