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Alexander Payne

Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne was nominated for Oscars for Best Achievement in Directing for in "Nebraska".

Full Oscars 2014 coverage

Alexander Payne was nominated for Oscars for Best Achievement in Directing for in "Nebraska".

Full Oscars 2014 coverage

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  • Oscar nominations 2014: Bale, DiCaprio, Dern for lead actor

    Oscar nominations 2014: Bale, DiCaprio, Dern for lead actor
    Representing one of the most heated Oscar races in years, the Academy Award lead actor nominees announced Thursday are Christian Bale for "American Hustle," Bruce Dern for "Nebraska," Leonardo DiCaprio for "The Wolf of Wall Street," Chiwetel Ejiofor for...
  • Oscars 2014: Nominations — and snubs — attest to the strong field

    Oscars 2014: Nominations — and snubs — attest to the strong field
    Tom Hanks' starring role in "Captain Phillips" was one of his most acclaimed performances in a distinguished career. But the two-time Oscar winner, who is also a governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, took nothing for granted —...
  • Oscars 2014: Sony and Warner tie for most nominations

    Oscars 2014: Sony and Warner tie for most nominations
    With the stranded-in-space adventure “Gravity” and the 1970s-set con artist romp “American Hustle,” Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures Entertainment led all studios in the Oscar nominations on Thursday. Movies released by Warner...
  • Oscar nominations 2014: McQueen, Russell in strong director field

    Oscar nominations 2014: McQueen, Russell in strong director field
    In a strong year for directors, Oscar voters took notice. The academy's directors branch chose a veritable who's who of English-language filmmakers, nominating Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave"), Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity"), David O. Russell ("American...
  • Predictions in top Golden Globe categories

    Predictions in top Golden Globe categories
    When the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced its nominations last month, the biggest surprise was that there were no surprises. There were no obvious, ratings-driven nods to celebrities, no left-field recognition to performances no one else found...
  • Golden Globes 2014: Alfonso Cuaron wins for directing

    Golden Globes 2014: Alfonso Cuaron wins for directing
    Alfonso Cuaron was named best director at the Golden Globes for "Gravity," his eye-popping sci-fi film about an astronaut stranded in space. The award was Cuaron's first Golden Globe on his first nomination. The director spent four years working on...
  • Golden Globes 2014: 'American Hustle,' '12 Years a Slave' take lead

     Golden Globes 2014: 'American Hustle,' '12 Years a Slave' take lead
    By mid-November, when most directors of holiday movies were unwinding with their work largely completed, filmmaker David O. Russell was pulling 18-hour days and seven-day weeks, rushing to finish "American Hustle." The mad dash was worth it: "American...
  • Martin Scorsese and Steve McQueen among DGA award nominees

    Martin Scorsese and Steve McQueen among DGA award nominees
    Martin Scorsese earned his ninth Directors Guild of America Award nomination Tuesday morning for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film for  "The Wolf of Wall Street," his controversial dark comedy about a hedonistic stockbroker. Scorsese,...
  • Analysis: Directors Guild nominees likely to repeat with academy

    Analysis: Directors Guild nominees likely to repeat with academy
    When the Directors Guild of America announced its nominees last year, Oscar balloting had already closed and the DGA's slate — Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow, Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee and Tom Hooper — was widely expected to repeat when the...
  • DGA nominations: Is there not enough of a good thing?

    DGA nominations: Is there not enough of a good thing?
    Here’s how strong these past few months have been for cinema. If you took the new movies of five top directors who didn’t make DGA’s list of nominees Tuesday—say, Spike Jonze, the Coen brothers, Alexander Payne, J.C. Chandor and...
  • For independent films, Oscar buzz often means change of fortune

     For independent films, Oscar buzz often means change of fortune
    Awards season is a boisterous clamor for attention, full of prestige picture releases and endless marketing dollars strewn to support them — all with the goal of taking home a few statues early next year. But amid the ado there are exceptions: The...