Sometimes a film is terrific, but, for whatever reason, all the kudo buzz focuses on just one aspect of the pic. Last year's "Unfaithful," for example, had many virtues, but only got awards heat for…
Motion Picture Assn. of America president Jack Valenti spent Thursday afternoon giving face time in Los Angeles to groups disgruntled over the screener ban.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has about 5,800 voting members, and so far nearly 4,000 of them have returned their screener agreement. But what's up with those holdouts?
After an intense month of announcements, arguments and amendments, one weary studio exec sighed to Variety, "What more is there to say about screeners?"
A week after the Big Decision, many studios are still very quiet about the next decision. As of Thursday, Disney, New Line, Paramount, Sony, Universal and Warner Bros. hadn't announced which films…
A few years ago, the idea seemed absurd: Academy Awards being given to a gladiator pic, a kung-fu movie or a musical set in a women's prison.
It sounds like a gimmick: A production of Shakespeare with historical fidelity, including no sets, Elizabethan costumes, period musical instruments and, crucially, men in all the roles. The notion is…
Now that the decision is made, don't assume that the argument is over. After vociferous opposition from various sectors of the film community, the MPAA and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts…
For months, studio execs have been planning and fretting, and now their dread can officially become dismay: The awards season is here. Every kudos season requires endless energy, but this one has…
In the 1920s, Hollywood didn't know how to sell horror pics -- a barely tested known commodity in the U.S. -- so Universal touted "The Phantom of the Opera" with the tagline "Wild! Weird! Wonderful!"…
Attention, Oscar voters: This awards season, you should be prepared to attend more screenings, in a shorter amount of time than usual, and without food.