Oscar nominations

The Oscar nominations are out, and the pick of them can be seen here:

Best picture
Babel
The Departed
Letters From Iwo Jima
Little Miss Sunshine
The Queen

Best director
Clint Eastwood, Letters From Iwo Jima
Stephen Frears, The Queen
Paul Greengrass, United 93
Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, Babel
Martin Scorsese, The Departed

Best actor
Leonardo DiCaprio, Blood Diamond
Ryan Gosling, Half Nelson
Peter O’Toole, Venus
Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness
Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland

Best actress
Penelope Cruz, Volver
Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal
Helen Mirren, The Queen
Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada
Kate Winslet, Little Children

Full list here…

Now, the thing that pisses me off is why Little Miss Sunshine is nominated for best film, but the director isn’t up for best director. How can something be gauged good enough for a best film award, if the guy who made it isn’t good enough for a best director award???

If I’d made a film that was up for best picture, and I wasn’t up for the director gong I’d be kicking off bigstyle – but I reckon the chances of Cop on the Edge winning best picture are slim.

Darren Jamieson, aka MrDaz, is the Technical Director and co-founder of Engage Web and has been working online in a career spanning two decades. His first website was built in 1998 and is still live today.

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