A cherry on their resume Oscar victories only primed the pumps of these perennial B.O. producers Brian Grazer Oscar win: picture, “A Beautiful Mind” (2001) It’s almost as though last year’s win…
When the 1951 campaign for Oscar nominations began, Humphrey Bogart, who was hoping to get a mention for his performance in "The African Queen," was nevertheless cynical about the whole process.
On an L.A. talkshow the year of “Lenny” (1974), for which Hoffman received his third actor nom: “The Academy Awards are obscene, dirty and no better than a beauty contest.” Upon accepting his Oscar…
A list of winners from critics, guilds, and others.
Considering the brickbats that get thrown his way by cultural critics every year he does it, you might wonder why Gil Cates keeps coming back. But back he is, for the 11th time as Oscarcast producer…
For all its glitter and showmanship, "Chicago" is grittier than most musicals that have been honored by the Academy, which tends to favor musical morality tales a la "Oliver!" and "The Sound of…
For the MTV generation, the name "Moulin Rouge" is associated with Baz Lurhmann's splashy, hyperactive, nouvelle musical that starred Nicole Kidman as a tubercular chanteuse involved in a…
The term "star" suggests not just public familiarity or box office clout but a uniqueness of persona, some combination of qualities that transcend comparison. Let's face it, though: Even in the…
Sometimes Hollywood serves up history, sometimes history comes up with a Hollywood ending. It may be hard to believe now, but there was a time during the late '40s and early '50s when the Hollywood…
“Like those odds” “Chicago’s” 13 noms lead this year’s Oscar field — and makes it the prohibitive favorite to win best picture. Over the past 74 years, 50 pic winners, 68%, were either the year’s…
Seven top scribes opened up about their craft Saturday at a screenwriting symposium on the Santa Barbara Film Festival's closing weekend.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
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