Glenn Whipp

Columnist

Glenn Whipp covers the awards season for the Los Angeles Times, beginning at the fall film festivals and continuing to the Academy Awards. He also writes a monthly column on film and reports on television leading up to the Emmy Awards. A member of the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn., Glenn has been writing about movies for the past 20 years for the Associated Press, Variety and the Los Angeles Daily News.

Recent Articles

  • Indie Spirit Awards boost 'Birdman,' 'Boyhood'
    Indie Spirit Awards boost 'Birdman,' 'Boyhood'

    Nominations for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced Tuesday. And with them arrived the usual grumbling from some quarters that the movies leading the way -- "Birdman," "Boyhood," "Selma" and "Nightcrawler" -- lacked true indie cred and that the whole slate was just a...

  • Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones find mutual orbit in 'Theory of Everything'
    Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones find mutual orbit in 'Theory of Everything'

    Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones had an idea — and both will now admit that the notion was "completely bonkers" — on the second day of filming "The Theory of Everything," the moving portrait of the marriage between theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and his first wife, Jane...

  • Glenn Whipp's Golden Globe nomination predictions
    Glenn Whipp's Golden Globe nomination predictions

    The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. didn't throw us many curveballs last year with its Golden Globe nominations, which sort of defeats the purpose of the whole exercise, doesn't it? If we wanted a group to rubber stamp the awards-season consensus, we'd look to the Broadcast Film Critics Assn....

  • Oscar watch: Is 'Into the Woods' this year's Cinderella story?
    Oscar watch: Is 'Into the Woods' this year's Cinderella story?

    Oscar Watch comes to you every Monday, sizing up the recent developments of the award season. Come with us today as we traipse "Into the Woods" and see if the academy picked up on the bread crumbs it left behind this weekend.

  • 'The Judge' stars, director and producer reexamine the evidence
    'The Judge' stars, director and producer reexamine the evidence

    Playing a slick attorney in "The Judge," Robert Downey Jr. traded Iron Man's armor for more tailored threads. The movie, which opened the Toronto International Film Festival in September, is a crowd-pleaser — funny, suspenseful and sometimes quite moving — anchored by a number of...

  • How Logan Lerman worked up the nerve to sock Brad Pitt
    How Logan Lerman worked up the nerve to sock Brad Pitt

    In the brutal World War II action movie "Fury," Logan Lerman plays a raw draftee thrown into battle, enduring a 24-hour crucible of death and destruction. "It's basically one steady nervous breakdown," Lerman, 22, said of his character's hellish journey. "That's what I loved about it. For an...

  • 'Unbroken' could stir Oscar acting pot
    'Unbroken' could stir Oscar acting pot

    Conventional wisdom would tell you the Oscar acting races are, for the most part, all but settled. And we haven't even carved the Thanksgiving turkey! But then, last November's conventional wisdom had Tom Hanks, Robert Redford and Emma Thompson as lock-solid nominees, and their fine work went...

  • After 'Dumber,' here are ideas for more comic-duo sequels
    After 'Dumber,' here are ideas for more comic-duo sequels

    I know where you were Friday night. The same place as I was, seated in a movie theater, laughing yourself stupid watching "Dumb and Dumber To." (I saw you. I waved. Repeatedly. Why didn't you wave back?)

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