82nd Academy Awards Nominations

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Postby ITALIANO » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:12 am

Bog wrote:Italiano, for a group like us "Best Picture Oscar Nominee The Blind Side" would easily be enough to override any good coming out of An Education and A Serious Man to send the nominees back to 5 after just one year!

Sadly, I think the Blind Side and District 9 are EXACTLY what they had dreamt (and not Star Trek and The Hangover), so we might have this for many many years to come.

You are right, of course. They got what they wanted, so they won't change it.

Big Magilla, The Blind Side ONJECTIVELY - and trust me, I know a things or two about art, I've read a few books, I mean, you know my story, come on - isn't one of the ten best movies of the year. Again: objectively. The fact that you liked it doesnt make it good, do you realize this? It's simple!

But now, of course, the prospect of Sandra Bullock winning Best Actress and making rich white Americans happy is unfortunately getting closer and closer. So in the end Big Magilla will win, Italiano will lose.




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Postby Sonic Youth » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:10 am

Hah! According to Oscar Guy, Avatar and The Hurt Locker have the same number of nominees: Nine each. Will there be a settlement between them?
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Postby Big Magilla » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:09 am

abcinyvr wrote:I am also surprised by Avatar's 9.
To put Avatar's tally in perspective LOTR The Return of the King was able to pick up 11 nominations (also without an acting nominations).

I'm happy and not at all surprised that The Hurt Locker tied Avatar for the most nominations with Ingloruious Basterds following at 8. Had the two women from the latter been nominated, as one a real possibility, certain prognosticators would have been all over it insting it was the real front-runner.
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Postby Franz Ferdinand » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:08 am

And lost in it all is that Hurt Locker also scored 9 nods.

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Postby Uri » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:07 am

Sonic Youth wrote:Later on, I'm going to do something very bold. I'm going to defend Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. Not their nominations necessarily, I don't think they deserved their noms. But neither do their performances deserve the all the derision they're getting.

It's nice to have someone doing all the hard work for me. I'm having the same sentiment too. And it's a pity the film itself was left out, especially since this seems to be such a lousy year.

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Postby dreaMaker » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:05 am

OscarGuy wrote:I've posted the nominations tallies. Avatar only got 9 nominations, so it's not nearly as "beloved" as some people claimed it to be.

9 only? Wow, this must be a record. :p

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Postby Big Magilla » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:04 am

Better The Blind Side than Nine or The Hangover. Nothing really to complain about in these ten.

The Secret of Kells had an Oscar qualifying run in L.A. but doesn't "officially" open until after the Oscars. If the nominations help any film, that should be the one.

The song from Paris 36 might help boost that film's DVD rentals and sales.

Aside form those two, maybe Crazy Heart gains a few more ticket sales with Maggie Gyllenhaal's nomination. Not a bad performance, though I still think the character she plays is an old man's fantasy.

I have nothing against Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon either, though there were better choices our there - odd though that no one outside the actors' branch apparently thought much of their film.

I said early on I wouldn't mind a nomination for Penelope Cruz though again, there were better choices out there. Also, if they had to nominate a song from Nine, better they nominated the one Marion Cotillard sang than the one Kate Hudson crucified.




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Postby abcinyvr » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:04 am

I am also surprised by Avatar's 9.
To put Avatar's tally in perspective LOTR The Return of the King was able to pick up 11 nominations (also without an acting nominations).

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Postby Bog » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:03 am

Italiano, for a group like us "Best Picture Oscar Nominee The Blind Side" would easily be enough to override any good coming out of An Education and A Serious Man to send the nominees back to 5 after just one year!

Sadly, I think the Blind Side and District 9 are EXACTLY what they had dreamt (and not Star Trek and The Hangover), so we might have this for many many years to come.

Really seems disastrous to me, I'm not sure how the voting works exactly, but this lineup sure makes Avatar look pretty damn good for a very unfortunate win....

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Postby dreaMaker » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:03 am

Hurt Locker's original score is a surprise...

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Postby Sonic Youth » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:01 am

OscarGuy wrote:I've posted the nominations tallies. Avatar only got 9 nominations, so it's not nearly as "beloved" as some people claimed it to be.

And this post exceeded my Greatest Wish. Thank you, o bearer of glad tidings. Do you have the nomination count up?
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Postby dreaMaker » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:00 am

I m glad Hans Zimmer finally got nominated after many years of nothing.

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Postby matthew » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:00 am

Inglourious Basterds got shafted in the supp. actress category...

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Postby Sonic Youth » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:59 am

Did anyone else get a major heart palpatation when James Cameron, and NOT Katherine Bigelow, was mentioned first in the Best Director category? I forgot that they were alphabetizing the film titles, even though they were reading off the director's names first.
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Postby OscarGuy » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:58 am

I've posted the nominations tallies. Avatar only got 9 nominations, so it's not nearly as "beloved" as some people claimed it to be.
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