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  • Academy Awards 2014: Readying for red carpet is serious work

    Academy Awards 2014: Readying for red carpet is serious work
    For most Oscar viewers, the red carpet is little more than a fluffy delight — a few hours filled with insanely expensive dresses, over-caffeinated commentators and false modesty. But for Joe Lewis, whose job is to make sure the red carpet is ready...
  • TV This Week: Feb. 23 - March 1: 'Film Independent Spirit Awards'

    TV This Week: Feb. 23 - March 1: 'Film Independent Spirit Awards'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 23 - March 1, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   See latest XXII Winter Olympics TV schedule here.   --------------...
  • Oscars 2014: Was Wednesday the busiest day of TV campaigning ever?

    Oscars 2014: Was Wednesday the busiest day of TV campaigning ever?
    Like politicians on a whistle-stop tour before a big election, this year's Academy Award nominees have flocked to TV talk shows in recent weeks. But no day may have seen as much of that flocking as Wednesday, when everywhere one looked — morning,...
  • Patton Oswalt talks flight plan for Spirit Awards, bird stunt

    Patton Oswalt talks flight plan for Spirit Awards, bird stunt
    Some people think award shows are for the birds; now Patton Oswalt is making sure of it. Days after the actor, comedian and host of this year's Film Independent Spirit Awards announced his intention to hand out live birds instead of the usual winged...
  • Oscars 2014: Karen O, U2, Idina Menzel to perform at ceremony

    Oscars 2014: Karen O, U2, Idina Menzel to perform at ceremony
    This year's Academy Awards ceremony promises to feature a Grammy-worthy lineup of musical performers, with indie rocker Karen O, Broadway star Idina Menzel and arena-rock veterans U2 now set to join previously announced singer-producer-rapper Pharrell...
  • Surprise and confirmation in Spirit Awards nominations

    Surprise and confirmation in Spirit Awards nominations
    It’s not only actors and filmmakers who get excited about something like the Spirit Awards nominations announcement. One could argue that such things are actually more meaningful (and closely watched) by executives and producers. The nominations...
  • An early look at Oscar best picture contenders

    An early look at Oscar best picture contenders
    We can all agree that it's been a pretty great year for movies. But when it comes to this year's best picture Oscar race, that's probably where our accord ends. At the moment, the critically lauded historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and the equally...
  • Goodnight & Co. workers are behind the scenery at Academy Awards

    Goodnight & Co. workers are behind the scenery at Academy Awards
    In a cluttered Sherman Oaks workshop, a craftsman uses a heat stripper to cut a rose petal shape out of a roll of blood-red fabric. The petals are pressed with glue, treated with fabric softener until the edges curl and left to dry on a giant wooden rack....
  • Sundance 2014: first look at Molina & Lithgow in 'Love is Strange'

    Sundance 2014: first look at Molina & Lithgow in 'Love is Strange'
    Though Sundance may be more typically thought of as the place for young and emerging filmmakers, it also has a space for its own veterans. Writer-director Ira Sachs won the festival's grand jury prize in 2005 with "Forty Shades of Blue" and 2012's "Keep...
  • Film Independent Spirit Awards announces filmmaker grant winners

    Film Independent Spirit Awards announces filmmaker grant winners
    It might be a little early in the year to hear the phrase “…and the winners are…” But those words rung throughout BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood on Saturday -- a happy day for a handful of fimmakers. Film Independent, which...
  • 'Crystal Fairy' brings free spirit to screen

     'Crystal Fairy' brings free spirit to screen
    It almost seemed like a typo when the Sundance Film Festival announced not one but two films made by Sebastián Silva in Chile with American actor Michael Cera. Yet it was no mistake, as the pair have indeed collaborated twice, with "Crystal Fairy" an...