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Comment: 10 Best Film Oscar Nominees – Episode 50

March 4th, 2010

After more than 6 decades the Oscar is returning to 10 nominees for best motion picture. Nominees are Avatar, The Hurt Locker, The Blind Side, Up, Up In The Air, District 9, An Education, Inglourious Basterds, Precious and A Serious Man.
Fair or just marketing?

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10 Responses to “Comment: 10 Best Film Oscar Nominees – Episode 50”

  1. gray says:

    wow,what a good to start! i’l leave my comment later.. i need to rest first(4:57 am).

  2. Kyne says:

    I think it’s going to be Avatar..but I really loved (and I am really rooting for) Up!

  3. Griselda Anast says:

    And a nomination lasts forever, whether a movie is in theaters or being offered on Netflix, so the full story of the benefits of the expanded category hasn’t been told yet. Studios make billions of dollars on DVD and Blu-ray disc sales, not to mention what they collect from pay TV outlets at home and abroad.

  4. Michael says:

    I really wasn’t wild about Avatar. The graphics were beautiful, but like most films relying on CG(other than epic Wall-E and Up!) the story is horrifically poor. As much as I like CG if it’s used well with the story, Avatar seemed to be all about the look.
    Saying that, I thought they handled the love scene very delicately…ahem.

    Adding 5 more certainly gives more focus to the other films involved, and in this case, there’s some great films up for the award.

    A bit disappointed my favourite flick from last year ‘Let the right one in’ didn’t get a look in for ‘Best Foreign Movie’. But ‘The Prophet’ and ‘White Ribbon’ are both incredible, both worthy of the award.
    Don’t want to seem like an old fart, but it’d be an injustice

    Inglourious was silly good too. Really enjoyed it.

    Did anyone see ‘The Hurt Locker’? I really wanted to, but things got in the way. Think I’ll get the DVD along with White Ribbon when they’re out.

    Tomas, what’s your thoughts for the other big categories?
    Other than Big Picture, I always get excited about the Best Original Score award.

  5. gray says:

    the marketing strategy as what you’re saying maybe yes,maybe not (10 nominees)… i would go for the AVATAR…though,i didn’t watch the whole movie but partially yes…i wasn’t into a theme like AVATAR!
    @michael:i’ve seen hurt locker,it deserves also a win in fairness…the movie was really worthy to watch…its really adrenaline rushing!
    But my all time favorite is THE BLIND SIDE. mostly people that i’ve talked they really like the BLIND SIDE.Highly recommended!
    EDUCATION is ok , for those who don’t like talkish then you better not to watch this but i like the story..
    PRECIOUS is very good and most of the time you got carried away with every scene they’re into(you tend to fight back with the abusive mother)..very
    sad,very abusive family.
    UP IN THE AIR well,there’s portion of the movie that i got bored but along the way the story gives justice to the movie..

  6. Tomas says:

    @Michael: Wasn’t mad about Avatar either and would like to see it on DVD again without the 3D shabang to double-check.
    But I remember that I wrote off Titanic back then and it took everyone to the cleaners…so history tends to repeat itself.

    Totally agree that ‘White Ribbon” and “A Prophet” will be the tightest race in the whole competition.

    Best Original Score…always a biggie and good starting point for new tunes :)
    Well, in my humble opinion it should (and this most of the time means it won’t) go to Sherlock Holmes by Big Zimmy.
    Up and Fantastic Mr. Fox are also close to my taste but i like the arrangement of the instruments in Holmes.

    Not having seen enough of the films, I can only give my two cents for the following, randomly chosen, categories:
    1) Actor in a supporting role: Christoph Waltz
    2) Animated Feature Film: Coraline
    3) Art Direction: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
    4) Sound Editing: Star Trek

    Should have set up a betting vlog for movies: Bet-Loon :)

  7. Kyne says:

    I agree with Michael, Avatar is all about the look but then what a look! for me the best film in a long while is “A Prophete”. It is such a shame that it can only compete in the Foreign category because it should get Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, it’s that good!

  8. gray says:

    i’ve seen the whole drama half of it but at least i’ve seen the highlights… YES ‘HURT LOCKER’ dominating the award… I HAVE THE BEST VIBES EVER!
    JEREMY RENNER deserves also a win for best actor , that’s why i like ‘hurt locker’ because of his performances… but i need to watch CRAZY HEART for me to relate why JEFF BRIDGES won the award..
    i like the tribute,which actors gave speeches before announcing the winner, i’m a little bit sentimental about OPRAH to GABOUREY SIDIBE…

  9. gray says:

    I’VE SEEN ‘CRAZY HEART’ JEFF BRIDGES I AGREE, HE DESERVES A WIN! I NEVER KNOW THAT JEFF BRIDGES AND COLIN FARELL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BE A COUNTRY SINGER… IT’S LIKE THEY’RE REALLY PROFESSIONAL … BEING ‘BAD BLAKE’ (JEEF BRIDGES)IN THE MOVIE, WHO IS ALCOHOLIC, NEVER GOT INTO THE RIGHT TRACK AFTER LOSING EVERYTHING…BUT THE IMPORTANT IS,SOMEONE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE TO CHANGE AND IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO DO IT…

  10. gray says:

    @JULIANA a.k.a JULI: IT’S GOOD SOMETIMES TO BREAK PROMISES! JAJAJA..

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