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  • Oscar race up in air as 'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' '12 Years' log wins

    When Oscar nominations were announced last week, "Gravity" and "American Hustle" led the field, each winning 10. "12 Years a Slave" was right behind them with nine nominations. Then "Hustle" won the Screen Actors Guild Award for ensemble last Saturday,...
  • Golden Globe Awards set Matt Damon, Ben Affleck as presenters

    Golden Globe Awards set Matt Damon, Ben Affleck as presenters
    Sixteen years after Matt Damon and Ben Affleck first won their Golden Globes, for co-writing "Good Will Hunting," the two stars will again take the stage — this time separately, as presenters. Damon and Affleck join previously announced presenters...
  • The Golden Globes as Oscar's crystal ball

    Golden Globes. Sunday night. Imagine this scenario at the Beverly Hilton: Sometime after co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler engage in a little wordplay about gravity and their formal wear and belt out a parody of some song from "Mary Poppins" (maybe "I...
  • N.Y. Film Critics name 'American Hustle' best film of the year

    David O. Russell's Abscam-inspired con story, "American Hustle," was named best film of 2013 on Tuesday by the New York Film Critics Circle. The film, which opens Dec. 13, also won awards for supporting actress Jennifer Lawrence and screenplay writers...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'Philomena' among USC Scripter nominees

    '12 Years a Slave,' 'Philomena' among USC Scripter nominees
    The authors and screenwriters of "Captain Phillips," "Philomena," "The Spectacular Now," "12 Years a Slave" and "What Maisie Knew" have been nominated for the 26th USC Libraries Scripter Award. Unlike other feature film awards, the Scripter Award honors...
  • '12 Years a Slave' wins USC Scripter Award for writing

    "12 Years a Slave" on Saturday evening won the 26th USC Libraries Scripter Award honoring the year's best adapted screenplay as well as the author of the work on which it's based. Screenwriter John Ridley shared the award with relatives of Solomon...
  • 'Gravity,' '12 Years,' 'Hustle': Three's a crowd in Oscar race

    'Gravity,' '12 Years,' 'Hustle': Three's a crowd in Oscar race
    As the Academy Awards approach, the various guild awards and critics groups' honors often provide insight into prevailing Oscar sentiments. In this year's race for Oscar gold, however, momentum has repeatedly swung back and forth among what might be...
  • 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...
  • '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....
  • Telluride Film Festival is a labor of cinephilia for its SHOWCorps

    Telluride Film Festival is a labor of cinephilia for its SHOWCorps
    Katie Trainor spends her working life surrounded by the movies as film collections manager of New York's Museum of Modern Art. No one would blame her if she took a break from the world of motion pictures during her annual vacation to the mountains of...
  • Downtown's the Varnish, Eric Alperin receive top bar nominations

    Downtown's the Varnish, Eric Alperin receive top bar nominations
    Word came out on Friday that Eric Alperin, the dedicated barman behind downtown L.A.'s stellar craft cocktail bar, the Varnish, is among the top four finalists vying for the title of "American bartender of the year" at this year's Tales of the Cocktail in...