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The Carpetbagger: An Oscar-Nominated Transgender Director on His ‘Authentic Self’

Yance Ford is the first transgender director to receive an Oscar nomination, for his documentary “Strong Island.” The film is a brutal, intimate portrait...

The Carpetbagger: The Agony, Absurdity and Ecstasy of the Oscar for...

This year’s batch of nominations contains names that will be familiar to any Oscar devotee, and the writers of three of the five songs...

The Carpetbagger: Allison Janney’s Road to the Oscars Was Paved by...

I never in my wildest dreams would’ve imagined that that’s what she would look like. That is interview that I saw of her,...

What’s So Great About ‘The Greatest Showman’?

Photo Zac Efron, left, and Hugh Jackman in "The Greatest Showman." Credit Niko Tavernise/Twentieth Century Fox Why do people like “The Greatest Showman”? When the movie...

Review: In the Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts, Moving Portraits and Visceral Stories

Photo Eddie Harrison and Edith Hill in the short film "Edith+Eddie." Credit Kartemquin Films/ShortsTV In some years, watching the Oscar-nominated documentary shorts is the easiest...

The Carpetbagger: How Did ‘The Shape of Water’ Become the Film...

Mr. Shamberg scoffed at the idea that academy voters “think meta about a film to send a message.” He added: “There’s no lens for...

Review: In These Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts, Riveting Fairy Tales and Kitchen...

Photo A scene from the animated film “Garden Party.” Credit ShortsTV The animated shorts nominated for Oscars are rarely the subjects of controversy. But this...

Streaming: Let the Pre-Oscar Bingeing Begin

Sally Hawkins, nominated for best actress for her work in “The Shape of Water” and Gary Oldman, for best actor for “Darkest Hour,” are...

Encounters: The Star of ‘A Fantastic Woman’ Picks a Few Come-Hither...

She does. Her options last week included the spangled black georgette gown she wore on the red carpet last month at the Golden Globes...

The Carpetbagger: Why Didn’t Steven Spielberg Get an Oscar Nomination for...

With 17 Oscar nominations — seven of them for directing — and three wins (four, counting the honorary Oscar he received in 1987), Mr....

Table for Three: How to Come of Age Onscreen? Saoirse Ronan...

Like Ms. Ronan, Mr. Chalamet was born in New York. He graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing...

The Resistance Has Come to Celebrity Award Shows

And while celebrities have always used awards shows to advance a cause — whether it was Marlon Brando sending out a Native American activist...

Casey Affleck Won’t Present the Oscar for Best Actress

Photo Casey Affleck after winning best actor at the Oscars last year. Credit Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Breaking from tradition and bowing to the moment, Casey...

The Carpetbagger: This Year’s Oscars Belong to Strong Women in Fierce...

This is quite a thing. Only a few years ago, the apparent truism that women had to be winsome or sympathetic to sell films...

The Snubs and Surprises of the 2018 Oscar Nominations

Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread” supporting actress: She gave a disquieting performance as the wry, watchful sister and business partner to Mr. Day-Lewis’s couturier. Well...

2018 Oscar Nominations: What to Expect

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences allows the best picture category to have as many as 10 or as few as five...

After #OscarsSoWhite, Hispanics Seek Their Hollywood Moment

Advertisement LOS ANGELES — After black actors and films that focused on black characters were overlooked for Oscar nominations in 2015 and 2016,...

The Carpetbagger: ‘The Shape of Water’ Wins Producers Guild Award

Photo Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer in “The Shape of Water.” Credit Fox Searchlight Pictures, via Associated Press The monster romance “The Shape of Water”...

It’s Time to Take a Serious Look at Michael Stuhlbarg

Lincoln (2012) Photo Mr. Stuhlbarg as a wild-card congressman in “Lincoln.” Credit DreamWorks Pictures and 20th Century Fox Here is a testament to Mr. Stuhlbarg’s ability to...

Why Are We Ashamed to Call ‘Get Out’ and ‘The Shape...

For many, “horror” is shorthand for cheap, unreal, bad. The genre has garnered more critical respect today, but the tradition of dismissing it remains...

The Carpetbagger: Why James Franco Could Easily Get a Best Actor...

Hmm. The fellow in question is, of course, James Franco, who this month won a Golden Globe and a Critics’ Choice Award for his performance...

Women’s Accusations Follow James Franco After Golden Globes

“I’m really disappointed,” Ms. Paley said. “I’m getting harassed by his fans for speaking out, like this is something I wanted.” She added, “He had...

Jordan Peele and Greta Gerwig Get Directors Guild Nominations

Advertisement The Directors Guild of America revealed its five nominees for best feature film director of 2017 on Thursday and they are: Guillermo...

Jake Gyllenhaal on Ambivalent Heroes and, Um, Perms

What do you mean by “change” in this instance? Jeff now is somebody who is a dad, who didn’t believe he could ever do it....

The Carpetbagger: Oscars So Awkward? Trying to Top the Globes Won’t...

At Golden Globes after-parties, several women involved in Time’s Up said that while their activist work would carry on strong, they didn’t know (or...

The Carpetbagger: Oscars So Awkward? Trying to Top the Globes Won’t...

At Golden Globes after-parties, several women involved in Time’s Up said that while their activist work would carry on strong, they didn’t know (or...

Golden Globes Briefing: Golden Globes 2018: Seth Meyers Will Host, and...

Other topics discussed on the red carpet and from the stage inside the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom may include racism (several films up for...

Golden Globes Briefing: Golden Globes 2018: Seth Meyers Will Host, and...

Other topics discussed on the red carpet and from the stage inside the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom may include racism (several films up for...

The Bright (and Dark) Side of Roger Deakins

Advertisement Would somebody give Roger Deakins an Oscar already? The cinematographer has been wowing us for decades with his vivid, evocative camerawork. His...

Daniel Kaluuya Isn’t Waiting for Your Approval

The play won a local competition and was performed at the well-known Hampstead Theater, where Mr. Kaluuya would later write and perform as a...

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