Ellen DeGeneres' selfie was the most buzzed-about moment of last year's Oscars — reaching a level of popularity so quickly that it managed to break Twitter. But what a lot of people don't realize is…
It is without a doubt one of the biggest budget, highest-grossing and most critically acclaimed films in history to be directed, at least in part, over Skype.
Wes Anderson's films have long been touted for the distinctly handmade worlds in which they take place. The filmmaker's latest, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," set in the fictional country of Zubrowka…
Alejandro G. Inarritu's concept of shooting "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" as if it were a single, continuous camera take was not exactly met with encouragement by his peers. The…
From finding new ways to shoot the most adrenaline-infused car chases to taking exhibition audio into new frontiers, this year's recipients of the Academy Scientific & Technical Awards are pushing…
She may stand just 3'7", but "Amazing Ali" Chapman has a personality that's anything but little. She hosts the Venice Beach Freakshow that's the subject of AMC's reality series "Freakshow," and has…
Fifty-two years ago, Peter O'Toole considered his plans for the Turks in "Lawrence of Arabia" and said, "No prisoners." Thirteen years ago, Richard Linklater considered his plans for "Boyhood" and…
The year's Academy Award contenders dropped by Variety's studio at the Beverly Hilton on Feb. 2 during the Oscar Nominees Luncheon.
As the 2014-15 television season hits the halfway mark this month, here are a few little-known facts about the major networks: » CBS' primetime lineup is drawing more viewers than it did in 2003. »…
Variety asked "SNL" stars — past and present — to share what they learned from working on the show.