Oscars

‘Selma': A Very American Story Told Through British Actors

Martin Luther King Jr.’s non-violent struggle to secure voting rights is a defining moment in American history, yet in the new film Selma it is told through a cast where the key roles are all played by British actors.

WATCH: Timothy Spall on Learning to Paint for Prize-Winning Role

Timothy Spall was in New York doing promotional interviews for his celebrated portrayal of the British landscape painter J.M.W Turner in the film Mr.

Top Gear Thursday: Hammond Drives ‘Preposterous Machine’ in Dubai, Appears on ‘Phineas and Ferb’

“I’m not going to pretend that this is anything but a preposterous machine,” said Richard Hammond of his extended test drive of the brand new Mercedes-Benz G63 66 on this week’s show. The car—though you might be tempted …

Oscar Nominations: ‘Hustle,’ ‘Gravity’ Edge Out ’12 Years a Slave’

Hollywood emerged from their lingering Golden Globes weekend hangovers this morning to find out who would be invited to the town’s biggest party of the year. That question has been answered: American Hustle and Gravity led …

Academy Awards Recap: Daniel Day-Lewis, ‘Skyfall’ Make Oscar History

The biggest British-related award of the evening was the one that, as was widely expected, went to Daniel Day-Lewis as best actor in the title role of Lincoln.

WATCH: The British Take on Accuracy in Oscar-Nominated Films

In the run up to the Oscars, the three best picture nominees with stories based on real people or events — Lincoln, Argo and Zero Dark Thirty — have all had the veracity of their storytelling challenged.

The James Bonds Who Won’t Be at the Oscar Tribute

After weeks of speculation that all six James Bonds might appear at the Oscars, the latest word is that there will not be a 007 reunion this Sunday.

WATCH: A Look at Britain’s Oscar Chances

This year, there’s no big British Oscar winning film in sight like The King’s Speech. But some British victories are being forecast.

Betting on Bond: Which 007s Will Show Up for Oscar Tribute?

Just as bookies all over the world are taking bets on the next Pope, they’re offering wagers on who will win Oscars. British bookmaker William Hill even has a kind of movie version trifecta, a special Lincoln bet bundle.

It’s Official: Adele to Perform ‘Skyfall’ at Oscars

Britain may have been largely snubbed when nominations were announced for the film industry’s biggest award, but there will be a strong reason for Anglo-fans to tune in to the Academy Awards on February 24. Adele is set to perform …