| Feb 9, 2008
Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood
By Mark Harris
Penguin, 490 pages, $27.95
By today's standards, the Academy Awards ceremony of April 10, 1968, was a tame affair. No one denounced a war or declined an Oscar to...
| Feb 13, 2008
Random notes on the blissfully strike-free Oscars as less than a week of voting remains and there is evidence of some races tightening:
One race that isn't is best picture, where a gallant attempt by "Michael Clayton" to overtake apparent leader "No...
| Mar 28, 2008
Abby Mann, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of 1961's "Judgment at Nuremberg" and such acclaimed TV movies as 1973's " The Marcus-Nelson Murders" and 1989's "Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story," died Tuesday of heart failure in Beverly Hills. He...
| Dec 27, 2007
Awards ballots are in the mail to Oscar, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild voters this week, but bigger questions remain in this baffling year.
Will anyone even be able to watch the Globe and Oscar results on television because of the writers strike?...
| Jan 14, 2008
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," "Juno," "Michael Clayton," "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood" were nominated today for the Producers Guild of America's top honors.
Notably missing from the list were "Atonement," which won the...
| Feb 4, 2008
Saturday evening was a busy one for writer-director Joel Coen.
The iconoclastic filmmaker arrived around 8 p.m. at USC's Doheny Library to pick up the 20th anniversary USC Libraries Scripter Award for "No Country for Old Men."
The award honors both...