Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Thursday, Jan. 15

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Entertainment News as of 5 P.M. Thursday, Jan. 15

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Entertainment News Advisory


Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

5 p.m.


Here are the top Entertainment stories from The Canadian Press as of 5 p.m. ET. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Coverage plans are included when available. Entries are subject to change as news develops.

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'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with 9 each


Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," dominated nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards with nine nods each, while "Boyhood" remained the widely acknowledged front-runner.The three films were nominated for best picture on Thursday along with "Whiplash," ''The Theory of Everything," ''The Imitation Game," ''American Sniper" and "Selma." The eight films, mostly more modestly sized movies dwarfed by Hollywood's stampede of bigger blockbusters at the box office, gave the Oscars a classy if not particularly high-wattage batch of nominees. PHOTO.

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Canadian 'Boxtrolls' co-director gets Oscar nom


TORONTO -- Canadian Graham Annable learned of his first Academy Award nomination at a rather inopportune time.The co-director of the intricate stop-motion film "The Boxtrolls" -- up for best animated feature film -- was trudging through airport security, awaiting an early-morning flight from his adopted home of Portland, Ore., to L.A. for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards.


Montreal's Torill Kove gets third Oscar nom


TORONTO -- Montreal animator Torill Kove is celebrating her third Oscar nomination, this time for the short "Me and My Moulton," which closes a chapter of stories based on her life and her native homeland of Norway."It's actually quite autobiographical," Kove, 56, said in a phone interview shortly after the Academy Award nominations came out Thursday. "In a way, it's a memoir basically of a period in my life when I was young and my parents were young." PHOTO.


'How to Train Your Dragon 2' gets Oscar nom


TORONTO -- Canadian writer-director Dean DeBlois has found himself in an amusing quandary as he celebrates his new Oscar nomination and recent Golden Globe win for "How to Train Your Dragon 2. …

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