Jon Landau (Titanic), Jonathan Gordon (American Hustle), Mike Medavoy (Black Swan), Jason Reitman (Up in the Air), Stacey Sher (Django Unchained), Mel Gibson (Braveheart), Quincy Jones (The Color Purple) and 32 more producers reminisce about their award-worthy movies and attending the Academy Awards.
THR travels to Chicago to visit R.S. Owens & Co., the makers of the Oscar statues. From casting the mold, polishing it up for future winners and plating it in copper then silver then an final coating in extra thick 24k gold.
A member of the Academy's executives branch tells THR: I was "won over" for McConaughey by "True Detective," Fassbender gives "the year's great overlooked performance" and this is the "worst selection" of foreign film nominees in years. READ MORE
"In case this is the last time I get to thank anyone, I wrote down a couple names," the actor said, before heaping praise on a list of people including Wayne Gretzky, the inventor of the zipper and "the makers of vegan butter." READ MORE
No one was safe from the comedian and host, who joked Bruce Dern came to the ceremony "for one last look at the beach," and said Shia LaBeouf wore a plastic bag on his head because of the rain. READ MORE
David O. Russell reunites with Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in this '70s-set tale of con artists roped into a corruption crackdown, along with the director's new recruit Jeremy Renner.