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Academy Awards

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  • Michael Feinstein meets the challenge

    Michael Feinstein meets the challenge
    Noted singer-pianist Michael Feinstein remembers what he was thinking just before he took the stage last year for his inaugural performance as principal conductor of the Pasadena POPS. “It was a moment of truth,” said Feinstein, who had...
  • 'The Notebook' is a chilling but reductive World War II tale

    Based on the international bestseller by Agota Kristof, "The Notebook" represented Hungary in the Academy Awards' foreign-language film competition but failed to garner a nomination. Director János Szász opens the film in 1944 amid World War II. As...
  • Oscars 2014: Academy names Governors Awards recipients

    Oscars 2014: Academy names Governors Awards recipients
    The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday that it would present Harry Belafonte with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and give honorary Oscars to Jean-Claude Carriere, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O'Hara....
  • Belafonte, Miyazaki to receive Academy's Governors Awards

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American singer and actor Harry Belafonte, French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere, Japanese animated film director Hayao Miyazaki and Irish actress Maureen O'Hara will be honored with Governors Awards, the Academy of Motion...
  • Allison Janney on Her Double Emmys Win and Post-'West Wing' Act in TV

    When "The West Wing" ended in 2006, Allison Janney was secretly terrified. She worried she would never find another TV series role as powerful as the one she held in the Bartlet administration for seven seasons. She was nervous about being typecast as...
  • How 'The Shawshank Redemption' transformed from dud to fan fave

    ON THE SHAWSHANK TRAIL Enter the old prison via the impressive stone doorway where Andy Dufresne got his first taste of hell, and look up. The view is both dizzying and foreboding. And over there, near huge, arched windows worthy of a European cathedral,...
  • Emmys 2014: A night of highs and lows for women

    We may be living in "a wonderful time for women on television," as Julianna Margulies observed Monday in her Emmys acceptance speech, an era when there are so many great dramatic roles for women on the small screen that people like Tatiana Maslany and...
  • Emmys Top Twitter TV Ratings, But Can't Compete With Oscars

    The Emmy Awards topped Nielsen's Twitter TV ratings Monday night, beating out "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" on VH1 and "WWE Monday Night RAW" on USA. More than 1.1 million tweets from 370,000 unique authors were seen by a unique audience of 8.8 million...
  • 'Breaking Bad,' Julia Louis-Dreyfus Get Emmy Love from Social Media

    Social media showed its love for "Breaking Bad" and "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus during Monday night's Emmy Awards, according to data provided by research firm Mashwork. The research looked at the 391,114 out of 1,101,721 tweets on the night that...
  • VENICE: Genocide Documentary 'Look of Silence' Gets U.S. Distribution

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Drafthouse Films and Participant Media have acquired U.S. rights to Joshua Oppenheimer's documentary "The Look of Silence" prior to its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The film is a companion piece to Oppenheimer'...
  • Michael Keaton Bursts Into Oscar Race with 'Birdman'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Michael Keaton is back, in a big way. With his new film "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" premiering to favorable early buzz at the Venice Film Festival and set to play Telluride this weekend, word is out on...