As animation budgets balloon, toon studios have learned to hedge their bets by casting stars. Suits don't get nearly so nervous when you can flaunt an Eddie Murphy-caliber name in the marketing…
Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard are back in contention for an Oscar nom.
Danette Herman has been named executive in charge of talent for the 81st Academy Awards, to be presented Feb. 22 at the Kodak Theater.
Outrage over power and its limits has been a big part of the public debate over the last several years. "Lions for Lambs," "Redacted," "Rendition," "W." and other films have tackled current political…
Portrayals of extraordinary people in extraordinary circumstances -- from Queen Elizabeth and Edith Piaf to plutocrat Daniel Plainview -- regularly and readily get award attention, filling the…
Though he is acing his appearance on "Who Wants to be a Millioniare?," the hero of "Slumdog Millionaire" is clearly an underdog. And that's why the film works, says scribe Simon Beaufoy.
One of the year's most overtly political films is "Milk," the biopic of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to a significant office in the U.S.
Director Tom McCarthy recalls sitting with lead actor Richard Jenkins at the first screening of "The Visitor," attended by more than 1,000 at the 2007 Toronto Film Festival.
Adrien Brody earned more than a gold statuette and the opportunity to kiss Halle Berry on Oscar Night 2003. His newfound status as an Academy Award winner allowed him to tackle projects that…
At the 1976 awards, William Holden, nommed for lead actor for "Network," lost to co-star Peter Finch, who played a broadcaster on the verge of a meltdown. Finch's win reps one of only two times that…
Superheroes have grown accustomed to striking gold at the box office. Yet now, in a shift that has the entire genre being taken more seriously, they're being discussed in the award season races as…