It was every award show producer's nightmare. With less than 30 minutes to go before show time, a backstage accident had smashed a BAFTA trophy.
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.
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…
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…
Except for "Seabiscuit," those looking for a slice of old-fashioned Americana won't find it in the art direction category. Three of the five films nominated are not only set in different countries…
So here we are. Earlier dates, the Screener Wars and piracy concerns are fading in the distance: The noms are out, and the message is the same -- campaign season is still nuts.
It's an Oscar category more wide open than usual this year as the big names don't have horses in the race.
If the 2003 Academy Award nominations tell us anything, it's that actors definitely have minds of their own. Rarely in Oscar history has there been such a disconnection between the thesps and the…