AMPAS has announced the nine features on the shortlist for the Foreign Language Film Academy Award. A record 83 films had been submitted.
Academy voters have made their pre-nomination selections on the road to the 87th Oscars.
Ruben Ostlund, the Swedish director of Force Majeure, tells Tiffany Pritchard about his lengthy casting process, the Titanic myth and his love of YouTube.
The best picture nominations race is on the final lap. Jeremy Kay analyses the contenders.
The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences unveiled the entire list of eligible scores on December 12.
The team behind Richard Linklater’s Boyhood talks to Jeremy Kay about the challenges and rewards of bringing to life this extraordinary 12-year project
Phil Lord and Chris Miller talk to Michael Rosser about their animated hit, The Lego Movie, which far exceeds its commercial spin-off roots to become an emotional story that celebrates human creativity
Big Hero 6 co-directors Don Hall and Chris Williams tell Jean Noh about building the world of San Fransokyo for their Marvel comic superhero adaptation
Despite a disastrous first pitch to Guillermo del Toro, Jorge Gutierrez succeeded in making a unique animated feature inspired by Greek mythology and Mexico’s Day of the Dead.
How To Train Your Dragon 2 director Dean DeBlois and producer Bonnie Arnold talk to John Hazelton about the film’s more mature themes and making the most of the latest animation technology
It’s remarkable that during the season of big awards films, the story that most people I know are genuinely buzzing about is the tale of Hae Min, Adnan and Jay.
Documentarian Steve James talks to John Hazelton about capturing the career and spirit of Roger Ebert while avoiding the pitfalls of hagiography.
Nick Broomfield tells Wendy Mitchell why his doc Tales Of The Grim Sleeper is about a whole neighbourhood, not just one killer.
AMPAS boss Dawn Hudson talks to Wendy Mitchell about advancing the Academy’s influence across the world and its efforts to protect film’s legacy
Film-maker Laura Poitras becomes part of the story with her history-in-the-making documentary, Citizenfour, about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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