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Academy Awards

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  • Channing Tatum, Demian Bichir Join Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight'

    Channing Tatum and Demian Bichir have joined the cast of Quentin Tarantino's western "The Hateful Eight." The Weinstein Company -- which is selling international markets at the America film Market -- announced the official cast list Thursday and said...
  • D.P. Showcase Camerimage Benefits From Razor-Sharp Focus

    Establishing an identity and a focus is always the biggest challenge for film festival organizers not affiliated with marquee events like Cannes, Telluride, Toronto and Sundance -- even if they've been at it for a while. But despite its placement on the...
  • Variety's Actors on Actors Conversations to Air on PBS SoCal

    Variety's awards season events continue to grow with the "Actors on Actors" conversations set to be shown on PBS SoCal. The interview show features one-on-one conversations between actors and actresses including Benedict Cumberbatch, Jake Gyllenhaal,...
  • Academy to honor Harry Belafonte for his activism

    When Harry Belafonte appeared in mob-controlled Las Vegas in the 1950s at the Thunderbird Hotel, he decided to challenge the racist system that prevented African American performers from staying at hotels on the Strip. "I walked into the lobby, going to...
  • Rick Baker and Kathryn Blondell to Receive Lifetime Honors at Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild Awards

    Oscar-winning makeup artist Rick Baker and Emmy-nominated hairstylist Kathryn Blondell will receive the Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards on Feb. 14 at Paramount Studios Theater in Hollywood. The...
  • Hello Kitty Con: What was in those swag bags anyway?

    Hello Kitty Con: What was in those swag bags anyway?
    Gift bag,  goodie bag, swag bag. Call it what you will – they have become an integral part of the cultural landscape in Southern California. It’s hard to imagine a large event without a take-home bag, whether it’s the  Carousel of Hope...
  • AFI Fest gala opener: J.C. Chandor's 'A Most Violent Year' draws raves

    AFI Fest gala opener: J.C. Chandor's 'A Most Violent Year' draws raves
    Filmmaker J.C. Chandor walked onstage Thursday night at the Dolby Theatre to introduce his new movie, the crime drama "A Most Violent Year," the gala opener of this year's AFI Fest. Pointing to a seat near the front, Chandor noted: "The last time I...
  • Oscar Goes Global With Its 4 Governors Awards Recipients

    On Saturday evening, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will bestow three Honorary Oscars, and one Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The reception will be held at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland. In just a few years, the...
  • Hayao Miyazaki: Governors Award Recipient Says 'I Intend to Work Until the Day I Die'

    At age 73, Hayao Miyazaki is still capable of surprises. He has an atelier, just behind the main Studio Ghibli building, on a narrow and quiet street in a suburb of Tokyo. Surrounded by trees, it looks like the sort of rustic resort cottage a well-off...
  • Oscars: Will Christopher Nolan Finally Land a Director Nomination?

    This year's best director race is all about the Oscar virgins. Most of the contenders in the running -- starting with frontrunner Richard Linklater ("Boyhood") -- have never been nominated in the category before. But one caveat to remember: predictors...
  • PopPolitics: Aaron Sorkin on 'The Newsroom,' CNN and the Boston Bombings (Listen)

    "The Newsroom" returns to HBO for its third and final season on Sunday, and creator Aaron Sorkin is once again deploying plot twists using events of the recent past, this time the Boston Marathon bombings. But in an interview with Variety's "PopPolitics,...