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  • Oscars 2015: Eddie Redmayne wins lead actor for 'The Theory of Everything'

    Oscars 2015: Eddie Redmayne wins lead actor for 'The Theory of Everything'
    Eddie Redmayne has won the Academy Award for lead actor for his portrayal of famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything." In accepting the award, the 33-year-old British actor, a first-time Oscar nominee, dedicated it to all of...
  • Academy Awards telecast is all too predictable

    Academy Awards telecast is all too predictable
    How unfortunate that, in presenting the award for best director during the Academy Awards ceremony, Ben Affleck chose to quote Frank Capra's observation that "the cardinal sin is dullness." None of the directors nominated, he added, could be accused...
  • Oscars 2015: Patricia Arquette stirs controversy with equal-pay remarks

    Oscars 2015: Patricia Arquette stirs controversy with equal-pay remarks
    In accepting the Oscar for supporting actress on Sunday, "Boyhood" star Patricia Arquette wound down with: "To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s...
  • Private moments lived in public: On Oscars' red carpet, in the lobby

    Private moments lived in public: On Oscars' red carpet, in the lobby
    A heavy rainstorm forced stars to walk the Oscars red carpet under a tent, but the stormy weather couldn't dampen spirits as Hollywood turned out for the biggest night on the movie industry's annual calendar. For the stars who gathered to celebrate at the...
  • Oscars speeches filled with political activism, pet issues

    Much of the chatter going into the Oscars was about the lack of diversity in the Academy's choices, specifically the dearth of nominations for "Selma." But while there were plenty of references to racial justice during the ceremony — drawing...
  • Rory Kennedy feted for 'Last Days in Vietnam' documentary

    Rory Kennedy feted for 'Last Days in Vietnam' documentary
    The event: She may have lost out in the Oscars race, but Rory Kennedy, director of the nominated documentary “Last Days in Vietnam,” was the guest of honor last Friday at Dom Perignon's fourth annual pre-Oscars luncheon. The crowd: Kennedy...
  • Oscars 2015: Academy tries to highlight diversity onstage

    Oscars 2015: Academy tries to highlight diversity onstage
    “Tonight we honor Hollywood’s best and whitest. Sorry, brightest,” quipped host Neil Patrick Harris in his opening remarks onstage at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday night. Harris was poking fun at a perceived lack of diversity...
  • Oscars 2015: Governors Ball hits the spot with ravenous guests

    Oscars 2015: Governors Ball hits the spot with ravenous guests
    Unlike the Golden Globe Awards, the Academy Awards serves no catered dinner, so guests have to make do with snacks provided at the bar. Solange and her husband, video director Alan Ferguson, hung out munching on bags of trail mix for a large portion...
  • Oscars 2015: 'Feast' wins for animated short

    Disney’s animated short “Feast,” which depicts a relationship between a voracious puppy named Winston and the young man who feeds him, has won the Academy Award for animated short film. The film, which won an Annie Award earlier this...
  • Bruce Sinofsky dies at 58; Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker

    Bruce Sinofsky dies at 58; Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker
    Oscar-nominated documentary maker Bruce Sinofsky, whose films shined a light on controversial child murder convictions and the surprising offstage life of the band Metallica, died Saturday at his home in Montclair, N.J. He was 58. The cause was...
  • Oscars 2015: 'Big Hero 6' wins animated feature Oscar

    Marvel really can do no wrong, it appears. In something of an upset, Disney’s far-removed adaptation of the comic “Big Hero 6” took home the Oscar over the more-heralded fellow blockbuster “How to Train Your Dragon 2.”...