Oscars 2021 Recap: The Best and Worst Moments

The 93rd Academy Awards were already shaping up to be unusual — delayed because of the pandemic and featuring movies that, for the most part, bypassed theaters for streaming. Then the producers, incl...

‘All in All, the Worst Oscars Ever’

It truly felt like an international event, and that was affirming in this crazy year. But the true highlight for me was seeing so many women and people of color nominated for their manifold achieveme...

Oscars 2021: What to Watch For

LOS ANGELES — Preventing the TV ratings from plunging to an alarming low, while celebrating movies that, for the most part, have not connected widely with audiences. Attempting to jump-start theaterg...

Behind the Scenes of the 2021 Best Picture Nominees

In a year when theaters were largely closed, it has been a strange path to the Oscars on Sunday. Along the way, I spoke to the directors of the season’s most acclaimed films about key moments from th...

What ‘Nomadland’ Exposes About Fear in America

Spending the first night in my 1995 GMC camper van, I lay awake for hours in my sleeping bag, watching the window shades glow — white, then red, over and over — as cars sped past in the dark. Is that...

Crushed Dream Factory

WASHINGTON — People are talking about the Oscars this year. Namely, how they won’t be watching. A lot of people don’t even realize the show, once an edge-of-your-seat American institution, is Sunday....