No category was more surprising in its list of noms than best actress.
Oscar better like subtitles. With a record 56 countries submitting films in the foreign-language feature category, the committee members who had to watch them faced a daunting plethora of screenings.
With "Lost in Translation" opening in the fall, Bill Murray's performance knocked out critics and managed to stay fresh through some tough competition.
After last year's win by Eminem, the song category pendulum swung back to more traditional fare.
Peter Jackson's trilogy-capping "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," could make Oscar history by being the first fantasy film to win the Academy's top honor.
When WGA members pored over the list of 187 movies that qualified for the guild's feature awards, what criteria did they use to select just 10 noms? Lofty dramatic principles? Mythological paradigms?
In the score category, the race settled on composers who are either past nominees or winners working with frequent collaborators or taking over for a relative.
You can count on writers to supply ample drama in the coming months Front and center will be a major confrontation at the bargaining table, with the Writers Guild of America's three-year contract…
In narrowing the dozen films on the docu field short list to five official nominees, the Academy recognized pics that tackle disparate subjects, but are all very personal works.
CBS News' primetime newsmag "48 Hours" and Entertainment Weekly have teamed up to produce a pre-Academy Awards special that will air tonight on the Eye at 10 p.m.
The Writers Guild of America West has tapped Jason Horwitch, who penned FX's telepic "The Pentagon Papers," to receive its Paul Selvin Award.