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  • Oscar nominations 2014: The nine biggest snubs and surprises

    Oscar nominations 2014: The nine biggest snubs and surprises
    In a season when many favorites have shone through, Oscar voters held up their end, choosing some juggernauts for nominations Thursday morning. Still, there was more than a fair share of snubs and surprises. Here are the nine biggest: Philomania. After a...
  • SAG Awards 2014: Analysis: Winners should keep those speeches handy

    SAG Awards 2014: Analysis: Winners should keep those speeches handy
    Emma Thompson shimmied. Rita Moreno sang. Matthew McConaughey traveled to Neptune. And SAG voters did pretty much as expected. Since the actors branch comprises nearly 20% of the Motion Picture Academy's membership, is it safe to assume the SAG Awards...
  • SAG Awards 2014: Cate Blanchett wins female actor in a leading role

    SAG Awards 2014: Cate Blanchett wins female actor in a leading role
    Cate Blanchett won the Screen Actors Guild award for female actor in a leading role Saturday for her portrayal of Jasmine, the fallen New York socialite in the Woody Allen film "Blue Jasmine." It is Blanchett's third SAG win, following supporting honors...
  • 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 —...
  • Oscar nominations out! Is wind finally at Amy Pascal's back?

    Oscar nominations out! Is wind finally at Amy Pascal's back?
    After the coffee. Before scrutinizing the Oscar nominations. The Skinny: I got my copy of the new Roger Ailes biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room" and did what any media reporter does when a new book comes out on someone they have covered. I plowed...
  • Oscars 2014: Watch the Academy Awards nominations live stream here

    Oscars 2014: Watch the Academy Awards nominations live stream here
    The 2014 Academy Awards nominations are set for Thursday morning, and you can watch them live above. The Oscars announcement is expected to start at 5:38 a.m. and 30 seconds Pacific time. (Why the extra 30 seconds? At that hour, we're willing to take...
  • Oscars 2014: Leonardo Dicaprio, Jennifer Lawrence are in; Oprah out

    Oscars 2014: Leonardo Dicaprio, Jennifer Lawrence are in; Oprah out
    The success of the Oscars telecast depends on a lot of factors: Was the host funny? Did the musical numbers go on forever? But the single biggest reason for the success or failure of the show is whether the nominated movies were popular with fans and...
  • Does 'Saving Mr. Banks' contain a hidden agenda?

    Does 'Saving Mr. Banks' contain a hidden agenda?
    Every award season brings the movie that everyone loves, the film that's so likable it's impossible not to like. Which always makes some people not like it. Quickly filling that role this year is John Lee Hancock's "Saving Mr. Banks," the P.L. Travers...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks' costume designer Daniel Orlandi digs deep

     'Saving Mr. Banks' costume designer Daniel Orlandi digs deep
    Long before Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" arrived in theaters in 1964, the studio chief was wooing the story's author, P.L. Travers, trying to nab the rights to the famed books that eventually became his blockbuster film. It was a bumpy ride, as we see...
  • Review: Emma Thompson is a ripsnorter in 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    Review: Emma Thompson is a ripsnorter in 'Saving Mr. Banks'
    A creative dispute between a writer and a studio head over the direction of a prospective motion picture sounds like the kind of movie scenario only a lawyer could love. But when the writer is cranky, crusty P.L. Travers, who means it when she says "I...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks': B.J. Novak on the 'nightmare' of writers' rooms

    'Saving Mr. Banks': B.J. Novak on the 'nightmare' of writers' rooms
    On one level, the new historical dramedy "Saving Mr. Banks" chronicles the efforts of studio head Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) to persuade the cantankerous British author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to allow her "Mary Poppins" children's books to be made into...