Milwaukee knows how to party on Oscar night. So do folks in Atlanta, Kansas City, Omaha, Greensboro, N.C., Charlottesville, Va., and 45 other cities far removed from the starry grandeur that will be…
For some Oscar observers, you can forget best actress, forget best actor. That's the sideshow.
The guys don't have it any easier.
Oscar nominees typically enjoy a box office bounce. But Hollywood increasingly has to reckon with another award-season ritual, one that could best be described as the piracy plunder.
Among the producers' innovations for Sunday's Oscarcast is "mom-inees," in which contenders' mothers will be interviewed and tweet their reactions.
The list of presenters keeps growing as the 83rd Academy Awards draws near. Matthew McConaughey, Javier Bardem and Helen Mirren are the latest slated to present Sunday.
TUESDAY: Kenneth Branagh hosts the Academy's screenings of animated and live-action short film nominees, followed by a discussion with filmmakers. 7:30 p.m., Samuel Goldwyn Theater
Amonth ago, the helmer race seemed like a done deal. Today, a substantial question mark looms over the category.