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Academy Awards

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  • Joan Rivers dead: Brash comedian made audiences laugh, cringe

    Joan Rivers dead: Brash comedian made audiences laugh, cringe
    The world is a less zany place, and the red carpet will never be the same because comedian Joan Rivers has rolled up her tongue. "Well-behaved women seldom make history," historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich said, and Rivers made history by behaving badly...
  • Nepal Picks 'Jhola' for Foreign Language Oscar Race

    HONG KONG - Nepal has proposed "Jhola" directed by Yadav Kumar Battarai as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Awards category. The film is rooted in the no longer adhered to Hindu tradition in which a woman would have to kill herself...
  • OSCARS: Serbia Sends 'See You in Montevideo' to Academy Awards

    LONDON -- "See You in Montevideo," directed by Dragan Bjelogrlic, has been selected as Serbia's entry for the Academy Award for foreign-language film, according to the InSerbia News website. The film follows the fortunes of the Yugoslav soccer team at...
  • Battling biographies head to Toronto to win awards season hearts

    By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES, Sept 2 (Reuters) - As a first-time film director, television comedian Jon Stewart pleads ignorance about the workings of the movie industry. But as he heads to the Toronto International Film Festival this week, he shares...
  • Meryl Streep sells Hollywood Hills West home to Alex Rodriguez

    Meryl Streep sells Hollywood Hills West home to Alex Rodriguez
    A-list actress Meryl Streep has sold a home in Hollywood Hills West to New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez for $4.8 million. Known as the Honnold & Rex Research House, the 1954 residence was redesigned and reconfigured by earlier owner and...
  • MGM TV Prepping 'In The Heat of the Night' Series with Tate Taylor, Warren Littlefield (EXCLUSIVE)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - MGM TV is in the early stages of developing a drama series based on the 1967 pic "In the Heat of the Night," with Tate Taylor and Warren Littlefield as exec producers. Taylor, writer and director of "The Help," and director of...
  • British PM leads tributes to UK film veteran Richard Attenborough

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron led tributes on Monday for actor and director Richard Attenborough who died just days before his 91st birthday after a career in the film industry spanning over six decades. Tributes poured in...
  • 'Maps to the Stars' Acquired by Focus World for 2015 Release (EXCLUSIVE)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - After winning the best actress award in Cannes for "Maps to the Stars," Julianne Moore was considered a strong bet in this year's Oscar race for her turn as a washed-up star in the David Cronenberg drama. But the overdue...
  • Attenborough, the actor, outshone Attenborough, the director

    Attenborough, the actor, outshone Attenborough, the director
    Across the history of the Academy Awards, certain films have been rewarded as best picture of their respective years for two big reasons: scale of ambition, and personal financial risk. Producer Michael Todd went into hock up to his earlobes making...
  • 'Force Majeure' To Rep Sweden in Foreign-Language Oscar Race

    Ruben Ostlund's "Force Majeure" (Turist), which world-premiered at Cannes' Un Certain Regard and won the jury prize, will represent Sweden in the Oscar's foreign-Language race. The fourth feature from director-writer Ostlund, "Force Majeure" will be...
  • Emmy broadcast relies mainly on comedy

    Despite an opening with jokes at the expense of the Emmys, the 2014 Emmy telecast proved to be a mostly well-paced, comedy-fueled celebration of television. Host Seth Meyers got off to a somewhat rocky start. Acknowledging the move to Monday night and an...