The 2009 Oscar Nominations

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The 2009 Oscar Nominations

The 81st Annual Academy Award nominations have been announced with a few surprises and some glaring omissions.

'Best Film' played it safe - though four (Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk, Slumdog) were pretty much locked, that fifth slot many were hoping the Academy would go for something acclaimed but more risky or mainstream than they usually go for like "The Wrestler" "Revolutionary Road" or "The Dark Knight". Instead they opted for the little ...

Producers Announce Film Nominations

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Producers Announce Film Nominations

The Producers Guild of America have announced "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Dark Knight," "Frost/Nixon," "Milk" and "Slumdog Millionaire" as their five candidates for Best Picture.

The list is seen as a significant one as the PGA's best film nominees often exactly match those of the Oscars with only the occasional exception. The Oscar nominations won't be announced until January 22nd.

"Man on Wi ...

Fifteen Docos Make The Oscar List

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Fifteen Docos Make The Oscar List

Fifteen films have made it through the preliminary round of Oscar voting by the Academy's documentary branch committee and are now eligible to compete for one of the five nomination slots in the feature documentary category.

Those who made the cut:

"At the Death House Door"
A look at a capital punishment case gone wrong

"The Betrayal: Nerakhoon"
Follows a family that emigrates from Laos

"Blessed ...

Trouble the Water

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Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, Trouble the Water is directed and produced by Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine producers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal. The film tells the story of an aspiring rap artist and her streetwise husband, trapped in New Orleans by deadly floodwaters, who survive the storm and then seize a chance for a new beginning. It's a redemptive tale of self-described street hustlers who become heroes that takes you inside Hurricane Katrina in ...