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.
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…
David O. Russell didn't need to worry about the inspirational aspects of his new movie, "The Fighter."
Debra Granik was captivated by the single-minded determination of the central character in "Winter's Bone," and wanted to adapt it for the bigscreen. But the director, who spent much of her life in…
You could call Christopher Nolan the Man Who Would Be King -- if Hollywood weren't genuflecting already.
On the surface, not much links director Darren Aronofsky's 2008 pic "The Wrestler" with his latest effort, "Black Swan," which concerns, among other things, the inner workings of a ballet company…
The biggest challenge in making the grueling "127 Hours" was finding the right actor to play Aron Ralston, the film's protagonist and basically its sole character.
Making the psychological horror-thriller "Shutter Island," Martin Scorsese asked Leonardo DiCaprio to play his nerve-jangled U.S. Marshal three different ways, modulating the levels of intensity and…
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.