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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...
  • Oscar gives Brad Pitt a new pull

    Oscar gives Brad Pitt a new pull
    When the Steve McQueen drama "12 Years a Slave" was named best feature at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, Brad Pitt — who had a role in the movie and produced it via his company, Plan B Entertainment — took the stage but did not...
  • 'Argo' tops list of 2013's hottest digital movie sales

    'Argo' tops list of 2013's hottest digital movie sales
    Ben Affleck's CIA thriller "Argo" topped the digital movie purchases and rentals charts in 2013, outselling "World War Z" and "Star Trek: Into Darkness." According to research company Rentrak Corp., the 2013 Academy Award-winning film from Warner Bros.,...
  • '12 Years' is a hit with these Brits

    LONDON — For the second straight year, a story taken from the pages of American history triumphed at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, with "12 Years a Slave" winning prizes for best film and for leading actor Chiwetel Ejiofor....
  • 'Gravity,' '12 Years,' 'Hustle' have more in common than Oscar hopes

    'Gravity,' '12 Years,' 'Hustle' have more in common than Oscar hopes
    It isn't like last year, when it was down to "Argo" and "Lincoln," and it was already looking like "Argo." This year's Academy Awards ceremony, to be March 2, feels to me like a tricky three-way scenario among "American Hustle," "Gravity" and "12 Years...
  • June Squibb: Poster Girl for Oscar Campaigns

    June is bustin' out all over. The irresistible June Squibb has become a YouTube success thanks to a brief and funny film made for "Jimmy Kimmel Live," in which she deadpans about her chances of winning an Academy Award. It's no coincidence that the...
  • George Clooney on the Epic Battle to Make 'Monuments Men'

    The walls of his rustic chic home, tucked away on a quiet wooded street in Studio City, are graced with framed black-and-white photographs of gorgeous leading men from a bygone era: Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Gregory Peck and Paul Newman, among them. In his...