| Jan 29, 2012
What sets the Screen Actors Guild Awards apart from all the other major televised awards shows? It doesn't bestow best picture honors. This guild keeps its focus on performances -- its trophy is called "the Actor."
So the race to watch on Sunday is...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:08 PM
John Osborne wrote the key post-World War II British drama "Look Back in Anger," later filmed in 1959. By contrast there’s very little anger in all the look-backs among this year’s Academy Award nominations. Oscar's unofficial slogan in...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:34 PM
Everyone has at least one skill that doesn't have a practical use.
Mine is the ability to name every movie ever to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
I absorbed that knowledge from years of reading critical studies of the Oscars, to the point...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 3:16 PM
Harford County sheriff's deputies and Maryland State Police report:
Latoya Sharie Epps, 26, who has addresses in the 500 block of Plaza Court and the 300 block of Mayberry Drive, was arrested on a bench warrant Tuesday in a case in which she...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 8:00 AM
The style stakes are heating up this red carpet season, and at the SAG Awards on Sunday night, it was the risks that paid off.
The sea of sameness we saw at the Golden Globes gave way to some major individualized fashion statements.
Emma Stone's dress...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 8:37 PM
She's got the look. She's also got the walk, the talk and the wardrobe.
When Michelle Williams pouts and flounces and oozes her way across the screen in "My Week With Marilyn," giving herself unreservedly to the role of a tormented yet still-alluring...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 10:29 AM
Michelle Williams has come a long way from TV's "Dawson's Creek," as she proves with her accomplished portrayal of Marilyn Monroe - which earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination - in this Simon Curtis-directed tale of screen icon Monroe...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:25 AM
Looking for backstage access to this year's Academy Awards? You've come to the right place.
All weekend, I'll be blogging about what is being said backstage, as Hollywood takes the time to pat itself on the back for whatever good work it did in 2011....
| Feb 26, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Is silence truly golden? Can George Clooney's tears bring Oscar happiness? Will Billy Crystal's yuks play as well as they did eight years ago? And could the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the first time bestow acting statuettes on two...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 12:50 AM
The Oscars are serious — important people making important, relevant, thought-provoking movies about race, marital relations, horses and Owen Wilson seeing dead Parisians. The dresses and jewelry are beyond fancy. The tuxes are bespoke. Sidney...
| Feb 27, 2012
It wasn't a disaster — more of a mishap. But it was almost as if ABC forgot that the Oscars red carpet is the longest-running fashion runway in history. Keyboard critics took to social media to throw a collective hissy fit about the network's...