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  • Times film critics Kenneth Turan and Justin Chang discuss the Oscars

    Times film critics Kenneth Turan and Justin Chang discuss the Oscars

    The Times’ film critics, Kenneth Turan and Justin Chang, sat down to discuss their picks, preferences and plans for the 89th Academy Awards. KENNETH TURAN: Oscars are upon us, and that has been a big deal in my life for as long as I can remember. Did you watch as a kid, were your parents fans as...

  • Here's who's going to win all 24 Oscar categories

    Here's who's going to win all 24 Oscar categories

    After six months of campaigning and cajoling and trying to get “City of Stars” out of our heads, the Oscars are finally here. You ready for Sunday’s ceremony? 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...

  • 11 of the most political moments in Oscar history

    11 of the most political moments in Oscar history

    January’s Screen Actors Guild Awards turned out to be one of the most politically charged in memory, with multiple winners taking the opportunity to challenge President Trump’s policies. Since then, the atmosphere has become even more politically charged, and Hollywood is unlikely to stay out of...

  • Once again, the Oscars land in a divided country. But things feel different too

    Once again, the Oscars land in a divided country. But things feel different too

    The idea of a polarized country watching the Oscars is not new‎. For nearly half a century, there have been regular occurrences of the show dropping into the middle of serious national strife. Every year, come hell or high water, the Oscars arrive at a late-winter-early-spring moment. And in some...

  • Oscar noms show rise in indie movies as studios pull back on adult dramas

    Oscar noms show rise in indie movies as studios pull back on adult dramas

    Oscar-winning producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman knew their movie “Lion” was a gamble when they took the script to Cannes in 2014. The first 30 minutes of dialogue was in Bengali and Hindi, the kind of thing that studios normally shy away from, and they had no cast attached.   “People were...

  • From 'Moonlight' to 'Manchester,' a critic marks his hypothetical Oscar ballot

    From 'Moonlight' to 'Manchester,' a critic marks his hypothetical Oscar ballot

    Who will win? Who should win? I feign no expertise when it comes to the former, but if I had a ballot in this year’s Oscar race, here’s how I would fill out the following categories. (There are 24 categories total, but interest and laziness compel me to focus on just 11.) BEST PICTURE: “Moonlight”...

  • What time are the Oscars? And other important questions answered

    What time are the Oscars? And other important questions answered

    Pop the Champagne, shimmy into that gown and call the limo — it’s time for the Oscars, darling. While the majority of us are more likely to call an Uber and cozy up on a friend’s couch in sweats to watch the ultra-glam event, that doesn’t change the fact that the 89th Academy Awards are Sunday....

  • Academy Awards 2017: Complete list of Oscar nominations

    Academy Awards 2017: Complete list of Oscar nominations

    The nominations for the 89th  Academy Awards were revealed this morning in Los Angeles. “La La Land” did what 800-lb gorillas are supposed to do: dominate the Oscar nominations tally, pulling down 14, including actor, actress, director and picture. Ava Duvernay’s “13th” joins “O.J.: Made in America”...

  • What having more foreign members in the academy means in the aftermath of #OscarsSoWhite

    What having more foreign members in the academy means in the aftermath of #OscarsSoWhite

    Like most people, German filmmaker Maren Ade isn’t generally in the habit of checking her spam email folder. But one day in early July she happened to take a look and was surprised at what she found there. Sitting in Ade’s junk inbox was an invitation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and...

  • 'Gleason' documents more than one man's life and decline; it reminds us to enjoy life

    'Gleason' documents more than one man's life and decline; it reminds us to enjoy life

    Filmmaker Clay Tweel first encountered his latest subject, former NFL player Steve Gleason, via a tsunami of footage filmed after the New Orleans Saints player was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 2011. At the time, Gleason and his wife, Michel, had just...

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

    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...

  • Denzel Washington and Viola Davis enter Oscar race with 'Fences' trailer

    Denzel Washington and Viola Davis enter Oscar race with 'Fences' trailer

    Even before production began on “Fences” in  April, many awards season pundits already had the film’s stars on their lists of likely Oscar nominees. On Tuesday, we got to see why, when Paramount Pictures put out the first trailer for the movie starring Viola Davis and Denzel Washington, who also...

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