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The 87th Academy Awards nominations and predictions

Best Picture “Selma” “American Sniper” “The Imitation Game” “Whiplash” “Boyhood” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” “The Theory of Everything” Prediction: “Boyhood” Best Actor Steve Carell – “Foxcatcher” Bradley Cooper – “American Sniper” Benedict Cumberbatch ...

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The Oscars: Winners and losers

A dedicated film fan’s take on this year’s 86th Academy Awards This was it. The big one. The last night of seeing stars from behind the scenes amongst the stars of the big screen. What am I speaking of? Why, ...

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Oscar recap: ‘Argo’ wins big

The Academy may have robbed him of a Best Director nomination—and likely win—but Ben Affleck had the last laugh on Sunday night when “Argo” took home Best Picture.

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Oscar preview: Stars shine bright

On Sunday, the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles will be home to the 85th Academy Awards.

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The best and worst of the Oscars

There is one day out of the entire year I look forward to most. It’s not Christmas, not my birthday, not Arbor Day (you see, I’m vegan). My favorite day of the entire year is Oscar Day.

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Oscar nominees announced

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and Oscar winner Mo'Nique announced the nominees for The 83rd Academy Awards this morning.

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Movie review: ‘The Reader’

Kate Winslet has never been one to shy away from shedding her clothes for the camera, and “The Reader” is no exception.

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The envelope, please

The Academy Awards brought some surprising twists this year, though not all awards were unexpected. "Slumdog Millionaire" swept in the categories it was nominated, while "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," nominated for 13 awards, won only three. "The Dark Knight," the most popular movie of last year, won two awards.

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Best- and worst-dressed at the Oscars

While only a select few were nominated for the 2009 Academy Awards, and even fewer won, the one award still up for grabs at the Oscar preshow is the dreaded worst dressed label—an award most Hollywood stars do their best to avoid.

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WEB-SPE@K: What is the Oscars’ most overlooked film of 2008?

What is the Oscars' most overlooked film of 2008?

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Oscar winner Brad Lewis visits campus

“Nice guys can finish first,” is what some Fresno State faculty are noting about Oscar-winning alumnus Brad Lewis.

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Alumnus wins Oscar

Fresno State alumnus Brad Lewis said in a phone interview the night before the telecast of the Oscars that “I’m crossing my fingers in hopes of winning my first-ever Academy Award.”

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From Fresno State’s Theatre to the Kodak Theatre

'The problem is there is a plethora of Brads in this busniess,' Brad Lewis (left) joked about sharing his name with other Brads in the business, such as 'Ratatouille' director Brad Bird (right).
Having a common name in the film industry can be a problem at times. For Fresno State alumnus Brad Lewis this problem most often comes to light when the media at large are interviewing him and credit him with work he’s never done.

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WEB-SPE@K: Who should win the Academy Awards?

What do you think of the Academy Awards? Have you seen many of the candidate films? Who do you think should win?

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A designer’s dream come true


Imagine Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” and host of the upcoming Oscars airing Sunday night, walking up –– and giving you a pat on the back.

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