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  • Local filmmakers honored at Siskel's Oscar viewing party

    Local filmmakers honored at Siskel's Oscar viewing party
    Swirling searchlights lit up the sky in front of the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for its 12th annual Academy Awards viewing party on Feb. 22. Themed "Hollywood on State: A Red Carpet Celebration," this year's...
  • Immigrants just seeking opportunity of forefathers

    Immigrants just seeking opportunity of forefathers
    To many thousands of Mexicans, Mexican-Americans and Hispanics in general, actor Sean Penn's comments about Mexican film director Alejandro González Iñárritu were offensive. "Who gave this son of a bitch his green card?" Penn asked, before handing...
  • Oscars 2015: Complete list of nominees

    Oscars 2015: Complete list of nominees
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled the nominees for all 24 categories Thursday morning. Here is the list of nominees: Film "American Sniper" "Birdman" "Boyhood" "The Grand Budapest Hotel" "The Imitation Game" "Selma" "The Theory...
  • Giuliana Rancic apologizes to Zendaya on-air over hair comment

    Giuliana Rancic apologizes to Zendaya on-air over hair comment
    Giuliana Rancic apologized on-air Tuesday to Zendaya for a comment she made on "Fashion Police" the day prior about the dreadlocked hairstyle the 18-year-old wore to the Oscars. "Something I said last night crossed the line," Rancic said, after noting...
  • Oscars: 'CitizenFour' on HBO; 'Last Days in Vietnam' on PBS

    Oscars: 'CitizenFour' on HBO; 'Last Days in Vietnam' on PBS
    If you want to see an Oscar-nominated documentary, you can look to television. The Oscars will be presented Feb. 22 on ABC. At 9 p.m. Feb. 23, HBO will present "CitizenFour," the favorite to win the prize. Laura Poitras directed the film, which...
  • Academy Awards 2015: Complete list of Oscar nominees and winners

    Academy Awards 2015: Complete list of Oscar nominees and winners
    "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" won the Oscar for best picture at the 87th Academy Awards. "Birdman" was one of the top winners of the night, also winning for director, original screenplay and cinematography. Eddie Redmayne won the...
  • Zendaya slams 'Fashion Police' host for 'ignorant' comment about hair

    Zendaya slams 'Fashion Police' host for 'ignorant' comment about hair
    Zendaya has fired back at E! "Fashion Police" co-host Giuliana Rancic for saying that her dreadlocks on the Oscars red carpet on Sunday probably smelled "like patchouli oil or weed." The "Shake It Up" alum was among the selected celebrities critiqued...
  • 'Birdman' director Alejandro G. Inarritu plunges into new risks

    'Birdman' director Alejandro G. Inarritu plunges into new risks
    Filmmakers coming off a big Oscar win tend to take a year or more to sift through their options. Ang Lee, who won the director Oscar in 2013, still hasn't started shooting his next film. But "Birdman's" Alejandro G. Iñárritu — winner on Sunday...
  • Sarah Palin, Oscars, Elly May: 2015 starts

    Sarah Palin, Oscars, Elly May: 2015 starts
    Congratulations to former Gov. Sarah Palin for getting her name out there as 2015 starts. You may not have been thinking of Palin lately, but she electrified the Internet by blasting PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA criticized her...
  • Oscar nominations unfold in 2 parts

    Oscar nominations unfold in 2 parts
    The Oscar nominations will be revealed in two parts Thursday morning. This will allow all the nominees to be announced for the first time. At 8:30 a.m. ET, directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams present the nominees in 11 categories: animated...
  • Oscars 2015: Jennifer Hudson co-hosts party celebrating women in film

    Oscars 2015: Jennifer Hudson co-hosts party celebrating women in film
    The event: Meryl Streep, Rosamund Pike, Laura Dern and more than 30 other female Oscar nominees packed into Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails in West Hollywood on Friday for one of the weekend’s most congenial affairs. Women in Film’s eighth...