Matthew McConughey and Lupita Nyong'o (Getty Images)1. Best Supporting Actress - Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a SlaveWith a speech that was touching, eloquent, and sincere, Nyong'o brought the house down. Her final thought was the kind of thing we've heard a million times but Nyong'o made it her own: "When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from your dreams are valid." It was the line of the night. See her full speech below...Read Full Story
Christian Bale, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill. (Getty Images)Not everyone who deserves an Oscar gets one. Every year at least a few poor, really deserving, souls are forced to smile politely for the cameras while a rival walks to the stage and takes sometimes the only real shot they'll ever have at Oscar greatness. It's tough, but that's life.Of course, for every one of those near misses there are many more also-rans who never had a shot and were reminded constantly, by any media outlet bothering...Read Full Story
(Fox Searchlight | MCA Records | Columbia Pictures | Getty Images)Trailers can make or break a movie, and the very best fuse footage and music in wonderful harmony. The use of pop music in trailers can be orginal and enhancing, or it can be "Who Let the Dogs Out?" in the Snow Dogs trailer. We've decided to take a look at the former.We aren't debating the best trailers ever made (there's a clear winner, by the way) because many good ones barely use any music at all. But, we will follow a few...Read Full Story
(Warner Brothers)Where the Wild Things Are should have worked. Based on the classic children's book by Maurice Sendak and shepherded onto the screen by Spike Jonze and screenwriter Dave Eggers, it certainly had the pedigree for greatness. And indeed, there are a lot of things that work, and work very well, including a fantastic lead performance, stunning VFX that manage to create monsters that feel at once sewn-together and utterly alive, and beautifully shot landscapes in Melbourne...Read Full Story
Spike Jonze (born October 22, 1969) is an Academy Award-nominated American director, best known for his films "Being John Malkovich," "Adaptation" and "Where the Wild Things Are." Find more pictures and articles about Spike Jonze here.