In a year that contains some of the best songs written for films in recent memory, the nominating process will face more scrutiny than ever and could render even fewer choices
While most movie studios are singing the blues over soundtracks, Disney is whistling "Zip-A-Dee-Doo Dah."
Composer Alan Silvestri faced a monumental challenge when director Robert Zemeckis asked for "a classic Christmas song" at the end of his 3D re-imagining of "A Christmas Carol."
For Karen O, frontwoman of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 2009 has proved to be a transformative year.
Music laurels to date.
For Gabriel Yared, the challenge of "Amelia" -- Mira Nair's biopic of aviatrix Amelia Earhart starring Hilary Swank -- was to "capture the majesty, mystery and freedom of flight."
When looking at the Sony Classics release "Moon," most would see it as science fiction given the context, but composer Clint Mansell views it differently.
The Motion Picture Academy announced seven films that will compete in the Oscar visual effects bakeoff.
A look at the cinematographer behind Guy Ritchie's amped-up take on the Arthur Conan Doyle creation.
"There is a certain responsibility that comes with photographing so many famous and beautiful women," says Dion Beebe who lensed 'Nine.'
Barry Ackroyd who lensed "The Hurt Locker" has been lauded by critics circles.