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Eddie Redmayne’s latest transformation: Transgender pioneer Lili Elbe

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe in "The Danish Girl." Directed by Tom Hooper, the film is currently in production.
Fresh from his Oscar win for Lead Actor for his performance as famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” British actor Eddie Redmayne is taking on another project that involves a drastic physical transformation. [...]

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Graham Moore’s Oscar speech was not intended for LGBT kids

Monday, February 23, 2015
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Moore is not gay. His speech was not about LGBT youth, many of whom experience depression because of the homophobia and transphobia in which our culture is mired. His speech was not even about the reality of Alan Turing’s life itself.
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Graham Moore’s Oscar‑worthy acceptance speech for ‘Imitation Game’ – #StayWeird

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Graham Moore accepts the award for the best adapted screenplay for “The Imitation Game” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Graham Moore, who on Sunday won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for “The Imitation Game,” took the opportunity to give a powerful acceptance speech calling awareness to teen suicide and depression, recalling his own attempt at suicide at age 16. [...]

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‘Birdman’ takes flight at an Oscars ceremony punctuated by politics

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Host Neil Patrick Harris at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
The long take of "Birdman" has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past, took Hollywood's top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality. [...]

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Award show veteran Neil Patrick Harris to host Oscars in 2015

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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LOS ANGELES -- Neil Patrick Harris is set to host the Oscars next year. The actor and author announced his latest gig online Wednesday. He posted a video on Twitter of him on the phone saying, "I'm in," showing a close-up of his bucket list and circling "Host the Oscars." [...]

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Ellen DeGeneres’ selfie crashes Twitter

Sunday, March 2, 2014
Ellen DeGeneres, APThis image released by Ellen DeGeneres shows actors front row from left, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Peter Nyong’o Jr., and, second row, from left, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o and Angelina Jolie as they pose for a "selfie" portrait on a cell phone during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES — Ellen DeGeneres' goal of setting a retweet record with her star-studded selfie was achieved before the Oscars telecast was even over. [...]

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Big Oscar night for ‘12 Years a Slave,’ ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ ‘Gravity’

Sunday, March 2, 2014
Jordan Strauss, Invision/APMatthew McConaughey, from left, holds his award for best actor for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club", Cate Blanchett holds her award for best actress in "Blue Jasmine", Lupita Nyong'o holds her award for best supporting actress for "12 Years a Slave," and Jared Leto holds hi award for best supporting actor in "Dallas Buyers Club" in the press room during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES — Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama “12 Years a Slave” best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards. [...]

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Matthew McConaughey wins Best Actor Oscar for ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

Sunday, March 2, 2014
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LOS ANGELES -- Matthew McConaughey has won the Academy Award for best actor for his performance as a desperate and determined AIDS patient in "Dallas Buyers Club." [...]

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Backstage: Jared Leto in generous mood after acting Oscar win

Sunday, March 2, 2014
Matt Sayles, Invision/APJared Leto, center, arrives with his mother Constance and brother Shannon at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES — Jared Leto wasn't just thinking about himself after winning the best supporting actor Academy Award on Sunday night — his thoughts veered from his mother, the populations of Ukraine and Venezuela and even the reporters who were covering his Oscar glory. [...]

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Jared Leto wins Best Supporting Oscar for ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

Sunday, March 2, 2014
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LOS ANGELES — Jared Leto has won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for his performance as an HIV-positive transgender prostitute in "Dallas Buyers Club." [...]

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