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  1. Best Screenplay Winner John Ridley on the 'Beauty of Solomon Northup's Memoirs'

    3:33 pm PST 03/01/2014
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    The "12 Years a Slave" screenplay writer praises everyone involved in the film and gets emotional when talking about the accolades he has earned over the last few years. READ MORE

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  2. '12 Years a Slave' Producer Brad Pitt on Making the Film: 'We Loved This So Much'

    3:00 pm PST 03/01/2014
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    "This was quite evident early on that this was something, personally special to me, very special," says Pitt. "I love this film." Pitt also praises director Steve McQueen for his unique way of film making and getting the movie shot in just over thirty days. READ MORE

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  3. Feinberg: Why I'm Rescinding My Best Supporting Actress Oscar Prediction

    9:30 am PST 03/01/2014
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    THR's awards analyst explains why he is switching his pick from Jennifer Lawrence for "American Hustle" to Lupita Nyong'o for "12 Years a Slave." READ MORE

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  4. Oscars: Arsenio Hall Offers 5 Jokes About '12 Years a Slave'

    8:00 am PST 03/01/2014
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    Paula Deen, Jay Leno and "The Celebrity Apprentice" figure prominently in the late-night host's quips. READ MORE

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  5. Brutally Honest Oscar Voter Ballot No. 4

    1:00 pm PST 02/28/2014
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    A member of the Academy's PR branch tells THR: "Hustle" looks like it reused "all the sets from 'Boogie Nights,'" best actress should've been given out in July and the only thing that could've made Leto a safer bet is if Rayon was also Jewish. READ MORE

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  6. Oscars: Adobe Says America Wants 'Gravity' and Leonardo DiCaprio to Win

    11:51 am PST 02/28/2014
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    The Adobe Digital Index says "Gravity" is the favorite to win, but advertising intelligence firm Exponential says "12 Years a Slave" will take home the top prize. READ MORE

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  7. Oscar Party Diary: Inside the Week's Bashes With Amy Adams, Lupita Nyong'o and Angelina Jolie

    10:34 am PST 02/28/2014
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    THR goes inside the biggest bashes, from the Governors Ball to the Vanity Fair party. READ MORE

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  8. Brutally Honest Oscar Voter Ballot No. 3

    7:01 am PST 02/28/2014
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    A member of the Academy's executives branch talks THR's Scott Feinberg through his picks: "Gravity" is "spiritual," I'm voting for "the 'Captain Phillips' guy" and "Dallas Buyers" makeup succeeds in making stars "look like they're really dying!" READ MORE

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  9. OscarLytics, Part III: Math Predicts 'Gravity' Wins in Technical Categories

    9:55 am PST 02/27/2014
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    Best production design remains a virtual toss up, with "The Great Gatsby," "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "Gravity" all vying for the win. READ MORE

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  10. '12 Years a Slave,' 'Gravity' to Compete for Irish Academy Award

    1:12 am PST 02/27/2014
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    Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Leonardo DiCaprio and Michael Douglas will be among the stars competing for honors in the international acting categories. READ MORE

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  11. 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Premiere: Wes Anderson's Regulars Reunite at Lincoln Center

    10:11 pm PST 02/26/2014
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    Plus, Jeff Goldblum talks about his involvement with a possible "Independence Day" sequel and Fox Searchlight head Steve Gilula shares his thoughts going into the Oscars, where the specialty division's "12 Years a Slave" is up for nine awards. READ MORE

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  12. '12 Years a Slave': Portraits of Solomon Northup's Descendants

    8:47 am PST 02/26/2014
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    THR joined together five generations from the family tree of the Oscar-nominated drama's real-life protagonist in three different cities. READ MORE

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  13. '12 Years a Slave' Director Surprises Solomon Northup's Descendants During Emotional Photo Shoot (Video)

    8:45 am PST 02/26/2014
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    Steve McQueen embraced relatives of the man who inspired his Oscar contender, with a 3rd great-granddaughter saying during the THR shoot: "The movie brought out more love than hatred." READ MORE

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  14. '12 Years a Slave': Solomon Northup's Descendants Gather for THR Photo Shoot, Reflect on His Legacy

    8:45 am PST 02/26/2014
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    THR brought together five generations from the family tree of the movie's real-life protagonist in three different cities (director Steve McQueen surprised one group). READ MORE

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  15. Solomon Northup Descendants Reunite: '12 Years a Slave' Hero was 'Somebody Great' (Video)

    8:45 am PST 02/26/2014
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    Relatives of the author say the Oscar-nominated film takes Northup's legacy to the next level; remarks one: "Everyone knows who Steve McQueen is. And Brad Pitt." READ MORE

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  16. Solomon Northup Descendant on Watching '12 Years a Slave': 'It Felt Like It Was Me' (Video)

    8:45 am PST 02/26/2014
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    Relatives of the author meet in Washington, D.C., and tell THR the Oscar-nominated drama was difficult to get through; says one third great-granddaughter: "It's not just my family's history. It's the American story." READ MORE

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  17. FEINBERG FORECAST: Scott's Final Picks for Who Will Win at Sunday's Oscars (Analysis)

    8:00 pm PST 02/25/2014
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    THR's awards analyst Scott Feinberg, who predicted a field-leading 21 of the 24 Oscar winners last year, offers his final projections for all of this year's races. READ MORE

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  18. Oscars: Inside the Last, Desperate Push to Win Over Voters Before Balloting Closes

    2:33 pm PST 02/25/2014
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    From taking over the late-night talk shows to going anywhere a reporter and camera might follow —even the Vatican — this year's nominees have stopped at nothing to court votes during the final days of this year's cutthroat Oscar race. READ MORE

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  19. OscarLytics: 'Gravity' and Alfonso Cuaron Lead the Final Math-Based Predictions in the Top Eight Categories

    8:00 am PST 02/25/2014
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    Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett are both ahead in their respective acting categories. READ MORE

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  20. Solomon Northup Descendents: Washington, D.C.

    8:00 am PST 02/24/2014
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    "Initially it was very had for me to watch, because knowing that someone who had had a hand in creating me who had went through so much," says Leonard Holton, J.R. (4th great grandson). "There were points in the movie I couldn't watch, it felt like I was Solomon, it felt like it was me." READ MORE

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  21. Solomon Northup Descendants Meet Steve McQueen in Los Angeles

    8:00 am PST 02/24/2014
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    "12 Years a Slave's" Oscar-nominated director, Steve McQueen, surprises the descendants of Northup during a photo shoot with THR, earning applause and hugs from the family members. READ MORE

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