"I really don't feel comfortable talking about this," says a veteran publicist on the other end of the line. "They have a list with names and contact information that they'll never release but…
Contrary to many things in American life, the Oscars can't be bought. But they can be wooed.
Everybody's doing it -- lamenting that it's all too much, too soon, even as the industry's second go-round at coping with a compressed Oscar calendar remains well shy of the midpoint.
Hours before sunrise Jan. 25, dozens of satellite trucks will huddle around the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences building on Wilshire Boulevard, waiting to beam the breaking story across…
It's still about politics. The 2004 presidential contest may be history, but as Hollywood focuses on that other election, the Oscar race, some of the same issues and allegiances remain in the mix.
In 1978 and 1979, three major studio movies dealing with U.S. involvement in Vietnam, -- "Coming Home," "The Deer Hunter" and "Apocalypse Now" -- received best picture nominations. But it was…
In this wide-open year, alternatives are emerging for recognition in both major and minor categories.
Three months out, Oscar week already looks to be a logjam of competing glittery events. High-profile mega-budget fetes, such as the black-tie post-Acad Governor's Ball or the General Motors-hosted…
Onstage at the newly refurbished Apollo West End cinema for the U.K. preem of "Being Julia" Nov. 7, Canuck producer Robert Lantos summed up the evening's multinational nature by noting, "As someone…
Spanish helmer Pedro Almodovar's "Bad Education" got straight "A's" at the box office this weekend, as the Sony Pictures Classics reported $147,366 in its first weekend on three Gotham screens…