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  • Oscar nominations: ‘King’s Speech’ dominates, ‘True Grit’ and ‘Social Network’ do well

     
    The usual suspects' named were trotted out when the nominations for the 83rd Academy Award were announced this morning. We're talking “The Social Network,” “Black Swan” “The King's Speech” (12 nominations, leading the...
  • Cover story: 2011 Oscars: And the winners might be...

     
    This Oscar race pits classic academy taste against the new. “The King's Speech,” “The Fighter” and “True Grit” represent more traditional Oscar fare like “The English Patient,” “Rocky” and &#...
  • Matt Damon talks ‘The Adjustment Bureau’

     
    If you’re going to make a movie that wrestles with the philosophical conflict of “free will” versus “determinism,” you could do a lot worse than having Matt Damon star in it. It helps to have a bright guy explain “The...
  • Oscars: Best Picture? Gotta be ‘The King’s Speech’

     
    You think they knew this was the winner weeks ago, and thus had all the nominees clips set to “The King's Speech” by Colin Firth? By the way, SPOILER. Firth's last big scene in the movie, the BIGGEST scene. That was what they showed. The...
  • 12 things you didn't know about the 2011 Tony Awards

     
    Tony Awards: 12 things you probably didn't know about Broadway's biggest night...
  • Comments & Curiosities: The 'King' of all award shows

    "Hooray for Holly." Come on, everybody, "Hooray for Hollywood, that screwy bally-hooey Hollywood, where any office boy or young mechanic, can be a panic." No, wait, stop, please. That was awful. We try that every year and it never gets any better....
  • Richard Jenkins, 'The Visitor'

    Richard Jenkins, 'The Visitor'
    A longtime character actor with one of those "Don't I know you?" faces, Richard Jenkins has been building award buzz for his role in "The Visitor" since it first appeared on the festival circuit more than a year ago. If not exactly his "big break," for...
  • Outsiders are in with Oscar

    Outsiders are in with Oscar
    When I took a bleary-eyed glance at the nomination results early yesterday morning, I have to admit that my first reaction was -- is this the Oscars or the Independent Spirit Awards? Four of the five nominees for best picture are films released by studio...
  • The Coen brothers' 'A Serious Man': More Jewish than matzo balls?

     
    In the back pages of the press notes for the Coen brothers' "A Serious Man," where filmmakers always tell you how environmentally sensitive they've been in the course of making the movie, we learn that "No Jews were harmed in......
  • Joel and Ethan Coen's latest brings the oy vey

     
    The latest film from Ethan and Joel Coen has the unmemorable title 'A Serious Man,' but thatâ??s about the only unmemorable thing about it. Like so much of their work, it straddles comedy and sheer grimness; while the tone is substantially lighter than...
  • Inside track on the Oscars' best picture and best director races

     
    Two days ago the first installment of The Envelope's print edition was inserted into the L.A. Times. In each issue, the Gold Derby column breaks down the top races into lists for easy handicapping. Click here to see a gallery of the short "spotlight"...