The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences announced on Thursday the shortlists for both categories.
The Academy has announced the titles submitted for consideration in the animation feature category for the 88th Academy Awards.
Reports on the making of Inside Out, Shaun The Sheep Movie, The Good Dinosaur, Anomalisa, The Peanuts Movie and Minions
Charlie Chaplin, Peter Sellers and Mr Bean were the inspirations behind animation success story Minions. John Hazelton explores the rise of the be-goggled ones.
When the Schulz family entrusted the Peanuts characters with director Steve Martino, they had two stipulations: no twerking and no iPhones.
Animator Duke Johnson had to convince writer-director Charlie Kaufman that his spoken-word play Anomalisa would work as a feature film.
The Good Dinosaur director Peter Sohn talks to Elbert Wyche about bringing a friendly dinosaur and a dog-like boy to life and hatching the film’s environment from present-day reality
For a film with no dialogue, Shaun The Sheep Movie still took two years to write. The runaway hit’s creative team at Aardman talk to Ian Sandwell about the rigours and rewards of remaining mute.
The team behind Pixar’s Inside Out found inspiration for their strikingly ambitious trip into the human mind in some unlikely places, as Pete Docter tells Jeremy Kay.
In Steve Jobs, Kate Winslet plays the Apple genius’s closest confidante and moral conscience. She tells Matt Mueller about looking out for Michael Fassbender and finding good roles in the industry.
How did the Swedish actress who made her name in a Danish film climb up the international A-list so quickly? Charles Gant charts the stellar career so far of The Danish Girl’s Alicia Vikander.
Idris Elba’s mesmerising performance as the predatory soldier Commandant in Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts Of No Nation is based on the actor’s empathy with his character, as he tells Jeremy Kay.
The 81 features submitted for foreign-language Oscar contention will be whittled down to a shortlist of nine in mid-December, before being narrowed further to the final five nominations. Screen delivers the lowdown on this year’s contenders.
Since its debut at Cannes, Laszlo Nemes’ Son Of Saul has become one of the most admired films of recent years. So why did so few financiers want to back it?
Making a film about how Germany dealt with the aftermath of the Holocaust was an educational journey for Labyrinth Of Lies director Giulio Ricciarelli, as he tells Jeremy Kay.
Director Naji Abu Nowar describes how the optimism and energy of the Arab Spring inspired him to make his debut feature, Theeb, Jordan’s entry to the best foreign-language film Oscar.
The last time a Latin American film won the foreign-language Oscar was in 2009 with The Secret In Their Eyes, now remade with Nicole Kidman. Screen meets four of this year’s hot contenders.
Slideshow of actors up for leading and supporting Academy Awards.
Slideshow of Best Film nominations at the 87th Academy Awards.
The best picture nominations race is on the final lap. Jeremy Kay analyses the contenders.
With the Independent Spirit Award nominations announcement comes the first significant marker for awards season, as pundits and prognosticators read the tea leaves for signs of relative health (or ailment) in each film’s march towards the Oscars.
Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala discuss the challenges of casting twins and fighting in the editing suite
Interviews with Michael Fassbender, Brie Larson, Saoirse Ronan, Idris Elba, Alicia Vikander, Kate Winslet and Benicio del Toro.
Benicio del Toro talks to Jeremy Kay about his role as a ruthless killer in Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario and the disheartening lack of progress in the war on drugs since his work on Traffic in 2000.
John Crowley, the director of Brooklyn, talks to his leading lady Saoirse Ronan about dancing with the camera, connecting to the role and a fortuitous meeting with Patti Smith. Wendy Mitchell reports.
Brie Larson went to startling lengths to prepare for the role of a lifetime in Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, as she reveals to Jeremy Kay.
Following a series of charismatic turns, Michael Fassbender finishes 2015 on a high with a suitably meticulous portrayal of Apple saviour Steve Jobs. Tom Grater chats to the actor about method and motivation
Mark Johnson, chairman of AMPAS’s foreign-language film award committee, tells Matt Mueller about the quiet revolution that has led to films such as Amour and Ida winning the coveted Oscar
Deniz Gamze Ergüven reveals how the production of her debut feature Mustang is itself a tale of female emancipation.
Documentarian Steve James talks to John Hazelton about capturing the career and spirit of Roger Ebert while avoiding the pitfalls of hagiography.
Nick Broomfield tells Wendy Mitchell why his doc Tales Of The Grim Sleeper is about a whole neighbourhood, not just one killer.
Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes a focus on the leading contenders for animation nominations this awards season…