While Oscar campaigners promote their films under the watchful eye of the Academy, Blighty's academy rules, or rather the complete lack of them, would make Hollywood drool.
The British Academy Film Awards can be hard for Hollywood people to get their heads around. The identity of the membership, the complexity of the voting system and the ultimate significance of the…
First the Oscar date change and then Screener Wars. This has definitely been a testing year for the British Academy Film Awards.
One barometer of an award show's heat is the number of soirees and subsidiary events that spring up around it.
Want a first-hand account of the first BAFTA ceremony, more than five decades ago? That depends on which one you regard as first and finding someone whose memory bank can be accurately accessed.
Increasingly, this category is where the action is for A-list studio writers at awards time, and the best hope for grabbing that career-making nomination or statuette. This year, though, the sole…
Miramax found itself this year blessed with U.S. distribution rights to two entries in foreign-language film, including"The Barbarian Invasions." After winning top actress and screenwriting acclaim…
"Finding Nemo," a very big fish in a small pond, is as certain a bet as you can find in this year's nominees.
In one of the few instances of it being more daring in its selection of d.p.'s than the American Society of Cinematographers, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences this award season has…
Over the last couple of decades, original script noms traditionally have slanted heavily towards independent films -- underlined this year by the inclusion of four indies and just one studio pic.
If 2003 seems to be shaping up as the year of the big studio production, the filmmakers vying for the director Oscar offer a diversity of styles that defies easy summation. For example, Peter…