The supporting actress race has the look of a two-woman showdown between vet Melissa Leo ("The Fighter") and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld ("True Grit.")
Two upstarts join three vets in this year's lead actor race, and one of those rookies could be the main challenger to the thesp many consider the heir apparent to the Oscar throne.
While the Oscars often reflect how much the film industry has struggled to create plum lead roles for women, this year's lead actress race -- whether a mirage or a sign of things to come -- had…
This year's Oscar-nominated scores reflect the new realities about music in film: While there will always be room for the traditional symphonic score, composers and filmmakers are now so comfortable…
A look at this year's contenders for best score
County crooners, pop stars, Pixar tune gurus and sweet singers compete for Oscar gold.
The cost to buy an ad during the Academy Awards may not yet have reached Super Bowl levels, but just like this year's football championship, the Oscars haven't been hurting for takers by a price…
Most projects face resistance in their journeys to the bigscreen.
Although all five of this year's toon short nominees are primarily computer animated, the filmmakers each use the medium in distinctly imaginative and innovative ways.
With Javier Bardem's lead actor nomination for "Biutiful," in which he plays a dying underworld figure and devoted father, the Spanish star earned his third Oscar nod.
Best scenes from lead actor noms