| Jan 8, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Alfonso Cuaron's stranded-in-space thriller "Gravity" received the most nominations for the British Academy Film Awards, earning 11 nominations including for film, actress for Sandra Bullock, director for Cuaron and screenplay for Cuaron and his son,...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 11:00 AM
We won't have to wait long to see what kind of final decisions Oscar voters will be making out of Thursday's Oscar nominations. This weekend brings the Screen Actors Guild and Producers Guild awards, with the Directors Guild following on Jan. 25. Those...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
They've tried edgy and tinkered with experimental. But the producers of the 86th Academy Awards telecast believe that what America really wants is tradition.
This year's Oscar show Sunday will bring back 2007 host Ellen DeGeneres, a likable, benign...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:32 AM
They might be screwy. You never know with predictions. Meteorologists, a lot of them pretty smart, predicted a “tough” winter a few months back. Instead we got a season better described as “Roland Emmerich disaster movie material.”...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:16 AM
"Flowers, but with garbage."
Has there ever been a better metaphor for the Academy Awards? Granted, that line comes from Jennifer Lawrence in "American Hustle" (nominated for 10 Oscars, Lawrence included), and she wasn't talking about the Academy Awards...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Pinning down the "best" scene of any Oscar-nominated performance is something of a Stygian nightmare for producers because — as they correctly protest — if an actor or actress has been nominated, they have far more than one great scene. But...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were announced five minutes ago and the awards won't be announced for another month. But let's take a wild stab at predicting the winners anyway. Not that this group is that hard to read. SAG voters have...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 9:23 AM
"Carrie" was unable to spook the unflappable "Gravity" at the box office this weekend, as the hit 3-D space drama easily claimed No. 1 for the third week in a row.
Heading into the weekend, industry projections indicated the two films would be in a...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:40 PM
George Clooney's World War II drama "The Monuments Men" will not arrive in theaters this year as planned because the film's visual effects could not be completed in time, the actor and director said.
The tale of a ragtag band of art historians, museum...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The Oscar victories for "12 Years a Slave," "Gravity" and "Dallas Buyers Club" transcend their combined 13 trophies; they offer examples of successful risk-taking in subject matter, technology and funding.
1. Don't underestimate films about the black...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:03 AM
The filmmakers behind the season's biggest commercial and critical hit, "Gravity" -- director Alfonso Cuaron; his son, Jonas, with whom he wrote the screenplay; and producer David Heyman -- are in Los Angeles this week, the beginning of what is likely...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 9:48 PM
Confounding the Oscar pundits who predicted levity over gravity, not to mention levity over “Gravity,” “12 Years a Slave” won the Academy Award on Sunday for best film of 2013.
“Gravity,” by far the biggest popular...