| Jan 16, 2008
"Atonement," the sweeping romantic epic starring James McAvoy and Keira Knightley, dominated the nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' film awards today.
The adaptation of Ian McEwan's acclaimed novel of redemption was...
| Jan 22, 2008
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"Atonement," "Juno," "Michael Clayton," "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood" were nominated this morning for the Academy Award for best picture of 2007.
The gripping oil epic "There Will Be Blood" and the gritty contemporary Western, "No...
| Jan 22, 2008
"No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood," two stark dramas about obsessed men, are the top nominees for the 80th annual Academy Awards.
The two films earned eight nominations apiece, including nods for best picture, best director (Paul Thomas...
| Jan 23, 2008
THIS year's nominations for original and adapted screenplay ask the question why -- as in, why do we need a Y chromosome? In an unprecedented surge of recognition for female creative forces, the academy chose to nominate four women for individual...
| Jan 22, 2008
In The Season of surprise, it turns out Oscar had a few of his own.
As press and publicists gathered for this morning's Oscar nomination announcement by Academy president Sid Ganis and Kathy Bates (a last-minute substitute for a scheduled but unannounced...
| Jan 9, 2008
Diablo Cody has a tough-chick reputation -- the tattooed, punkish sex blogger wrote a book about her year as a stripper, and the name of her blog is too risque for family newspapers.
But the novice screenwriter also has written a sweet movie that's...
| Feb 7, 2008
There will be catchphrases. Even from the least likely of sources.
Case in point: the misanthropic oilman played by Daniel Day-Lewis in Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood" -- his devastating taunt to a bewildered foe, "I . . . drink . . . your ....
| Feb 8, 2008
Amanda Seyfried will star opposite Megan Fox in "Jennifer's Body," Diablo Cody's follow-up to "Juno."
Karyn Kusama ("Aeon Flux") will direct the horror-comedy, which is set up at Fox Atomic with "Juno" helmer Jason Reitman producing.
| Feb 10, 2008
"Juno" and "No Country for Old Men" continued to rack up pre-Oscars awards on Saturday, winning their respective categories at the Writers Guild Awards.
Because of the strike, the guild opted not to have its usual formal ceremony this year. Writers in...
| Feb 11, 2008
The sweeping World War II romance "Atonement" won Britain's top film honors on Sunday.
The movie, which won the Golden Globe for best dramatic film and is nominated for seven Oscars, went into the ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall vying for 14...
| Feb 17, 2008
THE six nominees for this year's best director Academy Award have made a total of 23 feature films. To put that meager number into perspective, consider this: "The Departed," which finally won Martin Scorsese his directing Oscar last year (on his sixth...
| Feb 19, 2008
Oscar-nominated screenwriter Tamara Jenkins has some mixed feelings about the remarkability of this year's female-flush original screenplay category.
"It's a complicated feeling to be singled out because of gender. Sometimes you bristle under the...