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Few Surprises Appear As ‘The King’s Speech’ Leads With 12 Oscar Nominations

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
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Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter were all nominated for their work in The King’s Speech, which led this morning’s Oscar nominations with 12.

There were no surprises at the Academy Award nominations this morning.  As expected the ten Best Picture nominations went to 127 Hours, The Kids Are All Right, The King’s Speech, Black Swan, The Social Network, Inception, The Fighter, Winter’s Bone, Toy Story 3, and True Grit.

(Here’s a list of the major nominees.)

The King’s Speech led with 12 nominations, including major-category nods for its screenplay; actors Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, and Geoffrey Rush; and its director, Tom Hooper.

Behind it were True Grit the most successful cowboy movie for some time with 10 nominations.

Inception and The Social Network, both had eight.

The Fighter, had seven nominations, all in prominent categories: three for actors, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, and Amy Adams, all in supporting categories.  Perhaps one surprise was that there was no nomination for lead Mark Wahlberg, one for its screenplay, one for its director, and one for its editing, in addition to Best Picture.

Ozarks-based drama Winter’s Bone, a film that seemed at risk of being nudged out of a bunch of different categories and forgotten, wound up earning four nominations: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actress (newcomer Jennifer Lawrence), and Best Supporting Actor candidate , John Hawkes, well know from a large backlog of character work on television (including a late run on Lost), whether you recognize his name or not.

Joel and Ethan Coen were nominated for Best Director for True Grit, along with David O. Russell (The Fighter), Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), David Fincher (The Social Network), and Hooper. That nudged out expected nominee Christopher Nolan, who directed the infernally complex Inception. Also showing up a little less than some expected was Ben Affleck’s film The Town, which pulled in only a Supporting Actor nomination for Jeremy Renner after being talked up for a possible Best Picture spot.

The much-discussed “fifth spot” for Best Actor — after Firth, James Franco (127 Hours), Jeff Bridges (True Grit) and Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) — went to Javier Bardem for Biutiful, which was also nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. That left out possible contenders like Robert Duvall (Get Low) and Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine).

Nominees for Best Actress, meanwhile, are Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right), Natalie Portman (Black Swan), Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine), Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), and Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone).

One thing is for sure, these nominations will be seen as significantly less controversial than those from the prior year.


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Disney’s Toy Story 3 becomes highest grossing animated movie ever

Monday, August 30th, 2010

We have to say that Toy Story 3 being the best grossing animated movie ever comes as no surprise.  Even people like myself who are no lovers of animation laughed their way through this amusing tale.

Not only did Toy Story 3 break the record of the biggest single day collection for an animated movie in the U.S. at $110 million, the movie is set to cross the $1-billion mark by the end of the day.

The movie, jointly produced by Disney and Pixar, will be the highest grossing movie ever and the second movie from Disney this year to touch the milestone.


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Toy Story 3

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Not much longer to wait for the much anticipated Toy Story 3.  This funny little movie may be about kids toys but it is well worth the trip to the cinema for all ages.

When the toy box finally re-opens moviegoers will experience the delightful world of our favorite gang of toy characters.

Andy prepares to depart for college and Buzz, Woody and the rest of his loyal toys are troubled about their uncertain future.

Directed by Lee Unkrich (co-director of “Toy Story 2” and “Finding Nemo”), this movie is a comical new adventure in Disney Digital 3D that lands the toys in a room full of untamed tots after being welcomed to their new home by Ken and Barbie.

As you can expect the tots can’t wait to get their sticky little fingers on the “new” toys.

They try to stay together, ensuring “no toy gets left behind.


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