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  • 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: '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...
  • 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...
  • 11 on-screen love stories you will love

    While watching the Oscars this year, something occurred to me. Maybe it's because I'm a love and relationships columnist and therefore sensitive to what movie producers think the public wants to see on the big screen, but I found it interesting that not...
  • 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...
  • Wes Anderson braces for Oscar's appraisal of 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

     Wes Anderson braces for Oscar's appraisal of 'Grand Budapest Hotel'
    If you watched the Golden Globes last month, you might remember co-host Amy Poehler joking that Wes Anderson, a filmmaker known for his meticulous, fanciful style, had arrived at the ceremony on "a bike made of antique tuba parts." The camera caught...
  • Oscars 2015: Actors will dress to impress, seduce on red carpet

    Oscars 2015: Actors will dress to impress, seduce on red carpet
    It's shaping up to be quite a contest between Eddie Redmayne and Michael Keaton. And we don't mean over who'll win the Oscar for performance by a lead actor. Redmayne, who reportedly works without a stylist, and Keaton, under the sure hand of veteran...