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  • SAG Awards nominations begin to clarify season -- and yet they don't

    SAG Awards nominations begin to clarify season -- and yet they don't
    For months, the only consensus about this year's awards race has been that there is an overall lack of consensus. But the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations Wednesday started to bring some clarity, focusing the conversation around two front-runners...
  • SAG Awards 2015: Snubs, surprises and assorted trends

    SAG Awards 2015: Snubs, surprises and assorted trends
    The Screen Actors Guild Award nominations Wednesday morning offered plenty of confirmation of existing awards contenders -- the “Boyhood” train kept rolling, “Birdman” and “Imitation Game” saw love all around and front-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Franklin Leonard's Black List can help green-light screenplays

    Franklin Leonard's Black List can help green-light screenplays
    Franklin Leonard wasn't looking to upend the system. He just wanted some good vacation reading. In 2004, Leonard was working as a development executive at Leonardo DiCaprio's production company, Appian Way, charged with sifting through piles of...
  • 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...
  • Oscars 2015: Marion Cotillard a surprise in lead actress category

    Oscars 2015: Marion Cotillard a surprise in lead actress category
    “Life has very unexpected moments,” said a groggy and a bit stunned Marion Cotillard from an L.A. hotel room early Thursday, when she learned she was one of the five Oscar nominees for lead actress. The Academy Awards nominations for that...
  • Unseen at the cinema — my Oscar score of zero

    Unseen at the cinema — my Oscar score of zero
    And the award for fewest Oscar-nominated pictures seen by an American citizen goes to ... Aw, shucks. Me? Not that I'm bragging. This does not make me proud. Honestly, I feel a little sheepish that my Oscar score, which is always low, has fallen...
  • Israeli soldiers battle boredom in satiric 'Zero Motivation'

    Satiric, surreal, unexpected and at times wildly funny, "Zero Motivation" is a savage black comedy that eviscerates an unexpected target: the Israeli army, officially known as the IDF. Whatever your image of the Israel Defense Forces is, heroic or...