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24 Jan 2012 11:24


Culture: Our four favorite surprises from today’s Oscar nominations

  • one The amazing silent film “The Artist” didn’t top the nomination list — “Hugo” had one more, despite the fact it was shut out of the acting categories.
  • two “The Tree of Life” must’ve confused the Academy: A strange message, “Nominees to be determined,” accompanies its Best Picture nomination.
  • three Maybe not a huge surprise, but Pixar’s “Cars 2” is the first Pixar flick that didn’t get a single nomination for an Oscar. Perhaps it’s because it sucked? Yeah, probably.
  • four And a surprise going the other way: Melissa McCarthy got an acting nomination for “Bridesmaids,” her breakout role. The question is, will she win? source

22 Jan 2009 09:01


Culture: Other top Oscar nod-getters: “Slumdog,” “Dark Knight,” “Milk”

  • 10 Oscar nominations for Slumdog Millionaire, the previous frontrunner (well, before today)
  • 8 each for both The Dark Knight and Milk – both kinda obvious pieces of Oscar bait source

22 Jan 2009 08:57


Culture: The curious case of way too many Oscar nominations

  • 13 Oscar nominations for “Benjamin Button.” Really? How? source