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I Should Probably Post These Oscar Nominations, Then

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Seeing as everyone was a little Oscar’d out yesterday, I thought I’d wait until today to put these up. I’m not going to say too much, as I think I exhausted my point over on Twitter (@iamnotwaynegale) and said everything I wanted to when predicting my nominations here.

‘Snubs’ aside, all I’ll say is that I’m absolutely thrilled for Benh Zeitlin and little Quvenzhané and really pleased Eiko Ishioka gets a fitting tribute.

Check out the full list of nominees for the 85th Academy Awards below: Continue reading

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The 40th Annual Annie Award Nominations

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It’s alliteration a gogo for the announcement of the 40th Annual Annie Awards.

Brave, Wreck-It Ralph and Rise Of The Guardians lead the nominations, with Hotel Transylvania and ParaNorman not too far behind. It’s a strong set of nominations for Disney, with John Carter and The Avengers also lurking on the sidelines.

As for who to put your money on in regards to the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, well, I think it’s pretty safe to say it’s a two-horse race between Brave and Wreck-It Ralph.

Check out the full list of nominations (minus anything TV-related) below: Continue reading

2012 European Film Award Nominations

Marion Cotillard, where art thou?

Michael Haneke’s Amour, Steve McQueen’s Shame and Tomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt lead the pack for the 25th Annual European Film Awards.

With Amour winning Haneke the Palme d’Or in Cannes earlier this year, his chance at a spot in Oscar’s Best Picture category is looking rather positive. But even with its prime November UK and December US release dates, with two months to go, we all know that anything could happen.

As a huge fan of Untouchable, its strong presence here is great to see (that’s the Weinstein effect for you), but I definitely wasn’t expecting Kate Winslet to pop up or to find The Angels’ Share score in the mix. Brilliant film, but completely unmemorable music – aside from The Proclaimers, of course.

Oh, and if you were wondering, Holy Motors wasn’t eligible.

Check out the full list of nominees below: Continue reading

What I’m Watching – March 2012

This list only includes films I watched for the first time this month. My most recent viewing is the top entry:

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists! (Dir: Peter Lord, 2012) ***

Mirror Mirror (Dir: Tarsem, 2012) ****

We Bought A Zoo (Dir: Cameron Crowe, 2011) ***

21 Jump Street (Dir: Phil Lord, Chris Miller, 2012) ****

The Hunger Games (Dir: Gary Ross, 2012) ****

Moneyball (Dir: Bennett Miller, 2011) ****

Battle Royale (Dir: Kinji Fukasaku, 2000) ****

Whip It (Dir: Drew Barrymore, 2009) ****

27 Dresses (Dir: Anne Fletcher, 2008) **

Monster (Dir: Patty Jenkins, 2003) ***

Sleeping Beauty (Dir: Julia Leigh, 2011) **

The Future (Dir: Miranda July, 2011) ****

The Adjustment Bureau (Dir: George Nolfi, 2011) ***

Fargo (Dir: Joel Coen, 1996) *****

The Deep Blue Sea (Dir: Terence Davies, 2011) ****