Variety Features Editor Peter DeBruge catches up with Oscar foreign-language recipients.
For smaller countries in the Oscar race, recognition on the international stage makes it worthwile.
In its 52-year history, the foreign-lingo category has often been one of the Oscars' most contentious, riddled with rule changes and mini-controversies.
First Run Features has acquired "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel and the Pentagon Papers" and set a February release for the documentary.
During awards season, contenders fly all over the globe to shake hands.
The Academy this year broadened the picture category from five to 10 nominees, which is a mixed blessing for genre directors.
This year saw a promising crop of helmers emerge. Here are five who made buzzed-about first features.
If there were any questions about her gift for marrying art to commerce, Kathryn Bigelow exploded them once and for all.
Jane Campion is one of three women in history to have been nominated for the directing Oscar.
James Cameron has been planning the sci-fi hybrid "Avatar" since the Oscar-winning "Titanic" was a rowboat.
The brothers' latest, "A Serious Man," is perhaps their most personal film in a decade.