It's funny because I'm considered a first-time screenwriter, but I feel like a veteran," Geoffrey Fletcher laughs.
Over the past two decades the screenplay categories have become something of a consolation prize for acclaimed, yet offbeat, movies that fell outside the traditional definition of best picture.
Some screenplays make an impression by finding drama -- or comedy, for that matter -- in the everyday, or at least something that looks like it.
Argentina's Haddock Films and Spain's Tornasol Films, producers of the country's foreign Oscar hopeful "The Secret in Their Eyes," have partnered again to produce thriller "Criminal."
Many impressive actors never won an Oscar. How much will sentiment count with voters this time?
The story of an alcoholic over-the-hill singing star would make a perfect country ballad. But could it also be the stuff from which an Oscar performance is fashioned?
In "Up in the Air," George Clooney's character Ryan Bingham fires people for a living.
Nine" director Rob Marshall describes the impact of two-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis' opening number, "Guido's Song," as akin to the famous selling point MGM used to herald a silent movie…
For Jeremy Renner, the experience of filming "The Hurt Locker" wasn't nearly as grueling and death-defying as the actual defusing of improvised explosive devices would've been.
Morgan Freeman had a calming effect on Matt Damon while shooting "Invictus," though Freeman had no idea at the time.
Colin Firth has often played the flummoxed leading man, but he's as composed as one could be in Tom Ford's "A Single Man."