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  • Film presidents: "You don't want what you think you already know."

    Film presidents: "You don't want what you think you already know."
    Two of the most common screen presidents have been Richard M. Nixon and Abraham Lincoln, both wellsprings of human and political drama you couldn’t really fabricate. The new Steven Spielberg-directed “Lincoln,” starring Daniel Day-...
  • 85th Academy Award nominations favor Spielberg, highlight “Beasts”

     
    Spielberg, Day-Lewis, Washington … Quvenzhané? The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards, which were announced Thursday morning in Hollywood, contained some longtime favorites, as well as some surprising newcomers. Director Steven Spielberg's...
  • Oscars 2013 winners: “Argo” takes home top prize

     
    Oscars 2013 winners will always enjoy their triumphs, despite the fact that they'll forever be associated with the year that Seth MacFarlane hosted. No, he didn't turn it into “Family Guy goes to the Oscars,” per se — although those...
  • ‘60 Minutes’: Steven Spielberg previews ‘Lincoln’

     
    For a look at the fall's most-anticipated film, you'll want to catch “60 Minutes” this weekend. Director Steven Spielberg promotes “Lincoln,” his take on the 16th U.S. president's efforts to abolish slavery through the 13th...
  • Will "Lincoln" error spoil its Oscar shot?

    Will "Lincoln" error spoil its Oscar shot?
    Connecticut congressman Joe Courtney pointed out a historic blooper in the film “Lincoln” -- and some Hollywood experts wonder if the resultant fuss will mar the film’s shot at a best-picture Oscar. (Some even wonder if Joe Courtney is...
  • A sneak peek at three Oscar ballots

    A sneak peek at three Oscar ballots
    On the eve of Oscar voting, we asked three academy members to let us peek at their ballots and tell us, anonymously, who they're voting for and why. Here's what they had to say: OSCARS 2013: Full Coverage PRODUCERS BRANCH: This 40ish Oscar nominee...
  • British Academy of Film and Television Awards complete nomination list

    British Academy of Film and Television Awards complete nomination list
    Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln"  earned 10 nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards early -- including best film, actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, supporting actor for Tommy Lee Jones and supporting actress for Sally Field -- while Tom Hooper's musical ...
  • Oscar nominations: 'Les Miserables' scores eight nods

    Oscar nominations: 'Les Miserables' scores eight nods
    After it opened in New York in 1987, the Broadway production of "Les Miserables" garnered eight Tony Awards, including best new musical. Twenty-five years later, the movie version of the beloved epic has scooped a total of eight Academy Award nominations,...
  • Predictions: Golden Globes 2013--movies

    Predictions: Golden Globes 2013--movies
    No matter who wins or loses Sunday, the 2013 Golden Globes ceremony obviously will be awesome because Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting. Really: That should be enough to make even the most awards show-averse movie/TV fans tune in. Yes, there will...
  • Oscars winners and nominees 2013: Complete list

    Oscars winners and nominees 2013: Complete list
    Ben Affleck's film "Argo" took the best picture Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards. Other marquee winners were Daniel Day-Lewis for lead actor for “Lincoln,” Jennifer Lawrence for lead actress for “Silver Linings Playbook,” and Ang...
  • Critics' Choice Movie Awards: The complete nominations list

    "Lincoln" earned a record-breaking 13 nominations for Broadcast Film Critics Assn.'s Critics' Choice Movie Awards. It received nominations for best film, director for Steven Spielberg, actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, supporting actress for Sally Field,...
  • 'Lincoln' aims to enlighten as it entertains

     'Lincoln' aims to enlighten as it entertains
    In "Lincoln," director Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner have pulled off the improbable: They have built this season's prestige hit around congressional proceedings that might seem more appropriate for C-SPAN than the big screen. Any...