The Oscar derby is running late this year. Whereas the festival circuit has reliably launched roughly half the best picture candidates in the recent past, most of the favorites have yet to be seen…
In Hollywood, the line between socially conscious gems and politically strident agitprop can be razor thin, which has backfired on Oscar hopefuls willing to tackle such topics as Iraq ("Jarhead")…
Judging by how often the Academy has nominated a performance in a fantasy epic or a superhero movie over the past 80 years, you'd think that wearing a cape and giving a decent performance were…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named Kimberly Roush director of membership.
A record 67 countries have submitted films for the 81st Academy Awards, Academy president Sid Ganis said Friday.
The Academy has changed its tune: Oscar music hopefuls have been given clearance to send out CDs to voting members of the Music Branch.
Helmer Ralph Ziman's "Jerusalema" is South Africa's submission for consideration in the foreign film category at the Oscars, while helmer Maris Martinsons' debut feature, "Loss," will represent…
With awards, as with comedy, it's all in the timing. When studio execs think a film is a contender, they start building buzz that climaxes in mid-February, when the polls close for the Oscars. This…
This year's Oscar race could become a textbook case of multiple personality disorder. A cadre of actors, producers and one director -- Clint Eastwood -- have dueling projects that are being…
Hyundai has replaced General Motors as the exclusive car sponsor of next year's Oscars, and will buy six spots throughout the telecast.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences board of governors voted Tuesday night to ease its longstanding ban on movie advertisements running in the Oscar telecast.