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Academy Awards

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  • Oscars 2015: Julianne Moore and the art of effortlessness

    Oscars 2015: Julianne Moore and the art of effortlessness
    As beautiful as Julianne Moore is, that cascading red hair, those flashing green eyes, that killer smile, there is an earthiness and an edginess about the actress and her performances that define the woman she is and the women she becomes on-screen....
  • Oscars 2015: 'Crisis Hotline' filmmakers have jokes -- and a serious message

    Oscars 2015: 'Crisis Hotline' filmmakers have jokes -- and a serious message
    While Reese Witherspoon was urging reporters on the red carpet to ask actresses about more than their dresses, it was impossible not to ask Dana Perry about hers after she and Ellen Goosenberg Kent took the Oscar for documentary short. Neither filmmaker...
  • Oscars 2015: 'The Imitation Game' wins for adapted screenplay

    Oscars 2015: 'The Imitation Game' wins for adapted screenplay
    "The Imitation Game," the story of how mathematician Alan Turing broke Nazi Germany's Enigma code to help win World War II, has won the Academy Award for adapted screenplay. Accepting the award, screenwriter Graham Moore, a first-time Oscar nominee,...
  • Oscars 2015: 'The Phone Call' filmmakers now await producers' calls

    Oscars 2015: 'The Phone Call' filmmakers now await producers' calls
    It wasn’t a big surprise that “The Phone Call” snagged the Oscar for live-action short. The film stars Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (supporting actress for 2013's "Blue Jasmine") as a shy telephone help-line volunteer who receives a life-...
  • 11 on-screen love stories you will love

    While watching the Oscars this year, something occurred to me. Maybe it's because I'm a love and relationships columnist and therefore sensitive to what movie producers think the public wants to see on the big screen, but I found it interesting that not...
  • Oscars: Best, worst moments

    Oscars: Best, worst moments
    The best moments in the long Academy Awards telecast had nothing to do with host Neil Patrick Harris, who had a very off night. The night's biggest surprise was Lady Gaga's heartfelt tribute to "The Sound of Music," which received a loving endorsement...
  • Oscars 2015: Everything isn't awesome

    Oscars 2015: Everything isn't awesome
    How do you summarize an Oscar ceremony in which normally appealing host Neil Patrick Harris let smarminess make weak jokes even less funny, where several important issues (race relations, wage inequality, suicide, Alzheimer's, ALS) were addressed...
  • Oscars 2015: Eddie Redmayne says he was 'weirdly not that nervous'

    Oscars 2015: Eddie Redmayne says he was 'weirdly not that nervous'
    Fresh off his Oscar win for playing Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” Eddie Redmayne reflected on the pressure that he and his cast mates felt playing people who are still alive. “Our responsibility to tell their story...
  • Oscars 2015: 'Imitation Game' writer urges kids to 'stay weird'

    Oscars 2015: 'Imitation Game' writer urges kids to 'stay weird'
    One of the most touching acceptance speeches at the 2015 Academy Awards came from adapted screenplay winner Graham Moore, who took his 45 seconds on stage to encourage kids to “stay weird, stay different.” “When I was 16 years old, I...
  • Oscars 2015: Heidi Klum turns heads at Elton John's Oscars Viewing Party

    Oscars 2015: Heidi Klum turns heads at Elton John's Oscars Viewing Party
    “Where do you get the Champagne? Oh! It's over there!” actress Jane Seymour said as she passed through a circle of fans and photographers snapping photos. It's a rare thing to find an entertaining event with a laid-back and relaxed vibe, all...
  • Oscars 2015: Backstage antics run the gamut at Academy Awards

    Oscars 2015: Backstage antics run the gamut at Academy Awards
    As the Oscars unfolded, backstage was a place for nerves, prayers and fashion emergencies. "Big wins tonight, brother!" John Legend said to Alejandro G. Inarritu, after Inarritu accepted the best picture Oscar for "Birdman." Inarritu lingered...