‘One take wonder’ claims cinema’s top award
Birdman, a superhero satire that appears to be shot in a single take, has won the Oscar for Best Picture. It’s a unique technical achievement — but have judges favoured style over substance?
‘Mad’ method wins actor a place among the stars
When Daniel Day-Lewis won his record-breaking third Oscar for Best Actor, a Hollywood legend was born. Is his famously eccentric devotion to ‘method acting’ the secret to his success?
Dead dictator prank steals the Oscars show
Hot favourite The Artist monopolised the top honours at last night’s Academy Awards, with nostalgia the theme of the night. But Sacha Baron Cohen refused to play to the script...
Nominations bring some surprises for Oscars 2012
The nominations are out for the 2012 Academy Awards, with Martin Scorsese’s ‘Hugo’ and Michel Hazanavicius’s ‘The Artist’ among the favourites. Why so much love for films about filmmaking?