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Academy Awards

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  • Russian Cinema: Local Pics Up VFX Ante

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Russian audiences have an enthusiasm for 3D, large formats and visual effects, says Paul Heth, CEO of leading Russian exhibition chain Karo. That lines up Russians with audiences in much of the world, where such spectacle...
  • Toronto: So Many Actor Standouts, But Where Are the Great Roles for Women?

    In just 10 days, festival-goers have seen way too many best-actor contenders, and there are plenty of year-end possibilities still to come. Will the Academy expand the actor race to accommodate this year's crop? No way, but they should: The quality and...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Beyond the Lights'

    "Beyond the Lights" is a strange beast, . Yet writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood ("Love and Basketball") nonetheless manages to fit all the warring elements of her screenplay into an undeniably entertaining, attractive package, buoyed by a fierce...
  • Toronto: 'Theory of Everything' Has the Right Formula for Oscars

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones confidently enter the awards race with their new Stephen Hawking drama "The Theory of Everything." The film, which premiered Sunday at the Toronto Film Festival, is already earning strong...
  • Toronto: 'The Good Lie' Filmmakers Want Audiences to Get Involved in Sudan

    Screenwriter Margaret Nagle hustled to find a home for "The Good Lie" for 11 years. After responding to an open call in Variety by the late producer Robert Newmyer for stories about young boys forced to flee war-torn and famine-ridden Sudan, Nagle saw...
  • 'Equalizer' Director Antoine Fuqua on Denzel Washington's Work Ethic, 'Magnificent Seven' Remake

    It's been 13 years since Antoine Fuqua directed Denzel Washington to an Academy Award playing a cop gone bad in "Training Day." Now the two collaborators are back in business together with "The Equalizer," a blood-drenched vigilante thriller that...
  • Karel Cerny, Production Designer Who Won an Oscar for 'Amadeus,' Dies at 92

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Karel Cerny, the production designer and art director who won one of the eight Oscars earned by fellow Czech Milos Forman's "Amadeus," died Friday in the city of Tabor in the Czech Republic. He was 92. In addition to 1984's...
  • Joan Rivers, an unstoppable comic force to the end

     Joan Rivers, an unstoppable comic force to the end
    Just as we long suspected, the only thing that could stop Joan Rivers was death. Abrasive, raunchy, self-immolating and often unapologetically offensive, Rivers changed comedy, courted controversy, survived catastrophe and refused to give up or give in,...
  • Norway Sends '1001 Grams' To Oscar's Foreign-Language Race

    Bent Hamer's "1001 Grams" is set to represent Norway in the foreign)language Academy Awards' race. Pic will play in the Masters sidebar at the Toronto film fest. "1001 Grams stands out with a clear international profile - in Hamer's unique way it...
  • Doritos Recruits Elizabeth Banks, 'Pitch Perfect 2′ to Promote its Super Bowl Ads

    Doritos is making a very different play this year to promote its appearance at the Super Bowl. As part of its "Crash the Super Bowl" campaign, the snack brand has turned to Elizabeth Banks, who is currently directing "Pitch Perfect 2" for Universal...
  • Palestinian Movie 'Villa Touma' Arrives in Venice Amid Israeli Controversy

    Suha Arraf's "Villa Touma," which screens in Venice Critics' Week, has arrived in Italy carrying the baggage of a major Israeli controversy. The film, a melodrama set in Ramallah during the early days of the Israeli occupation, was made primarily with...