Tagged: Best Picture

D9 vs. Avatar: Alien Flicks Fight for Oscar

Two films featuring aliens could be nominated for Best Picture in "District 9" and "Avatar." Both action movies have surprising similarities despite a dramatic difference in production costs. Christa Youngpeter examines both movies and analyzes their Oscar chances.

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Crazy about Bridges, but not ‘Crazy Heart’

The new movie "Crazy Heart" has a performance from Jeff Bridges that might enough for him to win his first Oscar. T-Bone Burnett might also be in line for an Oscar for composing the music. But Kit Bowen says the movie is a retread and doesn't leave a lasting impression.

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A Serious Snub? Globes Leave Out Coen Bros

When the Golden Globe nominees were announced last weekend, the Coen Brothers film "A Serious Man" was left out. Lead actor Michael Stuhlbarg did garner a nomination for Best Actor though. Jeremy Martin reviews the film and discusses whether or not the snubbing is valid.

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Not the Whole ‘Nine’ Yards, but Still Fun

Rob Marshall's latest film musical "Nine" offers a slew of potential acting nominations with past Oscar winners Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cottilard, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, and Sophia Loren. But while the film is fun and entertaining, it falls short of delivering the "wow" factor, writes Kit Bowen.

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3D Done Right: ‘Avatar’ is Visually Stunning

James Cameron's new film "Avatar" provides the perfect 3D film experience, writes Kit Bowen. While the story is effectively "Dances with Wolves" meets blue people, the world Cameron creates is truly majestic and he deserves special recognition for his spectacular achievement.

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A Single Sensation: Firth, Moore Shine

Tom Ford's "A Single Man" is a gem, writes Kit Bowen. Given an opportunity to showcase his talents, Colin Firth gives a memorable performance as a lonely gay college professor. Julianne Moore is deserving of her first Oscar, Bowen says, while Ford's directorial debut is hard to top.

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Interview: The Cast of “The Lovely Bones”

Peter Jackson's "The Lovely Bones," about a murdered 14-year old girl who watches over her family's efforts to find her killer, comes out today in limited release. Kit Bowen interviews Jackson as well as cast members Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, and Saoirse Ronan.

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A Look at Seven Past Best Picture Snubs

With the Oscars expanding to 10 nominees for Best Picture, there should be fewer "snubs" this year. Steve Gustafson wonders which films should have been considered in 5-nominee years, but wound up getting overlooked. From "Singin' in the Rain" to "Vertigo" Gustafson has his list of seven.

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Laugh a Little! Oscar Proves a Drama Queen

It's been over 30 years since a true comedy in "Annie Hall" won Best Picture at the Oscars. The Academy should take a cue from the Golden Globes and separate dramas from comedies, Michaela Zanello says. Can a film like "Up in the Air" break through, or will it be overlooked like other comedies?

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Can a ‘Precious’ Oscar Night Change Movies?

Lee Daniels' film "Precious" continues to gain buzz, and might become a big winner on Oscar night. What impact could this movie about a 300-pound abused African-American girl in Harlm have on Hollywood? Lauren Mattia takes a closer look.

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A Serious Winner: Coen Brothers Go For Oscar

The Coen Brothers are at it again with their new film "A Serious Man." This deeply personal movie puts the Coen brothers in position to once again win an Oscar. The pair took home Best Picture for "No Country for Old Men" and are regular nominees. Jewcy.com reviews the film.

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Producers Guild Joins Oscars with 10 Noms

Our friend Sasha Stone from AwardsDaily discusses the implications of the Producers Guild's decision to expand their Best Picture nominee list to 10. Is the PGA more influential now that it's matched the Oscars' move? Or could it have been more influential staying with five?

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Hooray for Bollywood! Is it India’s Year?

Slumdog Millionaire has India abuzz, as the innovative film looks to take home multiple Oscars. Could it be the first Indian-set movie to win Best Picture since Gandhi in 1982? Adam Spunberg and Erica Hazra discuss this Bollywood-style sensation.

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Where’s Wall-E? A look at Best Picture Snubs

Not since Beauty and the Beast in 1991 has an animated film been nominated for the Best Picture Oscar . Yet, numerous films, from Toy Story to Ratatouille to Wall-E have been critically acclaimed. Adam Spunberg examines this disturbing trend.

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