While Nine Inch Nails rocker Trent Reznor had never scored a film before "The Social Network," it didn't take much more than a call from helmer David Fincher to convince him to get on board.
"Gasland" helmer Josh Fox hopes the Oscar docu nom will bring awareness not only to his pic but to the issue of dangerous hydraulic drilling practices for natural gas in America's heartland.
Even with seven Oscar nominations for "The Fighter," producer David Hoberman still sees the film as an underdog.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
- ‘Sully,’ ‘Patriots Day,’ ‘Deepwater Horizon’ Could Crack Film Editing Oscar Race
- Oscars: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Suicide Squad,’ ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Advance in Visual Effects Race
- Warren Beatty Honored by Kirk Douglas, Don Cheadle at Santa Barbara Fete
- Playback: Ben Foster on ‘Hell or High Water’ and Being a ‘Builder’ as an Actor
Tackling a Beantown accent in "The Town" was daunting for Jeremy Renner, who earned a supporting actor nom for his labor.
Even with 18 past noms under his belt, Oscar nominations day never gets old for composer Alan Menken, nommed for the tune "I See the Light" from the Disney toon "Tangled."
More than anything else, "The Kids Are All Right" was a tale of family neurosis -- which is why it has resonated so strongly with auds of all types, according to screenwriter Stuart Blumberg.
"The Fighter" is a movie for the times, offering an uplifting message of triumph over adversity.
"The Social Network" may have dealt with the heady impact of new technology, but to Aaron Sorkin the tale of Mark Zuckerberg's rise with Facebook was "a story that was as old as storytelling itself,"…
"The Kids Are All Right" helmer-writer Lisa Cholodenko was up early for the news that her pic grabbed four noms, including best pic and original screenplay.
It's been a long haul for "Winter's Bone," but the awards recognition has been a boon for the intense family drama that nabbed bids for star Jennifer Lawrence and best pic among its four noms.
"Flabbergasted" is how "Toy Story 3" helmer Lee Unkrich described his reaction to the five noms showered on the toon. He and others who worked on the pic figured the sequel factor would work against…