“12 Years a Slave,” the film about a free black man kidnapped into slavery in the pre-Civil War south, was crowned best picture of 2013 in an Oscars ceremony where the thriller “Gravity” led with seven awards.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said he’s lobbied California Governor Jerry Brown and state legislators for an expansion of state tax credits for film and TV production to stem Hollywood’s exodus of entertainment jobs.
“American Hustle,” a retelling of a 1970s FBI sting, was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including best picture, tying the space thriller “Gravity” as Hollywood prepared to hand out its highest honors.
“Gravity,” the Warner Bros. space thriller starring Sandra Bullock, collected $43.2 million to repeat as the top movie in U.S. and Canadian theaters this past weekend, following its record debut for an October film.
George Clooney and Sandra Bullock get stranded in outer space, Scarlett Johansson stalks male hitchhikers, and Zac Efron treats wounded President John F. Kennedy in movies premiering at the Venice Film Festival.
Sony Corp.’s “American Hustle” captured three Golden Globes, most of any film, while “12 Years a Slave” took home the award for best drama, confirming its status as leading contender for the best-picture Oscar.
“Gravity,” the science-fiction epic starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, collected $55.6 million at U.S. and Canadian theaters, taking first place in its debut for Warner Bros. It was a record opening for October.