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Academy Award Nominations 2010

February 1, 2010

“And the nominees are…Avatar and The Hurt Locker both share the most nods (9) with Inglorious Basterds just behind (8).  The best picture race produced a surprise in The Blind Side, whose lead actress was also nominated.  In the acting categories, the only real surprise is in the supporting actress category where none of the Basterds girl’s made it through.  Instead Maggie Gylennhaal and Penelope Cruz take the last few spots.  Although these are minor surprises, the supporting categories are already written and Monique and Christoph Waltz should go home with the top prize after already sweeping the guilds and critics!  The Directors matched the Director’s Guild and the competition is once again on for Cameron Bigelow showdown in both the Director and Picture race.  Screenplay nominees were safe with a surprise from The Messenger whose actor was also nominated in supporting.  In the tech categories, Avatar took hold of most of the categories although The Hurt Locker wasn’t too far behind.  The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus and Harry Potter also took some nods.  The only surprise in the sound categories is the exclusion of 2012 and District 9 over The Hurt Locker.  When you get nominated in a category that you were far from contention, you know you are a major favorite.  Avatar was excluded from the always unpredictable Best Song, so unfortunately, No Leona Lewis at the Academy Awards.  In the end, Up became the second animated film to get a best picture nod (The first was Beauty and the Beast).  Kathryn Bigelow becomes the fourth woman to be nominated for best director (And at this point, the first to win the big prize).  Meryl Streep increases her record now to 16 nominations.  Precious becomes the fifth film with a predominantly African-American cast to be nominated for best picture.  Avatar and District 9 became the 3rd and 4th sci-fi films to be nominated for best picture.  Notably snubbed for awards this year are (500) Days of Summer, The Hangover, The Road, This is It, and 2012!”

For the complete Academy Award nominations, visit awardsdaily.com:

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Mosic Top 10 Best Films of 2009

December 31, 2009

“I didn’t expect the effects a film could have on me in such a short time but Avatar has definitely peaked my interest and kept it for more than most films can.  For the record, i have watched this film five times already!!  The film itself, spectacular in many ways has captivated audiences all over the world for its breakthrough technologies, magical world, and a familiar love story.  This film is truly my favorite film of the year hands down, and probably even for the decade which is a great way to end 2oo9.  But there were some other amazing films this year as highlighted by the rest of my top 10!!”

Top 10 Films:

  1. Avatar
  2. Inglorious Basterds
  3. The Hurt Locker
  4. District 9
  5. Up
  6. Up In The Air
  7. Invictus
  8. An Education
  9. Nine
  10. Precious

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