It's business as usual in the best picture category.
Even with five additional nominees, critics and voters are thinking on similar wavelengths.
Oscars: Best picture
Composer Duncan Sheik's voice is reduced to a whisper in "Whisper House."
This exploration and celebration of pure theater's power is a fascinating must-see.
Sweet fable about seeking contentment with one's lot is closer to performance art than dramaturgy.
With the central love triangle taking centerstage, the show's emotional core has never been clearer.
Golden Globes: Comedy/Musical: Picture
This chamber tuner is alternately accomplished and shaky, but the playwright is a talent to watch.
Over the past few years, an awful lot of awardworthy scripts have fallen into the doom-and-gloom category: "No Country for Old Men"; "There Will Be Blood"; "The Reader" -- the list went on and on…
This season's directing contenders -- those garnering critics' org attention and nominations buzz -- in one sense worked within two opposing categories of scope and ambition: Either they took us to a…