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  • SAG Awards 2015: 'Birdman' feathers its nest as Oscars nears

    SAG Awards 2015: 'Birdman' feathers its nest as Oscars nears
    "Birdman" won the Screen Actors Guild's cast award, nudging the Broadway-set black comedy to favorite status in this year's increasingly wide-open Oscar race. The SAG Awards win Sunday comes after "Birdman" collected nine Oscar nominations earlier...
  • Why the Oscars should be all over Chris Rock

    Why the Oscars should be all over Chris Rock
    Chris Rock’s Oscar-hosting stint in 2005 didn’t exactly pass universal muster. So it’s not likely -- in the jittery, offend-lightly world of modern awards-show hosting -- thatĀ  he’ll be given the gig again any time soon. But...
  • Oscar nominations 2015: Complete list of nominees

    Oscar nominations 2015: Complete list of nominees
    "American Sniper," "Birdman," "Boyhood," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Imitation Game," "Selma," "The Theory of Everything" and "Whiplash" were nominated for best picture when the 87th Academy Award nominations were announced Thursday morning....
  • Writers Guild nominations analysis: Another beating for 'Unbroken'

    The Writers Guild of America (WGA) always offers some quirks when it comes to forecasting the Oscars as the guild disqualifies many movies that will eventually wind up on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' list. Two reasons for...
  • Oscar nominations 2015: 'American Sniper' comes out of hiding

    Oscar nominations 2015: 'American Sniper' comes out of hiding
    Did "American Sniper" just upend the Oscar race? Until Thursday, "Boyhood" and "Birdman" have dominated the awards season, and the two films pulled in a total of 15 Oscar nominations for the 87th Academy Awards. But it was "American Sniper" that...
  • Oscars 2015: Shoo-ins, possibilities for director, lead actor, actress

    Oscars 2015: Shoo-ins, possibilities for director, lead actor, actress
    Julianne Moore can rest easy tonight. And if you're Michael Keaton or Eddie Redmayne, Patricia Arquette or J.K. Simmons, there's no need to set the alarm. Your agent will be calling at the crack of dawn, bearing glad tidings of great joy. That and maybe...
  • Oscars 2015: Who are the players and pretenders for best picture?

    Oscars 2015: Who are the players and pretenders for best picture?
    Nominees for this year's Academy Awards are set to be unveiled during a two-part news conference starting at 5:30 a.m. Pacific time Thursday andĀ featuring directors Alfonso Cuaron and J.J. Abrams, actor Chris Pine, and academy President Cheryl Boone...
  • Oscar nominations 2015: Hollywood is strangely absent

    Oscar nominations 2015: Hollywood is strangely absent
    If Thursday's Oscar nominations are any indication, the best Hollywood movies aren’t being made by Hollywood anymore. Following the lead of many major industries, the movie business has in effect outsourced what used to be its bread and butter....
  • Oscar nominations 2015: No minorities in four acting races

    Oscar nominations 2015: No minorities in four acting races
    At a time when Hollywood has come under criticism for a lack of diversity in filmmaking, all 20 actors and actresses nominated for Oscars on Thursday morning were white. This is the first time since 2011 and only the second time since 1998 that none...
  • Oscars 2015: First-time nominees 'elated' by best picture nominations

    Oscars 2015: First-time nominees 'elated' by best picture nominations
    Among the best picture Academy Award nominees announced Thursday were more than 15 men and women who, for the first time, can add “Oscar-nominated producer” to their list of accolades. Among the first-timers is Anthony McCarten, who with Tim...
  • Oscars 2015: Emma Stone 'knocked out' by supporting actress nomination

    Oscars 2015: Emma Stone 'knocked out' by supporting actress nomination
    After receiving an Oscar nomination for her supporting turn in "Birdman," Emma Stone was unable to jump on the phone Thursday morning because she's on vocal rest. But the doesn't mean the 26-year-old -- currently on Broadway in "Cabaret" -- had a muted...