Monday, December 5, 2016

Oscars

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®.  One hundred thirty-seven pictures had originally qualified in the category.

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by...

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®.  Sixty-nine pictures had originally qualified in the category.

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their...

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016

After accepting the first Academy Award ever given for casting, 88-year-old Lynn Stalmaster spontaneously danced onstage with Jeff Bridges.

Bridges called Stalmaster "the master caster, man," as he presented the casting director with an honorary Oscar on Saturday at the film academy's...

Friday, Nov. 11, 2016

A record 27 features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 89th Academy Awards®.
 
The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:

  • “The Angry Birds Movie”
  • “April and the Extraordinary World”
  • “Bilal
  • ...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016

Even though Lynn Stalmaster helped such actors as John Travolta, Christopher Reeve, Richard Dreyfuss and Jon Voight get their start in Hollywood, he would never say he "discovered" them.

"I feel I'm instrumental," the 88-year-old casting director said, his eyes glistening as he considers...

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016

Film editor Anne V. Coates didn’t know much about erotic bondage before working on “Fifty Shades of Grey,” but even at nearly 90 years old, she felt the film should be sexier.

“I fought strongly to get it more sexy,” Coates said in her enthusiastic lilt during a recent interview. “I had...

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 89th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to 10 films, of which 5 will earn Oscar® nominations.

Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 61 eligible...

Saturday, Mar. 5, 2016

TV's "Fresh Off the Boat" creator Nahnatchka Khan was reveling in Oscar host Chris Rock's deft comedic assault on white-fixated Hollywood. Then three Asian-American kids were brought onstage for a gag mocking them as ethnic stereotypes.

"It's like going on a road trip with your fun friend...

Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2016

Don’t blame the effort to promote an Oscars boycott among blacks because of diversity concerns for the drop in Academy Awards viewership this year.

The Nielsen company said Tuesday that an estimated 3.22 million black viewers watched the Oscars on...

Monday, Feb. 29, 2016
In an underdog win for a movie about an underdog profession, the newspaper drama "Spotlight" took best picture Sunday at an Academy Awards driven by protest and outrage, and electrified by an unflinching Chris Rock.
 
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