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By Scott Dance and Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
Physicians, public health officials and mental health advocates hope the death of Robin Williams will bring new attention to suicide, the little-discussed and less-understood phenomenon that now ranks among the top 10 causes of death in the United States. The public might consider it a concern chiefly for teens and the elderly. But adults ages 45 to 64 - the Academy Award-winning actor was 63 - now account for the largest number of suicides and have the fastest-growing suicide rate.
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NEWS
By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2013
Wondering what Daniel Day-Lewis will say after he wins the Oscar for "Lincoln" Sunday night? Check here to find out. Anybody can watch the Oscars, but Baltimore Sun readers will have a special in, as I'll be blogging from the pressroom backstage -- it's the place where they take the winners after they're whisked off the floor -- with quotes, tidbits, observations and maybe even a snarky comment or two. This marks the 18th year I'll be...
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2014
Some final tidbits from backstage at the Oscars 2014: -- Spike Jonze, clutching his Original Screenplay Oscar for “Her,” said he wasn't necessarily foretelling the future with his film about a lonely man who falls in love and carries on a relationship with his computer operating system. “I have no idea,” he said. “I think anything is going to happen and everything's going to happen.” Was he trying to issue some sort of warning about where rampant technology could lead?
FEATURES
By CHRIS KALTENBACH and CHRIS KALTENBACH,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | March 6, 2006
Hollywood -- Philip Seymour Hoffman was named best actor last night at the 78th annual Academy Awards for his performance as Truman Capote in the film Capote. Otherwise, films with clear political messages dominated the early stages of last night's Academy Awards, as George Clooney and Rachel Weisz won supporting actor and actress Oscars for movies that questioned America's Mideast policy and the world's treatment of medical crises in Africa. In the evening's first award, Clooney won for playing a burned-out, overweight CIA agent in Syriana.
FEATURES
By Jay Boyar and Jay Boyar,Orlando Sentinel | March 29, 1992
Even though the Academy Awards broadcast has improved in recent years, it's still not something I look forward to.It's always much too long. Johnny Carson, a former host of the proceedings, once called it "two hours of sparkling entertainment spread out over a four-hour show."To psych myself up for tomorrow night's Oscar broadcast (ABC at 9 p.m.), I recently took a look at "Oscar's Greatest Moments" ($19.95, Columbia TriStar1 Home Video), a newly released videotape from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,david.zurawik@baltsun.com | February 22, 2009
You don't have to look very hard to find evidence that no one seems to know what makes for a successful TV awards show host anymore, particularly when it comes to the biggest video gala of them all, the Oscars. After years of declining ratings and scathing reviews for its comedian-hosts, the Emmys this year went with five hosts, all of them from the reality TV genre. But the ratings and the reviews only got worse. The Grammys, meanwhile, taking a page from the Golden Globes, gave up on hosts altogether this year.
FEATURES
By DAVID ZURAWIK and DAVID ZURAWIK,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | March 6, 2006
Despite the high number of daring and socially conscious films nominated at last night's 78th Annual Academy Awards, the telecast was surprisingly lackluster. Don't blame host Jon Stewart, of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. When he came to Hollywood to host the awards, he did not leave his political humor at home. Referring to the gargantuan Oscar statue behind him, Stewart said: "Do you think if we all got together and pulled it down, democracy would flourish here in Hollywood?"
FEATURES
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | March 22, 1994
Tommy Lee Jones won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as a federal marshal pursuing escaped convict Harrison Ford in "The Fugitive" at the 66th Annual Academy Awards last night.And, in a stunning upset, 11-year-old Anna Paquin won the Best Supporting Actress Award for her role as the daughter of a mail-order bride in Jane Campion's "The Piano."Ms. Paquin's eyes lit up with amazement when she heard her name. The actress, who said earlier she had not prepared a speech because she doubted she would win, gasped for breath and stood trembling for a few seconds after being handed her statuette, then rushed through a series of "thank yous."
NEWS
February 26, 2007
WINNERS AWARD LIST, PG 6D BEST PICTURE / / "The Departed" BEST DIRECTOR / / Martin Scorsese, "The Departed" BEST ACTOR / / Forest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland" BEST ACTRESS / / Helen Mirren, "The Queen" Style takes center stage In a sea of haute couture, several definitive trends emerge, though "Little Miss Sunshine" starlet Abigail Breslin steals the show. PG 1D A diverse field "The Departed" leads with four Oscars; "Pan's Labyrinth" takes home three; and "Little Miss Sunshine," "Dreamgirls" and "An Inconvenient Truth" win two each.
