WEEKLY WRAP: Oscar nomination week

Posted by · 6:15 pm · January 23rd, 2009

In case you’ve just emerged from a coma or something, the nominations for the 81st annual Academy Awards were unveiled.

And it’s fair to say we weren’t impressed. At all.

OK, maybe a little impressed.

Amid the chaos, Kris took a stab at what/who we should expect to emerge victorious on Oscar night.

With the rise of “The Reader” the week’s big story, Tech Support presciently chatted with the film’s craftsmen.

Meanwhile, scripter Sir David Hare told the film’s critics where to get off.

This week’s Off the Carpet column laid out our final (and, as it turned out, slightly off-target) predictions.

You probably didn’t notice, but the Razzie Awards did their thing as usual.

“WALL-E” picked up what was to be its last Best Picture gong of the season.

Ahead of the nominations, yours truly filled out his own imaginary ballot. Suffice to say, there was little overlap.

The Visual Effects Society announced their nominees, showing “The Dark Knight” surprisingly little love.

Reflections on how the Academy’s top award has fared this decade.

Finally, amid this week’s Oscar hysteria, Sundance buzz suggests Carey Mulligan could be one to watch for next year’s derby.




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  • 1 1-23-2009 at 8:40 pm

    Speaking English said...

    Well I was very impressed! We’ve got 5 great Best Picture nominees this year, and a slew of other wonderful nominations across the acting and technical categories, not to mention the comeback of the 10+ nominations for a single film. Which hasn’t happened since 2004.

    Yay!