| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:55 AM
In a season when many favorites have shone through, Oscar voters held up their end, choosing some juggernauts for nominations Thursday morning. Still, there was more than a fair share of snubs and surprises. Here are the nine biggest:
Philomania. After a...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Movie crews can number as many as 300 people. And yet amid all that hubbub, film directors can craft the most personal moments: Joaquin Phoenix confessing his love for an operating system in "Her"; Robert Redford facing his mortality in "All Is Lost";...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 9:00 AM
It’s not easy, in the noisy burble of modern cinema, for actors to capture our attention — let alone the attention of award voters — when they’re keeping silent on screen. When it does happen, it’s usually because the...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:00 AM
In Sunday's Golden Globes, "12 Years a Slave" looks to be the clear favorite (1-4) among dramas. Meanwhile, "American Hustle" (1-5) appears to be an easy pick over "The Wolf of Wall Street" (4-1). "Inside Llewyn Davis" is the longshot at 30-1.
| Jan 12, 2014
| 7:29 PM
Leonardo DiCaprio won the Golden Globe for lead actor in a comedy or musical motion picture for his full-throttle performance as high-flying stockbroker Jordan Belfort in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street."
"This is an incredible, incredible...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Apparently awards season gives with one hand and takes away with the other. In one of the season's unlikelier stories, Scarlett Johansson has been building momentum with a performance in "Her" in which she is heard but never seen as the artificial...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Spike Jonze's idiosyncratic risk-taking has been rewarded with broad acclaim throughout his career, including two Directors Guild of America nods and four Oscar nominations (three this year alone for "Her"). Still, he's not immune to doubt.
| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Growing up, Christopher Navarro used to listen to himself talking on a hand-me-down Kmart cassette tape recorder, then re-record his voice until he had perfected the audio clip.
Now 38, the Northern California native channels his childhood pastime in...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" earned 10 nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards early -- including best film, actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, supporting actor for Tommy Lee Jones and supporting actress for Sally Field -- while Tom Hooper's musical ...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:32 PM
In the movie equivalent of hitting a home run on a first at-bat, Spike Jonze won the Academy Award for original screenplay on Sunday for “Her,” the first feature film script he wrote on his own.
Jonze’s sci-fi romantic dramedy...