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Oscars 2016: The Big Short wins Best Adapted Screenplay

But I'm placing my bets on “The Big Short.” Adam McKay's caffeinated dramedy that manages to simultaneously make us laugh and feel outrage at the subprime mortgage debacle all over again. Oscar adores movies with a message, and this one delivers it 

Kevin: The Big Short is the best bet to pull a bear attack on The Revenant's Oscar momentum. It won the most important Best Picture predictor, the PGA Award—every Best Picture Oscar winner since 2009 won the PGA first—and it's certainly zeitgeisty

Mark Hanson, who may yet end up as the voice of the Big Short version 2.0, has been preaching that a wave of all-cash buyers, or what he refers to as “unorthodox demand with unorthodox capital” has inflated valuations by anywhere from 25% to 60%.

Kevin: The Big Short is the best bet to pull a bear attack on The Revenant's Oscar momentum. It won the most important Best Picture predictor, the PGA Award—every Best Picture Oscar winner since 2009 won the PGA first—and it's certainly zeitgeisty

Mark Hanson, who may yet end up as the voice of the Big Short version 2.0, has been preaching that a wave of all-cash buyers, or what he refers to as “unorthodox demand with unorthodox capital” has inflated valuations by anywhere from 25% to 60%.

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Mad Max: Fury Road wins most awards of the night with six Oscars

The Australian action epic nearly swept the night's technical categories with six wins, and one of its Oscar-winning Sound Editing technicians called out the movie's momentum by shouting "f–king Mad Max" during his acceptance speech. Yet, those would

Warner Bros. lapped the field with six wins, all of them in the crafts categories for Mad Max: Fury Road, which dominated an early section of the evening. George Miller's apocalyptic action movie, which Warners produced in partnership with Village

The makeup and hairstyling team of Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin won their first Oscar for George Miller's postapocalyptic actioner Mad Max: Fury Road. Vanderwalt previously worked with Miller on several films including Babe and 

Al Sharpton leading a protest outside the Dolby Theatre and some viewers tuning out the broadcast, Hollywood's opportunity imbalance often overshadowed the actual awards — though “Mad Max: Fury Road” did its best to command the spotlight.

Years after an apocalypse has devastated the world, Australia has become a wasteland ruled by outlaws hoarding fuel, water and other resources. Desperate to escape a tyrant called Immortan Joe, loner Max Rockatansky joins forces with Imperator Furiosa, 

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Oscars 2016: Emmanuel Lubezki wins Best Cinematography for The Revenant

On Sunday night, Emmanuel "Chivo" Lubezki will likely cement his reputation as one of the finest cinematographers working today: After Oscar wins in the last two years for Gravity and Birdman, the Mexican DP is widely expected to pick up his third Best 

The ascent of cinematographer Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubzeki into a household name (or nickname) can be traced to his stunning work over a 30-year career, but also the enticing narratives behind the scenes on each project. First there come the whispers of 

HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 28: Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki accepts the Best Cinematography award for 'The Revenant' onstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

The Revenant picked up the Best Cinematography award at this weekend's BAFTA awards—and Director Of Photography Emmanuel Lubezki grabbed his third consecutive BAFTA in the process, marking a significant moment in the history of the awards.

But the unsung mastermind behind both of these successes is Jewish-Mexican cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki Morgenstern, who goes simply by Emmanuel Lubezki, or “El Chivo” (The Goat). (In his acceptance speech for the best actor Golden Globe, 

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Oscars 2016: Ennio Morricone wins best original score for The Hateful Eight

With the Academy Awards coming this Sunday, it's time to guess who might go home victorious that night. In the music categories, there are some well-known names, and any of them might become Oscar winners…though there are some that seem to have an 

The Italian-born Morricone won best original score at the Academy Awards on Sunday night for his work on Quentin Tarantino's epic Western The Hateful Eight. The 87-year-old composer was nominated five times prior to this year, scoring his first nod for 

The Hateful Eight was named best original score at the 88th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday night. Ennio Morricone accepted the award and gave thanks to Harvey Weinstein and his wife, Maria, during his acceptance speech. "Thank you to the Academy 

Demián Bichir (The Heat, The Bridge) will follow up his bearded, swaddled turn in The Hateful Eight with a trip to outer space, as Deadline reports the actor has just boarded Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant (née Alien: Paradise Lost). Bichir joins

The Hateful Eight director Quentin Tarantino has some choice words for Disney two months after the Los Angeles Cinemarama Dome chose to extend Star Wars: The Force Awakens' run rather than showing The Hateful Eight, which the filmmaker claims 

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Brie Larson Wins Best Actress Oscar For 'Room'

When BB-8, C-3PO, and R2-D2 took the stage at the Oscars, 9-year-old Jacob Tremblay certainly appeared stoked. The pint-sized star of Room craned his neck and stood up in his seat to get a good look at the Star Wars droids. As any of us would have if

After winning the coveted People's Choice Award at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival, Room, which tells the story of a young mother (Brie Larson) raising her son (Jacob Tremblay) in captivity after being abducted as a teenager, went on to receive major 

After winning the coveted People's Choice Award at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival, Room, which tells the story of a young mother (Brie Larson) raising her son (Jacob Tremblay) in captivity after being abducted as a teenager, went on to receive major 

Best Actress: Brie Larson for 'Room'. Photo. Brie Larson.Credit Patrick T. Fallon for The New York Times. Brie Larson won the Oscar for best actress for her work in “Room.” This is her first Oscar nomination. Read our review of “Room.” Melena Ryzik.

Best Actress: Brie Larson for 'Room'. Photo. Brie Larson.Credit Patrick T. Fallon for The New York Times. Brie Larson won the Oscar for best actress for her work in “Room.” This is her first Oscar nomination. Read our review of “Room.” Melena Ryzik.

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