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Ric Robertson is stepping down as AMPAS chief operating officer to become a consultant. Robertson will focus on the Oscarcast, awards rules and categories. His duties of overseeing the staff and…
Head of communications returns to independent consulting but will remain involved with Oscars.
Woody Allen returns to the U.S. and brings Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett with him in the first trailer for his latest film "Blue Jasmine."
This time, the "Argo" story in Variety is truly about a big picture. Connecting three decades of history while erasing a quarter-century of Oscar protocol, Ben Affleck's "Argo" survived — and indeed…
The collision of cultures that figures so prominently in "Argo" was the inspiration for Alexandre Desplat's evocative score.
Ask double Oscar nominee Andy Nelson about his sound mixing work on "Les Miserables" or "Lincoln" and he'll tell you about the subtle or even silent moments in both movies that he loves.
Two of the five Academy Award nominees for live action short film, "Asad" and "Buzkashi Boys," are set in countries that are in the midst of years-long conflict.
Panels, parties have uncertain effect on balloting
Scribes ascribe to life-affirming words and stories in 2012
Perhaps the cops think police dramas are unrealistic. Maybe doctors scoff at medical movies. But when it comes to Wall Street, Hollywood gets it right.
Obviously, the film is an affectionate portrayal. As a piece of filmmaking, I loved the weirdness of "Lincoln": the way that he was written as this strange, odd, ethereal man oscillating between…