Best Actress Oscar Nominees Aren't All Victims

This year's female acting Oscar nominees are a strange bunch of characters — and no, we don't mean the narcissistic actresses themselves. While the Supporting Actress field is rife with Hollywood's version of the female victim, the Best Actress category has some complicated characters that have too damn much going on… » 1/22/08 4:30pm 1/22/08 4:30pm

Oscar Noms 2008: Women Can Write, Not Direct

The Oscar ceremony may not happen this year, but the nominations themselves, just announced, prove that women are making inroads as writers. In addition to actress noms for Cate Blanchett (for both I'm Not There and Elizabeth: The Golden Age) and Julie Christie, Marion Cotillard, Laura Linney, and Ellen Page, the Best… » 1/22/08 9:30am 1/22/08 9:30am

Female SAG Nominees: Douchebag Rock Geniuses, Dead Mothers & Former…

When the Golden Globe noms were announced last week, we broke down the female honorees along the old Shirley MacLaine adage about good parts for actresses falling into either hooker, victim or doormat categories. Today, the Screen Actors Guild announced the nominees for its awards and, although there's nary a hooker… » 12/20/07 12:30pm 12/20/07 12:30pm