Supporting actress also in the mix for possible Oscar notice include Barbara Hershey, Keira Knightley, Hailee Steinfeld and Sissy Spacek.
Lead actress also in the mix for possible Oscar notice include Halle Berry, Diane Lane, Gwyneth Paltrow and Michelle Williams.
Natalie Portman first discussed "Black Swan" with helmer Darren Aronofsky" nine years ago, but it took this long for the audacious film to get made.
Sally Hawkins manages a nifty, subtle trick in "Made in Dagenham."
Tough. Street smart. Foul-mouthed. Those aren't the first words that usually come to mind when one thinks of Amy Adams. Unless, apparently, you're director David O. Russell.
It wasn't their similarities, but their differences that drew Annette Bening to the role of Nic -- lesbian wife, doting mother and successful doctor in Lisa Cholodenko's "The Kids Are All Right."
The Academy's documentary committee has once again incited delight and disapproval over the 15 pics chosen to contend for Oscar nominations between now and Jan. 25.
A look at the 15 docus competing for an Oscar nom.
A Mike Leigh film is created via long, improvisational rehearsals during which story and dialogue are created; as such, they're sui generis.
For director Darren Aronofsky, "Black Swan" is immensely personal. It begins with a sister who underwent rigorous ballet training, follows him through film school and a meeting with Natalie Portman.
John Cameron Mitchell might not at first seem like an obvious choice to direct "Rabbit Hole," a screen adaptation of David Lindsay-Abaire's play about a couple grieving over the loss of a young child.