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March 2, 2006 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
Just days before an Academy Awards ceremony in which it could win a best-picture Oscar, "Crash" is triggering a messy pileup at the courthouse. The film's makers have been sniping for weeks over who deserves the most credit for getting the critically acclaimed movie off the ground.
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NEWS
January 24, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
It may have seemed as if "The Social Network" is the unstoppable front-runner as the Oscars nominations are being announced this week, but "The King's Speech" boosted its chances at the academy's top prize by winning the prestigious Producers Guild of America Award this weekend. Both films are likely to be nominated in the best picture category when the 83rd Academy Awards are announced at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. Also on en pointe to do well when the nominations for the 83rd annual Academy Awards are announced at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday is the psychological thriller "Black Swan," as well as "Inception," "The Fighter," "Toy Story 3" and "True Grit.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2013 | By Jasmine Elist
Tate Donovan, nominated in the ensemble in a motion picture category for his role as Bob Anders in "Argo," approached the press line at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards red carpet with his eyes on the readily available bottle of Purell. "Do you have this out here for when you shake actors' hands? Us actors, we're just disgustingly dirty, aren't we? This would never happen at the DGAs!" Still in high spirits from "Argo's" tremendous win at the Golden Globes, Donovan shouted, "We didn't expect it at all!
NEWS
February 26, 2012 | Patrick Kevin Day
Michel Hazanavicius' "The Artist" was named best picture at the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday. It is the first essentially silent film to win best picture since "Wings" won at the first Oscar ceremony in 1929. Additionally, "The Artist" is the first black-and-white movie to win best picture since"Schindler's List"in 1994. "The Artist" is a look at the early days of Hollywood starring Jean Dujardin as silent film star George Valentin and Berenice Bejo as the ordinary girl who becomes a silent film sensation.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
The cast of "Argo" took home the Screen Actors Guild's top honor Sunday night, solidifying its status as the front-runner in an Oscar race that has been muddled from the beginning. The award for cast in a motion picture is often seen as a bellwether for the Academy Award best picture prize because many SAG members are members of the actors branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences -- the largest voting bloc of the organization. "Argo," which also took home the top honor from the Producers Guild of America Saturday night, bested the casts of "Lincoln," "Les Misérables," "Silver Linings Playbook and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2013 | By Susan King
Shohreh Aghdashloo, the first Iranian actress to be nominated for an Academy Award, will be honored at the sixth Noor Iranian Film Festival, which takes place Oct. 18-24. Aghdashloo, who earned a supporting actress Oscar nomination for 2003's "House of Sand and Fog," will receive the NIFF Achievement Award at the closing night ceremonies at the Skirball Cultural Center.  Producer Hawk Koch, president of the Producers Guild of America who just completed a year as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will present the award.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
Film commissioners from Indonesia to Uruguay to New Orleans will converge on the Los Angeles Convention Center today for the annual Locations show. More than 200 exhibitors from 40 countries will attend the two-day event, which is expected to draw 2,500 film industry executives, producers and location scouts eager to find the latest information about where to shoot their projects and what kind of incentives they can fetch. Hosted by the Assn. of Film Commissioners International (AFCI)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 2014 | By Susan King
"12 Years a Slave," director Steve McQueen's harrowing depiction of slavery in America, won top motion picture honors at the 45th NAACP Image Awards on Saturday evening at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Lupita Nyong'o won in the supporting actress category for her role in "12 Years," and in a separate ceremony Friday evening, McQueen won the Image Award for director and John Ridley for the film's screenplay. By beating "Lee Daniels' the Butler" and "Fruitvale Station," among others, in the motion picture category, "12 Years a Slave" heads into the Academy Awards on March 2 with yet more honors.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2002 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what could prove to be a more momentous disappearing act--certainly for the filmmakers--than any magic conjured up on screen by the wizard Gandalf in New Line Cinema's "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," the four credited producers of the film have agreed to let arbitrators decide which one of the four will not get to step up on stage at the Kodak Theatre next month should the film be named best picture at the Academy Awards.
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