It's not your imagination. Oscar campaigning isn't what it used to be.
Among the changes in Oscar regulations, by far the most notable is the tweaking of the Academy's "rule of three" -- that is, the number of producers allowed for best picture nominees and winners.
Mary-Louise Parker may be one of the feistier actresses onscreen or off. She's put the fear of God in publicists and photographers and has played plenty of self-possessed people, from "Fried Green…
In "There Will Be Blood," helmer Paul Thomas Anderson drills into the mind of a 20th-century oilman with a near-wordless 15-minute opening sequence, building a mood of physical and psychological…
Conflict in the Middle East has ignited Oscar-contending dramas this year
When "The Sound of Music" claimed the best picture Oscar in the spring of 1966, the so-called "New Hollywood," which ushered in a more liberal attitude toward sex and violence in the movies, was…
"American Gangster" producer Brian Grazer must have a special sort of sympathy for Richie Roberts, the New Jersey detective portrayed in the film who doggedly trailed Harlem underworld baron Frank…
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," based on French Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby's memoir, started out as a studio project. Initially, DreamWorks had optioned the rights and, when they expired…
In the wake of their "Chicago" triumph, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan felt passionately about producing only one other tuner: "Hairspray." Having seen the stage version in preview on Broadway, they…
When it came to selling the film rights for "Atonement," novelist Ian McEwan found no shortage of takers nor shortage of the kind of able talent who could conceivably shape the book's tragic, but…
It was a fresh start on every single one," Lianne Halfon says of working with the "Juno" creative team.