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Sylvester Stallone fought his way back to drama in 'Creed,' but don't expect him back for a sequel

Recently, while accepting a Critics' Choice award for supporting actor for his reprised role in the "Rocky" spinoff "Creed," Sylvester Stallone looked out at the crowd and mumbled, "Oh, my God," as they collectively rose and gave him a standing ovation. A few days later, sitting in a Beverly Hills hotel room, the actor smiled at the memory.

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Costume designer Sandy Powell adds sparkle to 'Cinderella' with Swarovski's help

Costume designer Sandy Powell is facing a formidable competitor in this year's Oscar race — herself. Since her first Academy Award nomination for 1993's "Orlando," Powell has earned 12 nominations and three wins ("Shakespeare in Love," "The Aviator" and "The Young Victoria").

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Oscars 2016: Academy president acknowledges 'elephant in the room' at luncheon

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs opened the academy’s annual Oscar nominees luncheon Monday by acknowledging a topic that has touched nearly every event this awards season --  the question of diversity.

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DGA Awards: Alejandro G. Iñárritu wins for 'The Revenant'

For the second year in a row, Alejandro G. Iñárritu won the Directors Guild of America’s feature film award Saturday, giving his survival drama “The Revenant” a boost in the ever-shifting best picture race.

“I never expected to win this award, truly,” Iñárritu said, after earning the first back-to-back win in DGA history. “I’m ... paralyzed. Tough men don’t cry; that’s what Ridley Scott said today.”

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'Revenant' vs. 'Spotlight' vs. 'Big Short': Best picture front-runners sharpen their Oscar pitches

The Oscar best picture race fragmented further Saturday night with Alejandro G. Iñárritu's Directors Guild award win for "The Revenant," a development that was perhaps inevitable in a year in which guild voters splintered their support among three different movies.

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Black award shows are important, but 'we can't uncement the many years of the "gold standard" '

Following outrage over the mostly white list of Oscar nominees, black people find themselves wrestling with a question posed by James Baldwin in his 1963 book “The Fire Next Time”: “Do I really want to be integrated into a burning house?” In this case, the burning house is an entertainment industry that makes money off the labor of people of color, but seemingly refuses to value them otherwise.

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