Newly Declassified Memo Shows CIA Shaped Zero Dark Thirty's Narrative

Adrian Chen · 05/06/13 05:04PM

Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden revenge-porn flick Zero Dark Thirty was the biggest publicity coup for the CIA this century outside of the actual killing of Osama bin Laden. But the extent to which the CIA shaped the film has remained unclear. Now, a memo obtained by Gawker shows that the CIA actively, and apparently successfully, pressured Mark Boal to remove scenes that made them look bad from the Zero Dark Thirty script.

Here Are This Year's Affleck-Snubbing, Lincoln-Lauding, MacFarlane-Dreading Oscar Nominations

Max Read · 01/10/13 09:14AM

Actress Emma Stone and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane — this year's host — got up nice and early to tell some really atrocious jokes and announce this year's Oscar nominations. If you were smart enough to avoid this stupid ceremony, here's what's totally surprising: neither Zero Dark Thirty's Kathryn Bigelow nor Argo's Ben Affleck received Best Director nominations, even though both directors were considered locks and both movies are nominated for Best Picture.

Whatever Happened to Gabrielle Union?

Richard Lawson · 06/14/10 04:14PM

Oh, you know, she's always been around, but she coulda been a contender! But she isn't, for some reason. Also today: a new HBO show about theater finds its potential cast, plus a new Wizard of Oz movie.

The Most Memorable Moments from the Oscars

Matt Cherette · 03/08/10 01:46AM

Well, folks, there you have it! The 82nd Annual Academy awards are history, and what a night it was. Inside, your Oscars wrap-up: video and pictures of the moments everyone will be talking about tomorrow, and a complete winners list.

The Complete Guide to Winning Your Oscar Pool

Richard Lawson · 03/04/10 02:12PM

Hollywood's big gay Olympics are approaching, and the annoying "film buff" in your office is probably pestering you to enter his Oscar pool, which he's convinced he's going to win. We want you to beat the ittle nerd. Here's how!

Golden Globes: Mo'Nique Gets Emo'Tional, Robert Downey Jr. Thanks No One

Adrian Chen · 01/17/10 08:13PM

Are you experiencing slight queasiness, back pain and/or ineffable sadness? It's not those oyster shooters: You missed the Golden Globes! Lucky for you, we've got your back. Here are all the best heart-tugging, funny, and weird moments from tonight's festivities.