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  • And an Oscar nomination should have gone to ...

     And an Oscar nomination should have gone to ...
    When the Academy Award nominations are announced, there are often surprises, sometimes including an underdog or two that may have burrowed their way into a finalist slot. It's rare, however, to find nominees who haven't been significantly promoted to...
  • Oscars 2014: A sounding board on four best picture nominees

    Oscars 2014: A sounding board on four best picture nominees
    Growing up, Christopher Navarro used to listen to himself talking on a hand-me-down Kmart cassette tape recorder, then re-record his voice until he had perfected the audio clip. Now 38, the Northern California native channels his childhood pastime in...
  • Oscars 2014: Our predictions in all 24 categories

    Oscars 2014: Our predictions in all 24 categories
    Oscar ballots are out, and the print edition of The Los Angeles Times' The Envelope that ran Tuesday includes my predictions for all 24 categories in this year's Academy Awards -- a forecast that, because of deadlines, had been made several days earlier....
  • Oscars 2014: Jennifer Lawrence and the name game

    Oscars 2014: Jennifer Lawrence and the name game
    When nominee names are called out at Sunday's Academy Awards, audiences will quickly recognize them--Jennifer Lawrence, Matthew McConaughey, Spike Jonze, to name three favorites. But what to actually call them? In Hollywood, a name is just a name, until...
  • Oscars 2014: Final predictions in all 24 categories

    Oscars 2014: Final predictions in all 24 categories
    You should have your Oscar pool by now. Twenty-four categories. One hundred and twenty-one choices. And, no, "The Lego Movie" is not among them. (Next year. Next year.) We've been here for you for the last six months, starting back in September when "12...
  • Academy Awards 2014: What time are the Oscars?

    The Oscars have almost arrived! Broadcasting live at 5:30 p.m. PST (8:30 p.m. EST) Sunday on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, the 86th Academy Awards will recognize achievements in the film industry from 2013. Vying for the all-important...
  • Oscars 2014: 'Her' wins for original screenplay

    Oscars 2014: 'Her' wins for original screenplay
    In the movie equivalent of hitting a home run on a first at-bat, Spike Jonze won the Academy Award for original screenplay on Sunday for “Her,” the first feature film script he wrote on his own. Jonze’s sci-fi romantic dramedy...
  • Oscars: '12 Years a Slave' Wins Best Picture

    In a contest that held suspense up until the last minute, Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" took the best-picture prize Sunday at the 86th Academy Awards and established a few Oscar records in the process. Winning three of its nine nominations, the...
  • Academy Awards 2014: '12 Years a Slave' wins best picture Oscar

    Academy Awards 2014: '12 Years a Slave' wins best picture Oscar
    “12 Years A Slave” won best picture at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday night, a poignant victory for the harrowing look at slavery in the United States. Brad Pitt, one of the producers and stars, accepted the honor and then handed off...
  • Oscars: The Biggest Snubs and Surprises of the Night

    In a nail-biting photo finish, "12 Years a Slave" was crowned best picture of the 86th Academy Awards, besting the night's most popular film, "Gravity," which won a total of seven awards. But that wasn't the only eyebrow-raising moment of the night....
  • Oscars 2014: '12 Years a Slave' wins best picture Oscar

    Oscars 2014: '12 Years a Slave' wins best picture Oscar
    In the end, Oscar voters couldn't truly avert their gaze from "12 Years a Slave." Even though many Oscar voters found filmmaker Steve McQueen's searing chronicle of enslavement almost too harrowing to watch, "12 Years a Slave" prevailed Sunday to win...
  • Oscars 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners

    Oscars 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners
    "12 Years a Slave" took top honors at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday by winning the Oscar for best picture. Added to Lupita Nyong'o's win for supporting actress and John Ridley's for adapted screenplay, the film took three awards total. The top...