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Amy Adams

Amy Adams
Actress Amy Adams was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for "American Hustle."

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Amy Adams' first major movie role was in 2002's "Catch Me If You Can," with Leonardo DiCaprio.

However, it was Adams' performance in "Junebug," an indie drama released in 2005, which earned both critical praise and an Academy Award nomination. In 2009, Adams also earned an Academy Award nom...
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Actress Amy Adams was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for "American Hustle."

Full Oscars 2014 coverage

Amy Adams' first major movie role was in 2002's "Catch Me If You Can," with Leonardo DiCaprio.

However, it was Adams' performance in "Junebug," an indie drama released in 2005, which earned both critical praise and an Academy Award nomination. In 2009, Adams also earned an Academy Award nomination for her role as Sister James in "Doubt."

In 2007, Adams showcased her singing and dancing abilities in Disney's "Enchanted." She played a fairy-tale princess trapped in New York City.
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  • Meryl Streep is a given for another Oscar nod. Or is she?

    Meryl Streep is a given for another Oscar nod. Or is she?
    For the last several weeks, the Oscar race for lead actress felt fairly settled, with five familiar faces, each of them previous winners — Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine"), Sandra Bullock ("Gravity"), Judi Dench ("Philomena"), Emma Thompson ("...
  • Will 'Osage County' pans hurt Meryl Streep's Oscar chances?

    Will 'Osage County' pans hurt Meryl Streep's Oscar chances?
    Oscar voting begins online Friday, though many Motion Picture Academy members who didn't register for online balloting received paper versions beginning late last week. Some diligent members have already made their selections and mailed them in. The...
  • Holiday movies, now new and improved

    Holiday movies, now new and improved
    The holiday season brings quality cinema entries. But sometimes one leaves the theater thinking, "That was good, but it could have been better" Or perhaps, "That was good, but it could have been better if filmmakers were a little more open to other...
  • Santa Barbara fest to honor Scorsese and DiCaprio

    Santa Barbara fest to honor Scorsese and DiCaprio
    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor director Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio with the Cinema Vanguard Award at the 29th edition of the festival, which runs from Jan. 30 through Feb. 9. The award presentation and tribute will...
  • 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...
  • Artful cons in 'Blue Jasmine,' 'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'American Hustle'

    Artful cons in 'Blue Jasmine,' 'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'American Hustle'
    American moviegoers love a good con man. Burt Lancaster won an Academy Award for playing one in 1960's "Elmer Gantry." Michael Douglas took home an Oscar in 1988 as master "Wall Street" manipulator Gordon Gekko. And Robert Redford got nominated for his...
  • Christian Bale delivers straight talk on his 'American Hustle' con man

     Christian Bale delivers straight talk on his 'American Hustle' con man
    Sometimes, when adapting history for the big screen, a few fabrications are required. Take, for example, Irving Rosenfeld, the schlubby Bronx huckster Christian Bale plays in the period caper "American Hustle." A consummate swindler with a fondness...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Hollywood Game Night' on NBC

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'Hollywood Game Night' on NBC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 22 - 28, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The Sing-Off The three remaining groups...
  • Review: Spike Jonze's 'Her' shows love's perils — in any form

    Review: Spike Jonze's 'Her' shows love's perils — in any form
    Spike Jonze has a knack for disturbing our peace, and his new film "Her" does that with a vengeance. A different and daring futuristic tale starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson, "Her" is a look at the pleasures and perils of new technology...
  • 'Anchorman 2' to challenge reign of 'Smaug' at the box office

    'Anchorman 2' to challenge reign of 'Smaug' at the box office
    Paramount Pictures' "Anchorman" sequel is on its way to a solid opening. "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," is poised to gross around $45 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada over the five-day period ending Sunday, after taking in more than...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' dominate Critic's Choice nods

    '12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' dominate Critic's Choice nods
    Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" and David O. Russell's "American Hustle" dominated the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.'s 19th Critics' Choice Movie Award nominations on Monday morning. Both films, which also tied for the most Golden Globe nods last...