Precisely 15 years after she startled filmgoers with her acting debut as a leggy, fresh-faced ingenue in the blockbuster "The Mask," Cameron Diaz is once again shaking up movie audiences.
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Between the appearance of the first gay character on American television in a forgotten 1972 sitcom called "The Corner Bar" (the late Vincent Schiavelli played a flamboyant set designer) to the first…
Already recognized with nods from the WGA and Film Independent's Spirit Awards to name but a few, Black's spec script not only gave Sean Penn the role of a lifetime but hit a timely chord as…
The Academy loves its theater folks (note half of the writing noms), and this former enfant terrible of the West End has enough theater honors under his belt to melt their hearts.
Beaufroy, who was also nominated for "The Full Monty," has already scooped up top prizes from the Golden Globes, Broadcast Film Critics and the National Board of Review, among others.
The Academy has a predilection for brainy British playwrights, and Hare ("Plenty," "Amy's View") has been on their radar since his 2002 nomination for adapting "The Hours." And this movie is already…
The Academy likes to reward decidedly more independent-spirited writers when it comes to this category -- "Juno" and "Little Miss Sunshine" took it home in recent years. And the fact that Hunt made…
No one's better than Morgan when it comes to crafting screenplays about real people -- after all, he was the writer behind both the actress and actor Oscar wins in 2006 (Helen Mirren in "The Queen,"…
It's the writer-director's sixth time asked to the dance (including writing nods for "Vera Drake," "Topsy Turvy" and "Secrets and Lies"), and supporters think it's his year to ascend the podium…
Not only did the stage version of "Doubt" earn him a Tony, but Shanley also took home the much more prestigious Pulitzer Prize for this effort.