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  • Acad's Song Field Pits U2, Pharrell, Karen O Against Broadway Tunesmiths

    Out of 75 entries for this year's original song nominations, the music branch chose five. And then the Board of Governors narrowed the field to four when it disqualified "Alone Yet Not Alone" for running afoul of campaigning rules. The remaining...
  • In Score Race, Oscar Sings New Tune

    Is the Academy's music branch growing up? This year's crop of original-score nominees embraces not only traditional orchestral scores by veteran composers but also a hybrid score that stretches the definition of "music" into sound-design territory and...
  • Karen O Joins Pharrell, Idina Menzel, U2 for Oscar Telecast

    Oscar's musical pieces are falling in place, as all the kudocast performers have been confirmed for the four nominated songs, while details were unveiled for the annual pre-Oscar concert that salutes musical-score contenders. The Academy of Motion...
  • Oscars 2014: Karen O, U2, Idina Menzel to perform at ceremony

    Oscars 2014: Karen O, U2, Idina Menzel to perform at ceremony
    This year's Academy Awards ceremony promises to feature a Grammy-worthy lineup of musical performers, with indie rocker Karen O, Broadway star Idina Menzel and arena-rock veterans U2 now set to join previously announced singer-producer-rapper Pharrell...
  • Oscars 2014: Races to watch as final voting begins

    Oscars 2014: Races to watch as final voting begins
    Weren't the Oscars great this year? Matthew McConaughey's best actor acceptance speech? That put us on a spaceship and sent us straight to Neptune, man. And we thought we were going to lose it when Cuba Gooding Jr. rushed the stage just after Ben...
  • BAFTAs: Is Oscar Now a 2-Way Street with '12 Years' and 'Gravity'? (Analysis)

    The game is afoot! Sunday's BAFTA Awards were filled with plot twists, including "12 Years a Slave" as best film. Are these awards a preview of Oscar? No. These are very different voting groups, and their rate of similarity is pretty mixed. But one...
  • Why sci-fi is obsessed with the near future

    Why sci-fi is obsessed with the near future
    In the West Town loft that Jessica Charlesworth shares with husband, Tim Parsons, along the back wall, on a row of metal filing cabinets, a kaleidoscope of Post-it notes waved in a soft draft, each a kind of dispatch from the future. I leaned in to...
  • Oscar's Unsung Heroes: 'Lone Survivor' Stunt Coordinator, 'Llewyn Davis' Cat Herder and 'Her' Vidgame Designer

    Here is Variety's annual look at the standouts in fields that don't offer kudos-the animal trainer on "Inside Llewyn Davis," the stunt coordinator on "Lone Survivor" and the video game designer on "Her." Animal Trainer Herded Scene-Stealing Cats It's...
  • Review: Menil design by L.A.'s Johnston Marklee is deceptively simple

    Review: Menil design by L.A.'s Johnston Marklee is deceptively simple
    Sharon Johnston, who runs the Los Angeles firm Johnston Marklee & Associates with her husband Mark Lee, told me a couple of years ago that there was one key difference between their work and the mannered, loosely flamboyant designs of Thom Mayne, Frank...
  • Pink latest addition to pop-heavy lineup for Oscar telecast

    Pink latest addition to pop-heavy lineup for Oscar telecast
    Pop star-turned-actor Pink will be making an appearance at March 2's Academy Awards. Described by Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron in a statement as "one of the greatest voices in pop music and one of the best performers of her generation," Pink...
  • Quentin Tarantino Set To Hand Out Honorary Cesar To Scarlett Johansson In Paris

    PARIS- American film icon Quentin Tarantino, who considerably expanded his Gallic fan base since declaring "Cinema is my religion and France is the Vatican" in October, will be delivering the honorary Cesar to Scarlett Johansson at the Feb. 28 awards...
  • 'Gravity,' 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Lead Saturn Awards Noms

    Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" and Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" each received eight nominations as the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films announced the nominations for the 40th Annual Saturn Awards. "The Hunger Games:...