The 84th Academy Awards don't need any more analyses on who won and why. But the buildup to the Feb. 26 event raised questions far beyond the kudos business -- questions about bigotry, and about the…
In an election year, you will repeatedly hear politicians claim that showbiz is a hotbed of lefties.
Awards are like comedy: Timing is crucial. The Jan. 24 Oscar nominations demonstrate the role that timing played in this year's nominations, and the Academy's Jan. 25 announcement about electronic…
Awards serve as a time capsule, shining a light on films that reflect the values and concerns of the moment.
Oscar bellwethers did not always live up to that reputation on Tuesday, as some winners of previous awards were shut out in the nominations.
A gratified Gary Oldman was in Berlin doing publicity for "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" when he was his manager rushed in and said "You've been nominated for an Oscar." Oldman, who's been starring in…
Sundance begins Jan. 19, showcasing 36 feature-length documentaries. The TV networks are airing dozens and dozens of reality series, including plenty of midseason ones. Apparently Hollywood loves to…
Sundance begins Jan. 19, showcasing 36 feature-length documentaries. The TV networks are airing dozens and dozens of reality series, including plenty of midseason ones.
Congrats to this week's AFI, Broadcast Film Critics, SAG and Globes contenders -- and to those who were left out, don't give up hope. With upcoming noms from other guilds, BAFTA and AMPAS, remember…
There are many strange tribal rituals at this time of year.
There are many strange tribal rituals at this time of year. One annual tradition is the article by the outraged media member who wags a finger at awards campaigns, shocked, shocked at the notion that…