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Academy Award Nominations

Oscar Nominations Snub Women

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 03.17.2015 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

One could argue that this isn't so much the fault of the academy, as it is the fault of Hollywood, which has actually become less balanced among the genders over the last several years.

'Birdman' And 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Top Oscar Nominations

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.16.2015 | Entertainment

"Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" commandeered the 2015 Oscar nominations, announced early Thursday morning during a live telecast from Los Ang...

Our Full List Of This Year's Academy Award Nods

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

The Academy Award nominations are here! Oscarologists have spent weeks debating who will take home the nods, which were announced this morning (Jan. 1...

Another Guy Predicts the Oscar Predictions in Every Single Category; Questions It Afterwards

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I have almost as much excitement watching and anticipating the Oscar nominations than the telecast. This has been true for years. Heck, I remember bri...

Oscar Veteran Actors and Directors

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 04.08.2013 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

When Meryl Streep took home the Best Actress award for The Iron Lady last year, some commentators called it a "lifetime achievement award," implying that she beat out the competition more due to her body of work than her performance in that film.

The Motherf--ker in Charge: National Board of Review/Academy Award Nominations

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.12.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Who knew host Meredith Vieira could swear like a trucker, or imagine herself at 59 as a dead Pussy Galore?

Clarke Peters in Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer: Spiritual Blackout in the Valley of the Shadow of Death

Barry Michael Cooper | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
Barry Michael Cooper

Red Hook Summer is a disturbing and brave masterpiece. Clarke Peters deserves an Oscar, because he was directed into delivering an indelible performance by one of the most prolific American filmmakers in the last two decades; Spike Lee.

Unexpected Musical Delights

George Heymont | Posted 04.24.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Once you've experienced Chico & Rita (a sumptuous, exotic animation feature), you'll have no doubt why it was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 84th Academy Awards.

Losing an Academy Award: The End

Rick Schwartz | Posted 04.22.2012 | Entertainment
Rick Schwartz

People I do business with every day, people who are allegedly my friends -- completely avoid me. I'm talking "see-me-and-make-a-hard-left-turn-into-the-cocktail-waitress" avoid. This fascinates me in a morbid kind of way, so I purposely begin to seek these people out.

The Long Road to Peace -- and a Short Film Nomination

Terry George | Posted 04.14.2012 | Home
Terry George

Our film The Shore is the story of one small act of reconciliation, yet it mirrors the courageous achievement of the people of Northern Ireland, Protestant and Catholic, who after 800 years of division and bloodshed came together to talk and make their peace with one another.

Losing an Academy Award: The Aftermath

Rick Schwartz | Posted 04.11.2012 | Entertainment
Rick Schwartz

As you near the roped-off section where the Big Winners gloat, you suddenly devise a really solid, well-conceived plan -- grab their statues and run for the exits. Have your name engraved over theirs later. Deny you were ever at the party in the first place.

Who Is the Best Young Actress of Her Generation?

Posted 04.02.2012 | Entertainment

Back in January, New York Times scribe Adam Sternberg, using a metric based on Academy Award-nominated performances, including actual acting nominatio...

The Oscar Bounce: What's An Oscar Nomination Worth At The Box Office?

The Huffington Post | Gary Susman | Posted 03.26.2012 | Entertainment

The much vaunted Oscar bounce ain't what it used to be. Within the last decade, a movie nominated for Best Picture could expect to see its grosses ...

What Happens to the Losers?

Rick Schwartz | Posted 03.26.2012 | Entertainment
Rick Schwartz

With all the upcoming fanfare over this week's Academy Awards nominations, it might be worth noting that most of these talented, wonderful people will have one thing in common in roughly four weeks. They'll all be losers.

Why Does the Academy Hate Leo?!

Margaret Menefee | Posted 03.25.2012 | Entertainment
Margaret Menefee

Well, the list is out. Thus beginning the exciting road to what is the biggest night for Hollywood. But much of my enthusiasm was lost when I realized who was missing -- begging one very obvious question: WHY DOES THE ACADEMY HATE LEO?!

Jordan Zakarin

First-Time Nominee JC Chandor Talks Oscar Nod Glory | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 01.24.2012 | Entertainment

JC Chandor earned his first Oscar nomination on Tuesday, getting a Best Original Screenplay nod for his star-studded, independent financial meltdown t...

Examining Our Nation's True Grit: Can We Change Our Minds?

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Carol Smaldino

I find it striking that the courage of conviction, attitude and tenacity of Jeff Bridges' marshal in True Grit may be closer to our collective American character than we think.

Golden Globes Crown Bollywood King

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paige Donner

This year's Golden Globes was a celebration of global cinema. When the self-described King of Bollywood, stood onstage and accepted his award from Tom Cruise, the sweep was complete.