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  • Oscar nominations 2014: Screenwriters put character first

    Oscar nominations 2014: Screenwriters put character first
    The 10 films nominated for this year's Academy Awards for original screenplay and adapted screenplay tell diverse and distinctive stories: those of a couple squabbling on a Greek vacation, an Irish mother searching for the child she was forced to give up,...
  • Megan Ellison: Low-Profile Financier's Films Netted a Massive 17 Noms

    Megan Ellison, one of Hollywood's newest power brokers, has already made an outsized impression. Over the past three years, Ellison has financed a baker's dozen films that have garnered 35 Oscar nominations, including 17 on Thursday for films she helped...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Takes Top Honors at Critics Choice Movie Awards

    Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" took best picture prize at the 19th Critics Choice Movie Awards, which was also honored for supporting actress Lupita Nyong'o. Sony's "American Hustle" took prizes for acting ensemble, top comedy film and comedy...
  • Critics' Choice Movie Awards: '12 Years a Slave' wins for best film

    Critics' Choice Movie Awards: '12 Years a Slave' wins for best film
    It's been a good week for "12 Years a Slave," Steve McQueen's unflinching portrait of slavery in the U.S. The historical drama won the Golden Globe on Sunday for dramatic film and earned nine Oscar nominations Thursday morning. And at the Critics'...
  • Oscar 2014 nominations reflect a sea change in academy's attitude

    Oscar 2014 nominations reflect a sea change in academy's attitude
    If, as has been said, the movie business is like a giant tanker ship that can't change course on a dime, this year's Oscar nominations show an organization in the midst of making that kind of adjustment in direction, moving slowly but steadily from the...
  • Oscars 2014: Nominations — and snubs — attest to the strong field

    Tom Hanks' starring role in "Captain Phillips" was one of his most acclaimed performances in a distinguished career. But the two-time Oscar winner, who is also a governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, took nothing for granted —...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'Blind'

    "It's not important what's real as long as I can visualize it," notes the narrator heroine early on in "Blind," aptly setting the stage for a lithe, quicksilver portrait of a woman whose loss of sight only serves to sharpen her creative imagination. As...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks' Producer: 'You Can't Get More Apple Pie and White Picket Fence Than Tom Hanks'

    Hollywood's highest-profile producers showered gratitude on stars like Tom Hanks, Matthew McConaughey and Brad Pitt at the annual Producers Guild of America breakfast panel on January 18 at the Landmark Theatre in West LA. Moderated by Gary Lucchesi...
  • 2014 PGA Awards: Nominees

    The 25th annual Producers Guild Awards will be held January 19 at the Beverly Hilton. Here is the list of nominees, which will be updated with winners as the results are announced during the show. The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of...
  • Oscar nominations 2014: The nine biggest snubs and surprises

    Oscar nominations 2014: The nine biggest snubs and surprises
    In a season when many favorites have shone through, Oscar voters held up their end, choosing some juggernauts for nominations Thursday morning. Still, there was more than a fair share of snubs and surprises. Here are the nine biggest: Philomania. After a...
  • Sundance 2014: Zach Braff says Kickstarter led to a better movie

    PARK CITY, Utah--Sundance movies can premiere to varying degrees of scrutiny. Few films, though, come in drawing the kind of attention of Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here." After all, it’s been exactly 10 years since Braff debuted his...
  • Oscar's Best-Picture Nominations Surprisingly Risky

    People rarely describe Oscar voters as edgy or daring, citing the best-picture victories of "nice" films like "American in Paris" over "Streetcar Named Desire" or "Dances With Wolves" over "Goodfellas." This year, however, it's Oscar gone wild, with...