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2 years 10 months ago

"Hugo" leads Academy Award nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Martin Scorsese's Paris adventure "Hugo" leads the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, among them best picture and the latest director honor for the Oscar-winning filmmaker. Also nominated for best picture Tuesday: the silent film "The Artist"; the family drama "The Descendants"; the Sept. 11...

4 years 9 months ago

'Lockergate'?: Producer apologizes for e-mails

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is considering action against a producer of "The Hurt Locker" who sent multiple e-mails urging academy members to vote for his movie in the Oscar best-picture category and not close-competitor "Avatar." Academy spokeswoman Leslie Unger says the e-mails by Nicolas Chartier, one...

5 years 1 month ago

Sony plans to enter `This Is It' in Oscar race

Sony thinks its new Michael Jackson documentary could be a contender for best picture. Spokesman Steve Elzer says the studio will submit "Michael Jackson's This Is It" for Academy Awards consideration. The film was made from rehearsal footage recorded as Jackson prepared for a series of comeback concerts in London...

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