Just a couple of award seasons ago, networks struggled with lackluster ratings for kudocasts and viewers balked at the repetitive nature of what was commonly thought to be a trophy glut.
As the Screen Actors Guild Awards approach, org members have strong opinions on who should win.
Michael Stuhlbarg, Alfred Molina, Abbie Cornish and Maggie Gyllenhaal may not be getting much awards traction right now, but that doesn't mean their Oscar hopes are dead.
Even with all the blogging, prognosticating and analyzing, the Golden Globes continue to throw a handful of thesps into the mix, surprising and shaking up awards season.
You don't need to look hard for the eclecticism contained in this year's slate of acting nominees for Film Independent's Spirit Awards. Just glance at the two movies that head the nominations list.
If critics had their way, George Clooney would have a stranglehold on taking home this year's lead actor Oscar. But how often does the Academy pay attention to critics?
Timing might not be everything, but it signifies a whole lot of anxiety to Oscar watchers.
If only more members of the Academy could act like the directors.
Oscar wants to know that the actors it honors aren't just being themselves.