Thursday, December 8, 2016

Oscar

Friday, Nov. 11, 2016

Frederick Wiseman is not a Hollywood guy. The filmmaker has been quietly making documentaries from his home base in Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 1967, exploring such subjects as meat production, welfare, a ski town and a hospital for the criminally insane.

Though none of his films...

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015

Spike Lee made his initial industry splash in 1983 when he won a Student Academy Award for his thesis film Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads. Fast forward to last month and Lee again earned special distinction from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), receiving...

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Gena Rowlands has been an actress for more than 60 years, and on Saturday, she'll accept her first Academy Award.

The 85-year-old entertainer, who was twice nominated for the best actress Oscar, will receive an honorary statuette at the film academy'...

Monday, Mar. 3, 2014

Italy celebrated Monday after "The Great Beauty" ended the country's 15-year hiatus and won the Oscar for best foreign-language film, though culture buffs continued to fret over budget cuts to a national film industry that has won more foreign Oscars than any...

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

Directors of Egypt's first Oscar-nominated film will be walking the red carpet at the Oscars ceremony next week in Los Angeles, but most Egyptians have yet to see the hard-hitting movie that chronicles the country's unrest over the past three years.

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Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

When Belgian film producer Dirk Impens lost out in the Oscars 21 years ago, he remembers swearing to himself never to put on a tuxedo again unless he had another shot at the golden statuette.

This Sunday, he'll be wearing that tux.

The small...

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014

Alice Herz-Sommer, believed to be the oldest Holocaust survivor, died at age 110 on Sunday, a family member said. The accomplished pianist's death came just a week before her extraordinary story of surviving two years in a Nazi prison camp through devotion to...

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

Four of the five directors nominated for the DGA Award honoring Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film are also the nominees for the Best Director Oscar. And three of the five with both DGA and Oscar noms this year were at the Directors Guild of America’s 23rd annual Meet The...

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014

The decision to rescind the Academy Awards original song nomination for "Alone Yet Not Alone" from the small faith-based film of the same title is due to integrity, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said in a statement Saturday.

The...

Friday, Oct. 18, 2013

Taking the highest profile honor at last month's Toronto International Film Festival--the Audience Award--was director Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave. It's a distinction that historically carries weighty implications further down the road during awards season.

Over the years,...