The Academy loves to see an actor play against type, so the fact that this typically fairy-dusted starlet managed to be so convincing as a reprobate drug addict can't have escaped notice.
Simply put, Streep is far and away the most respected actress of her generation, and in "Doubt's" Sister Aloysius she found a meaty, deceptively nuanced role to throw her substantial weight behind.
Combining flapper glamour with flashes of grit, Jolie managed to retain a certain audacious femininity while still syncing perfectly with director Clint Eastwood's stark, distinctly masculine milieu…
Winslet has amassed six nominations in the past 13 years (along with two Golden Globes and two SAG kudos), and Academy voters may worry that her lack of an Oscar is starting to become conspicuous.
Much like her male counterpart Richard Jenkins, Leo has long been hiding in plain sight, unselfishly churning out superb supporting performances while lingering just below the radar.
Writer-director Woody Allen and three expert actors turn the premise for many a softcore porno into the year's smartest, most charming, most unexpectedly sweet scene of seduction.
Never underestimate the value of a change of scenery.
Why so serious? The Globes' comedy/musical actress category has, in the past, provided something of an antidote to award-season gravitas, allowing such unexpected interlopers as Twiggy, Madonna and…
Visually rich and narratively emaciated, "Dragon Hunters" is a reasonably enjoyable yet ultimately insubstantial installment in the ever-expanding canon of French CG toons.
"I'm probably a little obsessed with Gus Van Sant," admits James Franco, in explaining how he finally came to work with the "Milk" director, after years of attempts. "I used to watch 'Drugstore…
Although his turn as a lonely pot dealer in "Pineapple Express" has raised his comedic profile, James Franco's greatest recent role may well be James Franco -- presenting himself to the world as a…