12 Years a Slave

Matthew McConaughey, from left, holds his award for best actor for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club", Cate Blanchett holds her award for best actress in "Blue Jasmine", Lupita Nyong'o holds her award for best supporting actress for "12 Years a Slave," and Jared Leto holds his award for best supporting actor in "Dallas Buyers Club" in the press room during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

’12 Years a Slave’ rises up at Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama “12 Years a Slave” best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards. Steve McQueen’s slavery odyssey, based on Solomon […]

03/03/2014

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Cate Blanchett in a scene from the film, "Blue Jasmine." (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Classics, file)

Spirit Awards to give dressed-down Oscar preview

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Oscars will get a dressed-down, beach-side rehearsal at Saturday’s 29th annual Spirit Awards. As the final award show before Sunday’s Oscars, the Spirit Awards are a looser affair held in a […]

03/01/2014

Lupita Nyong'o accepts the award for outstanding supporting actress in a motion picture for "12 Years a Slave" at the 45th NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

’12 Years a Slave’ wins big at NAACP Image Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “12 Years a Slave” swept the film categories at the NAACP Image Awards with four wins. The historical epic’s prizes at Saturday’s 45th annual ceremony honoring diversity in the arts included […]

02/22/2014

Chiwetel Ejiofor in a scene from "12 Years A Slave." (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight Films, Jaap Buitendijk)

DGA winner could get edge in tight Oscar race

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the tightest three-way Oscar race in years, the 66th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards could give “Gravity,” ”American Hustle” or “12 Years a Slave” the edge in the home stretch […]

01/25/2014