The Oscar statue is seen at the entrance of the Hollywood & Highland Center before the 2012 Academy Awards.
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January 30, 2014 The Academy rescinded a nomination for Best Original Song. Why? An Academy music executive, who wrote the song, was a bit too enthusiastic about campaigning for it.
January 24, 2014 On this week's show, we consider what the Oscar nominations left out and why it might have happened, and we chat about the think-piece-inspiring HBO show Looking.
Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup in Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave. It could become a classic.
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January 22, 2014 A great director, a soaring soundtrack, the look of a certain period — these factors and more can influence a film's staying power. Which of this season's award-winning flicks will stick?
Joaquin Phoenix's Her character, Theodore, has a job writing intimate — and sometimes erotic — cards and letters on behalf of other people.
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January 21, 2014 The elusive actor tells Fresh Air about his new film, Her -- but he insists he's not really that interesting. "If I was driving and I heard this, I'd change the channel," he says.
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January 19, 2014 Two researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, have looked into "Oscar baiting" — making films that are reliable picks for Oscar nods.
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To appeal to the high-rollers of the world, like the ones in The Wolf of Wall Street with Leonardo DiCaprio, restaurants are doling out more expensive sides.
January 18, 2014 In the Oscar-nominated film The Wolf Of Wall Street, just about everything is over the top – including the side dishes. But extravagantly priced sides are no Hollywood fiction.
Through a delivery accident, Saajan Fernandes (Irrfhan Khan) begins a correspondence (and love affair) with a despondent housewife in The Lunchbox.
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January 18, 2014 India's Film Federation chose a movie called The Good Road to submit at this year's Oscars — but many say another picture, the film-festival favorite The Lunchbox, should have been chosen.
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Matthew McConaughey stars as a man on the run from authorities in Jeff Nichols' Mud.
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April 23, 2013 Known for rom-coms, the actor, currently starring in Mud, is taking on more dramatic roles.
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