UPDATE: "Birdman" has won the Oscar for Best Picture and put it on the same path as Best Director this year. That hasn't happened for the last two years. "Birdman" marked another recent win for a movie about show business.
UPDATE: "Shades" took in another $30 million Friday as it will likely take down a Presidents' Day record in the states. However, it will have to push harder to take the R-rated movie opening of all time. It may still do that.
The British Academy Film Awards hand "Boyhood" a big win as it further sets up a race between it and "Birdman." After last night's Directors Guild of America awards, some may have settled on "Birdman" for Oscar gold.
"Birdman" gets a hearty boost as Alejandro Inarritu wins the Directors Guild of America award last night (Feb. 7). It is now the Oscar front-runner as the directors are a good indicator of what is to come.
UPDATE: As noted below, the actual box office figures would need another look over a weekend like this past one. It is now certain that "American Sniper" took in less than the estimate and is not the record for Super Bowl weekend.
They call it the party of the year in country music. In fact, it is trademarked, so it must be true. On that note, the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, announced nominations today (Jan. 30).
Beverly Hills -
Tim McGraw got a call from the academy and it had nothing to do with a country music award. This academy has something to do with movies - and music. It was the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.