People flipped out when Christopher Nolan wasn't nominated for an Oscar, but it was David Fincher — director of The Social Network — who really got robbed during Sunday night's Academy Awards ceremony. Instead of rewarding the director of a diamond-flawless piece of innovative pop-cultural art, the Academy gave its imprimatur to the director of a well-mounted but utterly traditional costume drama.
One thing you aren't likely to hear Sunday night from the Oscar-winning producer after accepting the trophy for Best Picture: "I'd like to thank my neuroscience partners who helped us enhance the film's script, characters, and scenes." It's not that far-fetched, though.
Public health advocates have tried for years, but now celebs are taking matters into their own hands. As the Oscars approach, the Splash star is backing an anti-cigarette flick that shows screenwriters how to break the habit.
Cameron Winklevoss dissects "The Social Network," and discusses how Facebook is only the first chapter in a story that will be defined by Olympic and entrepreneurial achievement. Part one of a two-part series.
For the past 70 years, the names of Academy Award winners have been sealed in unremarkable little envelopes presenters have no qualms tearing open and leaving aside like some discarded fruit rind. Now, the homely Oscar envelope is getting a Red Carpet makeover.