He won Oscars for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “All the President’s Men.” But his jaundiced view of the movie business was well known.
An Oscar push is planned for “Amazing Grace,” which captures a transcendent performance by the Queen of Soul at a Baptist church in Los Angeles in 1972.
Why Emma Stone, Mahershala Ali and Timothée Chalamet all hope awards voters will think of them as supporting performers.
A limited number of cinemas will receive an exclusive period of one to three weeks to play the films — a departure from Netflix’s streaming model.
“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.