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  • At the Gotham Awards, non-folksy tributes, then a folkie win

    At the Gotham Awards, non-folksy tributes, then a folkie win
    NEW YORK -- At the start of Monday night's IFP Gotham Independent Awards, host Nick Kroll made an inside "Inside Llewyn Davis" joke.  "A common theme in this year's movies," the comedian said, "are the horrors we inflict upon one another -- slavery, war,...
  • Analysis: Why 'The Best Man Holiday' beat box-office estimates

    Analysis: Why 'The Best Man Holiday' beat box-office estimates
    When Malcolm Lee's reunion comedy "The Best Man Holiday," which features a primarily African American cast, grossed an impressive $30.6 million at the box office this weekend, some in Hollywood were quick to say the movie "overperformed" — prompting...
  • 'The Best Man Holiday': Is the 'overperforming' tag racist?

    'The Best Man Holiday': Is the 'overperforming' tag racist?
    It had already been a strong year for films with predominantly black casts—the kind of year that makes bloggers pull out their laptops and write posts about a “new moment.” "Fruitvale Station" was the sensation of the Sundance Film...
  • '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,...
  • Coen brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' is winner at Gotham Awards

    Coen brothers'  'Inside Llewyn Davis' is winner at Gotham Awards
    NEW YORK -- The Gotham Awards handed their best feature award to a surprise contender Monday: the Coen brothers' folk-music tale "Inside Llewyn Davis." "Fruitvale Station," the movie about an unarmed young man who was fatally shot at an Oakland train...
  • Oscars: A look back at some early, pioneering roles for black actors

    Oscars: A look back at some early, pioneering roles for black actors
    Nearly three-quarters of a century before the film "12 Years a Slave," a scathing indictment of slavery, was nominated for nine Academy Awards, Hattie McDaniel won a supporting actress Oscar for playing the loyal slave Mammy in 1939's "Gone With the Wind....
  • '12 Years a Slave,' Kevin Hart winners at NAACP Image Awards

    "12 Years a Slave," director Steve McQueen's harrowing depiction of slavery in America, won top motion picture honors at the 45th NAACP Image Awards on Saturday evening at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Lupita Nyong'o won in the supporting actress...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' Variety's Justin Chang Feted At AAFCA Awards

    It was a night of laughs and tributes to "12 Years a Slave," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "Fruitvale Station" and other pics at the fifth annual African-American Film Critics Assn. awards. Variety chief film critic Justin Chang was also honored by the...
  • Bruce Dern on AARP Movies for Grownups Awards: 'Welcome to the Geezers Dinner!'

    Just because you need to be 50+ to be AARP-eligible doesn't mean the club doesn't know how to have a good time. AARP The Magazine's 13th annual Movies for Grownups awards gala at the Beverly Wilshire Feb. 10 honored outstanding writing, acting and...
  • Bruce Dern, Susan Sarandon honored at AARP's Movies for Grownups Gala

    Bruce Dern, Susan Sarandon honored at AARP's Movies for Grownups Gala
    The event: Bruce Dern called Monday’s shindig “the geezers’ dinner” as he accepted his best actor award for “Nebraska” at the Movies for Grownups Awards Gala, staged by AARP. Nevertheless, stars packed the Beverly...
  • 'The Butler,' 'Prisoners' Among Winners at Hair and Makeup Awards

    The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild spread the wealth Saturday night as awards-race frontrunners like "American Hustle" and "Dallas Buyers Club" were joined by a couple of dark horses in this season's derby. In the feature film category, "Lee...
  • Make-Up and Hair Awards: Marriage Proposal Upstages Johnny Depp

    While the attention was on Johnny Depp and other honorees for the evening, the 11th Make-Up Artists and Hair Style Guild Awards paused for an onstage marriage proposal between two young men. When host Tom Arnold paused for a "special moment," a video...