Our expert analyzed all 554 best-picture nominees over the years, and found that political themes are becoming more common.
Lisa Taback, who worked with Harvey Weinstein on awards campaigns for best picture winners like “The Artist” and “The King’s Speech,” is in charge of the lavish effort behind “Roma.”
Alfonso Cuarón and his team built a replica of a city street from scratch.
None would go on the record, but these members of the academy did reveal their candid opinions — and biases. News flash: It’s not all about merit.
This year’s Oscar-nominated shorts will make you cry, laugh, cry, think, cry, wonder, and cry some more. Have we mentioned they might also make you cry?
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.
“Amazing Grace” captures a holy-grail performance by the Queen of Soul at a Baptist church in Los Angeles in 1972. Ms. Franklin had blocked its release.
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.
The night before her film debut, the actress sat on her bed in a Valentino gown and asked herself, “Girl, what is your life right now?”
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.
Underscoring Hollywood's interest in the potential of virtual reality, four of the five Emmy nominees in this year's category for outstanding original interactive program are VR productions, three of which are based on major motion pictures.