When Darren Aronofsky's terpsichorean thriller bowed at Venice, Telluride and Toronto, the most passionate praise was reserved for Natalie Portman, whose gutsy, physically demanding star turn as a…
In the first 80 years of Oscar, only one animated film had ever been nominated for best picture: 1991's "Beauty and the Beast." Then the Academy went back to considering 10 contenders, and "Up" made…
One standout performance can seize the Academy's attention, but the actorly heft of "Get Low" should plant helmer Aaron Schneider's picturesque period piece squarely in Oscar's crosshairs.
Sally Hawkins' perf as the at-first reluctant union leader Rita O'Grady will instantly remind Acad voters of Sally Field's memorable turn in "Norma Rae."
Should "Inception's" Christopher Nolan fail to garner an Oscar directing nomination this year, the resulting fanboy protests may well necessitate National Guard interference.
This time every year, the Academy takes heat for perceived oversights in its foreign language film category, but the truth is, the Oscars remain considerably more international in focus than other…
Seldom immune to the charms of the hopeless and/or noble cause, Academy voters could turn a generous eye on helmer Tony Goldwyn's true-life tale of Betty Ann Waters, who became a lawyer so she could…
This year, the foreign lingo category boasts submissions from 65 countries
It might not be the bigscreen version of ABC's hit series "Modern Family," nor is it the kind of comedy that wears its laughs on its sleeve, but the well-observed sincerity of " The Kids Are All…
A few exceptions like "Ben-Hur" and "The Departed" aside, Oscar hasn't smiled on too many remakes. But that's no reason to count out Joel and Ethan Coen's "True Grit," which has been described not as…