The Race
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Steven Spielberg ('Bridge of Spies')
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Steven Spielberg ('Bridge of Spies')
During a candid 45-minute conversation, the 69-year-old legend, who became the most Oscar-nominated producer in history with the best picture nom for 'Spies,' talks not only about his work, but also about everything from his dyslexia, shortcomings and regrets to his thoughts on Oscar campaigning, Oscar snubs and #OscarsSoWhite.
Steven Spielberg Supports Diversity in Academy, "Not 100 Percent Behind" Current Plan, Calls for Limits on Oscar Campaigning (Exclusive)
Steven Spielberg Supports Diversity in Academy, "Not 100 Percent Behind" Current Plan, Calls for Limits on Oscar Campaigning (Exclusive)
The three-time Oscar winner, who is nominated this year for 'Bridge of Spies,' tells THR that he was "surprised" by the absence of noms for 'Straight Outta Compton' and Idris Elba, but opposes "taking votes away from Academy members who have paid their dues and maybe are retired now."
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — George Miller ('Mad Max: Fury Road')
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — George Miller ('Mad Max: Fury Road')
The 70-year-old Aussie, a best picture and best director Oscar nominee for the fourth installment in his 37-year-old franchise, discusses its origin and evolution, making an installment with two bickering stars and the possibility of additional sequels.
DGA Awards: Is 'Revenant' the New Oscar Frontrunner? (Analysis)
DGA Awards: Is 'Revenant' the New Oscar Frontrunner? (Analysis)
THR's awards analyst looks at the four previous instances of the three highest-profile guilds awarding their respective top prizes to different films, and explains why one guild may have offered more important clues than the others this year.
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — William Shatner ('Star Trek')
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — William Shatner ('Star Trek')
The 84-year-old legend muses about the possibility of reinhabiting Capt. Kirk ('How would they handle it, in science-fiction terms? I'm older, I'm heavier'), Harrison Ford's return to 'Star Wars' ('He needed a new airplane'), his seances with DeForest Kelley ('He's haunting a southern mansion') and his feud with George Takei as 'Star Trek' turns 50.
Ex-Oscars Publicist: "Astounded, Shocked and Baffled" by Board's "Rush to Judgment" (Guest Column)
Ex-Oscars Publicist: "Astounded, Shocked and Baffled" by Board's "Rush to Judgment" (Guest Column)
Robert Werden, a member of the public relations branch who worked for the Academy for 18 years, writes, "What has happened here may well become a class project in a college PR 101 class."
'12 Years a Slave' Screenwriter on Oscar Diversity: "We Are Not the Fringe" (Guest Column)
'12 Years a Slave' Screenwriter on Oscar Diversity: "We Are Not the Fringe" (Guest Column)
John Ridley, who won the best adapted screenplay Oscar and is a member of the writers branch, asserts, "We can’t simply lament circumstances at the end of each year ... we must work to secure our own vibrancy."
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Adam McKay ('The Big Short')
'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Adam McKay ('The Big Short')
The 47-year-old best director and best adapted screenplay nominee talks about his journey through the comedy world, how he shifted gears to tackle Michael Lewis' 2010 bestseller, why he's backing Bernie Sanders and reteaming with Will Ferrell.
SAG Awards: 'Spotlight' Victory Confirms We Have an Oscar Race, Folks! (Analysis)
SAG Awards: 'Spotlight' Victory Confirms We Have an Oscar Race, Folks! (Analysis)
THR's awards analyst explains why Saturday's wins for Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson and Alicia Vikander bode very well for their prospects at the Oscars — and why best pic remains too close to call.
SAG Awards: Scott Feinberg's Predictions
SAG Awards: Scott Feinberg's Predictions
THR's awards analyst breaks down this year's races by looking at the history of the categories and contenders, the dates of voting, the huge importance of screeners and more.
GLAAD Chief on #OscarsSoWhite: "Images Matter" (Guest Column)
GLAAD Chief on #OscarsSoWhite: "Images Matter" (Guest Column)
"Media has the responsibility to reflect the audiences it serves," writes Sarah Kate Ellis.
Political Strategist Donna Brazile: "I Have a Dream... for the Oscars" (Guest Column)
Political Strategist Donna Brazile: "I Have a Dream... for the Oscars" (Guest Column)
The DNC's vice chair applauds the diversity efforts of the Academy, which, she says, currently "makes the US Supreme Court look like the Wu Tang Clan."