RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Academy Awards

Academy Awards
A collection of news and information related to Academy Awards published by this site and its partners.

Top Academy Awards Articles

Displaying items 716-726
  • The friendship behind the look of '12 Years a Slave'

    The friendship behind the look of '12 Years a Slave'
    To filmgoers, director Steve McQueen has had a busy five years, bursting onto the scene with 2008's "Hunger," following with "Shame" in 2011 and now this year's "12 Years a Slave." Cinematographer Sean Bobbitt served as director of photography for all...
  • 'Liz & Dick' romance fizzles in graceless biopic

    'Liz & Dick' romance fizzles in graceless biopic
    An epic love story, like a good horror movie, relies more on possibility than actuality. Surprise and anticipation, of what is to come and what it might mean, are what draw viewers in, binding them in fetters of pleasure and pain. Subtlety and nuance...
  • How Danny Strong made 'The Butler' speak out on civil rights stories

    How Danny Strong made 'The Butler' speak out on civil rights stories
    "I want to tell the story of the civil rights movement," I said. The late, great film producer Laura Ziskin looked at me and said, "Which part?" "All of it." Many people in our business would've immediately explained why telling such a vast story...
  • Carrie Underwood getting 'hate tweets' over 'Sound of Music' role

    Carrie Underwood getting 'hate tweets' over 'Sound of Music' role
    Carrie Underwood is donning Julie Andrews' iconic habit in NBC's upcoming live presentation of "The Sound of Music," but the gig isn't all raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens. "I get hate tweets and stuff like, 'You're not Julie Andrews!'" the...
  • Richard Linklater's dawning collaboration with Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke

    Richard Linklater's dawning collaboration with Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
    Cast attractive actors who also happen to be writer-directors in your movie and you're setting the stage for a prolonged and unusual journey. Filmmaker Richard Linklater can see that now: how the extra talents latent in Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy emerged...
  • Joel and Ethan Coen in a duet about 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

    Joel and Ethan Coen in a duet about 'Inside Llewyn Davis'
    "Inside Llewyn Davis," the Coen brothers' latest movie, shines a light on the early-1960s Greenwich Village folk scene, focusing on a struggling folk singer (Oscar Isaac, a revelation) who can't get a handle on his career or personal life. T Bone...
  • Director J.C. Chandor takes measures of Robert Redford's Our Man

    Director J.C. Chandor takes measures of Robert Redford's Our Man
    If any of the wind gusts that factor so prominently in the sailing drama "All Is Lost" came along when writer-director J.C. Chandor was flipping through the film's screenplay, it's likely his slender manuscript would have been scattered like leaves in a...
  • NBC's 'The Sound of Music Live!' set for do-re-mi with no do-overs

     NBC's 'The Sound of Music Live!' set for do-re-mi with no do-overs
    NEW YORK — Few people would mistake the Long Island commuter town of Bethpage (elevation: 105 feet) for the Austrian Alps. But on a vast soundstage in an anonymous industrial park about 45 minutes from Manhattan sits a gently sloping, man-made...
  • Naomie Harris stays light despite the gravity of 'Mandela'

    Naomie Harris stays light despite the gravity of 'Mandela'
    Serious actress though she may be — as she amply demonstrates anew in portraying the poignant and historic figure Winnie Mandela in the current "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" — there's an air of mischief that reverberates from Naomie Harris...
  • White-hot debate follows 'Blue Is the Warmest Color'

    White-hot debate follows 'Blue Is the Warmest Color'
    — In "Blue Is the Warmest Color," Adèle Exarchopoulos plays a French student who has an intensely passionate, excruciatingly painful relationship with an older woman (Léa Seydoux). Making the film, she says, was much the same. "He changed my life,...
  • 'Orange Is the New Black' creator Jenji Kohan aims for 'a real ride'

     'Orange Is the New Black' creator Jenji Kohan aims for 'a real ride'
    When show creator Jenji Kohan threw in with Netflix at the outset of its original programming efforts, that was still a gutsy move. "I traded money for freedom, in essence," says the veteran TV writer of her move to what she calls "the new frontier." "I...