BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR“Black Swan” (Fox Searchlight)A Protozoa and Phoenix Pictures ProductionMike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers“The Fighter” (Paramount)A Relativity…
John Smithson, one of the producers on the multi-Oscar nominated survival story "127 Hours," sums up his shtick in two words -- "persuasion" and "sensitivity."
With studios positioning newer entries in an overseas holding pattern, a pair of 2010 Oscar-nommed specialty pics, Fox Searchlight's "Black Swan" and the Weinstein Co.'s "The King's Speech," ruled…
Awards season is just about over, the party circuit is shutting down and, over at the majors, everyone is staring at the bottom line once again.
Accepting the Cinema Audio Society's Filmmaker Award last week, helmer Taylor Hackford mused, "When I watch the Academy Awards, the Oscar for Best Sound always goes to the 'boom!' movies. Boom! Boom…
A look at the weekend's gifting suites
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.
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.