Poland has selected Andrzej Wajda's “Wałęsa. Man of Hope” as the Polish candidate for the Academy Awards in the foreign-language film category. Robert Więckiewicz stars in the title role as the…
Three cheers for the Golden Globes, which nominate 10 lead film actors, twice the number of most other kudos handouts. This year, when good work is abundant, it's welcome news that the Globes' two…
When the Academy expanded the best-pic race to include up to 10 contenders, some purists balked. But 2013 is proving the wisdom of that move. In fact, there's so many promising titles that even more…
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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…
Three years ago, to much fanfare, the Academy expanded the best picture category from five noms to a possible 10. Few seemed to notice that the Academy has been nominating 10 films in screenwriting…
Auds already know vfx is a "major" category. Why doesn't the Acad?
The burning question for this year's Academy Awards has changed.
When the Academy first expanded the best picture category in 2009, a key reason was to give more populist fare like the 2008-snubbed "The Dark Knight" a shot at top honors, in part to boost telecast…
Oscar nominees react to the morning announcement
ROME -- Iran has pulled out of the Oscar foreign language race in protest against the U.S.-made anti-Islam video denigrating the Prophet Muhammad, which has caused mayhem in the region.