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|Now you can choose what music you listen to when riding Uber|
SAN FRANCISCO — Uber riders can now choose the tunes whenever they hitch a ride. Uber Technologies Inc. said Thursday that riders can now choose the music in the car by streaming Pandora or Spotify Premium through their Uber app. Riders who want the service must be matched with a driver who has a “connected...
1 points by New York Post | English-language films American films Academy Award for Best Director Pick Academy Award for Best Picture
|Uber riders can choose the tunes when they take a ride|
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber riders can now choose the tunes whenever they hitch a ride. Uber Technologies Inc. said Thursday that riders can now choose the music in the car by streaming Pandora or Spotify Premium through their Uber app. Riders who want the service must be matched with ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | English-language films The Washington Times Academy Award for Best Director Pick
|From the archives: Oscars get ready for showtime|
In 1970, it was all about the western. Actor John Wayne, the consummate cowboy, took an Oscar home for his role in "True Grit," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" earned several nominations and "Midnight Cowboy" won best picture. The original March 25, 1970, caption reported that the process...
1 points by Los Angeles Times | Academy Award Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Actor Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid John Wayne Butch Cassidy Award Academy Award for Best Director
|‘Zootopia’ Helmers Byron Howard, Rich Moore on Their Timely, Subversive Toon|
One of the smartest and most subversive movies in the Oscar race this year comes in an unexpected package — that of a Disney animated film featuring adorable animals who tackle such weighty issues as racism, sexism, and governing through fear. “Zootopia” was helmed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore (with co-director Jared Bush), who... Read more »
38 points by Variety | Academy Award Vending machine Animation Academy Award for Best Picture Interactive kiosk Vending machines Bob Hope Academy Award for Best Director
|Mel Gibson sells Sherman Oaks home at a loss|
Actor-director Mel Gibson, who is up for an Academy Award for his film “Hacksaw Ridge,” has sold a home in Sherman Oaks for $2.1 million. Gibson, through a blind trust, bought the house in 2009 for $2.405 million, records show. The property was previously occupied by his former romantic partner...
44 points by Los Angeles Times | Mel Gibson Academy Award Real estate Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Director Rooms Braveheart 81st Academy Awards
|Oscars select nine unique films as contenders — or are they?|
With the Academy Award nominations now out, the race is finally on to guess wildly about which of the nine nominated films will win the big enchilada, best picture. Of course you could read our Buzzmeter panelists (latimes.com/buzzmeter) or The Gold Standard column (latimes.com/theenvelope) for...
37 points by Los Angeles Times | Academy Award for Best Picture Mel Gibson Slumdog Millionaire Cinema of India 81st Academy Awards Academy Award for Best Actor Film Academy Award for Best Director
|Coen Brothers to Polish Script for ‘Scarface’ Reimagining|
Joel and Ethan Coen have been tapped to polish the script for Universal Pictures’ “Scarface” reimagining. The studio has also dated their new take on “Scarface” for August 10, 2018. Variety first reported that Antoine Fuqua would be departing as director, but sources reveal that the studio is close to landing a new helmer. Diego Luna from “Rogue... Read more »
3583 points by Variety | American film producers Jaws Academy Award for Best Picture Brad Pitt DreamWorks Universal Studios E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Academy Award for Best Director
|‘Moonlight’ shines at African-American Film Critics Association Awards|
Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monae and Barry Jenkins all took home trophies.
3 points by New York Post | Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Tupac Shakur Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Picture Sidney Poitier The Defiant Ones Film director All Eyez on Me
|Saluting the Movie Heroes of 2016 That Were Snubbed by Oscars|
When Academy Award winners are announced Feb. 26, about four-fifths of the contenders will go home empty-handed. Though they might feel bad for a while, they’ll always be identified as Oscar nominees. But what about all those people who turned in great work and didn’t even get that far? As the long Oscar season winds... Read more »
458 points by Variety | American film actors Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Picture Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture My Big Fat Greek Wedding American television actors Steven Spielberg Clint Eastwood
|Directing Nominees Confess Biggest Hurdles, On-Set MVPs|
With five such different cinematic visions represented, what do this year’s Oscar nominees for director have in common? It depends on whom you ask. Kenneth Lonergan, nominated writer-director of “Manchester by the Sea,” links the final five this way: They each “focus on deep connective tissue on a human level, even though they are all... Read more »
12 points by Variety | Film director Candidate Film crew Filmmaking Academy Award for Best Director Film Stanley Kubrick Steven Spielberg
|Lin-Manuel Miranda had the best time at the Oscars Luncheon|
First-time Academy Award nominee Lin-Manuel Miranda attended Monday’s annual Oscars luncheon — an experience he geeked out over and later documented on Twitter.Among his highlights? Being blown away by Viggo Mortensen, taking a selfie with Matt Damon and Natalie Portman, and introducing his mom to Steven Spielberg.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Academy Award American film actors Natalie Portman Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Director Award Academy Award for Best Original Song
|Costume Designer Mary Zophres Went from ‘Hail, Caesar!’ to ‘La La Land’|
In her 23-year career in costume design, Mary Zophres has worked for the biggest directors in the business, outfitting all manner of stars on their films. Having garnered her second Oscar nomination for her work on “La La Land,” Zophres spoke with Variety about inspirations for the film, her long-term collaboration with the Coen brothers,... Read more »
6 points by Variety | Burn After Reading Coen brothers O Brother Where Art Thou? Academy Award for Best Director Fargo Comedy
|The Honorees at the 2017 ASC Awards|
Here’s a rundown of the honorees at the 2017 ASC Awards. Edward Lachman Lifetime Achievement Award ASC’s Lifetime Achievement Award is tailor-made for the award-winning DP who’s shot more than 90 titles in narrative, experimental, and documentary forms, and collaborated with such directors as Todd Haynes, Steven Soderbergh, Robert Altman, and Jean-Luc Godard. Lachman’s work... Read more »
4 points by Variety | Academy Award Denzel Washington Shirley MacLaine Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Picture Independent film Award Cinematography
|'La La Land' is an L.A. love letter, but at Oscar time, the academy usually takes Manhattan|
“La La Land,” Damien Chazelle’s musical love letter to Los Angeles, is the clear favorite in this year’s Oscar race after earning 14 nominations, including nods for best picture, director, actor and actress. But when it comes to winning the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ top award,...
195 points by Los Angeles Times | Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award Academy Award for Best Director Film Billy Wilder Los Angeles Film noir Going My Way
|Tribeca Film Festival Sets Alejandro Inarritu, Barbra Streisand as Speakers|
The Tribeca Film Festival has selected Barbra Streisand and Alejandro González Iñárritu as two of the Tribeca Talks conversations for the 16th annual Festival, which opens April 19. The festival also announced Thursday that it will hold the world premiere of Kathryn Bigelow and Imraan Ismail’s virtual reality documentary short “The Protectors: Walk in the... Read more »
-2 points by Variety | Academy Award for Best Picture Film director Academy Award for Best Director Tribeca Film Festival Democratic Republic of the Congo TriBeCa 82nd Academy Awards Barbra Streisand
|Star-studded Tribeca Film Festival lineup announced|
The film festival will also host the world premiere of Kathryn Bigelow and Imraan Ismail’s “The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes.”
181 points by New York Post | Democratic Republic of the Congo Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Director Film director Republic Barbra Streisand Garamba National Park 82nd Academy Awards