Ew, gross!

Posted by · 9:40 am · January 22nd, 2009

Nat Rogers at The Film Experience has a nice rundown of the more notable points (high and low) of this morning’s nominations. Read it here, but I was particularly amused by his graphic representation of the mind of the average AMPAS voter:

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  • 1 1-22-2009 at 10:24 am

    Brent said...

    Aren’t Minghella and Pollack both posthumous producing nominees now?

    Sympathy votes a possibility?

  • 2 1-22-2009 at 10:25 am

    bigherbs said...

    LOL. Great pic from Nat Rogers.

    My fave movies from 2008:
    1. The Dark Knight
    2. WALL-E
    3. Tokyo Gore Police

    I clearly am not a member of the Academy :P

  • 3 1-22-2009 at 10:25 am

    Brent said...

    i.e. a possibility why The Reader did a little better than expected?

  • 4 1-22-2009 at 10:45 am

    Kate said...

    The Reader did better because the academy are suckers for shameless Oscar bait.

  • 5 1-22-2009 at 11:59 am

    Erin said...

    I understand the vitriol for The Reader nomination… to a point. Let’s not forget that Frost/Nixon is also one of the nominees and experienced probably the smoothest road to Oscar morning. Why not mock that?

  • 6 1-22-2009 at 12:36 pm

    Jackie said...

    I think that Frost/Nixon is a much better film than The Reader (…and Milk…and TCCOBB). But I find The Reader to be a complete and total mess, so my bar for what’s “better” is low.

  • 7 1-22-2009 at 3:11 pm

    Big Braveheart said...

    There was no good points only bad ones.
    The Dark Knight is way better than da oscars
    anyway and doesn’t need them to say it was the
    BEST film of 2008. They SNUB us we SNUB
    them. oscars don’t mean jack anymore.

  • 8 1-23-2009 at 10:39 am

    AdamL said...

    But the fake graphic is resonable in is declaration that superhero movies are gross. They are. They really really are. All of them. Anyone that likes superhero movies is just a weird loner. Probably.

  • 9 1-23-2009 at 10:48 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Adam, if that’s the case, the critical and commercial reception for The Dark Knight suggests there are an awful lot of weird loners out there.

    Come on.

  • 10 1-23-2009 at 2:16 pm

    Bernardo S said...

    Well… the best film won :)

    The guy in the bat suit is out.