The Academy's foreign-language film category could hardly be described as a prison or ghetto. Not when in recent years it has embraced such major commercial successes as "Life Is Beautiful" (1998)…
July 17, 2002 The Academy confirms to Daily Variety that the 76th Oscarcast will be held Feb. 29, 2004, a month earlier than usual. Sept. 24, 2003 Daily Variety breaks a story that the Motion Picture…
A good title should give a clue to the nature of the film. But sometimes titles take on a life of their own: Your mother is giving you a Gaslight treatment, a politician is exhibiting Dr. Strangelove…
Cold Mountain: The Journey From Book to Film." "The Making of 'Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.' " "In America: A Portrait of the Film." "The Art of 'Finding Nemo.' "
How does the professional Oscar marketer keep the heat up as the season heads into its final days?
The Oscar party scene will remain almost exactly the same as in 2003 because the studios, the Academy and the big party-givers are comfortable with the current pattern. Turf has been staked out…
The Great Oscar Experiment has undoubtedly produced a more surprising field of nominees in 2004.
Just two years ago the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science's board of governors was keen to fork over the hardware to a bevy of honorary recipients. Thalbergs, Hersholts and honorary Oscars were…
"I'm voting for 'Lord of the Rings,' " says one Academy voter. "It's the film of the year. Twenty years from now, people would be astonished if we voted for any other film."
A list of films and that have been nommed for so far by other orgs in the categories of best film, acting, direction and screenplay. Wins are indicated with an asterisk:
It's probably the single toughest gig in show business. Many have tried, but only a handful have really succeeded in memorably hosting the Oscars.