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• How the night unfolded
• Gravity pulls all night
• Full list of winners
• 10 things we learned
This year's Academy Awards was a very good year, pretty well a vintage year in fact, with excellent films of very different genres being recognised. For a critic it is gratifying to see them rewarded, though baffling in other ways to watch the spectacle of so many others being ignored. Well, that is what happens in this quasi-Superbowl. As ever, the Oscars revealed themselves to be purely enjoyable only for the observers, the journalists and the big winners with the majority of the actual participants undergoing what I suspect is a terrible ordeal and the majority going away under a cloud of disappointment. »
- Peter Bradshaw
All that glitters is not just Oscar. Wealth-x has undertaken the task of ranking Oscar-winning actors and actresses by their accumulated wealth, so that you might have another metric by which to judge them. Here are the top five. 5. Sean ConneryConnery, Sean Connery won his Oscar in 1988 for Best Supporting Actor in The Untouchables. At 83, he's currently valued at $250 million, which can buy him a lot of "Scotland Forever" tattoos. 4. Barbra StreisandThe singer, actor, director, 71, won a Best Actress Oscar in 1969 for Funny Girl. Between her film and music career (and her stock portfolio), she's valued at $310 million. Not bad »
- Alex Heigl
The 86th Academy Awards are this Sunday evening, and we're counting down the minutes!
We've already given you our Oscar predictions, and now we're bringing you a few of the best (and craziest) Academy Awards facts. From the first Best Actor winner to the "one dollar" Oscar rule, here are 23 things you (probably) don't know about the Oscars.
1. The youngest Oscar winner was Tatum O'Neal, who won Best Supporting Actress for "Paper Moon" (1973) when she was only 10 years old. Shirley Temple won the short-lived Juvenile Award at 6 years old.
3. After winning Best Actress for "Cabaret" (1972), Liza Minnelli became (and still is) the only Oscar winner whose parents both earned Oscars. Her mother, Judy Garland, received an honorary award in 1939 and her father, Vincente Minnelli, »
- Jonny Black
Richie Incognito is being held on an involuntary psychiatric hold ... but He was the one who initially wanted to get help ... TMZ Sports has learned. Sources tell us ... Richie was hanging out with a friend last night -- when they started drinking and talking about all of the drama in Richie's life ... including why he smashed up his Ferrari with a baseball bat. Sources tell us ... Richie has been on the verge of a breakdown »
- TMZ Staff
Just as horse racing has its Triple Crown, red-carpet season has its own impressive awards haul that only the boldest of films aspire to win: the "Big Five" at the Oscars. Taking home a trophy in the Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay categories is considered a "sweep" at the Academy Awards, and this year's contest has American Hustle vying for the honor. In the 86-year history of the awards, 42 films have been nominated across the big five categories, with only three ever pulling off the sweep: 1934's It Happened One Night, 1975's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest »
- Kiran Hefa
Unless you're prediction-loving, number-crunching wizard Nate Silver, you probably find statistics pretty boring. But stats concerning the Academy Awards have always been fascinating, mostly because the Oscars are just plain weird, and riddled with anomalies.
The ceremony got its start in the late 1920s, when movies were just making their transition into sound, and early nominees and categories reflected the sheer chaos of those halcyon days of what would eventually become Hollywood's golden age. (Though, of course, any film aficionado worth his/her salt would have a strong opinion about the exact dates that that age entailed.)
As the Oscars tradition continued, the awards became a bit more traditional themselves, settling into a predictable pattern of narratives that have stayed relatively consistent to this day. But there are always idiosyncrasies hiding in the woodwork, and the Academy Awards have them in spades. Here, we've collected some of the most distinctive »
- Katie Roberts
Interview Simon Brew 27 Feb 2014 - 05:44
In the first of a two part look back at his career, James Woods chats to us about family, Scorsese, Stone, Leone and more...
It took a false start or two before we finally got James Woods on the end of the phone. There was no agent connecting us, no middle person to monitor what we were saying. Just a problem with a charging cable, oddly enough.
When we were connected, we launched into an interview that was intended to last 15 minutes, but as it turned out, it passed the hour mark. And heck, we got through a lot: so much, that we've split this interview into two articles. A genuinely fascinating man.
