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  • '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...
  • Toronto 2013: 'Dallas Buyers,' 'Osage County' headed to festival

    A host of major awards contenders will make their world premieres at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, including John Wells’ family drama “August: Osage County,” Jean-Marc Vallee’s period AIDS film “The...
  • Grammys 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners

    Grammys 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners
    Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...
  • Brad Pitt is a model for aging actors

    In watching Marc Forster's new action drama "World War Z," it's hard not to be struck by how well Brad Pitt is aging. Yes, there's the slightest of silver highlighting his long locks, and the added distinction those little lines are etching on his face,...
  • L.A.'s mayor-elect aims to put Hollywood center stage

     L.A.'s mayor-elect aims to put Hollywood center stage
    In a closed-door meeting on the Sony Pictures Entertainment lot, a few dozen location scouts, agents, producers and studio executives gathered to discuss the state of L.A.'s hometown industry. Taking center stage: Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti....
  • Film academy adds 276 new members; increase in minorities, women

    Film academy adds 276 new members; increase in minorities, women
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 276 new members into the organization on Friday -- 100 more than were included in the 2012 invitees -- including a large number of minorities and women, such as Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh,...