Steven Spielberg and war are a potent awards combination ("Schindler's List," "Saving Private Ryan"), as are the two-time Best Director winner and tales of youthful friendship ("ET").
Field slowly comes into focus as voters assess year-end releases, leaving hope for little guys.
Don't let the flowered shirts and soft Hawaiian breeze fool you: "The Descendants" will receive a hard-core kudos push from Fox Searchlight.
The prospect of "Moneyball" earning a best picture nom but falling short of the Oscar would be poetic, a case of life imitating art imitating life.
Terrence Malick is one of a handful of American filmmakers with an unmistakable auteurial stamp: whispery, internal voice-over monologues meld with seemingly random, if exquisite, shots of nature to…
With its suspenseful, violent and downright creepy tale of a crusading and a messed-up but brilliant hacker as an odd couple who team up to investigate a disappearance.
Though the awards buzz around this adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's post-9/11 urban odyssey has been extremely loud, Warner Bros. is playing its cards incredibly close: Media will likely see it…
If this year's newly elastic best-picture race allows a summer blockbuster to slip in, Paramount's alien-invasion thriller "Super 8" could well be the prime beneficiary.
Even as Oscar enthusiasts turn their attention to the best picture category this year, wondering how many contenders nomination day will bring, a similarly suspense is building in the toon race.
The guardians of Harry Potter's onscreen legacy have exhibited a remarkable consistency through the eight pics in the series.
The name's Smiley, George Smiley -- and he's the opposite of 007 in nearly every way.