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  • '12 Years a Slave' wins big at Film Independent Spirit Awards

    '12 Years a Slave' wins big at Film Independent Spirit Awards
    The period drama "12 Years A Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes, including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. It won in all but two categories in which it was...
  • Cocktails, appetizers and desserts worthy of any winning Oscar party

    Cocktails, appetizers and desserts worthy of any winning Oscar party
    Chances are, you won’t be wearing vintage Armani and waving to adoring fans with a bejeweled hand Sunday night. (Unless that’s how your version of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” plays out.) But what can make Oscar night...
  • Oscars 2014: A sounding board on four best picture nominees

    Oscars 2014: A sounding board on four best picture nominees
    Growing up, Christopher Navarro used to listen to himself talking on a hand-me-down Kmart cassette tape recorder, then re-record his voice until he had perfected the audio clip. Now 38, the Northern California native channels his childhood pastime in...
  • 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...
  • Helen Mirren talks about change at Women in Film pre-Oscars party

    Helen Mirren talks about change at Women in Film pre-Oscars party
    The event: Academy Award winners Helen Mirren and Cathy Schulman, president of Women in Film, cohosted a salute to the 2014 female Oscar nominees, presented by WIF’s board of directors and Perrier-Jouet Champagne. (Mirren won for best leading...
  • Academy Awards 2014: Will Oscars' return to tradition mark a TV win?

    Academy Awards 2014: Will Oscars' return to tradition mark a TV win?
    They've tried edgy and tinkered with experimental. But the producers of the 86th Academy Awards telecast believe that what America really wants is tradition. This year's Oscar show Sunday will bring back 2007 host Ellen DeGeneres, a likable, benign...
  • Oscars 2014: Stars and stand-ins mingle during rehearsals

    Oscars 2014: Stars and stand-ins mingle during rehearsals
    When Angelina Jolie arrived at Oscar rehearsals Thursday morning, she had some wisdom to share with a group of film students clustered backstage at the Dolby Theatre. The actress and director spoke to the students not of the demands of a Hollywood career,...
  • Oscars 2014: 'Her' wins for original screenplay

    Oscars 2014: 'Her' wins for original screenplay
    In the movie equivalent of hitting a home run on a first at-bat, Spike Jonze won the Academy Award for original screenplay on Sunday for “Her,” the first feature film script he wrote on his own. Jonze’s sci-fi romantic dramedy...
  • Oscars 2014: 'Let It Go' wins original song

    Oscars 2014: 'Let It Go' wins original song
    In the end, some of the biggest names in pop music couldn’t topple a Disney princess. “Let It Go” from Walt Disney Pictures’ animated musical “Frozen” took the Oscar for original song, besting offerings from U2,...
  • Oscars 2014: Does the telecast have to be a joke fest?

    Oscars 2014: Does the telecast have to be a joke fest?
    So Ellen DeGeneres is set to host the 86th Academy Awards next week. Nothing against her or, for that matter, Billy Crystal (who has hosted nine telecasts), Whoopi Goldberg (who has hosted four) or Steve Martin (who has done three), but when was it...
  • Oscar-winning ideas on how the Academy Awards show can improve

    Oscar-winning ideas on how the Academy Awards show can improve
    We're 13 days away from the Oscars, which means we're about 13 days and 10 seconds away from the first tweet complaining about the show. But why wait? Let's be clear: We're not wishing failure on this year's Oscar telecast or predicting that host...