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  • Oscars Picks: Variety Critics on Who Should Win Best Supporting Actor/Actress

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR JUSTIN CHANG: Bonjour, Peter. I know you're still settling into your new Parisian digs as we speak (I'm picturing you at your laptop in an "I Louvre Paris" T-shirt with a cafe au lait at the ready), so I appreciate your taking the...
  • 2014 Oscar Nominations: Snubs and Surprises

    2014 Oscar Nominations: Snubs and Surprises
    As in years past, the 2014 Academy Award nominations have proven controversial, featuring several notable snubs and surprises.   Snub: Inside Llewyn Davis was completely left out in all of the acting categories, despite the critically acclaimed...
  • Sochi Olympics TV moment: Shaun White's loss is NBC's gain

    Sochi Olympics TV moment: Shaun White's loss is NBC's gain
    Call them the even-if Olympics. Shaun White's bid to land a third consecutive halfpipe gold was going to be one of the most anticipated events of the Sochi Games even if he hadn't hit the deck in his first run of the finals like Tom Hanks' co-stars in...
  • When the best comes from very little: '12 Years a Slave' and 'Captain Phillips'

     When the best comes from very little: '12 Years a Slave' and 'Captain Phillips'
    The two best performances I've seen on screen this year, Chiwetel Ejiofor in "12 Years a Slave" (Ejiofor should win an Academy Award on March 2) and Tom Hanks in "Captain Phillips" (Hanks, unaccountably, was not nominated for one), have one crucial...
  • Playing illness or frailty: Does it make award chances stronger?

    Playing illness or frailty: Does it make award chances stronger?
    For many actors, Academy Award-nominated performances are to die for. Or, rather, if you play a character who dies — or who's dealing with illness or disability — your chances of earning a nomination and even the win go up significantly....
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Criminal Minds' on CBS

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Criminal Minds' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 2 - 8, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES American Idol The Hollywood rounds begin....
  • WGA Awards: Watch Billy Ray accept honor for adapted screenplay

    WGA Awards: Watch Billy Ray accept honor for adapted screenplay
    It has been said that every movie is made three times: in the writing, in the shooting and in the editing. At the Writers Guild of America Awards last Sunday, "Captain Phillips" scribe Billy Ray paid tribute to the latter stages upon winning the prize for...
  • Oprah Winfrey Eyes Broadway, Where She's Already a Proven Box Office Draw

    Oprah Winfrey may have found her Broadway project at last, as word has gotten out that she's considering a revival of Marsha Norman's " 'Night, Mother" in which she'd make her Main Stem debut. Her acting debut, that is. Winfrey's first foray in the...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    'Saving Mr. Banks'
    "Mary Poppins" is a screen classic, but Walt Disney’s dealings with novelist P.L. Travers in getting the movie rights to the story weren’t nearly as genial. This enjoyable behind-the-scenes story draws fine performances from Tom Hanks as...
  • 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Leads Empire Awards Contest

    LONDON -- "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" leads the contest for the Jameson Empire Awards, which are voted for by readers of Empire magazine. The pic had seven nominations, followed by "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" with five. The shortlist...
  • U.S. women's Olympic hockey team: Yes, there is crying in hockey

    U.S. women's Olympic hockey team: Yes, there is crying in hockey
    When the U.S. women’s hockey team lost the game that stood between them and a gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, they responded in a very normal way: They cried on the ice. Then they cried on the medal stand as silver medals were...
  • Broadway Box Office: Bryan Cranston Goes 'All the Way' to the Top 10

    Bryan Cranston showed some presidential power at the Broadway box office last week, as his toplining stint in LBJ historical drama "All the Way" posted sales strong enough to land the title in the top 10 in the play's first week on the boards. The haul...