Rarely has the race for the screenwriting Oscar seen two stories with parallels as strong as those between "The Kite Runner" and "Atonement."
How much do you know about Oscar's history with screenwriters? Here's a quiz to test your mettle.
Click here to see the questions FASTEST FINGER: “Informer” (winner); “Bounty”; “Captain”; “Lives.” Write-in “Captain Blood” actually came in ahead of an official nominee. 1. (a) Shaw; (b) Krasna; (c)…
Once upon a time, Oscars were routinely given to music directors who supervised the transition of musicals from Broadway to the movies (think "West Side Story," "The Sound of Music") or for the use…
Exactly how to recognize excellence in adapting pre-existing music for the film medium has plagued the Academy music branch from the very beginning. No category in Oscar history has been so endlessly…
When the filmmakers behind Disney's "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" were looking for a song to play during the film's end credits, they commissioned an original song from rocker Daughtry. But…
When NBC Universal music chief Kathy Nelson wanted to tout "Do You Feel Me," the Diane Warren-penned track in "American Gangster," she combined homevideo footage of crooner Anthony Hamilton singing…
An Oscar-winning best song walks the line between living a longer life than the film it's being lauded for or working in perfect harmony with a movie's success.
Actor-producer Aamir Khan makes a bland helming debut with "Taare zameen par," whose handle, "Every Child Is Special" sums up its touchy-feely-ness.
SAG is mailing ballots to its members for voting in the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for five film and eight primetime TV categories along with new honors for film and TV stunt ensembles.
The Oscarcast always provides surprises, but the biggest surprise about the organization is that it's so consistent.