'12 Years a Slave' rises up at Academy Awards

Mar 3, 2014

'12 Years a Slave' rises up at Academy Awards

Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama “12 Years a Slave” best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards on Sunday — the first best-picture winner directed by a black filmmaker. Steve McQueen’s slavery odyssey, based on Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir, has been hailed ...

Masterful Day-Lewis makes Oscars history

Feb 26, 2013

Masterful Day-Lewis makes Oscars history

Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage crisis drama “Argo” won the coveted best film Oscar on Sunday at the 85th Academy Awards, Hollywood’s biggest night. Taiwan-born Ang Lee won best director for the 3-D fantasy spectacular “Life of Pi,” Daniel Day-Lewis took home an unprecedented third ...