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Oscars 2017 Nominations

What are your picks for this year’s Academy Awards? Check out the full list here and decide.

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Oscars 2016 Nominations

Is this the year that Leonardo DiCaprio has been waiting for or will the Oscar go to someone else? Will Mad Max: Fury Road race off with the award for Best Picture? Check out the nominations for the 88th Academy Awards right now and see what you think.

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Oscar 2014 nominations

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The nominations for the 86th annual Academy Awards came out this morning. Personally, I’m disappointed that Saving Mr Banks wasn’t nominated for the Best Picture award, but maybe that’s just me. Check out the list below to find out if all your favourite movies were nominated. (more…)


Oscar Nominations 2013

Check out this years Oscar nominations and let me know who you think is going to win or who you think should have been nominated in the comment section below. Also, don’t forget to vote on your favourite film award ceremony at the end of the post.

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The 2012 Oscar Nominees

This years marks the 84th annual Academy Awards Ceremony, which will take place on the 26th of February.  The Oscar will be hosted by Billy Crystal, after Eddie Murphy stepped down.  Take a look at the full list of the nominations below and leave a comment saying who you would like to see win.

BEST PICTURE

‘The Artist’

‘The Descendants’

‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’

‘The Help’

‘Hugo’

‘Midnight in Paris’

‘Moneyball’

‘The Tree of Life’

‘War Horse’

Actor in a Leading Role

Demián Bichir ‘A Better Life’

George Clooney ‘The Descendants’

Jean Dujardin ‘The Artist’

Gary Oldman ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’

Brad Pitt ‘Moneyball’

Actor in a Supporting Role

Kenneth Branagh ‘My Week with Marilyn’

Jonah Hill ‘Moneyball’

Nick Nolte ‘Warrior’

Christopher Plummer ‘Beginners’

Max von Sydow ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’

Actress in a Leading Role

Glenn Close ‘Albert Nobbs’

Viola Davis ‘The Help’

Rooney Mara ‘The Girl with the Drag on Tattoo’

Meryl Streep ‘The Iron Lady’

Michelle Williams ‘My Week with Marilyn’

Actress in a Supporting Role

Bérénice Bejo ‘The Artist’

Jessica Chastain ‘The Help’

Melissa McCarthy ‘Bridesmaids’

Janet McTeer ‘Albert Nobbs’

Octavia Spencer ‘The Help’

Animated Feature Film
‘A Cat in Paris’

‘Chico & Rita’

‘Kung Fu Panda 2’

‘Puss in Boots’

‘Rango’

ART DIRECTION

‘The Artist’

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’

‘Hugo’

‘Midnight in Paris’

‘War Horse’

CINEMATOGRAPHY

‘The Artist’

‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

‘Hugo’

‘The Tree of Life’

‘War Horse’

COSTUME DESIGN

‘Anonymous’

‘The Artist’

‘Hugo’

‘Jane Eyre’

‘W.E.’

DIRECTING

Michel Hazanavicius ‘The Artist’

Alexander Payne ‘The Descendants’

Martin Scorsese ‘Hugo’

Woody Allen ‘Midnight in Paris’

Terrence Malick ‘The Tree of Life’

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

‘Hell and Back Again’

‘If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front’

‘Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory’

‘Pina’

‘Undefeated’

Documentary Short Subject

‘The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement’

‘God Is the Bigger Elvis’

‘Incident in New Baghdad’

‘Saving Face’

‘The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom’

FILM EDITING

‘The Artist’

‘The Descendants’

‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

‘Hugo’

‘Moneyball’

Foreign Language Film

‘Bullhead’ (Belgium)

‘Footnote’ (Israel)

‘In Darkness’ (Poland)

‘Monsieur Lazhar’ (Canada)

‘A Separation’ (Iran)

MAKEUP

‘Albert Nobbs’

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’

‘The Iron Lady’

Music (Original Score)

‘The Adventures of Tintin’

‘The Artist’

‘Hugo’

‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’

‘War Horse’

Music (Original Song)

‘Man or Muppet’ The Muppets; Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie

‘Real in Rio’ Rio; Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown Lyric by Siedah Garrett

Short Film (Animated)

‘Dimanche/Sunday’

‘The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore’

‘La Luna’

‘A Morning Stroll’

‘Wild Life’

Short Film (Live Action)

‘Pentecost’

‘Raj u’

‘The Shore’

‘Time Freak’

‘Tuba Atlantic’

SOUND EDITING

‘Drive’

‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

‘Hugo’

‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

‘War Horse’

SOUND MIXING

‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

‘Hugo’

‘Moneyball’

‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

‘War Horse’

VISUAL EFFECTS

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’

‘Hugo’

‘Real Steel’

‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’

‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

What do you think?  Who would you like to see win?  Are you favourite actors or films there?  Is there anyone you just know is going to win?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.  Also don’t forget to follow/subscribe and, if you liked this post, click the like button.  If you want to follow me on Twitter my profile is https://twitter.com/#!/AdamODwyer1, I follow back providing it’s not spam.


Oscar Trivia

Tomorrow is the day that they reveal the Oscar nominations so today I thought it’d be fun to learn a little Oscar trivia.

