Academy Awards http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21124/all en BAFTA award nominees 2012 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/bafta-award-nominees-2012 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Britain's version of the Oscars leaves some pretty terrific work out this year </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Members of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts have been giving awards for decades but usually after the Academy Awards were presented. Several years ago, in an attempt to be relevant, the British Academy decided to start giving its awards in advance of Hollywood&#39;s big night. The BAFTAs are now seen as something of a bellwether for Oscar nominations. &nbsp;</p> <p> This year brought another major change came which was meant to bring<a href="http://www.bafta.org/"> BAFTA</a> closer to Oscar.&nbsp; As <a href="http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118046690/">this article</a> in Variety reports, &quot;The entire membership of 6,500 voters, including the 1,480 based in the U.S.,&quot; will vote on the winners &quot;instead of the prize being decided by a hand-picked jury of London insiders.&quot;</p> <p> The change has led to a certain amount of schizophrenia in this year&#39;s <a href="http:// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16595086">list of nominees</a> announced yesterday.</p> <p> The Artist, the silent movie about silent movies, leads the BAFTA pack with 12 nominations including Best Picture and one for, of all things,&nbsp; Best Sound. The Artist is considered a top contender for Oscar glory.</p> <p> A British film, a new adaptation of John Le Carre&#39;s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy comes second with 11 nominations. My guess is that at Oscar time it won&#39;t fare quite as well.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/bafta-award-nominees-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academy Awards BAFTA Brad Pitt Coriolanus George Clooney Home Jonah Hill Marilyn Mporoe Meryl Streep Michelle Williams Moneyball Oscars Ralph Fiennes Regions Shailene Woodley Shakespeare The Artist The Descendants The Iron lady Americas Entertainment Europe Culture & Lifestyle United Kingdom United States Europa GlobalPost Blogs Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:22:14 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5687856 at http://www.globalpost.com Oscars: The Artist a big score for a very French film http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/oscars-the-artist-big-score-very-french-film <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oscars bring joy to French film industry and confirm Hollywood's love affair with France. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The theme of this year&#39;s <a href="http://oscar.go.com/nominees">Oscars</a>: France, Paris and France, Paris again. The Artist, the silent black and white film made by Frenchman Michel Hazanavicius, is the hot favorite for Best Picture and garnered 10 nominations. But Paris figures in a pair of American films nominated for Best Picture. Woody Allen&#39;s &quot;Midnight in Paris,&quot; and Martin Scorsese&#39;s &quot;Hugo,&quot; which looks at one of the founding fathers of French cinema, Georges Melies. In fact, the Scorsese film has <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/10202275-417/scorseses-hugo-leads-oscars-11-nominations.html">11 nominations</a>.</p> <p> The French capital is even included among the nominees for Best Animated Feature Film where &quot;A Cat in Paris&quot; is among the nominees.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/oscars-the-artist-big-score-very-french-film" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academy Awards France Georges Melies Home Hugo Martin Scorsese Michael Hazanavicius Midnight in Paris Oscars Paris Regions The Artist Woody Allen Entertainment France Europe Culture & Lifestyle Europa GlobalPost Blogs Tue, 24 Jan 2012 14:21:00 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5688638 at http://www.globalpost.com Oscars: Adele may lip-sync ‘Skyfall’ song http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/hollyworld/oscars-adele-may-lip-sync-skyfall-song Adele is preparing a pre-recorded version of 'Skyfall' as a backup to the live version for the Academy Awards.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/hollyworld/oscars-adele-may-lip-sync-skyfall-song" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academy Awards Oscars Entertainment Hollyworld Thu, 24 Jan 2013 03:11:48 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5738649 at http://www.globalpost.com The quiet agony of filming 'The Act of Killing' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/indonesia/140115/the-act-killing-oscars-indonesia-crew-anonymous-interview <p>SINGAPORE &mdash; &#39;The Act of Killing&#39; is one of five Oscar hopefuls nominated for this year&#39;s Best Documentary. It&rsquo;s a harrowing film that exposes Indonesia&rsquo;s darkest secret &mdash; one of the most horrific yet least acknowledged mass crimes of the Cold War. In this exclusive GlobalPost interview, the documentary&#39;s Indonesian co-director says the crew decided to remain anonymous out of grave fear for their lives.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/indonesia/140115/the-act-killing-oscars-indonesia-crew-anonymous-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academy Awards Entertainment Want to Know Indonesia United States Thu, 16 Jan 2014 05:59:00 +0000 Rob O&#039;Brien 6043855 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Lone Survivor': A fact check http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/140115/lone-survivor-luttrell-navy-seals-movie-book-fact-check <p>The movie adaptation of Marcus Luttrell&rsquo;s &ldquo;Lone Survivor,&rdquo; which stars Mark Wahlberg, is breaking all sorts of box office records and is on track to become the biggest war movie of the post-9/11 era. But it will no doubt provide Afghan war fact checkers a delight of dubious claims to decipher.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/140115/lone-survivor-luttrell-navy-seals-movie-book-fact-check" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academy Awards Afghanistan Afghanistan War Entertainment Want to Know World Religion United States Thu, 16 Jan 2014 05:59:00 +0000 Jean MacKenzie 6044015 at http://www.globalpost.com The 10 films that won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film over the last decade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/140228/10-years-oscar-winning-foreign-language-films <p>It&rsquo;s time for the Oscars! Love it or hate it, it&#39;s happening. Let other people argue about whether &quot;American Hustle&quot; is overrated or about whether there were enough drugs in &quot;The Wolf of Wall Street.&quot; Let us pay homage to the 10 foreign language films of the last decade that were amazing, won Best Foreign Language Film, and were snubbed for Best Picture nominations because of things like &quot;Avatar&quot; and because Americans don&#39;t like reading subtitles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/140228/10-years-oscar-winning-foreign-language-films" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Academy Awards Entertainment Want to Know Culture & Lifestyle Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:28:00 +0000 Timothy McGrath 6083562 at http://www.globalpost.com