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‘12 Years a Slave’ puts spotlight on Hollywood’s approach to race

‘12 Years a Slave’ puts spotlight on Hollywood’s approach to race

Stephanie Rietz, Reporter

March 5, 2014


Filed under Movies

By John Horn Los Angeles Times (MCT) The best picture Oscar is meant to honor the year’s greatest achievement in film, and “12 Years a Slave” had no shortage of supporters before winning the top honor Sunday. But for all the film’s artistry, the undercurrent of many “12 Years a Sla...

Social Media Thanked For Helping Oscars Achieve Audience Gold

Social Media Thanked For Helping Oscars Achieve Audience Gold

March 4, 2014


Filed under Entertainment

By Scott Collins Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The TV ratings were up, but some people wondered if Ellen DeGeneres #overdidit with all the #socialmedia at the #Oscars2014. Sunday’s 86th Academy Awards telecast on ABC broke with tradition and reverse-engineered itself for the Twitter gen...

Next Year’s Oscars: Too Early To Call It For ‘Unbroken’?

Next Year’s Oscars: Too Early To Call It For ‘Unbroken’?

March 4, 2014


Filed under Entertainment

By Glenn Whipp Los Angeles Times (MCT) Angelina Jolie showed up at the Academy Awards on Sunday night on the arm of partner Brad Pitt, who ended up winning an Oscar as one of the producers of “12 Years a Slave.” Don’t be surprised if you see Jolie at the Dolby again next year, this time with Pi...

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