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2008 Academy Award Nominations

Academy Awards statueThe nominations for the were announced bright and early Tuesday morning from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  Assuming the ceremony goes on as scheduled, you can see the live broadcast Sunday, February 24th on .

Notable additions/omissions from today’s announcement:

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Academy Says Oscars Won’t Change

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Awards,

Academy AwardIt seemed like a fairly simple issue to resolve. It looked pretty cut-and-dry. But that was back in November, when the first went on . More than two months later, the picture is much more grim.

Now, LA businesses are out $1 billion and stand to lose another $80 million when the as planned. Now, the strike is affecting more than , , and all those others. Now, it’s cutting into the .

But, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences isn’t going down that easily. Scheduled for Feb. 24, a spokesperson for the said things are being planned and arranged as they traditionally have been in the past - and that the show will go on with or without writers.  Meanwhile, the Guild has denied the use of film clips and past Academy Award broadcasts, and says no writers will work the event.  Should this show also be canceled, LA will lose an estimated $130 million more in revenue.

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‘No Country for Old Men’ Earns Big Honor

No Country for Old MenAlthough there’s a large slate of movies yet to be released, the National Board of Review kicked off awards season this week with its list of honorees.  film, , walked away with NBR’s prize for Best Film along with two other categories.

The NBR is not necessarily known for predicting success.  Nevertheless, the group consisting of educators, historians and film industry professionals did select and as its winners last year.

Here’s a list of the 2007 NBR honorees.  Even if you can’t use these selections in your betting pool, you now know which films you should become familiar with:

Oscar Buzz for Animated Films

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Animation, Family, Awards,

Academy AwardThe official nominees for the haven’t yet been selected, but twelve animated feature films are already up for consideration. Only three films out of the twelve submitted will receive actual nominations, and only then if submission procedures are correctly followed.

No more than sixteen movies may be considered in any one category, but films submitted to the Animated category may qualify for other nominations as well.  The year’s potential contenders include Bee Movie, , Meet the Robinsons, , Shrek the Third and The Simpsons Movie.

The Oscar nominations will be announced Tuesday, January 22. 

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The 2007 Academy Awards

Oscars Want to know what happened on the biggest night of year for the movie business?  Can’t be bothered to actually watch the show yourself?  Hate the thought of being clueless around the water cooler tomorrow?

Well feel free to exploit our wasted time and energy and follow along with our live coverage of the Oscars!

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2007 Academy Award Nominations

Academy Awards Somewhere out there director Bill Condon is trying to wake up from a very bad dream…

Just less than 24 hours ago, I was just telling my cohort Neil Estep that Dreamgirls would be nominated for Best Picture.  Thankfully, no money was involved.  Apparently what I should have said was, “Given that the film won the Golden Globe for Best Comedy/Musical, I think it will probably earn the most nominations this year—but not be nominated for Best Picture.”  My theory?  The voters were so Dreamgirled-out by the time they got to that part of the ballot…

The biggest shocker of the day?  Probably.  But there were plenty others.  And may I saw how excited I am!  Here are some of the more notable additions/omissions from this morning:

  • We have one less Leo DiCaprio nomination in the Best Actor Category (in Blood Diamond, out The Departed) making room for Ryan Gosling in Half Nelson.  Woo hoo!  Is it weird that I’m excited about this nomination…even though I’ve never seen the movie?  But I’ve heard so much about it and have been waiting anxiously for the DVD to come out on on Feb. 13th.  I just love it when underdogs are recognized.  Could this be a surprise win ala Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry) or Adrian Brody (The Pianist)?

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