Celebrity portraits by The Times | Reese Witherspoon, left, and Laura Dern
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Celebrity portraits by The Times

Celebrity portraits by The Times |  Reese Witherspoon, left, and Laura Dern

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Lee Daniels, left, and Danny Strong are creators of the Fox hip-hop drama “Empire.”  (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

Celebrity portraits by The Times | Michael Keaton

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Celebrity portraits by The Times | Emma Stone

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Directors Bennett Miller (“Foxcatcher”), left, Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”), James Marsh (“The Theory of Everything”), Jean-Marc Vallee (“Wild”) and J.C. Chandor (“A Most Violent Year”) talk about the state of the industry and swap directing stories at an Envelope Roundtable discussion.  (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Celebrity portraits by The Times |  Michelle Dockery

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Celebrity portraits by The Times | Rhiannon Giddons

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Five lead actors: Robert Downey Jr., left, Eddie Redmayne, Michael Keaton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Steve Carell.  (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Celebrity portraits by The Times |  Supporting Actresses

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Celebrity portraits by The Times |  Steve Carell

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Five animated film directors: Don Hall, left, “Big Hero 6"; Chris Miller, “Lego Movie”; Jorge Gutierrez, {"The Book of Life,”; Graham Annable, “The Boxtrolls”; and Dean DeBlois, “How to Train Your Dragon 2.” (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Celebrity portraits by The Times |  Damien Chazelle

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Laura Dern, director Jean-Marc Vallee and Reese Witherspoon of movie “Wild.”  (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Christoph Waltz, left, Edward Norton, JK Simmons, Mark Ruffalo and Josh Brolin talk about their Oscar-contending roles.  (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Celebrity portraits by The Times |  Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne

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The Envelope talks with five actresses who are in the running for an Oscar: From left,Shailene Woodley, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Aniston and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.  (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Celebrity portraits by The Times |  Marion Cotillard

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Celebrity portraits by The Times | Rosamund Pike

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TV on the Radio. From the left: Kyp Malone, Jaleel Bunton, Dave Sitek and Babatunde Adebimpe. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
“Gone Girl” writer Gillian Flynn, second from right, with actresses Kim Dickens, left, Rosamund Pike and Carrie Coon.  (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

Flying Lotus

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Weezer band members Patrick Wilson, left, Brian Bell, Rivers Cuomo and Scott Shriner for their new album, “Everything Will Be Alright in the End.” (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Peter Capaldi joins Jenna Coleman for a new season of “Doctor Who” as the 12th Time Lord, a decidedly different incarnation. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Daniel Radcliffe, the former “Harry Potter” star, has his first romantic leading role in the new comedy “What If.”  (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Novelist Bruce Wagner has been compared to F. Scott Fitzgerald and Nathanael West but his fiction and his screenplay for the new film “Maps to the Stars” are darker and more lurid.  (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Grammy-nominated music producer and EDM musician and DJ Steve Aoki. He’s also known for “caking” people during his shows, throwing sheet cakes at audience members.  (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Morgan Freeman, who stars in the new movie “Lucy,” in New York on July 10. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Rock ‘n’ roll legend Tom Petty, in the studio of his L.A. area home on June 30, has a new album coming out with his band the Heartbreakers, “Hypnotic Eye.”  (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Kelsey Grammer, whose new series “Partners” debuts next week on FX, testified Tuesday before a Colorado parole board regarding the possible release of his sister’s killer. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
“Girl Meets World” cast members Danielle Fishel, from left, Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter and Ben Savage. (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)
A roundtable discussion for the Envelope’s Emmy issue with Reality Actors includes Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night), left, RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef) and Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race).  (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
From left, Vera Farmiga (“Bates Motel”), Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead”), Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”), Lizzy Caplan (“Masters of Sex”) , Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”) and Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife”) (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
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