Helmer Yojiro Takita's "Departures," Japan's contender for the foreign-language Oscar, was named best Japanese pic of 2008 at the 82nd Kinema Junpo Awards.
Camera and lighting technologists will be in the spotlight at this year's Scientific and Technical Academy Awards.
Seven pics are in contention for the 2008 Oscar for makeup: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Dark Knight," "Hellboy II: The Golden Army," "The Reader," "Synecdoche, New York," "Tropic…
Disney-Pixar's Ed Catmull has been tapped to receive the Gordon E. Sawyer Oscar for technical contributions to the industry.
In an upset, modestly budgeted 3-D kidpic "Journey to the Center of the Earth" has advanced to the Oscar visual effects bakeoff -- and created a logistics headache for the Academy in the process.
Spain's foreign-language Oscar contender, "The Blind Sunflowers" helmed by vet Jose Luis Cuerda, has nabbed 15 nominations for the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 23rd Goya…
Japan's foreign-language Oscar hopeful, Yojiro Takita's "Departures," an offbeat drama set in the funeral biz, has scooped the most nominations, 13, for the Japan Academy Awards, including picture…
Forty-nine eligible songs are in the running for Oscar nominations. List includes 11 tracks from "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" and three from "Repo! The Genetic Opera."
A jury has ruled in favor of the organization that hands out the Academy Awards in a dispute over whether statuettes won by one of its founding members can be sold.
Almost every year, the contenders for Oscar's original-screenplay kudo include one or more newcomers making a splash with their first produced script. At the same time, the adapted-screenplay…