Skilfully adapted from Patricia Highsmith's lesbian romance novel The Price of Salt (published pseudonymously in 1952, when its subject was still taboo), Todd Haynes' Carol is an exquisitely realised and achingly moving love story that's certain to garner plenty of richly deserved awards attention.
18 February 2015, 9:39pm
After months of petty office squabbles and some pretty high stakes betting between colleagues, the Academy Awards are finally upon us... and we're live-blogging the entire night! Find out who wears who, what wins what and why we laughed when that person did that thing, all with real-time updates.
16 February 2015, 11:39pm
The Oscars are as predictable as they are entertaining, but if you're in the market for a good time, forget the glamorous antics of the Hollywood elite and focus your attention on our hastily-concocted Oscars Bingo card! Mark off the events as they happen on the night, and if you get a row, you win... er... our respect. Which is worth more than any gold statue, right guys?
3 March 2014, 9:50am
Brad Pitt is an Academy Award winner, Jared Leto really loves his mum, and Bradley Cooper and Meryl Streep co-star in what is officially the most popular selfie in the world. These are the takeaway headlines from this year's Oscars, a night of few surprises and several crowd-pleasing victories presided over by a smiling, composed Ellen DeGeneres.
2 October 2013, 11:37am
The 86th Academy Awards are still months away, but that won't stop us engaging in some vaguely informed conjecture about the nominees and winners of the 2014 Oscars. Wthout further ado, here are our tips for the top come March 2nd…
19 September 2013, 9:56am
Eleven years ago Halle Berry told Hollywood's Kodak Theatre and the billions of people watching that her Oscar win was "for every nameless, faceless woman of colour who now has a chance because this door has been opened". Have things changed for black actresses? Not really, but how could you expect them to when the only woman of African-American descent to have won the Best Actress statue can't even sort out her own career?
26 February 2013, 4:56pm
Now the dust has settled on the 2013 Academy Awards, wide discontent has been expressed over host Seth MacFarlane's misogynistic brand of humour. You could say his routine – including a musical number addressing prominent Hollywood actresses called 'I Saw Your Boobs' – did not go down well with the majority. Some have labelled him "sexist", others charge him with being "frattish"; Chicago Sun-Times columnist Tom Shales said MacFarlane's comedy was met with the sounds of "a billion people throwing up". My only question is this: what else did you expect from Seth MacFarlane?
25 February 2013, 6:58am
Though it wasn't a night for surprises, the 85th Academy Awards was packed full of crowd-pleasing victories, with Oscars for Ben Affleck's CIA thriller Argo, a record-breaking Daniel Day-Lewis, the clumsy Jennifer Lawrence and Bond singer Adele.
20 February 2013, 11:21am
With the Oscars almost upon us, we crunched the stats that matter and present to you: the 85th Academy Awards in numbers.
11 February 2013, 8:27am
Hostage thriller Argo picked up three Baftas at last night's awards ceremony, including Best Film and Best Director for Ben Affleck, begging the question: can the male half of Bennifer actually take his little movie all the way to Oscar success?