Sunday, January 24, 2010


The Producers have spoken in a singular and beautiful way-- re-igniting a facade of a race for the Oscar season.

The Hurt Locker


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In what constitutes a shock, the Producers Guild of America are with the critics, decreeing The Hurt Locker as 2009's ultimate triumph. What does this mean? It means Avatar is not the here-by, end-all film of the year, as it's Golden Globe triumph and $550 million box office might suggest. This weekend Cameron's film became the second highest grossing film of all time in domestic receipts (only in terms of dollars and cents, not adjusted for inflation, or by attendance), but The Hurt Locker captures the PGA award, and Inglourious Basterds snarled the SAG award. It's not a lone race, and I am happy for that!

The PGA at a glance:

2008: Slumdog Millionaire (won Oscar)
2007: No Country For Old Men (won Oscar)
2006: Little Miss Sunshine (lost to The Departed)
2005: Brokeback Mountain (lost to Crash)
2004: The Aviator (lost to Million Dollar Baby)
2003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (won Oscar)
2002: Chicago (won Oscar)
2001: Moulin Rouge! (lost to A Beautiful Mind)
2000: Gladiator (won Oscar)
1999: American Beauty (won Oscar)
1998: Saving Private Ryan (lost to Shakespeare in Love)
1997: Titanic (won Oscar)
1996: The English Patient (won Oscar)
1995: Apollo 13 (lost to Braveheart)
1994: Forrest Gump (won Oscar)
1993: Schindler's List (won Oscar)
1992: The Crying Game (lost to Unforgiven)
1991: The Silence of the Lambs (won Oscar)


buy 8gb compact flash said...

When watching a movie such as Transformers 2, it is undoubtedly hard not to be bedazzled by all the glitter that flies at you every fifteen minutes. Whether it's the pristine CGI work that glistens with a glisten only glistening diamonds could pay for, or the high-name actors, director, writers and just about everything else involved in a production bigger and grander than your wildest imagination—well, sort of.

James said...

Except for the fact that none of it makes any sense...the bedazzlement of robots in incoherent action sequences loses its luster pretty early on, I'd say.

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