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  • Oscars 2015: Marion Cotillard a surprise in lead actress category

    Oscars 2015: Marion Cotillard a surprise in lead actress category
    “Life has very unexpected moments,” said a groggy and a bit stunned Marion Cotillard from an L.A. hotel room early Thursday, when she learned she was one of the five Oscar nominees for lead actress. The Academy Awards nominations for that...
  • Did you know...? Oscar tidbits and factoids

    Some tidbits, courtesy of the keepers of Oscar history: Eight is enough, it turns out. For the 84th, 85th and 86th Academy Awards, there were nine best picture nominees. This year, just eight. In the acting categories, nine people are first-time...
  • Oscars 2015: Bradley Cooper and Michael Keaton talk actor nominations

    Oscars 2015: Bradley Cooper and Michael Keaton talk actor nominations
    The Oscar nominations for lead actor are in, and they include Michael Keaton, who in “Birdman” portrays an aging actor who once played a superhero; Eddie Redmayne for his portrayal of physicist Stephen Hawking in “Theory of Everything&...
  • Oscar nominations 2015: Composer Alexandre Desplat scores twice

    Oscar nominations 2015: Composer Alexandre Desplat scores twice
    The prolific French composer Alexandre Desplat has vied for Oscar gold against some imposing names over the course of his career, including John Williams, A.R. Rahman, Thomas Newman and Danny Elfman. This year he faces a formidable new rival: himself....
  • Oscar nominations 2015: Hollywood is strangely absent

    Oscar nominations 2015: Hollywood is strangely absent
    If Thursday's Oscar nominations are any indication, the best Hollywood movies aren’t being made by Hollywood anymore. Following the lead of many major industries, the movie business has in effect outsourced what used to be its bread and butter....
  • Academy Awards 2015: Let's talk about the Oscar nominations

    Academy Awards 2015: Let's talk about the Oscar nominations
    Another year of Academy Award nominations means another round of winners, losers, snubs, surprises and those happy just to be nominated. Join Times staff writers Mark Olsen and Rebecca Keegan for a video chat about who's up for an Oscar at noon PST...
  • Oscars 2015: Nominee reactions, complete list, photos and more

    Oscars 2015: Nominee reactions, complete list, photos and more
    Anyone who has ever practiced an Oscar speech in front of the bathroom mirror knows it's an honor just to be nominated, even if they don't know how to say your name. But what else do the nominees for the 87th Academy Awards have to say?
  • Oscars 2015: Costume design nominations favor the fantastical

    Oscars 2015: Costume design nominations favor the fantastical
    The 2015 Academy Award nominees in the costume design category are heavy on the fantastical fashion -- and the familiar faces -- with all but one film on the list also up for a Costume Designers Guild award. Costume designer Milena Canonero, nominated...
  • 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...
  • 'American Sniper' poised to pull in $50 million over four-day weekend

    Fresh off several Oscar nominations, Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” will likely rise to the top of the box office over the busy Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend. The war drama, starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller,...
  • Oscars 2015: Academy president commits 'Dick Poop' gaffe

    Oscars 2015: Academy president commits 'Dick Poop' gaffe
    There were many winners and many more losers on Oscar nominations morning, but there was only one person who managed to be both at the same time: "Mr. Turner" director of photography Dick Pope. Or, as academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs mistakenly said,...