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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The nominees are in!

And I'm not talking about The Fabbies. (Finish your makeover soon so I can look at you!)

I'm talking the Academy Awards nominees. And I've actually seen (or know people who've seen) a good portion of the films this year.

Things I'm excited for:

- Three of the five original screenplay nominees are women (and one adapted screenplay nominee -- Sarah Polley). Awesome!

- "Persepolis" versus "Ratatouille" for best animated feature. Both are very different, but similar in that they're both animated films for adults. Sure, "Ratatouille" is Pixar, but it's not what I would consider a traditional kids' film (like "Surf's Up", the third nominee). So I'm glad to see that animation is being taken more seriously as an art form versus "moving pictures to make children happy".

- One of the original song nominees is "Falling Slowly" from "Once" -- yes!! A live performance by the "Once" pair!! If the show goes on! (Of course, if Amy Adams gets up and sings any of the three "Enchanted" nominated songs, that will also a fun time.)

So now I'm even more invested in the strike -- I really, really want this show to go on, but I really, really want the writers to get the deal they deserve.

What Oscar-nominated films have you seen this year? What, in your opinion, is the film I've got to see before the awards go out? For my recommendations, I'd say "Persepolis", "Juno", "Ratatouille", and "Once".

1 comment:

Ayomide said...

I've seen Rattatouille about 5 times now, so I'm probably a little bit biased, but I think it's going to win! It's fantastically well animated, and the story line is quite touching. *fingers crossed*

Love your blog header by the way. Such a good idea!

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