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  • ‘Whiplash’ director draws from personally experiencing the cost of greatness

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 9, 2015 | 2:44 pm

    In an excruciating sequence in writer-director Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash,” 19-year-old Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller), an ambitious young drummer, frenetically performs for his sadistically abusive teacher. Andrew’s hands are bleeding, his sweat flying from every pore, as the...

  • And the 2015 Jewish Academy Award nominees are…

    By  Tom Tugend

    January 15, 2015 | 10:18 am

    “The Grand Budapest Hotel” topped the field with nine Oscar nominations — in a tie with “Birdman” — as Hollywood unveiled the list of official Academy Award contenders on the morning of Jan. 15.

    Tribesmen looking for the Jewish angle noted that “Budapest Hotel” was inspired by...

  • ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ leads Oscar nominations

    January 15, 2015 | 8:30 am

    “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” a film inspired by the writing of Austrian-Jewish novelist Stephan Zweig, led the Oscar nominations with nine, including for best picture and best director.

    The Academy Awards nominations were announced Thursday in Los Angeles by the Academy of Motion...

  • 83rd Academy Awards Nominations Announced

    January 25, 2011 | 9:00 am

    Actor in a Leading Role

      * Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”
      * Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”
      * Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”
      * Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”
      * James Franco in “127 Hours”

    Actor in a Supporting Role

      * Christian Bale...

  • ‘House’ of Oscar Fever

    By Tom Tugend

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish talent and themes scored only modestly in the Oscar nominations announced Tuesday.

    However, there was recognition for the critically acclaimed "House of Sand and Fog" by Vadim Perelman, a 39-year old native of Kiev, in his first feature film.

    Although Perelman did not make the...