| Mar 3, 2014
| 11:24 AM
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — If you’re curious about the big difference between Oscar night’s two main after-parties, the Governors Ball and the Vanity Fair party, consider this:
The buzzy happening at the Governors Ball, the academy&...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:17 AM
"Gravity," "Pacific Rim," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" were among the nominees announced Tuesday morning for the Visual Effects Society's 12th VES Awards honoring visual effects artistry in film, animation,...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:15 PM
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'...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Alfonso Cuaron was inspired to make “Gravity” because of something his son and writing partner, Jonas Cuaron, said, the filmmaker revealed at the Golden Globes on Sunday night after receiving the best director award.
“My son said,...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Even in the to-and-fro over the best-picture race between "12 Years A Slave" and "Gravity" -- a din that has uncharacteristically grown louder in the five days since Oscar voting closed -- there's been almost no talk of another issue. Namely, what if...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Fans of Alfonso Cuaron have been noting, with a mixture of resignation and appreciation, the "Gravity" director’s deliberate work pace -- after all, for reasons both economic and technological, seven years passed between "Children of Men," his...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 1:48 PM
To prepare for his role as studio head Walt Disney in "Saving Mr. Banks," a new film about Disney's efforts to persuade prickly author P.L. Travers to make her "Mary Poppins" novels into a movie musical, Tom Hanks did considerable research into Disney's...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:27 PM
In "Saving Mr. Banks," the new film about Walt Disney's efforts to persuade the cantankerous British author P.L. Travers to make her "Mary Poppins" novels into a movie musical, Tom Hanks steps into the shoes of the famous studio head.
At a recent...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Was it ultimately a race about race?
The best picture Oscar is meant to honor the year's greatest achievement in film, and "12 Years a Slave" had no shortage of supporters before winning the top honor Sunday. But for all the film's artistry, the...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:15 AM
In a strong year for directors, Oscar voters took notice.
The academy's directors branch chose a veritable who's who of English-language filmmakers, nominating Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave"), Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity"), David O. Russell ("American...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Steve McQueen's historical drama "12 Years a Slave" earned best picture, and the film's newcomer, Lupita Nyong'o, snagged supporting actress. Meanwhile, David O. Russell's con-artist comedy "American Hustle" picked up several wins, including ensemble,...