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  • Oscar nominations 2014: McQueen, Russell in strong director field

    Oscar nominations 2014: McQueen, Russell in strong director field
    In a strong year for directors, Oscar voters took notice. The academy's directors branch chose a veritable who's who of English-language filmmakers, nominating Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave"), Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity"), David O. Russell ("American...
  • How SAG Award Nominees '12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' Were Cast

    The characters comprising this year's SAG-nominated ensembles are based on either real people or memorable stage characters. So it's safe to say casting directors had shoes of epic proportions to fill. Rich Delia, who cast "Dallas Buyers Club" with Kerry...
  • Oscars 2014 nominations: 'Hustle's' Jennifer Lawrence still on fire

    "I'm afraid everybody's going to get sick of me," Jennifer Lawrence fretted at the Golden Globes last Sunday. Ostensibly, this is a legitimate worry and not false modesty, because for the past year the actress has been kind of inescapable. Let's start...
  • David O. Russell to Receive Director Honor at Santa Barbara

    Following his Academy Award nomination for helming "American Hustle," the Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival announced Friday that David O. Russell will receive its director laurel. Executive director Roger Durling said, "It was at the first-ever...
  • 'American Hustle' Wins SAG Ensemble Cast Award

    "American Hustle" took the top Sreen Actors Guild top award, winning the ensemble cast trophy while "Dallas Buyers Club" received strong support with Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto winning the actor and supporting actor trophies. Cate Blanchett...
  • SAG Awards 2014: Analysis: Winners should keep those speeches handy

    SAG Awards 2014: Analysis: Winners should keep those speeches handy
    Emma Thompson shimmied. Rita Moreno sang. Matthew McConaughey traveled to Neptune. And SAG voters did pretty much as expected. Since the actors branch comprises nearly 20% of the Motion Picture Academy's membership, is it safe to assume the SAG Awards...
  • SAG Awards 2014: Backstage bustle with 'American Hustle'

    SAG Awards 2014: Backstage bustle with 'American Hustle'
    There is an audible gasp at the Shrine Auditorium when "American Hustle" wins best cast on Saturday night. The actors arrive giddy onstage, and in an instant they are backstage. At first it's whispers and hugs, then there is a blitz of camera flashes,...
  • Maya Forbes revisits her childhood in 'Infinitely Polar Bear'

     Maya Forbes revisits her childhood in 'Infinitely Polar Bear'
    — Maya Forbes knew the story all too well, but she waited a long time to write a script based on her childhood. It's understandable why the writer-director wasn't rushing. Her father was manic-depressive, and when her mother left their Cambridge,...
  • Does long Oscar race help films?

    Does long Oscar race help films?
    As long as this Chicago winter might feel, it's a mere blip compared with the ongoing movie awards season. The Movie City News website runs a column called "20 Weeks to Oscar," which translates to about 38 percent of the year — yet if you count...
  • Oscars: Inconvenient Truths at Heart of Best Picture Race

    What a difference a year makes. 2012's best picture nominees tended to look on the salvageable side of life. "Les Miserables," "Lincoln," "Life of Pi," "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and certainly winner "Argo" all suggested there exists a "Silver...
  • 2014 Oscar Nominations: Teenlink's Predictions

    2014 Oscar Nominations: Teenlink's Predictions
    Nominations for the 2014 Academy Awards --  considered the most prestigious awards for excellence in film -- were announced Jan. 16. Hosted for the second time by comedian Ellen DeGeneres, the ceremony will air live on ABC on March 2. Here's what to...