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Watch Bill Murray's sweet onstage Oscars shout-out to Harold Ramis [VIDEO]

Watch Bill Murray's sweet onstage Oscars shout-out to Harold Ramis [VIDEO]

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Bill Murray remembered Harold Ramis in a surprise tribute on Oscars night.
Kate Stanton
Watch Pharrell dance with Lupita Nyong'o, Meryl Streep at the Oscars [VIDEO]

Watch Pharrell dance with Lupita Nyong'o, Meryl Streep at the Oscars [VIDEO]

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- Pharrell Williams managed to get Hollywood's leading ladies on their feet for an Oscars rendition of "Happy."
Kate Stanton
'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

"Gravity" and "American Hustle" go into Sunday's Oscar race in Los Angeles with 10 nods apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" is close behind with nine nominations.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Philip Seymour Hoffman's cause of death revealed

Philip Seymour Hoffman's cause of death revealed

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The results of Philip Seymour Hoffman's autopsy have been released nearly four weeks after the actor's death.
Veronica Linares
Adams says 'American Hustle' director Russell exemplifies reality

Adams says 'American Hustle' director Russell exemplifies reality

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Actress Amy Adams says her "American Hustle" and "The Fighter" director David O. Russell "exemplifies reality" in his movies.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Oscars 2014: A Brief Look at the Nominees

Oscars 2014: A Brief Look at the Nominees

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A brief look at some of this year's Academy Award contenders.
Annie Martin
Emma Watson steps out with beau Matthew Janney before Oscars gig

Emma Watson steps out with beau Matthew Janney before Oscars gig

LONDON , Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Emma Watson and her rugby player boyfriend Matthew Janney were spotted together in London over the weekend.
Veronica Linares
Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey and Glenn Close are to serve as presenters at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, producers said.

Costume designers awards given to 'Hunger Games,' 'Downton Abbey'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- "Blue Jasmine," "12 Years a Slave," and "The Hunger Games:Catching Fire" won a Costume Designers Guild Award in California, organizers said.
Amy Adams remembers Philip Seymour Hoffman during emotional 'Inside the Actor's Studio'

Amy Adams remembers Philip Seymour Hoffman during emotional 'Inside the Actor's Studio'

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Amy Adams starred with Philip Seymour Hoffman in three films -- "Charlie Wilson's War," "Doubt," and "The Master."
Kate Stanton
'American Hustle' earns $200M at the global box office

'American Hustle' earns $200M at the global box office

CULVER CITY, Calif., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Hollywood's 1970s-set con artist picture "American Hustle" has surpassed $200 million at the worldwide box office, Sony Pictures said.
Oscar nominees attend luncheon at the Beverly Hilton

Oscar nominees attend luncheon at the Beverly Hilton

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Leonardo DiCaprio, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Pharrell Williams, Bono and Jared Leto attended the Oscar nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Oscar nominees attend Academy luncheon: See the 2014 class photo

Oscar nominees attend Academy luncheon: See the 2014 class photo

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted its annual luncheon for Oscar nominees on Monday.
Kate Stanton
Amy Adams denounces 'appalling' Valentino PR release about her bag at Hoffman's funeral

Amy Adams denounces 'appalling' Valentino PR release about her bag at Hoffman's funeral

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Valentino has apologized for using Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral as an occasion to promote the company.
Kate Stanton
Valentino apologizes for untimely self-promotion

Valentino apologizes for untimely self-promotion

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Italian fashion firm Valentino has apologized twice for touting Amy Adams toting one of its handbags to the wake for Philip Seymour Hoffman in New York.
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Cast member Amy Adams attends the premiere of the motion picture biographical drama "Julie and Julia" in Los Angeles on Monday, July 27, 2009. The movie follows Julia and Paul Child through Julia Child's memoir, "My Life In France", which she wrote with her grand nephew Alex Prud'homme. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an American actress and singer. Adams began her performing career on stage in dinner theaters before making her screen debut in the 1999 black comedy film Drop Dead Gorgeous. After a series of television guest appearances and roles in B movies, she landed the role of Brenda Strong in 2002's Catch Me If You Can, but her breakthrough role was in the 2005 independent film Junebug, playing Ashley Johnsten, for which she received critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Adams subsequently starred in Disney's 2007 film Enchanted, a critical and commercial success, and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance as Princess Giselle. She received her second Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations the following year for her role as a young nun, Sister James, in Doubt. Though she has appeared in a range of dramatic and comedic roles, Adams has gained a reputation for playing characters with cheerful and sunny dispositions. Adams starred in Sunshine Cleaning with Emily Blunt and Alan Arkin, and the following year appeared as Amelia Earhart in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. She appeared in Julie & Julia in 2009 portraying writer Julie Powell followed by Leap Year in 2010. Her recent role as Charlene Fleming in The Fighter earned Adams her third Academy Award nomination, her third Golden Globe Award, second BAFTA Award, and fifth Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.

Adams was born in Vicenza, Italy, the fourth of seven children of American parents Kathryn (née Hicken) and Richard Adams. She has four brothers and two sisters. Her father, a US serviceman, was stationed at Caserma Ederle at the time of her birth, and took the family from base to base before settling in Castle Rock, Colorado, when she was eight or nine years old. Thereafter, her father sang professionally in restaurants, while her mother was a semi-professional bodybuilder. Adams was raised as a Mormon, although her family left the church after her parents' divorce when she was 11 years old. She said her religious upbringing "... instilled in me a value system I still hold true. The basic 'Do unto others...', that was what was hammered into me. And love."

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