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  • Forest Whitaker's twin peaks this year: 'Fruitvale Station' and 'The Butler'

    Forest Whitaker's twin peaks this year: 'Fruitvale Station' and 'The Butler'
    If Forest Whitaker isn't careful, he could win Oscars in two categories for two movies: lead actor for "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and as producer of the conceivable best picture, "Fruitvale Station." No actor-producer has ever even been nominated for...
  • How early awards might shake up Oscar predictions

    How early awards might shake up Oscar predictions
    It's mid-December, and everybody's a winner, what with critics' prizes and best-ofs and award nominations being announced seemingly around the clock. Has any of this changed the best picture race? And how are the documentary and foreign-language...
  • For Golden Globes, defining what is a comedy is serious business

    For Golden Globes, defining what is a comedy is serious business
    A spiteful, drug-addicted matriarch with mouth cancer can't find her husband. A folk singer has nowhere to sleep and few paying gigs. A depressive alcoholic thinks he's won some money, but he hasn't. If these plots don't sound comical, well, you must...
  • '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...
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards: It's a numbers game

    Screen Actors Guild Awards: It's a numbers game
    It's a pretty safe bet that when the Screen Actors Guild announces its film ensemble award nominees Wednesday morning, we won't be seeing the casts from "All Is Lost" or "Gravity" on the list. When it comes to this award, SAG voters are all about...
  • Justin Chang's Top 10 Films of 2013

    If James Franco's "Look at my shee-yit!" scene in "Spring Breakers" was one of 2013′s funniest movie moments, it was also perhaps the most emblematic of a year that, as many others have pointed out, was all but overrun by spectacles of consumerist...
  • Oprah Winfrey lauded at 'Power 100' Women in Entertainment Breakfast

    Oprah Winfrey lauded at 'Power 100' Women in Entertainment Breakfast
    The event: The Hollywood Reporter’s “Power 100” Women in Entertainment Breakfast, honoring Oprah Winfrey with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, presented to her by former California First Lady Maria Shriver. The program: TV host...
  • Golden Globe Nominations: 2014 Surprises

     
    Golden Globe nominations. Every year the mere mention of this trophy-fest brings joy to many and anger to many others. There's never been much rhyme or reason for many for the annual decisions made by the mysterious Hollywood Foreign Press, but if nothing...
  • Reaction: 2014 Golden Globes nominations (movies)

    Reaction: 2014 Golden Globes nominations (movies)
    Let’s take a collective deep breath and begin with the good news from this morning’s sufficiently ridiculous Golden Globes nominations. -- Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Enough Said”) and Greta Gerwig (“Frances Ha”)...
  • OSCARS: 114 Original Scores to Compete for Top Prize

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled its list of 114 feature film scores that will be competing for the five nominations. The roster includes films that are considered front-runners as well as documentaries, foreign-language films and...
  • Weinsteins in second legal fight with Warner Bros. this year

    For the second time this year, the brothers Weinstein are in a legal dispute with the brothers Warner.  Harvey and Bob Weinstein and Miramax, the studio they founded and later sold, have sued Warner Bros., saying they are entitled to a share of the...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' Lead Golden Globes Nominations

    While "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" (with seven noms each in the the 71st annual Golden Globes) had the most reason to celebrate, the biggest adrenaline rushes were for "Rush," "Philomena," "Mandela: The Long Walk Home" and "Labor Day," which...