Now that the Oscar race for best picture is a 10-deep scenario, securing a spot in the nominees' circle is less about clawing one's way there than keeping a spotlight on the qualities that initially…
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With Javier Bardem's lead actor nomination for "Biutiful," in which he plays a dying underworld figure and devoted father, the Spanish star earned his third Oscar nod.
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Forced to face their demons, these noms must contend with family issues, a failing marriage, an immovable object, litigious Harvard colleagues and even a microphone.
It wouldn't be Film Independent's Spirit Awards without a case of strange bedfellows amongst the acting nominees, and the 2010 roster is no exception. Just ask one of those nominees herself.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. may have picked only one eventual best picture Oscar winner in its last six years, but their five drama nominees this year represent the most assured pack of big dog…
There are those who win a second lead acting Oscar, but it happens only occasionally -- and not to many of those you might expect.