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Academy Awards

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  • Channing Tatum Returns for 3rd Team Oscar Competition

    Channing Tatum, along with Oscars producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, have announced the return of Team Oscar, a short-video competition seeking young filmmakers, with the winners to appear onstage at the 2015 Oscars. Unlike previous years, in which...
  • A teacher, a student and an acclaimed documentary

    PHOTO CREDIT NEEDS TO SAY Radius-TWC Five years ago, Alan Hicks set out to make a documentary about Clark Terry, the jazz musician whose 70-year career influenced generations of musicians dating back to Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie. It wasn't until...
  • The 'Interview' controversy highlights Sony's Amy anomaly

    The 'Interview' controversy highlights Sony's Amy anomaly
    As Sony made the decision Wednesday to scrap the Dec. 25 release of “The Interview,” casual observers found themselves asking some logical how-could-this-happen questions. A broad and benign Seth Rogen comedy causes an international incident...
  • Kevin Costner's 'Black or White,' a labor to produce, explores gray areas

    Kevin Costner's 'Black or White,' a labor to produce, explores gray areas
    No studio wanted to make it. And once he had spent $9 million of his own money to produce it, no one stepped up to distribute the thing. Passion project, albatross, conversation starter? Just don't let Kevin Costner hear you call his new film...
  • 'The Circle' a richly absorbing docudrama about Swiss gay couple

    'The Circle' a richly absorbing docudrama about Swiss gay couple
    "The Circle," Switzerland's official foreign-language film submission for the Academy Awards, is a richly absorbing historical docudrama revolving around Ernst Ostertag and Robi Rapp, who in 2003 became the first same-sex couple to enjoy legal recognition...
  • Peter Debruge's Top 10 Films of 2014

    Tastes change. Not just those of the moviegoing public, who've gotten so wise to the sales pitches and story formulas that the town has had no choice but to adapt, propelling a self-aware superhero movie, "Guardians of the Galaxy," above the likes of...
  • 1938 storm changes Los Angeles River

     
    On Feb. 27 and 28, 1938, a storm soaked Southern California with 4.4 inches of rain. Late on March 1, 1938, a new storm arrived dropping 10 inches in Los Angeles and more in mountain areas. Rivers overflowed and dozens were killed....
  • Seven films advance in makeup and hairstyling Oscar race

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that seven films remain in competition in the makeup and hairstyling category for the 87th Academy Awards. Advancing to the shortlist are "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"; "Foxcatcher"; "The...
  • Golden Globes nominations: 'Birdman,' 'Fargo' in the lead

    Golden Globes nominations: 'Birdman,' 'Fargo' in the lead
    The surreal show business satire "Birdman," a darling of critics for its innovative storytelling, led the Golden Globe Awards film nominations on Thursday, with its seven nods making it a frontrunner early in the Hollywood awards season. The story of a...
  • The good and not-so-good of the Golden Globes nominations

    The good and not-so-good of the Golden Globes nominations
    Hooray! It’s annual Look on the Bright Side day, also known as the day we find out the nominations for the Golden Globes, an awards ceremony taken seriously despite being voted on by the very small, veiled membership of the Hollywood Foreign Press...
  • Oscars Announce shortlist for makeup and hairstyling

    Oscars Announce shortlist for makeup and hairstyling
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced the shortlist in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for this year's Oscars. The seven films in competition include a mix of fantasy/sci-fi ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2," "Guardians of the Galaxy,...