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Nods for 'Moonlight' and 'Manchester' at Gotham Awards but not for 'La La Land'?

Given the bitterness that New Yorkers harbor in their hearts toward Los Angeles, is it really surprising that the Gotham Independent Film Awards didn’t bestow any nominations on “La La Land,” a cinematic valentine to the City of Angels?

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Warren Beatty introduces his new movie, 'Rules Don't Apply'

Warren Beatty introduced his new movie, “Rules Don’t Apply,” at a special screening Thursday on the 20th Century Fox lot — which isn’t surprising given that the 79-year-old Hollywood legend has introduced every screening of the movie for the last couple of weeks, flying back to New York when necessary.

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Oscar voters cool to 'The Birth of a Nation'

Welcome to the Gold Standard, the newsletter from the Los Angeles Times that helps guide you through the ins and outs of the awards season leading up to the Oscars.

I'm Glenn Whipp, The Times' awards columnist and your newsletter host.

Academy turnout for ‘Birth' disappointing

Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” opened last weekend to a flat $7.1 million at the box office.

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Oscar Watch: First round of predictions in wake of 'Billy Lynn's' NYFF premiere

Following the New York Film Festival premiere of Ang Lee’s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” the main topic of discussion focused on “frame rate,” and Lee, sounding tentative and a bit nervous about the finished product, asked the audience for “feedback.” 

Not exactly the way you want to launch a best picture Oscar campaign.

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Shirley MacLaine to receive L.A. Film Critics honor

Shirley MacLaine will receive the Los Angeles Film Critics’ career achievement honor at the group’s annual awards dinner on Jan. 14.

MacLaine, 82, won the lead actress Oscar for “Terms of Endearment” in 1984.

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Academy turnout for 'Birth of a Nation' mirrors box office — disappointing

Moviegoers weren’t the only ones ignoring “The Birth of a Nation” this weekend.

The motion picture academy screening of Nate Parker’s slave revolt historical drama, which opened to a flat $7.1 million at the box office, was about at one-quarter capacity Sunday, with Oscar voters and their guests filling about 250 of the academy’s Samuel L. Goldwyn Theater’s 1,000 seats.

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