Oscar Nominess – First Thoughts

The Oscar Nominations have been announced this morning.

There are really no suprises this year.

All the predicted front-runners got their nominations, with The Aviator getting the most nods with 11 nominations.

I have been reading the this year’s Oscar’s is going to be, to reference Million Dollar Baby, a real boxing match. (especially since a lot of the top nominees already won Golden Globes this year).

For Best Actor it would be the “Battle of the Breakthrough Performances” with Jamie Foxx facing off against Leonardo DeCaprio.

For Best Actress will be the rematch everyone has been waiting for! Annette Bening will be hoping to prevent Hilary Swank from taking a second Oscar away from her.

Best Animated Film will feature Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles taking on the double Dreamworks/PDI threat of Shrek 2 and Shark Tale.

The Best Director bout will feature “Dirty Harry” Clint Eastwood doing battle with the 0-4 underdog Martin Scoresese!

And in the main event for Best Picture, iIt will be a grueling triple threat match between The Aviator, Million Dollar Baby, & Sideways.

This year’s Oscars will be real interesting indeed. Since it’s such a close race this year, I’m going to wait to do my predictions until the 20th of February.

Until then, have fun predicting.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).