Oscar Nominations Out

The nominations for the 2009 Academy Awards are out. Among the Genre nominations on there are Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight in the Supporting Actor category, Brad Pitt for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in the Leading Actor category, Kung Fu Panda and Wall-E for Best Animated Feature, Best Original Screenplay for Wall-E and a host of technical nominations (as usual).

4 replies on “Oscar Nominations Out”

  1. theangrymob says:

    Brad Pitt…BEST ACTOR?
    Seriously? We’re giving underwear models the top acting nod?

    I’m glad to see genre films pretty well represented, the absence of The Dark Knight from Best Picture is criminal, but at least Heath Ledger has a chance at an Oscar.

    • Dark Nexus says:

      Re: Brad Pitt…BEST ACTOR?

      the absence of The Dark Knight from Best Picture is criminal, but at least Heath Ledger has a chance at an Oscar.

      Honestly, I don’t think Dark Knight is really Best Picture worthy. Best Supporting Actor for Ledger, absolutely. But the rest of the movie was really average to slightly above average without that performance. In that sense, Batman Begins was really the better Batman movie, because the parts in TDK that were about Batman instead of the Joker just weren’t as good as in Batman Begins.

      Best Picture needs to have multiple main pieces being spectacular, and TDK didn’t have that.

  2. Damien says:

    Pretty good
    Lots of good nods, especially Wall-E and The Dark Knight, but I was a little disappointed the latter didn’t get one for Best Picture, Directing or Screenplay. Still, 9 nods is nothing to sneeze at.

    • Timeshredder says:

      Re: Pretty good

      Lots of good nods, especially Wall-E and The Dark Knight, but I was a little disappointed the latter didn’t get one for Best Picture, Directing or Screenplay. Still, 9 nods is nothing to sneeze at.

      I thought DK might get a Best Picture nomination. Still, I saw Milk, and it is an extraordinary achievement in terms of acting and directing. If the others nominated are in that league, these nominations make perfect sense.

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