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“The Greatest Improviser I’ve Ever Known”: A Mini Oral History of Diana Ross in ‘Lady Sings the Blues’

"It's not particularly true, but I think you'll enjoy it," said Billie Holiday of the biography adapted into the biopic of the same name, which catapulted singer Ross into an Oscar-nominated movie…

How to Produce the 93rd Oscars: 7 Modest Proposals

Operating under once-in-a-century pandemic protocols, the Academy Awards face formidable obstacles. So here’s two cents' worth of advice on what’s needed — think Tom…

Oscars: Blurring the Line Between Fact and Fiction With Narrative Films and Docs

While such narrative features as 'Nomadland' and the docu-comedy 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' lean into reality, this season's docs 'Collective,' 'My Octopus Teacher'…

Will the 93rd Oscars Be More Than Just a Footnote?

This season’s admirably diverse Academy Awards are poised to make history, but given all the pandemic’s disruptions, the class of 2020 may also carry an asterisk.

The Oscars Faces Another Ratings Decline as Movies Become More Niche

Films don’t necessarily enjoy the dominance they once had. Just as big novels gave way to more specialized literary fiction, titles like 'Nomadland' and 'Minari' are likely to have more limited…

Oscars: Do Awards-Season Latecomers Like ‘The Father’ and ‘French Exit’ Have an Advantage?

 While other awards hopefuls have been streaming for months, Sony Pictures Classics is betting its two films can still get plenty of attention with their 11 o'clock…

From ‘The Trial of Chicago 7’ to ‘Judas & the Black Messiah’: The Overlapping Themes of This Year’s Award Contenders

Whether due to coincidence or deeper cultural shifts, there's a genuine dialogue among a number of awards hopefuls as they debate the politics of the '60s, the role of…

Oscar’s Old Boys Club: Are the Doors About to Open to Female Directors?

The Academy's helming branch has traditionally resisted welcoming women, but with talents like Chloé Zhao, Regina King and Emerald Fennell receiving awards buzz, that could change.&nbsp…

Can Borat Crash the Oscars a Second Time Around?

'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' may not be quite as funny as the 2006 original, but by confronting Trump’s America, Sacha Baron Cohen has raised the stakes.

Sundance Films Could Find an Easier Path to the Oscars Thanks to the Pandemic

Films that debut with a splash in Park  City don't always make the year-long trek to the Academy  Awards — but this year could be…

Golden Globes: Can a Musical Like ‘Hamilton’ or ‘The Prom’ Beat Out a Comedy?

Song-and-dance movies once dominated the hybrid category, but in recent years they've been few and far between, presenting a challenge for films like 'Eurovision Song Contest.'

SAG Awards: How Do Voters Decide What Makes a Motion Picture Cast Truly Outstanding?

With films like 'Mank' and 'The Trial of Chicago  7' boasting impressive lineups of acting talent, SAG-AFTRA’s voters will have to sort through the competing ensembles to decide who deserves their…