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Don't Be an Oscar Hater

Nick Kreiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nick Kreiss

Poor Oscar. The guy weighs 8 1/2 pounds; go pick on someone your own size.

The Hurt Locker, and What it Means to be Addicted to War

Michael Hastings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Hastings

Pre-Oscar kneecapping of The Hurt Locker misses the point: despite being set in Baghdad, the film was never really about Iraq. It's about the addiction that grips war correspondents and soldiers alike.

Predicting the Oscars: No Country For Blue Na'vis?

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

When was the last time an Oscar Best Picture reflected the times we live in? The Departed? Not so much. No Country For Old Men? Not quite. Crash? Mayb...

The Hurt Locker Blows Up More Than Bombs

Shira Tarrant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shira Tarrant

We need to improve the numbers of women and people of color in Hollywood. But it helps that directors like Bigelow are shifting images of gender and masculinity in our everyday movie faves.

Female Directors, Writers, and Producers in Film Matter

Stacy Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Stacy Smith

Last week, my research team and I released a study on gender in 100 top-grossing films in 2007. Females do not represent "half the cinematic sky." The findings make this point crystal clear.

Women Underrepresented In Hollywood On Screen And Behind The Camera

Neon Tommy | Jessica Youseffi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

(The following story by Jessica Youseffi comes courtesy of Neon Tommy, the voice of Annenberg Digital News. ) Females in Hollywood continue to be jus...

James Cameron: I Hope My Ex-Wife Kathryn Bigelow Beats Me for Best Director Oscar

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

James Cameron hopes that his ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow beats him in the Best Director category to win an Oscar for her film "Hurt Locker." The Avatar ...

James Cameron Brings Wife To ACE Eddie Awards, Loses To Kathryn Bigelow (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

James Cameron lost to his ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow at the 60th Annual ACE Eddie Awards, which honor American Cinema Editors. 'The Hurt Locker' beat 'A...

Why Avatar Should Not Win Best Picture

John Farr | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

What does it say about the state of the industry when a film can win Best Picture without having been nominated for anything in either the primary writing or acting categories?

Pondering the Bigelow Nomination in Larger Context

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

It's been over a week since the DGA win, and almost a week since Kathryn Bigelow got her best director Oscar nomination and it turns out that since th...

One Of James Cameron's Ex-Wives Tells Tales Of His Huge Ego

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

One of James Cameron's four ex-wives, actress Linda Hamilton, is opening up about their troubled marriage--which failed, she said, because Cameron's o...

Few Oscar Nomination Surprises -- Thankfully

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

For the first time in recent memory, none of the best-director nominees directed movies that weren't also nominated for best picture.

How to Enjoy Your Sadomasochistic Oscar Romance

Sam Wasson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sam Wasson

Quibbling over Oscar nominations is as futile as quibbling over who left the cap off the toothpaste. No matter what you say or how emphatically you protest, you know it's going to happen again.

A Big Bold Crack in the Glass Ceiling -- Kathryn Bigelow Wins DGA Prize

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

Jackie Robinson, Sally Ride and now Kathryn Bigelow? Bigelow was the first female to take home the DGA's award for best director, but with every step forward there is always a little push back.

Five Upsides to the Amateurish Golden Globes Telecast

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

When Jeff Bridges' name was announced as a nominee for Best Actor, the camera cut to Leonardo DiCaprio. Some viewers may have believed that they were seeing a case of Hollywood plastic surgery gone shockingly right.

Golden Gervais and Predicting This Year's Globes

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The Golden Globes are always unpredictable and entertaining. The show will likely continue the trend next Sunday, when Ricky Gervais hosts. First prediction: he'll kill. Now here's the rest.

ReThink Review: Brothers -- the War Drama Curse Continues

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

So far, Hollywood's attempts at making movies about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been failures, usually critically but always financially.

Kathryn Bigelow Looks Younger, Wins More Awards Than Ex, James Cameron (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Kathryn Bigelow picked up the Critics' Choice Award for best director Friday night for 'The Hurt Locker,' beating out ex-husband James Cameron, who di...

California Literary Review's Top 10 Movies of 2009

Zorianna Kit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

There was no better action film this year than Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker. By far the best Iraq war movie to date, it follows an elite team of soldiers whose sole job is to diffuse IED's on the streets of Baghdad.

Does Having a Vagina Make You a Female Director?

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

Why is it when a woman ventures out of the safety of girlworld does her gender get talked about over and over but the same conversation never happens to the guys?

Lessons Learned at the 75th New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

#4: Pay attention to Freud. Austrian Christoph Waltz, the oxymoronic charming Nazi of Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, insists he is not German. There is a huge cultural difference, he assured me.

An Open Letter From One of Your 51 Percent

Ashley Van Buren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Van Buren

I am one of your 51 percent. And, I am also your colleague. I want to see a reflection of myself on a screen just as much as I want to see my name in the credits.

Women at the Box Office: A Look Back and a Look Ahead

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

How do we keep building on the success of 2009 when there won't be any big movies directed by women?

And the Award Goes to...the Ladies With Laugh Lines!

Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval

Today's leading ladies are part of a new "in-crowd" that is fabulous, flourishing and over 40.

Oscars to Double Number of Dead People in Montage

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

"We doubled the number of Best Picture nominees this year, and look what that did for our ratings," said a spokesman for the Academy. "Doubling the number of dead people should blow the roof off this thing."