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  • Sundance Film Review: 'Dear White People'

    The depressing number of race-mocking frat parties in recent years becomes the jumping-off point for a snarky but good-humored cultural debate in "Dear White People." Bristling with arguments about the complexities of black identity in a supposedly post-...
  • Who lost what in the Oscar nominations!

    "THAT IS a very silly question!" This was Diahann Carroll responding to the query: "What talent would you most like to have?" in Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire for February. Perhaps the beauteous Miss Carroll feels she has all the talent she can...
  • 2014 Oscars Predictions: Weekly Temperature Gauge (Updated)

    Every week until the Oscars on March 2, 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. What's New...
  • 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...
  • Critics Choice Awards: '12 Years,' 'American Hustle' Earn 13 Nominations Each

    With "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" leading the pack (13 bids each), plenty of films have reason to celebrate their nominations from the Critics' Choice Movie Awards, because it's one of the more reliable Oscar gauges around. The best pic...
  • 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...
  • 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”)...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Golden Globes: 17 Biggest Movie Snubs and Surprises

    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association always throws a wrench in the Oscar race -- or not, remember when they nominated "Burlesque" for best picture? -- but there were an unusually high number of snubs and surprises this year. That's probably because the...