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22 January 2009 @ 08:26 am
Oscar noms  
Morning news programs.... blah, blah, banking crisis blah blah... NOW you decide to do actual journalism!? Bah, I say. Where is my Oscar nominations list? Thank goodness for the internet.

That said, I need to go see more movies. Pretty pathetic when I haven't seen one of the Best Pic noms. Used to be I'd have seen at least a few of them. *sigh* It's not as if I don't have free babysitting; we just don't go. :(

I am a bit sad that the score for Dark Knight didn't make it, after all the controversy over its eligibility. But yay, for "Down to Earth" from Wall-E -- kidlet LOVES that song, and will just start singing it to himself (and he's only heard it three times in his whole young life, so it made quite an impression).
clezzy.: there'll be peace when you are doneclez on January 22nd, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
It's so weird, I haven't seen any of the movies nominated for Best Picture either :/ That's not a first, though, unfortunately :(
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on January 22nd, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
*laughs* well, not for me either. But there was a time when I did see most of them. I think I only managed all five once, years ago.
clezzy.: to ends eternalclez on January 22nd, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's still impressive! I don't think I've ever managed :/ And because I don't actually know, what is the reason for the controversy surrounding the score for The Dark Knight?
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on January 23rd, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
The academy had originally disqualified the score because there were too many people listed as "composers". Hans Zimmer first wrote a letter, then went personally to the Academy with signed affadavits or something to prove that in fact he and James Newton Howard were the only composers, and the others were arrangers and orchestrators. They'd done it that way to get them a bigger chunk of money. The Academy eventually relented. But, turns out, it didn't matter anyway. *shrug*
clezzy.: do you see the soldiersclez on January 23rd, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
That's really dumb :/ I have five score CDs cycling right now on random and it just so happens The Dark Knight is one of them. It's just such a shame that such an epic, moving score has been discounted this way. Still, at least Heath Ledger got his much-deserved nomination for The Joker ♥
lizardbeth: Anders- b&wlizardbeth_j on January 23rd, 2009 12:57 am (UTC)
It is dumb. I have occasionally been seized by the notion to make "A Dog Chasing Cars" into a BSG vid. Because I am crazy. :)
clezzy.: i'm so glad that i found someoneclez on January 23rd, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)
Ooooh, if you ever do that, I would love to see it :D That would be awesome.