“Black Panther” and “A Star Is Born” are likely to make the final cut for best picture, while the best actress race is extra-crowded this year.
Some of the year’s top-grossing films are already in the hunt for best picture, says our new Carpetbagger, Kyle Buchanan.
Severe blowback from the public and members of the academy prompted the decision to table the creation of an Oscar for achievement in “popular” films.
In addition to Ms. Tyson and Marvin Levy, the motion picture academy will recognize the lifetime achievements of the composer Lalo Schifrin and the producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.
Ms. Close talks about her critically acclaimed role as a long-suffering spouse in “The Wife” and speculation that she may finally land that elusive Oscar.
Born to a Jewish family in Egypt, Mr. Mizrahi was the first Israeli filmmaker to win an Academy Award and is still the only one.
By adding a new category, the Academy Awards risk signaling that blockbuster films are not worthy of consideration for the best overall picture honor.
Racing to double female and minority membership, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 928 film professionals to become members. About 30 percent are minorities.
With hipsters and Oliver Stone in attendance, the Fajr International Film Festival reflects a changing, more self-confident society in Iran.