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Academy Awards

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  • Oscars 2015: 'Crisis Hotline' filmmakers have jokes -- and a serious message

    Oscars 2015: 'Crisis Hotline' filmmakers have jokes -- and a serious message
    While Reese Witherspoon was urging reporters on the red carpet to ask actresses about more than their dresses, it was impossible not to ask Dana Perry about hers after she and Ellen Goosenberg Kent took the Oscar for documentary short. Neither filmmaker...
  • Oscars 2015: 'The Imitation Game' wins for adapted screenplay

    Oscars 2015: 'The Imitation Game' wins for adapted screenplay
    "The Imitation Game," the story of how mathematician Alan Turing broke Nazi Germany's Enigma code to help win World War II, has won the Academy Award for adapted screenplay. Accepting the award, screenwriter Graham Moore, a first-time Oscar nominee,...
  • Oscars 2015: 'The Phone Call' filmmakers now await producers' calls

    Oscars 2015: 'The Phone Call' filmmakers now await producers' calls
    It wasn’t a big surprise that “The Phone Call” snagged the Oscar for live-action short. The film stars Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (supporting actress for 2013's "Blue Jasmine") as a shy telephone help-line volunteer who receives a life-...
  • Oscars 2015: Everything isn't awesome

    Oscars 2015: Everything isn't awesome
    How do you summarize an Oscar ceremony in which normally appealing host Neil Patrick Harris let smarminess make weak jokes even less funny, where several important issues (race relations, wage inequality, suicide, Alzheimer's, ALS) were addressed...
  • Oscars 2015: Eddie Redmayne says he was 'weirdly not that nervous'

    Oscars 2015: Eddie Redmayne says he was 'weirdly not that nervous'
    Fresh off his Oscar win for playing Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” Eddie Redmayne reflected on the pressure that he and his cast mates felt playing people who are still alive. “Our responsibility to tell their story...
  • Oscars 2015: 'Imitation Game' writer urges kids to 'stay weird'

    Oscars 2015: 'Imitation Game' writer urges kids to 'stay weird'
    One of the most touching acceptance speeches at the 2015 Academy Awards came from adapted screenplay winner Graham Moore, who took his 45 seconds on stage to encourage kids to “stay weird, stay different.” “When I was 16 years old, I...
  • Oscars 2015: Heidi Klum turns heads at Elton John's Oscars Viewing Party

    Oscars 2015: Heidi Klum turns heads at Elton John's Oscars Viewing Party
    “Where do you get the Champagne? Oh! It's over there!” actress Jane Seymour said as she passed through a circle of fans and photographers snapping photos. It's a rare thing to find an entertaining event with a laid-back and relaxed vibe, all...
  • Oscars 2015: Backstage antics run the gamut at Academy Awards

    Oscars 2015: Backstage antics run the gamut at Academy Awards
    As the Oscars unfolded, backstage was a place for nerves, prayers and fashion emergencies. "Big wins tonight, brother!" John Legend said to Alejandro G. Inarritu, after Inarritu accepted the best picture Oscar for "Birdman." Inarritu lingered...
  • 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...