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‘Flee’ didn’t win an Oscar, but its refugee story couldn’t be more timely

Jonas Poher Rasmussen, who directed the Oscar-nominated animated documentary “Flee,” was photographed at the London Hotel in West Hollywood.(Jay L. Clendenin / Los...

Asian Oscar winner for ‘Summer of Soul’ blasts Chris Rock

Moments after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on live television at the Academy Awards, comedian Rock remembered why he was on the Oscars stage...

Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock for Oscar night slap

Will Smith apologized to Chris Rock on Monday, less than 24 hours after slapping the comedian for telling an ill-conceived joke about his wife,...

2022 Oscar winners protest, politely, the telecast’s changes

When hosts Jason Momoa and Josh Brolin took the stage for the Oscars pre-show early Sunday evening, Momoa got right to the point: “It’s...

Oscars fan favorite award explained: No, not a real Oscar

If you’re tuning in to tonight’s Academy Awards, you’ll see a number of things you’ve never seen on the telecast before: Three hosts. Eight...

This quiz will reveal how well you know your Oscar winners

Give your Oscar-watch party an extra hit of competition and see who can recognize all these prize winners along with the films that won...

Oscar nominated Latino animators on change in Hollywood

Phil Lord, an Oscar winner for “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” produced this year’s animated feature nominee “The Mitchells vs. the Machines,” released...

Why Halle Berry deserved her Oscar win — and who didn’t — 20 years ago

Winner: Akiva Goldsman, “A Beautiful Mind”Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff, “Ghost World”Rob Festinger and Todd Field, “In the Bedroom”Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and...

Does likely COVID outbreak at BAFTAs worry Oscar attendees?

Along with the usual suspense and hand-wringing over who will take home the gold at Sunday night’s Oscars, those planning to attend the ceremony...

Oscar picks: What should win best picture, actress and more

If I were a voting member of the motion picture academy (and don’t worry, I’m not), the following represents how I’d cast my...

History of Oscar statue: Stolen, sold, not even solid gold

Recognize this statue? Nope? Well, how about this one? Ring any bells? Nothing? OK. How about this one? Yes, you’re right. [ Click HERE...

Will Jane Campion’s wild weekend affect her Oscar chances?

By nearly every measure, it was a good weekend for filmmaker Jane Campion and her Oscar-nominated movie, “The Power of the Dog.” Campion took...

We look at 10 nominees and pinpoint their Oscar moment

Thousands of hours go into shaping performances that go on to earn Academy Award nominations — but ultimately, it can boil down to one...

Think you’ve seen all the Oscar films? Here’s what you missed.

Movies tend to last for about two hours, even longer these days. But there are dozens if not hundreds of hours of footage that...

Here’s a look at the 5 lead actress Oscar nominees chances

The only certainty when it comes to this year’s lead actress Oscar race is that there is no certainty. And there won’t be until...

Oscar show changes explained: Academy leaders defend moves

Another year, another Oscars controversy — and another effort by academy leaders to tamp down criticism of their decisions.Facing protests over last week’s announcement...

SAG Awards 2022: Oscar odds increase for winners like ‘CODA’

Ukrainians are fighting for their freedom. Russian President Vladimir V. Putin put nuclear forces on alert. But, to quote the inimitable Martin Short near...

Oscar nominated shorts review: Live action, animation & docs

Every year it’s a given that Oscar fatigue from an aggressively hyped season can be wonderfully remedied by the pleasures of discovering the less-publicized...

The best picture Oscar nominees make their pitches for a win

For the 10 movies nominated for best picture, being invited to the party was just the first step. Now the focus is on winning...

Kirsten Dunst on getting ‘more drunk,’ F bombs, Oscar nod

Kirsten Dunst stars in Netflix’s “The Power of the Dog.”(Nino Munoz/Netflix) Like most mothers of small children, Kirsten Dunst was multitasking...

Dixson earned an Oscar nod with Beyonce. He has more to do.

Dixson has been nominated for original song at the Oscars alongside Beyoncé.(Philip Cheung / For The Times) Dixson had a moment...

‘Lingui, the Sacred Bonds’ review: Chad’s Oscar entry

“Lingui, the Sacred Bonds,” a taut, strikingly beautiful drama from the Chadian writer-director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, begins with a bracing image of a woman at...

‘Playground’ review: Belgium Oscar entry on school bullying

You don’t have to be parenting a grade-school kid for the Belgian drama “Playground” to shred your nerves or break your heart, though I...

2022 Oscar nominees for best picture: What you need to know

The nominees for the 94th Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday morning, and by Tuesday night they had been analyzed, ranked, snubbed and combed...

Oscar nominations 2022: Jane Campion on ‘Power of the Dog’ success

On Tuesday “The Power of the Dog” received 12 Oscar nominations, the most of any film this year. Jane Campion was nominated for director,...

2022 best picture Oscar nominees ranked from worst to best

All hail Jane Campion, who is wholly and happily expected to win best director for her brooding psychological anti-western, and who is now...

Oscar nominations: Deaf ‘CODA’ star Troy Kotsur makes history

If “CODA” star Troy Kotsur wins an Oscar this year, he plans to carry the trophy to the cemetery where his parents are buried.“My...

