In the first 80 years of Oscar, only one animated film had ever been nominated for best picture: 1991's "Beauty and the Beast." Then the Academy went back to considering 10 contenders, and "Up" made…
After demonstrating that he can be taken seriously as a director with "Gone Baby Gone," Ben Affleck returns with an even more ambitious project this year in "The Town."
Set and shot in the Ozarks, unfolds like a latter-day Greek epic in the sensitive and capable hands of director Debra Granik.
Few films launch from the gate with the instant Oscar speculation that "The Social Network" did.
In the 30 years since "Tess," nobody thought Roman Polanski had a chance at being in the Oscar race, and then he made a movie called "The Pianist" that came darn close to sweeping the Oscars.
Danny Boyle's first movie since winning the best director Oscar for "Slumdog Millionaire" puts him in the running once again, with a playful and vigorous you-are-there telling of real-life rock…
Ironically, the year the Academy opened up its visual effects race to five nominees has been a light one for top-notch visual effects.
Two words: Nicole Kidman. The Oscar-winning superstar returns as a mother coping with the death of her son in an emotional performance that has Academy recognition etched into its every icy stare and…
This third adventure in the beloved Pixar franchise is universally acknowledged as that rarest of projects -- a triumphant synthesis of art and commerce.
With "How to Train Your Dragon," DreamWorks has embraced maturity over fart jokes and emerged a force to be reckoned with come Oscar time.
Fifteen years after receiving the Irving Thalberg Award, Clint Eastwood remains an Oscar force.