Santa Barbara Int’l Film Fest: Last stop before Oscar gold

In the ancient entertainment industry ritual known as the Awards Season, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival is the last stop along the Oscar pilgrimage. The festival falls after the Oscar nominations are announced but before the deadline for Motion Picture Academy members cast their ballots. Added bonus: Many of the Academy members live permanently

La La Land dominates as diversity returns in Oscar nominations

Tune-filled and bittersweet, La La Land proved to be a juggernaut when nominations for the 2017 Oscars were announced on Tuesday by the Motion Picture Academy. The original musical for the big screen, a rarity among films these days, La La Land was nominated in 14 categories. That ties the all-time-record set by All About