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OSCAR NOMINATIONS: LINCOLN LEADS THE FIELD

January 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

One hundred fifty-two years after being nominated for president, Lincoln has been nominated again, 12 times in fact. Steven Spielberg’s biopic received the most nominations for this year’s Academy Awards at announcement ceremonies in Hollywood early today (Thursday). With 11 nominations, Ang Lee’s Life of Pi came in second. In something of a surprise, the […]

SO, WHERE WERE ALL THE BLOCKBUSTERS?

January 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

If there was a major surprise at Tuesday morning’s Oscar nomination announcements it was that the best picture category was so devoid of studio blockbusters. The motion picture academy had expanded the category to include ten films in the hopes that voting members would include a few popular favorites, thereby boosting television ratings. But not […]

AND THE NOMINEES ARE …

January 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Several critics described Martin Scorsese’s Hugo as his valentine to the movie business. This morning the movie business sent Scorsese one in return in the form of 11 Oscar nominations, the most for any film of the past year, including best picture and best director. Hugo edged out the apparent favorite, The Artist, which had […]

ONLY 3 ANIMATED FILM TO RECEIVE OSCAR NOMINATIONS

November 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While it may have seemed as if there was a plethora of 3D animated features in theaters this year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has ruled only 15 were eligible for Oscar nominations — meaning that there will only be three films nominated in the animated feature category. Under Academy rules, a […]