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In 1977, the miniseries "Roots" awakened the national conscience about the inhumanity of slavery during one of the most appalling periods in American history.
The MTV Movie Awards aren't until April, but you can officially start getting excited about them because the nominations have arrived, and they are cool .
The two pieces - a lightbox containing a photo of a boy on a beach and an 11-minute film of a dead horse lying in a meadow - will go on display at the Stedelijk Museum from 13 December.
The Oscars on Sunday night were a popular affair with some moving moments -- including speeches from Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong'o -- and some warm humor courtesy of host Ellen DeGeneres .
Director Steve McQueen poses in the press room with the award for best picture for "12 Years a Slave" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles.
This week on home video, we've got the newly christened Best Picture Oscar winner, as well as a Wong Kar-wai biopic that was itself nominated for two Academy Awards.
Things happen at the Oscars. Not like they happen at the Golden Globes, because, well, you can't drink during the Academy Awards.
Fassbender has appeared in each of McQueen's three feature films, and its a collaboration that has served them both extraordinarily well.
Steve McQueen used to be the artist with the famous film-star's name but the success of 12 Years A Slave means he is now one of Hollywood's hottest properties in his own right.
Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item. "If you win tonight, I think we should bring you the Oscar."
Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item. By the halfway point of Pharrell Williams' colorful performance of his Oscar-nominated song "Happy" from "Despicable Me 2," all the celebs were on their feet dancing and clapping.
As is often the case, many of this year's Best Director Oscar nominees had an expansive history in the indie scene before making it big.
Many filmmakers are concerned with set making, but not architecture. Steve McQueen, Best Director nominee for 12 Years a Slave has made a career of examining the role of architecture in building narrative.
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