Steven Spielberg has extended his domination at the Directors Guild of America Awards, earning a nomination Tuesday for his Civil War epic “Lincoln” to pad the record he already held to 11 film nominations from the guild.
The French-language drama “Amour” was chosen Sunday as the year’s best film by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, whose prizes are among a flurry of year-end honors that help sort out the Academy Awards race.
The New York Film Critics Circle have named Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” the best film of 2012. Bigelow, the “Hurt Locker” filmmaker, also won best director for her grim, journalist docu-drama of the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
Tonight’s the night. In about half an hour, the 82nd Annual Academy Awards will start broadcasting live from Hollywood, California. There are many, many attractive people here, and out on the red carpet, Avatar star Sam Worthington made a point to tell the entire crowd that “this is f-ing unbelievable.” I’m sitting here live in […]
Once again, it’s time for the yearly pre-Oscars award ceremony honoring the best in independent film – the 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards. This year, instead of the Santa Monica Beach, it’s going on in primetime on IFC from downtown Los Angeles in the L.A. Convention Center, and I’m here in the press room waiting […]
The Hurt Locker has been one of the favorites to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards this Sunday, March 7, but that status is now being shaken by what’s being called “Lockergate” (thank you, Richard Nixon, for forever attaching yourself to all scandals ever). Nicolas Chartier, a producer for the film, was caught sending […]
Finally, Oscar week is here, and it’s a different animal this year, sporting 10 Best Picture nominees instead of the traditional five, in hopes of luring in more viewers by being able to nominate popular movies instead of just good movies. If you haven’t gotten a chance to get out and see all of the […]
The annual Academy Award Nominees Luncheon was held this afternoon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, and some of the nominees took some time out to answer some questions from the assembled press. One of the amusing highlights was Christoph Waltz using his time at the podium to loudly scold the people in […]
The 82nd Annual Academy Award nominations were announced this morning, and one would think the expansion of the Best Picture category to include ten films instead of five for the first time since 1944 would cut down on the talk of films getting snubbed, but that doesn’t seem to be the case so far. Morgan […]
Here’s a gathering of some of the reactions to the Academy Awards nominations, which were announced this morning. More to be added as they come in. “It’s a huge, huge compliment to the entire cast and crew. It was a very difficult shoot of heat and sun and windstorms and sandstorms and they had to […]