Tag Archives: Oscars

Michael Jackson’s “This is It” to be a big Oscar winner for 2010?

So is this the reason, Michael Jackson’s “This is It” has been very quickly made this soon just in time for the next Oscars in 2010? The 82nd Annual Oscar Awards is not until March of 2010.

This year’s Oscar awards will include 10 nominations instead of the usual 5.

Movie fans would hate “This is It” to be nominated for almost every category in the Oscars and sweep everything, but I have a feeling that this may happen.

A lot of movies came out this year and I can’t think of any other films that would be Oscar worthy for “Best Picture” other than MJ’s “This is It”.

I have a feeling that the Oscars will be MJ’s year. I’m sure “Inglourious Basterds” and Michael Mann’s, “Public Enemies” might get nominated for Best Picture, but they aren’t worthy enough to win, in my opinion, and I’ve seen both of those movies.

It’s too early to name my Oscar predictions still. Most of the movies came out this year has been popcorn action stuff, not a lot of serious drama films this year.

I will be seeing MJ’s “This is It” sometime this weekend. I think this movie will give Michael Jackson the respect he deserves. Can’t wait to see it.

Kev

Report: Oscar nominations for Best Picture is now up to 10 instead of the usual 5…

What an interesting move! Instead of the usual 5 of “Best Picture” nominations every year, the Academy has now changed it up to 10 Oscar nominations for “Best Picture”. Wow, that’s a lot!

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118005322.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

It’s a good idea, I like it! It gives more room for other great movies to get nominated that didn’t get a chance!

Kev

Speaking of the Oscars…about the Dark Knight…just an observation…

Sid Ganis, the President of the Academy said, “Nominees, be warned, you’re in for a surprise”. Then he goes on explaining that they will play the nominations of the Oscars differently this year. What if…I’m saying WHAT IF!!! Somehow the Academy will take us all by surprise by somehow “secretly” sneaking in the “Dark Knight” for BEST PICTURE or other nominations? Is this a reason they’re keeping this all a secret?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm….why so serious?

Kev

Report: Academy ballot voter speaks out on “The Dark Knight” snub…

“Dark Knight” fans are not the only people dissapointed and saddened by Oscar snubs for the top categories. Even some of the members of the Academy that voted on the ballots are dissapointed too.

One of them speaks out to E! online saying that “Dark Knight” not getting Best Picture and Christopher Nolan not getting Best Director is a shame, he plans on sending in a “write in” vote on the final ballot, meaning that voters still can fight for it to get nominated. It may not get the “Best Picture” nomination, but Chris Nolan still may have a chance in getting a late nomination addition for “Best Director” if they pursue the write in campaign.

Read more on it here:

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b80497_oscar_watch_write_off_write_in_dark.html

“Dark Knight” getting ignored by the top categories is pretty unfair to the movie industry, I’m sure Chris Nolan himself might agree on that one ’cause he fought hard to get the film an Oscar nod.

I guess that’s what happens when ego’s and politics get in the way with the Academy Branch.

Kev

Thought: I actually plan to see “Slumdog Millionaire” next…

I thought about seeing the film “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” in theater next week, but now that “Slumdog Millionaire” is playing at the theater in the Wilton Mall, I think I’m gonna see “Slumdog” next instead.

I know “Slumdog” is getting mixed reviews, it’s another one of them films you either love or hate. To be honest, I wasn’t that interested in “Slumdog” before, but now I’ve grown some curiosity into seeing it myself. I just want to see what is so special about the film.

I could wait for DVD true, but I kind of want to see “Slumdog” before the Oscars this year, so I can judge if it’s Best Picture worthy or not. So I’ll have to see it in theater. I plan to see “Slumdog” next weekend, not this weekend, but next weekend for sure.

I could either end up loving the film or I could hate it myself, never know. It is very strange how “The Dark Knight” was snubbed from the Best Pic category, when “Slumdog” got the nomination. “Slumdog” is a foreign film made by the UK, it belongs in the “Foreign Film” category.

Kev

Oscar predictions for “Best Picture”, a few changes….

