13 noms for IBJ Movie Night films

January 27, 2009
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Films that were screened as part of our IBJ Night at the Movies previews scored 13 Oscar nominations.

Ten of those noms were for "Slumdog Millionaire." Two others were for "The Duchess" while the final one was a well-deserved Best Original Screenplay nod for "In Bruges."

For a complete list of nominations, click here.

So what are you rooting for? And do you have any big plans for Oscar night, Feb. 22?

P.S. Watch for upcoming IBJ Movie Night announcements soon.
  • My vote for best supporting actor goes to Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight. At first, I thought the fascination with the character arose from the fact that the relatively young actor Ledger had died before the film's release. But now that we own the movie, I find myself watching his scenes over and over because the man simply disappears into the character, and it's not just a function of the makeup. He steals the show.
  • I'm torn between Sean Penn and Mickey Rourke for Best Actor. Both of them were so good at being in the skin of the character they played that I nearly forgot I was watching a movie. If you haven't seen The Visitor it's quite good and Richard Jenkins is excellent, I'm glad he got a nomination. He's a great character actor. I think he's got little chance of winning though.

    I would love for Kate Winslet to get an Oscar finally.

    Heath Ledger is fantastic in Dark Knight. I also liked Michael Shannon in Revolutionary Road. He really brought a much needed spark to a movie that was depressing, despite the great performances by Kate and Leo. Truthfully, I think Leo should've gotten a nom for it.

    Slumdog is a really good movie - I hope it will win Best Picture and Best Director.

    We watched In Bruges on Sunday night. It was really good - and I don't even like Colin Farrell generally speaking, but he was great in that movie.

    Has anyone seen Frozen River? I don't think it's even played here, has it?
  • I'm rooting for In Bruges for screenplay...and hoping to have time to catch up on a half-dozen of the nominated films before the awards.

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