In a demonstration that nuanced drama can hold its own against bigscreen spectacle, "Mystic River" won an impressive combo of Oscars with Sean Penn for best actor and Tim Robbins for supporting actor.
On one of the rare occasions when Gotham showbiz types deign to convene a broadcast TV viewing party, Oscar night in the Big Apple proves just how gracious its denizens can be to an event on the left…
Best pic winner "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" had already hauled in so much loot -- a cool $338 million domestically by the time it garnered its 11 noms -- that it never was…
While there was nothing Sunday night to match the 2003 Oscar upset pulled off by "The Pianist," Focus Features' performance this year with "Lost in Translation" showed the 2-year-old Universal…
Was the outcome of the 76th Oscars influenced by the Screener Wars and the abbreviated season? Yes, no, maybe; it depends on who's answering the questions.
When Robin Williams joked about the five-second delay, he needn't have worried. Indeed, the guy with his finger on the button could have easily nodded off policing an Oscar-cast notable only for its…
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Adam Elliot may have been a surprise to be the recipient of the animated short Oscar for "Harvie Krumpet," but as everyone knows, there's no such thing as overnight success.
Honorary Academy Awards recipient Blake Edwards lived up to his rep for broad comedy at Sunday's Oscar ceremonies.
If such a word can ever be applied to the Academy Awards, this was the year of "normal."
Blotting out a long line of Oscar snubs, Errol Morris won the documentary Academy Award for "The Fog of War," his groundbreaking examination of U.S. military policy.