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“The King’s Speech” crowned best picture

The King’s Speech was named best picture of the year. Colin Firth is official Hollywood royalty: He has won the best-actor Academy Award as stammering monarch George VI in “The …


‘King’s Speech,’ ‘Social Network’ top contenders for Best Picture

It’s easy to see why audiences have fallen in love with “The King’s Speech,” a period drama starring Colin Firth as a British monarch who overcomes a debilitating stammer. The …


Oscars: Likable bunch; so who do you like best?

A king, a cowboy, a criminal, a mountain climber and a ladder climber – those are the five roles that earned this year’s best actor Oscar nominees their honors. Audiences …


Spotlight: CdA’s Owens achieves visual success in Hollywood

Michael Owens, who lives in Coeur d’Alene, is an Oscar nominee for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for his work on the movie “Hereafter.” Owens is the real deal: He …


‘The King’s Speech,’ ‘True Grit’ top Oscar nominations

“The King’s Speech” dominated the Oscar nominations on Tuesday morning, earning 12 nods including best picture and best lead actor for Colin Firth as King George VI, who battles to …


Oscar races feeling throes of 3-D’s rise

Imagine if Oscar voters in 1939 saw “The Wizard of Oz” only in black and white. Would they have nominated the film for best picture and best visual effects if …


Will ‘Harry’ finally conjure an Oscar?

There is something touching about the fact that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” opened in mid-November. It’s the unofficial beginning of Oscar season, after all. Whether …


‘The Hurt Locker’ captures six Oscars

LOS ANGELES – The Iraq war drama “The Hurt Locker” won best picture and five other prizes Sunday at the Academy Awards, its haul including best director for Kathryn Bigelow. …


Booth Gardner film nominated for Academy Award

Booth Gardner says he no longer dwells on death. He’s got a lot going on in his life.


‘Avatar,’ ‘The Hurt Locker’ lead Oscar nominations

The science-fiction sensation “Avatar” and the war-on-terror thriller “The Hurt Locker” lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each, including best picture and director for former spouses James Cameron and …


‘Slumdog’ rules the Oscars with 8 prizes

LOS ANGELES – “Slumdog Millionaire” took the best-picture Academy Award and seven other Oscars on Sunday, including director for Danny Boyle, whose ghetto-to-glory story paralleled the film’s unlikely rise to …


‘Curious,’ ‘Slumdog’ lead Oscar nominations

HOLLYWOOD – They are now the leading contenders for the top Academy Award – and while “Slumdog Millionaire” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” could hardly be more different …


‘Benjamin Button’ leads Oscars with 13 nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The romantic fantasy “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” led Academy Awards contenders Thursday with 13 nominations, among them best picture and acting honors for Brad …