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  • Actor: Sean Penn outdoes himself to earn the Oscar

    Actor: Sean Penn outdoes himself to earn the Oscar
    With Sean Penn, there is forever the sense that he has demons of his own to beat back before he can slip underneath the skin of whatever character is awaiting dissection on the table in front of him. The knives are always at the ready, the guns loaded,...
  • 'Slumdog,' Winslet and Penn: No surprises at the Kodak

    'Slumdog,' Winslet and Penn: No surprises at the Kodak
    Wolverine did a song-and-dance. A Swarovski crystal curtain shimmered. Veteran Oscar winners such as Sophia Loren, Anthony Hopkins and Eva Marie Saint were on hand to dole out awards. Producers tried to shake up the 81st Academy Awards in a bid to...
  • Academy Awards embrace the unapologetically gay 'Milk'

    Academy Awards embrace the unapologetically gay 'Milk'
    One day this thought won't matter. One day this thought won't be relevant. Today is not that day. Today, the fact that "Milk" received eight Oscar nominations from the academy, including best picture, is significant and says much about where we are...
  • Seeing more of Josh Brolin

    Seeing more of Josh Brolin
    Who knows how these things happen? Josh Brolin made his film debut in "The Goonies" and subsequently appeared in films for such directors as Woody Allen, David O. Russell, Paul Verhoeven and Guillermo del Toro, well on his way to a respectable but low-key...
  • Filmmakers dogged pursuits earn Oscar's attention

    Filmmakers dogged pursuits earn Oscar's attention
    They are now the leading contenders for the top Academy Award -- and although "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" could hardly be more different in plot, style, spirit and budget, they epitomize the increasingly perilous path...
  • First Act

    The big surprise in Milk, the new film about murdered gay activist Harvey Milk that opens in December, isn’t that Sean Penn is totally credible as a homosexual—when is Sean Penn ever not remarkable?—but that Howard Rosenman appears in several scenes....
  • Here's to the casting directors

    Here's to the casting directors
    When casting director John Papsidera commenced work on Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" in 2006, he knew that filling the role of the Joker would be among his biggest challenges. After all, no less an actor than Jack Nicholson had played the part...
  • Original screenplay: Dustin Lance Black, 'Milk'

    Original screenplay: Dustin Lance Black, 'Milk'
    Dustin Lance Black "Milk" In accepting his award, "Milk" screenwriter Black dutifully dispatched with the thank-yous and then -- in keeping with the spirit of the film about gay rights activist Harvey Milk -- got personal and political. Black recalled...
  • Directors in the spotlight

    Directors in the spotlight
    DIRECTOR DANNY BOYLE "Slumdog Millionaire" The eclectic British director of Irish Catholic descent receives his first Academy Award nomination in the directing category for his sleeper indie hit about a poverty-stricken teenager in Mumbai who goes...
  • Supporting players

    Supporting players
    SUPPORTING ACTOR JOSH BROLIN "Milk" The son of actor James Brolin receives his first Oscar nomination for his role as conservative San Francisco Supervisor Dan White, who assassinated gay Supervisor Harvey Milk and the city's mayor, George Moscone, in...
  • Golden Globes nominations unveiled

    Golden Globes nominations unveiled
    "Slumdog Millionaire," a modern-day fable about an orphan from Mumbai who ends up on a television game show, is shaping up to be this movie season's Cinderella story. At one point, it seemed poised to go straight to DVD after its original studio,...