Oscar week, 1969: The Beverly Hills Hotel. Pool manager Svend Petersen's telephone rings. Director Dino De Laurentiis is on the line. "I want a cabana next to Simone Signoret." An unruffled Petersen…
I love the Oscars, love the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, love the work they do, love the staff and the members. (Well, some members.)
One election season may have ended on Nov. 4, but with the preponderance of actors playing real-life politicians in this year's films, it's a safe bet the awards season will have a political aura…
To reach the point where he could once again amaze audiences, Mickey Rourke has, most certainly, been a wrestler. "Change to me has been tremendously hard, because it was something I resisted out of…
What, exactly, does it take for an actor to get noticed these days?
Early favorites include Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Jenkins, Frank Langella, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt and Mickey Rourke.
Possible contenders include James Cromwell, Robert Downey Jr., Ralph Fiennes, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Heath Ledger, Michael Shannon
"The Oscars are literally where art meets commerce," says Peter Adee, prexy of worldwide marketing at Overture Films.
Possible nominees include Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie, Kristin Scott Thomas, Meryl Streep and Kate Winslet.
After Alex Gibney's "Taxi to the Dark Side" won the Oscar last year, films critical of U.S. policies at home and abroad again figure prominently on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences'…
Brazil's foreign language Oscar hopeful, Bruno Barreto's "Last Stop 174," has been awarded 150,000 reals ($70,000) to spend on promotion Stateside by the country's National Cinema Agency (Ancine).