This year's contenders offer a gallery of characters in dire need of emotional rescue.
Mary Helen Bowers credits the details of "Black Swan" for making it as true as possible to the life of a soloist in the competitive New York City ballet world.
Now that the Oscar race for best picture is a 10-deep scenario, securing a spot in the nominees' circle is less about clawing one's way there than keeping a spotlight on the qualities that initially…
For original screenplay, some usual suspects made it onto the nominee list, but the most noticeable inclusion might be Mike Leigh's "Another Year."
Amonth ago, the helmer race seemed like a done deal. Today, a substantial question mark looms over the category.
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.
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…