The trophy-giving over the weekend started early, on Thursday night at Bad Robot in Santa Monica, where the Oscar Wilde Awards honored John Logan, Melissa McCarthy and Michelle Williams.
Earnings at News Corp.'s U.K. paybox BSkyB are set to double in five years' time once the company is owned outright by the Murdoch firm.
Birmingham, Ala., has a population of 229,000 and eight TV stations.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Daily:$1.8M Cumulative:$27.7M Sony / Screen Gems 13.13%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$778,903 Cumulative:$307.3M Disney 34.56%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 23Daily:$703,203 Cumulative:$17.1M Warner Brothers 34.59%
British film, TV and theater stars including Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons and Julie Walters have warned that government arts cuts could damage the U.K. industry.
Blighty's Pinewood Shepperton Studios is ramping up support for smaller-budget Brit pics, and has pledged to invest up to 20% equity in up to four films a year.
The political heat around News Corp.'s planned $12.5 billion buy-out of U.K. paybox BSkyB just got hotter.
The U.K. government has greenlit proposals to launch a new TV channel dedicated to providing local news and content.
News Corp.'s planned £8 billion ($12.4 billion) takeover of U.K. paybox BSkyB is likely to be subjected to a six-month long inquiry by Blighty's Competition Commission.