Oscar horse race to be a photo finish – Washington Post

Washington PostLOS ANGELES — Many of the winners who will take home an Oscar on Sunday have long been forecast, their triumph made seemingly self-evident after months of anticipation. That…

Real-Life Stories Behind Best Picture Nominees – ABC News

ABC NewsIf many of this year’s best picture nominees sound familiar, it could be because they are based on real-life stories. Six of the nine Academy Award nominated films claim…

Oscar for ‘Best Picture’ Worth Its Weight in Gold – ABC News

ABC NewsFor a movie to win the Oscar for Best Picture is, of course, an honor. But what’s it worth at the box office? To find out, IBISWorld, an industry…

Oscars: What to watch out for – BBC News

BBC NewsThe voting is over. With only one day to go, here’s a look at what this year’s Oscar race could throw up. The Best Picture race is tougher to…

Academy Awards 2014 Preview: ‘Gravity’s’ Alfonso Cuarón likely headed for new … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsOscar-watchers and movie fans notice the times when the Best Director winner doesn’t match up with Best Picture. It seems wrong, and out of sync. (When directors…

Oscars 2014: how to be just cynical enough to pick the winners – The Guardian

The GuardianEach week before the Oscars, which take place on Sunday, Guardian film reviewer Tom Shone has been breaking down the likely winners at this year’s Academy Awards. Today, his…

Oscar horse race to be a photo finish – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleLOS ANGELES (AP) — Many of the winners who will take home an Oscar on Sunday have long been forecast, their triumph made seemingly self-evident after months of…

Please, Oscars: Don’t Give ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Any Awards – Huffington Post

Huffington PostIt’s not for anyone who identifies as LGBT. The movie is resolutely not about them. Is it for homophobes, who can learn from the movie’s example that maybe you…

Oscar Disconnect: Top Box Office Movies Earned 4x More than Nominated Movies – NewsBusters (blog)

Oscar Disconnect: Top Box Office Movies Earned 4x More than Nominated MoviesNewsBusters (blog)But just one (“Gravity”) of the top 10 box office films was nominated for Best Picture. Some of…

Oscar Preps: Will Rain Spoil the Show? – Entertainment Tonight News

Entertainment Tonight NewsL.A.’s worst storm in two years is predicted to hit this weekend, but if you think that’ll slow the Academy Awards down, you got another thing coming. ET’s…

Oscar campaigns may be over-the-top, but they keep otherwise-endangered … – Washington Post

Washington PostAs the Academy Awards ceremony approaches on March 2, the race for best picture seems more wide open than ever, with three movies — “Gravity,” “12 Years a Slave”…

Voting for Academy Awards 2014 – Lima Ohio

Voting for Academy Awards 2014Lima OhioHow many of the nine films nominated for Best Picture have you seen? I’ve seen them all, thanks to our local Cineplex. Here they are,…

Oscars: My Best Picture is… Digital Spy staff’s Academy Awards picks – Digital Spy

Oscars: My Best Picture is… Digital Spy staff’s Academy Awards picksDigital SpySo competitive is the race for the coveted Best Picture Academy Award this year, it’s even sparked some heated…

Ranking Oscar Best Picture Nominees as Investments: Which Film Made Back … – TheWrap

TheWrapEspecially for those who helped bankroll this year’s nine Academy Award nominees for Best Picture. When it came to the biggest bang for the buck, size mattered. “Gravity” is both…

Do films get a box-office bump from Oscar? – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleWhen “Up” (2009) became the first animated film since “Beauty and the Beast” to be nominated for best picture, the total box office benefit was: $0. The May…

10 biggest best picture upsets in Oscar history – KSDK

10 biggest best picture upsets in Oscar historyKSDKWhen it comes to the Academy Awards, the best-picture race tends to stick to script, which argues well for this year’s front-runners, 12…

Gravity wins Bafta for best British film – BBC News

BBC NewsIt was also honoured for visual effects, cinematography, best sound and original music. Alfonso Cuaron also won best director. 12 Years a Slave won best film with its star…

