Davis' scene with Meryl Streep in which she talks about how her son is beaten at home and might be better staying at a school where he could continue to be sexually abused (if we are to believe…
Henson's character serves as an emotional anchor in a film packed with supernatural elements and a representation of home for the lead character.
As a moral compass at the film's center, Adams' role could be the one that voters can relate to the most. Stuck between Meryl Streep's accusations and Philip Seymour Hoffman's denial, she navigates…
It's been a long time since "My Cousin Vinny," and, despite the fact that some still argue Tomei wasn't worthy of that Oscar, she's been proving her salt for years -- from a nomination for 2001's "In…
The film, already a winner before she arrives, leaps to life when her bombastic character is on the screen and seems somewhat deflated when she's away. She's been sticking out as a serious actress…
Zeitgeist elements pepper this German effort with notions of American imperialism and the motives of terrorists. Conventional storytelling makes it the most accessible of the nominees.
It's already won gongs in its homeland as well as in the States (an audience award at the Palm Springs Film Fest). A black comedy, 'Departures' stands out from the more serious contenders in the mix.
Enthusiastically received at the Toronto and Telluride festivals, 'Revanche' is a classically designed revenge tale.
Voters could find deep-felt respect for Francois Begaudeau's stalwart teacher. 'The Class' is relevant and current without being too controversial, covering themes of cultural and racial clash.
'Waltz With Bashir' captures the here and now in a way no other nominee does and can offer insight into the current Israeli-Gaza conflict.