Thursday, January 22, 2009
81st ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS... Screw The Reader, and screw the Academy. Anyways, despite coming up short on Best Picture and Best Director, The Dark Knight did land a posthumous Best Supporting Actor nomination for Heath Ledger, as expected, as well as nods in 7 technical categories: Art Direction, Cinematography, Film Editing, Makeup, Sound Editing (with Iron Man), Sound Mixing and Visual Effects (also with Iron Man).
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button garnered 13 nominations to lead all films, though I definitely won’t be surprised if Slumdog Millionaire pulls an upset on winning most of the top categories next month. HOWEVER...the only reason why I’d watch the Academy Awards this year (enjoy your ‘high’ TV ratings on February 22, chumps), is to see who goes up to the podium to accept Ledger’s Oscar (unless the Academy drops the ball on this one too). Christian Bale? Aaron Eckhart? Christopher Nolan (again)? We’ll see.