Post critics and writers track down what really makes a Best Picture winner, how a forgotten child star turned Oscar nominee and why diamonds are the red carpet's best friend.
Is the Best Picture category more about mainstream box-office earnings than technical and artistic achievements? Post critic Ann Hornaday examines Oscar's ficklest category.
A Best Supporting actor nomination for "Little Children" brings former child star Jackie Earle Haley back into the spotlight after a 13-year break from acting.
Washington Post film critics choose their preferences in six major categories. Will the Motion Picture Academy agree?
The director of foreign-film nominee "The Lives of Others," aimed to put a human face on East German oppression and its vast insidious network of spies and informers.
On Oscar night, jewelers and stars engage in a mutually satisfying (and tax-free) bling fling. Find out the true price behind those loaned jewels and if that exposure really pays off.
In creating a script from imagined conversations, "The Queen" screenwriting nominee Peter Morgan put words in some of the world's most famous tight-lipped mouths.
Film marketers embrace the symbol of laurels to denote award-winning films, but are those gold, leafy parentheses so ubiquitous that they've lost their meaning?
Is the Oscar broadcast's "In Memoriam" montage the final act of Hollywood indecency? An open letter to the academy pleads for an end to the postmortem popularity contest.
Eddie Murphy glided from a nominated role in "Dreamgirls" to a fat suit for "Norbit." His fellow nominees have plans to play Teddy Roosevelt, Bob Dylan and a vampire chaser.
Your guide to the 2007 ceremony.
Fashions from the 79th Academy Awards make little impact, with no real knockouts or egregious bloopers.
Suzanne D'Amato was online to talk about what went right or wrong with Oscar fashion.