Typecast Films has acquired U.S. rights to the documentary “Iraqi Odyssey,” Switzerland’s entry for the Academy Awards in the foreign language film category. The movie will be released in New York…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that the field of documentary short subject contenders for the 88th Academy Awards has been narrowed to 10 films, half of which will receive…
Another healthy mix of period, fantasy and contemporary contenders mark a highly competitive race.
The American Film Institute has completed its AFI Fest lineup: 127 films from 45 countries will screen from Nov. 5 to 12. The festival includes 38 films directed/co-directed by women, 17…
Chris Rock has been confirmed as host of the 88th Academy Awards, producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced Wednesday. Variety reported on Tuesday that the comedian was in serious talks to…
From flawed tech pioneers to embattled immigrant doctors, this year's best actor Oscar race is a fascinating study of heroism in all of its nuances.
Just before Universal debuted “Furious 7” in April, Vin Diesel deadpanned to Variety that it would win the best picture Oscar. That's not likely, but the film definitely merits serious awards…
The American Film Institute’s AFI Fest has added two Oscar foreign-language contenders, Guatemala’s “Ixcanul” and France’s “Mustang,” as part of the 11 films in its New Auteurs category, which…
Music Box Films has acquired North American rights to “Flowers,” Spain’s official foreign language Oscar entry. Directed by Jon Garaño and Jose Mari Goenaga, “Flowers” (“Loreak”) marks the first time…
It seems like we say it every year but the Oscar race for best cinematography is as heated as it's ever been this season.
The visual effects Oscar race features another competitive lineup of blockbusters and high-concept prestige pics.