Regular readers will know that we've been long-time fans of James Woods - as highlighted by our look at some of his least appreciated films, here - and as our conversation started, »
Amazon has two great deals going on right now for a couple of impressive Blu-ray collections. The first is the Bond 50: The Complete 23 Film Collection, which also includes Skyfall along with over 120 hours of extras, including "World of Bond", "Being Bond", "Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style" and "Skyfall Videoblogs" for only $119.99, which is 60% off the $300 list price. This week's deal also includes three HD digital copies of past Bond movies. If you're interested, click here to buy it. Next is the Best of Warner Bros 50 Film Collection, which includes the following 50 titles along with Ultraviolet digital copies of each with the * noting Best Picture winners. Grand Hotel* (1932) Mutiny on the Bounty* (1935) Wizard of Oz (1939) Gone with The Wind* (1939) Maltese Falcon, The (1941) Mrs. Miniver* (1942) Casablanca* (1942) Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951) American in Paris, An* (1951) Singin' in the Rain (1952) Gigi* (1958) North By Northwest (1959) Ben-Hur »
- Brad Brevet
The upcoming February 7th release of Nurse 3D has everyone buzzing, and why not? With Paz de la Huerta and Katrina Bowden heating up the screen, how can you go wrong? To celebrate, we bring you Five Beautifully Broken Nurses.
Now, of course you have the standard fare, the all-star psycho nurses like Annie Wilkes in Misery, Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, everyone's favorite nurse to hang around with in Halloween II, and that beastly bunch of corpse-like caregivers from Silent Hill. But we thought we'd go a bit off the beaten path on this one.
First, some honorable mentions. We're going to categorize these nurses as NILFs, but we've got two different types of NILFs. We've got the traditional "Nurses I'd Like to... Fornicate" (with, haha!) and "Nurses I'd Like to Forget" for the really disturbing ones.
Who could forget that Victor Crowley's mother was »
- Scott Hallam
A slew of records were set at Sunday's night Golden Globes. And a quartet of Oscar contenders saw their status elevated to frontrunners with wins here. 1. It was a night of a first-timers prevailing: Amy Adams (American Hustle"), Jacqueline Bisset ("Dancing on the Edge"), Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"), Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club"), Elisabeth Moss ("Top of the Lake"), Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation"), Andy Samberg ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine"), and Robin Wright ("House of Cards"). 2. Although Michael Douglas earned his fourth career Globe for "Behind the Candelabra," it was only the second one he got for acting (after 1987's "Wall Street"). The other two were for producing film champs "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975) and "Romancing the Stone" (1984). 3. Jon Voight claimed the fourth Go »
In Hollywood, plenty of scripts get purchased, and should they even make it to the big screen, the long and arduous process of getting them there is called "development hell". Montezuma has been living in hell for almost half a century. Written by Dalton Trumbo in 1965 as a starring vehicle for Kirk Douglas (the two previously worked together on Spartacus) with Martin Ritt (Hud) intending to direct, the story focuses on the dark and twisted history between Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortez and Aztec leader Montezuma. According to Deadline, the story is "an epic tale of the kinship and ultimately the bloody collision between Montezuma and Cortez as the latter led the Spanish infiltration into Mexico." Now, Montezuma may finally escape the bowels of damnation with the help of Steven Spielberg, Javier Bardem, and Steve Zaillian. Hit the jump for more. The involvement of three major talents like Spielberg, Bardem, and »
- Matt Goldberg
I had a busy weekend, and in the rush of it, somehow missed the news that producer Saul Zaentz passed away at the age of 92. As well as being an accomplished producer and industry figure, Zaentz is a name familiar to seasoned Oscar-watchers, having won the Best Picture award on three occasions: for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975), "Amadeus" (1984) and "The English Patient" (1996). No one has produced more winners of the Academy's top honor. Zaentz shares the record with Golden Age legends Darryl F. Zanuck ("How Green Was My Valley," "Gentleman's Agreement," "All About Eve") and »
- Guy Lodge
It's been a while since we've heard anything about what Steven Spielberg's next movie will be, which is sort of strange considering how many movies he's managed to direct over the past few years. Well, it looks like a new project has caught his eye and could be his potential follow-up to 2012's Oscar-winning "Lincoln": an almost 50-year old script by blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo called "Montezuma," about the clash between Montezuma and Cortez during the Spanish conquest of Mexico.
