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Oscars 2015

Oscars: Iran Selects Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman’ for Foreign-Language Category

The film earned two prizes at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (‘The Wiz Live!’)

Hollywood's go-to producers for anything related to musical theater — the movie musical 'Chicago,' music-filled Oscar shows and NBC's live musicals — dish on color-blind casting, hate-watching and…

Do Oscar Dresses Matter Anymore?

With a yearlong awards season providing countless runways, Academy Awards gowns becoming increasingly safe and boring, and designers and consumers experiencing who-wore-what fatigue, the greatest…

Oscars: Oddsmakers Like ‘Spotlight’ and ‘The Revenant’ for Best Picture

Leonardo DiCaprio should easily take best actor, but it's a much tougher call for best actress.

Oscars: Will ‘Carol,’ ‘Anomalisa’ Composer Land Double Noms?

Carter Burwell could nab two slots on the Oscar ballot (a feat that best original score winner Alexandre Desplat achieved last year) for scoring two vastly different films: a 1950s romance and a…

‘Straight Outta Compton,’ ‘Suffragette’ Among Awards Season Contenders That Prove Diversity Is Possible

Following 2015's #OscarsSoWhite protest hashtag, 2016's doors have opened to both the black actors that are in contention and the movies that are addressing women's issues, paving the way for…

‘Birdman’ Drum Score, Disqualified From Oscars, Nabs Grammy Nomination

Antonio Sanchez's work is nominated with 'The Imitation Game,' 'Interstellar,' 'The Theory of Everything' and 'Whiplash.'

Oscars: Why the Familiar ‘Star Wars’ Tune Could Hurt ‘The Force Awakens’

John Williams may have nabbed three Academy Award noms in years prior for scoring the popular franchise, but excess faithfulness to the original music could threaten awards consideration for 'Episode…

Oscars: Will Pop Music Take Home the Best Song Trophy?

Wiz Khalifa's triple-platinum "See You Again" and an anti-rape song by Lady Gaga might put top 40 radio back on the Dolby stage.

SAG, Golden Globe Noms Don’t Always Equal an Oscar Mention (Analysis)

Statistics suggest that faring well with SAG-AFTRA and the HFPA can boost an actor's chances with the Academy, but the numbers don't always add up — just ask Jennifer Aniston or Jake Gyllenhaal.

‘Son of Saul’ Takes Top Prize at Zagreb Film Festival

During the nine-day festival, a total of 109 films were screened at six locations.

“Terrorism, Bombing and Brutality” Nothing To Do With True Islam, Says ‘Mohammad’ Director

The Iranian director Majid Majidi, whose film 'Mohammad: Messenger of God' is an Oscar contender, speaks out after Paris attacks.