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And the gold thingie goes to

Surprisingly unobjectionable Oscar nominations this year. Yes, Two Towers more or less got stiffed. However, I’m rather glad to see Christopher Walken get a well-deserved nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and I’m glad to see John C. Reilly get the same on sentimental grounds even though I haven’t seen Chicago yet. (Note: Bill Condon wrote Chicago. Good talent involved in that there movie, and hey, Condon got nominated for Best Screenplay Adaptation!) I’m also very pleased about the Best Actor nods to Michael Caine and Nicholas Cage. And they noticed Julianne Moore in Far From Heaven.

Hm. Maybe I should be grumpier; I don’t see either City of God or Y Tu Mama Tambien on the Best Foreign Film nominee list. Possibly City of God didn’t qualify this year? Not sure how that works; it didn’t have a non film festival release in the US until January 2003.


  1. Eligibility for Best Foreign Film for the 75th Academy Awards:

    “The film must be first released in the country of origin between November 1, 2001 and October 31, 2002, and first publicly exhibited by means of 35mm or 70mm film for at least seven consecutive days in a commercial motion picture theater for the profit of the producer and exhibitor, advertised and exploited during its eligibility run in a manner considered normal and customary to the industry. The picture need not have been released in the United States.”

    Taken from

    So Y Tu Mama Tambien would have been last year, City of God would be this year, I think. No idea why either was overlooked.

  2. Carneggy commented over on the LJ version that the country of origin chooses which movie from that country is considered in any given year. I’ll dig a little and see if City of God and Y Tu Mama Tambien were actually put forth for consideration.

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