When Lee Unkrich graduated from USC film school and became an editor, he couldn't imagine that his solo directing debut would be a 3D-animated feature that would break B.O. records and generate Oscar…
Films about British royalty are catnip to awards voters. But in "The King's Speech," Tom Hooper uses every tool at his disposal to treat his central character as a man, not a monarch.
A look at the contenders in this year's best adapted screenplay Oscar race.
"It's just one of those great kismet things where you've brought the right actors together at the right time," says writer-director Lisa Cholodenko.
An unusual pairing of rock and documentary made history four years ago when Melissa Etheridge accepted the first best original song Oscar for "An Inconvenient Truth."
For "Alice in Wonderland" -- their 13th film together -- composer Danny Elfman and director Tim Burton had a tougher time than usual.
Michael Brook's profile as a film composer appears on the upswing, but his methods are anything but conventional.
"What music should accompany a 14-year-old girl bent on avenging her father's murder in the Old West?," says composer Carter Burwell of "True Grit."
Originally intended as seasoning sprinkled modestly throughout "Tron: Legacy," Daft Punk's adventurous score quickly grew from a supporting player to a starring role with the finished film featuring…
No Academy group has tinkered more with its rules than the music branch. Over the years, categories have been added and subtracted, and the award titles have changed repeatedly.