And the award for most confusing new rules goes to ... the song category. The Academy holds a "bake-off" (though it doesn't like to call it that) in which 40 or so songs are shown in three-minute…
The noms provided some notable facts.
Racism, homophobia, terrorism, government prying and media glory-hogs -- what's not to like? Voters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences have nominated five small, sober dramas for best…
By now, Oscar hopefuls know if they're in the race. But still to be determined is whether the screener system -- and Cinea specifically -- is a winner. Cinea's major victory occurred months ago, when…
Reel Life: Warner Independent's "Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World" is currently in theaters. Coming soon are "Snakes on a Plane," "Dead Man's Shoes" and "The Notorious Bettie Page."
Oscar has provided his own intrigue to the plot-twisty "Syriana": The screenplay has been classified as an original, rather than an adaptation -- and for nearly three weeks, nobody seems to have…
Reel Life: According to statistics, newspaper readership is declining, but how can this be? Life has many pleasures, but few can compare with the joy of reading the entertainment section of a paper…
Every year, studio execs proclaim that it's a wide-open year for Oscars -- convincing themselves that their film has a chance. But this time, they mean it.
An actor of modest talents can seem amazing with a well-written part. But only a great actor can be spectacular in a sketchy role, and Mark Rylance proves once again that he's a great actor. His work…
It's later than you think. Sony Pictures Classics has given an unofficial kickoff to the awards season by mailing screeners of "Junebug" to kudos voters. Some execs may be dismayed that the season is…