NEWS
John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2014
Giuliana Rancic is a red carpet warrior. For the past 12 years, she's interviewed almost every celebrity as they've headed to the Academy Awards ceremony. And her fans have noticed. When Rancic joined E! News as a correspondent in 2002 and then became solo anchor and managing editor for the show in 2005, she took the program from the lowest rated on the E! Entertainment Television network to number one. Her 3 million Twitter followers attest to her strong presence on social media.
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | February 8, 2014
In a world where Woody Allen can get a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes at the same time his adopted daughter re-accuses him of sexually abusing her when she was a child (Allen has repeatedly denied it), and where a film "The Wolf of Wall Street" sets a record for use of the F-word, it is a wonderment that an obscure, low-budget film called "Alone Yet Not Alone" has had its Best Original Song Oscar nomination withdrawn for allegedly violating ethical rules. The Los Angeles Times writes that Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, "told The Times that the 'key point' in the academy's nullification of (songwriter Bruce)
EXPLORE
September 17, 2013
The annual French film series presented by McDaniel College and the college's foreign languages department continues Thursday, Sept. 19, with "Amour. " A discussion led by Diane Martin, academic director of McDaniel's master's degree program in gerontology, will follow the free screening, which is open to the public. Movie begins at 6 p.m. in Decker Auditorium, Lewis Hall of Science, 2 College Hill, on the Westminster campus. The critically acclaimed 127-minute film won the Golden Palm Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, was nominated for five Academy Awards and won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
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February 24, 2013
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2013
Errol Webber has an unfair advantage when it comes to Oscar parties. He actually has an Oscar, handed out on stage during an Academy Awards ceremony. And it'll be there for all his guests to admire, pose with any maybe even hold for a few seconds when Webber hosts his first Oscar party Sunday night. "I don't think there are many actual Oscars in Baltimore right now," says Webber, who was the cinematographer on the 2010 Oscar-winning documentary "Music by Prudence.
NEWS
By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2013
Wondering what Daniel Day-Lewis will say after he wins the Oscar for "Lincoln" Sunday night? Check here to find out. Anybody can watch the Oscars, but Baltimore Sun readers will have a special in, as I'll be blogging from the pressroom backstage -- it's the place where they take the winners after they're whisked off the floor -- with quotes, tidbits, observations and maybe even a snarky comment or two. This marks the 18th year I'll be...
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | June 10, 2000
Imre & Associates LLC, a Baltimore-based public relations agency, announced yesterday that it won two awards in the National 2000 Public Relations Society of America Silver Anvil Competition. The firm won a Silver Anvil award in investor relations - one of 42 Silver Anvils awarded - for its campaign work for US Foodservice on launching its e-commerce initiative. Baltimore-based P. W. Feats Inc., a special events company, helped the agency create on Nov. 9 the world's largest cybercafM-i on Wall Street to announce the venture.
NEWS
By Tamara Ikenberg and Tamara Ikenberg,Sun Staff | March 12, 2000
In 1994, when she starred in "The Next Karate Kid," no designers were clamoring to flatter Hilary Swank's five-star figure. But since her gender-bending turn in "Boys Don't Cry," which has earned her an Academy Award nomination for best actress, she's reached a kind of quirky fashion-plate status. The willowy actress with the punk pixie haircut has become both edgy ingenue and the darling of designers eager to outfit her for the Academy Awards. "She's an attractive proposition because she's a contender and she's a cute young thing and she pulled off a difficult role, says William Calvert, a New York women's luxury clothing designer.
NEWS
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2013
Christina Spearman dug out her best high school formal gown, took the day off work and headed down to the Inner Harbor on Friday morning to realize the dream of a lifetime. She was getting an Oscar. OK, that's a stretch. What she was actually getting, thanks to an 11-city Oscar Roadtrip that stopped in Baltimore, was the chance to pose with an Oscar — to hold the 81/2-pound gold-plated statuette for a few seconds and have her picture snapped with it. But the degree of difference between her and the movie folks who actually will walk away with an Oscar on Feb. 24, when the Academy Awards are presented in Hollywood, was pretty minimal.
FEATURES
By Dave Rosenthal | December 31, 2012
After watching the movie "Silver Linings Playbook," which is sure to garner lots of Academy Award nominations, I thought we should create another category: Best scene by a book. (If you don't mind spoilers, you can get a taste of the scene in the preview for the movie. ) The works of Ernest Hemingway figure into the plot of the movie, about the unlikely romance of two troubled young people. And "A Farewell to Arms," makes a hilarious appearance -- and exit -- in one key scene.
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