11:55 AM EDT 03/19/2014
Originally posted 03/05/2014 12:15PM
Before she nabbed the Best Supporting Actress award for 12 Years A Slave at the 2014 Oscars – and became one of Hollywood's rising style icons in the process – Lupita Nyong'o honed her craft at the Yale School of Drama.
Originally posted 03/04/2014 12:50PM
Better late than never.
The New York Times's 1853 story on the subject of this year's Best Picture Oscar winner, 12 Years a Slave, was all over the Internet this week. And a reader quickly noted that the Times spelled Solomon Northup's name incorrectly. Twice.
So the paper printed a correction, more than 160 years later.
Originally posted 03/03/2014 11:00AM
Solomon Northup's descendants gather in Los Angeles Photo by: Courtesy The Hollywood ReporterThe descendants of Solomon Northup, the subject of Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave and author of the book on which it's based, gathered in Rochester, N.Y.; Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., for a series of photos organized by The Hollywood Reporter.
Originally posted 03/02/2014 10:30PM
var brightcovePhotoVideoID = '3283105776001'; var PhotoVideoButtonCaption = 'PLAY'; She's already a bona fide fashion darling. And on Sunday, Lupita Nyong'o was the breakout star of the Oscars.
Originally posted 03/02/2014 09:30PM
Ellen DeGeneres is generally thought of as the anti-Ricky Gervais. She's a friendly, inoffensive choice to host an awards show, who is sure to leave everyone with warm and fuzzy feelings ... right?
In her opening monologue at Sunday night's Academy Awards, Ellen bared her claws, leaving no nominee unspared. The mood may have been a little sharper than Oscar producers expected, but there's no denying that Ellen gave one of the better Oscar monologues in recent memory.
Below, the host's best zingers, ranked.
Originally posted 03/02/2014 07:55PM
Liza Minnelli isn't the only Oscar attendee bringing a bolt of blue to the red carpet. Lupita Nyong'o arrived at the Academy Awards wearing a Grecian baby blue gown. The color is the latest shade to be added to the 12 Years a Slave actress's array of rainbow awards season gowns.
Originally posted 03/02/2014 07:30PM
When it comes to 2014's Best Picture nominees, each region has its own taste: New Jersey prefers Wolf of Wall Street, Dallas loves its Buyers Club and the Midwest can't get enough Captain Phillips.
That's the lesson from Facebook's map of trending Best Picture films. The social network's analytics team measured Facebook mentions of all nine Best Picture nominees during the week before the Oscars and found that five films stood out: 12 Years a Slave, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle.
Originally posted 03/01/2014 12:10PM
Helen Mirren knows what's it's like to be smiled upon by Oscar, having snagged the Best Actress trophy in 2007 for her astonishing transformation in The Queen.
Originally posted 02/28/2014 03:00PM
The road to Oscar glory can be a long one, but it can also be a trip – maybe even a road trip.
This year's pack of Best Picture nominees span multiple iconic locations across the United States, from the East Coast thrills of The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle to the West Coast melancholy of Her and beyond (Gravity). Follow along on the map above, as we trace the nominees' onscreen locations and origins, and don't be surprised if you find yourself experiencing some wanderlust.
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