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  • The Golden Globes as Oscar's crystal ball

    The Golden Globes as Oscar's crystal ball
    Golden Globes. Sunday night. Imagine this scenario at the Beverly Hilton: Sometime after co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler engage in a little wordplay about gravity and their formal wear and belt out a parody of some song from "Mary Poppins" (maybe "I...
  • Golden Globes 2014: 'American Hustle,' '12 Years a Slave' take lead

     Golden Globes 2014: 'American Hustle,' '12 Years a Slave' take lead
    By mid-November, when most directors of holiday movies were unwinding with their work largely completed, filmmaker David O. Russell was pulling 18-hour days and seven-day weeks, rushing to finish "American Hustle." The mad dash was worth it: "American...
  • Oscars: 15 Biggest Snubs and Surprises

    The bad news from having such a great year at the movies is the inevitable disappointments on Oscar nominations morning-there wasn't enough room for everybody. But Thursday morning's nomination announcement was especially tough on the legends. No Oprah...
  • Why Didn't 'The Butler' Land a Single Oscar Nomination?

    In another year, "The Butler" would have been a shoo-in for multiple Oscar nominations, but it was completely shut out by Academy on Thursday morning. Not only were Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker and its director Lee Daniels all snubbed, it didn't even...
  • How SAG Award Nominees '12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' Were Cast

    The characters comprising this year's SAG-nominated ensembles are based on either real people or memorable stage characters. So it's safe to say casting directors had shoes of epic proportions to fill. Rich Delia, who cast "Dallas Buyers Club" with Kerry...
  • Oscars 2014: Leonardo Dicaprio, Jennifer Lawrence are in; Oprah out

    Oscars 2014: Leonardo Dicaprio, Jennifer Lawrence are in; Oprah out
    The success of the Oscars telecast depends on a lot of factors: Was the host funny? Did the musical numbers go on forever? But the single biggest reason for the success or failure of the show is whether the nominated movies were popular with fans and...
  • Oscar Nominations Backed Up by SAG Choices

    Thursday's Academy Award nominations underlined the continued reliability of SAG voters in forecasting Oscar nods. Seventeen of the 25 SAG feature nominations landed Oscar mentions -- an impressive record that's in line with historical performance. The...
  • SAG Awards 2014: Lupita Nyong'o wins for supporting actress

    SAG Awards 2014: Lupita Nyong'o wins for supporting actress
    Lupita Nyong'o won the Screen Actors Guild award for female actor in a supporting role Saturday night for her role as Patsey, a favored but abused slave in Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave." It was the first nomination for the Mexico City-born, Kenyan-...
  • SAG Awards 2014: Matthew McConaughey wins for male actor in a lead role

    SAG Awards 2014: Matthew McConaughey wins for male  actor in a lead role
    Matthew McConaughey won the Screen Actors Guild award for male actor in a leading role for his performance as Ron Woodroof, an AIDS patient who smuggled unapproved alternative drugs into the U.S. for himself and others, in the fact-based drama "Dallas...
  • SAG Awards 2014: 'American Hustle' wins best cast prize

    SAG Awards 2014: 'American Hustle' wins best cast prize
    The cast of "American Hustle" took home the Screen Actors Guild's top honor Saturday night, pushing David O. Russell's con-man tale further ahead in what is proving to be a tight Oscar race. "American Hustle," which collected 10 Oscar nominations...
  • Oscar nominations 2014: Bale, DiCaprio, Dern for lead actor

    Oscar nominations 2014: Bale, DiCaprio, Dern for lead actor
    Representing one of the most heated Oscar races in years, the Academy Award lead actor nominees announced Thursday are Christian Bale for "American Hustle," Bruce Dern for "Nebraska," Leonardo DiCaprio for "The Wolf of Wall Street," Chiwetel Ejiofor for...
  • SAG Awards 2014: 'Hustle' cast wins, tightens race to Oscars

     SAG Awards 2014: 'Hustle' cast wins, tightens race to Oscars
     "American Hustle" won just a single trophy at the Screen Actors Guild Awards — the really important one. The cast of David O. Russell's con-man tale took home SAG's cast award Saturday night, nudging "American Hustle" ahead of Oscar season's...