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…
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.
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.
Contrary to many things in American life, the Oscars can't be bought. But they can be wooed.
Each year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' Board of Governors tweaks rules and regulations, aiming for fairness and dignity on the promo side and consideration of only theatrically…
A voting member since 1972, Rosilyn Heller serves on the Academy's foreign language committee, which nominates five films from among the official submissions by various countries.
In this wide-open year, alternatives are emerging for recognition in both major and minor categories.
Screenwriter L.M. Kit Carson is tackling his first year as an Academy voter while contending with a variety of other projects.
"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…
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…