The night's biggest battle has shaped into a two-horse-race between a big studio blockbuster and a small, independent war movie. In the "Goliath" role, you have the special-effects addict James Cameron's 3D epic Avatar, the most lucrative film ever made. In the "David" camp sits The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow's lesser-seen but brilliant portrait of a bomb-disposal team in Baghdad.
That Crazy Heart was made at all is a miracle. And now its star, Jeff Bridges, is hotly tipped to win the Best Actor Oscar. Guy Adams reports on how it happened
Almost two decades after they divorced, Kathryn Bigelow and James Cameron are reunited with nine Oscar nominations each for 'The Hurt Locker' and 'Avatar'
The science-fiction sensation 'Avatar' and the Iraq war thriller 'The Hurt Locker' lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each, including best picture and director for James Cameron and ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow.
A pram isn’t just a practical piece of equipment. It’s also a status symbol, a fashion statement – and a moral choice, finds mum-to-be Clare Dwyer Hogg
A new generation of sexologists is trying to discover what really ignites our lust. On the most passionate date in the calendar, John Walsh and Catherine Townsend uncover the truth about what turns us on
If you are one of the dying breed whose wardrobe does not contain at least one animal-print item, you could soon have a case for recognition as a minority group. We're not sure when it happened, but suddenly the world is in animal print, with celebs leading the pack: stars from La Moss to Jasmine Guinness via Lily Allen have been spotted in near-identical leopard-print coats, suggesting that this is one spring trend that is going to stick.
She was known for playing troubled characters, but as a new mother Maggie Gyllenhaal's ready for happier roles. By Gill Pringle