Finney, Albert: Major British and Hollywood Actor, Five-Time Oscar Nominee, Dies at 82

Albert Finney, five-time Oscar nominee, and one of the leading actors of the New British Cinema and then Hollywood, has died after a short illness. He was 82.

Oscar: Best Picture–Worst Winners–Great Ziegfeld (1936)

Worst 24 Oscar winners: The third weak movie to win the Best Picture was MGM’s musical, The Great Ziegfeld, in 1936.

One Child Nation: Amazon Acquires Sundance Fest Top Winner

Amazon, the digital giant, picked up global rights to One Child Nation, a documentary about China’s policy of forcibly restricting family size that debuted to great acclaim at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The deal is in the high-six figures. The sale comes on the heels of the film’s grand jury prize triumph — “One […]

Oscar: Best Picture–Worst Winners–Cimarron (1931)

Worst 24 Oscar winners: The first weak movie to win Best Picture was the MGM musical, Broadway Melody. The second bad-mediocre winner was the western Cimarron, in 1931.

Oscar: Best Picture–Worst Winners, 1929-Present

In the next 24 days, we will be running the worst 24 winners of the Best Picture Award, chronologically.