March 3, 2006 Brokeback Mountain a shoo-in for this year's best-picture award at the Oscars? Not so fast, says Kim Masters, who points out that Crash has a decent shot at a come-from-behind victory.
March 2, 2006 There are some genuinely thrilling moments contained in the five movies nominated this year for a best picture Academy Award. There is not, however, a single sincere laugh, notes Jacob Ganz. He offers the case for a comedy category.
March 1, 2006 For NPR film critic Bob Mondello, there's little about the Academy Awards that can't wait until after some dinner and company. This makes the technology of TiVo a key aid in his household on Oscar night.
February 28, 2006 Now that the identity of Deep Throat has been revealed, the accounting of the Academy Awards may be the last set of true secrets in American life. Bill Wyman explains what is known.