No Oscar night would be complete without the awards that may not generate the biggest headlines but honor the disciplines that are essential to any motion picture.
Taiwanese cinema has had its ups and downs, but in recent years it has been enjoying a renaissance with a new generation of filmmakers. The Taiwan Academy, which opened earlier this month in Westwood and is a branch of the island's Ministry of Culture, is putting a spotlight on this period with...
Go to The Envelope for complete coverage of the 68th Tony Awards, which took place Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
At the Academy Awards on Sunday night, "12 Years a Slave" won for best picture in one of the closest contests in modern Oscars history, while "Gravity" received the most awards with seven statuettes, including the first directing Oscar for a Mexican-born filmmaker, Alfonso Cuaron.
Some Oscar categories don't get much respect. Cinematography and sound editing are vital to any film, but many critics say the TV show could do without the presentation of these awards and their behind-the-scenes brethren.
Will it be "American Hustle," "12 Years a Slave" or "Gravity" -- or perhaps an underdog from the nine-film field -- for best picture at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday? And will Ellen DeGeneres and a more classic telecast erase memories of the awkward spectacles of years past?
The 86th Academy Awards are set for a dramatic finish, with the best picture race apparently coming down to three favorites: "American Hustle," "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity."
Were the Grammy Awards a disaster, pretty decent or absolutely fabulous? Or a little bit of all?