Flamboyant British comic Sacha Baron Cohen pulled a North Korea-themed publicity stunt on the Oscars red carpet Sunday, pretending to pour late leader Kim Jong-Il's ashes onto an interviewer.
Now with the Oscars all set to pop out of envelopes on Sunday night at Los Angeles, it is quite possible that the 5765 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from a variety of disciplines will choose winners who are not the favourites of either the critics' community or the public.
Even though The Artist was filmed in black and white, costume designer Mark Bridges says his work had to be a study in both color and texture, to create the movie's sumptuous look and ambiance.
Curiously, the five films that are competing for the Best Foreign Language Oscar are about dark or complex themes. To Gautaman Bhaskaran, it seems like a sure clincher and not without reason. It has been winning prize after prize at festivals since its premiere at Berlin in February 2011.
After the red carpet has been walked and Oscars given out on Sunday night, Hollywood's stars will dine to what master chef Wolfgang Puck calls his greatest hits of recipes.
The race for Oscars glory comes to a climax soon as Hollywood gathers for the 84th Academy Awards, with hit silent movie The Artist and Martin Scorsese's Hugo leading down to the wire.
With comic Billy Crystal as host and several comedians presenting at the Oscars, the Academy Awards is looking to focus on humor for the 84th annual ceremony, February 26, and has released a short film produced by Will Ferrell's FunnyOrDie.com to offer some laughs.
Oscar week kicked off Tuesday night at a celebration of this year's nominees for live action and short films, who are among the least-known of the 2012 Academy Award contenders but no less important to the movie industry.
Bankrupt Eastman Kodak Co is having its named yanked from Sunday's telecast of the Oscars, the president of the group that gives out the awards said on Wednesday.
Viola Davis knew she had big shoes to fill when she agreed to play the role of a lowly black maid to a rich white family in 1960s Mississippi in The Help.
A Cat in Paris, France's contender for best animated feature at Sunday's Oscars, is a cartoon caper with a film noir edge, the latest in a string of international hits for French animation studios.
Fifteen Oscar statuettes are to be auctioned off next week in what organizers said on Tuesday is the largest collection of Academy Awards ever to go under the hammer.
Some were surprised and some were left wondering on hearing of their nominations. Here's how the Oscar hopefuls reacted on hearing of the nominations.
This year looks like one where the most widely panned films have crept into the Oscars nomination basket. Movies such as Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, Albert Nobbs, W.E., and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close are some. Gautaman Bhaskaran writes.
Halle Berry has been announced as one of the presenters of this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. The Oscar winner joins the list of presenters that already includes bigwigs like Tom Cruise and...