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Why Can’t China Win an Oscar?

Why Can’t China Win an Oscar?

Early this month, the American academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences revealed the list of films from 85 countries that would compete for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. This year, mainland China is represented by Huo Jianqi’s historical epic “Xuanzang,”  which depicts the legendary se...

BAFTA picks British film for Foreign Language Oscar race

BAFTA picks British film for Foreign Language Oscar race

The British crime thriller Metro Manila is marking its UK theatrical release with the news that it’s been picked to represent the UK in the race for next year’s Best Foreign Language Oscar. Although it’s set in the Philippines and shot entirely in the language of Tagalog, Metro Man...

Academy celebrates short film nominees

Academy celebrates short film nominees

With just a few days to go until Oscars night, Hollywood is abuzz with talk about whether Argo will steal the Best Picture award from Lincoln, Les Mis or Life of Pi, and whether that might be more of a sympathy vote for Ben Affleck, who missed out on a directing nomination. But while most of the at...

Oscars Academy tightens rules on campaigning

Oscars Academy tightens rules on campaigning

The body that hands out the Oscars has tightened up its campaigning rules to reduce accusations that studios with bigger budgets can, in effect, buy awards.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is banning any of its voting members from attending parties or receptions thrown for films or...

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