No Academy group has tinkered more with its rules than the music branch. Over the years, categories have been added and subtracted, and the award titles have changed repeatedly.
Originally intended as seasoning sprinkled modestly throughout "Tron: Legacy," Daft Punk's adventurous score quickly grew from a supporting player to a starring role with the finished film featuring…
"What music should accompany a 14-year-old girl bent on avenging her father's murder in the Old West?," says composer Carter Burwell of "True Grit."
Michael Brook's profile as a film composer appears on the upswing, but his methods are anything but conventional.
For "Alice in Wonderland" -- their 13th film together -- composer Danny Elfman and director Tim Burton had a tougher time than usual.
"Never Let Me Go" needed music that was as delicately balanced as the storytelling.
Four of this year's most visually striking dramas -- "I Am Love," "Somewhere," "Cairo Time" and "Eat Pray Love" -- are set in places that are so integral to the narrative that the stories could not…
"I'm a designer who likes to go a bit nuts," says production designer Guy Hendrix Dyas, best known for his big, bold statements in films like "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" and "Superman Returns."
Alice in Wonderland" costume designer Colleen Atwood believes she and helmer Tim Burton found themselves collaborating on eight of his films for some special reasons.
It's one of the most macho things about being an actor. Robert Duvall has it in "Get Low." So do Jon Hamm, Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner in "The Town."
Producer Bonnie Arnold had nothing but praise for the filmmakers of toon nominee "How to Train Your Dragon."