The seven films that will face off for this year's visual effects Oscar noms have been picked, although the Academy has snubbed two of the year's most digital-effects-driven pics.
Arnaud Desplechin's "Kings and Queen" won the 62nd Prix Louis Delluc on Dec. 17 as best French film of 2004. Jury president Gilles Jacob and his 14 fellow jurors picked the writer-director's tale of…
Hollywood union publicists have tapped nominees for media and photography kudos at the 42nd annual Publicists Awards, to be held Feb. 22 at the BevHilton.
It's kudo season, and the campaigning is nothing compared with the wrangling among the awards shows themselves. While everyone acknowledges the Oscars is the apex, kudocasts like the SAG Awards and…
After airing for years on cabler TBS, the Golden Globes in 1996 moved to NBC. It turned out to be a coup for the network: The show is now TV's third-most-watched awards show, after the Oscars and…
Who exactly are the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.? The 91 foreign journalists who make up the HFPA -- 83 of whom vote on the Golden Globes -- are ubiquitous this time of year. They…
With "Sideways," his full-bodied fourth feature, Alexander Payne has moved from the fringes of Hollywood to front and center as the embodiment of a new humanism in American cinema.
Oscar has opened its doors lately to more international clientele, at least when it comes to the directing category. Recent go-rounds have seen Roman Polanski the surprise recipient of the director…
Michael Mann began "Collateral" with a directorial challenge. He wanted to know if it was possible to collapse an entire human life into a 10-hour narrative frame and them collapse that frame into a…
While the glory days of personal and political studio pictures like "Easy Rider" and "Midnight Cowboy" may seem long gone, replaced by a global-blockbuster mentality, a number of this year's most…
As if upping the ante on how far he can challenge his audience and delve into taboo-laden territory, Pedro Almodovar delivers his most serious, sobering work to date with "Bad Education."