At the 1976 awards, William Holden, nommed for lead actor for "Network," lost to co-star Peter Finch, who played a broadcaster on the verge of a meltdown. Finch's win reps one of only two times that…
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Putting this year's Oscar contenders in context surprises and also deepens appreciation of their achievements.
It only takes one victory at Oscar time for a film to claim it is an Academy Award winner -- and in several cases, one victory is all anyone or anything gets.
So-called lightweight fare can carry heavyweight awards mojo come Golden Globes time. And in a year featuring especially strong nondramatic contenders including "Dreamgirls" and "Little Miss…
In the nearly 80 years of its existence, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has sought out films that, even if they aren't that good, could at least be considered good for you: adaptations…
A primarily foreign-made independent film has yet to win the best picture Academy Award, though 23 such features have received best pic noms over the past eight decades. While several largely…
At the 1973 awards, a young man named Robert Opal bolted onto the stage naked, flashing a peace sign. The TV control room was able to avoid broadcasting Opal's privates, and he was quickly arrested…
For only the fourth time in Oscar annals, there is an exact correspondence between best picture and directing nominees -- the previous ones occurred in 1957, 1964 and 1981. Rarer still, however, is…
Woody Allen, who has earned six Oscar nominations for directing (winning once, for 1977's "Annie Hall") could be poised to increase his tally -- the most for any working director -- to seven with…
Thirty years ago, the films nominated in the Academy Awards' best picture category weren't so much chasing Oscar as much as Oscar was acclimating to the idea of honoring them -- these weren't the…
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