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Academy offers a whodunit of epic proportions

Academy offers a whodunit of epic proportions

February 28, 2017


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LOS ANGELES — Not since a Chicago newspaper headlined “Dewey Defeats Truman” has there been a massive public screw-up on the order of what happened at the Oscars on Sunday night. But it’s an ill wind that blows nobody some good, and the huge embarrassment for Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway and the a...

A retro rewind and glamorous gowns for the ages at the Oscars

A retro rewind and glamorous gowns for the ages at the Oscars

February 28, 2017


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LOS ANGELES — The red carpet style at the 89th Academy Awards was a total retro rewind Sunday that even the boldest of the bunch (Janelle Monae, we’re talking to you and your Elie Saab Haute Couture gown) wouldn’t have looked out of place at the 19th Academy Awards, thanks to m...

‘Silence’ timed for Oscar surprise

‘Silence’ timed for Oscar surprise

December 6, 2016


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By Libby Hill Los Angeles Times (TNS) A film 26 years in the making, Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” may be settling in to play spoiler at the Oscars. Scorsese’s passion project had been in development since 1990 before premiering on Tuesday at the Vatican. An adaptation of a 1966 novel of the s...

Oscars Have An ‘Old-Fashioned Idea’ Of A Score, And Other Thoughts By ‘The Revenant’ composers

Oscars Have An ‘Old-Fashioned Idea’ Of A Score, And Other Thoughts By ‘The Revenant’ composers

February 25, 2016


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(PHOTO) By David Ng Los Angeles Times (TNS) The urgent request arrived in May at a difficult personal time for composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. Could he fly to Los Angeles — tomorrow, if possible — to meet with Alejandro G. Inarritu? The director wanted Sakamoto to create the score for “The Revenant,”...

A look at the short films up for Oscars

February 4, 2016


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By Steven Rea The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) War and conflict (ethnic, religious, domestic) dominate the field in the live-action short-films competition for the 2016 Academy Awards. Although “Ave Maria,” from Arab Israeli filmmaker Basil Khalil, is comedic in tone, its depiction of the war...

Oscars: Why Neil Patrick Harris (And Everyone Else) Is Wrong For The Job

Oscars: Why Neil Patrick Harris (And Everyone Else) Is Wrong For The Job

February 26, 2015


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By Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Neil Patrick Harris’ uneven performance at the Oscars on Sunday (“bombing … atrophied ... airless,” and those were some of the kinder assessments) raised the question that comes up nearly every late winter, as the endless circuit of...

Oscars Producers Hoping For Another ‘Adele Dazeem’ Moment

Oscars Producers Hoping For Another ‘Adele Dazeem’ Moment

February 19, 2015


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By Rebecca Keegan Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — The day after the Oscars last year, the show’s producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron received a call from John Travolta apologizing for fumbling the name of singer Idina Menzel. Travolta’s mispronunciation — Adele Dazeem — had become...

Wes Anderson Braces For Oscar’s Appraisal Of ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’

Wes Anderson Braces For Oscar’s Appraisal Of ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’

February 19, 2015


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By Glenn Whipp Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — If you watched the Golden Globes last month, you might remember co-host Amy Poehler joking that Wes Anderson, a filmmaker known for his meticulous, fanciful style, had arrived at the ceremony on “a bike made of antique tuba parts.” The camera ...

Adventures in Barrywood: 5 reasons that Matthew McConaughey deserved the Oscar

Stephanie Rietz, Reporter

March 10, 2014


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By Barry Koltnow The Orange County Register (MCT) It is unprofessional for me to root for a particular actor to win an Oscar, but I couldn’t help myself. I’m glad that Matthew McConaughey won a best actor Oscar for “Dallas Buyers Club,” and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I should make it...

Social Media Thanked For Helping Oscars Achieve Audience Gold

Social Media Thanked For Helping Oscars Achieve Audience Gold

March 4, 2014


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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...

“Nebraska” Nominated for Oscar

“Nebraska” Nominated for Oscar

Jackson Miller, Shift Editor

January 16, 2014


Filed under Movies, Top Stories

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and "Nebraska" was nominated for best picture. Bruce Dern was nominated for leading actor, and June Squibb was nominated for best supporting actress. " Nebraska" was also nominated for cinematography, direction, and original screen play. For more information...

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