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Oscar Noms! (Nom nom nom)

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The Oscar nominations are out, and so let’s get right down to it. Disctrict 9 got nominated for Best Picture! What a momentous occasion for such a low-budget science fiction film. Unfortunately, Sharlto Copley didn’t get a nom for his role in the film, but we can’t have it all. If some of you are confused how Disctrict 9 got into the exclusive five picture list, well, that is a thing of the past. This year, the Academy Awards expanded their Best Picture nomination field to 10 films. Personally, it’s one year too late, when Wall-E, The Dark Knight, and The Wrestler failed to get any Oscar Best Pic love, but it should give some very good films some publicity this year.

Some might be pretty upset to see The Blind Side nominated for Best Pic, and I won’t argue the point much. It’s not that the film was bad. It just wasn’t one of the top 10 films I saw this year, and I saw alot. I still have yet to see An Education nor Precious, but I do plan on getting around to them soon. Meanwhile, let the predictions begin as to whether Quientin Tarantino’s hilarious and fun romp through alternate history, Inglourious Basterds, can pull off a huge upset. The three biggest juggernauts from the past awards are clearly Avatar, The Hurt Locker, and Up In The Air. With Avatar and Locker grabbing nine individual nominations each, the Academy clearly enjoyed the pics.

Meanwhile, despite the fact that Up is the only animated picture nominated for Best Pic (and the second animated film to claim that distinction, alongside Beauty and the Beast), I am predicting that Fantastic Mr. Fox will beat it out in the animated film category. Also, no, I have never heard of The Secret of Kells either.

Stay tuned for individual movie reviews later today about every film I have seen on the list.

For some links to some of the shorts you can see for free, and the full list of the nominees, join me after the break.

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February 2, 2010 Posted by | Breakin' News | , | Leave a comment