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  • No director Oscar nod? No problem says Hooper

    If director Tom Hooper, who won the best-director Academy Award in 2010 for "The King's Speech," is bothered by not getting a nomination this year for "Les Miserables," he's not letting on.

  • Spielberg's in at Oscars, Bigelow, Affleck are out

    Steven Spielberg had a great day at the Academy Awards nominations, where his Civil War saga "Lincoln" led with 12 nominations.

  • 'Lincoln,' 'Les Miz' look for big Oscar haul

    Crusaders for good, old-fashioned Western democracy look to be the key figures vying for this year's Academy Awards.

  • Steven Spielberg on Tuesday received a record 11th Directors Guild of America film nomination for the historical epic "Lincoln" (below). His fellow nominees are Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty"), Tom Hooper ("Les Miserables"), Ang Lee ("Life of Pi") and Ben Affleck ("Argo"). (Associated Press)

    Spielberg earns 11th Directors Guild nomination

    Steven Spielberg has extended his domination at the Directors Guild of America Awards, earning a nomination Tuesday for his Civil War epic "Lincoln" to pad the record he already held to 11 film nominations from the guild.

  • Spielberg earns 11th Directors Guild nomination

    Steven Spielberg has extended his domination at the Directors Guild of America Awards, earning a nomination Tuesday for his Civil War epic "Lincoln" to pad the record he already held to 11 film nominations from the guild.

  • With 'Les Miz,' a new kind of speech for Hooper

    Tom Hooper, the director of intimate character studies like the Oscar-winning "The King's Speech," the HBO miniseries "John Adams" and the TV drama "Longford," would not seem the sort of chap likely to make a sprawling adaptation of a beloved Broadway musical.

  • Review: Hooper's `Les Miserables' is relentless

    Tom Hooper's extravaganza, big-screen telling of the beloved musical "Les Miserables" is as relentlessly driven as the ruthless Inspector Javert himself. It simply will not let up until you've Felt Something _ powerfully and repeatedly _ until you've touched the grime and smelled the squalor and cried a few tears of your own.

  • MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Les Miserables’

    Do you hear the people sing? Singing the song of joyful fans? It is the music of a people who, for the past 27 years, have helped "Les Miserables" become one of the most successful musicals of all time, and who finally this Christmas can see a cinematic adaptation of their beloved, song-powered show.

  • Q&A: Jackman, Hathaway dream a dream in 'Les Miz'

    They've both played superheroes. They've both hosted the Oscars. But what unites "Les Miserables" co-stars Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway most is a deep, some might even say geeky love of musical theater.

  • Review: Hooper's `Les Miserables' is relentless

    Tom Hooper's extravaganza, big-screen telling of the beloved musical "Les Miserables" is as relentlessly driven as the ruthless Inspector Javert himself. It simply will not let up until you've Felt Something _ powerfully and repeatedly _ until you've touched the grime and smelled the squalor and cried a few tears of your own.

  • Cast and crew of  "The King's Speech" accept the award for best picture at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    `King's Speech' reigns with best-picture Oscar

    "The King's Speech" was crowned best picture Sunday at an Academy Awards ceremony as precise as a state coronation. The monarchy drama won an expected four Oscars, and predictable favorites claimed acting honors.

  • Show hosts James Franco, left, and Anne Hathaway are seen during the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    `King's Speech' wins best-picture, 3 other Oscars

    "The King's Speech" was crowned best picture Sunday at an Academy Awards ceremony as precise as a state coronation, the monarchy drama leading as expected with four Oscars and predictable favorites claiming acting honors.

  • Iain Canning (front center) is flanked by Emile Sherman (left) and Gareth Unwin as they accept the Oscar for best motion picture for "The King's Speech" at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. (Associated Press)

    'The King's Speech' rules at Academy Awards

    "The King's Speech" has been crowned best picture at an Academy Awards ceremony as precise as a state coronation, the monarchy drama leading as expected with four Oscars and predictable favorites claiming acting honors.

  • Portman wins best-actress Oscar for `Black Swan'

    Natalie Portman has won the best-actress Academy Award for her role as a delusional ballerina in "Black Swan," while Tom Hooper has claimed the best-director Oscar for his British monarchy saga "The King's Speech."

  • Show hosts James Franco, left, and Anne Hathaway are seen during the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Hooper earns directing Oscar for `King's Speech'

    Tom Hooper won the best-director Academy Award on Sunday for his British monarchy saga "The King's Speech," while Christian Bale and Melissa Leo earned supporting-acting honors for the boxing tale "The Fighter."

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