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  • Oscars 2015: 'Glory,' Gaga and everything musical in between

    Oscars 2015: 'Glory,' Gaga and everything musical in between
    On Sunday night, "Glory" came — and it conquered. Minutes after their powerful performance earned an extended standing ovation inside the Dolby Theatre, John Legend and Common won the Oscar for original song with "Glory," their stirring anthem...
  • Oscars 2015: Plot twists and turns keep show fresh

    Oscars 2015: Plot twists and turns keep show fresh
    The Nobel Prize-winning novelist Isaac Bashevis Singer used to say he liked writing for children because they didn't read the New York Times Book Review, they just liked what they liked. The same can be said for Oscar voters: They don't care about what...
  • Oscars 2015: Neil Patrick Harris' magic trick conjures up a shrug

    Oscars 2015: Neil Patrick Harris' magic trick conjures up a shrug
    Moments after kicking off this year's Oscars show with an ambitious song-and-dance number about the magic of movies, host Neil Patrick Harris offered up some prestidigitation of his own. Unveiling a briefcase locked in a clear acrylic box, the emcee...
  • Oscars 2015: Diversity onstage stands in stark contrast to nominees

    Oscars 2015: Diversity onstage stands in stark contrast to nominees
    When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the Oscar nominations in January, the absence of any minority group nominees in the acting categories — for only the second time since 1998 — triggered a backlash of criticism...
  • Oscars 2015: 'CitizenFour' makers keep the focus on Edward Snowden

    Oscars 2015: 'CitizenFour' makers keep the focus on Edward Snowden
    “CitizenFour” producers Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky and director Laura Poitras called for only serious questions in the pressroom after winning the Oscar for documentary feature, refusing to answer a question about how they would...
  • 'Birdman' wins: Why Oscar loves backstage dramas

    'Birdman' wins: Why Oscar loves backstage dramas
    Oscar loves movies about show business, the conventional Hollywood wisdom goes, and the Academy Awards ceremony Sunday was no exception as "Birdman" took home four prizes, including the award for best picture. The story of a former superhero actor...
  • Live updates from the Oscars red carpet: Stars still shine in rain

    The red carpet has been rolled out at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for the 87th Academy Awards. Watch for updates on the red carpet looks and conversation here.
  • Oscars 2015: A guide to Academy Awards programming on TV

    The Oscars take place Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Pacific time, but there's plenty more programming about the Academy Awards. A guide to what's on TV: Saturday Grantland Oscar Preview Bill Simmons, Chris Connelly and Wesley Morris preview the 2015 Oscars. (N)...
  • Oscars 2015: J.K. Simmons wins supporting actor for 'Whiplash'

    J.K. Simmons has found his tempo. The veteran performer won the Academy Award for supporting actor Sunday with his portrayal of a domineering music teacher in the taut jazz drama "Whiplash." Accepting his first Oscar (on his first nomination), Simmons...
  • Twitter as America's conscience

    Denizens of social media were rankled during last Sunday night's Academy Awards telecast when actor Sean Penn made a crack about Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and green cards. Or so we are told by the minders of buzz. Penn, just...
  • Where do those Oscars wind up when the lights go down?

    Where do those Oscars wind up when the lights go down?
    "It's all a blur," winners like to say of that magic moment when their most esteemed peers (not to mention upward of 40 million television viewers) watch them take the stage at the Academy Awards to claim the ultimate show business prize — that...