74th Academy Award nominees

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 74th Academy Awards to be presented Sunday in Hollywood.

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HOLLYWOOD, March 21 (UPI) -- No single movie this year will sweep the Academy Awards as has happened in years past.
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Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

YOU BET All eyes will be on Hollywood this Sunday when the winners of this year's Oscars are announced during the 74th Annual Academy Awards ceremony.
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ROBERT DOWNEY JR. Robert Downey Jr. stood before a judge in California again this week -- not to be lectured, scolded or sentenced, but to be praised and encouraged for the job he's doing in drug rehab.
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THE END OF AN ERA The final Whitewater report was released by the independent counsel's office Wednesday, ending an eight-year investigation that cost taxpayers $70 million.
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SATURN NOMINATIONS "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" led the field with nine nominations for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films' 28th Annual Saturn Awards.
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HOLLYWOOD, March 14 (UPI) -- The Directors Guild of America, perhaps Hollywood's most effective union, is the best Oscar indicator of all.
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Nominees for 28th Annual Saturn Awards

LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 28th Annual Saturn Awards, announced Thursday by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films in Los Angeles:

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HOLLYWOOD, March 11 (UPI) -- With a couple of weeks to go before the 74th annual Academy Awards, other movie honors parceled out this week have helped provide a profile of the four major fa
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Directors guild honors Howard for 'Mind'

LOS ANGELES, March 10 (UPI) -- The Directors Guild of America honored Ron Howard Saturday night with its top feature film award for "A Beautiful Mind," his Oscar-nominated drama based on the
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More Oscar clues due this weekend

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- Oscar-watchers will be paying close attention this weekend, looking for clues to the Academy Award outcomes, as the Screen Actors Guild and the Directors Guild
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Is Hollywood in love with musicals again?

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- Although he was overlooked for a best director Oscar nomination, Baz Luhrmann doesn't mind so much -- after all, his Oscar-nominated movie, "Moulin Rouge," won
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PGA AWARDS The Producers Guild of America has presented its top film award to "Moulin Rouge," giving director Baz Luhrmann's fanciful tale of a Paris dancehall at the dawn of the 20th century a leg up in the race for Oscar gold.
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Hollywood Analysis: Oscar puzzle pieces

LOS ANGELES, March 4 (UPI) -- The producers and writers guilds have spoken, so all that's left is to hear from the actors and directors, and Oscar handicappers will have just about all the i
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David Lynch
French President Nicolas Sarkozy exits a ceremony honoring director David Lynch at the Elysee presidential palace on October 1, 2007. During the ceremony, Lynch received the French Legion of Honor, the highest award that can be bestowed upon a civilian in France. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)

David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American filmmaker and visual artist. Lynch's films are known for nightmarish and dreamlike images and meticulous sound design. Lynch's work often depicts a seedy underside to small-town America (particularly Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks) or sprawling California metropolises (Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, and his latest release, Inland Empire). Beginning with his experimental film-school feature Eraserhead (1977), he has maintained a strong cult following while experiencing inconsistent commercial success.

Lynch has received three Academy Award nominations for Best Director, for his films The Elephant Man (1980), Blue Velvet (1986), and Mulholland Drive (2001), and also received a screenplay Academy Award nomination for The Elephant Man. Lynch has twice won France's César Award for Best Foreign Film, as well as the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement at the Venice Film Festival. The French government awarded him the Legion of Honor, the country's top civilian honor, as a Chevalier in 2002 and then an Officier in 2007, while that same year, The Guardian described Lynch as "the most important director of this era". Allmovie called him "the Renaissance man of modern American filmmaking".

Lynch was born in Missoula, Montana on January 20, 1946. His father, Donald Walton Lynch, was a U.S. Department of Agriculture research scientist, and his mother, Edwina "Sunny" Lynch (née Sundholm), was an English language tutor. His maternal grandfather's parents immigrated to the United States from Finland in the 19th century. Lynch was raised a Presbyterian and spent his childhood throughout the Pacific Northwest and Durham, North Carolina. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout and, on his 15th birthday, served as an usher at John F. Kennedy's Presidential Inauguration.

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