If there is an underlying theme to all five, it is that, with all of the negativity in the world, there are still a lot of unheralded heroes out there who are trying to help others just because it's the right thing to do.
Once again this year the nominees for many of the most coveted behind-the-scenes Oscars (best director, original screenplay, editor, and cinematographer) are exclusively male.
If you want to win big at your Oscar party and pick the winners of the Academy Awards, I have one simple piece of advice: don't watch any of the movies.
Unlike last year, this year's set of live action shorts nominees are on the serious side with the notable exception of one and a half comedies, which, as usual, I prefer.
Both Boal and Bigelow seem intent on shoving aside the true facts about torture's effectiveness. All Boal would offer when I queried him on the subject recently was the pallid response that the issue was "politically controversial, as you know."
In the 2012 movie Lincoln, Stevens is cast as the radical whom Lincoln must tame to ensure passage of the 13th Amendment. This is Hollywood drama. The ardent abolitionist was as cagey a politician as Lincoln, and needed no persuasion to support his life's goal.
Look at the history of the award for Best Picture. It is littered with bad choices that get more and more glaring over time as the titles that lost rise in popularity and prominence over those that won.
And the Oscar-Party Souvenir Goes to . . . By Alyssa Bereznak, Vanity Fair; Photographs by Justin Bishop For years, Vanity Fair's special-projects st...
by John Lopez, Vanity Fair PricewaterhouseCoopers's Rick Rosas and Brad Oltmanns are two individuals who take the Oscars more seriously than probably...
The Academy Awards are just days away. It is the grandest of all award shows and marks the end of award season. It also gives a much needed break for award show contenders, who have been flying around the world, attending event after event.
As a tribute to the classic Western, the ones that stay with you long after the credits have faded, here are 10 of my favorite Western classics.
Let's be honest -- you don't really want to gorge yourself while watching your favorite fit celebrities strut their stuff on the red carpet. It's a surefire way to feel not so good about yourself. But you can watch the Oscars in style while keeping it skinny.
We decided to check in with Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Debra Chasnoff about her life after becoming the first lesbian to ever thank her partner during an Oscar acceptance speech.
"You talk really fast, man," said Julie Garfield, actress and daughter of the late Warner Brothers star John Garfield, who was known for his accelerated streetwise patter. "Who do you think you are, Martin Scorsese?"
Since it's Oscar Season, we asked some of our contributors what their favorite food scenes in movies are. We'd love to hear what your favorite food scene is in a movie and why!
When producing live-broadcast events like the Super Bowl, the Grammys, the Oscars or the Olympics, it's not a question of if a setback will happen, but more a question of when.