Last Build Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2006 18:05:00 ESTCopyright: Copyright 2006 The New York Times Company
Thu, 09 Mar 2006 00:00:00 EDTA top executive of the movie academy described one of the producing team behind the best-picture winner, "Crash," as throwing a tantrum in suing over credit for the film.
Tue, 07 Mar 2006 00:00:00 EDTLos Angeles, a place where race is discussed rarely, saw itself in "Crash," a film where encounter and understanding are just a random fender-bender away.
Mon, 06 Mar 2006 00:00:00 EDTIn a stunning twist, the motion picture academy turned its back on "Brokeback Mountain," awarding the Oscar for best picture to "Crash."
Mon, 06 Mar 2006 00:00:00 EDTThat everything is borrowed and everyone is shilling may be the most charming characteristic of the Academy Awards show.
Mon, 06 Mar 2006 00:00:00 EDTThe message of the Academy Awards show was a self-congratulatory one from Hollywood to itself: we care, we dare.
Mon, 06 Mar 2006 00:00:00 EDTAn Oscar nominee, Bobby Moresco, co-screenwriter of "Crash," prepares himself in the days leading up to the awards.
Sun, 05 Mar 2006 00:00:00 EDTAn expected 41 million Americans will tune into the 78th annual Academy Awards to watch a spectacle largely honoring films they have not seen and may never get around to watching.
Fri, 03 Mar 2006 00:00:00 EDTThe problem with choosing this year's Oscar winners is that the possibilities seem as endless and impenetrable as the 64-team grid that ends in the N.C.A.A. championship.
Fri, 03 Mar 2006 00:00:00 EDTWhether an Oscar nominee's newfound recognition in Hollywood will pay off in future, lasting and top-billed work is a crapshoot.
Fri, 03 Mar 2006 00:00:00 EDTHollywood's magical ball is Sunday night, and all week television personalities have been fretting and squealing about it, expecting us to watch in supportive awe, like Cinderella.
Thu, 02 Mar 2006 00:00:00 EDTA bare-knuckled fight has broken out among the producers of one of the leading Oscar-nominated movies, "Crash," over two of the things Hollywood cares about most: money and credit.
Thu, 02 Mar 2006 00:00:00 EDTOnline parodies of "Brokeback Mountain" are proliferating faster than curatorial Web sites can keep up with them.
Thu, 02 Mar 2006 00:00:00 EDTWhat you do with your Oscar, and where it goes in your house, seems to depend largely on where you are in your life.
Thu, 02 Mar 2006 00:00:00 EDTThe annual Oscar trailer is completely at odds with the idea that Jon Stewart and a crop of untraditional movies might lead to a newer, fresher Oscar show.
Wed, 01 Mar 2006 00:00:00 EDTJohn Fredricksen taught the director of "Capote," Bennett Miller, and the film's screenwriter, Dan Futterman, in Mamaroneck, N.Y., in 1984.
Tue, 28 Feb 2006 00:00:00 EDTIt is 3 a.m. and Jon Stewart is anxious. He mutters somthing that sounds like "Stupid, Stupid, Stupid." Than he takes a long swig from a bottle of Stoli.
Mon, 27 Feb 2006 00:00:00 EDTIf you drill down into this year's best picture nominees, you will find that they are guerrilla insurgencies backed by superpowers.
Mon, 27 Feb 2006 00:00:00 EDTThis year's crop of nominations has some advertisers worried about the Oscar-night audience.
Sun, 26 Feb 2006 00:00:00 EDTUnlike typical cocktail soirees, Oscar weekend parties have rules of behavior that fly in the face of conventional manners.
Sun, 26 Feb 2006 00:00:00 EDTIn what some animators have complained is less than a vintage year for the Oscars animated short films category, John Canemaker's "Moon and the Son" stands out for its ambition.
Sun, 26 Feb 2006 00:00:00 EDTKathleen York, an actor-singer-songwriter, gets her close-up at the Academy Awards, where she will perform a song from "Crash."
Fri, 24 Feb 2006 00:00:00 EDTOscar hoopla focuses on feature-length films, but some excellent, largely unseen work is also in competition in the short form.
Wed, 22 Feb 2006 00:00:00 EDTMaybe the "Basic Instinct 2" trailer is trying to be serious and campy at once, but it only succeeds in being frustrating.
Tue, 21 Feb 2006 00:00:00 EDTWhat happens when Inspector Jacques Clouseau travels to the frozen Antarctic to observe the long, noble march of the Penguins?
Mon, 20 Feb 2006 00:00:00 EDTJon Stewart has, at least for one night, signed on to transform himself from Hollywood outsider to A-list insider.
Sun, 19 Feb 2006 00:00:00 EDTHollywood has never known quite what to make of Robert Altman, but he's finally getting an Oscar anyway.
Fri, 17 Feb 2006 00:00:00 EDTIn this year of politically themed best-picture contenders like "Munich" and "Good Night, and Good Luck," the foreign films have a similar urgency.
Wed, 15 Feb 2006 00:00:00 EDTIn this Hollywood awards season, the piles of free stuff being handed to celebrities nominees, award presenters, performers and members of their entourages is escalating.
