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'Bieberhood' Is The Film That 'Boyhood' Could Never Be

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.16.2015 | Comedy

Never mind the groundbreaking achievement of filming the Oscar-nominated movie "Boyhood" over 12 long years. How about the life of a Justin Bieber ...

"Citizenfour," Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Sally Fay | Posted 05.05.2015 | Entertainment
Sally Fay

I went to the 8:30 a.m. U.S. premiere of, "Bonobo,"a film co-written and directed by Matthew Hammett Knott. "Bonobo," was first released in the UK to great success, winning awards and was very well received.

Academy Award Winners You Didn't Know Were From Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.29.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Hollywood awarded its greatest honors Feb. 22, doling out prizes for excellence in movies at the 87th Academy Awards. It was also a big night for Illinois -- at least three of the award winners come from the Prairie State.

6 Current Cultural Themes -- What We Learned From Sunday Night's Oscars

Jonathan Hall | Posted 04.27.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Hall

Here are a few observations on current shifts in our cultural zeitgeist -- and how they found a reflection in some of Sunday night's best picture contenders at the Oscars.

Why the Boyhood Oscar Snub Smarts So Much

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

We can say the Academy Award doesn't matter to truly independent filmmakers and their fans. We can use this as the ultimate -- or most recent -- proof that the Academy just doesn't "get it."

Oscar Watch: Why Eddie Redmayne Beating Michael Keaton Is Bad

Andy Hoglund | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Andy Hoglund

Besides the Great Boyhood snub of 2015 -- and Eddie Murphy affirming he's purged all personality/humor -- this year's biggest regret surrounds Eddie Redmayne beating Michael Keaton for Best Actor.

Feb.1 -- Finnish Indie-Virtuosos Award -- Rosamund Pike, J.K. Simmons, David Oyelowo -- Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Sally Fay | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment
Sally Fay

On Sunday, February 1st, I was in "the first audience to see" the World Premiere of an independent film from Finland called "Eila, Rampe and Baby Girl...

The Oscars at Almost 4 Hours: Even So, Neil Patrick Harris Did the Trick

Michael Russnow | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The Academy Awards for me was a surprise, notably in that I mostly enjoyed Neil Patrick Harris' performance.

'Birdman' Wins Best Picture At The 2015 Oscars

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.26.2015 | Entertainment

One of the haziest Best Picture races in recent memory has been settled: "Birdman" took home the grand prize at Sunday's Oscars. Alejandro Gonzál...

Alejandro González Iñárritu Wins Best Director At The 2015 Oscars

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 02.26.2015 | Entertainment

Alejandro González Iñárritu won Best Director at Sunday's Oscars for "Birdman." Iñárritu bested Wes Anderson ("The Grand Budapest Hotel"), Ben...

Wes Anderson Still Hasn't Won An Oscar

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.26.2015 | Entertainment

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bo took home the Best Original Screenplay prize for their "Bi...

What To Expect From The Oscars Tonight

AP | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Oscar movies this year may be small, but they're packing a lot of drama. When the 87th Academy Awards kick off Sunday nigh...

Last-Minute Oscar Predictions To Hold You Over Until Sunday

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.20.2015 | Entertainment

After months of campaigning, prognosticating and hand-wringing over the lack of diversity, the big show is almost here. We'll have a brand new batch o...

My Oscar Predictions

Andy Hoglund | Posted 04.20.2015 | Entertainment
Andy Hoglund

Today, the Oscar race has splinted with many of the top categories still open-ended. If you want to know the winners, search your soul and wait until Sunday. If you want to know my informed predictions? Proceed...

How To Sound Like You Know A Lot About This Year's Oscar Movies

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.19.2015 | Entertainment

With less than a week until the Oscars, chances are you've caught most of the movies you'll manage to see before Sunday's ceremony. Even if awards fat...

It's Okay If You Didn't Like 'Boyhood', And Here Are Many Reasons Why

Bob Cesca | Posted 04.18.2015 | Entertainment
Bob Cesca

For several days now, I've been struggling to understand why I'm so out of the loop on this one. It's not because I don't like experimental films or Richard Linklater. I didn't like Boyhood because it wasted my time with mostly unlikable characters, generally bad storytelling, and a whole lot of nothing.

Day 4 -- Oscar Nominated Writers and Producers (Santa Barbara International Film Festival)

Sally Fay | Posted 04.14.2015 | Entertainment
Sally Fay

On Saturday, January 31st, at 11:00, I tucked into the Lobero Theatre for the sold-out Writer's Panel featuring Oscar nominees, Graham Moore ("The ...

Will Regret, Significance or Accomplishment Win at the Oscars?

Jen Grisanti | Posted 04.12.2015 | Entertainment
Jen Grisanti

What film will win the Best Picture Oscar this year? Will it be the one with the greatest production accomplishment? Will it be the one that takes you deep inside a character's subjective world-view and makes you see life from his limited perspective?

Proof The Oscars Don't Always Give Best Picture To The Year's Best Movie

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment

We like to think Best Picture goes to the year's most celebrated film, but that's hardly the case. In fact, just three of the past 20 winners ("12 Yea...

The State of the Oscar Race: Post-DGAs and BAFTAs

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 04.11.2015 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

This was a major weekend for Oscar predictors, starting with the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards and wrapping up with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards. Lots of very important data came in, so let's get right to it.

And Now 'Boyhood' Is Back In The Race After BAFTA Wins

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 04.10.2015 | Entertainment

LONDON (AP) — Slow-cooked coming-of-age tale "Boyhood" took the best film and director trophies at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday, while ...

What the Producers Guild Awards Mean for the Oscars

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 03.27.2015 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

The PGAs have correctly picked the last seven Best Picture winners (if we count the tie). Their last miss came back in 2006, when The Departed won the Oscar over PGA champion Little Miss Sunshine.

Represent

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 03.22.2015 | Entertainment
Helen Eisenbach

Thursday morning when I learned the Academy's list of nominees, I spent the rest of the day alternating between despair and rage. In fact, I have loved movies unabashedly since I was 18 months old and my mother took me to see my first feature.

All The Winners From The Critics' Choice Movie Awards

AP | Posted 01.16.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fresh off their Oscar nominations, "Birdman" and "Boyhood" added to their awards-season haul with multiple wins at the Critics' C...

How Did the Math Do on the 2015 Oscar Nominations?

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

Thursday morning was a wonderful and terrible morning for Hollywood. Some filmmakers got the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of hearing their names called as Oscar nominees (or, if you're Meryl Streep, 19-times-in-a-lifetime). Others were left empty-handed.