08:09 PM EDT 08/23/2014
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.
Originally posted 01/16/2014 12:00PM
It's time to start penning the perfect acceptance speech.
Originally posted 01/10/2014 02:50PM
Sure, August: Osage County has an A-list cast. But is the film itself as Oscar-worthy as its bevy of stars? Or a camp classic-to-be filled with quotable insults and dinner-table tirades?
Plus: PEOPLE's film critic gives you the rundown on The Invisible Woman and Jessica Biel's latest attempt at a stirring drama.
Here's what to see and what to skip at the movies:
Originally posted 12/27/2013 12:00PM
Julia Roberts adores her three children – but they're not the reason she's choosy with her movie roles.
"I think people like to say that I'm super picky because of how much I l-oo-ve my kids," the actress tells the Los Angeles Times. "But as an actor, I sort of pride myself on the fact that I've always been picky."
"There's a couple of things at play," Roberts continues. "For one, I'm 46 years old, so falling out of chairs isn't as funny. I could break a hip. Certain scenarios that worked 10 years ago aren't as appealing, as applicable, as believable, as original – all those things."
Originally posted 12/13/2013 12:15PM
Julia Roberts has got a new movie, folks – not a new baby on the way.
"Have you thought about adding more to the group?" David Letterman asked the doting mom of 9-year-old twins Hazel and Phinnaeus and 6-year-old Henry on The Late Show Thursday night. "Any chance?" he asked.
"No," replied the superstar.
But Roberts, 46, is quite happy to talk about her three children, PEOPLE learned at the premiere of her new film, August: Osage County. In the film, she curses like a sailor and unleashes a string of obscenities without any regret.
Originally posted 12/11/2013 09:35AM
Nominations for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced Wednesday morning, in anticipation of the ceremony to air Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 (at 8 p.m. ET) on TNT and TBS.
With four nominations, director Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave topped the roster, followed by three nominations each for August: Osage County, Dallas Buyers Club and Lee Daniels' The Butler.
Breaking Bad was the most-nominated TV series, also with four.
Among the major nominees in the movie categories are:
Originally posted 11/11/2013 09:00AM
Julia Roberts is a hero to many, but who does she look up to? Meryl Streep and Hillary Clinton, she says.
"I had many imaginary conversations with Meryl about working together," she says about her August: Osage County costar in Marie Claire's December issue.
"When a person goes from being on a pedestal in your mind, to even cooler, better and more fabulous up close, you get to understand them a little more intimately."
Originally posted 11/11/2013 07:30AM
Sometimes even when George Clooney is joking, he can be serious.
The Oscar winner was in a playful mood when PEOPLE caught up with him at the AFI Film Festival premiere of August: Osage County in Hollywood on Friday. Clooney produced the film, which stars his friends Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep, and he spoke to PEOPLE about another pal, Sandra Bullock, who's getting Oscar buzz for her role in their film, Gravity.
"Isn't she great?" he smiled. "I've known Sandy for – she doesn't want me to say – over 25 years."
Originally posted 10/19/2013 10:30AM
Awards season doesn't kick off until January, but on Monday, the stars will be aligned.
Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Jake Gyllenhaal and Matthew McConaughey are all among the A-listers being honored at the Hollywood Film Awards, taking place at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills.
Also, being honored for the track "Atlas" from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack, Chris Martin will accept the Hollywood song award on behalf of his band Coldplay. Martin will also play the song, which is the first his group has ever written and performed for a motion picture.
Originally posted 10/11/2013 01:30PM
Abigail Breslin may be best known as a 9-year-old Oscar nominee. But the Little Miss Sunshine star has plenty of other pursuits these days – including boys.
The actress – who, with her long blonde hair, looked almost unrecognizable last month at the August: Osage County premiere – has been writing music lately, and tells ABC News that many of the songs are about young love.
"Boys and life. I mean, I'm 17," she says. "So, basically that's the thing that runs through my head every day. So yeah, lots about boys."
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