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'12 Years a Slave'

'12 Years A Slave' Auditions Must Have Been Super Awkward

Posted 03.03.2014 | Comedy

The film "12 Years a Slave" is up for nine Oscars this year, with several nominations going to black artists involved in the film. But "Saturday Night...

'SNL' Critic Dings Woody Allen

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 03.02.2014 | Comedy

"Saturday Night Live" brought back 19th century critic Jebidiah Atkinson (Taran Killam), a new Weekend Update favorite, on this week's episode. This t...

This Year's Indie Spirit Award Winners

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.01.2014 | Entertainment

The 2014 Spirit Awards, Film Independent's annual honors for the year in indie film, were handed out in Santa Monica, Calif. on Saturday, with "12 Yea...

Madness, Divinest Sense and This Year's Oscars

Rev. Galen Guengerich | Posted 04.30.2014 | Media
Rev. Galen Guengerich

It seems to me that this tendency to excuse libertine excesses by talented people inverts our moral hierarchy, since it basically says that those whom we acclaim as best are excused for acting the worst.

So, What Will REALLY Win Best Picture?

Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment
Christopher Rosen

"12 Years a Slave," "Gravity" and "American Hustle" are vying for this year's Best Picture honors. Let's figure out which one wins.

Refusing the Happy Ending: 12 Years A Slave

Miriam Petty | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices
Miriam Petty

Hollywood movies are notoriously good at reducing complex problems to isolated, emotional experiences. The happy endings of films on racial themes reflect Americans' collective investment in concluding a conversation that has barely begun.

Weeklings!: Why Every Oscar-Nominated Movie Is Terrible (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

2014-02-28-weeklingsoscarnoms2014small.pngIn this edition of Weeklings!, I tell you everything that's wrong with the Oscar-nominated films of this year. We've only got a week until the big event! Catch up on cynicism now!

What The Oscars Nominees Should Wear On The Red Carpet

Vogue | Posted 04.29.2014 | Style
Vogue

Here, our wish list of what these 10 talented nominees should wear for the 2014 Academy Awards.

Here's How The Best Picture Nominees Are Determined

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 02.27.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Was it Lee Daniels' "The Butler," the folk rock bio pic "Inside Llewyn Davis," or Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine"? We'll never know...

The 2014 Academy Awards (Sort Of)

Spencer Green | Posted 04.29.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Warning: This parody contains frank language and images of Shia LaBeouf. Parental guidance is suggested.

Watch This And Win Your Best Picture Oscar Bet

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.29.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Who's taking home this year's Best Picture Oscar? In this quick segment, we look at the best predictors of who will win Best Picture, to give you a...

Anonymous Oscar Voter Slams Meryl Streep

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.27.2014 | Entertainment

What's it like inside the minds of Oscar voters? This, apparently: an anonymous member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences directors' bra...

Why No One Cares About This Year's Oscars

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.29.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If anything, the disconnect between the studios and quality films is more pronounced now than it's ever been. Hollywood's solution? Open up more slots in the best-picture category, in hopes of tricking Oscar voters into nominating some box-office hits as well as the arthouse fare that seems to dominate the awards.

And the Winner Is... And What It Says About Us

Jon Eig | Posted 04.29.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

The Best Picture rarely tells us what the best picture is. But it very often gives us a valuable glimpse into what our society is going through at the time of the award. I thought I'd take a stab at describing what a win for each contender would say about our current society.

The True Story Behind Oscar-Nominated '12 Years A Slave'

OWN | Posted 02.27.2014 | OWN

Chiwetel Ejiofor is nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Solomon Northup, a free man who was sold into slavery, in "12 Years a Slave." Ejiof...

Nick Clooney's Book The Movies That Changed Us Made Timely by This Year's Oscars

Steven Rosen | Posted 04.28.2014 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

As Sunday's date for this year's Academy Awards approaches, and with it the growing suspense over who will win what, Nick Clooney follows from his Augusta, Ky., home (near Cincinnati) with special interest.

'12 Years A Slave' Heading To The Classroom

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 02.25.2014 | Black Voices

Director Steve McQueen's movie "12 Years A Slave" has caused quite a splash in Hollywood, and now the critically-acclaimed film is heading to the clas...

The Best Oscar Movie Parodies on YouTube

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.27.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

This year's Oscar contenders are ripe for parody -- from Wolf of Wall Street with actual wolves to turning Her into Him starring "Seth Rogen." The ...

Lost and Lonely: Spirituality and the Oscars

Greg Garrett | Posted 04.27.2014 | Entertainment
Greg Garrett

This year the top movies reflect the hopes, fears, and obsessions of their audiences, and so they offer us a chance to reflect on what these films can teach us. As our opening images suggest, one of the primary themes of our current films is one of our current dilemmas: Why do we feel so alone in a world in which it is possible to be connected 24/7?

Everything You Need To Know About The 2014 Oscar Nominees

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.25.2014 | Entertainment

Oscar voting closes on Tuesday, Feb. 25, which means our debates about the morality of "The Wolf of Wall Street" and the quality of Meryl Streep's "Au...

6 Foolproof Oscar Predictions For Sunday Night

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.01.2014 | Entertainment

On March 2, six weeks and three days after the 86th annual Academy Award nominations were announced -- and almost six months after Vulture declared th...

The Academy Awards: Which Movies Will Win, Which Should Win, and Which I'll Probably Get Around To Watching

Galanty Miller | Posted 04.26.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

The Academy Awards are meaningless. Well, okay, they're not "meaningless." They give Joan Rivers something to do. But because a movie wins "Best Picture" does not mean it's the best picture.

Lupita Is Hollywood's New Fixation

AP | JESSICA HERNDON | Posted 02.24.2014 | Black Voices

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Lupita Nyong'o is preparing herself for normalcy. After the frenzy that's followed her gripping performance in "12 Year...

There's So Much Good Stuff In Jennifer Lawrence's Oscar Campaign

Vanity Fair | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment

Welcome to For Your Consideration, an unapologetically obsessive conversation about the Oscar race. Between now and March 2, 2014, Vanity Fair digital...

Full List Of BAFTA Winners

AP | Posted 02.17.2014 | Entertainment

LONDON (AP) — Winners of the 2014 British Academy Film Awards, presented Sunday: Film — "12 Years a Slave"...