From India, surprising news: Ritesh Batra's acclaimed Cannes debut “The Lunchbox” will not be India's submission for the best foreign-language film award at the Oscars. The news from Japan was no…
Oscar Rule Changes
“Metro Manila,” a Philippines-set crime thriller, is the U.K.'s submission for the foreign-language film award at the 86th Academy Awards. Though the film was shot in Manila, the Philippines capital…
When the Academy expanded the best-pic race to include up to 10 contenders, some purists balked. But 2013 is proving the wisdom of that move. In fact, there's so many promising titles that even more…
With only two weeks left to go, the 2013 awards derby continues to provide us with a string of anomalies. For example: While the majors still talk about belt-tightening, they have spent roughly the…
Thanks to the Academy's intricate, ever-changing system of qualifying rules, the documentary category is proving once again to be among the most contentious.
The music branch has finally come to its collective senses.
The original song category at the Oscars will be assured of five nominees going forward, the result of a rules change instituted by the film academy's board of governors.
The film academy's Board of Governors has instituted rules changes that affect the music, foreign language, makeup and visual effects categories for the Oscars.
New rules governing documentaries at the Oscars will bring more voters into the mix, expand their opportunities to view the contenders and -- in a point generating some controversy -- require a…
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