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.
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
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.
While the Oscars often reflect how much the film industry has struggled to create plum lead roles for women, this year's lead actress race -- whether a mirage or a sign of things to come -- had…
The Dec. 17 release date for "The Fighter" snuck it in for Oscar noms, with a punch -- the film was quickly hammered with praise for its cast.