Wed, 15 Feb 2006 00:00:00 EDTThere are two visually striking, complementary ways of previewing the Russian-language vampire-and-apocalypse movie "Night Watch."
Sun, 12 Feb 2006 00:00:00 EDTThe trade in vintage Oscars through publicized auctions and an underground market has become a parallel universe as competitive and bitter as the annual acting derby itself.
Fri, 10 Feb 2006 00:00:00 EDT"Freedomland" spots are all over television now, and they're far more effective than the two-and-a-half-minute trailer that is online and in theaters.
Tue, 07 Feb 2006 00:00:00 EDTFor those who disdain hip-hop, here's a tale of pimps and ho's dating back to the time of Shakespeare and suitable for the most discerning viewer.
Mon, 06 Feb 2006 04:14:00 EDTManohla Dargis, a chief film critic for The Times, answered readers' questions about the Academy Awards.
Fri, 03 Feb 2006 00:00:00 EDTBased on their trailers, the nominees for Best Foreign Film seem to share the political awareness that also characterizes the major Oscar films this awards season.
Wed, 01 Feb 2006 00:00:00 EDTKing James I has sent Albert Brooks-Whining to the New World to find out what makes the Indians laugh, but mostly to get him out of England.
Wed, 01 Feb 2006 00:00:00 EDTWith size counting less than serious intent, Oscar nominations went to small films with deep political and social themes.
Wed, 01 Feb 2006 00:00:00 EDTThe ad-hoc nature of moviemaking on the margins can lead to some hurt feelings when Oscar nominations are announced.
Sun, 29 Jan 2006 00:00:00 EDTSome great documentaries are ineligible for Oscars. Why? It's all in the fine print.
Thu, 26 Jan 2006 00:00:00 EDTAll you can think watching the trailer for "Firewall" is that Harrison Ford should probably give up the ghost of his Tom Clancy roles.
Tue, 24 Jan 2006 00:00:00 EDTThe Underfinanced Production Company's first foreign film has audiences all over downtown scratching their heads in puzzlement.
Sun, 22 Jan 2006 00:00:00 EDTIn a surprise move, the Golden Globes credited the best foreign language film to Palestine. A representative explains the decision to an editor.
Wed, 18 Jan 2006 00:00:00 EDTSo definitively is this the year of gender malcontent in the cinema that one of its biggest stars has decided to come out of the coffin.
Wed, 18 Jan 2006 00:00:00 EDTWith the year's string of weighty contenders at the Golden Globes, the industry seems to be suffering from a persistent bout of heavy thought.
Tue, 17 Jan 2006 00:00:00 EDT"Brokeback Mountain," a groundbreaking film about a love affair between two cowboys, took top awards at the 63rd Golden Globes.
Tue, 17 Jan 2006 00:00:00 EDTThe Golden Globes are a pass-fail version of the Oscars a Hollywood awards ceremony that vaguely indicates merit, without any real risk of humiliation.
Tue, 17 Jan 2006 00:00:00 EDTThere were probably some last-minute agonies as actresses got ready for the red-carpet gauntlet at the Golden Globes. But for the most part, the women looked elegant.
Sun, 15 Jan 2006 00:00:00 EDTIn "A History of Violence" David Cronenberg has brilliantly complicated the divide between sex and violence, presenting these two seemingly separate realms as locked in hungry embrace.
Sun, 15 Jan 2006 00:00:00 EDTStephen Gaghan's "Syriana" is a movie full of quiet, enigmatic performances, but none is more intriguingly underplayed than Jeffrey Wright's.
Sun, 15 Jan 2006 00:00:00 EDTOne brief scene in "Nine Lives" conveys more about its characters' inner lives than is revealed in most feature-length movies.
Sun, 15 Jan 2006 00:00:00 EDTWatching Philip Seymour Hoffman embody Truman Capote in "Capote," you want to throw every acting award there is at him and maybe a couple of Olympic medals, too.
Sun, 15 Jan 2006 00:00:00 EDT"Shopgirl" may put Claire Danes's intriguing face front and center at the Oscars. It's a role she was raised to play.
Sun, 15 Jan 2006 00:00:00 EDTJohn Williams is already the most widely admired musician in Hollywood. He may soon be the most celebrated.
Sun, 15 Jan 2006 00:00:00 EDTHollywood executives keep insisting that Americans want to watch only computer animation. But the likely candidates for the Oscar for best animated feature defy this assumption.
Sun, 15 Jan 2006 00:00:00 EDTIt has been a cerebral season at the movies, but when it comes to Oscars, hearts almost always trump minds.
Sun, 15 Jan 2006 00:00:00 EDTEighteeen movies inspired by true stories may vie this year for Oscar nominations 19, if you're a Red Sox fan and want to count "Fever Pitch."
Sun, 15 Jan 2006 00:00:00 EDTIt was a surprisingly busy year for actors-turned-screenwriters.
Sun, 15 Jan 2006 00:00:00 EDTSome movies come out and steer right onto the fast track to the Academy Awards. Others take a wrong turn.