Indies outpace majors at 82nd Academy Awards

Independent films once again collected the most Oscars at the Academy Awards ceremony, including Best Picture for Summit Entertainment and Voltage Pictures’ The Hurt Locker. The win brings to 18 the number of independent films earning Best Picture over the past 30 years, the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) announced. This year, indies collected …

Revolutionary Road Blu-ray review

Director Sam Mendes works from screenwriter Justin Haythe’s adaptation of Richard Yates’s 1961 novel, to create another stunning work of suburban angst and dissatisfaction with marital conformity with Revolutionary Road. Audiences didn’t take to its blunt, piercing approach, however I found Revolutionary Road to be an enlightening tale that broke apart many of the illusions …

Slumdog tops Oscars

Slumdog Millionaire, the indie film dedicated to the spirit of hope and survival, was named best picture at the 81st Annual Academy Awards. The film that fought its way to worldwide recognition nabbed an incredible eight statues, including best director honors for Danny Boyle. Below is the complete list of nominees for the 81st Annual …

Nominees announced for 81st Academy Awards

The Academy just posted the nominees for the 81st Academy Awards. The live telecast takes place on February 22, 2009. Below is a video of President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Sid Ganis and producer, director and Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker, announcing the nominees this morning.

Hugh Jackman to host Academy Awards

Hugh Jackman will host the 81st annual Academy Awards in February 2009. Executive producer Bill Condon and producer Laurence Mark made the announcement today. This is a marked departure for the Academy, which has been in the habit of asking comedians to host the big event, in recent years, including last year’s host, Jon Stewart. …