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  • Gotham Awards Shines Light on Thesps

    Since their inception 23 years ago, IFP's Gotham Independent Film Awards have experienced their share of growing pains and gains. For years, the low-key kudofest, which takes place at the outset of awards season, was truly independent and unconcerned...
  • Weinstein Co. Offers Free Movie Tickets to SAG-AFTRA Voters

    The Weinstein Co. has a unique way to get SAG-AFTRA voters to see its films: Free tickets. Thanks to a partnership with Fandango that was announced today, Screen Actors Guild Awards voters will be able to obtain a free pair of tickets to see TWC awards...
  • Weinstein Co. to offer free movie tickets to SAG Awards voters

    Weinstein Co. has come up with a clever way to get its films seen by voters during awards season: free movie tickets. The company will offer pairs of tickets to SAG-AFTRA voters for any of the company's films that earn Screen Actors Guild Awards...
  • Film Reviews: Opening This Week (Nov. 25-29, 2013)

    Frozen (Disney) Move over, Frosty. A quixotic snowman who longs to experience summer handily steals the show in "Frozen," Disney's 53rd in-house animated feature and one of its most classical, with a Hans Christian Andersen pedigree, a full-fledged...
  • How Danny Strong made 'The Butler' speak out on civil rights stories

    How Danny Strong made 'The Butler' speak out on civil rights stories
    "I want to tell the story of the civil rights movement," I said. The late, great film producer Laura Ziskin looked at me and said, "Which part?" "All of it." Many people in our business would've immediately explained why telling such a vast story...
  • 2014 Oscars Predictions: Weekly Temperature Gauge (Updated)

    Every Friday through the Oscars on March 2, 2014, Variety's awards editor Tim Gray offers a rundown of the warming trends and cold fronts in our weekly "Temperature Gauge," in addition to his latest projections in each of the major awards categories....
  • Oscar's Best Picture Squeeze: Who Will Be Left Out in the Cold?

    At this point, there are about 20 films competing for Oscar's five to 10 best-picture slots. The race is like a game of musical chairs, but without the laughs. In theory, the contest is beginning to take shape, after the awards from the New York Film...
  • Oscar best song possibilities: Can one of these tunes score?

     Oscar best song possibilities: Can one of these tunes score?
    When the 2013 Oscars opened in February, host Seth MacFarlane declared that the show had a theme. The Academy Awards, MacFarlane said, would be celebrating the marriage of film and music. Though such a thesis may have been obscured by the ensuing song-...
  • Analysis: 'Osage' and 'Butler' Get SAG Nom Boost; 'Her,' 'Wolf' AWOL

    Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" regains ground in the awards race with its four nominations for SAG Awards, while "August: Osage County," "Dallas Buyers Club" and "Lee Daniels' The Butler" boosted their Oscar stock with three noms apiece, including...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Leads SAG Awards with 4 Nominations

    "Twelve Years a Slave" has solidified its status as an awards-season frontrunner, leading the SAG Awards nominations with four. "August: Osage County," "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and "Dallas Buyers Club" each received three nominations, announced...
  • SAG Awards: '12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' among cast nominees

    SAG Awards: '12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' among cast nominees
    The Screen Actors Guild nominated the movies "12 Years a Slave,"  "American Hustle," "August: Osage County," "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and "Dallas Buyers Club" for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture Wednesday. The SAG nominations...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'Breaking Bad' Lead SAG Nominations

    "Twelve Years a Slave" has solidified its status as an awards-season front-runner, leading the SAG Awards nominations with four. "August: Osage County," "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and "Dallas Buyers Club" each received three nominations for the 20th...