Academy Awards http://wfpl.org en Meryl Streep to Recieve Honorary Degree From Indiana University http://wfpl.org/post/meryl-streep-recieve-honorary-degree-indiana-university <p>Indiana University has announced actress Meryl Streep will receive an honorary doctoral degree during an April visit to the Bloomington campus.</p><p>Streep will receive the degree during a ceremony in the beginning of her Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture on April 16.</p><p>Streep has received 18 Academy Award nominations and 28 Golden Globe nominations, more than any other actor in the history of either award. She has won three Academy Awards and eight Golden Globes.</p><p>She’s up for an Oscar this year for her role in the film August: Osage County.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:49:39 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 8699 at http://wfpl.org Meryl Streep to Recieve Honorary Degree From Indiana University Sound on Film Podcast: 'Her,' 'The Act of Killing' http://wfpl.org/post/sound-film-podcast-her-act-killing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this episode, our review of Academy Award Best Picture nominee "</span><span class="c1 c0" style="line-height: 1.5;"><a class="c6" href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1798709/">Her</a></span><span class="c0" style="line-height: 1.5;">" from “Where the Wild Things Are” director Spike Jonze, as well as the startling documentary "</span><span class="c1 c0" style="line-height: 1.5;"><a class="c6" href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2375605/">The Act of Killing</a></span><span class="c0" style="line-height: 1.5;">," itself a nominee in the Best Doc category.</span> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Chris Ritter 8430 at http://wfpl.org Sound on Film Podcast: 'Her,' 'The Act of Killing' Oscar Nominees For Best Picture Include 'Captain Phillips,' 'Gravity' http://wfpl.org/post/best-picture-nominees-include-captain-phillips-gravity Let the arguments begin over who and which film should have been nominated but weren't.<p>This year's nominees for Oscars from the <a href="http://www.oscars.org/" target="_blank">Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences</a> were just announced and they include:<p><strong>Best Picture</strong><p><em>-- American Hustle</em><p><em>-- Captain Phillips</em><p><em>-- Dallas Buyers Club</em><p><em>-- Gravity</em><p><em>-- Her</em><p><em>-- Nebraska</em><p><em>-- Philomena</em><p><em>-- 12 Years a Slave</em><p><em>-- The Wolf of Wall Street</em><p>The <a href="http://oscar.go.com/nominees" target= Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:29:15 +0000 Mark Memmott 8261 at http://wfpl.org Oscar Nominees For Best Picture Include 'Captain Phillips,' 'Gravity' Jennifer Lawrence Nominated for Academy Award for Third Time http://wfpl.org/post/jennifer-lawrence-nominated-academy-award-third-time <p>For the third time, Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence is an Academy Award nominee.</p><p>This time, the 23-year-old actress got a nod in the supporting actress category for her role in "American Hustle," a fictional take on the 1970s Abscam&nbsp;scandal from director David O. Russell. Russell also directed "Silver Linings Playbook," for which Lawrence won last year's Academy Award for best actress.</p><p>Lawrence first gained national acclaim in 2011 with her Oscar best actress nomination for her breakout role in the indie drama "Winter's Bone."</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:47:53 +0000 Joseph Lord 8254 at http://wfpl.org Jennifer Lawrence Nominated for Academy Award for Third Time Jennifer Lawrence Wins Academy Award for Best Actress http://wfpl.org/post/jennifer-lawrence-wins-academy-award-best-actress <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Jennifer Lawrence won the Academy Award for Best Actress on Sunday night for her role in <em>Silver Linings Playbook,</em> making her the second-youngest winner in the category and the first Kentucky native to win an acting Oscar since George Clooney in 2006.</p><p></p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 04:44:19 +0000 Joseph Lord 4176 at http://wfpl.org Jennifer Lawrence Wins Academy Award for Best Actress