FILM : 80th Oscar Nominees Announced

Nominees for this year's Oscar had been announced. Check out the list below :

Performance by an actor in a leading role
- George Clooney in "Michael Clayton"
- Daniel Day-Lewis in "There Will Be Blood"
- Johnny Depp in "Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
- Tommy Lee Jones in "In the Valley of Elah"
- Viggo Mortensen in "Eastern Promises"

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
- Casey Affleck in "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
- Javier Bardem in "No Country for Old Men"
- Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Charlie Wilson's War"
- Hal Holbrook in "Into the Wild"
- Tom Wilkinson in "Michael Clayton"

Performance by an actress in a leading role
- Cate Blanchett in "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
- Julie Christie in "Away from Her"
- Marion Cotillard in "La Vie en Rose"
- Laura Linney in "The Savages"
- Ellen Page in "Juno"

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
- Cate Blanchett in "I'm Not There"
- Ruby Dee in "American Gangster"
- Saoirse Ronan in "Atonement"
- Amy Ryan in "Gone Baby Gone"
- Tilda Swinton in "Michael Clayton"

Achievement in directing
- "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" - Julian Schnabel
- "Juno" - Jason Reitman
- "Michael Clayton" - Tony Gilroy
- "No Country for Old Men" - Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
- "There Will Be Blood" - Paul Thomas Anderson

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
- "Falling Slowly" from Once
- "Happy Working Song" from Enchanted
- "Raise It Up" from August Rush
- "So Close" from Enchanted
- "That’s How You Know" from Enchanted

Best motion picture of the year
- Atonement
- Juno
- Michael Clayton
- No Country for Old Men
- There Will Be Blood

My take on the nomination list :
  • > I haven't watched Daniel Day Lewis and Javier Bardem performances yet, but I sure do hope they win because both of them are always amazing.
  • > I really think Angelina Jolie should be nominated for A Mighty Heart because I think she's brilliant in that movie.
  • > I saw Eastern Promises and Juno recently, and Viggo Mortensen & Ellen Page really deserved their nomination. Remember what I told you about Ellen Page? (In case you forgot, read it here).
  • > Hairspray completely shut out? Not even for Best Song?? Come on, I had the most fun with Hairspray than any other movie last year.
  • >Where's Zodiac?? Huh? Completely overlooked.
  • > Kinda feel glad Russel and Denzel didn't get the Oscar nod, although both of them are amazing actors, I felt their performances in American Gangster was a little bit overrated.
  • > Once should be nominated as best picture, best foreign picture, or best movie something or whatever because that movie is awesome!
  • > What I'm really, really, REALLY pissed about is the exclusion of Into The Wild in the best picture category, Emile Hirsch in the best actor category and most of all Eddie Vedder in the best song category. What the F?? How can that be..? Anybody who saw Into The Wild will agree with me, Hirsch had given the performance of his lifetime in that movie. 3 songs from Enchanted in the Best Song category but not one from Into The Wild? The whole freaking soundtrack album was brilliant and you couldn't pick one?? Shit. (..because there's no Vedder, Glen Hansard should win for 'Falling Slowly').

What do u guys think?

FILM : Why So Serious, Mr. Ledger?

Why so serious that u have to go and kill yourself??

Another talented actor ruined by the evil forces of drugs. The dismaying sense of loss and waste at his death comes not only because he was so young, but also because his talent was large and as yet largely unmapped.

One thing's for sure, watching 'Dark Knight' will probably have the same effect on me as 'The Crow'. There's something chilling about an actor's last performance especially when they are playing a tormented soul. Ironically, both Ledger and Brandon Lee had scary makeup on.. We'll see.

R.I.P Heath