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MAR
25
4 DAYS

On the Eve of 'Sound of Music' Reunion, Julie Andrews Reveals "I Was a Very Sad Little Girl"

On the Eve of 'Sound of Music' Reunion, Julie Andrews Reveals "I Was a Very Sad Little Girl"

A version of this story appeared in the April 10 issue of The Hollywood Reporter.

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MAR
24
4 DAYS

Harvey Weinstein Urges Jews to Take on Anti-Semites: "Kick These Guys in the Ass"

Harvey Weinstein Urges Jews to Take on Anti-Semites: "Kick These Guys in the Ass"

"We better stand up and kick these guys in the ass," movie mogul Harvey Weinstein said about present-day anti-Semites as he accepted the Humanitarian Award at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's National Tribute Dinner on Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton. "We're gonna have to get as organized as the mafia," he continued. "We just can't take it anymore [from] these crazy bastards."

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MAR
23
6 DAYS

Eighty-Eight-Year-Old Oscar Voter Assesses Field After 2015's Bleak First Quarter: "It's Gonna Be a Long Year" (Podcast)

Eighty-Eight-Year-Old Oscar Voter Assesses Field After 2015's Bleak First Quarter: "It's Gonna Be a Long Year" (Podcast)

"It's gonna be a long year," sighed Marcia Nasatir, the first woman ever to serve as vp production in Hollywood and a member of the Academy for the past 40 years, during our recent taping of the second installment of "The Geezer and the Kid" podcast. (You can still hear the first installment, which dealt with the 87th Academy Awards and 50 Shades of Grey, by clicking here.)

Over the course of a 36-minute conversation, Marcia, the self-described "geezer," and I, the Marcia-described "kid," discussed why the first-quarter of 2015 — like most years — has been almost entirely devoid of quality narrative films. (In short: Quality narrative films tend to be held until the fourth-quarter of the year so that they are fresh in the minds of Oscar voters when nomination ballots go in the mail.)

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MAR
20
1 week

MTV Movie Awards: Shailene Woodley to Receive Trailblazer Award (Exclusive)

Shailene Woodley has been tapped to receive the MTV Trailblazer Award, which "recognizes actors who are blazing a distinctive and innovative path for their Hollywood peers," at the MTV Movie Awards in April, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

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MAR
14
2 WKS

San Luis Obispo Film Fest: 'Citizen Kane' Plays in William Randolph Hearst's Private Screening Room

San Luis Obispo Film Fest: 'Citizen Kane' Plays in William Randolph Hearst's Private Screening Room

Seventy-five years ago, millionaire media mogul William Randolph Hearst was fighting to stop the release of Citizen Kane, the directorial debut of a 26-year-old punk named Orson Welles whose film ruthlessly mocked the older man. But on Friday night, in a twist worthy of Hollywood, Citizen Kane, which is now widely regarded as the greatest film ever made, screened in none other than Hearst's own private screening room.

So much for "No trespassing!"

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MAR
13
2 WKS

SXSW: Tab Hunter Opens Up About Life As a Closeted Gay Star During Hollywood's Golden Age

SXSW: Tab Hunter Opens Up About Life As a Closeted Gay Star During Hollywood's Golden Age

This Sunday, Austin's South by Southwest Film Festival will host the world premiere of Tab Hunter Confidential, a terrific new documentary about the legendary actor-singer Tab Hunter. Adapted by director Jeffrey Schwarz and producer Allan Glaser from Hunter's 2005 best-selling memoir of the same name, this story is unlike any other ever told about Hollywood's Golden Age. Why? Because it is the first from the perspective of a major movie star who lived through it as a closeted gay man but is now open about his sexuality.

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FEB
25
1 month

TCM Film Fest: Shirley MacLaine, Peter Fonda and an Ex-007 Will Make Appearances (Exclusive)

TCM Film Fest: Shirley MacLaine, Peter Fonda and an Ex-007 Will Make Appearances (Exclusive)

An Oscar-winning actress, an icon of the '60s, a former James Bond and one of Mad Men's most beloved stars will be making appearances at the sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

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FEB
23
1 month

Oscars 2015: A Weird Season Ends With Something for Just About Everyone (Analysis)

Oscars 2015: A Weird Season Ends With Something for Just About Everyone (Analysis)

The 87th Oscars ceremony took place on Sunday night in Hollywood. Now that the winners have been announced and the red carpets have been rolled up and put in storage — at least until May's Cannes Film Festival — it is incumbent upon me to try to perform a postmortem on the results (and my own performance as a prognosticator). What happened and why? Let's take a look.