A few changes to the 5 films predicted for “Best Picture” at the Oscars, here they are:

“The Dark Knight”

“Wall-E”

“Benjamin Button”

“Milk”

“Slumdog Millionaire”

We’ll see if I’m right on these ones when the nominations are revealed tomorrow. Nobody thinks that “Wall-E” is “Best Picture” worthy but believe me, I think it’ll make “Best Picture” tomorrow. Animated films have made “Best Picture” nominations in the Oscars before and it don’t hurt to try it again. We’ll wait for tomorrow to see what happens. 🙂

Kev

Oscar predictions for “Best Picture”, a few changes….

A few changes to the 5 films predicted for “Best Picture” at the Oscars, here they are:

“The Dark Knight”

“Wall-E”

“Benjamin Button”

“Milk”

“Slumdog Millionaire”

We’ll see if I’m right on these ones when the nominations are revealed tomorrow. Nobody thinks that “Wall-E” is “Best Picture” worthy but believe me, I think it’ll make “Best Picture” tomorrow. Animated films have made “Best Picture” nominations in the Oscars before and it don’t hurt to try it again. We’ll wait for tomorrow to see what happens. 🙂

Kev

Joaquin Phoenix performing at the LAVO is at TMZ!!!!

LOL, TMZ has it up already, which I figure they would get it first…

See the video here:

http://www.tmz.com/videos?autoplay=true&mediaKey=e14e99c2-29f3-4447-b64c-f67a85864036

If Joaquin is serious about becoming a rapper, he needs more lessons and coaching from other profesional rappers big time.

1) He needs to lose the beard, and get a gangsta image.

2) He needs to learn how to dance ’cause you can see that he’s clearly drunk as shit.

3) His rapping sucks and I think his rap career will fail.

In that song he’s rapping sounds like he’s bashing the Academy for not giving him an Oscar win as TMZ described.

The Phoenix was nominated for Gladiator which he never won and he was also nominated for his role as Johnny Cash in “Walk the Line” which he also never won.

Kev

Thought: More reasons why the Academy picked Hugh Jackman as host for the Oscars…

1. “The Dark Knight” will be huge for the Oscars, since Hugh Jackman has experience playing a comic book superhero character, he played Wolverine in the X-Men trilogy and he is also starring in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, a film where Wolverine gets his own movie. The Academy figures this will help hype up “The Dark Knight” for the Oscars if Jackman hosted the show.

2. Hugh Jackman does have award hosting experience, he hosted the Tony Awards a couple of times, an award show for theatre. He hosted the Tony awards around the time when Jackman did the play “The Boy From Oz”.

3. Other than a film actor, Hugh Jackman is a theatre actor as well. He goes back and forth from theatre to films. Jackman has done musicals on stage and he can sing, I imagine the Ocars hired him for the host so he can do a singing segment to open the Oscars and to tell some jokes as well. Will he do X-Men the musical? LOL!!!

See the videos of Hugh Jackman hosting the Tony Awards below.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Hugh Jackman is set to host the 81st Annual Oscars…

The Academy announced, the shocking news that “Australia’s” leading star and he received the award for People’s “Sexiest Man Alive”, Hugh Jackman is set to host the 81st Annual Oscar Awards on February 22nd in 2009. He will be taking over comedian Jon Stewart’s spot as host. Jon Stewart host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, hosted the Oscars the last two years. The next two years maybe Jackman’s turn.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/VR1117997283.html

How much do you want to bet that Hugh’s going to be making jokes of his “Sexiest Man Alive” award throughout most of the show? He’s probably going to be making fun of himself for entertainment value.

And how much do you want to bet now that Hugh Jackman is host, he will get nominated as Best Male Lead for “Australia” and he will win that award no matter what happens. That will also attract Nicole Kidman to win Best Female Lead for “Australia”, that way it can bring Nicole and Hugh together on stage.

I hope Jackman has what it takes to host an awards show ’cause I don’t think he has before and hope he will be entertaining, and not boring like Jon Stewart was.

I got online late because I lost power most of the day due to today’s snow storm.

Kev