Ironically, the year the Academy opened up its visual effects race to five nominees has been a light one for top-notch visual effects.
In the 30 years since "Tess," nobody thought Roman Polanski had a chance at being in the Oscar race, and then he made a movie called "The Pianist" that came darn close to sweeping the Oscars.
Maybe the MPAA had a plan when they gave "Blue Valentine" an NC-17.
This third adventure in the beloved Pixar franchise is universally acknowledged as that rarest of projects -- a triumphant synthesis of art and commerce.
With "How to Train Your Dragon," DreamWorks has embraced maturity over fart jokes and emerged a force to be reckoned with come Oscar time.
Two words: Nicole Kidman. The Oscar-winning superstar returns as a mother coping with the death of her son in an emotional performance that has Academy recognition etched into its every icy stare and…
In David O. Russell's unconventionally conventional biopic of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward, Christian Bale and Melissa Leo play Ward's brother and mother, respectively -- the two people standing in the…
The harried Academy member who happens to be a part of the foreign-language picture committee is in the thick of it this year.
Fifteen years after receiving the Irving Thalberg Award, Clint Eastwood remains an Oscar force.
If the name Lesley Manville doesn't ring a bell, you haven't been watching Mike Leigh movies closely enough. After "Another Year," you'll never forget her.
UK-based historical pageants have dazzled the Academy from 1933's best picture "Cavalcade" through 1998's "Shakespeare in Love" and 2006's "The Queen," marking "The King's Speech" as tailor-made, if…