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  • Oscar luncheon: Sandra Bullock, Steve McQueen make the case for grown-up films

    Oscar luncheon: Sandra Bullock, Steve McQueen make the case for grown-up films
    As is usually the case, the mood was a convivial one at this year's Academy Award nominees luncheon, which throws together big-name stars and directors as well as animators, musicians, editors and other fellow contenders for Oscar gold. But the...
  • 'American Hustle's' Bradley Cooper talks hair, dancing, Louis C.K.

    This time last year, while Bradley Cooper was making the rounds for his Oscar-nominated lead actor turn in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook," he was also getting ready to get back in the ring with Russell for "American Hustle." The day after...
  • Santa Barbara film festival gets a word in before the Oscars

     Santa Barbara film festival gets a word in before the Oscars
    SANTA BARBARA — Hollywood's unique awards calculus wouldn't seem to take a film festival at this posh coastal enclave into account. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, after all, is not a prestige movie launching pad such as the Toronto...
  • Oscars 2014 nominations: 'Hustle's' Jennifer Lawrence still on fire

    "I'm afraid everybody's going to get sick of me," Jennifer Lawrence fretted at the Golden Globes last Sunday. Ostensibly, this is a legitimate worry and not false modesty, because for the past year the actress has been kind of inescapable. Let's start...
  • SAG Awards 2014: 'Hustle' cast wins, tightens race to Oscars

     SAG Awards 2014: 'Hustle' cast wins, tightens race to Oscars
     "American Hustle" won just a single trophy at the Screen Actors Guild Awards — the really important one. The cast of David O. Russell's con-man tale took home SAG's cast award Saturday night, nudging "American Hustle" ahead of Oscar season's...
  • 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...
  • 'American Hustle': David O. Russell on editing-room discoveries

    'American Hustle': David O. Russell on editing-room discoveries
    It's been said that a movie is made three times: in the writing, in the shooting and in the editing. At a recent installment of the Envelope Screening Series, filmmaker David O. Russell and editor Jay Cassidy talked about the third and final stage of...
  • Oscars 1974: It was a very good year

    Oscars 1974: It was a very good year
    In the long history of Oscar ceremonies, few matched the craziness, drama and poignancy of the 46th Academy Awards, which took place almost 40 years ago on April 2, 1974, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. That ceremony, hosted by writer-director John...
  • SAG Awards 2014: 'American Hustle' cast takes top honors

    SAG Awards 2014: 'American Hustle' cast takes top honors
    The awards season now turns on a delicate dance between "American Hustle" and "12 Years a Slave." The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards gave David O. Russell's con-man comedy "American Hustle" the top prize Saturday night, making it the front-...
  • Trust factor keeps film teams together

    Trust factor keeps film teams together
    Here's how director Peter Berg ("Lone Survivor") and art director Tom Duffield bonded professionally: They got kidnapped. The duo, who would go on to work together on three films (including the upcoming "Lone Survivor"), were scouting locations in the...
  • SAG Awards 2014: 'American Hustle's' David O. Russell, luge coach?

    SAG Awards 2014: 'American Hustle's' David O. Russell, luge coach?
    "American Hustle" director David O. Russell walked the red carpet at the SAG Awards separately from the stars of his lauded film. Michael Pena, who plays Paco Hernandez in the film, walked a few minutes before him, and Jennifer Lawrence —...