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1. What Oscar-winning director is the son and father of Oscar-winning performers and what was his connection to their award-winning films? Director John Huston won an Oscar for “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” and directed both his father, Walter […]

Data curated by PrettyFamous Best Picture: “Spotlight” Direction: “The Revenant,” Alejandro G. Iñárritu Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant” Actress: Brie Larson, “Room” Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies” Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl” Adapted Screenplay: “The Big […]

Best: Chris Rock’s pointed but fair — and very funny — opening monologue, making it clear that #oscarssowhite is a problem, that it is a long-term problem, that it is not as important as other manifestations of racism and other […]

Get ready for Oscar night with an Oscar trivia quiz! 1. What Oscar-winning director is the son and father of Oscar-winning performers and what was his connection to their award-winning films? 2. What was the first film to win all […]

This year’s Oscar broadcast has an important innovation.  Nominees have been asked for their list of people to thank, and those names will run at the bottom of the screen so they can — we hope — say something more […]

Many thanks to the Kansas City Star for inviting me to participate in their Oscar special supplement, with an essay on Best Picture nominee “Bridge of Spies.”

You won’t see a better tribute to this year’s eight Best Picture nominees than this one, from Fandango. It made me want to watch all of them all over again.

My friend and fellow critic John Hanlon has a great piece on Where To Watch about the nominees for Best Costume Design Oscars this year, including Sandy Powell, who is competing with herself with nominations for both “Carol” and “Cinderella.”

Jezebel reports a long-overdue innovation in this year’s Oscar ceremony: nominees will have the opportunity to submit their list of people to thank before the show, so that they can run across the bottom of the screen. This will give […]

Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Alicia Vikander, and Idris Elba won the Screen Actors Guild awards last night. Elba, who also won for his television series “Luther,” was not nominated for an Oscar (he should have been), but the other three […]

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