A who, what and where of the weekend
If it's only Friday, there are still beaucoup opportunities to lounge, scrounge and party down
A look at the weekend's gifting suites
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
Mary Helen Bowers credits the details of "Black Swan" for making it as true as possible to the life of a soloist in the competitive New York City ballet world.
Now that the Oscar race for best picture is a 10-deep scenario, securing a spot in the nominees' circle is less about clawing one's way there than keeping a spotlight on the qualities that initially…
For original screenplay, some usual suspects made it onto the nominee list, but the most noticeable inclusion might be Mike Leigh's "Another Year."
Amonth ago, the helmer race seemed like a done deal. Today, a substantial question mark looms over the category.
The supporting actress race has the look of a two-woman showdown between vet Melissa Leo ("The Fighter") and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld ("True Grit.")
Two upstarts join three vets in this year's lead actor race, and one of those rookies could be the main challenger to the thesp many consider the heir apparent to the Oscar throne.