Though nommed last year for "Saving Private Ryan," it's been six years since two-time best actor winner Tom Hanks grabbed gold for "Forrest Gump." But "Cast Away" could change that.
After debuting on Academy ballots in 1991 with "My Life As a Dog," director Lasse Hallstrom returned last year with the Miramax-backed "The Cider House Rules," which was nominated for seven statues…
Even without the good notices its lead and supporting players garnered, "The Contender" is a contender based on their names alone.
It's not every year when a Mandarin-language action-packed movie featuring breathtaking martial-arts sequences emerges as a contender in the Oscar race. But a close look at the pedigree of the cast…
Leave it to the French to stir things up. Last May, in another one of their audacious moves, the jury at Cannes embraced "Dancer in the Dark" director Lars von Trier and his volatile star Bjork by…
It bowed back in March -- forever ago in Awardsville -- but Universal's "Erin Brockovich" is considered by some to be the grand dame of the 2000 Oscar race.
Although the principal creative guilds were formed primarily to protect the rights of their respective members, the Writers Guild of America started handing out awards in 1947 as a way of celebrating…
Columbia's December release "Finding Forrester," is the kind of kinder, gentler picture that usually pops up in December to warm the hearts of Academy voters. The fact that the film stars three Oscar…
Some might consider the picks of the major critics organizations the true barometer of the best in filmmaking, others might dismiss their tastes as pointy-headed elitism.
In "The Gift," director Sam Raimi ("The Evil Dead," "Dark Man") works from a script by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson once again to tell an unsettling story of human redemption featuring…
Coming-of-age tales have always given the Academy a warm, fuzzy feeling, and if voters don't mind delving into the seedy world of rock 'n' roll, "Almost Famous" could pick up a pic nom. The film…