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FEB
22
1 month

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 9: 'Selma' "Incredibly Misleading," 'Inherent Vice' "Trash"

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 9: 'Selma' "Incredibly Misleading," 'Inherent Vice' "Trash"

This is a lightly edited transcript of a conversation with an Academy member about his ballot. A conversation with a different member will post each day leading up to the Oscars ceremony on Feb. 22. Needless to say, their views are not necessarily endorsed by Scott Feinberg or THR.

VOTER PROFILE: A member of the Academy's 386-member writers branch who has won an Oscar.

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FEB
22
1 month

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 8: 'Grand Budapest' "Most Underrated," "Gender Discrimination" Hurt Ava DuVernay

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 8: 'Grand Budapest' "Most Underrated," "Gender Discrimination" Hurt Ava DuVernay

This is a lightly edited transcript of a conversation with an Academy member about her ballot. A conversation with a different member will post each day leading up to the Oscars ceremony on Feb. 22. Needless to say, their views are not necessarily endorsed by Scott Feinberg or THR.

VOTER PROFILE: A member of the Academy's 378-member public relations branch.

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FEB
22
1 month

An 88-Year-Old Oscar Voter Shares Her Picks, Reviews '50 Shades of Grey' (Podcast)

An 88-Year-Old Oscar Voter Shares Her Picks, Reviews '50 Shades of Grey' (Podcast)

In addition to attracting considerable interest and controversy, The Hollywood Reporter's "Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot" series has also made it patently clear that the public wants to know more about how Academy members think, act and approach their most sacred duty: filling out their Oscar ballots. To that end, I am pleased to announce the creation of a new monthly podcast — entitled "The Geezer and The Kid" — that will feature frank discussions between me and one of the Academy members who I like and respect most, the pioneering film executive Marcia Nasatir, who has also been a member of the Academy's executive branch for 40 years.

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FEB
21
1 month

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 7: "No Better Filmmaker" Than Eastwood, "Loved" 'Mr. Turner'

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 7: "No Better Filmmaker" Than Eastwood, "Loved" 'Mr. Turner'

This is a lightly edited transcript of a conversation with an Academy member who is not associated with any of this year's nominees about his ballot. A conversation with a different member will post each day leading up to the Oscars ceremony on Feb. 22. Needless to say, their views are not necessarily endorsed by Scott Feinberg or THR.

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FEB
21
1 month

Spirit Awards 2015: 'Birdman' Tops 'Boyhood' on Saturday, Previewing Sunday? (Analysis)

Spirit Awards 2015: 'Birdman' Tops 'Boyhood' on Saturday, Previewing Sunday? (Analysis)

The old saying about Oscar weekend's two awards shows — Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards and Sunday's Academy Awards — used to go, "Win on Saturday, lose on Sunday." But it's starting to look like this year, for the third time in the last four years — albeit only the fourth time overall — that "rule" will not apply to the winner of the 30th annual Spirit Awards' top prize.

Why do I think that? Because on Saturday afternoon, in a tent by the beach in Santa Monica, even the indie film community — or at least the members of the Film Independent and IFP organizations — threw its weight behind the Oscar frontrunner, Birdman, over the indie feel-good story of the year, the 12-year project Boyhood.

See more Independent Spirit Awards: The Winners (Photos)

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FEB
21
1 month

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 6: 'Birdman' "Genius on Many Levels," "Loved" 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 6: 'Birdman' "Genius on Many Levels," "Loved" 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

This is a lightly edited transcript of a conversation with an Academy member who is not associated with any of this year's nominees about her ballot. A conversation with a different member will post each day leading up to the Oscars ceremony on Feb. 22. Needless to say, their views are not necessarily endorsed by Scott Feinberg or THR.

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