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  • Buzzmeter panelists: 'Artist' is tops but how about acting?

     
    The Envelope's Buzzmeter Oscar prediction panelists unanimously agree that "The Artist" will win best picture. They're sharply divided, though, over who will win the lead acting categories....
  • Oscars 2012: Despite Halle and Denzel, gold mostly eludes nonwhites

     
    A new UCLA study, "Not Quite a Breakthrough:The Oscars and Actors of Color, 2002-2012," shows barriers to Oscars for non-white actors....
  • Golden Globes: What do they mean for the Oscars?

     
    The Envelope's Gold Standard film awards columnist looks at how this week’s nominations from the Golden Globes voters, SAG and Critics Choice have changed the landscape for best picture and the other Oscar categories....
  • Year in Review: Betsy Sharkey's best film picks of 2011

     
    This year, Los Angeles Times film critic Betsy Sharkey was drawn to certain themes as well as specific films. What follows are her favorites on both fronts....
  • Golden Globes: 'The Help's' director and star on film's wild ride

     
    Writer-director Tate Taylor, producer Brunson Green and actress Octavia Spencer came together as friends more than 15 years ago, never imagining that they would be honored all these years later after working to turn another longtime friend's novel, "The...
  • As Oscar ballots go out, where does best picture race stand?

     
    Academy Award nomination ballots went out Tuesday, so in the spirit of casting our votes, we take a look at the best picture candidates and see how they're faring....
  • Palm Springs Film Festival gala is an Oscar night warmup

     
    A week before the Golden Globes and seven weeks before the Oscars, Hollywood began polishing its acceptance speeches Saturday night at the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s 23rd annual awards gala. The desert city film festival gala is...
  • Palm Springs fest sheds light on foreign films, draws Oscar hopefuls

     
    With 40 foreign-language Oscar contenders, a 15-hour movie about the history of movies, and appearances by Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Michelle Williams, this year’s Palm Springs International Film Festival will cater to a wide spectrum of...
  • Five A-list moments from Palm Springs: Clooney, Pitt and more

     
    Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Jonah Hill were in the crowd at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. The Palm Springs International Film Festival's A-list crowd including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Michelle Williams and more....
  • Fashion: Critics' Choice Awards 2012 have some style 'Help'

     
    Awards season is underway and the cast of "The Help" showed a variety of red-carpet styles at the Critics Choice Movie Awards 2012. We're looking for a green theme at Sunday's Golden Globes....
  • 'The Artist' is the big winner at Critics' Choice Movie Awards

     
    The silent was golden Thursday evening at the 17th annual Critics 'Choice Movie Awards presented by the Broadcast Film Critics with the black-and-white silent film, "The Artist" winning best picture, best director for Michel Hazanavicius, as well as...
  • Octavia Spencer: I’m done with the bad parts

     
    Golden Globes viewers got a glimpse of the unruly charm of Octavia Spencer when she stood up and showed some genuine emotion in accepting her supporting actress prize for "The Help," then followed it with an impassioned speech that cited Martin Luther...