For years, Hollywood has avoided hot-button topics, but this year, Oscar pushed all of those buttons. Steven Spielberg, a double nominee for "Munich," said, "This is a wakeup call to all studios: We…
And the award for most confusing new rules goes to ... the song category. The Academy holds a "bake-off" (though it doesn't like to call it that) in which 40 or so songs are shown in three-minute…
With the Academy favoring so many small pics in its nominations -- four of the best picture contenders cost less than $14 million to produce -- more pics this year have the opportunity to capitalize…
Memo To: Sound mixers -- I've only met a few of you during my various tours of duty in the movie business, but I've always found you a very good-spirited bunch of people. In fact, I wish you'd put me…
French films get a fair showing among the Oscar nominations, leading with Christian Carion's "Merry Christmas" nominated in the best foreign film category, and "The March of the Penguins," which…
Execs at the major studios must be experiencing mixed emotions. Their niche arms did great. Universal's Focus was a star with "Brokeback Mountain," Sony Pictures Classics scored with loads of…
Marc Rothemund's World War II drama "Sophie Scholl: The Final Days" -- the story of a young member of the student resistance group White Rose who is arrested and beheaded by the Gestapo -- is the…
Director Gavin Hood said he was "overjoyed" today on hearing the news that his feature "Tsotsi" had been nominated for a foreign language Oscar, the second year in a row South African film has…
The noms provided some notable facts.
Italy's cash-strapped film industry is on cloud nine about Cristina Comencini's incest-themed drama "Don't Tell" nabbing a foreign Oscar nom.
For "Brokeback Mountain" helmer Ang Lee, the news of eight nominations for the picture sent him into a state of "relief."
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
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