The project is based on a screenplay that Trumbo completed in 1965. The original version of the script, which clocked in at a whopping 205-pages and is currently being revised by "Schindler's List" screenwriter Steve Zaillian, was scheduled »
- Drew Taylor
Saul Zaentz has passed away at the age of 92.
The producer had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease and died at his San Fransisco home on Friday (January 3).
He started out as a music producer but decided to change to films at the age of 50 after becoming bored.
Zaentz also served on troop ships in Africa and Sicily during the Second World War.
Watch a trailer for One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest below: »
The career of the film producer Saul Zaentz, who has died aged 92, was marked not only by his independence (his productions were often largely self-funded) but also by his dedication to each individual film. Unlike most producers, who have numerous projects on the go, Zaentz worked on just one at a time. This resulted in a relatively short CV but one with a high share of Oscars, including three best picture winners: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Amadeus (1984) and The English Patient (1996).
Zaentz was born in Passaic, New Jersey, the youngest of five children of Russian-Polish Jewish parents, Morris and Goldie. An avid reader and a fan of pop music, movies and sport, he ran away from home as a teenager to work at the St Louis Cardinals baseball team's training camp, then rode »
- Sheila Whitaker
Los Angeles, Jan 5: Legendary Hollywood producer Saul Zaentz died at his home in San Francisco after suffering from Alzheimer's disease. He was 92.
Saul died Friday, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
His nephew Paul Zaentz confirmed the news. He said: "He was an extraordinary man. He had a lot of guts, a lot of integrity."
Saul began his career as a music producer, before turning to filmmaking at the age of 50.
- Ketali Mehta
San Francisco (AP) — Saul Zaentz, a music producer whose second career as a filmmaker brought him best-picture Academy Awards for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," ''Amadeus" and "The English Patient," has died. He was 92. Zaentz (zants) died Friday at his San Francisco apartment after suffering from Alzheimer's disease, Paul Zaentz, the producer's nephew and longtime business partner told the Associated Press. Zaentz was never a prolific movie producer, but he took on classy productions, specializing in complex literary adaptations that Hollywood studios generally find too intricate to put on film. Since moving into film at age 50 with »
- Jason Dearen (AP)
Washington, January 5: Saul Zaentz has died after battling with Alzheimer's disease at the age of 92.
Zaentz , who won the Oscar for his hit film 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' died in his home in San Francisco, California, Contactmusic reported.
His nephew Paul Zaentz confirmed the news and said that the producer was an extraordinary man, who had a lot of guts and integrity. (Ani) »
- Lohit Reddy
An esteemed member of the Oscar family was lost when Saul Zaentz died of Alzheimer's at age 92 on Friday. Three times he'd won statuettes for producing Best Pictures: "The English Patient" (1985), "Amadeus" (1985) and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975). Zaentz, originally hailing from Passaic, New Jersey, first broke into show business working for jazz record mogul Norman Granz. This eventually led to him purchasing Fantasy Records in 1967. The label's big act was Creedence Clearwater Revival. However, the relationship between Zaentz and the band quickly turned sour with several legal battles between the two related to bad investments, plagiarism and character defamation. Zaentz broke into the motion picture business after he saw a stage production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" in San Francisco. He decided to produce a film adaptation along with Michael Douglas, whose father Kirk Douglas had held the mo »
Saul Zaentz, a music producer whose second career as a filmmaker brought him Best Picture Academy Awards for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus and The English Patient, has died. He was 92. Zaentz died Friday at his San Francisco apartment after suffering from Alzheimer's disease, Paul Zaentz, the producer's nephew and longtime business partner, told the Associated Press. Zaentz was never a prolific movie producer, but he took on classy productions, specializing in complex literary adaptations that Hollywood studios generally find too intricate to put on film. Since moving into film at age 50 with 1972's low-budget country-music drama Payday, »
- Associated Press
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