For Film's Creators, 'Moonlight' Provided Space To Explore A Painful Past

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Mike Mills Grapples With His Mother's 'Tricky Ghost' In '20th Century Women'

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Of the 25 Best Picture nominees Stacy Smith examined, she found only two examples of an actor over 60 who was essential to the story. The characters appeared in Birdman and Spotlight -- and both were played by Michael Keaton. Atsushi Nishijima/ Fox Searchlight hide caption

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In A Film Industry Focused On Youth, Older Characters Are Tough To Find

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Choreographer Mandy Moore was lying underneath a car on the LA freeway, counting and calling out steps, throughout the 47 takes it took to shoot La La Land's fun-filled opening scene. Lionsgate hide caption

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Behind This Exuberant Dance Number? Planning, Precision And Practice

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In 'Get Out,' Jordan Peele Tackles The 'Human Horror' Of Racial Fear

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Re-recording mixer Kevin O'Connell earned his 21st Oscar nomination for Hacksaw Ridge. According to the Academy, he holds the record for most Oscar nominations without a single win. Danny Hajek/NPR hide caption

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After 21 Nominations, Will Sound Mixer Kevin O'Connell Finally Win His Oscar?

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Behind 'La La Land,' A Long Relationship Between A Director And A Composer

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'Manchester By The Sea' Director Explores The Depth Of Grief

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Mahershala Ali has been nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in Moonlight. David Bornfriend/A24 hide caption

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In 'Moonlight,' Actor Mahershala Ali Found Characters He Recognized

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Director Raoul Peck: James Baldwin Was 'Speaking Directly To Me'

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Jeff Bridges Abides By His Actor Dad's Example: Bring Joy To The Set

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Tower uses archival film, new interviews and animation to re-create the mass shooting that occurred at the University of Texas, Austin, in 1966. Courtesy of Kino Lorbrer hide caption

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'Tower' Pays Tribute To A 1966 Campus Shooting That Was 'Pushed Aside'

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'Oklahoma City' Explores Anti-Government Sentiments That Contributed to Bombing

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Documentary Focuses On 'Voicelessness And Helplessness' Of Solitary Confinement

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'It's A Playground': Meryl Streep On Acting With Abandon

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'La La Land' Director Aimed To Make A Film Even Musical Skeptics Would Love

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Remembering 'Elephant Man' Actor John Hurt

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Jim Jarmusch On Iggy Pop, Hip-Hop And Finding Poetry In Mundane Things

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Critic Says This Year's Sundance Was The 'Most Fraught' He Can Recall

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'The Founder' Follows Salesman's Genius Idea To Franchise McDonald's

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'Dolores' Focuses On Life Of Labor And Civil Rights Leader Dolores Huerta

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Remembering Celebrated Indian Actor Om Puri, Star Of 'East Is East'

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