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  • Oscars 2014 draws 43 million viewers, biggest audience in 10 years

    Oscars 2014 draws 43 million viewers, biggest audience in 10 years
    Sunday night's Oscars ceremony, featuring host Ellen DeGeneres, got its biggest audience in 10 years.  The 86th Academy Awards, telecast on ABC, drew 43 million viewers on average, according to Nielsen, up about 6% from last year's show, hosted by ...
  • 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...
  • Oscars 2014: Producers discuss the key scenes for acting nominees

    Oscars 2014: Producers discuss the key scenes for acting nominees
    Pinning down the "best" scene of any Oscar-nominated performance is something of a Stygian nightmare for producers because — as they correctly protest — if an actor or actress has been nominated, they have far more than one great scene. But...
  • Oscar race up in air as 'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' '12 Years' log wins

     Oscar race up in air as 'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' '12 Years' log wins
    When Oscar nominations were announced last week, "Gravity" and "American Hustle" led the field, each winning 10. "12 Years a Slave" was right behind them with nine nominations. Then "Hustle" won the Screen Actors Guild Award for ensemble last Saturday,...
  • Academy Awards video chat: Join us to talk highs, lows of Oscars 2014

    Academy Awards video chat: Join us to talk highs, lows of Oscars 2014
    At the Academy Awards on Sunday night, "12 Years a Slave" won for best picture in one of the closest contests in modern Oscars history, while "Gravity" received the most awards with seven statuettes, including the first directing Oscar for a Mexican-...
  • So much time to mull and re-mull those top Oscar races

    So much time to mull and re-mull those top Oscar races
    The Academy Awards are still more than three weeks away, and, by this point, there's the feeling that everyone involved should be looking (or at least feeling) like Cate Blanchett's desperate, fallen socialite at the end of "Blue Jasmine" — bleary-...
  • Letters: '12 Years' and the hard truth about slavery

    Re "For many, too raw a picture," Feb. 27 Race and racism together remain the unadorned 900-pound entity in the corner of the room in the United States, and there are more slaves in the world today than ever before, as "12 Years a Slave" director...
  • Oscars 2014: Think you can predict the Academy Awards? Wanna bet?

    Oscars 2014: Think you can predict the Academy Awards? Wanna bet?
    Will Pink make an acrobatic entrance at the Oscars on Sunday night? Is Pharrell Williams going to mothball that Vivienne Westwood Mountain hat before he sings "Happy"? And how many U.S. viewers will be watching it all — more or less than 41 million?...
  • Oscars 2014: Architecture's precise role in Steve McQueen's films

    Oscars 2014: Architecture's precise role in Steve McQueen's films
    The Statue of Liberty is filthy. Rust stains on the copper. Dirt in the folds of her gown. In need of a good scrubbing. I learned this from watching "Static," a 2009 video installation by British artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen that is shot from a...
  • Academy Awards 2014: Best picture race is an Oscar tale of suspense

    Academy Awards 2014: Best picture race is an Oscar tale of suspense
    The last time Oscar voters surprised with a best picture winner came eight years ago when Jack Nicholson opened the evening's final envelope, arched those famous eyebrows and announced "Crash." He then mouthed the word "Whoa!" Most years, Hollywood...