This year’s Oscar nominations are out! Most of the expected nominees made it, but there were some surprises and disappointments, especially the omission of the Roger Ebert documentary “Life Itself” and the animated mega-hit “The LEGO Movie,” both of which […]
Screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna (“We Bought a Zoo,” “The Devil Wears Prada”) talks about inspiration in this latest in the terrific Academy Originals series from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
In this short from the terrific Academy Originals series, Seth Rogen says that it is friendship that is at the center of the stories he likes to write. [Warning: Some strong language.] “Academy Originals” is AMPAS’s first original digital series. […]
For the first time ever, the Motion Picture Academy has disqualified a nominee for ethical reasons. The nomination of “Alone Yet Not Alone” as best song came as a surprise. Most people had not heard of the song or the […]
For some insight on how the Academy members vote for the Oscars, check out these behind-the-scenes insights. Watch the Oscars two weeks from tonight at 7 pm (Eastern) on ABC.
Take a look at my Gallery on the Oscars to see my thoughts on the best and worst of last night’s broadcast, and let me know what you thought!
There were no big surprises but there were many touching and inspiring moments in the midst of the glamour at the Oscar ceremony. Billy Crystal returned for the ninth time as the modern era’s most adept host, making gentle fun […]
Check out my new gallery about the Oscar nominations!
The Wrap reports that a contender for this year’s Oscars is “Olive,” made entirely on a smart phone, a Nokia N8. It stars two-time Oscar nominee Gena Rowlands and its song, by Ben Lear (son of television producer Norman Lear) […]