Though it is a great honour, in the entertainment industry, to win an Oscar, three people have refused the Oscar.  The first was Dudley Nichols, a writer who refused on the basis that there was a writers strike going on against the film studios.  The second was George C. Scott, who said that the politics around the awards made the whole thing demeaning.  He also added that the ceremony was a ‘two hour big meat parade’.  The third person to turn down an Oscar was Marlon Brando, a year after Scott.  He won for The Godfather and rejected the Oscar due to the poor depiction of Native Americans by Hollywood.

People who win Oscars must sign an agreement stating they will not sell the Oscar.  This is called The Winners Agreement.

Actress Maggie Smith won an Oscar by playing an Oscar losing actress in California Suite.

The Best Picture award once went to an X-rated movie, Midnight Cowboy.

Walt Disney has received the most Oscar nominations to a single person.

Hopefully this trivia will tide you over until the nominations are released tomorrow.

Are you excited about the Oscars?  Do you watch them?  Which is your favourite piece of Oscar trivia?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.  Also don’t forget to follow/subscribe and click the like button, if you liked this post.


Oscar Nominations

Yesterday was the RAZZIES,  the Golden Raspberry, nominations, but today we have the Oscar nominations, which some would argue are less important, to the world of film, than the RAZZIES.  The Oscars has many categories, but the most important are; best picture, best director, best actor, best actress and best visual effects.

Best Picture
The Kings Speech
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
Inception
True Grit
Black Swan
127 Hours
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
Winters Bone

Considering that Toy Story 3 technically shouldn’t even be in this category, because there is a separate category for animated films, I’d say it definitely has a chance of winning.  Although, personally, I would prefer to see Inception get the award.  Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Best Director
Tom Hooper – The Kings Speech
David Fincher – The Social Network
Joel and Ethan Coen – True Grit
Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan
David O. Russell – The Fighter

Disappointing to see that Christopher Nolan did not get nominated, he’s such a great director.  For this category my money is on either David Fincher or Darren Aronofsky.

Best Actor
Colin Firth – The Kings Speech
Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network
Javier Bardem – Biutiful
Jeff Bridges – True Grit
James Franco – 127 Hours

Colin Firth will probably win, but I’m hoping for Eisenberg.  By doing The Social Network he broke out of being typecast and I love when that happens.  Come on Jack Black break away do something that requires more range.

 Best Actress
Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence – Winters Bone
Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine

Portman has this in the bag.  Nothing against the other nominees, I’m sure they all did great and it’s an achievement to be nominated, but the girl broke bones to make Black Swan, that’s commitment and it shows.

 Although we now know who the nominees are, we won’t know the winners until the actual ceremony which will be on February 27th, the day after the RAZZIES.  Who do you think should win?  Let me know by leaving a comment and voting below.


The Razzie Nominations 2011

Although it is a known fact that actors love to get their egos stroked by winning awards, there is one award that actors prey they do not win, a RAZZIE.  The RAZZIE awards include categories like; Worst Picture, Worst Actor, Worst Actress, Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel and, a newly introduced award, Worst Eye-Gouging Mis-Use of 3-D.

This year’s nominees have been announced and are as follows:

Worst Picture:
The Bounty Hunter
The Last Airbender
Sex and the City 2
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Vampires Suck

 

Worst Actor:
Jack Black – Gulliver’s Travels
Gerard Butler – The Bounty Hunter
Ashton Kutcher – Killers and Valentine’s Day
Taylor Lautner – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Valentine’s Day
Robert Pattinson – Remember Me and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Worst Actress:
Jennifer Aniston – The Bounty Hunter and The Switch
Miley Cyrus – The Last Song
The Four Gal Pals – Sex and the City 2 (Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis & Cynthia Nixon)
Megan Fox – Jonah Hex
Kristen Stewart – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Worst Supporting Actor:
Billy Ray Cyrus – The Spy Next Door
George Lopez – Marmaduke, The Spy Next Door and Valentine’s Day
Dev Patel – The Last Airbender
Jackson Rathbone – The Last Airbender and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Rob Schneider – Grown Ups

Worst Supporting Actress:
Jessica Alba – The Killer Inside Me, Little Fockers, Machete and Valentine’s Day
Cher – Burlesque
Liza Minnelli – Sex and the City 2
Nicola Peltz – The Last Airbender
Barbra Streisand – Little Fockers

Worst Eye-Gouging Mis-Use of 3-D (special category for 2010):
Cats & Dogs 2: Revenge of Kitty Galore
Clash of the Titans
The Last Airbender
Nutcracker 3D
Saw 3D

Worst Screen Couple / Worst Screen Ensemble
Jennifer Aniston & Gerard Butler – The Bounty Hunter
Josh Brolin’s Face & Megan Fox’s Accent – Jonah Hex
The Entire Cast of The Last Airbender
The Entire Cast of SEX AND THE CITY 2
The Entire Cast of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Worst Director:
Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer – Vampires Suck
Michael Patrick King – SEX AND THE CITY 2
M. Night Shyamalan – The Last Airbender
David Slade – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Sylvester Stallone – The Expendables

Worst Screenplay:
The Last Airbender – Written by M. Night Shyamalan, based on the TV series created by Michael Dante Dimartino and Brian Konietzko
Little Fockers – Written by John Hamburg and Larry Stuckey, based on characters created by Greg Glenna & Mary Roth Clarke
Sex and the City 2 – Written by Michael Patrick King, based on the TV series created by Darren Star
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – Screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer
Vampires Suck – Written by Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel:
Clash of the Titans
The Last Airbender
Sex and the City 2
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Vampires Suck

Who do you think should win?  Let me know by leaving a comment below.