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Four movies receive 10 or more Oscar nominations

LOS ANGELES — Powered by Joaquin Phoenix’s gritty performance, “Joker” earned a leading 11 nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards, while the mob saga “The Irishman,” the World War I drama “1917” and the Manson-era tale “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” each collected 10 nominations. All four films scored nominations in the best picture Read More…

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Awards season begins with Hollywood Film Awards

BEVERLY HILLS — Al Pacino, Renee Zellweger, Charlize Theron, Laura Dern and Taron Egerton were among the performers honored Nov. 3 at the 23rd annual Hollywood Film Awards. The event is billed as the unofficial opening of Hollywood’s awards season, which will culminate with the Oscars in February. Theron, who portrays journalist Megyn Kelly in Read More…

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‘La La Land’ hopes for ‘Titanic’s’ success

HOLLYWOOD — Expect “La La Land” to win a few Oscars Feb. 26 when the 89th Academy Awards are handed out at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland. “La La Land” has been nominated for 14 Oscars, tying the record held by “All About Eve” in 1951 ad “Titanic” in 1998. “Titanic” won 11 Read More…