Now that one season of speculation is over, let's start another.
In a year where small, arty films were being recognized, the ceremony pined for a return to the days of big, iconic blockbusters.
We shouldn't reward a film that substitutes style for substance.
The author of the play that 'The Ides of March' talks about the journey from campaign worker to Oscar-nominated screenwriter.
Four reasons to hold out hope that Sunday's ceremony will entertain.
In the age of the playlist, we should recognize the people assembling previously published and original music for films.
Which film most effectively captured time and place in every track suit and vintage piece of furniture?
So, is 'The Artist' really going to win everything on Sunday? Basically, probably, yes.
What happened to the tradition that yielded the likes of "I Will Always Love You" and "Over the Rainbow"?
Decoding the many references to film history in Martin Scorsese's Oscar-nominated film
An Iranian-American author and a foreign correspondent on the lessons of Iran's Oscar-nominated family drama
The Academy has a long history of leaving movie fans scratching their heads or screaming in anger.
The author of 'Reading Lolita in Tehran' talks about a raved-about new film from her home country.
Charlie Chaplin, Jack Lemmon, Denzel Washington, and other victims of the merciless Oscars
Funny, well-reviewed films with broad appeal almost never get nominated for Best Picture.
Where to watch the more-fascinating, less-talked-about Academy Awards contenders
The average box-office gross for this year's top contenders is far less than in recent years.
Decoding the references to film history in a movie in love with film history
How the results of Sunday night's ceremony affect the biggest awards show of the year
Good news for George Clooney, bad news for Scott Rudin, and more