On June 30, the year will officially be half over, so in theory, 50% of the 2011 awards contenders have bowed. Of course, that is never the case.
The live-action awards race has been slow getting started, but the toon category is already highly animated. There are plenty of contenders but, as in live-action, also plenty of questions.
Fine art, pop culture and local pride converged Saturday at a LACMA reception for Tim Burton, whose Resnick Pavilion retrospective began Sunday and runs through Oct. 31.
If opening nights set the tone for an entire fest, the omens are good for the 64th Cannes.
In the coverage of Tuesday's Tony announcements, a number of journalists wrote about a musical that received no nominations and wasn't even eligible. Isn't life ironic?
Elizabeth Taylor, the two-time Oscar winner who was as world famous for her private life as for her acting, died Wednesday in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure. She was 79.
Aside from its big wins Sunday night, "The King's Speech" offers a couple of footnotes to Oscar history: Colin Firth enters the record books as starring in three best-pic winners, while Guy Pearce…
Howard Hawks said a good movie consists of three good scenes and no annoying ones.
Among the producers' innovations for Sunday's Oscarcast is "mom-inees," in which contenders' mothers will be interviewed and tweet their reactions.
Well, actually, that phrase on Google's advanced search yields only 42.4 million matches. So everybody's a critic, but maybe not their grandmas.
Final Oscar ballots were mailed Wednesday and are due back Feb. 22. Here's what to expect.