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Spike Jonze

Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score and Best Writing, Original Screenplay for "Her."

Full Oscars 2014 coverage
Spike Jonze was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score and Best Writing, Original Screenplay for "Her."

Full Oscars 2014 coverage
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  • Oscars 2014: Races to watch as final voting begins

    Oscars 2014: Races to watch as final voting begins
    Weren't the Oscars great this year? Matthew McConaughey's best actor acceptance speech? That put us on a spaceship and sent us straight to Neptune, man. And we thought we were going to lose it when Cuba Gooding Jr. rushed the stage just after Ben...
  • 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...
  • Encore performances for two L.A. architectural landmarks

    Encore performances for two L.A. architectural landmarks
    Laugh all you want at those old public-access television clips of the late Dr. Gene Scott, the eccentric televangelist who sometimes wore two pairs of glasses at once and shouted at viewers to "Get on the telephone!" whenever his fundraising totals ebbed....
  • A Valentine's Day wish: Bring the 'date night movie' back

     A Valentine's Day wish: Bring the 'date night movie' back
    Dinner and a movie. Yes, I realize it represents a profound failure of imagination, but this was the date I had proposed to my wife for Valentine's Day next week. But sometimes life's obligations (not to mention two kids) limit your options for an...
  • 'Her,' 'Captain Phillips' win top Writers Guild film awards

    'Her,' 'Captain Phillips' win top Writers Guild film awards
    The Writers Guild of America honored Spike Jonze for his future-set love story "Her" with its award for original screenplay and Billy Ray for "Captain Phillips," the true story of a hijacking at sea, for adapted screenplay on Saturday night. The awards...
  • WGA Awards: Watch Spike Jonze claim prize for original screenplay

    WGA Awards: Watch Spike Jonze claim prize for original screenplay
    Spike Jonze has reason to hope for a bit of deja vu. On Saturday evening at the WGA Awards, the "Her" writer-director claimed the prize for original screenplay, and in doing so beat out the same nominees he will contend with at this year's Academy Awards....
  • Watch Joaquin Phoenix give depth and meaning to 'Her'

     Watch Joaquin Phoenix give depth and meaning to 'Her'
    If you haven't yet caught the captivating "Her," consider fitting it in before the Academy Awards show March 2. This novel film from writer-director Spike Jonze is deservedly one of the best picture nominees. Though its star, Joaquin Phoenix, didn't get...
  • Song's Oscar nomination is revoked

    Song's Oscar nomination is revoked
    It was always a long shot. Now, an Oscar nominee for best original song has no shot at all. In a startling turn, the Motion Picture Academy has revoked the nomination of "Alone Yet Not Alone," the song from a faith-based movie of the same name, citing...
  • Amy Adams shows influence of 'American Hustle' on red carpet

    Amy Adams shows influence of 'American Hustle' on red carpet
    Multicity film premieres, promotional tours and a months-long award season mean a whole lot of dressing up. But today's long run of red carpets does create an opportunity for an actress to tell a story with fashion choices. And so far this season, Amy...
  • 'Transcendence' into directing for cinematographer Wally Pfister

     'Transcendence' into directing for cinematographer Wally Pfister
    If you're suffering Hollywood career doubts and need a little advice, there are worse people you could turn to than Christopher Nolan. That's the situation Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister found himself in several years ago when he debated...
  • Five days of 'Her': Editing Samantha in (and out)

    Five days of 'Her': Editing Samantha in (and out)
    As smoothly as it plays on the screen, making “Her” was hardly an easy feat. As our interviews with the Spike Jonze film’s costume designer, production designer, cinematographer and assistant director over the past week suggest, there...