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'American Sniper' to get a box office boost

The box office will get a boost by the recent Oscar nominations, but how much? For one film, probably a great deal. Overall, top film nominees are not big box office money-makers right now.

'Boyhood' takes top prize at Critics' Choice Movie Awards

UPDATE: "Boyhood" took home Best Picture as the Broadcast Film Critics handed out their awards tonight in Hollywood. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" took home Best Comedy.

Oscars: 'Birdman,' 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' grab 9 nods each

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning (Jan. 15) and "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" lead the way. Each film grabbed nine nominations.

Oscars: American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood get top nominations

Los Angeles - The 2015 Academy Award nominations have been announced in Los Angeles. The top films named included "American Sniper," "Birdman," "Boyhood," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Imitation Game," "Selma," "The Theory of Everything" and "Whiplash."

BAFTA loves 'Budapest'; all 24 Oscar categories go live

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced their movie nominations, just as The Golden Globe Awards take over Hollywood.

Producers nominate 'Nightcrawler'; leave out 'Unbroken,' 'Selma'

Los Angeles - The money people have spoken with their nominations for the best in movies for 2014. They also have TV, but this story is all the movies.

'Woman in Black 2' will not contend

There will not be a new winner at the box office as the first weekend of 2015 closes. A holdover in "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" should once again emerge the victor.

Oscar foreign-language category is down to 9

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today (Dec. 19) announced the shortlist in the foreign-language film category.

'Citizenfour' shortlisted for Oscar; 'The Interview' release idea

In the wake of the Sony hack, Edward Snowden and his perils have made the Oscar documentary shortlist. "Citzenfour" is among the list of 15, which will be down to five when nominations are announced in January.

Oscars: 323 movies eligible and 79 songs qualify

Many films get released each year and only a select few are Oscar-worthy. And only one became the Best Picture. However, many more are eligible.

Special effects Oscar hopefuls move on, but two glaring omissions

Two glaring omissions are worthy of note when looking at the shortlist for special effects Oscar hopefuls. Those still in it are 10 films that many have seen over the last year.

Governors Awards mark the start of Oscar season

The Oscar season officially kicked off last night in Hollywood as the Governors Awards were handed out. It marked the sixth time for this stand alone night.

20 animated features attempt to make qualifying run for Oscar

They are often movies that make money. They are animated films. The one category that blockbuster and Oscar winner often go side by side.

Neil Patrick Harris to host Oscars

He is no stranger to hosting gigs, but this will be his first time hosting the Oscars. It was announced today that Neil Patrick Harris will host the Academy Awards in 2015.

Harry Belafonte, Maureen O'Hara among honorary Oscar winners

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the recipients of the honorary Oscars. That means an announcement of a host cannot be too far away.

Oscars invite 271 to join

Los Angeles - Invitations to join The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have been sent out. This time around, 271 artists and executives have been invited to join.

Oscars to be held Feb. 22, 2015

After moving to March to avoid all competition with the Winter Olympics, The Oscars will be back in February, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.

'300: Rise of an Empire' dominates; Oscar winner back in top ten

As noted below, the weekend's true big story was for another film besides the victor and the runner-up. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" grabbed a whopping $202,792 per screen average. It was only in 4 theaters.

Op-Ed: 'Non-Stop' wins, 'Frozen' over $1 billion and Oscars are ready

A tight race at the box office is reflecting what is happening when the subject of movies comes up these days. With "Non-Stop" and "Son of God" in a tight race, this weekend also sees another one on a bigger scale - the Oscars

Box office will still tick but Oscars take over

As Oscars commence, the box office takes a back seat but that doesn't mean the turnstiles will not ring up some numbers. One film's audience will not care about the show taking place on Sunday.

Oscar box office tilts toward 'Gravity'

Oscar isn't necessarily about box office but taking a look at the those numbers can open some eyes. Come Oscar time, it is often bantered about that people haven't seen the nominated films.

Oscar presenters announced

The 2014 Oscar presentation, set for Sunday (March 2), will be a star-studded show packed with performances. The complete list of presenters have been announced.

'The LEGO Movie' wins once again; Pink heads to Oscars

Standing strong after three weeks, "The LEGO Movie" stays on solid ground as it wins the box office again. Its strongest new competition was with "Pompeii" and "3 Days to Kill, but the toys rule.

Bette Midler to perform at the Oscars

Beverly Hills - With the announcement that Bette Midler would be performing at the OscarsĀ® on March 2, what she will be singing will be the next phase.

'The LEGO Movie' built to last as it wins again

UPDATE: The Presidents' Day holiday will not change the top three at the box office but it makes the headlines and stories all the more confusing.

All Oscar nominated songs to be performed on show

A competitive field awaits the song category at the upcoming Oscars and each will be performed on the show come March 2.

Lunch honors Oscar nominees; Idina Menzel to perform on show

Beverly Hills - Stars were shining as the annual Oscar nominees luncheon was held in Beverly Hills. It was a day when all the nominees came together without worrying about winning and losing.

Oscar contenders banking on box office bounce as stars react, too

There is a Catch-22 as movies get set to open this weekend on the heels of the Oscar nominations. Four wide releases enter, but the nominated films will steal many headlines.

Oscars: 'Gravity' and 'American Hustle' lead with 10 nominations

Beverly Hills - "American Hustle" and "Gravity" lead the way with 10 nominations each as the Oscar nominations were announced live Thursday morning.

Oscar theme highlights movie heroes

Beverly Hills - It will be a celebration of movie heroes. It is the Oscars. Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today (Jan. 14) that movie heroes will be this year's theme.
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