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  • Oscars: '12 Years a Slave' Wins Best Picture

    In a contest that held suspense up until the last minute, Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" took the best-picture prize Sunday at the 86th Academy Awards and established a few Oscar records in the process. Winning three of its nine nominations, the...
  • Oscars: The Biggest Snubs and Surprises of the Night

    In a nail-biting photo finish, "12 Years a Slave" was crowned best picture of the 86th Academy Awards, besting the night's most popular film, "Gravity," which won a total of seven awards. But that wasn't the only eyebrow-raising moment of the night....
  • France Doesn't Really Care About the Oscars

    I will never take the Oscars for granted again. In the United States, the Academy Awards show is second only to NFL games when it comes to must-see TV -- and within the Hollywood circles I frequented, the Oscars were tops -- so finding a social setting...
  • Why '12 Years a Slave' Is the Most Satisfying Oscar Winner in Years

    PETER DEBRUGE: All is right with the universe. Not sure I felt this way going in, but as it turns out, the Oscar race was all about race. As Ellen DeGeneres joked at the top of the telecast, "Possibility No. 1: '12 Years a Slave' wins best picture....
  • Warner Bros. Promotes Execs Who Oversaw 'Dark Knight Rises,' 'Lego'

    Warner Bros. has promoted longtime execs Jon Berg, who oversaw "The Dark Knight Rises," and Courtenay Valenti, who supervised "The Lego Movie," to exec VP of development and production. They will report to Greg Silverman, president of creative...
  • Casting Society of America Moves Artios Awards to January

    The 30th annual Artios Awards will take place Jan. 22, 2015, in New York and Los Angeles, the Casting Society of America announced Sunday. The awards were previously held in November. The move places them one week after the 2015 Academy Awards. "The...
  • Cannes Q&A: Turkish Culture Minister Omer Celik

    Turkish culture minister Omer Celik is jetting into Cannes to celebrate this year's centennial of Turkish cinema amid an increasingly upbeat outlook for the local industry that sees local auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan ensconced in a Cannes competition berth...
  • Dwayne Johnson's 'San Andreas' Shoots Briefly in L.A., Returns to Australia

    Underlining California's problem of keeping big-budget movies, Dwayne Johnson's earthquake thriller "San Andreas" recently shot for two days in Los Angeles before returning to Australia for nearly all of the two-month shoot. Even though the movie takes...
  • Ben Affleck's Crime Drama 'Live by Night' Pushed Back to 2016

    Warner Bros. has pushed back Ben Affleck's "Live by Night" by 10 months from Christmas Day 2015 to Oct. 7, 2016 -- the first title on that date. Affleck is directing from his own script in addition to producing and starring in the adaptation of Dennis...
  • Ben Affleck accused of card counting, may be banned from blackjack

    Ben Affleck accused of card counting, may be banned from blackjack
    Ben Affleck might be on his way to persona non grata status in certain parts of Las Vegas casinos: According to reports out Friday, one outfit's security team decided he had been counting cards at the blackjack table and asked him to leave.  The "Gone...
  • Newport Beach Film Festival Grows by Appealing to Locals, Industry Auds

    The setting: Newport Beach's Fashion Island, located in the heart of Los Angeles County's often under-appreciated southern cousin, Orange County. The timing: late April, several months after the Academy Awards, and diametrically removed from the...