The most-watched Academy Awards telecast in four years and the conclusion of "The Bachelorette" helped ABC score a rare primetime victory among young adults last week.
Eyeing all the Kiwi gold at the Governor's Ball Sunday night, HBO's Chris Albrecht cracked: " 'Lord of the Rings' must be a pretty good movie."
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One year after tumbling to a record-low audience, a shiny "Ring" helped the Academy Awards on ABC rebound nicely in the Nielsens, with the kudocast again topping 40 million viewers.
Marco Bellocchio's "Good Morning, Night," Marco Tullio Giordana's "Best of Youth" and Paolo Virzi's "Caterina Goes to Town" are top contenders for Italy's Nastri d'Argento (Silver Ribbon) film…
South Africa's National Film and Video Foundation has appealed to the country's first Oscar winner, Charlize Theron, to help promote the local film industry, even though her film "Monster," was not…
Hollywood loves sequels, and the second edition of the Night Before proved more boffo than the first. Call it "The Return of the Fling."
At the beginning of the first "Lord of the Rings," a prophetic reference is made to "a time when hobbits will shape the fortunes of all."
New Line wasn't the only company to shine at the Oscars. There's also a relative newcomer named Newmarket.
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…