Thoughts in the Key of Oscar

Didn't they shoot 'Lawrence of Arabia' just over there?Kathryn Bigelow just won the DGA award, which means she’s likely to take the Best Director Oscar, too — assuming she gets nominated, of course.

I’m still not sure she will; “The Hurt Locker” is very good movie, and the best thing she’s done in twenty-odd years, but it strikes me as exactly the sort of unconventional genre work that gets shafted on a regular basis by the Academy.

I made that very point, and several others, in a post for NOW Daily just the other day. Take a look, if you’re so inclined … or just weigh in below. It’s all about the conversation.

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  1. Wait… you’re seriously predicting Bigelow will be snubbed for a Best Director nomination? Did you write this before or after she won the Director’s Guild Award? “The Hurt Locker” also won the Producer’s Guild Award and a whole lotta critic’s awards. It has mucho support. You could make the argument that she may not win the Oscar, but not be nominated?

    “Precious” not nominated for Best Picture? No, the buzz is still there, and it reinforces itself everytime Mo’Nique picks up another award. And “Inglourious Basterds” only might get one of those extra 10 slots? Might? Seriously, it’s in. I mean, what do you expect the other eight nominees to be if not “Precious” or IB? “Avatar”, sure. “Up in the Air”, “The Hurt Locker”, “Up”, and then… what? No “Precious” or “Inglourious Basterds”, so what are you expecting? “The Hangover”? (Actually, in a year like this, it’s not impossible.)

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