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  • 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...
  • '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: 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?
  • 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: 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...
  • 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....
  • Rash of celebrity splits usher in the new year

    "BETWEEN Mickey's chest and my chest -- well, let's just say it makes dancing close somewhat difficult!" That's what bountifully endowed Jayne Mansfield said when she married superbly pumped-up muscleman Mickey Hargitay in 1958. I WAS reminded of...
  • Oscar nominations 2015: Complete list of nominees

    Oscar nominations 2015: Complete list of nominees
    "American Sniper," "Birdman," "Boyhood," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Imitation Game," "Selma," "The Theory of Everything" and "Whiplash" were nominated for best picture when the 87th Academy Award nominations were announced Thursday morning....
  • Dan K. Thomasson: Once again Hollywood takes history into its own hands

    WASHINGTON The other day while suffering through the previews of coming attractions before the main feature I had come to see at the local multiplex, I was treated to another example of historic revisionism, Hollywood style. One of the previews was for...
  • 'Grand Budapest Hotel,' 'Interstellar' earn Art Directors Guild nods

    "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "Interstellar" and "Birdman" are among the feature film nominees for the 19th Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards. The theatrical film nominations announced Monday are divided between period, fantasy...
  • Oscars 2015: Shoo-ins, possibilities for director, lead actor, actress

    Oscars 2015: Shoo-ins, possibilities for director, lead actor, actress
    Julianne Moore can rest easy tonight. And if you're Michael Keaton or Eddie Redmayne, Patricia Arquette or J.K. Simmons, there's no need to set the alarm. Your agent will be calling at the crack of dawn, bearing glad tidings of great joy. That and maybe...