Thespwise, star Denzel Washington is getting a lot more attention for "American Gangster," but his second stint in the director's chair ("Antwone Fisher" in 2002 was his first) is what's garnering…
Unconventional to say the least, this whimsical take on Bob Dylan's many alter egos has a healthy support base of fans, but if Academy voters fail to sample the film, it could get lost.
Sean Penn -- who worked for more than a decade to put Jon Krakauer's 1995 adventure biography on the screen -- is gunning for both helmer and adapted screenplay noms.
Despite lukewarm B.O., Paul Haggis' first directorial effort since his Oscar- winning "Crash" is considered one of the best entries among a spate of Iraq war-related fare to hit theaters this year -…
With a legion of fans collected on the fest trail from Telluride to Toronto to Rome and L.A.'s AFI Fest, the hip but heartfelt teen pregnancy comedy is getting serious kudo heat.
Based on Khaled Hosseini's bestseller, featuring a mainly non-pro cast, pic is going down well in guild screenings and could be poised to grab a picture nod, among other major kudo categories.
Ryan Gosling proves last year wasn't a fluke and could find himself as a lead actor nominee for the second year in a row.
Bold performance by newcomer Tang Wei could have a chance of slipping into a lighter femme field this year, though Tony Leung might have a tougher time.
Marion Cotillard, for her crack turn as Gallic crooner Edith Piaf, has been considered an actress nom contender since the pic's summer bow.
Keri Russell is pitch perfect as a Southern belle trying to escape a bad marriage in Searchlight's summer indie hit.
At the Variety screening at the Arclight Theater, director Jason Reitman, scribe Diablo Cody and stars Ellen Page, J.K. Simmons and Allison Janney were on hand to chat about "Juno."