Academy Awards

Local News
2:49 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Meryl Streep to Recieve Honorary Degree From Indiana University

Meryl Streep at the San Sebastian International Film Festival in 2008

Indiana University has announced actress Meryl Streep will receive an honorary doctoral degree during an April visit to the Bloomington campus.

Streep will receive the degree during a ceremony in the beginning of her Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture on April 16.

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.

She’s up for an Oscar this year for her role in the film August: Osage County.

1:00 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Sound on Film Podcast: 'Her,' 'The Act of Killing'

Credit Warner Bros. Entertainment

On this episode, our review of Academy Award Best Picture nominee "Her" from “Where the Wild Things Are” director Spike Jonze, as well as the startling documentary "The Act of Killing," itself a nominee in the Best Doc category.

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The Two-Way
9:29 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Oscar Nominees For Best Picture Include 'Captain Phillips,' 'Gravity'

Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips.
Hopper Stone, SMPSP

Originally published on Thu January 16, 2014 11:22 am

Let the arguments begin over who and which film should have been nominated but weren't.

This year's nominees for Oscars from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences were just announced and they include:

Best Picture

-- American Hustle

-- Captain Phillips

-- Dallas Buyers Club

-- Gravity

-- Her

-- Nebraska

-- Philomena

-- 12 Years a Slave

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Arts and Humanities
8:47 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence Nominated for Academy Award for Third Time


For the third time, Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence is an Academy Award nominee.

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 scandal from director David O. Russell. Russell also directed "Silver Linings Playbook," for which Lawrence won last year's Academy Award for best actress.

Lawrence first gained national acclaim in 2011 with her Oscar best actress nomination for her breakout role in the indie drama "Winter's Bone."

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Arts and Humanities
11:44 pm
Sun February 24, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence Wins Academy Award for Best Actress

Jennifer Lawrence


Jennifer Lawrence won the Academy Award for Best Actress on Sunday night for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, making her the second-youngest winner in the category and the first Kentucky native to win an acting Oscar since George Clooney in 2006.

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