It’s the second movie

Posted by · 5:29 pm · January 21st, 2009

When Sid Ganis and Forest Whitaker step up to the podium tomorrow morning to read the list of this year’s Best Picture nominees, I think we’re all going to be listening hard to the second movie announced.  Assuming “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is locked in (which some might argue that point believe it or not), the next film announced will be either “The Dark Knight,” “Doubt” or “Frost/Nixon.”  And if the latter happens to slide out of contention, the second movie called will be “Gran Torino.”

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  • 1 1-21-2009 at 5:50 pm

    Jackass said...

    how awesome would it be if they skipped all the way to Milk, with Slumdog, WALL-E, and the Wrestler being announced…



  • 2 1-21-2009 at 5:54 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    In the name of all that is holy, please don’t let them nominate “Gran Torino.”

    I’m close to despair with this film. What am I not getting?

  • 3 1-21-2009 at 5:54 pm

    Jackass said...

    You’re not getting that Clint is Jesus

    May the white man save us all!

  • 4 1-21-2009 at 5:55 pm

    Blaney said...

    They could also skip all the way to The Reader, followed by Slumdog, WALL-E and The Wrestler … unlikely … or could it really happen? Nahhhhh …

  • 5 1-21-2009 at 5:57 pm

    Blaney said...

    … or further still, to Slumdog then … Vicky Cristina Barcelona?!?!??!

    Okay clearly I’ve lost sight of what’s been going on for the last three months !!! :P

  • 6 1-21-2009 at 6:04 pm

    Billyboy said...

    It’s going to be the longest second ever…

  • 7 1-21-2009 at 6:07 pm

    BBats said...

    Damn you have the oscar biz down to mere seconds. Nice.

  • 8 1-21-2009 at 6:07 pm

    Robert Hamer said...

    “What am I not getting?”

    Nothing, it’s the Kool-Aid drinkers who aren’t getting that not EVERY film from Clint Eastwood is a masterpiece.

  • 9 1-21-2009 at 6:19 pm

    KB said...

    Hmmm….I think if “Frost/Nixon” isn’t mentioned second, then that means “Wall-E” is mentioned last!

  • 10 1-21-2009 at 6:20 pm

    Mr. Big said...

    I never even realized they annouced in alphabetical order

  • 11 1-21-2009 at 6:20 pm

    KB said...

    Or, I should say if it isn’t mentioned third.

  • 12 1-21-2009 at 6:20 pm

    Douglas said...

    Could someone explain to me the deal with reading out the nomintaions.
    Why would The Curious Case of Benjamin Button be read out first?
    And why would the other films be read out second?

  • 13 1-21-2009 at 6:23 pm

    Joel said...

    The Dark Knight will be the second movie. I just know it.

    If it isn’t, probably “Frost/Nixon.”

  • 14 1-21-2009 at 6:28 pm

    Garrett said...


    The films are read in alphabetical order.

  • 15 1-21-2009 at 6:29 pm

    Lauren said...

    Douglas, they’re always read in alphabetical order.

  • 16 1-21-2009 at 6:40 pm

    BobMcBob said...

    What channel will the Oscar nominees be announced on?

    Will it be broadcast over the internet?

  • 17 1-21-2009 at 6:42 pm

    Ben M. said...

    Yeah, there are always that way, I have gotten that there will be a snub or a surprise won’t happen because it has been passed. I believe the picture, director, and screenplay categories are alphabetical by film’s title, and acting categories (where of course there can be more than one performance from a film nominated) are by actor’s last name.

  • 18 1-21-2009 at 6:48 pm

    Lane said...

    BobMcBob- ABC, NBC, CBS

  • 19 1-21-2009 at 6:50 pm

    Mr. Big said...

    Does anyone know if all the categories are annouced in alphabetical order? Because of so than i’ll be holding my breathe when they annouce best director, hoping that the first name out the door is Chris Nolan (unless they go by last name, then I’ll be holding my breathe for the fourth name)

  • 20 1-21-2009 at 6:51 pm

    Gustavo Silva said...

    Bob McBob – And E! if you want the fun of watching Ben Lyons say crap.

  • 21 1-21-2009 at 6:52 pm

    Lane said...

    They go according to last name.

  • 22 1-21-2009 at 6:56 pm

    Mr. Big said...



  • 23 1-21-2009 at 7:09 pm

    Mr. F said...

    I think that for the director category they go by the name of the movie.

  • 24 1-21-2009 at 7:11 pm

    Jilda said...

    Mr. Big,

    The Directors category goes Alphabetically by the film…Christopher Nolan would be after David Fincher.

  • 25 1-21-2009 at 7:21 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Yes, director nominees are alphabetical by film. Actors and actresses by name.

  • 26 1-21-2009 at 7:58 pm

    John Travolta said...

    Please no Gran Torino or Doubt. You have no idea how much i’m rooting against these two films (and I like Gran Torino, but it does not deserve any nomination except best actor).

  • 27 1-21-2009 at 8:09 pm

    Homero said...

    I assume you’ll be posting it on here as soon as someone uploads it to YouTube and sends you the link? I’d rather get my sleep in before class and play the video while I eat breakfast so that it’s still a surprise to me….

  • 28 1-21-2009 at 9:12 pm

    Ryan said...

    “Actors and actresses by name.”

    So Winslet is just going to test my nerves tomorrow. TWICE. Man.

  • 29 1-21-2009 at 9:31 pm

    Anthony said...

    Yes, for Director they go alphabetically by MOVIE title…

    Does anyone else take a deep breath before a big possible spot during the lineup? LOL

    I do.

  • 30 1-21-2009 at 10:09 pm

    Adam Smith said...

    I think my most vivid Oscarwatching memory (and the big reason I got into it as my major 4th quarter hobby) is the nomination announcement for the films of 2003. Not only was it notable for all the random surprises (City of God, In America, Keisha Castle-Hughes, etc.), but the moment that Lord of the Rings was the first nominee named for Best Picture, you could hear the journalists all audibly react as if to say “Holy shit, no Cold Mountain!”, which only got more intense when the next name called was Lost in Translation.

    So yeah, I love the whole alphabetical order thing. Like last year, when, after all the tension, I got the sweet gift of Viggo Mortensen announced as the last nominee for Best Actor.

    Can’t wait!

  • 31 1-21-2009 at 11:30 pm

    John Y. said...

    I’m hoping that “Slumdog Millionaire” will be the 4th film named because that means “WALL-E” will follow.

  • 32 1-22-2009 at 3:21 am

    PJ said...

    Or The Wrestler! One can only dream, but imagine Slumdog being announced third..