Oscars 2013: The 85th Annual Academy Awards
Feb 25, 2013 — Seth MacFarlane hosted the 85th Academy Awards which Monkey See's Linda Holmes says was one of the worst hosting performances in Oscar history. Jokes about women just kept coming. His sexist jokes were in poor taste, sure, but if they'd been funny, nobody would have cared.
Feb 25, 2013 — NPR's Sam Sanders and Mandalit del Barco were backstage in the press room during the Oscars. Here's a roundup of what they saw that you didn't see, in senior superlative form.
Feb 24, 2013 — The directors of the five films nominated for best documentary short talk to NPR's Audie Cornish about the stories they tell in their films: tales of illness in Africa, can collectors in New York, lonely retirees, an artistic homeless teenager, and a salon-side view of cancer.
Feb 23, 2013 — As the Directors and Producers Guild Awards go, so does the Academy. At least most of the time.
Feb 23, 2013 — At this Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony, Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican will be watching from an enviable location: behind the scenes with the stars. He joins NPR's Jacki Lyden to share his winner predictions and favorite backstage moments.
Feb 22, 2013 — Nick Andersen says that the Academy Awards would be a lot more interesting with a few tweaks to one of the categories best suited, but least used, for showmanship.
Feb 22, 2013 — At the Oscar ceremony on Sunday night, there'll be lots of talk about excellence — the movie industry honoring its own. But as NPR's Bob Mondello notes, there has always been another side to the Oscars: money.
Feb 22, 2013 — In honor of Oscar weekend, we dig into the NPR Books archives for four stories about Oscar-nominated books and actors, from Cary Grant to Cormac McCarthy.
Feb 22, 2013 — A publicist is responsible for making a movie known — in a good way, with any luck. It's a multifaceted job, but what does he or she really do? NPR's Susan Stamberg continues her annual Hollywood Jobs series with a story of one prolific publicist and the director he serves.
Feb 21, 2013 — Ben Affleck's tense, humor-tinged thriller is being talked up as the Best Picture favorite. But what does that even mean?