A best animated feature trophy is great, but why stop there? That's the question on the mind of John Lasseter, who serves as a governor for the Acad's animation branch.
Crazy Japanese movies tend to come in two varieties: Most intriguing are those gonzo sensory assaults that challenge Western filmmaking traditions; less effective are the relatively conventional…
First the bad news: When it comes to Oscar nominations, cinematography rivals the best actor category in number of women honored: zero.
Alexander Witt has been working with Ridley Scott since 1989, but it wasn't until "Body of Lies" that the Chilean-born camera pro found a window in his schedule to actually d.p. one of the director's…
"Wall-E" isn't like other toons, not even previous Pixar ones. Instead of coloring within the lines of existing computer-animated movies, director Andrew Stanton saw the technology as an opportunity…
When it comes to editing, Ron Howard believes two heads are better than one. That system has been working for the "Frost/Nixon" director since 1982, when assistant editors Mike Hill and Dan Hanley…
As part of Pixar's creative brain trust, Andrew Stanton feels a bit sheepish admitting he doesn't watch much animation outside the office.
To pull off the epic he had in mind, Baz Luhrmann looked to Mandy Walker, a fellow Aussie, who had helped him shoot a two-minute promo for Chanel perfume with Nicole Kidman.
The writers strike may have slowed down the film industry but not Clint Eastwood. The veteran director is on track to release two films this year -- a repeat of his 2006 feat.
As a kid, Kat Dennings wasn't allowed to watch television. You could say her parents' plan backfired.
In Hollywood, the line between socially conscious gems and politically strident agitprop can be razor thin, which has backfired on Oscar hopefuls willing to tackle such topics as Iraq ("Jarhead")…