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So...I just saw this year's Oscar nominations. Generally, and compared to many friends and people on my LJ friends list, I have to say I am somewhat kindly disposed to the Academy Awards. This year, however, I think it's safe to say they have truly screwed the pooch. I won't get into specifics. But...damn.



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Jan. 23rd, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
go ahead. Get into the specifics.
Jan. 23rd, 2009 03:10 am (UTC)
If they didn't nominate Låt den rätte komma in (or Un conte de Noël) for Foreign Language Film or The Fall for Cinematography, then there is fail spilled all over the place.
Jan. 23rd, 2009 04:38 am (UTC)
Let the Right One In wasn't submitted by Sweden for consideration because it wasn't eligible this year. It was released in Sweden after the deadline for foreign films.
Jan. 23rd, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
It was released in Sweden after the deadline for foreign films.

Can I still be aggrieved over Un conte de Noël?
Jan. 23rd, 2009 04:16 am (UTC)
Maybe it's just me... I'm not the greatest on keeping up with movies and the like... but I'm a little baffled, as most of the movies that they have nominated from... I don't even think I heard of. o.O
Jan. 23rd, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen Slumdog Millionare yet, but it's by Danny Boyle, so I'm sure it's excellent. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a wonderful movie, though I think Cate Blanchett deserves a nod for best actress at least as much as Brad Pitt does for best actor.

Heath Ledger's nomination for Best Supporting Actor almost goes without saying. I hope he wins it, but I'm surprised that's the ONLY nomination Dark Knight got.

I do wish Let the Right One In had been released in time for consideration, since it's definitely deserving, and I don't want it to fall to the wayside because its buzz doesn't carry it until the next vote.

I think Wall-E deserved a nomination for Best Picture, but I'm not sure it would win in that category, while it's a foregone conclusion in the Best Animated category.

Other than that, I'm mostly bleh on the nominations this year.
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