Members of the Academy's documentary branch may see their 149 films as proof that reality bites. Never fear. Variety will help you sort through this.
Oscarcast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have launched the second annual “Team Oscar” program, in which U.S. college students can submit short videos to win a chance to appear on the March 2…
The Academy’s fifth annual Governors Awards on Nov. 16 were two events in one: A schmooze-fest with a guest list representing decades of film history (Roger Corman and Warren Beatty through Lupita…
Will the new crop of Academy members be swing voters?
During awards season, there are always a flood of events. But this week and next are particularly frenzied, for three reasons: Ballots go out next week for the SAG Awards and Nov. 27 for the Golden…
Awards season was in full swing Wednesday with events for every taste, but “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” offered world politics, world-class acting and a touch of class. The film’s greatest…
Following its debut at the N.Y. Film Festival, Fox’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” had a gala screening at AFI Fest Wednesday night, followed by a reception at the Roosevelt Hotel. In terms of…
Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" has a vast scope and an attention to detail that belies its fast, relatively low-budget shoot: 35 days and under $20 million. Director Steve McQueen says he likes…
According to a Hollywood truism, you're only as good as your last project. So the awards buzz for this year's directors is doubly gratifying: Prizes are nice, but for some of these helmers, the 2013…
"Lone Survivor" took another giant step in its awards push, as AFI Fest gave it a gala world premiere Tuesday at the TCL Chinese, followed by a reception.
Hollywood's new math doesn't add up. The studios are making fewer films, and four-quadrant tentpoles are easily outnumbering thoughtful, personal pictures