For 11 days each year, Cannes is the world's center of entertainment. No, we're not talking about films: the thing that establishes Cannes as a world-class showbiz venue is the fact that, for nearly…
Timothy M. Gray: Reel Life
DreamWorks achieved its "American" dream. With five trophies, "American Beauty" became the first best film winner in 23 years -- since the 1976 "Rocky" -- to be majority-lensed in Hollywood. This…
Nominees aren't the only ones pursuing Oscar this year: The L.A. Police Dept. and the FBI are also hoping to get their hands on the little fella.
People have been touting the Internet's possibilities for years. Finally, its value is clear. Next month, collectors can go online to bid on such items as Dick Van Patten's shoes, Celine Dion's…
First missing ballots -- now missing statuettes. A shipment of about 40 Oscars has apparently been stolen from the Roadway Express dock in a suburb of L.A.
BLURBMEISTERS ARE THINKING LOCAL, but acting global. For years, studio marketers have quoted enthusiastic critics in newspaper and TV ads for films. But recently, there have been a few significant…
Could the Wall Street Journal scoop the Oscars? In a letter accompanying the 4,200 ballots mailed out Tuesday, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences president Robert Rehme urged members not to…
In Oscar handicapping, everything you know is wrong. That became apparent Feb. 15 when the nominations were announced and immediately contradicted most observers' predictions. Even in a year with few…
Either 1999 saw a flood of good work, or else a lot of deserving candidates were simply unable to generate Oscar heat. The 72nd annual Academy Awards are almost as notable for the no-shows as for…