| Feb 24, 2015
| 3:30 AM
When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the Oscar nominations in January, the absence of any minority group nominees in the acting categories — for only the second time since 1998 — triggered a backlash of criticism...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:30 AM
When Kate Beckinsale and Jeremy Piven take the stage in Beverly Hills on Thursday to announce nominations for the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.’s Golden Globes, you can expect some juicy surprises and a couple of eyebrow-raisers to go with it. After...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 4:21 AM
The Golden Globes on Sunday set a very high bar for the Academy Awards. How will the Oscars top the Globes' blazing zingers from hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler or the poignant speeches of George Clooney and Kevin Spacey?
The Globes are lucky because...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 6:23 AM
The College Football Playoff Championship will tower over programming this week. Also on tap are Betty White's birthday, the return of "Saturday Night Live" and the announcement of Oscar nominations.
Here's hoping that Oregon and Ohio State deliver an...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 2:50 AM
The race for the Academy Awards took a major turn Christmas Day.
Up to that point, "Boyhood" and "Birdman" were the likely front-runners for best picture, based on critics' prizes and nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Golden Globes....
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:16 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled the nominees for all 24 categories Thursday morning.
Here is the list of nominees:
"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
"The Imitation Game"
| Dec 8, 2014
| 10:52 AM
To make Barbara Walters' list of "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014," it helps if you have a connection to Disney, which owns ABC, the network that will air the special.
The 10 Most Fascinating list now includes Michael Strahan, whose "Live With...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 9:45 AM
If you want to see an Oscar-nominated documentary, you can look to television.
The Oscars will be presented Feb. 22 on ABC.
At 9 p.m. Feb. 23, HBO will present "CitizenFour," the favorite to win the prize. Laura Poitras directed the film, which...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Paula Pell, the "Saturday Night Live" writer who grew up in Central Florida, is on the team supplying material for the Oscars and host Neil Patrick Harris.
Harris will lead the special material writing team with head writer Dave Boone, who won Emmys for...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 6:11 AM
Fear is the enemy of satire, a point all too well illustrated this weekend by “Saturday Night Live.”
The NBC series started promisingly by having Dr. Evil (Mike Myers) slam North Korea and Sony for giving evil organizations a bad name over...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 5:43 AM
Congratulations to former Gov. Sarah Palin for getting her name out there as 2015 starts.
You may not have been thinking of Palin lately, but she electrified the Internet by blasting PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA criticized her...