Docu box office champ "Bowling for Columbine" proves there's a moviegoing audience for nonfiction narrative films, but can Michael Moore's crowdpleaser earn an Oscar nom? That's one of the more…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences often smiles on well-liked thesps who do good work behind the camera. Usually, best pic wins come for B.O.-busting blood-sweat-and-tears epics (Mel…
He's considered to be one of the great directors of the 1960s and '70s, but it has been years since the name Roman Polanski came up in association with the Oscar race.
It's almost as if the f/x biz in 2002 was trying to make up for the creation of Jar Jar Binks. Besides boasting bigger and more realistic visuals, several among this year's crop of effects-heavy pics…
"8 Mile" is the cultural intersection where Hollywood studio filmmaking meets hip-hop's inner-city origins, and where Eminem has entered the movie star fast lane.
It may be a long shot for Oscar, but Paul Thomas Anderson's "Punch-Drunk Love" has its fans, and they're as enthusiastic as any in Hollywood. Many of them will vociferously argue that this is…
Sparks are already flying in the foreign-language Oscar race: Spain submitted young helmer Fernando Leon's "Mondays in the Sun" as the national entry instead of beloved Pedro Almodovar's latest pic…
A project that's been in the works for several years, with everyone from Madonna to Jennifer Lopez competing to bring this iconic figure's story to the screen, "Frida" -- about Mexican painter Frida…
A few months ago, Michael Caine urged Miramax topper Harvey Weinstein to release "The Quiet American" this year so that it might be eligible for the coming award season.
The prospect of Todd Haynes getting an Oscar nom might have seemed odd a few years ago, when he was known for offbeat arthouse fare like "Poison," "Safe" and "Velvet Goldmine."
Martin Scorsese's long-awaited chronicle of New York's Five Points gangs could very well land the director his long-awaited Oscar.