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23rd January 2008 10:38  #1

BoBoi Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: Australia Posts: 1,109 Send a message via MSN to BoBoi Send a message via Yahoo to BoBoi
80th Annual Academy Awards


So the nominations has been announced earlier today:

http://www.oscars.org/80academyawards/nominees/...

I'm happy for Atonement and Juno's nod, both deserved their places. As much as I love Atonement to win BP, it is highly unlikely, missing the Best Director and Editing noms (that's a real disspointment).

Daniel Day-Lewis have had a clean-sweep so far this year and surely will bag this also. Happy for Viggo to get the nom and Depp again. Also nice to see Tilda got nom as well, I thought she was really great in Michael Clayton - and an unexpected but deservedly for Miss Linney? Lastly, but surely not least, a big Well Done to Miss Ellen Page.

What are your thoughts?

23rd January 2008 13:09  #2

scottmck Contributor Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 393
Bit of a shame Atonement wasn't included in the Best Director noms.  I don't think it should have won but the Dunkirk scene deserved the nod at least.

23rd January 2008 19:17  #3

Gartt Member Join Date: May 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 17
I think the strangest thing about all this is Norbit getting a nomination.

23rd January 2008 19:49  #4

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
will be inetersting this year..no strong candidate to win BP....great to see Depp nominated (although i think Day-Lewis will win).

Great to see "Katyn" by Andrzej Wajda nominated Happy

23rd January 2008 20:16  #5

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
I'm actually totally stunned this year. I think this is going to be the bleakest Oscars ever. Not taking into account the whole writers strike possibilities, pretty much everything nominated is the kind of artsy fartsy stuff almost no one enjoys watching. Even I haven't heard of half of the things nominated and I follow movies. Look for super low to ridiculously low ratings.

What ever happened to movies getting nominated that actually drew crowds to the theaters? Not counting Return of the King (which is a whole topic in and of itself) I think the last movie I can think of that really packed em in was Titanic and that was 10 years ago.

23rd January 2008 23:13  #6

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
First time I heard about the title "There will be blood", I thought it was some sort of sequel to "Saw"

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