If critics had their way, George Clooney would have a stranglehold on taking home this year's lead actor Oscar. But how often does the Academy pay attention to critics?
Timing might not be everything, but it signifies a whole lot of anxiety to Oscar watchers.
If only more members of the Academy could act like the directors.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
Oscar wants to know that the actors it honors aren't just being themselves.
Award-season wins and key nominations (through Dec. 18)
As the year's film grosses are toted up, you can take this to the bank: Very little of that coin will have come out of Hollywood pockets.
The Acad's 5,777 voting members can expect nomination ballots to arrive by mail this week.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will mail nominations ballots on Monday to 5,277 voting members, and for the first time approximately 200 members will have expanded voting rights.
Michael B. Seligman will be supervising producer of the Oscarcast.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced an initial field of 63 songs eligible in the original song category of the 82nd Academy Awards.
It doesn't take a Hollywood marketing genius to see that there's a growing disconnect between films that critics love -- and that the Academy deems Oscar-worthy -- and the films that the average…