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Toronto 2015: Will the festival host the Oscar winner again?

The eventual best picture Oscar winner played or premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival from 2007 to 2013. Then last year, "Birdman" bypassed the Canadian event in favor of a closing slot at the New York Film Festival. Fox Searchlight figured that after earlier high-profile dates...

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  • Academy Awards telecast is all too predictable

    Academy Awards telecast is all too predictable

    How unfortunate that, in presenting the award for best director during the Academy Awards ceremony, Ben Affleck chose to quote Frank Capra's observation that "the cardinal sin is dullness."

  • Talk Oscars with The Times' Rebecca Keegan and Glenn Whipp

    Talk Oscars with The Times' Rebecca Keegan and Glenn Whipp

    Last night's Oscars had its moments: Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez getting fired up by Patricia Arquette's acceptance speech. Common and John Legend getting everyone in the Dolby Theatre on their feet with their rousing performance of "Glory" from "Selma." And Lady Gaga making the hills come...

  • Success of 'Birdman' signals Inarritu's arrival as film royalty

    Success of 'Birdman' signals Inarritu's arrival as film royalty

    The filmmaker Alejandro G. Inarritu was at a creative crossroads several years ago when he decided to make "Birdman," a story of a man on a similar journey.

  • Private moments lived in public: On Oscars' red carpet, in the lobby

    Private moments lived in public: On Oscars' red carpet, in the lobby

    A heavy rainstorm forced stars to walk the Oscars red carpet under a tent, but the stormy weather couldn't dampen spirits as Hollywood turned out for the biggest night on the movie industry's annual calendar. For the stars who gathered to celebrate at the Dolby Theatre, everything was awesome (unless,...

  • Oscars 2015: Plot twists and turns keep show fresh

    Oscars 2015: Plot twists and turns keep show fresh

    The Nobel Prize-winning novelist Isaac Bashevis Singer used to say he liked writing for children because they didn't read the New York Times Book Review, they just liked what they liked. The same can be said for Oscar voters: They don't care about what the cottage industry of predictors says they'll...

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