When Hollywood gets political, so do the Oscars. Capping an unusually lengthy search, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has inked Jon Stewart to host the 78th annual Academy Awards. It…
Nomination ballots for the 78th annual Academy Awards were mailed out Thursday. The 5,798 ballots were numbered and sorted to ensure that everyone will get his or her ballot and that no duplicates…
Two days before its U.S. bow, the Chinese film "The Promise" has changed distribution plans. Last May, the Weinstein Co. pacted for North American rights to Chen Kaige's film, with plans to release…
Dennis Doty, producer of the first Oscar pre-show in 1999, will return to the program for a fifth turn preceding the 78th Academy Awards.
Come holiday time, even films seem to put on weight. Witness the running times of such year-end epics as "King Kong" (187 minutes), "Munich" (164 minutes) and "Memoirs of a Geisha" (144 minutes).
The 78th Academy Awards will mark Bill Conti's 18th trip to the Oscar podium as musical director of the 78th Academy Awards. Meanwhile, Wolfgang Puck has been selected, for the 12th consecutive year…
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences has disqualified Singapore entry "Be With Me" from its foreign-language race -- meaning eight pics have been KO'd so far, the highest total in 22 years.
Tipping its cap to Johnny Cash's legendary concert at Folsom State Prison in 1968, the penitentiary has invited 20th Century Fox to screen its Cash biopic "Walk the Line" for inmates. Screening will…
Roy Christopher will return for his 17th assignment as production designer of the 78th annual Academy Awards telecast.
Every year, studio execs proclaim that it's a wide-open year for Oscars -- convincing themselves that their film has a chance. But this time, they mean it.
In choosing its seven contenders for the visual effects Oscar, the Motion Picture Academy embraced franchise fare and an 8,000-pound gorilla but proved resistant to the charms of "Sin City."