12 Years a Slave and Gravity Win Big at the 2014 BAFTA Awards: See the Full … – E! Online

E! OnlineThe stage was set, the celebs walked the red carpet and the show began. As the 2014 BAFTA Awards kicked off from London’s swanky Royal Opera House, competition for…

’12 Years a Slave’ wins best film, actor at British Academy Awards – MassLive.com

MassLive.comLONDON (AP) — The force of “Gravity” was strong at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday — but it was unflinching drama “12 Years a Slave” that took the…

Berlin International Film Festival: Awards highlights – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Chinese film Bai Ri Yan Huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice) has won the Golden Bear for best picture at the Berlin International Film Festival. Liao Fan won the…

Chinese film wins Best Picture at Berlin film festival – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Chinese film Bai Ri Yan Huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice) has won the Golden Bear for best picture at the Berlin international film festival. Liao Fan won the…

The Academy Awards Ceremony Is Turning Into A Pretty Awesome Concert – Uproxx

UproxxThis year’s Academy Awards ceremony is shaping up to be a must-watch, even for people who might not give an Oscar’s ass which film takes home the honor of Best…

86th Academy Award Best Picture Posters Get the LEGO Treatment – First Showing

First ShowingThis time Yahoo Movies has unveiled some awards season LEGO fun by recreating the movie posters for all nine of this year’s nominees for Best Picture at the 86th…

‘Oscar bump’ at box office not particularly visible – News10.net

‘Oscar bump’ at box office not particularly visibleNews10.netWhile no movie from this year’s best-picture nominees has seen a sharp ‘Oscar bump’ at the box office, analysts say most movies are…

The PGA Award for best film… is a tie! – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — For the past six years, every feature film chosen by the Producers Guild of America for its top honor has gone on to win…

Your guide to Oscar top nominations – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWith the Oscars weeks away, USA TODAY Network lists the top contenders. Check out the movie trailers and see our reviews. Best picture nominations. 1. American Hustle. The film,…

2014 Critics’ Choice Awards fashion: Amy Adams, Lupita Nyong’o rule the red … – The Star-Ledger – NJ.com

The Star-Ledger – NJ.comAs “12 Years a Slave,” the best picture winner at the Golden Globes and last night’s Critics’ Choice Awards, gains more momentum for the Oscars, on the…

’12 Years’ and ‘Hustle’ are Critics’ Choice – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAt the 18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, “American Hustle” won four prizes, including best comedy.”12 Years a Slave” collected two other awards besides best picture: best supporting actress…

Margot Robbie enjoys dinner with Bradley Cooper after Critics’ Choice Awards – Daily Mail

Daily MailShe has struck gold as the leading lady in an Oscar nominated film at the ripe age of 23. And as a result, Australian beauty Margot Robbie is frequently…

Analysis: Oscar’s best-picture nominees – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Oscar nominations announced Thursday underscore a particularly strong year for Hollywood. USA TODAY’s Scott Bowles examines the nine nominees for best picture and the challenges they face in…

Oscar race is extremely crowded and incredibly close – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThis crowded film awards race is going to be tight right down to the wire. That’s the main message from the Oscar nominations revealed on Thursday morning, after academy…

Golden Globes 2014: “American Hustle,” “12 Years a Slave” win best picture … – CBS News

CBS NewsCharles Roven and cast of “American Hustle” accept the award for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Award at The Beverly Hilton Hotel…

Golden Globes 2014: Stars plagued with nerves as as ‘Breaking Bad’ wins big – Fox News

Fox NewsSimple and chic with just the right amount of sexy, Amy proves she’s got more than just jokes. (AP). ADVERTISEMENT. Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars stumbled over their speeches…

Producer Noms Go To Woody Allen’s Movie, Shut Out Harvey Weinstein (Analysis) – Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterEight or nine of today’s ten PGA Awards nominees will also be nominated for the best picture Oscar — but one or two art-house films that were not recognized…

Peter O’Toole Of ‘Lawrence Of Arabia’, ‘Supergirl’ Passed Away

Peter O’Toole Was A Hit, With His Camel, On David Letterman In 1995 Peter O’Toole, one of the greatest actors in the history of cinema, passed away today at the…