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  • Academy's Music Branch Still Wrestles With Rules Change

    Last year's much-talked-about disqualification of a song nominee prompted rule changes for the 2014 Oscars, but they remain controversial for some of the Academy's 240-member music branch. "Alone Yet Not Alone," from a little-seen, faith-based film,...
  • On the Red Carpet, Emerging Designers Get Shot at Fame

    When the red carpet made its Academy Awards debut in 1961, it served merely as a means of guiding nominees Elizabeth Taylor and Janet Leigh to the event's new venue, the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. However, with the advent of E!'s "Live From the Red...
  • George Clooney criticizes Hollywood in Sony cyberattack

    Oscar winner George Clooneyslammed Hollywood power players for not supporting Sony Picturesfollowing the cyberattack on the company over the satiricalcomedy "The Interview" about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Sony on Wednesday pulled the Christmas Day...
  • George Clooney criticizes Hollywood in Sony cyber attack

    Oscar winner George Clooney slammed Hollywood power players for not supporting Sony Pictures following the cyber attack on the company over the satirical comedy "The Interview" about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Sony on Wednesday pulled the Christmas...
  • 'Ida,' 'Leviathan,' 'Force Majeure' on Shortlist for Foreign-Language Oscar Race

    Nine foreign-language feature films will advance to the next round of voting for the 87th Academy Awards, after 83 films were originally considered in the category. Films that made the cut include talked-about entries like Poland's "Ida," Russia's...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • What is Christina Hendricks doing after 'Mad Men'?

    What is Christina Hendricks doing after 'Mad Men'?
    Source: Getty Images Hit the road Even if we haven’t yet accepted that “Mad Men” has finished filming, Christina Hendricks is moving on. Variety reports that she’s signed on to star in “Roadies,” the new Showtime...