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'Hacksaw Ridge' sound mixer aims for first Oscar after 21 nominations


Kevin O'Connell has the most nominations of anybody without a win, but he says he's still thrilled just to be recognized by his peers.

Will Oscar ads follow the Super Bowl's lead and go political?


The Academy Awards don’t offer advertisers nearly the number of viewers that football’s biggest night draws in, but it’s still a huge national platform.

Cheech Marin and Frank Romero walk through the artist's show at MOLAA


The retrospective of Romero's work at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach includes several works by Marin, who is a prominent collector.

How stars spend a month getting ready for Oscars' red carpet

It's the most glamorous -- and photographed -- night of the year. Learn how teams of image specialists help A-list actresses get ready for the red carpet.

'Missing Richard Simmons' podcast seeks disappeared fitness magnate

Almost exactly three years ago, Richard Simmons, once the most accessible celebrity in Los Angeles, withdrew from public life. Only a few people have heard from him since, not including podcast host Dan Taberski.

The epic backstory of butter

From happy Neolithic-era accident to inspiration for student protests to tabletop staple, butter has had quite the ride over the past 10,000 years. A new book tells the story.

2017 Oscars preview: Here's what the nominees told KPCC

Ahead of the big ceremony, get behind-the-scenes stories and interviews from your favorite nominees and artists you may have never heard of before.

Oscars 2017: Printable Oscars ballots and bingo cards

The Oscars are this Sunday. It's the highlight of the film fan's calendar, and if you want to take your Academy Awards viewing experience to the next level, we have the tools for you.

Ava DuVernay: Lack of black women directing is 'devastating'

DuVernay, whose documentary "13th" is up for an Oscar, told KPCC she isn't interested in berating Hollywood studios over the lack of diversity — she's focused on helping women make movies.

Judge halts enforcement of state law that curbed publication of actors' ages

The SAG-AFTRA actors union says the law helps fight age discrimination, but a federal judge ruled that the First Amendment protects websites such as IMDb.

Why Melanie Lynskey connects with indie films like her latest Sundance hit

The actress stars in "I Don't Feel At Home in this World Anymore" as a depressed, introverted woman who takes matters into her own hands after her house is robbed.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

There's a whole lot going on besides the Oscars in Hollywood, from a coffee convention to a flashy Mardi Gras celebration. So seize the weekend!

James Kim's new podcast 'The Competition' explores wild world of Van Cliburn contestants

It was kinda fun turning the tables on James Kim -- who is secretly competitive -- while asking him about his new podcast, which goes deep on competitions and highly competitive people.

Judge blocks California law on posting actors' ages

A California law that restricts popular Hollywood website from posting actors' ages raises First Amendment concerns and does not appear likely to combat age discrimination in the entertainment industry in any meaningful way, a federal judge said Wednesday.

How to make the Oscars must-see TV again

The Oscars might be Hollywood's biggest night, but the show's seen its ratings drop precipitously over the past few years. What can the Academy do to make you watch?

Jordan Peele explores the horrors of racism with 'Get Out'

The comic actor makes his debut as a film director in a movie that's as much a psychological thriller as it is a horror movie.