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
It’s Huskers Week in Hollywood as “Nebraska” was the centerpiece of multiple Q&A sessions, Bruce Dern presented a Hamilton Behind the Camera Award to d.p. Phedon Papamichael, and Alexander Payne met…
Awards contender "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" got a big boost in terms of awareness and goodwill at Saturday's Britannia Awards, but in general the campaigning was appropriately subdued.
The AFI Fest tribute to David O. Russell climaxed with a screening of the opening six minutes of “American Hustle.” Awards possibilities? Let’s just say the audience had waited in line for a long…
Great work isn't enough; every Oscar contender also needs strong talking points. As awards season enters the key phase when a flood of screeners go out, it's time to look at a few titles that may…
Here is a cross-section of awards-related events this weekend. Private parties and receptions are not mentioned, because if they wanted you as a guest, you would have been invited. If you weren't…
The AFI Festival opened Thursday night with Disney's "Savings Mr. Banks," where audiences sat at a premiere in the TCL Chinese Theater and watched onscreen characters sitting at a premiere at the…
The flow of "news stories" revolving around the awards season is already starting to pile up.