Nominations for the 81st Academy Awards, to be announced this morning, recognize a lot of hard work and creativity — some of which occurred behind the scenes when Acad voters filled out their…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has unveiled the nine semifinalists for the foreign-language award, the first shortlist to reflect the new voting rules in the category.
Brad Grey chatted with Jim Gianopulos, Clint Eastwood spoke with Frank Langella, and Ron Howard gave a brief and touching "benediction" at the AFI Awards luncheon on Jan. 9 at the Four Seasons hotel.
I've always thought awards are like Rorschach tests: It's a clue to someone's personality whether they root for "Juno" or "There Will Be Blood." But now I've begun to think the entire awards season…
Nearly every obituary of Harold Pinter, who died Dec. 24, said he was one of the most influential playwrights of the 20th century. That's absolutely true, but his influence was like his plays…
Harold Pinter, whose plays mixed menace, loneliness, humor and pregnant pauses with such distinction that he inspired the adjective "Pinteresque," died Dec. 24 at age 78.
With an expected haul of $16 billion this year, foreign box office is crucial to Hollywood — but the studios are noticing the makeup of those audiences is evolving.
As the holidays approach, they mean one thing to a lot of exhausted actors and filmmakers: A chance to rest after Phase One of a grueling awards campaign.
The Internet age is cutting into newspaper biz, which is troubling on at least two levels. One, due to cutbacks, a lot of film critics are being phased out.
The signing of Hugh Jackman as host of the 81st Oscarcast is a signal that "we are trying to turn a corner and to give the evening more of a nightclub-party feel -- which it once had," said the…
As 2008 nears an end, it's clear that this was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Well, actually, I'm not sure it was the best of times, but it's always reassuring to start out with a…