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Best of Venice: Theeb Takes the World by (Sand) Storm

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.08.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Theeb is a jewel, deserving of its Orizzonti Award for Best Director prized to Naji Abu Nowar in Venice and more. But Theeb is also the kind of film that grabs a hold of you and doesn't let go.

Oscar, Esquire: Legal Films and the Academy Awards

Adam Banner | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment
Adam Banner

No doubt, selecting "the best law film" is highly dependent on one's personal preferences and even the general mood of the public at the time a film is released. So let's see what Oscar has to say about the best trial films since the inception of the Academy Awards.

Creative Entertaining: Host an Oscar Party

Rana Florida | Posted 04.26.2014 | HuffPost Home
Rana Florida

What better way to take in all that high-wattage entertainment, the victory speeches, the red carpet gowns, and the spectacle than by inviting some friends over for a high style affair in your own home?

The Year's Best Director Nominees

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity") and Steve McQueen ("12 Years A Slave") were among the filmmakers honored with Best Director Oscar nominations on Thursday m...

WATCH: Ron Howard: Accepting An Oscar From Mel Gibson Was 'Nerve-Racking'

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.24.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

When Ron Howard won an Academy Award for Best Director for his film A Beautiful Mind, he wasn't just nervous about delivering his acceptance speech. A...

Order 'Lincoln' Now

Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment

Lincoln, the 2012 historical drama film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg, stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field. Lincoln received widespread...

Who Is the Most Accomplished Film Director of All Time?

Quora | Posted 04.22.2013 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Ken Miyamoto, Screenwriter Without any hesitation or doubt, the best example in my opinion i...

Celluloid Patriotism in the United States of Oscar

H. Alan Scott | Posted 04.21.2013 | Comedy
H. Alan Scott

I'm a gold star film fan. I see it IN. THE. THEATER. Movies, though popular worldwide, are very much an American art form. Hashtag PATRIOTISM. Do I even have to tell you that Oscar season is my favorite time of year?

Who Will Win Best Director?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.19.2013 | Entertainment

Oscar season kicked off in January of 2012 when "Beasts of the Southern Wild" wowed audiences at the Sundance Film Festival. Thirteen months later, "B...

Who Would Your Top Nominations for "Best Director" at the Academy Awards 2013 Be?

Quora | Posted 04.07.2013 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Mark Rogowsky,Internet Entrepeneur, @maxrogo The Academy Awards have been a farce before, b...

Watch Oscar Experts Battle Over Those 'Crazy' Races for Best Picture and Director

Tom O'Neil | Posted 01.30.2013 | Entertainment
Tom O'Neil

Good thing Chris Rosen has a jolly sense of humor. Soon after Michael Hogan and I raise him up as a model of Oscar punditry for picking Argo early on to win Best Picture, we tear him down in this webcam chat.

All-Time Oscars: The 10 Best Supporting Actors in History

Jon Eig | Posted 03.26.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

I'm not going to predict or select or analyze this year's winners. Leave that for the "critics" and "pundits." This year, I'm picking the All-Time Oscars. Today, I'll offer a set of nominees for Best Supporting Actor (of all time!).

Can A Movie Win Best Picture Without A Nod For Best Director?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.01.2013 | Entertainment

Ben Affleck's "Argo" won Best Motion Picture - Drama at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, but the film could have a difficult time repeating the vict...

What You Will Not See in Zero Dark Thirty

Jan Lisa Huttner | Posted 03.17.2013 | Women
Jan Lisa Huttner

People who think that Zero Dark Thirty shows that the torture of Ammar leads in some direct way to the capture of Bin Laden are simply wrong. That just is not part of the story Bigelow is telling.

Why The Academy Passed On Kathryn Bigelow

Jan Lisa Huttner | Posted 03.12.2013 | Women
Jan Lisa Huttner

Zero Dark Thirty was nominated for Best Picture. Mark Boal, the screenwriter, was nominated for Best Original Screenplay. Jessica Chastain was nominated for Best Actress, so it seems the only individual successfully swiftboated this year was director Kathryn Bigelow.

Hoberman: Ten Filmmakers That Will Define Cinema's Next Decade

ARTINFO | Posted 02.11.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Here are 10 mid-career film directors, all in their 40s or younger. Some are still obscure, others are pretty famous -- but only a few are as well-known as they deserve to be.

'The Graduate' Director Wins His 9th Tony

Posted 06.11.2012 | Home

Mike Nichols won best director of a play at the Tony's Sunday night, for Arthur Miller's "Death Of A Salesman." Nichols teared up while thanking the a...

Win Your Oscar Pool With Moviefone's Awards Night Pool Picker

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.21.2012 | Entertainment

It's Oscar week here at Moviefone and than can mean only one thing: Awards Night Pool Picker! Here's your chance to let Huffington Post executive ente...

Christina Hendricks Discusses the Three Best Things in Life: Jon Hamm, Ryan Gosling, and Pie

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 11.16.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

Christina Hendricks has the old-world, but never old, sex appeal of our Marilyn, and is perhaps our first red-headed pin-up since Rita Hayworth. And she has major acting chops.

Ed Koch Predicts the Oscar Winners

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

If justice is served in Hollywood tonight, the people and films I predict in this video are the ones who will take home Oscars.

Alfred Hitchcock Never Won an Oscar: Go Figure

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

"Everything's perverted in a different way, isn't it?"--Alfred Hitchcock Do you ever wonder why some of the greatest performers and directors of all ...

In Paris With Mathieu Amalric: Best Director at Cannes

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

It is as fun and lively to be with Mathieu as it is to see his film, Tournee -- a story of a French producer who travels across France with a troupe of vivacious burlesque American women.

International Women's Day and the Oscars

Deborah King | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah King

Today is International Women's Day, an interesting juxtaposition to last night's Oscar award ceremonies. Yesterday, the crème de la crème of bejewel...

10 Things You Didn't Know About The Oscars

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Maggie Van Ostrand

Theater owners were banned from selling snacks during the run of Ben Hur, 1959 Best Picture. The movie was deemed to be too much of an artistic event to be denigrated by popcorn and candy.

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 ...