The nominations are in and while Avatar and The Hurt Locker were well-represented to exactly no one's surprise, the addition of another sci-fi gem and a few dark horses in the supporting actor and adapted screenplay categories means this year's Oscars could be full of surprises, not to mention a battle of the exes as former spouses James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow are both up for directing nods
For all of you completists, here is a full list of the 2010 Oscar nominations, including those who nabbed kudos for makeup, editing, cinematography, best documentary (both short and feature length) and costume AKA the list that includes a nominations for Transformers 2. Who says the Oscars are too high-brow?
Will it be the tale of the blue aliens, the inglourious WWII re-imagining, the recession drama, the meditation on the Iraq war or another of the titles that make up the now near-dozen Best Picture contenders that will walk away will a golden statuette?Vote now!
A doubled Best Picture field has meant some interesting choices for the Academy this year and could spell a steal for those films considered underdogs leading up to Hollywood's big night. But that doesn't mean all the categories are a lock, even with someone like Meryl Streep racking up her 16th nomination. Read on for our 2010 Oscar predictions.
When director Scott Cooper approached him with the script for Crazy Heart, Jeff Bridges turned down the part of a lifetime.
Sure, the role of outlaw country burnout Bad Blake had great potential, but the project was just a hollow shell at that point.
"It was missing that essential part," Bridges said. "There was no music to it, and if you didn't have good music for this, no matter how good the story, it wasn't going to be any good. So I took a pass on it."
At this point in the awards race, a few frontrunners have emerged though it's anyone's game until the envelopes are opened March 7. From Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep's Golden Globe-winning turns to newcomers Carey Mulligan and Gabby Sidibe proving they are ones to watch, we want to know who you think will pick up a statuette. Vote now!
Card stores are preemptively counting their loot and restaurants are adding more chairs and tables - it must be Valentine's Day.
But, if the movies have taught us anything it's that love, while wondrous and life-affirming and other hyperbolic adjectives, it can also be rife with comedic possibilities, causing people to behave like imbeciles, petulant children or lovesick fools, much like the twosomes who make up our favourite rom-com couples.
The cinematic contributions given to the world by the impressively-eyebrowed auteur cannot be overstated. From his seminal concert flicks to his contribution to, and some would say creation of, the modern gangster genre, Martin Scorsese has had an indelible effect on the business of making movies.
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