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Quick Oscar Thoughts

Quick Oscar Thoughts

After looking at today’s announcement of the Oscar nominations, I’m left curious about a few things: How did Lars and the Real Girl get a Best Original Screenplay nod, but Knocked Up was knocked out? The list of Best Documentary Feature nominees, is further proof that social/political/war documentaries may not always click with the box office but they still click with critics and industry. File under “coincidence,” the fact that Sundance short documentary La Corona received its nomination the same day it will have a reception in Park City. And, finally, when was the last time two people ever shared one Best Director nomination, or when a fake alias (Roderick Jaynes for Editing) was nominated for any prize (as is the case with Joel and Ethan Coen this year)?

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