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Rudderless: A Conversation with William H. Macy, Plus Chats with Louis Michot, Music Maker's Tim Duffy, and a Lenachka Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

William H. Macy: "Yes! Separate from the story we told and how well I might have succeeded or failed it's a life-changer because it's the first time I've directed a feature and at this point in my career it's completely new."

Why I'm So Excited for the New Annie Movie With Quvenzhané Wallis

Olivia Cole | Posted 05.07.2014 | Black Voices
Olivia Cole

Google "coming of age movies" and you will find that the stories our culture says define coming of age are those like The Sandlot or Superbad. For boys of color there are far fewer, but some: Cooley High. Boyz in the Hood. School Daze. Try Googling "coming of age movies for girls" and you'll find a lot less.

Raising a Greek Cinema Paradiso

Dan Siegel | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Siegel

When Alexander Payne stepped off the boat in late July to arrive on the Greek isle of Patmos, few locals recognized a major Hollywood writer-director in their midst -- or had a chance to see his films on the silver screen.

WATCH: Quvenzhané Wallis Had A Dance-Off To End All Dance-Offs

Posted 04.17.2013 | Parents

Nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis, the breakout star of "Beasts of the Southern Wild," is already famous for being the youngest Oscar nominee in histor...

Which Little Girls Is It 'OK' To Make Fun Of?

The Huffington Post | Oliver Noble | Posted 02.28.2013 | Comedy

There was been much debate as to whether The Onion’s controversial Oscar night tweet, about Quvenzhané Wallis, was brilliant satire or offensive tr...

Boycott Oscar? Take These 3 Positive Steps Instead!

Jan Lisa Huttner | Posted 04.28.2013 | Women
Jan Lisa Huttner

In my heart-of-hearts, I wanted to boycott this year's Oscar ceremony, but even if I had -- even if we all had -- that would have been too little, too late.

Onion Blasted For Insulting 9-Year-Old Actress

Posted 02.25.2013 | Media

The Onion set Twitter on fire Sunday night after insulting Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhane Wallis. The satirical newspaper's tweet, shown below,...

Sasha Bronner

BULLIES? | Sasha Bronner | Posted 09.04.2013 | Los Angeles

The Independent Spirit Awards are stereotyped as a drunken, casual, beachside soiree that takes place the day before the classy people step out for th...

WATCH: Black Oscars Speeches Through The Years

Posted 02.23.2013 | Black Voices

From film scoring to production, direction and acting, African Americans have touched many facets of the film genre. As we approach this year’s 8...

'Beasts Of The Southern Wild': Making The 'Little' Movie That Got 4 Oscar Noms

Posted 02.22.2013 | OWN

It's the little movie that could, and now it's nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Benh Zeitlin), Best Adapted S...

Say Cheers To The Weekend With These 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Inspired Sips

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 02.22.2013 | Black Voices

Fridays bring plenty of cocktail-mixing, glass-raising merriment of their own, but we'd like to thank the Academy for giving us another reason to stir...

Oscar Nominee Benh Zeitlin on Collective Filmmaking

Ariston Anderson | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

For most people, the idea of making it in Hollywood today involves a ton of backdoor wheeling and dealing, some backstabbing, and an endless fight to step on others to get to the top. Benh Zeitlin has taken the opposite approach.

Why Beasts of the Southern Wild Doesn't Deserve Its Oscar Nominations

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.16.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Cheap, amateurish and sometimes just plain hard to watch, Beasts enjoyed a wave of overwrought critical hosannas, going all the way back to when the film first was shown more than a year ago at the Sundance Film Festival.

WATCH: Michelle Obama Hosts 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Screening, Talks Being Prepared For Opportunities

Posted 02.13.2013 | Black Voices

On the heels of her husband's State of the Union speech, first lady Michelle Obama rallied supporters around a cause of her own Wednesday -- her love ...

Huffington This Week: Inside the Fantasy Factory

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment
Arianna Huffington

In this week's special Oscars issue, our executive entertainment editor Mike Hogan maps his own journey from Oscar skeptic to Oscar fanatic. Mike Ryan speaks with Quvenzhané Wallis, the 9-year-old who is the youngest ever Best Actress nominee. And with viewership lagging among the coveted 18 to 49 demographic, Mallika Rao asks: how can the show be made better?

The Bestest 2012, Filmmage

Marc Ruxin | Posted 03.31.2013 | Entertainment
Marc Ruxin

The big films this year were smarter, longer and largely better than any year for the past decade.

A Review of the Academy Awards Best Picture Films

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 03.20.2013 | Comedy
Jeff Sorensen

I could write numerous articles on how Tarantino and DiCaprio got the shaft, how Christopher Nolan got cheated, and how Looper didn't even get a best original screenplay nomination, but I'll stick to just the Best Picture category to tear apart.

'Beasts' Exhibition Heads To NOLA

ARTINFO | Posted 03.17.2013 | Arts

Director Benh Zeitlin and his colleagues from Court 13 Pictures, whose breakout indie hit "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is nominated for Best Picture ...

Mike Ryan

Playing Hide-And-Seek With Oscar Nominee Quvenzhane Wallis | Mike Ryan | Posted 02.01.2013 | Entertainment

"Mike, I think you need to check the bathroom," the studio publicist told me. It was June of last year, and we were inside a luxury hotel room in M...

HuffPost Oscars Prediction Dashboard

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.14.2013 | Entertainment

Don't rely on bloviating pundits to tell you who'll prevail on Hollywood's big night. The Huffington Post has crunched the stats on every Oscar nomine...

Why I Won't be Seeing the Oscar-Winning Movie This Year

Joan Gage | Posted 03.16.2013 | Fifty
Joan Gage

This year, it's looking as if I won't be buying tickets to most of the nominees for Best Picture, because I have this built-in protective mechanism which keeps me away from exceptionally violent films.

PHOTOS: Quvenzhané Is The CUTEST!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.11.2013 | Black Voices

On Thursday morning 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis became the youngest Oscar nominee for Best Actress and by that evening she was accepting the Critics...

WATCH: Quvenzhané Wallis' Rise To History

Posted 01.18.2013 | Black Voices

Making Oscar history at the tender age of 9 doesn’t happen too often for many rising stars in Hollywood. But for Quvenzhané Wallis her debut role i...

Meet The Youngest Best Actress Nominee Ever

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 01.11.2013 | Entertainment

Quvenzhané Wallis just made history. With the announcement of the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards this morning, the Louisiana-born Wallis...

'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Star Takes His Tasty Treats From NOLA To NYC

Posted 01.08.2013 | Black Voices

This spring is going to bring more than warm temperatures and fresh flowers to residents of NYC. According to New York magazine's Grub Street blog, "B...