'Timbuktu' Oscar nod a 'great sign' for Africa: director

Jan 16, 2015

'Timbuktu' Oscar nod a 'great sign' for Africa: director

The Oscar nomination for Mauritanian film “Timbuktu,” about daily life in the Islamist-occupied city, is a “great sign for Mauritania and Africa,” the film’s director said on Thursday. The film made history earlier in the day, when all the Academy Award nominees were announced, ...

'Birdman,' 'Grand Budapest Hotel' top Oscar nods

Jan 16, 2015

'Birdman,' 'Grand Budapest Hotel' top Oscar nods

Dark comedy “Birdman” and stylish crime caper “The Grand Budapest Hotel” topped the Oscars nominations list Thursday with nine each, firing the starting gun on the home stretch of Hollywood’s awards race. In second place was World War II code-breaking thriller “The Imitation Game,” ...

Amazon signs Woody Allen to create his first TV series

Jan 14, 2015

Amazon signs Woody Allen to create his first TV series

Amazon Studios is delivering Woody Allen as creator of his first-ever TV series. The Oscar-winning filmmaker will write and direct all of the episodes of the half-hour series. A full season has been ordered for Amazon’s Prime Instant Video, the company announced Tuesday. The ...

Golden Globes spread love around — except to North Korea

Jan 12, 2015

Golden Globes spread love around — except to North Korea

The 72nd annual Golden Globes Awards spread the love around to everyone except North Korea and Bill Cosby. The awards season favorite, Richard Linklater’s 12-years-in-the-making “Boyhood,” won best director for Linklater and best supporting actress for Patricia Arquette. Perhaps the chief Oscar rival to ...

Jan 12, 2015

List of winners for the Golden Globe Awards

List of winners of the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Sunday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: Motion Pictures Picture, Drama: “Boyhood.” Picture, Musical or Comedy: “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Actor, Drama: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything” Actress, ...

A tense Hollywood to exhale at glitzy Golden Globes

Jan 12, 2015

A tense Hollywood to exhale at glitzy Golden Globes

When Hollywood gathers for the 72nd annual Golden Globes on Sunday night, real-world events may loom over what’s usually one of the industry’s most carefree and rollicking evenings. The three-hour ceremony, which will be televised live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, ...