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  • Fun facts about the Oscar nominations

    Fun facts about the Oscar nominations
    — Jeff Bridges, who won the lead actor Oscar last year for "Crazy Heart," is up in the same category for his performance as Rooster Cogburn in "True Grit." Only two actors have won Academy Awards in the lead actor category two years in a row —...
  • Movie review: 'The King's Speech'

    Movie review: 'The King's Speech'
    It takes two, it always takes two. Though romantic couples get the attention, some of the most memorable movie pairings, from Marlon Brando and Rod Steiger in "On the Waterfront" to Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon as "Thelma & Louise," feature same gender...
  • 'Rabbit Hole,' other films place marriage in Oscar spotlight

    'Rabbit Hole,' other films place marriage in Oscar spotlight
    We've had Johnny and June in "Walk the Line," Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda's grouchy old-timers in "On Golden Pond" and real-life marrieds Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton bickering their way through "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" But they'...
  • The Oscars: Fresh story ideas a tough sell in Hollywood

    The Oscars: Fresh story ideas a tough sell in Hollywood
    David Seidler first sparked to the idea of writing a movie about the life of King George VI in 1980. A stutterer himself, he found the real-life narrative of the English monarch's struggles to overcome a debilitating stammer moving and profoundly...
  • Oscars: Colin Firth gets a well-deserved win for 'The King's Speech'

    Oscars: Colin Firth gets a well-deserved win for 'The King's Speech'
    Learn another language, live in a different body — that's fundamentally what "The King's Speech" required of Colin Firth if he was to give the stammering King George VI an authenticity that could be sensed in every tortured sentence he delivered....
  • Tom Hooper takes the directing Oscar for 'King's Speech'

    Tom Hooper takes the directing Oscar for 'King's Speech'
    Tom Hooper made a movie about giving speeches on a grand stage – and then he got to make one himself. The 38-year-old British filmmaker took home the best director prize at the Oscars on Sunday night for "The King's Speech," a historical drama...
  • Critic's Notebook: Annette Bening takes the ordinary to Oscar-worthy heights

    Critic's Notebook: Annette Bening takes the ordinary to Oscar-worthy heights
    There is a very particular art to playing the ordinary. Few actors do it well — Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney always come to mind. Of those, most fail to get their due come Oscar night — thoughts of Giamatti and Linney rise again. The...
  • Critic's Notebook: Endless Oscar predictions, analysis take the fun out of the big night

    Critic's Notebook: Endless Oscar predictions, analysis take the fun out of the big night
    When it comes to the Oscars, both ways is the only way I want it. That phrase isn't mine — it's the title of an exceptional short story collection by Maile Meloy and a line from an A.R. Ammons poem — but I've borrowed it because it...
  • New year, new trends

    New year, new trends
    Janus, the Roman god for whom the first month of the Gregorian calendar is named, has two heads — one looking forward to the future and another looking back to the past. That might make just him the most appropriate mascot for 2011's emerging trends...
  • A close-up on this year's film costumes

    A close-up on this year's film costumes
    From the lava-like raw-linen tunic inspired by avant-garde Japanese design in "The Tempest" to the Rodarte-designed twisted tutus in "Black Swan," the fashion in this holiday season's "prestige" films is notable for historical references and inventive...
  • 'The King's Speech' dethrones 'The Social Network'

    'The King's Speech' dethrones 'The Social Network'
    Hollywood's coronation of "The King's Speech" culminated Sunday night when the story of stuttering King George VI and his speech therapist won four Academy Awards, including best picture. But if the Oscars completed the historical drama's ascension, the...
  • Golden Globes: No 'True Grit' but lots of potential surprises

    Golden Globes: No 'True Grit' but lots of potential surprises
    One thing that's certain come Sunday evening at the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards — Joel and Ethan Coen's remake of "True Grit" will not be taking home any honors because the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. snubbed the box office hit. On the...