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.
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…
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…
"The Passion of the Christ" and "Fahrenheit 9/11" were two of the most profitable films of the year. Along the way, these films' directors, Mel Gibson and Michael Moore, have been treated as both…
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."
British maverick Mike Leigh seems a tad disappointed that his abortionist drama "Vera Drake" has not become embroiled in America's culture wars. "There hasn't been many vociferous negative reactions…
Terry George has a weakness for real people. "You're panning for diamonds rather than trying to snatch stardust from the sky," he says of hatching characters from true life instead of trying to…
The adage that directors should never work with kids or dogs seems to have meant nothing to Swiss-born filmmaker Marc Forster.
Bathed in focused light but isolated in a surrounding darkness that conceals the cracks and decays of a weathered gym called the Hit Pit, a female boxer named Maggie methodically punches a bag with…