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  • Oscar 2007: A good year for the Jews!

    February 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    After a slow start in the initial Oscar contests, Hollywood's Jews reaffirmed their tribe's historic resilience with a credible finish at Sunday's Academy Awards.

    Host Ellen DeGeneres set the stage by noting the diversity of this year's nominees, concluding that without "blacks,...

  • Weisz Gets Gold;  ‘Munich’ Out in the Cold

    By Tom Tugend

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Munich" and "Paradise Now," two films subjected to considerable controversy in the American Jewish community and Israel, came up empty-handed at Sunday evening's Academy Awards ceremonies.

    Not at all controversial was the selection of Rachel Weisz as best supporting actress in "The...

  • Agoura Gal Meets Oscar Glitz

    By Adam Wills

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Somewhere between a young Joan Rivers and "Desperate Housewives" actress Eva Longoria, you'll find Adrianna Costa.

    On March 5, the Agoura-raised entertainment correspondent will be covering the Academy Awards live for the first time. However, she won't be in a gown hobnobbing with...

  • It’s No Joke—Stewart Does Oscars

    By Keren Engelberg

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The new Oscars' host and the latest Jew to take on the role is -- drumroll, please -- Jon Stewart, the comedian and host of Comedy Central's mock news program, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." Stewart is the latest in a long line of comedians, including Johnny Carson, Bob Hope,...

  • Nominated for Best Foreign Film Are…

    By Tom Tugend

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    On Tuesday, at the indecent hour of 5:30 a.m., when some sleepy official reads off the nominations for the 78th Academy Awards, it's likely no one will follow the announcements more anxiously than filmmakers in 58 foreign countries.

    Each of these nations has submitted its supposedly...

  • Italian Entry Locked Out of Oscar Race

    By Tom Tugend

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Even the annual Oscar competition can't stay clear of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    This year, the brouhaha is about "Private," a film centering on a Palestinian West Bank family whose home is temporarily taken over by a squad of Israeli soldiers.

    "Private," the work of Italian...

  • Transcript to the 10 p.m. ET Show

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Scarborough Country' for Dec. 8

    Read the transcript to the 10 p.m. ET show

    Updated: 10:48 a.m. ET Dec. 9, 2004

    Guest: Pat Lalama, Loretta Sanchez,LeAnn Rimes, Jennifer Giroux, Bill Donahue, Govindini Murty, Shmuley Boteach


    PAT BUCHANAN, GUEST HOST:  Could Academy...

  • Jews Flop in Big Oscar Award Wins

    By Tom Tugend

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The 76th Academy Awards brought much cheer to New Zealand, home of the 11 Oscar-winning "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," but little to ethnocentric Jews.

    There was a dollop of consolation in the best actor win for Sean Penn, son of the late Jewish television director...

  • Starry, Starry Political Night

    By Tom Tugend

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The ripple effects of Mideast politics are spreading as far as Hollywood's glamour-studded Oscar awards.

    On Jan. 27 at 5:30 a.m., when the nominations for the Academy Awards are announced, moviemakers from 55 countries will listen most intently for the names of the five finalists in...

  • On With the Show

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    So how will this year's Academy Awards differ from previous Oscar outings? One word: War.

    For entertainment reporter Sam Rubin, the issue will loom large on March 23, when, as of press time, he plans to cover the preshow on his nationally syndicated television broadcast, "Live From...

  • The Sound Of Oscar

    By Tom Tugend

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    And the award goes to --The Holocaust! No, the Academy Awards have not been given out yet, but the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences nominated "The Pianist," a searing film of one Jew's survival during the doomed uprisings of the ghetto and city of Warsaw during the...

  • Men in Black

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The 74th Annual Academy Awards program will be remembered, at least by me, for women's gowns with faux see-through gauze fronts and men's suit jackets down to the knees.

    Sunday night. For my town, Malibu, Oscar night is a kind of Yom Kippur. Roads are deserted; the local restaurants...

  • Bogeymen Unmasked

    By Tom Tugend

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "Promises" is a beautiful documentary and, in light of the daily body count of Israeli and Palestinian victims, a heartbreaking film.

    Considered a favorite for best documentary at this year's Academy Awards, "Promises" was filmed in and around Jerusalem between 1997 and 2000, while...

  • And the Oscar Goes to…

    By Tom Tugend

    March 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Deborah Oppenheimer, Academy Award winner for "Into the Arms of Stranger: stories of the Kindertransport," will screen the documentary and speak about it at Temple Beth Am on Wed., April 18 at 7 pm (1039 S. La Cienega Blvd.). Two participants of the Kindertransport will also share...

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