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Phyllis J. (nee Hesse) Miller
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February 22, 2015
‘Birdman’ soars to Oscar heights on best picture win
LOS ANGELES — The dark comedy “Birdman” held up a mirror to Hollywood and its struggling actors and received in return the film industry’s highest recognition Sunday: the Academy Award for best picture. Director Alejandro G. Inarritu’s story of a washed-up, former superhero...
news / nation
February 22, 2015 - 11:49pm
January 15, 2015
'Birdman,' 'Budapest Hotel' lead Oscar nominations
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - Show business satire "Birdman" and colorful caper "The Grand Budapest Hotel" led the Academy Awards nominees on Thursday with nine nods apiece, including best picture, in the quest for Hollywood's top film prize. The other best picture nominees...
January 15, 2015 - 8:19am
March 3, 2014
‘12 Years a Slave’ wins best picture
LOS ANGELES — The slavery drama “12 Years a Slave” won the Academy Award for best picture on Sunday, making history as the first movie from a black director to win the film industry’s highest honor in 86 years of the Oscars. British director Steve McQueen’s unflinching...
news / nation
March 3, 2014 - 12:02am
January 16, 2014
List of key Oscar nominations
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan 16 (Reuters) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced nominations on Thursday for the 86th Academy Awards. Winners will be revealed in Hollywood on March 2. Story: 'American Hustle,' 'Gravity' and '12 Years A Slave' lead Oscar...
January 16, 2014 - 9:19am
Update: 'American Hustle,' 'Gravity' and '12 Years A Slave' lead Oscar nominations
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Con-men caper "American Hustle" and space thriller "Gravity" led Oscar nominees on Thursday with 10 nominations each, including best picture, in the race for the world's top film prize.
January 16, 2014 - 7:53am
February 24, 2013
‘Argo’ takes best movie Oscar
LOS ANGELES — Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” a film about a fake movie, has earned a very real prize: best picture at the Academy Awards. From the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama joined Jack Nicholson to help present the final prize. “There are eight great films that have...
entertainment / showcase
February 24, 2013 - 11:41pm
January 10, 2013
'Lincoln' leads Oscars with 12 nominations
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- The Civil War saga "Lincoln" leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture, director for Steven Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. Also among the 9 nominees for best picture Thursday:...
January 10, 2013 - 8:23am
February 24, 2012
Oscar gold fails to translate to cash
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's a common complaint among movie fans -- that the Academy Awards honors films no one has seen. Not quite right, but closer to the mark this year than most. For the first time in the three years since Oscar organizers expanded the best-picture category to...
February 24, 2012 - 2:22pm