Aki Kaurismaki's "Lights in the Dusk" has been selected as Finland's entry and Susanne Bier's "After the Wedding" will rep Denmark in the foreign-language category of the Academy Awards.
The Motion Picture Producers Assn. of Japan (Eiren) has selected "Hula Girls" as its nomination for foreign-language Oscar.
Pedro Almodovar's "Volver" is one of three pics placed on Spain's short list for its foreign-language Oscar entry.
Daniele Thompson's "Orchestra Seats," which probably will be released Stateside as "Avenue Montaigne," has been chosen to represent France at the next Oscar race.
The scientific and technical awards committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has selected 17 achievements for awards consideration.
Variety launched its fourth annual screening series Thursday with an unspooling of Steven Zaillian's "All the King's Men" at the ArcLight. "Tonight is the kickoff of what is to become this…
Gay love story "The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros" (Ang Pagdadalaga Ni Maximo Oliveros) has been selected as the Philippines' official entry for the Academy Awards' foreign-language film category…
Saying "my head is spinning right now," Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday was named host the 79th Academy Awards telecast, to air Feb. 25. Laura Ziskin, who's the producer of the show, first came up with…
Catalin Mitulescu's "The Way I Spent the End of the World" has been chosen as Romania's foreign-language Oscar contender, its producer confirmed Thursday.
"Ten Canoes" has been tapped as Australia's official entry in the foreign-language pic category for the 79th Oscars. Pic was co-directed by Rolf de Heer and Peter Djigirr from a script penned by de…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has set Sept. 1 as the deadline for documentary filmmakers to submit their short-subject and feature-length docs for consideration for the 79th Academy…