| Feb 6, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The Academy Awards are still more than three weeks away, and, by this point, there's the feeling that everyone involved should be looking (or at least feeling) like Cate Blanchett's desperate, fallen socialite at the end of "Blue Jasmine" — bleary-...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 10:34 AM
TORONTO — There are those Oscar pundits making a mad dash, arms flailing, to cry "first" and annoint "12 Years a Slave" the certain best picture winner, and the gala Toronto screening of the historical drama did little to dissuade those forecasters....
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:45 AM
It's mid-December, and everybody's a winner, what with critics' prizes and best-ofs and award nominations being announced seemingly around the clock. Has any of this changed the best picture race? And how are the documentary and foreign-language...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:09 AM
TORONTO -- The true story of a woman searching for the son that Catholic nuns forced her to relinquish shortly after his birth in 1952 wouldn't seem, on the face of it, to be a laugh riot.
And yet, "Philomena," starring Judi Dench as the mother and...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:30 AM
When the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced its nominations last month, the biggest surprise was that there were no surprises. There were no obvious, ratings-driven nods to celebrities, no left-field recognition to performances no one else found...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The official voting period may have ended for the 2014 Oscars, but you still have time to make your predictions on who will leave the 86th Academy Awards with a new golden statuette.
Use our play-at-home ballot of all 24 categories, make your...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:02 AM
TORONTO -- "August: Osage County" might be the first movie to win more Oscar nominations than rave reviews.
The movie, Tracy Letts' adaptation of his Tony Award-winning play of family dysfunction and warfare, premiered Monday at the Toronto...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 2:56 PM
When Linda Cardellini signed on board "Mad Men" this season, she knew two things about her character — she was Italian American and married to a doctor.
It wasn't until she received the script for the season's premiere two-parter that Cardellini...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:00 PM
With Oscar nominations coming Thursday morning, we gathered The Envelope's Buzzmeter panelists -- Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican, Fandango's Dave Karger, Anne Thompson from Thompson on Hollywood, the Los Angeles Times' Betsy Sharkey and Glenn...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 4:53 PM
When we last saw Ray in the Season 2 finale of "Girls," girlfriend Shoshanna had unceremoniously kicked him to the curb. Does that mean he's going to go back to living in his Mitsubishi? It's got to be a tight fit in there, what with the size of his...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 11:00 AM
He's a Soviet spy living the American dream on FX's "The Americans." And he knows kung fu.
On Tuesday at 11 a.m. PDT, join Matthew Rhys and Times staff writer Glenn Whipp for a live video chat about Rhys' complicated, committed and, at times, comical...