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Lee Daniels' The Butler

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  • '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...
  • Bullock, Streep, Dench: Golden time for actresses of a certain age

    Bullock, Streep, Dench: Golden time for actresses of a certain age
    June Squibb, 84; Judi Dench, 79; Meryl Streep, 64; Oprah Winfrey, 59; Emma Thompson, 54; Sandra Bullock, 49; Julia Roberts, 46; Cate Blanchett, 44; Lupita Nyong'o, 30; Jennifer Lawrence, 23. These 10 actresses received either a leading or supporting...
  • 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...
  • Films Lure Oscar With Slick Looks, Sharp Design

    In any film, words are just the starting point. As the project moves along, cinematographers, production and costume designers, visual-effects artists and other below-the-line artisans contribute immeasurably to the storytelling, and to the lasting impact...
  • African American film critics name '12 Years a Slave' best film

    African American film critics name '12 Years a Slave' best film
    The African American Film Critics Assn. on Friday named Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" the best film of 2013. The historical drama was the big winner with the organization, earning four awards. Besides best film, "!2 Years a Slave" won director...
  • 'The Butler' at the academy: Freedom Riders, palpable pain

    'The Butler' at the academy: Freedom Riders, palpable pain
    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" opened in mid-August, and, in the ensuing months, its namesake director has participated in countless Q&As and receptions both to promote the movie and to keep it alive in the Oscar conversation. But Daniels had never been...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' dominate Critic's Choice nods

    '12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' dominate Critic's Choice nods
    Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" and David O. Russell's "American Hustle" dominated the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.'s 19th Critics' Choice Movie Award nominations on Monday morning. Both films, which also tied for the most Golden Globe nods last...
  • 'The Butler' more about family and love than race

    'The Butler' more about family and love than race
    "Lee Daniels’ The Butler” tells the story of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), a White House butler who serves eight presidents and is caught up in the tumultuous civil rights movement. But, for Daniels, the heart of the story lies with the...
  • 2013 Was a Schizophrenic Year at the Box Office

    The domestic box office haul of 2013, which observers estimate will eclipse last year's record $10.8 billion tally, is part of a schizophrenic 12-month period punctuated by supersized hits like "Iron Man 3," "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "The...
  • Awards Season Defined by the Sweet Smell of Excess

    Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street," the last major Oscar hopeful to be screened for the media, is an appropriate capper, because the tragicomic film is about excess -- and everything about this year's awards season has been excessive: the...
  • '12 Years' stars, other actors talk up costumes, characters and more

    '12 Years' stars, other actors talk up costumes, characters and more
    Do the clothes really help find the character? Is it a good idea to watch your own acting? And are movies sacrificing entertainment to be morally correct? The performers participating in The Envelope's Actors Round Table wrestled with those and other...
  • Diversity efforts slow to change the face of Oscar voters

    Diversity efforts slow to change the face of Oscar voters
    The next Academy Awards promise to be one of the most inclusive ever for people of color. As many as a dozen black filmmakers, actors and actresses are expected to be in the running for Oscars in major categories such as director, actor and supporting...