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Academy Awards

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  • Gloria Steinem, Salma Hayek Pinault honored at Equality Now event

    The event: Kathy Griffin hosted “Make Equality Reality,” a fundraiser for Equality Now, which advocates for the rights of women and girls around the world. The comedian deemed the subject to be so serious that she asked feminist Gloria...
  • Darren Aronofsky to Be Jury President at Berlin

    LONDON -- American director, screenwriter and producer Darren Aronofsky will be jury president of the 65th Berlin Intl. Film Festival. "Darren Aronofsky has distinguished himself as an outstanding protagonist in contemporary auteur cinema. In his...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' recap: NASCAR's Michael Waltrip sputters out

    'Dancing With the Stars' recap: NASCAR's Michael Waltrip sputters out
    It was as if Halloween was extended for another week in the glitterverse, as Dynamic Duos week on “Dancing With the Stars” had the seven remaining couples enacting famous pop culture duos. Week 8 saw crime-fighting duos, star-crossed lovers,...
  • Oscars: 20 animated features submitted for consideration

    Oscars: 20 animated features submitted for consideration
    Twenty films have been submitted for consideration in this year's animated feature Oscar category, a large and diverse group that could potentially be winnowed down to five. According to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rules, the size of the...
  • 20 Animated Movies to Vie for Oscar

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday that 20 animated features have been submitted for consideration in the category for the 87th Academy Awards. The submitted features are "Big Hero 6" (pictured above), "The Book of Life,"...
  • China's foreign-language Oscars pick, 'Nightingale,' a surprise move

    China's foreign-language Oscars pick, 'Nightingale,' a surprise move
    For years, mainland China has thrown the big-budget movies of its most-heralded directors into the Oscars' foreign-language film race. Zhang Yimou, known for "Hero" and "House of Flying Daggers," has had seven shots at the Academy Award as China's...
  • Bob Dylan opens three nights in Hollywood with grunts, grim themes

    Bob Dylan opens three nights in Hollywood with grunts, grim themes
    Bob Dylan wore a gray suit and wide-brimmed hat, the latter of which shadowed eyes he described in song as holding “secrets in them that I can't disguise.” He stood before a well-behaved and polite, if mostly nonplussed, crowd at the Dolby...
  • Nuri Bilge Ceylan on 'Winter Sleep' and Learning to Love Boring Movies

    To those who may feel intimidated by the prospect of a three-hour-and-16-minute Turkish movie bearing the somnambulant title "Winter Sleep," director Nuri Bilge Ceylan has this advice: don't be afraid to be bored. "To be bored is not important," he says...
  • In the Supporting Actress Race, How Much Does Size Matter?

    The old adage tells us there are no small parts, only small actors--but a background extra might take umbrage to that statement. Still, there is a long history of actors breaking out with a minimum of screen time. And when it comes to the Oscar race,...
  • 'Birdman' Executive Producer Sues Former Company for $55 Million

    The former CEO of Worldview Entertainment, which helped produce the upcoming "Birdman," is striking back against allegations that he misappropriated funds, filing a lawsuit accusing the company and former business partners of defamation. Christopher...
  • When it comes to Vivien Leigh, she gives a damn

    When it comes to Vivien Leigh, she gives a damn
    You think you know Vivien Leigh. After all, the British actor won Academy Awards as Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind" and Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire," two iconic roles that would have kept her name in headlines even without her...