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.
Four of this year's most visually striking dramas -- "I Am Love," "Somewhere," "Cairo Time" and "Eat Pray Love" -- are set in places that are so integral to the narrative that the stories could not…
The composers and lyricists behind some the year's most talked about movie tunes discuss their motivation and their aesthetic, often singing the praises of their collaborators in the process.
From the start, director Derek Cianfrance had one band only in mind to score his movie "Blue Valentine": Grizzly Bear.
When Jan Kaczmarek was approached to score "Get Low," he was attracted to the idea of infusing the music with subtle elements of American bluegrass, which he describes as "having a mystery in it."
Writing the music for "Rabbit Hole" should have been difficult. The movie -- a wrenching adaptation of David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning play starring Nicole Kidman -- details the…
It's one of the most macho things about being an actor. Robert Duvall has it in "Get Low." So do Jon Hamm, Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner in "The Town."
Alice in Wonderland" costume designer Colleen Atwood believes she and helmer Tim Burton found themselves collaborating on eight of his films for some special reasons.
"I'm a designer who likes to go a bit nuts," says production designer Guy Hendrix Dyas, best known for his big, bold statements in films like "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" and "Superman Returns."
Oscar's youngest category turns 10 this year, which seems a good time to reflect on how much the animated feature field has changed in a decade's time.