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David O. Russell

David O. Russell
David O. Russell was nominated for Oscars for Best Achievement in Directing and Best Writing, Original Screenplay for "American Hustle".

Full Oscars 2014 coverage

David O. Russell was nominated for Oscars for Best Achievement in Directing and Best Writing, Original Screenplay for "American Hustle".

Full Oscars 2014 coverage

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  • Oscars 2014: '12 Years a Slave' wins best picture Oscar

    Oscars 2014: '12 Years a Slave' wins best picture Oscar
    In the end, Oscar voters couldn't truly avert their gaze from "12 Years a Slave." Even though many Oscar voters found filmmaker Steve McQueen's searing chronicle of enslavement almost too harrowing to watch, "12 Years a Slave" prevailed Sunday to win...
  • Oscars 2014: Matthew McConaughey wins for 'Dallas Buyers Club'

    Oscars 2014: Matthew McConaughey wins for 'Dallas Buyers Club'
    Matthew McConaughey has won the lead actor Oscar for his performance in the drama "Dallas Buyers Club."  It was the first Oscar nomination and win for the 44-year-old actor, who lost more than 40 pounds for the movie directed by Jean-Marc Vallée....
  • Oscars 2014: Jennifer Lawrence and the name game

    Oscars 2014: Jennifer Lawrence and the name game
    When nominee names are called out at Sunday's Academy Awards, audiences will quickly recognize them--Jennifer Lawrence, Matthew McConaughey, Spike Jonze, to name three favorites. But what to actually call them? In Hollywood, a name is just a name, until...
  • Oscars 2014: Final predictions in all 24 categories

    Oscars 2014: Final predictions in all 24 categories
    You should have your Oscar pool by now. Twenty-four categories. One hundred and twenty-one choices. And, no, "The Lego Movie" is not among them. (Next year. Next year.) We've been here for you for the last six months, starting back in September when "12...
  • Oscars: 'American Hustle's' David O. Russell is quite the character

    Oscars: 'American Hustle's' David O. Russell is quite the character
    A populist confection with ambitions to high art. A hodgepodge whose messiness has generated both raves and criticism. A colorful throwback that is also surprisingly modern and relevant. David O. Russell's "American Hustle" is a series of entertaining...
  • Oscars 2014: Our predictions in all 24 categories

    Oscars 2014: Our predictions in all 24 categories
    Oscar ballots are out, and the print edition of The Los Angeles Times' The Envelope that ran Tuesday includes my predictions for all 24 categories in this year's Academy Awards -- a forecast that, because of deadlines, had been made several days earlier....
  • Oscars 1974: It was a very good year

    Oscars 1974: It was a very good year
    In the long history of Oscar ceremonies, few matched the craziness, drama and poignancy of the 46th Academy Awards, which took place almost 40 years ago on April 2, 1974, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. That ceremony, hosted by writer-director John...
  • Oscar race up in air as 'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' '12 Years' log wins

     Oscar race up in air as 'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' '12 Years' log wins
    When Oscar nominations were announced last week, "Gravity" and "American Hustle" led the field, each winning 10. "12 Years a Slave" was right behind them with nine nominations. Then "Hustle" won the Screen Actors Guild Award for ensemble last Saturday,...
  • 'American Hustle's' Bradley Cooper talks hair, dancing, Louis C.K.

     'American Hustle's' Bradley Cooper talks hair, dancing, Louis C.K.
    This time last year, while Bradley Cooper was making the rounds for his Oscar-nominated lead actor turn in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook," he was also getting ready to get back in the ring with Russell for "American Hustle." The day after...
  • Steve McQueen, British consul general host pre-Oscars reception

    Steve McQueen, British consul general host pre-Oscars reception
    The event: In the run-up to the Oscars, British Consul General of Los Angeles Chris O’Connor and Academy Award-nominated director Steve McQueen cohosted the Great British Film Reception in Hancock Park on Friday, in partnership with the British Film...
  • David O. Russell, 'American Hustle' feted by Vanity Fair, Chrysler

    David O. Russell, 'American Hustle' feted by Vanity Fair, Chrysler
    The event: Vanity Fair, in conjunction with Chrysler, saluted writer/director David O. Russell and the cast of his film “American Hustle” on Thursday at Ago Restaurant in West Hollywood. The event was part of the magazine’s Campaign...