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  • Final thoughts (we think!) about Oscar Night

    "THEY FILLED our lives so much, the films they were in made us laugh, think and cry. Through their work they shared a piece of our soul. We will miss them with the sadness with which we miss an old friend," said Meryl Streep as she prefaced the rundown on...
  • After the Oscars, diversity remains a topic of discussion

    What was missing from the Academy Awards turned out to be the issue that could not be ignored on the night trophies were handed out. The lack of non-white contenders for major acting awards this year became a focus on the day Oscar nominations were...
  • Oscars 2015: Diversity onstage stands in stark contrast to nominees

    Oscars 2015: Diversity onstage stands in stark contrast to nominees
    When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the Oscar nominations in January, the absence of any minority group nominees in the acting categories — for only the second time since 1998 — triggered a backlash of criticism...
  • Oscars 2015: Academy tries to highlight diversity onstage

    Oscars 2015: Academy tries to highlight diversity onstage
    “Tonight we honor Hollywood’s best and whitest. Sorry, brightest,” quipped host Neil Patrick Harris in his opening remarks onstage at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday night. Harris was poking fun at a perceived lack of diversity...
  • Oscars 2015: Backstage antics run the gamut at Academy Awards

    Oscars 2015: Backstage antics run the gamut at Academy Awards
    As the Oscars unfolded, backstage was a place for nerves, prayers and fashion emergencies. "Big wins tonight, brother!" John Legend said to Alejandro G. Inarritu, after Inarritu accepted the best picture Oscar for "Birdman." Inarritu lingered...
  • Dozens of A-listers take a casual day for Oscar rehearsals

    Less than 24 hours before the super-fancy Oscar ceremony, it was jeans-and-sneakers day at the Dolby Theatre. Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Aniston, Liam Neeson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomi Watts, Kevin Hart, Channing Tatum and Zoe Saldana were among the...
  • Inside the Dolby Theatre as stars rehearse for the Oscars

    Inside the Dolby Theatre as stars rehearse for the Oscars
    Among the many rituals of Oscar week — the tuxedo fitting, the speech writing, the red carpet unfurling — perhaps the most coolly efficient is Oscar rehearsals. That's what the stars have been doing at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood since...
  • Eddie Murphy said no to Cosby sketch, SNL cast member says

    A lingering letdown for fans after Eddie Murphy's half-hearted display on the recent "Saturday Night Live" bash has been rekindled by a report of what might have been: Murphy impersonating Bill Cosby. In a series of tweets, former "SNL" cast member...
  • 'SNL 40': 40th anniversary special celebrates show's greatest hits

    'SNL 40': 40th anniversary special celebrates show's greatest hits
    No, it wasn’t the Oscars, but it sure felt that way. NBC celebrated the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Live” Sunday night with a live special that was as long (3 hours) and as stuffed with montages as an Academy Awards broadcast....
  • August Wilson documentary inspires hope for films of his best works

    August Wilson documentary inspires hope for films of his best works
    By now it's a glaring oversight. We have yet to see a single, theatrically released film adaptation of an August Wilson play. Someday, we will; someday, perhaps even according to the late Pittsburgh-born playwright's wishes, it'll be made by an...
  • Academy Awards show producers hope their third time is a charmer

    Academy Awards show producers hope their third time is a charmer
    The day after the Oscars last year, the show's producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron received a call from John Travolta apologizing for fumbling the name of singer Idina Menzel. Travolta's mispronunciation — Adele Dazeem — had become a trending...