Scarlett Johansson's performance in Her, in which she plays the voice of a computer operating system, has been ruled ineligible for nomination for the Golden Globe award for best supporting actress – despite being allowed to enter in the acting races for the Academy awards and the Screen Actors' Guild awards.
George Clooney's much-hyped second world war thriller The Monuments Men has surprised Hollywood by abruptly cancelling its planned pre-Christmas release and moving it to an as-yet-unspecified date in the first quarter of 2014.
Argo, in that it is about an American misadventure in unstable foreign climes.
Benedict Cumberbatch, the British actor whose high-profile portrayal of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is generating Oscar buzz, has launched a defence of the man he plays in new movie The Fifth Estate.
It's been, like, forever since a space film made any serious impact at the Oscars: you have to go back to Avatar in 2010 for anything remotely in the same ballpark.
Django Unchained in that it'sa brutal account of strong-willed slave in the segregated south.
Margin Call, for its laser-like focus on the finance world; Cosmopolis, for its denunciation of billionaire excess; GoodFellas, for its sweeping overview of a complex shark-tank of a social subset.
Silver Linings Playbook.
In homage to the Academy Awards in the early hours of Monday morning we have devised our very own football related Oscar ceremony. Manchester City, Manchester United, Reading, QPR and Swansea were all triumphant.
Steven Spielberg's historical drama Lincoln, Tom Hooper musical Les Misérables and David O Russell romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook have cemented their positions as Oscars frontrunners following the announcement of nominees for the Screen Actors Guild and Critics Choice awards.
The race is on. The polls are in. We have a frontrunner in trouble. A muscular challenger making hay. Gaffes. Melt-downs. Campaign coffers swollen with cash.