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'Birdman' dominates the Critics' Choice Movie Awards nominations

latimes.com — Director Alejandro G. Inarritu's "Birdman" dominated the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.'s Critics' Choice Movie Awards nominations Monday morning, scoring 13 nods, including picture, acting ensemble, actor for Michael Keaton, supporting actor for Edward Norton and supporting actress for Emma Stone.

75 years later, 'Gone With the Wind' never left

latimes.com — Audiences still frankly give a damn about the lavish Civil War epic "Gone With the Wind" 75 years after its release. When adjusted for inflation, the Oscar-winning romance remains the domestic box-office champ with a gross of $1.6 billion.

'Dance Lessons' helps Gena Rowlands kick up her heels

latimes.com — During their three-decade marriage, Gena Rowlands and John Cassavetes had an unparalleled screen collaboration, working together 10 times before his death in 1989. Though they often acted in other directors' films, it was the indie projects written and directed by Cassavetes that won the greatest acclaim.

'Monk With a Camera' filmmakers found Nicholas Vreeland 'fascinating'

latimes.com — Married filmmakers Guido Santi and Tina Mascara, whose documentary "Monk With a Camera: The Life and Journey of Nicholas Vreeland" opened Friday, needed a little spiritual intervention to convince their subject to have a movie made about his life.

‘Boyhood,’ ‘Birdman’ among top Golden Globes nominees

providencejournal.com — "Birdman" squawked loudest in the Golden Globes nominations, flying away with a leading seven nods including best picture in the comedy or musical category. In nominations for the 72 annual Golden Globes announced Thursday morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, "Boyhood" and "The Imitation Game" trailed with five nods apiece.

Golden Globes 2015: 'Boyhood,' 'Birdman,' 'Gone Girl' net nominations

latimes.com — "Boyhood," "Birdman" and "Gone Girl" were among the films nabbing nominations early Thursday morning as the nominations for the 72nd Golden Globe Awards got underway. TV performers Lena Dunham, Edie Falco, Bill Murray and Jon Voight were also among the nominees in the first wave of announcements.

Screen Actors Guild nominations include one for RI’s Richard Jenkins

providencejournal.com — Hollywood's awards season is shaping up to be a declaration of independence. Five indies - "Boyhood," "Birdman," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Imitation Game" and "The Theory of Everything" - earned the top movie nominations Wednesday for the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

SAG Award nominations 2015: 'Boyhood,' 'Birdman' among nominees

latimes.com — "Boyhood," "Birdman," "The Imitation Game" and "The Theory of Everything" were among the films nominated Wednesday morning for the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Michael Keaton ("Birdman"), Benedict Cumberbatch ("The Imitation Game") and Eddie Redmayne ("The Theory of Everything") were among the nominees for male lead actor, while Julianne Moore ("Still Alice") and Reese Witherspoon ("Wild") earned female lead actor nominations .

'Magician' conjures up the life of Orson Welles in his own words

latimes.com — Oscar-winning filmmaker Chuck Workman never met Orson Welles, but he saw the influential "Citizen Kane" director at his favorite luncheon watering hole, Ma Maison. "My God, there he was," recalled Workman ("Precious Images") by phone. But as much as he admired Welles, Workman didn't muster the courage to say hello.

Merv Griffin, often overlooked, gets DVD set and Paley Center tribute

latimes.com — He may not have the enduring popularity of Johnny Carson, but Merv Griffin's charm, wit and intelligence made the talk-show host one of the masters of the genre.
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