Column: Excellent 2022 Oscar nominations focus on the family

With apologies to Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan, Tuesday morning’s Oscar nominations show was a ridiculous, self-defensive mess and, as it turns out,...

Oscar nominations 2022: Snubs and surprises

Oscar nominations arrived Tuesday morning, and, as you might expect, reactions around town ranged from finger-snapping approval to all the lonely people working out...

No blockbusters in the 2022 oscar nominees

If you’re looking for “Spider-Man: No Way Home” — the box-office sensation widely applauded by critics and audiences alike — among this year’s Oscar...

Oscar nominations 2022: Jane Campion makes director history

With her nomination for “The Power of the Dog,” Jane Campion becomes the first woman ever nominated twice for the Oscar for directing.Campion’s previous...

How Oscar 2022 nominee Ariana DeBose could make history

She’s already in some exclusive clubs, but if newly minted Oscar nominee Ariana DeBose (of “West Side Story”) won, she’d join more. She and...

2022 Oscar nominations full list: live updates

The nominations for the 2022 Academy Awards are being announced Tuesday morning by actors Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan.Starting at 5:18 a.m. Pacific,...

Final Oscar nomination predictions in all 23 categories

Nominations for the 94th Academy Awards — a.k.a., The One After the Train Station Ceremony — arrive bright and early Tuesday morning. If you’re...

Why Spiderman deserves a best picture Oscar nomination

WHAT’S THE LAST movie you’ve seen? Not at home, but in a theater. A movie where you stood in line, bought a ticket and...

Oscar predictions 2022: What guild award nominations mean

Oscar nominations voting began Thursday morning, the same day that the Producers Guild, the Directors Guild, the Writers Guild and American Cinema Editors announced...

Oscar voting has begun. Here’s what our critic would put on his fantasy ballot

What will the Oscars look like? After last...

International Oscar contenders look at destiny, determination

Peppered among this year’s Oscar shortlist of international feature film contenders are stories of moral dilemma (“A Hero”), sexual liberation (“Greater Freedom”), motherhood (“Lamb”)...

How does Oscar winner Cate Blanchett choose her roles?

If you’re Cate Blanchett, with two Oscars to your name (“The Aviator,” “Blue Jasmine”) you can do pretty much whatever you want in Hollywood....

Is it time for Will Smith to take home the Oscar?

Will Smith, a front-runner for a lead actor Oscar for his performance as ultimate tennis dad Richard Williams in “King Richard,” is considered overdue...

How the Oscar best picture race stands as voting begins

Oscar nominations voting begins this week, with the results to be revealed on Feb. 8. Film academy members have had plenty of time to...

Want the best picture Oscar? Get a screenplay nod first.

Movies can win the Oscar for best picture without earning a screenplay nomination. But it doesn’t happen often — just seven times in the...

Who will earn Oscar nods in the crafts categories?

Maybe you saw “Dune” and found it cold and a little bit tiresome in the way it seemed to be allergic to fun. Or...

‘Belfast’ is a strong Oscar contender. But will its title tank its chances?

Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical drama “Belfast” is a likely Oscar contender in several categories. If nominated, it would join many motion picture academy-recognized...

Women set to make more Oscar history in two key races

You may remember that Chloé Zhao made history twice over at the Academy Awards in April, becoming the first woman of color to win...

Bardem, Leto and more: The 2022 Oscar actors roundtable

Javier Bardem and his “Dune” co-star Oscar Isaac are chatting over a Zoom call on a late October afternoon recalling the details of their...

This actress could tie a long-held Oscar record. Maybe even surpass it.

In 2021, Frances McDormand won her third acting Oscar, for “Nomadland,” after wins for “Fargo” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Her performance in...

Will these Oscar contenders pick up SAG nods?

There are fewer than 12 days ‘til Christmas, and best picture Oscar contenders have been screening nonstop around town, just as voters prepare to...

Lina Wertmüller, first female director Oscar nominee, dies

Italian filmmaker Lina Wertmüller, the first Oscar-nominated female director, whose work tackled political and social issues, has died. She was 93.The pioneering director died...

Kristen Stewart’s trajectory to Oscar hopeful

Kristen Stewart’s early Oscar frontrunner status for her performance as Princess Diana in “Spencer” represents a remarkable journey from her breakthrough in the popular...

What milestones might Denzel Washington hit this Oscar season?

Denzel Washington, two-time acting Oscar winner (supporting, 1989’s “Glory”; lead, 2001’s “Training Day”), eight-time nominee and a lead-actor contender this year for “The Tragedy...

2021 Oscar predictions: Experts pick the winners

<Click HERE To Read The FULL Story on the Los Angeles Times News Site Author: Michael Ordoña , Published on: 2021-11-19 13:04:43 This early in...

Review: Finland’s Oscar submission ‘Compartment No. 6’ reforms the love story

The Times is committed to reviewing theatrical film releases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because moviegoing carries risks during this time, we remind readers to...

Oscar contenders and blockbusters roll out for the holidays

We’ve compiled a list of films set to premiere this holiday season through Jan. 28. All release dates are theatrical, except where noted, and...

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