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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