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Academy Awards

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  • Spirit Awards Nominees: The 15 Biggest Surprises

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Independent Spirit Awards were never supposed to be a harbinger of the Oscars, but in recent years, the booze-infused celebration in Santa Monica -- held the night before the Academy Awards -- had become just that. All...
  • Spirit Nominations: 'Imitation Game,' 'Wild' Among Biggest Snubs

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Thanks to some surprising inclusions and omissions, the Indie Spirit nominations should put an end to last year's worries that the honors were overlapping too much with the Oscars. Indie Spirit support for "Birdman" and...
  • Oscars 'Night Before' Party Moving to Fox Lot (EXCLUSIVE)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Motion Picture & Television Fund is moving its Night Before the Oscars event to a soundstage on the Fox lot. The annual event had for years been held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, but the MPTF decided in May to move the...
  • Endemol Inks Pact with Ileen Maisel, Lawrence Elman's Amber

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - LONDON -- Production and distribution giant Endemol has inked an exclusive first-look development and distribution pact with U.K. producer Amber Television, which is run by former Hollywood studio exec Ileen Maisel and docu...
  • At Cinema Paradiso, the redheaded stepchild grows up

    At Cinema Paradiso, the redheaded stepchild grows up
    In a little more than four years, the smart and ambitious programming at Coral Gables Art Cinema won it a national reputation. This week, the guy who created that buzz begins curating films at the Cinema Paradiso theaters in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood....
  • The long goodbye after the loss of an actor

    The long goodbye after the loss of an actor
    When a film actor leaves us before his final work becomes available, it makes for a long, strange goodbye indeed. The most recent example of this comes from the latest "Hunger Games" movie, "Mockingjay — Part 1." The late Philip Seymour Hoffman,...
  • Why the Oscars Need More Movies Like 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Ever since the Oscars snubbed Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" for best picture in 2009, the Academy has tried to dodge accusations of elitism. The argument goes that Oscars voters, made up of a bloc of 6,028 Hollywood...
  • Uma Thurman to Host a Star-Studded Gotham Awards

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Gotham Independent Film Awards will benefit from an unprecendented dosage of star power during its annual dinner at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday. The celebration of arthouse films has tapped Uma Thurman as its host,...
  • Golden Globes: Liberal Foreign-Language Kudos Rules Open Screen Doors

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - When it comes to its choices for cinematic achievements each year, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. takes its fair share of knocks. But in the foreign-language film category, the HFPA's roughly 90 voting members seem to get...
  • 'No Land's Man', 'Revolution' win India's Film Bazaar

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - GOA, India -- Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's "No Land's Man" won the most promising project award at the co-production market that is part of the National Film Development Corporation's (NFDC) annual Film Bazaar (November 20-14)...
  • Why Chrysler Treated ABC's 'American Music Awards' Like The Super Bowl

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - ABC's "American Music Awards" isn't the biggest event on TV, but one of its sponsors treated the awards show as though it was. Chrysler Group ran four 30-second spots during the two-hour special, each featuring portions of...