Goosed by awards season wins and nominations and red-hot word of mouth, "Slumdog Millionaire" hit the jackpot at the U.K. box office, climbing steeply to take top spot in its second weekend.
Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" and David Fincher's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" lead the field in the noms for the British Academy Film Awards with 11 apiece.
Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Hall, Michael Cera, Noel Clarke and Toby Kebbell are the five thesps in the running for the BAFTA Orange Rising Star award.
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and "Frost/Nixon" lead in the longlists for the British Academy Film Awards with 14 nominations each.
BAFTA's most enduring contradiction is that when a British movie wins the best film prize, it never takes the award for outstanding British film. The Alexander Korda Award honoring the top Blighty…
Tom McCarthy's "The Visitor" has defied long odds to become the year's indie sleeper hit thus far.
The downbeat mood of business in the U.S. is pervasive, penetrating even Hollywood's cloistered community. The entertainment biz seems to be battling the psychological effects of the worsening…
The statistics show that BAFTA favors British actors, with Brits winning 16 acting prizes in the past decade vs. seven Oscars.
Two British films combined to gross $1.5 billion worldwide this summer. A third, released this fall, could take that total over the $2 billion mark.
BAFTA's aspiration to be a bellwether for the Oscars took a hit in 2004, when "Million Dollar Baby" arrived in the U.K. too late to figure in the British nominations but then went on to win the…