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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

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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

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

Report: “The Dark Knight” musical score back in the race for the Oscars!!!! :-)

A month ago, the AMPAS disqualified “The Dark Knight” from getting a chance at a nomination, due to five names being listed as composers on the cue sheets.

The AMPAS reviewed it’s information again after being submitted by it’s affective parties, now they are letting “The Dark Knight” get a chance at a nomination. They came to a realization that Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard are the creators of the musical score, not the other three that were named on the cue sheets.

Dark Horizons  reports:

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news08/081209g.php

GREAT NEWS!!!!! 🙂 “The Dark Knight” music score is amazing and it deserves a nomination. Now it’s been accepted for a nomination, I’m sure it will get the nomination. “The Dark Knight” will probably get a nomination on every category.

Speaking of “The Dark Knight”, the DVD/Blu Ray is being released in stores everywhere today. I won’t get my copy today since the Holidays are near, I’ll probably get it under the Christmas tree.

Kev

Report: “The Dark Knight” rises to serious contender…

When “The Dark Knight” was first released earlier this summer, everyone was hoping for Heath Ledger to get an Oscar award for Best Supporting Actor, it looks like the film may just get more than that. The film is getting very close to getting a nomination for “Best Picture”, “Best Director for Christopher Nolan”, and even Christian Bale is considered for “Best Male In a Leading Role”. Expect the film to get more nominations like “Best Sound”, “Best Editing”, “Best Costuming”, etc.

The only nomination “The Dark Knight” will NOT get is for “Best Musical Score”, remember the Academy disqualified them for the musical score.

The Associated Press reports:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gjvsDg9hAnh78d-tj2WmrfcB-d7QD94S20SG0

If “The Dark Knight”, “Frost/Nixon”, “Milk” and “Benjamin Button” do get nominated for “Best Picture” this year, which they probably will, this will be quite an interesting competition!!

I just know “The Dark Knight” will sweep everything and make history! A comic book superhero film never made the Oscars before and this could be the first time! Lets hope it will be the first time. I would be thrilled if “The Dark Knight” sweeps the Oscars as it would be amazing. If “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” can do it, so can “The Dark Knight”.

I don’t see “Milk” winning it ’cause that film is about a gay politician and if that film “Milk” gets “Best Picture” award, it could create controversy in the media. I don’t see “Frost/Nixon” winning “Best Picture” because Ron Howard seems to be hogging the Oscars everytime he makes a film, time to give someone else a chance. I don’t think Fincher’s “Benjamin Button” is even worthy of an award.

This is why I think “The Dark Knight” is going to win it no matter who is nominated. I sure can’t wait to see the official nominations. Since the Oscars is on Feb. 22nd of ’09, we’ll get the nominations at the end of January since “The Dark Knight” is coming back out in theaters that month. “The Dark Knight” will win Best Picture for 2009, mark my words.

Kev

Report: “The Dark Knight” musical score disqualified from Oscar nomination…

The committee of the Academy music branch disqaulified the rights for “The Dark Knight” musical score which was composed by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard from getting a nomination at the Oscars this year.

Yep, this means that “The Dark Knight” musical score will not get a nomination.

Read more here to find out why:

http://www.variety.com/awardcentral_article/VR1117995767.html?nav=news&categoryid=1982&cs=1

Kind of sucks. The score was amazing in the film. Oh well.

This does give a good sign that the Academy will nominate “The Dark Knight” for everything else, like for “Best Picture”, “Best Director”, “Best Visual Effects”, “Best Costuming”, etc.

“The Dark Knight” will be huge for the Oscars. It’ll probably sweep everything.

Kev

Thought: Is the “Dark Knight” Oscar worthy for Best Picture?

Yes, I know, another “The Dark Knight” post. I can not help myself. The movie is amazing. I love the movie so much, it’s a film with perfection. Everything about the movie is perfect. While everyone is wanting Heath Ledger to get Oscar nominated for “The Dark Knight”, I think the film deserves a lot more nominations.

I think the film is worthy enough for these nominations here: “The Dark Knight” for Best Picture, Christopher Nolan for Best Director, Christopher and Jonathan Nolan for Best Adapted Screenplay, Heath Ledger for Best Actor in a Leading Role (yes, The Joker is the leading villain), Gary Oldman for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Michael Caine for Best Actor in Supporting Role (two way tie), James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer for Best Musical Score, Lindy Hemming for Best Costume Design, “The Dark Knight” for Best Sound and Best Cinematography.

Notice I never listed Christian Bale for anything. His acting was good for Bruce Wayne/Batman but definitely not Oscar worthy. Not only Heath Ledger deserves to be Oscar nominated for this film, the rest of the film does too.

This could possibly be the first Oscar award winning Batman film. This movie is so amazing that I want to see it in theater again and again.

Kev